Copperwood Tavern

4.5
1988 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Farm-to-Table American Restaurant serving the freshest locally sourced product available. We are passionate about supporting local farmers and educating people on the importance of a quality product.

We take pride in offering the freshest quality dishes by serving locally sourced meats, seafood, and produce. We offer 20 local draft beers, 30 small-batch whiskeys, and a superb wine selection. We also enter every lottery for one off bourbons resulting in multiple offerings that you can’t get in Virginia. Our 30-foot craft bar is also stocked with Southern Virginia's white whiskey. Yes, we mean moonshine!

Whether it be date night, a business lunch, or a fun brunch with family - you can count on us! From the time you arrive to the time you leave, expect exceptional service in a cozy cabin-style vibe. Leave us a review about your experience and we’ll send you a gift card for your next visit.
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Douglasm
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We made a reservation and the hostess seated us at the least desirable, highest traffic table in the entire restaurant. This was not conducive to the romantic dinner and show next door at Signature Theatre we had planned . We requested a move to a booth. She said "no, she needed the for a larger parties" in a not so friendly manner.
A manager just happened to be standing next to us so I called him over. He moved us to the booth we requested with a smile. We really appreciated this gesture.
Later I passed the hostess on my way to the restroom and she shot me a nasty look.
The food was delicious.The server was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the menu. I’ve never been disappointed in anything I’ve ordered. Service is terrific.

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vipCobraA
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food. Service was exceptionally attentive without being intrusive.

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vipMMWM
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for the beer and the happy hour oysters! Both were exactly what we were looking for.

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IAKA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had brunch and it was a brilliant experience. Brunch menu is a lot more interesting than many other places in the area and the food was outstanding. Great service. Absolutely recommended.

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vipGloriaC
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Copperwood Tavern! We come here at least every other week. The ambiance and all the servers we have ever had make us feel valued and offer the greatest service in the area. The food is always delicious as well as the drinks. Thank you for the best food and atmosphere to always enjoy brunch, lunch or dinner!

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PatriciaB
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and awesome, friendly service! Always have a good time here, and really appreciate that they were open for Thanksgiving dinner for those of us who didn't have time to cook.

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vipmargog
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here for Thanksgiving Day Dinner (though we just ordered the regular menu. Pork chop was still the best I have had after I first had it 2-3 years ago, and so big that I split it with my Mother in Law. Brussels and Asparagus were cooked perfectly. Service was excellent and very attentive. We will be returning more often!

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BrianB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for Thanksgiving knowing they had a special menu. They didn't disappoint. Just an excellent farm to table restaurant in Shirlington.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Made dinner reservations for Thanksgiving. Loved that they offered a Thanksgiving set meal as well as their regular menu. Pricing was very reasonable, especially the set Thanksgiving menu. Everything was absolutely delicious. Loved the atmosphere and the service was great. Can’t wait to go back!

We had 1 turkey dinner with pumpkin pie dessert, 1 ribeye, prosciutto wrapped figs, fried green tomatoes, and French onion soup. Corn bread and popcorn is complimentary.

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CarlB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service. Food preparation was stellar and fast. Because there is a large bar this tends to be a louder than usual venue. Nevertheless an excellent evening.

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Carol
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Delicious as always. I could make a meal of the sides -- they are that good -- especially the gouda mashed potatoes and amazing roasted brussels sprouts. Nice selection of excellent American wines.

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Mycar
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my first time there, the food is good and reasonably priced. I love the popcorn they served

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PepperP
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place!! Love the lively atmosphere! The staff was fast, friendly and excellent!! Food was amazing and full of flavor!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great service. Love the atmosphere. Would really love to see more vegetarian and plant-based options on the menu.

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vipCelesteK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always!!!!!

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TellieD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Good Location and on this cool day we opted to dine inside. There is ample outdoor seating. The onion soup was delicious. Service was good and prompt. During covid we dine inside on a limited basis. We would have preferred the employees wear masks and seating spaced further apart.
So for us, it’s an outdoor seasonal restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Coffee is not great and was served barely warm. Food is just average. But it’s friendly service and a nice atmosphere.

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dovet
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

great brunch...will come again before a show at Signature

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Mandy
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great. The service was exceptionally attentive. It wasn’t too loud or too crowded. Very nice experience.

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Lauriec
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Very poor management of reservation times: waited 40 mins for our table despite reservation for 6:30. The plus is that they did give us 2 appetizers and a glass of champagne to compensate for the wait. Still, it was a problem.

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vipGloriaC
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food every time we eat here! Tiffany, our server, was so upbeat and professional! She never missed a beat and was super helpful. Thank you Tiffany!

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Abcd
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Appetizers, desserts, and seasonal drinks were fantastic!! The steak in the steak salad was extremely tough and unevenly cooked (one side was medium well, the other end was rare). It was busy so it took a while for the waiter to get to us, but service was good otherwise. Did not enjoy other waiters shouting about no one answering the phone. The atmosphere is really nice and doesn’t feel too intimate but is still cozy.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food great as always! It was busy tonight but our server Hans was great! (It was his first night) and service was a little slower than usual but we had a great time!!

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SWhite
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Taking in a show at Signature Theater then stop here for a bite to eat. The staff is simply wonderful and the menu had options for everyone in the group. Definitely someplace I would venture too again. Thank you. 😀

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful, fresh salad options! Added a piece of salmon for protein. Friendly service. I’ll def be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

We went to Copperwood Tavern for brunch. We had a very nice waiter who was in training. He took our drink orders and appetizers. Once our main food was ordered, it took about 45 minutes for the food to arrive. We had to ask one of the servers what was taking so long and she said the kitchen was backed up. It would have been nice if they gave us an update instead of us asking. To make up for the long wait, our server did give us two extra appetizers on the house. I got the short rib benedict, and the meat was very dry. One of my friends ordered the duck hash, which he did not finish. Overall the food was mediocre. I understand that they might have been short staffed but better communication with regards to our long wait time for the food would have been appreciated.

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vipEllenZ
New York Area
268 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We normally go here for dinner (the Tomahawk steaks are fabulous). But this time it was for brunch. Nice waitress & great food. We split the lobster wraps & baked brie. Then I had the decadent Bananas Foster French toast. My chocoholic hubby loved his chocolate chunk pancakes. We also bought the BBQ rub they put on the endless popcorn. Good as stocking stuffers or to use at home on popcorn. We shall return!

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DevinD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

This experience at Copperwood wasn’t as good as my previous visit 4 years ago. It took an hour and 20 minutes to receive food, and then the dishes had several issues. Salmon ordered medium was still raw inside. Had ordered medium instead of preferred medium rare, knowing they tend to undercook. When the server saw how raw it was, she was visibly surprised and offered to recook another or comp the plate. We couldn’t wait for another, so took the comp. But disappointing after waiting so long for food. The biscuits were overcooked, hard, and dry. The avocado on top of a warm omelette had been plopped on top directly out of a very cold refrigerator, literally making the eggs underneath very cold. Our waters were refilled a single time over the almost two hours we were there. We couldn’t even get a server’s attention to bring us more. Multiple medium and small things just added up to a disappointing meal. They can do better. I know from previous experience.

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StephanieM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food!!!! (Banana foster French toast! And chocolate pancakes the size of your head. Oh my…yum!) Service was everything I could hope for. Clean. We’ve already booked for another meal here.

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JoshuaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Their duck two-ways was most excellent as were their brussel sprouts! The wait staff was attentive and never made us feel like we'd over stayed our welcome despite continuing to talk for a long time post meal. Would recommend to anyone for Brunch or Dinner!

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MichelleR
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Food 3 of 5. Mussels were fresh and drinks were good. Service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Our server was really nice and attentive when she was available even though we had to ask several times for waters to be refilled and for popcorn. Took a bit between ordering those things and receiving them (about 15-20 minutes). Thankfully food was out pretty quickly (20-25 minutes). Food was pretty good. Big fan of the pumpkin waffles and the spinach omelette.

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SuzanneG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great service and excellent food! Especially love the dog-friendly patio!

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Piapiglet
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was great and we even had someone who wasn’t our waitress ask us if we needed anything. We tipped well for this very reason.

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LeslieS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was very friendly. Drinks were great--interesting blends and mixes! Food was very good, nice portions. Not out of price range of most contemporary American places in the area but I think many of them are overpriced to begin with.

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AntonetteA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I enjoyed my burger however I did ask for it medium well and it came back more like medium rare, but I ate it anyway! :)

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francisd
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We enjoyed our dinner at Copperwood. The inside is very spartan, so if you're looking for atmosphere, besides spartan, you won't find it here. But the wait staff are very friendly (if a bit slow) and the food is good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice atmosphere with outdoor dining available. I had the ribeye steak, which was good but not great. My wife had French onion soup, which was amazing. Good beer selection also

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Marcy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Had a wonderful first date but it would of been even better if the music wasn’t so loud/deafening. We sat very close, next to one another so that we could hear what the other was saying.

FAQs

Copperwood Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 552-8010.

Copperwood Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 1988 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.