Copperwood Tavern

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$30 and under
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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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Sweet Tooth Tuesday Complimentary Dessert!

Enjoy a complimentary dessert for you and your table when you dine-in with us on Tuesday evenings.

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Enjoy $1 Oysters, grilled or chilled, during Happy Hour from 4pm-7pm!

What 1699 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
Service
4.4
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great brunch menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food2Service2Ambience5

It was my 3rd time dining at Copperwood Tavern and this visit unlike the previous two was disappointing. It started with our overbearing waiter who wasn't a very good listener to the food not meeting my expectations.

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Maryina
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was fantastic. Husband and I shared great lamb shank! Our friends had the spaghetti squash and chicken. Also great dessert - cobbler and smores! Excellent service and will definitely go back with my dog.

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Review
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food. Tasty but one dish was medium warm.

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heatherm
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience5

No tavern food like burger and fries that would be a great addition and a beyond meat

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vipjamesc
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great service

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vipKDub
Washington DC
86 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were meeting for a girls brunch and this was just perfect. Loads of choices for people with different diet requests. The service was a real stand out. Attentive and helpful all the way through. This will be a new go-to for brunch.

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vipWineandsteaklover
West Virginia
17 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

We made a reservation weeks ago and were seated at the worst table in the place. Right by the door in the middle of the floor. It was so scrunched people kept bumping into us and our table. We asked to move and the staff was NOT happy to accommodate us, but they did. On the other hand, the food and drinks were delicious.

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vipMuncharovsky
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

TIMING problems are the cause for the GOOD rating. Entrees came so fast on the heels of the appetizers that we felt rushed and had to box things up prematurely so the main dishies wouldn't get cold... RATS! Happy to return, though. First thyme for us, we liked the vibe & decor, and WooHOO! we scored a booth as requested. Server Inna provided vivacious and attentive service. Copperwood Old Fashioned cokctails had great flavour, but were skimpy for $15 and heavy on the sweet/herbal with no trace of the Rye Whiskey, gave only a minor-league Buzz. French Onion soup excellent. Venison Meaty-Balls and the Fried Green Tomatoes more disappointing. Entree Ribeye and Pork Chop pretty dang yummy, and cooked as ordered. Farmers and Tavern Salad portions were EXTRA generous, very fresh. Management comped us the Pecan Pie Cheesecake dessert after we commented that it was all sweet pecan with no cheesy ZING! We'll give 'em another few chances, though - We like the joint!

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BBSky
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were welcomed with our reservation & offered table or booth. Asparagus side was great appetizer. Shannon is terrific server - super helpful!! Love the Brussel Sprouts. Complimentary soup was delicious as was the French onion & fried green tomatoes. Lovely braised lamb shank. Always enjoy our dining here. Check out dog photos:-)). Great place to visit with friends.

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KellyP
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing dinner! Elias, our server, was super knowledgeable and gave great recommendations including subbing the mashed potatoes instead of grits for the short ribs starter (10/10 highly recommend) every single item we had was amazing and the pecan pie cheesecake is to die for.

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viploverestaurants
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server was so attentive! Food was great.

JL
vipJoanL
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone loved it.. we will go back. One of my friends had the lamb and the other had the filet. We were all happy. Would like to see more on the wine list but it was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Making the reservation I indicated we were celebrating a Birthday. When I checked in with the hostess no mention of who is celebrating a Birthday. Our server did not ask if we were celebrating a special occasion. This was our fourth time eating here; the previous three dining experiences were above average. Tonight’s meal and experience was subpar. Every server has an off night and it seems our server was going through the motions.

I ordered the Berkshire pork chop medium. The middle of the chop was completely raw. However, let me say this, the flavor was spot on! Nonetheless, I sent the chop back. What came back was dried out over cooked chop. Our kid ordered a grilled cheese and we had to remind the server that grilled cheese came with fries. One last thing, when we made the reservation apparently there was special promotion tonight, complimentary dessert. We ordered one dessert. When the check came, the charge for the dessert was on our bill. I didn’t bring it to the servers attention due to the number of missteps that had already occurred.

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vipJANJ
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

very nicer neighborhood restaurant with good food and ambience.

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vipmitchp
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dinner for a large group.

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MelissaB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

We were seated over 30 minutes after our reservation time. Service was really good but clearly the restaurant was having an off night for timing or the seating and food being brought to the food table. Will try it again as I love the neighborhood and really the service was great

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vipTcndc
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

The food was decent but the service, both in seating us for our reservation (we waited a half hour past our reservation time) and the table service was slow. Forgotten item, serving different members of the group at different times and generally slow. Also, the bench on one side of our table was way too high for the table. They should sue their designer/ carpenter.

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Aaron
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

My fiance and I came here for brunch on a Saturday. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was great. However, we were seated in a poor spot, kind of around the corner wedged between a large group. I'll have to remember to make sure we do not sit here again, because we were neglected by service. Won't stop us from going again, will just speak up next time if the host tries taking us to that same table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food and drinks were really good and the price was decent. Generally not a bad experience but I wish I had a more attentive waiter.

1) He seemed to be a bit frantic so unsure if he was new or having an off day. He came and took our drink order quickly but then took a while to come for our food order; we were both more than halfway done with our drinks before our food order went in.

2) Popcorn! The place smells like popcorn and every table has popcorn. Unfortunately, we never got any! I would have asked for some but the waiter didn’t come by our table ( even though my friend’s cocktail glass was empty) until our food was being delivered. No point in having the popcorn once my food arrived.

3) Ordered the short rib Benedict and asked for a side of grits. The grits never came but wasn’t on the bill when I paid so I guess I lost nothing. I was just looking forward to them. I didn’t have a chance to mention it since the waiter didn’t not come back once the food was delivered to see how everything was going.

I saw some other waitstaff that seemed much more attentive so I would definitely try again and hope for more consistent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Second time in a row that our reservation at 7 took 20+ minutes to seat us. This time they provided champagne while we waited.

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MimH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had fun and the food was good, as always! Some dishes are a little overpriced but most are really worth it. The free spiced popcorn is really good and the low music/noise level makes conversations easy. Staff is always very attentive and friendly, they know the menu and give great advice! Biggest issue is that the tables, for large parties, are rarely, if ever, ready on time, expect a 15-30 minute wait time even if you book beforehand. However, the free popcorn, food and service will make it worth it!

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RoxanneK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Fun place. Can be noisy. Food always great! Service is always on point! Servers are well trained and food is always quick to arrive and hot. We look forward to coming in every time we visit VA.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great oysters for $1

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vipChrissie
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

The photos are a bit deceiving. I had never been but had planned on it for a special Valentine’s Day dinner since the photos looked amazing and mouthwatering. It’s basically just a steakhouse in a strip-mall area. Nothing to write home about. Food was good (not great) but we were super disappointed that the grilled oysters were colder than room temperature and had clearly been sitting out before making their way to our table. Server was inexperienced and timid. He was nice but he always appeared to be unsure of himself and inattentive. If you want a special, romantic steak dinner, with excellent service, this isn’t your place. What was even more disappointing was I used my $25 OpenTable gift card worth 5,000 points for this reservation. Definitely bummed.

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Matthews
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Copperwood never disappoints! We loved the bar staff so much we stayed and had our dinner there! Lobster/butterleaf lettuce wraps...amazing! Smoked gouda mashed potatoes, bacon brussel sprouts, salmon, all cooked perfectly and oh so tasty! Can't wait for another date night here:)

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ReneeB
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing staff, manager and food. Can not say enough about the quality of food and mixed drinks. Will be returning and recommending to others!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just an amazing place. I accidentally cancelled our original reservation on one of their busiest nights and they were still able to accommodate us in my opinion “in a better seating location”. When I say that this was the most expensive dinner we have ever spent on it is because we flew from the Midwest just for the atmosphere and food. This place never disappoints and we highly recommend it!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Was there for Valentines, it was okay.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my first time going to Copperwood Tavern the food was outstanding and the service was superb. I even had a beer alongside my meal and it was delicious(I don’t really drink beer) my waitress paired it so nicely with my meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was good, got a great table

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Valentines Day

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vipSkierMomArlington
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Greats server (I think her name was Sydney?) One of the best pieces of fish (Halibut) I've ever had. The deviled egg app was killer - served on what can best be described as bacon jerky - YES!

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vipchris
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

DRINKS WERE EXCELLENT
MAIN COURSES WERE GOOD
SIDES WERE ONLY FAIR AND NOT WELL DONE

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vipCMcB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We use Copperwood for all of important family events and they never disappoint. We look forward to many more celebrations at Copperwood.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Frances and Liam were amazing, they helped me find a table in the lounge they were respectful and the server Ivan was amazing and funny. Love eating here thank you so much the shorts, onion soup and Mac n cheese was delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great food. The wait staff seemed a little distracted. Good value for the money and definitely worth trying again.

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Billy
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Here for Sunday brunch. My group all ordered different things and were largely pleased, but found things generally lacking in salt/pepper. That hasn’t been my experience in the past here - it’s one of my go-to brunch spots - so maybe just an off day.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent times when we eat here! Salads are BIG so they can be shared. Ask for the popcorn

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KentL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

I found the menu to be somewhat limited at lunchtime. More light choices - salads, wraps, etc. would have been appreciated. The server was great. We were a party of 5 businessmen on a time constraint. The food took a bit long to arrive at the table but was prepared properly. One of our party chose to add a side salad after the meal was served and it came out promptly. My Tavern Burger was properly cooked but lacked seasoning. The meat tasted rather bland but the bun and condiments were excellent. Very nice side-salad was an automatic offering in lieu of fries - nice!!

FAQs

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

Copperwood Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 1699 OpenTable diners.

Copperwood Tavern does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.copperwoodtavern.com/gift-cards.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.