About Copperwood Tavern
A cabin-style farm-to-table restaurant in Shirlington, VA with amazing food and drink, Copperwood Tavern is your oasis from the hustle and bustle from the city. We are supporting the local farmers and economy and it's our passion to teach people how much better fresh and natural food can be.
We serve our meats ala carte with simple seasonings to highlight the flavors so our guests can get the true flavor of the meat and produce.
The Bar program at Copperwood Tavern is just an extension of our kitchen and offers a culinary approach in classic mixology. We use the same local and fresh ingredients to make all of our homemade syrups and mixers, and our drink menu changes seasonally, to incorporate seasonal flavors and ingredients with selected traditional and local craft spirits.
Hours of Operation:
Sat-Sun 9am-1am, Brunch until 4pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We host special events regularly.
To stay up to date on events, specials, and all things farm-to-table, sign up for our newsletter at http://www.copperwoodtavern.com/ , and follow us on Facebook and Instagram!
Copperwood Tavern Ratings and Reviews
I first dined at Copperwood Tavern outdo ...
I first dined at Copperwood Tavern outdoors with a friend for brunch and enjoyed it. I have since had dinner with family and a friend, given a gift certificate for an anniversary celebration, and just returned for brunch. The staff is very friendly and it well versed in the menu. I need to visit more often!
My husband had the fish and I had the pr ...
My husband had the fish and I had the prime rib. They were both excellent. Our server was George and he was very friendly and efficient. We eat at Copperwood on occasion and always enjoy it. We have not had a meal we haven't liked.
Stopped by for dinner before heading to ...
Stopped by for dinner before heading to a concert and was pleasantly surprised. Sat in the bar area, waiter greeted us quickly and took our drink orders. He then told us about the selections on the bar menu as well as the main menu. Food and service were both very good. Will definitely return.
I reserved a table for 6, but our party ...
I reserved a table for 6, but our party was squeezed into what was really a table for 4. This made our dining experience somewhat unpleasant. Also, we were disappointed not to have more choices. We were hoping for the dinner menu, but the only choice was brunch at 2:00 in the afternoon. We all found something yummy, we just didn't like being squeezed into a too-small table.
Cute place, good portion sizes (i.e. not ...
Cute place, good portion sizes (i.e. not too big!) and very obliging to requests (for substitutions, etc.). It was absolutely hopping for Saturday brunch, so the only complaint I have was that it was hard to get the waiter's attention- so we were waiting a long time for refills on coffee/water. But the food is tasty and the atmosphere is welcoming! Would definitely recommend.
Although the service and food were great ...
Although the service and food were great, we were quite disappointed when we tried to add 3 people to the reservation in advance & were told no. However, when we came for brunch, about half of the restaurant was empty--so, it didn't make any sense that we couldn't add 3 more people to our reservation.
Ambiance was super fun. I will go out of ...
Ambiance was super fun. I will go out of my way for local, seasonal, sustainably-raised food that is conscious of the local economy. Three generations of us met for brunch and there was something on the menu for everyone except the super-healthy eater. They were very accommodating by letting her make her own omelette but it would have been nice if there were menu options for people eating on the lighter side. All in all we thought it was a home run.
I don't know why we even bothered making ...
I don't know why we even bothered making a reservation here. I made on open table for 7:30. Since we had people in our group who had to get home at a specific time for the baby sitter I even called to confirm the reservation. Our entire party showed up about 5 min early and we checked in. At the time we were told they were getting our table ready and it would be about 5-10 min. 20 min later we were still waiting. They did send a bartender over to get us drinks, but we were getting antsy. I went back up to the host stand after waiting 30 minutes and they said the table still wasn't ready. I asked to speak to the manager and they told me they would send him over to us. Finally after 45 minutes of waiting we were seated. The manager never came, no apology from any of the staff for our wait. Terrible handling of the situation by this establishment. The food here is not good enough to put up with being treated this way.
I've been to Cooperwood Tavern for happy ...
I've been to Cooperwood Tavern for happy hours multiple times and suggested my friends and I check it out for brunch. That morning, we made a reservation for 12:45pm. We (party of 3) arrived at 12:30pm and alerted the host that we were there, and whenever our table was ready to let us know. He blankly asked me to reconfirm my reservation multiple times, acting as if there wasn't one, and then said our table wasn't ready yet. No big deal. A few parties of two and a party of four came in after us, and were all sat promptly. At 12:50pm, I returned to the host and asked how the table was and why we didn't have table, despite a reservation, and the others, without a reservation were seated. He explained that "our table" had people at it still and when they finished eating we would be sat. Not sure why we could't have been sat at the other multiple OPEN NON RESERVED tables that the other groups were being seated at. We contemplated walking to another restaurant, but thought we'd give it another 10 minutes. Around 1pm we were finally sat at the table. The drink order came in a decent amount of time and the food was delicious (highly recommend the BLAT 12 sandwich). Overall, I like this restaurant for the food, but probably wont be back for brunch with a reservation since it seemed more beneficial to not have one...
Two words for breakfast: duck hash. Sinf ...
Two words for breakfast: duck hash. Sinful and delicious. The crab cake Benedict was also a hit. They also do a good job on just plain eggs and sausage. Fruit bowl left something to be desired. Coffee adequate. No Peets. Good to make a reservation even for breakfast--this place gets crowded.
My daughter-in-law and I were celebratin ...
My daughter-in-law and I were celebrating her birthday. She's a vegetarian and I love the farm to table concept! The food was amazing! Staff was friendly and accommodating. We will definitely be going back there and I highly recommend it!
It was my grandsons birthday and he was ...
It was my grandsons birthday and he was treated to a dessert, which was great, as the rest of us are into healthy eating so don't order that kind of thing. Family had steaks and they were done perfectly and we all enjoyed the sauces on various dishes. I would definitely try and come back sometime. Johanna
popcorn at the table was nice, entree pr ...
popcorn at the table was nice, entree prices are about what I expected, but $4 for a cup of coffee??? I don't think I have to look at the menu and check the price of the coffee that comes out of the tap. Food service was quick and server attentive.
I, my wife and another couple were dinin ...
I, my wife and another couple were dining here for the first time. Service was excellent. Food was good, but not noteworthy. I had the filet and my wife had the trout. We both enjoyed them, but not enough to hurry back. Our dessert (homemade strawberry ice cream) was disppointing; not creamy, and the frozen chunks of strawberries were tasteless. Since everything is a la carte, you will probably end up spending more than you would at other casual dining restaurants. $244 for the four of us, including alcohol and tip.
Not impressed with the food or service t ...
Not impressed with the food or service tonight. We normally like Copper Wood tavern but are thinking we will have to try other places. Way to expensive for the Quality of food we were served tonight as well as the service.. Not happy!
Love the atmosphere here! The cocktails ...
Love the atmosphere here! The cocktails are amazing and the service has always been great. Unfortunately, my husband and I don't eat beef or pork and that leaves the menu options extremely slim. However, the mac & cheese is quite tasty! Drinks and mac & cheese for us!
My fiancé and I came here to celebrate a ...
My fiancé and I came here to celebrate achieving my masters degree. This place was awesome as always. This was the first time we came for brunch and we did not leave disappointed or hungry. We tried oysters for the first time and the portions for brunch were perfect! The service was great and the mimosas-not sure if the OJ was fresh but it was sweet and complimented the champagne well. Will definitely be back again!!
I have been here several times for lunch ...
I have been here several times for lunch and have enjoyed the food and friendly staff. Dinner food was not not up to par with lunch food I have had here. While my husband enjoyed the fish ,my mussels were very small and overpowered by blue cheese . I am unsure why" starters" or appetizers are severed alongside the entree. It makes for tight spacing on small tables and most people I believe prefer to have them arrive prior to the main course.
Great service from Kevin. Deviled egg a ...
Great service from Kevin. Deviled egg appetizer, wine by glass, short rib entree and chocolate cake like dessert were good. Pecan crusted trout while edible was bland and overwhelmed by butter. Fried brussel sprouts were dissapointing. Suggest younger vegetable be used in addition to preparing under a broiler.
Although a bit too noisy we were able to ...
Although a bit too noisy we were able to have a conversation and hear each other. Our friends from out of town loved the restaurant and look forward to going again during their next visit. The farm to table menu makes for fresh, healthy and delicious options. The local rockfish was superb as was the veggie sides of asparagus and Brussels spouts. Our friends particularly liked the frites and we all enjoyed the peach cobbler. Copperwood is our favorite pre theater stop.
Its nice. I would probably check out oth ...
Its nice. I would probably check out other places tho. We had a party of 6 for brunch and ordered 7 main dishes and 3 apps. The only dish I loved was the baked oyster dish. Nothing else really captured my interest.
We had a simple dinner of steak, crab ca ...
We had a simple dinner of steak, crab cakes, asparagus and a starter. The steak was WAY under done and the bill was north of $100. I do not mind paying good money for good food but I mind spending $100 for a meal that was not worth it. We will not be going back.
The place was pretty quiet when my wife, ...
The place was pretty quiet when my wife, 8 month old and I arrived for an impromptu date night while the little one slept. The waiter was great. Wonderful drink recommendations. Service was great. Food was amazing. Will definitely go again.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.