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, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We host special events regularly.
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Copperwood Tavern Ratings and Reviews
Found this on a whim from OpenTable beca ...
Found this on a whim from OpenTable because they had a brunch reservation available in the time frame we were looking for. Cannot say enough great things. The food was fantastic, our waitress was friendly, knowledgeable, and great. The restaurant itself is very unique and fun to be in. Highly, highly recommend!
I've been meaning to visit because I've ...
I've been meaning to visit because I've heard good things about the food from my friends. So, we my friends and I decided to try it out. The drinks were amazing and our server was really funny and nice. He provided great recommendations, and the mac and cheese was absolutely amazing. I got the pecan-crusted trout and it was delicious! We are definitely going to go back. Highly recommend trying this place.
We had a group of 7 for brunch but despi ...
We had a group of 7 for brunch but despite the reservation, they had not assembled the tables to accommodate us prior to us arriving. Everyone enjoyed their meals but nobody found them to be exceptional. The eggs benedict was cold. The Fosters Banana French Toast was good. This was my second time there so my thought is it is a fine place to eat if I happen to be in the area but doubt I would go out of my way to go there.
Way overrated. My wife ordered the trout ...
Way overrated. My wife ordered the trout. When it came, it was badly over-salted; truly inedible. We returned it and ordered another, slightly more expensive, entree. The waitress apologized, then the manager stopped in and said "they'd take care of it," and asked if I'd like another beer, which I accepted.
Of course, I was done eating by the time my wife's substitute entree arrived--but things happen.
When we got the bill, I'd been charged for the additional beer, and "taking care of it" apparently only extended so far as billing us only for the entree we ordered that was edible.
I understand that I was charged for the drinks and dinner I received. But when the manager stops by to apologize for a very badly prepared meal and says they'll "take care of it," I was expecting more.
I came here on a date, and this restaura ...
I came here on a date, and this restaurant's small plates are fun to share with one person but might be even better when shared with a small group. Great classy twist on home-style American comfort food! Try the Deviled Duck Eggs and Short Ribs-you won't be disappointed
I was really impressed with the waitstaf ...
I was really impressed with the waitstaff. I have a food allergy, and had some weird questions about the food- and our waitress was really helpful. She was accommodating and friendly, and had actual useful hints about the food.
The food itself was good- not amazing, but definitely very good, and I would go back again.
Really great experience here. We came wi ...
Really great experience here. We came with our co-workers taking our intern out for a "Thank You" meal before they headed back to school. The table was ready when we got there, and after I'd made a note about having a piece of cake or something special for our intern, the staff surprised them with it! Great atmosphere and staff. Can't wait to come back
Food was great. Service was interesting ...
Food was great. Service was interesting. We had a manager and three servers check on us "constantly". At first it was nice to see such attentive staff. However when we were ready to receive a check, it took forever to receive. So long in fact that three servers brought us a dessert menu in the interim. We kindly said no thank you to dessert the first time and again asked for our check. The second and third time was overkill.
I'm not a fan of grits in any form, but ...
I'm not a fan of grits in any form, but my fellow diner said the shrimp and smoked gouda grits were the best grits he'd ever had -- and coming from Mississippi as he does, I take that to be high praise. I found the setting a bit rustic for my taste but the food was good and the wait staff attentive -- definitely on our list for a revisit next time we're in the area.
Food and decor are fabulous, and the sta ...
Food and decor are fabulous, and the staff is very friendly. Had the goat cheese and Virginia ham appetizer, Spaghetti Squash entree, and a side of Brussels sprouts. Sides are served family-style, and are priced separately so the check adds up quickly. I reserve Copperwood Tavern for special occasions or maybe a small bite at the bar. Still I highly recommend it.
I booked Copperwood Tavern for a celebra ...
I booked Copperwood Tavern for a celebratory dinner with 7 members of a Board on which I serve. Our tastes are varied and we have some dietary restrictions. Copperwood was right on top of everything. The food was, to a dish, fabulous! The sides large enough to share. The menu is diverse and creative. Everyone could find something here. I highly recommend this restaurant and I plan to return - often!
First time dining at Copperwood, but won ...
First time dining at Copperwood, but won't be the last. Great venue before show at Signature Theatre. Food was yummy, outdoor space was more than adequate for Shirlington, all American wine list, server (Abby) was excellent. Inside seemed a little noisy, but it's kind of a sports bar.
Wasn't expecting only brunch offerings b ...
Wasn't expecting only brunch offerings but that's my fault. My girlfriend has some food restrictions and Cooperwood was more than willing to accommodate her. Food was very good. I had 3 lamb sliders, my girlfriend a salad with steak and a side of home fries, my aunt had the crab cake sandwich. Can't wait to go back for dinner.
Brunch! Duck confit with poached eggs an ...
Brunch! Duck confit with poached eggs and grits and shrimp. So delish, perfectly done. The deviled eggs got high marks as well. We sat outside, and it was a beautiful June morning. We weren't hurried along, which I really appreciated.
We love brunch at Copperwood! Their devi ...
We love brunch at Copperwood! Their deviled duck eggs, smoked salmon eggs Benedict, and chicken and biscuits are our favorites. We took my dad for Father's Day and particularly appreciated the extra little gift (jerky, popcorn seasoning, and a $10 gift card).
Food was quite good. Service was a bit ...
Food was quite good.
Service was a bit off--one server with too many tables. Had to ask for a refill of water three times and it came as we were ready to leave. It was Father's Day, so I can understand being busy, but add more servers on those special even days.
Great food, decent service, long wait fo ...
Great food, decent service, long wait for food to come to table. This place is now several years old, but it still feels like a place going through the early learning stages. The waiter was nice, but spoke a tad too quietly and was a tad slow. The food took much longer to come to the table than i'd expect for breakfast items (eggs, potatoes, grits, sausage, fruit cup, avacado Bacon lettuce sandwich...for 2 adults and 1 toddler). When the food arrived it was piping hot and appeared to indeed be fresh off the griddle, so that must mean the kitchen is just a tad slow. Overall, i'm still on the fence about this place. We've been multiple times, but we never return until we've forgotten how mediocre, or on the cusp of being good/great it is. I can't help but compare it to places like Founding Farmers & TED'S Bulletin....and in those comparisons it comes up rather short.
Cocktails, beer selection, and sides are ...
Cocktails, beer selection, and sides are five stars. The entrees are quite average. The duck, filet Mignon, and crab cakes were all just solid three stars. Nice atmosphere and service, just dont expect foody quality entrees.
I would recommend this place to a friend ...
I would recommend this place to a friend and I would definitely come again.
While I enjoyed the food and the people were just wonderful, its one of those places that likes to try new things that not everyone might enjoy. HOWEVER, they do have some classic items on the menu, so if you're not looking for something new you're covered.
Brussels sprouts, steak, crab cakes were all great and my peach drink was awesome. While the citrus in the corn muffins wasn't so great, the citrus with the crab cakes was, and so was the tiny salad of kohlrabi that accompanied the crab cakes.
Food was great. Service was distracted
My quiche was fantastic. The children both had belgian waffles, which were good. The maple syrup was ok, but not my thing (too thin, and not very mapley). The service, however, wasn't good. We needed to flag the guy down a lot for simple things like getting in our order, pepper, reminding him each of each round of the brunch cocktail we ordered (it's like he couldn't be bothered to remember on his own). He was not timely, and he unapologetically stated that he was forgetful and not good at remembering things. Not a deal breaker (because the food was good, and everyone theoretically can have an off day), but as a parent, having to keep tabs on yet another person detracts from the overall dining experience (we're supposed to be having fun, not stay on top of everything....that's the fun in eating out).
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