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/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We host special events regularly.
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Copperwood Tavern Ratings and Reviews
After making reservations well-in-advanc ...
After making reservations well-in-advance of the date of our business dinner, I called the day of the reservation and talked to the host about an hour before our dinner, confirming the reservation and reiterating that we had requested a table outside since one of our colleagues would be bringing a puppy. After suggesting that they weren't expecting a full-house anyway and confirming that the request for an table outside would be accommodated, we were dismayed to be told upon arrival that we would have to wait 45 minutes for our table. Since many in the group came into Arlington from MD and DC for dinner, we decided to go elsewhere to avoid further delaying the start of our dinner on a weekday evening. I have taken social gatherings and business meetings at Copperwood Tavern previously, and it was a favorite restaurant in Shirlington. After this instance, I will second guess taking meetings there in the future. If you can't accommodate, then don't. But don't confirm that you will and then fail to when your patrons arrive.
Brunch at Copperwood Tavern never disapp ...
Brunch at Copperwood Tavern never disappoints. The food is delicious - highly recommend the French toast, duck hash, salmon Benedict, and the fried green tomatoes - and the service is always friendly and attentive.
I can't recommend this restaurant becaus ...
I can't recommend this restaurant because my friend and I both got someone else's lunch. my friend ordered a chicken salad and got a sandwich with bacon on it. I ordered the salad with watermelon and there was no watermelon to be found - watermelon was the reason I ordered that particular salad.
We didn't bother to let our server know because we would've had to wait another 25 minutes to eat. What a pain. I could understand getting one order wrong but not both.
We very much enjoyed our time at Copperw ...
We very much enjoyed our time at Copperwood. This was not my first visit nor will it be my last. They have fantastic food, good service and a wonderful local beer selection. This is a great place for dates, friendly get-togethers, and especially brunch.
A bit too much noise--from other tables ...
A bit too much noise--from other tables and the piped-in music--to be great for conversation with your companion, but it has a well-selected variety of entrees--unfortunately complements separate for an extra charge--imaginatively and attractively prepared--and the large list of draft beer selections contains some excellent options at realistic prices.
The restaurant is a farm to table. Food ...
The restaurant is a farm to table. Food was very good. Prices a tad high. Entree do not come with any sides. The squash sphegetti was really delicious. The rockfish was also good, but had too much dark meat for my taste. There triple chocolate dessert was enough for two. It was also delicious.
AWESOME QUICHE! Everything I tasted was ...
AWESOME QUICHE! Everything I tasted was good–the fried brussel sprouts were to die for. I've never had them served this way before, but I will definitely go back and order them again. Great ambiance and decor-highly recommend the moonshine as well!
National Oyster Day! We had a great tab ...
National Oyster Day! We had a great table outside; our waiter was very good (I think his name was George). We were impressed for the most part with the quality of the oysters - we had 12 dozen!! Most of them were decent size and meaty; a few were insubstantial.
We were disappointed in the cocktails, though. The Commonwealth Mule was mediocre at best -- hardly any ginger flavor at all. The Bacon Rebellion was meh -- too much syrup; not eough ice; poorly garnished. The Dogwood was outright TERRIBLE -- way too much Campari. Whomever was bartending was not on their A game. Overall we had a good time and we'll come back *(we just won't order any cocktails).
This was my first disappointment after m ...
This was my first disappointment after many happy dinners at Copperwood. Everyone is entitled to have an off night, but this time is was pretty far "off" and I hope it does not continue. If this had been my first time at Copperwood I would not have returned. As it is I am willing to give them another chance. The food took forever to come out. The appetizers came right away but en we waited and waited maybe 30 minutes for the main course. The waiter came out once with a lame excuse about them being busy, which did not appear to be true. The problem was in the kitchen, so who knows. When the food arrive the French fries were cold, probably sitting waiting for the rest of the food. The pork chop was tough, like it had been finished to quickly, probably knowing it was late they rushed it, anyway, this is a good solid restaurant, but I have it on my watch out list now.
My friend and I enjoyed dining at Copper ...
My friend and I enjoyed dining at Copperwood prior to Signature Theatre evening performance. We shared 3 appetizers -- friend green tomatoes, short ribs, meat balls -- and a dish of grilled asparagus. Everything cooked to perfection. Love those crunchy friend green tomatoes! Superb, attentive service from our waitress much appreciated. She noticed when we needed refills on on wine.
Great Brunch! Two members of our party o ...
Great Brunch! Two members of our party ordered the Belgium waffles, because they were so memorable from the last visit. I had a salad with grilled chicken. The salad was great, the chicken unfortunately a little dry. The brunch selection is fairly extensive so I will try something else next time. We will definitely return.
The service at this restaurant is horrib ...
The service at this restaurant is horrible. Until now, the food had been worth it. When I complained to the manager about the service, after experiencing bad service at this restaurant at least five times if not more, he told me that they prize themselves on their service. All I could do was laugh. It is really that bad. We waited for 50 minutes for scrambled eggs!!
Food was pretty good. The bananas foster ...
Food was pretty good. The bananas foster french toast was not warm at all but it was good. Their home fries and sausage are excellent. Server would not bring us warm syrup. Our initial server just stopped serving our table and continued to serve people around us. Someone else came up and kind of helped st the end but didn't even introduce himself. It was a very odd experience. Won't be coming back.
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.
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