Copperwood Tavern

4.5
1368 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Local Ingredients
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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.

Special Offers

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Join us for a special Valentine's Day in our romantic cabin-style restaurant! Our full regular dinner menu will be available and we will be featuring a mouthwatering Surf & Turf dish. Perfectly cooked filet mignon accompanied by a juicy lobster tail. More details to follow!

Thursday, 14 February, 2019

What 1368 People Are Saying
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TO
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The petit file and the truffle Mac & Cheese were both very good. The atmosphere is nice and the service was excellent.

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SW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a relaxed atmosphere. Excellant place to meet with friends.

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A
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the French onion soup, the pork chop, and the brussel sprouts. And as always, they were delicious!!

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KT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second meal at Copperwood Tavern. It was dinner versus brunch, but it was another great experience. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Issues with food temperature and server attentiveness . However the manager on duty was very helpful in resolving the issues

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TC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Seafood was excellent. Service was excellent. Great place to watch live games - can get noisy but full of energy.

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BP
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husband and I anniversary, we enjoyed the salmon we had. This is our favorite place to go, amazing hostess amazing servers, but unfortunately the manager was not good. We asked her a small favor and she seemed annoyed. Sorry if you’re having a bad day, don’t push it on your guest. The staff was amazing, the host welcomed us with a smile and suggested us to try the salmon which was the best decision ever. The server Marcos was so polite and did not rush us at all, I conclude that the staff at copperwood is amazing but the lady manager was not. Hopefully she has a good day unlike Thursday Janauary 9. Never I have a met a hostess and server so polite. Thank you Marcos and the host of that night for making our anniversary more special !!

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b
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

I have been here before, but this most recent visit was disappointing. We were there for lunch on a Sunday; totally happy with the brunch menu and it wasn't particularly busy. Service was prompt and friendly when we were first seated; our drinks and food arrived quickly. Then the wheels fell apart. My dining partner's burger was apparently good; however, I ordered the steak and brussels salad and asked for my steak to be cooked to medium; it was rare, at best. I tried to eat it anyway, but I literally could not cut through the steak. Our waiter eventually brought over what was supposed to be a steak knife; it might have been a little sharper(?), but *still* couldn't cut through the steak. No one came and asked anything about it, including when they cleared my plate with almost all the steak still there (and clearly undercooked). The waiter was relatively attentive at bringing my dining partner refills on his drinks; I literally had to eventually call out to him after repeated attempts at eye contact, waving my arms, etc. didn't get his attention to refill my empty glass or generally pay attention. I'd understand if they were slammed, but they weren't at all.
Finally, we asked for more popcorn (since I was still hungry after not eating my meal); he said he'd bring it over and never did. So, not the end of the world, but definitely gives me some pause about a repeat visit.

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T
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Arrived at Copperwood Tavern with a reservation and was seated immediately. Popcorn replaced the usual bread that is immediately brought to your table. I thought it was odd at first but it was actually really good. Food and drinks were great.

Only issues I had were they do not have A1 sauce for steak, the window seating is uncomfortably hot, prices of the entrees were a bit high, and there aren't any brunch deals... leaving the mimosas VERY expensive for the amount that you receive.

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KB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

It is unfortunate that this is my first review of Copperwood Tavern. Before tonight we have always had 5 star food and 5 star service. However, for dinner tonight on my birthday, of all evenings, my husband and I experienced one of the worst services we have ever had at any restaurant.

The evening started off fine, when the dining room was empty. Our server was chatty, friendly and attentive. We ordered a bottle of wine, two of the most expensive entrees, and two a la carte sides. All were delicious.

The dining room got very busy, including our server getting seated with a 20 seat table. Once that table was seated it was at least another 30 minutes before we saw our server again. He only seemed to come to our table because we made eye contact and he saw that we had our leftovers boxed up. we had looked around for a manager, couldn’t identify one and had ended up asking another server for boxes and a bag for our leftovers. When our server finally came by he never addressed His absence, not even an apology or that fact that we had to ask someone else for boxes for our leftovers. He asked about desert, but at that point we opted for another establishment in the neighborhood.

Good thing we ordered the bottle of wine, because if we had ordered wine by the glass we never would’ve gotten a second round at happy hour prices.

It seems as if our two top table and our business wasn’t valued as much as the larger groups that were in the dining room. it’s a shame because we are loyal customers, we even got a Christmas card from Copperwood. It is unlikely that we’ll ever be back.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We went for New Years Day brunch. Food was excellent. Drinks were very good. Our server was not very good but other staff were fine.

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DD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Many complain about service today, and sadly, many servers (customer service personnel) just don't quite get it right. I'm very easy going but feel some very minor task-oriented & people skills are lacking many places I go. Servers: Always make sure your customers' drinks are filled. My guest and I only had water...even if that's free, it should be re-filled promptly. We were still paying for an expensive Prix Fixe meal. I'm not a fan of seating strangers practically on top of each other but I recognize space and décor dictate how much "private" seating can be made. Those negatives aside, the place has a unique décor, the food was great and I would definitely return/recommend.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our first date here and have been back many times since. We love the happy hour oysters! They are always accommodating to my son who uses a wheelchair. Managers are proactive and problem-solving. And the food is always exceptional.

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DF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience, enjoyed the food and the Ambiance.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The lobster eggs Benedict was amazing!! Took a long time for my order to be taken but once my order was in my food came out within 15 minutes. Will definitely go back for brunch

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MA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was fine. Went for brunch. The food was okay but didn’t quite hit the mark which was unfortunate.

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JK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Our experience was a little off but they covered themselves well: out of our group of four, three orders were screwed up - missing items or in my case a totally wrong order. They immediately brought the missing items (mine needed to be cooked so took longer) and in my case I was comped the entree. They made things right and we all left satisfied.

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KW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The brunch menu looked delicious, but not one of our party of four was excited about the food after tasting. French toast sticks, waffles, and pancakes were a little dry, avocado toast lacked seasoning. Country breakfast was just ok. The only thing we really liked was the popcorn. Service was pleasant.

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JC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Copperwood is a great place for brunch. Food is always great as well as the staff.

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R
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently good food. Not your ordinary dishes.

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NJ
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Our first time in. While having a great casual feel, food/service for the $ suffers with heavyweight Carlyle G across the street. A starter basket of cold/sticky mini corn muffins diminishes expectations. We ordered the Pan Seared
Salmon, French Onion Soup and Steak & Brussel Sprout Salad--steak had a gamey flavor. Unexpected and unfortunately, not a fan of game. Definite win for rustic warmth and vibe. Will go back for $1 Oyster Happy Hour!

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CG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been going to Copperwood for several years. The place is not an expensive one however I enjoy going there for special occasions. The decor is sort of modern farm house, the service is always attentive and efficient, and the food is great. Even a simple salad w chicken is very good. Large selection on good wines and all kinds of beers. Lots of free parking makes it much easier and cheaper than going downtown.

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DH
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Copperwood Tavern has a great feel and is aesthetically very pleasing. We attended for lunch and enjoyed our selections. Brussels sprouts and the mushroom crostini for starters. Primarily sandwiches for lunch— the rib grilled cheese was a popular choice at our table; the pulled pork not as much. The chicken sandwich with smoked Gouda was quite tasty. Everything was enjoyable, if perhaps slightly overpriced as nothing was exceptional. I would certainly return (especially with the BOGO gift card deal they offer on Black Friday).

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c
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice neighborhood place w excellent attentive service. Food is okay but the ambiance is nice enough to overcome a good but in no way great kitchen

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JE
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service plenty of time to spend without being pushed out the door

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was Scott and he was wonderful! He made our date even better! He was knowledgeable and super friendly!

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C
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch experience, especially the winter apple cider bellini’s!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for brunch. $15.00 for two pancakes is a bit steep, no?

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DB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always on point.

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NN
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the Gouda mashed potatoes, you won’t be disappointed

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SJ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

food and service good But sad with nothing on the plate but 2 chicken legs , and not even a bit of parsley
or a bit of rice Look to bare

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JP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and the hostess was very attentive

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F
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Even with a reservation, seating was slow but the scene was admittedly frantic. Once we were seated all was well, if somewhat frenzied service... but the food was terrific and overall we enjoyed brunch very much.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food quality is so consistent. This place is definitely one of my Go-Tos.

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OT
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Returned here again for Brunch as this is a favorite spot for us. The menu is varied, lots of brunch and non brunch items.

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AV
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, food, and service

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EJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had brunch for a party of eight that included youngsters up to Senior Citizen’s. the menu was diverse, the food was great, and the service was exceptional.

Highly recommend!

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AR
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Horrible! Horrible! Why isn’t there an option for negative stars?!?! We went a year ago, bad experience so it took a long time to try again. We will not go back! Food is not worth the price, the wait is long and the food comes out cold. Go anywhere else!

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W
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends were visiting from out of town so we went for brunch since they had never been. Tried a unique bloody mary and hot chocolate! Brunch was delicious, service was great!

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