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Thrilled to have found this gem in Vienna. Definitely our go-to brunch spot now! Can't wait to invite all of our friends. The cocktails are delicious, especially the house mulled cider and irish coffee on a cold day. Great selection of local craft beer, amazing food, I could go on and on. The grilled wings are DELICIOUS! Great servic ... read more
Meredith Draisey via google.com - Feb 22, 2021
Wow. Stumbled upon this place off "trail" by the Whole Foods. Sat in the back on a 50 degree day where they had heaters for each table. The quality of the food and service was fantastic. We had brunch, started with oysters, and I loved my faux-mosa. Great vibe also. So glad we went. I can see they pick their wines, beers and cocktail ... read more
Monisha Mittal via google.com - Feb 6, 2021
2/1/21 Last year I watched as this restaurant was slowly becoming what it is today. The other day I
2/1/21 Last year I watched as this restaurant was slowly becoming what it is today. The other day I finally got a chance to check out out myself. This restaurant is different. Normally most restaurants you enter from the front. In this case, parking is in the rear and sides of the building. To enter the restaurant, you MUST ENTER FRO ... read more
John F. via yelp.com - Feb 1, 2021
Came in here with some friends on a Friday night. The service was absolutely excellent and the whole
Came in here with some friends on a Friday night. The service was absolutely excellent and the whole reason for me giving this place 4 stars. The pretzel bites appetizer was really tasty with an amazingly creamy cheese sauce. It looked like they have an excellent beer selection but I drank wine (which I enjoyed). I ordered the steak ... read more
Shelly S. via yelp.com - Jan 23, 2021
I ordered carryout and loved the hot buttered rum. It sounds funny but the salads here are phenomenal!
Lynn Montague-Daddio via google.com - Jan 14, 2021
Amazing!   Had a pork belly dish ...
Amazing!   Had a pork belly dish that had hints of pumpkin.    Really good.   Oh, and of course 3 dozen raw oysters.   We'll be back for the oyster special on Tuesdays!
Bo B. via yelp.com - Jan 12, 2021
Absolutely one of the best places in NoVA right now. Owners and waiters are all friendly, the food is EXCELLENT. Haven been there 5 times in the past two months, and the food is consistently excellent. And as a bonus, they have heaters and an outdoor section, so if you ride by on the W&OD, you can stop in for a quick drink and some h ... read more
Matt K via google.com - Jan 10, 2021
Food is always so tasty and fresh ...
Food is always so tasty and fresh. Recently Bought the wings and nacho special TO GO and did not disappoint.. LOVE THIS PLACE !
Arielka L. via yelp.com - Jan 10, 2021
My husband and I first stopped ...
My husband and I first stopped in pre-opening in Feb 2020 and have enjoyed the food and hospitality more than a dozen times during these Covid days.  We've eaten outside and had the best brunch in the area during the fall and inside they are excellent about covid precautions and social distancing.  They have tried to make carryout mo ... read more
Susan S. via yelp.com - Jan 8, 2021
Great place. Huge. A little difficult ...
Great place. Huge. A little difficult to find. Food is excellent and so are the drinks, but I think its a bit over priced.
Samita J. via yelp.com - Jan 5, 2021
GREAT food with wonderful service and fantastic employees!!! Will come back as often as possible and highly recommend to others.
James McCormick via google.com - Jan 4, 2021
I've been here a few times now ...
I've been here a few times now and each time has been great! I love their Salmon Toast, it's my perfect brunch meal and sooo yummy. Also love their French onion soup and Tuna Pokè Nachos. The staff is always super friendly- It's a great neighborhood spot!
Ashley G. via yelp.com - Jan 3, 2021
4.5/5 Ambiance is adorable and ...
4.5/5 Ambiance is adorable and the back patio is super spacious and packed with space heaters and a fire pit. The servers even gave us free hand warmers to use. The service was great. The honey bear cocktail drink I got was delicious and cute. The wings and nachos (freaking huge) were standard but nothing special. Tasted like typical ... read more
Victoria T. via yelp.com - Jan 3, 2021
Beautiful new building, excellent ...
Beautiful new building, excellent service, hefty portions, and sanitary facilities. Great new spot to eat here in Vienna!
Austin A. via yelp.com - Dec 29, 2020
Love this place. Great food and ...
Love this place. Great food and great service. Their pretzels with beer chs are a good start and their Philly chs steak, fish tacos, or chicken sandwich are all solid choices. Lots of heaters to sit outside.
Ross C. via yelp.com - Dec 23, 2020
Lovely spot for a socially distant ...
Lovely spot for a socially distant , quick meal. Very friendly and attentive service without being too overbearing. We especially enjoyed their selection of oysters and spikes , warm winter drinks (hot cocoa, eggnog, mulled wine etc). Heaters on each table too. Would come again.
Dee K. via yelp.com - Dec 19, 2020
Easy parking. Right off the WOD ...
Easy parking. Right off the WOD trail. Typical bar/brunch food. Not too impressed, but honestly I come here for the atmosphere. I love the multiple TV screens to watch different foodball games. The drinks are good.. many different kinds of beer. The service was also great. I came here with a good amount of people, and we all did sepa ... read more
Vivi V. via yelp.com - Dec 9, 2020
Great addition to Vienna/Wolftrap area. The food is always amazing. We love the Mahi Tacos, brugers, arugula pesto chicken! The interior is set up for a lot of fun, including the bar where you can watch multiple games. In the nicer weather, the outside deck is a great place to sit. Highly recommend it! Do not forget to order one of t ... read more
Lori Lenehan via google.com - Dec 8, 2020
Great place to watch the games ... read more
James Gambaccini via google.com - Nov 29, 2020
The brunch was really good! Our server was excellent & drinks were good also. Definitely recommend!
Matt Smith via google.com - Nov 21, 2020
The lunch is delicious!! The blood orange bellini and Ahi tuna nachos are our go to but the burgers are delicious too.
Melissa Robinson via google.com - Nov 20, 2020
A Good local place. Very impressed. Everything I tried was Great. Will definitely be going back. Ryan was my server, and the service was Exceptional also.
Nick V via google.com - Nov 7, 2020
Such a neat spot. Used to be an old bank which was transformed into a spacious restaurant/bar/outdoor seating in downtown Vienna. Located right off of the walking trail, no need to drive ;).
Paula Mansour via google.com - Nov 6, 2020
Awesome grilled oysters! Service great as usual !
Brad Mullett via google.com - Nov 4, 2020
3.5 stars. Super fun place right ...
3.5 stars. Super fun place right next to the WO&D trail. We sat socially distanced on the back patio and had a great time. During football season they have the games on which is also super fun. They have a mean apple sider although I wished it was hotter when it arrived. Be warned their nachos are super sized!
Yan W. via yelp.com - Oct 31, 2020
Fish nachos were off the chain!
Michael Perez via google.com - Oct 29, 2020
If you want good beer, good food ...
If you want good beer, good food, awesome ambiance, and want to make good friends than go to this one of a kind respite in the heart of Vienna. Service was impeccable! Ryan was right there to make sure the food and beer kept flowing and Kenuel, the manager was there to make the experience even better! I think he's psychic because eve ... read more
Laura Y. via yelp.com - Oct 27, 2020
Menu is fun, outdoor seating is great, and service is always a pleasure.
Noah Teates via google.com - Oct 22, 2020
Love the experiences here. Covid ...
Love the experiences here. Covid safety measures in place. They are super friendly here.  

Chicken wings are off the norm - yet out of this world. Comes with a great green sauce.  Beer selection is wonderful.  

Thanks Bear branch for coming to Vienna!
Gus A. via yelp.com - Oct 19, 2020
Get the tuna nachos omg so good. Amazing food and beer, above and beyond service, they’re running this place right. Our server Brian was attentive and friendly, the manager even came over and made sure we were having a good experience. Can’t wait to go back, this is our new favorite spot!
jennifer eckhart via google.com - Oct 16, 2020
Great food, wonderful lighting and quick service.
Abby Berk via google.com - Oct 15, 2020
I discovered this restaurant while ...
I discovered this restaurant while walking on the W&OD trail and it's been on my list of places to try ever since! The patio looked great at night with the lights and firepit. I called ahead to put myself on the waitlist 30 mins prior to arrival. Once I arrived, I was quickly seated on the outdoor patio at a socially-distanced table.
Trang H. via yelp.com - Sep 28, 2020
Oyster was good. Love the Steak ...
Oyster was good. Love the Steak fries. My friend had hamburger and no complaints. I'll be back soon!
Mamaml N. via yelp.com - Sep 28, 2020
I came here 1 week ago and come ...
I came here 1 week ago and come back today . Lucy was our waitress, she is amazing! Food was really good ... read more
Eida S. via yelp.com - Sep 27, 2020
Super cute spot in Vienna with ...
Super cute spot in Vienna with a nice outdoor area. Came on a Tuesday and did the $1 oysters and some appetizers. We had a very kind waiter and had a speciality frozen cocktail. Parking is plentiful and the restaurant works hard to adapt for COVID and keep everyone safe and comfortable. Drinks are pricey even during happy hour, and t ... read more
Roxana K. via yelp.com - Sep 20, 2020
I Really like the atmosphere, I felt very safe spaced apart and well serviced. I will comeback again.
Julie Lee via google.com - Sep 19, 2020
Bear Branch Tavern is just the ...
Bear Branch Tavern is just the type of bright and friendly neighborhood haunt Vienna needs. We did take-out but when we pulled into the parking lot I was impressed by how vibrant and hopping everything was.

There was indoor and outdoor seating, sports playing on the big screens, and beers happily being poured to all the patron
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Kimi S. via yelp.com - Sep 14, 2020
Back deck and comedy on Monday nights!
Tamara Schoon via google.com - Sep 14, 2020
Great experiences twice over a long weekend.
Nicholas Tharp via google.com - Sep 13, 2020
Just came across this new establishment ...
Just came across this new establishment. Been coming to this exact building for years with Orthopedic doc. Now I can come here and get joint relief via alcohol instead of injections.
Buzz L. via yelp.com - Sep 13, 2020
If I could give more stars, I would ...
If I could give more stars, I would. Today was my 3rd visit to BBT and it was a big one. I took my office staff there for a quarterly meeting. I had stopped by about 1 month ago to reserve an outdoor table for 9, preferably off the deck so as not to disturb the other patrons. He mentioned, he was not certain he could accommodate this ... read more
Nancy O. via yelp.com - Sep 11, 2020
Love the outdoor patio, but be ...
Love the outdoor patio, but be prepared to wait! I'm a huge fan of the watermelon basil frozen margarita and the pineapple mojito. Everything here we've had to eat is delicious, but it's the atmosphere that is unbeatable.
Caroline F. via yelp.com - Sep 10, 2020
I wish I took some pictures but completely forgot. The food here was awesome. Chicken wings were perfect, housemaid blue cheese, and quesadillas. Oysters were just OK but everything else was perfect. The service was excellent, everyone was very friendly. Will definitely be back.
Paul Venaziano via google.com - Sep 9, 2020
Great server last night! Greg, I think. So upbeat! Our food was very good. Large TVs everywhere inside—if that is your thing.
ECM S via google.com - Sep 7, 2020
Kind of pricey but not necessarily for that area. Very nice outdoor and indoor seating what's good food and semi reasonably priced drinks.
Kristina Grove via google.com - Sep 7, 2020
This was such a great find. We ...
This was such a great find. We stopped by on a Friday night, and make sure you call ahead. There's no reservations and it was about a 40 minute wait for two people. We brought my dog and sat outside on the awesome porch. They brought my dog a bowl of water. The staff was so helpful and friendly. We started with the tuna nachos which ... read more
Sierra L. via yelp.com - Sep 7, 2020
I'm thrilled to have this Tavern ...
I'm thrilled to have this Tavern in Vienna.   It's right off the bike trail, has one of the larger outdoor seating areas in town and their staff is amazing (Ash, Tim, Oz and Julia) Great food & drinks:  Best apps we've tried- Heaping Nachos (easily feeds group of 4-6), shishito peppers, grilled wings and Tuna Poke Nachos.  If you lov ... read more
Tatiana T. via yelp.com - Sep 7, 2020
Best patio in Vienna. I had the ...
Best patio in Vienna. I had the cold brew salted caramel latte (ok, I had two.)
The brunch options are eclectic, but the must order are the custard stuffed fried pastries. No wait for a table on a beautiful weekend day before noon. Great addition to Vienna!
Irene C. via yelp.com - Sep 6, 2020
First time visiting and it was outstanding! Great food and great atmosphere.
Dee Ann Powell via google.com - Aug 31, 2020
This place is awesome! Lots of ...
This place is awesome! Lots of great outdoor seating. All the food I have had is great and the cocktails are awesome too. The revivalist is a personal favorite. The staff is also really friendly and helpful. Great addition to Vienna !
Nadia A. via yelp.com - Aug 29, 2020
Love this place!! Very accommodating to pets at outside tables! Great food. Great entertainment. A little too crowded though for a safe experience during covid imo ... read more
Suzanne B via google.com - Aug 23, 2020
Nice place to hang out in Vienna ...
Nice place to hang out in Vienna. Happy hours are good and servers are hard working. Have had some food from menu but nothing special compared to a good restaurant in DC metro. More like pub fare  but it's a fun place to hang. However, I did like the raw oysters during happy hour. Refreshing new joint in downtown Vienna.
Mo F. via yelp.com - Aug 22, 2020
Fun spot for chill drinks with friends. A little confusing because the Tavern is on both the front and the back of the building and cuts through the building. The back area has an outdoor patio-style area with a covered, open sunroom. It's a nice spot, but I wish the outdoor patio had some kind of waterproof cover so we could hang ou ... read more
Dhru Beeharilal via google.com - Aug 18, 2020
Friendly servers, contactless ordering, excellent beer!
Canis Lupus via google.com - Aug 16, 2020
This place was amazing!! Great food, great ambiance great music. Jamie and Timmy were amazing and treated us so well. Will definitely be coming back here!
Maranda Keesler via google.com - Aug 12, 2020
This place is open and operating ...
This place is open and operating, with "house rules", during COVID. The patio was absolutely amazing, craft cocktails were made to perfection and the meal was overflowing my plate. Top notch customer service with excellent drinks and food, makes this place ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! HIGHLY RECOMMEND ... read more
Daniel A. via yelp.com - Aug 11, 2020
Great place, great food and great people that work there. Always friendly and welcoming. Food, service and cleanliness with your safety in mind. What else is there? ... read more
Jim Crawford via google.com - Aug 9, 2020
I am big craft beer drinker so ...
I am big craft beer drinker so I was looking up bars around Fairfax, VA. This place came up and I figured I would give it a try. I was immediately impressed walking in with the beer and liquor selection. There are two bars, and a lot of indoor and outdoor seating, which really pays off during this COVID-19 pandemic. The service was g ... read more
T. F. via yelp.com - Aug 7, 2020
Best ahi tuna nachos...EVER!
Kathleen Lefbom via google.com - Aug 5, 2020
These guys have it together! Great ...
These guys have it together! Great setup and managing with the outdoor deck and inside tables (great a/c when too humid outside). Their only shortcoming is the need for an experienced oyster shucker.. they manage. But their oyster on half shell were good but they recently upgraded their source so we ALWAYS start with a dozen. With fa ... read more
Richard P. via yelp.com - Aug 2, 2020
This so probably my new favorite ...
This so probably my new favorite bar and restaurant. Everything was perfect from the get go. Called ahead to see if they do call ahead or reservations, they don't, but they noted my name, number, na party size and were able to have a table ready. So great attention to detail. This is also one of those rare dog friendly places and the ... read more
Jimmy S. via yelp.com - Jul 30, 2020
Good food nice deck ....
Pilar Poblador Walsh via google.com - Jul 23, 2020
Dinner at Bear Branch Tavern was ...
Dinner at Bear Branch Tavern was the last normal meal I had before the pandemic decided to change the world.

My significant other and I have been longtime champions of Dogwood Tavern, so we were glad to see that Bear Branch Tavern opened in our backyard. The inside is great and has a ton of high end finishes that make me think
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Rheana G. via yelp.com - Jul 22, 2020
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