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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
Good food, huge portions and great staff.
Rachelle Valladares via google.com - Jul 19, 2020
Ive been here a few times. The ...
Ive been here a few times. The food has always been awesome the drinks have been great.  I in normal circumstances would totally give this place a 5 star review.  In the current circumstances I'd wish o could give this place a higher review.  After reading Alex's review and reading the response of Bear Branch I wish I could give 6 st ... read more
Dan S. via yelp.com - Jul 18, 2020
First time social-distance dining ...
First time social-distance dining at Bear Branch today, and we were not disappointed! Happy Hour started at 2, and House Wines, Draft Beer & Cocktails were all $2 off. I enjoyed the refreshing Frozen Paloma cocktail, along with half a dozen local War Shore Oysters & the Tuna Poké Nachos. The oysters were fresh and shucked properly (n ... read more
Anna T. via yelp.com - Jul 15, 2020
The Pork Shank is at the top of ...
The Pork Shank is at the top of their menu.  It totally lived up to it.  Compared in quality, preparation and flavor to the very popular native dish of Poland we enjoyed many times while there last summer.  Outrageously good is their socially distanced indoor/outdoor environment.  And in downtown Vienna VA.  EasyPeasy.  

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Moe G. via yelp.com - Jul 14, 2020
Salads were great ... read more
Irene Zaso via google.com - Jul 12, 2020
I really enjoyed this new spot! ...
I really enjoyed this new spot! I'm glad to see so many people enjoying a new location in old town vienna!

Many improvements have been made since the oldest pics on YELP for this location- looks like more improvements to come!

Didn't like the Mac and cheese- cheese used was too sharp in my Opinion...we enjoyed everythi
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Jemily H. via yelp.com - Jul 11, 2020
Such a great night at BBT tonight! ...
Such a great night at BBT tonight! Beautiful night, great service by Julia C and so great to see the beautiful smiling faces of Maya, Emma and Greg S. Kids that are now adults! We will definitely come back and ask for Julia ... read more
Stephanie B. via yelp.com - Jul 11, 2020
Drinks, food, and service were all top notch. Plenty of outdoor seating for covid times. Entrance is in the back of the building which was slightly odd but the restaurant was amazing. Definitely going back.
Matt Moran via google.com - Jul 3, 2020
Food was great, atmosphere was beautiful. Our server Hannah was amazing.
matthew ramsey via google.com - Jun 28, 2020
We were so excited to see a local ...
We were so excited to see a local joint in Vienna opening up that's not a chain.  We went today and loved the food- the nachos were huge!  Mahi mahi fish tacos were delicious.  Service was also great and tables were spaced apart appropriately.  It made us comfortable seeing that their staff was really strict with the mask policy and ... read more
Hen S. via yelp.com - Jun 27, 2020
Food was great, service great, atmosphere grea .
Ashkan Ghaffari via google.com - Jun 26, 2020
Ate lunch there today (6/23/20). Excellent burger and po boy shrimp sandwich. Ice tea was fresh. Parking easy in the back of the building. Excellent service with 100% attention to Covid19 guidelines. Will definitely be back.
R Lin via google.com - Jun 23, 2020
This is my first time here. As a Vienna resident, I'm thrilled to have a new place to go to. The patio out back as well as the "bear cave" are fantastic. The server Gregory and his trainee were very inviting, and charming to boot! Our salads; the Cobb and Steak were perfect. We'll be back, for sure!
Monica Jugnet via google.com - Jun 22, 2020
Very nice interior including large TV's mounted on walls. Added outdoor patio is really nice. Loved the shrimp and grits especially, but all the food was great. Definitely will be back, can't wait to spend more time hanging out inside at the bar once the covid situation passes.
Darren Parsons via google.com - Jun 22, 2020
Awesome food, cool staff, great drinks, fun outside seating right off the bike trail. What more can u ask for ? ... read more
derek schaeffer via google.com - Jun 21, 2020
mahi tacos were great. our server greg was very personable and caught the vibe of our group. we'll probably be back ... read more
previous tenant via google.com - Jun 19, 2020
Great food and drinka and a cool outdoor patio. The kids menu was very good too.
Lindell Pearson via google.com - Jun 13, 2020
We had an excellent time here! ...
We had an excellent time here! Showed up early because the wait for tables backs up quickly - but it's worth the wait! Had a few beers at the takeout window waiting for our table - once we were inside, we felt very safe and distanced from others. Service was fantastic. We had Tristan and Julia serving us who were great, friendly, and ... read more
Alex T. via yelp.com - Jun 13, 2020
I went to Bear Branch for the first ...
I went to Bear Branch for the first time last week and had a fantastic time. Their outdoor patio is charming and has plenty of space. Their quesadilla was probably the best one I've ever had (get the steak in it, you won't regret it). Can't wait to visit again!
Leticia M. via yelp.com - Jun 12, 2020
Good food, good atmosphere, fantastic service. I believe my server’s name was Greg. If you ever get a chance to be served by him, he’ll easily make your night. Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. He was quick with bringing out our food. And the food itself was fantastic. You really get your bang for you buck at this place.
Joel Choi via google.com - Jun 11, 2020
great place to hang out, food and beer are excellent and very friendly staff!
Andres Cortissoz via google.com - Jun 9, 2020
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