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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
Bear Branch Tavern is a great new addition to the town of Vienna. The ambiance is delightful and the menu has a wide and tasty selection of apps, main courses, and drinks! Our server, Greg, was spot-on with this recommendations- he was very knowledgeable of the menu and was super kind and attentive to our table. Bear Branch deserves ... read more
Melissa Huasasquiche via google.com - Jun 8, 2020
Bear Branch Tavern is a new Vienna gem. The food is delicious, the ambiance is modern and welcoming, and the location is in the heart of the city. Our waiter, Greg, was attentive, hospitable, and extremely knowledgeable of the menu! Definitely try this spot out!! You won’t regret it.
Lauren LeBoeuf via google.com - Jun 8, 2020
I wish I had heard of this place ...
I wish I had heard of this place sooner! Everything about my group's experience here was nothing short of incredible.
The host/employee that answered the phone when I called ahead for my group was friendly, professional and they thoroughly explained the options for outdoor sitting for my group. The estimated timing for us to be s
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Mitchell H. via yelp.com - Jun 7, 2020
I wish I had heard of this place sooner! Everything about my group’s experience here was nothing short of incredible. The host/employee that answered the phone when I called ahead for my group was friendly, professional and they thoroughly explained the options for outdoor sitting for my group. The estimated timing for us to be seat ... read more
Mitchell Hines via google.com - Jun 7, 2020
Great service . Clean place . Very friendly . The food is so yummy 🤩 One of the best 🥇 ... read more
Kusai Diab via google.com - Jun 7, 2020
Server was fantastic and the atmosphere was a welcome (but safe) reprieve from the world in which we now live.
Ben via google.com - Jun 6, 2020
My kids and I just moved to Vienna ...
My kids and I just moved to Vienna in the middle of quarantining. Bear Branch Tavern's family meals have been saving us! The BBQ family meal especially is off the charts. I've never in my life raved about cole slaw, but when a family of five loves cole slaw, there's something magical happening! Adding to that, the staff very kindly p ... read more
Gina M B. via yelp.com - Jun 2, 2020
We went for a date, now that we're ...
We went for a date, now that we're in Phase 1, and we've been eyeing this place for a while.  Everything from the set-up to the food and drinks was terrific!  The beers (we got the sour varieties) were excellent and the food was delicious.  We ordered the fish tacos, flavorful Mexican corn as a side, and the arugula pesto chicken san ... read more
Angela H. via yelp.com - Jun 1, 2020
Great first experience. Good food and attentive service. Lucy did a super job for us. LOVED the Shrimp & Grits. Will definitely be back.
Derek Reinhard via google.com - May 31, 2020
This appears to be another good option for beers and outdoor seating in Vienna. Food is good bar restaurant standards. The service was satisfactory given the restrictions. Prices are high compared to other options and portion sizes.
John Beresny via google.com - May 31, 2020
Food was amazing! It's been hard to find good food lately so this was a nice surprise. Love the open bar in the front. Very convenient. Will be back ... read more
Olivia Yancey via google.com - May 31, 2020
Everything we’ve order to go has been excellent. Can’t wait until they reopen!
Jairo Sorto via google.com - May 27, 2020
We ordered the Quarantine Family ...
We ordered the Quarantine Family Meal and it did not disappoint. As a native Texan, I can tell you the ribs were legit and the fried chicken was on point. Cole Slaw and fries were great too! Our order was ready in less than an hour and the service at pickup was great. Would definitely recommend.
Russell J. via yelp.com - Apr 10, 2020
Love the homemade ginger beer!
Dominique Best via google.com - Mar 17, 2020
Stoppwe by this place for the first ...
Stoppwe by this place for the first time today my boyfriend and I. Overall a grwat vibe walking in and the other customers see faily nice and knew each other so very local feel. I got the pretzels which csme with 3 nice size ones tadty cheese along with chutney an peppers. My boyfriend got the gyro with a salad and loved it. Said it ... read more
Ashley H. via yelp.com - Mar 17, 2020
Great food / lots of beers and drinks / dog friendly patio ... read more
Douglas McGregor via google.com - Mar 15, 2020
Fantastic service and atmosphere. My waiter Carla was super attentive and kind. Gonna go back soon!
Greg Sternberg via google.com - Mar 14, 2020
Great apps, beer, and service. We tried the beer cheese and pretzels, fried cauliflower, and crispy falafels. They were all very good.
Gary Peiffer via google.com - Mar 14, 2020
Great food. Great atmosphere.
Guillermo Aguilera via google.com - Mar 14, 2020
I love it ... read more
Robert Atkinson via google.com - Mar 14, 2020
I heard about the opening this ...
I heard about the opening this week and went to check it out. It was packed, so I think everyone else had the same idea. The prices were reasonable - actually much better than the only other local tavern for food and drinks. The food was fantastic - had the poke nachos, beet salad, and OMG the pretzels. FYI They have a kids menu too.
Alix M. via yelp.com - Mar 10, 2020
Nice buildout, clean environment. Pllenty of parking when I was present. Nice bars, lots of TV's for sports fans, raw oysters in back bar. Will try food next time, burgers looked good. Rear bar service needs improvement.
Gulshan Rasta via google.com - Mar 9, 2020
Good time, late night feels like a bar, which is a welcome addition to Vienna. Cocktails were on the sweet side, hopefully the whiskey and bourbon selection will improve. Going back to try the food!
Andrea Lin via google.com - Mar 8, 2020
Great new local restaurant. Modern decor, fresh food. The menu had a lot of interesting options for Vienna (including falafel and Israeli couscous ♥️). Prices were reasonable. Beer selection was better than other local places. Various sports and many big screen TVs. The only negative was the loud acoustics. A few parties left while ... read more
Marina Medvin, Esq. via google.com - Mar 8, 2020
Nice restaurant in the heart of ...
Nice restaurant in the heart of Vienna. I enjoyed the vibe, staff, and food. There are lots of tvs to watch the game on and 20 beers on tap. The tuna nachos were amazing! We will definitely be back again.
Jordan P. via yelp.com - Mar 7, 2020
Just came here for the first time ...
Just came here for the first time and I'll definitely be back! The food was great, the service was great, the atmosphere was great, and I really look forward to coming back many times in the future!
Sean J. via yelp.com - Mar 7, 2020
About to open. Sports bar / good eats.
Michael Zarnegar via google.com - Jan 29, 2020
Just opened . Sports bar ... read more
Michael Zarnegar via google.com - Jan 27, 2020
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