restaurants one loudoun

Eddie Merlot’s to Open in February at One Loudoun

Eddie Merlot’s is COMING SOON to One Loudoun! This unique restaurant will bring a contemporary yet elegant dining experience to One Loudoun, while serving up their prime aged beef and seafood and extensive wine list.

Eddie Merlot’s is set to open at One Loudoun in February of 2017, but in the mean time, learn more on this amazing restaurant here: Ashburn Patch: Eddie Merlot’s One Loudoun Location Set to Open in February

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(Photo Source: Eddie Merlot’s and Patch.com)

Experience One Loudoun: Copperwood Tavern

Finally the time is here that we have all been waiting for: Copperwood Tavern is now open at One Loudoun! Copperwood Tavern is a one of a kind farm-to-table restaurant that is well loved among residents of NoVA (the original and only other location is in Shirlington, VA). Within only a few days of the restaurant opening, we knew we had to try it!

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As we walked up to the restaurant, we couldn’t help but admire the exceptionally large patio area! Since it was a dreary day outside, we didn’t want to test Mother Nature, so we opted for a table inside. 

As soon as we walked in, we realized that Copperwood Tavern couldn’t be a better place to have lunch on a rainy day! The interior of CT is very cozy and looks like the inside of a log cabin – the perfect place to warm up and enjoy a great meal this fall. 

The restaurant is complete with flannel-lined booths and log cabin-esque décor, and wouldn’t be a true tavern without a huge stone fireplace and taxidermy deer head mounted above it. With a nod to the restaurant’s name, “copper” is abundant throughout the restaurant, from the pipes on the wall to the water pitchers, and “wood” makes up the walls, tables, and chairs. 

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Immediately after we sat down, we were presented with the cutest little tin bucket of popcorn. Be warned: after the first bite, you will realize that you may not be able to stop eating it. This stuff is seriously addicting and perfectly coated with butter and a special barbecue seasoning.

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As our server promptly greeted us, she made sure to let us know that every item on the menu at CT is organic and farm-to-table. Later, we would find out that this really makes a difference in the taste and quality of the food. If you check out their website at www.copperwoodtavern.com, they even list the local farms where they get all of their fresh produce, seafood, and meat. 

Lunch recommendations from our server:

·      Apps: Fried Brussel Sprouts, Fried Green Tomatoes

·      Soup/Salad: Sweet Yellow Corn Soup, Farmer’s Salad

·      Sandwiches: Grilled Rosemary Chicken, Slow Roasted Pork Belly Sandwich

·      Entrée: Brown Ale Butter Chicken

·      Dessert: Cast Iron S’mores Dip

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What we ordered:

·      Fried green tomatoes – as someone who has never even had green tomatoes, I wondered if I had been living under a rock because these were amazing. Sliced, fried, salted, and served with a lemon-basil aioli, I could have been content with just these for my meal.

·      BALT sandwich – Of course, BALT stands for bacon, avocado, lettuce, and in this case, more fried green tomato, with smoked tomato-chipotle aioli. This sandwich looked so good, we had to pick it up to show all of the layers. And it was very, very good. 

·       Grilled rosemary chicken sandwich – The menu says, “Rosemary marinated chicken topped with smoked Gouda cheese, bib lettuce, maple mustard, bacon and tomato,” but it should say “the most succulent chicken sandwich you’ve ever had.”

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Copperwood Tavern also serves Brunch on the weekends from 9am-4pm, which is one of the longest running brunches we have heard of – perfect for avid brunchers. On more than one occasion, we’ve been told that the duck hash is the way to go for brunch. If you wander into CT for dinner, you will see that their dinner menu has a large selection of entrée options including locally sourced seafood and meat.

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As you can see in the photo above, Copperwood Tavern also has a huge bar area, with a large lineup of bourbons and local draft beers that lend a hand to the cabin-like feel. Additionally, the actual drink menu is a long list of handcrafted cocktails, bourbon, beer, wine, and moonshine; yes, moonshine. We couldn’t decide on a beer, so our server was kind enough to bring samples of a few! Other cool things that you need to know about CT include their Dog of the Month contest and $1 Oyster Hour from 4pm-7pm Monday-Friday.

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Our recommendation: Go to Copperwood Tavern for a great meal, drink, or both! Make your reservations now at http://www.opentable.com

Experience One Loudoun: World of Beer

Do you like the world? Do you like beer? Then you will be thrilled to know that there is a World of Beer at One Loudoun and it is NOW OPEN! World of Beer is just one of the many great restaurant options at One Loudoun in Asburn, VA with even more opening soon, like Hale + Hog and Copperwood Tavern! After a day of working hard in the office or driving the kids to their extracurriculars you may need a cold one, and World of Beer is the perfect place to go.

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There are a few very important things you should know about World of Beer before you make any assumptions. The first being that they also have food – and not just any food, but a tavern fare that will blow your mind. Secondly, you are encouraged to taste some of the options on tap before you make a decision, because there is a good chance you will be overwhelmed by the selection. The final thing you need to know is that the staff is extremely friendly and can expertly pinpoint what beer and food you will like.

Now that we have your attention, let’s talk about the beer. At any given time, each World of Beer establishment will have 500+ beers to choose from. The day we decided to visit the WOB at One Loudoun, they happened to have exactly 622 beers in stock. (See photo above if you don’t believe us!) One of the coolest things about the beer selection is that a number of taps are changed daily, so you never know what to expect!

When we chose to experience WOB One Loudoun, it was bright and sunny outside, so naturally, we sat on the patio. Guests also have the choice to sit inside, which doesn’t mean much when the weather is nice because the entire restaurant turns into an indoor/outdoor space.

Our server greeted us with a paper menu and an iPad. Yes, an iPad. The reason for the iPad is, as mentioned above, the beer selection changes daily, so it is an easy way for WOB to keep their list updated. The iPad is also interactive, so you can filter your selection by types of beer, search for what you want, or get info on a certain brew.

(Just a few of) the most popular beers on tap: Kona Longboard Lager, Sweetwater Blue

What we tasted: Potter’s Craft Grapefruit Hibiscus, Sweetwater Blue

What we ordered: Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin, Otter Creek Citra Mantra

(Some of) the most popular food items: German Pretzel, Tavern Taters

What the staff loves: Chimay Burger, German Pretzel

What we ordered: Southern Fried Pickles, Margherita Flatbread

Now, if you stumble into WOB (no pun intended), then you will notice their large chalkboards with all kinds of awesome information. WOB maintains strong relationships with local breweries, so they host events that will feature a few hard-to-find brews from your local favorites.  Other events include Tuesday Trivia, Live Music, and Loyalty Days, where all bottled beers are 25% off!

The tops of the shelves behind the World of Beer bar are lined with their signature growlers that come in a few different designs. According to the WOB staff, these things fly off the shelves! The growlers are so popular because WOB is constantly changing their beers on tap, and a lot of them are hard to find elsewhere. So, if you happen to find your favorite beer on your visit to WOB, we recommend filling up a growler while the brew is still available!

World of Beer One Loudoun is constantly updating their website in order to bring you the latest beers that were “Just Tapped” and other promotions that may be happening. Visit https://worldofbeer.com/Locations/OneLoudoun for more information!

Happy Hour Hot Spots of One Loudoun

It’s no secret that One Loudoun’s vibrant, mixed-use community is Loudoun’s New Downtown with our wide selection of retailers—from restaurants, taverns and bistros, to a variety of retail shops, a dry cleaners and more! The restaurants here at One Loudoun offer a variety of happy hour deals and specials you won’t want to miss. Read on to learn about a few of the happy hour specials and afternoon hot spots currently underway at  One Loudoun:

Bar Louie

Happy Hours: Monday-Friday, 4:00pm-7:00pm

Bar Louie is an eclectic, urban bar, best-known for their dynamic beer selection, signature martinis and cocktails, and infamous Blues & Brews (every Thursday, 5:00pm-close) and $5 Burger Night (every Tuesday, 5:00pm-close). Bar Louie’s extensive Drink Menu is chock full of  martinis, cocktails, mocktails, margaritas, mojitos, wine and more! To learn more about one of One Loudoun’s hallmark watering holes, check out Bar Louie on Facebook, or visit their website.

Family Meal

Happy Hours: Monday-Friday, 3:00pm-6:00pm

Bryan Voltaggio’s modern take on the classic diner features a number of delicious dishes, with an extensive drink menu. Family Meal’s weekday happy hour specials include $6 cocktails, $5-$6 wine and all draft beers for $5/ glass and $15/pitcher! For more, check out Family Meal on Facebook, or visit their website.

Glass Half Full Taproom

Happy Hours: Periodic All-Day Happy Hours and Specials

Glass Half Full at the Alamo is a neighborhood bar built by beer lovers, for beer lovers. Glass Half Full offers the finest microbrew and craft beers around, in addition to a truly exceptional selection of handcrafted, classic and one-of-a-kind custom cocktails—found on their drink menu. For more on Glass Half Full, visit their website or check them out on Facebook.

Okada Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Happy Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 3:30pm-6:30pm

Okada offers happy hour specials on their martinis, cocktails and a variety of domestic, draft and import beers—along with their delicious selection of fresh sushi, Hibachi-style entrees and authentic Japanese culinary specialties. For more, visit their website or check out their Facebook page.

5ence of Thai

Happy Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 4:00pm -7:00pm & 10:00 pm-Midnight; Friday & Saturday, 10:00pm-2:00am

5ense of Thai offers happy hour specials every day of the week, with a special Happy Hour Menu that is sure to impress. 5ence of Thai’s Drink Menu includes a wide selection of alcoholic beverages including: Cocktails, Mocktails, Draft Beers, Wine, Whiskey and even Sake and Soju! Be sure to stop by 5ence of Thai every Monday for half priced bottles of wine as well. For more on 5ence of Thai, visit their website and be sure to check them out on Facebook!