About Cava Mezze - DC
Prepare to indulge in unique Greek-inspired dishes, skillfully crafted by talented Chef Dimitri Moshovitis. All dishes are served mezze style—in small plates, but with portions large enough to share. Cava’s mezze-style dining inspires conversation and laughter at the table. The dim candle-lighting and black and white family photos adorning Cava’s charming brick interior walls creates a welcoming atmosphere. A dining experience at Cava is incomplete without a glass of wine. So pair your meal with one of our upscale, yet affordable wines.
Washington, DC 20003
Greek, Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
LUNCH | Monday CLOSED | Tuesday - Friday 11:30am 2:30pm
BRUNCH | Saturday 10am - 3:30pm | Sunday 10am - 4pm
DINNER | Monday-Thursday 5pm-9:45pm | Friday 5pm - 10:45pm | Saturday 4:00pm-11pm | Sunday 4pm-9pm
** OPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY AND SUNDAYS** 10am-alotted closing times.
8th and G southeast
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(202) 543-9090 ext. 6
Full catering available, from corporate to weddings. For all our of store catering please contact Scott@cavamezze.com
Valet and street parking daily. Valet is located directly across the street. Please have your ticket validated at our Host stand for discounted pricing.
METRO- Eastern Market (BLUE/ORANGE). 1.5 blocks from our restaurant.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
WE DO PRIVATE EVENTS! We have two private spaces on our mezzanine level, which can be rented out separate or together. We do baby showers, wedding showers, business dinners, cocktail receptions, fundraisers,etc.
Please contact Mara@eatcava.com
Join us in either our private mezzanine dining room or heated rooftop. You can also use both for larger parties as they connect. Great setting in the Capitol Hill area on Barracks Row.
Cava Mezze - DC Ratings and Reviews
The food at Cava is always great. I usually go to the location in Clarendon but have dined here at the DC location before. The service here is mediocre and the servers always make us feel like there's a rush to get us to leave. On both occasions, we wanted to order more, whether it was another drink, a dessert or even regular food but we're always brought the check before being asked if we would like anything else. There times that we needed to hail someone down in order to order something else. The food is the same as at the other location but the one in Clarendon has better service. Anything off the menu is delicious and we will continue to patronize the Cava Mezze in VA.
Our waitress was very nice and professional. She informed us of all thr specials and was knowledgeable about the different items on the menu and answered all of our questions. The food came quickly. While the food was good the choices were nothing spectacular or outstanding. Could stand to be updated. The mezza menu for lunch is nice. The restaurant was really cold. They had the door open and the temperature was cold that day so we all ate with our coats on. Overall it was ok.
I met a friend and we shared a number of small plates. We started with the dip sampler since we did not want to narrow it down. They were all good but favorites were the crazy feta and Tzatziki. We then shared the sea bass, spanakopita, chicken souvlaki, and zucchini fritters. The souvlaki was fine but nothing special. The fritters were wonderful as was the spanakopita. We were stuffed by the end so next time I would limit the pita and dip eating a bit. They had a reasonable wine election. It was quite loud even though it wasn't full when we started so don't go for intimate convesation.
Excellent location with great food. My only comment, and a very minor one at that, is that they had many bussers almost lurking around tables ready to pounce at a dish that was ready to remove -- while this is better than never seeing folks to clear items (even more important since many small plates are involved) at times had to fend them off to eat every last bite :)
I really liked the Mediterranean menu. The appetizers were very good, and so were the main courses. I had tzaziki and taramasalata (I hope I wrote it right) and then the chicken.The cheesecake was outstanding and so were the drinks. It was a very nice experience, and complemented well a dinner with friends. It got a little loud at some point....
I went for lunch, and it was SO LOUD. I could barely carry on a conversation. Food, at least what they were not out of, was good. The waitress was fine but certainly not enthusiastic. I went expecting the regular 3-course lunch deal on a Monday, but they decided to serve brunch that day, so the deal wasn't available. Thus, my meal was twice as expensive. I have been here multiple times, but they just did not have it together today.
This was our second trip to the 8th Street location. Per usual, the food was amazing. What soured our experience during this particular trip was the lack of air conditioning in the restaurant. It was a sauna. All members of our party were perspiring through their clothes. When we brought this to the attention of staff, it was met with a seemingly lackadaisical response. We would've appreciated a little honesty when arrived and prior to being sat that there was an issue with the air conditioning.
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