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.
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
Cava is a great place to go with friends ...
Cava is a great place to go with friends to catch-up and enjoy great food. I suggest ordering a few things at a time and enjoying a nice long meal. The small plates aren't actual that small, so everyone can try everything that comes out.
Our waitress was very nice and professio ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 :)
We really like Cava. The service is alw ...
We really like Cava. The service is always great and the atmosphere is very nice. The food is amazing. Favs are FireFeta, Saganaki, Chicken Souvlaki. New favorite is the Brussel Sprouts with yogurt. They are AMAZING!
Cava Mezze is a great neighborhood gem. ...
Cava Mezze is a great neighborhood gem. The multiple times I have been, I have always had great food, good wine, and good service. It is pretty quick too. Get the Brussel sprouts, the gyros, and the shrimp! But honestly, everything has been good.
Our waitress was very attentive at the b ...
Our waitress was very attentive at the beginning but once we finally started ordering, she seemed to disappear. We were disappointed that they were out of several of the items on the menu and she was not accommodating about it.
I really liked the Mediterranean menu. T ...
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 ...
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 Stre ...
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.
It could be because we went at 8pm befor ...
It could be because we went at 8pm before the kitchen closed at 9pm but the chicken souvlaki was dry, the mac and cheese orzo bland and lukewarm. The saganaki was great and so was the shrimp covered in shredded phyllo. The dishes were missing some key ingredients. The service was inattentive and uninformed and mixed up the order. Was very confused about how it would be possible to heat up the orzo dish.
I enjoyed each of the dishes I ordered a ...
I enjoyed each of the dishes I ordered and my table of three people had a good meal by ordering only 5 plates. They recommend two to three plates per person, I would recommend starting on the low side first (see above) because each of the plates are deliciously filling. I would warn that you don't get the flamming cheese dish unless you have at least three people--b/c it's so rich. Great time!
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