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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
Yum!!! Great food ---- something for most every palate. Great service. Ambiance is really nice, too, especially for a low noise level so that you don't have to yell at your dinner partners across the table. Great wine selection, too! Will definitely go back!
We had reservations but somehow people walking in got seated before us. It was super loud! The server explained the brunch deal and recommended the $35 deal. The food came relatively quickly and was very tasty. I'm a vegan and could order only 2 things. Otherwise I'm not sure I'll return forbrunch.
I have been to Cava many times and normally love the place. The lunch food was not good this time. The service brought the appetizers after the main course. The falafel sandwich was dry and just not up to their standards. May just have been the one day. May be a change in staff. I will certainly go back and hopefully have a better experience.
I used to *love* this place - but the quality has collapsed and somehow it keeps getting pricier. They've changed the menu and simplified the recipes for a bunch of things, and as the Cava franchise expands, it's clear that no one is paying attention at the restaurant anymore. What used to be really exciting, nuanced food is now depressingly basic, wildly over-salted and maddeningly overpriced.
My memory of what Cava once was kept bringing me back. But after spending $60 before tip on yet another wildly disappointing and small dinner, I'm sorry to say I'm done.
Food was great as always! Service was a little slow (and it wasn't busy downstairs) and I am not sure if our waitress was new but she forgot little things like the pita bread and olive oil. Otherwise, the food was fantastic as always! This is one of my favorite restaurants to take people to when they come into town. My guests enjoyed the food and were raving about it!
Very accommodating and nice atmosphere. Good, friendly service with a fantastic menu full of delicious plates. It is a great place to go with a group of friends so you can order a bunch of items and share around the table. I love Cava and will return frequently.
Our servers were great. And one of the five dishes we had was outstanding (Brussels sprouts). Otherwise, we were disappointed. The lamb with orzo was way too salty. The other three dishes were fine, but not memorable (zucchini fritters, mushrooms, and octopus). The music was a little too loud and too much like it you're at a club. Also, the noise level overall was loud. I think it'd be fine to go to try a Mediterranean wine and have one small plate, but it's really hit or miss.
Went with my friends for a birthday lunch. The lunch menu is a great value, and the food is always good. The service was BAD when we went, however. It seemed as though they were understaffed. We couldn't get our orders in without really flagging the waiter down with some effort. Also, the soda my friend ordered was strangely flat. Would go back, but not for lunch!
The food was delicious, as always. I am a frequent diner of the Cava Restaurant company and I'm always pleased. I had a friend in town, who is thinking of moving to the area and I wanted to take her to a local favorite. We had the Scallops and Shrimp, which were utterly fantastic. We also had the Crazy Feta Hushpuppies, which were good, but a little spicy for my taste, as well as the basic Romaine Salad, which had a deliciously strong dill flavor.
All and all, a fantastic experience.
Food was delicious!! The waiter was very accommodating when I requested a less noisy table. Only downside was the waiters suggestion to each order 3-4 dishes.
We ordered 10 plates between 4 people, it was all brought so close together that we were stuffed before even trying all:((. Would be better if we ordered 2 less plates and the wait staff spaced out the arrival of dishes!!
We ate at Cava before the DC United game. Our food came out at a good pace because we told our server we had to leave before 7pm. We had a good variety of dishes & they were all great - fish, beef, veggie. They also have a good beer selection! Definitely will be going back!
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