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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
Arletta waited on our party of 3. She did a great job with plenty of suggestions. She knew the menu well and we enjoyed our cocktails and some delicious tapas. Watermelon salad, Brussels sprouts, tzatiki, chicken - all so good. We sat outside and enjoyed the people watching. We will be back!
Cava seemed to us to go downhill a few years ago, and we had not eaten there in quite a while. It was a pleasure to go back and rediscover the joys of fresh salad, roasted cauliflower, saganaki aflame, and octopus. Everything was delicious, and the service was unobtrusive and expert. We will put this restaurant back on our short list of places to dine for very good food, expert service, and some money left in the bank account when the evening is over.
This is definitely a 'young person' place. The brunch portions are very small - not worth the price in my opinion. Asked for a plain waffle (no chicken) and they literally brought out 1/4th of a waffle. I think this is a great place if you're primary goal is to drink and casually snack. But if your into brunch for the food, I would choose another place.
There was a police matter going on right outside the restaurant when we arrived with a loud guy getting agitated. Also, there was a dining customer sitting outside about to get into it with a man strolling b y with his dog, who was letting the dog get too close for comfort of the diners.
That being said - I'd recommend sitting inside for sure. But our waitress was super friendly and the manager came by as well. Overall the food was great and the taster hummus plate was awesome.
I'd recommend they put MORE Nutella on the Greek donuts and have more white wine selections.
First time to Cava Mezze and was pleasantly surprised. Was attending the USMC Silent Drill and Band performance at 7:30 so I booked a 5:30 dinner. Upon arrival we were quickly taken to our table and waited on immediately by a very friendly and knowledgeable waitress. We had salads and every kind of Tapa on the menu, dips, vegetables, seafood, meats, cheeses and even dessert. All were served piping hot and none disappointed. Loved the watermelon salad, octopus and crazy feta (made with jalapeno).
I was concerned that the logo looked too similar to the fast food Cava Mezze - then I found out (from our excellent waiter), that is was, in fact, the same operation. Boy was I surprised!
The food is, of course, much more varied than the fast food Cava, and delicious. You don't have to love Mediterranean cuisine to love this place.
Even though it's a tapas restaurant, the plates are of ample portions - 2 was enough for me (5'11, 190). I made the mistake of ordering 3 and took an entire plate home (lamb sliders).
I had the octopus, freekeh fava salad, and lamb sliders. The sliders were almost full size burger in my opinion. Coctails were refreshing - we all had the mojito (it had a special name, but I don't recall).
The A/C wasn't working well (or not at all) the night we dined, so it was a bit close. Heavy thunderstorms rolled through which cooled things down a bit. It wasn't uncomfortable; it just should have been more comfortable.
Prices are reasonable (again, the portions are good). I'm looking forward to going back. I just wish they'd have used a different name for the restaurants to separate them from the fast food brethren. Call me a snob....
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.
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