Cava Mezze - DC

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$31 to $50
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Greek
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.
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Specials

$25 Pre Fixed Restaurant Week Menu

$25 Three-course Dinner Menu

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 23, 2019

Ends: August 24, 2118

Availability: Sun 4:00PM-9:45PM
Fri-Sat 4:00PM-9:45PM

$35 AYCE Brunch ($10 for kids 12 and under)

$35 AYCE Brunch with .25 cent mimosa's, $2 sparkling wine and specialty mimosas (flavors change), $4 bloody mary's and sangria, $6 crushes!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 16, 2019

Ends: August 17, 2118

Availability: Sun 10:00AM-3:30PM
Sat 10:00AM-3:30PM

Free Order of Homemade Greek Donuts

End your meal with the perfect treat, one free order of homemade Greek donuts. One order per table, dine in only!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 12, 2019

Ends: June 13, 2118

Availability: Daily 5:00PM-10:00PM

Happy Hour

Great Food and Drink Specials offered at our bar only!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 31, 2019

Ends: June 1, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 5:00PM-7:00PM
Fri 3:00PM-7:00PM

$35 AYCE Brunch

$35 All You Can Eat Mezze Brunch with exclusive drink specials such as .25 cent mimosa's, $4 bloody mary's + sangria, $6 crushes, and $2 sparkling wine

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 31, 2019

Ends: June 1, 2118

Availability: Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM
Sat 10:00AM-3:30PM

$25 Monday Night Pre-Fixed Menu

$25 Three-Course Mezze Prefixed Menu! A great chance to try some of our most popular dishes.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 13, 2019

Ends: May 14, 2118

Availability: Mon 5:00PM-10:00PM

(2) for $12 Pre Fixed Lunch Menu

Come try a variety of Mezze for a quick, but tasty pre-fixed lunch.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 16, 2019

Ends: May 17, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:30AM-2:30PM

Half Priced Wine Bottles

Half Price off all of our Wine Bottles from 5 pm until close

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 14, 2019

Ends: May 15, 2118

Availability: Tue 4:00PM-6:00PM

What 1570 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was pleasant and prompt. Always fun to go with a friend since sharing some "small" plates makes sense. Remains a great Barracks Row Street option.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

This was just a blah experience! I usually really enjoy Cava Mezze but there was something off this visit.

PB
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food. Slow and unattentive service. Appetizer arrived 10 minutes after main dishes despite having ordered appetizer 10 minutes before mains. Dessert took 40 minutes after ordering to arrive.

BW
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Except for 6 young ladies next to our table...we had to move because we could not hear each other without raising our voices to their level. Moved inside and as times before...GREAT!
Heidi is a jewel. Don’t let her go.

PS
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything we ordered!! Gyros were outstanding, as was calamari, hush puppies and EVERYTHING else we ordered!! The only problem is that we don’t live close enough to go back regularly!! We NEED a location in VA Beach!!

LS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another great meal at Cava Mezze! We love celebrating our special occasions at Cava Mezze!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We decided to try out the brunch! The waiter was cool and didn’t require the entire party to order the bottomless brunch. The food was average! Overall a great dinning experience and I will come back.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Took a long time to get a waiter and food.

DC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The taste of the food has changed. Most dishes were bland. But, you can't beat mimosas for a quarter.

EC
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cava is our neighborhood “go to”. We love the food and beverages. We are especially big fans of the grilled meatballs, the branzino, and the Brussel sprouts. Last night, we took advantage of the Open Table special and selected the free Greek Donuts. Hot and delicious. I also think they make the best Old Fashioned in the neighborhood. The service is excellent, and we love being welcomed back each time.

AM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Fiance requested gluten free meal due to food allergy. Her meal has cross contamination and she got sick afterwards.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Waited 15 minutes for a waitress to acknowledge us. Food came out cold and we waited for up to 20 minutes for each drink refill. Will not go back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and it came out fast. Unfortunately, all of the food was either cold or room temperature.

OT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely to share food with friends.

SJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience here was absolutely amazing!!! From the food to the service was impeccable! Can’t wait to visit again😁

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service!

MC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very nice, the food was good and came out very timely. Good drinks and ambiance!

w
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Again.. another night where we didn't even lok at the menu.
we told our waitress bring us out 5 + Saganaki and it was perfect.
octopus/ crispy chicken/ gyros/ watermelon & feta, etc.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fave brunch spot in DC! Would definitely recommend

M
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredibly good and very fresh. Everything was done perfectly and service was extremely quick and efficient. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting D.C and is looking for Mediterranean

JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First off, the food was great. We were not really familiar with the mezze style of dining, but the waittress was understanding and patient and explained it to us well. The cost for a family of 4 was no problem to me. Well worth it. Would definitely go back again.

H
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was great and the food was amazing! Well worth the cost! We will definitely be back.

N
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The 25 cents mimosas were amazing ! The service was great and our waitress was very attentive. You must try the biscuit with honey butter ! I wish they had more variation of egg and veggies plates. I found myself eating all carbs. Nonetheless, it was great

OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s the perfect brunch spot for the girls!!!

CV
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My daughter didn’t care for her mixed drink or the Sangria. We also didn’t love the fried chicken sandwiches, but the mini gyros and spanicopita was good.

DC
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Temperature of the food range between cold and lukewarm. Not likely to return to this brunch.

LG
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed our meal and experience at Cava Mezza. the waitress was wonderful--great personality, knowledge of the food, made great suggestions, attenentive. the food was quite good and we liked the "little plates" concept and the served when ready concept. The lambchop choice was questionable as far as price was concerned. Enjoyed all the flavors and textures of the food.

D
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food in DC.Love going there and definitely going back soon.

KJ
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

It was expensive, limited, and mediocre. It was noisy, crunchy and the table wobbled.

SP
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dolmades are to die for! The meat in the mini gyros was also the best I’ve ever had.

MH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner at Cava Mezze, but it was just an average meal. The food was good, but nothing stood out to make it special. The service was attentive. The prices were a bit high for the quantity and quality of food compared to similar restaurants.

RR
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants. Always good food and good service!

B
New England
39 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and the service was very attentive to your requests.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They’re good on the mimosas 👌🏼

OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brunch was fabulous.

SY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Dave was fantastic! He went above and beyond to ensure if the syrup contained honey for one of the people at our table who was allergic to honey. Unexpected and much appreciated.

NS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The AYCEB special is my favorite and I am always satisfied. I thoroughly enjoy the service I receive at Cava Mezze - 8th St SE!

VW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met up with some friends here for brunch. The food was amazing and the servers were some of the friendliest people I have had the pleasure of meeting. Our party was very satisfied with everything and we will definitely be back.

LP
Washington DC
235 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We hit Cava Mezze on a quiet weekday night and enjoyed an atmosphere conducive to conversation. We sampled an array of small plates -- mostly delicious including all the dips and the roasted beet salad. Indeed, next time we'd concentrate on the small plates and pass up the somewhat less successful entrees.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Went there for brunch with my boyfriend. For 35 dollars you get an unlimited small plates. GREAT FOOD! 25 cent mimosas top off the deal as being an affordable brunch option. My only issue is the service. We were there 2 hours and were served 2 courses. To clarify, the server will come to your table to place your order, and will come back once the first round is finished. We ordered 3 plates and waited 45 minutes.(They also messed up my order twice). They were prioritizing different tables, and our service was compromised. With some “alternative motivation,” tactics with our server. Service was speedy.
I do however recommend this brunch spot. If I would do it all over again I would order everything I wanted the first time my server came around.

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