Cava Mezze - DC

4.7
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1654 Reviews
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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vipCatchingup
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating an exam complete and cooler temps were sweet. crazy feta and good house wine. The cauliflower and corn salad were sublime. Everyone was nice and I liked the price.
Gyros were fab. I picked up the tab. BF was glad.
Walked home with a full belly...the garlic was good, but left my breath smelly!

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ShawnM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

No value ‘ would not go back or Recommend to friends or family

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vipcpf218
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was not great and food was so-so. One of the four of us did not get his food until at least 10 minutes after the rest of us got ours. It was difficult to get attention from a server to get more water. The staff seemed indifferent to the shortcomings.

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viptasjtime
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was a good happy hour spot.

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kfowlkes88
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! Very clean and Covid 19 compliant!

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DaenaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Took a while to get seated as this was a busy Sunday. Once we got seated, it took a while for a waiter to come. I eventually flagged someone down to get a waiter to visit the table. The waiter was knowledgeable regarding the menu. We ordered the lamb chops and the brunch special. There were only two lamp chops with a little bit of meat on them. They weren't cooked to our liking, but we were hungry so it fit the bill. Zuchini fritters were great as well as the chicken and waffles.

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MelA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We did the brunch special - 3 dishes and reduced priced drinks. To start off, despite a reservation, we needed to wait for our table. Then we waited a long time before our waiter even asked for a first drink order. Food was decent but very slow to arrive and we actually needed to call to our waiter at one point to get drink refills. Meanwhile staff were dong shots with the patrons at a nearby table. About a month ago we had a good experience at this restaurant but this last experience soured us and we will not be going back.

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Chris
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and helpful service. Recommend checking this place out.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great DC restaurant week menu! I loved all the healthy menu options.

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EmilyJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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Yasmeen
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I always enjoy brunch. Felt safe and the food was great.

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Jenn
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was safe and clean during these unprecedented times. Note: No longer bottomless but brunch “mania” which imo is better. Food was excellent and service was great. Staff was friendly and very attentive. We came here for their brunch to wrap up my friend’s bach trip and we were all very pleased. :) Would def come back again!

JD
vipJohnD
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was very attentive. The food was amzazing!

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Bukks
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

I’ve been to Cava several times and I’ve never had bad service until my last visit. Our waitress was TERRIBLE! It took her a long time to attend to my party even though it wasn’t busy in the restaurant at the time. She never let us know they made a huge change in the menu (they also ran out of certain foods and it was only 1pm in the afternoon), accommodating or attended to the individuals in my party that hasn’t been there before. It was embarrassing to offer this place, speak so highly of it and have it be such a disappointment. I hope they change their brunch menu back to the way it previously was when all of this Covid mess blows over. I will not be returning anytime soon.

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NellieB480
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and our server was fantastic!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service! Victor and Melvin are excellent for the upstairs dining experience. This is one of our favorite spots!

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vipKristine
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Cava Mezze for an early dinner and had a great experience. The food was great, all brought out piping hot and fresh. The service was attentive and we felt comfortable in the indoor dining space, with spaced-out tables and noticeable active cleaning/safety practices. We will be back next time we are in DC!

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vipCatchingup
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A go-to place for me! Enjoyed the red wine, Brussels, Cauliflower (prob my fave thing that night), the fried chicken sliders, and the calamari (just okay).

I will be back!

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MelA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the $35 brunch. The food was very good but selections were restricted (e.g., one from column A, etc).

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vipPaulinew
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!

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vipCatherineH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Cava! Always so delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall!! Our server was phenomenal!!

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TenzinC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Food did not taste good not worth the $35 per person. The Clarendon location unlimited brunch menu before COVID was way better than this location. Was very disappointed and won’t come back again.

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vipCheyenneH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. They were very clean and careful and they are handling their reopening well and safely.

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vipCatherineH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Cava! One of the best restaurants in DC

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Dianna
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great post-covid restaurant situation. We sat at a table in the back, they generously let us bring our dog, the food was really good and the drinks were decent. It was quiet and lovely. Thanks!

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ChrisQ
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new brunch menu was awesome and our waitress was great, me and my girlfriend was very please with everything!

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NajaeLoud
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and return after the pandemic. Will return once full menu for brunch is restored :)

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ChristenH
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony was our server and he was great. Will definitely be back for the rooftop dining!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will definitely go back here!

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vipHeatherH
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Food, service, drinks, atmosphere... thanks, Cava, for a great night catching up w friends!

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JenJenDC
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Even though it was busy and we were a party of 7, Gwen and Melvin were GREAT and kept everybody happy. There was a great variety to eat and enjoy and the drinks were on point.

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Peter
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and interesting choices. Friendly service!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The price fix Monday dinner was a great deal!

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Neicy
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was my second time there and I wanted to take a few family members because I was impressed. They enjoyed it but we all think that the waiters should be better at not forgetting people orders.

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Gman
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We love the food and service at Cava Mezze. The variety of items offer something that will please almost everyone. Saganaki, spanikopita, and brussel sprouts were delicious standouts. The scallops with risotto was very over salted. We notified our server, Aleth, who spoke with the chef. Our server thanked us for letting her know and the chef offered us dessert on behalf of the restaurant. This is the way to make things right without us having to ask for anything. Well done, Arleth and Cava Mezze!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it! My friends love it next happy hour will take place there again. Great customer service and food was amazing 😃

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!! Always a good time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

City vibe with great ambiance for our Valentine’s Day dinner. Great service. Amazing food. Will definitely come again.

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Cava Mezze - DC does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Cava Mezze - DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 543-9090 ext. 0.

Cava Mezze - DC is rated 4.7 stars by 1654 OpenTable diners.

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