Cava Mezze - DC

4.7
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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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CameronN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is amazing, you definitely get a bang for your buck! Mimosas were great, glass was always kept full. The rooftop was great to eat on as well! Get there early or make a reservation!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was as good as advertised

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doug
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Last minute looking for quick walk to dinner. They had one table left outside and we were promptly seated and served some great bread and spicy sauce. Good menu and everyone picked something they liked. Reasonable priced bottle of wine was great.

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MariD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Will was awesome. The manager was great. Food and drinks were on point and made for an amazing brunch. No complaints at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It’s was good, we had to look for our waitress a couple times and I felt it to be a tad bit pricey but the food was good and the ambiance was great.

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vipDominicG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The rooftop was a fun environment, food was spot on, the bill came out lower than expected, especially for DC. The babaganoush was delish!

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ErinM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cava Mezze maintains total adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols which makes dining there so comfortable and the rooftop is an entire mood and the heat lamp keeps you toasty without overheating. Food is always consistent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an excellent time! Truly one of the best brunch deals in DC.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Forgot the name of the gentleman who served us but he was also great!

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LaceyB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were sat on the rooftop for open seating and it was semi-open for air flow, the covered bar area - not so much. I also didn’t feel like we were 6ft from the next table - the guy sitting behind my friend was max 2, maybe 3 feet away. The food was good, my friend and I ordered 1 a la cart Meal for brunch each and my meal came out a good 5 mins before hers. It would’ve been better to have been served together. There was also a really rowdy group next to us, which took away from the experience.

Overall, I’d say the total experience was okay, but I don’t think I’d go back right now with COVID. I didn’t feel super comfortable.

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vipJoshB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, large portions and lots of drinks. Service was good, although they had trouble getting some of our dishes out at the same time. Rooftop seating was great during COVID.

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EmilyJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE LOVED OUR SERVES HANNAH AND ALRTH!!! They were absolutely fabulous and fun and made us feel right at home. If you go here ask for THEM!!!!

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vipAJB123
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Cava Mezze; it's great for couples and groups. I've been a few times during the last few months. Great food and drink!

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JanieJohn
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food and service. Wonderful selection of dishes with lots of choices. Definitely returning in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I love Cava but I wouldn’t recommend the brunch mania option. And their 25 cent mimosas is pure juice. They can’t add more champagne since it’s already made in a carafe.
I like their menu better outside of their brunch option.

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vipCatchingup
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
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 on September 13, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had a great time at brunch. The mimosas were strong and the food was good. Service was decent. They were pretty hands off so we had to seek their attention to get refills, but everyone was very polite so we left very happy. I would definitely go again!

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vipcpf218
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
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
3 reviews
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
2 reviews
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
30 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.

FAQs

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 1670 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.