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Cava Mezze - DC, Washington, DC

Cava Mezze - DC

4.4
4.4
1690 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 2:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:15 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Fri 2:30 pm–5:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 543-9090 ext. 0

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Dimitri Moshovitis

  • Catering

    Full catering available, from corporate to weddings. For all out of store catering please contact Scott@cavamezze.com

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Mara Barmak: (202) 543-9090

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill

  • Cross street

    8th and G southeast

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    METRO- Eastern Market (BLUE/ORANGE). 1.5 blocks from our restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 1,690 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall1food4service1ambience4

    None of our food came out at the same time. Someone’s course was always missing out of the 3 courses for brunch. One persons meal came out 15 minutes before everyone else’s and then 1 meal came out completely wrong. The server never came over to check to see if we got everything or ask how it was. Never came back to refill out mimosas

  2. LJ

    LJFood

    Central Texas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Sent a group of coworkers here for a business meal and they raved about it! Great quality and range of food for all dietary restrictions and tastes.

  3. H

    julianH

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    service was spotty maybe lack of waiters . when arrived no one was able to assit for like 7-10 minutes . once seated had to grab waiters from another table a couple of times for service

  4. k

    kideb

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Overall great. We were upstairs which was great, but music was a bit too loud.

  5. l

    ljs1313

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Warm and welcoming. Good food and accommodating staff.

  6. j

    jdrob

    Washington DC

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Always great food and service at Cava.

  7. M

    Morgan

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good and service was great! I would go again for brunch/lunch/dinner.

  8. CS

    ColoredSpirit

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall4food2service4ambience4

    Opa Opa shrimp delicious. Brunch mate didn’t like falafel sandwich said it was dry and extra tahini didn’t help. Passion fruit margarita was really good.

  9. c

    clama

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious, friendly service. It was much quieter than expected on a Friday night

  10. M

    Mclyn

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, drinks, and overall a great vibe! I would definitely recommend to my family and friends!

  11. JE

    JayEHH

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Met a friend for Sunday brunch and we both ordered from the Brunch Mania menu. The three courses were well portioned for the price and the drink were very good. I had a French 75 and we both had a few mimosas. The service left a little to be desired however but that could have been due to our location nearest the patio. The staff was very friendly but it took our waitress a bit of time to come back to us when we needed her. Overall a good experience and I would recommend.

  12. SU

    ShellyU

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Delicious, would definitely recommend to friends and family!

  13. HG

    djuHillGuy

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    The food was very disappointing. Even the flaming cheese was mediocre

  14. ND

    NicoleD

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food

  15. HM

    HannaM

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed the brunch menu - with a diverse range of options and hearty portion sizes (though significantly less wasteful than the previous "all you can eat"!) I am vegetarian and had plenty of great options. We also appreciated the great non-alcoholic beverage options. Some coffee options would be a great addition though. The service was efficient and pleasant; we enjoyed the interactions with the host table staff as well as our table server. Will definitely be back again

  16. RD

    RachelD

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely wonderful! The service was out of this world fabulous! Everytime we have out of town guests, we bring them their for the Sunday Brunch! We all something different and all share with the table, everything was delicious!

  17. GE

    GoodEats

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good service and delicious food. Recommend expanding the brunch choice options, as well as per person brunch option rather than per table. Not every person wants the brunch option in a single party. Otherwise, all was well.

  18. B

    Britt

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just perfect. Outdoor seating is great. Food was great. No complaints

  19. SO

    SONK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall3food5service1ambience3

    Wouldn’t eat at cava mezze again. Would just got to the fast food chain. Services was incredibly slow

  20. C

    Cecily

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Went to Cava Mezze for brunch and was disappointed to see that they no longer offer their “all you can eat” menu and have since changed to a three course deal. As a picky eater, the diversity of options was why I loved this brunch. But, I struggled yesterday with only a few options in each category. Ultimately, the food was good. But, the experience was as magical as it has been for me in the past. The mimosas were good, the service was perfectly fine. All in all, I’d visit again, but only after having checked out some other new and exciting DC brunches.

  21. BO

    BetsyO

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Appreciated being able to get a change to my reservation 1 day before to allow for 5 instead of 3. Being offered a rooftop table was an added bonus. Getting a paper menu was appreciated, and it's something you might want to have more available. Reading from a phone is not that easy. Service was friendly and gave us plenty of time to celebrate as a group. We'll be back.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall5food2service5ambience5

    Food eh vibes great

  23. DC

    DCMag

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    This was my second time coming here for brunch, but it's been a few years. The food was fantastic! But the food was dropped off at our table in odd intervals. We were a group of 6 and ordered brunch mania (a price fix 3 course brunch). We all ordered at the same time yet each got our first course at different times, even for some of us who ordered the same thing. My second course came before my friend's first even arrived. It felt a little disjointed that we were all eating separately but the food was good and had generous portions. I'd give it another chance but it was not the best brunch in the area I've had.

  24. C

    Chemboy

    New England

    78 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Excellent dips and starters which we enjoyed so much we did not try the entrees The service was friendly and unobtrusive.

  25. MS

    MorganS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delicious! The food is incredible. You will leave feeling so happy and full - the staff is amazing too, shoutout to Gillian!!

  26. R

    Reviewer58

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The bunch mania is great and a great value (I always end up taking the last course to go). Service is friendly. Outdoor patio is covered. Good vegetarian options.

  27. O

    Olivia

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for brunch and had an amazing time, the potatoes especially were to die for!

  28. LL

    LongwoodLisa

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Absolutely delicious and creative Greek food.

  29. k

    kelleynicole

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Cava Mezze is one of my favorites. I’ve been coming to the Capitol Hill location for years. The food and service are always great! Forever a go-to!

  30. b

    bravojonny15

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious and flavorful food. Great service!

  31. DC

    DannonC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I really enjoyed this experience! The food was AMAZING! The vibe was mild, but most of all, the food was AMAZING! I took my partner to try some food out of his comfort zone and he loved it! This will definitely become a favorite for us.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    We went with a group of 4 yesterday for brunch. We have been to cava mezze many times at the baltimore location before it closed. I do prefer the tapas style they used to have. Now it is a pick three option with bigger portions. I understand with covid they had to change things up, but it was the all you can eat tapas style that really set them apart from other brunch spots. The food was “eh” to me this time. The French toast was covered in whipped cream so much that the bread was soggy. The banana fritters didn’t have much flavor. The food came at in all different orders despite the menu being in “courses” and it just felt kind of messy. We honestly didn’t eat most of the food. The service was slower than normal and our server seemed impatient or maybe just overwhelmed. Not sure we’ll be back sadly.

  33. FE

    FaiE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    We went for Restaurant Week. They give you a pretty decent menu to choose from for the price fixe. It's mezze, so sharable portions but smaller than entrees. We got the village salad, feta hush puppies, steak slouvaki, lamb sliders & nutella mini donuts. The entrees were good 7.5 but not great, steak was abit chewy & the lamb was alright, I've had better lamb. Their apps & desserts & ambience really makes for a great date night!

  34. D

    Danielle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food!! and actually I found the menu changes (from tapas to a 3 course) to be a good change. I was nervous the 3 course brunch mania wasnt going to be as filling as a bajillion tapas, but there was enough food in each dish to share with the table and try a little bit of everything.

  35. C

    Coco09

    Central Texas

    14 reviews

    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    Absolutely horrible. Greasy, cold - both the service and the food, that is.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Menu is just a little different. It broke my heart that they’ve deconstructed the gyro hash brown. It was still delicious, but not the same. I miss the old menu very much 😭 I need the old menu back, when they had fried pork belly on there. Those were the days. But the key thing that is important here, is knowing, even with the changes the food is still delicious! So I will return. I love the staff. They have always been great friendly people. I would advise you if you are wondering if you should go or not, GO! It’s delicious. That is all. 😋

  37. EC

    ECDC

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Restaurant was attractive, we ate inside - the air-conditioning was very cold! The food was great, service not so much. We ordered a bottle of the Greek white wine, which was served room temperature. I explained to the waitress that the temperature was off and she brought me a bucket of ice! Did not offer to replace it with a cool bottle. The worst part was at the end of the evening she plopped the check on the table without ever coming back and saying everything OK would you like some dessert anything else I can get for you. Really ended the evening in a bad way, hence the three star rating.

  38. K

    Kathy

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    The food is always delicious, but ask things have opened up they definitely are still working out the kinks of getting back to normal. Service was pretty slow and a little spotty, but I'll still return.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    I usually love the Brunchmania at Cava but today’s experience was horrendous. The spicy lamb sausage was undercooked and the food items did not come out in a timely manner.

  40. KL

    KrystalL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had such a great time! Dave was super helpful!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cava Mezze - DC using the Order Online button. 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 4.4 stars by 1690 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    8th and G southeast

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 2:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:15 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Fri 2:30 pm–5:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    METRO- Eastern Market (BLUE/ORANGE). 1.5 blocks from our restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dimitri Moshovitis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 543-9090 ext. 0

  • Catering

    Full catering available, from corporate to weddings. For all out of store catering please contact Scott@cavamezze.com

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Mara Barmak: (202) 543-9090

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