Cava Mezze - Clarendon

4.7
72 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Your neighborhood hangout dedicated to shared plates and culinary excellence.
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RM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing experience. Food on point. Servers lovely and on point. Fast serving and top knotch quality for a great price!

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time celebrating my friend’s birthday! Thank you for the prompt service and free dessert.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Celebration it was fantastic!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was my friends birthday couldn’t find the reservation

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t
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, quick service; a little pricey

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent from start to finish!!!

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BL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ashton was great! Made my gf’s birthday special when the cake didn’t show up!!!

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P
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Greatly enjoyed the service above all; Byron’s knowledge of the menu and service was excellent.

The tapas were very tasty and you can’t go wrong with their saganaki.

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DU
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had someone in our party that was sensitive to food allergies (nuts, seafood) and our server was very knowledgeable about what they use during prep. He was attentive and checked on us several times to make sure everything was okay.

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AP
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing time as always, great service and really good food. Gets a bit loud but that’s to be expected. Will continue to recommend as well as be back in the future.

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MF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Changed reservation from 5 people to 6 people on the open table app hours before reservation. Did not have updated reservation when I got there. Said I could only make a reservation for 5 people when I clearly could make it for 6 people on that app. Food was great but service was very slow. Had to cancel an appetizer because it took so long and had to ask for more pita 5 times. Very unlike Cava, usually the food is so fast.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Excellent small plates with a rich, variety of flavor. The lunch special was perfect for the two of us to sample a number of dishes!

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OT
Washington DC
155 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good neighborhood restaurant with pretty good Greek food for outside of Greece. Service a little weak on a couple of our last visits.

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CL
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great brunch for $35 all you can eat and $0.25 mimosas

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C
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made it a special evening with a desert on the house

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C
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the brunch at CAVA Mezze. It is cost effective,. The food is superb. The service is excellent. The best part are the small plate options. OMG. The are great for me since I'm a diabetic.

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OT
Washington DC
155 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good for quick, quality Greek meal. Would like more authentic gyros. Good service.

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved that the portions were the perfect amount. Usually when you get tapas there is always am odd number that isnt easy to split between everyone. Every tapas we ordered was perfectly split between the three of us. And Molina was a fantastic server. She checked on us often, made sure we were taken care of, and had excellent suggestions. We'll definitely be back.

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MA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The foid is great, but the place is noisy.

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DC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We had the bottomless brunch which was good, but the service was terrible! The waitress took forever to come to the table and she kept forgetting items.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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f
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place for a night out. Dark and cozy. Loud music (so it was a bit hard for my grandmother to hear the conversation), although she loved the food.

Definitely can't beat the hummus and unique and delicious options.
But watch out, the complimentary sauce with the pita is spicy!

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AM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Hadn’t been here for a few years. Won’t hurry back. The noise level was pretty bad, with an a/c fan throbbing so loudly we had to raise our voices. The service was slow—which I’m fine with in general but it took forever even to get a drink. The food was a mixed bag. The hummus and tzaziki were good, the gigandes one-note, the salmon pretty good but the grains it came with were undercooked.

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OT
Washington DC
155 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Poor service but they did adjust bill and apologized on their own. Salad and gyro were very good. Good neighborhood spot for solid Greek food.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed it. The table we sat at was REALLY sticky though. More attention to cleaning the tables properly between diners would be a good idea.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

This place is going downhill which is unfortunate because it used to be one of my favorite brunches. Mimosas were warmer than room temp, we sat by the thermostat and the restaurant itself was at 82 degrees inside the dining room. Really uncomfortable. Hard to get refills - waitress didn’t come by much. Super small portions on each plate, and they have taken some of the better items off the brunch menu. Taking shortcuts with other items. The “Nutella” on the Nutella waffle is now plain old chocolate syrup, for example. Feels like most of the menu is carbs. With so many great brunch options in DC it’s hard to recommend this one any longer. Avoid.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was so-so. Not as good as it had been in the past

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Rats in the patio area.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We had a wonderful dinner! He food is always awesome but there was some strange loud humming noise the entire time we were eating and that was relatively annoying. Overall worth the trip!

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TC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

I had a date with a young lady and chose CAva. The food was above average. Above average was the best I can give it. Certainly for the price should’ve been better. But the big problem was that the portions were extremely small and overpriced. Yes they were small plates but they were barely enough food on them. We spent $120 which included two sangrias and five dishes and we left hungry. I used to like this place but will never go back after this last.

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MS
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the third time we have visited Cava Mezze for dinner and, as in the past, it was a wonderful dinner! Standouts include the fiery cheese prepared at tableside along with an outstanding scallop small plate. Lamb chops were done perfextly and a great value. Service was impecable. Looking forward to coming back again soon!

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MA
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Always excellent food with odd service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is generally good, but the prices are high for what you get. I go for the ambiance and Greek mezzes and wine, although I prefer the food at Kapnos. When I choose Cava instead of Kapnos, it’s to sit out back on the patio because inside seems to have been constructed to be loud. Even when it’s barely half full, it’s loud.

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F
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

High prices, but good food. Reduced amounts of food on some favorite dishes was a disappointment

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GG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, phenomenal service! Byron was so helpful with suggesting food choices. 😉. Will definitely return to Cava !:)

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

delicious food - good opportunity to get together with a group and try a bunch of small plates!

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AC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food. Small portions. Higher pricing than most. Try it once. May return, equally many other local options.

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OT
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Cava Mezze for an early dinner before seeing Hamilton. The food was great. We told them we were in a little bit of a hurry, but they balanced the meal perfectly to make us feel not rushed, but recognizing our need to get out quickly. Great service.

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OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots in Arlington. Great food and ambiance.

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C
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Excellent Mon-Fri lunch special deal - 2 generous mezza plates for $12 and $3 for a dip if you wish to add. My only issue is that when I get their home made ginger beer - I don't want much ice - I have never liked much ice in my drinks - at home I only put one large ice cube in my drinks. Anyway - they are so miserly - that they won't fill the ginger beer to the top without a glass full of ice - and their answer is that they are only allowed to give a certain serve amount. I find this incredible that because I don't like much ice - I get less drink. Anyway - I guess they want to squeeze every bit out of the money they take in. That really put me off, but the food is so good - I'll go again. Perhaps I'll have to stop having their ginger beer.

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