Cava Mezze - Clarendon

4.8
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215 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
Your neighborhood hangout dedicated to shared plates and culinary excellence.


Specials

$30 Early Diner AYCE Brunch

Beat the crowd and join us at 10 am (only valid to 10 am reservations) for $30.00 AYCE Brunch instead of our normal $35.00 AYCE Brunch. Please be on time - the $30.00 cost will not be honored after 10:15 am.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 12, 2020

Ends: January 13, 2119

Availability: Sun 10:00AM-10:15AM
Sat 10:00AM-10:15AM

Late Night Happy Hour Drinks!

Come join our Happy Hour Drinks through-out the restaurant from 8:30 pm - 10 pm on Thursday and Friday nights.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 9, 2020

Ends: January 10, 2119

Availability: Thu-Fri 8:30PM-10:00PM

$25 Monday Night Pre-fixed Menu

3 course, $25 Menu featuring some of our most popular Mezze!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 13, 2019

Ends: May 14, 2118

Availability: Mon 4:00PM-6:00PM

Two for $12 Pre-Fixed Lunch

Quick Delicious Lunch with a prefixed menu featuring some of our favorite Mezze. We also offer Pitas, Sliders, and Salads with hand cut french fries.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 16, 2019

Ends: May 17, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 10:00AM-2:30PM

Half Priced Wine Bottles

Every Tuesday night, all 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 215 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.

JS
London
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Two of our dishes came out more than 60 minutes after we ordered. I tried to cancel but he brought it anyway (and still charged us). A couple of the dishes were covered in a sweet sauce not described on menu. And come on $12 for 4 bites of cauliflower is ridiculous. Server was inattentive. Wine too expensive for quaity. We liked this place in the past but are unlikely to return.

SD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great! Service was a little slow for lunch, I expect weekday lunch service to be a little more attentive but the servers were nice and gave great menu suggestions, but I had to flag someone down several times for refills and a dessert menu and the bill... so that was my only issue. Keep up the great food!

GV
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in the Arlington area; great place for food, drinks, brunch, ambiance, etc. Highly recommended.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Noisy, crowded, poor service, can't get orders right but has two receptionists to tell walk-ins there's a two hour wait, that won't be the case for long!

R
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Fun atmosphere

OT
Washington DC
246 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Still a solid neighborhood spot. Service is inconsistent but food is always at least pretty good for price point. Can be loud.

AD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cava Mezze is my favorite restaurant in the DC area. It’s far from me (I live in Lorton) but totally worth it. I’d love to go more often. The food is amazing and the service is great. I wish there was one closer. I’d go much more often.

OT
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Price not bad for the area. Wish there was more meat on the menu. Overall good experience.

JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I Live, Love Cava! It’s been one of my favorite dinner and brunch destinations since moving to Clarendon. I pretty much take anyone who comes to visit from out of town.

The only downside is the front hostesses, they are always a little “snobby” and seem more interested in socializing with each other verses helping customers.

But the food and drinks are always great, servers are attentive and friendly! Fabulous local restaurant!

BG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cava is always delicious! Went there today for my birthday brunch and they wrote me a birthday card and gave me a complimentary dessert. Loved it, as always!

EP
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding experience as always!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent always great food and great atmosphere. One of our favorites in north Arlington.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Brunch had euro tech music, which is pretty aggressive given the decor and early afternoon. Music selection could have easily been better.

Two different orders of omelettes were doused in salt. The only warm food we got was our last plate of the day.

Byron was amazing though — great service from him!

J
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our overall dinner experience was outstanding. Cava Mezze provides an allergy friendly menu which we needed due to a friend’s severe allergy restrictions. Our waiter was friendly, polite, and efficient. The food was incredible. After dinner, we had a few drinks at the bar where the bartender was highly knowledgeable and personable. We will definitely return to try brunch!

JH
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time my husband and I go on a brunch date and Cava Mezze was the perfect setting. The food was so delicious. The service was very attentive and nice. The restaurant itself was nice and clean and the ambiance was peaceful. We both enjoyed it very much and will be returning for another date soon. Highly recommend for couples and anyone looking to have good time in a very relaxed environment.

AR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVEEEEEE Cava! It’s my favorite place to brunch. I would suggest maybe switching out items or creating new items for people who always go there.

v
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great lunch!

S
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Came there for my cousins birthday, put in my reservation it was for her birthday, and it wasn’t acknowledged at all. When we ordered food we had to ask for plates 3 or 4 different times bc our servers kept forgetting & when we finally did get some of the plates (there were some we never got) they were cold or so over cooked you couldn’t bite into them. Highly disappointed as this used to be one of my favorite spots to eat in Clar

IZ
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so nice. She was really doing her job greatly.

SR
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Would not recommend until , they get more organized. I've brought over 10+ people in before.Wow what a change, management has turned over since we last visited. Even though the new guy is lovely he just doesn't have the same effect with staff. Dirty glasses and silverware. Plus our bartender/server is always very aggressive. Rrally wish I knew his name because he is a bad seed, average height bartender with accent. Has been working there a while....they Did not have bailey's so brought me a black coffee with jamerson, after I asked what it was he snatched it from table and said "if you dont want it" we waived him to put it back down since we were just asking. However he is the main reason we don't sit at bar. Non.v tbank you or how is everything. YET WE Agot unlucky enough to have him serve us at a table. Constantly misses orders, and small plates arrive later than ever before. NO PERSONALITY PROBABLY will not be back.

ES
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delicious and the wait staff was really kind! Loved Kiara (not sure if that is how you spell her name, but she was great)

s
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The pita we were given was stale so we requested another basket for which we were charged $13.00! This did not occur in previous visits. Left a terrible impression!!!

s
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place for brunch with friends and large groups. It's fun to order a bunch and share with the table. The 25c mimosas are fantastic but definitely creeps on you. The dishes are definitely egg-heavy so if you're not as much of a fan of eggs, maybe this isn't the spot for you. My group and I love eggs so it's amazing every time we go.

A
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! We get the chef’s platter which is amazing.

E
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cava Mezze never disappoints. It’s the most consistent restaurant that we patronize and our recent visit was no exception. Food, service and ambience were all top notch.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress costa was the man. 10/10

AP
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great time and great food

h
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, attentive staff, a little bit noisy.

VM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their brunch is one of the best’s in DC!

DD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food was great. The 25 cent mimosas were really good as well!

A
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good happy hour options!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service were spectacular! The servers were prompt and accommodating and timed the clearing of small plates from the table with precision. The variety of the menu was a welcomed change from typical brunch fare and I though I had obvious favorites, enjoyed everything.

There was a large party sitting directly behind us and they were a little, shall we say, extra?, in the noise department.

KK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The special on OpenTable said there was a free dessert, but the waiter didn't offer any. Not a huge complaint, it's still a great place, just thought it was a big odd!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is amazing. Food is delicious. Worth booking though OpenTable app since Clarendon,vA will not honor the 12y.o and under free rule for the bottomless brunch, unless reservation is made via app. Restaurant states 6y.o and under are FREE only.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good brunch food. In comparison to other all you can eat places in the area, the waiter and/or kitchen seemed to be slow extremely with brining food after the first two or three items were ordered. The waiter kept saying the kitchen was backed up. Yet it was before noon, so the restaurant was half empty. Complained to the manager which helped. I would definitely think twice before visiting again.

TT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend Cava Mezze for a group looking for a fun environment to enjoy great food with solid drink options. Although the mimosas are not bottomless, you can certain get your money's worth for a small price. Cannot beat the taste and quality of the food and the excellent customer service despite being extremely busy. Will definitely be a frequent visitor.

DR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The relaxed atmosphere of the back patio is a refreshing change of pace from most restaurant experiences in the area. Great food and wine didn't hurt!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had the best experience here. The manager went above and beyond to make sure me and my friend were comfortable when the patio became more crowded - even gave us free espresso shots !

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent birthday meal for my wife outside. The service and food were great, as always!

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