Cava Mezze - Clarendon

4.6
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201 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean

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Your neighborhood hangout dedicated to shared plates and culinary excellence.


Specials

$35 AYCE Brunch with .25 cent Mimosa's ($10 for kids 12 and under)

$35 AYCE Brunch with .25 cent mimosas, $2 sparkling wine and specialty mimosa's (flavors change), $4 bloody mary's and Sangria, $6 crushes

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 16, 2019

Ends: August 17, 2118

Availability: Sun 10:00AM-3:30PM
Sat 10:00AM-3:30PM

Free order of Homemade Greek Donuts

End your meal in the most perfect way, with a free order of our homemade Greek donuts. One order per table, valid for dine in only!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 12, 2019

Ends: June 13, 2118

Availability: Daily 5:00PM-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 201 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
32 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!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our favorite brunch location.

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C
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food and drinks are outstanding every single time. We were happy to discover that the patio is a quieter option because the noise is the only drawback to eating here. Service is a little less attentive outside, but still pretty good. The orzo with lamb is our favorite, followed closely by lollipop chicken. Saganaki is a fun appetizer with you're with a group. Flaming cheese is a crowd-pleaser! The Greek donuts are delicious, but we rarely have enough room for dessert.

DP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great selection and very tasty well-prepared food.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Great food, terrible service. Had to explain food allergy twice to two different people and still almost served something that would have required epi pen.

M
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Very disappointed in the brunch experience at Cava. It has been our go-to dinner restaurant for years and we always take out of town guests. Had high expectations for my birthday lunch with friends but ended up being neglected by our server. Highly disappointing.

BC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Went here for the AYCE brunch deal with friends. It's a bit frustrating that the only items on the AYCE menu are very heavy and egg / meat-focused. The lighter options (veggies, spreads, etc. -- which in my experience in the eastern Mediterranean region are common at brunch) are all extra money. And so is coffee -- at brunch, for heaven's sake! But still, overall very good and recommended.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Waiter was kind of rude.

BV
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

As always, we enjoyed our food, but service was on the slow side. Our server did make up for it with a complementary dessert, which we appreciated. The biggest thing here is cost/value - the food is good, but dinner for 2 pretty easily creeps up to almost $100, once you include a drink or two, a few plates, and tip.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service! Went later at night so don’t know what noise would be during dinner service.

LW
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

We love coming to Cava Mezze for our date nights, and while the food didn't disappoint (it never does!) we definitely had one of our more lackluster service experiences since we've been coming. It took about 5 minutes for water to be brought to our table, and another 10 or so before our waitress came around to ask what drinks/appetizers we wanted. The restaurant was not very crowded either at the time, maybe 10-15 tables in total were seated from what we could see. We were also placed right next to the kitchen door, which didn't help the ambiance.

We will return again, but just felt like noting down our annoyance on the service times.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation for 1:15, got there around 1ish. They told us we could sit at the bar or outside but they didn’t have a table for us. We asked if we could wait and got this weird kind of shrug in response, so we left and went to Ambar.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food! We are outside

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad I finally made time to try Caca Mezze’s brunch special!!
The mimosas did not disappoint!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, highly recommended

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