Cava Mezze - Clarendon

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

Outdoor dining now available!

Contactless takeout and delivery offered during open hours!


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Complimentary 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.

$25 Monday Night Pre-fixed Menu

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

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.

Half Priced Wine Bottles

Every Tuesday night, all bottles from 5 pm until close

What 237 people are saying
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Marc
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place for brunch. Would recommend to a friend

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MollieL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! My favorite meal in Arlington. Good food, good wine, good service.

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Freddy
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was AMAZING! Food was so good. Overall an amazing experience!

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Amenk
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Surprisingly good food quality for brunch given the price. Service was excellent and very receptive.

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PatrickH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! We love it here.

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nickdevigns
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I’ve been before, I think the 2-3 person platter is not worth it, better off getting individual entrees.

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Culinarysweetheart2
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We went to celebrate a birthday (group of 4) and I was the only one who had eaten there before. The couple that went with us had several diet restrictions and were still very pleased with the options and enjoyed their food. One complaint was that some of the drinks on the menu were not available due to brunch that had happened earlier in the day. Our reservations were at 5:30 pm so I didn't understand how the drinks could not just have been made to order. Overall, good dinner. We'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing brunch spot.

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DanR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails. Portion sizes are small.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Bottomless brunch- food was good, service was very slow

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Terry
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed our visit and the delicious food. The service was very good.

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Meyou
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Portions have gotten smaller from a year ago. The food is excellent, but the value is poor.

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NathanL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing place. Portion sizes seem to small but super filling. The pita and harissa dip was awesome. Great for date night.

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APres
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as always! Awesome service and the best food.

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RandyP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our dinner was quite pleasant if busy. The waiter warned us up front that the restaurant was busy, and did his best to keep things moving.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and environment!!

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FideliaS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is fresh and delicious. The staff is prompt and corteous.

MD
vipMorganD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time!

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abigaile
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The waiter forgot one of our items and asked us to leave after we paid the check because he had a reservation coming. There were plenty of other open tables. Terrible service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing...a bit too loud to have a decent conversation without yelling! I’ll definitely go again!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The food was decent, some of the bread items were a little hard (French toast, English muffins for the Benedicts which were 1/4 of the menu). Service was pretty good until AFTER we paid our bill and tipped the waiter. With a two hour time limit for brunch, we had been seated less than an hour and 40 mins (after arriving early for our reservation and being seated late) the waiter kept pressuring us to give up the table even though we still had food and each had a full mimosa left to drink.....the waiter repeatedly came back to remind us that he needed to give up the table, he came back 3 times within 4 mins making us feel very awkward. Wish we hadn’t tipped before this. Decent meal for an okay price but service was disappointing in the end. Despite the tasty food, we left with a bitter taste in our mouths because of the waiter repeatedly pressuring us to leave.

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DianaB
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food portions are on the mid-small side. If you are very hungry you will end ordering 2 entrees.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.

JS
vipJulieS
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
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.

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SusieD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
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!

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GinoV
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
vipOpenTable Diner
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!

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vipRene
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Fun atmosphere

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
260 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.

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vipAndiaD
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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
JenMitch
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!

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BrynnG
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!

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EP88
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding experience as always!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
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
vipOpenTable Diner
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!

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Jenna
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
JoHL
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.

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AnaR
Washington DC
2 reviews
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.

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vipvirginiadiner14
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great lunch!

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Cava Mezze - Clarendon does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Cava Mezze - Clarendon also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 276-9090.

Cava Mezze - Clarendon is rated 4.7 stars by 237 OpenTable diners.

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