Cava Mezze - Clarendon

4.7
409 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek
Your neighborhood hangout dedicated to shared plates and culinary excellence.

Outdoor dining now available!

Contactless takeout and delivery offered during open hours!


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 409 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Cava. Great food and service. Wonderful birthday celebration for my wife!

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BuzG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Loved the Village Salad. The Pita and Hummas were excellent (try them all). The flaming cheese is also fun and delicious. Food made for sharing (or not).

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vipZacheryD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!!!

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Amberlina
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The back patio was a pleasant surprise!!! Good was good as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The server was amazing!! I think his name was Nick, he said he just started a month ago but was very accommodating and fantastic!! Hope to get him again next time! The food was good, and the mimosas were delicious.

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DeborahJ
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful flavors and the appearance was a bonus! Great presentation! Great service and will definitely be back!

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vipMarkF
Tampa
38 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Natalya and the entire Cava team did a great job - first time we’ve had brunch at Cava, and we’ll be back.

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Kelly
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing, our server was great, and we sat on their backyard patio, which was big and spaced out!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went on a nice little dinner here and it was lovely. Our server was attentive and had great recommendations. We decided to go for the zucchini fritters (our fave), grilled octopus (so tender!) and lollipop chicken (if you liked sweet and savory together, order this!). For drinks we got the passion lemonade and the b o p ginger drink (both non alcoholic). Lastly for dessert we got the Nutella donuts, very yummy as well. You may think this is a grab and go restaurant but it is actually a very nice casual/upscale restaurant. Highly recommend it:)

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Mimosas were way too much Orange juice. The food was good but I didn't like the cheese on the chicken and Waffles. The

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MalJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The brunch deal was great and delicious food! We didn't order our third course because we were so full.

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JonathanT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and service. It was quite hot in the dining room.

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LeslieS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Service was a little slow, but food was great as always!

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SusieD
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

the service was really slow. we had dips that came out first but no bread. I had to flag down the server several times to get things and then he would come by every minutes and then disappear for 20 minutes. I had to wave at the bar to get my drink. it just really felt like we were sort of forgotten. the food is always delicious so I hope this is just from covid and not something that will continue years from now.

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Kevin
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A great spot for brunch. They let us hang out much longer than the 90 min limit.

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SharonG
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

There for the brunch with 3 courses Did not receive one selection until ready to pay check. Reminder the waitress 3 times that I had not received the other dish.

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JEV17
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We went for restaurant week. We were looking forward to eat some Mediterranean food. However, no one showed up at the table for 10 minutes. We can't rate the food or drinks because we didn't stay. It was very noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Best brunch so refreshing.

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vipHollybirch
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Not to be confused with CAVA, the fast-casual offshoot of this restaurant, this fantastic restaurant in the Courthouse Arlington neighborhood is a hidden gem. A beautiful back patio with fountain and flowers, you'll feel like you've been transported to Greece. The service was outstanding and food absolutely delicious. We enjoyed everything and will definitely be back. Would be a great place for a group of friends to meet for brunch or dinner and for happy hour.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We opted for brunch mania on a Saturday afternoon around 12. It was busy, but not too crowded on the patio. The patio was in the back which was really nice for Clarendon. Our waiter was excellent and made sure we had everything we needed and didn’t feel rushed. The other staff/waiters were also super nice. The mimosas were 25 cents and were balanced, not too much alcohol or OJ. The food was pretty delicious too. I highly recommend if you want some place fun for brunch or the nearby places are too crowded.

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vipMcInva
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cava Mezze Clarendon has one of the nicest outdoor dining areas in Arlington. Although they have couple of tables out front, the lovely courtyard at the back of the restaurant is the best. Food and service are always great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service in a nice atmosphere. The food is consistently good and predictable.

MF
vipMarkF
Tampa
38 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Cava in Clarendon - great staff, great service, great food!

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Sotay
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food and drinks represent excellent value and the ambience is great. The cocktails are top notch and very good value for money. The food is quite simple but very well executed and tasty. On this night we met the manager, he was very friendly and he even gave us a tub of Cava's Harissa sauce. That was very classy and generous of him to do that and it says a lot about the spirit of the restaurant.

The server iwas very charming, efficient and a lot of fun. All of the staff seem to enjoy working there. I'm sure that adds a lot to the atmosphere of the restaurant.

Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food, but our table was too small for 7 diners, and the restaurant was very hot at the back where we were placed. We would certainly go again but would ask to be seated in the front where the AC works much better.

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JoshG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been to Cava Mezze since before the pandemic but it was so nice to be back. Our waitress was outstanding and very patient with us — offering us three samples of wine before we settled on a bottle! Looking forward to being back soon.

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AnneT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food

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Michael
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch Mania is truly worth your money. The food is absolutely delicious from start to finish. OMG!

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HalimaB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cava in Arlington was great! The customer service was everything, and The food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good, order the banana fritters and the chicken n waffle.

KD
vipKellyD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful and the food was amazing. Loved it!

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TiaraG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The brunch was not great but the drinks were delicious. The manager was very nice and accommodating. I have heard great things about this place so maybe I’ll give it another try (dinner menu)

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AmyO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The space was great for our group to dine together and spend time catching up! Our service was wonderful - the server and the management both did a great job of checking on us and making sure that we had everything we needed! We had a wonderful time!

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GregD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was great, service was good. However, hard ceilings, walls, and floors, plus loud music made it difficult to have a conversation with friends.

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DeborahJ
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Highly recommended! Food and atmosphere were top notch! A must try

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Janet
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! My first time at Cava Mezze. The menu is a little smaller than I expected, but has enticing options in each category. Every single thing we ordered was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented! I highly recommend the spicy lamb sliders and mini gyro pitas. The cheese flambe was also impressive and very tasty! Our server was very enthusiastic and present. Definitely excited to come back and try their brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back in awhile. Better than ever!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was a professional young Greek, excellent in his service and attention to us. He was friendly and very helpful.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Not pleased with the menu change so we left

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You can order delivery directly from Cava Mezze - Clarendon using the Order Online button. Cava Mezze - Clarendon also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 276-9090 ext. 0.

Cava Mezze - Clarendon is rated 4.7 stars by 409 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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