Cava Mezze- Rockville

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

Specials

Free order of Banana Fritters

End your brunch on the perfect note, with a free order of banana fritters. One order per reservation, valid for dine-in only.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 12, 2019

Ends: June 13, 2118

Availability: Sun 11:00AM-3:00PM

(2) for $12 Pre-Fixed Lunch Menu

Come try some of our favorite Mezze with our pre-fixed lunch. Available Monday - Friday.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 12, 2019

Ends: June 13, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:30AM-2:30PM

Free order of homemade Greek donuts

End your meal with the perfect treat, 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

What 101 People Are Saying
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Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went on Father's Day. They accommodated 6 people. Our server was excellent. We did not have to wait long for anything. He even accommodated my nephews who is a very picky eater.

The food was tasty. I almost never give 5 stars unless I am blown away but you will not be disappointed at all with the food.

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L
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food! We all enjoyed it very much! Will come here again.

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MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites, always. We go to Cava several times a year. This is the first time I ever reserved on open table though. My only disappointment was that I didn't get the free Greek donuts for reserving on open table. They were all out. But they gave me truffles instead.

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SK
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is absolutely delicious! I love the risotto, calamari, brussel sprouts, ... Great sangria too. The service is also quite good. The only problem with Cava is that it is far too noisy. It is difficult to hold a conversation with the person across the table from you. You have to yell to talk which just makes the place even louder. I will never understand why restaurant owners like their places to be loud, I guess they think it makes their restaurants seem very popular.

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LN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I'm not a fan of lamb and pork chops because its usually cooked dry but, this place does it really well. The chef is a master at grilling meat. Everything I had was incredible. The server we had was friendly, accommodating and fast. If I could afford to go every night, I would.

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JB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cava is always delicious! Every single item is amazing. The veggies, seafood and dips etc. Always on point!

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ES
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was really wonderful ! We had a great time ! All food just delicious !

Thanks a bunch !!!

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love their food. The ambiance is great and the service is very attentive. I highly recommend it.

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ST
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Was a bit disappointed this past visit. It's usually a good experience, but our lunch this past visit was soured by slower service than usual. The worst was that our server or the kitchen apparently forgot about the sandwich order for one in our party. It made it awkward for everyone else to eat their food while still warm if one at our table was still waiting for 15 minutes after our food arrived. Refills on our beverages were not offered until we were almost ready to leave.

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SM
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Much too expensive for the small plates that they don't advertise. Very noisy ambiance. Food tasty, but too spicy even when not so stated. Service good.

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MA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I think it was a off night. Bad waitress and seemed like a a lot of money for what we got. Scallop risotto went from 3 to 2 scallops

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LM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good. Service was excellent. Nice place.

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ML
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food creations and great service as always.

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MP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always it was. Good experience.
I was worried about the time because it was Mother’s Day.
But our table was ready, the service was good and the food was on time, fresh, very well presented, and above all delicious

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T
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Ordered chicken souvlaki, branzino, cauliflower, broccolini and sweet potatoes. Everything was absolutely delicious. One small service detail- there should be a serving utensil for each dish.

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J
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were superb. Ambience, especially noise level, could be improved.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service. Food was over cooked. Had to send half back. They cooked it again and it was satisfactory. It was the Lollipop Chicken.

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MQ
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Love this little restaurant, good food, good service and great value! Great atmosphere feels like you’re eating an a comfortable old home.

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ST
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent experience at Cava Mezze! Our waitress had a manner and ease so impressive, we invited her to join us on more than one occasion!

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BK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I love the small plates and selection. There was plenty for our vegetarian party to choose from. The wait staff was attentive. The room is a bit dark and noisy and punctuated with plates of cheese being set afire, some of which were a bit too close for comfort.

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CB
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a client to lunch and we enjoyed it very much. We are both local to the area so we knew of the restaurant. The Open Table reservation system was very easy and convenient. The $12 shareable lunch option was perfect for us. And everything was delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really great food and service. We tried a wide variety of dishes and all were great. Small place so noise level is sometimes a problem.

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JG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Menu has really become less diverse over the past year across all Cava’s. Used to be a fan, but somewhat bored and disappointed with them now. Strongly recommend going elsewhere for variety. No good.

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r
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were quite excellent and we will return for those reasons. The ambiance was negatively impacted by the noise levels which diminished as the evening progressed. The menu is somewaht limiting if you a vegatarian/pescatarian or do not eat pork products.

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c
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

We ordered two different items, new to us. Both were extremely spicy. We did not care for them or the new menu.

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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, very nice atmosphere, kid friendly. Love this place

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K
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The lamb chop was succulent and cook perfectly, I was seriously chewing on the bone in the middle of the restaurant giving zero ducks (lol) of who was watching. I really loved how the wait staff kept bringing the pita bread and harissa to the table, I never turn down carbs and it was nice to wrap different dishes in the pita like the chicken souvlaki. I was also very impressedwith the dry scallops they melted in your mouth. I would absolutely return and recommend. It is pricey tho so I wouldn’t recommended it for casual dining.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Noise is always tje issue. Food is always great

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M
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We have gone to CAVA for years since it's inception. we dined at the flagship restaurant. Our food was good. The timing of food not great, didn't really have a lot of time between tasting dips and main meal . Service was marginal, our server could have been a little more attentive.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the very best places to dine and have a great time in Montgomery County.

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AF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy the food every time. It's very fresh and well prepared the menu has something for everybody.

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MD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I need to get a job in the kitchen, so I can find out how they prepare their foods...all of which are amazing. We had:
- the zucchini fritters, which practically evaporate in your mouth, they were so light and airy (not heavy and oil-sodden like most fried foods)
- spanakopita, falafel, roasted beet salad
- scallop risotto (scallops were fantastic; meaty, moist, and mouth-wateringly tasty)
- lamp chops (to die for)

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JC
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was the first time we went for dinner. Everything was great. The branzino was particularly good. I will definitely order that again. Everything was freshly prepared and very flavorful.

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JB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it- consistently great

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RA
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A little dark and smallish. Tables are too clise to each other, at least ours. Food was excellent and service is very good. Friendly people and manager. Offered free fried cheese.

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d
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love the food. Hate the noise. Our server was friendly, helpful and not too intrusive. Wish the tables were not so close.

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G
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent! We’ll be back!

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RB
Washington DC
643 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I had a morning meeting at an office on Shady Grove Road and decided to have lunch on my way home at a restaurant I had not been to before. I chose Cava Mezze because I like small plates and Mediterranean cuisine. I expected to enter a restaurant with warm colors and warm lighting, but encountered a very dark decor that looked like western American rustic. I decided to order a glass of sauvignon blanc and two dishes, one cold and one hot, and ordered the wine and the hummus to begin. It was unlike any hummus I had every had before. A spice with which I was not familiar not only darkened the hummus, but overwhelmed the chickpea and tagine flavors. As I was about to order my second plate, a very loud party of six was seated next to me. As there were only two occupied tables in the restaurant, I expressed my displeasure to the server and asked him to bring my check and who determined the seatings for the guests. When he failed to bring it, I went to him, got the check, and took it to the person who was not only the one taking the payments, but also determining the seating, and handling the take-out order calls. I had to stand there while he finished a very long phone order. As he was about the process my card, two hand trucks of cases of wine were brought in through the narrow entry. I had to press myself against the wall to let them past me. Is there any wonder that I do not recommend this restaurant?

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B
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good quality food, portions quite big! Wonderful service. Will be back definitely!

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m
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cava is one of my 'must visits' when in the DC area and I love introducing new people to their awesomeness. This trip I took three newbies and they were in love. We ordered the saganaki and spanakopita to start and the chef's platter to share. It was the perfect amount of food and everyone was satisfied. Our service was great and the atmosphere is always classy and comfortable. It's a must!

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