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Cava Mezze

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527 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835
+1 202-543-9090
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17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband hosted a birthday brunch for me at cava mezze. Everything ran pretty smoothly. There were 10 of us total and we all did the bottomless brunch and .25 mimosas. We had a great time. The wait staff did a pretty good job of keeping our orders coming. They were a little slow on feeling the mimosas compared to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a wonderful experience at cava - great happy hour and small plates for dinner. there is a patio, and a roof top area for nicer weather. The inside is a bit darker and romantic, good place for large groups. recommend making a reservation in advance! the staff is always friendly and attentive, Will is the best!

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66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Great place our client took us. So many choices. Not sure I can remember everything we had. Atmosphere was great. Went early so it wasn't to loud. I could see this place being very loud on a busy night. The pork belly was incredible. Spanakopita was one of the best I've ever had. Greek salad was perfect. I think our... More 

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Stillwater, MN
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205 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Not by any means the highlight of our trip, but a satisfying dinner with friends. The small plates helped us to have a variety of selections between the 4 of us, and we paced them to have a leisurely dinner and drinks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed lunch here! I had basmati rice, chicken, the red pepper hummus, and instead of the cold veggie topping choices I got a side of the hot veggie cup and put that on top of my rice & chicken bowl. It was delicious!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Service was average. Before dinner drinks were not served BEFORE the meal. One entree was brought before the other. The waitress got the order wrong which resulted in the second entree being delayed even longer. Avoid the short ribs. Plus, if you order a martini, they charge for the drink with an additional 2.00 charge for it being served on... More 

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Mara X, Guest Relations Manager at Cava Mezze, responded to this review

Thanks for writing your review. I'm so sorry the service wasn't what you expected when you dined with us. Would you mind emailing me at info@eatcava.com? I'd love to chat about how we can improve going forward. Thanks, Mara More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The food at Cava is ok. Mezze plates or tapas, if you prefer, with nothing special to get excited about. The food isn't expensive and it'd great for a large group. The service however is a little confused with 2 plates, that we didn't order being delivered to our table.

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Thank Harry L
Mara X, Guest Relations Manager at Cava Mezze, responded to this review

Thanks for writing your review. I'm so sorry the service wasn't what you expected when you dined with us. Would you mind emailing me at info@eatcava.com? I'd love to chat about how we can improve going forward. Thanks, Mara More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I just enjoy coming here my son introduced me to this place and i can stop eating here and there juice is amazing

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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60 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have been to this location for brunch in the past and enjoyed it. I made a return visit for my birthday celebration. The blackberry mojito is an absolute must!! The food was hit or miss. The brussel sprouts were fantastic but the "mac and cheese" was a flavorless orzo with minimal cheese. The steak was also great as was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I love this place. I am a picky eater so am not as comfortable with menus and ordering but love the Chipotle concept where you get the amount of everything you want. I had the grains and salad combination with Chicken and it was delicious. All their toppings (salads like cucumber and tomoto) were fresh and delicious -- as good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 40
Cuisine
American, Mediterranean, Greek, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 527 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-543-9090
Description
Your neighborhood Mediterranean hangout, dedicated to shared plates and culinary excellence. Find us in Rockville, DC, Clarendon, Baltimore, and Olney. Established in 2006. In the summer of 2006, long-time friends Ike Grigoropolous, Ted Xenohristos, and chef Dimitri Moshovitis came up with the idea for Cava Mezze over coffee. As three children of Greek immigrants, and life-long Rockville residents, they aimed to bring mezze-style dining of from their parents' home to their home. Despite opening their first Cava Mezze in a once desolate shopping center, the restaurant thrives as a neighborhood hangout. From hand-building tables, to smashing tiles, each founder and their family poured every ounce of their effort into making their first restaurant a success.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?