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Cava Mezze

527 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835
+1 202-543-9090
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (32 reviews)
“flaming cheese” (22 reviews)
“saganaki” (21 reviews)
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American, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
527 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here during a conference at the recommendation of an employee who used to be a staffer on the Hill. The service was prompt and attentive. Food choices were good and the flavor profiles were beyond traditional Greek.

Thank KidDocDMC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently ate here for the 2nd time. Each time we go, it gets better. Had the all you can eat brunch with the .25 cent mimosas. Will the bartender was amazing. I would recommend anyone to stop here. Every time we visit the DC area...More

Thank Lilbree
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was unsuspected surprise of great food and drinks with dear friends. I thoroughly enjoyed several dishes during happy hour. The feta dip and lamb were spectacular. i had two orders of the lamb because it was so good. Happy hour at the bar is...More

Thank Dcemperor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed a very relaxing summer evening dining al fresco at Cava Mezze with friends. It's the perfect place to relax after a long week at work, wind down with a glass of wine, and fill the table with a sampling of delectable Greek tapas....More

Thank waverider681
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cava mezze is a stylish restaurant with a good selection of Greek and other wines and drinks. They feature a full menu of “small plates” of both traditional and creative Greek fare, you will want to order several things and share. Things come in no...More

Thank dkny364
Reviewed 12 February 2018

I was so happy that this restaurant is featured on Seated so I decided to book immediately. We ordered the speciality, a cheese set on forest your table, and while the viewing of it was gorgeous, the dish itself was perfectly fine. It may be...More

Thank Julia P
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Nice spot serving Mediterranean food with a strong Greek influence. Great atmosphere and delicious food.

Thank Alexander V
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Like the food and the sauces.. a bit pricy, but worth it. The smaller versions of this are like Chipotle Cava, but decent.. :-)

Thank David M
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Our bartender was Justin and the drinks he prepared as well as his customer service was phenomenal. My drink of choice is always a Margarita and it was made perfectly. Additionally, Justin was very attentive to everyone at the bar while working. I can appreciate...More

Thank tiara j
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Great place to have brunch with friends or for a date. I absolutely, positively, without a doubt LOVED the brunch. I ate the bottomless brunch for $35 per person which is set up in a small plate fashion. I ate way too much but I...More

Thank laurendH7310RZ
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Debra-Lynne T
23 May 2017|
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Response from littlejohnja | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do, I paid with a credit card.
19 October 2016|
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Response from CavaMezzeRestaurants | Property representative |
Hi, I am so sorry for the delay - we were finally granted access to this location. We do have a rooftop and front patio, but unfortunately no real scenic view. We are on a very old beautiful street however :)
27 March 2016|
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Response from lvs_dgs | Reviewed this property |
We had reservations but had a party of 6. But it seemed smaller parties were just walking in and being seated. It is small so never hurts to make reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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