Cava Mezze - Clarendon

4.8
435 reviews
$30 and under
Greek
Your neighborhood hangout is dedicated to shared plates and culinary excellence.

Outdoor reservations with heaters are now available!

Contactless takeout and delivery are offered during open hours!


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 435 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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viparlingtoncouple
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a cozy dinner at Cava Mezze in the heated outdoor patio. Even though the temp was in the high 30's, we were able to enjoy terrific food outdoors because the manager at Cava made sure that the heater was on high and set close to our table. :) The server was extremely friendly and helpful, and she checked on us often so that we didn't feel forgotten as the only outdoor table on such a chilly day. We were able to see the menu and even pay the check on our phone, which was great. Overall, a wonderful experience and we will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Romantic setting with extremely kind wait staff. Food is exceptional.

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bopta
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The staff is very friendly and attentive. The broccolini with sumac yogurt, spanakopita, and cod with chickpeas all tasted original and fantastic! What a delightful evening!

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Jake
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Cava Mezze used to be a good spot. Food and quality of service have declined in recent years. Wonder what happened.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, fantastic service, fantastic experience

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and filling portions

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Simone
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve Al ways loved CAVA and this was the first time trying out CAVA mezze. I love the atmosphere and everything I tasted there! The happy hour menu is definitely a great deal. The draft beers are all local and are fun to try out.

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vipPietroMc
Washington DC
90 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable.

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Alexandra
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

So yummy! Plates are a little small, so order multiple.

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Shanice
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and drinks were AMAZING! We just missed brunch, but we def going to try out brunch. 10/10

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vipJudyC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

could turn up the heat a little, but great food, great ambience.

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SanjaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great for a large brunch with friends. We were able to get a reservation for 10 the night before and all did bottomless drinks and 3 courses for $35. Service was great!

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Brooke
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Waitress was terrible, did not get us all the food we ordered and then tried to charge us for it after we asked for it repeatedly.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant. We celebrated my birthday and the food and service were great as always . Cava never disappoints.

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NancyL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are visiting in Arlington. This was a must go restaurant after having gone there pre-covid. We sat outside and it was peaceful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was amazing thank you so much!

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evam
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a really great time and the food was delicious! It was a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and the servers were super friendly! Would 100% go back.

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DamiA
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Awesome experience. The lamb chops was amazing.
Can’t wait to go back for the brunch experience.

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MelissaD
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Brunch! Food was delicious! Service was fast and thoughtful!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food as always!

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JessicaW
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. My friends and I ordered the Brunch Mania; literally everything we ordered was amazing. We had the French toast, Brussel sprouts, frittata, banana fritters, chicken and waffles and shrimp. The drinks were tasty too. I had two Bloody Mary's which were mixed well. I'll definitely be returning.

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vipMarleneH
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Patio was perfect!

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vipLaurenF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was fabulous but the kitchen was extremely slow

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
302 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Solid but nothing special, including both food and service. It would be nice to have more Greek wine options on the menu. But good when you need a quick Greek fix.

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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
15 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
43 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
2 reviews
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
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
21 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.

FAQs

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

Cava Mezze - Clarendon is rated 4.8 stars by 435 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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