Cava Mezze - Clarendon

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

Outdoor dining now available!

Contactless takeout and delivery offered during open hours!


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What 248 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice servers, especially during COVID - they had a nice attitude, were attentive and also exercised good hygiene. Foods always good, but service stood out compared to some of my other COVID dining experiences.

MD
MDmom
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My family thoroughly enjoyed Cava Mezze! The food is creative and delicious. The service was superb and everyone on staff was so warm and welcoming. This restaurant has a beautiful patio and we’ll be back to visit it!

MF
vipMarkF
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server and the rest of the staff made my birthday very special!

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michaelh
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food as always was awesome. The cheese-on-fire, and grilled octopus are particularly good. The back patio is perfect for Covid dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

My friends and I typically enjoy Cava for both brunch and dinner. It’s a great spot. We were really excited to finally get together for a brunch following the reopening of restaurants. However, the service was horrible. It took an hour and a half to get our food, we asked the waiter several times where it was and he kept saying it was coming. Finally a manager came over and asked how everything was going and it was determined that 3/4 of our food had been given away to another table. After another 15-20 minutes all of the food finally came. Then when it came time to get the check, we were charged full price for our drinks.

To be fair, there was a large group in our section that seemed to require a lot of attention. Also, it’s understandable that restaurants are still working out the kinks. Nonetheless I think it’s safe to say that we won’t be back to Cava until everything is back to normal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The Brunch menu has changed (no more unlimited tapas plates) so, we were not prepared for that but you still get a lot of food. Great service and food. French toast was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner and we were pleased with the spacing between tables with limited seating and other safety precautions.

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Lovefoodanddrink
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice service and enjoyed the small plate variety!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super safe and awesome experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and server was great

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Marc
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good place for brunch. Would recommend to a friend

ML
MollieL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints! My favorite meal in Arlington. Good food, good wine, good service.

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Freddy
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was AMAZING! Food was so good. Overall an amazing experience!

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Amenk
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Surprisingly good food quality for brunch given the price. Service was excellent and very receptive.

PH
PatrickH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food! We love it here.

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nickdevigns
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

I’ve been before, I think the 2-3 person platter is not worth it, better off getting individual entrees.

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Culinarysweetheart2
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We went to celebrate a birthday (group of 4) and I was the only one who had eaten there before. The couple that went with us had several diet restrictions and were still very pleased with the options and enjoyed their food. One complaint was that some of the drinks on the menu were not available due to brunch that had happened earlier in the day. Our reservations were at 5:30 pm so I didn't understand how the drinks could not just have been made to order. Overall, good dinner. We'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such an amazing brunch spot.

DR
DanR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and cocktails. Portion sizes are small.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Bottomless brunch- food was good, service was very slow

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Terry
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We enjoyed our visit and the delicious food. The service was very good.

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Meyou
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Portions have gotten smaller from a year ago. The food is excellent, but the value is poor.

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NathanL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an amazing place. Portion sizes seem to small but super filling. The pita and harissa dip was awesome. Great for date night.

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vipAPres
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience as always! Awesome service and the best food.

RP
RandyP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Our dinner was quite pleasant if busy. The waiter warned us up front that the restaurant was busy, and did his best to keep things moving.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, food and environment!!

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FideliaS
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food is fresh and delicious. The staff is prompt and corteous.

MD
vipMorganD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great time!

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abigaile
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

The waiter forgot one of our items and asked us to leave after we paid the check because he had a reservation coming. There were plenty of other open tables. Terrible service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was amazing...a bit too loud to have a decent conversation without yelling! I’ll definitely go again!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

The food was decent, some of the bread items were a little hard (French toast, English muffins for the Benedicts which were 1/4 of the menu). Service was pretty good until AFTER we paid our bill and tipped the waiter. With a two hour time limit for brunch, we had been seated less than an hour and 40 mins (after arriving early for our reservation and being seated late) the waiter kept pressuring us to give up the table even though we still had food and each had a full mimosa left to drink.....the waiter repeatedly came back to remind us that he needed to give up the table, he came back 3 times within 4 mins making us feel very awkward. Wish we hadn’t tipped before this. Decent meal for an okay price but service was disappointing in the end. Despite the tasty food, we left with a bitter taste in our mouths because of the waiter repeatedly pressuring us to leave.

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DianaB
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Food portions are on the mid-small side. If you are very hungry you will end ordering 2 entrees.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service.

JS
vipJulieS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Two of our dishes came out more than 60 minutes after we ordered. I tried to cancel but he brought it anyway (and still charged us). A couple of the dishes were covered in a sweet sauce not described on menu. And come on $12 for 4 bites of cauliflower is ridiculous. Server was inattentive. Wine too expensive for quaity. We liked this place in the past but are unlikely to return.

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SusieD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Everything was great! Service was a little slow for lunch, I expect weekday lunch service to be a little more attentive but the servers were nice and gave great menu suggestions, but I had to flag someone down several times for refills and a dessert menu and the bill... so that was my only issue. Keep up the great food!

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GinoV
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favorite restaurant in the Arlington area; great place for food, drinks, brunch, ambiance, etc. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

Noisy, crowded, poor service, can't get orders right but has two receptionists to tell walk-ins there's a two hour wait, that won't be the case for long!

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vipRene
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service! Fun atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
260 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Still a solid neighborhood spot. Service is inconsistent but food is always at least pretty good for price point. Can be loud.

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Cava Mezze - Clarendon does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Cava Mezze - Clarendon also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 276-9090.

Cava Mezze - Clarendon is rated 4.7 stars by 248 OpenTable diners.

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