Washington, D.C. Restaurants




Cava Review

This modern mecca for mezes (small plates for sharing) delivers delicious and chic Mediterranean without the whiz-bang conceits of Zaytinya, its competitor for the title of tops in D.C. The entire Greek catalogue is here for the taking, from fluffy taramosalata (salmon roe dip) with a touch of citrus to rich, melt-in-your-mouth spinach pie. There are few surprises on the menu, save for the gloriously salty halloumi cheese topped with mint, but the leather-lined room and gallant service make the traditional dishes feel new again. There are two other locations: in Rockville, Maryland, and the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia; both are accessible by public transportation. Quicker, more informal "Cava Grill" spinoffs serve the menu's greatest hits near the Bethesda and Columbia Heights Metro stops.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 527 8th St. SE, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC 20003 | Map It
  • Phone: 202/543–9090
  • Website:
  • Metro Eastern Market.
  • Location: Capitol Hill

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations not accepted.
  • No lunch Mon.
Updated: 06-05-2013

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