Fodor's Expert Review Cava Mezze
This modern mecca for mezes (small plates for sharing) delivers delicious, chic Mediterranean cuisine without the whiz-bang conceits of its pricier cousins. There are few surprises on the menu, save for the feta hush puppies, but the wood-and-brick interior and gallant service make the traditional dishes feel new again. Delicious Greek dishes are available, from fluffy taramosalata (salmon roe dip) with a touch of citrus to mini-gyros that are big on flavor. Fast-casual Cava Grill is a spin-off of this place and serves the menu's greatest hits at more than 15 (and counting) D.C.-area spots.
527 8th St. SE
Washington, District of Columbia 20003, USA
- Crazy feta hush puppies and spicy lamb sliders
- Lots of vegan and gluten-free options
- All-you-can-eat brunch with 25¢ mimosas