Fodor's Expert Review Cava Mezze

$$ Capitol Hill Lively Fodor's Choice

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.

Lively Lunch Dinner $$ Greek Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

527 8th St. SE
Washington, District of Columbia  20003, USA


Known For:
  • Crazy feta hush puppies and spicy lamb sliders
  • Lots of vegan and gluten-free options
  • All-you-can-eat brunch with 25¢ mimosas
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch Mon.

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