Cava Mezze in Capitol Hill

Nestled among the dozens of international cuisine restaurants located in Capitol Hill’s Eastern Market is Cava Mezze- a Greek inspired tapas style restaurant.

cava mezze

The interior is dark wood and dim lighting, making for a casual, but romantic atmosphere, depending on how many penny mimosas your neighbors had during bottomless brunch.

The complimentary starter is a basket of  pillowy warm pita and bowls of delicious harissa, olives, and oil  to dip them in.

pita and dip
pita and dip

Since sharing is suggested we split three dishes between the two of us, and none of them disappointed.

Lamb chops marinated in lemon and olive oil, served atop crispy potatoes (read: seriously delicious french fries) .

lamb chops and crispy potatoes
lamb chops and crispy potatoes

Lollipop chicken legs fried and drizzled in honey and walnuts. Hands down my favorite and a good choice for anyone who enjoys foods describes as: sweet, savory, crunchy and awesome.

lollipop chicken with honey and walnuts
lollipop chicken with honey and walnuts

Mini gyros with tzatziki, tomatoes, onions and fries inside ( yes fries inside)

mini gyros
mini gyros

Also don’t miss the Saganaki, aka Flaming Cheese dish, which is brought out in two small cast iron skillets, then set ablaze table-side and put out with lemon juice.

flaming cheese
flaming cheese

 

Tip:When the weather is nice you can request to sit on the rooftop and enjoy a nice view of the city

Cava Mezze Capitol Hill, 527 8th St SE, Washington, DC

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