Cafe Ole
Mezze from around the Mediterranean.
Reviewed By Thomas Head
Comments () | Published October 11, 2006
Cafe Ole
Address: 4000 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-244-1330
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Spanish/Portuguese, Middle Eastern, Greek/Mediterranean
Opening Hours: Open Sunday through Thursday 11 AM to 9 PM, Friday and Saturday 11 AM to 10 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Tenleytown-AU, Cleveland Park
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Shepherd's Pie Ole; Sultan's Stew; Lebanese Celebration; lamb tagine; grilled Merguez sausages wtih mashed potatoes; portobello mushroom with chevre.

From June 2005 Cheap Eats

This colorful bistro has matured since its opening almost ten years ago. Originally you ordered and picked up your food at the counter, but there's now table service for dinner and brunch. Located near the Tenleytown Cineplex Odeon movie theaters, Cafe Ole serves up a mezze-style menu from around the Mediterranean.

The menu recommends three mezze per person, but two will satisfy average appetites. Particularly good choices among the hot mezze are the Shepherd's Pie Ole with a Mediterranean-style beef stew under mashed potatoes; the Lebanese Celebration, grilled chicken served over bulgur wheat and topped with hummus and lemon-pepper aioli; and Sultan's Stew, beef and black beans over rice with a yogurt sauce.

Most items on the menu are available for takeout at very reasonable prices--Lebanese Celebration for ten, for example, is just $65. Cafe Ole also caters.

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