Cava Mezze - Rockville
9713 Traville Gateway Dr.
Rockville, MD 20850
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Greek/Mediterranean
Rockville, Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday and Sunday for dinner; DC and Arlington, Monday for dinner, Tuesday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner.
Nearby Metro Stops: Rockville
Price Range: Moderate
Noise Level: Rowdy
Reservations: Not Needed
Lamb sliders with tzatziki; watermelon with mint and feta; meatballs in tomato sauce; avgolemono soup; Disco Fries, a sort of Greek sloppy joe, with cinnamon-spiced braised lamb; Greek yogurt with honey and walnuts; loukoumades, or Greek doughnuts.
Happy Hour Details:
All day Monday and Tuesday.
There are as many places to graze on small plates as there are tweets at a rock concert. This multi-venue venture from three Montgomery County natives brings a hearty, old-school feel to the genre. The moody lighting and exposed brick are staples of many a resto-lounge, but the warm welcome and unassuming vibe aren't as common. The blue-jeaned, black-T-shirted servers earnestly inquire about your happiness as if this were a family-style Greek diner. The kitchen's handiwork reinforces the something-old/something-new theme, packaging dishes from the Greek isles into stylized miniatures without stinting on the garlic.
What to get: Roasted-red-pepper dip; taramasalata; haloumi-cheese sliders; grilled lamb chops with crisped potatoes; spicy lamb sliders; the day's fish, simply grilled with lemon and herbs; grilled baby octopus; braised meatballs in tomato sauce; disco fries; Bolognese over pappardelle; Greek yogurt with honey.
Rockville location open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday and Sunday for dinner. DC location open Monday for dinner, Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner, Sunday for brunch and dinner. Clarendon location open Monday for dinner, Tuesday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner. Moderate.