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Cava Grill Opens in Tenleytown on Thurs. – Get a Free Lunch and Donate to Micro Greens DC

by Prince Of Petworth — October 3, 2012 at 10:22 pm 11 Comments

4237 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Cava Grill opens in the former Ayzen/Chanya Thai restaurant space in Tenleytown. Get a free lunch for the grand opening on Thursday, and donate to Micro Greens DC. I stopped in for photos on Monday and was amazed at how great the place turned out.

From a press release:

To celebrate the opening of its newest location, Cava Grill will offer Tenleytown customers a free pita, bowl, salad, or minis and a fountain drink from 11am – 1:30pm on Thursday, October 4th. Local beverage company, Honest Tea will be on hand with free samples of their organic drinks. Through the Free Lunch Day, voluntary donations will be accepted and go directly to Micro Greens DC. Founded by American University Graduate and Chef Allison Sosna, Micro Greens DC teaches underprivileged kids to cook affordable, healthy meals based on a SNAP budget.

The new grill is conveniently located at 4237 Wisconsin Ave in northwest Washington DC. Cava Grill provides a quick healthy option for residents, area office workers, students of American University and local schools.

Located at 4237 Wisconsin Ave, the 2,400 sq. ft. Tenleytown location includes a large deck for outdoor seating and will serve beer and wine once the existing liquor license transfer is complete. Xenohristos, along with partners Ike Grigoropoulos, Dimitri Moshovitis, and Brett Schulman plan to continue expanding Cava Grill, opening several outlets in the Washington, D.C., metro area, as appropriate locations become available.

The new space looks amazing. I particularly like the open wood beams:

And the outdoor patio looks like it’ll be fantastic:

  • ET

    Nice look on the inside. Just hope they spent as much time figuring out the menu and executing it well as they did on the decor/ambiance.

    • Interior design seemed like an easy task. Find people who did Comet Ping-Pong, get them to repeat.

    • Anonymous

      It’s a chain. What time is needed to figure out the menu?

  • ClevelandDave

    Is this related at all to the Cava brand hummus, etc that I see in stores?

    • anon

      Yes, this restaurant group has put out several dips in the local grocery market

  • DC

    I love Cava (although I’ve only been to the Barracks Row location). If you haven’t had it, give them a try. I know small plates are everywhere, but I found theirs to be much better than most. Hope they succeed.

    • Anonymous

      I love Cava too. This is not a Cava, it’s a Cava Grill, which means it is like an express version. It’s no where near as good. I’d call it the Mediterranian Chipotle.

    • DC

      Ah, I stand corrected. Please disregard above. But still recommend Cava (not grill). Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    is it just me, or did they copy the interior of comet ping pong as closely as possible? weird.

  • Anonymous

    It looks much nicer on the inside than the Columbia Heights version–I get that they had limited space, but that place is just awkward all over.

  • EWG

    Went here last night for an early dinner. Delicious food and beautifully renovated building. Friendly staff, too–I was asked by one of them if I needed help ordering (I said no), and he said, ‘yeah, it’s basically like Chipotle.’ A very, very welcome addition to the neighborhood. Hope it does well!


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