Cafe Ole

Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Tapas, Vegetarian/Vegan
$$$$ ($14 and under)
Formality is strictly forbidden in this mezze-wine bar.
Fri-Sat 11 am-10 pm; Sun-Thu 11 am-9 pm; Brunch: Sat-Sun 11 am-3 pm
(Tenleytown/AU Park)
Tenleytown-AU (Red Line)

Editorial Review

Cafe Ole is a Mediterranean restaurant in the Tenleytown area that specializes in mezze, panini and salads, and anything can be prepared to go. The mezze, small plates not unlike tapas, include grilled calamari, hummus, chicken shawarma (chicken marinated in garlic and zahtar, tossed with pickled turnips and tomato and topped with garlic yogurt and pita chips), spinach and feta tatin (puffed pastry topped with spinach, feta and spices, then baked and served atop a bed of greens) and tabbouleh. More than a dozen items on the menu are vegetarian.

-- Nancy Lewis (April 27, 2006)