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Zaytinya - DC, Washington, DC
Award-winning

Zaytinya - DC

4.7
4.7
18535 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Under the direction of celebrated chef José Andrés and concept chef Michael Costa, Zaytinya offers an innovative mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese cuisines served up in a sleek and modern setting. Building on Jose’s deep knowledge of Mediterranean cooking and years of research and travel, the menu features shared small plates of authentic and innovative fare, creative cocktails, and unique Mediterranean wines, making Zaytinya one of the most exciting restaurants in Washington, DC.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 267 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Turkish
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 638-0800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    John Heineke
  • Private party facilities
    Zaytinya offers special menus and private party spaces of any size and style to suit the needs of you and your guests. From our soaring mezzanine space, to the intimate bar and “blue room,” to the spacious but secluded terrace, we have the ideal space for you.
  • Private party contact
    Amy Gagne: (202) 638-0800
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Penn Quarter
  • Cross street
    9th and G Street NW
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • The Zaytinya Cookbook | Tasting Menu

    $85.00 per person

    Mar 15 - May 31, 2024
    This March, join us for a celebration of the newest cookbook from José Andrés, ZAYTINYA: Delicious Mediterranean Dishes from Greece, Turkey, and Lebanon, with a very special dining experience. The book, featuring 150+ recipes, showcases classic Zaytinya dishes– like our Brussels Afelia– alongside special surprises from José’s travels through the Eastern Mediterranean– like fried mussels! For a limited time, dine with us in DC and savor special bites from the cookbook alongside unique Mediterranean wines, embracing the spirit of Zaytinya like never before.
    The Zaytinya Cookbook | Tasting Menu Photo

What 18,535 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Mediterranean

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked

  • District of Columbia

    Mediterranean

  • District of Columbia

    Most Booked

18,535 Reviews
  1. AdrianM

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Bought into supporting Chef Andres and his mission, but had no idea that this would mean being sat steps away from the crowded noisy entrance in the middle of a “bus station like” corridor. The service was rushed — food piled on a little table, long before bread or cocktails arrived — and the Tasting menu containing a few items far below par (greasy fried Brussels sprouts and long past their prime mussels). Overall, an incredibly high price for fair food, in an unpleasant setting. Zaytinya has unfortunately become a victim of Chef José’s success.

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  2. luv2dine

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the special event Chef's tasting menu based on the new cookbook. It was excellent from start to finish in every way. Food was sooooooooo delicious. Service was stellar. One of my favorites in DC.

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  3. JudyG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is wonderful. Waiter and servers were excellent. The lack of a fifth star on service has to do with, possibly the website, possibly the front desk. Although there was no distinction when I initially made the reservation, I wrote in the comments that we wanted an outdoor table. They told me I had requested an indoor table and the only area that was open then was for "parties." I have reserved previously and there was a place to indicate where you wanted to sit. This time there was no opportunity to do that, but I do expect them to read the notes.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing menu, did the tasting menu and the dishes were very tasty and all different. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and dedicated. Ended very full. Only complaint was how loud it was, they need to change the soundscape so that some of the noice cancels out. Wine pairing was good too.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance. We sat outside under the trees. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Would definitely recommend.

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  6. HCbuckhead

    Atlanta Metro

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience and fabulous food! We also had a wonderful server. We were concerned because it was so crowded, but they have a very efficient operation and the food was served in good time and over a good interval between courses. Was a bit noisy, but we would go back again.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice lunch options. Very efficient service. Food was amazing!

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  8. Aviddiner

    Philadelphia

    156 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    156 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a delicious lunch of multiple small dishes with their delectable bread and a crisp beer. The custard dessert with a crisp crust was a nice way to end the meal

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  9. JohnB

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great food and service. We dine there frequently.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was to die for. World class pide and kebab. As a Turkish person they did an excellent job. The only issues was the noise levels. It felt like I was at a club, the sound just reverberated off the walls and it was hard to hear my date. Other than that service staff were amazing, came by frequently with warm pita, etc.

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FAQs

Zaytinya - DC does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Zaytinya - DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 638-0800.

Zaytinya - DC is rated 4.7 stars by 18535 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 267 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Zaytinya - DC

701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    9th and G Street NW
  • Neighborhood
    Penn Quarter
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Turkish
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    John Heineke
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 638-0800
  • Private party facilities
    Zaytinya offers special menus and private party spaces of any size and style to suit the needs of you and your guests. From our soaring mezzanine space, to the intimate bar and “blue room,” to the spacious but secluded terrace, we have the ideal space for you.
  • Private party contact
    Amy Gagne: (202) 638-0800
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