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Zaytinya - DC, Washington, DC
Award-winning

Zaytinya - DC

4.7
4.7
18345 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 443 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
  • Mother's Day Brunch

    $45.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Celebrate all the mother figures in your life with a special Sunday brunch at Zaytinya. Enjoy a four course menu with options like asparagus tzatziki, seared halloumi cheese and grilled lamb chops. Plus, share a bottle of Greek rosé or enjoy a signature cocktail on the patio!
    Mother's Day Brunch Photo

What 18,345 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

18,345 Reviews
  1. LovesToEat

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I arrived at 625 for my 630 outdoor reservation. I was promptly seated on time and we were seated in the lovely front patio area. For a Wednesday it was VERY BUSY, like every table occupied minus one or two. The inside was sooo very loud and also very busy that I was grateful I selected an outdoor reservation. However due to it being busy, my service lagged excessively. My friend and I each ordered a glass of Rose around 645 and didn't receive our drinks until 710ish. Our waiter didn't drop off our drink, it was a runner, so we had to wait until around 720 to place an order. As it was my friend's birthday we were starting to feel neglected especially as when we were seated, the two-top table next to ours was empty but they had already received their drinks and ordered and had a dip come out before we even placed our order. We weren't sure if this was the general vibe of the place to take their time as neither of us have visit Zaytina before so we just sat tight. Once we ordered, the food came out promptly so that was a win. We ordered the Labneh which is phenomenal, the Falafel which was so flavorful and tasted fantastic with the tomatoes and hummus (in a pita), and the kebab platter. It was an excessive amount of food for two but leftovers are always great. We ordered the walnut delight for dessert. It was beautifully presented but despite all the delicious sounding accompaniments, lacked any flavor depth. It was also not very sweet so if you like a mild dessert this might hit the spot for you. We received our check around 915 but I did not want to risk sitting around for another 15 minutes waiting to pay and wait for my card so I paid using the InKind app and we promptly left. If you have lots of time to burn and want a slow dinner and to be left alone, highly recommend coming here, but if you are celebrating a special occasion and want to be attended to, maybe skip. The food is delicious so I would consider carryout in the future.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. Chef Terry is absolutely phenomenal!!!! We had to personally thank the Chef and were given a chance to do so. Each dish was bursting with flavor and scents that were extraordinary. My fave interesting combinations of flavors was the Fried Eggplant bites with Apricots soaked in spices. The Lentil and Rice dish was amazing. The Cumin Meatballs are not to be missed. The Baba Ganoush with Pomegranates seeds is my second fave. Definitely go! You won’t be sorry!

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  3. JinayD

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried the tasting menu along with Wine pairing and it is a lot of food and this is coming from a person who can eat. Talking about the food, there are 4 courses including the dessert and everything was great. However, the only disappointment I found was with the sesame coated Salmon, the Turkish coffee chocolate cake dessert was fantastic and olive oil cake is definitely worth trying. The wine pairings goes perfectly well with different courses and the red wine stood out for me, do give it a try it is deliciously different.

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  4. DonnaB

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Zaytinya never disappoints. The food is spectacular as is the service. It is a great place for family and friends. We ate lunch outside and relaxed for over two hours. Not only is the food a parade of complementary flavors, but the presentation is beautiful. Highly recommend to anyone who enjoys an enjoyable and fun dining experience that should never be rushed.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Had to wait nearly 50 minutes to get a table. Food was mediocre at best. Priced high small plates.

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  6. KCErickson

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I was sat about 20 mins late for my reservation and then service was extremely slow but my server was nice and the food was delicious.

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  7. DominiqueK

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Enjoyed the tasting menu because it had great variety, and the food was good. However, the service very much lacked: We were often sitting around waiting for our waiter who did not really check-in on us despite needing confirmation of nuts being present in a dish due to an allergy in the party, and those brining the food couldn’t confirm, so if the food was warm it was often cool/cold and/or sat for a while by the time we got to “dig in.” We also did not get the wine ordered until well into the tasting menu, which was lack luster given I noticed our waiter seemed to be making regular rounds to his other tables; it also took an extremely long time to get our final (dessert) course after paying the tab—over 25 minutes—and we didn’t receive the right thing. Disappointing but would be willing to maybe given another shot in the future.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Must visit place every time I visit dc. The food is so full of flavor and amazing

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  9. PeteM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service, and environment were exactly what our party wanted. We enjoyed the outdoor seating and the wide selection of phenomenal food.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food! Fantastic service! Will come again and recommend to others.

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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 18345 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 443 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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