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Under the direction of celebrated chef José Andrés and his ThinkFoodGroup team, 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.
grilled Mediterranean octopus, marinated onions, capers, yellow split pea pure
seasonal mushrooms, golden baharat spiced tahini, warm dates, roasted walnuts
tahini, sultanas, capers, pine nuts
I don’t know where to begin. Who are these people that rated this place 4.5 star? It was my mom’s birthday and I am so depressed that I drove all the way from Ashburn FYP
Ruin her day?
Uncooked chicken, terrible dessert and juices. I am very disappointed. I would only give 4 stars to the service and ambience. Everything else was 👎
Sorry mom :(
Came back after a long time and we were glad we did. Lots of out door seating. Great to sit out doors and enjoy excellent food.
Awesome as always! Excellent food and excellent service! One of our favorite places to eat in DC
Take this with a grain of salt. I was a bit disappointed that some of my favorites at Zaytinya were not offered however I recognize that COVID changes things. Also, I was so excited for my Greek cheesecake dessert and when we got it, I think we actually got the Greek yogurt dessert which I was not a fan of. We tried to find our server to tell her, but we could not until it was too late.
With all of this said, we LOVE this restaurant. The Turkish flatbread was incredible. I love their lebnah as well. I will be back...and soon!
We had an awesome evening as usual. Such a wonderful place.
All wonderful thank you
Had my daughters birthday dinner there. Enjoyed it. Service was a little slow as the server got lost a few times. Fans would have been helpful on the patio. I have seen those in action at other restaurants and they work well on hot nights. Overall, food was great and we enjoyed it.
The Uruguayan server attended us really well. Thank you.
food,drinks and services are great.The atmosphere is so classy!!
I loved every bite of food here. The fresh pita bread was incredible. I loved the chicken kebobs. I saved room for dessert and got the rose water ice cream!
As on previous occasions, the food was outstanding. We ordered a variety of dishes from different categories. All were tasty and nicely presented. Despite the pandemic precautions, the service was smooth and friendly. The only mishap was some confusion about our reservation on the patio (Zaytinya's fault, not ours).
Food and service was outstanding and definitely value.
We started out not too happy with the outdoor table next to the entrance but the staff handled the situation beautifully and created another table for us.
The service and attitude was flawless. Clearly, the staff have mastered dealing with awkward situations.
Went to Zaytinya after a long time and appreciated once again what good food is and at great value.
Great outdoor patio was excellent during COVID times. Plenty of spacing and an unusually large patio for downtown DC.
Always amazing food and service!
I made a reservation same day for a friend and I. The food was amazing and the service was very good. I am a food blogger in the DC/VA area and enjoy food in general. I mean who doesn't? Growing up Lebanese/Armenian I have a love for what this restaurant has to offer, it is in my bones! I will def frequent your restaurant much more. I'm glad you are open and in service after the scary world of Covid. This restaurant practiced safety guidelines and the food was delish!
I even shouted your location out on my food blog @Cookwithchan on Instagram.
Thanks much- Cookwithchan
Given current scenario, we had asked for a table outside as we came with our child and his big stroller. We didn't want to be in the middle of busy service. The outside patio was full, and the hostess offered we go inside instead. It turned out GREAT. The distancing between tables (they removed many many tables from the inside, each table has a spacer with acrylic), sanitizing/cleaning stations and protocols were excellent.
The food, as always, impeccable.
We had a great time and after not going out anywhere since March this was such a divine way to enjoy a nice bit of our afternoon with my husband, child and the Zaytinya staff. <3
Love Zaytinya! the food never disappoints. It is fresh, present well and delicious :-)
We ate outside and felt very safe as the staff were taking many precautions to keep everything sanitized. The brunch is extremely good value as the small plates are not small at all. As always, the food was delicious.
Outstanding date night. Great covered out door space with incredible food and drinks!
Excellent service! Given COVID, the tables were very well spaced apart and less people, but it was a GREAT thing! Did not feel on top of people. The restaurant did an excellent job putting up barriers between tables and people. And the food was excellent as always. Their bread is like little pillows of yumminess that goes great with their hummus and tzaziki! And unbelievable dirty martinis! Highly recommend!
Fabulous meal on the patio. Especially enjoyed the sprouts, lamb skewer, and the labneh.
We look forward to seeing Zaytinya again as in the old days before the pandemic
I congratulate them for their great effort
We had a great time. Everybody did their best to keep us safe and happy
Amazing service and food, every time.
Only confusion was entering and exiting the restaurant to check in for reservations. Additional signs by the steps (if allowed) could be helpful and a note from servers the best way to exit!
I love this restaurant, but the current menu (adapted due to COVID) leaves a lot to be desired.
Excellent customer service and phenomenal food! One of the very best restaurants I’ve ever been to in Washington DC. Customer service was fantastic with great recommendations. The food was superb. Will definitely visit again on my next trip into DC!
Service not great...I had one drink and waitress basically never came back to check on us.
Absolutely one of the best dining experiences we have ever had! From the food, the service, the management. Even the chef came out to check how everything tasted! It was really top notch. Will be back again and again.
Exceptional service, even by non-pandemic standards. As always, excellent food. A go-to spot that never disappoints
Wonderful food, excellent service, patio was delightful
I was looking for a quiet space to have lunch and do some reading. It was my first time eating out since the pandemic began and I wanted a location that had a large outdoor space. The food was great as always, delicious and the yoghurt dessert was so cooling and welcome on a balmy afternoon. There was hand sanitizer, cleaning of tables before you sat down.
Birthday dinner with a friend!
It was nothing incredible, I've been before and the lamb and octopus had more flavor. I'm assuming covid has a part to play as the menu is also different
It was very good! The food, the service were outstanding!
Delicious food, good service, and extreme attention to cleanliness. I’ll eat here again!
Considering the current situation, Zaytinya is doing a great job keeping the quality of food and service at the top level.
We had a lovely Sunday brunch and will come back.
Very good food and reasonably priced. Marginal service. Disappointed that I asked to be seated outside but there was “no availability” upon arrival.
i love jose andres restaurants and zaytinya is always reasonably priced and delicious - we highly recommend the hummus and the octopus
It was so great to be able to go to a restaurant with amazing outdoor dining during the pandemic. The staff make you feel completely comfortable well taken care of and very well fed.
Zaytinya does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Zaytinya also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 638-0800.
Zaytinya is rated 4.7 stars by 15648 OpenTable diners.
Zaytinya does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://thinkfoodgroup.myguestaccount.com/guest/egift.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.