Sunday & Monday: 11 AM - 10 PM
Tuesday - Thursday: 11 AM - 11 PM
Friday & Saturday: 11 AM - Midnight
What Insiders Are Saying
Another Jose Andres spot with solid tapas. Head to Zaytinya for a power lunch that doesn’t feel like a power lunch.
Have dined there many times and they never fail to deliver excellent food and service.
This was the most delicious meal. Every single dish was amazing
Everything was great!! It was a little loud but with such an open set up that’s definitely understandable.
Truly good Lebanese food. Very, very loud. People packed in and really no effort to tone down the ambient noise. Some of the dishes were lovely—the eriste, a pasta with seafood; hummus with lamb—delicious. The kebabs were honestly only average. A bit bland. Overall it was a good meal.
Way too loud inside forme. My son said this is how it is. We sat outside, cool and this old man could hear himself think. Our server was exceptional. Knew her stuff. Food fresh and we'll seasoned. Go, enjoy
Good food. Fun experience. But too noisy. We will definately visit whenever we visit DC.
Great food- creative cuisine- very good and knowledgeable servers- fun vibe!
Fabulous time! Excellent food and marvelous service!
Fantastic Mediterranean food that was presented very creatively. Luved that they served raki, and the way it was served. Adana kebab and the pide were our favorite but everything was delicios and the service is attentive. Small plates mezze concept is working perfectly for this type of food.
Great food, waiter was very helpful in recommending dishes.
The food was great. The noise level was noticable, but not too bad. We had a reasonably large group and we all had good food.
First time at Zaytinya. Loved the food and service. We ate a a booth and it was quite uncomfortable. The table level while sitting at the boot was too high. Will definitely go back as the food was amazing. But will definitely ask for table sitting not a booth.
Delicious, great service, bright airy decor. Very pleasant dining experience
Great small plates. Nice variety for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. A little too loud for good conversation.
Our experience has consistently been such that the lamb dishes are excellent. The Bantijan Bib Laban as well as the scallops have also been consistently excellent. However, 3 pieces of the scallops is not really ideal for sharing. An even number would have been appropriate. The fig dessert (I cannot remember the name) was delcious-- the first time we had it -- and we will definitely order it again the next time we are there.
I have dined here many times and it never disappoints. The pitas alone are worth the trip. Always great service and a bright ambience.
Very busy and noisy on a Wednesday night. Had to wait 30+ minutes to be seated after our reservation time. But great food.
Excellent business meal! Our server, Danielle, was fantastic and never steered us wrong. Very personable.
As always Jose Andres restaurants never fail to deliver the best dining experience. I recommend any of his restaurants!
Jose Andreas continues to surprise me with amazing diversity of his selection of cuisines and service
Awesome mezze experience
When it comes to food, Zaytinya rarely disappoints. This was an evening with friends. We had kibbeh nayeh (could have used more spicing) and adana kabob (disappointingly spiced) and the Ottoman pilaf (not exceptional). For dessert it was Turkish delight, which was quite good.
In the past I have had the hunkar begendi (which has always been excellent) and the Turkish apricots for dessert (also excellent).
The noise level was quite high, making conversation difficult. While sound absorbing materials are installed in the ceiling above the bar, the dining areas have hard ceilings and walls, which seem to increase the noise levels.
We enjoyed the food, the flavors and spices were innovative and well balanced, but the service was not good. We waited 10 minutes for a server to greet us and take our wine order, 10 more minutes for our server to tell us they were out of the wine my husband ordered, and another 10 minutes to bring us a taste of the suggested replacement. The restaurant is very stylish, but the high ceilings made it noisy and difficult to hold a conversation. Overall disappointing
Great mix of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern small plates. Wide variety, unique wine selection, good service (though can be a little more attentive). Can get a little loud but a pleasant, lively atmosphere.
One of my absolute favorites in DC. It’s become a staple for special nights out.
Outstanding menu with a wide selection of Middle eastern and Mediterranean dishes. All dishes are beautifully prepared and presented. Menu includes also a great selection of vegetable entrees suitable for the vegan /vegetarian member of the group. Impeccable service. Great selection of craft cocktails and wines. Noise level is entirely too LOUD. If you want to hear the rest of your party or be heard by them you should select another restaurant. This not a good place for a quite meal with friends or family.
The food was not nearly as good as I had hoped. I was with other people who had eaten there before who said the food was not nearly as good as it had been when they'd been there previously. Also, the waiter was great except he forgot to bring some items we ordered. We never did get them. Other than that, he was very good.
Had a wonderful waitress. Food was great. Only complaint was our table. It was tucked below the stairs but the wait staff had to squeeze between us and another table to serve everyone. Not so great
We were seated at the time of our reservation although there were crowds waiting for tables, the service was very attentive, the food very tasty. One problem was that all the dishes in tomato sauces tasted the same. The waiters might direct people not to order stuffed eggplant, mushroom rich, and a few more that have the same sauce base because that was boring. We had enough other dishes to make up for this so it is not really a complaint about the food. All in all, a great place to keep returning for a great meal!
Always excellent! Always! Service, food presentation, cocktails, dessert - excellent!
Great selection of Mediterranean food. Excellent service and fun ambiance.
Denzel A was an inattentive waiter. First course at lunch took 20-25 minutes to come out, without him coming to check on us, and then all other courses came out at once. He also messed up one of the orders.
fantastic food，enjoyed our dinner at Zaytinya. The lamb chop and sirloin misir reallyn impressed us. The rest dishes are very delicious as well.
Wonderful food, fantastic, thoughtful flavors. Great for a group, we ordered many dishes, all fantastic.
Simply put Zaytinya is classic, high value, attentive with outstanding tapas.
Great food and good service in a beautiful restaurant
I have dined here often and have never had anything that I didn’t enjoy. On my last visit, brought friends from New York and LA. The restaurant didn’t disappoint. We chose to eat outdoors which was much easier for conversation as the noise level indoors can be a bit to contend with. Recommend highly.
Good food and service. WAY to loud for getting together with people we haven’t seen in a while.
Used to be better. Most Food came cold though we were there early and n evening before dinner rush, lots of fried things that used to be grilled. time has worn down or lost the snappy, edgy flavors.