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Zaytinya

4.6
12734 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
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  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
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 North Dallas.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Turkish
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Hours of operation
Lunch and Dinner:
Sunday & Monday: 11 AM - 10 PM
Tuesday - Thursday: 11 AM - 11 PM
Friday & Saturday: 11 AM - Midnight
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Phone number
(202) 638-0800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Costa
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What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.3

Another Jose Andres spot with solid tapas. Head to Zaytinya for a power lunch that doesn’t feel like a power lunch.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 12734 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Wasn’t easy to get a spot in this restaurant and we had to compromise for early dinner. Nevertheless, the space was pretty full and looked great. Love the simple Mediterranean decor and ambience. Service however was a bit slow without really assisting us in food selection, recommendations or specials of the day.
As for the food this was my main disappointment. The food here is tapas style. For tapas style for a groups of five, one would explain a little bit on how many servings and what kind of mix is recommended. Since no help was coming on this aspect we chose the food by what we usually like. So we had 3 good choices out of 10: Brussels sprouts, halomi and Adana Kebab. The rest was mediocre at best. The octopus was a big miss, the kelftico wasn’t a real kleftico the and so on.
Wine was also so so.
Bottom line, really wanted to love this restaurant but it will not be a place I feel I would like to get back.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

They are famously supposed to bring fresh pita bread right away when you sit. Instead, this time, only after repeated requests they brought some after two courses!! Very disappointing

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Reservation for open table helpful.
Table ready on time.
Food delivery was slow.
Food quality was excellent.
Several times we waited a long time for the server, but the server was just insanely busy.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

One of my favorite restaurants and in my opinion the best in DC! Great food, good drinks, and great service. Prime location too just outside of Chinatown. Reserve your spot before you go, gets packed on evenings and weekends.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We came to Zaytinya to celebrate my graduation from Georgetown with my masters degree! Our experience was phenomenal and Zaytinya continues to be my absolute favorite restaurant in the District! Thank you so much!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food is creative and incredibly flavorful. Highly recommended for family style dining, sharing the mezzes.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Graduation

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Still one of my favorite places in DC. Consistently good food, drinks and service.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Overall great experience. Loved the ambiance, the location and the service. Would definitely recommend Zaytinya for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed the variety of menu choices, very popular so make reservations

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Was my third time eating here and has been a very good meal every time. Made reservations 4 days ahead and got the time slot I wanted. Un ique foor and very good.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

This was the 4th time we have eaten at Zaytinya. We love the food!
But, the space needs a refresh. Really starting to look tired. Does not match the quality of the food and experience.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food and service were exceptional considering how crowded Zaytinya was the entire time.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Not the tastiest middle eastern food, but great service and environment. They should reconstruct the food to a better version

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Of the many times we visited, the service has never before disappointed. Maybe this was a fluke.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Absolutely excellent. Everything was prepared perfectly.

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2.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Staff was not friendly at all! From hosts to server. Way too loud. Could not hear bartender, server or my husband. Not the best mediterranean food I’ve ever had! Miserable experience

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

The Brussels sprouts are a mandatory order (even if you don't think you like sprouts - you are wrong). As for the rest, just pick things at random. They will all be wonderful.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great small plate menu. The meatballs, sea bass, octopus and lamb chops were all favorites. And a must try is the 3pm In Istanbul cocktail.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great service from wait staff, food was wonderful, and if one sits by a window, noise level is fine. Front desk/host stand needs some work. No one looks like they know what to do. It took ten minutes to check in when I had a reservation and a table was available. I had called earlier to ask about valet parking and was was put on hold for over eight minutes two different times.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day Dinner was perfect. Zaytinya provides flowers for every mom and treated them like royalty. My mom is generally not a fan of tapas because she say they don’t fill her up, but she loves Zaytinya because their small plate portions were just the right size. Everything was delicious, service was very friendly.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It was mothers day so it was crowded we arrived 10 min early to our reservation, we were only 2 and we got a small table for two, but didn’t help when we got the chef’s special, they run out of bread so we ate most of the meal without bread. The food was very good, but would have been better to enjoy it with bread, and much less noise.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mothers Day was a treat here. Mom got a long stem rose, reservations were honored early and accommodations were made for her wheelchair. We started with drinks and the 6 spread appetizer, while wait staff could have refilled the pita bread earlier..we enjoyed everything about the food. Got some additional mezze dishes and we left..happy and full. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mothers Day Brunch

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We celebrate a lot of family events here. This time was for Mother’s Day! They know how to impress mom!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Zaytinya was great as usual. Great food, great service, beautiful space. The end.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had some distinct food allergies. Host and server were phenomenal in accommodating, communicating about what was possible, and checking with chef when there was uncertainty. As someone who has new allergies, being able to be comfortable eating out was a real treat.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Always love visiting D.C. & Zetinya!
Can’t wait to return!
The staff are efficient & so professional!
Great group of employees! 😁

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Wonderful!!!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food was outstanding. Great for friends who like to share/sample small plates. Wait staff knowledgeable about dishes, which I love! It can be tight seating at some of the tables and the noise level while not bad, you could not have a large group there who all wanted to be able to hear each other. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great food, lovely patio and superb seevice

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We had reservations and they took us on time and the food and service were fantastic. Great place to eat.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

I stopped in for an early dinner, I opted to sit in their outdoor section. I thought my server was lovely, and attentive. Meals are tiny but filling. Not an expensive place. Try the Greek beer, fried squid or caviar app option. Place was clean, bathrooms are nice and clean too. Everyone was friendly.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The Ambience was great. The food was exceptionally and we were so pleased with the service we received. I would strongly recommend groups because you get to sample more of the menu. We were a family of 8 and we got to try everything we were interested in. Kind of hard to do with one or two.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Was in town with my friends and we came here for lunch. Was delicious and loved by the whole group!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Wonderful food and beautiful deck!

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Food quality has declined. It tasted like it was warmed up from the day before. Service and ambience was nice.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Graduation

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The food was delicious. Considering the quality I was surprised by the prices.

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