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Zaytinya

4.6
12876 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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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 12876 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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 12 hours ago

Consistently fantastic food and service. Always a superb dining experience!

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5.0Dined 13 hours ago

Very delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Even better than what I got in Turkey.

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Always Love Zaytinya, EXCEPT this time. The food was good, but not to the level it normally is. Our service left a lot to be desired, long waits for bread, drinks, lots of time in between tapas we ordered. Some tapas came out cold, Waiter didnt even ask us for dessert and brought the check. We were celebrating a very special occasion. For a $300 bill I would expect a better experience.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Very noisy. Late to be seated, however the hosts were very gracious about the delay

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Hands down one of the best experiences we have had in D.C. The food, the service and the wine were all amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We are never disappointed when we dine at Zaytinya. The food is uniformly excellent and the wait staff always helpful. Come and enjoy!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and service as always. If you are a senior, however, and are going for lunch, reserve for 11:00am because by 12:00 noon the place will be so loud and the background noise so intense that you will not be able to hear any conversation at your table. ask for a quiet table away from the kitchen doors, the bar and especially the waiters station. Other than that, it is my favorite restaurant and I love going there.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Overall okay, not great. Ran out of an ingredient for a drink I wanted. Cauliflower was oily and not seasoned well...blah. The Bronzino fish was blah as well. My husband said the grilled octopus was good but the portion and look of it was rather sad. Service good. Took me an hour to decide where to eat this night and chose based on reviews but was disappointed.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Even with a reservation, we had to wait 15 minutes before our table was ready. Then for another 10 minutes we could not get our waiter's attention. After we ordered, everything came out together within 15 minutes. Thus, some things were already cooled off by the time we got to it. The food was okay, but was not satisfying.
Overall feels like Jose Andres is a sold out restaurateur who cares more about being on TV or having a restaurant empire, than providing good food to patrons.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was really good and our server was excellent. We needed to eat somewhat quickly to make the U2 concert and we were accommodated. The wine was excellent-all Greek. The staff in general from front door to bar to wait staff are excellent and very nice. Would definitely go again.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was fun and delicious. The service was friendly, informative and attentive. Overall, it was a wonderful experience! We tried the Chef's experience and got to try 12 different dishes plus two dessert. It was definitely worth the money.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

As always the food from Jose Andres is top notch. The food is amazing no matter what you ask. I recommend the chicken soup as a must do. The menu's for lunch and the testing menu is a LOT of food, perhaps for 1 lunch 2 people can eat. The restaurant may consider to serve smaller portions. But you can not miss the opportunity to eat here!

The strange thing restaurant is that it requires a lot of cleaning, even the DVDs and stuff in the front is full of dust. the management requires to put attention to cleaning, condition of chairs, tables. Very surprised to see a TFG restaurant on these conditions. Again this is not a condition that I have ever see in any of the TFG group restaurants so I was surprised to see that

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Been to Zaytinya a few times and today was just as good as before. We had a few of the dips, cauliflower, spanakopita, brussel sprouts, fried cheese, catfish, shrimp and a few others. The spanakopita and shrimp really stood out. Definitely recommend!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We were seated promptly and the service was quick. Rachael was our server and she was magnificent.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Good food. Nice atmosphere with outdoor seating available. Great location 1 block from Capital One Center and across the street from National Portrait Gallery. Service was not bad but not memorable. 3 to 4 dishes per person recommended.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Zaytinya is my favorite Jose Andres restaurant (although they are all terrific). The food is outstanding, lovely decor, knowledgable and friendly staff, good strong cocktails. Be sure to order the Htipiti spread - our favorite!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Went here for Father's Day lunch and it was fantastic! The brussel sprouts are to die for !

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Chef's tasting menu was a fabulous way to be introduced to a variety of flavors & preparations. Would go back if time permitted....only in DC for a brief visit.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food is wonderful! We had the lunch special and everything was great. There actually was too much food.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food, great ambiance and great location

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Very good restaurant. Loved the small plates to share. Service is attentive.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

As always delicious food and delicious wine!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Food was excellent, server spaced the dishes out so we were not overwhelmed at any one time.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Delicious and fun.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Disappointed that they seated us near an outdoor air handling unit which was very noisy. Also menu descriptions lacked key information. I hate dill, so avoided any dish on the menu with dill, only to have a dish arrived covered in dill. Food should be as described on the menu.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

We would have liked to have the tapas scattered through a period of time and not all at the same time. When we got to some they were cold already

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

We always enjoy eating here. I like the variety of various dishes and the constant supply of fresh warm pita makes for a special experience. Also, it’s a pleasure to support Jose Andres.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Food and cocktails were amazing! Great ambience! We went to celebrate two 21st bdays and it was very festive and fun to share lots of small plates.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

loved eating outdoors where the noise level was low and the air was pleasantly warm. wonderful service.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Always great food and atmosphere

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Authentic Greek and Turkish cuisine. The oysters and branzino had exquisite flavor, and excellent presentation.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

My favorite restaurant in DC. I don't get there very often unfortunately, but sure to try to get in (and sit outside if weather permits) when I am in DC. The food is light, original and extremely tasty. We had a great Lebanese Sauvignon Blanc with the meal. 3 persons with wine for $170 including tip is really reasonable considering the quality of the meal.

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Really enjoyed the food and scene was very interesting.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

This is my fourth or fifth visit. The warm and inviting atmosphere is in synch with the amazing Mediterranean fare. My favorite is the warm bread and hummus plate. The waiters will assist in wine pairings and the best dishes that complement each other. I always leave feeling much better than when I arrived. It is my happy place.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Great meal, great food, great service -- highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

We sat on the patio, which is a lovely space. Ordered the dip sampler - 6 delicious spreads and their fabulous pita. We expected them to be smaller - I’d suggest that they tell people how big each one is as could’ve been our whole meal. Luckily we only ordered two other small plates - the Brussels sprouts and the Halouma cheese with dates, which were both yummy as well. Great place for lunch!

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2.0Dined on June 13, 2018

The waiter was overwhelmed, and apparently so was the kitchen. Too bad. Zatinya is no longer reliable.

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1.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Awful service, reservations mean nothing here. Hostess was condescending and we had to wait 45 minutes to sit at a inside when we requested outside. I was with my uncles who are in their late 70's and could not hear inside. Our waitress was new and had to be reminded on numerous occasions that we had ordered drinks. For the amount of hype this restaurant gets, I was deeply disappointed.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Sat outside (2nd visit to Zaytinya, 2nd time sitting outside... it is noisier inside). Excellent food, per usual. Split a bottle of wine with my friend and that was great too.

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2018

The restaurant was so loud I had to yell across the table to my dining partner. Because of this I don't believe I'll be going back....

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