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.
Birthday! Food was delicious!
Love this restaurant and we eat there on every trip we make to DC. Waiter and waitresses are very knowledgeable and friendly. Food is outstanding!!!
Zaytinya never disappoints. Every aspect of dining is exceptional and choreographed like a fine melody of delicious food and fine dining. Jose Andres is the absolute best and his colleagues are five star.
Excellent experience, great food and atmosphere
The only problem is the noise level, otherwise consistently excellent!
As always- the best- noise level is loud but everything else is perfect!
The hostess was awesome. She had a great attitude. The server was nice until he realized that we weren’t ordering drinks. He didn’t check on our table nearly as much as he did others. The food portions could be bigger. $20 for two small lamb chops is very pricey.
Amazing experience! We took part in the chef's experience and would highly recommend.
The menu is varied -- greek food with a twist. Mostly meant for sharing. Everything we has was between good and great, my only complaint was it was loud. Really loud. We had stuffed eggplant, mushroom couscous (fantastic), salad, fried squid, roasted brussel sprouts with pomegranate and yogurt sauce. It was all interesting and fun and yummy. Just work to talk to each other!
We tried the chef’s 4-course tasting menu - it was fantastic! I’m not sure I can say which dish we liked best - from the kibbeh to the brussel sprouts with yogurt to the pita bread that just kept coming, fresh & hot to the table - it was all well-prepared and served with a smile. You will not be disappointed!
Always a fascinating culinary experience. This is where I bring first-time DC guests and it never disappoints. It is not a place for quiet conversation. The open space is loud enough to make your ears ring when you get home. But it is one of the best values for innovative dining in DC.
Mezze lunch was amazing. Want to go back and try everything.
Love this restaurant! Great service, terrific food, lots of interesting options!
Just outstanding. The food was incredible. We had the Chef's tour. Please come very hungry and pace yourself So much food! Every bite was perfect. The service is absolutely incredible. They never missed a beat even when the restaurant was overflowing with people. How do they do it?? We loved every minute there.
We loved everything we sampled...and can’t wait to return to try more of the wonderful selection of culinary delights. Ingredients are fresh and creatively combined ...everything is beautifully presented.
Zaytinya never disappoints! Great food and ambiance.
I was a little disappointed with both the service and the cleanliness of Zaytinya. Our waitress was nice but the other staff was a little less kind and seemed relatively miserable. The cleanliness is a couple of specific things. We were seated on the first floor near the fireplace and the shades were drawn. The shades, however, essentially look like someone has eaten on them. Also, there were scuff marks on our seat cushions. This resembles McDonald's, not the Zaytinya I love. The wooden tables also appear relatively worn - the wood on the legs of all the tables is chipped/faded - so it might be time for an upgrade. I love Zaytinya they should just maybe keep up with their tradition of excellence.
Energetic and upbeat atmosphere with excellent staff. Server was very knowledgeable about menu and made great recommendations. The best Mediterranean restaurant that I have been to. We had a group of 5 and sampled over 15 different dishes and they were all delicious. The brussel sprouts, the lamb shank, and the Harumi cheese were loved by the table. Great meal and atmosphere.
Sad to see once my fave restaurant take a turn for the bad. Simply put, this is not the Zaytina's we once loved. Service was rushed and barely an explanation of the food choices. The place was loud. The menu items were still delish, just everything else was disappointing.
Took a friend for her first time to Zaytinya. She, like me, had been stationed in Turkey years ago. The food brought back lots of memories. Really enjoyed the squash hummus - wish they had it year round.
We went to Zaytinya for Sunday brunch. I was pleased to see that the regular menu was also available. We had Falafel and Tzaziki, among others, and the dishes were quite tasty and fresh. I also had lamb and beef meat balls with yogurt. The menu is very diverse and there is a lot to chose from. I highly recommend this restaurant for a casual meal.
It was my birthday
Outstanding, as usual...........I am from Toronto and have been to this restaurant at least 10 times over the years...
I enjoyed my recent visit to Zaytinya on a Saturday night. The restaurant remains a popular draw and was very busy, as usual. We had a very good experience, with excellent food and great service from the sommelier, but the overall service from our waiter could have been better as she made no effort to pace the arrival of our small plate dishes and was not particularly helpful in offering recommendations or descriptions beyond what we could already read on the menu. That said, Zaytinya is tried and true, and it remains one of DC's best dining options. I'd still highly recommend it.
Wonderful experience for a single diner. I was made to feel welcome and my server was full of great suggestions.
Food was awesome .
Loud, beautiful restaurant, great food, a little bit pricey, difficult parking
Wonderful food at a reasonable price for an enormous lunch. I felt a little stuck in the corner and my server was occupied with larger groups, but I did enjoy myself and recommend for the great food.
Great variety of food choices, deliciously prepared. Loved every dish. Excellent service with good wine recommendation. Very reasonable prices. The atmosphere is "energetic". i.e. very loud.
We had a great time! Food was absolutely delicious. I’ll be back for sure
My favorite place to eat. I come all the way from Florida just to eat here and the staff is amazing. They charged my breast pump for me while I was eating and they totally didn't have to do that, but they are amazing. I wish I could eat here all day every day! Again amazing place don't hesitate to eat here if your new in town.
A very crowded "scene" restaurant that magically maintains the quality of its authentic Greek and Eastern Med cuisine. Many dedicated people working there, obviously!
Glad we got to go, but we didn't get seated near our reservation time and could barely hear each other because of the loud noise level.
Excellent service and wide variety of interesting and well-prepared dishes. Fairly priced wine list with nice variety of styles.
I have often eaten at Zaytinia and this time was less than impressed with the food. I order the same items mostly every time.
Go for the pork shoulder on the roasting spit!
Everything was Delicious!