Zaytinya

4.7
13568 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
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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Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Zaytinya requires a credit card in order to make this reservation for New Year's Eve. Please note that there will be a $100 fee per party of no-shows or cancellations made within 24 hours of your reservation. We look forward to bringing in the New Year with you. Thank you!

Monday, December 31, 2018

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 13568 People Are Saying
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Atlanta
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Everyone loved all of the apps, entrees and desserts!

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MA
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zaytina was one of our best dining experiences this year, just as it was two years before. It is a go-to spot for my wife and me any time we come to D.C. We recommend an assortment of small plates to share with many excellent choices to select.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My party was blown away by the diversity of menu items, depth of flavors, wine/cocktail menu, and our overall experience has left lasting impressions on all of us. We can't wait to return and try more of the menu. We just wish we had more room to eat all of those delicious items!

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t
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a post matinee early dinner - three of us ordered a selection of 7 dishes to share. Each was brought to the table when ready so it was like a rolling feast. Particular standouts were the baba ganoush dip, grilled haloumi, cauliflower, and kibbe. The fries were good but nothing special. Fried squid a bit of ditto. Constant fresh hot pita to accompany everything was also a treat. Great efficient service. With a generous tip and a couple of drinks the bill was just over $100 and we were stuffed. Good value for the quality and location!

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A
Washington DC
186 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We grandparents had the Hommus Ma Lahm, Falafel, Spanakopita, and Hünkãr Beğendi--all outstanding. Others had Mushroom Saganaki and Grape-Leaves Dolmades, as well as three more orders of Spanakopita. Everybody loved everything. The pita bread was hot and fabulous, and was extremely popular with everybody. Several of us shared a bottle of St. Thomas red wine from the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon, which we greatly enjoyed and wished we could buy locally. The two teenagers also got dessert -- Turkish Delight and vanilla ice cream with bits of baklava, and their parents got Turkish Coffee Chocolate Cake--all enjoyed them. It was a great get-together. We regretted that they don't have baklava, even though they have it in ice cream.

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j
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Today was not a great day for service

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m
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had never tasted the "Brunch" options before, wanted something new so we dived in. The poached egg was delicious. The falafel burger was tasty - but could have used a little more tzatziki as the the sandwich got dry. I would suggest offering a little extra on the side.

As always we loved our lunch, will be back!!!! And I bought a $100 gift card for my daughter - now she an choose where to spend it.

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HM
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I had the best night this past weekend. Kevin, our waiter, was outstanding! He came by at just the right times and gave us space when we needed it. We got the chef's experience, and it was exquisite. We will definitely come back on our next trip to DC.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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n
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Terrific food average service very crowded but overall wonderful meal

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AS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Between the 2 of us we ordered 10 plates to share and by the 7th-8th we were stuffed!
Pros: The food was great- I especially loved the chilled yogurt soup. My husband loved the lambchops.
Cons: The falafal was a bit dry and we were not a fan of the recommended wine. The bench seating is very close together and it felt like the person next to us was part of our conversation as she stared and listened the entire time, which was super awkward

However, I would definitely dine here again to enjoy trying some new plates as well as reordering our favorites. Plenty of vegetarian options available. Prices were not bad- doesn't look like a lot of food, but it is! All of the serving staff was friendly. Overall, nice experience

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GA
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A fancy restaurant in the area serving average food but charging too much. The atmosphere in the restaurant and the service are very good but the food is a bit disappointing from expectations. However, it seems like a place for big party gathering in the area and always packed. It is alright to try for once in the neighborhood but I won’t recommend for going back.

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o
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were heading to Capital One Arena and there was convenient valet parking - awesome dinner too!

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CM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Tapas options and very friendly, attentive staff.

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OT
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We tried to have a lunch without a reservation early in the week but we were told it would be 45 minutes so we had lunch elsewhere. We used open table and made a reservation later in the week . We were not disappointed. There was a$25 fixed pice menu that was outstanding.

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EA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food - absolutely delicious!!!!

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T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

We got seated in an awkward table in a hallway area close to a table for large groups... The menu was solid but everything is served tapas style so we were able to try majority of the menu we desired. It tasted amazing!

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H
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food but busy and noisy restaurant space.

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Y
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

I was really looking forward to having dinner there since I was in Japan. It was fairly noisy but the food was so nice. The cost was not so expensive than I thought.

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CN
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food! Only complaint is the noise level on a Thursday evening was too high. Some sound absorbing materials on the walls/ceiling would likely help.

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KR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were great. Restaurant was very loud. There were a couple of events going on. But overall we were happy.

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LB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was terrific as was the service. We had a short time to eat before the theater and they made sure we had a great fast meal!

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SA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The small plates are perfect for 2 and allows you to taste up to 8 different dishes. EVERYTHING and I mean EVERYTHING was most delish!!! Priced right for 6 plates, one glass of wine and one bottle of sparking water.... $113.00 and worth every freaking penny😃👍

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r
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The place was awesome and the food great, except they could only sit us upstairs. One of our party was not able to climb the stairs easily and this left the one star off the rating. It would have been best to reseat us. Follow my lead and give this place a try.

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M
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious, service outstanding & one party arrived late but we were not rushed. So appreciated.

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CM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the service and food were outstanding. They never disappoint, the servers keep the complimentary bread replenished and even wipe the table in preparation for desert. I highly recommend the brussel sprout appetizers. All around stars. If you go doing the lunch hour the special is awesome, with a nice desert at the end.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Simple lunch, although I wish I had time for the multi course menu.

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R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The waitress was kinda not friendly. It was my husband’s birthday. We wanted memories of the evening and we were celebrating with our close friends. When we requested her to take a picture, she seemed to resent wasting her time.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

We did not get seated until 30 minutes after our reservation time. The service was terrible, but the food was great! Will rethink before returning.

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OT
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was packed and yet the service was excellent and the food wonderful. Zaytinya's knows how to prepare lamb. I highly recommend the traditional lamb, and the lamb chops are also very tasty.

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KT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with a menu that gets you to try dishes you may not find in other restaurants. Our server was excellent.

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B
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot say enough wonderful things about our server, JuVaughan. Not only was he the consummate professional, but he was also delightful and very kind, even tracking down a taxi for us when it was time to leave. We are so fortunate that he took such good care of us today. Can’t wait to come back.

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D
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Recommend: go for lunch, noise level at dinner terrible. Good food, meat dishes were salty. Excellent Baba Ghanoush

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AZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My department held our holiday dinner at Zaytinya this year. They were very accommodating to our group of 9 and gave us a great table tucked away by a window, away from the main hustle and bustle in the dining room on a Caps game night. We enjoyed all of the food, (especially the octopus!) and our server was most helpful in recommending dishes to share. Although our group has a range of dietary restrictions, everyone found plenty to eat.

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MP
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Went for an impromptu birthday lunch with a few girlfriends. The prix fixe lunch menu is a great deal ($25 for 4 dishes) especially if you’re up for sharing. We ended up ordering one of the meals, and then had each other person at the table order 1 mezzo of her choice. Perfect light ish lunch and the total bill was less than $60 for four. You could barely do fast food for that! It was quite loud and as we left, we realized it would have actually been much easier to hold a conversation in the bar area. Live and learn.

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JP
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was great. Noise level high and conversation was difficult.

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EW
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Only one night in DC? Go to Zaytinya. It's Grrrrrreat! Small plates for sharing at a table for 2 or 4. I'm giving it 5 stars for food because I think is it in the top tier of the top tier of DC restaurants.

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MM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were running late due to a church activity. I called and they held my table. Wonderful service on a busy Sunday evening! Food and service were exceptional as well.

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JJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic experience all around!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff very helpful. Food was inventive and excellent

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