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Zaytinya, Washington, DC

Zaytinya

4.7
4.7
17049 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 Washington DC.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 92 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Turkish

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 638-0800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    John Heineke

  • Private party facilities

    Zaytinya offers special menus and private party spaces of any size and style to suit the needs of you and your guests. From our soaring mezzanine space, to the intimate bar and “blue room,” to the spacious but secluded terrace, we have the ideal space for your party. For larger events of 100-300 people, we even offer full or partial buy-out of the restaurant.

What 17,049 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Mediterranean

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is delicious. Waiting time are way longer than expected from initial drinks ( table of 4). Timed 14 minutes for a latte & 19mimjtes for 2 cocktails and a lemonade.
  2. DL

    DawnL

    Naples

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beyond expectations! Delicious tasting menu, attentive service in a vibrant setting
  3. SL

    SarahL

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience2
    Great food. Back part of main floor needs to have ventilation or A/C adjusted — it was an uncomfortable 84, hotter than outside when we dined.
  4. I

    Ilovefood

    San Diego

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    As always, excellent food and pleasant ambiance. Service was pleasant but patchy... Had to ask for water, the check, etc. But nothing that would keep me from going back
  5. DI

    DIMAA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the place the food and the vibe. I always keep going there and will continue to;)
  6. FL

    FoodLioness

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Zaytinya is always a great choice! I usually dine here with out-of-town friends who're generally impressed with the choice and quality of dishes.
  7. KM

    KaraM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, delicious food with wonderful service in a lovely setting!
  8. MJ

    MichaelJ

    London

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service
  9. MS

    MSB1

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Had reservations at 815pm but did not get seated until over an hour later, they forgot our entree. Definitely different than the many times I had been previously
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The server didn’t do a good job of explaining the menu. Moreover, nothing that I read said this was a small plate restaurant, which we typically don’t enjoy.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service, great atmosphere.
  12. L

    Lynned

    Washington DC

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very lovely experience. Charming patio. Perfectly paced service - there when you needed them, but otherwise uninstructive. Food was all excellent - we ordered fish roe dip, beet salad, grilled octopus, shrimp and crispy brussels sprouts. Every dish was beautifully plated and delicious. A very nice lunch outing - we'll be back for sure.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    I chose this restaurant for the ambiance and food while we were in town visiting DC. I’m Greek so I was looking forward to trying this restaurant. The service was excellent, food was good but was disappointed that they seated us upstairs in the corner. No ambiance at all.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were great. Portions are small so the value isn’t quite there. But overall a great place to dine. Would recommend to family and friends.
  15. l

    ljjh

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zaytinya is completely wonderful every time! My family’s first visit to DC, they were delighted
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every bite of everything, every sip of every cocktail was amazing! I've already recommended the restaurant to 3 people! The service was absolutely outstanding! I love Zaytinya!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were seated promptly at our reservation time and with deference to my accessibility needs. Our server was congenial and made good suggestions. The food was excellent, flavorful and interesting. We’ll be back!
  18. M

    Marcus

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even though it was loud on a Thursday evening, there was a sense that it was still just the two of us in the room. The service staff was 1000% on point. We will be back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect food and service
  20. GJ

    GregoryJ

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, good food (small plates) and great service by the waitstaff
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The food tasted great but small portions , you need to buy too many plates to get full. LOVE the bread.
  22. C

    Carters12

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All-around great experience. Service and timing was superb.
  23. AE

    AlisonE

    Washington DC

    70 reviews

    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a very tasty meal with a complementary dessert since it was our anniversary. The service was fine. The outdoor seating was comfortable, although the music was unnecessarily loud in our area—loud enough to impede conversation somewhat.
  24. KJ

    KenyaJ

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place. Can't get enough of their food and wine.
  25. PM

    PhilipM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    still THE BEST all around. great vibe, excellent service, and amazing food/drinks.
  26. N

    Nell

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining on outdoor covered patio. Lovely evening breeze. Happy diners all around but not noisy. Food delicious. Service attentive.
  27. PR

    PhillipR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is incredible. The servers are extremely knowledgeable.
  28. WT

    WorldTraveler95

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in DC that I have ate at. The food was so so good and the service was impeccable. This place has to be on your list.
  29. MM

    MichaelM

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love most of Jose's restaurants but this one is our favorite for dinner. Great choices of veggie and meat dishes.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Le cadre est vraiment agréable, il y a la possibilité d’être dans différentes ambiances (en terrasse, près de la cuisine ouverte, à l’étage, dans la salle principale). L’accueil et le service sont agréables et très efficace. On a bien aimé le principe de partager les plats. Ces derniers étaient goûteux et bien présentés. Il n’y a pas un grand choix de desserts mais ils étaient bons. On recommande.
  31. GA

    GlutenAwareness

    St. Louis

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was excellent. The food was delicious but the portion of food are very small. We ordered 5 dishes, meat and seafood. We, 2 girls, felt hungry after finished them all. The desserts made up a little but not quite satisfied.
  32. MS

    MaheshS

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time! The food and service were excellent. Loved there were lots of delicious vegetarian options!
  33. P

    Prettyfirst

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!!!
  34. QL

    QueenLT

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing Jose Andres restaurant. Service and food were impeccable. 10 out of 5 stars
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious!
  36. AH

    AlisonH

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I love Zaytinya. The good is delicious and the service is fast. My only complaint from my last visit is that it took 40 min to get seated (with a reservation).
  37. N

    Ndme07

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I’ve eaten at Zaytinya many times before and cor hue to return as the food is really good. The cost is normal per standards in the area. It was much louder this time around with music plus a very busy crowd, especially in the bar area. For that, our server was a bit busy and took time to replenish our bread which our appetizers would have been nice to have with. But not a huge deal. Like I said, the food is very yummy and there are plenty of options for vegetarians.
  38. h

    hungryandthirsty

    Baltimore

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zaytinya has always, and I mean every single time, delighted anyone I have dined there with. Thank you to the Jose Andres Team for creating and maintaining such a good quality food experience. Yum!
  39. SB

    SmitaB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My teen daughter celebrated her birthday with her friends and the server was really nice and patient with them. They had a good experience
  40. F

    melanieF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We had a reservation outside for 6.30 & turned up on time. We were then left standing for 30 minutes & finally got a table after two check ins with the hostess. The food was lovely, but the server was overworked, running everywhere & we kept having to flag him down. The food arrived promptly, but we had to remind them about our drinks, which came half way through the meal. Our table was extremely rickety & when I asked if they could make it more secure, was told “it’s just old”. This meal was supposed to be a celebration (we’d let them know beforehand), but it didn’t feel that way. Luckily, we were with lovely people, so we rose above it.

Safety precautions

  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Zaytinya does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Zaytinya also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 638-0800.

Zaytinya is rated 4.7 stars by 17049 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 92 times today
Google Map for Zaytinya

701 9th St NW Washington, DC 20001

Additional information

  • Cross street

    G St NW

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Turkish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Gallery Place, Metro Center

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Heineke

  • Additional

    Takeout

  • Phone number

    (202) 638-0800

  • Private party facilities

    Zaytinya offers special menus and private party spaces of any size and style to suit the needs of you and your guests. From our soaring mezzanine space, to the intimate bar and “blue room,” to the spacious but secluded terrace, we have the ideal space for your party. For larger events of 100-300 people, we even offer full or partial buy-out of the restaurant.

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