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Zaytinya, Washington, DC

Zaytinya

4.7
4.7
17060 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 129 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 17,060 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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. DC

    DonaldC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, it was an exceptional time with consistently excellent, tasty, heathy food and fine service.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing! Cocktail drinks were some of the best I have ever had. Service was so lovely and attentive. Thank you all.
  3. GS

    GeneS

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Let’s dispense with the negative: the place is loud. Now for the rest. The menu is broad him has something for everybody. The quality of the food is excellent. The service was very, very good. It’s obvious that the servers are well trained and all very polite.
  4. m

    martind

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Excellent food, inventive, priced well. But this is a food factory. Your plates come fast; no real time to relax and enjoy. Plus a massive restaurant. Try once for the food. Enjoy the noise
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable array of Mediterranean cuisine with very knowledgeable waitstaff! Can’t wait to return!
  6. N

    None

    Washington DC

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, good service, reasonably priced
  7. V

    Vega12

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food never disappoints! There is something on the menu for everyone and the small plates make it so easy to share. The service is welcoming and food comes out as soon as it is ready.
  8. l

    ladiesbrunch

    London

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    While the ambience was the same, energetic experience we come to expect and the food was great, the service was awful. They must just be overbooking and understaffed, but to the point that we wished we hadn’t been able to book. And we waited 45 minutes past our rez time to sit - for 3 people on a Monday night… We were never introduced to a server, but put in an order with a staff memeber walking by. When our food arrived, we had to chase someone else down for napkins and silverware. When the bill came, all our food still hadn’t come. We asked about a remaining flatbread, which we were charged for. The flatbread then arrived - but we were already done. We had to ask for them to remove it from the bill and then they swiped it jt back off our table. It was a bizarre night. I get being short staffed but don’t seat more than you can handle, please…
  9. DR

    DRDTW

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We try to get to Zaytinya whenever we are in DC. Over all the years we've gone, the food and the service is consistent and always great. Many long-standing restaurants suffer from sophomore slump, but Zaytinya never does. Can't go wrong with anything here. This time, when we were in line for our table, we heard, "The Ambassador will be here soon." If the foreign service workers are eating here, you know it's good!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing and Emily the new AGM is wonderful!!
  11. KP

    KPao

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zatinya is an amazing restaurant! They keep the menu in season without forgoing the classic dishes that satisfy customers all year round. This is one of my favorite restaurants to dine at in DC!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    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.
  13. s

    socalvol

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food. Is a little loud for conversation on a busy night.
  14. DL

    DawnL

    Naples

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

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

    SarahL

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    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.
  16. I

    Ilovefood

    San Diego

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    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
  17. DI

    DIMAA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

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

    FoodLioness

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    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.
  19. KM

    KaraM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

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

    MichaelJ

    London

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service, great atmosphere.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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
  28. 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!
  29. 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!
  30. 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.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect food and service
  32. 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
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 17060 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 129 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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