Zaytinya

4.7
16559 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Zaytinya is open with patio and indoor seating for parties of 6 or less. We cannot guarantee a request for patio seating. We are open for dinner Monday thru Thursday and lunch and dinner Friday thru Sunday. For more information on our commitment to our guests, please visit Zaytinya.com/commitment.
We look forward to seeing you soon!

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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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FlorenceC
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual, so many choices so little space in out stomachs!

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Chris
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Obviously we are in a very difficult time, so will try to be reasonable... this was our first time at Zaytinya. Food was great, and venue is really nice. Our waiter was extremely friendly, but service was extremely slow. Again, was great to see a nice crowd in times like this, but restaurant seemed unprepared to provide good service. Hostess did not acknowledge us when we arrived, which was really surprising... don't expect the red carpet, but a "hello/welcome... we'll be right with you" would have been nice.

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WIllH
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little plates but big flavor! Lots of delicious choices to share. The meatballs and pide were incredible. The Zatar Margarita was the best drink ever!

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AmyG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I ordered the price-fixed experience menu and loved it. Definitely a great value for the price and none of the dishes disappointed.

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DiningDoc
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No better place for a great meal in a lively environment with highly knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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SadafA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The bathrooms were pretty dirty considering such a popular spot.

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vipamsNYC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! The food is incredible. Not one miss. Great for a group because it is Mezze style so you order lots of small plates. The staff is incredible - they have expanded their already extensive patio operations and haven't missed a step in terms of friendly, quick, professional service. As everyone else state - don't skip the apricot yogurt dessert. Amazing list of very well priced wines that you won't find anywhere else. Note that each dish is small so you will order several per person. Expect to pay about what you would pay anywhere for a nice dinner. The restaurant is huge and the indoor seating is very, very loud. Opt for the patio if you can - they have tents, umbrellas and heaters so don't let risk of bad weather deter you.

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LocoWino
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Tables were too close together, definitely not 6 ft like the menu says. Otherwise great.

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vipNormanG
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Noisy, as always. What with the annoying music playing incessantly and being seated at a table next to some sort of machinery, it wasn't that great an experience. Went for brunch on a Sunday and found the brunch menu to be either pretty meager (one part of the menu) or pretty expensive (the other part). In short: everyday lunch or dinner, fine; Sunday brunch, not so fine.

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hillwill
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were under the tent when a storm came through so we stayed for a long time waiting for the rain to stop. We were not rushed out and had a great time despite the rain! The rose special for brunch was a really good deal and the food was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The food was simply unimpressive, and some of it was disappointing. The restaurant came as a recommendation from a friend, so we gave it a shot. If you take away the ambiance, you’re left with food that you would not come back for.
I’m not a chef and I can easily say my own octopus has way more flavor, and the falafel was bland and dry.

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vipDrayton06
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent and service was great! We had a wonderful time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exciting gathering place. After meeting friends in the city, this was the perfect spot to catch up. Shared food, great tastes,server with a sense of humor and good suggestions. We sat under a breezy Washington sky and ate and talked and renembered and felt well taken care of. Will recommend this spot and definitely return!

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JenniferS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a quality dinner. Excellent food. Fairly plentiful vegetarian options (I recommend the brussel sprouts and the mushrooms). Tons of outdoor seating for covid-safe experience.

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vipDCGuy
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! We had a table outside. Lovely setting, delicious food and great service!

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Jojo
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was excellent. We tried almost everything on the menu. Our waitress, Rosie, was fantastic and fun and offered great recs.

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VimarshC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place. A bit loud but good overall.

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vipMMA65
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Good overall but they can improve in area of cleanliness

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ShailaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, have loved coming here for 20 years.

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JohnST
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday with my boys!

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MaiaG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Great price! I wish I lived closer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was nice

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SANJAYC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just Fantastic! Food and drinks were both great. Lots of vegetarian choices as well. Definitely recommend.

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MartaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really exceptional food & service as always! Lots of outdoor seating.

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JoanG
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely luncheon before a visit to the National Portrait Gallery.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The food quality at Zaytinya is geberally good. On this visit, we were a little disappointed that the food was served Luke warm. The olive oil cake was bone dry. Hopefully this is just a temporary service hiccup.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service, the food was delicious. We will be back!

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maximom229
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

We had a number of great dishes and a few ok ones. The atypical "cheesecake" was the best but the sauce on the shrimp was amazing. Decor was pretty beat up - carpeting was ripped in many places, chairs had holes, and a few other things which were odd to see in a JA restaurant. Atmosphere was VERY VERY loud. Would definitely recommend for the food.

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Sherie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The service was a little confusing in regards to “who is my Real sever.”

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vipBROWN
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Z is always fun, great food, fine service. First time there for lunch in a couple of years, so I had forgotten how good everything is. A terrific place.

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vipCarl
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The outdoor dining area at Zaytinya is very comfortable and well appointed. I saw it listed in an internet search as one of the best outdoor dining venues in DC and agree. The food is always superb.

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ethel
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fast service, nice outdoor setting. Will go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family dinner!

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vipLisaZ
New England
30 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic! My only regret is that we didn’t get the tasting menu so that we could have tried even more dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very pleasant thanx!

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Kigoudjil
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Thank you

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meaganb
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good subtle flavors. Variety for vegetarians as well.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

8 course chef’s tasting menu, wow!

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cagg
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside at Zaytinya and an unexpected summer storm broke shortly after we arrived. The staff were excellent and in good humor the entire time and very kindly provided some champagne on the house to make up for the weather. I was incredibly impressed.

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vipLeiaF
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars all around! Food is absolutely delicious every time and service is super friendly. Ambiance is energetic.

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 16559 OpenTable diners.

Zaytinya does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://thinkfoodgroup.myguestaccount.com/guest/egift.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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