Zaytinya

4.8
16047 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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! We loved it!

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Amoin
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dinning experience at Zaytinya and our server (Carlos L) provided us excellent service and made sure that we enjoy our 5 year anniversary dinner. Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

d
donnam
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place! Will go back next time we're in DC

PB
PavanB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had good covid precautions in the restaurant. Prices were very fair and the service was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Brunch was very good, SHISH TAOUK
SOUJOUK PIDE, CHICKEN SHAKSHOUKA, and desserts took longer than expected.

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MEWE
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had only had Zaytinya before during restaurant week (and it was amazing), but our patio meal was incredible. We did the chef's tasting menu and had probably 10 different dishes brought to us over 2 hours, plus dessert and some of the best cocktails (um hello Japanese Blossom?!). Service was great, tables are far enough apart to feel comfortable, and the chef's tasting menu is a good bang for your buck!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food really was excellent! It's the best restaurant I've tried in DC. The portion sizes could have been a bit bigger but overall it was a great experience!

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vipChrisK
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine and fabulous food!

CP
vipCamP
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Other than a gaggle of screaming children (six at their own table) behind us, the evening was lovely.

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DianaT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

it was delicious and the food was really nice, the outdoor experience could be def improved.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The tables are a little banged up, enough for me to think they had not been wiped. Food was great. Service was nice, just a bit intrusive for a group trying to play catch-up.

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TomM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food options for vegetarians in a great outdoor setting

MM
vipMauraM
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space which is so important these days! Had a lovely catch up over drinks and mezze with friends.

CJ
vipCJames
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Superb food. Post COVID wait staff seems untrained.

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Rosie816
Salt Lake City
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The patio ambiance as well as the food was ok, but when I walked inside to use the restroom, I found way too much that needed attention. The area around the sink was wet and dirty. The large mirror on the wall immediately outside the restrooms looked like it hadn’t been wiped clean for a year. The bar top had “rings” of stain from glasses, while no one was sitting there. The only thing that I can compliment is the service. Our waiter was excellent. Unfortunately, I will not return.

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4747ca
Singapore
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

prompt and tasty well prepared food. Came twice during our three day visit as the whole family enjoyed it.

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mehandih
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience4

Great service staff and ambience , music is good but food is bland

KM
vipKMichael
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great service and wonderful food!

Outside dining was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great food and lovely outdoor ambiance. Excellent service, but yesterday they forgot two of our food order items. This never happened there before.

ML
MariahL
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great variety of options for small plates. Mild flavors and options for vegetarians.

CM
vipCMLP
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Zaytinya is always a favorite, food is consistently good. It didn't seem like there was anything new on the menu but the food was a treat. They take COVID precautions seriously and we were glad to eat there.

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filledeville
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All of the food was amazing and service was top notch. Especially loved the Lebanese Chicken and Rice, Beef Soutzoukakia, Spanakorizo and the Greek yogurt with apricots for dessert was absolutely delicious. Great wine recommendations from our server as well. Nice atmosphere on the outdoor patio and very kid friendly. Highly recommend!

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vipFrancesca
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience here. The brussels sprouts are to die for and their octopus is amazing. And you must get their hummus. Haven't tried something I didn't love.

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vipDiner
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Even relatively simple dishes are great. Even the bread dip is wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mediterranean food in dc!!!

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JasonS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best option when eating out. Food and service was excellent, as always.

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zainr
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my favorite restaurant. the food has a wonderful taste, texture, presentation and overall environment was incredible. definitely recommend for lunch especially.

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NancyR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch on Easter. We felt very safe socially distanced outside.

ND
NinaD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of food when eating out during the pandemic has varied. It was so nice sitting down to fresh, high quality food. We really enjoyed our brunch!

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ische75
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great brunch!
We had the Easter Brunch Special with a selection of three mezze and a dessert.
My Fattoush was amazing, roasted Brussels sprouts had a super delicious sauce.
My chicken Shakshuka was a bit too sweet for my taste
The fluffy bread is something you cannot stop eating and they keep bringing more!!
One of the best Ayrans I ever had.

JN
vipJulieN
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints. Their flavors are delicious and authentic cuisine.

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GSOfoursome
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio dining was great and we were thankful for the shelter from the wind.

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tito
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and wine options, the 20 min delay in getting out table ready was worth the wait.

CT
CristinaT
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food.
We had reservations and staff at the entrance not very friendly or accommodating
A few hiccups at the table but we ordered " chef experience" and the food was very good

I would definitely recommend it!

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Amber
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. The wine list was great. We got the tasting menu and each item was excellent. Highly recommend this option!

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vipSadie
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The food and Service were both absolutely Excellent! The reason I gave a 3 stars to the overall was for the following: My husband and I, both in Our 60’s and well dressed, approached the front desk and asked if we could be seated for lunch, it was just us two and the time was approximately 10 minutes until 2:00 pm. The woman at the desk asked if we had reservations, unfortunately we did not. I was then told that unfortunately they were committed for the entire day, I thanked her and walked outside. I then opened OpenTable and saw there were numerous reservations available, I booked one for 2:15. I then walked back inside and told the same woman that I now had a reservation that I had just made on OpenTable, she confirmed my name and reservation and my husband and I were promptly seated. I’m still wondering why we were told they were committed for the entire day when there were plenty of reservations available via OpenTable. I have added our photo so you can see we don’t look offensive, this is us at our home.

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vipVanuchiEats
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible as always. Every time I eat here I am completely blown away. How is it possible to be so consistently phenomenal? Chef menu was amazing, service was so kind and on point. Thank you for a lovely brunch!!

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Ccccc
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the server was very friendly. However, when the bill came out, it was almost double the price of what would have been listed on the money, and it was not broken down by items. I feel like I was overcharged.

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vipMaryH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the breakfast, best omelet I have ever had. It was the perfect size, not too big but was made with the freshest ingredients so it was perfect portion.

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 4.8 stars by 16047 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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