About Zaytinya

Under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés, Zaytinya offers an innovative mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisines served up in a sleek and modern setting. Shared small plates, creative cocktails and unique Mediterranean wines make this spot one of DC’s top dining destinations.

701 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek

Hours of Operation:
Sunday and Monday: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Tuesday–Thursday: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Friday and Saturday: 11:00 AM to Midnight

Brunch Specials:
Saturday & Sunday 11:00 AM until 2:30 PM (regular menu available all day)

Cross Street:
G St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 638-0800

Website:
http://www.zaytinya.com/

Catering:
Catering on a whole new level; José Andrés Catering elevates catering and event planning to new heights in the Washington, DC area and beyond. Now you can experience the inspired creations of celebrated chef José Andrés at your own party or venue. Visit us for more information at www.joseandrescatering.com, or call us at (202) 638-0800.

Parking Details:
We offer valet parking Monday - Friday starting at 5pm and starting at 4pm Saturday and Sunday till one hour after restaurant closing time. Cost is $12.

Public Transit:
Gallery Place/Chinatown station.
9 th & G St exit on the red, green and yellow lines.

Executive Chef:
Executive Chef José Andrés; Zaytinya Head Chef, Michael Costa

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please visit our website www.zaytinya.com and sign up for our mailing list to receive the latest information and updates on special events at Zaytinya

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Zaytinya Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (162)
Good Vegetarian Options (162)
Special Occasion (158)
Authentic (144)
Good for Groups (139)
Fun (118)
Tasting Menu (118)
Great for Lunch (116)
Good for Birthdays (115)
Healthy (106)
Casual (98)
Hot Spot (95)
Business Meals (88)
Good for Anniversaries (82)
Neighborhood Gem (82)
Pre/post Theatre (81)
Great for Outdoor Dining (74)
Worth the Drive (73)
Bar Seating (62)
Sunday Lunch (60)
Vibrant Bar Scene (59)
Romantic (57)
Notable Wine List (50)
People Watching (49)
Handcrafted Cocktails (45)
Great for Brunch (44)
Happy Hour (41)
Vegan (40)
Local Ingredients (31)
Late-night Find (25)
Gluten Free Options (24)
Comfort Food (23)
Cozy (21)
Quick Bite (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Seasonal (17)
Paleo Friendly (16)
Kid-friendly (13)
Scenic View (12)
Disabled Access (10)
Spicy (10)
Organic (7)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Great Beer (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 20 hours ago

Fabulous food and service!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Jose personally owes my family an apology for not bringing out entrees at around the same Time so We could enjoy the meal as a family. Entrées came out 20 minutes apart. Cold cold cold.Server started to ignore Us when he detected there was a problem. Sad. Expensive. Unattentive.

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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was amazing and healthy, we all ordered the classic experience. Our server was amazing and had a very uplifting energy. My favorite dish was definitely the shrimp, and the cocktail named 3 PM in instanbul. I recommend 100%! Another amazing work of José Andres.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vegan, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Seriously my favorite restaurant in DC! Love the small plates and that everything is made fresh! From the drinks to desserts... you have a lot of options and will find something new each time! Reservations book up quick so plan ahead at least a week if you truly want prime time 5-8pm. It’s close to the Capitol One Center so if there is a sporting event or show that night you can’t just walk in unless you want to sit at the bar.. which is a craps shoot

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Lucky enough to have table for four in corner by fireplace. Food was delicious, easily-shared and fun. 9 dishes (including 2 apps and no dessert) were just about right. Should have had 1 more with protein to share.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Lovely experience and a talented chef.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Superb lunch special for $25 per person. The four courses were spectacular. We enjoyed each course; and the lamb meatballs were a real treat. Also, the salad from the first course was excellent. The service was terrific!

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Great experience! Can’t wait to go again. We ordered the Chef’s choice and Classic combos along with a family style kebab sampler. It was a taste of the best of the restaurants dishes. The courses were served at a very nice pace. We never were rushed or left waiting long for the next course. Dips and spreads with delicious warm breads, followed by salads and seafood and finally kebabs and deserts. It was more than enough for 5 adults. We even took home a doggie bag!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Exquisite service!!!!!!
Seafood with broth and lamb kebab were delicious. Cauliflower and mushroom couscous were bland - not enough seasoning or textural elements; e.g., capers and raisins in the former and mushrooms In the latter....would not order them again.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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·Dined 4 days ago

Service was friendly but somewhat impersonal. I would have preferred slightly better dressed wait staff and candles on the table for ambiance. Waitress misunderstood my order but said it was what I ordered when the check arrived. I ordered the Classic Experience for $55 but was served the Chef's Experience for $65.

Food was delicious and great to look at. Check arrived at table without giving me the opportunity to order coffee or after dinner drink.

Bar was bustling, and, since I was a party of one, it would have been more fun to sit at the bar.

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Great, creative dishes! Too bad some of the old favorites, like the mushroom skillet with cheese and carrot fritters are no longer on the menu!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was fabulous; everything was very flavorful and artfully presented. Décor is attractive. Fixed-price, four-course lunch menu is attractive; plenty of food; variety of food; very reasonable price.
Service started well, but waned as the lunch hour progressed. Perhaps they were getting busier, but business people on lunch hours can't be left waiting and waiting for final courses with wait staff no where in sight.

Tags: Authentic, Spicy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was bland - it was underwhelming and frankly disappointing, especially given the price of the meal. Things were not well cooked. I think the celebrity chef is resting on his or her laurels, I would strongly encourage prospective diners to find an alternative.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

The waitress was friendly and the food was delicious. We were four and each ordered about two of the mezze plates, the sangria, and an appetizer. The order was delivered together, however, two of the dishes came as we finished the meal. No explanation was given as to why the two dishes were so late. They came so late that we asked to return them as we were done eating. Overall, good place for friends to get-together.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

The food and scene of the restaurant was wonderful. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

service was awful. two dishes came 30 mins after the other two dishes came.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We really enjoyed this for the second time ..
A gem for Washington DC !
Will definitely come again ..

Tags: Tasting Menu, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Richmond)·Dined 7 days ago

Zaytinya never disappoints. It is quite popular, so be sure to reserve a table. Every dish has been very good - tasteful, nice portion, and appetizing. We arrived early for our reservation and grabbed a couple of seats at the bar for a nice glass of wine. Bartender was very friendly and juggled her workload well!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

The food and service were exceptional. The only drawback was the ambiance. The restaurant is housed in the first floor of an office building, with a towering ceiling, floor-to-ceiling glass windows and open floor plan. Although the "look" is striking, the openness creates a cacophony of sound, and the louder the sound gets over the course of the evening, only encourages diners to speak louder and louder. I learned more than I cared to about my neighbors life story, while trying to have an intimate holiday dinner with husband.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Savannah)·Dined 7 days ago

We were extremely cold sitting right by the door and inches apart from another diner. It appeared they just stuck this table in a place there should not have been a table. If ever returned would specifically request a table away from the door.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Pre-concert dinner. Service and food was phenomenal. Definitely a do over!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Our favorite restaurant for the last 10 years or so, highly recommend.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Favorite restaurant in this country !! Never disappoints.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Zaytinya is a DC staple. Everyone who lives here needs to go at least once. The Brussels sprouts, the shrimp, and the kibbeh were delicious and fan favorites. One of the things Zaytinya is known for is the constant flow of fresh, warm pita. Everything the restaurant serves has delicious sauce that can be lapped up with the warm pita. Everyone should try this restaurant!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Tapas, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We eat here every time we visit Washington which is 2-3 times a year. The food is always very good and the service is outstanding. During the day which is our usual time for a visit it is bright and cheerful. We thoroughly enjoy it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always great!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Such a lovely dinner! The service was great, the wine was great, and the food was incredible. Already looking forward to going back!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great food and service! We had an awesome time and experience

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

The service was great, we had a seasoned waitress. The food was good, although extremely tiny seafood portions - even by small plate standards. My biggest issue had nothing to do with the food; but rather poor lighting in my area, and LOTS of noise.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 8, 2017

When I eat at a Mediterranean place I expect my phyllo dough to be cooked and not raw.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Always my go-to DC restaurant....fantastic food and wine. Never disappoints.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Casual, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Food was delicious but ambience and decor only average and service was extremely slow even though they weren’t busy

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Salad great. Chicken Sharma chicken was so-so.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Good food, just a little too pricey for tapas. Pretty noisy, we had a difficult time hearing the waitress and each other.

Tags: Disabled Access
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Had a wonderful time dining here. Service and food were on point.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great food but way too loud for a business dinner. We had a middle table anr could barely hear each other.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2017

My son and I stopped in for a bite and drinks before a Washinton Ballet performance. The place is beautifully designed, the drinks were fun and creative and they happily accommodated our vegan diet with very tasty small plates. Look forward to going again soon.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Terrific evening at Zatynia. Brought out of town guest from Brooklyn and she loved it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Delicious food and very good service. We will not return, however, because the noise level is unbearably loud.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Service and food was great! Really energetic vibe and the overall restaurant ambiance was nice. Highly recommend to visit.

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