Another Jose Andres spot with solid tapas. Head to Zaytinya for a power lunch that doesn’t feel like a power lunch.

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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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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (246)
Fit for Foodies (224)
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Good for a Date (170)
Good Vegetarian Options (167)
Special Occasion (155)
Good for Groups (148)
Authentic (143)
Great for Lunch (128)
Fun (124)
Tasting Menu (120)
Good for Birthdays (115)
Healthy (105)
Casual (105)
Hot Spot (103)
Neighborhood Gem (97)
Business Meals (94)
Great for Outdoor Dining (92)
Good for Anniversaries (86)
Pre/post Theatre (69)
Worth the Drive (69)
Bar Seating (68)
Notable Wine List (58)
Vibrant Bar Scene (58)
Romantic (56)
Sunday Lunch (54)
Great for Brunch (52)
People Watching (50)
Handcrafted Cocktails (47)
Vegan (42)
Happy Hour (37)
Local Ingredients (31)
Quick Bite (25)
Late-night Find (23)
Cozy (22)
Gluten Free Options (21)
Seasonal (21)
Comfort Food (20)
Paleo Friendly (19)
Kid-friendly (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Spicy (11)
Disabled Access (10)
Scenic View (9)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Great Beer (6)
Organic (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Awesome place. We did the chef’s tasting, and it was incredible. Not a bad bite. Service was expert. Will be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Zaytinya never disappoints. We ordered the mezze lunch. Each course was impeccably presented with each of the "garnish" items contributing to the flavor experience and each one large enough to share. Perfect food and ambiance for a lunch where sharing and discussing the flavors in each food item helped keep the business aspects moving.

Tags: Spicy, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Had to wait for 45 mins even with a reservation.
People behind us were given table. But we had to wait with two infants.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

I make the reservation at 7:00pm and I was seated almost 30 to 40 minutes later

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

They were unable to accommodate the reservation and we were never seated. We will not return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The chef’s Tasting menu was an amazing value. Everything fresh and beautifully prepared.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Fun, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Very good food and service! We came for lunch and the selections you can get for the $25 menu were great!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

This was our second visit to Zaytinaya and we were not disappointed. The tastes of Greece and the Mediterranean were superior. Every bite was a delight. The only down side is the noise. It is a very energetic place everyone was enjoying the experience so go for the food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Loved our meal at Zaytinya once again! Particularly appreciated a personalized (low sugar) birthday treat for my diabetic guest! well done!

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service, reasonable price and tasty food. Just one thing which disappointed me was Greek fries. Most of fries were soggy and yogurt sauce was too thick for the fries. Maybe less yogurt would be better. I will come back when I have a chance to go to D.C. Thank you very much.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

We are out for our anniversary weekend and first time here. To noisy for a quiet dinner but nice atmosphere for the evening.
Service was great from start to finish for our 1645 reservation. The crowd came in after 1730.

We had Htipiti, Falafel, Sea Scallops, Keftedes Kapama and Ottoman Pilaf. Wife had a red wine n I had Blessed Bees. All was very good.

We will return again.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Awesome! I truly enjoyed my lunch and will be back

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Enjoyable food choices. They do an excellent job of providing an interesting meal.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent spot for a special occasion or get together with friends/family. Food is incredibly, can't go wrong with anything on the menu! I especially recommend the spanakopita.

Tags: Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Hot Spot, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

I have been to Zaytina a couple of times and it is always delicious and this time was no exception. Food was amazing! We sat in the small upstairs which was perfect for my company who are a little hard of hearing. Our server was AMAZING, he took such good care of us and even made sure to acknowledge the notes I put in the reservation that we had a birthday at the table. One of my favorite restaurants in the city!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Server sub-par . Never brought us hot bread. Had to ask for refills of iced tea and club soda. Dropped a salad on floor and fries were cold.a disappointing meal.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Excellent selection and outstanding quality. Super fresh, great presentation, and we loved the Tapas approach with amazing Greek cuisine.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I️ think this was probably one of my top five meals of all time. Besides the Bronzino that was way too fishy, everything that we ordered was delicious!! The scallops were amazing and the broccoli dish was just as good. I️ wish we lived in town so I could try more items on the menu. Next time I’m in dc, I️ will definitely be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Always a hit when visiting the DC area- Delicious every time!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Excellent waiter Rosie.
Pleasent and very efficient

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The service was OK at best, but that may have been due to our waitress not being the best, we saw others there that seemed much more attentive to the tables they were covering.
Regardless, the food was very good, and we had a great time, making it more than worth the price of the meal.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Good food, good atmosphere. Not too expensive. Nice dinner place overall

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Hot Spot, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 14, 2017

It was my anniversary with my boyfriend and even though the place is very crowded with a long wait for a Monday we got seated right away with our reservation. We also got 2 complimentary glasses of champagne which was lovely. The food was excellent Yes and bread always came out hot(that’s why it came out a little later than food), but still lovely. All food was well prepared. The octopus was wonderful and I️ loved he Brussels sprouts.

Restaurant is very loud but that’s just the style and popularity speaking!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Gluten free options are extremely limited and we both have celiac. We chose whatever was in the gluten free section. No gluten free bread or chips either. Just to make things really sad were the overfried,, dried out French fries... overall, not a satisfying meal whether in variety of choices or quality

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A fun place featuring Greek/Turkish cuisine. Lots of little interesting and tasty small plates. The Grape LEaves were exceptional but everything was very good.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

An enjoyable meal at Zaytinya. Love the creativity of the food, and it is really tasty. The brussels sprouts were not as spectacular as I remembered them from the past, and overall we were a little less dazzled than before - but that is comparing Zaytinya to its own perfection of the past and not to other places. We will eat there again and hopefully find perfection again. Then it will be back to 5 stars. This time was 4 1/2, but I had to pick one, so 4 stars for this time.

The (non-alcoholic) cucumber cooler was the star of the drinks. The Turkish Storm was ok - a little heavy-handed. Not sure what would have balanced it, but we felt it could be improved.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful, creative food in a great setting. I loved the flights of wine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This place is amazing. Food is interesting and top notch, I️ always make an effort to come here when I’m in DC and I’m never disappointed. Service can be a bit odd but no real issues.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We've been here many times and have usually been quite satisfied with the food. Since we had a guest we thought we'd stick mostly to foods we've had before. My old notes indicated that the "Adana Kabab" was "very good although spicy." This time around, it was NOT good at all! It was on the dry side, not much hint of spiciness, not particularly flavorful -- it was a disappointment. However, we loved everything else -- especially the bronzino, bantijan bil laban, lamb Bahar, the apricot dessert.

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I had girlfriends in town visiting so I brought them to Zaytinya. We had an awesome time and ordered many slam plates to share. Everyone loves the food and we got dessert to share also. Will always come back here!

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Made 7:00 pm reservation a month ago. Called to ask if we could come earlier and was told that they would seat us early if something opened up - fair enough. Arrived at 5:45 pm and was told that we could be seated but we had to vacated table by 7:00 pm for next reservation. I said since we already had a 7:00 pm reservation, they should just give our table to the party who needed a table at 7:00 pm. I was told that the computer system could not handle that request - because if they seated us early, it would delete our 7:00 pm reservation. So my family of 4 ended up eating at the bar! Great food and service at the bar, but they should have figured out how to accommodate us around their IT limitations. I’m all about IT, but IT should facilitate and not limit. It would have been nice to dine at a table.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was very good. Amazing options with very different flavors. The fresh bread was irresistible.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Healthy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I had a mixed bag of experiences here. Yes, the place is super-popular so you'll want to make reservations well in advance. I'd also go at an odd time if you can on the weekend. So the good - my server was amazing! He was very friendly and helpful and attentive. In fact, everyone was wonderful. The less-good - the food was hit and miss. The vegetable dishes I got were amazing. I liked the lentil patties and bean soup. The seafood dishes were not great - my scallops were room temperature and my octopus was rubbery. The lentil puree on the octopus dish was chalky and not very good. I really liked that there is an option for a small portion dessert. The few bites of Turkish Delight were a great end to the meal.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always busy, so reservations are strongly suggested. Great for small bites of seasonal, fresh food. Great wine list. Mediterraneancuisine!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Tapas, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The best Spanikopita! And the falafel? Yum! My first shakshuka there and it was wonderful as well. Top notch service. Just a wonderful dining experience. Only down side, i cannot possibly eat everything i want in 1 visit, even with the small plates. Another visit on the books!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Absolutely fabulous in every way. No need to say more than that! Fabulous food.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Casual, Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always great. Sujouk pide is the best! So is the shishtouk. One of the best restaurants around.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Tapas, Vegan, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Ok, but not as good as anticipated. Also, very noisy. Hommus was the best part of the meal. Some things over cooked. Server indifferent.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My second time but my wife's first. She loved it and would recommend trying. The dining experience sillies different with the various types of food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

With old friends

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