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Zaytinya

4.6
12090 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
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  • Tapas (219)
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek
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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)
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Phone number
(202) 638-0800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Executive Chef José Andrés; Zaytinya Head Chef, Michael Costa
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
G St.
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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.
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Public transit
Gallery Place/Chinatown station.
9 th & G St exit on the red, green and yellow lines.
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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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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
What 12090 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined a day ago

Wedding Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0
Dined 2 days ago

Virtually all of the food we tried was delicious (one salad was underwhelming) - but most of the dishes were creative, well priced for the size and used fresh ingredients. My biggest complaint is the service and ambience.
Ambience first: this is probably something the restaurant just can't help - vaulted ceilings, large windows, hard surfaces and the size make this a VERY noisy restaurant. And lots of large parties are seated among smaller parties - so if you don't have a problem yelling to be heard or with sudden outbursts of "happy birthday to you" you should do fine. I do, and it wasn't.

Service - lots of young inexperienced servers and front desk people = a mediocre experience. The front desk people don't offer to take coats and don't do a great job managing the "crowd" around the front desk waiting for tables. The servers likewise seemed inexperienced. There was no pacing - food arrived when it was prepared and so the table was soon crowded with dishes. All the food was delicious, but it's not a pleasant experience to have it dumped on your table all at once. Servers don't appear to control pacing and don't offer to pace delivery - all of which leads to a rushed feeling. And the wine list was a mystery to our server - though she at least offered to find out about a bottle she didn't know about - which was good.

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wvfoodie (Pittsburgh)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Every time we visit DC we eat here. As always, the food was exceptional, the service was great, and the food came out very quickly. It was a bit noisy, but love love love this restaurant. We took friends for the first time. They loved it as well. Our special favorites included the octopus, the sirloin and lamb shank.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

We had a great time at the bar...
Service ...and very helpful/ knowledgeable/ personable bar staff a real plus. ....food and cocktails unique and delicious

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined 2 days ago

Since I love Turkish food, I really wanted to like Zaytinya (which means olive oil in Turkish), but a few of the dishes fell short. Service by Kevin was terrific, and the Brussel sprouts he suggested were fantastic, but the Ottoman pilav was dry, and several dishes were oversalted.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

The food & service were wonderful. I recommend the s spanakopita.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

I always enjoy the chance to try different foods and share plates when the food is so creative.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Zaytinya was the most universally recommended restaurant among our D.C. friends and family, so we made it for brunch just before leaving for the airport on our last day in town. The scallops (with apple and radish in a dill yogurt sauce) were one of the best small seafood dishes I've ever had, and the mam bayildi (roasted eggplant with walnuts, cherry tomatoes and pearl onions) was spiced perfectly. Mezze portions of the desserts were quite small, but great for brunch, especially with Turkish coffee (jasmine tea from Teaism was another strong choice). The decor was beautiful, although the tables were a little close together and we could clearly follow our neighbors' conversation. We were both very glad we'd been able to make time to visit Zaytinya, even just for a quick lunch.

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EdO1 (New York Area)
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding menu choices artfully presented...and delicious too! The crispy eggplant and the chicken Taouk deserve special mention. This was my fifth time at Zaytinya and I look forward to many more moments with Jose Andres and his talented team!

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vipDCgal (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined 5 days ago

Looking for delicious tapas in a gorgeous building and within a block of the metro? If yes, then Zaytinya is your spot. Don't miss the Imam Biyaldi, branzino, and the beet salad.

Quick note - while the servers are very nice and knowledgeable, service can be spotty. The red wine selection is underwhelming and most seemed to have turned in the bottle itself.

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