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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 North Dallas.
Washington, DC 20001
Hours of Operation:
Lunch and Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am
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Zaytinya Ratings and Reviews
Went here for a birthday dinner due to reviews and hype around it being a José Andrés restaurant. We ordered the Chef’s experience which left much to be desired. For a $65/person tag touting an adventurous culinary experience, it seemed more like a traditional everyday Turkish meal. Our waitress could not answer our question of what the Chef’s Experience entailed except vague answers of 3-4 dishes and that it’s better than the classic one. However, some of the dishes were clearly on the lower end of the price range found on the a la crate menu. For these tasting menus, it would be nice to actually know the 4 dishes that will be served rather than feeling as if it were an impromptu set-up.
Overall, it is much better to order 4 separate items rather than the tasting menu.
The service was okay, but it seemed our particular waitress needed assistance as she kept asking us to pass the dishes to her throughout the course. After the first two course, our plates were finally changed. Not to mention our valet parking guy left a scratch on our car’s rear side - drive more carefully buddy, it was a new car..
There are better options for Mediterranean cuisine in the area. Will not be coming back.
Definitely one of my favorite restaurants - fantastic food, excellent service and the drinks are fantastic. The restaurant accommodated our group of 11 and provided flawless service along the way - they were also really accommodating with our request to have separate checks. The food was amazing, and we definitely recommend the lamb shoulder and the Brussel sprouts.
As usual, Zaytinya was excellent. We arrived half an hour before our 6pm reservation, but were seated right away-even though the place was jumping and crowded. We each ordered 2-4 tapas-style Middle-Eastern dishes to share. The food was delicious. We even ordered a tart cherry drink to go with the meal. It too was delicious! Zaytinya never disappoints! Thank you
Zaytinya is one of my favorite spots for special ocassion lunches or drinks with colleagues and business partners. There’s no happy hour, but the value for lunch isn’t excellent. We hosted a baby shower lunch here this past week and they gave us a great table and excellent service corn group of 10.
My friend and I had the Chef’s Experience with the wine pairing and it was amazing. The food was delicious and filling and the drinks were a nice compliment to each dish. The service was also excellent and our server was very knowledgeable about the menu. Would definitely recommend the restaurant and the Chef‘s Experience.
We were at the restaurant on Valentine’s Day and ordered the special Valentines menu which was probably a mistake as it was far from traditional meze. Some of the dishes were good, but eg the truffles used were dry and not tasting of truffles at all. It took a long time after being seated before we were attended to. Our waiter was nice, but somewhat forgetful. The personnel bringing the dishes and clearing away plates were confused and not very responsive, eg bringing wrong food, handing my wife a hot plate without warning and not clearing away all used plates along the way. All in all I expected much more at the price and would not come here again.
A really fun, creative meal with great flavors and fresh ingredients. In particular, the seafood options are wonderful. Highly recommend the octopus and the scallops, as well as the hummus with lamb. Friendly, helpful and attentive service. Really liked that they have an option for miniature versions of all of the desserts, so that you can have a taste of something rich without getting over-full. Definitely pricey but not over-the-top for a special occasion.
Zaytinya is efficient and it has a good formula. It still has a great interior but it feels more like a mass produced product. The food is as interesting as ever but the execution is less impressive. The baked cheese was dry and slightly overcooked. The cauliflower seemed as if had been precooked and warmed up. The lamb kebab was good with nice spices but not as special as in the past. Overall it is worth another try but it feels like a big restaurant with a large staff and not much personal attention.
Fantastic meal! We got the Zaytinya experience and the Classic experience and both were under 65 and came with four courses and SO much food! Everything was fantastic and happily we have lots of leftovers. They were running about 20 mins behind schedule with a reservation which was the biggest downfall.
This was recommended to us by a friend and so we went and ordered what she said was excellent. So... the lamb kebobs were tough... in hindsight we should have returned them to the kitchen as they were chewy and not reflective of lamb at all. The other lamb dish I had was great... Hunkar Begendi ..it was about $15 and tender like stew meat and was recommended by our waitress. The pilaf was dry and not what my boyfriend expected. Brussel sprouts were a treat as was the Htipiti red pepper spread as an appetizer, especially when eaten with the pillows of pita. The dessert was awesome...Turkish Delight Messe-Style... walnut ice cream, yogurt mousse, honey gelee, orange-caramel sauce, carmelized pine nuts. So delicious! Overall, I would return and ask wait staff what they recommend. They did not have a deep menu of beer so I was disappointed but got a Goose Island at least.
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