Zaytinya

4.7
16956 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
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.

Per the Mayor’s order 2021-148, COVID-19
Vaccination is required to dine in Zaytinya. Starting Jan 3rd
Guests will be asked to provide their physical
CDC COVID-19 vaccine card, government provided digital record, a photo of CDC
vaccination card, or COVID-19 Verification App
such as Health Pass by CLEAR.
Guests 16 and older must also show a
government-issued photo identification card
matching their vaccination card.

Support Zaytinya during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 16956 people are saying
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MaryO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

the bathroom and other elements of the restaurant need to be spruced up.

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diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic. Great place to go for restaurant week-- you get to try so many different dishes!

JA
vipJanAustenFan
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service! The food was delicious and good-sized portions. I also appreciated the ability to sit outside (with heat lamps) and keep social distance from other diners.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Loved the experience.

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FamilySkiers
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We ordered from Restaurant week lunch menu and ordered one of each dish. 14 dishes in total and entire table loved all of them. Well done and only cost $100 before drinks.

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BelH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, loved the food! We were they’re with our kids (3 and 4) and they gave us a private booth, which was very nice.

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vipLisetteS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Restaurant week menu was great and offered many choices and a good price. It was very busy and very cold. We sat outside and the heat lamps initially didn’t work and then just weren’t enough when they were finally fixed. Our server seemed stretched thin too and was hardly ever available.

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vipnanrbh
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

On a Saturday night during restaurant week the place was packed. We had a reservation so we were seated relatively quickly. Considering the crowd, the service was very attentive. The food was delicious and the wine choices were plentiful enough.

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HotPotato
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

It was very noisy in the area where we were seated. The music was quite loud. Our table was between the kitchen and the main corridor where wait staff and servers walk to get to outdoor tables. It was quite cold where we were seated inside, and I wore my coat for most of the evening. The food was good, but we were anxious to get away from the cold and noise, had our food been delivered sooner.

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vipMichaelH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was under 30 degrees but the made the outdoor patio very inviting and warm.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great dining experience. However on the restaurant week there was only one vegetarian entrée.

JM
JustinM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was served in mezze/tapas form (small portions meant to share). We ordered about 5 dishes for 2 people and they were all fantastic and filled us up. We sat in the outside seating in freezing temperature which was the only drawback. They did their best to keep everyone warm with heaters, but it was still quite cold

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smg13
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Been to restaurant before but came back during restaurant week. Great deal and food was really good. Food came out very quick (assuming they have large batches ready to go of restaurant week item) and it did feel like we were being rushed a little. Sat outside on a cold night but the heaters they had did keep us mostly warm.

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AlisonB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, excellent service. A lot of people, which is great to see, but felt a little too crowded during a COVID Surge

SC
vipSusanC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was just ok. Hummus wasn’t as good as I remember and the salmon was over cooked.

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WilliamQ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good, foods, nice servers, they do not has waiting list you must have reservation

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Megan
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! The restaurant was larger than expect and very nice inside.

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TLDinNJ
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

In town for a conference and lucked out with it being restaurant week. Amazing choices on the RW menu, with each item being as good as the next. The piyaz was perhaps my favorite, and the apricot yogurt dessert was a delightful surprise. Go!

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EmilyG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always lovely!
Small issues: The service seemed a little green, & the cava was a tad flat. Great food & service- I know it’s DC, but you don’t need to buy into the need for speed. Don’t rush away with diners’ food. Otherwise, please carry on the great work.

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even on a drizzly winter night, their heaters kept us warm and our servers kept bread coming throughout the meal. Zaytinya is a favorite for a reason!

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elenaEats
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. So many options that are great for trying new things and sharing.

NB
vipNancyB
Washington DC
210 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The variety of choices is over the top. Loved all the selections

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LMBlmb
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zaytinya was terrific in all respects, as always! The smoky baba ganough and crispy brussel sprouts were particular standouts. The greek yogurt dessert with apricot was a pleasant surprise of flavors.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurant week deals out there!

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Foodie82
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice. As a matter of fact I will be returning for dinner again Saturday.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went for restaurant week and was very pleased with the lunch menu. We split the hommus and baba ganoush to begin with and enjoyed each and thought the fresh pita made it a great way to start the meal. For the second course we selected the moroccan chicken and brussel sprouts. The brussel sprouts stole the show and are an absolute must-try! Next, we shared the meatballs and chicken shish skewers both were delicious but we both think the chicken was a just a bit better. To finish we both enjoyed the olive oil cake! The portions were the perfect size to share

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and we loved it. Small plates but good quantity and quality is excellent.

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Vega12
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The small plates make it a dining sharing experience.

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LanierLady
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food here is reliably tasty. We did a restaurant week special and could not finish it all! Some options were delicious, others were solid but pleased us less. That’ll happen with any fixed menu, of course. Overall - happy we went!

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vipwendfish
Washington DC
101 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had the restaurant week lunch and we had to ask for our check 3x, but otherwise it was all very good.

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Taylor
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for restaurant week and I will definitely be returning.

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vipJennifer
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious!

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vipSusan
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was served in a hurry all the course came out at once
Very rushed feeling

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Sahark
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance, very sultry and cultural. Food was delicious.

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MizGG
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for my anniversary based on a recommendation from a friend and couldn’t be happier. Everything from the service, cocktails, food, and experience was amazing. We chose the “restaurant week” menu which was 4 plates plus desert and $40 each. We were blown away by the quality and size of each course in the best way. We will definitely be returning and I cannot recommend Zaytinya enough!

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vipSeafoodie
Northern MI
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the tebulah and bronzino!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never, ever had a bad meal at Zaytinya. The rosé fixed price selection was terrific.

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CORKyVino
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful updates to their menu. The staff here is so attentive from filled water glasses to checking in as the mezze progresses so you can order more of a favorite or something extra. The advice to order 2-4 dishes to share is accurate as your table mates will eat beyond their fair share - everything is so good. You can get sauces on the side so those with allergies can still enjoy and plenty of vegan-friendly entrees too. The bread is so warm it steams as you pull it apart, but just have one because you can spoil your dinner. Sorbet for dessert is a refreshing end to a great time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and service was excellent! I have been here many times, however, it was my fiancé’s first time. He really enjoyed himself. The Zataar Margarita and falafel were my favorite items!

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Rachel
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience is exceptional with modern decor and open space that offers spacious seating. Food options for all dietary restrictions.

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 4.7 stars by 16956 OpenTable diners.

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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