Zaytinya

4.7
16840 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.

ThinkFoodGroup requires all our staff to be fully vaccinated. We request all guests over 12 years of age who are dining indoors to be fully vaccinated.

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Experiences

  • New Year's Eve Celebration 2021

    $95.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Celebrate New Year's Eve with our special Chef’s Experience menu

Safety precautions

Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Staff is vaccinated
What 16840 people are saying
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4.5
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4.6
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Saraha
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Theatre night

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NichiL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service! Loved the mezze plates. Was very timely and efficient. I greatly recommend the Greek yogurt with apricots dessert. Will definitely return!

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love2eat
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Highly recommend going

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vipGregC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great servers and really delicious food. The baba, romanesco cauliflower tangine, and mushroom dishes were all fantastic. The outdoor seating was really safe feeling and warm even on a fairly chilly night.

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vipJonah
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, and the food was delicious as usual. Can’t wait to come back.

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DougD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious and the service was great. It was busy which made the side by side bench seating rather loud, but we greatly enjoyed our experience at Zaytinya.

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Katy2
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Anniversary

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ReedN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was very accommodating for a late arrival. Service was friendly and quick. Great food!

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Bill
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Sorry to say, overrated. The taste of the food, average at best.

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was just terrific. Great service too. We had a play to get to and the staff made sure we had a lovely dinner and got out on time.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veal shank over basmati family style! Magnificent

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MarysueV
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I've loved this restaurant for years (I often book it before Shakespeare Theater performances). During our recent visit, I was disappointed to learn that a recent menu change dropped my absolute favorite: Spanakopita. Although offered by many, no one made it better than Zaytinya. Please reinstate this wonderful choice!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. We went there to celebrate my partner’s birthday and I had requested to have a candle when we order dessert. But they gave us when we hadn’t even ordered the cake with the candle. It was really nice of them.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and loved the atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, attention to details. Everyone was pleasant and nice. Food was great. Would recommend and return in the future.

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toadie622
Washington DC
101 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The outside seating is very big and warm. Food was very good. Service was too. Lots to choose from.
A great place to eat if with people who eat different things as you can easily order and share small plates.
Our waiter made very good recommendations for wine and dessert.

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vipBelindaP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have been to the restaurant once before and I forgot how good the food is. Good wine. A great experience.

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vipWahoo
Richmond
119 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Zaytinya is another part of the Jose Andres restaurant network & lives up to the high standards set by him. The menu has a large variety of small plate eastern Mediterranean choices. We shared mushroom, eggplant, chicken, octopus, brussels sprouts & falafel dishes and all were quite good. The restaurant is large but was quite busy on a Sunday evening and thus a bit noisy. Service seemed a bit harried but was still attentive. Give it a try!

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vipDianaS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was perfect—food, wine, service, ambiance. We heartily recommend the RoZAY brunch for two.

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vipLindaS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. All recommendations by wait staff were spot on. Brussels sprouts not to be missed! Outside dining on the upper patio was warm and toasty on a cold evening.

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vipBMac
Miami
52 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Zaytinya was recommended to me by a business associate who knew my wife and I were laying over in DC for a couple of nights. It was the perfect recommendation. Food was a great value and very delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone who wants a very good, relaxing Greek meal.

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vipgladys
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food, nice vibe, pretty/cool/comfy.

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Subs
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Quick service and delicious food, especially the falafel and brussel sprouts

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halls
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely Amazing. Would recommend it to everyone. The food was delicious.

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Fabi
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic experience!!!!

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JudiH
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t love Zaytinya more!! Excellent waiter. Food was outstanding

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RichardM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good overall experience. Nice dishes and good wine

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really great service, all of the staff, from host to table cleaners, were polite and friendly. Really appreciate this!

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JMAC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Friday night spot. Unique cocktails. Really liked the hummus and labneh. Kebab platter had a bit of everything. Highly recommend.

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AndeewL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice service despite being so busy. Food was very nice with good variety of small dishes that was the right size to share. A bit noisy though.

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vipMonkeygirl
Las Vegas
67 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious!! We ordered the kabab platter, mushrooms with dates and walnuts, hummus, and meatballs. Everything was terrific!!

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vipRomanoD
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We took the tasting menu with wine pairing. The wine was always late and came after the food with cups only half filled. Food is abundant yet quality and flavors are not fine dining.

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TomJ
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great selection of dishes and good portion size. Especially liked the brussels sprouts and the octopus. Interesting drinks selection with a Palestinian dark beer. The place has a very high end feel to it with the price level moderate.

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly delicious meal, wonderful drinks, and fantastic service

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nova
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing customer service, always amazing food!!

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NunoB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience2

Not worth the high expensive bill.
Wine list extremely expensive, too loud.

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AngelaL
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The most amazing food! We followed the advice of the server and ordered 3 dishes a piece....and while we had plenty of food, we were so glad we did because we got to sample such a nice variety. I loved everything I had and would go back in a heartbeat. This was probably the best meal I've had in YEARS!

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vipCathleenK
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love small plates since you can try lots of different items. Bread is amazing.

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AliB
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Commercial food quality. The pide tasted like flat bread from Buffalo Wild Wings.. the hummus tasted out of a can, the chicken bland. Would recommend maydan if you’re thinking about actual middle eastern food

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vipBackcast
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Prompt friendly service. Great Mediterranean food! Pita bread straight out of the oven and replenished frequently. Family sized dishes their specialty, but small plates available. Our meal for four centered on Celebration Rice. A lamb shank surrounded by saffron rice seasoned with raisins and other veggies. Much like a Tagine. Loved it!

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 16840 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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