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New Year's Eve Celebration 2021$95.00 per personPrepaid
Dec 31, 2021 onlyCelebrate New Year's Eve with our special Chef’s Experience menu
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Staff is vaccinated
Had a long wait even with reservations. The waiter failed to check on us.
Zaytinya never disappoints. Everything was delicious. I love tapas style since you get to taste many things. The cheesecake was a delicious surprise at the end of a great meal
Great food and the server had an excellent wine suggestion.
Before I retired in 2013, Zaytinya was one of my favorite downtown DC restaurants. This was the first time I've ventured downtown since the pandemic closed everything down and Zaytinya was the first restaurant I picked to visit. I was thrilled to find that it had preserved all the qualities that I previously valued in it. Great food, great service, and a beautiful setting. I'll definitely be back and recommend it to friends.
We decided to eat at Zaytinya because the website said that diners eating inside must show proof of vaccination. But then none of us was asked for proof of vaccination. So if you're particularly risk averse and want to dine somewhere that everyone is for sure vaccinated, Zaytinya is not for you. As always, the food and service were wonderful, though.
our waiter was fabulous..and the food was tasty...
Fantastic food and service!
Clean bar, exciting menu and well prepared food
I hadn't been there in two years, and it was wonderful to be back.
Booked through open table and as busy as they were, we were able to be seated on time. Great tasting food and exceptional service. Would definitely be coming back to try out the rest of the menu.
Service was horrible from the moment we walked in. We got to our reservation a few minutes early and they couldn’t seat us until 15 minutes afterwards. It’s obvious they care more about over booking and making money as quickly as possible than treating their customers with quality care. Would never go again for this reason
Good Mediterranean food. Service a little slow with food coming out piecemeal. Nice ambience
The food at Zaytinya is nothing short of fabulous. The sound level, however, is quite high. I had difficulty hearing the waitress, even though we were seated at a table for four, so she was only one person away from me. I trusted my companions to hear and respond to questions, which worked out for us -- but might not work for everyone else.
We popped in before a Caps Game, our server was great, totally recognized we were on a time constraint.
Great meal, perfect portions for a pre game dinner! Super busy but we were well attended to by our server!
So convenient to Capital One!
Wide range of delicious mezze-style dishes from across the Mediterranean and a tasty cocktail menu.
Wonderful service! Loved the mezze plates. Was very timely and efficient. I greatly recommend the Greek yogurt with apricots dessert. Will definitely return!
Excellent service and staff. Very clean. The best baba ghanoush on the planet. Excellent food. Very good quality. Okay sized portions for small plates. The desserts are good. Not great. Highly recommended. But a somewhat sophisticated palate. I can see where this is not for everyone.
Great food! Highly recommend going
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.
Excellent service, and the food was delicious as usual. Can’t wait to come back.
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.
Staff was very accommodating for a late arrival. Service was friendly and quick. Great food!
Sorry to say, overrated. The taste of the food, average at best.
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.
Veal shank over basmati family style! Magnificent
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!
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.
Great food and loved the atmosphere
Great ambiance, attention to details. Everyone was pleasant and nice. Food was great. Would recommend and return in the future.
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.
I have been to the restaurant once before and I forgot how good the food is. Good wine. A great experience.
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!
As always, everything was perfect—food, wine, service, ambiance. We heartily recommend the RoZAY brunch for two.
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.
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.
Good food, nice vibe, pretty/cool/comfy.
Quick service and delicious food, especially the falafel and brussel sprouts
Absolutely Amazing. Would recommend it to everyone. The food was delicious.
It was a fantastic experience!!!!
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 16851 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.