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.
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Staff is vaccinated
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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.
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.
It was under 30 degrees but the made the outdoor patio very inviting and warm.
Great dining experience. However on the restaurant week there was only one vegetarian entrée.
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
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.
Excellent food, excellent service. A lot of people, which is great to see, but felt a little too crowded during a COVID Surge
Food was just ok. Hummus wasn’t as good as I remember and the salmon was over cooked.
good, foods, nice servers, they do not has waiting list you must have reservation
Food was amazing! The restaurant was larger than expect and very nice inside.
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!
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.
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!
Amazing food. So many options that are great for trying new things and sharing.
The variety of choices is over the top. Loved all the selections
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.
One of the best restaurant week deals out there!
It was very nice. As a matter of fact I will be returning for dinner again Saturday.
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
First time there and we loved it. Small plates but good quantity and quality is excellent.
The small plates make it a dining sharing experience.
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!
We had the restaurant week lunch and we had to ask for our check 3x, but otherwise it was all very good.
Visited for restaurant week and I will definitely be returning.
Food was served in a hurry all the course came out at once
Very rushed feeling
Loved the ambiance, very sultry and cultural. Food was delicious.
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!
Loved the tebulah and bronzino!
I have never, ever had a bad meal at Zaytinya. The rosé fixed price selection was terrific.
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.
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!
Ambience is exceptional with modern decor and open space that offers spacious seating. Food options for all dietary restrictions.
First time at restaurant. Went on recommendation from friend. Food, staff ambiance all great. Will go back.
Great time as always
Great food. Lovely restaurant always great pita haha
Zaytina is one of the best restaurants, period. The food is delicious, and the service is hands down the absolute best in the industry. The waiters and waitstaff are excellent, fast, prompt, and friendly. The food and custom cocktails are levels above perfection. Highly recommend it for all occasions.
Zaytinya is always a phenomenal restaurant! The dishes are small but each one is delicious and thoughtfully curated.
Spacious, airy place to dine. The spicing of the lamb and brussel sprouts seemed a little off from previous times I have eaten there. Can we blame this on a supply chain problem? Service was very good.
Delicious and attractively presented Mediterranean cuisine. Love that Persepolis (sp?) cocktail. The Mediterranean in a glass ! :)
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 16952 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.