Zaytinya

4.7
16945 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
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Stephanie
1 review
Dined a day 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 a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipNancyB
Washington DC
210 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LMBlmb
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurant week deals out there!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The small plates make it a dining sharing experience.

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LanierLady
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for restaurant week and I will definitely be returning.

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vipJennifer
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious!

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vipSusan
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MizGG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the tebulah and bronzino!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
74 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipFunn
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at restaurant. Went on recommendation from friend. Food, staff ambiance all great. Will go back.

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vipMc1203
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time as always

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MimiD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Lovely restaurant always great pita haha

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vipBklyn55Foodie
Baltimore
100 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Millie
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zaytinya is always a phenomenal restaurant! The dishes are small but each one is delicious and thoughtfully curated.

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Trixie
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipCherie
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and attractively presented Mediterranean cuisine. Love that Persepolis (sp?) cocktail. The Mediterranean in a glass ! :)

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JavierJ
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It’s a lively place. Food is delicious. The Chef’s tasting menu had so much food. Service is a bit awkward but that’s the norm these days. Had a weekday lunch

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vipFoodie2
Pittsburgh
126 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service.
Taboulleh is so fresh and delicious.
Pita is steaming hot and fresh.
Every dish is made with fresh ingredients and each have layers of flavor.

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vills
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dinner was very good, the food was excellent and our server was knowledgable and very nice.

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vipLizS
Washington DC
149 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good to see Zarytinya continues with high quality small plates. Falafels hummus eggplant zucchini fritters and cauliflower. All well prepared and nicely served. Very pleasant evening

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, but very loud inside.

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MatthewT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Zaytinya continues to impress with great service and fantastic small plates. The roZAY brunch for two was a particularly great deal and experience; my friend and I got to enjoy a rosé flight along with a wide spread of zaytinya’s finest brunch offerings, including spreads, meat and veggie offerings, and dessert! We also appreciate Zaytinya’s attentive service throughout the meal. Will definitely be going back sooner than later!

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MirzaK
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Likely one of the best value for money restaurants in DC. Offers a variety of mediterranean food which comes in mezze style plates and can be shared. Menu is deep and diversified, you can fine something for anybody. Wine list is good and reasonably priced.

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vipSaraW
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tasting menu

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JamesR
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This was, as noted when the reservation was made online, a wedding anniversary celebration.
Our server was outstanding - in trying circumstances.
We had a Saturday evening, 7 PM, reservation and we were greeted and seated a few moments early. We were escorted to a table for 2 that was 15 feet from the constantly opening door - new arrivals, delivery pick-ups, outdoor dining servers.
My lovely bride was place on a main server and customer path, and my seat was backed by an ( appreciated, but ... ) air sanitizer.
It was cold.
Our outstanding server brought the Jose Cuvee and acknowledged our anniversary.
My wife ordered the Santorini Octopus along with Cauliflower. She was pleased and the dishes were excellent.
I ordered the Sea Bass along with Mushrooms. The mushroom dish was great.
The fish ( I understand a busy kitchen, but ... ) was - in my opinion - plated much earlier on a swoosh of mashed potatoes that - in some waiting or re-heating process - gained a slight crust. The fish was dry.
Again - our server was superb. Our seating ( yes, we understand the strains the pandemic has brought to the industry ) was horrendous.
Energetic is great. We expected it. Loud and cold was not expected.
We support the commitment of the Andres organization(s) to help people in need.
We will continue to do so - but not next to a door and server-path on an anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Our waiter Nico was attentive and made detailed recs. Really enjoyed it!

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NicolasL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Great food and ambiance. I highly recommend it. It remains reliable after so many years.

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PhillipF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was terrific. Really responsive to our request for glutton free food. Delightful time and great food for fair value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my last of the Jose Andres restaurants in DC … and I didn’t know I was saving the best for last until I arrived. Thank you for everything!!

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 16945 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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