Zaytinya

4.7
16520 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Zaytinya is open with patio and indoor seating for parties of 6 or less. We cannot guarantee a request for patio seating. We are open for dinner Monday thru Thursday and lunch and dinner Friday thru Sunday. For more information on our commitment to our guests, please visit Zaytinya.com/commitment.
We look forward to seeing you soon!

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.

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4.5
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJaniceF
Cleveland
24 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent! The hummus, Baba ghanoush, and rice with spinach are must-haves! Service was a bit slow for us, but our server seemed super busy with many tables. We ate on their awesome patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

First, we arrived and asked the waiter for the table, and she refused to give us a table. After we book online in a minute, she gives us the first table outside and shows us the second table as well; after we sat she come back and said we are not allowed to sit there, and the table outside was all reserved and take us a second table inside. However, about 2 hours, we noticed that all outside tables were still empty and we feel she just want to bother US . Unfortunately she wasn’t a good waiter , FYI there was a African -American Waiter and she was very nice and completely different from the previous one , I write this one since the restaurant is a pretty clean and food were delicious and want to make this one correct , the waiter is first encounter and make customers feel sad and run from the restaurant. Hope it’s fixed and don’t happen again

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vipbill
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very popular place even after Covid and the service and food were outstanding. Easily recommended to friends and colleagues.

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CatherineC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I haven't been to Zaytinya in a couple of years and I was truly disappointed. I'd raved to my out of town friends about it but it did not live up to expectations. The food was good but nothing memorable.

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NSRockville
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting dinner is a must! We've had tasting menu's at many other places and for the price we were not expecting so many small plates that we couldn't eat our dessert, we brought them home! We did spend the same amount per person on beverages as food, but it's DC so this is not unusual. It was really nice when they accommodated us despite being late for our reservation. I did call when I realized we'd be late. Anyway, I'd suggest getting the tasting dinner for 2 but having a third person along so you can actually enjoy the dessert.
We're excited to bring our friends back for another great meal.

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DivyaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Service and Food. Love the outdoor seating arrangement.

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zoeerk
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was friendly, helpful, and patient with our large group. Food was incredible. We had a great time!

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Rakan
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience4

our waiter was good and pelasant.but its seems they are understaffed or need to focus on serving the cusotmers . if u order something it takes forever to get it and this is not just this time since we have been there several times we noticed the same issue.

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Annette
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Still a wonderful dining experience after all of these years. Great service, even if a bit slow. Good food, reasonably priced. Great location and space.

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StevenG
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We stopped here for lunch, and had a delightful time. The pita and hummus is fresh and delicious, and everything tasted amazing.

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MeghnaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service, ambience and location. Bit expensive for quantity of food.

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jennief
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Brunch outside was nice and the service was attentive. Food was presented well and yummy. Specialty drinks were delicious. We will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was cold and Omelette is not something that can be served cold!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite!!

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vipKClark
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was eh! We split the bill evenly but the server mischarged the split so we were overcharged for the meal. Good food and drinks though!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Great food
Service was TERRIBLE
Slow- unresponsive - didn’t explain well- bread came without oil- after asking for oil 15 minute wait-

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Manuela
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Good options, different flavors to try. The restaurant looks very nice, good ambience.

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Michelle
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. Service good. Noise level awful.

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TravisN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible. We are for lunch but wished we would have booked for dinner also!

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vipKmis
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For those leery about eating indoors, its great to have outdoor options, and Zaytinya has ample outdoor dining space. We loved it! Food was great as usual. Surprised to see how much the menu has changed since the last time we were there.

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jessigreen
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

amazing! everything was lovely and the vibes were perfect!

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WunmiA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing restaurant. Well worth the moneys. Great vibe, great service, and excellent food!

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ArsunK
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service.
Situated on the main street.
Strongly recommend for Turkish cousin.
As delicious as the foods are in Turkey.
Very good innovative dressing on regular foods.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious and the service was great!!

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MarkG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Overall very good first impression for this restaurant. The food delivery was well timed. The service was good and our water was frequently refilled. We would visit this restaurant again.

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JoannaS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mediterranean restaurant I’ve ever been to. I wish there was one closer to where I live in New York, I’d go all the time.

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Karen
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great suggestions from server and we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience.

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viplocal
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought an out of town guest who is totally unfamiliar with this cuisine. He really enjoyed it. Service was just right. Love the tzatziki and the chicken soup.

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snorkelingartist
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No problem in eating inside instead of the 97 degree heat outside. Those puff pastires are worth the price of a main dish. Luncheon sandwich of lamb, etc. on pita came with gnerous side dishes.
And on top of this, you're suporting super-hero's Andres restaurant!
Double YUM!

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vipChrisW
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and excellent service...just a wonderful overall experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Good reasonably priced food and hip atmosphere. Funky wine list was so so. Service was lousy

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StephanieG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the old menu pre-COVID. The food was fresh and the bread was HOT from the oven. The hostess

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vipKateP
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hands-down our favorite restaurant DC (and we love a lot of restaurants in DC....and second closest may be Oyamel (another Jose Andres restaurant :) Zatinya ALWAYS delivers in professional service, amazing flavorful food and a diverse menu (with an extraordinary and reasonably priced tasting menu that we always get). Whenever we have friends visiting from out of town, we take them to Zatinya. Even the New York friends are "wowed."

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vipAviddiner
Philadelphia
113 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The breads are fantastic, the kabab platter was excellent and the salads - beet and fattoush were passable. The dips were delicious and the desserts were tasty- Turkish chocolate cake and apricot based pudding were a nice topping to the meal. The cocktails were a bit over ambitious, the wines a bit overpriced but I liked the lager!
The server could have been a bit more attentive.

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vipPinkC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Our server wasn’t attentive at all. Most of the time a manager will come and check on our table even take our order.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
18 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy all around

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GeraldK
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Attentive service. Nice ambiance. Highly recommended.

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SusanL
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great chefs tasting menu experience with large family group of all ages.

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ArlingtonFoodie
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and brunch. However need bigger tables for all the mezze and service was a little slow. I’ll definitely return

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BrianM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Zaytinya is a favorite of my and my finance, but the menu had a lot less options than usual and was less creative. Not sure if they are having sourcing issues, but it was not up to its usual standard.

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 16520 OpenTable diners.

Zaytinya does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://thinkfoodgroup.myguestaccount.com/guest/egift.

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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