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
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 ! :)
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
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.
Dinner was very good, the food was excellent and our server was knowledgable and very nice.
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
Delicious food, but very loud inside.
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!
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.
Amazing tasting menu
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.
The food was excellent. Our waiter Nico was attentive and made detailed recs. Really enjoyed it!
Excellent as always. Great food and ambiance. I highly recommend it. It remains reliable after so many years.
Service was terrific. Really responsive to our request for glutton free food. Delightful time and great food for fair value.
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!!
Excellent food and service. Our family’s go-to place for birthdays and special occasions.
Outdoor seating was great.
Ended up eating indoors as there was space and it was very cold outside. Food was fantastic, as I remembered from over 3 years ago, and our server was delightful. Had a grapefruit cosmo that was the best I’ve had in years! Kudos to the bartender.
The food was extremely flavorful and fresh, and we truly enjoyed the selection of Mediterranean dishes.
This is really good place . I would recommended everyone
The food was delicious and the staff excellent. However, the gas heaters outside are not enough to fight off the cold when it's in the 30s - especially when 2/3 of them stop working halfway through the meal. We would have been better off indoors.
Perfect all around!
Small plates work as a team and you'll have a great meal
Food and service were great. Unlike many tapas places, the pacing was great. Our server was fabulous. We loved the babaganoush and roasted Brussels in particular. Everything was great though. We also had the ground lamb kebabs and imam bayaldi. Also a chicken and pasta dish. Name is escaping me. Only negative was that there was a section of dining room with fireplace that was empty. We asked if we could be seated there. They said they weren’t using that section. It struck us as odd but ten minutes later, two women were seated there.
Great food, great staff, very comfortable outdoor seating.
We had a bad experience of getting an email 10 minutes before we arrived that we needed vaccination proof to get in while we were driving to the place the day before. Manager was unapologetic for this notification of a policy change literally 10 minutes before reservation. We were both vaccinated and boosted 1 had proof the other didn’t. It was outrageous to treat guests like that and for a manager to say “we’re done here” when we protested that we had been notified when we were in a car driving over when we got that email (not even a text message, an email!) Not even a suggestion that there was something wrong with that or that we should be compensated for the uber ride at least or at least treated cordially. The guy actually said “I could make you wait outside while you’re looking for you vaccination cards.”
We went back the following night but it just left a bad feeling that this place could care less about its guests. I would never go back.
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 16943 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.