Zaytinya

4.7
16694 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.

ThinkFoodGroup requires all our staff to be fully vaccinated. We request all guests over 12 years of age who are dining indoors to be fully vaccinated.

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Safety precautions

Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 16694 people are saying
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vipLillianH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in the DMV hands down!

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GirlGule
Seattle
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service, a great option for both vegetarians and meat eaters!

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vipMarkDavis
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was outstanding, as always. We sat outside and had a terrific meal. I would note that our waiter had too many tables and would go long stretches between seeing us. It took 10 minutes for him to first arrive. And 15 for us to pay our bill. He was just busy helping others.

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Foodie2
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Seated outside on a cool evening but looking forward to the food we remembered. Not only was the menu very limited (several of our favorites were missing) but several of the dishes we ordered were disappointing. Excellent service.

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SusanF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Party of four, ordered 5 small plates and a kebab platter. Great wines and Ouzo! Pricing not bad at all for the quality/quantity. Only "complaint", could have used a slightly larger table, a little crowded but servers were great with making sure to quickly clear.

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ElenaH
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything. Flavors are just out of this world.

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Grace
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE Zatinya, it’s always my go to restaurants when guests come to visit. Excellent service, unique concept, nice decor and ambience. The food is delicious and you can’t beat the free house made pita bread!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meatballs are amazing!

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Lindsey
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The rain really seemed to throw the staff off, as there wasn’t enough seating even for people with reservations. As a result, the service left a lot to be desired.

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BruceJ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and my date loved it! It was her first time at the restaurant. The food was perfect!

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vipLiner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience4

The food was so-so. The waiter was non existent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food at reasonable prices.

Very attentive service.

Lively atmosphere and fun all around.

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Banbury
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Lovely outside dining, but though umbrellas provide cover, they block out sun but not rain.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress—accommodating, helpful, relaxed. Food excellent. .

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LauraG
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu and amazing food.
Service was also great v

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience2

There for a birthday and they gave us a bad table under the vents, we were so cold we had to leave early. Host and server “couldn’t do anything about it”. server was very busy and barely attended to our table. Food and drinks were great.

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vipVicki
Nashville
161 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! We did the chef's tasting menu...warning...it is a ton of some of the best food you will ever eat! We sat outside which was great, quieter, and less frenzied than inside. Loved EVERYTHING we ate. Cannot wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Very tasty.

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PatrickK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We recently visited for our wedding anniversary. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. The food was truly excellent. I would definitely recommend!

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vipMaryO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was excellent. The food was just okay. It was very much like a production line and nothing was spectacular. It was good/fair. We probably won’t rush back though. I admire the owner so much. Such a wonderful human being. I’ll try his other places.

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Appreciatingdiner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative and delicious small plates, prepared perfectly! I wish there were more affordable choices on the wine menu ($16 per glass is priced higher than a starter!).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top tier Greek cuisine, highly recommended!!

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GaryJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent lunch. I noticed that the rest is showing it’s age.It might be the time for an interior refresh. Millwork and chairs are shabby. As always food was outstanding

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TVRajan
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed by our visits to the Jose Andres restaurants!

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Valo
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were outstanding! The service was excellent!

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ThuV
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have good services and enjoyed our food. Great place for gathering

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vipMaggie
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Zantinya is great but I made reservations there assuming that their vaccination policy was still in effect. Because I was meeting 3 friends I did stay but I was very disappointed to learn that they now “recommend” vaccination but not require it. I won’t be returning Until the vaccination policy is reinstated.

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SahejB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fire food.. busy place but it has amazing service.. 5/5

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DavidWC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, excellent service. Our server took special care with the allergies of two members of our party. The small plates were brought out one at a time, which gave us space to enjoy each as they came out (except when allergies were implicated, in which case she brought out two plates so that no one went hungry).
Plan to go back!

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vipMike
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always, Zaytinya delivers. Great food and service.

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VADiner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been to Zatinyah since pre-Covid, but they haven't missed a beat.

The food was wonderful. We especially enjoyed the falafel and the chicken and rice dish, but all the small plates we shared were absolutely delicious. You can't make a wrong choice from this menu.

The service was attentive and kept the small plates coming.

I realized how much I had missed Zatinyah, and can't wait to go back!

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vipruthiet
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Pre-gamed on the patio before the Caps home opener. Service was a little spotty but otherwise a delightful meal. We enjoyed the shish touk, olive tray, falafel, Brussels sprouts, shrimp, and cheese pide, along with a lovely bottle or 2 of rose.

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viphenrylovesjune
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here many times over the years - it's always dependably delicious and a great experience.

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vipgrazie2
Baltimore
59 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Loud noise close tables . Food has been much better in past multiple visits. Lamb kabob was dried out and not at all tasty. Seafood small plates were even smaller than at past experiences. My wife, who specifically requested we celebrate her birthday at Vaytinya, was very disappointed as was I.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious.

EG
vipEmilyG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything we tried!

BD
vipBrianDespard
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat on the very pleasant outdoor patio - quite festive. The service was friendly and attentive. We shared a variety of small plates. They were all tasty, but not remarkable.

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Nachosolo
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I lived in DC when Zaytinya was a new restaurant, and some things have changed - I wish they would just charge you for good bread (it used to be so good, chewier, functional for scooping up sauces with) instead of giving all tables really mediocre free bread that just crumbles apart. The dishes are flavorful, but spotty in execution - my shrimp was undercooked while my meatballs were overcooked; and things took a bit long to come out given that it was lunch on a Monday.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience at Zaytinia. The bartender suggested great selections. Our waiter was extremely friendly and helpful. We tried a variety of dishes which were all excellent. We loved the small plates to share which gave our group of 5 an opportunity to sample many menu items. The ambience and decor was lovely. This is a definite place in will revisit.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was good but wasnt the best like i used to remember. The dips were spot on like they always are. The service was alright because the first waiter greeted us like they didnt want to be there and the second person did a great job to make up for it

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 16694 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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