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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.
Excellent. Ate outdoors. Very covid safe. Delish food.
As always, we had an incredible experience. The level of care and service is top notch. We did have one issue arise, but it was dealt with quickly and kindly.
The atmosphere inside Zatinya is peaceful and refreshing. The food is delicious and the service as quick and friendly. We will definitely go back!
The service was slow and several of our dishes came out slow. We had enlist the help of another server. Aside from this it was a pleasant experience.
The food was spectacular. We ordered a number of vegetarian dishes and they were great! Since we sat outside, the noise level wasn't an issue. The service left something to be desired... not sure if due to server's inexperience or being too busy but the food was great. We will definitely go back again.
I’ve gone to this restaurant since they’ve opened. It never, ever disappoints. The best food; kindest staff; and beautiful restaurant. The cocktails are great and I’ve tried something new each time. Such a special place.
Just a great place. The waiter even remembered us from the last time we were there. He remembered our drinks of choice.
Food was amazing, food runners explained the dishes, great beverage selection.
Go to place ! Consistently good service and food. Love it here!
After waiting 90 minutes for our food at lunchtime service, my colleague and I had to leave without eating due to meetings...weekday lunch should not take more than a hour to be served once food orders are placed! Little to no communication from server on issues, either.
Great service and great food!
I’ve been there several times so I knew what to expect. But this time, it was just disappointing. We wee seated on a table that wasn’t even set up, no cutlery or salt/pepper. The food was bland and tasteless. When I asked the server to make a recommendation, they suggested a dish that was so identical to the one we had already ordered. Another server constantly kept trying to take out plates away even though you could tell we hadn’t finished. It wasn’t a welcoming atmosphere and we felt more like a hinderance than customers.
There was very little ambiance inside as well. But more than anything, it was the food that really disappointing me. Everything else wouldn’t have mattered. A very disappointing evening
First visit since COVID. I had not researched in advance and was a tad disappointed that some of my favorite items were not available but we enjoyed what we had, especially happy hour cheese pide and rose, turmeric pickles in the olive orektika, and shish taouk. Patio was comfortable with tables well spaced.
We had another amazing meal at Zaytinya. The outdoor area is spacious and attractive. Our sever was phenomenal and provided excellent service and great menu recommendations. Everyone in our party was very happy with their food and the overall experience. Thank you!
Everything was superb: service, drinks, food, ambience. You have a great team!
Best food in DC. The outdoor seating was a welcome sight to see and the servers were all very kind.
My favorite restaurant in DC. Always a pleasure!
The Rozay brunch was an amazing deal and delicious!
This was our first time dining at Zaytina but we will definitely be back. Wanted to try everything on the menu. The bread is fantastic!
The place is great, food is delicious and the service is really good, the only thing I didn't like I was that even though I had a reservation, they made us wait 20 minutes or so to get our table, and a lot more people was there waiting as well.
great food and value
Had fabulous waiter- Elvis- who chose our menu for us, great service and delicious food, were with ild friends hadnt seen in yrs, made for a wonderful night!
amazing experience:) fav restaurant in dc
Good food but I would not come back because of the service. They were disorganized, 15 min wait despite having a reservation, rude host, nice waiter but the service was slow.
First time back in over a year. Love Chef Jose Andres, and love the vaccine! Happy to say Zaytinya hasn't lost its touch. Can't wait to come back!
The food was good, not great. The only thing that was truly best of its class was the brussel sprouts. Everything else was okay, and I've had better at more authentic restaurants. DC has so many amazing places that I wouldn't come back any time soon.
Indoor seating has every table seated, rather than keeping separate parties separated, which made for a noisy room. Food was fantastic!
The food was soooo good!! The lamb was very tender. The bread was warm and delicious! The service was outstanding. I can’t wait to go back
Food was delicious, as ever. It got loud upstairs, even with 25% capacity!
Such a great place to eat! Brought some friends from out of town and they loved it. Highly recommend
Simply the best food and service in Washington DC.
The tasting menu is a mus try. Service was great too!
Zaytinya was a great choice for our first post-vaccinated date night. The service is fantastic and they treat you so well. It’s difficult to feel this type of elevated service with outdoor covid-dining, but they did it! The food was spectacular, and the cocktails were amazing too
Had outdoor dining. Very nice! Wait staff was really great. Eggplant special was especially delicious.
The food was great! The noise level is always high times I've gone and in this particular instance, our waiter seemed to forget our orders, however, regardless of that, great food and really enjoyed it!
Excellent service!!! Our waiter knew everything about each meal, ingredient and made excellent recommendations!
Wonderful food, impeccably served by a tequila connoisseur.
Food and service is excellent as always! high recommend
We support Jose Andres’s service to the community world wide. We also enjoy his special flavors of different food from Miami Beach to DC. Supervision of service from the reception to the service attendance personal is key. Suggest don’t let it slide down. Regards. Dr M.
You can never go wrong with this place! Just make the reservation and enjoy.
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 4.8 stars by 16168 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.