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Zaytinya

4.6
12582 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Perfect For:
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
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 North Dallas.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Turkish
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Hours of operation
Lunch and Dinner:
Sunday & Monday: 11 AM - 10 PM
Tuesday - Thursday: 11 AM - 11 PM
Friday & Saturday: 11 AM - Midnight
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Phone number
(202) 638-0800
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Costa
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What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.3

Another Jose Andres spot with solid tapas. Head to Zaytinya for a power lunch that doesn’t feel like a power lunch.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 12582 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Great meal! Everything we had was very tasty!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

FANTASTIC in every possible way! Pricey, but totally worth it, especially if you love tapas!

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

We were not seated until 30 minutes after our reservation.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Jose Andras scores nothing but Hits and Zaytinya is great example. We had the Chef's tasting menu, and it was spectacular. The waiter and chef were Very Accommodating, and the food was really out this world. Exceeded our expectations, and they were high based prior experiences at other Jose A restaurants. Fantastic.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We happened to be a larger group all visiting town. This restaurant has both incredible ambience as well as tasty dishes. We were all pretty satisfied with sizeable portions as far as tapas goes and the bill amount. We had many plates and each had a drink w dinner. I would definitely return here and recommend it to anyone who wants a fun night out and some good people watching. .

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

First of all, the food here is very good. Interesting dishes and lots of options. The tapa style is great for sharing and the pitas were flowing. The timing of the dishes coming out was well paced too, since the table was small in size, we didn’t run out of space. Our server was really friendly and gave good advice. It was a busy night as there was a private party happening so it was a little crowded in the front with wait staff going in and out the front door with food for the patio people and people trying to get seated. We weren’t kept waiting which is great as it was so busy. The seating inside was a bit crowded. We were in a middle aisle and my seat kept getting hit by everyone passing by. The staff was great at clearing plates but often enough, hands would show up by my face grabbing dishes without saying pardon my reach. For a nice restaurant, I also wish you would dress up the restrooms a bit as well. Looking a bit utilitarian and worn out.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Busy but great spot for an early pre-theater dinner. Attentive staff make all the little plates fit even on a small two-top.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Delicious as always!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

excellent!!!!! great food ,great attention , the food was delicious , the presentation superb and the personel fantastic

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great choices for vegans who also must eat gluten free. Loved the giant beans with broth, perfect hummus, lovely salads, and delicious sauteed mushrooms with dates...almost dessert!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food, reasonable prices. Had a very beautiful atmosphere. Great for a date night.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Average food excellent service but a lot of people speaking high

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I loved every dish we tried. Mediterranean cuisine done in small plates manner. You can get everything from hummus to goat stew. Everything tastes great!!! The food has just the right amount of spice. We had to wait a little but it was worth it. They gave us 2 appetizer plates free to thank us for waiting. Spoiler alert... baklava is not one of their desserts.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food/ varied and interesting menu-
Had to wait for a VERY long time to be seated/unprofessional service - clearing table throughout the meal instead of waiting for everyone to finish/ felt rushed from beginning to end...and the noise level was terrible and not conducive to a fine dining experience. It’s a shame because it’s definitely one of the best Greek restaurants we’ve ever been to in the US.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The best food in Washington D.C.
Everything we ordered was amazing.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food and great service.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Delicious meal as always, the lunch plan was delicious!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had a great time, and the food was delicious!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I have a new team member who is vegan. I wanted to find a place that he would enjoy, but I would also enjoy because I’m not vegan. This was the spot and we both enjoyed a great lunch and conversation.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Awesome food and service. We did the Chef’s experience. I highly recommend it!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Everything was wonderful, the food all delicious-Brussels sprouts, meatballs, branzino small plates that we shared. Service was good and pretty restaurant. Some parts very loud but our table not too loud. Enjoyed and will be back!

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

I had a terrible experience at Zatinya. I had booked a table and brought two of my non-governmental organisation's funders for a social meal. I had a reservation for 7:15 pm and when I arrived the Maitre de said that we should wait for 10 minutes at the bar. She said she could not come to find us when the table was available so I should come back to check with her. I went back and she said to wait for another 10 minutes. After 30 minutes, I was frustrated and embarrassed. She offered to seat us outside and that she would invite us inside once the indoor table was available and offered us a round of drinks. We sat outside for another 30 minutes and were getting quite cold. When I went back inside she said that she'd given our table away because we were outside. I had to ask for the Manager to intervene who kindly found us a table inside within 5 minutes and was quite apologetic. The Maitre de was consistently unhelpful, uncaring and unprofessional. Once we were inside, we enjoyed the food but the noise levels were quite high. I would definitely not recommend this restaurant to a friend or colleague.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

This is the second time I've been at this restaurant, my first experience was much better all around but still lovely the second time!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I've had the extreme pleasure of dining at Zaytinya 3 times. Every meal has been a fabulous experience. I am of Lebanese heritage and have found the food to be deliciously authentic!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

AWSOME! My friend have never been there so we drove two hours from Richmond, Va to have lunch!
As always, excellent!!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

excellent interesting food...great service...great place

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Zaytinya has been a long-time favorite restaurant of ours, and we were happy to go on a long overdue lunch date. We arrived 30 minutes prior to our reservation, and they took us early, which was nice. We ordered some of our favorite dishes, cocktails, and left within the hour.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service, as always - selections are tastefully presented, delicious and the kitchen provides such variety of food types. One suggestion to correct for a better experience: climate control was a little off -- the dining room was very cold - my daughter and I had to dine with our coats!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great location for National Portrait Gallery (Obama portraits) or Capital One Arena for sports or other events. Even before 6 PM on a Tuesday, it was very lively and reservations should be made several days before just to be safe. Mezze portions vary in size, so it is hard to determine how much to order if you order everything at once. Couscous is tasty and very filling; spanakopita was OK; Iman Bayildi was excellent; shish taouk nicely presented; and ice cream/sorbet trio a nice way to finish the meal. Flatbread complimented the meal. For two people, this combination hit the spot. Reservation was made indicating this was a birthday celebration - they seemed to miss it. Also, pace seemed to be fast to get people in and out. If this is a concern, order one or two items at a time. With the range of food, I would recommend Zaytinya.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a great dinner before the Pink concert! The server was super helpful and the staff accommodated our reservation even though we were late. Thanks so much for a great dining experience!

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Zaytinya is a great spot for lunch. You have an opportunity to try a lot of different flavors. Most of the menu encourages sharing, which is enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Fun place with great food. We make reservations well in advance.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Always a hit for me, and the new seasonal additions were no exception. I do wish the noise level could be tempered but when the patio opens I'll sit there.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

If you are in the mood for Mediterranean while visiting museums or before event in arena, make a reservation and visit this place.
To my opinion tables are a little small but hey I guess everything is kind of small in the city.
Food is fresh and absolutely delish!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Excellent! Zaytinya is a lively, open spaced restaurant with an upbeat atmosphere. Service was friendly and our server was very familiar with the menu and free with recommendations. The dishes are Mediterranean. The meal is served family style which is wonderful for sampling different dishes. Our group of three had about 10 different small plates and each was superb. Highly recommend the Brussels sprouts, the crispy eggplant, and the mushroom saganaki. The “chocolate rose” dessert was delicious and great for sharing. Maybe the best Mediterranean restaurant that I have ever been too. It’s that good.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great location, central to several venues. Bar has an impressive line up of awesome cocktails out of the ordinary. Service is prompt attentive and never left us wanting.
Food is excellent with a variety of dishes and flavors.
Reservations are a must this hotspot can get very busy quickly.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Just fabulous in every way. Thank you and we will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Excellent variety of food. Our server Joel was extraordinary!!! And the wine was amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great food! The noise level was almost unbearable. Need to figure out some way to reduce the noise level. Fabrics, sound attenuation, something!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great for a night out with a big group. Lots of things to share but my favorite was the humus!

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