Zaytinya

4.8
16168 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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.6
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RudyC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Ate outdoors. Very covid safe. Delish food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JenniferF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere inside Zatinya is peaceful and refreshing. The food is delicious and the service as quick and friendly. We will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

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vipEileenS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

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.

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MonicaS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Foody
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great place. The waiter even remembered us from the last time we were there. He remembered our drinks of choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing, food runners explained the dishes, great beverage selection.

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vipKristenB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go to place ! Consistently good service and food. Love it here!

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Rhett
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

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.

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EdomA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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

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vipruthiet
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipJTBDC85
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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KateS
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was superb: service, drinks, food, ambience. You have a great team!

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CalvinP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best food in DC. The outdoor seating was a welcome sight to see and the servers were all very kind.

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MauiJane
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in DC. Always a pleasure!

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Dana
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Rozay brunch was an amazing deal and delicious!

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HeatherM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Melissa
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipRaul
Miami
98 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and value

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TammyM
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing experience:) fav restaurant in dc

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CarU
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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.

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vipCherie
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Naureen
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Indoor seating has every table seated, rather than keeping separate parties separated, which made for a noisy room. Food was fantastic!

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ClaraD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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NancyL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, as ever. It got loud upstairs, even with 25% capacity!

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SyleahM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place to eat! Brought some friends from out of town and they loved it. Highly recommend

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nataliaa
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best food and service in Washington DC.

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vipDRB00
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The tasting menu is a mus try. Service was great too!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TinekeC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had outdoor dining. Very nice! Wait staff was really great. Eggplant special was especially delicious.

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LorettaD
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

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!

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elenac
New England
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!!! Our waiter knew everything about each meal, ingredient and made excellent recommendations!

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vipKMark
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, impeccably served by a tequila connoisseur.

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ag453
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service is excellent as always! high recommend

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Francis23
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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vipsubiaul
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can never go wrong with this place! Just make the reservation and enjoy.

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 4.8 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.

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