Zaytinya

4.7
16829 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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Experiences

  • New Year's Eve Celebration 2021

    $95.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Celebrate New Year's Eve with our special Chef’s Experience menu

Safety precautions

Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Staff is vaccinated
What 16829 people are saying
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4.5
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4.6
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vipLindaS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. All recommendations by wait staff were spot on. Brussels sprouts not to be missed! Outside dining on the upper patio was warm and toasty on a cold evening.

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vipgladys
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food, nice vibe, pretty/cool/comfy.

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Subs
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Quick service and delicious food, especially the falafel and brussel sprouts

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halls
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely Amazing. Would recommend it to everyone. The food was delicious.

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Fabi
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic experience!!!!

JH
JudiH
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t love Zaytinya more!! Excellent waiter. Food was outstanding

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RichardM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good overall experience. Nice dishes and good wine

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really great service, all of the staff, from host to table cleaners, were polite and friendly. Really appreciate this!

JM
JMAC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Friday night spot. Unique cocktails. Really liked the hummus and labneh. Kebab platter had a bit of everything. Highly recommend.

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AndeewL
Richmond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice service despite being so busy. Food was very nice with good variety of small dishes that was the right size to share. A bit noisy though.

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vipRomanoD
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We took the tasting menu with wine pairing. The wine was always late and came after the food with cups only half filled. Food is abundant yet quality and flavors are not fine dining.

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TomJ
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great selection of dishes and good portion size. Especially liked the brussels sprouts and the octopus. Interesting drinks selection with a Palestinian dark beer. The place has a very high end feel to it with the price level moderate.

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly delicious meal, wonderful drinks, and fantastic service

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nova
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing customer service, always amazing food!!

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NunoB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience2

Not worth the high expensive bill.
Wine list extremely expensive, too loud.

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AngelaL
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The most amazing food! We followed the advice of the server and ordered 3 dishes a piece....and while we had plenty of food, we were so glad we did because we got to sample such a nice variety. I loved everything I had and would go back in a heartbeat. This was probably the best meal I've had in YEARS!

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vipCathleenK
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love small plates since you can try lots of different items. Bread is amazing.

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AliB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Commercial food quality. The pide tasted like flat bread from Buffalo Wild Wings.. the hummus tasted out of a can, the chicken bland. Would recommend maydan if you’re thinking about actual middle eastern food

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vipBackcast
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Prompt friendly service. Great Mediterranean food! Pita bread straight out of the oven and replenished frequently. Family sized dishes their specialty, but small plates available. Our meal for four centered on Celebration Rice. A lamb shank surrounded by saffron rice seasoned with raisins and other veggies. Much like a Tagine. Loved it!

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BarbaraF
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The thing I love about Jose Andres’ restaurants, they never disappoint. Flawless service by service with a sense of fun & adventure. Amazing food. Perfectly paired wine. Amazing atmosphere. I’ll be back!

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vipNancyR
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Zaytinya has incredible tapas. The only challenge is that you cannot conduct a conversation because of the noise level.

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Jopaconi
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, food was great and the service phenomenal

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The manager help us with our messed up reservation. He took care of everything. But we sat outside.
The food was great.
Thank you

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KatherineH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Sooo loud. Service was lacking. Dips arrived (not what was ordered) without bread, that took 20 minutes and 2 requests. The lamb dish had a ridiculously meager amount of lamb. Eggplant and red pepper dip were delicious! Overall not what I expected from a Jose Andreas restaurant.

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DanielleR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very attentive and the food was fantastic!

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MPJul
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about our evening! So special and always delicious!

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vipTizzyB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Zaytinya is not worth the hype. This was unimaginative and mediocre. Everything was underspiced.

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TinaL
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jose was a most attentive and excellent waiter. The restaurant was super crowded but the food came out quickly and was delicious. This was our first time there and we’ll be back!

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nick
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is so delicately delicious and fresh! Thanks!

MJ
MissingJapan
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the Chef’s Sampler dinner for two. A tour of uniquely flavored Mediterranean food served in perfect amounts. Loved the apricot desert. Attentive waiters. Warm ambience. Beautiful architectural setting too. Reservations are essential.

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KiaW
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. I took my daughter and sister in law because they had come to DC for a pre-holiday visit. After walking about 8 miles exploring museums and markets, an early meal was a welcome respite. They absolutely loved Zaytinya!

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HannahG
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service from reservations, special dietary concerns, surprise celebration, front desk reception, waiter, and food were all wonderfully accommodating and everyone enjoyed every single dish!

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LauraS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed Zaytinya many times before! It was wonderful to share the experience with family members who were first timers!

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vipDakotah
Minneapolis
82 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived for a late dinner and ended up with outdoor seating. Our table was not as warm as desired so they quickly found another table which was quite satisfactory. The service was excellent as was the food. Servings were an appropriate size for all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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viptaxgrrl
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was wonderful & attentive. Our server recommended the most amazing Greek red wine. An all around wonderful experience

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NYMOMMY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!!

KS
vipKenS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is not only one of my favorite DC spots, but I always make it a point to stop by when in town even for just a day.

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Fabulousfood
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Great selection and phenomenal food. Ordered 7 plates for party of four- Brussel sprouts (incredible) cauliflower, salad, beef kabobs, chicken and rice and delicious mushrooms. Great ambiance- not just lunch it was an experience!

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MatthewC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

The food quality has declined significantly over the past few years, it's still ok, but there are better quality Turkish / Lebanese restaurants in the city now. It's also very tightly packed, tables are close together and it's very loud.

There's also nowhere to wait if you arrive early for your table.

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 16829 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.

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