Zaytinya

4.7
16548 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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4.5
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4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The food was simply unimpressive, and some of it was disappointing. The restaurant came as a recommendation from a friend, so we gave it a shot. If you take away the ambiance, you’re left with food that you would not come back for.
I’m not a chef and I can easily say my own octopus has way more flavor, and the falafel was bland and dry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exciting gathering place. After meeting friends in the city, this was the perfect spot to catch up. Shared food, great tastes,server with a sense of humor and good suggestions. We sat under a breezy Washington sky and ate and talked and renembered and felt well taken care of. Will recommend this spot and definitely return!

JS
JenniferS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a quality dinner. Excellent food. Fairly plentiful vegetarian options (I recommend the brussel sprouts and the mushrooms). Tons of outdoor seating for covid-safe experience.

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vipDCGuy
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! We had a table outside. Lovely setting, delicious food and great service!

VC
VimarshC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place. A bit loud but good overall.

SG
ShailaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, have loved coming here for 20 years.

MG
MaiaG
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Great price! I wish I lived closer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was nice

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SANJAYC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just Fantastic! Food and drinks were both great. Lots of vegetarian choices as well. Definitely recommend.

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MartaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really exceptional food & service as always! Lots of outdoor seating.

JG
JoanG
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely luncheon before a visit to the National Portrait Gallery.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The food quality at Zaytinya is geberally good. On this visit, we were a little disappointed that the food was served Luke warm. The olive oil cake was bone dry. Hopefully this is just a temporary service hiccup.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service, the food was delicious. We will be back!

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maximom229
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

We had a number of great dishes and a few ok ones. The atypical "cheesecake" was the best but the sauce on the shrimp was amazing. Decor was pretty beat up - carpeting was ripped in many places, chairs had holes, and a few other things which were odd to see in a JA restaurant. Atmosphere was VERY VERY loud. Would definitely recommend for the food.

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Sherie
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The service was a little confusing in regards to “who is my Real sever.”

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vipBROWN
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Z is always fun, great food, fine service. First time there for lunch in a couple of years, so I had forgotten how good everything is. A terrific place.

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vipCarl
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The outdoor dining area at Zaytinya is very comfortable and well appointed. I saw it listed in an internet search as one of the best outdoor dining venues in DC and agree. The food is always superb.

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ethel
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fast service, nice outdoor setting. Will go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family dinner!

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vipLisaZ
New England
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic! My only regret is that we didn’t get the tasting menu so that we could have tried even more dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very pleasant thanx!

K
Kigoudjil
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Thank you

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meaganb
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good subtle flavors. Variety for vegetarians as well.

OT
OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

8 course chef’s tasting menu, wow!

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cagg
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside at Zaytinya and an unexpected summer storm broke shortly after we arrived. The staff were excellent and in good humor the entire time and very kindly provided some champagne on the house to make up for the weather. I was incredibly impressed.

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vipLeiaF
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars all around! Food is absolutely delicious every time and service is super friendly. Ambiance is energetic.

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Donna
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zaytinya is a hands down favorite. The restaurant and staff truly reflect the community Chef Andres works to cultivate. Outdoor dining is set up to provide for social distancing and distance from the street/traffic. I hosted a business dinner and we all ordered the Chef’s menu, which was amazing and more food than we could eat. Wait staff was prompt, personable, and made sure we had everything we needed. Cannot say enough good things about the restaurant and its people.

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JeremyM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was excellent. Save room for dessert.

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vipCeciliaS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We came here to celebrate our engagement with family. I used to love this restaurant but this time it but the food did not seem particularly to be special this time (balloon bread felt dry too). Overall enjoyed the dinner though!

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Jordyn
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Booked a 8:15 reservation but did not get seated until 8:45 which was frustrating. My boyfriend ordered a beer but out came a cocktail but got charged for the beer. Food came out quickly and was delicious though. Always love it at Zaytinya, just a busy night I guess.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. So fun! Will be back next time in DC! Will try in NYC now!!

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vipEllenSo
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband, our son and his girlfriend and I had dinner at Zaytinya the other night. I had been there on a visit to DC a number of years ago and remembered how much I enjoyed it but none of them had been before. I made reservations for a Saturday night and it was great to see so many people out dining again after a tough year of COVID restrictions. Our meal was fantastic-we had pide, hummus, fatoush salad, the amazing Brussels sprouts and three main dishes among the four of us. Everything was delicious and the service was great. . It is “energetic”, lots of people coming and going, waiting to get in, leaving etc so somewhat noisy, but not so bad you couldn’t heard your dining companions. I highly recommend it.

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Moon
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good experience, overall -- great food, drinks, service. Very very pleasant outdoors, horribly noisy indoors, can hardly hold a conversation.

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vipjin49
Washington DC
82 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

This is one of my favorite restaurants and my experience tonight was subpar. In June we had one of our best experiences. It was terribly hot we were right outside the kitchen it was noisy the waiter was nowhere to be found. It is upsetting to see how what is usually wonders can be bad. The food was not quit up to normal as well.

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vipSS85
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great birthday dinner!

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Dgem
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Normally favorite restaurant but understaffed and too crowded.
Service was extremely slow !

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PenName
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good as usual. We shared five plates between two people. We ate outside so it was quiet.

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Cailin
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zaytinya continues to impress us with the wide variety of Mediterranean food. Service was excellent.

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TomP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overwhelming surprised by our first visit. Carlos the waiter was fantastic. Find him when you go.

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jakmd
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful. Really good flavors and yummy food. Lots of small plates with unique tastes. Also loved the puffy pita that is brought out warm. We had the beet salad, shrimp plate and chicken with pasta. All fabulous!

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 16548 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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