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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.
grilled Mediterranean octopus, marinated onions, capers, yellow split pea pure
traditional crispy chickpea fritters, tumeric pickles, cherry tomato, tahini
tahini, preserved lemon, pine nuts, capers, golden spice vinaigrette
Great outdoor socially distant dining experience!!
Excellent food, wonderful service, beautiful ambience with heated patio and lounge music. Unlimited bread basket. Smoked mushrooms, eggplant, cheese bread were excellent. Plates cleared quickly. The only downside was the dipping sauce for bread wasn't refilled. Tables spaced apart . Wonderful birthday. Will come back.
Fantastic Mediterranean food for a great price. Brussel sprouts were the best I've ever had
The food and ambiance were spectacular! And of course I support any restaurant that belongs to Jose Andres! He’s just off the charts amazing. We are lucky he walks among us.
One of the best outdoor spaces in DC! Great service! Great food and music too!
Exceeded and flavorful small plates!
Delicious as always, and excellent friendly service. We will be back soon.
Every effort to make outdoor dining lovely, even on a somewhat chilly day
Tzatziki sauce-the best. Wonderful heated outside dining. Attentive service. Bread, octopus, lamb- it was all delicious! A fave!
we sat outside and felt safe - and had excellent service. thank you Zaytinyas
Everyone is masked, tables are wiped before seating guests, food is great as usual, except for the caviar dish which was hard to eat and not very tasty.
Great food for a good price!
Zaytinya is consistently my favorite restaurant in DC! Amazing food, quick service, and they had plenty of spaced out outdoor seating. They had heaters out on the patio. It was still pretty chilly, but that's to be expected when you're eating outside in November.
Food is excellent ! Service great ! I little over price 💰💰💰💰💰
We had the Chef Selections and were accommodated with our pescatarian diet restrictions. The tapas assortment was robustly plentiful given the vegetable substitutions for traditional meat items! Our server was friendly and skillful. All items from apps to dessert were astounding, but don't miss the evil eye wall for a fun IG selfie moment.
Poor service in the outdoor dining tent. Only 1 server, took so long to get our drinks even the appetizers came before. Recommend dining indoors, outdoors is pretty neglected in comparison.
We loved the outdoor environment. The service was great(as always) and so was the food!
Given the limitations of the current situation Zaytinya did an except job. The heaters do make it comfortable to eat outside, even when it is chilly. The bread and food and service was quite good.
We ate outside on a sunny cool day; tables widely spaced; shared lamb kebab, cauliflower and ordered a second portion of eggplant because it was sooo yummy. We had a very leisurely lunch and waitstaff were attentive but unobtrusive. Very safe environment across from Portrait Gallery/American Art/renovated main library. Consistently excellent food and service; highly recommend.
Zaytinya employees went out of their way to make our evening safe and special. The tables are spaced generously apart, the masked wait staff maintains distance, and attitudes are upbeat and positive. The food never disappoints and one can’t go wrong choosing the Chef’s Experience. Because this restaurant creates consistently delicious food, we find ourselves planning our next visit before our dinner is finished.
Fantastic meal! I always want to try something new when I'm in DC, but always come back to Zaytinya! It's consistent and has a great vibe. We also felt very safe sitting on the patio.
Excellent food, great service! Outdoors and indoors!
Probably the tenth time I have dined at Zatinya.....big group, our date night with husband, indoor or out....always wonderful.....food, wine/cocktails, setting, service.
Loved the food and service! Their outdoor space is well-lit, distanced and super cute!
Food was excellent as always. Our server was really hard to track down and didn't give us the attention we needed on this visit. Other than that, great patio, great atmosphere.
It was extra noisy due to the election results announcement and people were out in the streets, yelling and honking their car horns. The food was all on point.
The best! Jose Andres' restaurants are a reminder that being ethical and civic minded and working with diverse populations is the best kind of restaurant experience! We were there as DC was celebrating Biden/Harris. What a treat that was!!
Their menu is very limited right now. I miss their old menu!!
We sat in the patio under a heater. Felt comfortable and safe in these pandemic days. My only concern was the relatively pricey wines. Cheapest bottle is around 50$. Would be nice if they also had some less expensive choices. But it was a good wine from Lebanon.
The restaurant seemed to have enough patio space to keep tables socially distant from other patrons and they had warmers as well, since it was a chilly day. Overall, the food was amazing and the service was great.
We were nervous about outdoor dining on a cold night, but Zaytinya made the experience wonderful. A tent for cover and plenty of heat lamps allowed us to enjoy a birthday dinner during difficult times. The food and service, as always, were spectacular. Thank you so much to the entire Zaytinya staff!
Food was absolutely incredible. We sat outside and the heat lamps kept us cozy! Can’t wait to go back.
Less than appealing food. Mass production with no particular originality, tased or soul to it. Disappointing experience.
Great food and adherence to COVID precautions.
Really enjoyed sitting outside and appreciated the heaters. Great set-up for cooler weather. Will definitely be back throughout the season. Thanks alot. P.S. Would love if y'all brought back the taramousalata!
(1) An outstanding outdoor setting with multiple heaters available so the temperature was not an issue.
(2) The service was truly outstanding...we never had an thought which was not immediately addressed professionally and courteously!
(3) The menu is expansive and the food is outstanding...even for a foodie!
We felt very safe indoors this Monday night. Wait staff was attentive appropriately
The food was great, we recommend the tasting menu. You get to try a bit of everything
The restaurant is highly touted and perhaps we ate on an off night. We did make a mistake and ate inside, all the fun/vibrancy was going on outside.
The cocktails were good, warm bread and olive oil excellent. The food ranged from okay to very good. We ordered the tasting menu and especially liked the moroccan style chicken and the sautéed shrimp in dill/lemon sauce.
Zaytinya does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Zaytinya also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 638-0800.
Zaytinya is rated 4.7 stars by 15872 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 bookings at the moment.