Zaytinya

4.7
15867 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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What 15867 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceeded and flavorful small plates!

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vipPrettyfirst
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always, and excellent friendly service. We will be back soon.

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vipMPG1
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every effort to make outdoor dining lovely, even on a somewhat chilly day

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Peaceandcheers
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tzatziki sauce-the best. Wonderful heated outside dining. Attentive service. Bread, octopus, lamb- it was all delicious! A fave!

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vipMorgan
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we sat outside and felt safe - and had excellent service. thank you Zaytinyas

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IntlTaste
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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.

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123EK
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food for a good price!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Meme
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food is excellent ! Service great ! I little over price 💰💰💰💰💰

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MichaelJ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

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.

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vipdavidf
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the outdoor environment. The service was great(as always) and so was the food!

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michelle
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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ElizabethM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Jennifer
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipLauraH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday brunch

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JayM
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service! Outdoors and indoors!

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vipKateP
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipNoopz
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and service! Their outdoor space is well-lit, distanced and super cute!

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MPishu
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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.

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Cotaylor
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipBabtzia
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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vipMari
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Their menu is very limited right now. I miss their old menu!!

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MoncefB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

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.

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EatAllTheFoods
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JuliaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipNicholaR
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely incredible. We sat outside and the heat lamps kept us cozy! Can’t wait to go back.

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PeterP
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Less than appealing food. Mass production with no particular originality, tased or soul to it. Disappointing experience.

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vipJillF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and adherence to COVID precautions.

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SherriF
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

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vipChrisW
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

(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!

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KathyK
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt very safe indoors this Monday night. Wait staff was attentive appropriately

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MauricioS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, we recommend the tasting menu. You get to try a bit of everything

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Silfo
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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.

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Courtney
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. We were seated quickly, our drinks were out very fast, and the food came out way faster than we expected! As for quality: above and beyond. Drinks were delicious and unique, food was amazing. A nice thing to note, I have Celiac so I have to make waiters aware that I have a “wheat allergy” and cannot have gluten, which is just the easiest way to explain it. I told our waiter and saw him actually write it down along with my order, and he asked if cross contamination would be an issue. Now, usually I receive a response like “I’ll check with the kitchen”, which is perfectly alright, but to ask about cross contamination without me bringing it up first is awesome! We had a lovely date night thanks to Zaytinya and will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was here two years ago and it was phenomenal. It’s still a good restaurant but definitely has gone downhill.

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Nadia
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I had a reservation for an outside table, but we were seated inside. Otherwise, everything else was great!! A super cool place for some really yummy food. And the value is really good, not super expensive for somewhere in the city!

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vipAlexanderZ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Every table was taken. The food was delicious, but the service was incredibly slow. By the time some food we ordered made its way to us it was ice cold.

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JackF
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was very attentive and we were spoiled with kindness.

FAQs

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 15867 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.

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