Zaytinya

4.7
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15813 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 15813 People Are Saying
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Basil
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service. Plenty of vegetarian options. They have a lovely outdoor patio and there was plenty of distance between us and other diners. They recommended like 3 plates per person and honestly that was too much food (though the leftovers were great the next day!) My date and I probably could have split 3 dishes between us—that plus an appetizer and dessert would have been more than enough. The brussel sprouts were the best dish out of what we ordered in my opinion—and I am not usually a fan of brussel sprouts! Overall a great dinner, would highly recommend this place for a special occasion.

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alexiso
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was delicious! My only complaint was that they sat all of the people that were there (4 tables) right next to each other despite the fact that there were many open tables available around the patio. Seems strange to do during a pandemic.

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BRITINDC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food is always amazing here. Service can be a little erratic. The huge patio area is well spaced and now heated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice very nice

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place food amen ambience was amazing

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vipAllaL
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best experience at zaytinya - food is great and all the precautions are in place and carefully thought through

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing ambience. I had a lovely birthday dinner

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Eie65
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Amazing service. can’t wait to go back

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vipCaroline
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food is pretty good and the bread is amazing. Some dishes can be hit or miss so we try to remember to stick to our favorites. Cocktails and mixed drinks are not good. Order wine or beer instead. Great outdoor seating area that keeps us coming back despite our memories of bad drinks.

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vipLikegoodfood
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I ordered the $35.00 tasting menu. Food was excellent and had generous portions. I ate outside which was lovely and they had heat lamps that worked well when the evening chill set in. Excellent and well paced service. Nice all around. I would recommend.

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vipLuus
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Zaytinya proved to be the perfect choice for lunch indoors. Rosie was a knowledgeable, kind, server and provided excellent service. The food was delicious, very flavourful, as were the cocktails. Well, the cocktails were sensational.

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BrettG
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food beautifully prepared. Hot pita bread. Excellent wine by the glass. Service always attentive and friendly.

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Anou
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place with delicious food and atmosphere. The staff were friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Excellent service and good food. Had a wonderful night with friebds

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Anastasios
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We mentioned onion and garlic allergies to the waiter. He reassured it will be taken care of and all the food came with garlic and onion. Not going back unfortunately.

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EileenS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't been back to Zaytinya in a while, after eating there, I don't know why. The dishes were fabulous! The flavors were perfectly balanced, the ingredients were fresh. It was great! Outside dining was so nice, it was quiet.

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RonM
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Service was attentive. Atmosphere was great. Five stars.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a very safe outdoor experience. Food was delicious, service was professional and comfortable. We were not rushed and were able to feel normal fir a wonderful afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique Mediterranean restaurant that serves small plates/mezzes. The crispy brussel sprouts paired with the tangy garlicky sauce was one of our favourites. The pita bread was light and airy and their falafels are definitely very authentic.

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vipgoodvibesgoodfood
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything is excellent. I felt extremely safe and comfortable. It was one of the guest’s first time dining out in 9 months and she felt at ease the entire time. We were there celebrating a birthday and even though our server was busy, she was very attentive and made great suggestions. I highly recommend and will be returning soon.

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MickeyM
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Great food. Great experience.
Great plact!

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OneizT
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to this restaurant with my husband for the first time and we truly enjoyed the food and the customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor Quality

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vipAudreyF
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My husband and I were here for a date night being from out of town, we wanted to have this style food as it’s hard to find in Reading, PA.

It’s gorgeous inside and out. My husband and I tried a bunch of stuff in stages as we weren’t in a rush.

Our first server was horrible. We saw him twice within an hour and a half of being there and finally with no water, no wine and no bread to eat our appetizer that was sitting there I spoke to management.

The manager was amazing and super accommodating. He immediately got us a new server. Filled our water and supplied the wine. He gave us an amazing experienced server who was super personable.

The food was amazing. The pita, the dips, the Brussels spouts, lamb, octopus and even the fries were superb.

We each had dessert and coffee. I had the most beautiful cappuccino and my husband had the Turkish coffee.

His dessert was better then mine. I had the cheesecake. It wasnt what I expected as it was very light and fluffy and Not cake
Like but good.

My husband had an amazing Greek yogurt parfait. I’d highly recommend it.

Overall. After our sever was changed the experience was amazing and I would definitely return.

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BANGBANG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipAllisonM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did not disappoint and excellent as always! Outdoor seating is well spaced and heaters add some warmth to the table.

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MichaelT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. It's always a great date.

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jrwood
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first trip back to Zaytinya since lockdown. Not only are the food and service and value as impeccable as before, but I think the safety measures there are exemplary. They have a vastly expanded outdoor seating with lots of heaters, but we made our reservation late and ate inside. Given the soaring three-story ceiling, we felt extremely comfortable, especially given the spacing and placement of plexiglass dividers throughout the restaurant. They clearly are taking the pandemic very seriously, and we'll be back soon!

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vipEvan
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with the outdoor dining option - heaters were keeping us cozy and the food/service was great!

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vipLuvSushi
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

While they have a COVID period menu, the choices were quite nice except we missed our usual chocolate dessert they had during normal time.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, high quality food. Everything is perfect.

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ZehraD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was to die for and the service was amazing!

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EricaS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and the service very good. Everything that could be contactless was contactless.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall1food4service2ambience2

We were sitting outside in cold weather and heater next to us was not working properly and they wouldnt change it or recharge the gas. There were also rats passing by our table as we were sitting close to the small garden near the entrance.

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MalcolmX
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First of all, food and service is phenomenal. If you have a thing for Mediterranean food, then this place should be on top of your list. Simply amazing experience !!!

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DCfoodie
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Zaytinya is one of our favorite DC restaurants. The outdoor seating they've come up with during COVID works well and is spaced nicely. Menu is more limited and some of my favorites were missing, but overall, it was strong--skip the pide though (its just pizza). Our waitress was totally unhelpful and kind of rude, in fact. Perhaps they're short-staffed, but it took forever to get a menu, the silverware we needed, or cream and sugar for our coffee, and she was really nasty about us not having the right app on our phone to use the QR code. They might need more waiters--she seemed overwhelmed.

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GuilleSr
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Zaytinya has always been our ‘special dinner place’ Food is just perfect, service excellent! this time it was Hector but many times different people have been great serving and advising on menu items.

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Renee
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and wine. Outside seating is very pleasant. Great service.

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vipCitychic
Detroit
153 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favorite restaurant in the city and we have visited several times. The service, food and cocktails are all exceptional. We love the kebob platter, all the dips and the apricot yogurt dessert. They have a large outdoor area with space heaters.

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 15813 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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