Zaytinya

4.7
16539 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 16539 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JeremyM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Jordyn
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great birthday dinner!

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Dgem
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

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

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PenName
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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!

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cato
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great time

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to dinner for our 15th wedding anniversary and decided to try the Chef’s table. Every dish we were served in the 5 courses was delicious and we had a wonderful time. Only draw backs are that it was a bit cold in the restaurant and very loud…neither would stop me from recommending, but I will bring a sweater next time!

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JasmineT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved all of the food we tried! Falafel, hummus, octopus, beet salad. All great!

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DonM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, a little noisy, AC inside was a little cold. Overall, a great experience.

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vipdavidf
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service is usually spot on. Not everyone hits the bullseye every time.

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LavaudP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food4service3ambience3

Very small plate for the price
It’s So expensive
And Why did you given the Happy hour menu when people are sitting at the table ?
I’m So disapointed

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Jojo
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food as always! It can get a little loud inside the restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service and delicious food! I love coming here!

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Matthew
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff were amazing- attentive without hovering, patient and didn’t rush us. They made outstanding recommendations!

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vipJaniceF
Cleveland
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent! The hummus, Baba ghanoush, and rice with spinach are must-haves! Service was a bit slow for us, but our server seemed super busy with many tables. We ate on their awesome patio.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food is very subpar

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

First, we arrived and asked the waiter for the table, and she refused to give us a table. After we book online in a minute, she gives us the first table outside and shows us the second table as well; after we sat she come back and said we are not allowed to sit there, and the table outside was all reserved and take us a second table inside. However, about 2 hours, we noticed that all outside tables were still empty and we feel she just want to bother US . Unfortunately she wasn’t a good waiter , FYI there was a African -American Waiter and she was very nice and completely different from the previous one , I write this one since the restaurant is a pretty clean and food were delicious and want to make this one correct , the waiter is first encounter and make customers feel sad and run from the restaurant. Hope it’s fixed and don’t happen again

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vipbill
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very popular place even after Covid and the service and food were outstanding. Easily recommended to friends and colleagues.

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CatherineC
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I haven't been to Zaytinya in a couple of years and I was truly disappointed. I'd raved to my out of town friends about it but it did not live up to expectations. The food was good but nothing memorable.

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NSRockville
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting dinner is a must! We've had tasting menu's at many other places and for the price we were not expecting so many small plates that we couldn't eat our dessert, we brought them home! We did spend the same amount per person on beverages as food, but it's DC so this is not unusual. It was really nice when they accommodated us despite being late for our reservation. I did call when I realized we'd be late. Anyway, I'd suggest getting the tasting dinner for 2 but having a third person along so you can actually enjoy the dessert.
We're excited to bring our friends back for another great meal.

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DivyaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Service and Food. Love the outdoor seating arrangement.

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zoeerk
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was friendly, helpful, and patient with our large group. Food was incredible. We had a great time!

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Rakan
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience4

our waiter was good and pelasant.but its seems they are understaffed or need to focus on serving the cusotmers . if u order something it takes forever to get it and this is not just this time since we have been there several times we noticed the same issue.

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Annette
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Still a wonderful dining experience after all of these years. Great service, even if a bit slow. Good food, reasonably priced. Great location and space.

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StevenG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We stopped here for lunch, and had a delightful time. The pita and hummus is fresh and delicious, and everything tasted amazing.

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MeghnaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service, ambience and location. Bit expensive for quantity of food.

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jennief
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Brunch outside was nice and the service was attentive. Food was presented well and yummy. Specialty drinks were delicious. We will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was cold and Omelette is not something that can be served cold!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite!!

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vipKClark
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was eh! We split the bill evenly but the server mischarged the split so we were overcharged for the meal. Good food and drinks though!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Great food
Service was TERRIBLE
Slow- unresponsive - didn’t explain well- bread came without oil- after asking for oil 15 minute wait-

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Manuela
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Good options, different flavors to try. The restaurant looks very nice, good ambience.

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Michelle
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. Service good. Noise level awful.

FAQs

Zaytinya does offer delivery in partnership with 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 16539 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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