Zaytinya

4.7
15833 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 15833 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipChrisW
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Silfo
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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NancyC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Zaytina is fantastic and did a superb job of keeping their restaurant compliant with Covid rules without losing the ambience and quality of service. Both indoor and outdoor seating are wonderful! Bravo!

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vipAlexanderZ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter was very attentive and we were spoiled with kindness.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance, covid safe, vegetarian friendly.

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ericb
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The total experience was worth the price. I highly recommend this place to anyone who likes Mediterranean cuisine.

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vipmacattack
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice to dogs. Thank you!

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Savas
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

one of the best restaurants in DMV area. Definitely recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall1Food3Service5Ambience1

No candle for my birthday partner. Didn’t realize they weren’t serving mains

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great service, and fun atmosphere !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cesar our waiter was amazing! Everything from the food to the ambiance was incredible. Had reservations and went right in. Great Covid safety measures.

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vipDCzoogirl
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Table sitting next to us was too loud (watching something on their phone without headphones), but that’s not the restaurant’s fault.

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JulietteY
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was amazing as usual. Surfaces cleaned thoroughly between use. Very safe

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very very good middle east fusion

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We sat outside. Very nice evening. Service was excellent. And food was enjoyable. Tried the Tasting Menu and the Wine Tasting.

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Basil
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
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 on 20 October 2020
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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BJoux
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food choices were great and very flavourful.
Adequate choice for vegetarians too.
The ambience was nice, we are distant from fellow diners, felt safe.
Service was good and the hostess was knowledgable in helping make decisions about what was good on the menu.

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BRITINDC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
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 on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Nice very nice

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Place food amen ambience was amazing

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vipAllaL
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
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 on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect as always!

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Eie65
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipCaroline
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
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 on 17 October 2020
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 on 17 October 2020
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 on 17 October 2020
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 on 16 October 2020
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 on 16 October 2020
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.

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 15833 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 reservations at the moment.

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