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Under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés, Zaytinya offers an innovative mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisines served up in a sleek and modern setting. Shared small plates, creative cocktails and unique Mediterranean wines make this spot one of DC’s top dining destinations.
Washington, DC 20001
Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek
Hours of Operation:
Sunday and Monday: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Tuesday–Thursday: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 11:00 AM to Midnight
Saturday & Sunday 11:00 AM until 2:30 PM (regular menu available all day)
$31 to $50
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We offer valet parking Monday - Friday starting at 5pm and starting at 4pm Saturday and Sunday till one hour after restaurant closing time. Cost is $12.
Gallery Place/Chinatown station.
9 th & G St exit on the red, green and yellow lines.
Executive Chef José Andrés; Zaytinya Head Chef, Michael Costa
Private Party Facilities:
Zaytinya is the perfect place for your next event. We have a number of large spaces, intimate coves, and dramatic communal tables to accommodate any size and type of event or group dining big or small.
Private Party Contact:
Events@zaytinya.com: (202) 810-8283
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Zaytinya Ratings and Reviews
The restaurant is fun but noisy. The food was interesting and well prepared. But I found the prices to be very high given the portion sizes. And the service was not good. The busses kept trying to clear serving plates that still had food on them. Given the small portions I don't know why he would have thought we were done. Mostly we were ignored.
Really enjoyed the meal. Had been awhile since I last dined at Zaytinya and had friends visiting from Australia. They thought it was some of the best Greek food they had enjoyed. My only complaint was that as good value as the meat kabob platter was, the octopus tapas - was the most expensive of the small dishes we got and it was tiny - and as I am a non-meat eater - I was very disappointed - as other similar restaurants I've been to and had the octopus have had a much larger serving. Otherwise - everything else was delicious and my friends loved the meat kabob platter they shared.
Somewhat disappointing. Almost chaotic at busy dinner time, with service trying to cope. Large, varied mezze menu of enticingly described dishes which for the most part turned out to be rather bland. Falafel hard as rocks. Lamb in phyllo mushy and flavorless. Slivers of white asparagus hiding in a small pile of watercress. Nothing great except maybe the octopus Santorini. Unless you want to leave hungry, order many dishes, but the bill will mount up. All this being said, everyone in the packed modern dining room seemed to be having a great time, and the people-watching was fun.
Zaytinya is one of our pre-theater favorites. We can share delicious small plates without over stuffing ourselves and succumbing to sleep at the theater ;-) Every meal we have eaten there has been delicious! The wait staff is knowledgeable, attentive and friendly.
The staff is nice and also very helpful. The waiter, Spaniol (sorry for any typo) was very friendly and he smiled a lot without interrupting us every five minutes like in most restaurants. We made a big order and stayed 2 hours and at no point did we feel pressured to leave. The food was delicious. We whipped the plates.
The food is always great. The noise level is often way too high, but one adjusts! The outdoor patio is the perfect place for lunch or tapas when the weather is right. Indoors - keep your group small enough and you won't have to shout too much.
Today just wasn't a great day. We were seated upstairs, which was perhaps a smidge quieter, but a bit more neglected. Our hummus and baba gannouj sat on the table for 15 minutes (and two requests) before the pita to eat it with arrived. Lots of similar small details were noticed by all three parties at this business lunch -- however, great food and excellent companionship happily overcome small mishaps.
Zaytinya consistently delivers a delicious and unique dining experience with excellent service. Staff are helpful in recommending food and wine selections. They are efficient without being intrusive. The prices are reasonable when considered in comparison to other high end establishments in the DC area. And, of course, the space is lovely. Crowd flow is managed and seating placed so that you can have a private conversation and get in some people watching.
A wonderful restaurant that continues to surprise with enormously satisfying dishes for anyone. Attentive, friendly service. The main drawback: a noise level so high that it is impossible to talk to anyone across a table, and very difficult to talk to anyone sitting next to you. Outside seating is probably the best bet, though street noise keeps that from being especially quiet. Still, we'll keep going back. It might be worth it to call ahead to check on the generally quieter times if that is important to you.
The experience was fantastic; with respect to atmosphere and dining. The wine selection was expansive .
We did have a concern that some preparations (couscous) were overlooked. The handoffs from waiter and server got confused. Not being accustomed to that blended cuisine, it was wonderful. Definitely would return.
Requested outside seating to sit with our dogs. We got seated at one of the middle tables. Could not get a waiter to come take our order for 40 minutes. We then got moved to a different table as our food was being served because they have "designated outside area for dogs." I had made a note in the reservation that we were going to be dining with our dog and told them (and they also saw they were with us) we had them with us when we got there. They had us move without even apologizing or being nice about it. Also, the server took 40 minutes to come take our order.
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