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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.
spiced rubbed lamb leg kebab, tabbouleh, charred tomatoes, tahini sauce
grilled Mediterranean octopus, marinated onions, capers, yellow split pea purée
tahini, preserved lemon, pine nuts, capers, golden spice vinaigrette
Brunch was very good, SHISH TAOUK
SOUJOUK PIDE, CHICKEN SHAKSHOUKA, and desserts took longer than expected.
Great wine and fabulous food!
Other than a gaggle of screaming children (six at their own table) behind us, the evening was lovely.
Great outdoor space which is so important these days! Had a lovely catch up over drinks and mezze with friends.
Superb food. Post COVID wait staff seems untrained.
The patio ambiance as well as the food was ok, but when I walked inside to use the restroom, I found way too much that needed attention. The area around the sink was wet and dirty. The large mirror on the wall immediately outside the restrooms looked like it hadn’t been wiped clean for a year. The bar top had “rings” of stain from glasses, while no one was sitting there. The only thing that I can compliment is the service. Our waiter was excellent. Unfortunately, I will not return.
prompt and tasty well prepared food. Came twice during our three day visit as the whole family enjoyed it.
Great service staff and ambience , music is good but food is bland
Always great service and wonderful food!
Outside dining was perfect.
Great food and lovely outdoor ambiance. Excellent service, but yesterday they forgot two of our food order items. This never happened there before.
Great variety of options for small plates. Mild flavors and options for vegetarians.
Zaytinya is always a favorite, food is consistently good. It didn't seem like there was anything new on the menu but the food was a treat. They take COVID precautions seriously and we were glad to eat there.
All of the food was amazing and service was top notch. Especially loved the Lebanese Chicken and Rice, Beef Soutzoukakia, Spanakorizo and the Greek yogurt with apricots for dessert was absolutely delicious. Great wine recommendations from our server as well. Nice atmosphere on the outdoor patio and very kid friendly. Highly recommend!
Always a wonderful experience here. The brussels sprouts are to die for and their octopus is amazing. And you must get their hummus. Haven't tried something I didn't love.
Excellent as always. Even relatively simple dishes are great. Even the bread dip is wonderful!
Best Mediterranean food in dc!!!
Always the best option when eating out. Food and service was excellent, as always.
my favorite restaurant. the food has a wonderful taste, texture, presentation and overall environment was incredible. definitely recommend for lunch especially.
Great brunch on Easter. We felt very safe socially distanced outside.
The quality of food when eating out during the pandemic has varied. It was so nice sitting down to fresh, high quality food. We really enjoyed our brunch!
We had the Easter Brunch Special with a selection of three mezze and a dessert.
My Fattoush was amazing, roasted Brussels sprouts had a super delicious sauce.
My chicken Shakshuka was a bit too sweet for my taste
The fluffy bread is something you cannot stop eating and they keep bringing more!!
One of the best Ayrans I ever had.
This restaurant never disappoints. Their flavors are delicious and authentic cuisine.
Patio dining was great and we were thankful for the shelter from the wind.
Great food and wine options, the 20 min delay in getting out table ready was worth the wait.
We had reservations and staff at the entrance not very friendly or accommodating
A few hiccups at the table but we ordered " chef experience" and the food was very good
I would definitely recommend it!
Wonderful dining experience. The wine list was great. We got the tasting menu and each item was excellent. Highly recommend this option!
The food and Service were both absolutely Excellent! The reason I gave a 3 stars to the overall was for the following: My husband and I, both in Our 60’s and well dressed, approached the front desk and asked if we could be seated for lunch, it was just us two and the time was approximately 10 minutes until 2:00 pm. The woman at the desk asked if we had reservations, unfortunately we did not. I was then told that unfortunately they were committed for the entire day, I thanked her and walked outside. I then opened OpenTable and saw there were numerous reservations available, I booked one for 2:15. I then walked back inside and told the same woman that I now had a reservation that I had just made on OpenTable, she confirmed my name and reservation and my husband and I were promptly seated. I’m still wondering why we were told they were committed for the entire day when there were plenty of reservations available via OpenTable. I have added our photo so you can see we don’t look offensive, this is us at our home.
Incredible as always. Every time I eat here I am completely blown away. How is it possible to be so consistently phenomenal? Chef menu was amazing, service was so kind and on point. Thank you for a lovely brunch!!
The food was great and the server was very friendly. However, when the bill came out, it was almost double the price of what would have been listed on the money, and it was not broken down by items. I feel like I was overcharged.
We had the breakfast, best omelet I have ever had. It was the perfect size, not too big but was made with the freshest ingredients so it was perfect portion.
We loved everything we ate and the outdoor set up. Always a favorite when in DC
great food. socially distant dinning. had a great meal
It was freezing outside and the heaters did not work. We took food to go and left.
I always enjoy dining at Zaytinya. This time I brought friends from out of town, We all enjoyed our meal and had a terrific time.
Family trip to DC
Place was rundown. Disappointed
The food and the service is simple amazing. favorite place in DC
We think dishes of vegetarian mezze are creative and largely delicious. Caviar was a miss. Tastes like the wax substrate and fish roe seemed not well cured. But others were hits.
We don't eat beef or poultry, and while we rarely eat fish - we would really welcome the addition of more fish dishes on the menu.
The waiter was very helpful and had good suggestions.
I like the use of the QR code for the menu, but it never works well with ANDROID phones, only Apple. Seems like it could be remedied!
Nice to visit again a @chefjoseandres establishment!
Loved the Chef’s menu! Service even under Covid, was outstanding!
Loved the food and service. Very fresh and delicious.
Zaytinya does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Zaytinya also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 638-0800.
Zaytinya is rated 4.8 stars by 16047 OpenTable diners.
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.