Zaytinya

4.7
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15635 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Zaytinya will be opening the patio at a limited capacity for reservations dining. We will be 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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MichaelC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As on previous occasions, the food was outstanding. We ordered a variety of dishes from different categories. All were tasty and nicely presented. Despite the pandemic precautions, the service was smooth and friendly. The only mishap was some confusion about our reservation on the patio (Zaytinya's fault, not ours).

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vipVVIP
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding and definitely value.
We started out not too happy with the outdoor table next to the entrance but the staff handled the situation beautifully and created another table for us.
The service and attitude was flawless. Clearly, the staff have mastered dealing with awkward situations.
Went to Zaytinya after a long time and appreciated once again what good food is and at great value.

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vipBill
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great outdoor patio was excellent during COVID times. Plenty of spacing and an unusually large patio for downtown DC.

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Cookwithchan
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation same day for a friend and I. The food was amazing and the service was very good. I am a food blogger in the DC/VA area and enjoy food in general. I mean who doesn't? Growing up Lebanese/Armenian I have a love for what this restaurant has to offer, it is in my bones! I will def frequent your restaurant much more. I'm glad you are open and in service after the scary world of Covid. This restaurant practiced safety guidelines and the food was delish!

I even shouted your location out on my food blog @Cookwithchan on Instagram.

Thanks much- Cookwithchan

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vivianampm
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Given current scenario, we had asked for a table outside as we came with our child and his big stroller. We didn't want to be in the middle of busy service. The outside patio was full, and the hostess offered we go inside instead. It turned out GREAT. The distancing between tables (they removed many many tables from the inside, each table has a spacer with acrylic), sanitizing/cleaning stations and protocols were excellent.

The food, as always, impeccable.

We had a great time and after not going out anywhere since March this was such a divine way to enjoy a nice bit of our afternoon with my husband, child and the Zaytinya staff. <3

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vipDaniaJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love Zaytinya! the food never disappoints. It is fresh, present well and delicious :-)

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Katia
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate outside and felt very safe as the staff were taking many precautions to keep everything sanitized. The brunch is extremely good value as the small plates are not small at all. As always, the food was delicious.

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vipUser17
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding date night. Great covered out door space with incredible food and drinks!

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MarylandML
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Given COVID, the tables were very well spaced apart and less people, but it was a GREAT thing! Did not feel on top of people. The restaurant did an excellent job putting up barriers between tables and people. And the food was excellent as always. Their bread is like little pillows of yumminess that goes great with their hummus and tzaziki! And unbelievable dirty martinis! Highly recommend!

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vipJenCB
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal on the patio. Especially enjoyed the sprouts, lamb skewer, and the labneh.
Many thanks!

JN
vipJoseN
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We look forward to seeing Zaytinya again as in the old days before the pandemic

I congratulate them for their great effort

We had a great time. Everybody did their best to keep us safe and happy

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food, every time.

JS
JenS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only confusion was entering and exiting the restaurant to check in for reservations. Additional signs by the steps (if allowed) could be helpful and a note from servers the best way to exit!

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vipMari
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I love this restaurant, but the current menu (adapted due to COVID) leaves a lot to be desired.

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TraceyB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service and phenomenal food! One of the very best restaurants I’ve ever been to in Washington DC. Customer service was fantastic with great recommendations. The food was superb. Will definitely visit again on my next trip into DC!

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Scotts
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service not great...I had one drink and waitress basically never came back to check on us.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best dining experiences we have ever had! From the food, the service, the management. Even the chef came out to check how everything tasted! It was really top notch. Will be back again and again.

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StewartP
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional service, even by non-pandemic standards. As always, excellent food. A go-to spot that never disappoints

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CLJ2
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, excellent service, patio was delightful

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CheryleG
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was looking for a quiet space to have lunch and do some reading. It was my first time eating out since the pandemic began and I wanted a location that had a large outdoor space. The food was great as always, delicious and the yoghurt dessert was so cooling and welcome on a balmy afternoon. There was hand sanitizer, cleaning of tables before you sat down.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with a friend!

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AkshayL
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was nothing incredible, I've been before and the lamb and octopus had more flavor. I'm assuming covid has a part to play as the menu is also different

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SophieB
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good! The food, the service were outstanding!

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KateB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, good service, and extreme attention to cleanliness. I’ll eat here again!

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vipAllaL
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering the current situation, Zaytinya is doing a great job keeping the quality of food and service at the top level.
We had a lovely Sunday brunch and will come back.

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vipLeiaF
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Very good food and reasonably priced. Marginal service. Disappointed that I asked to be seated outside but there was “no availability” upon arrival.

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vipmkush
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i love jose andres restaurants and zaytinya is always reasonably priced and delicious - we highly recommend the hummus and the octopus

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so great to be able to go to a restaurant with amazing outdoor dining during the pandemic. The staff make you feel completely comfortable well taken care of and very well fed.

JS
JustinS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Thanks for making my friends birthday special, great food, great service and cute little birthday candles!

Brussel sprouts are are a must try!

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mike
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, wine, and service! Great to eat outdoors on the patio and really appreciate their contactless menu and payment options.

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NancyD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time in DC we eat Mediterranean food that tastes like home !!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and safe experience on socially distanced patio.

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vipjohhnny1
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During the Covid crisis we only eat outdoors and Zatinya has a wonderful outdoor space. The restaurant handles this all with care and spacing Beside the Covid precautions the food is excellent. We had a wide array of Mediterranean choices including fatoush Mediterranean meatballs fresh baked Pita and a fantastic beet and watermelon salad Great dinks and nice Greek wines by the glass

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun experience eating outside and felt safe! Love zaytinya

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good was tasty as usual, just didn’t like the fact that there was a limited menu.

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Nunu
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I found the food to not have a lot of flavor, save for the hummus and the labneh. But the service was great.

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CharlesL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu was smaller than I remember but all the food was well prepared and very good.

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vipParker
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Zaytinya is always good and the outside dining setup is perfect, but no where near the quality of Jaleo or China Chilcano.

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TatianaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice experience! I am your loyal customer and always love to bring in my friends there!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The protocols they have implemented to address covid issues were well executed. The service was very good. Most of the dishes we ordered were very good. However the lamb dish we ordered was overcooked. The meat was tough and lacked flavor.

FAQs

Zaytinya does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Zaytinya also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 638-0800.

Zaytinya is rated 4.7 stars by 15635 OpenTable diners.

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