Zaytinya

4.7
16528 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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipjin49
Washington DC
82 reviews
Dined 7 hours 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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jakmd
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined 9 hours 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 a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great time

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day 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 a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipdavidf
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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

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LavaudP
1 review
Dined a day 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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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Matthew
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 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 3 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 3 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food is very subpar

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 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 5 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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Service and Food. Love the outdoor seating arrangement.

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zoeerk
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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jennief
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite!!

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vipKClark
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 17, 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 July 17, 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 July 17, 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 July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. Service good. Noise level awful.

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TravisN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible. We are for lunch but wished we would have booked for dinner also!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked our reservation at Zaytinya based off of a recommendation from a friend as we are not from the area and we were blown away! We both ordered the Chefs selection for the night, a 5 course dinner that exceeded our expectations! Hairul was our waiter and made the experience one to write home about. His knowledge of the menu was extremely impressive and we ended up having him pair our drinks with the upcoming courses. If you are in the DC area and looking for a place with great, creative food, and fantastic service, this is your place. We just wish we could’ve stayed longer to try some of the chefs other restaurants in the area. We will definitely be coming back.

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vipKmis
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For those leery about eating indoors, its great to have outdoor options, and Zaytinya has ample outdoor dining space. We loved it! Food was great as usual. Surprised to see how much the menu has changed since the last time we were there.

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jessigreen
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

amazing! everything was lovely and the vibes were perfect!

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WunmiA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing restaurant. Well worth the moneys. Great vibe, great service, and excellent food!

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ArsunK
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service.
Situated on the main street.
Strongly recommend for Turkish cousin.
As delicious as the foods are in Turkey.
Very good innovative dressing on regular foods.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious and the service was great!!

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vipYoungDocInChevyChase
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good experience!! It was nice to celebrate my bday at a classy place with a great kitchen. Food took a bit longer than expected, but I’m cutting everyone slack during this period of adjustment from the pandemic.

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MarkG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Overall very good first impression for this restaurant. The food delivery was well timed. The service was good and our water was frequently refilled. We would visit this restaurant again.

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JoannaS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mediterranean restaurant I’ve ever been to. I wish there was one closer to where I live in New York, I’d go all the time.

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Karen
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great suggestions from server and we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience.

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viplocal
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought an out of town guest who is totally unfamiliar with this cuisine. He really enjoyed it. Service was just right. Love the tzatziki and the chicken soup.

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 16528 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.

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