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701 9th St NW, Edison Place, Washington DC, DC 20001-4572 (Downtown / Chinatown)
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As featured in Exotic Cuisines in DC
Ranked #4 of 2,624 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $32
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: G St.
Transit: Gallery Place/Chinatown station. 9 th & G St exit on the red, green and yellow lines.
Description: Zaytinya offers an innovative mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisines, under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés, 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.
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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Intrigued by the restaurant description and recommendations from several friends, we snagged an early reservation on a Thursday night. The vibe was electric, the service was crisp and the food...well, the food was a tasty adventure with the chef's "tasting" menu (10 dishes PLUS dessert). Let's just say it started with sous-vide watermelon, eggplant, followed by octopus, scallops, and chicken,... More

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This restaurant used to be my favorite restaurant in the entire Washington DC Area. My wife and I would drive from Centreville VA into DC just to eat at this restaurant for the past 7 years at least twice a month. We have never had a bill less than $150 for the two of us. We always recommended it highly... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was a great place to eat, we ate the first day in DC. The greek food was unbelieveable Portions were perfect for lunch time and staff was very good

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Baltimore, Maryland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I have enjoyed Jose Andres's Oyamel restaurant for several years but convinced ourselves to try Zaytinya recently for dinner. We didn't get around to booking a table for Friday dinner until Thursday, and only early reservations were left, so we we took one for 5:15. The restaurant was definitely bustling by 5:30, with a good mix of... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The bread. Need I say more? Their wine selection is perfect and their servers know what they are doing. You never feel neglected here. It's just a perfect spot for feeling fancy and the atmosphere is beautiful. I highly recommend the yogurt dipping sauce and let the servers tell you what's good. They are as professional as it gets for... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Food: amazing. Absolutely delicious. Great place for business lunch or leisurely meal with friends or date. A little pricey so maybe better for special occasion. Many great options for vegetarians and meat eaters alike!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Everything was delivious and service was op notch from start to finish. If I lived in DC I'd eat here every night!

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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131 reviews 131 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We made lunch reservations for Zaytinya while we were visiting the area. We love this type of cuisine and Zaytinya did a great job with the items we ordered. It is pricy but worth it for a nice experience. It is definitely a hip place to be and even though it was just lunch, it was packed. It looked like... More

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pinehurst, nc
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We went with 2 other couples and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The menu is Mediterrean and small plates are served with fabulous drinks! A very fun place in DC!

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a fun restaurant. We saw a number of large groups at the restaurant and they seemed to handle large groups with little difficulty. We ate outside. Inside is "energetic" or "loud" depending on what you like. The mezze were fun and delicious. We really like the fried eggplant, and the calamari. The octopus was interesting; we also ordered... More

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