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Zaytinya

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Downtown / Chinatown
Lebanese, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern
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701 9th St NW, Edison Place, Washington DC, DC 20001-4572 (G St.)
Gallery Place/Chinatown station. 9 th & G St exit on the red, green and yellow lines.
+1 202-638-0800
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Zaytinya offers an innovative mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek and...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fabulous Flavors of the Mediterranean

We totally enjoyed our visit to this restaurant. We sat at the bar and had great service. We enjoyed very innovative and oh so delicious drinks.. We sampled a number of the small plates which all celebrated the flavors and foods of the Mediterranean. The restaurant was lively and we had to wait... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Petunia78
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Portland, Maine
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Portland, Maine
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We totally enjoyed our visit to this restaurant. We sat at the bar and had great service. We enjoyed very innovative and oh so delicious drinks.. We sampled a number of the small plates which all celebrated the flavors and foods of the Mediterranean. The restaurant was lively and we had to wait some time for open seats at the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The last time my wife and I went, during restauarant wek, we enjoyed the meal so much that we left with a bottle of olive oil purchased straight from the kitchen. We'd purchased the pomegranette molasses on a previous trip. Delicious food.

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Lexington, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Always crowded, always good, and the staff is always rude and unaccommodating. Despite the staff, the food remains divine, the atmosphere is energetic and the wine is great.

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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The sample size plates are great for experiencing new food items. Since this restaurant is designed for sharing plates, I would recommend this restaurant as a great experience for close family and friends.

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

What a place! Nice decor, very modern and upscale feel. Wait staff was wonderful and very accommodating. Delicious middle eastern food. But plenty of mezze plates or smaller plates so you can order lots of variety. They have a $25 brunch tasting with 4 mezze courses (four items to choose from for each course). We were able to get all... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a great Mediterranean meal here. Fabulous spanikopita and fried lentils. Service was fantastic. Our waitress picked a lovely Greek red wine for us. Great food, great price, great service.

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Greenacres
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Pita bread is excellent! Scallops and red lentil patties were great! Waiter had no manners and minded his own business!

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is quite possibly the best restaurant experience that me and my wife have ever experienced. Everything was perfection. We were seated at the second level toward the back next to the fire place. Over looking the whole restaurant it was gorgeous. We were then greeted by David, quite possibly the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable server we have ever encountered.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

What fantastic combinations. Each of us got the lunch tasting menu and it took care of us! Loved the Ottoman pilaf and the lamb kebabs. Great special occasion place.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A Greek/Turkish experience. Substantial menu of meals served mezze...small dishes, served to your table as they are prepared. Outside dining is nice if the weather's right. Regional beers and wines.

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Additional Information about Zaytinya

Address: 701 9th St NW, Edison Place, Washington DC, DC 20001-4572
Phone Number: +1 202-638-0800
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 32
Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 701 9th St NW, Edison Place, Washington DC, DC 20001-4572
    (G St.)
  • Public Transportation: Gallery Place/Chinatown station. 9 th & G St exit on the red, green and yellow lines.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-638-0800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 32
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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