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Zaytinya

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$$$
Downtown / Chinatown
Greek, Lebanese, Mediterranean
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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 - 12:00 am
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 47
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
I love Zaytinya!

This is my second time to Zaytinya and it was even better than before! I love Mediteranian food and this place is authentic as it gets. I love the Tapas concept. The resturant is very fashionable and attractive. Lots of windows and light. A very attractive bar scene. The food is top knotch and I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Shep F
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Memphis, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Memphis, Tennessee
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69 reviews 69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

This is my second time to Zaytinya and it was even better than before! I love Mediteranian food and this place is authentic as it gets. I love the Tapas concept. The resturant is very fashionable and attractive. Lots of windows and light. A very attractive bar scene. The food is top knotch and I will always stop here when... More 

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Thousand Oaks, Ca
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78 reviews 78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

I usually don't review based on one visit but I can't stop thinking about the Salmon Shawarma I had for lunch here! Everyone in my party raved about their meals. Food was flavorful, fresh, seasoned just right and unique. Our service was friendly, attentive and accommodating to special requests. (Only suggestion is that the lemon chicken soup needed to be... More 

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69 reviews 69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have nothing bad to say about the food. It was all good. But the atmosphere was lacking. First off we were seated on the mezzanine and it must have been 15 degrees hotter up there. Hot air rises. We ordered a selection of appetizers and entrees and everything seemed to arrive at once. It seems like we did not... More 

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Healdsburg, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We had the Chef's Choice ($55 ea) and it was worth it. 8 - 9 courses of excellent foods, prepared and presented beautifully. This restaurant features Mediterranean foods from Greece, Lebanon and Turkey. The wine list was extensive - found an inexpensive blend that went well with everything we ate. Great service, too.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I went here for my birthday last year and had such a nice time with my friend. A bit pricey for the amount of food you are getting but the ambiance definitely makes up for the price! And the food is phenomenal so no regrets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I went there with my wife and we both loved everything. The food was delicious, good wine, very fancy ambient and the staff was very kind and helpfull. I would definitely recommend this hot spot restaurant.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Everything was excellent. Our waitstaff helped us select few extra dishes. We ordered about 4 selections for each person and had a marvelous meal sharing a delicious variety. The service was spaced for a perfect meal. Not to be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff. Nice atmosphere. Good cocktails (try the Turkish storm). Best food ever! Every dish was better than the last which was amazing! I don't think you could go wrong with anything on the menu.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This was my first time back at Zaytinya in 3 years and it was just as good as I remember. Excellent small Mediterranean plates with great service in a beautiful setting. I highly recommend the spanakopita, crispy brussel sprouts, red lentil patties and seasonal mushrooms with figs.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant! The ambiance was spare yet beautiful. The menu was inspired & delicious. The service was perfect. The only other thing I can possibly say is GO!

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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: Greek, Lebanese, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?