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“Quality Middle Eastern food”
Review of Zaytinya

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Ranked #12 of 3,237 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $32
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Naperville, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Quality Middle Eastern food”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

You get the bread for free and it keeps coming. Fluffy bread that goes with anything like Hummus, etc. The staff is nice but the place is crowded. You definitely need a reservation. There is a open bar which is First come First Serve that you can wait there till your table is ready. The food is good but less quantity. But the price you pay matches the quantity you get. You need to order atleast 2-3 dishes.

Visited November 2012
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  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
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  • English first
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Shelby Township, Michigan, USA
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent food and atmoshpere”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

This is a Jose Andres restaurant and it's incredible. Great atmoshere, relaxed, pleasant and fun. Our kids (10 and 12) loved it too.

Visited November 2012
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Orlando, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Must Dine Here”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

While in town for a week in DC, I ate here three different times. One of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at. Loved the small plates, variety, exceptional flavors and healthy options. Great prices, service was exceptional!! Be prepared to make reservations or dine at the bar.

  • Visited November 2012
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Alexandria, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Restaurant Week Visit”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

I tried this restaurant because they participated in restaurant week. (BTW-best idea ever) I'm unclear on what exactly I ate because none of it was familiar. The dishes were exotic and delicious. Service was good, a little wierd in the beginning. We sat down and were told that we needed to order from the lunch menu. After about 10 minutes, when no one had come by to take our order, the same man came back and took our menus and told us we now had to order dinner. We went for dinner. It seemed odd and unnecessary. After that....no complaints.

Visited January 2012
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Lincoln, Rhode Island
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Zaytinya in Washington, DC”
Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

Nice clean modern Greek restaurant....why not give it a shot? Glad we did! Three veterans on Veterans Day wander in and warmly received. Opted to sit at the bar and the helpful bartender lead us down the Greek culinary highway. We tried just about everything that she recommended and was very pleased, some things better than others, but that will happen anywhere. Great fun eating experience!

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