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“Expensive, but delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Zaytinya

Zaytinya
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Ranked #9 of 3,196 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $32
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Mountain View, California
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157 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Expensive, but delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Like most "tapas" (small plate) style restaurants you can blow a lot of money here, but most of the dishes were worth it. But my favorite thing was that instead of putting balsamic vinegar in the oil (for the bread) they used pomegranate molasses. What a great taste!

Visited April 2013
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Hartford, Connecticut
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529 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“Excellent small dish Mediterranean food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great place to go with a group for lots of small dishes. Great freshly baked Pita breads and lost of vegetarian as well as meat choices. Be sure to try the Greek reds and the desserts.

Visited April 2013
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

An excellent restaurant. Four of us visiting Washington DC from Northern Ireland during the Easter week had reserved a table online after reading the Tripadvisor reviews. We were not disappointed. The waiter was very good at advising on various dishes. His recommendations were excellent and as good as any tapas restaurants I have visited in Spain.

We started with two spreads, two vegetable mezze, two seafood mezze and then three meat mezze. We shared all 9 between the four of us.

The staff were very attentive at replenishing our water and flatbread.

The food is reasonable in price. My only negative comment is that the wine is expensive. However, I have found this to be a common fault with most American restaurants when compared with wine prices at home.

  • Visited April 2013
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New York, NY
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

We obviously ordered too many dishes, but they were all awesome. Spreads and veggie dishes are especially delicious. Make sure you arrive hungry...

Visited April 2013
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Toronto
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111 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great food!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

If you're a foodie, and love a great meal!! this is THE place. Centrally located and an excellent choice!!

  • Visited April 2013
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