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“Found some things very good.”
Review of Zaytinya

Zaytinya
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Ranked #11 of 3,213 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $32
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene, 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.
Jax, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Found some things very good.”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Liked most of the Greek versions served. Hummus was good with a very fine texture. A texture I would have expected in their watery tahini sauce. Pita was unique. Highlight for me was the Ottoman lamb version and Greek yogurt, apricot dessert. Service was good.

Things you need to know which need attention. Dinner menu is not clear that it is all a la carte and portions are tapa size. For this reason, I found it expensive. Wine is even more so. Thankfully I enjoyed 1 of the 3. Didn't notice too many tables with wine bottles on it. Except for the entrance, there is no easy access for diners to the patio and the restrooms require an icon to make them more obvious.

Friday night was yuppied out. If you are into power dinners, you've found your place.

  • Visited July 2013
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Asuncion, Paraguay
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Great combination of Greek, Turkish and Lebanese food. The ambiance is pleasant and the staff friendly. The portions are rather small, but who could complain with such delicious options. It is really like being in a Tapas place but with Middle-Eastern food served. I tried seven different dishes, all of them terrific!!

  • Visited July 2013
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San Diego, California
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104 reviews
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“This is the place for Mediterranean food”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Offers a variety of Greek, Turkish and Lebanese food, what a mix to indulge in! The 3 mezze platters for $25 over lunch is a great deal. If you are a group you can end up with a lot of food. I will definitely go back again

Visited July 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Very good food”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

The food was amazing. Small portions, very good to order many stuff and share. I love turkish food so when i comeback to DC i will go again.

I have to say tables are very small.

  • Visited May 2013
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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“Love Zaytinya!!”
Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

I visited Zaytinya on a beautiful Friday evening in May. First piece of advice - make reservations! It's a very popular place, and my friends and I quickly saw for ourselves why. The food, service and atmosphere are top notch! We loved the small plates concept, as we like to order different things and share them all. Our waiter was great - very patient and guided us in selecting different courses. We took our time and experienced several different plates - everything was sublime! I highly recommend Zaytinya for a most enjoyable experience - cant wait to return!!

  • Visited May 2013
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