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Zaytinya
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Ranked #46 of 3,441 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $32
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
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.
Reviewed July 22, 2016

Before we visited D.C., we asked a local friend to introduce some restaurants and this is the one she highly recommended. I checked before making the reservation and it seems it's a very popular restaurant for many visitors and felt a little bit skeptical. When the first dish was served, I was very impressed. The dishes were small like tapas portion but each dish was carefully cooked and presented. This is the best Mediterranean restaurant I've eaten so far. Even the wine selection is very interesting as they import some rare Greek wine. The restaurant is big but also attract many people. I'v suggest to make a reservation as I overheard 45min to 1/hr wait for a walked in couple.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Thank SuperHyperJason
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Reviewed July 20, 2016

Our family group went. We tried a lot of different tapas style small dishes. Everything was really, really good. Our favorite dish, by far, was the lamb kleftico, which is lamb in phyllo dough. Smallish portion size to this though.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed July 20, 2016

The food is served "small plates". It's very good with many vegetarian options. I found the portions to be very small for the price. Service is good.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Went here for lunch and the lunch menu is surprising very affordable and good. The dinner menu offers more variety and is also available at lunch time. Reservations strongly recommended. There is outside sitting which is nice in the evening, indoors for the lunch time was better (in the summer at least).

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank kleoil
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Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Nice location with indoor and outdoor seating. Great food with nice presentation. Excellent wait staff. You cannot go wrong.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank CharlesR298
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