Zaytinya

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Details
701 9th St NW (at G St. NW)
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 638-0800
Mediterranean
Greek
Turkish
3
9.30
Hours
Mon, Sun: 11:30 AM–10:00 PM Tue–Thu: 11:30 AM–11:00 PM Fri–Sat: 11:30 AM–Midnight

Yes, of course, José Andrés understands the food of his native Spain, probably better than anyone in America — but he also understands food, period, so it's not surprising that when he undertook to create a restaurant specializing in the cuisines of the Eastern Mediterranean, and specifically of Turkey, Greece, and Lebanon, he'd figure it out pretty quickly, and pretty well. In Zaytinya's airy, blue-haloed white-walled dining room, tables are crowded with hummus, taramosalata, and tabouleh, Turkish flatbreads and stuffed grape leaves, lamb in myriad forms, octopus Santorini style, grilled veal breast, grilled chicken skewers with sumac and onions amongst a whole anthology of savory delights.

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Foursquare Tips
Shrimp with Dill, Escargot, Crab Cakes and Scallops are the best!
Kara
2012-11-20 12:31:21
It's hard to go wrong with the ever-changing menu. The buzzy restaurant has delicious brussels sprouts, octopus small plates, and a number of fun festivals throughout the year. [Eater 38 member]
Eater
2013-01-23 17:11:29
A mezzanine dining area puts you above the crowds, but sometimes its more fun to mix it up below, particularly at the long communal table.
Washingtonian Magazine
2012-01-09 15:43:04
Answer "yes" to, "have you been here or prepare for a lengthy monologue."
Laura
2010-06-19 12:25:51
Kevin Sbraga loves this place! -Kevin Sbraga, Top Chef
Bravo
2010-11-29 10:42:52
The Patates Tiganites Me Yaourti (french fries with Greek yogurt and caper salt) are so delicious, you might sheepishly order seconds. Yum.
Anna
2009-04-20 03:19:39
Zaytinya is Mediterranean mezze at its best, drawing from Greek, Lebanese and Turkish influences. The floor-to-ceiling windows make it a pretty scene, too. [Eater 38 Member]
Eater
2011-07-28 17:33:12
The Brussels sprouts are the best!
Brad
2012-11-15 13:26:23
Sit outside on a nice night. Top it off with a glass of vino for a perfect evening.
Mike
2011-08-31 20:06:43
This place is a party. Tapas style servings are great for groups of 3-4. The food is dynamite, and almost healthy. Every dish here is a gem.
M Squared Real Estate
2011-08-19 00:06:34
I keep going back for the spanakopita.
Eric
2010-04-23 17:11:19
Brussels sprouts!
Ali
2011-02-19 22:27:52
Get the warm pita bread and htipiti!
Pheniece
2010-06-10 18:05:24
Always excellent food...lunch and dinner. The Htipiti spread is a can't miss.
Dari
2010-05-18 10:30:35
So far, the best restaurant in dc. Amazing food!
Carlos
2014-01-02 13:48:44
This is Turkish Food, not Greek :) Delicious Turkish Food ! Always !!!!! The best of best ...
Nurgul
2012-12-24 15:42:28
Their bread & red pepper spread is awesome!!
Diana
2012-08-15 12:06:25
Go family style and enjoy the fantastic cocktails at the bar.
Jonathan
2011-03-11 09:10:11
Food is great. Try Adana Kebap .
Cemal
2009-08-15 13:22:31
... great atmosphere, great food! kudos to the chief! ...
CT
2015-09-20 04:00:33