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701 9th St NW, Edison Place, Washington DC, DC 20001-4572 (G St.)
+1 202-638-0800
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 11:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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York, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Having spent some years living in and around the Middle East I have a love of Lebanese / middle eastern food. This restaurant is really good . Fantastic menu , beautifully served food and some innovative dishes along side the basics. Fair value as well. Give it a go especially if you've never tried this type of cuisine before... you'll... More 

Thank P G
London, United Kingdom
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263 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here with colleagues, the service was excellent and the food is really good. I had the lamb gyro which was REALLY good!

Thank Joeavison
Chillicothe, Ohio
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The weather has been great this week and we ate outside (in February!) The service was great and despite seeing some menu items that were more exotic and adventurous than we were prepared for, we found a lot of delicious options. There are vegetarian options (yummy crispy brussel sprouts, spanikopita, mushrooms), seafood (shrimp, octopus, scallops) and meats (beef, chicken, lamb).... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Having lived in the Middle East and traveled everywhere I'm very particular about middle eastern food. This is a blend of Turkish, Greek and Lebanese. While it feels a bit of Egyptian has been put in too. Seasonings are nice and well combined. Humus with lamb was authentic. Lavash chips with sumac, perfect. Chicken swarma was great and lamb sandwich... More 

Thank worldview2016
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I'm Armenian and cook Middle Eastern cuisine. Zaytinya offers small plates that are fresh and delicious. A great way to enjoy our cuisine and share with others who may not be as familiar.

Thank meegarian
Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to Zaytinya twice for brunch and both times it exceeded my expectations. For a fancy restaurant, it is not so expensive. Four people stuffed ourselves (without alcohol) for $20 per person. The vegetable mezze are all excellent, especially the hummous, mushrooms, grape leaves...well, everything. Definitely worth the experience and it doesn't have to break your wallet.

Thank Gabriel L
London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

God we made a reservation as the place was packed. Nice welcome and the service remained good throughout. Attentive and friendly and the food cam perfectly timed. We ordered 8 dishes, all were delicious and authentically Mediterranean/Middle Eastern. The Houmos was exceptional, lemony, with alot of garlic. The bread kept coming hot and fresh and the greek wine was lovely.... More 

Thank markzz2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When I usually travel state side I do not usually eat middle eastern food, as you have plenty of them back in Dubai, but this place was highly recommended, and it deserved the recommendation, great atmosphere, the staff was very knowledgeable, which is important when you have a diverse menu, what makes this place unique in my opinion is how... More 

Thank kazem g
Oakland, California
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95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite the surprise we had visiting this restaurant for a late Valentine's Celebration, I read excellent reviews but didn't expect the level of detail, ambiance, presentation and delicious food, excellent server and cocktails. Our server made our experience unforgettable, he was knowledgeable and had great recommendations, we incorporated our own taste and had an array of different dishes to share... More 

Thank BobCaTSB
Boston, Massachusetts
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105 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I happened upon Zaytinya walking around DC one Sunday afternoon. Although it was a bit chilly, we opted for the lesser wait time patio. This patio is a great spot! It is very close to the Verizon Center, with many passers-by and great energy. The service was great. We ordered craft cocktails and appetizers. All of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$32
Lebanese, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 9th St NW, Edison Place, Washington DC, DC 20001-4572
    (G St.)
  • Public Transportation: Gallery Place/Chinatown station. 9 th & G St exit on the red, green and yellow lines.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-638-0800
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?