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701 9th St NW, Edison Place, Washington DC, DC 20001-4572 (G St.)
+1 202-638-0800
11:30 - 23:00
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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you're into varied small Middle Eastern plates, this is the spot. Our waiter was very helpful with the menu and wine. We started with Baba Ganoush and Tzatziki for the pita bread followed by several vegetable small plates which we continued to share. Grilled octopus and bronzino(fish) were two of our final dishes before some delicious unique desserts. The... More 

Thank PeteVa
Vancouver, Canada
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved this restaurant from start to end. Amazing food, great service and beautiful decor. All portions were excellent and I can’t tell the one that was my favorite. Probably the octopus? I can’t tell. Need to go back and eat everything again in order to make a decision!

Thank Globetrotter001
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a birthday romantic dinner here Friday evening. It is a very attractive place and the staff is very and knowledgeable. But while the food was good it was not amazing. They are very good at helping you with allergies and sensitivities. The olive assortment was very good. He octopus was a bit dry and tasteless. The fatooush was... More 

Thank Slingerrob
Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliantly prepared chef's tasting prix fixe meal. Four courses of creativity highlighting Turkish and Lebanese cuisines. Amazing fragrances and tastes - delicate while pungent. Perfection!

Thank DavidHastingsMBA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This a fun and fabulous place to dine! The myriad of different spices and flavors of authentic dishes is amazing. The tapas style plates make it fun to share a variety of dishes which are explained again when they are delivered expertly to your table . The hummus , the baba ghanoush , the brussel sprouts , the salmon ,... More 

Thank Trixtravels
Bittinger, Maryland
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106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food was great no doubt about it. I was definitely rushed through the chefs choice menu. More or less an avalanche of food explained halfway through eating. I get two people spend more than 1. But I really would have enjoyed a coursed dinner But again food was great.

Thank 44BRADN
Cleveland, Ohio
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a late lunch at Zaytinya on a Friday. Place was still busy but the service was quick and friendly. They offer bread and olive oil while you wait. Both are very good. We opted for their sandwiches ( the marinated salmon is awesome!) with fries: perfect! I recommend it, it met our expectations.

Thank Sarah M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great middle eastern cuisine with some wonderful authentic dishes such as imam bayildi and the mezze's. The service was polite, helpful and attentive. Some of the dishes are rather small though.

Thank John02084
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was amazing and the food incredible. The small plates provided ample portions. Each was uniquely flavorful. Extensive Gluten Free menu.

Thank Poggyitis
Puerto Rico
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although service was very slow at firts (it was about 15 minutes between been seated at the table and offered anything to drink or a menu) it picked up once we ordered. Everything that I tasted was really good. Bar scene was pretty loud, but not disruptive. would definitely go again.

Thank deniserod

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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, Gluten Free 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
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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?