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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The atmosphere is very modern but the restaurant is noisy for conversation. Fun place for drinks. We were really looking forward to trying on our visit to DC as this restaurant is highly rated. We liked it but was fell a little short. The hummus and Naan are wonderful. Portions are small. The brussel sprouts were good but a little... More 

Thank krjcf
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cross of Greek, Turkish and Lebanese dishes. Everything we had was excellent, terrific ingredients, spices and preparation. Had a Greek Chardonay that was excellent. Fun place

Thank Pmh6465
Raleigh, North Carolina
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186 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was in a hurry at lunchtime in a busy part of town. What to do? Walk into the most crowded place around and ask for a table; at least a 45 minute wait. I head over to the bar and "rail" and quickly found a good spot; yes, it was tight. Service is excellent (plus I had browsed the... More 

Thank UglyBuffalo
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

During a recent trip to D.C. we made reservations at Zaytinya. Having been raised by a Lebanese step father I was very familiar with the various dishes. There were 5 of us and we split 12 different varieties. I especially loved the squid and lamb ( not ground) topped off with the asparagus salad. We were there May 23 and... More 

Thank KVEvich
Potsdam, New York
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147 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is basically tappas from Greece, Turkey, and the Middle East. Vast menu that is affordable and extremely tasty. I recommend the spiced ground lamb. The ambiance is noisy, happening, and busy. Service is very slow. Bring a couple of hours if you want to dine here. Recommend 4-6 selections per person. Cocktails are very small so stick with... More 

Thank jorge g
Fishers, Indiana
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I came with friends on a wet Friday night at 8pm. Without a reservation we only waited about a half hour in the bar. Nice layout of the restaurant. The food (all small plates) were excellent and everything we ordered from salads and tabouleh to lamb chops and kabobs was enjoyable. The puffed pita was a surprise but a great... More 

Thank Zenatakos
East Wareham, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Walked in 4:30 with no reservation and immediately seated. Drank cucumber mint tea. Very good but somewhat sweet. Waitress explaining menu very helpful. Explains small plates, so we ordered salad and two plates each to share. Lamb, fish and eggplant. Very good food. Just remember, small plates st about $10 each. Waitress was SUPER good. Sorry I forgot her name.... More 

Thank jon r
New York
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A big, modern, high-energy place, great for people-watching, and filled with DC's young, affluent crowd - who all seemed to be having a great time one recent Saturday evening. But the truth is, after sampling many mezze dishes, we found that the food wasn't that great. Everything was rather bland. And some of the dishes are REALLY small, so be... More 

Thank tillyhill
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for dinner on one of the chilly Saturday nights in May. We were told that it would be about 45 min to 1 hr wait, however we were seated within 20 min. Our joy was premature, however. After waiting for another 10 min for our waiter to appear and another 10 min for water to appear we got... More 

1 Thank Tatiana Z
San Jose, California
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not have reservations and was offered outside seating but since it was cold we decided to wait in the bar. We were greeted promptly by Michael and we told him that were waiting for a table but would get some drinks. We ordered a bottle of sparkling wine and he promptly brought and served it to us. He... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$32
Lebanese, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, 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?