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“Five Star Food and Service”
Review of Zaytinya

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Ranked #43 of 526 Restaurants in Frisco
Price range: US$20 - US$30
Description: Under the direction of celebrated chef José Andrés and his ThinkFoodGroup team, Zaytinya offers an innovative mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisines served up in a sleek and modern setting. Building on José’s deep knowledge of Mediterranean cooking and years of research and travel, the menu features shared small plates of authentic and innovative fare, creative cocktails, and unique Mediterranean wines.
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Description: Under the direction of celebrated chef José Andrés and his ThinkFoodGroup team, Zaytinya offers an innovative mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisines served up in a sleek and modern setting. Building on José’s deep knowledge of Mediterranean cooking and years of research and travel, the menu features shared small plates of authentic and innovative fare, creative cocktails, and unique Mediterranean wines.
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Wow! What a stunning new addition to the area. The food was amazing, the restaurant had a cool and refreshing vibe — which is a wonderful break from the hot Frisco sun — and the service was impeccable. Make this a “must do” on your list of new restaurants to try and make sure you ask for Tony H. to be your server and let him take you on a food tour around the Mediterranean. We just sat back and let him design a meal for us and it was amazing. Every Single Dish Was a delicious excursion. Make sure you try some of the Lebanese wines as well. Can’t wait to go back to Texas so we can visit again.

Thank Ram-Bar
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

Lost our reservation. Service was slow and staff seemed very confused. In addition it was very loud inside the restaurant. The food was ok, nothing special. Considering how pricy it is for the portion size, it is not someplace I feel the need to go back to.

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Thank kwtsales
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

New Mediterranean cuisine, Turkish, Greek and Lebanese. Food is outstanding. Flavorful and smaller portions meant to share. Not your typical 3 course experience. Huge, open restaurant beautifully designed. Service was a bit spotty. Our server was a great guy but scattered all over the restaurant so it was difficult to get his attention. Definitely go back and try more of the food. Great patio also. A must try!

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Thank Glen A
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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Tall ceilings and use of natural light make this a very nice space to be in. Food was tasty and wines good.

Thank Lee F
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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

First off, this is an absolutely beautiful restaurant. I love the feel of the place. Open, spacious, very Mediterranean feeling.

We went at lunch with some good friends. Our server Robert knew the menu inside and out, and gave some great recommendations.

The menu is mainly a greek-style tapas menu. These dishes are meant to be shared by a group.

Here's what we loved. The tastiest thing we ordered was the octopus. I'm not usually an octopus eater, because around here, mostly it's pretty chewy. But this octopus was thinly cut very tender and had a beautiful, bright abd tangy sauce that went with it.

We also really enjoyed the brussel sprouts. They were toasty and brown on the outside, and came with a beautiful creamy sauce on top. Ample serving size for four people.

We got we got a tartare appetizer which was very good. Nice flavors mixed in. Just the right temperature.

A favorite with the ladies at our table where the warm mushrooms. Personally I didn't get enough flavor in that dish, but they really loved it.

They offer an expensive wine menu, and drink menu, and even some beers from the Middle East.

Here's what I think could have been better. First off parking is a little tricky here, we had to park in the parking structure about a five-minute walk away. Someone told me that there was free valet, but it was not readily visible. Not sure if there is valet parking or not.

Pita bread was just average. Could have been a little toasty here, and had some herbs on it to make it better.

A Plus or a minus depending on what you're wanting, is that this is more of a fine dining type of restaurant. So, if you're looking for traditional Greek fare, or traditional Mediterranean fare, this may not be the place. The Mediterranean food is more of the palate and the chef uses innovative tastes to go with it.

It's kind of interesting that there's a Zizikis right across the street from this place. This restaurant has more Elevated Cuisine than Zizikis, but the price point will be quite a bit higher.

All in all we really liked it. It's a nice special occasion restaurant.

Thank Gordon D
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