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701 9th St NW, Edison Place, Washington DC, DC 20001-4572
+1 202-638-0800
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“hummus” (361 reviews)
“brussel sprouts” (236 reviews)
“lamb” (243 reviews)
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
701 9th St NW, Edison Place, Washington DC, DC 20001-4572
Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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...More

Thank krjcf
Reviewed 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 days ago 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...More

Thank UglyBuffalo
Reviewed 3 days ago 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...More

Thank KVEvich
Reviewed 3 days ago

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...More

Thank jorge g
Reviewed 3 days ago

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...More

Thank Zenatakos
Reviewed 4 days ago 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,...More

Thank jon r
Reviewed 4 days ago

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...More

Thank tillyhill
Reviewed 5 days 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...More

1  Thank Tatiana Z
Reviewed 5 days 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...More

1  Thank rosairoj
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Do they have a dress code of any sort? Would like to eat here before a Wizards game, so we will likely be in t-shirts and jeans.
6 May 2017|
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Response from jane01778 | Reviewed this property |
One of the things I really liked about this place was that although it is a smart, fairly pricey restaurant there was no attitude about the fact we were in Climate Change t-shirts and carrying signs when we arrived after the... More
Clare M
Do you have high chairs?
14 June 2016|
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Response from intrepidtravelerfla | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the prior answer. However when we were there a couple came in with an infant in a stroller and slept through dinner.
Jim M
Headed to a show at the Kennedy Center after dinner any suggestions as far as time show is at 7 would dinner at 5 be about right I would rather have too much time than feel rushed.
15 February 2016|
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Response from Chloe B | Reviewed this property |
If you are taking Metro to the Kennedy Center it is not enough time. If you are taking a cab or Uber you might be OK. Just never know what traffic will be like at that time of the evening and weather is a variable. I would... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 32
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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.