Washington, D.C.:



701 9th St NW, Washington, DC ‎

(202) 638-0800

Sun – Mon 11:30 am – 10 pm

Tue – Thu 11:30 am – 11 pm

Fri – Sat 11:30 am – 12 pm


Zaytinya is a trendy, upscale tapas restaurant serving Greek, Turkish, and Lebanese food in the heart of Washington, D.C. This popular restaurant is packed, so reservations, which can be made online, are recommended. The menu features a large variety of mezze plates (appetizer size) that are meant to be shared among the table. Zaytinya is just across the street from the Gallery Place Metro Stop, making it convenient for anyone to get to.  Fresh, airy pita bread and oil are served with each meal. I sampled the hommus, spanakopita, falafel, garides saganaki (sautéed shrimp), crispy Brussels afelia, and keftedes kapama (beef/lamb meatballs) and each plate was flavorful and appetizing. Despite eating such small portions of each item, I left the restaurant extremely satisfied. Each mezze plate ranges from $6-20 depending on the type of protein in the dish, and a fixed price 3-course meal is available from 11:30 am – 4:00 pm. Plenty of vegetarian and vegan options are available!

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