Zaytinya Restaurant

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Small Plates Are Big On Flavor In This DC Restaurant

Who says good things don’t come in small packages? At Zaytinya Restaurant in downtown DC, all of the food comes in small portions that are perfect for sharing. Instead of getting a lot of one item, you get the chance to order a variety of innovative and delicious “mezze” (small plates, not unlike Spanish tapas).

According to Chef José Andrés, “Food is about making an interaction with ingredients. If you talk to them, they will always tell you a story.” His Mediterranean-inspired dishes speak for themselves. They all delicious, so if you can’t decide what you want, just order it anyway. Chances are you will want to eat it once you see it, and if you can’t finish it, someone else at your table will. That is the beauty of the mezze.

Located downtown in a spacious building with floor-to-ceiling windows, Zaytinya is the perfect place to meet friends, go on a date, or celebrate a special occasion. The vegetable and seafood mezze outnumber the meat and poultry mezze, making this an ideal place for vegetarians. 

Know Before You Go

Zaytinya accepts reservations online, so book ahead if possible.

Bottom Line

Zaytinya’s food is some of the best in DC and should not be missed.

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Last updated: February 28, 2014