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Mediterranean mezze

Restaurant, Bar

Zaytinya is a Mediterranean restaurant downtown that pulls on Greek, Turkish, and Lebanese influences. They have a whole section dedicated to vegetable-based mezze dishes. There is also a bar as well as outside patio dining. On some evenings they feature live music/belly dancing.

Added by JEC on Aug 11 06 (last updated Jul 2 10)

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Absolutely LOVED this place. The atmosphere is upscale and gorgeous, the wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable, and the food was out of this world. I don't think we had a single thing we didn't love. The waiter knew exactly what on the menu was vegan or could be done vegan. We tried a lot of things: falafel, ottomon pilaf, brussels sprouts (some of the best I've ever had - ever), hommos, piyaz, crispy potatoes, and fresh chickpeas. The best of those things were the pilaf, the brussels sprouts, hommos, and falafel. All of it was good, though. I highly recommend this place and would definitely go back!

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This is my absolute favorite restaurant in DC right now! The vegetarian entrees are all delicious and very reasonably priced. (Just don't order too many!) My favorite is the Havuç Köftesi (Carrot, apricot and pinenut fritters with pistachio sauce) -- amazing. The spanikopita is some of the best you'll ever have. The service is always great, though it is often very crowded & hard to get a seat on weekend nights. But all I can say is YUM! :)

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Allows Smoking

Accepts Reservations

Wheelchair Accessible


$$$ - expensive


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  • Turkish
  • Lebanese
  • Greek
  • Mediterranean


  • Brunch



11:30am - 10pm
11:30am - 11:30pm
11:30am - midnight
11:30am - 10pm

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