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 Jose’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, making Zaytinya one of the most exciting restaurants in Washington. Since opening in 2002, Zaytinya ranks consistently as a Top DC Dining Destination.
Posted Jun 02, 2015
This June, Zaytinya is excited to join restaurants, bars and food trucks across the world in the second-annual EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES culinary campaign in a united fight to end AIDS.
In addition to making a donation to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, from June 1st through June 30th, Zaytinya will be featuring one of our signature spreads, Htipiti, to help raise awareness. As we prepare to get busy in the kitchen, we encourage guests to come in and join the campaign by enjoying our fresh roasted red pepper, feta and thyme dip paired with our classic handmade pita. Each dish sold will help in the fight to end AIDS.
*To learn more about EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES, please visit Red.org/eat.
Posted Jun 02, 2015
Day: Thursday, June 4th
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Taste and learn about the exotic wines of Naoussa, Greece this Thursday at Zaytinya. Winemakers and representatives from the finest wineries of Greece will be leading the complimentary tasting during their 2015 East Coast Tour.
Enjoy Xinomavro, a wine made from one of the superior red grapes of Greece, from 11 different Naoussa producers. Xinomavro is one of the indigenous grapes of Greece, and is best known for its rich and complex flavors, as well as its remarkable aging potential. Taste the tradition that is Xinomavro.
Posted Apr 29, 2015
Day: Sunday, May 10th
Time: 11 AM – 4 PM
Price: $35 per person
Treat mom to a luxurious Mediterranean experience this Mother’s Day with our 4-course prix fixe brunch, featuring a variety of Zaytinya favorites and specialty items. Full regular ala carte mezze menu also available. Valet parking available starting at 11 AM. View the menu here.
Posted Apr 29, 2015
Date: Monday, June 1st, 2015
Time: 5 – 7 PM
Where: Jaleo DC, 480 7th St NW, Washington, DC
Tickets: $58, available at nvite.co/nora
DC’s culinary leaders, José Andrés, Spike Mendelsohn, Scott Drewno, Ann Yonkers, Patrick O’Connell, Cathal Armostrong and Haidar Karoum, invite you to a cocktail reception to celebrate the launch of Nora Pouillon’s new book, My Organic Life: How a Pioneering Chef Helped Shape the Way We Eat Today.
As chef and owner of Restaurant Nora, America’s first certified organic restaurant, Nora’s mission since moving to the U.S. in the 1960s has been to bring organic foods to the American table. In My Organic Life, Nora shares her story from growing up on a farm in the Alps to becoming a modern day hero of the organic revolution.
We hope you’ll join us for this exciting event!
Posted Mar 19, 2015
Ah, spring…how long we’ve awaited you. It’s National Cherry Blossom Festival time, and to celebrate, we’re offering cherry blossom specials from March 20 to April 12th. Join us on our expansive patio and try our Spring Pea Tzatziki made with pistachios, Greek yogurt and mint. And our Greek and Levant-inspired cocktails are the perfect refreshments to welcome the most delightful of seasons.
Posted Mar 09, 2015
We are offering a special $35 prix-fixe Brunch April 5th and April 12th for both Western and Greek Easters, featuring springtime ingredients to welcome the warm weather. Also join us on our patio Saturday, April 4th for Agorá, a traditional outdoor market event featuring unique Greek artisanal products, food, wine, live music and Spartan warriors.
Admission to Agorá is complimentary. Make your reservations for brunch today!
**Please note Agorá was originally scheduled for Sunday, March 29th, but due to cold temperatures we moved the date to Saturday, April 4th. We hope to see you there!
Posted Feb 26, 2015
Inspired by our friend Jim Webster, we invite you on a Tour de José! Go to four of our Penn Quarter restaurants (Jaleo DC, China Chilcano, Oyamel, Zaytinya) from February 25th – March 18th and receive a $25 bonus card when you complete the tour! Are you a José super fan? Then join us at our Virginia and Maryland restaurants as well – America Eats Tavern located at The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, Jaleo Crystal City and Jaleo Bethesda – and receive a $100 bonus card when you complete the Super Tour. Your time starts now!
Share your experience with us online by using #tourdejose!
In order to receive your bonus card, please present all receipts to your server upon dining at your final stop. You must visit all restaurants in one day to be eligible. Purchase of one regular menu item required and not valid with any other offers or discounts. Dine in only, take out not valid. Promotion available February 25 – March 18, 2015 only.
Posted Feb 23, 2015
Not too many restaurants are lucky enough to have the warm, loving embrace of a grandmother, but luckily for Zaytinya, Greek culinary figure and cookbook author, Algaia Kremezi, has served as a key, influential presence since it opened its doors in 2002. This past January, we welcomed Aglaia for the feast of choirosphagia – an annual celebration that honors the tradition of pig-slaughtering that takes place on the islands of Greece. Here, she explains one of the many dishes that result from this mouth-watering occasion with a recipe for Hirinopita, a traditional pie made of phyllo dough and filling. Click here to watch the video.
See the full recipe on JoseAndres.com
Posted Feb 02, 2015
Share your love – and your mezzes – with your special someone this Valentine’s Day at Zaytinya. We will offer a Chef’s Experience menu featuring exclusive Valentine’s Day menu items and Zaytinya classic mezzes priced at $75 per person (tax and gratuity not included), and is available from 5:00 p.m. to midnight this Valentine’s Day.
For those who choose to forgo the prix fixe option, Zaytinya’s regular a la carte menu will also be available in addition to the Valentine’s Day specials priced between $8 and $28 each.
For reservations and additional information please call (202) 638-0800.
Posted Jan 20, 2015
We are thrilled to welcome Aglaia Kremezi, Greece’s foremost cooking authority, on February 3rd for an exclusive, one-night only, 5-course dinner that she will prepare with Head Chef Michael Costa. Featuring Autumn Olive Heritage Pork, each course will be paired with wines by our Master Sommelier Andy Myers.
Before opening Zaytinya, José Andrés traveled to Kea, Greece to spend time in the kitchen with Aglaia Kremezi. Although the two had never met, an instant friendship was born from their shared passion for authentic cuisine, and to this day, Aglaia is a constant influence on Zaytinya’s menu.
Chef’s Dinner featuring Aglaia Kremezi
Tuesday, February 3rd | 7:00 PM
$75 per person (includes 5-courses with paired wine), tax and gratuity additional.
View the menu here.
Space is limited, so please email email@example.com now to reserve.
We hope you’ll join us for this exciting event!
**Please note the date has been changed from Wednesday, February 4th to Tuesday, February 3rd.
Posted Jan 05, 2015
From January 19 – February 1, we will feature special menus that showcase our signature dishes, perfect for experiencing our authentic Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese cuisine. Hand-selected bottles of wine at a special Restaurant Week price will also be available to pair with our menus.
Make your reservations today and don’t forget to visit José‘s other DC restaurants for Restaurant Week!
Posted Dec 02, 2014
First seating: 4:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Enjoy our regular mezze menu throughout the dining room. Reserve by calling 202.638.0800 or online.
Second seating: 8:45 PM – 10:15 PM
Ring in the New Year at Zaytinya with one of our special menus: Zaytinya Classics or Chef’s Experience ($90). Also enjoy party favors, a complimentary midnight toast, live DJ and take-home gift from Zaytinya for a sweet start to the New Year. To reserve, email firstname.lastname@example.org.*
The à la carte Zaytinya menu will also be available at the bar for walk-ins from 4:15 PM – 1:00 AM, no reservations required.
*A credit card is required to hold and guarantee reservations for the second seating. Credit card and cancellation policy forms can be returned via fax, email or in-person.
Posted Dec 01, 2014
Treat yourself this holiday season! Spend $150 on a Zaytinya gift card and receive a $25 bonus card to be used at any José Andrés restaurant after January 1st, 2015.*
For more José gift ideas, such as cookbooks and Made in Spain DVDs, visit Zaytinya’s Shop Page.
*Offer valid until December 31, 2014. Bonus cards are valid for use at any José Andrés restaurant in the DC-area only from January 1 – April 1, 2015. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. ThinkFoodGroup employees are not eligible for bonus gift. For all gift cards purchased online, buyer must include mailing information to receive bonus card. Bonus cards will be mailed by January 15, 2015.
Posted Oct 08, 2014
José Andrés, ThinkFoodGroup and Zaytinya invite you to celebrate Mario Batali’s new cookbook, America Farm to Table, with a special mezze lunch crafted by chef Michael Costa and featuring several dishes from the cookbook. This lunch event will include a discussion with Mario Batali and his co-author Jim Webster of the Washington Post.
Sunday, October 26
Tickets are $95 and include multi-course menu, special wine offering, tax, gratuity and a signed copy of the cookbook. You can purchase tickets via nvite.co/marioatzaytinya
Zaytinya is proud to support FRESHFARM markets with a portion of the events proceeds.
Posted Sep 09, 2014
We’ve partnered with Uber for #UberALLACCESS week to give you a complimentary ride to an array of culinary experiences that we’re offering at our restaurants.
Now through September 15th, ride UberBLACK between 6:00am – 5:30pm for a chance to win an exclusive night out on the town at any DC-area Jaleo, Zaytinya, Oyamel, America Eats Tavern or barmini. In your Uber app, enter the promo code ALLACCESSDC and check out Uber’s website for more details on how to participate.
Don’t have Uber? You can sign up here using the promo code JOSEANDRES and get a free ride up to $20.
Additionally, all three Jaleos, Oyamel and Zaytinya will be offering a special Uber Experience Menu all week long so that everyone can take part in the fun.
Posted Sep 04, 2014
JOIN US DURING OUR TWO-WEEK CELEBRATION OF THE GRAPE
For the entire festival, we will celebrate the harvest season of the Mediterranean’s most cherished fruit with an array of grape-inspired dishes.
Additional events include:
Saturday, September 20th, 12 – 4:00 PM – Grape Harvest Patio Party!
Grape Stomping and Live Music on our patio. $10pp includes glass of wine and snacks.
Posted Aug 11, 2014
Tuesday, September 9th at 7:00 PM
Join us to welcome Sami Ghosn from Lebanon’s Bekka Valley for an exclusive dinner featuring Massaya Wines.
Sami will lead us through tasting his wines which have been specially paired with a menu created by Chef Michael Costa.
$85 per person (tax and gratuity not included).
Space is limited so please send your response to JaclynS@Zaytinya.com or call (202)638-0800. Click here to view the menu.
Posted May 21, 2014
Tuesday, June 3rd at 7:00 PM
$65 per person (tax and gratuity not included)
Zaytinya is excited to welcome special guests from Flying Dog Brewery to offer a unique Beer Pairing Dinner.
Winner of Maxim Magazine’s Best Beer Award in 2011, Flying Dog has been one of Maryland’s best breweries for pale ales since 1994. The dinner will feature five beers from this acclaimed hometown craft brewery paired with inventive dishes specially created by Zaytinya’s Head Chef Michael Costa. The dinner will highlight limited release and award winning pours, including Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale and the Easy IPA.
Space is limited, so please reserve your seat by emailing JohnL@Zaytinya.com or calling (202)638-0800.
Posted Mar 19, 2014
Zaytinya’s Greek Easter Festival
April 20th – May 3rd
Join us during our celebration of Greek Easter, one of the most important holidays on the Greek calendar.
This two-week festival will feature celebratory food, cocktails, music and special events. Head Chef Michael Costa will create an array of Mediterranean-inspired dishes rich with flavors and ingredients reminiscent of springtime in Greece. The festival kicks off with Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 20th and culminates on Saturday, May 3rd with Agorá, a traditional Greek outdoor market event. Follow @zaytinyadc and #GreekEasterFest for event updates.
Posted Nov 07, 2013
José Andrés Foods, a new line of products from Spain’s most prestigious small producers hand-picked by Chef José Andrés, is now available in the United States. José Andrés Foods marries modern cuisine with Spanish tradition, delivering products that capture the flavor, life and passion of Spain.
With a portfolio that spans several categories, José Andrés Foods provides tastes of quintessential Spanish fare. Featured products include, Olive Oils & Sherry Vinegars, Seafood Tapas & Vegetables. The brand will become available in Whole Foods Markets in the DC/MD/VA area as well as nationally later this fall and is now available online at www.JoseAndresFoods.com.
Posted Nov 20, 2012
Since arriving to the United States over 20 years ago, José Andrés has helped promote the cuisine and culture of his native Spain. In May 2012, he was named Dean of the Spanish Studies program of the International Culinary Center, the first and only program of its kind offered in the United States.
The ICC, originally founded as The French Culinary Institute, is a world leader in culinary education and has graduated over 22,000 alumni worldwide. The unique program was designed by José Andrés, and Colman Andrews, a leading expert on Spanish cuisine, author of Catalan Cuisine, co-founder of Saveur and editorial director of www.thedailymeal.com
In addition to receiving a world-class training in traditional and modern Spanish cuisine, students will learn Spanish culture, history, geography and culinary terminology, making it the most authentic and comprehensive Spanish culinary program in the country.
Classes will begin on February 5th, 2013. For more information, please visit http://www.internationalculinarycenter.com/content/spanish_culinary_arts.
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