About Zaytinya

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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.

Brunch The Rosé Way

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Posted Jun 01, 2017

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This June we’re seeing pink! Join us for our special Rosé Brunch every weekend in June for our exclusive experience menu featuring two courses of mezze, dessert and choice of rosé flight for $35 per person. Plus, we’re also featuring an extensive list of Mediterranean rosés by the glass and bottle.

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Chef José Andrés & Friends Presents Dine-N-Dash

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Posted Apr 20, 2017

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Chef José Andrés & Friends Present Dine-N-Dash
30 Restaurants, 1 Night

June 7 | 6-10 PM

Dine-N-Dash is back! Join China Chilcano, Jaleo, Oyamel and Zaytinya in addition to other Penn Quarter and 14th Street restaurants for a night filled with food, drinks, music and more. All ticket proceeds benefit José’s non-profit, World Central Kitchen. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit dinendash.info

General admission: $125
VIP Tickets, including exclusive after-party with José, Andrew Zimmern and Ted Allen: $400

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Chateau Musar Wine Dinner

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Posted Mar 31, 2017

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Tuesday, April 25 | 6:30 PM
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Master Sommelier and Wine Director Andy Myers is thrilled to welcome Marc Hochar, son of the late Serge Hochar, founder of legendary Lebanese winery Chateau Musar, for an extraordinary wine dinner.

Andy and Marc will pour vintage reds and vintage whites side-by-side so guests can compare and contrast these unique varietals. Head Chef Michael Costa has prepared an inventive menu that pairs perfectly with these exquisite Lebanese wines:

’14 Chateau Musar, Jeune Blanc, Chardonnay/Viognier/Vermentino, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
’13 Chateau Musar, Jeune Rouge, Cinsault/Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
’01 Chateau Musar, Cabernet Sauvignon/Carignon/Cinsault
’99 Chateau Musar, Cabernet Sauvignon/Carignon/Cinsault
’00 Chateau Musar , Obeideh/Merwah
’98 Chateau Musar, Obaideh/Merwah

Tickets are available for $185 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity (plus take home gift).

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DC Cherry Blossom Festival

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Posted Mar 20, 2017

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March 20-April 17

To celebrate DC’s favorite season, we’re offering a deliciously sweet and savory dessert as well as two special rosé wine flights:

Wild Cherry
Valrhona Manjari chocolate pudding, red fruit compote spiced with Sercarz “Wild Cherry” spice, milk sorbet, olive oil, sea salt $8

José’s Rosés
Dry, pink and absolutely delicious!

Greek Flight $15
’14 Kir- Yianni, Akakies Rosé, Xinomavro, Naoussa, Greece
’15 Dio Fili Estate, Xinomavro, Siatista, Greece
’15 Gaia Estate, 14-18h, Agiorgitiko, Nemea, Greece

Across the Mediterranean $15
’15 Dio Fili Estate, Xinomavro, Siatista, Greece
’15 Turasan, Kalecik Karasi, Cappadocia, Turkey
’14 Chateau Musar, Jeune Rosé, Cinsault, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

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Tour de José

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Posted Jan 30, 2017

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You can now visit four of José’s Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurants in one evening! Our Tour de José is an exclusive, unforgettable dining experience, available Sunday-Thursday on a limited basis for parties of up to six. The evening features a dining tour of Penn Quarter’s Zaytinya, Jaleo, Oyamel and China Chilcano with a special menu of 3-5 small plates and a paired round of beverages at each restaurant, for $195 per person, inclusive of tax and tip. Book yours today!
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Somms Uncorked

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Posted Aug 31, 2016

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JOIN US FOR AN EXCITING EVENING OF FOOD AND WINE PAIRINGS MIXED WITH A HEALTHY DOSE OF COMPETITION!

Monday, March 27 l 6:30 PM

Get inside the [wild and crazy] mind of a sommelier at Somms Uncorked. This exclusive event brings together two sommeliers to showcase their favorite wine pairings. Want an inside peek? Check out The Washington Post’s play-by-play.

Tickets are $125 per person and include:
Five-course Dinner from Zaytinya Head Chef Michael Costa
Ten Unique Wine Pairings from the Mediterranean
Tax and gratuity

Featuring Andy Myers, Master Sommelier, José Andrés ThinkFoodGroup Restaurants & Jarad Slipp, Master Sommelier, RdV Vineyards

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José‘s Rosés

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Posted May 24, 2016

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Come enjoy the season’s official wine by sampling our selection of rotating Mediterranean rosés.

The perfect complement to a sunny day on our patio, try them by the glass, by the bottle, or allow our team create a custom flight.

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Mezze Lunch Menu: four courses for only $25

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Posted Mar 24, 2010

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The best lunch in Gallery Place is now an amazing deal. Your choice of one dish from each of four courses, including dessert, for only $25.

Click here to download the PDF menu.

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