FAQ

What kind of food do you serve? (Answer)

We feature modern interpretations of the traditional cuisines of Greece, Turkey and Lebanon, served in small-plate style. Click here to read more about “mezze.”

Do you accept reservations? (Answer)

Yes, we recommend reservations for lunch and dinner. See the module at the bottom of this page to reserve. If you are unable to reserve the desired time and date, we recommend calling the restaurant at (202) 638-0800 and we will make every attempt to accommodate you. Additionally, we do accept walk-ins even if our reservation books are full as not every table is available online. If you find yourself waiting, please feel free to find a seat in our large bar area on a first come first serve basis. Patio seating is also available weather permitting on a first come first served basis.

For any groups of 12 or more people, please contact our Event Managers by clicking here.

What are your hours? (Answer)

We open at 11:30 AM every day, and close at 10 PM (Su, M), 11:00 PM (T-Th) or midnight (F, S). Click here for more details.

What meals do you serve? (Answer)

Click here to see our menus and hours for brunch, lunch and dinner.

Where are you located? (Answer)

Zaytinya is at the corner of G and 9th Streets NW in the Gallery Place/Chinatown section of D.C. Click here for a map and metro info.

Parking? (Answer)

We offer valet parking seven days a week starting at 5:15 PM for $12. There are also ample public lots in the Gallery Place/Chinatown/Penn Quarter area. Metered street parking is also available. Click here for a map.

Dress code? (Answer)

Zaytinya does not have a dress code, but tends to be upscale casual.

Can I throw a private party? (Answer)

Yes, we would love to have you! Zaytinya offers a wide variety of private spaces and menus. Click here for more information and to contact our Event Managers.

If you would like to serve the cuisine from Zaytinya at your next event, we offer menus through our partner José Andrés Catering. Click here for sample menus and more information.

Do you sell gift cards? (Answer)

Yes! Click here for more information and to order.

Can I bring my own wine or birthday cake? (Answer)

Yes, you are welcome to bring your own wine for a corkage fee of $25, or your own birthday cake for a $2.50 per person service charge. However, we are proud to offer an extensive wine list based in the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean, as well as creative and delicious desserts.

Is Zaytinya wheelchair accessible? (Answer)

Yes, the entire restaurant is wheelchair accessible except for the mezzanine space.

What does Zaytinya mean? (Answer)

“Zaytinya” means “olive oil” in Turkish.

Can you accommodate dietary preferences or restrictions? (Answer)

Yes, our standard menus offer a wide variety of options for vegetarians, vegans, those who do not eat pork or shellfish, as well as those with allergies of all kinds. Please inform your server of your needs and ask for advice. We are always happy to oblige special requests.

If your allergies are potentially life-threatening, please call the restaurant before your visit and ask for a chef or manager. He or she will work with you to make special arrangements if necessary.

Can I take public transportation? (Answer)

Zaytinya is conveniently located directly across from the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro stop on the Red, Green, and Yellow lines. Exit the Metro towards 9th St/Galleries and you will exit directly in front of the restaurant. Zaytinya is committed to promoting the use of sustainable transportation as a way to reduce local traffic congestion, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Please view goDCgo.com’s interactive map for more information.

Can I purchase a gift (dinner, a bottle of wine, dessert, etc…) for someone dining at the restaurant (Answer)

Yes, that is possible by using an acceptance of payment form, which you can download by clicking here. Please include the guests’ reservation information and any special instructions, then fax it to the restaurant at 202-393-0555 or email to info@zaytinya.com in advance of their reservation. We do not accept credit card purchases over the phone.

Do you have outdoor seating? (Answer)

Zaytinya has a lovely 70 seat patio area. Weather permitting, tables are available on the patio for full dining on a first come, first served basis. We do not reserve the patio, but we do take seating requests. If you would like to sit on the patio, please let us know when making your reservation. Our patio is no smoking.

Photo of Zaytinya dining room

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