Fodor's Expert Review Zaytinya

$$ Chinatown Middle Eastern Fodor's Choice

This sophisticated urban dining room with soaring ceilings is a local favorite for meeting friends or dining with a group. Zaytinya, which means "olive oil" in Turkish, devotes practically its entire menu to Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese small plates, known as meze. To get the full experience, make a meal of three or four of these, such as the popular beef-and-bulgur kibbeh fritters with finger-licking yogurt to dip in, or the hearty fattoush shepherd's salad in bright pomegranate dressing. So many options make this a great choice for vegetarians and meat lovers alike. Reservations get snapped up quickly here, but those who practice their pouncing technique can be rewarded when a roomy bar table opens up.

Middle Eastern Trendy Lively Lunch Dinner Pre-Theater Brunch $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

701 9th St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20001, USA

202-638–0800

www.zaytinya.com

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