Chef Michael Costa of Zaytinya – Washington, D.C.

701 9th Street Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 638-0800
Hours: Sun-Mon 11:30am-10pm; Tues-Thurs 11:30am-11:30pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-midnight

Under José Andrés and his ThinkFoodGroup, Chef Michael Costa's small plate-slash-mezze selections are innovative, bright, and true to the Mediterranean flavors at Zaytinya. This sleek, stylish Penn Quarter restaurant is predominantly white and blue with floor-to-ceiling windows, transporting guests to the exotic charm of Greece, Turkey, and the Levant. At Zaytinya you’ll find solace from the political hustle and bustle of D.C. and enjoy the comfort of roasted eggplant, smoked sweetbreads, and a round of ouzo.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Lamb Tongue Souvlaki: Grilled Lamb’s Tongue, Golden Sultanas, Red Fresno Chiles, Green Olives, Local Honey Vinaigrette, Olive Oil, and Nasturtium Leaves and Flowers
  • Smoked Sweetbreads, Local Red Ribbon Sorrel, Tursu, Green Beans, Bahar-spiced Walnuts, and Greek Yogurt

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