Chef Mike Isabella of Zaytinya - Washington, DC

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

Chef José Andrés and ThinkFoodGroup’s sprawling Greek and Mediterranean concept Zaytinya was until recently headed by Chef Mike Isabella. His Lebanese, Greek and Turkish small plates, all with a healthy dose of acidity are a good foil for filling pide, delivered at an astonishing pace to the table. Making high-volume Mediterranean of this quality is no easy feat. Beverage Director for ThinkFoodGroup, Jill Zimorski helped put together the award-winning wine list, which is appropriately thick with little-known Greek varietals like Assyrtiko and Roditis, as well as more approachable picks from around the world. Come happy hour, a be-suited power crowd is out in full force, and Zaytinya rises to the challenge, with huge spits of roasting lamb and hearty dishes like Piyaz, Warm Giant Beans, Kale, and Oven Roasted Tomato.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Asparagus Salata, Smoked White Asparagus, Baby Tomatoes, Pickled Onions, and Yogurt
  • Piyaz, Warm Giant Beans, Kale, and Oven Roasted Tomato