José Andrés is quite the buzz worthy name around the local foodie community, and those of the nation too!  Known for his inspired tapas and small plates, chances are you’ve dined at one of his many DC- area restaurants like Jaleo or Oyamel.  But, have you thought about hosting your wedding reception (or rehearsal dinner!) at one of them?  Enter Zaytinya, the Greek, Turkish and Lebanese inspired restaurant serving a modern mezze menu.  Whether you have an intimate group of your closest friends and family or a larger guest list of up to 300, you can enjoy one of the many spaces Zaytinya has to offer, and the food that’s the talk of the town!


Different options for your reception include the restaurants mezzanine space with soaring ceilings, their beautiful bar and “blue room,” and their expansive terrace.   Or perhaps you’d rather entertain the idea of renting out the restaurant, in part or in full, and celebrating in grandeur!  No matter the space you choose, you’re guaranteed to enjoy the special menus and modern ambiance this unique space has to offer.  Enjoy Alexandra and Alex’s recent wedding at Zaytinya with photography Diana Lewkowicz!


The offerings of Zaytinya were exactly what Alexandra and Alex were looking for.  They chose to reserve the restaurant for the evening for their larger guest list and they complimented the modern decor and cuisine with contemporary arrangements and candlelight.

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From Alexandra, “We wanted to get married in a unique setting, not a hotel or banquet hall.  We didn’t want too much ‘bridal-y’ touches so we opted for no bridal party, no cake and a beautiful venue with a fabulous chef.  Being in such a memorable place – one of our favorite restaurants – with everyone we love made me really realize how much the venue can matter and really add to the experience.

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Alexandra and Alex wanted a special cocktail included in their celebration, and the folks at Zaytinya created this “Suffering Bastard” drink, a zingy, citrus inspired beverage.




If this sleek and innovative restaurant had you at hello, contact Natalie or call (202) 638-0202, and visit Zaytinya’s website for more information about hosting your wedding reception or rehearsal dinner.  You can learn more about José Andrés and his Think Food Group and look around for more DC area restaurants – you won’t be disappointed!

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Photo Credits: Diana Lewkowicz Photography

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