This Mediterranean stunner from tapas king Jose Andres centers around—you guessed it—mezze, a collection of small plates usually paired with booze (and there’s plenty of it). Boasting over 70 items, chef Michael Costa’s menu may read like TheOdyssey, but we’ve got the CliffsNotes: Order heavily from the seafood and vegetable categories. Zaytinya’s stuffed dolmades, crispy Brussels sprouts and ouzo-battered catfish are a must, as well as any of the spreads—trust us, you’ll need something to dip the reappearing baskets of warm, just-baked pita in.
701 9th Street, NW
|Cross street:||at G Street|
|Opening hours:||Sun, Mon 11am-10pm; Tue-Thu 11am-11pm; Fri, Sat 11am-12am|
|Transport:||Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro|
|Price:||Main courses (small plates) $6–$14.50|