Thank you to everyone who suggested Zaytinya to me. What a treat!
The service was attentive, efficient and kind without ever hovering. The menu was expansive but never overwhelming. The dishes were innovative while still meeting my tradition-based expectations. The design and decor is ultra-modern while retaining its functionality. AND is this place affordable! Four of us ate our fill last night for $64. We didn't order wine, but four people ate for $64 in dowtown Washington, DC! (Yes, I already marked my calendar.)