locally raised lamb with mint-jalapeno sauce
Moroccan couscous, root vegetables, stewed tomatoes, choice of chicken or braised lamb
layered eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms & mozzarella, choice of vegetarian or ground beef
We've been supporting Zaytoon for years because of the fantastic dining experience. Dishes are well executed. Once seated, the staff make a solid effort to meet your needs. Maybe a testament of their success is having to wait to get seated (even if you have reservations), which can be frustrating sometimes but definitely not a deal breaker. All in all, a great place that you should try if you haven't yet.
IT was an amazing experience. The Meze Platter and the entrees ( Makloubeh and Mansaf ) were PERFECT. the service was excellent. We sat outside and tyhe music was quite loud and we asked our server to lower the volume and he did immediately. The dessert was amazing too : Crumbled baklawa with Ice cream and Knafeh. We will back soon. Good Job ZAYTOUN !
Wonderful service, good creative food, ambiance was lively but not loud. So great so see this part of Solano back alive with restaurants and shops.
Very good mediterranean food. Good service. Indoor and outdoor seating.
Great food !
Coming from a Palestinian woman - all of the food here is phenomenal and I really appreciate the variety. The staff are wonderful and the music is native. Appreciate it all.
This is a repeat wonderful visit and the meal was outstanding
We shared 4 appetizers: Arabic cheese, grape leaves, kubba and musakhan rolls
For entrees, gambri (shrimp) and scallop, Maklouba and moussaka ( the best I ever had)
We couldn't resist dessert: the tahini sundae and crumbled baklava- so delicious
Our server was friendly and attentive and the dishes came quickly
Overall, a stellar meal
Best restaurant in Albany
First time at Zaytoon. Loved it. Great local restaurant…I will definitely be back.
the music was a bit loud hard to have a conversation at times! Otherwise everything else was okay!
We will go back. The food was great. The only glitch was that my wife ordered a beet salad and because she has a small appetite a lamb appetizer as her main dish. They brought the appetizer first and had a hard time understanding beet salad first. Not a deal breaking problem.
I am so happy to find such a nice restaurant serving delicious food in a comfortable setting . Really nice . My husband and I had a sweet evening and found the food … though we liked some things better than others … to be excellent quality . Will definitely be back.
Beautifully decorated restaurant, simple and elegant Mediterranean design. Great appetizers -- dolma and shrimp/scallops kebab, the hollum (spelling?) salads was great and liked the main course -- but would probably like to try something else next time. Would definitely come back for more and have already recommended it to friends.
Meat (kofta kabab) was overcooked. Well seasoned but too dry.
Service was slow and "forget've". Must have asked for milk with the coffee 4 times.
This is our new sit down Mediterranean food location.
the hummus plate = AMAZING. we had it with the chicken sharwarma. YUM. pita bread, yum. I had the shish tauok, amazing. the rice and veggies too. My husband had the lamb kabob, he said was awesomme., and the side of sauce that came with the lamb was delish.
All and all, we will be back to this place.
oh yeah, and the cocktails were awesome as well. :)
Tasty food, Excellent service, Good mixed drinks. Reservations highly recommended.
Such a great place - both for lunch or dinner. Amazing food and super comfy ambience. One of our Solano Ave gems for sure!
Great outdoor patio/ parklet. Excellent food- we had the spanocapita, veggie kebabs, and couscous w braised lamb. Wine was also very good!
I’m always happy to find a restaurant that offers several vegan, or vegan-friendly choices. We had a delightful vegan meal including the shorba soup, the vegetable kebabs, and the mudjadara. Everything was beautifully prepared with good depth of flavor. Our server was a perfect mix of professional but still warm and welcoming.
Loved our cocktails (the Habibi), the various kebabs (Shish Taouk, and the Beef), and all of the appetizers (spanikopita, Musakahn roll, fried cauliflower, and the arugula salad. The restaurant has someone for everyone - my vegetarian husband, dairy-free daughter and steak-loving daughter. Just rediscovered it, and have been there twice this month. Nice atmosphere and works for a casual or special meal. They have a parklet too, for those who prefer to eat outdoors.
The Kibbe was outstanding. The grilled lam cubes over Couscos was cooked to perfection. The Zahra appetizer was excellent. The halloumi salad and Fattoush salad are exquisite. Our server recommended a fabulous white wine. The service was attentive and the ambience is inviting. The best value in the area. Qudos to Zaytoon.
Highly recommend the hummus plate! The Arabic cheese is delicious, but a tad small.
Sheltered outdoor dining available. Food as always is spot on. Service was prompt. Server had a mask on. Original takes on cocktails. The one thing I wished for was more patio heaters. They only had it at select tables and our table was a bit cold.
The very best food in The Eastbay!
I initially ordered moussaka, then heard the server speak highly of the shawarma when my lunch companion ordered it. I decided to get it as well--it was really, really good!
Zaytoon is always delicious. The noise level is disturbing, however. The owners should baffle the walls and ceiling.
We hadn't been here since pre-covid. But, we met our friends, another couple, last night at Zaytoon. Oh, it was good! Complementary crackers and olive oil, and spices to start. We got a mazza plate of appetizers to share, which we all loved. Our entrees were out of sight. When we got home, we decided it was well worth driving from Marin to Albany, just to have such a delicious meal. Oh, and the restaurant has well-separated tables, and appealing decor inside, as well as outdoor seating.
Had a delicious lunch at Zaytoon, the wraps were the perfect size. The fries were particularly fantastic- crispy on the outside, creamy and potato-y on the inside. Also really enjoyed the hummus plate with mushrooms too.
First time back after the pandemic and I am happy to say that my favorite foods remain as perfectly made as they were before The pandemic. The spanakopita is always divine. The rosé is perfect with the spanakopita. And the dessert to have is the ice cream with baklava! It is so sweet and unusual.
I love Zaytoon, and their Crumbled Baklava w/Vanilla Ice Cream dessert is one of the best ever!
The service was a bit erratic at lunch. There were only 3 servers for all tables including indoor and outdoor, and one doubled as bartender, but the food came quickly. The baba ghanoush is excellent with a deep smoky flavor and the presentation of all the food is appealing. I think that they are getting used to fuller crowds post-COVID and we will definitely come back.
Very good food and ambiance. I love the olives and hummus.
Wonderful to be back!
Thought the food and cocktails were delicious. Found the cocktails to be rather small pours, or full of ice - but delicious. Increase the size of the glasses and I'd give this spot a full 5 stars ;-)
Love this restaurant. Food's great, ambiance nice. Service can sometimes be a little slow, but staff is friendly and helpful.
Good as always. Love coming here.
We found this restaurant on Open Table because we had an event close by. The restaurant's clean lines and warm teal interior were very inviting. All the flavors from start to finish were fresh, familiar but unique. A starter of olives and pita chips with oliive oil and za-tar was really flavorful and light. Two of us had the lamb kebab with the mint-jalepeno sauce. The lamb and veggies were cooked perfectly, with a little red in the middle of the lamb and the veggies still crisp grilled. The mint-jalapeno sauce was warming but not too spicy. All was served with either pearl couscous (my favorite) or rice. The fattoush salad was fresh with warm, specially-spiced chicken shawarma and yogurt-sumac dressing. Would highly recommend this restaurant for a delicious and arguably healthy meal.
First time here. Excellent food. Great waitress. Lovely atmosphere but a bit noisy.
Good cocktail too.
Love Zaytoon. Food good and convenient seating and location.
Food is fresh and perfectly prepared, menu has a good variety, drinks are interesting and delicious. They have added sound absorbing panels but it does get a bit noisy as the place fills up.
Zaytoon wird von 350 OpenTable‑Gästen mit 4.6 Sternen bewertet.
Ja, Sie können üblicherweise in diesem Restaurant reservieren, indem Sie auf OpenTable Datum, Uhrzeit und Personenzahl wählen. Aufgrund lokaler Einschränkungen nimmt dieses Restaurant derzeit möglicherweise keine Reservierungen entgegen.