Friends toasting drinks over a selection of small plates

Enjoy Mouthwatering Mediterranean at Frisco’s Zaytinya Restaurant

Delicious mezze, the Mediterranean version of Spanish tapas, awaits you at a local Frisco hotspot named Zaytinya. Initially opened in Washington D.C., a second location arrived right here in Frisco in 2018. Chef Jose Andres is a James Beard Award-winning chef and the creative force behind Zaytinya. You won’t want to miss his delicious dishes, so grab some friends and share some small plates soon!

The Main Menu

Zaytinya’s menu features distinctive and regional “Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese cuisines.” Traditional ingredients and techniques are used to create an array of mezze that is sure to please a variety of palates. Choose from spreads featuring fire-roasted eggplant or strained Lebanese yogurt to crudos and cured meats such as Lebanese-style Texas Wagyu beef tartare. The options don’t stop there, though. You can move on to a roasted beet salad or smoked tomato soup before sampling some vegetable mezze such as crispy brussels sprouts or the Ottoman pilaf featuring saffron basmati rice tossed with Mediterranean nuts and fruits.

The menu closes out with options for seafood, meat, and family-style plates that feature larger portions. The Turkish pasta cooked in shellfish broth includes shrimp, squid, and octopus, while the Texas striped bass showcases a unique flavor profile of fennel and raki (a Turkish aniseed-flavored liqueur). Beef and lamb selections abound on the meat portion of the menu and range from beef and lamb meatballs with warm cinnamon and allspice to spit-roasted lamb shoulder with traditional Greek feta and dill.

Zaytinya also has dessert, brunch, beverage and wine menus. From 5 p.m to 7 p.m. you can even take advantage of their specially priced social hour menu called Mezze Ora.


Zaytinya welcomes diners into its modern interior featuring a sleek color palette of crisp whites and blues. Large windows bring in natural light, highlighting the tall ceilings, and cushioned booths connect seamlessly to create a communal feel. Smaller tables for more intimate gatherings weave throughout the dining area, ensuring a variety of options available to suit your dining party’s needs. Zaytinya opens at 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. 

After you have a chance to sample the Eastern Mediterranean cuisine at Zaytinya, return home to luxurious living at The Maxwell apartment community. Contact us for more information on what The Maxwell has to offer!

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