The famous chef decided to open the restaurant in New York, which he opened in Washington DC years ago, by collaborating with the Ritz-Carlton in the NoMad district.
In 2002, long before José Andrés founded World Central Kitchen and became one of the world’s most recognized and loved chefs, he opened a Mediterranean restaurant called Zaytinya in Washington DC. Now, Zaytinya has opened in the new Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad. One of the last restaurants to open in Manhattan, Zaytinya awaits its guests with its rich menu and friendly atmosphere.
The restaurant, which makes a reference to “Zeytinyaği” in Turkish; It offers an appetizer menu inspired by Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisines. Zaytinya invites its guests to try Taramosalata and İmam Bayıldı with eggplant from the Ottoman period, with its menu containing familiar but innovatively developed dishes. In addition, seafood, including grilled octopus with yellow pea puree and chilled corn tzatziki and scallops, is also on the menu, while lamb, beef and chicken options are also noteworthy for meat lovers. As an aperitif, guests can start with a za’atar margarita or Turkish pickleback (chilled raki, a Turkish anise liqueur, served with pickled turnip juice) as well as experience various Mediterranean liqueurs.
The dining area designed by David Rockwell provides guests with a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. There are 2 living olive trees in the dining area, which is designed for 150 people and is open to both hotel guests and the public.