The food at Zaytinya, which is overseen by chef José Andrés, a James Beard Award winner, showcases the rich regional diversity of traditional Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese cuisines. The skilled chefs at Zaytinya elevate these regional cuisines to a level never achieved before by starting with real ingredients and using traditional cooking methods to create unique and surprising dishes. Small plate dining, sometimes associated with party cuisine, promotes mingling with friends and family over a few mezze, a drink, and some small talk.