The first Dallas-area restaurant from celebrity chef José Andrés, Zaytinya serves creative, even eccentric riffs on Greek and Turkish cuisine. Some sections of the menu are producing big hits, like tender octopus “Santorini,” splendid salads or meats cooked over an open charcoal-fired hearth. But there are lingering issues with consistency, and the free basket of paper-thin pita with bitter, metallic olive oil makes a poor first impression. Zaytinya isn’t helped by comparison to the similar, better and more affordable Sachet, but then again, Sachet is a long way from Frisco.
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Zaytinya, the new Turkish kitchen in Frisco from celebrity chef José Andrés, is the kind of restaurant where two tables can order completely different things and come away with vastly different opinions. A table that gets lucky will...
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