SER

4.7
1320 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
SER is the winner of the Ballston Business Improvement District's 2014 Restaurant Challenge. It is an authentic Spanish tavern or “food house” with a casual, hipster vibe. But, take note…it’s not a tapas restaurant. It’s a gastronomical journey and cultural adventure throughout every region of Spain. It’s an easy-going gathering spot where guests can enjoy typical comfort foods and beverages from Spain at any time of the day or night. The team at SER are your foodie friends from Spain who have a mean kitchen, sharp cooking skills, and comfortable house where you hang out until the wee hours of the night.

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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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vipNC717
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor setting- beautiful lights, well spaced tables, great service, lovely music and incredible food!

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KMac
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We were there for Brunch and the egg dishes were acceptable but not outstanding. The cheese plate was lovely and paired with tasty toppings. The gambas (shrimp) in garlic oil were outstanding. We drank the Sauvignon Blanc from Rueda which was just perfect.

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EddieG
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing recommendations were on point.

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vipGuadalupe
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great .

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ToddS
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Have to agree with the previous reviewer who also ate here tonight. The food was fine, but it was like pulling teeth to get it. We arrived at 7:30. Ordered around 7 or 8 tapas for our party of 5. We got our first round of 3 tapas, and 2 of the 3 were incorrect. Finally around 9:00 we got the rest of our order. We normally would have ordered a couple more small plates, and in fact were still hungry, but didn't want to wait another hour for more food. One of our party did order dessert and that took another 45 minutes to arrive. So all in all, we spent 2 1/2 hours for some appetizers and dessert. Not sure if this was a kitchen problem or a server problem, since no one apologized or seemed to think anything was wrong.

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DCid
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Terrible service. The food is not the same quality as it used to be. Won't be returning there. Not a great experience for such high price..

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Cap1
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, great outdoor setup, will definitely go back

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vipParaguay20
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food Fantastic and service outstanding - SER is always our favorite restaurant!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food and Service!

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HeatherN
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy with our meal at SER. The food was delicious. I love the large outdoor dining space. Cocktails are very good too. We will be back.

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SusieD
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Luis, was so friendly! He is studying to become a sommelier. It was a lovely place to chat and share plates.

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vipNicciwhee
London
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to SER for Easter and my son’s 8th birthday. The service was impeccable, as always, despite a busy day on their lovely patio. We loved trying some of the newer items on the menu (e.g., shrimp cakes) and some tried and true favorites (e.g., the chocolate soufflé). A great day! Thanks SER!

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vipJimmy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice Easter Brunch in the sun and shade outside. With the outdoor crowd (safely spaced), it felt like we were back in civilization again. Attentive service and very good food.

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vipWazza
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Hadn't been to this place in a few years. Hadn't particularly cared for it in the past, but my neighbors kept telling me that it was excellent so we tried it again. No "bargain", for sure, but really good food, great friendly service and nice atmosphere! Will definitely return - want to try other paellas!

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HBArlington
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to SER a few times in the past, but it had been a while since we last dined there. I was somewhat surprised at how great everything tasted. Service was efficient and friendly without being overbearing. Overall, a lovely experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was outstanding. The 3 course lunch special is a crazy deal. Drinks were some of the best we’ve had in the area. The fruit-ice cube for the cava sangria was a beautiful touch.

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vipMichelle
Washington DC
106 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice lunch with friends. Tasty food, friendly service, and pleasant atmosphere.

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yepdinner123
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Restaurant, excellent food. always an enjoyable resturant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Went to celebrate one of my friend’s birthday. Took over an hour for us to get our food. Had to flag down a waiter to ask what happened to our order. Menu was vast. Ordered the chicken with green salsa (didn’t come with any sides) it was ok. Nice decoration inside the restaurant. Wouldn’t pick this spot again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening out at SER...very nice menu, ambiance and food quality!

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vipOpentable
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as always, Ser never disappoints and always delivers the best and fresh ingredients, our server Ana did an excellent job providing exceptional service.

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DavidM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Couples group dinner. Got the tasting menu, served family style. Food and service were good, but the pace of the meal was slightly slow, as it took 4 hours. Value for the money was very average, but it was a nice place to try.

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vipElizabeth
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

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vipKatemily
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything

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oslivnsky
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

It was expensive and food was that good. I guess this restaurant is open for a while so they do not try very hard to cook good food

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vipGumboFix
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

SER is doing a great job with COVID protocols. A huge patio and plenty of spacing indorrs makes this a great place to have drinks and dinner.

The food is excellent and the staff takes great care to make sure you are having a comfortable, safe, and enjoyable experience.

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Harp
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio dining was socially distanced, soft music, great food and great service.

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JessicaO
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I've heard so much about this restaurant that I wanted to try it. It was okay, nothing above average for my taste.

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Lillian
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, waiters were attentive, and the food came out so quickly! Already planning on taking guests when people can visit again.

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vipNomnom
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can never go wrong with this restaurant..... good food and BEST service!

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vipThanhN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dimitri and melissa did such a wonderful job!

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vipMatt
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. I took my wife to Ser for her birthday and it was a great experience. The food was very good, the cocktails were great, and most of all the service was exceptional. The server had a great memory and gave great recommendations. The key here was that the servers made the experience a great one. I only wish I could remember his name so I could mention him here. Thank you, Ser!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the wine pairing with the four course meal. It was a LOT of food for two people which was great. The wine pours were perfect and they even provided some free orange brandy to warm us up :) The food was tasty, service was great, and I can’t wait to go back and try the paella!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deep and authentic menu with many great options. Excellent service and atmosphere. Great portions for reasonable price.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was kind and the food was delicious!

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vipMichaelY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I think the pandemic may have been rough on this place. I've had two lackluster experiences in the last six months. On my most recent this past weekend, I think the place was understaffed because the table service was awful, although the waiter was friendly when he finally made it to the table. The food just isn't great either; definitely not good enough to justify the prices.

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Phil
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent plates, tapas and entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant !

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FAQs

SER does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. SER also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 746-9822.

SER is rated 4.7 stars by 1320 OpenTable diners.

SER does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?h=0f2df91c.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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