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We have eaten here four times now and every time we have been greeted by friendly staff who are very welcoming. The meals are beautifully cooked and presented. The Wagyu steak cooked to perfection. Service was impeccable. Can't wait to have it again.
There was a group of 6 of us that went. Food was very good. Each of us really liked what we chose. The fried green tomatoes were the best I've ever tasted. Serve was friendly and helpful. I'd highly recommend it.
Friendly staff. Good food.
Wonderful experience. Food was delicious. Paella is a sure thing. Sangria was delicious too, but prefer the fruit loose and not frozen in one block.
We ordered the Valentine's day menu with the wine pairing and we were not disappointed. I rarely write reviews of my meals, but the second plate, a fish I had not heard of before: lubina, served with a very delicate tomato sauce was so delicious that I will go back just to have it again; however, it is not in their regular menu so I'll wait and monitor the specials from now on. That was not all, the duck leg, which was served next, was heavenly. You did not need a knife for it, the meat just came off it by gently prodding it with the fork, and the flavor was so delicately 'orangy' and with the exact amount of spice that I will also be on the lookout for the next time they offer it. The wines were excellent, specially a La Luna that went like it was meant to have it with the fish. I have always thought that SER's service is excellent, which was corroborated once again.
We went on valentines day and had an enjoyable dinner with our family. A dude came out with a pig leg in some kind of BDSM style torture device and cut us off a piece. Metal as f@#&. Then a man showed up with a fish buried in salt. He dug the motherf**ker out with a damn spoon. No doubt I will hire him to dig my own grave. Food was delicious. Would go again.
Fried green tomatoes are so good - great salad, fish etc
Great customer service great food and overall experience
Simply Amazing. The General Manager Is Warm & Very Kind.
Very nice place, wonderful food and excellent service.
Our waiter recommendations was great.
The food was outstanding, service was great, and the ambience was perfect. Can’t wait to return.
We'd driven past SER numerous times before eating there this weekend. We were very pleased. The menu was different than most other places, including Jaleo and the other tapas places. The wait staff was very attentive and able to explain the menu and various options. The food was excellent. I had the tuna belly special which was moist, tasty and filling. My guest had the short ribs which she loved. Very enjoyable experience.
Took kids out for a nice Friday night meal and introduced them to Spanish cuisine. Staff was amazing and kids loved it.
Five of us got together recently at SER for a reunion of old friends. My wife and I had been to SER before and are regular customers at SER's companion restaurant, Joselito's on Capitol Hill where we live. Joselito's is a tapas format. We love both and highly recommend them.
Had a great restaurant week lunch. Although we didn’t have any participants, we were extremely impressed with the kids cooking class that was going on while we were there!
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at SER. The food was good and the service was outstanding. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. My partner was obviously not enjoying his food. The manager noticed and immediately inquired. Even though my partner didn't ask and still claimed to enjoy the dish, the manager insisted on bringing him another entrée. He very much wanted us to enjoy the meal. The second entrée was a hit. I was very appreciative of their willingness to make sure their customers were well-taken care of. We will definitely be back again.
We dine at SER a couple of times a year. We decided to go for Restaurant Week (which would make the decision making easier--their regular menu has so much to choose from)! My spouse and I each chose three separate dishes: I had the tuna and potato stew, the pork tenderloin on collard greens, and a chocolate mousse dessert; she had the winter citrus salad, the hangar steak with brussels sprouts and goat cheese foam, and the chocolate shortbread with fruit for dessert. We asked our server, Olja, for wine recommendations and she spoke knowingly and descriptively and made recommendations that matched both our tastes and our meal. The food was excellent--flavorful and interesting, perfectly prepared and presented (which is the high bar we've come to expect at SER). We paid our compliments to the manager, including our appreciation of our server; he then informed us it was her first night there! (We later confirmed this with her.) We would never have guessed it was her first night--she was obviously knowledgeable about the menu and wines, provided that wonderful balance of being attentive without being intrusive. This doesn't happen by accident: It's what happens when you find good people and spend the time to provide training. Wonderful food and excellent service--it still exists and you can find it at SER!
Restaurant Week was a great time to have our first experience at SER.
Service was smooth during busy dinner time. All the dishes were delicious unique in presentation. They even offer craft cocktails.
Food is very good, service was really outstanding!
Very nice neighborhood restaurant. Food was good, I had the restaurant week menu, sopa de tomate, hanger steak and flan, all were delicious, restaurant serves avazza coffee which was delicious. I gave only four stars because of the tortilla, husband ordered from the brunch menu and this was not what we expected. The dish was a sandwich and the tortilla was nothing close to what we have had before. Overall though it was a goid experience and we would come back.
The service was excellent, the food delicious! We brought our daughter who is 10, and she loved the food.
My major take away from this experience is that a restaurant shouldn't take reservations during times when they are not serving the whole menu.
SER seems to only serve food from their happy hour menu between 3p-5p. My reservation was at 3:45p so of course I was confused especially since I was given the Restaurant WeeK menu but was told I couldn't order from it until 5. We ending up ordering some tapas but the waitress never put in the order after waiting for about 15 minutes we left.
I'm sure this place is very delightful to be at during their meal times.
Not a great meal, everything was over cooked, bland or cold. Great service though!
We took advantage of Restaurant Week to try out this place for lunch. It was very nice and the selections for the week were good. I don't know if the selections were the same for dinner, but if it was, then I would have expected more. All our choices were good (tomato soup, tuna stew, red snapper, hangar steak, flan, and churro), however, the tuna stew had too many potatoes that made up for the space on the bowl.
Nice service, pretty restaurant in general. Food was mediocre to bad, over priced and I won’t be going again. Went for DC Restaurant week and was pretty disappointed.
Delicious food, and good service.
We had read a little about Ser before going. It was the evening of the snow day and we trekked overland in boots to get to this centrally located must-visit Spanish food emporium. Must say the food was way better than I expected. Service and ambiance need some attention, but the kitchen has it right.
We enjoy tapas very much and have been to most of the local Spanish fare restaurants in DC and NoVA. I was disappointed with SER, with both the food, the ambiance, the wine list, and the service. It was all just okay, nothing special. Not a place I will think of when I want Tapas. What a shame.
Granted I went on a snow day, but there were only 5 people in the whole place besides me. The ambience is kind of meh -- just a big open room with nothing particularly interesting as far as decor. I ordered the tuna and potato appetizer -- disappointing: three small cubes of overcooked tuna with a bunch of potatoes and peppers. Skimpy and way overpriced. Entree -- pork tenderloin served over collard greens: epic fail! I had two bites and they obviously forgot to wash the collard greens - it was like chewing sand. To top it off, I bit down on a tooth-sized bone! At first I thought it was a rock, but when I sent the dish back, the server returned to tell me it wasn't a rock but a piece of bone from the ham hock the chef used to cook the (unwashed) collard greens. Second try on entree: hangar steak: pretty good. Cooked perfectly but drowning in whatever "goat cheese foam" is. The chocolate mousse itself was good, especially with the orange marmalade-type schmears accompanying it. However, the raspberries, baby marshmallows and rice krispies were overkill and add nothing but annoyance to the dessert.
Customer service gets a star because they did comp my meal (which, of course, they SHOULD HAVE due to the bone and sand entree problems). Although the service was good, I probably won't go back.
Great soups to start. Small plates delicious and authentic. Great service. Best restaurant in Ballston and Clarendon area.
Our server was very friendly and personable; recommended a few dishes to us that we absolutely loved.
Great happy hour prices for tapas and drinks. Great for special occasions.
Excellent service and food at reasonable prices. Our favorite restaurant in Arlington VA.
This was my first time for lunch at this restaurant. I was taking a friend out for her birthday and she loves Spanish food so she suggested this venue. We enjoyed the BLT and the grilled cheese/bacon, fries and wine. I had indicated on the reservation that we were celebrating a birthday and without any prompting the waitress brought us a complimentary dessert to share.
Our only problem was parking validation. I will take this up with the restaurant and report back..
Great food! Creative menu and dishes. Super and friendly service. Great staff.
Popped in for quick bite with our son. New salt-baked sea bream is a must have. Always at the top of our list when choosing a place to go locally in Arlington. Ana is an outstanding server.
Service it top notch. Food authentic and delicious.
We are neighbors and have always loved SER. However, our last two dinners have been
extremely salty, so until that is fixed we probably won't return. Love the wine, service, atmosphere,
and place, but the food is suffering from an overly zealous chef.