SER

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$30 and under
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner and staff are doing a great job! Terrific mean and service.

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vipLauren
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and service! The tents outside with spread out tables is lovely. This was my first time here and I plan to be back many times - we did sangria, lots of tapas, and churros. Want to come back for the full meal offerings. The croquetas and sea bass were my fave tapas. The sangria was the best I’ve had anywhere!

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vipmmmm
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch on a great patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely birthday meal for my best friend. Service was amazing & food delicious. Will be back soon :)

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JoelT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so glad SER opened for business. We loved the outdoor seating before the virus and now that they installed tents we can dine outside all summer.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! The menu is a bit pricey, but worth it. We took the suggestions of our waitress and enjoyed every plate!

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vipRickster
Singapore
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly as always. Staff kept masks in at all times and outdoor tables were spaced at least 6’ apart so we felt very comfortable. Food was excellent!!

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HeatherR
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

They did a great job dispute the COVID pandemic. The entire staff was wearing masks and gloves and despite the warm evening the hot uniforms the team was in good spirits. They have done a perfect job creating a tented outdoor dining area and the tables inside are well more then 6’ apart.

As always the food and sangria did not disappoint. There were a few new items on the smaller menu.

I do hope you will support this wonderful, local Arlington restaurant.

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vipDavidB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always wonder. The food is some of the best in Arlington.

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LauraL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday here- lovely patio seating. The waitstaff was helpful and knowledgeable. All of the food was delicious!

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vipArlDiner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SER has a wonderful system for safe, physically distant dining and the food remains wonderful! As a frequent customer in the before times, I'll definitely be back!

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MariaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El mejor restaurante en Arlington, comida deliciosa, variedad de platos. Recomiendo la paella que está deliciosa. La sangría y cerveza española.

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Gumbo
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Obviously unusual circumstances during pandemic. Cocktails were great. Apps were great. Mains were great. Skipped dessert. A lot of interesting options.

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vipOmar
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner, the main dish was 1/2 cochinillo, very well cooked, delicious. The waiter was very gratious and efficient.

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StephanieG
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service--it never disappoints. The outdoor dining is well designed. All staff wear gloves and masks. The tables were appropriately distanced.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and as side from tables being far apart everything was normal. The service was execellenr.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outdoor seating experience! Very good ambiance, food and service.

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yanifoodie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SER is the best restaurant in North Arlington. The food is exquisite and authentic Spanish food, much better than all high end restaurants in DC. The service is outstanding, they make you feel at home. I can’t wait for us to go back to normal so we can enjoy the bar and everything else this place has to offer. I recommend Their Plato del día for lunch.

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NicoleR
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food (and cocktails). and service are amazing!

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MistyH
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Vlad! So nice to be outside on a patio!!!

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TaylorB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service; very conscientious with cleanliness and social distancing. Great experience coming back into going out to dinner. Thank you Ser!

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JosephM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated in style. I'm so happy they are open now with a generous outdoor area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. The duck was so crispy. The risotto was creamy. The liter. of white wine sangria was perfect.

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vipAllisonD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely Sunday lunch on the patio with small plates and Cava Sangria - all delicious! Servers recommendations were spot on. Service was excellent and we felt completely safe - plenty of distance between the tables. Please support this wonderful, locally owned restaurant.

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Quincy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Can’t wait to go back and try their full menu when things get more normal

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MartinS
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic shareables and appetizers. Great wine list as well.

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vipIlovetoeat
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal. Beautiful attention to detail. Delicious food. Safe place to dine. Wonderful!

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vipTwofairs
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We chose SER as our first post shutdown dining outing and were not disappointed. Though a bit noisy, the outdoor dining area was spacious and comfortable and servers wore masks and cleaned diligently between diners. We felt as safe as possible. The food and wine were good. We enjoyed our cold cut plate, rockfish and flan. It was a nice evening all around.

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HannahB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our very favorite spots in the neighborhood! Everything always tastes so fresh and delicious. The cava sangria is one of our favorite cocktails! Highly recommend!

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vipJoeB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous meal and great time - SER is the best Spanish restaurant in VA!

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PLCAE
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Arlington. Always great food and friendly service.

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Jordan
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was well presented and delicious. I ordered the three course lunch: salad with citrus, beef that melted in my mouth, and a flan surrounded with summer berries. Management was warm and welcoming, the service was excellent. Go to relax and enjoy the tastes of outstanding food!

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Sumon
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good food and good experience !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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CortniR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

SER was a wonderful dining experience. Our server was so incredibly kind and helpful. Food is amazing especially the Pan Catalana. I can't really comment too much on noise since we had to sit outside and the tables were distanced for protection. But I can say it feels more like a neighborhood place where you can sit and chat with dining neighbors, which we did. It is very relaxed yet the food is refined. Great place for a date or any boosted occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! Food was amazing! Service was outstanding! We will be back ...next time with friends!

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Angie
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The paella was very delicious! That was my first time having it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT seafood!! Great wait staff and atmosphere. What’s not to love?

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vipRajaT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio with good social distance space

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ValerieN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a lovely time celebrating my birthday on SER's outdoor patio! We felt like we were a safe distance away from other diners and enjoyed getting to spend an evening out. The red wine sangria was a great beverage choice for us and we loved all the food we ordered. Our waitress was very sweet and patiently fought against the wind to ensure that I got to blow out the birthday candle on my flan.

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EricaH
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The patio was lovely and the service was great. The food came in a timely manner. Will be back!

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 4.6 stars by 1096 OpenTable diners.

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

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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