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
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Fredy
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Plenty of space for outdoor seating with sufficient social distancing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection, as always!!!

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DanielE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor patio, great food and feels safe during Covid! Will be back soon.

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StefanieZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice ambiance outside on their lit patio! The cocktails were delicious and the bartender recommended a digestiv that paired perfectly with their orange rice pudding.

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vipMichelle
Washington DC
96 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious, especially the roasted veggies topped with carmalized goat cheese appetizer.

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vipBonGourmand
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

JuanCarlo provided outstanding service for a scrumptious meal. The table-side searing of a perfectly cooked ribeye was icing on the cake.

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Jenny
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. We were celebrating, so we went for the suckling pig and the sangria. Will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So far the only one fine dining in Arlington that we could find! Amazing food - we had cold cuts, seafood platter , warm appetizers and salt covered fish. Sangria is amazing too and the way they serve it. Absolutely the best experience for the long time!!!

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viptingold
Washington DC
137 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us (we and son and wife) had brunch/lunch outside on Sunday. All health concerns were addressed and the food was very good - three had paella and one, scallops. Gazpacho to start was also superb and so refreshing on the hot afternoon.

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BigRed
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio and it felt very safe! Great set up with a big tent.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT FOOD!!

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vipakaPete
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic, outdoor meal on Thursday evening. It was our second sit-down restaurant meal since March. It felt safe.

We ordered Berejenas Fritas (deep fried eggplant) and Puntillitas (crispy squid) as appetizers. Both were excellent. The zesty, sweet, yogurt sauce with the Berejenas was particularly notable.

For our main, we shared seafood paella and added lobster as a special treat. Ser's paella is always great and this evening was no exception. It's better than the paella we've had in Barcelona. I highly recommend it. That said, there is much of the menu we've not explored and if those dishes are half as good the paella, you will be very happy to have ordered them.

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Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLauren
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
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
3 reviews
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.

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 1108 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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