SER

4.7
1213 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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4.6
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4.6
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun spot for small dishes to share! Food was very good

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vipOpentable
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Ser team for the amazing night.Delicious food, great cocktails and a reasonable priced wine list and of course the service was top notch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual! Tried a few new dishes and loved them-shark bites and roasted veggies! Always a perfect night out!

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HeidiW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very accommodating, pleasant, and professional! Food and drinks were excellent. Will definitely go back often!

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Mercedes
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Arlington!

There is nothing like that around the area.

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yepdinner123
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Restaurant. Always great food and great service.

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vipEric
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great set up outdoors with plenty of semi-enclosed tables.

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vipBeatrice
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful and authentic Spanish tapas. Great coctails and wine selection.

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Teamanderson3
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a huge, heated , outdoor section. The waiter, manager? , was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. All his food suggestions were excellent. (including drinks ! ) Everything came out in a timely fashion. The only minor gripe, was the price. But I will be back again, and soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambience snd food

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vipLeslieL
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The personal attention you get from the owner is awesome. They have done a great job creating a safe environment and have really nice outdoor dining. Highly recommend that you support this locally owned business!

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johnr
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This dinner out was for my birthday and because of Covid we wanted a nice place that had outside seating and heaters as well. This patio was perfect. The service was excellent and we all enjoyed our meals.

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vipEMERSONE
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent arrangements for social distancing in these strange times. Food is unique, beautifully presented and service is attentive. A very enjoyable evening fir my birthday celebration

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vipArlingtonian
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great outdoor seating area, service and food. Highly recommend as an option.

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psindc
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary. The waiter and owner made the evening lovely for us. The outdoor social distanced seating is wonderful. The food was delicious. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Options on the menu were great but execution was

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vipOpentable
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food as Always.

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vipOpentable
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch options, their sandwiches are out of this world, service was excellent as usual.

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Mexidc103
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my son’s birthday and It’s the second time we go to the ser restaurant, we love this restaurant because the food it’s amazing and the service it’s great ( our waitress was fantastic and very attentive all the time thank you again) and of course we will back!!! 👍❤️

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vipJoeB
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding brunch and wonderful service. Walter, as always, was simply awesome!!

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vipItalianred
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating with plenty of gas heaters ready for the late Autumn and Winter periods. Food and service are simply outstanding. Don't think twice about trying it if you don't already know it.

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BirthdayDinner32
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location for covered outdoor seating with heat lamps. Perfect spot for seafood paella and tapas with friends for my birthday dinner.

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goosebadger
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife had a great birthday here. We loved the ambiance and felt safe.

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Roxie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding value. Excellent, variety of meal choices

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vipOpentable
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great as usual, we had Presa Iberico and Bacalao this time which both were outstanding.

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KatherineS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful - our second set of tapas we had to wait a bit and manager must have noticed - he came refilled our wine, apologized, and took one off our bill!

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vipCaroleD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful meal! We had been meaning to go there for a while, and we were not disappointed to go this past Friday. Food, wine, and service were awesome, and we are already planning our next visit!

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MargaretM
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a great option for eating in COVID times (and I'm sure would be in regular times as well!) We went as a family of four, with two kids, and were able to sit outside away from other diners. They have heaters if it is cold, and a tented area, but the weather was nice enough to sit outside without the heaters that night. We ordered lots of tapas and a steak, and everything was delicious. They also brought out some great desserts for my husband's birthday. The wait staff were all masked at all times (including over the nose! no mask slippage!) and I felt comfortable enjoying a nice dinner out.

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vipOpentable
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always, the suckling pig is a must try dish.

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vipOpentable
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ser is excellent as always. The amazing service the delicious food and the beautiful patio makes you to return every week.

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yassineS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Compared to spanish restaurants in the area. The food had no taste. Server was not the best either. The place is nice but without good flavors, it doesn’t mean anything. The prices are on the high side for the little you get.

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LynneM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We went during restaurant week, so got particularly good value for our meal. The patio was lovely and most of our food was delicious. However, one of the two mains was overcooked and had to be sent back. And simple things like water and bread were often promised but never delivered. Overall, they're good - and would only need to step up their service a bit to be really great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
265 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outside setting, great food and outstanding service. Thank you.

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vipJAMAC
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As we roll into more chilly weather good to know they have heaters outdoors and the tented dining area helps keep strong breezes and any inclement weather at bay. We shared salad, appetizer, salted dorado, short ribs and flan - so a little of everything. Presentations were only superseded by the flavorful dishes. Portions were ample right down to the excellent coffee and decaf. The market salad is large with great variety of fruits and veges - definitely serves 2-3.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food1service4ambience5

I have wanted to go to SER for a long while. Because it was restaurant week, we opted for the tasting menu... and it was truly lackluster. Should have gone with some of the amazing entrees we saw others getting, but trusted the tasting menu would be equally amazing... we were SO WRONG. Bland and lacking personality.

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PBArlington
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Sat outside.... great setup, vibe, and distancing. Wait staff was hustling all night. We did the restaurant week menu. 1st course was great, 3d course dessert was spectacular. 2d course entree was meh. I had chicken, my wife had pork. Both portions were reasonable, looked good, and food was well prepared. It was just really bland, both the pork and chicken. That was surprising given how flavorful food is in Spain. Wait staff was super, 1st and 3d courses were super, but the entree was ok. Would not go back to try the regular entree menu... those are $30+ per plate and not worth the guess.

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Chicago69
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food and ambiance were spectacular. The seafood paella is not to be missed. Sadly, kitchen timing issues greatly affected our enjoyment of the meal. Also noted that waitstaff were assigned more tables than they could handle on a Friday night.

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vipFuntimes
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio dining is superb at SER! Shared the cheese board with table. Celebrated friends birthday in style!

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Roxie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was superb! I love the outdoor terrace. I felt that I was transported to a European location

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vipJenniferL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the paella, it's delicious! Very good Covid protocols with seating outside and tables spaced far apart. Wait staff are patient and make excellent recommendations for food and drink. I'll definitely return!

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 1213 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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