SER

4.6
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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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4.6
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ChadL
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The outside seating was comfortable and enjoyable, the server absolutely charming, helpful, and efficient, the servings beautifully presented and flavorful. We enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairing. The wines were not always the best choices but there were no real conflicts.

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vipOpentable
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, amazing outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and service with amazing food! We came around 9:15 and felt bad because the kitchen was closing soon but they insisted to seat us and let us stay past closing. Owner is a great guy and knows how to run a business. Go for yourself and see!

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vipJoeB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fantastic! Food and service were impeccable as always!

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Jersey
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food a Spanish culinary experience. We loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Usually go for dinner but brunch was just as fabulous. Oysters were fresh and delicious - perfectly presented, great accompanying sauces. Seafood paella continues to be the most authentic I’ve found outside Barcelona. Fresh dry white wine. Finishing off with chocolate suffle and goxa dessert + espresso - absolute perfection. Could not recommend more.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and safe social distance dining. Amazing food, wine & service!

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Judith
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s hard to rate any restaurant during these crazy times. With that said, SER has an interesting menu, the food is fantastic, and the service is perfect. It appears that extreme caution is being taken to protect the safety of patrons and staff, and the outdoor dining area is very nice. The downside: when I had dinner it was over 90 degrees and humid, and the backdrop of noise was from rush hour traffic on gridlocked Glebe Road.....all beyond the control of the restaurant. I highly recommend this place, and hope we can all get back to normal before long.

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Cbirn
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love! This restaurant is amazing, so glad they are able to stay open! The outside seating area is perfect, and the food is delicious! Service impeccable, ask for Walter! Amazing server!!

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vipOpentable
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing 😋
Thank you Ser for the delicious meal and wonderful service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ser what’s great the staff was very friendly the food was delicious I had the foie Gras which was amazing I also had the sea bass would definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Authentic food from Spain. Highly recommended!

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Fiona
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor setting was very nice. Food for restaurant week was very good and one could order a la carte. Full menu. Parking in the street was available on a Sunday even though signs said no parking.

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AllisonP
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for groups. Patio is fantastic-- well spaced out. Love the food and staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shark bites was great

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vipLizaF
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine is paired well.

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NArlDiner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We love Ser and are so happy to see it surviving the pandemic and floods. This was our first meal out in 6 mos and we ate on the patio for safety. The tradeoff was noise--an ambulance blaring past right as we sat down and lots of other traffic. I'm hearing impaired, so the noise may bother me more than others. The servers were stretched a little thin--understandable as they try to stay afloat. Despite being a little slow, our server was very friendly and helpful. Still, be prepared for some glitches like coffee coming out after we finished our desserts. The food was as great as the Before Times. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Have been coming here since they opened. RW tasting menu had very great options to choose from.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had restaurant week menu and it was amazing. I recommend Albariño La Cana and gambas al ajillo. Service was impeccable. Thank you.

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Jonathan
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Second time here. First time I had take out, dinned in second time. Food and drinks were very good. Will go back soon.

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vipMichelle
Washington DC
99 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely outdoor setting with socially distanced tables. Friendly staff and delicious food. Wide variety of interesting craft cocktails.

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JudithA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was quite good. They had a dinner option that comes with appetizer, main meal and dinner. However i still feel it was overpriced compared to other restaurants in their area that charged the same amount but had much more worth

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ConJac
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Outdoor tent due to COVID was on a loud very busy street

Ended up getting Paella which left a lot to be desired.

The Sangría was good and the bread delicious.

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DCDinner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat outside for a 6:30pm meal on Sunday. Tables were well spaced and there was little traffic on the street. Only downside was the heat and humidity that didn’t seem to decline as the sun set.
We had the $55 per person restaurant week menu which got us 10 small dishes to share.
Highlights were the croquettes. Garlic shrimp and steak. The roast vegetables with goats cheese and balsamic was very good too.

The wine pairings took away the last element of decision making and gave us a range of flavors that we wouldn’t have had if we had bought a bottle of wine.

Will definitely go back to SER.

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Ot38
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week meals were delicious. Wine pairings were excellent and staff was very pleasant.

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vipmonicainarlington
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and great outdoor dining setup.

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NJones
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed the Delicious Paella with ample outside eating.

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CedricC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was outstanding! I had the duck with mushroom risotto and it was cooked to perfection. We were able to eat outside which was really nice. The staff was very friendly and had very good energy. Highly recommend!

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vipOpentable
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, the fried eggplant is out of this world, service was great and not to forget their cocktails are amazing.

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Anonymous
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I wasn't a fan of this place. The food was dry, the waitress and the service were extremely slow. Our waitress disappeared for quite sometime and then our food took forever between the appetizer and entree. They weren't even busy so I'm not sure why this dining experience took so long. I was still hungry when we left but was not spending another dime in that spot.

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Hungryforks
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had delayed coming to Ser for years because the menu was so pork heavy. What a waste of time. The food was terrific and there were tons of options for us. Though the place is on the pricey side, we will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was really great! Server was attentive. The food was delicious.

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JeanetteT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food and drinks were great. Service this week was poor. Last week the service was excellent. So we are one for one. It is expensive so we expect excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for lunch. Beautiful presentation of food. Delicious food! Had an excellent meal all the way around! Highly recommend them!!

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vipArlingtonian
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, great service and a great deal during restaurant week. The outside tables are a little noisy from Glebe Road, but the are well done and well spaced so that everyone was comfortable.

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HiromiI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Restaurant week lunch at SER. Great customer service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, as we had expected.

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vipOpentable
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there a day before and tried the Restaurant Week, everything was so good we decided to come back and try the Restaurant Week tasting menu for $55.
We didn’t regret it, everything was delicious, I highly recommend you do the wine pairings as well with dinner.

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vipOpentable
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried Restaurant Week and we did not regret it, presentation of the food was excellent and everything tasted really delicious and fresh.
Service was top notch, the management is doing a great job at keeping everyone safe and distanced, we will be back.!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice covered outside seating, able to practice social distancing while having tasty tapas and superb sangria (that isn’t watered down like at so many other places!)

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 1157 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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