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SER, Arlington, VA

SER

4.8
4.8
2197 Reviews
$30 and under
Traditional 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Traditional Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (703) 746-9822
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Please contact us for your catering needs
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us at restaurant to book your private event
  • Neighborhood
    Arlington
  • Cross street
    11th Street
  • Parking details
    We have underground parking directly below our building at 1110 N Glebe Road. Entrance on Glebe Road, not 11th Street.<br /><br />Parking is $2 with validation up to 3 hours in duration (M-F 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and after 5 p.m. and all day Sat. and Sun).
  • Public transit
    We're located on Glebe Road and 11th Street, right off Route 66 and are blocks away from the Ballston Metro station
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,197 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

2,197 Reviews
  1. NickB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I wish it were a bit quieter. Also ... get table-top credit card readers so that diners don't have to part with their credit cards. It's the modern way.

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  2. Polly

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a return trip to one of our favorite restaurants. We were celebrating a birthday. The lunch special is an excellent value, the tuna salad sandwich is my standard lunch (I cannot help it -- I am addicted). The accompanying butternut squash soup was excellent. And they gave my friend a birthday dessert on-the-house. Her entree and salad looked wonderful and she was very happy. Thank you SER. We shall return again.

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  3. GaryR

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. The Dover Sole for 2 was expertly deboned at our table. The Alto Moncayo Rose' was very refreshing, and the selection of wines by the glass was generous. The dining room is a bit noisy, so I picked a window table near the entrance, which turned out to be a bit chilly. The underground parking can be reached directly from the restaurant, but it is not obvious. The outdoor entrances to the parking lot are closed at night. Our waiter was gracious to show me how to access the parking lot from the building lobby. I will be back for another visit soon!

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  4. Lakesan

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were wonderful at SER! We enjoyed the uniqueness and creativity of our meals and drinks. Our server was friendly and attentive until it began to get quite crowded, then he got much busier and was slow to bring us our check. The ambiance was fun and lively, though a bit noisy. While we appreciated the validated parking in the garage behind the building, it didn’t work in the machine at the gate and we had to use the call button for assistance.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and staff. Walter did a great job on the floor as always. Best restaurant in Arlington! Uncle Steve.

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  6. Mercedes

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent as always. Excellent food, wine and beer from Spain… beautiful ambience and very , very nice staff.

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  7. Robert

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great experience! Delicious food, very interesting menu choices and a waiter who gave excellent recommendations. We will be back!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Paella was too salty which spoiled the experience

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  9. DIANAB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, very close to the real deal. I'm from Spain and many of the dishes are completely authentic. Totally recommend it.

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  10. Jean165

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent. We ordered the fruit salad which was very good However- the seafood paella was overcooked and tasted terrible. In fact, the mussel shells just broke in half because it was so overcooked. And the rice was dry. Do not recommend this dish. The waiter was very apologetic. But this should not happen.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and great service. The tapas selection was excellent

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  12. MarianaA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We like going there to celebrate family special occasions.

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  13. Babette

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As the stars above indicate, everything was lovely. And to top it all off, our waiter brought a surprise birthday dessert for my guest and me. She was utterly charmed, as was I.

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  14. Marisa

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A warm welcome from hostess Ava, excellent table service from waitress Keidy, and "Happy Valentine's Day" wishes from manager Dimitri & owner Javier set a pleasant tone for an enjoyable date night on February 14th. The place was pretty full when we arrived for our 8:45pm reservation, but it quieted down and thinned out before we were halfway done with our dinner. My husband savored a plate of ribs, I savored croquetas that practically melted in my mouth, and we shared the papas bravas drenched in a scrumptious sauce. We even placed an additional order "to go!" And I have no regrets about indulging in the chocolate souffle with coffee-flavored ice cream for dessert, or the orange-flavored brandy drink with just the right amount of sweetness. Make sure to bring your ticket from the underground garage into the restaurant with you and ask the staff to validate it for a discount on parking.

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  15. Carlos

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good tapas menu and bigger dishes. Good fish selection and paellas. Good for later dining.
    SERResponded on February 16, 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review Carlos! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Our team takes great pride in providing exceptional service and creating delicious meals, and it's always heartwarming to know that our efforts have made your visit memorable. We look forward to welcoming you back to our restaurant in the future. Your continued support means the world to us. Once again, thank you for choosing to dine with us. We can't wait to serve you again soon! Warm regards, SER Team

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  16. Sidj

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered the meat Paella, papas bravas and the brussel sprouts. All were very good. The potatoes and brussel sprouts were my favorites. The cava sangria is also excellent.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was extremely good, even on a busy Valentine’s Day night. Was very happy with all of the small plates and entrees. No complaints to be had here

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I will definitely be back! My girlfriend has never had paella before & this was the perfect place for her to try it. Sergio was great & the service was impeccable. Truly appreciate the experience I highly recommend.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was not as good as I expected it to be. BUT the service was astonishing and everybody was so polite and considerate. I will most definitely be going back here again, bringing friends and family!! It is extremely easy to find parking, the decorations and vibes are immaculate.

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  20. BillC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants in the DC area. Really high quality cooking and service in an unpretentious atmosphere.

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  21. BridgetF

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was very friendly and accommodating for my gluten allergy. Ensured the kitchen knew how to prepare my food. Food was delicious and so were the drinks! Great experience and restaurant for a nice girls brunch/lunch.

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  22. arlingtondiner2022

    Washington DC

    117 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    SER offers a fantastic brunch experience with delightful dishes. The service is top-notch, ensuring a memorable dining experience every visit.

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  23. KaraMA

    Washington DC

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Such reasonably priced, sizeable, tasty brunch options. Service great. Very attentive.

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  24. Doug

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Javier is awesome! And the entire Ser team is great.

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  25. DinnerOutDC

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great combination of entrees, small plates, salads and sandwiches on the menu. Encourages experimentation, which has resulted in being able taste more of the wonderful flavors featured at SER at any one seating.

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  26. frank

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Very expensive for just average food. Loud, hard to hear conversations. Service was fine.

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  27. CatherineA

    Austin

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable, busy atmosphere with hams hanging nearby, a window to watch the kitchen preparations and attentive service. The food was a good mix of small plates and larger entrees to be able sample different cheeses, cold cuts and hot dishes. It was expensive but the quality and portion sizes were ample. Seating is crowded so a bit noisy.

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  28. Patsee

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal! They’re the ONLY restaurant that has ever asked if there was a special occasion and acknowledged it immediately upon arrival! Service was lovely!

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  29. arlingtondiner2022

    Washington DC

    117 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place, always outstanding service and delicious food.

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  30. LydiaK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great choice for RW, good cheerful service, good variety, delicious food. Would consider going again.

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  31. SheriF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the care the staff takes to ensure a great experience. We ordered a beautiful salt encrusted fish and the staff took the time to carefully prepare it tableside for eating. The food was delicious and paired nicely with wine.

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  32. MelanieM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, nice place, excellent service. A local favorite.

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  33. AlecB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great experience, dining, food, service. unique presentation of food.

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  34. Jenny

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    SER has not disappointed. I know I’ll get carefully prepared dishes, polite unobtrusive service, a relaxing ambience, and good value everyime. Keep it up!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best egg sandwich I ever had (with jamon and garlic chips). And Carlo’s pisco sour with fresh raspberries is also delightful. Highly recommend

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  36. LauraR

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite tapas place in Arlington!! Great ambiance, wine and food. Wait staff is excellent.

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  37. SaraC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good. The seating chairs (parlor)were very uncomfortable and at one time flipped back on a person. Service polite but very slow in fact we waiting between courses for an uncomfortable time. Food was delish though and through waiting for the dishes we ate two baskets of bread. Menu authentic and food aromatic and served hot.

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  38. MichelleM

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was good but the food was not. I went with the safe option and got the burger and even that wasn’t good. The fries were sad. My husband got the octopus and it was very underwhelming. He had to ask for mayonnaise because it didn’t have any sauce on it. It was just potatoes and octopus. The tuna crudo was not great either.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was fantastic! Highly recommend!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had only been to Ser once before - for lunch sitting outside, and it was great. But eating dinner inside was as great and maybe better. The food, service, and ambience were all great, and my friends and I had a wonderful time. I’ll definitely be back.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from SER using the Order Online button. SER also offers 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 4.8 stars by 2197 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for SER

1110 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22201

Additional information

  • Cross street
    11th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Arlington
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Traditional Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We have underground parking directly below our building at 1110 N Glebe Road. Entrance on Glebe Road, not 11th Street.<br /><br />Parking is $2 with validation up to 3 hours in duration (M-F 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and after 5 p.m. and all day Sat. and Sun).
  • Public transit
    We're located on Glebe Road and 11th Street, right off Route 66 and are blocks away from the Ballston Metro station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (703) 746-9822
  • Catering
    Please contact us for your catering needs
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us at restaurant to book your private event
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