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SER

4.6
4.6
1893 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
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Traditional Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 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

Experiences

  • Chef Tasting Menu

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    We cordially invite you to join us for an exclusive Chef Tasting Menu. Guests will enjoy a Six course menu prepared by award winning Chef David Cardona exclusively for you. Each course can be paired with our amazing wines for an additional $45 per guest.

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    We invite you to enjoy our Happy Hour 7 days a week, 3-6 p.m, at the bar and outside

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What 1,893 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. EB

    EarlyBird

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    So, perhaps someone didn’t show up for work? Perhaps there were more walk-ins than on the usual Monday evening? All I can say is that the only waiter with the help of one busboy did a heroic job of trying to cope. But the result was pretty disappointing. The food, however, was up to their usual standard, which is not bad.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Birthday for a friend. Enjoyed croquettes, pan Catalan and olive bread. Sangria novel idea (fruit only in ice cube) but didn’t seem like sangria- more like a mimosa. Duck and short ribs were good. Paella disappointing (overcooked shellfish and 1 note). Very pricey. Enjoyed brunch here much more…
  3. l

    lisl9072

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The tasting menu was wonderful with greatly paired wines. Made the dinner a fun experience and lasting memory. Five stars!!!
  4. G

    Greatdinner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Sandwiches could have more inside, but flavor was good.
  5. JM

    JasonM

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SER is like an exotic blue chip stock. The food, the service and the environment are always great for a fun meal with old friends or with new business colleagues. I continue to be impressed.
  6. NF

    NicknameFoodie

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Terrible! Our waiter was grumpy, barely spoke English and couldn’t be bothered to try to get us answers. I asked for soft cheese and got something that was a cross between blue and disgusting. The chairs are uncomfortable and made for a hard seat for 2 hours. The ambiance is a bunch of tall office buildings. Waste of hard earned money!
  7. DA

    DASH

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate outdoors on a perfect late summer evening. Loved the gazpacho, tomato bread, pulpo, catch of the day, and Albariño. Every time we go, we wonder why we don’t go more often.
  8. A

    Alex

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was very good, and we really enjoyed chatting with the bar tender. The food and drinks were both wonderful. It can get rather loud in the restaurant, making it a bit difficult to hear everyone at a six person table, but that abated when the table behind us left.
  9. LO

    LainieO

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time at Ser last night. Daniel the bartender took care of our table as well as Sergiu. The service was excellent and so was the food. We couldn’t have been treated nicer. Our table was a party of 10 and everyone loves their food and the service. They made us feel like we were family. Love Ser!
  10. V

    Vacation

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner! Perfect!
  11. S

    Sarah

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Try the Dorado de la sal!
  12. m

    margog

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to SER for my husbands birthday. We have been going for many years and the food is the best we have ever had. Incredibly authentic Spanish tapas, from the Pulpo, to the Gambas, to the Foie Gras, to the Brussels cooked perfectly. Christian, our waiter was wonderful, and appreciate the complimentary Flan birthday dessert with the candle in it for my husband. Great and ample outdoor seating We will definitely be coming here even more often.
  13. JS

    JamesS

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Lobster Paella. It was spectacular.
  14. M

    Michelle

    Washington DC

    121 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent and well prepared Iberian dishes. I enjoy all dishes at SER.
  15. DM

    DMariaDR

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great presentation of delicious plated varieties of food. Nice selection of wines to pair.
  16. F

    Foodie

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly and knowledgeable service, very pleasant ambience.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most authentic Spanish Restaurant in the area, great service amazing food and delicious cocktails.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding from start to finish. Great restaurant with amazing food and service.
  19. SG

    SandG

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service! Tapas arrived very quickly. Octopus appetizer with potatoes was excellent. Would love to see more veggie tapas options. Looking forward to trying paella next visit.
  20. AH

    AH5150

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic authentic food and top-notch service. SER is our go-to local neighborhood restaurant.
  21. y

    yepdinner123

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Place. Excellent food, highly recommend you go there.
  22. AE

    AndyE

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went for a happy hour, wine and appetizers. Our waiter was excellent and the wine and specialty cocktail selection was broad and each appetizer tried was too-notch. I did think it was a little pricey, but that might be the times we live in.
  23. LK

    LisaK

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience at SER. The server was very helpful and attentive but not too attentive. The food was excellent - the best gazpacho I have ever had, the duck has great flavor and I strongly recommend the crispy brussel sprouts with pepper cheese sauce. We were too full for dessert but maybe next time we'll have the chocolate soufle.
  24. j

    jazzer

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I liked the ambiance. Lots of light, floor to ceiling windows, very open feel and nice vibe. Service was good. Loved the bread and the beet salad. The paella was okay, but to my taste, I've had better. The desert souffle was good. I expect to come again.
  25. EB

    ErnestoB

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for lunch and we all ate “Tapas”. Service was good, food was excellent and tasty. Location is good. Definitely going back!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Unprofessional employee, impatient waitress
  27. J

    Judy

    Washington DC

    101 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I really enjoyed our 2022 Restaurant Week dinner last evening. Food delicious and a big shoutout to Brian our server!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks and ambience. Attentive service. Brunch was great and not too busy.
  29. MK

    MayaK

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We went for DC restaurant week. Great service and atmosphere, but the portions were a little small and the chicken was very charred.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve enjoyed many great meals at SER and this time decided to try the Restaurant Week menu. Portions were generous, beautiful presentations and well thought wine pairings. We’ll be back soon.
  31. O

    Opentable

    Washington DC

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the whole experience, Food was outstanding, service was excellent, and the wine 🍷 very delicious.
  32. SG

    SaraG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great place to celebrate your birthday - the food is delicious!
  33. KH

    KarlaH

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Okay but not great. Food was good but the portions were relatively small. Overall, the service outside was fine but they really do work their help.
  34. TE

    TERIL

    Las Vegas

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was interestingly good! Tried things ai never would have ate before and absolutely loved it!
  35. SL

    ShelleyL

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Had lunch during restaurant week. Have to say I was underwhelmed with lunch. Had the beet salad for an appetizer which was good... For the main course I had the steak with chimichurri sauce and fingerling potatoes. It was served on a salad plate. Having been to many restaurants over the years during restaurant week, I thought the food was ok, but could have been presented better. Left feeling disappointed.
  36. MP

    MPOL

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly an amazing experience. Food, wine list, and especially the service were perfect!
  37. P

    Paco

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Great attentive service. Food was quite mixed. Calamari, Patatas bravas, pan catalan, and mushrooms with foie were standouts. Grilled sardines, shishito peppers, and brussel sprouts were quite disappointing. Chairs are quite uncomfortable, a plain wooden slab, and I found sitting there gainingly uncomfortable as the evening went on.
  38. WF

    WizFan

    Washington DC

    254 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    254 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Food was excellent. Squid and sardine appetizers were unique. Salt covered fish was excellent as were the brussel sprouts. Noisy if you dine outside. Glebe Road is loud. Validated parking for $2, use any LAZ entrance.
  39. O

    Opentable

    Washington DC

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the Restaurant Week menu, the beet salad and the fried anchovies for appetizer were very delicious and beautiful presented, for our main course we had the salmon and the steak which both were great, and the wine pairing was well thought as well. Service is always great at Ser.
  40. W

    kWww

    Nashville

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a delicious dinner. Two of us had the price fixed tastings menu everyone else ordered off the menu. We enjoyed all the courses. The scallops were incredible as well as the octopus. Highly recommend

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

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 1893 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
Experiences are available.
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–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • 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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