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Little Serow
Thai Restaurant$$$
Today 5:30 – 10:00 pm
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1511 17th St NW Washington, DC 20036
1511 17th St NWUSDCWashington20036
$$$Thai RestaurantToday 5:30 – 10:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 5:30 – 10:00 pmWednesday 5:30 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:30 – 10:00 pmFriday 5:30 – 10:30 pmSaturday 5:30 – 10:30 pmSunday Closed
Little Serow (rhymes with arrow) serves an Isaan-style family meal for $45 per person. Each week’s menu will be posted online at the beginning of the week.
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Intimate & dark, this cavelike spot serves an innovative set menu of Northern-Thailand specialties.- Google
People talk about northern thai, pork ribs, beer and wine, dried shrimp and thailand
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Brittany Gerig Campbell
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Get the rice milk for a perfect balance to the spicy dishes. Skip this spot altogether if you are picky or have food allergies. Line up early or plan to spend a few hours in the area getting drinks before your table is ready. Amazing experience for the adventurous.
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Alyx Mark
reviewed a month ago
Bring something (or someone) to help you pass the time while you wait for a table at this great little spot. I've never gone on a weekend, but if you go during the week it is pretty easy to get the first seating if you're out waiting around 4:45. A little pretentious to not have a phone, but whatever. The food is delicious and reasonably priced (I think) for what it is.
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Mike Ragusa
reviewed a year ago
Amazing thai food!!! Very well done 6 course menu at a very reasonable price. Excellent date spot or just in the mood for going out with friends. Be warned: VERY spicey but totally worth the pain :-)
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Alice Wang
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Most unfortunately, this was the most disappointing meal I've had in DC to date. I've been wanting to try Little Serow for months now and finally got a chance to go last night. We got there by 4:30, waited until 5:30 when the restaurant opened up to put our names down. We were told to come back at 8:30, so we decided to eat some appetizers at Sushi Taro first and then come back. Eventually we came back and were seated and served. Everything was ridiculously salty. We couldn't finish any of the plates because the food was so salty and watered down. No bold flavors. No spiciness. The worst part was that Johnny Monis was at the restaurant, bringing plates to his customers. Did he taste the food before it was brought out? How can he serve that to his customers? The people next to us thought it was really salty too and there were no bold flavors, so it wasn't just us. We couldn't finish any of the food. The wine was also flat and overpriced. It was the most disappointing over $100 meal I've ever paid and eaten. It's hard to believe this is a 28/30 rating on Zagat. It was just like eating salt and greens. I will say that the service is very good. All the servers were very friendly and accommodating and the food was brought out quickly. At least Sushi Taro was good... only upside to the night. I don't know what happened but maybe they were having an off night, but then reading the recent reviews, someone else mentioned they had a bad experience too and they thought every dish was salty as well, so maybe it's been an off week? Hope so, because this place is highly rated and everyone says it's really good. May have to come back in the future and hope for a better meal.
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Cameron Hernandez
reviewed a year ago
Ok, so if you've been to KOMI then you know the quality of the food produced at Little Serow will be just as good, and you would be correct! The space is simple yet eloquently appointed, the dishware, music (which some say can be loud but I found reasonable) all mimic a high-end Thai pick-nick environment. So it's perfect for a date, dinner with friends, or to talk shop with business contacts. You pay a fixed priced per person of $45 dollars for a six (6) course dinner and your option of decent wines, beers, and non-alcoholic drinks. Few things: it's a small dinning room so seats are limited and there are no reservations so GET THERE EARLY!! No later then 5PM (they open at 5:30 sharp) to ensure you and your party have a table. If not you'll have to wait for a table to open and the staff is happy to take your name and cell down and will call you when you're ready. Everything is served family style (to share) and there are zero substitutions so if you're a picky eater or have multiple allergies this is not the restaurant for you. If none of that is a problem then you will love it! Each dish is prepared fresh to order with many ingredients sourced/inspired by seasonal produce from local farms giving you multiple dishes to taste, love, hate, or be indifferent about. Can you honestly say the same thing if you go to a fancy stake or seafood restaurant where you spend about $40 bucks on a single dish and it's either hit or miss? The service is impeccable, same as with KOMIs, with all staff knowledgeable about the dishes, what's in them, and the wine and beer and what goes best with what. Some dishes are very spicy, it is Thai food after all, but all have amazing flavor profiles and are super delicious and if something is too spicy simply pass it over for the next dish. You will not leave Little Serow hungry. Honestly, with so many over hyped and price fad restaurants in DC, the people behind KOMI continue to do it right. Comfortable space, quality service, and some of the best food you can pay for in the city at reasonable prices. You really can't ask for more, and if you do you're picky and like I said this restaurant isn't for you. ^_^
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Amanda Brashears
reviewed a year ago
Incredible food, service, and well worth the wait. The price is right on point. The build up of heat and the levels of flavor are outstanding. Definitely one of my all time favorite restaurants in DC!