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Little Serow

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Dupont Circle
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1511 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6215
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mishawaka, Indiana
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of my first times at a higher end, prix fixe menu restaurants. No reservations so I arrived about 1 hr before they opened and was about 6th in line for the 30ish seats in the restaurant. The hospitality and explanation of each of the 9 courses and pairings was great. The food was in a word, explosive.... More 

1 Thank btyson11
Williamsburg, VA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Have been to Little Serow three times- each time, went on a weeknight and put my name in at the host stand at around 6:00. Then went elsewhere for a cocktail (Hanks is good, as you can get oysters and champagne!) and waited for a text- I never waited more than an hour each time. Be warned, the menu is... More 

Thank Wburgfoodie
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

This was one of the more curious dining experiences I have had in my 65 years. I am a big fan of all Asian food and admit that I am fond enough of heat (the Scovil) kind, that an old shoe could get an ovation from me if properly spiced. My wife enjoys Asian food as well, but is not... More 

2 Thank wagesq
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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180 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

I have eaten here several times and they never disappoint. Just to get this out of the way upfront, it can be hard to find for the first time visitor. No sign, just a non descript basement entrance on 17th St. The address is above the door for reassurance. No reservations taken so you may have to wait. They will... More 

1 Thank alimentoD
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

We've been in Asia Pacific and Thailand several times. We didn't expect Washington to be the place we got the best food ever. This place is amazing. The interior design fits the message - its about outstanding food. Definitely a place to get in love with!

1 Thank Phil F
Fairfax, Virginia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

After reading multiple excellent reviews of this tiny restaurant, and hearing first hand accounts of how great it is ("worth the wait in line"), I finally went on 4th July weekend. There was no line! And, since there was no line, we couldn't find the place (they have no sign). Once inside, you are transported to another world (and that's... More 

Thank GoGators80
New York City, New York
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752 reviews
445 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

I've heard a lot from my D.C. friends about this place and was excited to try it. Expecting a wait we went early. It was full but we were able to snag the last two top. I'm so glad we did. A $49 prix fixe which was excellent. The highlights were the tofu and the pork ribs. But everything was... More 

2 Thank USCKaboom
Silver Spring, Maryland
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116 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Hands down this is the best Thai food I have had outside of Thailand. I lived in Northern Thailand for 2 years and this food made me feel like I was right back there. Every course was incredible. The mushroom kaprow, which is always a huge letdown in US restaurants, was mind blowingly good and I normally do not even... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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217 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

My girlfriend and I finally went here the other night. We werent quite sure what to expect but we very impressed by this restaurant. The food was very unique and delicious. Service and atmosphere were top notch.

Thank Minutemen10
Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

A nice sampling of northern Thai cuisine. Got a chance to chat with folks in line during my hour wait in line before the restaurant opened (totally worth the wait, by the way). Service was spot on. It seemed like everyone liked their job. Impressed with the food start to finish. At $49 for 7 courses, I thought it was... More 

1 Thank JohnnyDolce

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1511 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6215
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?