Johnny Monis was just 24 when he opened Komi, the Greek-inspired restaurant that vaulted him to culinary stardom. For his second place, Little Serow, he took inspiration from northern Thailand. As at Komi, there is no menu; $45 gets you a family-style meal of about seven dishes. Flavors are bright and bold, and the heat can be intense. The menu changes weekly, but dishes might include snakehead fish with bamboo shoots and rice powder or pork ribs with whiskey and dill. The restaurant can only accommodate groups of up to four and doesn’t take reservations, but the staff will text you when a table frees up.
|Venue name:||Little Serow||Contact:|
1511 17th St NW
|Cross street:||at Church St|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Thu 5:30–10pm; Fri, Sat, 5:30–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Dupont Circle Metro|
|Price:||Set meal $49|
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The best dining deal in town, Little Serow delivers huge flavors with its Thai prix fixe, which is constantly changing, but might include a salty-sweet fried chicken—for dessert. That the price is only $45 for seven courses sounds like a mistake, but the final bill will confirm just what a steal this place is.
One of my favorite dining out experiences ever in DC. The food experience will stay with you forever, it's one of those meals. Also, make sure you can handle hot - this will blow your mind if you like spicy!