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|
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|