by Dakota Fine/

Little Serow

Washington DC
Tues5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wed5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thu5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Fri5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Sat5:30 PM - 10:30 PM

At Little Serow, the standard wait for a table is no less than an hour. The spot's prix-fixe-only menu, updated every Tuesday, offers a different series of family-style plates each week, all of which are carefully curated to create a balanced spread of Northern Thai flavors (which means you get to skip out on the painful process of selecting your own entree). Typically, guests can choose between a meat-centric or seafood-heavy meal option, but otherwise, the place offers no substitutions (even for allergies). But while L.S. won't cater to picky guests, diners rarely complain after consuming plates of mud crab with coconut husk and shrimp paste, or whole market fish with fresh turmeric and house peanut sauce. And the best part: desert is mandatory.