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For birthday dinner #2, Chuck brought me to Little Serow, the hottest new Thai joint in town. It is owned by Komi's very own Chef Johnny Monis, and is located in the English basement of the same town house on 17th Street.
I couldn't wait for this dinner, mainly because we had such a wonderful meal at Komi and really couldn't imagine anything but greatness from this chef. Similar to it's sister restaurant, Little Serow is dimly lit and has that "you-are-among-food-lovers" vibe. The waitstaff was incredibly friendly and knowledgable about the menu. They were more than happy to share it's Isaan-style family dishes and the history behind them. Groups are served approximately 7-9 courses (including a bite-sized dessert), and the menu changes weekly. Little Serow also offers a great drink selection for decent prices.
Here's the thing: you can't make reservations and the line starts forming about a 1/2 hour before the restaurant even opens. The restaurant is not large, so if you are not waiting in line from the get-go, chances are you won't make the first cut. Luckily, if you aren't able to score a table during the initial seating the hostess will call you when a table opens up. You may have to wait almost 2 hours for that call, but there are plenty of bars in the neighborhood for pre-dinner drinks.
Dinner runs you $45 per person (plus drinks, if you so chose). Seemed like quite the deal after practically handing over my bank account for our last meal at Komi.
If you are a Thai-food lover like us, this place can't be missed!