50 Washington DC Restaurants to Connect In For Mother's Day

Whether you're taking mom out for a treat or enjoying a Sunday lunch with friends, these restaurants are perfect for Mother's Day. From kid-friendly favorites to brunch-worthy hotspots, we'll help you find the perfect place to celebrate.

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Restaurants:The Inn at Little Washington, L'Auberge Chez Francois, Kinship
Price Range:$$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American, French
Neighborhoods:Washington, Great Falls, Mt. Vernon Square
Party Size
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Date
Time
7:00 PM

The Inn at Little Washington

$$$$·American·
Washington
771 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Wonderful ambience. Impeccable service , fabulous food!
6 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche
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L'Auberge Chez Francois

$$$$·French·
Great Falls
7,059 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Outdoor Eating
Simply put, the best soufflés we’ve had. Both were done perfectly – lovely light crisp that has been unmatched in my experience. One of the best selections of wines by the glass Read more
French in Washington, D.C. Area
54 people mentioned the Plum Tart
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Kinship

$$$$·American·
Mt. Vernon Square
928 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Went here for an anniversary dinner a few weeks ago and it was a terrific experience. We used to live in Manhattan and couldn't help comparing the experience to the likes of Le BeRead more
103 people mentioned the French Toast
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Maydan

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
U Street Corridor
249 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
We went for my husband's birthday and absolutely loved it! Great atmosphere, delicious food and great service! The music was a little loud, however overall very festive!
8 people mentioned the Kebab
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Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
6,850 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
What an excellent dining choice to celebrate my birthday! Every aspect of the restaurant was superb. The entire staff was attentive to our dining needs. The food was delicious aRead more
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
557 people mentioned the Stone Crab

Bistro L'Hermitage

$$$$·French·
Woodbridge
4,933 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Neighbourhood Gem
It is always nice coming here. I proposed to my wife here 10 years ago and still keep coming for our anniversary. I recommend this place. :-)
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
53 people mentioned the French Onion Soup
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Lost Creek Winery

$$$$·American·
Leesburg
16 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Quiet Conversation
The Chef continues to put out excellent tapas-style dishes that go great with the wines from Lost Creek. The service this last visit was a little slow. We felt like we may have beeRead more
1 people mentioned the Red Wine
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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

$$$$·Seafood·
Logan Circle
880 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Group Bookings
Terrence was our amazing server. Could not have asked for a better overall experience. Food was delicious & we will definitely be back.
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
18 people mentioned the Crayfish

Manalu Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Frederick
816 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
We were so happy to be back. We weren't expecting the Happy Anniversary treat. Thank you so much. You will be highly recommended. See you again soon.
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
13 people mentioned the Calamari

Chez Billy Sud

$$$$·French·
Georgetown
2,185 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
It’s perfect. Was treated like a King
French in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Chicken Liver Mousse
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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

$$$$·European·
Foggy Bottom
3,457 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Birthday Dinner Our 1st time dining at Marcel’s since shortly before the pandemic. It was lovely to be back. The refined food is the reason for coming but the service and ambience Read more
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
75 people mentioned the Boudin Blanc
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Montmartre

$$$$·French·
Capitol Hill
497 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Food and service are always lovely. A nice treat out!
7 people mentioned the Octopus Appetizer
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Cafe Renaissance

$$$$·French·
Vienna
2,744 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
We've been going to Cafe Renaissance for about 20+ years for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. We always enjoy the food, desserts, service and Irish coffee!!!
French in Washington, D.C. Area
80 people mentioned the Irish Coffee
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Le Diplomate

$$$$·French·
Logan Circle
10,801 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Fit for Foodies
Our waiter, Alex, was fantastic…the best!! We love his energy, his professionalism, and sense of humor!!!
French in Washington, D.C. Area
223 people mentioned the Mushroom Tart
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Ambar Capitol Hill

$$$$·Balkan style·
Capitol Hill
3,432 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Great small dishes with both meat and veggie options. The sofa arrangement is very comfortable, and the service is great!
Best Value in District of Columbia
86 people mentioned the Mushroom Crepe

The Conche

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Washington DC
661 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Consistently wonderful and delicious. Every time we try a new dish and every time we leave wanting more. What a gem!
16 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Rasika West End

$$$$·Contemporary Indian·
West End
4,290 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Hot Spot
Love this place. Great staff and great food. Get the fried spinach it is to die for!
327 people mentioned the Chaat
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Ambar - Arlington

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Arlington
2,733 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Group Bookings
Always a treat. Delicious food, and attentive, friendly staff. Well worth the splurge!
Most Booked in Virginia - DC Suburbs
26 people mentioned the Cheese Pie

Fahrenheit 132

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Fredericksburg
2,575 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
It was wonderful. James did a great job.
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Truffle Mac

Eddie V's - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Seafood·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,485 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
It was great, the food and service was outstanding, we enjoyed ourselves very much.
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
56 people mentioned the Banana Foster

BLT Prime by David Burke

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
2,053 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
It was absolutely incredible. The location and ambiance is second to none. Its definitely located in a 5 star hotel and the restaurant service and food are 5 stars as well. We thorRead more
Best Ambience in Washington, D.C. Area
92 people mentioned the Popovers
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The Wine Kitchen on the Creek

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,777 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Scenic View
  • Neighbourhood Gem
One of the best meals my wife and I have had in a LONG time. Good wine selection too.
American in Washington, D.C. Area
30 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Rasika

$$$$·Indian·
Penn Quarter
8,529 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Hot Spot
Excellent meal & service. Best Indian food I've ever had.
606 people mentioned the Chaat
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Iron Gate

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Dupont Circle
2,059 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
Charming, old world atmosphere. Super fine, personal service -thank you, John! We loved the “wine tour” you provided! Delicious, imaginative menu featuring food and wines of the MRead more
Mediterranean in Washington, D.C. Area
32 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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CIRCA at Clarendon

$$$$·American·
Arlington
984 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Excellent food, excellent service!
American in Virginia - DC Suburbs
14 people mentioned the French Toast

The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
667 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
Beautiful, great service!
Best Ambience in District of Columbia
11 people mentioned the High Tea
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The Capital Grille - Washington DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Capitol Hill
4,190 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
  • Romance
Perfect as always. Vina is the best. Been there a thousand times and never had a bad meal. Never. 👍🏼
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
75 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Il Piatto

$$$$·Italian·
Washington DC
8 people mentioned the Boudin Blanc
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Green Pig Bistro

$$$$·American·
Arlington
871 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Wonderful food and superb service
8 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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The Tasting Room

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,332 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
The food was exquisite and Jason our server was excellent. We will definitely go back!
American in Washington, D.C. Area
79 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Del Ray Cafe

$$$$·French·
Alexandria
908 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Brunch
Wonderful lunch, as always. The gnocchi with clams and butternut squash was delicious. Servers are friendly and professional. I ❤️ Del Ray Café!!!
18 people mentioned the Beignets
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The Ashby Inn

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Paris
1,556 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
Wow! This dinner was so very worth the wait - every time I check they are booking 2 months out - and I know this was the best meal my husband and I have ever had. The plating was bRead more
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
12 people mentioned the Gazpacho
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Acqua Al 2

$$$$·Italian·
Capitol Hill
3,516 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Very enjoyable. Good food and friendly and excellent service
131 people mentioned the Pasta Sampler
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L'Auberge Provencale

$$$$·French American·
Boyce
348 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Idyllic setting, wonderful food, superior service!! Couldn’t be better than this!!
4 people mentioned the Wagyu Beef
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Convivial

$$$$·French American·
Shaw
684 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
Do yourself a favor and get the Poulet Rouge. It's a simple meal with simple ingredients that is executed perfectly.
33 people mentioned the Coq Au Vin
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Et Voila

$$$$·French·
Palisades Northwest
2,036 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Very good food and outdoor dining
French in District of Columbia
30 people mentioned the Beef Stew

The Capital Grille - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,190 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
  • Lunch
Went there to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Excellent experience all around. Me & my family would like to thank Walter and his team for taking good care of us.
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
48 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chevy Chase
2,506 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
We were celebrating a birthday and having a special lunch. Everything was delicious and our server, , Brandy did a lovely job. The lobster salad is one of our favorites and a smallRead more
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
28 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mastro's Steakhouse - DC

$$$$·Steak·
Penn Quarter
3,639 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Incredible
Steak in District of Columbia
137 people mentioned the Butter Cake

TRIO Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Falls Church
1,643 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
had a lovely birthday celebration with a close group of friends.
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
33 people mentioned the Short Rib

Osteria Morini DC

$$$$·Italian·
Navy Yard
2,067 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
The food was excellent and our server Jamie did a fantastic job! It was unusually loud in the restaurant for a Monday, due to the crowd for Morini Monday.
28 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta
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Lupo Verde - 14th St

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
1,452 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Went here for date night with my girlfriend. The food was amazing, very fresh and homemade tasting, and the ambiance was perfect for the occasion (dim lighting and eclectic decor)Read more
17 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta

Nostos Restaurant

$$$$·Greek·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,574 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Nostos always delivers a fine dining experience at lunch and dinner, from food and service perspective. We sat in back room of which I had previously been unaware. Al most as pleasRead more
Greek in Washington, D.C. Area
110 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus
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1789 Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
5,929 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excellent meal! Very nice cocktails, great food, good service. Great location to celebrate our anniversary!
American in Washington, D.C. Area
83 people mentioned the Rack Lamb
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Filomena Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
13,593 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
  • Romance
I went on a date here and I already cannot wait to come back. The service was exceptional from the moment we walked in. The recommendations from our server were all fantastic. The Read more
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
192 people mentioned the Calamari

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

$$$$·American·
Fairfax
2,352 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
1st time visiting True Foods Kitchen. The food, service, and drinks were phenomenal. Bek was our server, and he was so patient, kind, and courteous as my friends and I chatted awayRead more
Healthy in Washington, D.C. Area
43 people mentioned the Dumplings

Succotash PRIME

$$$$·American·
Penn Quarter
2,081 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
We stopped in Succotash before an event at the Warner Theater. Everything was delicious and the service was phenomenal!
53 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Monocacy Crossing

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Frederick
2,289 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
First time visiting - great service and food - will definitely dine here again
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
51 people mentioned the Coconut Pound Cake
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The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Middleburg
2,778 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List
Exquisitely prepared food and top notch service made for a memorable night. The fixed price tasting meal is a delight with a variety of choices to suit different tastes, and generoRead more
Best Service in Virginia - DC Suburbs
117 people mentioned the Peanut Soup
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Mokomandy

$$$$·American·
Sterling
2,234 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
This was our 3rd time at Mokomandy, and it's continued to provide delicious dishes with personable staff! Highly recommend.
91 people mentioned the Dumplings
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