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

The OpenTable Team

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.

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

The Inn at Little Washington

$$$$·American·
Washington
769 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Wonderful ambience. Impeccable service , fabulous food!
96% recommended
6 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche
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L'Auberge Chez Francois

$$$$·French·
Great Falls
6,520 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Amazing, authentic French food. I love the ambiance, service, food and cocktails. Perfect for a celebration. I was there for my birthday celebration in 2017 and 2021.
99% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
54 people mentioned the Plum Tart
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Kinship

$$$$·American·
Mt. Vernon Square
927 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
93% recommended
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!
95% recommended
8 people mentioned the Kebab
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Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
6,053 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Christmas lunch with my Brother.
94% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
557 people mentioned the Stone Crab
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Bistro L'Hermitage

$$$$·French·
Woodbridge
4,513 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Consistently outstanding. Much more convenient than driving into DC and the food is excellent. When out of town guests come we always take them to L'Hermatige.
98% recommended
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
95% recommended
1 people mentioned the Red Wine
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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

$$$$·Seafood·
Logan Circle
771 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
The food was great, though the menu was fairly limited. We went for brunch and were expecting more of a "brunch" menu than lunch, but everything was tasty. The heaters were really Read more
98% recommended
Seafood in District of Columbia
18 people mentioned the Crayfish

Manalu Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Frederick
775 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Romance
Manalu is consistently a great place to go. Great food, great service, cheerful staff. Highly recommended.
100% recommended
13 people mentioned the Calamari
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Chez Billy Sud

$$$$·French·
Georgetown
2,033 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Chez Billy Sud is a guaranteed delicious dinner and enjoyable evening --
97% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Chicken Liver Mousse
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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

$$$$·French·
Foggy Bottom
3,386 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Quiet Conversation
Phenomenal menu, food, service, atmosphere and hospitality!!! Our go to for over 10 years!
100% recommended
Best Food in Washington, D.C. Area
75 people mentioned the Boudin Blanc
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Montmartre

$$$$·French·
Capitol Hill
497 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Food and service are always lovely. A nice treat out!
97% recommended
7 people mentioned the Octopus Appetizer
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Cafe Renaissance

$$$$·French·
Vienna
2,677 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Romance
Saeed and the team made for a superb dining experience! Wonderful food, perfectly mixed cocktails and good service, Cafe Renaissance is truly a neighborhood gem!
98% recommended
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
80 people mentioned the Irish Coffee

Le Diplomate

$$$$·French·
Logan Circle
9,550 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Brunch
Amazing service and I loved the cute little huts, as that made outdoor dining such a fun and cool experience!
94% recommended
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
223 people mentioned the Mushroom Tart

Ambar Capitol Hill

$$$$·Balkan style·
Capitol Hill
3,000 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Brunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Delicious food, server was excellent at helping us navigate the menu and keeping plates flowing our way. Recommend highly.
97% recommended
Best Value in District of Columbia
86 people mentioned the Mushroom Crepe
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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!
95% recommended
16 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Rasika West End

$$$$·Contemporary Indian·
West End
4,314 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!
95% recommended
327 people mentioned the Chaat
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Ambar - Arlington

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Arlington
2,356 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Neighbourhood Gem
First time eating here. Food was delicious. I will recommend anyone.
92% recommended
Most Booked in Virginia - DC Suburbs
26 people mentioned the Cheese Pie

Fahrenheit 132

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Fredericksburg
2,086 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
This was our second time there and it was delicious!
98% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Truffle Mac

Eddie V's - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Seafood·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,079 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
It was a great experience from the front door, dinner, server and overall ambiance. Having been to this location multiple times I just revised why my wife and I keep coming back. WRead more
95% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
56 people mentioned the Banana Foster
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BLT Prime by David Burke

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
1,923 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List
Wonderful evening from the beginning to end!
97% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
92 people mentioned the Popovers
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The Wine Kitchen on the Creek

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,506 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
We came here for the first time to celebrate our anniversary and they ensured it was a WONDERFUL event. The wine, entrees, and desserts were delicious. They even gave us a hand-wriRead more
97% recommended
Notable Wine List in Maryland - DC Suburbs
30 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Rasika

$$$$·Indian·
Penn Quarter
8,652 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Hot Spot
Excellent meal & service. Best Indian food I've ever had.
96% recommended
606 people mentioned the Chaat
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Iron Gate

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Dupont Circle
1,837 reviews
  • Romance
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
Great experience overall!
93% recommended
32 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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CIRCA at Clarendon

$$$$·American·
Arlington
820 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Brunch
Circa is great every time. I have never had a bad meal. Salmon is my fav. Brussel sprouts rock. Good wine list. And omg the bread pudding! Outside seating is my favorite.
97% recommended
American in Virginia - DC Suburbs
14 people mentioned the French Toast

Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
646 reviews
  • Romance
  • Brunch
  • Afternoon Tea
Everything about our experience at The Jefferson Hotel was superb!
88% recommended
11 people mentioned the High Tea
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The Capital Grille - Washington DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Capitol Hill
4,040 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
Our server, Wayne, absolutely made our experience special! We were there on the last night the restaurant was open in December celebrating Christmas with our family. We will be bRead more
97% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
75 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Mirabelle - Washington, DC

$$$$·French American·
Downtown
726 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
Went to celebrate a birthday. The night was perfect. Recommended wine was perfectly paired with the meal, and the food was delicious. Highly recommended.
8 people mentioned the Boudin Blanc
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Green Pig Bistro

$$$$·American·
Arlington
634 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Brunch
I booked a reservation knowing that my husband would love the menu. I'm a pescatarian and saw a few things that I could eat so I was willing to try it. Goodness, was I impressed! TRead more
95% recommended
8 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

The Tasting Room

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,085 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
I loved..lovedddd my experience. And yes, I put it was quiet. For me that was wonderful. Its more of an intimate setting.. LOVE EVERY BIT OF IT!! Food is delicious❤❤. Service was Read more
97% recommended
American in Washington, D.C. Area
79 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Del Ray Cafe

$$$$·French·
Alexandria
907 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Our favorite restaurant and the best people! Thanks for staying open.
95% recommended
18 people mentioned the Beignets
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The Ashby Inn

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Paris
1,548 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
We love The Ashby Inn. Every time we go it is a very nice evening. The food and service are amazing. Everyone is very nice and makes sure we are having a great time.
98% recommended
Best Service in Virginia - DC Suburbs
12 people mentioned the Gazpacho
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Acqua Al 2

$$$$·Italian·
Capitol Hill
3,545 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Very enjoyable. Good food and friendly and excellent service
97% recommended
131 people mentioned the Pasta Sampler
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L'Auberge Provencale

$$$$·French American·
Boyce
356 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Idyllic setting, wonderful food, superior service!! Couldn’t be better than this!!
93% recommended
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.
93% recommended
33 people mentioned the Coq Au Vin
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Et Voila

$$$$·French·
Palisades Northwest
1,658 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Et Voila has made the perfect pandemic outdoor dining experience. Everything felt really clean and safe. The seating area was kept warm, and the food was delicious as always.
97% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
30 people mentioned the Beef Stew

The Capital Grille - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,000 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
Our waiter was especially attentive and engaging. I don't recall his name but he was from France.
94% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
48 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chevy Chase
2,358 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Excellent as always. Attentive staff and great food. Sad to see such a great place empty due to current events. Can't wait to go back!
93% recommended
Steakhouse in District of Columbia
28 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Mastro's Steakhouse - DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Penn Quarter
3,113 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Everything was excellent. The only downside was we had to have outdoor dining and it
86% recommended
Special Occasions in District of Columbia
137 people mentioned the Butter Cake
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TRIO Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Falls Church
1,451 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Went here right after eloping the staff was so kind to us on our big day! The food and ambience was excellent.
99% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
33 people mentioned the Short Rib

Lupo Verde - 14th St

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
1,328 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Quality service. Wonderful cuisine and cocktails.
94% recommended
17 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta

Nostos Restaurant

$$$$·Greek·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,382 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Excellent! Incredible dining experience.
98% recommended
Greek in Washington, D.C. Area
110 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus
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1789 Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
5,809 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
It was absolutely wonderful
94% recommended
Best Service in District of Columbia
83 people mentioned the Rack Lamb
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Filomena Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
13,093 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Awesome as usual. So glad we were able to enjoy our regular holiday tradition
98% recommended
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
192 people mentioned the Calamari
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True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

$$$$·American·
Fairfax
2,039 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
As always, True Foods was amazing. The food was excellent and the service was fantastic. This was my first time dining inside the restaurant with COVID procedures in place. All Read more
93% recommended
Healthy in Washington, D.C. Area
43 people mentioned the Dumplings

Succotash - Penn Quarter DC - Reopening Soon

$$$$·American·
Penn Quarter
2,053 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
  • Brunch
Luv'd the salmon pitcher of Bella Peach snuck'd up on me too
91% recommended
53 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Monocacy Crossing

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Frederick
2,001 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
My first visit in January 2021. Plenty of parking, quite location outside of Frederick. We really enjoyed our food. The customer service was great, will be back for sure.
99% recommended
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
2,664 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Hosting our rehearsal dinner there this November! Has to stop in while in town. The scallops, oysters Rockafellar and filet mignon were to die for.
94% recommended
117 people mentioned the Peanut Soup

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.
94% recommended
91 people mentioned the Dumplings
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Osteria Morini DC

$$$$·Italian·
Navy Yard
2,068 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
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.
94% recommended
28 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta
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