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
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Romance
Wonderful ambience. Impeccable service , fabulous food!
100% recommended
6 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche
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L'Auberge Chez Francois

$$$$·French·
Great Falls
6,064 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
A perfect place to celebrate our 50th anniversary--excellent service and outstanding food, all among safely distanced diners (although we did have our private gazebo).
98% recommended
Best Ambience 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
5,727 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Joes is perfect for special occasions, date night or a business meal. During these challenging times the restaurant took extra safety precautions to ensure safe food prep, service Read more
96% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
557 people mentioned the Stone Crab

Bistro L'Hermitage

$$$$·French·
Woodbridge
4,198 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
One of the best restaurants in the area! The escargot is lovely!
98% recommended
Best Service in Washington, D.C. Area
53 people mentioned the French Onion Soup
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Lost Creek Winery

$$$$·American·
Leesburg
16 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Worth the Drive
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
100% recommended
1 people mentioned the Red Wine
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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

$$$$·Seafood·
Logan Circle
721 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fun
Excellent Customer Service Excellent Food Excellent Dessert
97% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Washington, D.C. Area
18 people mentioned the Crayfish

Manalu Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Frederick
773 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Manalu is consistently a great place to go. Great food, great service, cheerful staff. Highly recommended.
97% recommended
13 people mentioned the Calamari
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Chez Billy Sud

$$$$·French·
Georgetown
1,933 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
What a treat to dine on the lovely patio. They really maintained safe social distancing! Trout and gazpacho were delish; service was fantastic.
98% 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
3,353 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Fabulous as always!
96% recommended
75 people mentioned the Boudin Blanc
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Montmartre

$$$$·French·
Capitol Hill
497 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Food and service are always lovely. A nice treat out!
97% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in Washington, D.C. Area
7 people mentioned the Octopus Appetizer
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Cafe Renaissance

$$$$·French·
Vienna
2,639 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Great food and service was beyond incredible! Makes for the perfect date night
96% recommended
80 people mentioned the Irish Coffee

Le Diplomate

$$$$·French·
Logan Circle
8,839 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Amazing food and drinks
95% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
223 people mentioned the Mushroom Tart
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Ambar Capitol Hill

$$$$·Balkan style·
Capitol Hill
2,764 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
This place never fails to satisfy. Great experience!
96% recommended
Best Value in Washington, D.C. Area
86 people mentioned the Mushroom Crepe

The Conche

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Washington DC
660 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Consistently wonderful and delicious. Every time we try a new dish and every time we leave wanting more. What a gem!
96% recommended
16 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Rasika West End

$$$$·Contemporary Indian·
West End
4,313 reviews
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
2,120 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Ámbar is the go to restaurant for my family. They have unlimited Balkan tapas and we have tried them all. Top restaurant quality tapas anytime!
92% recommended
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
26 people mentioned the Cheese Pie

Fahrenheit 132

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Fredericksburg
1,810 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
It is truly a pleasure to dine at Fahrenheit 132. The staff has always made us feel welcome and service is highly attentive. Fahrenheit is in a very small group of my top dining Read more
97% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Truffle Mac

Eddie V's - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Seafood·
Tysons Corner / McLean
2,830 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
The food was excellent. We enjoyed the crab cake appetizer. My husband got the 12oz steak and I enjoyed the Sea Bass. Cocktails were spot on.
93% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
56 people mentioned the Banana Foster

BLT Prime by David Burke

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
1,888 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Staff and service were both amazing !
96% recommended
Best Ambience in Washington, D.C. Area
92 people mentioned the Popovers
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The Wine Kitchen on the Creek

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,363 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Sat outside in the shade. Masked servers and good spacing between the tables. Food and service were amazing as always.
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Maryland - DC Suburbs
30 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Rasika

$$$$·Indian·
Penn Quarter
8,652 reviews
Excellent meal & service. Best Indian food I've ever had.
606 people mentioned the Chaat
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Iron Gate

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Dupont Circle
1,729 reviews
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Everything was delicious. Highly recommend the Greek style chicken. They even sliced it up for us, and made sharing very easy.
92% recommended
Notable Wine List in Washington, D.C. Area
32 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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CIRCA at Clarendon

$$$$·American·
Arlington
728 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch
Great food, service and ambiance!
97% recommended
American in Washington, D.C. Area
14 people mentioned the French Toast

Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
646 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
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
3,959 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
Akim provides great service. The food was high quality as always, can’t wait to return.
96% recommended
Best Service in Washington, D.C. Area
75 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mirabelle - Washington, DC

$$$$·French American·
Downtown
726 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
580 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Green Pig Bistro is a great restaurant in the Clarendon neighborhood. I've been for brunch and dinner multiple times and the food is always delicious, service is fantastic, and atmRead more
90% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Virginia - DC Suburbs
8 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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The Tasting Room

$$$$·American·
Frederick
1,960 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
This was my first time at the Tasting Room and I CANNOT wait time go back. Everything was exceptional. Jeff was our server and he made the dining experience simply superb. (The chiRead more
96% recommended
American in Washington, D.C. Area
79 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Del Ray Cafe

$$$$·French·
Alexandria
905 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Our favorite restaurant and the best people! Thanks for staying open.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
18 people mentioned the Beignets
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The Ashby Inn

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Paris
1,523 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
We enjoyed an excellent relaxing meal on the outdoor patio. The service was outstanding and safety protocols were in place due to the pandemic. We would highly recommend that peoplRead more
97% recommended
12 people mentioned the Gazpacho
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Acqua Al 2

$$$$·Italian·
Capitol Hill
3,544 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Very enjoyable. Good food and friendly and excellent service
95% recommended
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
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
1,483 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
Wonderful return to the space for me. It was inspiring to see some of the staff hard at work. Safety is handled with respect and is overt but also the tone idoesnwell to match witRead more
96% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in District of Columbia
30 people mentioned the Beef Stew

The Capital Grille - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Tysons Corner / McLean
2,873 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
Excellent food and service. It was a fantastic time.
94% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
48 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chevy Chase
2,270 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Business Meals
We went to Capital Grille for my wife's birthday and the staff made sure it was a special occasion. They put glitter on the table, had a hand-written birthday card and in the end,Read more
96% recommended
Lunch in Washington, D.C. Area
28 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mastro's Steakhouse - DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Penn Quarter
2,870 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
First night out since March 4
89% recommended
Steakhouse in District of Columbia
137 people mentioned the Butter Cake

TRIO Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Falls Church
1,349 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The food here is excellent. They have a very nice, solidly covered patio. The service we received was excellent, with our waitress coming up with a birthday dessert that accommodatRead more
97% recommended
Best Ambience in Washington, D.C. Area
33 people mentioned the Short Rib

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
Fit for Foodies in Washington, D.C. Area
28 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta
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Lupo Verde - 14th St

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
1,270 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Lupo is a favorite for my partner and I. We love the intimate ambiance, the service and of course the food. The wine selection is on point and the servers are very knowledgeable. ERead more
89% recommended
17 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta

Nostos Restaurant

$$$$·Greek·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,249 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Amazing evening at Nostos! The food never disappoints, the service was great, atmosphere given the current Covid situation made me feel safe and almost like we are back to normal. Read more
95% recommended
110 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus
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1789 Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
5,782 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
A classic American restaurant in a charming setting with excellent food and impeccable service (note - and prices to match: you get what you pay for). The portions are just right Read more
88% recommended
Special Occasions in Washington, D.C. Area
83 people mentioned the Rack Lamb
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Filomena Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
12,747 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
Everything was outstanding! From the appetizer to main course, to the cappuchino. Our server, Peter, was excellent as well! Highly recommend!
96% recommended
Best Food in Washington, D.C. Area
192 people mentioned the Calamari

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

$$$$·American·
Fairfax
1,894 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Organic
This was my first time back in a restaurant since the CV-19 stay at home order and it wa s a great experience at True Food. There is the option for inside or outside seating. I Read more
92% recommended
Healthy in Washington, D.C. Area
43 people mentioned the Dumplings

Succotash - Penn Quarter DC

$$$$·American·
Penn Quarter
2,053 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Fantastic job with social distancing measures, great bartender, and classy service.
90% recommended
53 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Monocacy Crossing

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Frederick
1,836 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
Quickly becoming my favorites local spot!
97% recommended
Best Value in Washington, D.C. Area
51 people mentioned the Coconut Pound Cake
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The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Middleburg
2,513 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
Absolutely delicious tasting menu, great service, beautiful outside seating while taking social distancing in consideration. Well done Red Fox Inn :)
97% recommended
Romance in Virginia - DC Suburbs
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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