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
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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
5,948 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
What a lovely meal! L’Auberge continues to offer a wonderful dining experience. The bay scallops and the cold lobster/crab appetizers were delicious. The chef kindly prepared steweRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
54 people mentioned the Plum Tart

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
248 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
5,605 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
JOE'S is simply the best - excellent food and service - the stone crabs are not to be outdone anywhere - excellent cole slaw - excellent seafood salad - excellent sides - and save Read more
96% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
557 people mentioned the Stone Crab
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Bistro L'Hermitage

$$$$·French·
Woodbridge
4,161 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
Another wonderful dinner. Excellent service and a fun time celebrating birthdays.
98% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
53 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

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
708 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Fun
  • Creative Cuisine
Server David knows the menu and meal ingredients forwards and backwards. He steered us to a fantastic dining experience. Food was excellent, perhaps the best burger in recent memorRead more
94% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
18 people mentioned the Crayfish

Manalu Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Frederick
764 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Good for Anniversaries
I think this was the best Italian restaurant I've been to in the last 20 years! The food was absolutely delicious! The service was very good and I especially enjoyed when the ownerRead more
98% recommended
Best Food in Washington, D.C. Area
13 people mentioned the Calamari

Chez Billy Sud

$$$$·French·
Georgetown
1,879 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Fantastic food, unique recipes, excellent service and really not too expensive for what you're getting.
99% recommended
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Chicken Liver Mousse
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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

$$$$·French·
Foggy Bottom
3,333 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Phenomenal food, great service and nice ambiance. Good wine list but overpriced. Easily 4x market prices.
97% recommended
Best Food in Washington, D.C. Area
75 people mentioned the Boudin Blanc

Mokomandy

$$$$·American·
Sterling
2,210 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Worth the Drive
Awesome food and place
92% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Virginia - DC Suburbs
91 people mentioned the Dumplings

Montmartre

$$$$·French·
Capitol Hill
481 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Excellent food and service, very diligent personnel!
94% recommended
Outdoor Eating in Washington, D.C. Area
7 people mentioned the Octopus Appetizer

Cafe Renaissance

$$$$·French·
Vienna
2,626 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
The halibut and hanger steak were prepared perfectly! Great place for a business lunch.
98% recommended
Special Occasions in Washington, D.C. Area
80 people mentioned the Irish Coffee

Le Diplomate

$$$$·French·
Logan Circle
8,690 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Brunch
GREAT AS ALWAYS EXCEPT THAT THE MUSIC WAS TOO LOUD. WHEN WE TOLD MANAGEMENT ABOUT THIS, THEY LOWERED THE SOUND. CONVERSATION LEVEL IS ALWAYS VERY LOUD MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO HEARRead more
94% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
223 people mentioned the Mushroom Tart
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Ambar Capitol Hill

$$$$·Balkan style·
Capitol Hill
2,740 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
The food here was amazing. The Balkan experience is such a great value -- especially with how great the food and drinks are. I found the waitstaff to be incredibly helpful and theyRead more
95% recommended
Best Value in Washington, D.C. Area
86 people mentioned the Mushroom Crepe
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The Conche

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Washington DC
660 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
4,313 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
2,012 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
The food is fresh, so inventive, service is beyond outstanding!
94% recommended
Most Booked in Virginia - DC Suburbs
26 people mentioned the Cheese Pie

Fahrenheit 132

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Fredericksburg
1,673 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
My Marine son was in town so wanted to treat him to a nice dinner.
98% recommended
Best Service in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Truffle Mac

Eddie V's - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Seafood·
Tysons Corner / McLean
2,755 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great food and the waiter David was a real pro. Made the evening very special.
92% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
56 people mentioned the Banana Foster

BLT Prime by David Burke

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
1,868 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List
Excellent food and service! We will definitely go back.
100% recommended
Best Ambience in District of Columbia
92 people mentioned the Popovers

The Wine Kitchen on the Creek

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,307 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Excellent food, excellent wine/beer/cocktail selection, and spectacular service. Would absolutely recommend a visit to The Wine Kitchen on the Creek.
94% recommended
American in Washington, D.C. Area
30 people mentioned the Short Rib

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
1,698 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Cosy
Delicious food. Great for business lunch. Ambiance lovely.
94% recommended
Mediterranean in Washington, D.C. Area
32 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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CIRCA at Clarendon

$$$$·American·
Arlington
684 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Business Meals
We had an 11:00 reservation. Perfect! By the time we left around 1:00, it was very noisy. Happy we came early.
95% recommended
14 people mentioned the French Toast

Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
641 reviews
  • Romance
  • Brunch
  • Special Occasions
We loved the kindness and attention to detail of the staff. Lovely environment. Great to have natural light.
85% recommended
Best Ambience in District of Columbia
11 people mentioned the High Tea
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The Capital Grille - Washington DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Capitol Hill
3,925 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Absolute perfection! From the service to the complimentary dessert. We were celebrating my husband's birthday and everything was outstanding. Lobster bisque with the winter salad Read more
96% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
75 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mirabelle - Washington, DC

$$$$·French American·
Downtown
719 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Romance
It was a perfect Valentines dinner. They offer a range of excellent food in very elegant atmosphere for a good price.
8 people mentioned the Boudin Blanc
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Green Pig Bistro

$$$$·American·
Arlington
567 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
The food was delicious! I’ll definitely be back.
91% recommended
8 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

The Tasting Room

$$$$·American·
Frederick
1,921 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Everything was excellent. Great steak and service.
98% recommended
American in Washington, D.C. Area
79 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Del Ray Cafe

$$$$·French·
Alexandria
892 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Service and food are both top notch here!
99% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
18 people mentioned the Beignets

The Ashby Inn

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Paris
1,509 reviews
  • Cosy
  • Worth the Drive
  • Special Occasions
My wife and I had eaten lunch before and this was our first dinner at the Ashby Inn. They had a special Valentine's menu, which was fantastic. Great wine choices available as welRead more
95% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
12 people mentioned the Gazpacho

Acqua Al 2

$$$$·Italian·
Capitol Hill
3,518 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Incredible service!
94% recommended
131 people mentioned the Pasta Sampler

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
1,488 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
We had a lovely lunch. I loved the carrot soup and beet salad. My friends loved their omelet and onion soup. Staff are very welcoming and attentive.
97% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
30 people mentioned the Beef Stew

The Capital Grille - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Tysons Corner / McLean
2,839 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
I always have a great time celebrating special occasions at The Capital Grille. The service is always great and quality of food impeccable.
93% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
48 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chevy Chase
2,252 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
  • Good for Anniversaries
As always, we enjoyed a delightful dinner at The Capital Grill. The food and service were, as always, very good. While we would prefer a more modern decorating scheme, the interiorRead more
96% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
28 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mastro's Steakhouse - DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Penn Quarter
2,799 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
The best restuarant in DC
87% recommended
Steakhouse in District of Columbia
137 people mentioned the Butter Cake

TRIO Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Falls Church
1,315 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Great service. The manager came by our table a couple of times and was very nice. Gave us a free dessert and the food was fantastic!
98% recommended
Contemporary American in Virginia - DC Suburbs
33 people mentioned the Short Rib

Osteria Morini DC

$$$$·Italian·
Navy Yard
2,059 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
The food is always delicious and the staff welcoming. Jamie is terrific!
96% recommended
Italian in District of Columbia
28 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta

Lupo Verde - 14th St

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
1,254 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Cosy
The whole restaurant across the board always hits it out of the park.
89% recommended
17 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta

Nostos Restaurant

$$$$·Greek·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,201 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
Always great food.
95% recommended
Greek in Washington, D.C. Area
110 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus
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1789 Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
5,769 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
It was great! And Vincent, our server was phenomenal!
84% recommended
Special Occasions in District of Columbia
83 people mentioned the Rack Lamb

Filomena Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
12,642 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
Fantastic, as always!
96% recommended
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
192 people mentioned the Calamari
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True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

$$$$·American·
Fairfax
1,859 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Organic
My favorite restaurant. Tasty food. Clean and excellent service. Best key lime pie I have ever had. (They only have it when in season) also quinoa pancakes are my kids favorite! IfRead more
96% recommended
Healthy in Washington, D.C. Area
43 people mentioned the Dumplings

Succotash - Penn Quarter DC

$$$$·American·
Penn Quarter
2,016 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
The experience was great. Great food...the catfish was awesome. Colin was our service provider and he was fantastic, fun, and genuinely nice. This is a great place to eat or fellowRead more
89% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in District of Columbia
53 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Monocacy Crossing

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Frederick
1,728 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Bar Seating
Enjoyed our 20th Anniversary there. Food was excellent and the service was great.
93% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
51 people mentioned the Coconut Pound Cake

The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Middleburg
2,496 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Cosy
  • Romance
Anniversary dinner. Great experience the drinks were over priced for sure. The quality of the food was outstanding. Would definitely go back. Just not often because of the cost.
97% recommended
Best Service in Washington, D.C. Area
117 people mentioned the Peanut Soup