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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:L'Auberge Chez Francois, Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC, Bistro L'Hermitage
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:French, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Great Falls, Downtown, Woodbridge
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

L'Auberge Chez Francois

$$$$·French·
Great Falls
7,088 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Outdoor Eating
C'est magnifique! Very unique spot for northern Virginia. Hits on all cylinders. Its pricey, but worth it.
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
54 people mentioned the Plum Tart

Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
6,944 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Patrick was our server on 10/18/21…..wonderful attitude, extremely friendly and went out of his way to accommodate my dietary needs……a true asset to your restaurant!
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
557 people mentioned the Stone Crab
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Bistro L'Hermitage

$$$$·French·
Woodbridge
4,940 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Great friendly atmosphere, informal but with excellent food. Cooking to a very high standard, one or two things I maybe wouldn't do myself but all cooked perfectly. We'll be backRead more
Best Overall 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
1 people mentioned the Red Wine
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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

$$$$·Seafood·
Logan Circle
906 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Group Bookings
I think the owner stopped by our table a few times. Whoever it was he was very sweet and accommodating!
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
18 people mentioned the Crayfish

Manalu Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Frederick
827 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
In our first time back since the pandemic, the food was great as was the service. Marco, the owner, stopped by to check in and was interested in our experience and grateful for ourRead more
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
13 people mentioned the Calamari
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Chez Billy Sud

$$$$·French·
Georgetown
2,204 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasion
It was a perfect dinner. Torrence provided exceptional service. Thank you.
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
3,445 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • 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 Service in Washington, D.C. Area
75 people mentioned the Boudin Blanc
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Montmartre

$$$$·French·
Capitol Hill
497 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
2,750 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Romance
  • Special Occasion
Very attentive and caring people working at the restaurant.
French in Washington, D.C. Area
80 people mentioned the Irish Coffee
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Le Diplomate

$$$$·French·
Logan Circle
10,912 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Anniversary
French in Washington, D.C. Area
223 people mentioned the Mushroom Tart
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Ambar Capitol Hill

$$$$·Balkan Style·
Capitol Hill
3,470 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Group Bookings
  • Brunch
Excellent experience. You can’t beat the value for the quality and amount of food during the lunch special. Could have a bit faster service in terms of checking up on the table, buRead more
Most Booked in District of Columbia
86 people mentioned the Mushroom Crepe

Ambar - Arlington

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Arlington
2,768 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Creative Cuisine
We visited for restaurant week and our waitress was super helpful and informative about menu items and best deals. Food was very tasty and arrived quickly.
Most Booked in Virginia - DC Suburbs
26 people mentioned the Cheese Pie

Fahrenheit 132

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Fredericksburg
2,631 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Overall a great dinner in celebration of my birthday. We had an appetizer but can remember the name. It’s was good though. I will say the mushrooms were a little too garlicky for mRead more
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Truffle Mac

Eddie V's - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Seafood·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,523 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Food was good, but the service was a little slow. On Monday night every table was full with families, groups, and couples. The waitress asked when we were seated if we had time resRead more
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
56 people mentioned the Banana Foster

BLT Prime by David Burke

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
2,074 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Everything was generally great. Hard to hear/understand waiters with thick accents and masks on top. They could do a better job taking “slang” out of their language and annunciatinRead 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
2,804 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
Food, wine, service and ambience were excellent.
American in Washington, D.C. Area
30 people mentioned the Short Rib

Iron Gate

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Dupont Circle
2,071 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Outdoor Eating
John was amazing. Did the tasting and wine pairing menu. Everything was perfectly curated and delicious. Perfect date night spot and can’t miss restaurant if you’re visiting DC!
Mediterranean in Washington, D.C. Area
32 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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CIRCA at Clarendon

$$$$·American·
Arlington
1,004 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Great vibe, excellent food and service. Friendly servers.
American in Washington, D.C. Area
14 people mentioned the French Toast

The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
668 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
I had my fiancés birthday experience here and it was lovely! Wonderful food and service!
Best Ambience in Washington, D.C. Area
11 people mentioned the High Tea
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The Capital Grille - Washington DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Capitol Hill
4,195 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Romance
It was a pleasant night to eat outside. Service from our waitress was attentive and excellent overall. Food was very good, with generous portions. I had the filet mignon, which wasRead more
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
902 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating
Super fun date night. Had the salmon horseradish appetizer which was divine. Very attentive, friendly staff.
American in Virginia - DC Suburbs
8 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

The Tasting Room

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,345 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Special weekend to celebrate my birthday! The Tasting Room never disappoints! Fantastic dishes each and every time we visit. Spectacular service and drinks are always a “healthyRead more
American in Washington, D.C. Area
79 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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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
1,546 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Local Ingredients
  • Romance
Our 25th anniversary
Best Food in Washington, D.C. Area
12 people mentioned the Gazpacho
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L'Auberge Provencale

$$$$·French / American·
Boyce
347 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • 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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Et Voila

$$$$·French·
Palisades Northwest
2,079 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
The food was delicious. Overall the restaurant is a must eat spot!
French in District of Columbia
30 people mentioned the Beef Stew

The Capital Grille - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,195 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Notable Wine List
The service provided by Nakoa and Cesar was excellent. The taste and quality of the food were exceptional!
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
48 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chevy Chase
2,522 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List
Excellent food and service outdoors
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
28 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mastro's Steakhouse - DC

$$$$·Steak·
Penn Quarter
3,690 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
The food and service was superb! We will definitely return.
Steak in District of Columbia
137 people mentioned the Butter Cake

TRIO Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Falls Church
1,669 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
Elegant dining, sumptuous cuisine and great atmosphere.
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
33 people mentioned the Short Rib

Lupo Verde - 14th St

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
1,464 reviews
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
Good good. Excellent service.
17 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta

Nostos Restaurant

$$$$·Greek·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,597 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Lunch
Everything at Nostos is always so fresh and delicious. They must source their ingredients from local farms because even the simplest dishes taste as I remember the dishes in GreeceRead more
Greek in Washington, D.C. Area
110 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus
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1789 Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
5,907 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
The food, service and ambiance was amazing!
American in Washington, D.C. Area
83 people mentioned the Rack Lamb

Filomena Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
13,610 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Romance
Amazing food , great service , and they even added a candle to my dessert for our anniversary.
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
192 people mentioned the Calamari
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True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

$$$$·American·
Fairfax
2,376 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Healthy
  • Outdoor Eating
Excellent food and great service!
Healthy in Washington, D.C. Area
43 people mentioned the Dumplings

Succotash PRIME

$$$$·American·
Penn Quarter
2,117 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Comfort Food
  • Fit for Foodies
The food was delicious. The atmosphere was sophisticated yet comfortable and hip. The staff was too notch. They were sincere and accommodating. They anticipated our needs and were Read more
53 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Monocacy Crossing

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Frederick
2,302 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Delicious!!! Great food and friendly efficient service.
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
51 people mentioned the Coconut Pound Cake

The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Middleburg
2,767 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List
Our sever Mason made the experience. He was knowledgeable on the food and wine pairings. Made our celebration even better. He made my wife feel comfortable with all her food allRead more
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
117 people mentioned the Peanut Soup
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