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
6,042 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
We knew this was the place to break our restaurant 'fast'. The outside terrace, completely covered by an open-sided tent, was very pleasant even on a hot day. Tables were spaced faRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall 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 Occasion
  • 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
5,707 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Food was great as always and Angela’s service was amazing!
96% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
557 people mentioned the Stone Crab

Bistro L'Hermitage

$$$$·French·
Woodbridge
4,198 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
One of the best restaurants in the area! The escargot is lovely!
98% recommended
French 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
720 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fun
Excellent Customer Service Excellent Food Excellent Dessert
97% recommended
Seafood 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
Best Overall in Maryland - DC Suburbs
13 people mentioned the Calamari
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Chez Billy Sud

$$$$·French·
Georgetown
1,929 reviews
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
The best gin and tonic I’ve ever had (Hendricks gin).
98% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Chicken Liver Mousse

Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

$$$$·French·
Foggy Bottom
3,353 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Fabulous as always!
96% recommended
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
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Food and service are always lovely. A nice treat out!
97% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
7 people mentioned the Octopus Appetizer
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Cafe Renaissance

$$$$·French·
Vienna
2,637 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Wonderful! We will be back!
96% recommended
Best Ambience in Virginia - DC Suburbs
80 people mentioned the Irish Coffee

Le Diplomate

$$$$·French·
Logan Circle
8,809 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Food was amazing, server outstanding, restaurant decor charming
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
2,759 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Great food, awesome cocktails and wine, plus extremely friendly and tentative service = an outstanding dining experience!
97% recommended
86 people mentioned the Mushroom Crepe

The Conche

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Washington DC
660 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Consistently wonderful and delicious. Every time we try a new dish and every time we leave wanting more. What a gem!
97% 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
2,108 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Always a great place to eat with great servers, service, people and food. Absolutely recommend Ambar!
92% recommended
Most Booked in Virginia - DC Suburbs
26 people mentioned the Cheese Pie

Fahrenheit 132

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Fredericksburg
1,803 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Fantastic food with exceptional service! Will definitely return.
97% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Truffle Mac

Eddie V's - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Seafood·
Tysons Corner / McLean
2,823 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
We enjoyed an early dinner with outside seating. The food and service were both superb, given the circumstances of the COVID-19 accommodations. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal.
93% 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
1,888 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Staff and service were both amazing !
95% recommended
Hot Spot in Washington, D.C. Area
92 people mentioned the Popovers
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The Wine Kitchen on the Creek

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,356 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Daughter and fiancé visiting, wanted to go somewhere special.
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
1,729 reviews
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Irongate is a beautiful restaurant. The cocktails are really quite spectacular. I'd recommend the "Just the Fig" if you're a bourbon drinker. The menu offers a variety of fresh andRead more
92% recommended
Outdoor Eating in Washington, D.C. Area
32 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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CIRCA at Clarendon

$$$$·American·
Arlington
724 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
Circa has really mastered outdoor dining with social distancing. It was the same great menu, and the service was outstanding. Although our party lingered over our dinner, the serRead more
97% recommended
Lunch 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 Occasion
Everything about our experience at The Jefferson Hotel was superb!
86% recommended
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
3,956 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
First time dining indoors since covid and we were thrilled. The staff was meticulous and put us at ease - especially Tony. The food was amazing. Such a treat after months of takeRead more
96% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
75 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mirabelle - Washington, DC

$$$$·French / American·
Downtown
726 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Went to celebrate a birthday. The night was perfect. Recommended wine was perfectly paired with the meal, and the food was delicious. Highly recommended.
Notable Wine List in District of Columbia
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
8 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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The Tasting Room

$$$$·American·
Frederick
1,955 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Always fantastic! Food and staff are always on point!
97% 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
French in Washington, D.C. Area
18 people mentioned the Beignets
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The Ashby Inn

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Paris
1,521 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
Staff extremely friendly. Since still dealing with COVID-19 all people working had a face mask and tables spread out for social distancing.
97% recommended
Best Food in Washington, D.C. Area
12 people mentioned the Gazpacho
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Acqua Al 2

$$$$·Italian·
Capitol Hill
3,544 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great as always
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 Occasion
  • 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 Occasion
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
1,481 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
Came here right after they began serving on site again. We’re thrilled they’re back and the food was great as usual
96% recommended
French in District of Columbia
30 people mentioned the Beef Stew

The Capital Grille - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Tysons Corner / McLean
2,869 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
Always amazing food and spectacular service. Great place to visit no matter what the reason. ❤️❤️❤️
94% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
48 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chevy Chase
2,268 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Business Meals
This was our first in-restaurant dining since March. The Capital Grille has created a warm, safe environment. The food was delicious as always, the service outstanding and seeing tRead more
96% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
28 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mastro's Steakhouse - DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Penn Quarter
2,867 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
We really enjoyed our anniversary from 5star service it was excellent
89% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
137 people mentioned the Butter Cake

TRIO Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Falls Church
1,347 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great experience for my husband‘s 40th birthday. The food was delicious, the service was friendly and great, and health precautions were taken seriously.
97% recommended
Contemporary American in Virginia - DC Suburbs
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
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
28 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta
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Lupo Verde - 14th St

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
1,267 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Amazing food, tasty drinks, and excellent service. Highly recommend
89% recommended
17 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta

Nostos Restaurant

$$$$·Greek·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,243 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Great food. Great service
95% recommended
110 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus
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1789 Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
5,782 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
87% recommended
American in Washington, D.C. Area
83 people mentioned the Rack Lamb
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Filomena Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
12,731 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
The special occasion was Filomena's return after the idiocy of the forced shutdown. They have gone to great lengths to safeguard everyone (including sterilizing the place with UV Read more
96% recommended
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
192 people mentioned the Calamari

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

$$$$·American·
Fairfax
1,889 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Organic
Always great food and service, but the latter today was outstanding. Safe, of course, but fun and a great light touch. Made a usually great experience outstanding.
91% recommended
Healthy in Washington, D.C. Area
43 people mentioned the Dumplings

Succotash - Penn Quarter DC

$$$$·American·
Penn Quarter
2,052 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
1,827 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
Fabulous food, great service and a pleasant atmosphere. This is our favorite place for special occasions.
97% 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
2,512 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
Fantastic food, service, ambiance.. I will definitely be back...
97% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
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.
94% recommended
91 people mentioned the Dumplings
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