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
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Worth the Drive
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
5,880 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
We feel fortunate to live close to this beautiful fine dining restaurant. Whenever we feel like treating ourselves to a special date night, we choose L'Auberge. It's always worth iRead more
99% 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 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
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
5,500 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
very enjoyable and professional environment We had an excellent time
97% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
557 people mentioned the Stone Crab
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Bistro L'Hermitage

$$$$·French·
Woodbridge
4,113 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
The staff, the food and the atmosphere made for an amazing anniversary dinner
98% recommended
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
  • Good for a Date
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
94% recommended
1 people mentioned the Red Wine
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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

$$$$·Seafood·
Logan Circle
691 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fun
Delicious food and excellent service! The 50 percent off all bottles of wine Tuesday deal is another attraction. We sat down for dinner, but there was a vibrant happy hour scene toRead more
95% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
18 people mentioned the Crayfish

Manalu Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Frederick
740 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
We had such a nice evening. The service was wonderful. The wine list was nice. Getting an appetizer delivered was such a surprise. The men in our party raved about their meal. MineRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
13 people mentioned the Calamari

Chez Billy Sud

$$$$·French·
Georgetown
1,833 reviews
  • Romance
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Great atmosphere and warm service. Really nice spot. Feels like you are somewhere else!
99% 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
3,311 reviews
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
Great place if you want true fine dining! Jonathan was super! This is a masters clas in service
94% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
75 people mentioned the Boudin Blanc

Mokomandy

$$$$·American·
Sterling
2,195 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
As a plant based eater, I was impressed by the knowledge level of our waiter Carlos as well as the number of offerings I could have without being modified and making them less appeRead more
91% recommended
American in Washington, D.C. Area
91 people mentioned the Dumplings

Montmartre

$$$$·French·
Capitol Hill
461 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
Consistently great! We have never been disappointed at Montmartre over the 20 plus years we have been dining here. The wait service folks are friendly, professional and highly knowRead more
96% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
7 people mentioned the Octopus Appetizer

Cafe Renaissance

$$$$·French·
Vienna
2,610 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
I'm never disappointed when we come here, from the second you walk through the door they make you feel part of their family, and the food is always amazing!!
98% recommended
Special Occasion in Washington, D.C. Area
80 people mentioned the Irish Coffee

Le Diplomate

$$$$·French·
Logan Circle
8,570 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Best brunch place in the City. If you go, you have to get their cheese board!
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
2,728 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
We went for restaurant week and thoroughly enjoyed it! The leek croquettes and the meat pie were our top favorites!
96% recommended
Best Value in Washington, D.C. Area
86 people mentioned the Mushroom Crepe

The Conche

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Washington DC
660 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Brunch
Consistently wonderful and delicious. Every time we try a new dish and every time we leave wanting more. What a gem!
100% recommended
16 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Rasika West End

$$$$·Contemporary Indian·
West End
4,312 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
1,959 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
It was a great first time experience and the food was flavorful. I will definitely be returning. I recommend also ordering the drunken Mussels, my favorite dish of the night.
94% recommended
26 people mentioned the Cheese Pie

Fahrenheit 132

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Fredericksburg
1,609 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
This is our goto destination
99% recommended
Best Service in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Truffle Mac

Eddie V's - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Seafood·
Tysons Corner / McLean
2,700 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Great ambiance and the good was great!
92% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
56 people mentioned the Banana Foster

BLT Prime by David Burke

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
1,839 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Outstanding service & food!
97% recommended
Best Ambience in District of Columbia
92 people mentioned the Popovers

The Wine Kitchen on the Creek

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,273 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
During D C Restaurant week we got our favorite table and began with Madhouse Oysters from Fishing Creek along with Bourbon and Wine Flights. We ordered from the set aside menu whicRead more
93% recommended
Best Service in Maryland - DC Suburbs
30 people mentioned the Short Rib

Rasika

$$$$·Indian·
Penn Quarter
8,649 reviews
Great modern take on Indian food. Looking forward to my next visit.
606 people mentioned the Chaat
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Iron Gate

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Dupont Circle
1,657 reviews
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
So romantic and unusual, eating outside with all the fire pits in January! Tremendous restaurant week value. Delicious food and I loved the hot sangria.
93% recommended
Mediterranean in Washington, D.C. Area
32 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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CIRCA at Clarendon

$$$$·American·
Arlington
659 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Fab neighborhood restaurant. I had the lobster ravioli and sautéed shrimp, and it was yummy. Also try the brick chicken.
94% recommended
14 people mentioned the French Toast

Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
635 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Brunch
  • Romance
Lunch at the Greenhouse is the best part of any workday.
83% recommended
Lunch in District of Columbia
11 people mentioned the High Tea
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The Capital Grille - Washington DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Capitol Hill
3,882 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Pretty solid steakhouse. I would return and plan to. First experience was during restaurant week. I would like to try some other side dishes and entrees. Also, maybe visit for a haRead more
98% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
75 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mirabelle - Washington, DC

$$$$·French / American·
Downtown
698 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
Excellent service in a quiet and relaxing environment. Good wine list.
8 people mentioned the Boudin Blanc

Green Pig Bistro

$$$$·American·
Arlington
539 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
Great brunch food. Good vibe, great choices.
94% recommended
American in Virginia - DC Suburbs
8 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

The Tasting Room

$$$$·American·
Frederick
1,890 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
One of our favorite restaurants. Extremely expensive but the food and service were outstanding so it’s worth it! I veered off of my typical order of lobster chowder and New York stRead more
96% recommended
American in Washington, D.C. Area
79 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Del Ray Cafe

$$$$·French·
Alexandria
862 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
The food here is always special and the Restaurant Week choices are delicious.
97% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in Washington, D.C. Area
18 people mentioned the Beignets

The Ashby Inn

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Paris
1,500 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Romance
  • Special Occasion
My wife and I visited the Ashby for a lunch during this week and it was an excellent experience. The food was exceptional, and the service was first class.
96% recommended
Best Ambience in Washington, D.C. Area
12 people mentioned the Gazpacho

Acqua Al 2

$$$$·Italian·
Capitol Hill
3,489 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great food as always! Florentine steak is amazing It’s always fun to introduce friends to Acqua al 2
94% recommended
131 people mentioned the Pasta Sampler

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
1,447 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
Such a wonderful place, with wonderful food. It could be a lot better if they weren't stingy with 5 oz wine pours by the glass, and included half-glasses as an option.
97% recommended
French in District of Columbia
30 people mentioned the Beef Stew

The Capital Grille - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Tysons Corner / McLean
2,802 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
  • Good for Birthdays
Todd, Kelly, Artie and the entire staff are second to none. They make me and my guests feel at home.
93% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
48 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chevy Chase
2,226 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
Took my family for a post-holidays lunch and we were seated in a great booth near the windows. The staff quickly ensured we were comfortable and took our drink orders. They were Read more
98% recommended
Lunch in Washington, D.C. Area
28 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mastro's Steakhouse - DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Penn Quarter
2,718 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Great food and service! We will be back whenever we are in Washington!
88% recommended
Special Occasion in District of Columbia
137 people mentioned the Butter Cake

TRIO Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Falls Church
1,291 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
What a nice treat! The food was great and the staff was professional and knowledgeable. We were particularly impressed by how much pride the staff took in the restaurant group, aRead more
98% recommended
Contemporary American in Virginia - DC Suburbs
33 people mentioned the Short Rib

Osteria Morini DC

$$$$·Italian·
Navy Yard
2,043 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
Waiter was amazing- food was superb
93% recommended
Scenic View in Washington, D.C. Area
28 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta

Lupo Verde - 14th St

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
1,245 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Cozy
Mine and friends birthday. Service was was very accommodating and we both got cakes.
86% recommended
17 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta

Nostos Restaurant

$$$$·Greek·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,174 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Beautiful restaurant, one of my favorites in the metro area. The food is yummy, very rarely have I been disappointed in any dish. Today I had the Chilean Sea Bass that was melt in Read more
94% recommended
110 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus

1789 Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
5,746 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
I came for restaurant week and the experience was outstanding. The food and wine pairings were excellent. The ambiance was very much classic DC being in an old brownstone with a loRead more
86% recommended
Romance in District of Columbia
83 people mentioned the Rack Lamb

Filomena Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
12,523 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
Only problem was the steps and no elevator for my friend who has difficulty. Otherwise good experience
95% recommended
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
192 people mentioned the Calamari

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

$$$$·American·
Fairfax
1,812 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Organic
And my guest was a first timer who will be taking his family to the True Food closer to their home in Arlington!
94% recommended
Healthy in Washington, D.C. Area
43 people mentioned the Dumplings

Succotash - Penn Quarter DC

$$$$·American·
Penn Quarter
1,955 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
We had a great restaurant week experience and feel we definitely got a great value. Serving a family-style sampler was a great way to experience a lot of what Succotash can offer Read more
88% recommended
Most Booked 1,000-Point Tables in Washington, D.C. Area
53 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Monocacy Crossing

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Frederick
1,709 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Worth the Drive
A great meal in a comfortable setting. Recommend the short ribs and shrimp & scallops.
95% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
51 people mentioned the Coconut Pound Cake

The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Middleburg
2,470 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the Winter Tasting menu at the Red Fox Inn & Tavern. I was initially concerned about the limited menu, given that I'm such a finicky eater. EverRead more
98% recommended
Best Service in Washington, D.C. Area
117 people mentioned the Peanut Soup