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
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
6,370 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Always a wonderful treat
98% recommended
Special Occasion 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
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
5,911 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
One of the best restaurants in the DC area. The food and service is second to none. Thank you for giving a great experience during these crazy times.
95% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
557 people mentioned the Stone Crab

Bistro L'Hermitage

$$$$·French·
Woodbridge
4,384 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
We have been going for years and always love the staff, the food, the ambiance. So very special......
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
  • 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
761 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Fun
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Love the touch less ordering & paying.
95% recommended
Late-Night Find in District of Columbia
18 people mentioned the Crayfish
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Manalu Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Frederick
774 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Manalu is consistently a great place to go. Great food, great service, cheerful staff. Highly recommended.
98% recommended
13 people mentioned the Calamari
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Chez Billy Sud

$$$$·French·
Georgetown
2,002 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
We loved the outdoor patio and nice ambiance. Service was great as was the food. Too bad you don’t serve desserts now, we needed little sweet ending but we do understand the circumRead more
98% recommended
21 people mentioned the Chicken Liver Mousse
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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

$$$$·French·
Foggy Bottom
3,367 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
As always, Marcel’s does not miss the mark. The food and service is flawless. There’s a reason Marcel’s is considered among the best restaurants in the city. Milos and Adnane went Read more
98% recommended
75 people mentioned the Boudin Blanc

Montmartre

$$$$·French·
Capitol Hill
497 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Food and service are always lovely. A nice treat out!
95% recommended
7 people mentioned the Octopus Appetizer
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Cafe Renaissance

$$$$·French·
Vienna
2,658 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Romance
Cafe Renaissance is our go-to restaurant for special occasions. The food is always well done and interesting, but we probably go more for the owners and staff, who make any visit fRead more
98% recommended
Romance in Virginia - DC Suburbs
80 people mentioned the Irish Coffee

Le Diplomate

$$$$·French·
Logan Circle
9,227 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Brunch
Excellent in all aspects as usual- only issue is the outside dining space on 14th street is noisy but that is unavoidable given Covid restrictions.
94% recommended
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
223 people mentioned the Mushroom Tart
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Ambar Capitol Hill

$$$$·Balkan Style·
Capitol Hill
2,933 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
Food and service were fantastic--and the shrimp dish was phenomenal. We always have a great time at Ambar.
96% recommended
Best Value in District of Columbia
86 people mentioned the Mushroom Crepe

The Conche

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Washington DC
660 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
4,314 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
2,261 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
We sat outside for brunch on Sunday and loved the all you can eat plus 25 cent drinks for a standard price. Each dish was better than the next!
92% recommended
Most Booked in Virginia - DC Suburbs
26 people mentioned the Cheese Pie

Fahrenheit 132

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Fredericksburg
1,965 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Superb dining experience. Outstanding food and gracious service. Best wine list in town.
97% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Truffle Mac

Eddie V's - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Seafood·
Tysons Corner / McLean
2,980 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
As always a great place for a business lunch. The outdoor seating and view was nice, particular with ongoing covid19 issues. Delicious meal and attentive staff made this another Read more
94% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
56 people mentioned the Banana Foster

BLT Prime by David Burke

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
1,898 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List
Amazing service and food. Birthday celebration for my father. Was beautiful setting with balcony seating overlooking main lobby and chandeliers.
100% recommended
92 people mentioned the Popovers
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The Wine Kitchen on the Creek

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,437 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
Food was great as well as friendly and efficient service
95% recommended
Notable Wine List in Maryland - DC Suburbs
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
1,789 reviews
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating
Wonderful food and pleasant, attentive, careful service. We LOVED the roasted eggplant, the grilled octopus and especially the shrimp and crab orzo/risotto with saffron. Nice to Read more
94% recommended
Romance in District of Columbia
32 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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CIRCA at Clarendon

$$$$·American·
Arlington
783 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
A great place for a weekend brunch; good food, good service, and a lovely ambiance.
97% recommended
American in Virginia - DC Suburbs
14 people mentioned the French Toast

Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
646 reviews
  • Romance
  • Brunch
  • Special Occasion
Everything about our experience at The Jefferson Hotel was superb!
83% recommended
11 people mentioned the High Tea
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The Capital Grille - Washington DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Capitol Hill
4,015 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
I had a great time! The food was amazing
97% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
75 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mirabelle - Washington, DC

$$$$·French / American·
Downtown
726 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
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
596 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
The green pig bistro was an excellent choice. We were able to sit outside on a great night and enjoyed there Monday night special fried chicken dinner. Service and everything was eRead more
94% recommended
8 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

The Tasting Room

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,038 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Went for lunch, which was excellent. We will be back next for dinner!
96% recommended
American in Washington, D.C. Area
79 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Del Ray Cafe

$$$$·French·
Alexandria
907 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Our favorite restaurant and the best people! Thanks for staying open.
98% recommended
18 people mentioned the Beignets
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The Ashby Inn

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Paris
1,541 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasion
  • Worth the Drive
My husband and I decided on the tasting menu which included four courses. The ambience and service were both outstanding and the food was delicious. Highly recommend for special ocRead more
97% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
12 people mentioned the Gazpacho
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Acqua Al 2

$$$$·Italian·
Capitol Hill
3,545 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
Great as always
95% recommended
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
1,567 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
My steak was more medium than medium rare, but still delicious!
97% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
30 people mentioned the Beef Stew

The Capital Grille - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Tysons Corner / McLean
2,954 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
Great food but overpriced. Theresa is an amazing server and highly recommend you ask for her on your next visit.
96% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
48 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chevy Chase
2,336 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
The Capital Grill Chevy Chase is my favorite restaurant. It is definitely my go to restaurant especially on special occasions. The food is delicious and the service outstanding. ItRead more
96% recommended
Special Occasion in District of Columbia
28 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mastro's Steakhouse - DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Penn Quarter
3,018 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
the drinks were so good ... now as for the food, absolutely amazing! the steak was so juicy and flavorful. our waiter T was the best! i highly recommend this restaurant, especiallyRead more
87% recommended
Steakhouse in District of Columbia
137 people mentioned the Butter Cake

TRIO Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Falls Church
1,415 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
We celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary. The food was fabulous.
99% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
33 people mentioned the Short Rib

Lupo Verde - 14th St

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
1,307 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
Food is delicious and worth every penny. The pasta of course is number one. Fresh and silky
91% recommended
Hot Spot in District of Columbia
17 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta
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Nostos Restaurant

$$$$·Greek·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,338 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
We really enjoyed our lunch there today. The food was excellent and the service was great!
97% recommended
Best Food in Virginia - DC Suburbs
110 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus

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
86% recommended
83 people mentioned the Rack Lamb
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Filomena Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
12,953 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Server was excellent and the food never disappoints!
97% recommended
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
192 people mentioned the Calamari
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True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

$$$$·American·
Fairfax
1,986 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
Food was delicious
95% 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 Occasion
Fantastic job with social distancing measures, great bartender, and classy service.
89% recommended
53 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Monocacy Crossing

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Frederick
1,928 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
A wonderful surprise to find such an outstanding venue. Our luncheon entrees were superb; inside tables spaced well apart; cross ventilation appreciated and a very pleasant waitreRead more
97% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
51 people mentioned the Coconut Pound Cake

The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Middleburg
2,597 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Exceptional service. Best dining experience I’ve had in covid times.
95% recommended
Outdoor Eating in Virginia - DC Suburbs
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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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
28 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta
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