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
7,093 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • 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
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Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
6,954 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
We went here to celebrate my daughter and sons birthdays as we spent our last day in DC before heading back home to Orange County, CA. The food was absolutely amazing. We went alRead more
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
557 people mentioned the Stone Crab
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Bistro L'Hermitage

$$$$·French·
Woodbridge
4,942 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Neighbourhood Gem
We celebrated our 50th Anniversary early with brunch here. Table #2 & Carlos, as always. Good to see it busy again. We started our meal w/ flutes of brut rose & croissants. My lobsRead more
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
53 people mentioned the French Onion Soup
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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
910 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
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Manalu Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Frederick
829 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • 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

Chez Billy Sud

$$$$·French·
Georgetown
2,206 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
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
3,444 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 Occasions
  • 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 Occasions
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
10,933 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Le Diplomate has really kept it's high quality edge after all these years of being at 14th Street. Our meal was excellent, as was the service and ambiance. What they did with the oRead more
French in Washington, D.C. Area
223 people mentioned the Mushroom Tart
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Ambar Capitol Hill

$$$$·Balkan style·
Capitol Hill
3,480 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Group Bookings
  • Neighbourhood Gem
A fun place to go. The service was excellent and being able to try anything on the menu made for delightful evening.
Most Booked in District of Columbia
86 people mentioned the Mushroom Crepe

Ambar - Arlington

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Arlington
2,775 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Group Bookings
The food and service were excellent. We tried six different items and all were tasty, prepared to perfection, and beautifully presented. Our only suggestion to improve ambience isRead more
Most Booked in Virginia - DC Suburbs
26 people mentioned the Cheese Pie

Fahrenheit 132

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Fredericksburg
2,640 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Truly an exceptional place!! Wonderful food, great atmosphere, wonderful personnel at each turn!! A place to try and make it a regular stop. We drove 3 hours from Pennsylvania aRead more
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Truffle Mac

Eddie V's - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Seafood·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,526 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Four of us took our girlfriend here for her 91st birthday lunch and the staff could not have been more doting and respectful of her. She especially received special attention withRead more
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
56 people mentioned the Banana Foster

BLT Prime by David Burke

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
2,075 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
It was great.
Best Ambience in Washington, D.C. Area
92 people mentioned the Popovers

The Wine Kitchen on the Creek

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,807 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Food, wine, service and ambience were excellent.
American in Washington, D.C. Area
30 people mentioned the Short Rib

Iron Gate

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Dupont Circle
2,076 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Romance
Dishes are always clever and a step above. The mushroom carbonara had this delicious underlying pepper flavor, not too hot, just yum. Gorgeous romantic patio, great service. Our 3rRead more
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
669 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Special Occasions
  • 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

The Capital Grille - Washington DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Capitol Hill
4,201 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Birthdays
I have been to the DC Capital Grille multiple times and it never seems to disappoint. My boyfriend wanted to go for his birthday and it was a great choice. We had the Cold ShellfisRead more
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
75 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Il Piatto

$$$$·Italian·
Washington DC
8 people mentioned the Boudin Blanc
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Green Pig Bistro

$$$$·American·
Arlington
905 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating
We had a dinner reservation for the outside patio. Because of approaching storms, they called to ask if they could move us inside. Our waiter Matt was excellent and made great recoRead more
American in Virginia - DC Suburbs
8 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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The Tasting Room

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,348 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Delicious food and excellent service! We will return!
American in Washington, D.C. Area
79 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

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 Occasions
  • Local Ingredients
  • Romance
OMG, what a wonderful place to eat. The service was outstanding.
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 Occasions
  • 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
2,084 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
We love Et Voilá. It is consistently delicious and the service is great. Very cozy too.
French in District of Columbia
30 people mentioned the Beef Stew

The Capital Grille - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,194 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • 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
2,524 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romance
Excellent food and service outdoors
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
28 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mastro's Steakhouse - DC

$$$$·Steak·
Penn Quarter
3,693 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
The wait was a little long after our reservation time but the food and service were amazing. The family style sides make the meals full and well rounded. Will be eating here again
Steak in District of Columbia
137 people mentioned the Butter Cake

TRIO Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Falls Church
1,671 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Group Bookings
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
1,466 reviews
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List
  • Outdoor Eating
Delicious brunch outside on a gorgeous day. Perfection!!
17 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta
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Nostos Restaurant

$$$$·Greek·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,595 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • 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

1789 Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
5,913 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
I have dined at 1789 about 10 times in the last 8 years. While the ambiance and service has always been impeccable, i have never cared for the food. This visit, hosting a special fRead more
American in Washington, D.C. Area
83 people mentioned the Rack Lamb
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Filomena Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
13,616 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • 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
2,124 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
We love Succotash! It’s one of our favorite places for a night out and to bring family when they visit!
53 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Monocacy Crossing

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Frederick
2,304 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
  • 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
2,772 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • 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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