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
5,885 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
This was my second time at this restaurant and the service and food was Top Notch; Outstanding; Fresh and So Yummy. Great Service also.
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 Occasions
  • 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
5,512 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
Joe's in DC has never disappointed me. Crab and Steak both delicious and prepared expertly. Service was outstanding. We were seated promptly at out reservation time as well.
97% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
557 people mentioned the Stone Crab
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Bistro L'Hermitage

$$$$·French·
Woodbridge
4,115 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
very good!!
98% recommended
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
  • 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
692 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fun
A little loud, and the dining room wasn't even full. The food was delicious. Our server, Nick, was professional and welcoming, as were the support staff. We're planning a return Read more
95% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
18 people mentioned the Crayfish

Manalu Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Frederick
743 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
Excellent food and staff! Very accommodating and gracious. Would absolutely return.
98% recommended
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
13 people mentioned the Calamari

Chez Billy Sud

$$$$·French·
Georgetown
1,835 reviews
  • Romance
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
Had a great meal with friend in cold winter night.
99% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Chicken Liver Mousse

Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

$$$$·French·
Foggy Bottom
3,311 reviews
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasions
Great place if you want true fine dining! Jonathan was super! This is a masters clas in service
97% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
75 people mentioned the Boudin Blanc

Mokomandy

$$$$·American·
Sterling
2,198 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Great food and cocktails as always!
91% recommended
American in Washington, D.C. Area
91 people mentioned the Dumplings

Montmartre

$$$$·French·
Capitol Hill
462 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
Absolutely everything is great - including the service. A hidden gem.
96% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
7 people mentioned the Octopus Appetizer

Cafe Renaissance

$$$$·French·
Vienna
2,610 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
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 Occasions in Washington, D.C. Area
80 people mentioned the Irish Coffee

Le Diplomate

$$$$·French·
Logan Circle
8,582 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
The food was great as always, but the service was really phenomenal this time! All of the staff was very friendly and helpful even once our server had a large group too!
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
2,733 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Bartender was our waitress too. She was fantastic. The food was wonderful and tasted and quick service. Love Ambar!
96% recommended
Best Value in Washington, D.C. Area
86 people mentioned the Mushroom Crepe
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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 Occasions
  • 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
1,964 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
It was was my first visit and The service was top notch from arrival to check out. The food was delicious. However if you’re salt conscious be careful selecting the all you can eatRead more
94% recommended
26 people mentioned the Cheese Pie

Fahrenheit 132

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Fredericksburg
1,618 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
This was my first time dining at Farenheit 132. Service and food was excellent.
99% recommended
Best Service in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Truffle Mac

Eddie V's - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Seafood·
Tysons Corner / McLean
2,701 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • 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
1,840 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
This is a fine restaurant each time we were here the attention to detail was perfect and if your table is overlooking the lobby then spectacular. The WOW bacon appetizer the salad Read more
98% recommended
Best Ambience in District of Columbia
92 people mentioned the Popovers

The Wine Kitchen on the Creek

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,275 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasions
A great place with delicious food!!!! We go there whenever we can. Especially recommend the Mushroom Struedel.......
92% 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
1,660 reviews
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
Was visiting DC for work and found Iron Gate online and was so happy I did. Food was excellent. It was Restaurant Week and my colleague and I decided to go with the $35 3-course oRead more
93% recommended
Mediterranean in Washington, D.C. Area
32 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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CIRCA at Clarendon

$$$$·American·
Arlington
662 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
636 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Brunch
  • Romance
prompt attentive service, great food and THE quiet corner away from all the noise. Was greeted personally upon arrival And really inexpensive for all it was
84% recommended
Lunch in District of Columbia
11 people mentioned the High Tea
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The Capital Grille - Washington DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Capitol Hill
3,885 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Robert was fantastic! Food was amazing and ambiance was outstanding. Thanks!
98% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
75 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mirabelle - Washington, DC

$$$$·French American·
Downtown
699 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
Our waiter was fantastic. The ambience quiet and classy. The Bouillabaisse was wonderful and recommended by our waiter. I love how they didn’t rush you like so many restaurantsRead more
8 people mentioned the Boudin Blanc
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Green Pig Bistro

$$$$·American·
Arlington
540 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
Best restaurant in Arlington. Delicious food, outstanding service and excellence bar.
94% recommended
American in Virginia - DC Suburbs
8 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

The Tasting Room

$$$$·American·
Frederick
1,891 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great food and service
97% recommended
American in Washington, D.C. Area
79 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Del Ray Cafe

$$$$·French·
Alexandria
869 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
1,501 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Special Occasions
  • Cosy
We were lucky enough to attend the Powell and Son Australian wine pairing dinner. The wines were paired expertly for the amazing dishes that Chef prepared! We hope the dishes may bRead more
96% recommended
Best Ambience in Washington, D.C. Area
12 people mentioned the Gazpacho

Acqua Al 2

$$$$·Italian·
Capitol Hill
3,490 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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 Occasions
  • 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 Occasions
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
1,452 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
2,806 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
  • Special Occasions
Jose was the best ! thanks for a great dining experience.
93% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
48 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chevy Chase
2,228 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • 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
2,730 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Great food, nice ambiance and Evan recommended the perfect wine.
88% recommended
Special Occasions in District of Columbia
137 people mentioned the Butter Cake

TRIO Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Falls Church
1,292 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
It was my birthday and the Trio staff made sure I was taken care of! Thank you so much for an awesome time. The Brussels sprouts were amazing!!!
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
92% recommended
Scenic View in Washington, D.C. Area
28 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta

Lupo Verde - 14th St

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
1,246 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Romance
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
  • Authentic
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
95% recommended
110 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus
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1789 Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
5,749 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Excellent food, service. A reliable DC standard for years and remains so.
86% recommended
Romance in District of Columbia
83 people mentioned the Rack Lamb

Filomena Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
12,531 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
When I’m in DC, I have to come here for dinner. What a great night with friends.
95% recommended
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
192 people mentioned the Calamari
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True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

$$$$·American·
Fairfax
1,815 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Organic
Met a friend for lunch. The Brussels sprouts app was wonderful! Had the Chilean sea bass for lunch and enjoyed ever last spoonful of the broth!! The only thing I found distractingRead more
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 Occasions
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 1000-Point Tables in Washington, D.C. Area
53 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Monocacy Crossing

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Frederick
1,711 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Bar Seating
  • Worth the Drive
Our meal was outstanding. I would definitely go back.
95% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
51 people mentioned the Coconut Pound Cake

The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Middleburg
2,472 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
Dinner for my Husband’s 60th Birthday. One of the best meals we’ve ever had! Excellent and enjoyable service, warm comfortable atmosphere. The Red Fox never disappoints!
97% recommended
Best Service in Washington, D.C. Area
117 people mentioned the Peanut Soup