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
770 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • 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
6,602 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Outdoor Eating
Always a hit! Been going since 1983 and is always special. Thanks Jacque et al!!
99% recommended
Best Service in Washington, D.C. Area
54 people mentioned the Plum Tart

Kinship

$$$$·American·
Mt. Vernon Square
928 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
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
6,246 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
amazing food and service! my crab claws amazing! love this place
93% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
557 people mentioned the Stone Crab

Bistro L'Hermitage

$$$$·French·
Woodbridge
4,629 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Neighbourhood Gem
First time there. Absolutely loved it. Will be returning again soon. Great staff and the food was amazing!
99% recommended
French 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
790 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
Great oysters and ambiance!
97% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
18 people mentioned the Crayfish

Manalu Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Frederick
777 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Manalu is consistently a great place to go. Great food, great service, cheerful staff. Highly recommended.
97% recommended
13 people mentioned the Calamari
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Chez Billy Sud

$$$$·French·
Georgetown
2,062 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
fantastic food!!!
96% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Chicken Liver Mousse

Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

$$$$·European·
Foggy Bottom
3,408 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
We had a great experience. Food was amazing!! Pricey but worth it. We will be back!!
100% 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
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Food and service are always lovely. A nice treat out!
97% recommended
7 people mentioned the Octopus Appetizer
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Cafe Renaissance

$$$$·French·
Vienna
2,699 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Romance
Very nice place - cozy, quiet, European style decor and ambiance, perfect for a small family celebration or a romantic dinner. Superb chef, nice music, excellent service.
96% recommended
Special Occasions in Virginia - DC Suburbs
80 people mentioned the Irish Coffee

Le Diplomate

$$$$·French·
Logan Circle
9,910 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Always wonderful!
94% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
223 people mentioned the Mushroom Tart
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Ambar Capitol Hill

$$$$·Balkan style·
Capitol Hill
3,104 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Brunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Excellent food, great way to taste different Balkan dishes.
98% recommended
Best Value in Washington, D.C. Area
86 people mentioned the Mushroom Crepe
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The Conche

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Washington DC
661 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • 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
4,315 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
2,463 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Highly recommend the Balkan experience for the best value - the portion sizes are pretty small however that is a non issue with the AYCE option.
92% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Virginia - DC Suburbs
26 people mentioned the Cheese Pie

Fahrenheit 132

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Fredericksburg
2,199 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
The steak was very delicious and the brussel sprouts were outstanding.
99% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Truffle Mac

Eddie V's - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Seafood·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,217 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Great food and service!!
97% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
56 people mentioned the Banana Foster

BLT Prime by David Burke

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
1,955 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
went for birthday - best steaks in DC
92% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
92 people mentioned the Popovers

The Wine Kitchen on the Creek

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,583 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating
Love this place!
97% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Maryland - DC Suburbs
30 people mentioned the Short Rib

Rasika

$$$$·Indian·
Penn Quarter
8,652 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Hot Spot
Excellent meal & service. Best Indian food I've ever had.
96% recommended
606 people mentioned the Chaat
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Iron Gate

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Dupont Circle
1,884 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
The entire staff was lovely, food was delicious, and a beautiful setting! 10/10
93% recommended
32 people mentioned the Gnocchi

CIRCA at Clarendon

$$$$·American·
Arlington
860 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Brunch
Everything we ordered was fabulous . It was my first time there and I definitely will be back. Service was great... everything about it was fantastic.
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
  • Special Occasions
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
Everything about our experience at The Jefferson Hotel was superb!
93% recommended
11 people mentioned the High Tea
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The Capital Grille - Washington DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Capitol Hill
4,079 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Wonderful meal. Gorgeous evening dining outside in DC. Both food and service were excellent . Will return
100% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
75 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mirabelle - Washington, DC

$$$$·French American·
Downtown
726 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Went to celebrate a birthday. The night was perfect. Recommended wine was perfectly paired with the meal, and the food was delicious. Highly recommended.
88% recommended
8 people mentioned the Boudin Blanc
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Green Pig Bistro

$$$$·American·
Arlington
679 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Such an outstanding time with each visit. Zach & team thank you for the love! 🍮🍷👌
96% recommended
8 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

The Tasting Room

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,143 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Thank you for always providing great service and food/drink. It’s our favorite Frederick restaurant.
97% recommended
American in Washington, D.C. Area
79 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Del Ray Cafe

$$$$·French·
Alexandria
907 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Brunch
Our favorite restaurant and the best people! Thanks for staying open.
95% recommended
18 people mentioned the Beignets
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The Ashby Inn

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Paris
1,554 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
Amazing place. Historic atmosphere, great food, helpful service, and a wonderful sommelier named John. We also stayed overnight in the School House, their additional property nexRead more
97% recommended
12 people mentioned the Gazpacho
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Acqua Al 2

$$$$·Italian·
Capitol Hill
3,545 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Great as always
95% recommended
131 people mentioned the Pasta Sampler
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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
1,729 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating
We sat outside and it was lovely and sanctioned off, so I felt safe.
98% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
30 people mentioned the Beef Stew

The Capital Grille - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,054 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great Anniversary dinner
97% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
48 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chevy Chase
2,377 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Lunch
Our experience was excellent. The food, outdoor atmosphere, and our server were all great. However, we were sorry to see a manager yelling at and treating staff poorly. One waiterRead more
93% recommended
Lunch in District of Columbia
28 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mastro's Steakhouse - DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Penn Quarter
3,279 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Trying to visit every Mastro’s, and have several more to go...except they are adding a few more. The Mastro’s Washington DC team we’re very friendly, professional and know how to tRead more
86% recommended
Steakhouse in District of Columbia
137 people mentioned the Butter Cake

TRIO Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Falls Church
1,500 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
They did really well with distancing diners inside. Everything was great! It did take a while to get our main meal, but we were happy to just be out enjoying a non-home-cooked meRead more
99% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
33 people mentioned the Short Rib

Osteria Morini DC

$$$$·Italian·
Navy Yard
2,068 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
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.
93% recommended
28 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta
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Lupo Verde - 14th St

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
1,362 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Lupo Verde has become very popular - tonight the service was a bit off from their usual high standard. Otherwise, perfect, and a pleasure.
94% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in District of Columbia
17 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta
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Nostos Restaurant

$$$$·Greek·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,422 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Always a pleasure and always delicious!
97% recommended
110 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus

1789 Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
5,853 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Iconic restaurant delivers - the service level is outstanding! Everyone was friendly and helpful. Everything was delicious
98% recommended
American in Washington, D.C. Area
83 people mentioned the Rack Lamb

Filomena Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
13,272 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Hands down, the BEST food I’ve ever eaten!! Best service! Best ambience! BEST!!
98% recommended
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
192 people mentioned the Calamari

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

$$$$·American·
Fairfax
2,096 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Healthy
  • Fit for Foodies
I loved the atmosphere of the restaurant and the staff was all very helpful and friendly!
94% recommended
Healthy in Washington, D.C. Area
43 people mentioned the Dumplings

Succotash - Penn Quarter DC - Reopening Soon

$$$$·American·
Penn Quarter
2,053 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Luv'd the salmon pitcher of Bella Peach snuck'd up on me too
90% recommended
53 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Monocacy Crossing

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Frederick
2,055 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
As usual, great food and great service. Get the Pork Tenderloin. Love this place!
99% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
51 people mentioned the Coconut Pound Cake

The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Middleburg
2,726 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Outdoor Eating
Awesome place to stay and dine.
94% recommended
Contemporary American 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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