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 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
6,525 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Amazing, authentic French food. I love the ambiance, service, food and cocktails. Perfect for a celebration. I was there for my birthday celebration in 2017 and 2021.
99% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
54 people mentioned the Plum Tart
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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
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
6,067 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
The food was amazing. Only thing is I didn't take pictures but got a few videos that shows how exquisite each dish looked. Taste was just as amazing.
94% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
557 people mentioned the Stone Crab

Bistro L'Hermitage

$$$$·French·
Woodbridge
4,527 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Celebrated our anniversary ~ absolutely wonderful!
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
773 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Outside on the street on a cold day. COVID constrained. Hard to relax and enjoy. Oyster po’boy skimpy. Hot toddy welcome.
97% recommended
Seafood in District of Columbia
18 people mentioned the Crayfish

Manalu Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Frederick
775 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Good for Birthdays
Manalu is consistently a great place to go. Great food, great service, cheerful staff. Highly recommended.
100% recommended
13 people mentioned the Calamari
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Chez Billy Sud

$$$$·French·
Georgetown
2,033 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Chez Billy Sud is a guaranteed delicious dinner and enjoyable evening --
97% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Chicken Liver Mousse

Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

$$$$·French·
Foggy Bottom
3,386 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Phenomenal menu, food, service, atmosphere and hospitality!!! Our go to for over 10 years!
100% recommended
Best Food in Washington, D.C. Area
75 people mentioned the Boudin Blanc

Montmartre

$$$$·French·
Capitol Hill
497 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Food and service are always lovely. A nice treat out!
96% recommended
7 people mentioned the Octopus Appetizer
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Cafe Renaissance

$$$$·French·
Vienna
2,681 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Romance
Very charming restaurant (rare quality these days!) perfect for a date night. Lovely attention from husband/wife owners and great staff, excellent food (salad with good house dressRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
80 people mentioned the Irish Coffee

Le Diplomate

$$$$·French·
Logan Circle
9,597 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Brunch
Fabulous food and presentation. Loved our private pod. Would have loved a heater in the pod.
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
3,004 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Brunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Amazing time!! Thank you so much Jonathan for making my friend’s birthday brunch so great!
97% recommended
Best Value in District of Columbia
86 people mentioned the Mushroom Crepe

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
4,314 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
2,372 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Neighbourhood Gem
What an amazing collection of small plates and a variety of flavors. The most delicious meal I’ve had in Clarendon!
92% recommended
Most Booked in Virginia - DC Suburbs
26 people mentioned the Cheese Pie

Fahrenheit 132

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Fredericksburg
2,099 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
The service was outstanding and the food was fantastic. Will definitely be back.
98% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Truffle Mac

Eddie V's - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Seafood·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,095 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Waiter was attentive and food was good. Nice atmosphere
94% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
56 people mentioned the Banana Foster

BLT Prime by David Burke

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
1,923 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • People Watching
Wonderful evening from the beginning to end!
97% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
92 people mentioned the Popovers

The Wine Kitchen on the Creek

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,514 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
Always a favorite & did not disappoint!
97% recommended
Notable Wine List 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
1,839 reviews
  • Romance
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
The staff at Iron Gate is exceptional. They are friendly and are willing to go the extra mile. We were celebrating a birthday and had brunch on the patio with the heaters. While noRead more
93% recommended
32 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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CIRCA at Clarendon

$$$$·American·
Arlington
823 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Brunch
Oh wow!! Circa was amazing!! When we arrived we saw that they took great pains in making sure that everyone was socially distanced. We arrived to an empty restaurant, and instantlyRead more
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
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Lunch
Everything about our experience at The Jefferson Hotel was superb!
11 people mentioned the High Tea
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The Capital Grille - Washington DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Capitol Hill
4,043 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
  • Romance
From Dina the maître D’ to Pamelon the runner to Adam the GM to Hailey my amazing server; I was impressed from the minute I walked in. I visited different Capital Grille restaurantRead more
99% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
75 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Mirabelle - Washington, DC

$$$$·French American·
Downtown
726 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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
638 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Brunch
  • Good for a Date
Angry Bird was delicious!! Will definitely be back again.
96% recommended
8 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

The Tasting Room

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,089 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Very relaxed and professional restaurant. My lady & I had a wonderful dinner. Highly recommended for a fancy night downtown!
97% recommended
American in Washington, D.C. Area
79 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Del Ray Cafe

$$$$·French·
Alexandria
907 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Our favorite restaurant and the best people! Thanks for staying open.
92% recommended
18 people mentioned the Beignets
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The Ashby Inn

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Paris
1,548 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
We love The Ashby Inn. Every time we go it is a very nice evening. The food and service are amazing. Everyone is very nice and makes sure we are having a great time.
98% recommended
Best Service in Virginia - DC Suburbs
12 people mentioned the Gazpacho
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Acqua Al 2

$$$$·Italian·
Capitol Hill
3,545 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Very enjoyable. Good food and friendly and excellent service
97% 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
1,666 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Great food and ambiance as always - and we really appreciated the measures they are taking during the pandemic! Safe and clean, and a wonderful night out.
97% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
30 people mentioned the Beef Stew

The Capital Grille - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,009 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
Excellent as always
96% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
48 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chevy Chase
2,358 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Lunch
Excellent as always. Attentive staff and great food. Sad to see such a great place empty due to current events. Can't wait to go back!
93% recommended
Steakhouse in District of Columbia
28 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Mastro's Steakhouse - DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Penn Quarter
3,119 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Good time and delicious food. The creamed corn wasn’t that great but the steak was delicious.
87% recommended
Special Occasions in District of Columbia
137 people mentioned the Butter Cake

TRIO Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Falls Church
1,456 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Amazing experience! Hospitality was outstanding and the food was fantastic.
99% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
33 people mentioned the Short Rib

Lupo Verde - 14th St

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
1,331 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Quality service. Wonderful cuisine and cocktails.
94% recommended
17 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta

Nostos Restaurant

$$$$·Greek·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,383 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Excellent! Incredible dining experience.
98% recommended
Greek in Washington, D.C. Area
110 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus

1789 Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
5,811 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
This is the ultimate in fine dining. There is no other.
93% recommended
Best Service in District of Columbia
83 people mentioned the Rack Lamb
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Filomena Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
13,104 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Had a wonderful server and the food is excellent and plentiful.
98% recommended
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
192 people mentioned the Calamari
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True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

$$$$·American·
Fairfax
2,043 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Lunch
I had the Winter immuninty bowl. I found it visually appealing, packed with fresh plant based ingredients and tasty. Tthe spice combination was new to me and I was impressed with iRead more
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
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
  • 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
2,005 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Great food and even better service!
98% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
51 people mentioned the Coconut Pound Cake

The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Middleburg
2,667 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Outdoor Eating
Great! It was chilly, but the tent and heaters helped for our late-January dinner. Everything spaced appropriately. Service was top-notch and food even better!
95% recommended
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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