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
  • Romantic
  • 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
6,516 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Always good. We were extra happy that we were able to get the Alsatian Plum Tart for dessert...always a winner!
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 Occasion
  • Romantic
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
6,053 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
The dry-aged rib eye, stone crab claws, even chopped salad were delicious. I would definitely recommend the key lime pie as well. I can't wait to return!
94% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
557 people mentioned the Stone Crab
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Bistro L'Hermitage

$$$$·French·
Woodbridge
4,510 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
attentive service, nice atmosphere even with social distancing
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
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • 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
770 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
The food was great, though the menu was fairly limited. We went for brunch and were expecting more of a "brunch" menu than lunch, but everything was tasty. The heaters were really Read more
98% recommended
Seafood in District of Columbia
18 people mentioned the Crayfish

Manalu Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Frederick
775 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Romantic
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 Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Chez Billy Sud is a guaranteed delicious dinner and enjoyable evening --
98% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Chicken Liver Mousse
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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

$$$$·French·
Foggy Bottom
3,386 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
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
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Montmartre

$$$$·French·
Capitol Hill
497 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
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
2,676 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
Café Renaissance can only be described as FABULOUS! From an amazing Duck Confit appetizer, classic onion soup with three cheeses, crisp and well dressed green salad and her entréRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
80 people mentioned the Irish Coffee

Le Diplomate

$$$$·French·
Logan Circle
9,543 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
Amazing service and I loved the cute little huts, as that made outdoor dining such a fun and cool experience!
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
3,000 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
Delicious food, server was excellent at helping us navigate the menu and keeping plates flowing our way. Recommend highly.
97% recommended
Best Value in District of Columbia
86 people mentioned the Mushroom Crepe
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The Conche

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Washington DC
661 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
2,353 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Neighborhood Gem
First time eating here. Food was delicious. I will recommend anyone.
92% recommended
Most Booked in Virginia - DC Suburbs
26 people mentioned the Cheese Pie

Fahrenheit 132

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Fredericksburg
2,079 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Everyone was attentive to the details, food excellently prepared and presented. We will 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
3,075 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
It was a great experience from the front door, dinner, server and overall ambiance. Having been to this location multiple times I just revised why my wife and I keep coming back. WRead more
95% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
56 people mentioned the Banana Foster
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BLT Prime by David Burke

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
1,923 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List
Wonderful evening from the beginning to end!
97% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
92 people mentioned the Popovers
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The Wine Kitchen on the Creek

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,500 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
Food, service and atmosphere all amazing! Great cocktail menu as well! I have never had a bad meal here!
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 Occasion
  • 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
1,837 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Great experience overall!
94% recommended
32 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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CIRCA at Clarendon

$$$$·American·
Arlington
816 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
The 3 courses for $25 was such a great deal. The Brussels and steak frites were excellent!
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
  • Romantic
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
Everything about our experience at The Jefferson Hotel was superb!
89% recommended
11 people mentioned the High Tea
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The Capital Grille - Washington DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Capitol Hill
4,040 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for Anniversaries
Our server, Wayne, absolutely made our experience special! We were there on the last night the restaurant was open in December celebrating Christmas with our family. We will be bRead more
98% 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
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
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
632 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch
I enjoyed my time at Green Pig Bistro. It was my first time and the customer service was exceptional. Our waiter was attentive, the atmosphere felt secure and safe, and on top of tRead more
95% recommended
8 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

The Tasting Room

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,081 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the bartender was very knowledgeable.
97% recommended
American in Washington, D.C. Area
79 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Del Ray Cafe

$$$$·French·
Alexandria
907 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
1,547 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • 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.
100% 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 Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Great as always
98% recommended
131 people mentioned the Pasta Sampler
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L'Auberge Provencale

$$$$·French American·
Boyce
356 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Neighborhood 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
1,655 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Our anniversary yesterday. Fabulous service great food. Plus their COVID set up is amazing. Best I have seen anywhere
97% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
30 people mentioned the Beef Stew

The Capital Grille - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Tysons Corner / McLean
2,999 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Our waiter was especially attentive and engaging. I don't recall his name but he was from France.
94% 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 Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
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
3,113 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Everything was excellent. The only downside was we had to have outdoor dining and it
87% recommended
Special Occasion in District of Columbia
137 people mentioned the Butter Cake
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TRIO Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Falls Church
1,449 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Went here right after eloping the staff was so kind to us on our big day! The food and ambience was excellent.
99% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
33 people mentioned the Short Rib

Lupo Verde - 14th St

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
1,328 reviews
  • Neighborhood 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
3,380 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
Nostos Restaurant NEVER disappoints. You can always count on outstanding food and outstanding service, The management is always friendly and responsive.
98% recommended
Greek in Washington, D.C. Area
110 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus

1789 Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
5,809 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
A Classic! Always reliable with excellent food and service. There is no place quite like it.
91% recommended
Best Service in District of Columbia
83 people mentioned the Rack Lamb
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Filomena Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
13,093 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Awesome as usual. So glad we were able to enjoy our regular holiday tradition
98% recommended
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
192 people mentioned the Calamari
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True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

$$$$·American·
Fairfax
2,036 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Great for Lunch
As always, True Foods was amazing. The food was excellent and the service was fantastic. This was my first time dining inside the restaurant with COVID procedures in place. All Read more
93% 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
  • Great for Brunch
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
2,000 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
My first visit in January 2021. Plenty of parking, quite location outside of Frederick. We really enjoyed our food. The customer service was great, will be back for sure.
99% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
51 people mentioned the Coconut Pound Cake

The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Middleburg
2,663 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
We enjoyed the Holiday tasting menu as a special element of our holiday season. Staff was very accommodating in letting us choose, early in the day, a table we felt was the safestRead more
94% recommended
117 people mentioned the Peanut Soup
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Mokomandy

$$$$·American·
Sterling
2,234 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood 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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