50 Virginia 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:Leaping Lizard Cafe, Le Yaca, Joshua Wilton House
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, French, Contemporary French / American
Neighborhoods:Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Harrisonburg
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Leaping Lizard Cafe

$$$$·American·
Virginia Beach
852 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
We took family here for a celebration. Everyone loved it including the kids. Thanks again for a wonderful meal and a friendly staff!
Best Overall in Virginia
7 people mentioned the Duck Tacos
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Le Yaca

$$$$·French·
Williamsburg
6,741 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
Never had a bad meal at Le Yaca. Service and food always top notch. Escargot best in the area.
Best Overall in Williamsburg
117 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Joshua Wilton House

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
Harrisonburg
686 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great food, cheerful & helpful staff, a wonderful upscale dinning experience in downtown Harrisonburg.
Best Overall in Virginia
13 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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The Ivy Inn Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Charlottesville
2,654 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
Friendly, and courteous service. Excellent food . Lovely ambiance. Highly recommend the Ivy Inn.
Contemporary American in Virginia
53 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Roanoke
1,339 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Local Ingredients
  • Notable Wine List
Absolutely one of the best restaurants in town and Cindy is the best server there!
Healthy in Virginia
20 people mentioned the Bread Pudding

Cochon on 2nd

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Williamsburg
1,696 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
We loved the experience! We noticed the attention to detail when it came to the fresh cut flowers and personalized menu. It was very thoughtful. The staff was great. The food was eRead more
Contemporary American in Virginia
17 people mentioned the Sticky Ribs
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Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Richmond
3,702 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
I chose Bookbinder’s for my birthday dinner because I had a hankering for their exquisite filet minion. I also had raw oysters, asparagus, a chocolate ganache dessert with berries,Read more
Steakhouse in Virginia
40 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Fin Seafood Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport News
1,521 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
We are so fortunate to have a great restaurant in our area. Food is exceptional and the service superb! This is a "no-brainer"!!
Seafood in Virginia
45 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Region's 117

$$$$·American·
Winchester
1,346 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
We always have an amazing time at Regions. The staff is phenomenal , the food is fantastic , and the ambiance is great!
Best Ambiance in Virginia
8 people mentioned the Bread Pudding

Texas de Brazil - Richmond

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Richmond
3,411 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Servers were great. They were just out of 4 different things we ordered. All in all, always a good experience.
Most Booked in Virginia
37 people mentioned the Flank Steak

East Coast Provisions

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
1,291 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
There was a very small amount of steak on all our plates for the price
Seafood in Virginia
36 people mentioned the Calamari

Hamiltons' At First & Main

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Charlottesville
1,544 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
Small intimate venue offering a somewhat limited menu, though there were several chef’s specials - of which we had two. The trout was amazing. Filet’d perfectly (no bones!) and liRead more
Best Overall in Charlottesville
50 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Brenner Pass

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Richmond
1,312 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
On 1/22/22, we sat at the bar for dinner. Service was amazing. Food was great.
Best Service in Richmond
14 people mentioned the Arctic Char

The Boathouse at City Point

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
1,693 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
Just amazing and beautiful place. Great energy from the staff
Scenic View in Virginia
10 people mentioned the Calamari
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Becca

$$$$·American·
Virginia Beach
3,006 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Kiana was a great server, she had great attention to details. Very professional and an attentive server. Highly recommended her and her professionalism. GO KIANA
Most Booked in Virginia
25 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Hondos

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Glen Allen
2,357 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Absolutely the best lunch menu and venue in the area!
Great for Lunch in Richmond
73 people mentioned the Prime Rib

King's Arm Tavern

$$$$·American·
Colonial Williamsburg
3,977 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Authentic
The historical context is major plus to great food, pace, and service
American in Virginia
220 people mentioned the Peanut Soup
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River Stone Chophouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Suffolk
1,955 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List
During our last visit, I ordered the 24 oz porterhouse steak and my wife the lobster. Both of our meals were very delicious. The steak was actually too much for me and my wife reRead more
17 people mentioned the Calamari
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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Richmond

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
4,456 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Cassie is the best! She is so personable and attentive to one's needs.
Most Booked in Virginia
39 people mentioned the Pretzel Bread

LuLu's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
1,777 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
Great waitress and the food was very good. Potatoes were a little too spicy, but everything else was excellent. We enjoyed the Atlantic omelette, side red velvet waffle and yummy dRead more
Great for Brunch in Virginia
92 people mentioned the Red Velvet Waffle
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Jefferson's Restaurant at The Omni Homestead

$$$$·American·
Hot Springs
661 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
One of our favorite places. We love staying at the Homestead and eating at Jefferson’s Restaurant!
15 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Portico Restaurant - Richmond

$$$$·Italian·
Richmond
2,464 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
very good food in a very nice atmosphere. Nice, friendly service, from the doorwoman who greeted us, to the manager who greeted us, to the server who took care of us.
Outdoor Dining in Virginia
31 people mentioned the Calamari

Texas de Brazil - Norfolk

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Norfolk
2,758 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
We came to Virginia to get my car 5pm that after an accident and I wanted to celebrate. The servers made me feel like a princess. I would recommend this location to anyone looking Read more
Good for Groups in Norfolk / Virginia Beach
24 people mentioned the Flank Steak

Max's on Broad

$$$$·French·
Richmond
2,422 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Big party in main dining room
Romantic in Richmond
50 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Craft 31

$$$$·Burgers·
Williamsburg
1,028 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
Hamburger was good but rather pricey for what you got on the plate.
Best Overall in Williamsburg
4 people mentioned the Milkshake

Fleming's Steakhouse - Richmond

$$$$·Steak·
Richmond
926 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Phenomenal food and service!
Romantic in Virginia
19 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Varia

$$$$·Italian·
Norfolk
627 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Great experience. Service was superb, Food was outstanding. We certainly will be back. Restaurant Week special offer was an all-around winner
Late Night Find in Virginia
4 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
4,303 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
As always, well, well above average.
Scenic View in Virginia
49 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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The Lobby Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
913 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
Great service and ambience. The menu is a creative take on every dish. The Quirk lives up to its name!
Hot Spot in Virginia
10 people mentioned the Short Rib

Tarrant's Cafe

$$$$·American·
Richmond
2,794 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Brunch
What a great experience with wonderful decor - super friendly team here.
American in Richmond
141 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Billy's Roanoke

$$$$·American·
Roanoke
1,591 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
What a great experience!!! We visited BIlly's to try their Restaurant Week Menu. Our starters were Ahi Tuna Wontons (always a hit) and Beer and Soy Braised Pork Belly - deliciousRead more
Best Overall in Greater Roanoke
57 people mentioned the Prime Rib

The Farmhouse

$$$$·American·
Roanoke
953 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
What a beautiful and unique place. Very much enjoyed every aspect of it. Highly highly recommend!
Best Ambiance in Greater Roanoke
39 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Grain

$$$$·American·
Norfolk
391 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Awesome brunch. Food was home made. Service was excellent. I would highly recommend!
Great for Brunch in Virginia
2 people mentioned the Avocado Toast
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The Boathouse at Short Pump

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
1,793 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Service, although contactless, was good. The food was good.
Most Booked in Richmond
16 people mentioned the Mashed Potato
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Tavern & Grocery

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Charlottesville
612 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Fabulous food, service and ambiance.
Great for Brunch in Virginia
5 people mentioned the Bloody Mary

The Boathouse at Sunday Park

$$$$·Seafood·
Midlothian
3,272 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
Food and service was fantastic
Scenic View in Virginia
28 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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1799 at The Clifton

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Charlottesville
426 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Food and service excellent. Room quiet enough for conversation.
Special Occasion in Virginia
3 people mentioned the Fettuccine

The Hard Shell - Downtown

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
1,430 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Amazing place to be. Made my mother's birthday a fantastic experience we will remember!
Seafood in Virginia
47 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Tarrant's West

$$$$·American·
Richmond
1,097 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
At this first visit we found the space beautiful and the food both delicious and fairly priced. The outdoor space looks very inviting. My main complaint and the reason we likely woRead more
Great for Brunch in Richmond
13 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Croc's 19th Street Bistro

$$$$·American·
Virginia Beach
763 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Birthdays
Everything was great
Good for Groups in Virginia
12 people mentioned the Seafood Risotto
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Todd Jurich's Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Norfolk
1,045 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
The ReAlta team really enjoyed every aspect of their visit. Highly recommended and they will be coming back again.
Notable Wine List in Virginia
24 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Havana 59

$$$$·Cuban·
Richmond
710 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
The food and service was awesome. I loved the spring rolls. The music was great also.
Outdoor Dining in Virginia
18 people mentioned the Paella