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
771 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
6,760 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
We went there to celebrate my wife’s birthday, and we enjoyed experience.
99% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
54 people mentioned the Plum Tart
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Kinship

$$$$·American·
Mt. Vernon Square
928 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
6,385 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Excellent service, food, and menu selections. Joe's is a favorite and hasn't missed a beat since COVID.
93% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
557 people mentioned the Stone Crab
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Bistro L'Hermitage

$$$$·French·
Woodbridge
4,721 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
As always, the food was excellent and the service was wonderful. For our first celebration in a restaurant after months of staying home, it was the perfect choice.
99% recommended
French 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
  • 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
810 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
Food was great -- I think the menu has been limited a bit from previous times, due to COVID, but there was plenty to choose from and our server was terrific. Thanks .
98% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
18 people mentioned the Crayfish
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Manalu Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Frederick
777 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
2,091 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Always excellent! Thanks
97% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Chicken Liver Mousse
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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

$$$$·European·
Foggy Bottom
3,440 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
The hamachi had the best mushroom “sauce” blending all the flavors of the dish together in one spoonful was the best ever!
97% recommended
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
75 people mentioned the Boudin Blanc

Montmartre

$$$$·French·
Capitol Hill
497 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
2,714 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
Delightful traditional-type French restaurant - very nice Mother's Day price-fixe menu.
97% recommended
Romantic in Virginia - DC Suburbs
80 people mentioned the Irish Coffee

Le Diplomate

$$$$·French·
Logan Circle
10,126 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Great French cuisine as always! Superb service all around. Had a table outside on 14th st nw side of restaurant. Reserve, you will not be deceived!
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
3,167 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch
  • Tapas
I love this restaurant and the food. I like not ordering . Just bring delicious food and 90 % is flavorful and delish!! I could eat here weekly. And it's very reasonable. I've beeRead more
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 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
4,315 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
2,521 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
This has become one of our favorite area restaurants. The goulash is amazing!
92% recommended
Most Booked in Virginia - DC Suburbs
26 people mentioned the Cheese Pie
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Fahrenheit 132

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Fredericksburg
2,297 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Fahrenheit 132 is hands down one of the best restaurants I've ever had the pleasure of dining at. We celebrated our 10 year anniversary there, and it was the best night possible beRead more
98% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Truffle Mac
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Eddie V's - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Seafood·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,283 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Food was amazing!!! Service great as always
96% 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
1,985 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Food was excellent. The presentation was first class. We always love the clothes line bacon !! Would highly recommend !
93% recommended
Best Ambiance in Washington, D.C. Area
92 people mentioned the Popovers
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The Wine Kitchen on the Creek

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,636 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Anniversary lunch. Wonderful outdoor seating on a nice day ! Drinks and charcuterie were great!
96% 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 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
1,933 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Enclosed outdoor garden. Tables were well-spaced. Each table had its own fire pit for good warmth on a cool evening. The service was impeccable. The food was quite good althoughRead more
91% recommended
Mediterranean in Washington, D.C. Area
32 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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CIRCA at Clarendon

$$$$·American·
Arlington
897 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
Our servers were very nice. We stayed a long time for lunch as we had not seen each other in over a year, but the servers were very attentive and friendly.
97% recommended
American in Virginia - DC Suburbs
14 people mentioned the French Toast
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Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
646 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for 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
4,110 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Amazing experience. We will be coming back!
100% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
75 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mirabelle - Washington, DC

$$$$·French American·
Downtown
726 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
726 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
From start to finish everything was absolutely perfect!
95% recommended
8 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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The Tasting Room

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,196 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
The Tasting Room provided an enjoyable experience. The lobster chowder and the scallop ceviche were standouts. The service was very good as well
96% recommended
American in Washington, D.C. Area
79 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Del Ray Cafe

$$$$·French·
Alexandria
908 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch
Wonderful lunch, as always. The gnocchi with clams and butternut squash was delicious. Servers are friendly and professional. I ❤️ Del Ray Café!!!
95% recommended
18 people mentioned the Beignets
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The Ashby Inn

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Paris
1,556 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Wonderful service and fabulous food! We were celebrating my husband’s birthday and could not have chosen a better place🍸
97% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Washington, D.C. Area
12 people mentioned the Gazpacho
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Acqua Al 2

$$$$·Italian·
Capitol Hill
3,545 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Great as always
95% 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
1,794 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
We had outstanding service, lovely table with social distancing, and most delicious food, with blue cheese and walnut salad, and grilled trout with champagne sauce-outstanding.
98% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
30 people mentioned the Beef Stew
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The Capital Grille - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,086 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Wonderful service and excellent food - as always!
95% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
48 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chevy Chase
2,415 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Great for Lunch
Our server was very helpful and the kitchen split our portions very willingly.
94% recommended
Steakhouse in District of Columbia
28 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mastro's Steakhouse - DC

$$$$·Steak·
Penn Quarter
3,382 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
For a touch of class and that perfect restaurant experience, MASTRO's Steakhouse is the place! This is the first restaurant in decades that prepared my steamed lobster to perfectiRead more
88% recommended
Steak in District of Columbia
137 people mentioned the Butter Cake
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TRIO Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Falls Church
1,533 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
Delicious food great service and a wonderful atmosphere. We all enjoyed our meals and the nice timing between courses. We did not feel rushed at all. Can’t wait to return.
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
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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
1,388 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
The food was spectacular. Can not recommend that enough. There is a distinct difference between that and the service that was offered up. First off if I show up 15 minutes or aftRead more
91% recommended
17 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta
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Nostos Restaurant

$$$$·Greek·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,466 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
The food is always fantastic, very fresh. The service is always very good. Wonderful every time we’ve eaten there!
97% recommended
Greek in Washington, D.C. Area
110 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus

1789 Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
5,903 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
Anniversary
98% recommended
American in Washington, D.C. Area
83 people mentioned the Rack Lamb
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Filomena Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
13,390 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excellent! It was a little loud, but the food and service were definitely worth it!
98% recommended
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
192 people mentioned the Calamari
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True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

$$$$·American·
Fairfax
2,160 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Healthy
  • Fit for Foodies
Definitely a nice restaurant for a good meal with family and friends. Vegan and vegetarian options available
95% 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 Occasion
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
2,110 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
As usual, a great evening at Monocacy Crossing! Food, service both outstanding.
99% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
51 people mentioned the Coconut Pound Cake

The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Middleburg
2,762 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
A fabulous night out to kick off our Middleburg getaway! The Spring Tasting Menu and wine pairings were top notch. We all ordered different choices, tried each other’s, and thereRead more
94% recommended
Notable Wine List in Washington, D.C. Area
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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