50 Washington DC 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.

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Restaurants:L'Auberge Chez Francois, Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC, Bistro L'Hermitage
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:French, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Great Falls, Downtown, Woodbridge
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

L'Auberge Chez Francois

$$$$·French·
Great Falls
7,242 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Best service and wonderful food! It was great coming here for our first anniversary!
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
54 people mentioned the Plum Tart

Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
7,227 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
My experience was at Joe's Seafood was superb! I went on a solo date for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The food was incredible! I love the architecture and details of this rRead more
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
557 people mentioned the Stone Crab
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Bistro L'Hermitage

$$$$·French·
Woodbridge
5,076 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
I feel like I am back on the Cote d'Azur eating at one of my favorite restaurants!
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
53 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

$$$$·Seafood·
Logan Circle
959 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
David our waiter was excellent; attentive and responsive. Food was creative and delicious
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
18 people mentioned the Crayfish

Manalu Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Frederick
878 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
Had a wonderful evening celebrating our anniversary at Manalu's. The food was outstanding as was the service. It is really nice to be able to enjoy a conversation without having Read more
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
13 people mentioned the Calamari

Chez Billy Sud

$$$$·French·
Georgetown
2,255 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Excellent food and service. Do not miss a meal here on a trip to DC. The best.
French in District of Columbia
21 people mentioned the Chicken Liver Mousse

Cafe Renaissance

$$$$·French·
Vienna
2,765 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Old world charm, the BEST service and delicious food.
Romantic in Washington, D.C. Area
80 people mentioned the Irish Coffee
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Le Diplomate

$$$$·French·
Logan Circle
11,351 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
Nice atmosphere. Good food and professional people. Very well
French in Washington, D.C. Area
223 people mentioned the Mushroom Tart

Ambar Capitol Hill

$$$$·Balkan style·
Capitol Hill
3,635 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
Ambar is amazing. The price is reasonable and the food is fantastic. It's perfect for 2 or 3 people since they are small plates. But since it is all you can eat, you can order thinRead more
Best Value in District of Columbia
86 people mentioned the Mushroom Crepe

Ambar - Arlington

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Arlington
2,910 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Tapas
The BEST meal I've ever had! Wonderful service as well.
Most Booked in Virginia - DC Suburbs
26 people mentioned the Cheese Pie

Fahrenheit 132

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Fredericksburg
2,814 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
We have never had a bad meal. The menu is wonderful and the meatballs are a must. You could taste how fresh the pasta was that was served with them.
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Truffle Mac

Eddie V's - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Seafood·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,661 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Best restaurant in town for sure! Best known for seafood but I like their steak!!
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
56 people mentioned the Banana Foster

BLT Prime by David Burke

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
2,124 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
Very nice restaurant for date night or a classy celebration.
Best Ambiance in District of Columbia
92 people mentioned the Popovers

The Wine Kitchen on the Creek

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,852 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
Didn’t realize the menu would be specific to New Year’s Eve. What a great surprise! Made an early start to celebrate. 24 hour short ribs were the best we’ve had in a long time. WinRead more
American in Washington, D.C. Area
30 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Iron Gate

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Dupont Circle
2,155 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
We had a lovely experience there. We will be enjoying the food again today. Very generous protions
Best Ambiance in Washington, D.C. Area
32 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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CIRCA at Clarendon

$$$$·American·
Arlington
1,047 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
We went to Circa with our son who has food allergies and they were very knowledgeable and accommodating. The food was delicious and the service was excellent! Would highly recommenRead more
American in Virginia - DC Suburbs
14 people mentioned the French Toast

The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
716 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
Delightful brunch spot! The ambience, service, atmosphere, food, etc. was stellar.
Best Ambiance in District of Columbia
11 people mentioned the High Tea

The Capital Grille - Washington DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Capitol Hill
4,244 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Romantic
Celebrated anniversary. Wonderful and delicious food! Had the lobster and tenderloin!! So delicious!!
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
75 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Il Piatto

$$$$·Italian·
Washington DC
0 reviews
8 people mentioned the Boudin Blanc
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Green Pig Bistro

$$$$·American·
Arlington
974 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Comfort Food
Amazing service, it wasn't too busy so we didn't feel badly lingering after we ate and our server was so kind about it. Great food too!
American in Virginia - DC Suburbs
8 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

The Tasting Room

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,423 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
This was our first Tasting Room visit since 2019 and under new management, the place remains a dining destination in Frederick! Their servers are professional and the food remains Read more
American in Washington, D.C. Area
79 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Del Ray Cafe

$$$$·French·
Alexandria
909 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch
Fantastic service and quality of food. The menu is clearly thoughtful and designed with great care by the owner. Will be back time and time again. Thank you for a lovely experienceRead more
18 people mentioned the Beignets

The Ashby Inn

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Paris
1,531 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Cozy
The food and staff were high above my expectations. If I could give more than 5 Stars, I would. The entire staff, Support, Wait and Sommelier, works together to make each guest feRead more
12 people mentioned the Gazpacho
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Et Voila

$$$$·French·
Palisades Northwest
2,266 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Our favorite place to go for a great meal at a reasonable price.
French in Washington, D.C. Area
30 people mentioned the Beef Stew

The Capital Grille - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,248 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Business Meals
Celebrating my Wife for her birthday. We were 5 adults 2 children (2 and 4) waiter was attentive and everybody was well cared for to include children. Thank you Capitol Grille Read more
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
48 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chevy Chase
2,594 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
The food was great and the server was outstanding
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
28 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mastro's Steakhouse - DC

$$$$·Steak·
Penn Quarter
3,817 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Live Music
Rice Moss, our server is the Best. He always make sure we have a great experience.
Hot Spot in Washington, D.C. Area
137 people mentioned the Butter Cake

TRIO Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Falls Church
1,729 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
We ordered 3 seafood entrées (Seabass, Ahi tuna, and Salmon) and they were all delicious. We'll definitely return!
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
33 people mentioned the Short Rib

Lupo Verde - 14th St

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
1,503 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
Best Italian food I have eaten in DC by a wide margin!
17 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta

Nostos Restaurant

$$$$·Greek·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,653 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
One of our favorite Greek restaurants in the area! Always a great experience!!
110 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus

1789 Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
5,874 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
We were so delighted to see 1789 participating in Restaurant Week and even more excited when we were able to get a reservation for dinner. When we want to dine, we do not mind driRead more
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
83 people mentioned the Rack Lamb

Filomena Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
13,851 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Absolutely delicious! Our server and all staff were personable and outstanding!
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
192 people mentioned the Calamari

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

$$$$·American·
Fairfax
2,430 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Healthy
Excellent food and service! I would highly recommend this restaurant to friends.
Healthy in Washington, D.C. Area
43 people mentioned the Dumplings

Succotash PRIME

$$$$·American·
Penn Quarter
2,283 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
We were there for restaurant week and they were able to accommodate us when we couldn’t make it on time. They gave us an amazing private booth And the menu They allowed us to try eRead more
53 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Monocacy Crossing

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Frederick
2,358 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
We had a delicious meal for our anniversary. The waitress was very pleasant- didn’t come by too often-just the right amount so we felt our needs were met but we could enjoy ourselRead more
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
51 people mentioned the Coconut Pound Cake

The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Middleburg
2,776 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
We had a early reservation for an anniversary dinner. The restaurant is very well kept. The staff was super polite and on top of things, never felt rushed. Justin our waiter and thRead more
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
117 people mentioned the Peanut Soup
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