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
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Romantic
Wonderful ambience. Impeccable service , fabulous food!
100% recommended
6 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche
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L'Auberge Chez Francois

$$$$·French·
Great Falls
6,136 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excellent. Would definitely return.
98% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
54 people mentioned the Plum Tart

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
5,760 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
This was my first time here and it did not disappoint! This was possibly the best meal I have ever eaten! From the wine, the stone crab claws, the fish, the fried asaparagus, to Read more
96% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
557 people mentioned the Stone Crab

Bistro L'Hermitage

$$$$·French·
Woodbridge
4,218 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
We love this restaurant! It’s not cheap, but for a special occasion, it is our top choice.
98% recommended
53 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Lost Creek Winery

$$$$·American·
Leesburg
16 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
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
100% recommended
1 people mentioned the Red Wine
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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

$$$$·Seafood·
Logan Circle
734 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Fun
  • Neighborhood Gem
Service is so good. This place is so delicious I came twice in the last week. The first time I came we had the recommended oysters on the happy shell and their wood grilled oyster Read more
96% recommended
Late Night Find in Washington, D.C. Area
18 people mentioned the Crayfish

Manalu Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Frederick
773 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Manalu is consistently a great place to go. Great food, great service, cheerful staff. Highly recommended.
98% recommended
13 people mentioned the Calamari
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Chez Billy Sud

$$$$·French·
Georgetown
1,947 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Excellent! The Moule was beyond great 👌
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
3,353 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Fabulous as always!
96% recommended
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
2,646 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Everything about this place was amazing...the food, the ambiance, and the owners. We thoroughly enjoyed it!
97% recommended
80 people mentioned the Irish Coffee

Le Diplomate

$$$$·French·
Logan Circle
8,928 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excellent food. Excellent wine. Excellent service. We couldn’t have asked for a better evening.
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
2,804 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
They work so hard to make you happy. And the food is amazing.
97% recommended
Best Value in District of Columbia
86 people mentioned the Mushroom Crepe

The Conche

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Washington DC
660 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Consistently wonderful and delicious. Every time we try a new dish and every time we leave wanting more. What a gem!
98% recommended
16 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Rasika West End

$$$$·Contemporary Indian·
West End
4,313 reviews
Love this place. Great staff and great food. Get the fried spinach it is to die for!
327 people mentioned the Chaat
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Ambar - Arlington

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Arlington
2,146 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
The food was great and so was the ambiance. The only advise I would have is to order in between rounds of food as the next batch can take a minimum of 15 minutes and breaks the appRead more
92% recommended
Most Booked in Virginia - DC Suburbs
26 people mentioned the Cheese Pie

Fahrenheit 132

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Fredericksburg
1,851 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The steak was perfectly cooked. You are able to bring your own wine for a corkage fee which we appreciate. The wait staff was very professional.
97% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Truffle Mac

Eddie V's - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Seafood·
Tysons Corner / McLean
2,858 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
The service was wonderful Ida the server has a great personality !
93% 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
1,888 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Staff and service were both amazing !
97% recommended
92 people mentioned the Popovers
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The Wine Kitchen on the Creek

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,378 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Awesome food and people
93% recommended
Notable Wine List in Washington, D.C. Area
30 people mentioned the Short Rib

Rasika

$$$$·Indian·
Penn Quarter
8,652 reviews
Excellent meal & service. Best Indian food I've ever had.
606 people mentioned the Chaat
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Iron Gate

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Dupont Circle
1,746 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Outstanding safe, social distancing brunch. The waitstaff patiently waits for you to put your facemask back on before setting or removing plates from the table. They thoroughly Read more
93% recommended
32 people mentioned the Gnocchi

CIRCA at Clarendon

$$$$·American·
Arlington
740 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
Great menu with lots of choices for lunch, social distancing and mask wearing taken seriously and makes you feel comfortable entering and eating
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
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
Everything about our experience at The Jefferson Hotel was superb!
87% recommended
11 people mentioned the High Tea
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The Capital Grille - Washington DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Capitol Hill
3,968 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
This was my first restaurant experience since COVID and I felt very safe and secure. The staff is absolutely fabulous and very professional. The food and wine were absolutely delRead more
96% recommended
Romantic in Washington, D.C. Area
75 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mirabelle - Washington, DC

$$$$·French American·
Downtown
726 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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
580 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Green Pig Bistro is a great restaurant in the Clarendon neighborhood. I've been for brunch and dinner multiple times and the food is always delicious, service is fantastic, and atmRead more
91% recommended
8 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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The Tasting Room

$$$$·American·
Frederick
1,976 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Fantastic fresh food and really nice atmosphere. Wait staff was responsive and we went back twice in just two days because the food was so good.
96% recommended
American in Washington, D.C. Area
79 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Del Ray Cafe

$$$$·French·
Alexandria
905 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Our favorite restaurant and the best people! Thanks for staying open.
96% recommended
18 people mentioned the Beignets
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The Ashby Inn

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Paris
1,526 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
I always love the Ashby! This is the first time we've been to a restaurant since March (due to Covid) and I was a little nervous. We felt completely safe! We ate outside on the patRead more
97% recommended
12 people mentioned the Gazpacho
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Acqua Al 2

$$$$·Italian·
Capitol Hill
3,544 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great as always
96% 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
1,496 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
We had a choice of eating inside or outside and chose outside. While there isn’t a lot of space under the trees in front of the restaurant they mad excellent AND safe use of the sRead more
96% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Washington, D.C. Area
30 people mentioned the Beef Stew

The Capital Grille - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Tysons Corner / McLean
2,883 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
The salads were not that good and two members that had lunch had horrible bile movements before they could get of if the establishment. I love Cap Grille but the food this time wasRead more
94% recommended
Notable Wine List in Washington, D.C. Area
48 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chevy Chase
2,278 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for Anniversaries
Went for a friends birthday, food was amazing. Do the Generous Pour!
96% recommended
Special Occasion in Washington, D.C. Area
28 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mastro's Steakhouse - DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Penn Quarter
2,896 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Had a blast, food and service was great!!!
89% recommended
Romantic in District of Columbia
137 people mentioned the Butter Cake

TRIO Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Falls Church
1,370 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great food, great drinks and great service!!!! Will be back soon!
97% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
33 people mentioned the Short Rib

Lupo Verde - 14th St

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
1,281 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
My sister and I decided to stop by for a nice meal. The food was delicious and the service was great. No complaints and definitely will return.
88% recommended
Hot Spot in Washington, D.C. Area
17 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta
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Nostos Restaurant

$$$$·Greek·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,260 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
Kotopoulos Half Chicken was delicious
96% recommended
110 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus

1789 Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
5,782 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
A classic American restaurant in a charming setting with excellent food and impeccable service (note - and prices to match: you get what you pay for). The portions are just right Read more
87% recommended
83 people mentioned the Rack Lamb
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Filomena Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
12,791 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
Excellent service from Tony and excellent meal. Look forward to returning on my next trip to DC. ! Lisa G
96% recommended
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
192 people mentioned the Calamari
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True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

$$$$·American·
Fairfax
1,912 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Organic
Great experience! Met a friend here when I was in town. Delicious food and great drinks. Definitely would recommend!
91% recommended
Healthy in Washington, D.C. Area
43 people mentioned the Dumplings

Succotash - Penn Quarter DC

$$$$·American·
Penn Quarter
2,053 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Fantastic job with social distancing measures, great bartender, and classy service.
88% recommended
53 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Monocacy Crossing

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Frederick
1,853 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Fantastic creative food at a reasonable price. A must visit. Great drafts ad a wine list to match the food. I can hardly wait to go back!
97% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
51 people mentioned the Coconut Pound Cake

The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Middleburg
2,535 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
We had a lovely time enjoying the summer tasting experience at the Red Fox Inn. They have well-spaced tables under a canopy. The service was attentive, but not intrusive. We parRead more
98% recommended
Notable Wine List in Virginia - DC Suburbs
117 people mentioned the Peanut Soup

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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