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:The Inn at Little Washington, L'Auberge Chez Francois, Kinship
Price Range:$$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American, French
Neighborhoods:Washington, Great Falls, Mt. Vernon Square
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

The Inn at Little Washington

$$$$·American·
Washington
771 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
Wonderful ambience. Impeccable service , fabulous food!
6 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche
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L'Auberge Chez Francois

$$$$·French·
Great Falls
7,042 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Fine dining experience. The service, personal attention, food, and overall experience is very pleasant and memorable.
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
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!
8 people mentioned the Kebab
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Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
6,823 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Great experience and food was amazing as always
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
557 people mentioned the Stone Crab
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Bistro L'Hermitage

$$$$·French·
Woodbridge
4,917 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
We felt like we were in a European restaurant. And, definitely felt like an adult restaurant. It I a place to go for special occasions and the staff definitely contributes to the cRead more
Best Overall 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
1 people mentioned the Red Wine
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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

$$$$·Seafood·
Logan Circle
869 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
I think it is a must for you to try this fantastic establishment ... The owner Is so accommodating... the team of servers, Mixologists, Cooks/chefs, And all others that make this rRead more
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
18 people mentioned the Crayfish
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Manalu Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Frederick
814 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
As usual, the food was superb and the service was outstanding.
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
13 people mentioned the Calamari
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Chez Billy Sud

$$$$·French·
Georgetown
2,179 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
It’s perfect. Was treated like a King
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
3,462 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
Birthday Dinner Our 1st time dining at Marcel’s since shortly before the pandemic. It was lovely to be back. The refined food is the reason for coming but the service and ambience Read more
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
75 people mentioned the Boudin Blanc
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Montmartre

$$$$·French·
Capitol Hill
497 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Food and service are always lovely. A nice treat out!
7 people mentioned the Octopus Appetizer
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Cafe Renaissance

$$$$·French·
Vienna
2,742 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
This is our Special Event restaurant. The owners are the nicest people you will meet, and their staff are so professional. The meals are always great creations and well-prepared. ORead more
French in Washington, D.C. Area
80 people mentioned the Irish Coffee
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Le Diplomate

$$$$·French·
Logan Circle
10,770 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
Matthew and the team were spot on. Fantastic experience; next time would like to sit outside!
French in Washington, D.C. Area
223 people mentioned the Mushroom Tart
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Ambar Capitol Hill

$$$$·Balkan style·
Capitol Hill
3,420 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
The menu can be a bit overwhelming but if you have a great server like Cornelio he'll bring out the favorites and classic go-to's in Balkan cuisine. The 1st and 2nd floor have a reRead more
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!
16 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Rasika West End

$$$$·Contemporary Indian·
West End
4,294 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!
327 people mentioned the Chaat
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Ambar - Arlington

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Arlington
2,724 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Groups
Had a great time at Ambar in Clarendon! We did the Ambar experience, so we got to enjoy a taste of a little of everything off the menu! Can’t wait to go back!
Most Booked in Virginia - DC Suburbs
26 people mentioned the Cheese Pie

Fahrenheit 132

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Fredericksburg
2,551 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Favorite place to go in downtown Fredericksburg. Everything from food to service is incredible.
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
3,467 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Enjoyable evening, food was spectacular….we will be back
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
56 people mentioned the Banana Foster

BLT Prime by David Burke

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
2,049 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Would like to personally thank Paul for his excellent service !!
Best Ambiance in Washington, D.C. Area
92 people mentioned the Popovers

The Wine Kitchen on the Creek

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,765 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Neighborhood Gem
Nice retaurant with some creative chefs. We enjoyed our dining experience very much. Good for special occasions.
American in Washington, D.C. Area
30 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Rasika

$$$$·Indian·
Penn Quarter
8,542 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
Excellent meal & service. Best Indian food I've ever had.
606 people mentioned the Chaat
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Iron Gate

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Dupont Circle
2,056 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Fantastic service, great food. Were some kids running around the patio at one point but we went on a Wednesday so the vibes may be different on weekends.
Mediterranean in Washington, D.C. Area
32 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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CIRCA at Clarendon

$$$$·American·
Arlington
974 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
I've eaten here a number of times and the food is very good and the service is friendly. One note is that the last few times the food has come out all at once, which isn't ideal whRead more
American in Virginia - DC Suburbs
14 people mentioned the French Toast

The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
665 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Excellent food and service in a beautiful environment for brunch. The waffles were crispy and delicious as was the avocado toast.
Best Ambiance in District of Columbia
11 people mentioned the High Tea

The Capital Grille - Washington DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Capitol Hill
4,195 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Romantic
Our server Manuel was personable, the food divine and the evening spectacular. We dined outside on the sidewalk with a view of Capitol in the background. Exquisite! Thoroughly enjoRead more
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
75 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Il Piatto

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

$$$$·American·
Arlington
861 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch
Green Pig is one of Arlington's best kept secrets! Chef Tracy O'Grady is incredible and literally everything we ordered was amazing... Once you dine here you will keep coming bacRead more
8 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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The Tasting Room

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,327 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
Our experience was wonderful. The food was SO good and our waitress was very attentive. We will return again!
American in Washington, D.C. Area
79 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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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!!!
18 people mentioned the Beignets
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The Ashby Inn

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Paris
1,558 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
Wow! This dinner was so very worth the wait - every time I check they are booking 2 months out - and I know this was the best meal my husband and I have ever had. The plating was bRead more
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
12 people mentioned the Gazpacho
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Acqua Al 2

$$$$·Italian·
Capitol Hill
3,521 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Great as always
131 people mentioned the Pasta Sampler
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L'Auberge Provencale

$$$$·French American·
Boyce
348 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
Idyllic setting, wonderful food, superior service!! Couldn’t be better than this!!
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.
33 people mentioned the Coq Au Vin
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Et Voila

$$$$·French·
Palisades Northwest
2,018 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Great food. Stag very helpful and attentive.
French in District of Columbia
30 people mentioned the Beef Stew

The Capital Grille - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,187 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Romantic
Ribeye steak sandwich is very special.
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
48 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chevy Chase
2,501 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
Capital Grille never disappoints. Had another amazing meal and Ian took great care of us. We love Cap Grille!
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
28 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mastro's Steakhouse - DC

$$$$·Steak·
Penn Quarter
3,626 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Absolutely fabulous, but was given the incorrect dessert! ):
Steak in District of Columbia
137 people mentioned the Butter Cake

TRIO Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Falls Church
1,637 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Great food, great service and great ambience! Trio Grill is a great place to eat.
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
33 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Osteria Morini DC

$$$$·Italian·
Navy Yard
2,067 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.
28 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta
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Lupo Verde - 14th St

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
1,446 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
great food and service! The wine, apps and entrees were all amazing
17 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta
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Nostos Restaurant

$$$$·Greek·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,562 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Thank you for the orange cake for the birthday
Greek in Washington, D.C. Area
110 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus
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1789 Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
5,936 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Best duck ever. Delightful Manhattan. Divine dark chocolate dessert. Spectacular service. Get that valet service back asap.
American in Washington, D.C. Area
83 people mentioned the Rack Lamb
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Filomena Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
13,593 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Authentic
Excellent service. The food was very good. The
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
192 people mentioned the Calamari
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True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

$$$$·American·
Fairfax
2,342 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Fresh, yummy food well prepared Not run of the mill
Healthy in Washington, D.C. Area
43 people mentioned the Dumplings

Succotash PRIME

$$$$·American·
Penn Quarter
2,069 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
First time back since re-opening. Thankfully the vast bourbon selection is still there. Food was fabulous and service was tremendous. SO glad Succotash Prime is open again!!
53 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Monocacy Crossing

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Frederick
2,283 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
We sat outdoors on a gorgeous day. The patio had umbrellas but I moved 3-4 times to get out of the direct sun…no one noticed or offered to tilt an umbrella. Food was delicious…crisRead more
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
51 people mentioned the Coconut Pound Cake

The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Middleburg
2,780 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
The meal was fantastic!! The hospitality was warm and welcoming.
Best Service in Virginia - DC Suburbs
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.
91 people mentioned the Dumplings
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