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
  • 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
6,426 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
My wife and I both had Dover Sole and it was excellent. Always a favorite restaurant as it never disappoints.
99% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
54 people mentioned the Plum Tart
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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
5,973 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Everything was ok but the Covid charge can go
94% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
557 people mentioned the Stone Crab

Bistro L'Hermitage

$$$$·French·
Woodbridge
4,443 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Comfortable and cute little bistro with great food and great staff.
98% recommended
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
95% recommended
1 people mentioned the Red Wine
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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

$$$$·Seafood·
Logan Circle
765 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fun
I always have great service here. I LOVE oysters but had never eaten any here until today! THEY WERE AMAZING
97% recommended
Seafood in District of Columbia
18 people mentioned the Crayfish

Manalu Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Frederick
774 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • 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
2,024 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Anniversary
98% recommended
21 people mentioned the Chicken Liver Mousse
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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

$$$$·French·
Foggy Bottom
3,374 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Very safe experience in a lovely large room with widely dispersed tables and few fellow diners. Our only personal interaction was with the host, who served our meal, and the silenRead more
99% recommended
Best Food 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!
94% recommended
7 people mentioned the Octopus Appetizer
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Cafe Renaissance

$$$$·French·
Vienna
2,666 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
The prices are reasonable for such wonderful food not available in many restaurants. The ambiance and service were both great. Although we live a bit far away we will go back frequRead more
99% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Virginia - DC Suburbs
80 people mentioned the Irish Coffee

Le Diplomate

$$$$·French·
Logan Circle
9,353 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch
Great outside set up given COVID. Food is still amazing and was great managing a gluten allergy.
94% recommended
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
223 people mentioned the Mushroom Tart
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Ambar Capitol Hill

$$$$·Balkan style·
Capitol Hill
2,970 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Neighborhood Gem
Amazing ambiance. Great food. Wonderful staff. I would highly recommend it to everyone! Can’t wait to visit DC again and go to Ambar.
96% recommended
Best Value in Washington, D.C. Area
86 people mentioned the Mushroom Crepe

The Conche

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Washington DC
660 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
4,314 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
2,300 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Neighborhood Gem
Chose Ambar as a lunch place to catch up with a friend. Excellent food, attentive service, funk soundtrack, adherence to COVID precautions--all around great experience. Will be bacRead more
92% recommended
Most Booked in Virginia - DC Suburbs
26 people mentioned the Cheese Pie

Fahrenheit 132

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Fredericksburg
2,014 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
This was our anniversary dinner and all I can say is that this place has Never disappointed us! Hannah our waitress was amazing, the food was the absolute best and the banana puddiRead more
97% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Truffle Mac

Eddie V's - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Seafood·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,010 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Loved the food always! Service could have been a little better but always a wonderful experience
94% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
56 people mentioned the Banana Foster

BLT Prime by David Burke

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
1,914 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List
Beautiful venue with outstanding service and food. Only issue was strong odors from adjacent table where waiter was burning Rosemary fir some dish. Odors were quite objectionable tRead more
100% 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
2,462 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
Awesome everything. The host and servers took the time to make sure we were always taken care of. Every person in my party of five were all thrilled with the meals that they chose!Read more
96% recommended
Notable Wine List in Maryland - DC Suburbs
30 people mentioned the Short Rib
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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
1,807 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
One of the most romantic dinners I have ever enjoyed. The meal was excellent, the wine was excellent and the staff was very Covid careful. Loved the heaters and the late night dinnRead more
93% recommended
Mediterranean in Washington, D.C. Area
32 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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CIRCA at Clarendon

$$$$·American·
Arlington
798 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
My wife and I dine here every year for our anniversary. Each year is better than the last! Circa is the perfect date spot for first dates, 50th anniversaries and everything in betwRead more
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
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
Everything about our experience at The Jefferson Hotel was superb!
83% recommended
11 people mentioned the High Tea
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The Capital Grille - Washington DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Capitol Hill
4,028 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for Anniversaries
It was smooth and the food was good
98% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
75 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mirabelle - Washington, DC

$$$$·French American·
Downtown
726 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • 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.
8 people mentioned the Boudin Blanc
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Green Pig Bistro

$$$$·American·
Arlington
617 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Amazing staff with unbelievable food. Have been eating there consistently for a year or so and have never had a bad meal. We take all our friends and family here when they visit anRead more
94% recommended
8 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

The Tasting Room

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,057 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Menu had lots of choices but we had was wonderful.
96% recommended
American in Washington, D.C. Area
79 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Del Ray Cafe

$$$$·French·
Alexandria
907 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Our favorite restaurant and the best people! Thanks for staying open.
97% recommended
18 people mentioned the Beignets
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The Ashby Inn

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Paris
1,545 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Absolutely some of the finest food we have ever eaten. Top knotch in every respect.
97% recommended
Best Service in Washington, D.C. Area
12 people mentioned the Gazpacho
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Acqua Al 2

$$$$·Italian·
Capitol Hill
3,545 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
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
1,616 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
As always, love your restaurant! The food is incredible...
96% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
30 people mentioned the Beef Stew

The Capital Grille - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Tysons Corner / McLean
2,974 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
We enjoyed the patio for a lovely lunch. Service was stellar. The calamari was perfectly cooked and the ribeye steak sandwich was so delicious. Best steakhouse in Tysons.
97% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
48 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chevy Chase
2,348 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
Comfortable dining experience in the COVID 19 environment.
96% recommended
Steakhouse in District of Columbia
28 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mastro's Steakhouse - DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Penn Quarter
3,071 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Service, Food, and ambiance were unmatched. A perfect evening celebrating our 20th anniversary. Special thanks to Che and Rand for going over and beyond to make our night memorabRead more
86% recommended
Steakhouse in District of Columbia
137 people mentioned the Butter Cake

TRIO Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Falls Church
1,430 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Dined at Trio Grill for wife's birthday. My wife had Shrimp and Grits and I had Filet Mignon. Both entrees were excellent, with pleasant, attentive and COVID-sensitive service. EquRead more
99% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
33 people mentioned the Short Rib

Lupo Verde - 14th St

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
1,320 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
We’re new to the area and have walked by the restaurant several times; I finally made us reservations fir dinner and we were in awe the moment we walked in. Our waiter was very eRead more
92% recommended
17 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta

Nostos Restaurant

$$$$·Greek·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,358 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Always a great place for food and service. Very attuned to customer and social distancing.
97% recommended
110 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus
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1789 Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
5,793 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
A beautiful restaurant with outstanding hospitality and ambiance. Definitely one of DC’s finest gems!
85% recommended
83 people mentioned the Rack Lamb
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Filomena Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
13,026 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Hector was amazing!!! He made suggestions and they were right on point. The food was undesirable. Let just say it was heavenly. I will go back again and again.
97% recommended
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
192 people mentioned the Calamari

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

$$$$·American·
Fairfax
2,017 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
Great food that makes you feel good about eating it! Their seasonal menu hits the spot and would recommend their pizza
94% 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
1,973 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
As the same with our previous experience here, we were very satisfied. The bartender, Marsha, was very friendly and attentive.
98% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
51 people mentioned the Coconut Pound Cake
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The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Middleburg
2,625 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
We went for our one year anniversary. It was certainly an expensive meal, but every bite was delicious, our server Brandon was unbelievably kind and accommodating, and there wasn’tRead more
94% recommended
Contemporary American 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.
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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