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
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Worth the Drive
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
6,285 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Wonderful service, amazing food and beautiful setting. We will definitely be back!
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
5,828 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Fantastic! We got the king crab legs, lobster Mac & cheese, and fried shrimp and it was all delicious. For dessert we got the banana cream pie and it was phenomenal! We will be goiRead more
96% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
557 people mentioned the Stone Crab

Bistro L'Hermitage

$$$$·French·
Woodbridge
4,312 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
L'Hermitage remains our perennial favorite French restaurant in all of this region around Washington. The food is superbly prepared, the service feels like you are a guest in a friRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
53 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

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
747 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
Great service! So nice to my pups!
96% recommended
Late Night Find in Washington, D.C. Area
18 people mentioned the Crayfish

Manalu Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Frederick
774 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
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
1,980 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Our family came to Chez Billy Sud to celebrate my husband's 75th birthday. Overall a wonderful experience with excellent food and drink and service from the friendly staff and sommRead more
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
  • Fit for Foodies
Fabulous as always!
96% recommended
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!
96% recommended
7 people mentioned the Octopus Appetizer
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Cafe Renaissance

$$$$·French·
Vienna
2,653 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
Spent a date night here and it was an amazing experience! Highly recommend for anyone. The owner greeted us very well with warm welcome. The interior is elegant. We had rack of lamRead more
98% recommended
80 people mentioned the Irish Coffee

Le Diplomate

$$$$·French·
Logan Circle
9,111 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch
My girlfriend and I enjoyed a fine dining experience on our date. We were seated outside and the weather was perfect. Our waiter was enthusiastic and entertaining which made for a Read more
94% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
223 people mentioned the Mushroom Tart
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Ambar Capitol Hill

$$$$·Balkan style·
Capitol Hill
2,879 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
This has become our favorite resturant (and resturant experience in DC). The food and beverage quality is excellent. We recently celebrated our second wedding anniversary here, sitRead more
96% 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
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Creative Cuisine
Consistently wonderful and delicious. Every time we try a new dish and every time we leave wanting more. What a gem!
100% recommended
16 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Rasika West End

$$$$·Contemporary Indian·
West End
4,313 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
2,217 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Lots of positives, though the cocktails were weak and watered... bourbon was barely amber. Great place!
92% recommended
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
26 people mentioned the Cheese Pie

Fahrenheit 132

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Fredericksburg
1,914 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
It was amazing!! We celebrated my wife’s birthday and they did not disappoint! Doug was out server/ new family member, he made the experience even better! I recommend the truffle fRead more
97% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Truffle Mac

Eddie V's - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Seafood·
Tysons Corner / McLean
2,934 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
our waiter David Villella was top notch. engaged and attentive but not too much so. food was excellent. and so was atmosphere. great place to get away from it all.
93% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
56 people mentioned the Banana Foster

BLT Prime by David Burke

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
1,888 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Staff and service were both amazing !
98% recommended
92 people mentioned the Popovers
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The Wine Kitchen on the Creek

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,419 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
We had a very pleasant experience, with excellent service and delicious food! Thanks for such a great place to enjoy dinner!!
95% 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
1,765 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
Amazing food great service
94% recommended
Best Ambiance in District of Columbia
32 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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CIRCA at Clarendon

$$$$·American·
Arlington
766 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
Always a great experience at Circa. Fantastic food, drinks, atmosphere, service.
97% recommended
American in Washington, D.C. Area
14 people mentioned the French Toast

Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
646 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Everything about our experience at The Jefferson Hotel was superb!
85% recommended
11 people mentioned the High Tea
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The Capital Grille - Washington DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Capitol Hill
3,999 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
Wonderful setting - really enjoyed the service
97% recommended
Special Occasion 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
581 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
93% recommended
8 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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The Tasting Room

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,009 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Server was excellent suggested appetizer and wine
96% recommended
American in Washington, D.C. Area
79 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Del Ray Cafe

$$$$·French·
Alexandria
906 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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
1,531 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Worth the Drive
The Ashby is consistently excellent. The fresh seasonal selection of menu items and service (Rusty), plus the setting and scenery, make for the best of experiences.
98% recommended
Best Food 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
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
1,537 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
Et Voila has dealt extremely well with the virus limitations. Outdoor seating is great! We felt quite safe dining at this restaurant.
96% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
30 people mentioned the Beef Stew

The Capital Grille - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Tysons Corner / McLean
2,928 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
Great venue for our special day. We had a great meal, great wine, and a wonderful experience.
95% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
48 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chevy Chase
2,321 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for Anniversaries
We always enjoy our evenings at the Chevy Chase Capitol Grille. Manager Kyle and Waitress Heather go above and beyond to make us feel welcome and appreciated. Excellent quality Read more
98% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
28 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mastro's Steakhouse - DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Penn Quarter
2,970 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Outstanding food and customer service. It was nice to be able to enjoy the experience again.
88% recommended
Romantic in District of Columbia
137 people mentioned the Butter Cake

TRIO Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Falls Church
1,397 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
The best restaurant in DMV area, my favorite at the very least. Have been here multiple times and have been impressed every single one of them.
99% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
33 people mentioned the Short Rib

Lupo Verde - 14th St

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
1,295 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
Second time and it was everything I ever wanted and more! The grilled octopus blew me away!
88% recommended
17 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta
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Nostos Restaurant

$$$$·Greek·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,300 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
Excellent food, great wine and sublime service.
97% recommended
Best Food in Virginia - DC Suburbs
110 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus
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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
12,889 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The social distancing was great. It was quiet, the server was very informative, and the most important part the meal was fabulous!
96% recommended
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
192 people mentioned the Calamari

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

$$$$·American·
Fairfax
1,961 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Organic
LeShaun was the best server that’s ever taken care of us at TrueFood. We didn’t have to ask her for refills on iced teas. She was on top of all our needs. Everything came out the wRead more
93% 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.
89% recommended
53 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Monocacy Crossing

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Frederick
1,900 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
We love sitting on the patio! This past Wednesday, we had the lovely Alexa as our server. Even though my husband doesn't like mushrooms, he ordered the Burger and Brew. I wasn't iRead more
98% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
51 people mentioned the Coconut Pound Cake

The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Middleburg
2,575 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Love going here every time we visit middleburg! Delicious food. Pretty pricey, but worth every penny!
96% recommended
Outdoor Dining 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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