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.

The OpenTable Team
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
7,237 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Still hitting on all cylinders- staff, food quality, pacing. All spectacular. We’ve never been disappointed here.
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
54 people mentioned the Plum Tart

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

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
7,212 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Joe's Seafood Prime Steak and Stone Crab is excellent. Service was good, and celebrated a birthday. Good kids menu too for 12U.
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
557 people mentioned the Stone Crab

Bistro L'Hermitage

$$$$·French·
Woodbridge
5,063 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
Outstanding!!!!
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
53 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

$$$$·Seafood·
Logan Circle
954 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
We were visiting D.C. and a local recommended we go to Pearl Dive for my daughter's 16th birthday celebration. The food was delicious. Cam was a great server; he was very personablRead more
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
18 people mentioned the Crayfish

Manalu Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Frederick
873 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
Fantastic food, everything cooked & presented perfectly. Service professional, friendly, & helpful. No criticisms, just accolades.
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
13 people mentioned the Calamari

Chez Billy Sud

$$$$·French·
Georgetown
2,253 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Great Dinner! Service was delicious and the service was fantastic!
French in District of Columbia
21 people mentioned the Chicken Liver Mousse
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Cafe Renaissance

$$$$·French·
Vienna
2,765 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
We love this restaurant! We had a lovely meal (pompano for my husband, veal scallopini for me), with delicious appetizers and dessert. The owner is a generous and gracious host
Romantic in Washington, D.C. Area
80 people mentioned the Irish Coffee
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Le Diplomate

$$$$·French·
Logan Circle
11,323 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
Very comfortable…
French in Washington, D.C. Area
223 people mentioned the Mushroom Tart
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Ambar Capitol Hill

$$$$·Balkan style·
Capitol Hill
3,617 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
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
2,892 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Tapas
Great food and overall experience!
Most Booked in Virginia - DC Suburbs
26 people mentioned the Cheese Pie

Fahrenheit 132

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Fredericksburg
2,801 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
We’ve been to Fahrenheit 132 three times now and each time is better than the last. The steak is amazing and well worth the money. I highly recommend it.
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Truffle Mac

Eddie V's - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Seafood·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,647 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Ideal location for a special occasion. Food, service, and experience are all top notch and absolutely perfect. Pricey as you'd expect, but worth every penny.
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
56 people mentioned the Banana Foster

BLT Prime by David Burke

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
2,119 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Best steak ive ever had. Outstanding staff. Well worth the trip
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
2,145 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
Very good selections for restaurant week. Enjoyed
Best Ambiance in Washington, D.C. Area
32 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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CIRCA at Clarendon

$$$$·American·
Arlington
1,044 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
It was a pleasant experience for my Dad's birthday. The food is always great here
American in Virginia - DC Suburbs
14 people mentioned the French Toast

The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
712 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
Quiet elegance, very good food dessert options. Great lattes for a cold afternoon!
Best Ambiance in District of Columbia
11 people mentioned the High Tea

The Capital Grille - Washington DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Capitol Hill
4,234 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fit for Foodies
Great service, ambiance, noise level and, last but not least, great food!
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
969 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch
The waitress was awesome. Kind, very attentive to us, extremely helpful and very professional. We will certainly return for the very same level of service!
American in Virginia - DC Suburbs
8 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

The Tasting Room

$$$$·American·
Frederick
2,424 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
Our first experience and it was spectacular. Service was fantastic and the food was one of the best meals we’ve had in a very long time. It is most definitely a great spot in the hRead more
American in Washington, D.C. Area
79 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

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
1,533 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
2,255 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Great, dining room very cozy, almost too cramped
French in Washington, D.C. Area
30 people mentioned the Beef Stew

The Capital Grille - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,241 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Business Meals
Wonderful dining experience. Our waiter Jose was professional, pleasant and his service was top notch!
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
48 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chevy Chase
2,578 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Groups
Always the best of this type of restaurant. I can always count on Capital Grill to deliver!
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
28 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mastro's Steakhouse - DC

$$$$·Steak·
Penn Quarter
3,800 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Birthday dinner was awesome, service was awesome, and Emily was a awesome server!!! I always have great service when I come!
Hot Spot in Washington, D.C. Area
137 people mentioned the Butter Cake

TRIO Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Falls Church
1,727 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
This was our 1st time at Trio. Excellent service and food was great from the bread to dessert. Will definitely be back!
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
33 people mentioned the Short Rib

Lupo Verde - 14th St

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
1,500 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
The service here is really too notch. We had a wonderful server at dinner. He offered a really great wine selection
17 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta

Nostos Restaurant

$$$$·Greek·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,650 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Going to Nostos is like a quick visit to Greece. The food is fresh, authentic and delicious. Gerry takes fabulous care of us. His wonderful service and delightful food culminatesRead more
110 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus

1789 Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
5,883 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Terrific night. Highly recommend the halibut and lobster. Tasty cream diplomat for dessert. Cozy spot. I will be back
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
83 people mentioned the Rack Lamb
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Filomena Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
13,838 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Great menu and offerings for Resturant Week, 2022. Food and service were excellent. A wonderful location for lunch. Entre portion sizes were large - needed to take home leftoverRead more
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
192 people mentioned the Calamari
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True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

$$$$·American·
Fairfax
2,426 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
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
2,270 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Everything was amazing.. food, service, etc. We will be back!
53 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Monocacy Crossing

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Frederick
2,355 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Another excellent meal and wonderful service. thank you MC!!
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
51 people mentioned the Coconut Pound Cake

The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Middleburg
2,775 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Kyle was a fantastic waiter! Very attentive very knowledgeable!
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
117 people mentioned the Peanut Soup
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