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
6,054 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
We knew this was the place to break our restaurant 'fast'. The outside terrace, completely covered by an open-sided tent, was very pleasant even on a hot day. Tables were spaced faRead more
98% recommended
Best Ambiance 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
5,714 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Food was great as always and Angela’s service was amazing!
95% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
557 people mentioned the Stone Crab

Bistro L'Hermitage

$$$$·French·
Woodbridge
4,198 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
One of the best restaurants in the area! The escargot is lovely!
98% recommended
Best Service in Washington, D.C. Area
53 people mentioned the French Onion Soup
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Lost Creek Winery

$$$$·American·
Leesburg
16 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Worth the Drive
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
720 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fun
Excellent Customer Service Excellent Food Excellent Dessert
97% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Washington, D.C. Area
18 people mentioned the Crayfish
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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.
97% recommended
13 people mentioned the Calamari
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Chez Billy Sud

$$$$·French·
Georgetown
1,931 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
The best gin and tonic I’ve ever had (Hendricks gin).
98% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Chicken Liver Mousse

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
  • Good for a Date
Food and service are always lovely. A nice treat out!
97% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Washington, D.C. Area
7 people mentioned the Octopus Appetizer
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Cafe Renaissance

$$$$·French·
Vienna
2,637 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Wonderful! We will be back!
96% recommended
80 people mentioned the Irish Coffee

Le Diplomate

$$$$·French·
Logan Circle
8,822 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Amazing food and drinks
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
2,762 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Excellent food and service, as always. We especially liked the lamb lasagne and the charcuterie. Fantastic value for the money! Ambar is very clean and following all of the sanitatRead more
97% recommended
Best Value in Washington, D.C. Area
86 people mentioned the Mushroom Crepe

The Conche

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Washington DC
660 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Consistently wonderful and delicious. Every time we try a new dish and every time we leave wanting more. What a gem!
97% 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
2,109 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Always a great place to eat with great servers, service, people and food. Absolutely recommend Ambar!
92% recommended
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
26 people mentioned the Cheese Pie

Fahrenheit 132

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Fredericksburg
1,805 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Consistently excellent food and service. We will definitely go back again.
97% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Truffle Mac

Eddie V's - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Seafood·
Tysons Corner / McLean
2,826 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
My sever was amazing
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
  • Good for Anniversaries
Staff and service were both amazing !
96% 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
2,359 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Simply wonderful!! We went post-quarantine and they did such an amazing job with social distancing and safety protocols. The food was amazing as always!
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Maryland - DC Suburbs
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
1,729 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Everything was delicious. Highly recommend the Greek style chicken. They even sliced it up for us, and made sharing very easy.
92% recommended
Notable Wine List in Washington, D.C. Area
32 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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CIRCA at Clarendon

$$$$·American·
Arlington
724 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
Circa has really mastered outdoor dining with social distancing. It was the same great menu, and the service was outstanding. Although our party lingered over our dinner, the serRead more
97% recommended
American in Washington, D.C. Area
14 people mentioned the French Toast
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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!
88% recommended
11 people mentioned the High Tea
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The Capital Grille - Washington DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Capitol Hill
3,959 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
First dining out restaurant since the start of covid and capital grille did not disappoint. All the staff, especially our waiter Akim went above and beyond. We were so glad to be aRead more
96% recommended
Best Service in Washington, D.C. Area
75 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mirabelle - Washington, DC

$$$$·French American·
Downtown
726 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • 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
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
90% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Virginia - DC Suburbs
8 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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The Tasting Room

$$$$·American·
Frederick
1,958 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
We sat outside and our server was lovely. She made sure we felt safe and liked everything about our meal. Wonderful time!
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
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
18 people mentioned the Beignets
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The Ashby Inn

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Paris
1,522 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Great food, great service - we have been coming here for years and will keep coming back! Love the Ashby!
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
Very enjoyable. Good food and friendly and excellent service
95% recommended
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
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
1,482 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
We had a wonderful Birthday dinner at Et Voila for my wife. An excellent dinner though somewhat pricey. Will return.
96% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in District of Columbia
30 people mentioned the Beef Stew

The Capital Grille - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Tysons Corner / McLean
2,870 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
Always amazing food and spectacular service. Great place to visit no matter what the reason. ❤️❤️❤️
94% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
48 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chevy Chase
2,269 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Business Meals
This was our first in-restaurant dining since March. The Capital Grille has created a warm, safe environment. The food was delicious as always, the service outstanding and seeing tRead more
96% recommended
Great for Lunch in Washington, D.C. Area
28 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mastro's Steakhouse - DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Penn Quarter
2,868 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
First night out since March 4
89% recommended
Steakhouse in District of Columbia
137 people mentioned the Butter Cake

TRIO Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Falls Church
1,348 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The salmon was absolutely amazing. As was the chicken dish! The staff is always excellent. Recommended for any night out.
97% recommended
Best Ambiance in Washington, D.C. Area
33 people mentioned the Short Rib

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
Fit for Foodies in Washington, D.C. Area
28 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta
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Lupo Verde - 14th St

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
1,269 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
We love Lupe and the entire crew. As soon as you arrive, you are attended to in a familial manner at safe distance. They did a great job physically distancing but being social presRead more
89% recommended
17 people mentioned the Squid Ink Pasta

Nostos Restaurant

$$$$·Greek·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,245 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Great food. Great service
95% 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
Special Occasion in Washington, D.C. Area
83 people mentioned the Rack Lamb
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Filomena Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
12,739 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
Very attentive staff. Delicious food. Generous portions that are sized for sharing, but the food is so good, you won't want to. Quiet, intimate setting that was great for converRead more
96% recommended
Best Food in Washington, D.C. Area
192 people mentioned the Calamari

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

$$$$·American·
Fairfax
1,891 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Organic
Always great food and service, but the latter today was outstanding. Safe, of course, but fun and a great light touch. Made a usually great experience outstanding.
92% recommended
Healthy in Washington, D.C. Area
43 people mentioned the Dumplings

Succotash - Penn Quarter DC

$$$$·American·
Penn Quarter
2,052 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Fantastic job with social distancing measures, great bartender, and classy service.
90% recommended
53 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Monocacy Crossing

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Frederick
1,828 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
Glad to have our favorite restaurant back. Lunch was excellent and the service attentive and pleasant.
97% recommended
Best Value in Washington, D.C. Area
51 people mentioned the Coconut Pound Cake

The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Middleburg
2,512 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Such a nice evening. They knew it was my husband’s birthday and made sure to make it special! Everything was fantastic!
97% recommended
Romantic 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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