Many Washington, D.C., area restaurants offer a Mother's Day brunch with all the trimmings. Most places can get pretty busy, so be sure to make a reservation at these recommended places. Details are subject to change, so confirm with the restaurant when making a reservation.
Price: $69 adults, free for children younger than 12, $89 per person with beverage package
Reservations: 202-509-8000 or make a reservation for The St. Regis Washington D.C. online
Enjoy this historic setting while listening to live jazz and choosing from the chilled seafood station, Bloody Mary station, champagne cart, and more. Specialties include lobster, duck, waffles, pancakes, and tuna niçoise.
Reservations: (202) 878-8235 or register online
Take fun-loving moms to a Mother's Day Drag Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at City Tap House in Dupont Circle. The show starts at 12:30 p.m., and there will be bottomless bubbly, beermosas, and Bloody Marys for $18 with no time limit — and a special gift for moms.
Reservations: 202-408-1600 or make a reservation for Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar online
Treat Mom to a Havana-style Mother's Day brunch or dinner, plus mothers will receive a $25 gift certificate to use toward a future visit. Standout Mother's Day dishes include chorizo-plantain crusted red snapper and roasted beet and avocado salad.
Reservations: 202-450-4686 or make a reservation for Del Frisco’s Grille online
Del Frisco’s bold and delicious cuisine is balanced nicely with gracious service and a comfortable atmosphere. Moms will be tempted with sweet treats such as the coconut cream pie, champagne, and sparkling rosé.
Reservations: 202-787-1000 or make a reservation for Gospel Brunch at The Hamilton online
The Hamilton Live offers its popular Gospel Brunch in celebration of Mother's Day. The Howard Gospel Choir from Howard University will perform three times on Sunday while you enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring breakfast classics and Southern dishes as well as one mimosa or Bloody Mary. Standout dishes include country fried chicken, spring vegetable frittata, jambalaya with Carolina gold rice, and Creole bread pudding with bourbon crème anglaise. Make reservations for the 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., or 3 p.m. performance.
Treat Mom to a special Mother's Day lunch and tour at The Mansion. The menu includes a wide variety of regional and international favorites, a decadent chocolate fountain, desserts, champagne, and more. Vegetarian options. Seatings are at noon or 2:30 p.m.
The visit includes a self-guided tour of themed rooms and secret doors. Explore the museum's collection of signed guitars, memorabilia, art, and more. Optional add-ons include a treasure hunt and numerology reports.
Price: $84.90 and up
Reservations: 202-488-6000 or make a reservation for Odyssey Brunch and Dinner Cruises online
Choose from three boardings (9:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 7 p.m.), then relax for a cruise with views of D.C.'s waterfront landmarks. The two-hour morning and afternoon cruises feature a lavish brunch buffet, bottomless mimosas, live entertainment, and dancing on the deck. In the evening, the Odyssey will set sail on its Mother’s Day dinner cruise, featuring a three-course plated meal, lively band, and dancing under the stars.
Reservations: West End location: 202-466-2500 or make a reservation for Rasika's west End location online
Rasika's West End location offers a three-course, prix fixe Mother's Day brunch menu featuring flavorful Indian dishes such as a quesadilla with masala scrambled eggs and avocado chaat, chicken tikka masala, and a dessert sampler with mango cardamom parfait.
Price: $64.90 and up
Reservations: 866-302-2469 or make a reservation for Spirit of Washington Brunch and Dinner Cruises online
Take a Mother’s Day lunch or dinner cruise (boardings at 9:45 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m.) on the Spirit of Washington where you'll see D.C.'s amazing sights along the Potomac River. Enjoy a bountiful brunch or dinner buffet, listen to the DJ, and participate in interactive games. Mothers receive a complimentary flower and drink.