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: $43 adults, $21.50 children ages 5 to 12
Reservations: 202-408-6136 or make a reservation for 10 Thomas Restaurant online
Enjoy unlimited Bloody Marys, mimosas, or champagne. The buffet features traditional brunch selections; hot dishes include shrimp and grits, fried chicken and waffles, an omelet station, and a carving station with herb marinated prime rib and brown sugar mustard glazed ham. Decadent desserts finish the meal.
Reservations: 202-733-5333 or make a reservation for City Tap House Penn Quarter online
Delight in the strawberry rosé French toast and $20 bottles of Prosecco paired with a juice flight. Mothers will receive flowers and a gift certificate for their next visit.
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 brunch dishes include Maine lobster tail salad crepe served with corn crema, pickled jicama, red onion and cilantro salad, and smoked trout caviar to pair with a classic cocktail, tropical sangria, or special Mother's Day mango cooler. If you're coming for dinner, check out the citrus marinated whole boneless red snapper fillet served with “Chino-Cubano” fried rice, and sweet chili-citrus and ajonjoli sauce with a sprout 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, award-winning desserts, champagne, and more. Vegan and vegetarian options. Seatings are at noon, 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 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: $82.95 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., 1:15 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
Penn Quarter location: 202-637-1222 or make a reservation for Rasika's Penn Quarter location online
Both Rasika locations offer a three-course, prix fixe Mother's Day brunch menu featuring flavorful Indian dishes such as Tikka French toast, masala omelet, sea bass chutneywala, tandoori salmon, halibut Bengali curry, lamb curry, and more. For dessert, choose from a cinnamon donut, rose falooda, or carrot halwa cheesecake. The menus vary according to location, so check the website for details.
Price: $67.95 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.
Price: $59 adults, free for children younger than 12
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.