Editor's note: Due to remaining closures and precautions in Washington, D.C., these restaurants will not be open for Mother's Day brunch this year. Unless otherwise stated, they are not offering pick-up or delivery either.
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.
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.
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
Editor's note: City Tap House is open for pick-up and delivery.
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) 878-8235 or register 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: 202-408-1600 or make a reservation for Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar online
Editor's note: The Hamilton is only open for delivery this year.
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.
Reservations: 202-787-1000 or make a reservation for Gospel Brunch at The Hamilton online
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.
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.
Price: $84.90 and up
Reservations: 202-488-6000 or make a reservation for Odyssey Brunch and Dinner Cruises online
Editor's note: Rasika's is currently open for pick-up and delivery.
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.
Reservations: West End location: 202-466-2500 or make a reservation for Rasika's west End location 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: $64.90 and up
Reservations: 866-302-2469 or make a reservation for Spirit of Washington Brunch and Dinner Cruises online