It’s the time of year to honor the special women in your life, a.k.a. Mother’s Day. What better way to celebrate the mother if your life than with some of the best brunch specials that DC has to offer? We added way more than five options for your choosing, because when it comes to mom, you want to get it right.
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OK, now-lets dive into some specials for this season:
DBGB Kitchen and Bar – If the beautiful interior of this Fresh brasserie and American tavern fusion restaurant isn’t enough to dazzle, then the menu will for sure. DBGB is offering a a three-course prix-fixe brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $49. The menu has ideal dishes with just the right amount of flair and tradition, such as lamb cocotte and omelette basquaise with garlic aioli home fries. If nothing piques your interest, the brunch a-la-carte menu is also available.
Roof Terrace Restaurant at the Kennedy Center – This restaurant has everything needed to make a perfect Mother’s Day brunch, including stunning skyline views, special live jazz and a brunch menu that can’t be beat. Food-wise, the special brunch menu offers a raw bar, roasts, pastries, made-to-order omelets and a complimentary mimosa or glass of sparkling wine. Brunch is $45 per person, and is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro – Stop by Reston for a delicious brunch and beautiful outdoor seating on Vinifera’s outdoor patio. The brunch includes pasties, roasted tenderloin, made-to-order omelets and brioche french toast. Follow that all up with fresh pies, cakes and tarts, and you’re good to go. It’s $55 per person, but if you splurge for the $65 option you’ll also get bottomless mimosas or bloody mary bar. There are three different seating calls, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., so call ahead to guarantee your spot.
Brix and Ale – Located within Sheraton Tysons Hotel, Brix and Ale offers a brunch menu that’s great for the whole family. Check out some of the delicious offerings, such as Belgium waffles, made-to-order omelets and prime rib of beef. Plus, there’s a chocolate fountain for dessert with all types of sweet treats to dip, so what’s not to love? It’s $46 (not including drinks) for adults and $22 for children ages 5-12, and the menu runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
härth – härth at Hilton McLean Tysons Corner is celebrating the day with a special brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy classic breakfast staples like eggs benedict and rum raisin french toast alongside spring-inspired dishes like the Atlantic salmon with seasonal veggies. You can also make your own “momossa” by combining a bottle of champagne and carafe of fruit juice for $25, and after a few of those, who won’t feel like brunch has been accomplished?
Roofers Union – All-time Adams Morgan favorite, Roofers Union is offering a special $35 three-course prix-fixe menu for mom to enjoy, with deviled eggs, eggs benedict, french toast and house cured salmon. Plus, with desserts like beginets, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the enjoy the restaurant’s beautiful interior. And, if you get lucky, the outside seating will make anyone feel at home. The brunch special runs from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. so don’t forget to make reservations.
2941 Restaurant – Pull out all the stops for mom by heading over to Falls Church for 2941’s three-course tasting meal, full of savory and fresh dishes such as the lobster salad, filet mignon and duck breast. The deserts are also not to be missed, especially the carmélia rose with carmelized milk chocolate mousse. If the food doesn’t pull you in, then we’re sure that the waterfalls, koi ponds and lakeside view will put any worries to ease. Reservations are required, and it’s $75 for person. 2941 is offering the Mother’s Day menu from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., so if you can’t make it to brunch, there’s still hope for dinner.
Del Fresco’s Grille North Bethesda – With a plentiful list of food and drink offerings, Del Fresco’s Grille in North Bethesda is the perfect place to celebrate mom and enjoy a delicious meal while you’re at it. Standout dishes include red velvet Belgium waffles, eggs benedict with Cajun lobster sauce, and banana and mascarpone stuffed french toast. Brunch cocktails and mimosas are available both by the glass and by carafe, and there’s also an extensive make-your-own bloody mary bar.
Ripple – A bright and sunny spot in Cleveland Park, Ripple is perfect for a fun brunch to kickstart Mother’s day, and it just so happens to be one of our favorite restaurants. The three-course prix-fixe brunch features fresh ingredient dishes such as hanger steak and eggs forstiere. Plus, the meal starts with a basket of fresh pastries, so try not to fill up too early into the meal. It’s $40 a person and offered 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Society Fair – Treat mom right with a champagne brunch at Society Fair’s wine bar, and try out the new spring menu with dishes such as house cured salmon, beignets and ham & gruyere quiches. If you’re looking for something more personal, Society Fair is also offering a special Mother’s Day Bag with everything you’ll need to dazzle, including breakfast strata with homemade eggs, artisan bread, ready-to-bake scones and more. The bag has food for four, and if you still want more, order a batch of warm cinnamon rolls ($21) to satisfy all sweet tooth cravings.
Daily Grill – Stop by either Daily Grill locations in DC for brunch specials, including the $10 just about bottomless mimosas or bloody marys. Be sure to try the Texas French toast with berry compote, and enjoy some of Aunt Rhonda’s monkey bread with any egg dish. Daily Grill in Dupont serves brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. while the Georgetown location offers its special menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pilar – Check out the special $27 mom-approved brunch menu at Bar Pilar to celebrate the special day, and indulge in house-made baker’s board, an entree of your choice, strawberries and complimentary glasses of sparkling wine and coffee.
1905 – The newly launched spring brunch menu at 1905 is getting some special plate additions for Mother’s Day. Dishes such as truffled grits and pork belly are sure to make any mom happy, and if you’re looking for vegetarian options, 1905 has you covered with offerings like grilled jumbo asparagus and citrus yogurt. Mimosas and blood marys are offered bottomless for $15, and if you want to try something new, opt for the $15 bottomless specialty cocktails. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
Café Dupont – Celebrate the day with some nice fresh air while sitting outside in Café Dupont’s newly opened patio area. The brunch menu includes many mom-friendly dishes, including filet mignon, strawberry stuffed french toast, Maine lobster omelets and more. Plus, with specialty bloody marys and mimosas available all-day, there’s no chance that you’ll run out of drinks anytime soon. The brunch menu begins at 7 a.m. and runs through 2:30 p.m., making it perfect for any early birds out there.
Spirit Cruises – Give mom a one-of-a-kind experience by taking her on a brunch cruise aboard the Spirit of Washington. Enjoy the beautiful views of the Potomac on the rooftop lounge with DJ entertainment and buffet-style eating guaranteed to fill you up. Brunch is offered twice, once at 10 a.m. and once at 2:30 p.m., with prices ranging from $59.90 per person in the morning to $81.90 for the dinner cruise at 7 p.m. Moms receive complimentary spring flowers and a beverage of choice.
Odyssey Cruises – Another great option for brunch on the water, Odyssey Cruises offers a special brunch menu for those aboard the climate controlled ship. The buffet brunch setup means that no one will leave hungry, and moms get a free beverage of choice and spring flowers, as well as a mini jar of honey, as part of her ticket. The brunch special is offered during the 9:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. cruises, and a unique Mother’s Day dinner cruise is also offered at 7 p.m. Tickets increase in price as the day continues, with $79.90 per adult in the morning to $101.90 for the dinner option.
Water & Wall – Take mom to this Arlington favorite anytime between 10 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. for a special three-course prix-fixe menu with offerings such as foie gras mousse, brisket hash, Belgium waffles and chocolate peanut butter tarts. Bento boxes with scrambled eggs, belgian waffles, and more are also available for kids. It’s $45 per person and $25 for children 3-12. And if you really want to impress, come back for the Mother’s Day dinner prix-fixe menu beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wine pairings will be available and reservations are required.
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab – Mom will love eating brunch at Joe’s and, since it’s only a few steps from the White House, it’s also the perfect place for a nice Sunday stroll to work off your post-brunch food baby. In addition to Joe’s a la carte menu, with dishes such as crispy shrimp and filet mignon guaranteed to delight any seafood or steak fan, there will also be a special colossal lump crab cake benedict offered for the special occasion. Joe’s is open to celebrate anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 10 p.m., making it an easy fix to incorporate into your festivities for the day.
The Daily Dish – Head over to Silver Spring for a unique Mother’s Day experience with special dishes for the occasion from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m at The Daily Dish. Specials include crawfish omelets, duck egg & hash, croque madame and more. The regular brunch menu will also be available, and once you get a taste of the food you’ll understand why The Daily Dish is one of the everyday brunch finalists for this year’s RAMMY awards. It’s going to get crowded, so make sure to snatch a reservation ahead of time. The patio area is first-come first-serve, so if you want to enjoy some fresh air with your meal, be prepared to wait.