Mother’s Day Brunches
ariellewitter | Brandon Wetherbee | May 11, 2017 | 9:00AM |

In case you forgot, Mother’s Day is Sunday. Instead of scrambling to find your mom a last minute present or send her a bouquet of flowers, take her to brunch. We’ve gathered some of D.C.’s brunch specials for you to take all the mothers, grandmothers, mothers-to-be, and more in your life to this Mother’s Day.

Ambar

Does your mom like Balkan food? Has she ever had Balkan food? Does she know what Balkan food tastes like? Find out Sunday! The $39 all-you-can-eat brunch is a fine deal for the mother and child that wants something a bit more ambitious.

Ardeo+Bardeo

This Cleveland Park restaurants is always a fine option. Mother’s Day is no different. The $42 three-course, prix fixe menu of the finest modern American food should make mom happy.

Blue Duck Taven

The Michelin-starred restaurant is offering a $125 for adults, $60 for children, three-course, fixed-price menu. One highlight is the Berry Cheesecake Waffle. I have not eaten a berry cheesecake waffle.

Casa Luca

Chef Fabio Trabocchi wants you to celebrate Mother’s Day with a delicious three course brunch. His New York Ave. establishment will be serving a $55 per person brunch on Mother’s Day from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Order Maine lobster with polenta or beef tenderloin steak and eggs.

Central

Celebrate your mom and other lovely ladies with extended brunch at Central from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For $45 per person, you, your mother, and any other lady in your life a can enjoy a three-course prefixed menu over at the French-American bistro. Order classics like buttermilk pancakes or avocado toast, and top the meal off with something sweet like chocolate lava cake and more.

City Tap Penn Quarter

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Mother’s Day swing by City Tap Penn Quarter and get a complimentary basket of pastries for you and all the mothers you know. On top of the sweet basket, enjoy the full à la carte brunch menu, or sip on bottomless beverages for $19.

Columbia Room

Take your mom on a trip to Paris, sort of. Columbia Room’s Tasting Room is offering a three or five course tasting menu off of the newly debuted “Paris in Spring” menu. It costs a pretty penny ($79 or $108, including tax) depending on how many courses you want to try, but go ahead and splurge. It’s Mother’s Day, after all.

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Cuba Libre

One of the most affordable brunch options, the Penn Quarter Cuban restaurant has a holiday brunch package for $25. We recommend adding the drink package for an extra $16.50. Spend Sunday drinking mimosas with mom.

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DBGB Kitchen and Bar

Swing by DBGB for brunch and then head back for dinner. The French and American bistro is serving its spring a la carte menu with additional brunch and dinner specials. Brunch is served between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., with a two hour break in between before gearing up for dinner between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. on May 14.

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Del Frisco’s Grille

Treat your mother to a strawberries and rose “mom’osa” for Mother’s Day. In addition to the clever play on words for the beverage, treat all the mothers you know and love to $39 crab stuffed lobster tail and more off of the menu.

Espita Mezcaleria

Is your mom a mezcal fan? She can’t do any better than Espita Mezcaleria. If she’s anything like my mom, she would despise mezcal. You can still take your mezcal hating mom to Espita for their $29 “Precio Fijo” brunch.

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Take mom to a French bistro in the Palisades. She likes French food, she’ll like the Palisades and if you miss brunch, they still have regular hours from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Fig & Olive

Celebrate all the ladies in your life with two meals on Mother’s Day. Fig & Olive is having prefixed three course brunch and dinner menus in honor of all those lovely ladies. For $40 per person, brunch-goers can munch on French omelets, avocado toast, or strawberry vacherin before heading back for dinner (if you’re not full from brunch).

Fiola and Fiola Mare

A three course brunch Italian style. Take all your ladies to Fiola or Fiola Mare on Mother’s Day and get all that good food for $95. Fiola will be holding brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Fiola Mare from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eat up!

The Greenhouse at The Jefferson

For the mother and child looking for a fancy hotel dining experience, this Michelin-starred restaurant is offering a $108 for adult, $55 child 12 and under prix fixe brunch. Is your parent the kind that wishes you were dressing for picture day and are disappointed you aged into an adult that can afford to take them to a $108 brunch? This is your place!

The Hamilton

Does mom like gospel brunch? The Hamilton has gospel brunch. Eat some Southern-Style Catfish and listen to people praise Jesus Christ. Does you mom like Jesus Christ? If you’re not sure, maybe Gospel Brunch isn’t for her.

Hay Adams

Maybe mom wants to eat as close to The White House as possible? Regardless of your mom’s political leanings, the space is gorgeous and will be around much longer than the sitting POTUS. Good for the old school Mother’s Day vibe.

Indique

We’re fans of Indique and wish all moms were OK with spices. Sadly, most moms we know are not OK with spices. So if you’re looking for an out of the ordinary brunch with more adventurous diners, we really like this option. The vegetable ishtew with coconut milk, ginger, green chili, and curry leaves sounds especially appetizing. My mom would hate it.

Joselito

Take mom to one of D.C.’s newest brunch spots. They’re offering a $50 tasting menu, $80 with wine pairings, in addition to their regular Sunday bottomless brunch.

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Laduree

Your mom’s new favorite place in D.C. is shaking it up with some brand new treats for Mother’s Day. The More Than a Bouquet of Roses includes rose jam, rose tea, a rose-scented candle and rose petal macarons. If that’s not up her alley, you can always take her to brunch and let her pick out her own box! Laduree’s Parisian tea service includes bites like mini lobster rolls, brioche rolls, and those famous macarons.

Lincoln

Abe Lincoln would want you to celebrate Mother’s Day with delicious brunch. Pop over to Lincoln and enjoy a three course brunch for $52 per person to celebrate your ladies on Mother’s Day. The menu will include options like sweet huckleyberry doughnuts and pecan sticky buns, or savory items like the olive oil poached halibut and Maryland crab béarnaise.

Mother’s Day Pregame Brunch @ Nationals’ Stadium

The Nationals are joining in on the Mother’s Day festivities with a pregame brunch this Mother’s Day. Come for the food, stay for the game. Good moms like baseball. If your mom doesn’t like baseball, that doesn’t mean she’s bad, it just means she has room for improvement.

Nazca Mochica

Take your mom on a quick trip to Peru, kind of. Nazca Mochica is offering a three course prefixed menu of traditional Peruvian dishes for $35 all day on Mother’s Day.

nopa Kitchen + Bar 

I’ve enjoyed this Penn Quarter restaurant with family and people I barely know. It’s a comfortable space with a menu that mom should enjoy. The brunch menu is extensive but not overwhelming. A good pick for the kid that isn’t exactly sure what mom will like.

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The Oval Room

The 3-stars-in-the-Post restaurant is offering a $55 three course prix fixe course brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Miss brunch? They’re also offering a $55 three course prix fixe meny from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Pizzeria Orso

One of the best pizza places not in D.C., this Falls Church is offering brunch inspired dishes both Saturday and Sunday. For the mom that cares more about pizza than presentation.

RareSweets

Treat all the mothers you know to a Mother’s Day gift basket crafted by RareSweets’ Meredith Tomason. The basket includes take and bake breakfast pastries and a floral arrangement courtesy of Urban Stems.

Rasika

Both Rasika West End and Rasika Penn Quarter are offering $50, three course prix fixed until 2:30 p.m. Rasika is fantastic and a safe bet as long as your mom eats Indian food. I hope your mom eats Indian food. My mother does not eat Indian food.

Ripple

A roast chicken feast and a three course tasting menu is an excellent way to treat the ladies in your life this Mother’s Day. For $45 per person, enjoy all of that and the a la carte menu from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 14.

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Sakerum

We really like this option. Sakerum is offering 50% off their Brunch Bento Boxes for mothers. This is a very good reason to take your mom to Sakerum.

1789 Restaurant

Got a Georgetown kind of mom? Take her to Georgetown’s 1789. Not sure if you have a Georgetown kind of mom? If you’re not sure, you do not have a Georgetown type of mom. We’ve described it as the type of place you should take your parents when you want to impress them. Sunday is the perfect time to try to impress mom.

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The St. Regis

D.C. has the second best hotel dining scene in America, only behind New York City. This $95 buffet in a setting mother would approve is further proof of D.C.’s hospitality scene excellence.

Taqueria del Barrio

The opposite of a fancy hotel is Petworth’s newest home for tacos. They’re hosting a special Mother’s Day brunch beginning at 11 a.m. Moms that love tacos tend to be good moms.

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Teddy & The Bully Bar

Take your mom and all the other mothers and mother-like figures in your life to brunch at Teddy & The Bully Bar. For $56 per person, the restaurant is serving a hybrid menu of three dishes, as well as the option to eat as much food as you can from the buffet. Top it off with one of two female themed libations, like the Bloody Maria or the Lady Outlaw, and Mother’s Day is a done deal.

Tredici Enoteca at The St. Gregory Hotel

The $55 holiday buffet is good for all of the parents coming in from out of town and staying in Dupont Circle. They have a carving station. They have a dessert buffet. You should know if your parents like this stuff.

2941

The hidden in Falls Church restaurant is offering an all day Mother’s Day menu. From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 2941 is offering a $78 per diner 3-course prix fixe menu. If you’re looking for a quieter, prettier location for mom, leave D.C.

The Willard InterContinental

It’s Mother’s Day with a brunch buffet over at the Willard. With three seating times (11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m.) for $110 per person, treat the ladies in your life to a variety of brunch buffet favorites, like omelet, waffle, and carved meats stations.

We’ll keep updating this list as more specials come up.