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The Best Places for Mother's Day Brunch in DC

April 13, 2023

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Nothing says Mother’s Day like brunch (except of course fresh flowers!) When it comes to DC brunches, there’s no shortage of options. Whether you’re looking for bottomless mimosas or incredible food, there’s something for everyone.

We selected a few of our all-time favorite DC brunch spots that are perfect for celebrating Mother’s Day 2023. Celebrate her big day in style at one of these stand-out brunch spots.

  1. Le Diplomate: You didn’t think we’d skip this one, did you? A staple in the DC restaurant scene, this French brasserie offers a variety of brunch options, from croissants and omelets to steak frites and seafood platters. This is the place to take Mom for a real wow moment!
  2. The Smith: The Smith is an American brasserie in DC's Penn Quarter that serves a range of brunch items, including avocado toast, eggs benedict, and brunch cocktails like Bloody Marys and mimosas. The restaurant's chic decor and lively atmosphere make it a great place to celebrate Mother's Day with a group of friends or family.
  3. Blue Duck Tavern: Blue Duck Tavern is an upscale restaurant located in DC's West End that offers a Mother's Day brunch buffet featuring a range of items such as smoked salmon, roasted beef tenderloin, and a variety of desserts. The restaurant's elegant decor and picturesque outdoor patio make it an ideal spot for a sophisticated and indulgent Mother's Day celebration.
  4. The Red Hen: The Red Hen is an Italian-inspired restaurant located in DC's Bloomingdale neighborhood that offers a weekend brunch menu featuring dishes like breakfast pizza, frittatas, and breakfast sandwiches. The restaurant's cozy and intimate atmosphere and friendly service make it an excellent spot to celebrate Mother's Day with close family and friends.
  5. Convivial: Convivial is a French-American bistro located in DC's Shaw neighborhood that offers a range of brunch items, including quiches, sandwiches, and pastries, as well as a selection of brunch cocktails. The restaurant's casual and convivial atmosphere and friendly service make it an excellent spot to celebrate Mother's Day with a small group of friends or family.
  6. Ambar: Ambar is a Balkan restaurant located in Capitol Hill that offers a bottomless brunch menu with unlimited small plates and drinks, including mimosas and Bloody Marys. The restaurant's cozy decor and relaxed atmosphere make it an excellent spot to celebrate Mother's Day with a group of friends or family.
  7. Ted's Bulletin: Ted's Bulletin is a retro-style diner located in multiple locations throughout DC that offers classic brunch dishes like biscuits and gravy, eggs benedict, and pancakes, as well as a variety of homemade pop tarts. The restaurant's fun and nostalgic atmosphere and delicious comfort food make it an excellent spot to celebrate Mother's Day with the whole family.
  8. Centrolina: Centrolina is an Italian market and restaurant located in CityCenterDC that offers a Mother's Day brunch menu with items like ricotta pancakes, frittatas, and pastries, as well as a selection of brunch cocktails. The restaurant's modern and elegant decor and relaxed atmosphere make it an excellent spot to celebrate Mother's Day with a small group of friends
  9. DC Harvest: DC Harvest is a farm-to-table restaurant located in the H Street Corridor that offers a seasonal brunch menu featuring dishes like shakshuka, breakfast sandwiches, and Belgian waffles. The restaurant's rustic decor and emphasis on locally-sourced ingredients make it a great spot for a unique and sustainable Mother's Day brunch.
  10. A Rake's Progress: Located in the Line Hotel in Adams Morgan, A Rake's Progress is an American restaurant that offers a brunch menu featuring dishes like biscuits and gravy, smoked trout toast, and breakfast cocktails. The restaurant's chic decor and contemporary atmosphere make it a great spot for a stylish and modern Mother's Day brunch.
  11. Sally's Middle Name: This cozy restaurant located in DC's H Street Corridor offers a weekend brunch menu featuring dishes like grilled cheese, corned beef hash, and pastries. The restaurant's intimate atmosphere and friendly service make it a great spot for a relaxed and low-key Mother's Day brunch.
  12. Nina May: Nina May is a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant located in Logan Circle that offers a brunch menu featuring dishes like avocado toast, shakshuka, and Mediterranean-style breakfast bowls. The restaurant's bright and airy decor, as well as its focus on seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients. All ingredients come from within 150 miles of the restaurant!
  13. The Coupe: The Coupe is a neighborhood cafe located in the Columbia Heights neighborhood that offers a brunch menu featuring dishes like breakfast burritos, eggs benedict, and a variety of baked goods. The restaurant's casual atmosphere and friendly service make it a great spot for a more low-key Mother’s Day.
  14. Call Your Mother Deli: Looking for more of a quick bite? Call Your Mother Deli is a popular Jewish-style deli with several locations throughout DC that offers a brunch menu featuring dishes like bagel sandwiches, lox platters, and a variety of pastries. The restaurant's fun and playful decor, as well as its focus on fresh and homemade ingredients, make it a great place to pop in on Mother’s Day.

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