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Brunch Guide: Where to indulge with your mom this Mother's Day

If you plan on taking your mom out for a good meal on Mother's Day, look no further! We have compiled a list of the best places to brunch with your mom on her special day.

Willard InterContinental

Treat your mother to an extravagant brunch buffet at the Willard InterContinental. Set against the grand backdrop of the storied Willard and Crystal Ballrooms, amongst the soothing sounds of the piano and harp, guests will indulge in a delectable assortment of brunch favorites from a variety of action stations including omelets, waffles, fresh seafood, and hand carved meats. Tickets are $110 per adult, $55 per child (5-12 years old) with children under five complimentary.

For reservations, call 202-628-9100.

City Tap Penn Quarter

Moms with a sweet tooth can head to brunch at City Tap Penn Quarter from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., when every table will be greeted with a complimentary basket of gooey cinnamon rolls with vanilla icing. Bottles of Cupcake Prosecco are $15 during Mother’s Day brunch; City Tap’s full a la carte brunch menu and $19 bottomless mimosas, beermosas, and Bloody Mary's are also available. Kids menu entrees range from $8-10 and come with a complimentary soda.

Reservations can be made by visiting or calling 202-733-5333.

Blue Duck Tavern

Chef de Cuisine Brad Deboy at the Michelin-starred Blue Duck Tavern is introducing new seasonal, American classics to the restaurant’s Mother's Day menu. Brunch will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday May 14th and the menu will be priced at $125 per person for adults, and $60 for children between six and 12. Children under the age of five are complimentary. The three-course, fixed-price menu begins with a choice of starters, including seasonal salads, meats, breads and cheeses, on display throughout the open kitchen. Next guests will have a choice of entrée and sides from the holiday menu. Highlights include Berry Cheesecake Waffle, Fried Chicken & Biscuit, and Pan Roasted Prawns.

For reservations, call 202-419-6755 or email

Red’s Table

In Reston, Virginia, Red’s Table will be offering a special a la carte Mother’s Day brunch menu on Sunday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests can look forward to standout dishes such as Fresh Baked Cinnamon Bun, Crispy Caramel French Toast, Frittata, open-faced omelet, Sausage Biscuit Sliders, and Crab Cake Benedict. Brunch dishes range in price from $5 to $27. As an added bonus, moms can take advantage of Red Table's Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar.

For reservations, call 571- 375-7755, or visit

All Set Restaurant & Bar

In Silver Spring, Maryland, All Set Restaurant & Bar will offer a limited a la carte menu along with a bountiful brunch buffet with two seatings available at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 14. Priced at $30 per person (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity) and $15 for children 12 and under and $5 for children 5 and under, guests can enjoy Executive Chef Edward Reavis’ breakfast favorites such as Oysters on the 1/2 Shell; Scrambled Eggs; Bacon; Chicken Sausage; Home Fries; Pancakes & French Toast with macerated berries, whipped butter, whipped cream and Vermont maple syrup; Smoked Salmon with toasted bagels, dill cream cheese, capers and tomatoes; Caesar Salad, as well as Chicken Wings with ranch & blue cheese dipping sauces. For dessert, deserving mothers can indulge in a buffet of sweet treats including Baby Cakes, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and many more. As an added bonus, guests can enjoy bottomless mimosas for an additional $20 per person. Guests are limited to two hours for the brunch buffet.

For reservations, please visit or call (301) 495-8800


DBGB DC is honoring Mothers with delicious, not-to-be-missed fare. On Sunday, May 14, DBGB DC will be offering their springtime a la carte menu of French & American bistro classics, as well as specials for both brunch and dinner.

For reservations, please visit

Del Frisco’s Grille

This year mom deserves $39 crab stuffed lobster tail with asparagus, roasted red pepper, and lemon along with $12 strawberries and rose “Mom’osas” at Del Frisco’s Grille. Their bold and delicious cuisine is balanced nicely with the gracious service and a comfortable atmosphere.

For reservations, call 202-628–9100 or visit


Go all out this Mother’s Day with Ripple’s roast chicken feast, including a family-style three-course tasting menu for $45 a person (Requires participation of the entire table). There will also be an a la carte menu offered including fresh Path Valley Farms beets topped with curry, yogurt, gooseberry, and shaved fennel; a rich croque madame on brioche with Prosciutto di Parma, a local egg, and a creamy béchamel; and fried Amish chicken with housemade pickles and ramp ranch. Brunch will be from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For reservations, visit or call 202-244-7995.

Nazca Mochica

Nazca Mochica is offering a prix fixe menu perfect for moms interested in exploring new cuisines, with three courses of traditional Peruvian dishes available for $35 all Mother’s Day long. Guests can choose from a first course including causitas with aji Amarillo pepper sauce, olives, and piquillo pepper; a second course including cebiche en salsa de rocoto made with fresh white fish and octopus in rocoto sauce, aji de gallina with shredded chicken breast, egg, and roasted peanuts, and seco de cordero lamb leg marinated in a dark beer reduction; and finish with caramel alfajores cookies or seasonal gelatos and sorbets. The full a la carte menu is also available; prix fixe menu requires participation of the whole table.

For reservations, call 202-733-3170.

Fiola Mare

On Mother’s Day guests can enjoy a $95 3-course brunch menu with options like Burrata, Fiola Mare Lobster Ravioli, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, and more. Brunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Check out the full Mother's Day brunch menu, here.

For reservations, visit

Ocean Prime

Ocean Prime is offering a special brunch for Mother's Day on May 14. The a la carte brunch menu starts at 11 a.m., in addition to its regular dinner menu (running all day long). Among the brunch specialities include Blackened Salmon Salad ($19) with strawberries, cantaloupe, grapes, goat cheese, field greens, basil poppyseed dressing and candied walnuts; Crab & Eggs ($19) served with an English muffin, homemade crab cakes, poached eggs, hollandaise, fresh fruit, mixed greens and balsamic vinaigrette; and a Signature Bloody Mary ($16) with choice of vodka, housemade mix, and jumbo shrimp. In addition, Ocean Prime has teamed up with the folks at UrbanStems to offer a floral token of appreciation to mother's dining with the restaurant on Sunday (while supplies last).

For reservations, call 202-393-0313