This Mother's Day has a whole new meaning for me with the birth of my baby girl last September. I feel so blessed to be her mother. We haven't decided how to spend the day, but I'm looking forward to being with her. Here are some fun options around town:
Boxwood Winery: May 10 - MOTHER'S DAY ROSE, COMPLIMENTARY TASTINGS, LIVE MUSIC WITH MATT WALLER & BBQ. Join us Mother's Day for great fun! See our Mother's Day schedule below:ALL DAY - Rose Release and Mom's tastings will be complimentary; 2-5 pm - Live Music with Matt Waller in the Courtyard (weather permitting)11 am -5 pm - Local BBQ will be available.
El Centro D.F., with two locations at 1819 14th Street NW, 20009, and 1218 Wisconsin Ave, NW, 20007 in Georgetown, will be serving up its bottomless authentic Mexican brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 10th. Priced at $35 per person (tax and gratuity not included), Moms can enjoy an endless selection of dishes prepared by Chef de Cuisine Eleftherios Terry Natas, with options such as Jalapeño Beef & Chorizo Slider with Chihuahua cheese, avocado, pickled jalapeno and aji Amarillo aioli; Buttermilk Pancakes with fresh berries, queso requesón and orange tequila marmalade; Bacon, Egg and Cheese Tacos served with Chihuahua cheese and scallions; Fried Egg Divorciados smothered in red and green salsa with chorizo and black beans, as well as the Breakfast Enchilada with scrambled eggs, morita bean sauce and chorizo. Bottomless brunch drinks, such as the Mimosa, Michelada, Bloody Maria, El Centro Margarita and choice of seasonal Aqua Fresca cocktails, complement the unlimited brunch offering. The bottomless brunch menu must be ordered for the entire table. Additionally, El Centro D.F. will be selling copies of award-winning Chef Richard Sandoval’s latest cookbook, Richard Sandoval’s New Latin Flavors: Hot Dishes, Cool Drinks, which offers more than 125 vibrantly seasoned Latin dishes, inspired by his popular restaurant fare but carefully streamlined for the home cook. Those who purchase the cookbook while dining at the restaurant on Sunday, May 10th will receive a $20 gift card to be enjoyed during their next visit at any of his DC restaurants. El Centro D.F. will also be offering a complimentary glass of sparkling wine to all mothers who dine on Sunday, May 10th and a rose as a token of appreciation. El Centro D.F. is located at 1819 14th Street, NW, 20009. For reservations please call (202) 328-3131. El Centro Georgetown is located at 1218 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, 20007. For reservations at the Georgetown location, please call (202) 333-4100. For further information, please visit the websites at http://www.richardsandoval.com/elcentrodf and http://www.richardsandoval.com/elcentrogtown.
Located in the lively 14th Street neighborhood at 1825 14th Street, NW, 20009, Masa 14 will serve its colorful Latin-Asian cuisine to brunch-goers this Mother’s Day. A prix fixe menu will be available in the main dining room from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is priced $39 (tax and gratuity excluded, with the last seating at 2 p.m.). It will include an unlimited selection of brunch drinks full of seasonal flavor such as the Traditional Mimosa, Masa Mimosa, Lychee Bellini, Bloody Mary, Bacon Bloody Mary and Lemon Lager. Prepared by Chef de Cuisine Stephen Hartzell, the menu will also feature a selection of Salads, Eggs and Such, Sandwiches, Sweets and Sides, including Pork Belly Benedict with spicy curry potato cake and chipotle hollandaise; Chilaquiles, corn tortillas, chorizo, queso cotija and soft scrambled eggs; Smoked Chicken Hash with caramelized onions, chilies, chipotle hollandaise, yucca and poached egg; Fruit & House-made Granola with citrus yogurt and blood orange syrup, as well as the Crispy Smoked Brisket Bun with hoisin BBQ, pickled onion, toasted sesame and cilantro. This special brunch offer must be ordered for the entire table. Brunch can also be ordered a la carte for a light bite and prices range from $4 to $13 per dish. Additionally, Masa 14 will be selling copies of award-winning Chef Richard Sandoval’s latest cookbook, Richard Sandoval’s New Latin Flavors: Hot Dishes, Cool Drinks, which offers more than 125 vibrantly seasoned Latin dishes, inspired by his popular restaurant fare but carefully streamlined for the home cook. Those who purchase the cookbook while dining at the restaurant on Sunday, May 10th will receive a $20 gift card to be enjoyed during their next visit at any of his DC restaurants. Masa 14 will also be offering a complimentary glass of sparkling wine to all mothers who dine on Sunday, May 10th and a rose as a token of appreciation. For more information or reservations, please call (202) 328-1414 or visit www.richardsandoval.com/masa14.
Situated next to the Gallery Place/Chinatown metro, Zengo, located at 781 7th Street, NW, 20001, will offer their Bottomless Brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 10th. Priced at $39 per person and $10 per child under 10 (tax and gratuity excluded), guests can enjoy an all-you-can-eat selection of ceviche, sushi, and salads, dim sum and antojitos, and brunch plates prepared by Chef de Cuisine Jason Streiff along with seven distinctive brunch cocktails. Bottomless Brunch must be ordered by the entire table and the menu is offered exclusively for the prix-fixe service. The unlimited brunch menu includes tempting small plates such as Shrimp Ceviche with coconut, charred pineapple, red onion, basil and bonito flake; Thai Chicken Empanadas with chile poblano, Oazaca cheese and mango salsa; Achiote-Hoisin Pork Arepas, corn masa, avocado and crema fresca. Additional brunch plates include Harris Ranch Beef Barbacoa Hash with poached egg, potato, rajas, and caramelized onion; Bacon & Scrambled Egg Steamed Buns with salsa verde, Oaxaca cheese and house-cured bacon, as well as Hanoi Pandan Waffles with strawberry-guava sauce and whipped cream. Zengo’s brunch menu is complemented by bottomless featured cocktails such as the Bloody Mary, Bloody Maria, and Sake Sangria, as well as four types of mimosas: Mimosa Traditional, Passion Fruit Mimosa, Guava Mimosa and the Pomegranate Mimosa. Additionally, Zengo will be selling copies of award-winning Chef Richard Sandoval’s latest cookbook, Richard Sandoval’s New Latin Flavors: Hot Dishes, Cool Drinks, which offers more than 125 vibrantly seasoned Latin dishes, inspired by his popular restaurant fare but carefully streamlined for the home cook. Those who purchase the cookbook while dining at the restaurant on Sunday, May 10th will receive a $20 gift card to be enjoyed during their next visit at any of his DC restaurants. Zengo will also be offering a complimentary glass of sparkling wine to all mothers who dine on Sunday, May 10th and a rose as a token of appreciation. For reservations or additional information please call (202) 393-2929 or visit www.richardsandoval.com/zengodc.
On Capitol Hill, Ambar, the nation’s capital’s first Balkan restaurant, located at 523 8th Street, SE, 20003, will offer a fixed price brunch of unlimited small plates and free-flowing cocktails this Mother’s Day, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Priced at $39 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) guests can enjoy an unlimited mezze, soups, salads, sandwiches, egg dishes, pastry & crepes and sweets prepared by Executive Chef Ivan Zivkovic along with five distinctive brunch cocktails. Bottomless Brunch must be ordered by the entire table. One might wish to start with some of Ambar’s most popular dishes including Balkan Salad, tomato, peppers, cucumber, onions and aged cheese; Egg BLT, and the Almond & Walnut Crusted Fried Chicken Sandwich with spring mix and apple-wasabi slaw. Those looking for breakfast fare options will want to consider the Eggs Benedict served on an English muffin with ajvar, prosciutto and Kajmak sauce; the Salmon Omelet or Prosciutto Omelet; Poached Pear Waffle with house-made caramel sauce, or the Steak & Eggs, sirloin served with homemade fried potatoes and chimichurri sauce, and the Balkan Scrambled Egg with red & yellow peppers, onion, aged cow cheese served with homemade potatoes. Ambar also serves Ham & Cheese or Roasted Mushroom Crepes, plus two types of savory pie: Cheese, with cucumber yogurt and ajvar emulsion, and Meat made with ground pork & beef and marinated pepper. Ambar’s brunch menu is complemented by a bottomless supply of featured cocktails such as the Traditional Mimosa; Bloody Mary and the Ambar Mimosa with sparkling wine and peach puree. Ambar is also home to Washington’s first Rakia Bar with over 33 varieties of Rakia, a popular Balkan alcoholic beverage produced by the distillation of fermented fruit. For additional information please call (202) 813-3039 and visit www.ambarrestaurant.com.
Toro Toro, located at 1300 I Street, NW, 20005, will offer Mother’s Day brunch service on Sunday, May 10th, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prepared by Chef de Cuisine Felipe Milanes, brunch is priced at $39 per person (tax and gratuity it not included), and begins with a choice of Pan-Latin small plates that showcase South and Central American cuisine, including seasonal salads, meats, a raw bar, and assorted breads and cheeses, presented on the lavish buffet. Next, diners can enjoy Toro Toro’s “Rodizio Grill,” with choices that include Picanha Steak, Chorizo Sausage, Achiote Chicken or Chef’s Daily Selection. Guests can also order from the chef’s daily creation of hot sides. Standouts include Papas Bravas; Tortilla Espanola; Chorizo & Potato Hash; Chipotle-Agave Bacon; Mexican-Chocolate Waffles with Nutella and bananas, as well as Chilaquiles Verdes. Toro Toro’s brunch menu is complemented by a Bloody Mary Bar, where guests can create their own cocktail by selecting from a list of premium spirits, house-made mixers, and large collection of hot sauces and garnishes. Also available are a bottomless supply of featured cocktails such as the Traditional Mimosa; Toro Mimosa with Champagne and fresh passion fruit puree; Mango Mimosa with Champagne and fresh mango puree, or the Blood Orange Mimosa with Champagne and fresh blood orange puree. Additionally, Toro Toro will be selling copies of award-winning Chef Richard Sandoval’s latest cookbook, Richard Sandoval’s New Latin Flavors: Hot Dishes, Cool Drinks, which offers more than 125 vibrantly seasoned Latin dishes, inspired by his popular restaurant fare but carefully streamlined for the home cook. Those who purchase the cookbook while dining at the restaurant on Sunday, May 10th will receive a $20 gift card to be enjoyed during their next visit at any of his DC restaurants. Toro Toro will also be offering a complimentary glass of sparkling wine to all mothers who dine on Sunday, May 10th and a rose as a token of appreciation. For more information and reservations visit http://www.richardsandoval.com/torotorodc, or call (202) 682-9500.
For those seeking a Mother’s Day feast experience in DC’s vibrant waterfront area, Station 4, located in the Southwest Waterfront at 1101 4th Street, SW, 20024, will celebrate with a three-course tasting menu devoted to Mom. Prepared by Executive Chef Orlando Amaro, standout dishes include Crudo of Tuna Salad with watermelon, watercress, rice cake and ponzu; Homemade Lamb Sausage with couscous and smoked yogurt; Ricotta & Corn Tortellini with homemade pasta, roasted tomato sauce, anchovy sauce and parmesan cheese; Grilled Mediterranean Branzino with grilled fennel and charred lemon, as well as a Boneless Leg of Lamb served with fresh cherries, savoy cabbage and braised potatoes. For the perfect ending, guests can select the Trio of Sorbets or Profiteroles au Chocolate with French vanilla gelato. Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 10th. For reservations or additional information, please visit www.station4dc.com or call (202) 488-0987.
Executive Chef Ryan LaRoche and Chef de Cuisine Brad Deboy at the award-winning Blue Duck Tavern, located on the corner of 24th and M Streets, NW, 20037, are introducing new seasonal, American classics to the restaurant’s Mother’s Day menu. All-day brunch will be offered from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 10th and the menu will be priced at $110 per person for adults, and $55 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 Belgian Waffle with rhubarb jam, candied pecans, fresh cream and tarragon; Duck Confit Hash with fried duck egg, spring garlic, pearl onions and smoked potatoes; Slow-Roasted Prime Rib of Beef served with horseradish sauce and natural jus; Poached Egg with white corn polenta, parmesan, truffles and English peas, as well as Oven Roasted Rabbit Sausage with piperade and house mustard. Brunch concludes with seasonal desserts, which are on display in the pastry pantry. For reservations or more information, please call 202-419-6755 or email email@example.com.
Georgia Brown’s, located at 950 15th Street, NW, 20005, will showcase upscale twists on classics from the Southern Coast this Mother’s Day. Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 10th and the buffet will be priced at $40.95 for adults, and $21.95 for children between five and twelve (beverages, tax and gratuity not included). Executive Chef Neal Langermann has prepared an array of Southern favorites such as Peel-n-Eat Shrimp; Smoked Salmon; Creamy Stone Milled Grits; Home Fries; Jambalaya; Cajun Chicken Sausage; Applewood Smoked Bacon and an assortment of Homemade Pastries. On display at the chef’s tables there will be made-to-order omelettes and waffles as well as carved fried turkey, roast beef and ham. Next, guests will have a choice of entrées from the holiday menu. Highlights include Carolina Gumbo with Andouille sausage, chicken, shrimp and vegetable stew, topped with Carolina red rice; Southern Buttermilk Fried Chicken, served piping hot with smashed potatoes, braised collard greens and pan gravy; Fried Cornmeal Crusted Catfish with Carolina red rice, collard greens and lemon-cayenne mayonnaise, as well the award winning Shrimp and Grits with andouille sausage. Brunch concludes with a sampling of sumptuous home-baked Southern sweets. Also available are featured breakfast cocktails, which are priced at $12 each, or guests can opt for bottomless mimosas and bloody Mary’s for an additional $25 per person. For reservations or additional information please call (202) 393-4499 or visit www.gbrowns.com.
City Tap House, the craft beer centric restaurant located at 901 9th Street, NW, 20001, will celebrate Mother’s Day with specials, which will be available in addition to their regular a la carte brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 10th. Standout dishes prepared by Culinary Director Brian Cooke include White Asparagus with crispy Benton’s ham, pecans and flamande egg sauce; Spruce Smoked Steelhead Salmon Salad with roasted sweet potato, Boston Bibb lettuce, pickled shallots and a sherry-crème fraîche vinaigrette, as well as Creamy Chicken Crêpe with Benton's ham, wild mushroom and Fontina cheese, served with a Mache lettuce salad. Brunch prices range from $12 to $16. To end the meal on a sweet note, guests can enjoy a complimentary dessert buffet featuring Chocolate Fondue with fresh fruit and marshmallows, and a selection of Cookies and Pastries. Mothers will receive a nice take-home gift of fresh flowers as well. For more information or reservations, please call (202) 733-5333 or visit http://www.citytaphousedc.com.
Mio Restaurant, the Puerto Rican/Latin hot spot located at 1110 Vermont Avenue, NW, 20005, will offer an a la carte brunch menu showcasing the best of Puerto Rico inspired cuisine from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Mother’s Day. Guests can expect to find dishes influenced by Latin metropolises such as Puerto Rico, Lima, Ciudad de México, Caracas, La Havana, and San Juan, crafted by Executive Chef Roberto Hernandez. Standout dishes include Ensalada de Queso Burrata, creamy burrata cheese, heirloom tomatoes and acerola cherry balsamic glaze, served with toasted focaccia bread; Ravioli de Malanga, house-made pasta with taro root mousse, mushroom cream, sautéed mushrooms and truffle oil; Los Bennies, poached eggs over toasted Cuban bread with smoked ham, malanga latkes and sofrito verde hollandaise sauce; Asopao de Mariscos, traditional seafood stew with lobster, shrimp and calamari in a rich white fish broth with arborio rice; Lechón con Pan, Puerto Rican suckling pig sandwich with provolone cheese, ajili mojili and mayo ketchup, served on toasted ciabatta bread, as well as Fricase de Ternera, Chapel Hill Farms veal stew served with white rice and root vegetables. Prices range from $6 to $26 each. For the perfect pairing, an assortment of draft beer, bottled beer, and wines by the glass will be available, as well as Mio’s premium blend of 100% Arabica sundried coffee. Non-alcoholic beverages such as house-made Mango Iced Tea, Citrus Punch, Mint Lemonade and Guava Lemonade will also and priced be served and are priced from $3.50-$4. For reservations please call (202) 955-0075 and more information can be found at www.miorestaurant.com.
Ardeo+Bardeo, located at 3311 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 20008, in Cleveland Park will showcase a delicious three-course brunch this Mother’s Day. Standout dishes include Crab Beignets with rhubarb kimchee and whipped avocado; Smoked Salmon Rillette with sea salt lavish, arugula and capers; Deviled Eggs with harissa mousse, Serrano ham and espelette; Huevos Rancheros with chorizo, Fresno chile, avocado, sunny egg and cotija; Duck Waffles, crispy duck leg and maple syrup; Bardeo Benedict, buttermilk biscuit, Virginia ham, hollandaise and poached egg, as well as Spring Carbonara with spring garlic, pea shoots, guanciale and egg 63. Dessert options include Doughnuts; Brown Butter Cake and a Pear Crostada. Brunch is priced at $39 per person, $53 for bottomless Champagne or mimosas, or $19 for children 10 and under. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 10th. For more information, please call (202) 244-6750 or visit http://www.ardeorestaurant.com.
At The Oval Room located at 800 Connecticut Ave, NW, 20006, Executive Chef John Melfi will be showcasing spring flavors with a pre fixe three-course Mother’s Day menu from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. priced at $55 per person (tax and gratuity not included). Guests will delight in flavorful, beautifully executed dishes such as Chilled Cucumber Soup with smoked trout parfait, pea blossoms and dill crème fraîche; Citrus-Cured Salmon with gin-infused cucumbers, sake- cured salmon roe and sunburst pansies; Burrata with shaved artichokes, cucumbers, Meyer lemon vinaigrette and wild onion blooms; Miso Marinated Japanese Eggplant with spicy peanuts, honey cap mushrooms and wild onions; Rockfish with pea purée, heirloom carrots, Cara Cara orange and mint blossoms, as well as Pan Roasted Duck with kohlrabi kimchee, sugar snap peas, cracklings and a sweet pepper relish. For dessert, tempting options include Frozen Local Strawberry Soufflé with basil, long pepper shortbread and lemon basil blooms; Ricotta Bomboloni with lemon curd, burnt caramel and violets, served with buttermilk ice cream; Chocolate Mousse with devil’s food cake, salted caramel ice cream and crème anglaise, as well as Carrot Cake with vanilla caramel, pineapple and lavender blooms, served with rum raisin ice cream. For the perfect pairing, The Oval Room will introduce a new cocktail called Aerheart's Envy, which is to honor Moms everywhere. It will be featured in the month of May in celebration of Mother’s Day. Priced at $12, it is made with gin, cava, lemon, and a floral syrup of lavender and thyme and Crème Yvette. For additional information or to make reservations please call (202) 463-8700 or visit www.ovalroom.com.
Just across the street, Executive Chef Nilesh Singhvi at the Bombay Club, located at 815 Connecticut Ave., NW, 20006, will be preparing a decadent three-course, prix fixe Mother’s Day menu on Sunday, May 10th. Served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the special menu will be available for $35 per person or with unlimited Champagne for $45 per person (tax and gratuity not included). Standout dishes include Crispy Kale Chat with date-tamarind chutney; Bhalla Papdi Chat, lentil dumplings with crispy puri, yogurt and spices; Bombay Sev Puri, crisp puri, avocado, mango, sprouts, onion and chutney; Chicken Pista Korma, pistachio, yogurt, mace and cardamom; Shrimp Chettinad, coconut, onion, curry leaves and star anise, as well as Lamb Palak, spinach, onion, ginger and cinnamon. For the perfect ending, mothers can indulge in desserts such as Sticky Toffee Pudding with chocolate hazelnut ice cream; Gulab Jamun, milk dumpling served warm with vanilla ice cream, as well as Green Cardamom Kheer with raisins and almonds. For reservations or additional information please call (202) 659-3727 or visit www.bombayclubdc.com.
701 Restaurant, located at 701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, 20004, invites guests to treat Mom to a special brunch complete with live jazz and ample outdoor seating overlooking the Navy Memorial fountains. The Mother’s Day brunch will feature a delicious prix fixe, three-course menu served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., for $55 per person and $27.50 for children 12 and under (not including tax or gratuity). Prepared by Executive Chef Benjamin Lambert, standout dishes include Maryland Crab Cake with pickled ramp remoulade and fennel slaw; Beet Parfait, yogurt, coffee oil, pecan granola and wild flower honey; Poached Cod with charred leeks, fava beans and miso leek emulsion; Suckling Pig Confit with rice grits, kumquat jam and kimchi, as well as Butter Poached Lobster with quinoa risotto, asparagus and green curry. For the perfect ending, guests can choose from Strawberry Shortcake with vanilla crumble, strawberry ice cream and rosemary meringue; Caramelized Rice Pudding Tart with coconut milk, mango, kiwi and passion fruit sorbet; Black Forest Tart with white chocolate Chantilly cream, chocolate ganache and cherry sorbet, as well as Stone Fruit Crisp with buttermilk-lavender ice cream. Valet parking is available during brunch and dinner service for $8 per car. For reservations or additional information please call (202) 393-0701 or visit www.701restaurant.com.
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, located at 801 9th Street, NW, 20001, invites Mom to indulge in a special brunch menu this Mother’s Day. Guests can select three brunch tapas of their choice, along with a basket of house-baked pastries for the table. Brunch is priced at $24 per person (beverages, tax and gratuity not included). Standout dishes on Executive Chef Matt Zagorski’s Mother’s Day menu include the Chorizo & Potato Omelet, fluffy two-egg omelet with chorizo sausage, roasted potatoes, sour cream, Monterey jack cheese, watercress and tomato salad; One-Eyed Ropa Vieja Hash, classic Cuban shredded beef brisket stewed with tomatoes, bell peppers, and red wine on a hash of Yukon gold potatoes, boniato, maduros and corn, topped with a fried egg; Panqueques, corn meal pancakes and crispy bacon, and topped with dark rum-molasses syrup and mango butter; Crab Cake Benedict Croquette with jumbo lump crabmeat and potato cake, poached egg, avocado mash and tomato hollandaise sauce; Ceviche Mixto, a duo of our chef's favorite ceviches, Cuban-style shrimp cocktail with Latino cóctel sauce and avocado salsa and the yellow fin tuna with jalapeño-coconut-ginger sauce and red onion escabéche as well as the Lobster Empanada, a Maine lobster and coral butter filled black corn dough turnover, served with mango escabeche salad, passion fruit-citrus mojo. Bottomless morning cocktails such as Classic Mimosa with Cava and fresh orange juice; Mimosa Rojo with Cava, fresh watermelon juice and a splash of guarapo, as well as the Lychee Mimosa with lychee liqueur, Cava, a splash of Guanabana aqua fresca and a splash of guarapo can be added to the brunch offering for an additional $16 per person. Brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 10th. For more information or reservations, please call (202) 408-1600 or visit http://cubalibrerestaurant.com/i/washington-dc/.
Arcuri, Glover Park’s neighborhood restaurant serving up American-Italian fare at 2400 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, 20007, will offer a three-course, prix fixe menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 10th. Priced at $30 per person (tax and gratuity not included), the menu includes the choice of two courses from the featured menu, along with unlimited mimosas for the table. Guests are limited to a two-hour dining window of time to enjoy this special offer. Bunch favorites prepared by Executive Chef/Partner Richard Jones include Arcuri Insalta with honey crisp apple, pecans, dried cherries and sherry; Roasted Beets with ricotta, hazelnuts and lemon; Frittata with red pepper, zucchini and Caprino cheese; Soft Scramble with proscuitto and ricotta toast, as well as Lemon Ricotta Pancakes served with blueberries. To end the meal on a sweet note, guests can indulge in a dessert such as Chocolate Mousse; Sicilian Cannoli; Fried Apple Pie, and the popular Ice Cream Sundae. For more information, please call (202) 827-8745 or visit www.arcuridc.com.
Et Voila!, the classic Belgian French bistro located in the heart of the Palisades neighborhood at 5120 MacArthur Blvd, NW, 20016, will showcase festive holiday specials in addition to the seasonal brunch and dinner menus on Sunday, May 10th. Guests at Et Voila! will want to order show-stopper dishes off Executive Chef/Owner Claudio Pirollo’s menu including the Lobster Pot Pie; Vitello Tonnato with English pea coulis and an emulsion of tuna; Asparagus and Porcini Risotto; Lobster Burger served with French fries; Lamb T-Bone Steak served with ratatouille and casarecce pasta, as well as Framboisier. For the perfect ending, guests can order the house-made Chocolate Box filled with assorted chocolates which is priced at $21. Et Voila! will be open during its normal hours on Sunday, May 10th with brunch from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Specials are priced from $12 to $32 each. Featured bottomless cocktails are available for $9. For additional information and reservations please call (202) 237-2300 or visit www.etvoiladc.com.
Executive Chef Samuel Kim will be dishing up a Mother’s Day a la carte brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 10th at the historic 1789 Restaurant, located at 1226 36th Street, NW in Georgetown. During brunch service, the first and main courses are included in the main course price, which ranges from $30 to $50. Guests can choose from a variety of desserts created by 1789's new Pastry Chef Lauren Petri. An a la carte Mother’s Day dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
For Mother’s Day brunch at 1789, guests can look forward to dishes such as Duck Strudel A L'Orange with duck confit, orange marmalade, spiced walnuts and butter greens; Asparagus & Sherried Mushroom Salad with Meyer lemon confit and vinaigrette and Chilled Spring Pea Soup with pea shoots and lemon oil. The main course selection will feature Ham with spring English peas, puree and tendrils and glazed carrots; Pain Perdue with whipped cream, rhubarb compote and maple syrup; Shrimp & Grits with white grits, fried green tomatoes and roasted Gulf shrimp, as well as Duck Cassoulet with duck confit and sausage, cranberry beans, sofrito and duck skin cracklings. Dessert lovers can indulge in the Strawberry Shortcake with local strawberries, brown butter cake, fresh vanilla cream, roasted strawberry compote and black pepper ice cream; Chocolate Mousse Bombe, a mocha flourless cake, black pepper chocolate mousse, beet gelée, whipped crème fraîche and beet ice cream or the Almond Crème Brûlée with Turbinado sugar crunch, vanilla poached pears, amaretti cookie and pear-Riesling sorbet. 1789 Restaurant offers complimentary valet parking. For reservations or additional information please call (202) 965-1789or visit http://www.1789restaurant.com.
This Mother’s Day discover Nage Bistro, located at 1600 Rhode Island Ave, NW, 20036, which will serve classic American brunch fare in a welcoming neighborhood setting from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 10th. Show-stopping dishes prepared by Executive Chef Dwayne Motley include the Kill It Skillet, mac n cheese, chorizo, bacon, truffle frites and a fried egg; Beignets with powdered sugar and chocolate dipping ganache; Banana Waffle with bourbon caramel, whipped cream and almonds; Baked Avocado Huevos Rancheros with sofrito potatoes, salsa, and chorizo; Chesapeake Crab Quiche with green apple, wild mushrooms and roasted sweet peppers; Shrimp & Grits, Anson Mills organic cheddar grits, Gulf prawns, Tasso ham, kale, tomato and shellfish beurre blanc, as well as Red Velvet Pancakes with spiced orange maple syrup, whipped cream and candied pecans. Prices range from $7 to $18 each. For the perfect pairing, guests can enjoy signature cocktails such as The Original, house-infused garden vodka and spicy Mary mix; The Bloody Swine with an Old Bay rim and bacon; True Blood, tequila, spicy Mary mix and a salt rim, or enjoy bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas for an additional $15 per person. For additional information and reservations please visit www.nagedc.com, or call (202) 448-8005.
Newcomer Mango Tree DC, located at 929 H Street, NW, 20001, will offer Mom traditional English breakfast fare with a bold Thai twist this Mother’s Day. In each dish, one will find the artful blending of textures along with savory, sweet, sour and spice, which delivers a taste of harmony in each bite. Brunch will be served Sunday, May 10th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Standout dishes on Executive Chef Paul Kennedy’s menu include Lobster Salad with glass noodles and yum dressing; Thai-English Breakfast, inspired by the traditional English breakfast Chef Kennedy grew up eating, and made with Northern-style Thai sausage, crispy bacon, two wok fried eggs, hash browns, grilled Portobello mushroom, grilled tomato and fried bread; Oven-Baked Blueberry French Toast with whipped cream and blueberry compote; Maine Lobster with a choice of yellow curry sauce or simple kaffir-lime butter, as well as Chocolate Pancakes with whipped sweet cream. To complete the meal on a sweet note, Mother will enjoy a complimentary Chocolate Chili Mousse with coffee gel, berry gel, ginger meringue and brownie crumbles. Prices for brunch range from $8 to $16. Mango Tree’s Mother’s Day brunch menu is complemented by featured cocktails such as the Mango Tango with Bluecoat gin, fresh mango, fresh lemon juice and egg whites; Mary in the Mango Tree with Mekhong and house-made bloody Mary mix; Mango Mimosa with Champagne and fresh mango purée; The Spirited Thai with Mekhong, fresh lime, lychee and pineapple. Cocktails are priced at $8 to $12. As an added bonus, Mango Tree will be offering a complimentary glass of sparkling wine to all mothers who dine on Sunday, May 10th. For more information please call (202) 408-8100 or visit: www.mangotreedc.com.
Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca, located at 1100 New York Ave, NW, 20005, (entrance on 12th and H Streets side) will celebrate Mother’s Day with specials, which will be available in addition to their regular a la carte lunch and dinner menus on Sunday, May 10th. Standout dishes prepared by newly appointed Executive Chef Jake Addeo include Carciofi, crispy baby artichokes with parsley and lemon; Crostini, warmed ricotta cheese and fava beans with prosciutto cotto, served on grilled country bread; Cavatelli alla Ricotta with asparagus, spring peas and taleggio fonduta; Capesante, seared diver scallops with babby beets, horseradish, celery root and almond puree, as well as Anatra, dry aged duck breast with grapefruit, saba braised salsify and white polenta. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner is served from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 10th. Valet parking is available for $8. For reservations or more information, call (202) 216-9550 or visit www.bibianaDC.com.
nopa Kitchen + Bar, Ashok Bajaj’s American brasserie located in the heart of Penn Quarter at located at 800 F Street, NW, 20004, will showcase garden fresh vegetables, select meats and fish prepared with a touch of Southern influence this Mother’s Day. Prepared by newly appointed Executive Chef Matt Kuhn, standout dishes on his a la carte menu include Duck Liver Mousse with strawberry jam, saba and pickled fennel; Crispy West Coast Oysters with Bibb lettuce, Fresno chili and bacon jam aioli; House Made Andouille Sausage with Carolina gold rice, egg 63 and gazpacho vinaigrette; Crispy Soft Shell Crab Benedict with poached eggs, breakfast potatoes and tarragon hollandaise; NoPa Lobster Roll with house-made Old Bay and watermelon radish slaw, served on a New England roll; Mild Fed Porcelet with black garlic grits, pickled ramps, chicharones and egg 63, as well as Veal Sweetbreads with basil brown butter, fregola, morels and house-made guanciale. For the perfect ending, pastries prepared by Pastry Chef Jemil Gadea include Cardamom and Szechuan Pepper Crumb Cake with elderflower scented poached rhubarb, lychee ice cream and poppy seed crumble; Lime Bar with lemon lavender butter cookie, roasted pineapple, kumquats and prickly pear sorbet, as well as Berliners with chocolate cream and malt ice cream. Prices range from $12 to $27 each. nopa Kitchen + Bar will be open for brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 10th. For more information, please call (202) 347-4667 or visit www.nopadc.com.
Lupo Verde, located in the bustling 14th Street corridor at 1401 T Street, NW, 20009, will celebrate Mother’s Day with specials, which will be available in addition to their regular a la carte brunch menu from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday, May 10th. Guests can anticipate authentic, rustic, Italian fare featuring a variety of antipasti, breakfast pizzas, house-made pastas, egg dishes, and crepes. Standout specials prepared by Chef de Cuisine Domenico Apollaro include the Tartare di Salmone with mint, lime and sesame dressing; Carpaccio di Cucumber with marinated cucumber and peach yogurt; Spaghetti di Opera Gragnano with zucchini, prawns, saffron, zabaglione and crispy taleggio cheese, as well as Ananas alla Griglia, grilled pineapple with rosemary, blueberry ice cream and Mandarinetto jelly. Specials are priced from $10 to $22 each. For the perfect pairing, Moms can enjoy a rotating list of breakfast cocktails such as The Principessa, blood peach puree, grapefruit bitters, and Prosecco; Sofia, Don Ciccio & Figli hibiscus liqueur, Prosecco and hibiscus flower; Spritz, aperol, soda, and Prosecco; Il Professore with DCF Concerto (coffee liqueur), Catoctin Creek Distilling Company Mosby’s spirit and coconut milk, as well as the Amore, pisco, Don Ciccio & Figli hibiscus, lime juice, hibiscus syrup and egg whites. Brunch cocktails are priced at $12 each. Additionally, Lupo Verde will offer special stroller parking for those who plan to make brunch a family affair this Mother’s Day. For more information or reservations, please call the restaurant directly at (202) 827-4726 or visit http://www.lupoverdedc.com/.
Thank mom for all she’s done by bringing her to City Perch Kitchen + Bar on Mother’s Day and celebrating her with a seasonal American $35 per person three-course brunch by Executive Chef Matt Baker and Sherry Yard. City Perch will be giving away a 24k gold rose (no purchase necessary, just an entry card) to one lucky winner. In an artisanal process which takes about four weeks to complete, real roses are preserved in resin and gold plated using 24k gold by Goldgenie, a company specializing in creating personalized luxury gifts. Symbolizing everlasting love, no one gold rose is the same and each one captures the most delicate details of the flower.
Because all moms deserve plenty of love on Mother’s Day, iPic Theaters, the fastest-growing affordable luxury movie theater brand in the nation founded by South Florida movie industry pioneer Hamid Hashemi, is broadcasting it out in a beautifully thoughtful way. The untraditional visionary that it is, iPic is not gifting mom the typical red rose, but presenting her with a gorgeous yellow rose representing gold and the color’s symbolic meaning associated with energy and sunshine. Moms will stand out among the crowd when they each receive a yellow rose at iPic on Mother’s Day. Bring her in for a movie and watch how she’ll brighten up a room even more than before.
Show mom your appreciation this Mother’s Day with a special three-course jazz brunch at Boss Shepherd’s. Boss Shepherd’s will offer Executive Chef Jeremy Waybright’s signature fresh takes on southern classics, live jazz music, a complimentary raspberry champagne cocktail for mom, and a few surprises along the way.
It's time to show your appreciation and celebrate everything our magnifique mothers do for us. We, at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square, know how important family is. Please join us for a 3-course prix-fixe brunch on Sunday, May 10th from 11:30 am through 2:30 pm. To view the featured menu created by Executive Chef Franck Loquet, click here. To make your reservation, please visit the iCi Urban Bistro website, or you can call 202-730-8700.
Urbana’s popular pasta class returns the Saturday before Mother’s Day (May 9th) with a Nonna-inspired lesson. Chef Ethan McKee teaches guests classic techniques for pasta making, offering recipe tips on the classic Carbonara and wisdom to make pasta so authentic even your own Nonna would be proud. Classes are from 2 – 4 p.m., and are priced at $45 a person, including tax, tip, snacks, complimentary beverages, take home samples and recipe cards. For reservations, call 202.956.6650. Urbana is located at 2121 P St NW, Washington DC 20016.
Poste Moderne Brasserie will offer a prix-fixe menu at $48 dollars a person, with kids under 6 eating free. Guests are encouraged to enjoy bottomless mimosas and bellinis outside on the Poste patio. Executive Chef Kyoo Eom will prepare standout dishes like the Grilled Rockfish with true farm mixed greens, haricots vert, cherry tomatoes, and shaved vegetables, finished of with a white balsamic dressing, Biscuit & Gravy with truffle duck sausage, buttermilk biscuit, potato string and house made gravy, and Shrimp & Chorizo with stone ground grits, chorizo, sautéed shrimp and a sunny side up egg. Our pastry chef Casto Unson offers a Butterscoth Budino with brown butter financier, roasted apricots and a rosemary meringue, additionally providing mothers with a macaron duo to take home and enjoy later. For reservations, please call 202.783.6060. Poste Moderne Brasserie is located at 700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004.
Out in Alexandria, Jackson20 is offering a Brunch Buffet in the Paris Ballroom, featuring classics such as a pancake station, a build your own BBQ section and a bottomless bellini bar, all at the fixed price of $50/person. For oneday only, they will be offering a stroller valet, allowing mothers to stow their carriages stress free. For reservations, please call 703.842.2790. Jackson 20 is located on 480 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314.
BRABO will offer a three-course prix-fixe brunch menu, starting at $65 a person. Chef de Cuisine Harper McClure provides guests with their choice of the English Pea Veloute with maracona almond, lavender cream and chive blossom, Pan Roasted Alaskan Halibut with fava beans, grilled ramps finished off with a lemon vinaigrette, or the Hand Rolled Tagliatelle with chanterelle mushrooms, spring onion bulbs and green garlic butter. Finish off your meal with a Banana Waffle or a Tanori Crème Brulee. For reservations, please call 703.894.3440. BRABO is located at 1600 King St NW, VA 22314.
Café Dupont at The Dupont Circle Hotel will be serving an elegant brunch for moms this Mother’s Day. Guests can choose from mouthwatering spring dishes such as spring pea soup, Maine lobster omelet, strawberry stuffed French toast, and Filet Mignon Oscar with asparagus, Maryland crab and béarnaise sauce in their sun-filled dining room or outdoor patio overlooking Dupont Circle! A selection of specialty Bloody Marys and mimosas will also be available. For reservations, call 202-797-0169 or visit www.opentable.com.
This Mother’s Day, treat mom to a special brunch at Del Frisco’s Grille’s stunning outdoor patio or dining room. Brunch standouts include the red velvet Belgian waffle with whipped vanilla bean-spiked cream cheese and thick-cut hickory smoked bacon, banana & mascarpone stuffed french toast with banana rum sauce and the crabcake Benedict with poached eggs and asparagus on toasted focaccia with Cajun lobster sauce. A selection of mimosas and other brunch cocktails are available by the glass or carafe, in addition to an extensive build your own bloody Mary bar. For reservations, call (301) 881-0308 or visit www.opentable.com.
This Mother’s Day, härth at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner will be serving their regular breakfast buffet from 7am-10am and a celebratory brunch menu from 11:30am-3pm. Guests can enjoy brunch classics like eggs benedict with Virginia ham & fresh asparagus or rum raisin French toast topped with cinnamon cream & hot buttered rum syrup. Spring-inspired lunch dishes such as roasted sunchoke soup, spring vegetable tart, and seared Atlantic salmon with seasonal veggies & chive butter sauce will also be available. Top off an afternoon of appreciation with make your own “momosas”-- a bottle of champagne and carafe of fruit juice for just $25! For reservations, call (703) 761-5131 or visit www.opentable.com.
On Sunday, May 10, celebrate Mother’s Day at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab in DC, just steps from the White House. For over a century, Joe’s legacy has been defined by the care, support and guidance of great women. In addition to the restaurant’s a la carte menu, Joe’s will offer a brunch specialty of colossal lump crab cake Benedict and a few surprise delights for mom. For reservations, call 202-489-0140.
Surprise mom this Mother’s Day with a three course prix fixe brunch at Ripple, complete with appetizers like potato leek soup and mixed green salad with radish, apple, fennel and poppy seed vinaigrette, entrées featuring eggs and heavier dishes like seared salmon with roasted cauliflower, and a choice of dessert. For reservations, call 202-244-7995 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Treat mom to a special jazz brunch amidst breathtaking skyline views at Roof Terrace Restaurant. Brunch includes a raw bar, roasts, made-to-order omelets, salads, pastries, a complimentary mimosa or glass of sparkling wine for Mom and a live jazz performance. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call 202-416-8555 or visit www.roofterracerestaurant.com to make your reservation.
Show your mom how much you appreciate her by treating her to a special three-course meal at Roofers Union. The prix fixe menu, designed by award-winning chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley, includes delicious deviled eggs, house cured salmon, as well as breakfast favorites like eggs benedict and french toast. Roofers did not forget about dessert! Enjoy your choice of dessert from four sweet treats including beignets and angel food cake. Call 202-232-7663 or visit www.roofersuniondc.com to make your reservation.
Pamper mom with a delicious brunch crafted by Executive Chef, John-Michael Hamlet. Start with seasonal fresh fruit, breakfast breads, cheese & charcuterie and pastries. The celebration continues with roasted tenderloin of beef, rum raising brioche French toast pudding and made to order omelets, all followed by a display of Chef’s fresh baked pies, cakes and tarts. Vinifera's stunning outdoor patio will be open for guests to dine al fresco. Reservations can be made by calling 703-234-3550 or visiting www.viniferabistro.com or www.opentable.com.
1141 Connecticut Ave., NW., Washington, D.C.
Bring mom to Dupont’s Russian eatery for a special Mother’s Day Brunch ($35) from 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., which includes a complimentary Mimosa or Bloody Mary for each guest. The Tolstoy-meets-teahouse restaurant will also treat all mother's with a flower at the door upon arrival. Diners will get a front row seat to a live accordion show - the eatery's in-house accordionist will be on hand playing Eastern European classics throughout the day.
CityCenterDC 953 Palmer Alley NW, Suite 308, Washington, D.C.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, Caudalíe will launch their boutique exclusive perfume, Rose de Vigne ($39), inspired by the scent of roses and made with 0% synthetic artificial coloring. In the mood to gift a spa day instead? Surprise her with a relaxing Polyphenol C15 Detox Facial ($105) derived from grape seeds and infused with Vitamin C.
Blo Blow Dry Bar
2126 P St., NW, Washington, D.C.
Give mom the gift of flawless hair this Mother's Day at Blo Blow Dry Bar. On Sunday, May 10, buy a blow out and Dupont's Blo will pick up her tab. Schedule an appointment with a talented Blo stylist and treat mom to a 'do off the Blo Hair Menu. Styles vary from the sultry Pillow Talk to the vivacious HollyWould. Complete the perfect girls-day-out with a glass of champagne while Mom gets pampered. To make an appointment, call 202.293.2256, email email@example.com or download the Blo App from the App Store or GooglePlay.
Union Market - Righteous Cheese
1309 5th St. NE, Washington, D.C.
Treat mom to a gourmet gift basket from Union Market’s Righteous Cheese. Nibble on the Cheese and Chocolates basket ($44.95), including chocolate-dipped figs, chocolate-covered Quicos, crackers and a variety of cheeses. Enjoy the symphony of salty and sweet with the Cheese and Honey basket ($59.95), which comes equipped with raw honey, marcona almonds, a small cedar cheese board and a Righteous Cheese spreader knife.
1534 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Give a gift of timeless elegance with this Detroit-based luxury design brand, dedicated to producing handcrafted watches, bicycles, leather goods and journals - all made in America. Take mom to explore the city with The Detroit Cargo Jefferson Handlebar Bag ($120) and make sure she never misses a minute with The Gomelsky in “Classic Black” ($650) or The Birdy in “Dessert Sand” ($500).
545 8th St. SE, Washington, D.C.
Do mother’s really know best? Put mom’s wine knowledge to the test at DCanter’s Bouquet of Wine - Distinguishing Wine Aromas class ($40) on Sunday, May 10 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Held in DCanter’s cozy Tasting Room, the class will include a presentation of what contributes to aromas in wine, an explanation of basic wine descriptions and six samplings that express a unique bouquet. Space is limited for this seated event, tickets can be purchased at: www.DCanterWines.com/classes
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