We Bitches know we would never be where we are today without our mothers. Although we like to celebrate our Moms throughout the year, Mother’s Day is the time to really shower her with love, gratitude, gifts, and of course, brunch. Because there’s little better way to express your gratitude to the original Bitches with than at brunch: with quality time and great food.
Mother’s Day, after all, is one of the biggest brunch holidays. There are many places around town serving up Mother’s Day brunch that are sure to please the most important woman in your life. Before brunch, pamper your Mom so she is the best looking lady at brunch with a free blowout for Moms at Blo Blow Dry Bar or a luxurious mani pedi at nailsaloon. Both these spots are women-owned, so you’ll get extra girl power points.
Don’t show up to brunch empty handed—a card and flowers are a must. We recommend a beautiful bouquet from Urban Stems, delicious macarons from Olivia Macaron, or any the jewels or décor items from the Bitches Who Brunch Shop would be just the thing for Mom.
But first up, a giveaway for Mother’s Day!
Enter the Urbanful Mother’s Day Giveaway
Miss Mom? Urbanful, a unique online boutique, has your answer! Enter Urbanful’s Mother’s Day Giveaway to win a free trip home to visit mom, showing up at her home just in time for Mother’s Day brunch and to tease any siblings who weren’t so thoughtful. To enter, buy any gift from Urbanful’s Mother’s Day Collection by Wednesday, May 6, at 5 p.m. EST. Urbanful will pick a winner and send that #BestKidEver on a flight home.
I’ll also be sending my mom the “You were my first best friend” card, because it’s just too perfect not to.
Brunch with a Southern Flair
Nothing says “I love you” like a little, or in this case a lot, of Southern comfort food. Chef Art Smith, formerly private chef to the one and only Oprah, is offering a Mother’s day buffet at his Capitol Hill eatery Art and Soul. The buffet will feature fried chicken and waffles, prime rib, seasonal quiches, eggs, and an assortment of cakes. If the food is good enough for Oprah, it is sure to be a hit with your mom. Read our review of Art and Soul here.
Brunch with Lots of Bubbly
With all the things your mom does for you, she certainly deserves to unwind at brunch. We think the bottomless bellinis, mimosas, and Bloody Mary brunch at the classic downtown bistro is just what she needs. As if that wasn’t enough, Central is offering 25% off all champagnes and sparkling wines as well as adding a special Crabcake Benedict to the brunch menu. Cheers to Mom! Read our review of Central here and here and our interview with Chef David Deshaies here.
Brunch Where Ladies Power Lunch
Our moms are the ones who made us the business-savvy bitches we are so La Tomate, recently named a top spot for Washington women’s power lunch, is just the thing. La Tomate will be offering special menu items like burrata with grilled oyster mushrooms, wagyu beef “bismarka”, and a vanilla flavored panna cotta with cherry syrup inspired by the cherry blossoms. They are also featuring a rosé prosecco on the brunch menu and a live band beginning at 6:30 if you are looking to continue the Mother’s Day fun. Read our review of La Tomate here.
Brunch the Italian Way
Can’t take Mom to Italy this Mother’s Day? No problem. Head to Italian favorite Casa Luca to for its outstanding brunch. The restaurant is offering a signature brunch that includes the house-made bread basket, an appetizer, entrée, dessert, and signature brunch cocktail for $65. Other tempting offerings such as spaghetti carbonara and frutti di mare will be available a la carte. Based on our brunch there, we would recommend the kale Caesar salad (really), the steak eggs, and ALL of the bread baskets. Read our review of Casa Luca here.
Small Plates Brunch
Take foreign affairs into your own hands by soaking in Cuban culture at Cuba Libre’s Mother’s Day brunch. The restaurant is offering tapas-filled brunch in addition to unlimited mimosas. Your mom will love brunch here so much, she will be salsa dancing all the way home. Read our review of Cuba Libre here.
Brunch with a Presidential View
The Lafayette in the Hay Adams Hotel—adjacent to the White House—is offering brunch for everyone looking to spoil Mom on her day. The restaurant will serve an upscale buffet featuring a chilled seafood bar, pasta station, a dessert display, and countless other brunch favorites. Tell Mom she is the First Lady or (President!) of your heart. Read our review of the Lafayette. Read our review of the Lafayette here.
Brunch in the Bayou
Mom can relax to the smooth sounds of live jazz at Acadiana’s Mother’s Day Brunch. The menu includes Creole favorites like etouffee, jambalaya, and their famous barbeque shrimp. If you can’t make a mother daughter trip to Jazz Fest, this is your next best bet. Read our review of Acadiana here.
Brunch in the ‘Burbs
New Moms will love the stroller valet offered at Brabo’s by Chef Robert Wiedmaier’s Mother’s Day brunch. The three course prix-fixe menu boasts a pan roasted Alaskan halibut, banana waffle, and crème brulee, among other items, for $65. Read our interview with Chef Robert here.
Brunch on the Patio
Toast your Mom and the arrival of spring with brunch on the patio at Poste. The $48 prix menu includes offerings such as grilled rockfish, shrimp and chorizo, and biscuits and gravy, among other enticing options. Linger over al fresco cocktails and quality mother daughter/son time. Read our review of Poste here.
Brunch like José Andrés
José Andrés’ many restaurants will rolli out the red carpet for Mom this Mother’s Day. Guests at Jaleo will enjoy a $55 brunch that includes a complimentary cocktail and tapas—while Virginia residents can stop by America Eats Tavern for a $45 buffet that features a seafood bar, ham and biscuit station, and other Chef José Favorites. Greek-inspired Zaytinya will offer a $45 four course prix-fixe brunch offering spring pea tzaztiki, Brussel sports, and Greek steak and eggs. If Mom is really lucky, she may even spot the man himself at his many Washington spots. Read our reviews of his restaurants here, here, and here, and stay tuned for our review with our brunch with Chef himself.
Brunch in the Neighborhood
Those looking for a convenient neighborhood brunch should look no further than Commissary, Logan Tavern, or The Pig. Their extensive brunch menus offer options for the whole family and, even better, a wide brunch cocktail list. We recommend that avid carnivores head to the Pig to sample their head-to-tail pork-centric menu. Let’s just hope the weather cooperates so we can sit on their fabulous patios. Read our review of Commissary here, Logan Tavern here, The Pig here, and interview with The Pig’s Chef Michael Bonk here.
Teddy Roosevelt-themed Teddy and the Bully Bar will be serving brunch in honor of Mom this Mother’s Day. The extensive buffet will include a Kobe beef carving station, soft shell crab Benedict, and crème brulee French toast. $55 will gain you access to these president-approved treats and more. Read our review of Teddy and the Bully Bar here.