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D.C. Mother’s Day Brunch Guide

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She helped guide you through childhood, teaching you important lessons about love, life, and lipstick. Now it’s your turn to guide her to a beautiful brunch in her honor (with our help, of course). First, make sure you’ve ordered your flowers and macaroos delivery from UrbanStems and Olivia Macarons! Then, book a table at one of our recommended brunch spots—we’ve found Mother’s Day specials around Washington. Here’s our curated list of where to raise a mimosa in Mom’s honor.

Ardeo+Bardeo

Executive Chef Matt Kuhn has crafted a three-course brunch menu especially for Mother’s Day. Diners can look forward to inventive dishes such as Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwich with country ham, scrambled eggs, bacon jam and pimento cheese “whiz,” and grilled steelhead trout with truffled asparagus puree, white pea shoot, honey mushrooms and smoked roe. Brunch starts at 10:30 a.m., lasts until 3 p.m., and is priced at $39 a person, or $53 for bottomless mimosas. Read the review.

Ardeo + Bardeo
3311 Connecticut Ave.
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 244-6550

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Blue Duck Tavern

For the classy mum with a discerning palate, look no further than brunch at Blue Duck Tavern. Sit outside on the stunning patio, shaded by enormous umbrellas and enjoy gourmet house-made pastries, glorious cheese plates, and phenomenally fresh, farm-to-table brunch cuisine. Read the review.

Blue Duck Tavern
1201 24th St NW.
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 419-6755

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Centennial Luncheon at the Willard InterContinental

The Willard InterContinental is hosting a special Mother’s Day luncheon to celebrate the 100th anniversary of President Wilson’s proclamation of Mother’s Day as a national holiday. The event boasts live music, a vintage fashion promenade, and an indoor floral stand. It’s sure to be a chic, classy, and traditional way to spend the day with your mother.

The Willard InterContinental
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW.
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-9100

City Tap House

This restaurant is best known for its focus on craft beer, but this Mother’s Day City Tap House is breaking out the fine china for a grand brunch buffet. The eatery is hosting two sittings for brunch: one at 11 a.m. and another at 1:30 p.m. and all for $40 a person. Guests will have their pick of two hot bars featuring omelets made to order, waffles in a variety of flavors, and a carving station. You’ll also be able to sample morsels from the cold bar with assorted pastries, fruit, and smoked salmon.

City Tap House
801 I St NW
Washington, DC 20536
(202) 644-9433

Copperwood Tavern

If you’re looking to keep it low key this Mother’s Day without sacrificing superb cuisine, Copperwood Tavern is dishing up an a la carte brunch menu featuring some of their beloved dishes. With brunch being served practically all day (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), you can spend a lazy Sunday with mom in the sunshine on Copperwood Tavern’s expansive patio with mimosa in hand. They’ll also serve brownie bites as a to-go-gift for Mom—in case you forgot yours. Read the review.

Copperwood Tavern
4021 Campbell Ave.
Arlington, VA 22206
(703) 552-8010

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Et Voila!

This Mother’s Day, Et Voila will add a few specials to its regular Belgian and French brunch fare. Guests can dine on featured dishes such as Oysters Rockefeller with DueS beer; Buratta with organic yellow beet carpaccio; halibut served with ramp risotto and roasted green asparagus, or the grilled trout with crab custard and a corn and shitake mushroom beurre blanc. Bottomless brunch cocktails are offered for $12 along with your meal. We loved the raspberry bellini. Brunch begins early at 10 a.m. Read the review.

Et Voila
5120 Macarthur Blvd NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 237-2300

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Lavagna

Lavagna consistently dishes up phenomenal cuisine, and pleases even the pickiest of brunch goers. If mom is not easy to please, Lavagna should be your destination for Mother’s Day. Their rustic chic ambiance will charm her while the food will leave her in awe. With the restaurant’s full brunch menu available from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. it’s a prime destination to celebrate that special lady in your life. Read the review.

Lavagna
539 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 546-5006

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Mio

If your mother is looking for a little Latin flavor this Mother’s Day, Mio is hosting an a la carte brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with delicious Puerto Rican cuisine. Featured dishes include stuffed Guinea hen with chorizo and breadfruit; short ribs cooked in spices and tamarind sauce; and crispy root vegetable gallete with a house-cured smoked salmon. Read the review.

Mio
1110 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 955-0075

Piola

Piola is a great spot for families of all ages to celebrate mom while keeping the crowd happy with bottomless pizzas and brunch cocktails—if you’re of age, of course. With unique pizzas and kid-friendly fare, the pizza spot is the perfect brunch destination for those with little ones looking to celebrate mom. For just $15 per person (or $7.95 for kids) indulge in bottomless pizzas, and for an additional $15 imbibe on infinite brunch cocktails. Read the review.

Piola
2208 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 986-8729

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The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown

Treat mom like a queen this Mother’s Day with brunch at The Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown. The decadent buffet will feature a New York strip carving station, a hot breakfast station with omelet bar, a buffet of savory specialties, a raw bar, and grand dessert buffet. The brunch will be held in the historic Fahrenheit Ballroom with exposed brick and floor-to-ceiling windows allowing the sunshine to cascade setting the perfect scene for brunch.

The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown
3100 South Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 912-4100

Teddy & The Bully Bar

The creative minds behind Teddy & The Bully Bar are hosting a three-course fixed menu with endless stations and sides this Mother’s Day. Enjoy an omlet station with a selection of fillings, a flapjack station made the way you say, and all the accoutrements to boot. For just $40 per person (or $21 for children twelve and under), you can have your pick of delectable dishes such as the eggs benedict flat bread, or the Maryland crab pea salad, along with the endless stations. Read the review.

Teddy & The Bully Bar
1200 19th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 872-8700

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The Pig

Whether mom’s a meat-lover or not, The Pig serves up gorgeous brunch dishes in a laid-back setting. It might be the perfect low-key brunch for a good chat with mom. The Southern-style cuisine is unbelievably rich and comforting, and the vegetables are fresh and local. Surprisingly, there’s something for everyone. Plus, the Roald Dahl quote in the entryway will remind you both of all those bedtime stories. Right? Read the review.

The Pig
1320 14th St. NW
Washington D.C.
(202) 290-2821

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