This Sunday is Mother's Day, which means restaurants everywhere are rolling out special brunch items and all manner of D.C. food businesses will be dropping themed menus.
Let's get something straight: not all of these holiday specific items are worth your time. Here, Eater points you to the Mother's Day events, foods, and drinks in the DMV that are worth your time.
Fantasy Dining at 2941
2941 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, Va.
Executive chef Bertrand Chemel is preparing a 3-course prix fixe menu featuring Maryland soft-shell crab tempura, and white asparagus veloute, among other things. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. $78 per person.
901 Ninth Street NW
Every table will be greeted with a complimentary basket of 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 Marys are also available. Kids’ entrees range from $8 to $10, and come with a complimentary soda. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Feel the Kapow of Cacao at The Conche
1605 Village Market Boulevard SE, #J108, Leesburg, Va.
The new chocolate-themed restaurant and chocolate shop from chef Santosh Tiptur in The Village at Leesburg will be serving up tapioca tater tots with a chocolate date tamarind glaze, cucumber-, mango-, and mint lime yogurt, as well as monkey bread caramel-pecan sundaes.
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Treat mom to crab-stuffed lobster tail with asparagus, roasted red pepper, and lemon ($39), gourmet strawberries ($12, and rose “Mom’osas” (cheers!).
Indulge at The Jefferson
1200 16th Street NW
Michelin-starred Plume is doing a 3-course prix fixe brunch featuring Chesapeake blue crab risotto, and French toast with foie gras, local strawberries and tarragon marmalade. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $108 per adult, $55 for children 12 and under.
Give Thanks at The Hamilton
600 14th Street NW
The Hamilton Live’s popular Gospel Brunch returns with Wilbur Johnson and The Gospel Persuaders. Tickets are $45 per person, and each ticket includes access to the signature brunch buffet, as well as a complimentary mimosa or bloody Mary.
Expand Horizons at Indique
3512-14 Connecticut Avenue NW
Chef K.N. Vinod and his team are offering an unlimited/bottomless brunch featuring chicken kebab eggs Benedict with minced chicken and garlic, vegetable ishtew with coconut milk, ginger, green chili, and curry leaves, as well as a Masala omelette. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $25 per person; add brunch cocktails for $12.
Soak It All In at Ladurée
3060 M Street NW
Plunge into Parisian tea service featuring custom Bernardaud China designed exclusively for Ladurée, mini lobster rolls, signature macarons, and Ladurée’s tea blends.
Get Crafty at Le Diplomate
1601 14th Street NW
Pastry chef Fabrice Bendano will be creating hundreds of complimentary rose macarons, which retailer and event partner Shinola will accompany with rose-colored notebooks. Swing by the Shinola store, located nearby, for sparkling wine and more rose-flavored macarons for the rest of the day.
1633 P Street NW
There’s a special prix fixe menu featuring three courses of traditional Peruvian dishes including causitas with aji amarillo pepper sauce, olives, and piquillo pepper; cebiche en salsa de rocoto made with fresh white fish and octopus in rocoto sauce; seco de cordero built around lamb leg marinated in a dark beer reduction; and caramel alfajores (signature cookie sandwiches). Prix fixe menu is $35 all Mother’s Day long, but everyone at the table must order it for the deal to apply; a la carte offerings will also be available.
Mangia at Osteria Morini
301 Water Street SE, Suite 109
Chef Ben Pflaumer has designed a 3-course, prix fixe meal featuring burrata with roasted strawberry, squid ink pasta, short rib agnolotti, and rhubarb-orange blossom tart with honey ricotta and vanilla gelato. $59 per person.
Spring to It at Pizzeria Orso
400 S. Maple Avenue, Falls Church, Va.
Seasonally inspired pizzas feature ramps and asparagus, while dessert pies arrive table side bearing Nutella and fresh fruit. Specials are available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
3417 Connecticut Avenue NW
Chef Ryan Ratino is doing a 3-course, family style roast chicken feast ($45 per person; whole table must order to participate), as well a la carte selections including locally sourced beets topped with curry, yogurt, gooseberry, and shaved fennel; croque madame on brioche with Prosciutto di Parma, a local egg, and béchamel; and fried Amish chicken with house-made pickles and ramp-spiked ranch dressing. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
923 15th Street NW
The St. Regis buffet features crab cakes Benedict with yellow foot mushrooms and grilled ramps, 72-hour short ribs, and a sweets cart. For $25, guests can add bottomless mimosas or the property’s signature bloody Mary with an Old Bay twist. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. $95 per adult, $45 for children between the ages of 12 and four.
821 Upshur Street NW
Taqueria del Barrio is celebrating Mother's Day with s special brunch featuring churro French toast, chilaquiles, and champagne-a-ritas. 11 a.m.
Taste Virginia at Trummer's on Main
7134 Main Street, Clifton, Va.
A 3-course prix fixe menu features goat’s milk custard with asparagus, grapefruit, green garlic and benne, as well as soft-shell crab Benedict with brioche, corn relish, pancetta, and hollandaise, among others. $68 for adults, $25 per child.
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Treat mom to an extravagant brunch buffet — including omelets, waffles, fresh seafood, and hand carved meats — with a soundtrack supplied by piano and harp players. Seating times are 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. $110 per adult, $55 for children between the ages of 12 and five. For reservations, call 202-628-9100.