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Where to Score Last-Minute Reservations for Mother’s Day Brunch

Michelin-rated and hot restaurants still have tables for Sunday, May 13

Centrolina has a few open tables for Mother’s Day brunch.
Rey Lopez/Eater DC

Just like Valentine’s Day, it can be a real feat to score a reservation for Mother’s Day. With the flower-filled holiday just 10 days around the corner on Sunday, May 13, many prime places mom loves are already fully booked. But not all.

Eater has tracked via Open Table which tables (at reasonable brunch times) are still available for a group of four at new, generally reliable, or particularly standout D.C. restaurants. Centrolina chef Amy Brandwein, nominated for best chef Mid-Atlantic at next week’s James Beard Foundation Awards, has a few tables up for grabs at her Italian eatery. As does Penn Quarter mainstay Rasika and the Michelin-rated Inn at Little Washington.

Downloading specific apps like Reserve could reveal additional tables. And for more potential dining inspiration, refer to Eater’s Spring 2018 Brunch Heatmap.


701: Several openings available

Acadiana: 2:15 p.m.

Agora: 1:30 p.m.

All Set: 11 a.m.

Alta Strada - Mt. Vernon Triangle: Several openings available

Ambar - Arlington: 2:15 p.m.

Bidwell: Several openings available

Bistro Bis: Several openings available

BLT Steak: Several openings available

Bombay Club: 1:30 p.m., 1:45 p.m.

Boqueria: 1:45 p.m., 2 p.m.

Bourbon Steak: Several openings available

Cafe Dupont: Several openings available

Cafe Milano: 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Central: 2:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Centrolina: 2:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m.

China Chilcano: Several openings available

City Perch: 2:30 p.m.

Commissary: 2 p.m., 2:15 p.m.

Dbgb: 12:45 p.m., 1:30 p.m.

Filomena: 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m.

Hank’s on the Hill: 1:45 p.m., 2 p.m.

Hunter’s Head Tavern: 2 p.m.

Inn at Little Washington: 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m.

Jaleo (Multiple locations): Several openings available

Lavagna: 1:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m.

Le Parc Bistro: 1:30 p.m., 1:45 p.m.

Live Oak: 1:30 p.m., 1:45 p.m.

Macon Bistro & Larder: 1:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m.

Marcel’s: noon, 12:30 p.m., 1:15 p.m.

Mia’s Italian Kitchen: 1 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m.

Mirabelle: Several openings available

Momofuku: 2:30 p.m.

Opaline: 10:30 a.m.

Pamplona: 1:30 p.m., 1:45 p.m.

Paolo’s: Several openings available

Passionfish - Bethesda: 1:45 p.m., 2 p.m.

Pearl Dive: 2:45 p.m.

Rasika Penn Quarter: Several openings available

Sababa: Several available times

Succotash - Penn Quarter: 2:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m.

Summer House Santa Monica: 2 p.m., 2:15 p.m.

The Bird: 1:45 p.m., 2 p.m.

The Hamilton: 1:30 p.m., 1:45 p.m.

The Riggsby: 1 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m.

The Salt Line: 2:45 p.m.

The Smith: 1:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m.

The Source: 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m.

Trummer’s on Main: 3:30 p.m.

Tupelo Honey Cafe: 2 p.m., 2:15 p.m.

Vermilion: 12:45 p.m., 2:15 p.m.

Vinoteca: Several openings available

Volt: 1:45 p.m., 2 p.m.

Whaley’s: 2:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Zaytinya: 11:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 2 p.m.

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