Mama Love: Where to Take Mom This Weekend.

[ 0 ] May 7, 2014 |

photo (15)Del Campo begins Sunday brunch service this week on Mother’s Day (May 11).  The menu features South American breakfast dishes like bacon, egg and cheese empanadas and chorizo and egg hash as well as Del Campo’s takes on brunch classics, like smoke scrambled eggs and cast iron pancakes.  $20 bottomless mimosas let diners add a touch of the asado to their brunch libations with options like grilled grapefruit and smoked pineapple alongside the classic orange juice. There is also a selection of Bloody Marys, including a black pisco Bloody Mary that incorporates Sol de Ica Acholado Pisco, Squid Ink and Applewood Smoked Tomato Juice.

Boundary Road is celebrating “the first one” with a special 20% discount on brunch for new mothers this Sunday during brunch. Reservations are encouraged – book online ( or by calling the restaurant at 202.450.3265. [Boundary Road is located at 414 H Street NE, WDC]

Hill Country Barbecue Market is celebrating Mother’s Day with a sweet treat for Mom this Sunday. Moms get a complimentary Red Velvet Cupcake with their meal all day long (11:30am – 9:30pm). [Hill Country Barbecue Market is located at 410 7th Street NW, WDC]


A fixed-price Mother’s Day brunch features Graffiato favorites like Hand Cut Spaghetti, Roasted Cauliflower and the Countryman breakfast pizza.

  • Served 11:30am- 4pm.  Regular dinner service will begin at  5pm.
  • $35 per person.
  • Menu is available here.
  • Reservations can be made at 202-289-3600.

Art and Soul
Lamb, ham, a prime rib at the carving station, made to order omelets and Art and Soul’s famous chicken and waffles are all part of their annual Mother’s Day brunch buffet.

  • Served 10:30am until 3:30pm for $55 per person ($25 for kids).
  • Reservations can be made at at 202-393-7777.
  • Menu is available here.

Del Campo

In honor of his Peruvian mother, chef Victor Albisu has created a special all-Peruvian Mother’s Day menu, featuring classics like Corvina Ceviche, Grilled Prawn Causa Tradicional, Lomo Saltado and Suspiro Limena (a traditional Peruvian dessert).


Table is offering a four-course brunch menu featuring French-inspired dishes like a smoked salmon and lemon thyme tarte flambee, asparagus frittata, and poultry jalousie.

Guests are invited to Mother’s Day in Paris with Impressions Caterers on May 11, 2014, 1 pm-4 pm.  The Mother’s Day Brunch is $45 per person and reservations need to be made where space is limited.  Where: 7901 Meadowbrook Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Executive Chef Nate Lindsay, of Jardenea,  introduces the Mother’s Day Brunch Menu, infused with imaginative twists on classic favorites such as Hand Carved Rack of Lamb with Minted Stone Fruit Chutney, Apple Wood Smoked Avocado Bisque with Lime Cree Fraiche, Coriander Dusted Local Rockfish with Melted Tomato Chutney finished with an assortment of Miniature French Tartlets. Guests can enjoy their meal and the highly anticipated spring weather on Jardenea’s terrace, overlooking the picturesque Georgetown neighborhood. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm : $58 per person

Executive Chef Anthony Lombardo at the historic 1789 Restaurant (1226 36th Street, NW) will be dishing up a Mother’s Day a la carte brunch served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 11th. During brunch service, the first and main courses are included in the main course price, which range from $32 to $46. Guests also have a nice selection of house-made desserts created by 1789’s Pastry Chef Ryan Westover, which range from $10 to $14. To conclude the day, an a la carte Mother’s Day dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 1789 Restaurant offers complimentary valet parking. For reservations, or additional information please call (202) 965-1789, or visit

City Tap House, the new craft beer-focused restaurant at 901 9th Street, NW, 20001, will celebrate Mother’s Day with a Grand Brunch Buffet on Sunday, May 11th.  A bountiful menu prepared by Culinary Director Brian Cooke will be available for $40 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity), and there will be two seatings available, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Guests can anticipate three brunch stations set up in City Tap House, one hot, one cold, and one for dessert.  City Tap House will also have a “Make Your Own Mimosa” Bar on Mother’s Day featuring Poema Cava and assorted purees and juices for $12.  For reservations or additional information, please call (202) 733-5333 or visit

Mio Restaurant, located at 1110 Vermont Avenue, NW, 20005, will host an a la carte brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Mother’s Day.  Guests can anticipate the best of Puerto Rican cuisine prepared by Mio’s guest chef Roberto Hernandez.  Prices range from $9 to $25 each.  Mothers will also receive a nice take-home goodie bags, which includes a bag of Mio’s signature Arabica premium blend sundried coffee.  For reservations, or additional information please call (202) 955-0075 or visit

Executive Chef Sebastien Archambault and Chef de Cuisine Daniel Singhofen at the award-winning Blue Duck Tavern, located at 24th and M Streets, NW, 20037, are introducing new seasonal, American classics to the restaurant’s Mother’s Day menu.  Brunch will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 11th, and is priced at $95 per person for adults and $42 for children between six and 12, excluding tax and gratuity.  Children under the age of five are complimentary.  Please call (202) 419-6755 or visit for reservations.

Penn Quarter’s celebrated Indian hot spot, Rasika, located at633 D Street, NW, is crafting a memorable dining experience for Mother’s Day with a special three-course prix fixe brunch menu prepared by Executive Chef Vikram Sunderam.  From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Rasika will be offering their Mother’s Day Brunch for $45 per person (tax and gratuity not included).  Rasika will open for regular dinner service from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.  For more information or to make reservations, please visit or call (202) 637-1222.

Ashok Bajaj’s sister restaurant, Rasika West End, located at 1190 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, 20037, will also offer a pre fixe three-course Mother’s Day menu from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., priced at $45 per person (tax and gratuity not included).  Guests can indulge in modern, authentic Indian fare created by Group Executive Chef Vikram Sunderam.  Rasika West End will open for regular dinner service from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information or reservations, please call (202) 466-2500 or visit

At The Oval Room located at 800 Connecticut Ave, NW, 20006, Executive Chef Tony Conte will be showcasing spring flavors with a pre fixe three-course Mother’s Day menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. priced at $50 per person or $75 per person with wine pairings (tax and gratuity not included).   For additional information or to make reservations please call (202) 463-8700 or

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 11th.  From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the special menu will be available for $39 per person or with unlimited Champagne for $54 per person (tax and gratuity not included).  For reservations or additional information please call (202) 659-3727 or visit

Ardeo+Bardeo, located at3311 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 20008, in Cleveland Park will showcase a delicious three-course Mother’s Day brunch crafted by Executive Chef Matt Kuhn.   Brunch is priced at $39 per person, or $53 for bottomless Champagne or mimosas, and will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  For more information, please call (202) 244-6750 or visit

El Centro D.F., with two locations in the District, is serving up all-you-can-eat authentic Mexican brunch this Mother’s Day.  Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Georgetown address, and from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 14th Street, NW location.  Priced at $35 per person (tax and gratuity not included), Mothers can enjoy an endless selection from the entire brunch menu.  Bottomless brunch drinks, such as the Michelada, Bloody Maria and choice of seasonal Aqua Fresca cocktails, complement the unlimited brunch offering.  The all-you-can-eat brunch menu must be ordered for the entire table, and all items are available a la carte priced between $4 and $16.  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, visit the website at

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 their regular brunch and dinner menus this Mother’s Day.  Et Voila will be open on Sunday, May 11th from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.  Specials range from $15.75 to $29.75 each.  Featured bottomless cocktails are available for $12.  For additional information and reservations please call (202) 237-2300 or visit

nopa Kitchen+Bar, Ashok Bajaj’s American brasserie located in the heart of Penn Quarter at 800 F Street, NW, 20004, will showcase garden fresh vegetables, select meats and fish prepared with a touch of French influence this Mother’s Day.  A delicious prix fixe, three-course menu will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and priced at $45 per person (excluding tax or gratuity).  For reservations or additional information, please visit or call (202) 347-4667.

Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca located at 1100 New York Avenue, NW, is preparing a feast of elegant Italian fare for a memorable occasion.  Mother’s Day brunch will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Bibiana will serve a three-course, pre-fixe menu with a variety of options for $45 per person (tax and gratuity not included).  Executive Chef Nicholas Stefanelli’s Mother’s Day menu invites guests to enjoy a family style antipasti tasting for the table. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. a regular a la carte menu will be available.  For more information please call (202) 216-9550 or visit

701 Restaurant, located at701 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 $50 per person (not including tax or gratuity).  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

Cuba Libre, located at 801 9th Street, NW, 20001, invites mom to indulge in their “Unlimited Tapas Brunch” this Mother’s Day.  Guests can dine on a variety of flavorful small plates on Sunday, May 11th as the unlimited menu is available from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., with seating available until 1:30 p.m.  Items will also be available a la carte until 3 p.m.  Moms can order all they can eat at Cuba Libre with no carry home leftovers and the unlimited brunch must be ordered for the whole table.  Guests can try every dish on the menu for a true feast with friends as Unlimited Tapas is priced at $26 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) while a la carte menu items are priced from $5.50 to $12.  Bottomless morning cocktails such as Cuban Mary (Bloody Mary); Classic Mimosa; Mimosa Rojo with Cava, fresh watermelon juice, and a splash of guarapo; Lychee Mimosa with lychee liqueur, Cava, a splash of Guanabana aqua fresca and a splash of guarapo, as well as Red and White Sangria, a daily beer selection and Agua Fresca can be added to your unlimited brunch for an additional $14 per person.  For more information or reservations, please call (202) 408-1600 or visit

Alba Osteria, located at 425 I Street, NW, 20001, is offering moms the opportunity to experience authentic Italian cuisine reflective of the Piedmont region of Italy this Mother’s Day.  Bottomless brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is priced at $29.95 per person (tax and gratuity not included).  Guests can enjoy an all-you-can-eat selection of breakfast pizzas, egg dishes, pancakes and meatballs along with four brunch cocktails.   For the perfect pairing, moms can enjoy a bottomless supply of featured cocktails such as the traditional Mimosa; White Peach Bellini; Infused Prosciutto Vodka Bloody Mary, and aHouse-made Beer-Mosa.  Cocktails are available a la carte, and range from $7 to $8.  Guests can order brunch dishes a la carte, and take part in bottomless cocktails for just $18 per person (tax and gratuity not included). For reservations, or additional information please call (202) 733-4454 or visit

Zaytinya, located at 701 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001, will offer mezzes reflecting the rich regional diversity of classical and contemporary Greek, Turkish and Lebanese cuisine this Mother’s Day.  Guests can choose items off a pre-selected four-course menu priced at $35 per person (tax and gratuity not included), or order specials a la carte.  Prices range from $6 to $15 each.  Zaytinya will serve regular hours on Sunday, May 11th from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.  For more information or to make reservations please call (202) 638-0800 or visit

At Jaleo, a selection of traditional Spanish tapas will be available at all three Washington area locations this Mother’s Day.  Jaleo Crystal City and Jaleo DC will offer specials on their regular a la carte menus.  Specials on Jaleo Crystal City’s menu include Langostinos a la Plancha con Ajo y Perejil, grilled prawns with garlic and parsley; Patatas Fritas de Jose Andres al Cabrales, Jose-style fried potatoes with Cabrales blue cheese, as well as Arroz Caldoso de Bogavante, rice with lobster.  Jaleo has three locations in the Washington metro area, located at 480 7th Street, NW, 20004, (202) 628-7949; at 7271 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD, 20814, (301) 913-0003; and at 2250 Crystal Drive in Arlington, VA, 22202, (703) 413-8181.  Hours for Mother’s Day are as follows: Jaleo DC from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Jaleo Crystal City from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Jaleo Bethesda.  For more information or reservations please call (202) 628-7949 or visit

At Oyamel, located at 401 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004, guests can enjoy dishes, which reflect the rich culinary heritage combined with current urban fare of Mexico City.   Prices range from $13 to $15 each.  Oyamel will serve regular hours on Sunday, May 11th from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.  For reservations or additional information please call (202) 628-1005 or visit

Cooperwood Tavern, located in the bustling Shirlington Village at 4021 Campbell Ave in Arlington, VA 22206, will be serving up a la carte brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Mother’s Day.  Prices range from $6 to $18 each.  Additionally, moms will receive house made brownie bites as an added take-home.  For reservations or additional information please call (703) 522-8010 or

The Grill Room is hosting brunch from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm with the jewelry exhibition and children’s jewelry design station taking place from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Priced at $95 per person plus tax and gratuity and $30 for children aged 12 and under. For reservations call 202.617.2424 or visit

Cafe Deluxe

All locations (Bethesda, Cleveland Park, Gaithersburg, Tysons Corner)

9am – 3pm

Cost: Varies

What better way to celebrate the leading lady in your family than over a stack of Brioche French Toast topped with powdered sugar, cinnamon and fresh fruit at Cafe Deluxe? Make your reservation for brunch or let mom sleep in late and take her to dinner. She’ll love American bistro classics like the  spring-inspired crispy goat cheese salad with mixed greens, cherries, corn nuts and maple sherry vinaigrette or grilled salmon with red pepper coulis, goat cheese and asparagus. The restaurant is also offering two special menu items:  the Healthy Deluxe and the Croque Madam.

Café Dupont

The Dupont Circle Hotel

7am – 2:30pm

Cost: Varies

Café Dupont at The Dupont Circle Hotel will be serving an elegant brunch for mom this Mother’s Day. Guests can choose mouthwatering entrees such as four different types of eggs Benedict, banana rum French toast, and pan seared salmon 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

Heavy Seas Alehouse


10am – 4pm

Cost: Varies

For those looking to treat mom in the Arlington area, Heavy Seas Alehouse will be open for brunch this Mother’s Day. The alehouse brings a fresh brunch option to the Arlington dining scene offering seafood dishes, savory sides, brunch cocktails and, of course, plenty of craft beer—perfect for the entire family. A couple of Chef Seeber’s mouthwatering brunch entrees include blue crab frittata with roasted corn, spring onions and Cotija cheese and fried oyster Benedict featuring sweet fried oysters, soft poached eggs, Tasso ham hollandaise and pickled jalapeño.

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

15th & H

3pm – 9pm

Cost: Varies

On Sunday, May 11, 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. The restaurant will open early at 3pm and serve its full dinner menu with a few surprise delights for mom. For reservations, call 202-489-0140.


Cleveland Park

11am – 2:30pm

Cost: $35 per person

Surprise mom this Mother’s Day with a three course prix fixe brunch at Ripple, complete with appetizers like house cured gravlax with onions, capers and cream cheese, entrees featuring eggs and heavier dishes like seared halibut with fava beans and oyster mushrooms, and a choice of dessert. For reservations, call 202-244-7995 or email

Roof Terrace Restaurant at The Kennedy Center

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

10am – 2pm

Cost: $45 for Adults; $20 for Children ages 4–11

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 to make your reservation.

Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro

Reston, VA

10am – 2pm

Cost: $45 per person

Pamper mom with a delicious multi-course prix fixe menu crafted by Executive Chef, John-Michael Hamlet. Start with seasonal fresh fruit, breakfast breads, pastries, cheese & charcuterie, hummus and fresh seafood dishes. The celebration continues with your choice of baked French toast pudding, sliced leg of lamb, and smoked salmon scramble, all followed by a display of Chef’s mini French pastries and fondue.  Children’s menu is available upon request. Vinifera’s stunning outdoor patio will be open for guests to dine al fresco. Reservations can be made by calling 703-234-3550 or or


Hilton McLean Tysons Corner

7am – 1pm

Cost: Varies

This Mother’s Day, härth at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner will be serving their breakfast buffet from 7am-10am and a special brunch menu from 11am-1pm. Guests can enjoy breakfast classics like eggs benedict with sundried tomato hollandaise and härth bacon jam or spring-inspired lunch dishes like seared salmon with quinoa, asparagus, and a gazpacho vinaigrette drizzle. For reservations, call (703) 761-5131 or visit

Odyssey Cruises is inviting families to wow moms with a one-of-a-kind experience in Washington D.C. from the water. The distinctive glass-enclosed Odyssey is offering a Mother’s Day Early Brunch Cruise (Board: 9:15am, Cruise 10:00am to Noon, Price from $79.90 per adult/ $47.95 per child ages 3 to 12), Mother’s Day Afternoon Brunch Cruise (Board: 1:15pm Cruise: 2:00pm to 4:00pm, Price from $84.90 per adult/ $50.95 per child (ages 3-12), and a Dinner Cruise (Board: 6:00pm, Cruise 7:00pm to 9:30pm, Price from $99.90 per person). All cruises include a beautiful fresh-picked spring flower for mom, a complimentary beverage for Mom (mimosa, juice, or soda), seasonal cuisine, live entertainment and dancing, and views of our nation’s capitals most celebrated monuments.

Spirit Cruises is spoiling mom’s with a Mother’s Day Early Lunch Cruise (Board: 10:00am, Cruise: 10:30am to 12:30pm, Price from $59.90 per adult/ $$32.95 per child ages 3 to 12), a Mother’s Day Afternoon Lunch Cruise (Board: 2:30pm, Cruise: 3:00pm to 5:00pm, Price from $64.90 per adult/ $32.95 per child ages 3 to 12), and a Mother’s Day Dinner Cruise (Board: 7:00pm, Cruise: 7:30pm to 10:00pm, Price from $79.90 per person). For additional information or reservations please visit or call (866) 306-2469.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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