Mother’s Day is the one of the best opportunities we have to show our mothers how much we appreciate them, so why not start the day with a fabulous brunch? DC is well known for its happening brunch scene, so there are ample choices throughout the city. Here are five great restaurant options that promise to provide you with a fun atmosphere and delicious food. All of these spots are very popular, so they will require a reservation to be made in advance.
Ardeo + Bardeo
3311 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
This popular modern American restaurant is a classy choice for Mother’s Day, and it is offering a delicious special menu that your mom is bound to enjoy. Appetizers include dishes featuring some of spring’s best seasonal ingredients such as the chilled asparagus soup and a green salad with sweet raspberries. Entrees range from French toast to a house-made fettuccine to classic eggs Benedict. Save room for dessert because you won’t want to miss out on the chef’s decadent pistachio and chocolate tart.
1337 14th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
www.birchandbarley.com Birch and Barley offers a rustic brunch experience with classic American cuisine using seasonal and local ingredients. On Mother’s Day, take advantage of its boozy brunch special which features delicious donut holes, two brunch cocktails, coffee and your choice of an entrée. Some of the best entrée options include eggs and cheese served on a decadent house-made biscuit and an eggplant and tomato flatbread complete with goat cheese and fried chickpeas. Hash browns, grits and even homemade pop tarts are available as side dishes.Related: Ask A Washington DC Chef: Best Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes
2201 14th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
For a Mother’s Day with a Mediterranean twist, head to Kapnos on 14th Street. This modern restaurant serves dozens of Greek-inspired small plates as well as a bottomless mimosa option for $18. Choose from classic mimosas to more exotic options such as lemongrass pineapple and pomegranate cardamom. The small plate selection is equally as enticing as the cocktails, with crispy phyllo pies, scrambled eggs with veggies and croutons, baklava French toast and much more.
480 7th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
Spanish tapas is a great Mother’s Day brunch idea, because tapas are perfect for sharing with family members as they allow everyone to sample a variety of dishes. Jaleo’s brunch menu is extensive, so it definitely has something for everyone. On the sweet side, there are pancakes and Spanish toast with sweet whipped cream and bananas. On the savory end, there is everything from patatas bravas, which are potatoes served with a creamy aioli and a spicy tomato sauce, a Spanish omelet sandwich, salads, soups, Spanish cheeses and bread smothered in a garlic and tomato sauce that is simply divine. Be sure to order one of the Spanish-influenced cocktails with your meal.
1610 14th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
This new Italian restaurant offers a great brunch during the weekend which would be a fabulous location to take your family on Mother’s Day. The warm atmosphere is only enhanced by the great food which includes pizzas, pastas and special Italian brunch dishes such as poached eggs with cheese and a rich tomato sauce and challah French toast with mascarpone. Remember to take advantage of the $5 bloody mary and mimosa deal.
Priya Konings is a freelance writer and restaurant critic in Washington D.C. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.