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A Guide to Mother’s Day Brunch 2013
Show Mom some love with bottomless mimosas and eggs Benedict galore. By Chelsea Boone
701 Restaurant is just one of many places serving up delicious Mother's Day brunch around Washington. Photograph by Chris Campbell.
Comments () | Published April 29, 2013

Mother’s Day is just a couple of weeks away—on Sunday, May 12. That means it’s time to book the all-important brunch for the occasion. Below you’ll find the details on 29 restaurants serving a special midday meal in Washington. Book early, and volunteer to be the designated driver—the lady who changed your diapers and put up with you through your terrible teens deserves as many mimosas as she pleases.

Ardeo + Bardeo

Menu
Seating(s): 10:30 to 3
Price: $39 per person
Reservations: Reserve online
Regular menu available?: No
Etc.: Bottomless Champagne and mimosas will be served for $10.


Art and Soul

Menu
Seating(s): 10:30 to 3:30
Price: $55 per person for adults for a brunch buffet; $27.50 for children
Reservations: Call 202-393-7777 or reserve online
Regular menu available?: No


Bastille

Menu
Seating(s): 11:30 to 3
Price: $59 for adults (half price for kids under 12)
Reservations: Reserve online or call 703-519-3776
Regular menu available: No
Etc: The restaurant will be serving the prix-fixe menu minus brunch dishes until 8 PM.


Bibiana

Menu
Seating(s): 11 to 2
Price: $45 per person
Reservations: Reserve online
Regular menu available?: No


Blue Duck Tavern

Menu: The meal begins with a choice of starters including seasonal salads, meats, breads, and cheeses. Entrée highlights include slow-roasted prime rib with horseradish sauce and natural jus, braised veal cheeks with fava beans, sugar snap peas, and morel mushroom gravy, and duck confit hash with fried egg, green peas, chanterelles, and romaine hearts. Finally, guests can finish the meal with one of the dessert options, such as buttermilk panna cotta with passionfruit tapioca, flourless chocolate fondant with bittersweet glaze, vanilla bean crème brûlée, and lemon meringue tarts.
Seating(s): 10:30 to 3:30
Price: $95 for adults for a three-course meal; $45 for children ages 6 to 12; free for children under 6
Reservations: Call 202-419-6755 or reserve online
Regular menu available?: No


The Bombay Club

Menu: Entrée standouts from the buffet include chicken tikka lababdar with onion, tomato, and fenugreek, lamb kalia with onion, yogurt, cashew, and saffron, and shrimp kadai with tomato, garlic, and garam masala.
Seating(s): 11 to 2:30
Price: $35 per person for a brunch buffet
Reservations: Call 202-659-3727 or reserve online
Regular menu available?: No
Etc.: Unlimited Champagne is available for $10.


Co Co. Sala

Menu
Seating(s): 11 to 3
Price: $60 for adults for a multi-course meal; $30 for children 10 and under
Reservations: Reserve online
Regular menu available?: No


Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

Menu
Seating(s): 11:30 to 3
Price: À-la-carte prices from $3 to $20
Reservations: Reserve online
Regular menu available?: Yes
Etc.: Every mother will receive a flower.


Dino

Menu
Seating(s): 11 to 3
Price: $39 per person for a three-course meal
Reservations: Reserve online
Regular menu available?: No


Fairmont Hotel

Menu: The Fairmont Hotel’s two restaurants, the Colonnade and Juniper Restaurant, will be serving a buffet offering specials such as whole roasted porchetta with spicy carrot slaw and Dijon mustard, rosemary-and-garlic-studded leg of spring lamb, and pastry selections including white chocolate bread pudding, strawberry rhubarb crisp, and molten lava cake.
Seating(s): 11, 11:30, 2, and 2:30
Price: $97 per person; children 12 and under are half price, 5 and under are complimentary.
Reservations: Required; Call 202-457-5020 or email juniperrestaurant@fairmont.com.
Regular menu available?: No
Etc.: Brunch includes a bottomless Bloody Mary bar, mimosas, a framed family photo, and complimentary valet parking.


The Federalist

Menu
Seating(s): 11 to 2
Price: À-la-carte prices from $9 to $19
Reservations: Reserve online
Regular menu available?: Yes


Graffiato

Menu: Options featured in the four-course menu include restaurant favorites like pepperoni sauce and Brussels sprouts.
Price: $40 per person for a four-course menu
Reservations: Call 202-289-3600 or reserve online
Regular menu available?: The à-la-carte menu will be available at the bar and pizza bar.
Etc.: A children’s menu will be available with prices ranging from $6 to $10.


Jardenea

Menu
Seating(s): 10 to 3
Price: $58 per person
Reservations: Call 202-955-6400 or reserve online
Regular menu available?: The regular menu will be available in the restaurant’s lounge.


Lincoln

Menu
Seating(s): 1 to 6
Price: $45 per person for a three-course meal; $21 for children 12 and under
Reservations: Reserve online.
Regular menu available?: No
Etc.: Additional items and beverages are available à la carte from $3.50 to $19.


The Mansion on O Street

Menu
Seating(s): 11 to 4
Price: $85 per person; half price for kids 5 to 11; free for children under 5
Reservations: Must be made online.

Masa 14 

Menu
Price: $35 per person for an endless brunch.
Seating(s): 11 to 3
Reservations: Reserve online


Morrison-Clark

Menu
Seating(s): 11:30 to 4
Price: $55 for a three-course meal; $20 for children 12 and under
Reservations: Suggested; call 202-898-1200
Regular menu available?: N/A
Etc.: The meal comes with a complimentary glass of Champagne or sparkling cider.


1905 Bistro & Bar

Menu: Specials that will be featured for Mother’s Day include an appetizer of wild mushrooms on toast with Parmesan cheese, thyme oil, and a sunny-side-up egg; mini sweet corn blueberry muffins with orange-sorghum syrup, a sausage scramble on ciabatta with peppers, onions, and a crawfish cream; and a turkey hot brown with bacon, cheddar Mornay sauce, and salad.
Seating(s): 11 to 3
Price: À-la-carte prices from $6 to $14
Reservations: Call 202-332-1905 or reserve online
Regular menu available?: Yes


Odyssey Cruises

Menu
Seating(s): 9:45 to 12:30
Price: $79.90 for adults for a brunch buffet; $47.95 for children ages 3 to 12
Reservations: Reserve online
Regular menu available?: Yes


Old Angler’s Inn

Menu: Entrée highlights from the Mother’s Day menu include caramelized New England scallops with spring pea coulis, morels, asparagus, fiddlehead ferns, baby spinach, and bacon-sherry vinaigrette; braised Colorado lamb shoulder with peewee potatoes, spring bean fricasse, roasted onions, baby artichokes, kalamata olives, green garlic, braised fennel, and baby zucchini; and classic eggs Benedict with American caviar and country potato hash paired with a mimosa.
Seating(s): 11 to 7
Price: $75 per person for a three-course meal
Reservations: Call 301-365-2425 or reserve online
Regular menu available?: No


Old Hickory Steakhouse

Menu
Seating(s): 11 to 3
Price: $76 for adults; $30 for children ages 3 to 12
Reservations: Strongly recommended. Call 301-965-2740 or reserve online.
Regular menu available?: N/A
Etc.: There is a 5 percent discount for all reservations pre-purchased online. Brunch includes three-hour self-parking. A children’s menu is also available.


The Oval Room

Menu: Guests can enjoy dishes such as white asparagus soup with sorrel, pine nuts, and brown butter, Maine Peekytoe crab with rhubarb, harissa, young coconut, and tarragon, and rack of lamb with charred eggplant, spring onion, and juice of bell peppers. Dessert options include cinnamon doughnuts with white coffee ice cream and soft chocolate ganache with spiced short dough and ginger ice cream.
Seating(s): 11 to 3
Price: $55 per person for a three-course meal; $75 with wine pairings
Reservations: Call 202-463-8700 or reserve online
Regular menu available?: No


Pienza

Menu
Seating(s): 10 to 5
Price: $56 for adults; $25 for children ages 3 to 12
Reservations: Call 301-965-2750 or reserve online.
Regular menu available?: Yes
Etc.: There is a 5 percent discount for all reservations pre-purchased online.


Pose

Menu
Seating(s): Noon to 4
Price: $66 for adults for a three-course meal; $30 for children ages 3 to 12
Reservations: Call 301-965-2740 or reserve online.
Regular menu available?: N/A
Etc.: There is a 5 percent discount for all reservations pre-purchased online.


Rasika

Menu: Highlights include spiced lamb minced with poached eggs and straw potatoes, rice lentil pancake with English cheddar and tomato chutney, crispy baby spinach with sweet yogurt, tamarind, and date chutney, and chicken pepper fry with onions, tomatoes, fennel, and curry leaves.
Seating(s): 11:30 to 2:30
Price: $45 per person for a three-course meal.
Reservations: Call 202-637-1222 or reserve online
Regular menu available?: No


Rasika West End

Menu: Standout dishes include akuri on toast with onion, tomato, green chili, and scrambled eggs, avocado puri with green chili, sweet yogurt, and date tamarind chutney, spiced potato patties with chickpeas, and shrimp patia with onions, tomatoes, eggplant, and squash.
Seating(s): 11:30 to 2:30
Price: $45 per person for a three-course meal
Reservations: Call 202-466-2500 or reserve online
Regular menu available?: No


701 Restaurant

Menu
Seating(s): 11 to 3
Price: $50 per person for a three-course meal
Reservations: Call 202-393-0701 or reserve online
Regular menu available?: No
Etc.: Valet parking is available for $8.


Tel'Veh Café & Wine Bar

Menu: The á-la-carte menu features a variety of specials including the Tel'Veh omelet with breakfast sausage, Parmesan, and arugula; smoked salmon with poached egg over an English muffin topped with hollandaise sauce; hazelnut crepe with Nutella and fresh berries; and smoked ham crepe with provolone, bell peppers, and cream.
Price: $29.95 per person for unlimited brunch; Á-la-carte options range from $6 to $12. Reservations: Call 202-758-9292 or reserve online
Regular menu available?: No


Wildfire

Menu
Seating(s): 9:30 to 2
Price: À-la-carte prices from $2.95 to $23.95
Reservations: Reserve online
Regular menu available?: Yes

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