From champagne brunches to delectable dinners, spoil mom for the day at one of these gourmet eateries.
Treat mom to Italian cuisine at Modena or bring their tasty food home this Mother’s Day. Curated by Executive Chef John Melfi, the selection of prix fixe menus includes a four-course dine-in option for $75 and three-course carryout menu for $55. From 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., guests can indulge in bites like grilled calamari with Italian sausage, cured salmon ravioli with mascarpone, grilled Wagyu sirloin with porcini purée and rich, dark chocolate mousse. 1199 H. St. NW, 202.216.9550, modenadc.com
Located in Cleveland Park, this Israli spot will feature its seasonal a la carte brunch and dinner menus on Sunday, May 9. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., stop by for heavenly plates, such as strawberry almond muhammara, candied salmon omelet and green tomato shakshuka. For those looking to pamper mom at dinner, reserve a table between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. for options like spiced lamb loin and rainbow trout poached in arak butter. 3311 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.244.6750, sababauptown.com
Savor Mexican-inspired street food for lunch or dinner this Mother’s Day at TTT from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Both locations in Silver Spring and Clarendon have dine-in and carry-out for flavorful, spicy bites, including grilled street corn with smoked mayo, Greek tacos, shrimp and crab enchiladas, quesadillas, burritos and smoked brisket sandwiches with roasted scallions, purple cabbage and mole Americano. Multiple locations, tttrestaurant.com
Moms who brunch will love dining on Ambar Clarendon’s special prix fixe menu. Available from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m for $34 ahead, customers can enjoy an all-you-can-eat brunch with classic dishes and five cocktails. Try the blueberry jam waffle with vanilla whipped cream, salmon benedict with a house-made corn muffin, mixed berry mimosa or Bloody Mary. 2901 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703.875.9663, ambarrestaurant.com
Ambar Capitol Hill
At this rustic eatery, brunch Balkan style. Their fixed price menu serves unlimited small plates and free-flowing cocktails from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Mother’s Day. Priced at $30 per person, guests can taste items like the almond and walnut crusted fried chicken sandwich, prosciutto benedict on a house-made english muffin, strawberry waffles with nutella and peach-lavender mimosas. 523 Eighth St. SE, 202.813.3039, ambarrestaurant.com
The Bombay Club
Surprise mom with a bottomless champagne brunch at The Bombay Club. While live piano music plays in the background, Executive Chef Nilesh Singhvi will be cooking up traditional Indian fare. For $50 ahead, the three-course prix fixe menu serves starters, such as beet nargisi kofta and mustard scallops with tomato chutney. Next, customers can try unlimited entrée buffet options like Bengali fish curry and chocolate sticky pudding. Reservations are available from 11:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. 815 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.659.3727, bombayclubdc.com
Both Rasika locations in West End and Penn Quarter will curate a three-course, prix fixe brunch menu for $55 per person this Mother’s Day. At the West End location, savor traditional Indian fare favorites, such as scallop chili garlic, parsi lamb patties and saffron bread butter pudding. Also served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Penn Quarter’s standout dishes include chicken wings bezule, halibut goan curry and masala chai cheesecake. Multiple locations, rasikarestaurant.com
For in-house dining and curbside pick-up, Executive Chef Frank Ruta will cook up his most notable dishes for the special three-course, prix fixe menu, priced at $60 per customer. From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., indulge in bites like Pennsylvania raised rabbit pâte, flat omelet of lobster and spinach, spring pea risotto, flourless chocolate fudge cake and earl grey Bavarian cake. 2132 Florida Ave., NW, 202.916.5675, www.annabelledc.com.
Blue Duck Tavern
Brunch at Blue Duck Tavern is a Mother’s Day must for those looking to treat mom like a queen. The three-course prix fixe menu will feature seasonal American classics from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for $110 per adult, and $55 for children. Start with oysters on the half shell, wood oven-roasted bone marrow and charcuterie before tasting the Blue Duck Tavern benedict, bread pudding French toast or roasted strawberry panna cotta. 1201 24th St. NW, 202.419.6755, blueducktavern.com.
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