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Restaurant Options For Mother’s Day In Washington, DC

Mother’s Day is nearly here and Mom is looking forward to a day out! Here are some ideas and special  events for celebrating in the city.

If you are looking for a family-centered activity, why not check out Bethesda Central Farm Market the day before, Saturday, May 12. Chef Matt  Finarelli will hold a Chef Demo and Tasting on Saturday, May 12. Also on May 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Bethesda Central Kids Club will help kids make Mother’s Day Herb Pots: decorative pots with herbs, to take home to Mom. Note that the market has recently changed its location to the parking lot of the Bethesda Elementary School.
On Sunday, May 13, take your mom to The Oval Room. Executive Chef Tony Conte will showcase spring  flavors with a pre fixe three-course Mother’s Day menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. priced at $60 per person or $85 per person with wine pairings (tax and gratuity not included). Guests will delight in dishes such as Fragrant Steamed Salmon, Hawaiian Sweet Shrimp, and Red Beet Ravioli. Reservations recommended.

WHEN: Sunday, May 13, 2012. 11 a.m. to 3p.m.

the oval room

The Oval Room

Oval Room
800 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington D.C. 20006
Ph. 202-463-8700

Just across the street, The Bombay Club, offers a decadent dining experience with a Mother’s Day brunch buffet featuring a special menu and live piano music.  The special Mother’s Day menu will be available for $35 per  person or with unlimited Champagne for $45 per person (tax and gratuity not included). Entrées include Manglorean Shrimp Curry,  Kumb Corn Palak,  Chicken Korma and Jeera Pulao. Reservations are a good idea.

WHEN: Sunday, May 13, 2012. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,

The Bombay Club
815 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington D.C., 20006
Ph. 202-659-2737

Or choose the 701 Restaurant.You and your mom will enjoy a special brunch complete with live jazz and outdoor seating overlooking the Navy Memorial fountains. The Mother’s Day brunch will feature a pre-fixe three-course menu from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., and dinner from 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., for $50 per person (not including tax or gratuity).  Featured brunch items include Vanilla French Toast, Burrata, arugula omelet, and Strip Steak with eggs. For dinner, guests can choose Salmon, Shenandoah Lamb Loin, and Strip Steak with dessert offerings such as Warm Strawberry-Almond Tart.

WHEN: Sunday, May 13, 2012. Brunch is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and dinner is 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

701 Restaurant
701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington D.C. 20004
Ph. 202-383-0701

PARKING: Valet parking is available during brunch and dinner service for $8 per car.

The Blue Duck Tavern will offer a three-course, buffet-style holiday brunch, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Brunch begins with first course starters in the open kitchen, followed by choice of entrée and side dishes, and concludes with desserts in the pastry pantry. Brunch is priced at $90 for adults and $42.50 (tax and gratuity not included) for children between ages six and twelve; those under six years old are complimentary. Menu highlights include Prime Rib of Beef, Scrambled Eggs with Rock Shrimp, and for dessert, Ricotta Cheesecake and Flourless Chocolate Fondant.  Make reservations online or by calling  202-419-6755.

WHEN: Sunday, May 13, 2012. Brunch: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Blue Duck Tavern
1201 24th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
Ph. 202-419-6755

Located in Garrett Park, MD,
Black Market Bistro will serve delectable modern American cuisine. An a la carte brunch will be available from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Mother’s Day. Prices range from $2 to $14. A kids menu will also be available for children 12 and under.

WHEN: Sunday, May 13, 2012.  Brunch: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Black market

Black Market

Black Market Bistro
4600 Waverly Avenue
Garrett Park, MD 20896
Ph. 301-933-3000.

Addie’s, in Rockville, MD, offers a seasonal a la carte Mother’s Day menu. Brunch is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and highlights include New Orleans’ Style Beignets, Shrimp & Stone Ground Grits and Smoked Half Chicken. Entrée items range from $12 to $19.

WHEN: Sunday, May 13, 2012. Brunch: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

11120 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
Ph. 301-881-0081

Black’s Bar & Kitchen, in downtown Bethesda offers an unlimited brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be seven different food stations and highlights include Chesapeake Bay Blue Fish Rillette, Brioche French Toast, and PEI Mussels. The unlimited brunch menu is $33 per person (not including tax and gratuity); $12 for kids 12 and under. A Champagne brunch option is also available for $45 per person, including unlimited pours throughout the meal. Brunch will also be available a la carte for a light bite, and prices range from $11 to $16 for featured dishes.

WHEN: Sunday, May 13, 2012. Brunch: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Black’s Bar & Kitchen
7750 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Ph. 301-652-5525.

Situated in the heart of the Shirlington area in Arlington, The Curious Grape Wine, Dine & Shop offers an eclectic Mother’s Day menu of appetizers, small plates, entrées, and desserts incorporating or complementing the extensive wine and beer selection at the restaurant. Highlights include Virginia Asparagus with Meyer Lemon vinaigrette, soft boiled egg and speck ham and Warm Baby Artichokes.  Make reservations online or by telephone.  If your party is over eight people contact Megan or Lauren at 703-671-8700.

WHEN: Sunday, May 13, 2012.  5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Curious Grape Wine, Dine & Shop
2900 S. Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22206
Ph. 703-671-8700

At Assaggi Osteria in McLean, VA, there is a special a la carte menu with Italian highlights. As a special treat, Moms who dine at the restaurant that day will receive a long stemmed rose to honor Mother’s Day.

WHEN: Sunday, May 13, 2012. 11:30 to 10 p.m.

Assaggi Osteria
6641 Old Dominion Drive
McLean, VA 22101
Ph. 703-918-0080

Station 4

Station 4

Situated in the Southwest Waterfront, Station 4 has a three-course, prix fixe brunch with bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Nectar & Champagne cocktails for $35 per person. Later in the day a three-course dinner menu will be available for $38 per person (tax and gratuity not included).

WHEN: Sunday, May 13, 2012. Brunch: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner 5 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Station 4
1101 4th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
Ph. 202-488-0987

PARKING: Valet parking is available for $10 per car.

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