Mother’s Day will be a busy day for restaurants

Brunch is a traditional and popular Mother’s Day outing, and six area restaurants are listed among the nation’s top 100 restaurants for brunch by Open Table.

After two straight years of pandemic food restrictions, you can expect many of your friends and neighbors to plan to dine out for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8.

Online restaurant reservation service Open Table said Mother’s Day reservations were 13% ahead of last year’s reservations and 39% ahead of Mother’s Day restaurant reservations in 2019 before the pandemic.



Open Table said its research also showed that 48% of mothers would find a restaurant meal “ideal” on Mother’s Day. No surprise to some, 58% of moms are involved in planning their own Mother’s Day activities, according to research.

Brunch is a traditional and popular Mother’s Day outing, and six area restaurants are listed among the nation’s top 100 restaurants for brunch by Open Table.

Almost all six are French restaurants, including four in DC and two in Northern Virginia.

These highly rated restaurants are:

  • The Diplomat on 14th Street in downtown DC
  • La Piquette in the Cleveland Park neighborhood of DC
  • Old Ebbitt Grill near the White House
  • and St Anselm in the Union Market area of ​​NE DC

The others are L’Auberge Chez François in Great Falls, VA, and Bistro L’Hermitage in Woodbridge, VA.

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