10 Marvelous Mother’s Day Menus on the Hill (Plus 3 More Ideas)

Mother’s Day brunch by Emilie’s

You can treat mom to an awesome Mother’s Day restaurant meal this weekend (pickup or delivery), but you may need to plan ahead. Some of the following restaurants have specified deadlines on Wednesday or Thursday for pre-orders, and availability may be limited. This list focuses on restaurants on Capitol Hill. Note that some are offering hot, ready-to-eat meals, while others are offering heat-and-serve or meal kits. Call the restaurants with any questions.

10 Mother’s Day Menus

1. ABC Pony

The heat-and serve Mother’s Day Brunch Package features a choice of slow-roast salmon, braised brisket or polenta-mushroom-parmesan fricassee plus quiche loraine, asparagus, salad, pancake kit, breakfast potatoes, bread and raspberry bellinis.

2. Acqua Al 2

Make-it-yourself Mother’s Day Meal Kits offer two three-course choices: filets with blueberry sauce or herb-butter salmon with caprese salad, asparagus and potatoes, and ready-to-eat tiramisu.

  • Order ahead and arrange pickup/delivery on Friday or Saturday, make it yourself
  • Serves 2, $65 (filets) and $45 (salmon)
  • See details and order

3. Belga Cafe

Whole Maine lobster salad by Belga Cafe

Belga is offering its regular brunch (10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) and dinner (4:30-8:30 p.m.) along with Mother’s Day specials including whole Maine lobster salad, salmon filet for two and grilled ribeye for two. Complimentary bottle of bubbles and gifts with orders of $100 or more.

4. Bistro Bis

The Mother’s Day Celebration Package features gougeres; baguette and boursin; spring panache salad; a choice of entree: scallop and salmon wellington or contre-filet de boeuf; shortcake dessert and petit fours plate.

5. Cafe Berlin

Cafe Berlin offers a Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed or Sunday Supper. Breakfast in bed includes spring vegetable quiche, fruit salad with poppy seed dressing, berry gugelhupf with chocolate drizzle, full bottle of bubbles and orange juice, and nosegay of flowers wrapped in burlap and ribbon. Sunday Supper includes white asparagus cream soup, roast pork tenderloin, asparagus, new potatoes and strawberry-rhubarb cake. Add sparkling rosé, gruner veltliner or pinot noir for $25.

  • Breakfast in Bed: Order by Thursday, pickup 2-8 p.m. on Saturday. Limited deliveries. Sunday Supper: Order by 4 p.m. on Thursday for pickup 2-5 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Breakfast in Bed: $39 for mom; $70 for 2. Sunday Supper: $79 for 2; $145 for 4
  • See details and order

6. DC Harvest

Mother’s Day Brunch Package includes spring salad with beets, spring vegetable scramble with sweet potato hash, vegan peanut butter cookies for dessert and a gift of mimosas for mom.

  • Order ahead for pickup on Saturday or Sunday (delivery available through Postmates)
  • $32
  • See details and order

7. Emilie’s

Choice of brunch entrees to assemble from a meal kit: shaksuka or avocado toast, each with spring side salad. Dessert choice of ready-made macaroons or hummingbird cake. Optional add-ons: Pompelmo Spritz, Vietnamese iced cold brew or snickerdoodle iced cold brew.

8. Joselito

Joselito is offering a three-course supper: choose one appetizer (codfish stew, arugula salad or gazpacho), main dish (roasted chicken, Chilean sea bass, spinach lasagna or pork cheek stew) and dessert (bread pudding, almond cake or mixed berries and cream).

9. Osteria Morini

Osteria Morini is offering a breakfast-in-bed package and dinner. The breakfast includes fresh fruit, lemon ricotta pancake batter, mascarpone mousse, fruit compote, two eggs, and choice of protein (smoked salmon, pancetta or chicken sausage). Add bloody marys or mimosas. Dinner choices include prime rib, Arctic char or spinach lasagna.

  • Order by 5 p.m. Thursday for pickup on Saturday (breakfast) or Sunday (dinner)
  • $32 per person (breakfast); $45 per person (dinner)
  • See details and order

10. Well Dunn Catering

Local catering company is offering home-delived Brunch in Bed, 100 Mile Luncheon or Family Dinner with a wide variety of offerings. Add-on beverages and flowers are also available.

  • Order by noon on Wednesday for delivery on Saturday
  • Brunch, $140 for 4; lunch, $128 for 4; dinner, $172 for 4
  • See details and order

3 More Ideas

  1. Bagels: Get bagels and spreads for the whole fam from Bethesda Bagels Navy Yard (pickup; delivery via UberEats), Bullfrog Bagels (pickup; delivery via UberEats, GrubHub and others) or new-to-the-Hill Call Your Mother Deli (pickup).
  2. Doughnuts: Get delicious doughnuts from District Doughnut. See ordering options.
  3. Steamed Crabs: Preorder steamed blue crabs from Ivy City Smokehouse. Delivery available via GrubHub.

More on Mother’s Day: Mother’s Day, Delivered: 10 Lovely (and Local) Ideas

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