Survey says the word “brunch” springs to mind when considering the best ways to celebrate Mother’s Day. It’s a beautiful tradition that’s going to require some tweaks this year. There are a plenty of restaurants offering brunch kits to-go (complete with mimosas), but why stop at breakfast? We found a number of restaurants in Maryland, Virginia and DC delivering meals that will make Mother’s Day feel like the special event it deserves to be.  Read on for the best places to pick up brunch or dinner in the DMV this Mother’s Day to enjoy at home.

Keep the Tradition Alive

Take Flight with Brunch Basics

If you are looking for an excuse to hop in a car this Sunday, we scouted out a number of restaurants worth the drive here. Our pick for brunch is More Better in Loudoun County, VA. Breakfast to-go includes gooey cinnamon buns, cheesy scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries and fruit for four ($80). But what makes this brunch more better are the options you can add to sweeten the deal. Opt for a flight of mimosas, a bloody mary built for two and even flowers to complete your Mother's Day morning.

More Better Restaurant & Beer Hall
35246 Harry Byrd Hwy.
Round Hill, VA 20141
(540) 751-9603
Online: morebetterbeer.com

A Simple Breakfast in Bed

Ivy City Smokehouse is delivering a smoked fish board for breakfast. Platters include Pacific Northwest style honey hot smoked salmon, traditional salmon, pepper salmon, North Carolina rainbow trout and Great Lakes whitefish salad. And what would smoked fish be without fresh bagels? Be sure to serve mom this breakfast in bed.

Ivy City Smokehouse
1356 Okie St. NE
Washington, DC 20002
202-529-3300
Online: ivycitysmokehouse.com

Hotel Luxuries At Home

Lansdowne Resort & Spa is offering a family-style brunch for $95. It includes 3 options: whole roasted French country chicken, sauteed Chilean seabass and Angus filet steak and shrimp. You can also order breakfast items a la carte. Cinnamon roll muffins and PB & chocolate chip scones are sure child-pleasers. To make it extra special, add chocolate-covered strawberries, cake pops or lobster to your order.

Lansdowne Resort & Spa
44050 Woodridge Pkwy.
Leesburg, VA 20176
(703) 729-8400
Online: lansdowneresort.com

Give Mom the 5-Star Experience

photo: 2941 Restaurant

Celebrate with Cake (and Sparkling Wine!)

Add a cake and a dinner instantly becomes a celebration. 2941 Restaurant has taken this formula and added a bottle of sparking wine, too, to maximize those feel good moments with their Celebrate at Home Care Package. Prices start at $150 for a family-meal that feeds four. Prices are based on the main entree selection; options include Whole Roasted Amish Chicken, Elysian Fields Farm Leg of Lamb, Pan-Seared Creekstone Farm Filet Mignon.

 

2941 Restaurant
2941 Fairview Park Dr.
Falls Church, VA 22042
703-270-1500
Online: 2941.com

Get Beach Vibes with a Seafood Dinner

photo: Shilling Canning

Dig In to a Clawsome Meal

Let's face it, we could all use more feel good moments right now. When you order dinner from Shilling Canning, you aren't just supporting a local, Yards restaurant, you're also supporting a number regional farms. Chef Reid Shilling sources nearly 100% of the menu's ingredients locally, and that's a dinner we want to sit down with. Their prix fixed dinner curated just for Mother's Day includes locally-caught Blue Crab served over an asparagus and watercress salad, a decadent grilled tenderloin and a chocolate mouse dessert. Pre-ordering opens on May 6 and closes at 5 p.m on May 9.

Shilling Canning
360 Water St. SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 554-7474
Online: toasttab.com/shilling-canning-company

A Pearl of a Dinner

Moms deserve all the things, so give her the world, or at least a platter of oysters. BlackSalt Restaurant, which also operates a fish market, has some of the freshest fish in town.  But why stop there? Stock up on seafood favorites, like mussels, crab cake sandwiches and fresh, grilled salmon. If you're looking for brunch options, the Black Market Bistro in Garrett, MD  is offering make-your-own pancake kit and mimosas to go for Mother's Day.

 

BlackSalt Restaurant
4883 MacArthur Blvd. NW
Washington, DC 20007
202-342-9101
Online: blacksaltrestaurant.com

Ivy City Smokehouse

Ivy City Smokehouse is delivering a smoked fish board for breakfast. Platters include Pacific Northwest style honey hot smoked salmon, traditional salmon, pepper salmon, North Carolina rainbow trout and Great Lakes whitefish salad. And what would smoked fish be without fresh bagels? Be sure to serve mom this breakfast in bed. 

1356 Okie St. NE
Washington, DC 20002
202-529-3300
Online: ivycitysmokehouse.com

Take Mom on a Culinary Vacation

Around the World in One Meal

Let's face it, moms everywhere could use a vacation right about now. We're all armchair travelers these days. Why not be an armchair taster? Compass Rose's curbside carryout (or patio pick up) lets you bring the flavors and aromas of far off places to your own abode. Meal kits include an eclectic mix of street tacos and pancakes that change daily. The restaurant is busy supporting World Central Kitchen as a community kitchen during the week, so orders are only accepted from noon-3 p.m. on Fri.-Sun. Pick up is available 5-8 p.m.

Compass Rose
1346 T Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Online: compassrosedc.com

When You're Fondue of Mom

Stable DC offers a brunch to-go, but we're here for the fondue. You don't have to have a pot for this pick-up; for a $75 hold they'll let you borrow one (you're refunded on return). You can order house-baked breads to go with all that cheese. And the best part, their German-inspired cocktails are now portable. Stable DC 1324 H St. NE Washington, DC 20002 202-733-4604 Online: stabledc.com

 

—Meghan Yudes Meyers
featured photo: Andrea Piacquadio via Pexels

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