Where to Go for Mother’s Day Brunch

From ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls and stuffed crepes to strawberry gelato, these special menus are sure to please. 🥞
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Honor Mom with a delicious brunch at restaurants around Arlington. (Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash)

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with a midday meal befitting royalty? Arlington restaurants are rolling out special menus for the occasion, loaded with buttery and sugary dishes, as well as boozy drinks. Here’s a sampling of where to go.

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Beauty Champagne and Sugar Boutique in Crystal City is preparing a feast filled with rich sweets and savory items. (Photo by SV Images)

Beauty Champagne and Sugar Boutique

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Dive into a brunch loaded with goodies at this “guilty pleasure” destination in Crystal City. Nibble on dips, cheese and charcuterie. Enjoy bacon and egg casserole, French toast bake and overnight oats. Then indulge in mini versions of their custom sweets. Oh, and don’t forget to toast to Mom with an array of mimosas. // 576 23rd St. S., Arlington (Crystal City). Pre-payment and reservation required. Contact shop for pricing and reservations.

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10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Head to Tysons for a feast that starts with warm cinnamon rolls topped with cream cheese frosting for the table. Then move on to first-course options like organic green salad or Norwegian smoked salmon. For your entree, choose from butter-poached Maine lobster quiche Florentine; roasted avocado and jumbo lump crab with lemon butter on brioche; or an 8-ounce pan-seared steak and eggs. The dessert options include seasonal berries with fresh baked cookies or bananas Foster cake. The offerings also include plenty of brunchy beverages (additional charge). Children’s menu also available. // 7900 Tysons One Place, McLean. $52 per adult, $15 per child.

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Snap a selfie and sip on leveled-up mimosas with Mom at Inca Social. (Photo by Eliza Tebo)

Inca Social

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Savor Peruvian favorites like causa and ceviche at the Rosslyn eatery our dining critic deemed “vivacious”. The restaurant will offer Mother’s Day specials, as well as its featured spring menu, and each party will be gifted a rose for Mom. While you dine, enjoy 25-cent classic mimosa refills or $1 refills on leveled-up passionfruit, pineapple or chicha morada mimosas. // 1776 Wilson Blvd Unit 1, Arlington (Rosslyn)

Osteria da Nino

11 a.m.-2 p.m. (Brunch) and 4-9 p.m. (Dinner)

Grilled filet tips with scrambled eggs and cheese. Roasted beet, arugula and pistachio salad. Lobster ravioli. An array of mouthwatering dishes fill the a la carte Mother’s Day brunch and dinner menus at this Italian outpost in Shirlington. And if you want to bring the kiddos, keep them happy with $10 customizable kids pasta options. // 2900 S. Quincy St., Arlington (Shirlington)


11 a.m.-5 p.m.

This Ballston wine shop and bistro is serving up a special three-course menu that includes your choice of salad, savory stuffed crepes, a breakfast sausage sandwich or Norwegian soft scramble with cured salmon. Satisfy that sweet tooth with honey panna cotta or corn cake with fresh fruit. Want to enjoy your meal in the sunshine? The patio will be open, weather-permitting. // 4000 Fairfax Dr Suite C, Arlington (Ballston)


11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Last seating at 2:30 p.m.)

Treat Mom to a buffet brunch at this revolving restaurant atop the Double Tree by Hilton Crystal City Hotel. Highlights include a raw bar, carving station with prime rib, cheese blintzes, veal scallopini and a dessert bar. Brunch cocktails are also available for an extra charge, including a bottomless mimosa option. // 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington (Crystal City). $90 per adult, $40 for children ages 4-12.

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Thompson Italian has dining-in and takeout options for the big day. (Photo courtesy of Thompson Italian)

Thompson Italian

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Dig into a three-course meal at either the Falls Church or Old Town location of Thompson Italian. In the Little City, menu highlights include shortcake biscuits with strawberry compote and whipped cream (available at both locations); roasted mushrooms with polenta, eggs and mascarpone; and chocolate hazelnut torta. In Alexandria, try spinach mafaldine with remoulade, crispy capers and pine nuts; and warm strawberry hazelnut cake with vanilla gelato. A kid’s menu is also available. Don’t want to go out? Order a five-dish meal box ($225, serves 4-6) instead. // 124 N. Washington St., Falls Church and 1024 King St., Alexandria. $50 per adult, $25 per child.

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Mother’s Day brunch at 2941 in Falls Church closes with dessert, such as the strawberry Pavlova. (Photo by Sion Parsamian / 2941 Restaurant)


11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Make Mother’s Day memories at this Falls Church restaurant with heavy French and Mediterranean influences. Highlights from the three-course meal include lobster salad (avocado–lime coulis, yellow corn, cherry tomatoes, basil), hamachi crudo (white shoyu-lemon verbena ponzu, purple radish, seaweed crisp), sea bass (sauteed fennel, corn, cherry tomatoes, choron sauce) and grilled Braveheart ribeye (basil pomme puree, caponata-stuffed squash blossom, baby arugula). For dessert, take your pick of four decadent options, including a strawberry Pavlova featuring strawberry mousse, meringue, mint blossom and strawberry gelato. // 2941 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church. $105 per person.


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