5/06/2013 02:12:00 PM

Mother's Day: 10 DC Reservations to Make Now

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Mother's Day is on the horizon, but there’s no need to panic if you haven’t made plans. This Sunday, restaurants at every level are ready to help you show your love and appreciation with a delicious celebration. Read on to find something to suit her tastes and your pocketbook.

For the locavore mom: Beuchert's Saloon, the farm-to-table American on Capitol Hill, will serve interesting riffs on à la carte brunch fare, such as oxtail gravy-covered biscuits, Cumberland sausage and mash, cornmeal cakes, steak frites and latkes with lamb prosciutto, along with an unlimited mimosa option (202-733-1384).

For the mom who should be treated like a rani: The Bombay Club’s legendary pampering and refined Anglo-Indian buffet will be backed by live piano music (11 AM-2:30 PM; $35, $45 with unlimited champagne; 202-659-3727).

For the mom who likes to be in the heart of the action: Central, Michel Richard’s French-American Penn Quarter perennial hot spot, will open specially on Sunday to fete her with Gallic takes on brunch classics (French toast brûlée, eggs Basquaise) as well as popular lunch menu items like lobster burgers, fried chicken and decadent desserts, all served à la carte (202-616-0015).

For the mom who could use some advice from a Jewish mother: At DGS Delicatessen, the modern deli below Dupont Circle, co-owner Dave Wiseman's mom - whose maxim is "To save time, assume I know everything" - will be providing free advice from 11:30 AM-2:30 PM. If her wisdom isn't nourishment enough, the kitchen will also be dishing up corned beef sandwiches as well as asparagus, egg and pastrami specials (food and drink served from 11:30 AM-8 PM; 202-293-4400).

For the trendy mom: Graffiato, Mike Isabella’s happening Chinatown Italian-American will showcase its greatest menu hits (pepperoni sauce, Brussels sprouts) on a $40 prix fixe. There's also also a special children’s menu, plus à la carte dining at the bar (11:30 AM-4 PM; 202-389-2600).

For the mom who dances around the kitchen humming "Never on Sunday": K Street Greek taverna Kellari will serve a prix fixe brunch with bottomless champagne or mimosa, plus a choice of entrees like eggs with lamb patties, fish or a specialty pasta. There's also an à la carte menu, as well as live jazz (11:30 AM-4 PM; 202-535-5274).

For the mom who longs to be in Paris: Le Diplomate, the sizzling new French brasserie on 14th Street NW, will transport her to the Champs-Élysées with its zinc bar and vintage fittings, sidewalk cafe and Gallic classics (202-333-3333).

For the luxury-loving mom: Marcel’s, an elegant French-Belgian in the West End, will ply her with three courses that include choices like scallop, sweet corn cannelloni with fava bean succotash and salmon, filet mignon, bass and veal (11:30 AM-3 PM; $80, $40 children 12 and under; 202-296-1166).

For the mom with Southern sensibilities: 1905, a hip New American in Shaw, gives brunch a Dixie accent with choices like quinoa crawfish hushpuppies and house-smoked pork belly, truffled grits and egg or a Kentucky-inspired turkey hot brown open sandwich.

For the foodie mom: At Table, a rustic, European-accented American in Shaw, she can watch the action in its completely open kitchen, while she dines on an imaginative three-course brunch (buckwheat crêpes, braised short ribs and eggs), with a complimentary glass of bubbly for mothers (11 AM-2 PM; 202-588-5200).


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