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Where to take any type of mom on her special day

Published On 05/05/2013 Published On 05/05/2013
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1. Seasons | Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC 2800 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20007

Look no further for elegant, exquisite dining here at one of DC's fanciest hotels.

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2. Virtue Feed & Grain 106 S Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Alexandria)

Harkening back to the warehouse’s original purpose as a feed mill, Virtue features exposed brick, hand-crafted furniture from recycled wood, shabby chic accents, and a warm, industrial feel. This casual, American tavern, located near Old Town’s waterfront, is known for its long tap list, stellar happy hour, and delicious brunch options like the Eggs Chesapeake that goes swimmingly with the loaded Virtue Bloody Mary. During the patio months, Virtue is happy to throw your dog a bone … literally.

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3. The Source 575 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001 (Penn Quarter)

The name Wolfgang Puck attached to this Penn Quarter restaurant should tell you two things right off the bat -- this place isn't messing around with its culinary technique, and dinner here isn't going for cheap. The sleek dining area, brightened by cheerful yellow accents and floor-to-ceiling windows, is always full of people (many of whom are tourists, given the location) vying for a taste of Asian-inspired cuisine like chili oil-poached Nordic Cod or soy-marinated lamb chops. On the other side of the restaurant, the bar and lounge are a little bit calmer and offer a slew of classic and specialty cocktails along with, of course, an impressive wine list.

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4. L'Enfant Café 2000 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

If the miniature Eiffel Tower on the roof is any indication, this Adams Morgan bar and cafe is a little piece of Paris in DC. Open from 6pm to 12am during the week (and 1am on Fridays), L'Enfant is a great place to go for a glass of wine and a late bite (the menu is classic French with crepes, steak frites, and duck confit). Its claim to fame, though, is the weekend party brunch. The so-called La Boum Brunch is a three-hour Saturday and Sunday event that takes brunch to the next-level with a DJ, champagne, and plenty of dancing. Reservations are required and it fills up fast, so book a few weekends ahead of time.

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5. The Tabard Inn 1739 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036 (Dupont Circle)

Just 5 blocks from The White House, Tabard is DC's "quintessential small hotel" situated on a peaceful tree-lined street. It also has a full restaurant and bar, so get after it.

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