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Where to Eat Around Falls Church on Mother’s Day

PICKLED SALMON TOAST will be available a la carte alongside Mad Fox Brewing Company’s Mother’s Day brunch buffet this Sunday. (Photo: Mad Fox Brewing Company)
PICKLED SALMON TOAST will be available a la carte alongside Mad Fox Brewing Company’s Mother’s Day brunch buffet this Sunday. (Photo: Mad Fox Brewing Company)

It’s your duty to treat Mom right this Sunday and that includes making sure she spends absolutely no time in the kitchen. For those lacking the necessary culinary skills to accomplish that feat, here’s a collection of Falls Church-area restaurants which will do their best to please her palate this Mother’s Day.


2941 Restaurant

2941 Fairview Park Dr., Falls Church | | 703-270-1515

For the fine dining crowd, 2941 Restaurant offers up a three-course tasting menu for Mom this Sunday for $75.

Appetizers include a variety of salads – beet, crab, arugula and lobster – as well as tuna tartare and warm pea soup. For the main course, there’s lemon risotto with basil and goat cheese, a duck breast served with asparagus, pearl barley, pistachio and orange-vanilla jus, a mix of butter poached lobster and roasted chicken breast, a filet mignon, grilled rockfish and a vegetable dish full of eggplant, zucchini, ramps, roasted baby carrot, asparagus and fiddlehead ferns.

On the sweet side, options include a dessert trio of caramelized milk chocolate mousse, flourless chocolate cake and vanilla sorbet plus boccone dolce, honey-yogurt panna cotta and raspberry crostada.

2941’s tasting menu is available from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Mother’s Day. A children’s menu is also available for $25. Reservations are required.


Gypsy Soul

8296 Glass Alley, Fairfax | | 703-992-0933

James Beard award-winning chef RJ Cooper presents a special prix fixe brunch menu in additional to his regular lineup at his Mosaic District restaurant Gypsy Soul.

The “Mom’s Indulgence” for $45 features caviar and chive biscuits, crab and asparagus risotto and a chocolate brownie and Virginia peanut ice cream for dessert. (We have it on good account that the meal is also available for dads and kids alike, too.)

Gypsy Soul’s Mother’s Day brunch runs from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.



Idylwood Grill

2190 Pimmit Drive, Falls Church | | 703-992-0915

Idylwood Grill will present a special lunch and brunch menu for Mother’s Day this Sunday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Dishes include crab cake, almond crusted salmon, rockfish, an au poivre New York strip steak, rack of lamb and a variety of omelettes and egg benedicts.


Mad Fox Brewing Company

444 W. Broad St., Falls Church | | 703-942-6840

Switching it up this weekend, Mad Fox breaks out a buffet for Mother’s Day on Sunday.

Priced at $28 for adults and $12 for kids 12 and under, the all-you-can-eat special includes cold options like pastries, pretzel bagels, fresh fruit parfaits, hummus, salads and asparagus.

Hot dishes include eggs, bacon, shrimp, sausage, beer-braised carnitas, a selection of benedicts, pizzas, potatoes and Gruyere grits, mini quiches plus a carving station with ham and turkey.

A la carte options like pickled salmon toast, carnitas Bahn Mi and huevos rancheros will also be available.

Mad Fox’s Mother’s Day brunch is available from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


TRIO Grill

8100 Lee Highway, Falls Church | | 703-992-9200

Another buffet for Mom comes from Trio Grill in Merrifield. Starting at 10 a.m. and running until 4 p.m., the brunch buffet’s starters and small dishes include breads and salads, shrimp cocktail, deviled eggs with foie gras, oysters, smoked salmon, tea sandwiches, asparagus and yogurt parfait.

Virginia ham, roasted prime rib, crab cake benedict, scrambled eggs, french toast, chicken and shrimp and grits make up the hot entrees plus sides like roasted potatoes, smoked pork belly, breakfast sausage and corned beef hash.

For dessert, there’s chocolate fondue with fruit and berries, pineapple upside down cake, carrot cake, triple chocolate cake, key lime tarts and cookies.

Trio’s Mother’s Day brunch buffet is $55 for adults, $25 for children 6-12 and free for kids six and under.