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Founding Farmers - DC

4.5
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Across all of our restaurants, we are working together to do everything we can to help #flattenthecurve, and along the way, ensure we do our part to support and feed our community and our team. Our restaurant kitchens will keep making food for you and your family, and we’ll be sure to get it to you however we can safely.

CURBSIDE PICK UP & DELIVERY 11am – 8pm

Curbside Pick Up: ORDER ONLINE WeAreFoundingFarmers.com/Ourkitchensareopen

Delivery: $0 Delivery Fee on DoorDash and UberEats.

We are offering 25% off Farmers Restaurant Group gift cards. Your purchase of gift cards now will help us continue to serve you. We appreciate your support.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 29338 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Numberzzguy
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Fresh! Unique! Foodie paradise!

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BCPD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it and can't wait to be back! Our server was wonderful, food was great, covid spacing and procedures were very clear and felt comfortable sitting inside.

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CindyS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Because of Covid, our group of 7 had to be split
up. They were awesome at keeping our group close by.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 12 hours ago

Thanks Cindy!! We really appreciate it and hope to have you & your guests back sometime soon. :) -Amy

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FaridS
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Terrible service

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 12 hours ago

Hi Farid: Thank you for your review, and most importantly your private note sharing more detail about what happened with our service. That said, we are so sorry we messed up your experience this time, and really appreciate that you shared your feedback with us to give us the chance to address these issues & do our best to make this right. On this note, I will be sending you a private note as well with my email address in hopes to touch base. -Amy

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KimS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our breakfast. The food was delicious and our server was awesome!! Will request Ekodu during our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an excellent breakfast! My sister and I took a trip out to DC and this was one of our stops for our favorite meal and boy, it did not disappoint! Highly recommend sitting out on the patio (people watching and taking in the city scape) when enjoying a cup of their delicious coffee.

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AaronO
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food and the outside seating is nice with heaters to keep you warm.

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DC2019
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food5service2ambience3

The service was very poor. First, the server did not know the difference between light and dark beer. His recommendations did not match other beers. Second, our appetizer plates were dirty and also sat at the edge of our table throughout the entire meal, they were never picked up. Third, it took at least 10 minutes for our drinks to arrive and they were not accompanied with glasses of ice, only a can. Fourth, the substitution for a side dish was wrong. And finally, it was extremely loud sitting next to the bar as all we heard was clinking and shaking from the bar tender. The food was great but the environment to dine was subpar.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am so sorry the service completely fell short. I also apologize the environment was subpar as well. :( We appreciate you taking the time to let us know these details and I'd love the chance to follow up with you about your visit. That said, I will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy

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SpencerJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wait was a bit long. Even with reservations. And, unfortunately, bees like maple syrup a lot. So, heads up if you dine outside and order the chicken and waffles. Otherwise, everything was great.

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CYNTHIAG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Our 3rd time at Founding Farmers and it was Painfully slow! We waited 25min before seated- we had a reservation but they simply forgot about us- we waited another 15min to be greeted by server- and another 15min for our cocktails, and the Enchiladas were tasty in flavor but very Luke warm- just not worth the $100 we spent- I should’ve discussed with a Manager honestly don’t know if we will return- the restaurant would have to invite us back on them for a “Re-Make” dinner to win our hearts and our business again

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you for your review, and I am very sorry this visit ended up being a disappointment with delayed service and subpar food. ☹ Please know, I have shared your feedback with our Management Team and we absolutely want to dig into this further with our staff- that said, I did respond to your email on 10/20 and hope to hear back from you soon! -Amy

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FarmFriendly
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I stumbled upon the restaurant while searching for somethin else on the web and decided to make a reservation. It was perfectly fine. As someone interested in local farmers, a place that workers directly with them seemed a nice place to try. My guests were quite pleased.

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SophiaB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was very delicious and a perfect place for a birthday celebration.

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Bree
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time. The wait was not too long, we sat down no more than 15 minutes after our RSVP time on a busy Saturday night so it wasn't bad at all. Our waitress was very nice. The hostess was sweet. We had a great experience and I definitely will be back again.

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EileenA
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was ok, but I doubt I’d go again. It was pricey, drinks were filled with so much ice there was little to drink. Dinner of beer can chicken was very good as were the mashed potatoes and green beans. The cobbler dessert that I was told would be warm was quite cold in the middle.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks Eileen for taking the time to share your review with us. I am so sorry we didn't really nail our first impression, and appreciate you letting us know about the areas of this visit that fell flat. Please know, our Management Team has reviewed your feedback and will make corrections as needed to the amount of ice in our drinks & the preparation of our cobbler. Of course, we hope to have you back for another try sometime and please call us: 202-822-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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Greeniecw
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The cocktails were also delicious!!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Awesome! Thank you for sharing and we hope to have you back again soon! :) -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had outdoor seating as it was a warm day outside. The sun was bothering my date and I some and the waitress was prompt and brought over an umbrella. The service was great and the food was amazing. The portions were a great size and the drinks were really good. As stated earlier, we sat outside so the noise level was moderate. Would highly recommend.

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AliC
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our late lunch at Founding Farmers. Service was great and the ambience was friendly and energetic. The precautions taken for COVID made us feel very safe and comfortable dining there. I would love to return.

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Karyn
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the outdoor dining they have set up here! Lots of tables safely spaced and each table has a heat lamp. We loved being able to finally eat here again.

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BENJAMINC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had their Chicken and Waffle dinner and it was delicious. Highly recommend it.

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MaryB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

friendy excellent service; good pace between courses; will dine there again! thanks for a pleasant evening

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MichaelC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here to eat on multiple occasions. Always a good time with great food.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you!! We really appreciate your wonderful review and 5/5 rating- WOW! :) We hope to have you back soon and please call us: 202-822-8783. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t know what they cook their eggs in, but HOLY cow! Everything was great- food, service, cleanliness and health awareness during COVID. Enjoyed their eggs and grits. Bloody Mary’s were also great. I also like and appreciate what this company does for the environment and community.

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AnnikaR
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

My partner and I have been to Founding Farmers before and reserved a table that evening for our anniversary. We arrived at the restaurant promptly at our 9pm reservation time only to be informed by our waiter that "the restaurant closes at 9:15pm." Surely we thought this was a mistake since our reservation was at 9! Well, it was. The waiter misinformed us, because the kitchen was what was closed, NOT the restaurant! Needless to say, the night started a little off.

I will say that our drinks (the constitution/the clementine) and appetizer (fried green tomatoes) were both fantastic and everything came out in a timely manner. However when our mains were served (my boyfriend got the chicken and waffles/i got the butternut squash ravioli), my entire dish was literally SWIMMING in oil! I ate one or two raviolis and then asked for a to-go container because I felt so sick from how heavy the meal was. I definitely should have said something at the time but didn't want to ruin the rest of what was an already unfortunate evening. Also, our waiter only stopped by to take our order, and didn't do anything else -- runners brought us our food and drinks. Was definitely not worth the $50 per person and 15% tip.

Oh, and one more thing -- the city was doing construction right at the end of the block opposite the restaurant. Obviously something that the restaurant can't control but really messed with the ambience.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

We're very sorry your visit started off on the wrong foot, followed by inattentive service & a main meal that was far from enjoyable. :( We appreciate you letting us know, and giving us the chance to circle back with our staff that worked the evening of 10/17- our Management & Culinary Team both will look to improve so we can provide a better experience for you next time. That said, we received your PM with your phone number and will be in touch with a solution to make this right. -Amy

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ReidH
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was mediocre and lacking real flavors. All else was great.

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HectorS
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good quality ingredients as always. I had a small incident with my food (a plastic piece in the plate) but Im sure is an exception.

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vipDanC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat here every time I am in DC - at least monthly. I’ve gotten to know many of the servers and management. They run a tight ship and take pride in their work.

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T21travel
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really nice and patient waiter. Loved the location of the table, outside.
The food was great!

Great food!
Great service!
Great day!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 7 days ago

WOW! Thank you for your GREAT review and 5/5 rating! It's much appreciated, and we hope to have you & your guests back again soon. :) -Amy

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BeamerW
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I used to go to Founding Farmers all the time, but moved out of the area. It was a very underwhelming experience and not at all what I remembered. We ordered the skillet cornbread and two sandwiches.

The cornbread was moderately cold. Notably so, as the butter did not melt. I ordered the vegetable sandwich with avocado and a turkey sandwich came out. I was not bothered by this, as they took it back and brought me another sandwich - but this also was not the right sandwich. There was no avocado or goat cheese on the sandwich, which is what was stated on the menu.

Our server was so kind and we really enjoyed him, but it was a rather long experience as well. We were there for an hour and 15 minutes for lunch. We ate and left - as we both are still working.

It was not the experience I remember having and I felt bad for my friend because I had hyped it up before getting there.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 7 days ago

Bummer. :( We are so sorry reading this visit was not up to par with your "pre-Covid" experiences, and feel awful for not only disappointing you, but also making a poor first impression on your friend. That said, I would love the chance to turn this around and will send you a DM with my contact info. -Amy

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DanielC
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were delicious! And the staff was very friendly

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enrique our waiter was very pleasant and the food was wonderful.

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MarcosM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service.
Efficient seating.
Good menu
Great desert.

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EricaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is soo good and there is a large choice of plates. Kids will like it to, we had a 7 and 9 years old with us.

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GabR
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great brunch and drinks. Sat us as soon as we arrived.

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RyanWooo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service, great time my date had the chicken the waffles were slightly crispy but very soft and almost melted in your mouth. Definitely my favorite brunch spot in DC!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you!! We really appreciate it and are beyond flattered to be your FAVORITE brunch spot in DC! WOW! :) -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great server and the food was wonderful.

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vipAnthony
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I can't say it has been a bad experience but I can say it was not a great experience. It was basically very average. The food is ok but only ok. Very basic and very similar too many places offering basic brunch. Nothing new, no new taste, no new product. Well, very average.
Also, do not sit inside. The noise level is very very high and the experience gets lower.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you, Anthony for sharing your review with us. While we are bummed that your experience was neither here nor there, we are happy to know these details & improve the overall experience we offer our guests. Of course, we hope to have you back sometime and please call us: 202-822-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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Care
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

With a 4.4 star rating and over 10K reviews, I expected the food to stand out a bit more. Great service though!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you, Care for taking the time to share this with our team. We are real sorry the food didn't really WOW you during this visit, and we hope that maybe you'll give us another try sometime! Please call our team: 202-822-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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Libertas
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Casual upscale, and delicious. Fairly priced. Recommended.

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vipWood
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I thought the Covid-19 protocols were excellent, as all staff were masked and there was plenty of spacing among customers. But the service was slow, including waiting nearly 30 minutes for our cocktails - and when they arrived it was the wrong beer for one of us. The food bland. Lacked seasoning in every dish save for the cornbread.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on October 12, 2020

I am real sorry and totally bummed to read that the service was slow & food bland. :( Not the outcome to your experience as our team had hoped, and I'd love the chance to follow up about your feedback if possible. I will send you a DM with my email address, and hope to turn this around. -Amy

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KaylaP
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The service was kind of slow besides that it was fine.

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Founding Farmers - DC does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Founding Farmers - DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 822-8783.

Founding Farmers - DC is rated 4.5 stars by 29338 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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