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Founding Farmers - DC, Washington, DC

Founding Farmers - DC

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4.5
30385 Reviews
$30 and under
American

We have developed multi-layered systems to provide you with great food, drink, and hospitality and are continuing to adapt our operations to keep all of us as safe as possible. Visit our website to learn more. You can enjoy our scratch-made, thoughtfully sourced food and drink in our dining room and on our patio. We have breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, and weekday happy hour. If you would prefer to stay at home, we have To Go and delivery everyday. Our hot ready-to-eat favorites are available To Go for breakfast, lunch & dinner, as well as our At Home special seasonal menus, which are started in our kitchens and ready to be finished in yours.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 8:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 822-8783

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Joe Goetze

  • Private party facilities

    Founding Farmers includes is a second floor mezzanine level that is ideal for special events/parties or corporate events and can accommodate 100 comfortably seated for dinner or 120 for a standing reception. There are no fully private rooms.

  • Private party contact

    FFDC@FarmRequest.com: (202) 822-8783

  • Neighborhood

    Foggy Bottom

  • Cross street

    20th St. / Pennsylvania Ave. (Foggy Bottom)

  • Parking details

    There is metered parking on Pennsylvania Ave., 20th St., H St., and elsewhere within 2 blocks of the restaurant. There are 3 parking garages within 3 blocks of the restaurant; the closest is at the Shops at 2000 Pennsylvania (enter on 20th St.).

  • Public transit

    There are two Metro stops within 3 blocks of the restaurant, Orange/Blue lines at Farragut West or Foggy Bottom/GWU. The red DC Circulator bus Georgetown/Union Station line stops on Pennsylvania Ave. at 21st street, as well as on K Street and on 19th, all just one block away.

  • Entertainment

    The bar at Founding Farmers is a truly unique and innovative experience, with true mixologists specially trained in 'bar-chefing'. The bar menu harkens back to the pre-Prohibition era with handcrafted cocktails that use juices and mixers prepared by hand.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

5% Restaurant Recovery Charge

Founding Spirits

Our Farmer-Owned Distillery. Distilled & bottled at Farmers & Distillers in Washington, D.C.

  • Founding Spirits Barrel-Aged Cocktails$12.50

    Two of our favorite classic cocktails aged in-house in oak barrels. Old Fashioned, Chelsea's Manhattan

    • Founding Spirits Martini

      Enjoy the perfect martini with our Founding Spirits Vodka or Founding Spirits Dry Gin. Choose: classic or dirty

      • Mini$6.50
      • Up$11.50
      • Up with a Sidecar$13.50

    Our Vodka

    • Founding Spirits Mule$11.50

      Founding Spirits Vodka, lime, ginger, mint

      • Cucumber Delight$12.50

        Founding Spirits Vodka, domaine de canton, lemon, cucumber, cantaloupe

        • Clementine Cooler$12.50

          Founding Spirits Vodka infused with clementines, maraschino liqueur, lime, mint, Beyla honey, Founding Spirits clementine bitters

          • Fraise Fling$12.50

            Founding Spirits Vodka, lemon, lychees, strawberry, agave, sparkling wine

            • Farmer's Daughter$12.50

              Founding Spirits Vodka, domain de canton, st. germain, lime, passion fruit, raspberry, bitters

              • Chi Chi Colada$12.50

                Founding Spirits Vodka, pineapple, coconut cream

                Our Dry Gin

                • The Constitution$11.50

                  Founding Spirits Dry Gin infused with blueberry, ginger & chamomile, lemon

                  • Southside$11.50

                    Founding Spirits Dry Gin, lemon, mint, Founding Spirits clementine bitters

                    • Easy Peasy$12.50

                      Founding Spirits Dry Gin, aperol, lemon, cucumber

                      • Rosella Spritz$12.50

                        Founding Spirits Dry Gin, lime, rosella tea

                        • The Baroness$13.50

                          Founding Spirits Dry Gin, campari, lime, mint

                          Gin & Tonics

                          • Proper$11.50

                            Founding Spirits Dry Gin or Founding Spirits Dry Gin infused with strawberry, tonic

                            • Frozen$11.50

                              Founding Spirits Dry Gin, house tonic, lime

                              • G&T Fizz*$11.50

                                Founding Spirits Dry Gin, house tonic, lime, lemon grass, egg white

                                Our Bourbon

                                • Bourbon Sour*$11.50

                                  Founding Spirits Bourbon, lemon, egg white

                                  • Coconut Old Fashioned$12.50

                                    Founding Spirits Bourbon infused with coconut, cinnamon, bitters

                                    • Maple Bourbon Smash$12.50

                                      Founding Spirits Bourbon infused with birch, lemon, orange, maple, bitters

                                      • Sunstone Collins$12.50

                                        Founding Spirits Bourbon infused with sunstone black tea, lemon

                                        • The Preakness$12.50

                                          Founding Spirits Bourbon, Founding Spirits Vodka, grand marnier, lemon, orange, pineapple, bitters

                                          • Bourbon Colada$12.50

                                            Founding Spirits Bourbon infused with coconut, pineapple, coconut cream

                                            • Farmer John$13.50

                                              Founding Spirits Bourbon, curaçao, lemon

                                              • Bourbon Mule$13.50

                                                Founding Spirits Bourbon, lime, ginger

                                                • Mint Julep$13.50

                                                  Founding Spirits Bourbon, mint, bitters

                                                  • New York Sour$13.50

                                                    Founding Spirits Bourbon, lemon, red wine float

                                                    Our Rye

                                                    • You Caught My Rye$12.50

                                                      Founding Spirits Rye, campari, lime, almond, bitters

                                                      • Blackberry Sour*$13.50

                                                        Founding Spirits Rye, grand marnier, lemon, blackberry, bitters, egg white

                                                        • Ward Eight$13.50

                                                          Founding Spirits Rye, sweet vermouth, lemon, orange, grenadine, bitters

                                                          • Sazerac$14.50

                                                            Founding Spirits Rye, cognac, absinthe, peychaud

                                                            Buy a Bottle to Go

                                                            Curious about our spirits? Ask your server for a taste. Please do not open purchased bottles here

                                                            • Vodka

                                                              • 1L$28.00
                                                            • Dry Gin

                                                              • 1L$28.00
                                                            • Bourbon

                                                              • 750ml$30.00
                                                            • American Amaro

                                                              • 750ml$30.00
                                                            • Rye

                                                              • 750ml$30.00

                                                            Tequila

                                                            • Rosella Margarita$12.50

                                                              blanco tequila, domain de canton, lime, rosella tea

                                                              • The Margarita 2019*$13.50

                                                                Mike V's Fave. A perfect balance of sweet & sour. Handcrafted to be so light & refreshing you'll want more than one. 100% agave tequila, cointreau, citrus, egg white. Choose: salt or no salt; pebble ice or cubes

                                                                • Strawberry Ginger Margarita$13.50

                                                                  blanco tequila, patrón citrónge, lime, strawberry, ginger, mint

                                                                  • Paloma$13.50

                                                                    blanco tequila, grapefruit, lime, agave, mezcal

                                                                    • Spicy Paloma$13.50

                                                                      blanco tequila, yellow chartreuse, grapefruit, lime, chipotle

                                                                      • The Clementine$13.50

                                                                        reposado tequila infused with clementine & chili, bénédictine, lime, pineapple, agave

                                                                        Rum

                                                                        • Buck's Best Mai Tai*$12.50

                                                                          blend of dark rums, curaçao, lime, almond, bitters, passion fruit foam

                                                                          • El Presidente$12.50

                                                                            white rum, lime, pineapple, grenadine

                                                                            • Dark 'n Stormy$12.50

                                                                              dark rum, lime, ginger

                                                                              • Painkiller$12.50

                                                                                dark rum, overproof rum, pineapple, coconut, orange, nutmeg

                                                                                • Rum Punch$13.50

                                                                                  dark rum, lemon, grapefruit, white tea, Founding Spirits clementine bitters, tiki bitters

                                                                                  Mojitos

                                                                                  • Classic$12.50

                                                                                    white rum, lime, mint, bitters

                                                                                    • Old Cuban$12.50

                                                                                      white rum, lime, mint, bitters, sparkling wine

                                                                                      • Mojito Daiquiri$12.50

                                                                                        white rum, lime, mint

                                                                                        Cocktails

                                                                                        • Craft Cocktails To Go

                                                                                          • 16oz$20.00

                                                                                        Wine & Beer

                                                                                          Bubbly

                                                                                          • Freixenet Prosecco | Veneto, Italy$12.50

                                                                                            ripe red berries, meyer lemon, tropical fruit, refreshing

                                                                                            • Dopff & Irion Cremant de Alsace Rosé | Alsace, France$15.50

                                                                                              elegant rosé, hints of orange, light, crisp finish

                                                                                              Rosé

                                                                                              • Fleurs de Prairie Rosé | Languedoc, France | 2020$12.50

                                                                                                dried cherry, fresh strawberry, delicate, light finish

                                                                                                • Our Virginia Vines Rosé | Madison, VA | 2020$14.50

                                                                                                  Vintners are Farmers® Our distinctly Virginian wine is handcrafted with our partner at Early Mountain Vineyards. Strawberry, rose hips, light & drinkable, delicate finish

                                                                                                  White

                                                                                                  • Joseph Cattin Pinot Blanc | Alsace, France | 2018$11.50

                                                                                                    pear, nectarine, fresh, bright finish

                                                                                                    • Zemmer Pinot Grigio | Alto Adige, Italy | 2020$12.50

                                                                                                      stonefruit, honeysuckle, pear, lively finish

                                                                                                      • Esk Valley Sauvignon Blanc | Marlbourough, New Zealand | 2019$12.50

                                                                                                        juicy grapefruit, meyer lemon, bright finish

                                                                                                        • Domaine de Villalin Quincy | Les Grandes Vignes Sauvignon Blanc | Loire Valley, France | 2019$13.50

                                                                                                          grassy, ripe green fruit, fresh, clean finish

                                                                                                          • Rutherford Round Pond Sauvignon Blanc | Napa Valley, CA | 2020$14.50

                                                                                                            papaya & mango, juicy, bright citrus finish

                                                                                                            • Dopff & Irion Riesling | Alsace, France | 2019$14.50

                                                                                                              green apple, dry, bright finish

                                                                                                              • Deloach Vineyards Chardonnay | Russian River Valley, CA | 2019$14.50

                                                                                                                crisp green apple, melon, oak, well-rounded finish

                                                                                                                • Stag's Leap "Hands of Time" Chardonnay | Napa Valley, CA | 2019$16.50

                                                                                                                  floral, poached pear, bold, well-rounded finish

                                                                                                                  • Roserock Estate Chardonnay | Eola-Amity Hills, OR | 2019$18.50

                                                                                                                    floral, bright lemon, rich finish

                                                                                                                    Red

                                                                                                                    • Piazzo Barbera d'Alba | Piedmont, Italy | 2020$12.50

                                                                                                                      bright red cherry, fresh acidity, light finish

                                                                                                                      • Buena Vista North Coast Pinot Noir | North Coast, CA | 2018$14.50

                                                                                                                        berry, cocoa, baking spice, bold, rich finish

                                                                                                                        • Duckhorn Migration Pinot Noir | Sonoma Coast, CA | 2019$17.50

                                                                                                                          bright plum, pepper, cocoa, silky finish

                                                                                                                          • Orube Crianza Tempranillo | Rioja, Spain | 2017$13.50

                                                                                                                            vanilla, smoky caramel, roasted coffee, refined fruity finish

                                                                                                                            • Kaiken Reserva Malbec | Mendoza, Argentina | 2018$15.50

                                                                                                                              ripe cherry, baking spice, refined finish

                                                                                                                              • Domaine de la Solitude | Côtes du Rhône Rouge | Rhône Valley, France | 2019$13.50

                                                                                                                                fresh red fruit, bold & powerful, slightly dry finish

                                                                                                                                • Tenshen Red Blend | Santa Barbara, CA | 2019$14.50

                                                                                                                                  dark chocolate, baking spices, vibrant fruit, silky finish

                                                                                                                                  • Raymond Vineyards Sommelier Select Cabernet Sauvignon | North Coast, CA | 2019$14.50

                                                                                                                                    cherry, plum, smooth finish

                                                                                                                                    • Greenwing Cabernet Sauvignon | Columbia Valley, WA | 2019$18.50

                                                                                                                                      vibrant dark fruit, cocoa, silky finish

                                                                                                                                      American & Craft Beer

                                                                                                                                        Draft

                                                                                                                                        • Pabst Blue Ribbon | Lager | 4.7%$5.50

                                                                                                                                          • Tröegs Sunshine Pilsner | Pilsner | PA | 4.5%$7.50

                                                                                                                                            • Devil's Backbone Vienna Lager | Lager | VA | 5.2%$7.50

                                                                                                                                              • Flying Dog Chesapeake Wheat | Wheat Ale | MD | 5%$7.50

                                                                                                                                                • Victory Golden Monkey | Belgian | PA | 9.5%$7.50

                                                                                                                                                  • Great Lakes Hazecraft | Hazy IPA | OH | 6.7%$7.50

                                                                                                                                                    • Atlas Ponzi | IPA | DC | 7.3%$7.50

                                                                                                                                                      • Local & Seasonal Draft$8.50

                                                                                                                                                        Cider

                                                                                                                                                        • Capitol Cider House Capitol Cuvee' | DC | 6.9%$7.50

                                                                                                                                                          Non-Alcoholic Beverages

                                                                                                                                                          $5.99

                                                                                                                                                          • Zero-Proof Sparking Seltzers

                                                                                                                                                            choose: green tea & honey, grapefruit, citrus, or citrus & mint

                                                                                                                                                            • Scratch Soda

                                                                                                                                                              choose: grapefruit, orange, lemon-lime, ginger, hibiscus, vanilla, or seasonal

                                                                                                                                                              • Today's Rickey

                                                                                                                                                                lime juice, seltzer, today's syrup

                                                                                                                                                                Last updated: April 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                What 30,385 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                4.5
                                                                                                                                                                4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                                • 4.5Food
                                                                                                                                                                • 4.4Service
                                                                                                                                                                • 4.3Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                • 4.2Value

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                                                                                                                                                                  Food was amazing. The table next to me was vaping very heavily with a staff member. Not great for an eating environment. Server was very busy, couldn't keep up.

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                                                                                                                                                                  Lindsay

                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

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                                                                                                                                                                  Doug was an exemplary server. Enthusiastic, welcoming and very knowledgeable about the menu and dietary questions. He also helped get one of our party served quickly in order to make a train departure. Kudos to the kitchen: the food was excellent!

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                                                                                                                                                                  KellyB

                                                                                                                                                                  Washington DC

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

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                                                                                                                                                                  Great food and ambiance for a dc business meeting

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded today

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you for dining with us, Kelly! :) -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                4. NV

                                                                                                                                                                  NellsVH

                                                                                                                                                                  Washington DC

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                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

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                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers is a reliable choice for a business lunch or family brunch. It's clean, the food is great, service is reasonable even during busy times, and the bill is never outrageous. Reservations are a must, but with a reservation I rarely have had to wait more than five minutes before my party is seated. The menu has something for everyone and nearly everything is delicious: The Butternut Squash Ravioli were excellent for my last lunch. Drinks are fantastic, both alcoholic and soft; the homemade Arnold Palmer is perfect for summer. Great standby that has not disappointed for brunch, lunch, or dinner with guests.

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                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers’ brunch was delicious! They also have a great coffee selection! I had the vegetable scramble with French Toast and I highly recommend it. My only critique is that I thought the scramble was going to be more veggie heavy than it actually was— still yummy either way!

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                                                                                                                                                                  This place is over rated. Food is okay…nothing special. Best thing here is the fresh OJ and hash browns.

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                                                                                                                                                                  JenniferM

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                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

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                                                                                                                                                                  Love this restaurant! Atmosphere drinks and food are wonderful!

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded today

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you for your wonderful review, Jennifer! :) -Kerry

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                                                                                                                                                                  Our server was delightful! Lovely and kind person! The restaurant concept is confusing. I felt like we were in a Perkins meets something that’s trying to be farm-to-table. It’s just not quite there for me. The food was tasty. I guess I can’t believe it’s as popular as Yelp proclaims.

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                                                                                                                                                                  Leila

                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 2 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                  Brie and apple appetizer and pot roast were both outstanding. Spinach Salad was very good. Cauliflower steak was only good. A waittress who was not our waiter was NOT happy about getting us an extra butter.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Hi, Leila. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and I am so sorry about the service you received from the other server. I hope she did not change your impression of us and we will see you again soon! Thank you very much for alering us to this issue. -Kerry

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                                                                                                                                                                  jefffs

                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                  The restaurant looked beautiful and the menu was interesting and inviting. However tea was luke warm so much so didn’t steep. Asked for another and same problem. Asked for maple syrup but never came. Asked for olive oil for toast, never came. Wanted eggs scrambled well, came rare. Hash browns had little flavor and fruit subpar. And not cheap. Worst meal in DC on 4 day trip.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you so much for your review. I am so sorry the service and meal was not up to our standards during your visit. We hope you will give us another try should you visit the DC area again. -Tiffany

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                                                                                                                                                                  Servers just ignored us when we are trying to take orders. The server didn’t return my credit card after he took my credit card to pay the bill. My credit card was just lost when I came back to talk to them and you can never reach them through the phone… Food was okay. But service needs to improve

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                                                                                                                                                                  PatriciaS

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                  We had a last minute change in our reservation due to the weather but they were very accommodating. Place was extreamly busy, as usual, but we're seated within 5 minutes of our reservation time. Food was excellent and although it was not my first time there, my only complaint is there is such a large selection it's hard to choose. Never had a bad meal and always served up with excellent service.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you so much, Patricia! We appreciate you dining with us and are thrilled you have had great experiences! Thank you for taking the time to post your review and we look forward to having you back soon! -Tiffany

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                                                                                                                                                                  Excellent as always.

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                                                                                                                                                                  NOLDAS

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                                                                                                                                                                  Lives up to its reputation. Excellent food, great service, good prices. make reservations.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you very much for your review! :) -Kerry

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                                                                                                                                                                  First time and wasnt impressed. The servers seemed uninterested in being there. Asked the girl who delivered our food if she would mind taking a dirty plate back with her and she rolled her eyes. It was warm and humid in the restaurant causing us to want to get out of there. I wanted to like it but kept feeling like that's not what they wanted to happen.

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                                                                                                                                                                  AngelaO

                                                                                                                                                                  Chicago

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                  The waiter was the Best. He knew the menu and was very pleasant.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Wonderful! Thank you so much for dining with us! Hope to have you back soon. -Tiffany

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                                                                                                                                                                  SandyS

                                                                                                                                                                  Washington DC

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                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                  The drinks were good. Our server did an excellent job for his second day working there. My food was ok, not the best that I’ve had there. Others in my party enjoyed their food for the most part.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Hello Sandy! Thank you so much for your review. Though your meal missed the mark this visit, I am thrilled you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to you returning. -Tiffany

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                                                                                                                                                                  We moved our son to DC for an internship. It was out first time eating @FF. All were pleased! Thank you!!

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                                                                                                                                                                  Nina

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                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                  Food was basic and unseasoned. Drinks were super pricey . No cocktails under $11 . I had the shrimp and grits with andouille, it came out super grease and clumpy . My server was a sweetheart and super apologetic. Poor thing had like 7 tables to serve

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Hello Nina, I am so sorry the meals and drinks failed to impress. We hope you will give us another try in the future. We would love the opportunity to guide you to a meal you will truly enjoy! -Tiffany

                                                                                                                                                                20. K

                                                                                                                                                                  Kita

                                                                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  Our server was nice and very polite. The food was mediocre. The shrimp and grits was more like a soup and the steak was requested medium but came out well done. Smoked salmon Benedict was decent. Waffle with bacon and fruit was good. We’ve been for lunch and dinner which is really good e expected the same for brunch but…we’ll stick with lunch and dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Hi, Kita! Thank you for the review and feedback from your most recent visit. I'm happy to read that the service was good. I'm sorry to read that the food you ordered during brunch did not live up to expectations. We really look forward to seeing you again for our lunch and dinner menu!-Franklin

                                                                                                                                                                21. J

                                                                                                                                                                  Jenn27

                                                                                                                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                  17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                  17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  Food was average, nothing spectacular. Servers were friendly. We made reservations to sit outside but the umbrella was broken and table was in the direct sun so they made accommodations for us to sit inside.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you so much for dining with us! I am so sorry the seating outside did not work out, but glad we were able to accommodate you indoors. We hope you will return to try more of our menu! -Tiffany

                                                                                                                                                                22. TS

                                                                                                                                                                  TimS

                                                                                                                                                                  Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                                  33 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  33 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                  I went for breakfast on a Sunday morning. The food and prices were good for DC. The noise level is a little on the high side. But what do you expect from hardwood floors, hard walls, and nothing to absorb acoustics. You better make a reservation for this place. They are popular. I gotta ding them on organization and/or service though. They forgot a couple things..like condiments... and a few other things. It could have just been a communication thing for all I know. Nobody's perfect and I'll never hold them to such a standard. 4.5 stars and worth it. They pour decent drinks too.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you so much for your kind and honest review. We appreciate you dining with us and although some things missed the mark, we are thrilled you enjoyed your experience! Hope to have you dine with us again soon. -Tiffany

                                                                                                                                                                23. J

                                                                                                                                                                  Jared

                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Always great food, creative drinks, and dedication to quality on every front. Great wine pairing recommendation rounded out a fun night! You can never go wrong at Founding Farmers...it's always my first stop!

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you so much for continuing to dine with us! Please come back soon! -Jessica

                                                                                                                                                                24. DW

                                                                                                                                                                  DebraW

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Service was excellent and we had a great dining experience here. Best goat cheese burger! And the bread and dips starter was awesome as well. I thought the value was excellent. Would definitely recommend!

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you, Debra! We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience and look forward to you joining us again soon! -Tiffany

                                                                                                                                                                25. f

                                                                                                                                                                  fanofdc

                                                                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  Good food, good service, but noise level slightly boisterous.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Hello! Thank you for the review. I'm happy to read that you had a great time dining with us. I do apologize that our atmosphere was boisterous and not up to expectation. We can't wait to have you back!-Franklin

                                                                                                                                                                26. LB

                                                                                                                                                                  LisaB

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  All the food that we ordered was delicious. The cocktails were good and strong too (not watered down). Definitely going back when I’m in DC again.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  We hope our next visit to DC will be sooner than later! Thank you so much for the kind review! -Tiffany

                                                                                                                                                                27. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall3food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Service was excellent and food was good.

                                                                                                                                                                28. YY

                                                                                                                                                                  YuriY

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly . The

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Hi, Yuri! Thank you for the review. I'm glad to read that you had a great time when you dined in and that we knocked it out the park with our amazing food and excellent service. We can't wait to see you again!-Franklin

                                                                                                                                                                29. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  We went to Founding farmers for a small graduation gathering. The restaurant was very accommodating in seating us close to one another as we were a largish group. Brunch was great! Beignets were the best! Good service and reasonably priced.

                                                                                                                                                                30. A

                                                                                                                                                                  Andy

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Great server, great food and the restaurant itself was nice. Price was great as well

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Hi, Andy! Thank you for the awesome review. We can't wait to have you back!-Franklin

                                                                                                                                                                31. T

                                                                                                                                                                  Trash

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                  Server was trash had to get another employee to end the bill becuase she kept walking past us

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your visit this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me: Hospitality@frg.farm a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Jessica

                                                                                                                                                                32. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  Charlotte

                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Michael was extremely amazing as a server. Helped out with what to choose on the menu and represented Founding Famers and what quality it provides! Will definitely come back when in town again! We had the Crab and Artichoke dip, Farmhouse Platter, Avocado bacon cheeseburger (bacon was on point!), and lots of dessert (cheesecake amazing!) drinkers were really good too! (el presiente)

                                                                                                                                                                33. GC

                                                                                                                                                                  GoodCubanFood

                                                                                                                                                                  Western NC

                                                                                                                                                                  62 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  62 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Good food and lively atmosphere at a reasonable price.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Come back soon! -Tiffany

                                                                                                                                                                34. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  Very down home food which we were craving. Definitely will go back

                                                                                                                                                                35. CJ

                                                                                                                                                                  CincyJay

                                                                                                                                                                  Cincinnati

                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall2food2service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                  Rushed and very average. Don’t let the farm to table pitch fool you. This has a very O’Charleys chain vibe

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Hi! Thank you for choosing to dine with us. While we don't claim to be farm to table and we do not think there is anything wrong with other restaurants, we do pride ourselves in serving fresh ingredients and sustainability practices. I hope you will join us another time and we can turn your impression of us around. -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                36. AS

                                                                                                                                                                  AmberS

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                  I was really looking forward to going here, but our visit left me disappointed. I initially ordered the braised short rib with mashed potatoes and honey scotch glazed carrots. The carrots were the best thing on the plate. The short rib had good flavor, though it was not very warm and also not very tender. I ended up ordering a 2nd meal — the Straw and Hay pasta — and it was decent but I didn’t feel there was anything special about it. I liked the quality of the homemade pasta, but overall the dish was bland and the sauce it was in was kind of soupy. Maybe we just caught them on an off night. We did receive great service throughout the meal, however.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Hi, Amber. We sent you a message through your google review as well. Please reach out to me at Hospitality@FRG.farm so that we can connect! -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                37. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  Atlanta

                                                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                  Waffles were cold and hard! Eggs sausage potatoes English muffin warm cold

                                                                                                                                                                38. M

                                                                                                                                                                  Murray

                                                                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                  24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  Always a good experience.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you for dining with us, Murray! :) -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                39. BC

                                                                                                                                                                  BrettC

                                                                                                                                                                  Fort Lauderdale

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Was a great dinner. Very accommodating. Food was great. Service was great. Was a great night overall. Highly recommend and would definitely go back.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  We are so happy you had a great visit! Join us again anytime! :) -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                40. A

                                                                                                                                                                  Alan

                                                                                                                                                                  Orlando

                                                                                                                                                                  45 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  45 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Everything was terrific…best food and service! Hadn’t been there in a few years. Still the best!

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you so much for dining with us again, Alan! :) -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                                • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                                  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                                                  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                                                                                                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                                                  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                                                • Screening

                                                                                                                                                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                                                                FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                You can order delivery directly from Founding Farmers - DC using the Order Online button. Founding Farmers - DC also offers 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 30385 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                                                                Google Map for Founding Farmers - DC

                                                                                                                                                                1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20006

                                                                                                                                                                Dining areas

                                                                                                                                                                Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                                  20th St. / Pennsylvania Ave. (Foggy Bottom)

                                                                                                                                                                • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                  Foggy Bottom

                                                                                                                                                                • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                  Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 8:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                  American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

                                                                                                                                                                • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                  Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                                                                • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                  Smart Casual

                                                                                                                                                                • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                  There is metered parking on Pennsylvania Ave., 20th St., H St., and elsewhere within 2 blocks of the restaurant. There are 3 parking garages within 3 blocks of the restaurant; the closest is at the Shops at 2000 Pennsylvania (enter on 20th St.).

                                                                                                                                                                • Public transit

                                                                                                                                                                  There are two Metro stops within 3 blocks of the restaurant, Orange/Blue lines at Farragut West or Foggy Bottom/GWU. The red DC Circulator bus Georgetown/Union Station line stops on Pennsylvania Ave. at 21st street, as well as on K Street and on 19th, all just one block away.

                                                                                                                                                                • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                                  Joe Goetze

                                                                                                                                                                • Entertainment

                                                                                                                                                                  The bar at Founding Farmers is a truly unique and innovative experience, with true mixologists specially trained in 'bar-chefing'. The bar menu harkens back to the pre-Prohibition era with handcrafted cocktails that use juices and mixers prepared by hand.

                                                                                                                                                                • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                  Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                                                • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                                  (202) 822-8783

                                                                                                                                                                • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers includes is a second floor mezzanine level that is ideal for special events/parties or corporate events and can accommodate 100 comfortably seated for dinner or 120 for a standing reception. There are no fully private rooms.

                                                                                                                                                                • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                                                  FFDC@FarmRequest.com: (202) 822-8783

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