Farmers Fishers Bakers

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Farmers Fishers Bakers is majority owned by the more than 40,000 family farmers of the NDFU. Offering a full bar with 24 beer taps, delicious hand crafted tiki cocktails, sushi, pizza, fresh fish, tacos, and a sunny patio with water views. Weekend brunch is BUFFET style, with a wide array of breakfast, lunch, salad, entree, and dessert options. We're proud to cook food from scratch with ingredients you can trust. The restaurant is upscale casual, which welcomes business casual dress, and dress that would be appropriate in a nice restaurant; this includes jeans and athletic wear, and warm-weather clothing, including shorts.
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Chicago
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food. We had several apps, crab dip, corn with shaved cauliflower salad, and pretzels with various dips. All were very good. I had jambalaya, different than traditional but great. My son had a nice filet mignon and and my daughter had cedar plank salmon that she split with my wife. Nice location in Georgetown on the Potomac. Just very delicious, fresh tasting food. I’ll be back! Do yourself a favor and make a reservation. We had one and only had a short wait to be seated. But it is crowded.

J
Salt Lake City
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a good restaurant and fun place to go when in DC. IT IS VERY NOISY...which we don’t mind but some do. Our waiter was helpful and kind but he was busy. Mussel pot was delicious but felt like the French bread could have been better. Crab cakes were delicious but wasn’t thrilled with the (basically) Rice A Roni side dish. Always disappointed with Coke in a can....fountain machine is ALWAYS BETTER :)

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Diego was such a helpful waiter! Thanks for being so helpful!

TS
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall very good. Very busy and service was very good but not very personable. Great selection so everyone found something they wanted but overall not a special experience.

C
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The food was not very good, and we were placed in what I guess was the bar area, near the front door, meaning we had multiple waiters, neither of whom was that attentive because they were covering the whole bar area. Not sure why a party of 3 with reservations was put in the bar since the restaurant was mostly empty until much later. We all 3 ordered stew or soup based seafood dishes and they were delivered to us in less than 5 minutes, which means all of those dishes contained items like shrimp and scallops that were precooked and just sitting on a hot plate in the kitchen ready for the next dump of seafood orders. The seafood was thus dry, overcooked and flavorless. I ordered seafood jambalaya and it appeared that someone in the kitchen misunderstood that where the dinner may have been supposed to come with a salad, they dumped the salad into the jambalaya, which although not a complete disaster, made it seem like jambalaya with oil and vinegar instead of the normal jambalaya seasonings. It was also extremely loud and very busy with people constantly running by us in the bar, which does not make for pleasant dining. Again, not sure why we were seated in the bar since we had reservations and there were many empty tables visible in the main part of the restaurant and I do not think the customer has to be put in a position where they have to demand better seating than the bar - the restaurant should seat customers with reservations in the restaurant unless someone says they want to sit in the bar or there is no other room and they are offered the choice. Since it was also noisy, we could not have a conversation without yelling at each other. I would not recommend this place, even for casual dinner, especially in an area that has many good restaurants at the same price point, which was, in hindsight, extraordinarily high given the mediocre quality of the food.

NS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down my favorite restaurant in DC. I love the location and the food is spectacular! The blue cheese muscle pot is the best thing ever. I love that the food is fresh and that it's from farmers that are part of the restaurant's group. The ambiance is also great. It smells wonderful in the restaurant and the decor is awesome. I make it a point to visit this place every time I'm in town!

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Showed up early and sat at the bar. Super noisy in the restaurant but that’s part of the atmosphere. Had the ribs, fries and coleslaw. You need a big appetite for them. Ribs were good. Slaw was fresh. Thumbs up.

OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service

KH
Naples
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely views, nice vibe. Terrific and friendly service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Not our favorite meal in the DC area. Kids options were limited. Service was slow.

d
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The brunch buffet was very nice with a wide variety of choices, however many dishes were not labeled so it was hard to figure out what they were.

HD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

There were a few mishaps in the kitchen but our waitress was really nice about it -

a gentleman put an appetizer on our table and we told him we ordered calamari, but it wasn't calamari and the waitress took it back and gave us our calamari (which was very tasty)

He looked as if he was going to give me a red/pink looking soup when I ordered N.E. clam chowder - the waitress told him not to give it to me and he gave me the soup i had ordered

my daughter received a dinner that she didn't order and the waitress asked her to enjoy it (a different kind of steak dinner) while they fixed her proper dinner - so we in essence got an extra meal, but it wasn't what my daughter ordered - when her dinner arrived, she really enjoyed it

just a note - I had indicated that it was my husband's birthday and no one wished him a happy birthday

Everything was delicious service from our waitress was great,considering

IN
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall, very good dining experience. Food tasted amazing and restaurant was very nice. Only negative was that our group had to wait 30 mins past reservation time to be seated.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Great view of the colored lights on the foundation if you eat outside. Uncomfortable plastic chairs but they do have outdoor heaters. Food and service was a C+. Too many good restaurants in Washington DC to go back again.

AB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food, loud, crowded, excellent location on harbor. Prepare for crowds.

SS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town to visit our daughter. We’ve eaten at Founding Farmers several times before. We were looking for a resin Georgetown when I saw this one. The food was very good. We had a great table. Our server was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant!

AP
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to FFB at least 12 times, and each experience has been delicious. The pots of mussels to share with the table are our favorite way to start the meal, and each time we feel compelled to try a different variation; all of them have been superb. The same goes for all the fish entrees I’ve tried, the most outstanding being the seared tuna with lemon and white beans. But the piece de resistance is the Virginia peanut butter mousse pie with a caramel peanut layer on top of a graham cracker crust. It is definitely decadent and worth every calorie.

JN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

We were a party of 3 for brunch and our service was very disappointing. Drinks took over 20 min to receive and asked several people for cream for coffee and never received. Other tables received a plate of biscuits and cinnamon rolls, ours never came and the eggs Benedict we requested cake after 30 min. Will not return

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 4 days ago

Hi JenniferN: I am so sorry to read the service during your visit on Sunday was very disappointing. I feel awful that your drinks were delayed, the cream was overlooked for your coffee and the passed items failed to make their way to you! With this all acknowledged, I would love to touch base and will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy

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DJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

It was a buffet style brunch. Multiple times the buffet dishes were empty so we couldn’t get what we wanted. They were supposed to walk around with special dishes and they did not. They came by with one of the special dishes as we were paying the check. We were there over an hour and a half and did not get the special dishes. It was noisy and crowded and the young lady who was serving us was obviously new. I could go on and on but leave it to say I will never go there again.

T
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed a tasty Sunday brunch with friends. The buffet and rotating plates had excellent selections for everyone!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience for our first visit! The waiter was great and we loved the shell like booth we sat in. The drinks were amazing and the food was even better!

CW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was really good. Quick fast service. They have a lot food options to choice from

JC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Best restaurant so far in DC

AH
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great meal. Highly recommend for any occasion.

G
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Terrific menu with a good variety of options. We were seated promptly and accomodated at an outdoor table on a beautiful fall evening. Limited selection of sparkling wine for a celebration (no proseco?). Good selection of wines overall, though. Both entrees were delicious. Service was OK, not great. Our waiter had a hard time getting or drink order straight after having been asked 3 times. He did recover well, though and the rest of the service was solid.

OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic

DS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and location is great. Outdoor seating is available with good service too.

ML
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed are meal and are waitress was excellent. The acoustics are not good. Very loud. We had a special occasion, however no one mentioned anything! Thank You!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 3

Great nitrogen tea.

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k
Atlanta
60 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch buffet is farm fresh and plentiful. Everything was delicious. Not your typical eggs and bacon buffet. I sat at the bar and enjoyed many of the craft cocktails. It was an awesome experience.

M
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brunch with my dear friend was a wonderful experience. The food was well prepared with both lunch and breakfast menu items. We shared a rum punch-like adult beverage that was delightful. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable and supported us very professionally. It was a bit noisy but everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. I strongly recommend for Saturday brunch.

G
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

I have eaten at FFBs four times. The first three were great experiences. However, this last time the noise was over-the-top loud and the service was awful. We had to beg for water and couldn’t get it. So disappointed. The food, however, was awesome as usual. Maybe Friday nights at 7:15 p.m. is just a bad time to go.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 4 days ago

Hi zGnome: Thank you for sharing your review with us. I am super sorry your most recent and 4th visit, failed to measure up and both the noise level & service missed the mark. :( We appreciate the details you touched upon in your feedback, and our Management Team will surely address these missteps with our staff that worked during your visit on Friday. Of course, we hope to have you back soon and please call us at 202-298-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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N
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Despite having a reservation it took over an hour before we were seated and had our first drink. Everything came out in fits and starts. We are still here 2 hours later. 3 of us have finished eating our main courses and my husband was just served his. The food was ok and the drinks were only so so. There was never any explanation or apology. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME COMING HERE. AWFUL SERVVICE!!!!!!

MD
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was delicious but they were extremely busy. Despite having a reservation for 3 at 6:00 we still waited for almost 30 min and then they sat us at a 2 person table such that one person was sticking out in the walkway. I was very disappointed because I was expecting much more with a reservation. The server was great and the food was delicious so I would return but at a different time of day.

C
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Although the food was excellent the service was not. Our server forgot to put in the order for my husband’s soup. He forgot to put in our drink order. We felt he was just way to unfocused in his job. We eat here every time we visit DC and this visit left us very unhappy.

G
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Would have been better if the service was better. I had invited guest from different countries, and the service we received was quite embarrassing. I think he was trying, he was just completely overwhelmed. He rushed us and then wouldn't show up for a while. Dirty dishes were sitting on the table. Too bad bc it used to be a nice restaurant.

K
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Our reservation were at 6:30 but we weren’t seated until 6:50. Our food didn’t come until 8ish. The service was very slow and sporadic. When we did get served they seemed rushed and rude. The food was ok but not worth the treatment.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Katy: Oh gosh! I am SO sorry to read we were delayed with your reservation and the service was considered rushed & rude. :( I really feel badly this was your experience with us, and I would love the chance to follow up. I will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy

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JQ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Food was rather disappointing _ ordered mussels in garlic broth that was virtually tasteless ; a FABULOUS cauliflower_pear salad with an excellent vinaigrette; and the brick chicken which seemed a bit rubbery and actually overseasoned. One companion enjoyed the Cioppicini but another was disappointed with a NY strip steak. Hoping it was an off night for the kitchen? But server and host were most accommodating and the outdoor seating was heavenly.

B
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and delicious food!

J
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Convenient to the Kennedy center, for sure! I will say that my food was fresh and yummy and I enjoyed the ambiance - they have really cute nooks

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