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best restaurant in washington dc - Founding Farmers & Distillers DC: Chinatown, Washington, DC

Founding Farmers & Distillers DC: Chinatown

4.3
4.3
9982 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Walking distance to many of DC’s historic landmarks, Founding Farmers & Distillers offers a diverse menu beloved by locals and tourists alike, including dishes inspired by nearby Chinatown and cocktails featuring our in-house distillery, Founding Spirits. Open 365 days a year, our culinary crew crafts dishes & drinks from scratch with simple, high-quality ingredients from farmers and suppliers we know and trust.

Join us for breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekday happy hour, decadent weekend Farmers Market Buffet Brunch, or grab a cup of house-roasted coffee and breakfast treat from our First Bake Cafe.

Majority owned by American family farmers, including the more than 50,000 farmers of the North Dakota Farmers Union, our restaurant is guided by a very simple principal: we see and share everything Through The Eyes Of The Farmer.™ We actively care about our guests, our communities, the planet, and the next generation. This all comes together in our everyday

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 114 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm First Bake Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Buffet Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 464-3001
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Joe Goetze
  • Catering
    Our Founding Farmers & Distillers Catering is available for pick up or delivery across the District. Enjoy Founding Farmers scratch-made food wherever you need it. We can also provide full-service catering. Let us cater your next event.
  • Private party facilities
    Founding Farmers & Distillers is a great choice for group and private dining in downtown DC. We have a variety of options and can accommodate 8–55 guests for special events and gatherings. Details on our dining rooms are below. Depending on the day and time, we may be able to host larger groups here or at one of our sibling restaurants.
  • Private party contact
    Private Event Coordinator: (855) 397-6909
  • Neighborhood
    Mount Vernon Square
  • Cross street
    6th and Massachusetts Ave NW
  • Parking details
    The closest parking garage is located beneath our 600 Mass Ave building. The entrance is located on Massachusetts Ave NW. The parking garage elevator will bring guests to the lobby. Guests should proceed through the lobby and Farmers & Distillers will be located on the right.
  • Public transit
    Gallery Place Chinatown<br />Mt. Vernon Square
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 9,982 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked

  • District of Columbia

    Most Booked

9,982 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time at this restaurant. My very picky 85yr old father loved the cornbread and the pot roast. Best food in DC so far.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, great food and ambiance, amazing drinks, but very loud and difficult to hear the person across from you. Do not come if you have a fish allergy, most of their stations use fish ingredients, especially shellfish.

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  3. Sean

    Jacksonville

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    There was a little confusion at the host stand, they didn’t seem like they had their stuff totally together (seating a walk in of the same size party ahead of us), but they did seat us rather quickly. The menu is very broad, everyone will find something that they like here. Portions are generous, and presentation is excellent. You’ll get a great meal here.
    Founding Farmers & Distillers DC: ChinatownResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Sean! We apologize for the confusion at the host stand, but we're glad to hear that you were seated quickly and that you enjoyed the menu options. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back for another great meal soon! -Xenia

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    So loud you could not hear the waiter or your companions, food was mediocre. Husband's fries were overcooked bits, food took forever to come. So, not worth the money.

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  5. MichaelS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    This was comically bad. We asked for a bourbon colada, but were told they were "out of" coladas. We ordered appetizers, they didn't come. The main course came, missing 2 orders of onion rings that they brought when we asked. Then they brought the appetizers. A manager came to the table after the waiter told her about the appetizers and asked about the main courses. We showed her a hamburger that was raw. She explained that that particular burger was automatically set to cook to "medium" because there's cheese in the patty. We said that would be ok if it were actually cooked medium, but this was barely a minute beyond tartare; no response. We ordered hot fudge sundaes but were told they were out of hot fudge. We ordered chocolate chip cookies but were told they were out. We scrapped dessert and asked for the check, which included the bourbon colada! We've been here before and liked it, but this was so ridiculous I don't know why we would go back.
    Founding Farmers & Distillers DC: ChinatownResponded 1 day ago
    Hi Michael. We're sorry to hear about your recent experience. This is not the standard we strive for, and we apologize for the multiple issues you encountered with your meal and service. Please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined, and location. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We hope you'll consider giving us another chance to provide a better experience in the future. -Kerry

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The waiter tipped herself 21%, I only noticed because I was not given a check to sign. Went to the manager and asked if they always add 21% tip on the food and tax, she said no. Assuming they added tip because we had to ask for food not delivered and pancakes never came. Manager voided the check and reissued so I could enter tip. This is stealing. Watch your check.

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  7. HaleyF

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food and environment but service was poor. Waiter seemed uninterested and was unhelpful when one member of our party’s food did not arrive when others did.
    Founding Farmers & Distillers DC: ChinatownResponded 3 days ago
    Hi Haley. We apologize for the service issue you experienced during your visit. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we will work to ensure better communication from our staff in the future. We appreciate your compliments about the food and environment and hope you will give us another chance to provide a more enjoyable dining experience. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. -Tiffany

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Our actual waiter was great. Problem was with management. Our apps came out before our mains. My husband asked someone in authority (I have no idea what her position was) to hold the mains so we could eat the apps. First we were told nothing could be done about it and the mains wouldn't be remade after getting cold. Then when we had no choice but to accept everything as is she said she would do something with the bill but nothing was ever done and we were charged in full.

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  9. ALAL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The server was inexperienced and it showed. The table for five people was too big for the space and we were uncomfortable getting in and out; it needed to have been cut smaller to fit the space. And the noise level from the music was so loud people on one side of the table could not hear the people on the other side.
    Founding Farmers & Distillers DC: ChinatownResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your feedback, Alal. We're sorry to hear about your experience. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we will take it into consideration for future improvements. We appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you better in the future. -Kerry

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always concerned when I see a very diverse menu that the kitchen can’t do anything well. However, this place was fantastic. Amazingly unique and delicious plates and cocktails.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Founding Farmers & Distillers DC: Chinatown using the Order Online button. Founding Farmers & Distillers DC: Chinatown also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Founding Farmers & Distillers DC: Chinatown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 464-3001.

Founding Farmers & Distillers DC: Chinatown is rated 4.3 stars by 9982 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 114 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Founding Farmers & Distillers DC: Chinatown

600 Massachusetts Ave Nw, Washington, DC 20001

Additional information

  • Cross street
    6th and Massachusetts Ave NW
  • Neighborhood
    Mount Vernon Square
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm First Bake Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Buffet Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    The closest parking garage is located beneath our 600 Mass Ave building. The entrance is located on Massachusetts Ave NW. The parking garage elevator will bring guests to the lobby. Guests should proceed through the lobby and Farmers & Distillers will be located on the right.
  • Public transit
    Gallery Place ChinatownMt. Vernon Square
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Joe Goetze
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 464-3001
  • Catering
    Our Founding Farmers &amp; Distillers Catering is available for pick up or delivery across the District. Enjoy Founding Farmers scratch-made food wherever you need it. We can also provide full-service catering. Let us cater your next event.
  • Private party facilities
    Founding Farmers & Distillers is a great choice for group and private dining in downtown DC. We have a variety of options and can accommodate 8–55 guests for special events and gatherings. Details on our dining rooms are below. Depending on the day and time, we may be able to host larger groups here or at one of our sibling restaurants.
  • Private party contact
    Private Event Coordinator: (855) 397-6909
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