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Founding Farmers DC: Foggy Bottom

4.4
4.4
33725 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Our award-winning Founding Farmers DC flagship restaurant – located just three blocks west of the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue – has been a destination for locals and tourists alike since 2008. Open 365 days a year, our culinary crew crafts dishes and drinks from scratch with simple, high-quality ingredients from farmers and suppliers we know and trust.

Join us for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, weekday happy hour, and a la carte weekend brunch.

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 neighborhood restaurant.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 426 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 8:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:30 pm–5:30 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
  • Catering
    Founding Farmers is available for catering pick up and delivery across Washington, DC. We can also provide full-service catering. Enjoy scratch-made food wherever you need it. Let us cater breakfast, lunch, or dinner for you and your guests.
  • 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. NW (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, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 33,725 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked

  • District of Columbia

    Most Booked

33,725 Reviews
  1. JeriA

    Charleston

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our food was amazing! It was a bit of time before we saw our waiter, Doug, but once he came over he was very attentive and provided good service. We would definitely return when in the area😄

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  2. worldtraveller

    Atlanta Metro

    205 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    205 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Some of the dishes are good, for example the ahi tuna bites but the deviled eggs are not very good anymore The broccoli salad is good but some of the dishes are only ok. It was a bit disappointing

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  3. Pattie

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a large party of 10 and our server was wonderful, patient and creative in working with us. The food was outstanding! Thanks!

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  4. Isabella

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time I came here was 8 years ago, and I knew I was going to come back. One of my favorite restaurants ever! And it didn't disappoint when I came back (2 times) this trip!
    Founding Farmers DC: Foggy BottomResponded 1 day ago
    We're thrilled to hear that you've been a fan of our restaurant for so long and that you continue to enjoy your visits with us, Isabella! It means the world to us that we've been able to consistently provide you with great experiences over the years. Thank you for your loyalty and for choosing to dine with us again during your recent trip. We can't wait to welcome you back for many more memorable meals in the future! -Najjah

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  5. KristyW

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service excellent, wait was minimal and food fabulous! Thank you!
    Founding Farmers DC: Foggy BottomResponded 1 day ago
    We're thrilled to hear that you had such a positive experience with us, Kristy! Thank you for your kind words and for choosing to dine with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! -Tiffany

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  6. Carmine

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This restaurants was very popular for a Monday night at 6 PM. We were taken upstairs to the second floor dining area. The bottom level has a little more atmosphere and activity. We had the Chicken Salad Sandwich and the Fish & Chips. My wife said the sandwich was one of the best she had ever had. The Fish & Chips were good. It came with fries and chips. The chips had no flavor and the fries were fair. The fish was good and cooked very well. The meal was good and I would still recommend it. The service was great. We would go back and try again.
    Founding Farmers DC: Foggy BottomResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Carmine! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our offerings. Your recommendation and kind words about the sandwich are greatly appreciated! We're also glad to hear that you found the service to be great. We look forward to welcoming you back for another visit, and we appreciate your support! -Tiffany

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  7. KHHC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Globally disappointing given the good reviews and the reputation for freshly sourced quality. I paid 12$ for the blue cheese bacon dates, there were 4 of them that had bacon but very little blue cheese flavour and were somewhat overcooked. The farmhouse platter for 27.50$ was rather mediocre in quality (especially the stale tasting mini cheeseburgers and the ribs were nothing special), however the southern fried chicken was very good. The total bill was expensive for what I got in the plate but I suppose these are DC. The service was OK though very expedient, I didn't like the fact that the waiter didn't even bother placing the plate in front of me but just on the vacant spot opposite me (I was a solo traveller) and I had to move it myself. The setting was very noisy but that is a personal taste and I cannot fault it (should have got a table outside instead but was afraid that the service would have been slower). I was expecting a better experience in general for my only dinner in DC.
    Founding Farmers DC: Foggy BottomResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for sharing your dining experience with us. We're sorry to hear that your experience fell short of expectations. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we apologize for the disappointment you experienced. I would love the chance to follow up on your recent visit. Please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined, and location. We appreciate your feedback and hope to have the opportunity to make things right in the future. Thank you for bringing these matters to our attention. -Tiffany

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  8. PlymouthMISam

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food and service were good but it was very noisy inside.
    Founding Farmers DC: Foggy BottomResponded 1 day ago
    We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food and service during your visit, Sam. However, we apologize for the noise level that affected your experience. We understand the importance of providing a comfortable dining environment and will take your feedback into consideration to improve in this area. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for an enjoyable dining experience in the future! -Tiffany

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  9. Chris

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Not so impressed with Founding Farmers in Foggy Bottom (we've eaten at others which have been fine). We were there on a Sunday for brunch - it was crowded and service was slow but not terrible. The issue was the food - one of us ordered poached eggs, which came out hard-boiled; all of the food was luke-warm at best, and one dish was so cold it had to be sent back - which despite their promises to hurry took so long the rest of the table was done when it came back. Not a great outing - might try again when it's not a high-volume time.
    Founding Farmers DC: Foggy BottomResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for sharing your feedback, Chris. We're sorry to hear about your disappointing experience with us. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we'll address your concerns with our team to ensure improvements are made. We understand your hesitation to return during high-volume times, but we hope you'll give us another chance to provide you with a more enjoyable dining experience in the future. This said, please meal me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined, and location. Thank you for bringing these matters to our attention. -Kerry

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  10. Doonser

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good, nice menu, but eggs arrived lukewarm. Server was friendly and moderately attentive.
    Founding Farmers DC: Foggy BottomResponded 1 day ago
    We're glad to hear that you enjoyed you dining experience, Doonser. However, we apologize for any inconvenience with the eggs and any shortcomings in service. We'll address this issue with our team to prevent it from happening again. We appreciate your feedback and hope to have the opportunity to provide you with an even better dining experience in the future. Thank you for dining with us! -Kerry

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You can order delivery directly from Founding Farmers DC: Foggy Bottom using the Order Online button. Founding Farmers DC: Foggy Bottom also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Founding Farmers DC: Foggy Bottom also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 822-8783.

Founding Farmers DC: Foggy Bottom is rated 4.4 stars by 33725 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 426 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Founding Farmers DC: Foggy Bottom

1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20006

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    20th St. / Pennsylvania Ave. NW (Foggy Bottom)
  • Neighborhood
    Foggy Bottom
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 8:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Cocktail Bar
  • 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, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 822-8783
  • Catering
    Founding Farmers is available for catering pick up and delivery across Washington, DC. We can also provide full-service catering. Enjoy scratch-made food wherever you need it. Let us cater breakfast, lunch, or dinner for you and your guests.
  • 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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