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Founding Farmers - DC

4.5
22963 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Comfort Food
  • Local Ingredients
  • Casual
Founding Farmers, the Greenest Restaurant in DC, is owned by the more than 40,000 family farmers of the NDFU, serving American inspired real food and drink with an emphasis and focus on cooking from scratch.

While our restaurant is supplied by hundreds of family farms everywhere, that doesn’t mean we know every farm, and that doesn’t mean we never have to buy product from the traditional (corporate) supply chain, but it does mean we’re working hard to direct our purchasing dollars where it aligns with our values.
We’re serving the best food we can, made from scratch in our kitchens every day. Our innovative, American dishes are made primarily with pure ingredients honoring the farmers and their hard-earned bounty.

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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Breakfast:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Brunch:
Saturday: 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Sunday: 9:00AM - 2:00PM

Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Dinner:
Monday 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Tuesday- Thursday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM
Friday: 4:00PM - 12:00AM
Saturday: 2:00PM - 12:00AM
Sunday: 2:00PM - 10:00PM
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Phone number
(202) 822-8783
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Joe Goetze
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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.
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Private party contact
FFDC@FarmRequest.com: (202) 822-8783
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
20th St. / Pennsylvania Ave. (Foggy Bottom)
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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.).
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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.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
For large parties and special events, please note that our D.C. location can accommodate up to 12 guests in one reservation. Sorry, there are no private rooms available.

Founding Farmers is available for full buyouts for corporate or private events for up to 300 people, or the second floor mezzanine is available for full buyout.

Please contact our Hospitality Coordinator for more information - (202) 822.8783; FFDC@FarmRequest.com
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 22963 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 15 hours ago

Great venue, really good food. Is a popular place, so make a reservation. Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined 16 hours ago

Nathan, our server was AMAZING! The food was perfect, one of a kind! Will definitely go back! A must do for my trips to DC!

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4.0Dined 17 hours ago

The food was absolutely phenomenal. The best fried chicken ever had. However, the service left a lot to be desired. We never received the appetizer we ordered and the waiter had to be told again to bring ice tea to the table. It was just forgotten. Also, at one point during dinner there was a group of server standing right behind me arguing about schedules. Also, it was very noisy in the restaurant. We were sat on the first floor at first but you could not even hear yourself think. So they sat us upstairs which was a little bit better.

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5.0Dined 18 hours ago

Chicken and Waffles! Yum!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and service! It was hard to pick what to eat from the menu! The handcrafted cocktail I had was delicious and the food outstanding! We had the fried green tomatoes which were perfectly cooked and crunchy and the chicken and waffles - probably the best I have ever had! The homemade ice cream at the end was flavorful but light! Fantastic and attentive service from our waiter, Ray! Make a reservation - this restaurant is packed and there is a line out the door!

Thank you! I will be back!

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

Cheesecake great. Chicken and waffles- sent back uneaten- no flavor. Chicken pot pie- meh. Crab dip- greasy.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Drinks and lunch were good. Would have given it 5 stars if service would have been better. Waiter was stressed, distant, and seemed annoyed to go over

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Had a good Sunday Brunch meal with my friends. The beignets are worth it... Our server was good - props to her for good service during a busy brunch service. I will say that it took 28 minutes to get my cappuccino the first time, only to have it come without any foam. Took another 20 minutes for the second one to come out, which she did comp from my bill. Shouldn't be that hard...

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous food for the price!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My parents and I loved going to Founding Farmers. Each of our meals was very good, especially the pimento cheese and green goddess dip in the chips, crisps appetizer. We were also especially grateful that the hosts held our reservation for half an hour while we were waiting for the other half of our party.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Nice comfort food, interesting menu, great location, and fairly priced. Rather loud, but each both or seating arrangement had sufficient privacy.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Noisy restaurant. Bartender inexperienced. Waited a long time for drinks. Fair price since food was good.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We were seated within 5 min of our 5:45pm reservations and had a fabulous dinner. Pot pie, skillet cornbread, and four corn salad were all awesome! So glad we added this to our trip to DC!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Super delish foods! Big servings! Worth the time and money!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Due to an event ending earlier than planned, we arrived at FF quite a bit of time before our reservation. They got us seated within a few minutes. Our food was fabulous! Our table enjoyed chicken and waffles, the meatloaf, and an avocado bacon burger. Everything was wonderful! The carrots are especially amazing as is the meatloaf. We had a good Bloody Mary and farmer tea. Our server was good, but must have had too many tables. We did not have silverware until we flagged another worker and he gave me a tea refill after my meal was finished, though I ordered it when our food arrived. We loved FF and will definitely go back!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Reservation at 10, didn’t get seated until 10:15. Otherwise, good as always. My favorite restaurant

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Went there for breakfast with my significant other. We got there a few minutes early and were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation time. The breakfast menu is limited, but not so limited that it makes it difficult to find something. They have a good variety from traditional breakfast foods to more creative. The service was good and the prices were reasonable.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Waited over 30 past my reservation. We arrived 20 minutes before our reservation time and was told we'd be seated on time. We were seated 35 minutes after our scheduled time.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Very good food and service!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Everyone at our table said the food was delicious. Although I have several food allergies/preferences, the waiter and chef did a fantastic job making my experience great. I felt comfortable making my request and the food was tasty! We made a reservation in advance so were seated right away. I highly recommend a reservation as there were quite a few people waiting for a table when we walked in.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service - busy restaurant
menu choices simple yet delicious variety

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Everything was great!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Went here for lunch while doing some DC site seeing. It’s crowded when you first walk in and would suggest a reservation but totally worth it! The farm breads were a great appetizer to start and the chicken pot pie was probably the best I’ve ever had!
Would definitely go back.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

The food was wonderful. Unfortunately, despite having a reservation, our party of 3 had to wait 40 minutes to be seated upon arrival. We were initially offered the option to "share a table" with another group at about 30 minutes. Additionally, our server extremely overcharged us for a few of the items we ordered. She was willing to fix it once we pointed it out to her, but it felt more like a ploy to take advantage of how many drinks we'd had rather than a genuine mistake.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

The food here is delicious and the menu changes regularly to feature seasonal food. Unfortunately, the service wasn’t great this time (slow and forgetful) but it’s normally pretty good.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Check was rough. No good way to queue customers waiting for table. Server and food were super

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Worth the trip! Lots of delicious vegetarian and omnivore options and plenty of choices for kids, as well. Tomato soup was incredible. Awesome cocktails and amazing service.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

This restaurant has the BEST Fried Green Tomatoes I have ever tasted! I'm from the deep South and these were truly the best. Our server was friendly and very helpful. Everyone ordered something different and no one was disappointed.

Great place, be sure and make reservations, it's very busy!

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1.0Dined 7 days ago

Watery tomato soup and crostini with pimento and tomato was awful. Have eaten there several times and find the food really inconsistent.

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

Made reservation for 12:15pm for 3 people. We arrived and checked in at 12:05pm. Hostess said it would be 10 mins. 11 mins later I checked back in with the hostess and was told we were next. After watching 3 other groups get seated I went back to the hostess and asked if she forgot about us. She stated others had checked in before me, apologized for that and said she’d have us seated soon. We were finally seated by 12:40pm. I ordered the vegetarian meatloaf and it was burnt on the side facing the plate. After spending most of my lunch hour waiting to be sat, didn’t have any left to request a properly cooked lunches!

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

The service was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. There were many vegetarian options, not just one or two as we sometimes experience. It was a little loud, so not the best place if you are looking for a quiet dinner. Prices were very reasonable for a downtown DC restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Food was very good, comfort food. Service was excellent. Portions were quite large. Noise level was louder than I would have liked but will definitely go back! Can see why it’s quite popular!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Excellent meal and service. We asked for a little quieter spot. The staff did their best but this a very noisy restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Great food. Great service and ambiance. All of us reallu enjoyed the diner

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2.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Small portions, crowed for a Wednesday night, expensive for the portion sizes. Waitress was more concerned with turning the table than us.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

So glad I came here. The craft cocktails are on point and well-balanced and the food is high quality. The cornbread was cakey and delicious and my chicken fried steak and sides were so flavorful. I will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant to visit in DC. I have to go every time I’m in town. Great food, ambience and service. The wait times can be ridiculous, even if you have a reservation but it’s worth it.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

I have been to this restaurant multiple times and enjoyed the food. Yesterday I had the fried shrimp lunch meal and it was fantastic!

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We had to reschedule multiple times and luckily were able
to make it work! Service was a little slow and our beignets came out after we’d finished our meal. The pancakes are AMAZING. I didn’t even get a chance to enjoy the French Press coffee because I was so busy scarfing down my delicious meal!! Homemade jam! The freshest eggs I have ever had! A truly wonderful meal experience which sets the bar very high!

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1.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Founding Farmers is just the worst. The entryway is ALWAYS incredibly crowded, in part because they flatly refuse to seat any diners until all are present. The host was pretty rude, the food was completely mediocre and overpriced, and it was too loud. This was at 8:30 in the morning. Terrible, just terrible.

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