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Founding Farmers - DC, Washington, DC

Founding Farmers - DC

4.5
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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Booked 453 times today

Dining areas

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

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

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

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                                                                                                                                                                • Washington, D.C. Area

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                                                                                                                                                                  LisaK

                                                                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined today

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Food was excellent - don’t miss the cornbread. Meatloaf was great. Service was outstanding- we weren’t rushed to leave though we talked for 2 hours

                                                                                                                                                                2. K

                                                                                                                                                                  Kathywith

                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

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                                                                                                                                                                  Just a little disappointing when two of of us ordered the pot roast and we were told they were out of that. We both got the chicken pot pie, but instead of being made with pie crust, it’s made with a plop of puffed pastry on top; it was just ok. The service was fair.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded today

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you for your review, Kathy. I hope you will join us again and allow us to find you something more agreeable! -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                3. DW

                                                                                                                                                                  DianneW

                                                                                                                                                                  St. Louis

                                                                                                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  Had a reservation. Getting checked in was inconvenient; difficult hearing when name called. Food was outstanding!

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded today

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you for your review, Dianne! It is true, our front desk area can be very noisy, especially on the weekend! Thank you for continuing the evening. I am glad you enjoyed the rest of your visit. :) -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                4. GF

                                                                                                                                                                  GFfoody

                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall2food2service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                  Came to celebrate GW graduation . The choices for Gluten Free were very limited and did not include items that are traditionally GF like shrimp & grits. Folks at the front door could have been a little friendlier as well. Our waiter was excellent

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded today

                                                                                                                                                                  I am so sorry we were not able to offer you more items to enjoy this weekend. I am also sorry that the front desk team did not appear to be a hospitable as they should have been. I will be passing your feedback along to our management team. Thank you for alerting us to these issues! -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                5. BC

                                                                                                                                                                  BillC

                                                                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  Good atmosphere, great fresh food, friendly staff, good value

                                                                                                                                                                6. LC

                                                                                                                                                                  LisaC

                                                                                                                                                                  Baltimore

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Camille was an amazing waitress. Our food was amazing and service was very quick. Drinks were fantastic as well!

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded today

                                                                                                                                                                  We will be sure to give Camille your feedback. Thank you, Lisa! :) -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                7. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                  We had the greatest waitress- Chelsea. It was her 2nd day working and we were so happy with her kind, attentive service Thank you Chelsea

                                                                                                                                                                8. M

                                                                                                                                                                  Mimi18

                                                                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  Really tasty food and quick service. It was a little difficult to hear your own conversation but it was manageable.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded today

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

                                                                                                                                                                9. R

                                                                                                                                                                  Rocky

                                                                                                                                                                  Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Wonderful food, service and setting. Can't wait to come back.

                                                                                                                                                                10. EG

                                                                                                                                                                  ElizabethG

                                                                                                                                                                  Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  We had dinner on a Saturday evening and it was fantasitc. We were seated upstairs and the food and service were impeccable. Our sever provided great recommendations and everyone in my party enjoyed their meal. We had the carrot cake for dessert and highly highly recommend. Overall a great meal with an expansive menu, will definitely be back and try something new.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded today

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you for your review, Elizabeth! I also highly recommend our Carrot Cake! :) -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                11. RS

                                                                                                                                                                  RedSonya

                                                                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 2 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                  Prime rib was extremely overcooked, remainder of food was average. Service was excellent.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you for your review, Sonya! I apologize the meal failed to impress. We hope you will return to give us another try in the future. We would love the opportunity to guide you to a meal you will truly enjoy! -Tiffany

                                                                                                                                                                12. AC

                                                                                                                                                                  AlexandraC

                                                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                  Food was great!

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded today

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you so much, Alexandra! :) -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                13. KE

                                                                                                                                                                  KevinE

                                                                                                                                                                  Richmond

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  A real great place with wonderful food and service.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded today

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you so much, Kevin! :) -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                14. AS

                                                                                                                                                                  ArditaS

                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Graduation

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded today

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you for joining us, Ardita! :) -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                15. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  The food and service was excellent! The atmosphere was great for us to eat, drink, talk and laugh!!

                                                                                                                                                                16. O

                                                                                                                                                                  Olivia

                                                                                                                                                                  Montana

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall2food1service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                  I was really excited to try this restaurant but honestly did not think it was anything special. The food was ok but cold when it arrived. The wait staff was not incredibly receptive and made many mistakes with our food. I would pick somewhere else to eat next time.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded today

                                                                                                                                                                  Hi, Olivia! I am so sorry we delivered under par service and the food was not as expected. I would love to connect and turn this around. Please email me at Hospitality@FRG.farm with a copy of your review, date dined, and location so that we can connect! -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                17. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 2 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                  The food was amazing! We had the bananas foster French toast, fried green tomatoes, artichoke and crab dip, crab cake Benedict, and the founding farmers breakfast (mix and match of breakfast items). All the food was amazing. The service was awful. Basically our sever was inattentive and forgetful to the point I wondered if he was high or just a bit slow. There multiple requests for items that he’d pass by our table several times without as if was oblivious. Coffee was cold by the time we got cream and sugar. And the second cup of coffee he brought was literally less than halfway in the cup. Lol like who pours less than half a cup of coffee. We literally started swiping s&p and syrup off other tables. The meal was half gone by the time we got hot sauce or steak sauce. I wouldn’t say don’t go because the meal was great but they should really work on the training of staff.

                                                                                                                                                                18. BJ

                                                                                                                                                                  BobJ

                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  Seems to have lost its pizzazz. Used to be outstanding. Food was average, as was service. Not the go to place it used to be. Maybe have read their headlines too much

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded today

                                                                                                                                                                  Hi, Bob. I am very sorry we seemed to have lost our "pizzazz"! That is definitely not our intention of service or food quality! I would love to hear more about your visit. Please email me at Hospitality@FRG.farm with a copy of your review, date dined, and location. I look forward to hearing from you! -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                19. s

                                                                                                                                                                  steve

                                                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                  25 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                  25 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  People were very nice and food was good but they messed in on 1 of our orders by never bringing it and we had to flag somone down who never apologized . We canceled 1 drink yet were charged, the server coudnt fix it and said he would get a supervisor once he finished waiting a table

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded today

                                                                                                                                                                  Hi, Steve. Thank you for letting us know about your visit. I am very sorry you did not receive the drink you ordered! Was the supervisor able to void the drink off of your check? I would love to know how the rest of your experience turned out. Please email me at Hospitality@FRG.farm with a copy of your review, date dined, location, and any other details! -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                20. m

                                                                                                                                                                  miyukiw

                                                                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Best French Toast!! Delicious meal, attentive service.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded today

                                                                                                                                                                  I am so glad you enjoyed our French Toast! :) -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                21. J

                                                                                                                                                                  Jules23

                                                                                                                                                                  Detroit

                                                                                                                                                                  32 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  32 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Neat restaurant, busy vibe, nice atmosphere. The food was a little on the rich and greasy side— even the bread in our bread basket came soaked with olive oil. Couldn’t finish out 2 pasta dishes— too rich and heavy.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you for dining with us! Though the meal ordered was a not to expectation, we are thrilled you enjoyed your experience. We hope you will be back soon to explore more of our vast menu. -Tiffany

                                                                                                                                                                22. JR

                                                                                                                                                                  JoaRich

                                                                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  really reliable food but the staff and service were outstanding and I am very grateful for making this experience very much a success

                                                                                                                                                                23. EG

                                                                                                                                                                  ElaineG

                                                                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  The service was great, friendly, and personable. Food was delicious. Drinks were good, generous and a little pricey. Nice ambiance.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded today

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you for joining us, Elaine! I hope we see you again soon! :) -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                24. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Absolutely loved it! Good was so good and bar staff was exceptional!

                                                                                                                                                                25. KK

                                                                                                                                                                  KimKim

                                                                                                                                                                  Seattle

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  The food and drinks were incredible! My family and I enjoyed having a graduation lunch there. The staff were friendly, professional and phenomenal! This is one of my top favorite restaurants in DC!

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded today

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you so much for joining us for such a special occasion! :) -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                26. LP

                                                                                                                                                                  LisaP

                                                                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall1food1service3ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                  First time at this location. Normally go to the Potomac location. Cornbread app was stuck to the bottom of cast iron pan, my crispy shrimp were over cooked and didn’t taste like usual, blackened catfish wasn’t baked but looked fried and was salty, cocktail was ordered and he did request a different one prior to receiving but he got the one he didn’t want, had to ask for the app plates and cast iron pan to be removed 2x, asked for ice 3x, waited 30 min to be seated with a reservation, bathrooms were filthy and super super small.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you for your review, Lisa. I am so sorry this experience was not up to our standards. I hope we can connect further and get this turned around. Please email Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined, and location. -Tiffany

                                                                                                                                                                27. AK

                                                                                                                                                                  ArianaK

                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  Eggs Benedict had eggs that were too hard. Service was pretty slow and we had to ask for hot sauce and salt multiple times.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you for dining with us! I apologize for for the mishaps during your visit. We hope you will come back again. We would love the opportunity to earn that 5th star! -Tiffany

                                                                                                                                                                28. FF

                                                                                                                                                                  FamFun

                                                                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                  Arrives for graduation weekend at 11 am on Friday for brunch. Breakfast ended at 11. Waiter tried to make it seem like he was doing us a favor to be able to eat breakfast. French toast with creme is about a third of the size it was pre-COVID. Wasn’t as good as it was.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded today

                                                                                                                                                                  I am so sorry that we disappointed you. We offer brunch on Saturdays and Sundays and breakfast M-F until 11 am. I am glad the server was able to put in your breakfast order but I'm sorry you did not enjoy the French Toast. I hope you will try us again soon. -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                29. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  Dallas

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Michael was absolutely fantastic! Everyone enjoyed their meals!

                                                                                                                                                                30. JM

                                                                                                                                                                  JoanneM

                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                  20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Great service .. was very fun !! Thank you !

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank You! We look forward to you coming back soon! -Tiffany

                                                                                                                                                                31. KP

                                                                                                                                                                  KateP

                                                                                                                                                                  Seattle

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall3food3service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  The food was mediocre, lacking in flavor.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Kate, I am so sorry the meal ordered was not up to expectation. We hope you will give us another try! We would love the opportunity to guide you to a meal you will enjoy! -Tiffany

                                                                                                                                                                32. FG

                                                                                                                                                                  FGarvin

                                                                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall2food2service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                  Not what it used to be, the scallops tasted awful and the appetizers seemed like they were thrown together.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded today

                                                                                                                                                                  Oh no! Our scallops are usually a best seller! I would love to connect and turn this around! Please email me at Hospitality@FRG.farm with a copy of your review, date dined, and location. I look forward to hearing from you! -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                33. JS

                                                                                                                                                                  JonS

                                                                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Visiting from out of state, the whole evening was outstanding. Our server was great as was the food and drinks. I would highly recommend Founding Farmers. We’ll done.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you so much, Jon! Hope you will return next time your in town! -Tiffany

                                                                                                                                                                34. a

                                                                                                                                                                  aswathikrishnan13

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  Always a great experience! This was my third time there and each time the food and service has been great!

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thnak you so much for dining with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon! -Tiffany

                                                                                                                                                                35. BF

                                                                                                                                                                  BethF

                                                                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                  The food is consistently good and the location is convenient to my office so it's a go-to lunch spot

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  We love being a "go-to"! Thank you so much for dining with us! -Tiffany

                                                                                                                                                                36. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall2food4service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  The waitress came to our table and saw a person in our group with a “trump” baseball cap. She brought pitcher of water with glasses to table and walked away without poring our water. As she walked away, she shook her head no. She was slow and rude from the beginning. She brought one ticket instead of splitting the ticket up in couples, then we had to wait over 10 minutes until she came back. She was joking about us to the table next to us. The ticket said hazhri… but she never introduced herself. Food was good but the waitress sucked.

                                                                                                                                                                37. PM

                                                                                                                                                                  PhilM

                                                                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Always a great place to eat. Really enjoyed the outside seating.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you, Phil! We look forward to you dining with us again! -Tiffany

                                                                                                                                                                38. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  Central Texas

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall3food4service1ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Our waitress was absolutely terrible. Great place and the food is good but the service was awful.

                                                                                                                                                                39. AH

                                                                                                                                                                  AlwaysHungry

                                                                                                                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                  36 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  36 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  Glad to see one of our favorite DC restaurants still thriving! Our party of 7 all enjoyed our meals, which ranged from Chicken & Waffles to Chesapeake Blue Catfish. We were all stuffed by our meals but managed to share a Butterscotch Bread Pudding for dessert that was delicious too!

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate the feedback and will definitely make sure our kitchen and bar teams hear about it! -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                40. T

                                                                                                                                                                  Timf

                                                                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  This is my fourth time at founding farmers, it's good. The noise level inside is to much for me, but outside was nice. The food was really good but was not as good as before the pandemic. I will definitely go back.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you so much fro dining with us, Tim! We look forward to you joining us again soon! -Tiffany

                                                                                                                                                                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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