Founding Farmers - DC

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CURBSIDE PICK UP & DELIVERY 11am – 8pm

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OT
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a great post race brunch for my wife (she just ran a half marathon). We loved the meal and our server was great.

KG
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great spot for brunch! Reasonably priced with high quality food. Its never a disappointment!

VI
Washington DC
82 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was spotless. Staff very gracious. Food outstanding.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on March 18, 2020

Hi VIPDiner: Thank you so much! We appreciate your 5-STAR review and please know, we are offering delivery ) -Amy

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LL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A varied menu full of American classics such as shrimp and grits, chicken-fried steak, meatloaf ... all were delicious. The skillet cornbread is not to be missed.

M
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Waitress, service and food was great!! Will definitely dine here again

l
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently good -good service. Good value.

KT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Didn't have a great lunch experience here but the way the Manager handled it was next to none. Would consider returning just for that!

SQ
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The spicy chicken sandwich was delicious. Almost as good as an authentic Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich.

d
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The seating was tight would like to be more spaced out rather than elbow with another customer

DG
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meals had by both my husband and me.
Butternut squash ravioli from scratch were delicious. My husband ordered the pot roast which melted in your mouth. We would defiantly return.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on March 18, 2020

Hi DavidG: Thank you so much! We appreciate your 5-STAR review and please know, we are offering delivery and curbside pick-up during this time! ;) Call us anytime to place an order: 202-822-8783. -Amy

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The homemade soda was amazing! Everything was perfect!

FA
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place, good food. The lunch menu is not very large and I like that because sometimes too much on a menu can be overwhelming.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Fast friendly service with good food.

OT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was pretty bland. Grits were tasteless, and chicken and waffles was chicken thighs with several fatty parts. Crab cakes had the smallest amount of sauce I have ever seen. Very disappointed. Amid health concerns nationwide, I witnessed bartender touching ice cubes with his hands and the tops of glasses as well.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Always not as great as it seems it should be. Always fine, but everything is missing something and is a little bland

d
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was one of the best I've had in a long time.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on March 15, 2020

Hi dwightd: Thank you very much for sharing this with us! We really appreciate it and the kudos means so much to our hard-working team. :) We hope to have you back soon and call us anytime for a reservation: 202-822-8783. -Amy

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C
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great brunch with friends. It was quiet enough to talk and the wait staff wasn't always interrupting us. Great food and a good price.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on March 15, 2020

Hi Cathy: Thank you for your review! We appreciate it and hope to have you & your friends back soon! :) Please call us: 202-822-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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CA
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant - highly recommended when visiting Washington DC. Helpful and friendly servers, prompt delivery of our order, and great food.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on March 15, 2020

Hi CALLakeland: We appreciate your feedback and thank you so much for sharing this with us. :) We hope to have you back soon and please call us for a reservation when you're next in town: 202-822-8783. -Amy

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CK
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. They have a well-deserved excellent reputation.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on March 15, 2020

Hi CK5000: Your review is much appreciated! :) Thank you so much for sharing this with us, and we hope to have you back soon. -Amy

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c
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food, great service, reasonable prices, noise level high which is expected.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on March 15, 2020

Hi carolyns: Thank you so much! We appreciate your review and hope to have you back again soon. :) -Amy

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience1

We had eaten breakfast there Sunday morning and it was great. Good food, good service and friendly staff. Wednesday night was entirely different. Had to wait too long for service. My medium rare steak was overcooked, no pink. My son’s steak frites were chewy and tuff. The noise was so loud we couldn’t hear each other. Very disappointing.

OK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The noise level in this place is off the charts. just about impossible to have a conversation. The waiter we had was awful. Very slow to get to us, kept coming by and saying "I will be right over". Took over 40 minutes just to place our orders.

The prime rib was nowhere near USDA Prime and they should not be able to call what they served "prime rib". It was tough and tasteless. The short ribs were very good as were the 4 different sides we tried but forget about the "prime rib".

Overall, I would sum it by saying been there, done that, won't be back

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on March 15, 2020

Hi OKlunchVisit: Thank you for sharing your review with us. I am so sorry the noise level was on the high side, the service was considered "awful" and the Prime Rib completely fell short in quality & preparation. :( I'd love the chance to follow up with you about these disappointments and hope to turn this around. I will send you a personal note with my email address to hopefully connect further. -Amy

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We sat underneath a vent and it was freezing.
Service was ok.. not very friendly.
One person ordered a drink that never came.
Food is mediocre at best.
This is the norm for this place. I will not go back

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very good service, food, very loud

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I wouldn’t go there for socializing. It’s alright for some drinks but that’s about it. It’s pointless to make reservations; still had to wait fifteen minutes to be seated.

MK
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Founding Farmers is a high-quality, reliable restaurant. I eat there enough to trust that the food and the service will be good. My sole reservation is that its noisy. Difficult to have a conversation.

OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was very basic and flavorless. There were cloth fibers in the food. The chicken sausage was a real miss. The coffees were basic and the “cold brew” was clearly hot coffee poured over ice. Which is not cold brewed.
Would not come back

m
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The food was cold. Our server was great. Spilled lemonade in front of the restroom wasn’t cleaned up until the end of our meal, making the downstairs bathrooms unavailable.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on March 14, 2020

Hi myak: I am very sorry the food was cold and there was a spill that was left unattended to for the duration of your visit. :( I feel badly this was your takeaway from your experience, and would love the chance to follow up! This said, I will send you a personal note with my email address to hopefully make this right. -Amy

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L
New England
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on March 14, 2020

Hi Laila: Thank you for your review! We really appreciate the 5-STAR rating and hope to have you back soon. :) -Amy

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DP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food here was outstanding and the service was excellent. The only negative was the crowding and noise level. That may be the norm for DC restaurants, but not my preference.

RE
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great meeting place and value in the heart of DC with menu variety of fresh farm to table options for every palate.

JC
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! The best meal we had on our visit to Washington, DC. Great atmosphere and the service was impeccable!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was incredibly kind and professional. Thank you!

G
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Even with a reservation, our wait for a table was too long.
A number of the dishes on the menu were not available

JM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The farmers salad was excellent however the scallops were undercooked. The service was not great. Never checked back at all

OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmen was a great server! She made us feel right at home and gave us great options for our meals.

CO
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food but service is very slow when they are busy.

TD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was average. It was loud and servers were very busy, however there was a show that night (it was clear that a lot of patrons were heading to the show). With the show aside, I had hoped to be more impressed with the food (sides were luke warm). Nothing was bad just not great.

AT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They won’t seat you without your whole party which really hindered our experience. We had planned on having one person join us later and they refused to seat us. When I asked if we could if he did not order they said they would be sure there was no where for him to sit. Mind you we were four so even with three people there would have been space at a standard four-top. Waitress was kind but messed up the bill three times before we could finally pay. All on one check to make it easy. Food was good but they were out of some items we ordered. Also had one plate come to the table long before the others so one person ate alone.
I usually have enjoyed my experience there but this was an eye opening change at Founding Farmers.

M
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was extremely slow, took 15 minutes to get our water and another 10 to get a drink order in. Had to wait for a table even though we had a reservation. Food was good for the price point. Cocktails were outrageously good!

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