Founding Farmers - DC
Love it always service was excellent
We went on a Saturday morning at 9 am. The place was packed. We were glad we had a reservation. Coffee and hot chocolates were very good. We had waffles, pancakes, chicken and waffles and founding farmers. The fresh whipped cream was delicious on the waffles with strawberry. Wait staff was attentive and helpful.
Perfect for last meeting reservations. Food & drinks were great
Great food, southern style fresh farm to table.
Quickly sat... exceptional food... great variety.. lots of option for vegetarians... outstanding breads ... especially “skillet cornbread!”
Founding Farmers came up all over in recommendations for dinner as well as breakfast and lunch. We had reservations for Valentine’s Day and were seated right away. According to the staff our 6PM Rez was before the dinner rush! Our meal and service was excellent. The room was buzzing, but we could still have a conversation with ease. People were dressed up and down. Overall it’s trendy and comfortable.
Everything was great!
One of my favorite restaurants. Food was excellent. Service was great as usual.
I am usually irritated at a restaurant to have the main course arrive instantly after the appetizer has been cleared. I like a break before a new flavor is introduced. However, there is absolutely no excuse for serving the hot entrees beside the only have eaten appetizers especially on a tiny table. We sent them back to the kitchen to be served after we finished our first course. Who wants a cold dinner on a cold night!
Hello. Having dined at the Potomac Park and Tyson-McLean in the past, we decided to give this one a try.
Although the food was good and the service was cordial and attentive, our go-to location will be Tyson-McLean, which has a more interesting menu, much nicer decor and atmosphere. The music was a little too loud. We loved our waiter, though.
My mother recommended from last time she was in DC. It was ok. Long wait for check in after having a reservation. Good seats. Food was about average. Nothing special. Overall no complaints! Bloody Mary was the best part, as it was the best item I got.
We went planning to order from menu as the brunch wasn’t cheap but menu wasn’t available. We did buffet and were not disappointed. Food was very good and incredible choices.
Disappointed. Food was great, but service was unusually different. My friend and have not seen each other for sometime. We ate, had a glass of wine and paid for our meal. We drank water after and chatted. After a period of time, our waiter took my friends glass and attempted to pull my water glass out of my hand. I guess we overstayed! Sad!
Hi StephanieH: Thank you for your review and I am so sorry for the poor impression my teammate left you with. :( We appreciate your feedback and our Management Team will surely look into this with our service staff that worked on Thursday evening. We hope to have you & your friend back for another visit in the future and call us anytime for a reservation: 202-822-8783. -Amy
Although nice and polite, the server was not very knowledgeable. He also seemed not to care about our concerns after he misrepresented the menu items.
I have loved FF for years, and I have recommended to anyone visiting D.C... BUT it seems like every time we come here lately there is someone on staff who is cold or unaccommodating. This time it was our server. She really was bizarre to us. As an example, I asked her if she could bring us a spoon so we could pack up our extra food and she said "Can't you use that one?", pointing to the one on my coffee cup saucer. It was just so odd, like she didn't want to be gracious at all. Isn't she trying to earn a tip? I still have hope for FF and the reception staff was very sweet so I'll keep trying.
Hi ClaudiaG: Thank you for your wonderful review! We appreciate it! :) -Amy
The noise level was off the charts--just about impossible to have a conversation.
Hi UrbanL: I am real sorry to read the noise level was too high for true enjoyment this time. Please know, we are always happy to turn down or even off our music when requested. This said, we hope to have you back for another try soon and call our team: 202-822-8783 for any reservation help needed- we are also able to note a request for a quieter table under your reservation. -Amy
Client loves the place. Management is running a tight ship.
Excellent food and service, very noisy.
Fun place to eat. Lots of choice, reasonably priced ie I didn’t get sticker shock on seeing bill! Well cooked , generous portions. Would return there to eat.
The Food was so Amazing. We also had the carrot cake for dessert--highly recommend, the frosting was delicious!
The food was amazing and our waiter was even better!
The food was great and great service will definitely be coming back!
Has brunch reservations at 12:30. Waited about 15 minutes to get seated. Ordered some drinks all bloody Mary’s (they were really spicy so if you don’t like spice i would let them know). Ordered the chips, crisps, and dip app which was delicious. Had the crab cakes, pot roast, and the american platter. All were really good!
Everything was so fresh and tasty. We were trying to figure out when we can go again. Great!
Always good food and excellent service. Nice place to visit
My husband and I went for our anniversary. Our server never asked if we were celebrating anything. Ambience was nice. Food was tasty, but my husband’s beer was room temperature the 2 times he ordered it. Service was very slow. It took 20 minutes to get the drinks we ordered and dinner took another 20 minutes to arrive after appetizers were cleared. our server disappeared for extended periods during service. I didn’t order a second drink or a dessert because of the slow service. We probably won’t be back.
Good fresh food. Speciality cocktails were just okay.
The Moscow mule was undrinkable. The fresh ginger
Actually made our throats feel weird - almost a burning
Sensation. They should sample some cocktails since they are made with fresh Ingredients to ensure they don’t over power the drink. Food was prepared nicely - reasonable
Prices as well
Amazing food; the flavor profiles on our dishes (shrimp and grits and steak; pickled veggies and bacon-wrapped dates for appetizers) were exceptional. We ordered a lot of different cocktails as well and they were all incredible. The staff was a bit slow... slow to first arrive and take our drink order, rarely checked back in on us (although we almost were always ready for another drink!) and our drink orders took a while; we learned to order the next round when we were only halfway done with the current round :). Maybe it was just the table we were seated at, but we were against a pillar/wall to our side and felt rather closed in. Overall a very good experience because the food and drinks were exceptional.
We'd been to Founding Farmers on previous trips to DC and had always enjoyed the food. This trip was the exception. My steak was inconsistently seasoned, being overly salty in various spots. One of the side dishes in my wife's meal was also too salty.
My wife and her friend had a lunch reservation the next day and the salty food happened again. I don't know what the issue was but we won't be returning on any future trips to DC.
Terrible service. The waitress did a bad job and my wife and I were very fustrated
Founding Farmers is my fave go-to restaurants whenever I see a show at the Kennedy Center. Always a good idea to make a reservation, but well worth it if you do have to wait.
As always service, food and the experience was excellent.
Despite having a reservation, waited 30 minutes to be seated. There were 3 of us and though the food was tasty, all entrees and cappuccino arrived lukewarm.
Hi LaurenK: I am very sorry there was a 30min wait with your reservation and all entrees & the cappuccino were served lukewarm. :( I would love the chance to follow up with you about your feedback and hope to make this right! I will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy
Great ! I was so happy
I was really disappointed with FF DC. The food was cold and substandard to what i was used to eating at FF DC.
Hey FF DC management: whats going on?!!!
Amazing breakfast! Came recommended and so glad we decided to go. Farm fresh everything and delicious coffee!
Hi DVP4: Hooray! Thank you so much for your review and we hope to have you back again soon. :) Please call us: 202-822-8783 for any reservation help needed in the future. -Amy
I usualy go to Tysons and i expected the same service and food but it was nowhere near the same quality.
Hi LolitaH: I am very sorry to read this experience failed to measure up to the visits you've enjoyed at our Tysons' location and would love the opportunity to touch base to learn more about the details from your review. I will send you a personal msg with my email address to hopefully continue this conversation and turn this around. -Amy
Great food, service and atmosphere. Loved my time out with old friends at Founding Farmers,
Absolutely outstanding. For comfort food made from scratch, this can’t be beat. Their pot roast is better than any I’ve ever made- and as the daughter of a chef, that’s saying something!