Founding Farmers - DC
Always great service here! Food came out fast, hot, and delicious!
Too much waiting time at the lobby; what’s the purpose of making a reservation ? Food ok but overpriced for the quality offered.
Long time favorite of ours. We try to get in every time we are in DC. Their menu is interesting, creative, tasty and farm fresh. Getting a reservation can be a challenge but it is worth it once you get in. They also have a fun drinks menu. Music is a bit on the loud side.
Hi pickyeater: Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate it and hope to have you back for another visit soon. Please call our team anytime for a reservation: 202-822-8783. -Amy
We have been a few times over the years and were soooo disappointed . The server was amazing but the food lousy. We had to send the Mac and cheese back as it was cold and even once it came back it was bland and tasteless for $16! My sons meal was also cold and vegetable stodgy and gross looking . So disappointed.
I don’t really care for their reservation policy where all parties have to be there before you are seated. I made a reservation for a reason and this policy is not customer focused. The food and service were good.
Great restaurant - not worth it to go without a reservation. Would definitely go back for dinner.
Food was great. Service was not.
A group of 7 of us went for brunch where a handful of us felt very underwhelmed. The service wasn’t great - our server wasn’t well versed with the menu, denying substitutions allowed on the menu. The food and coffee drinks were okay, nothing special. The beignets w/ the accompanying sauces were fantastic. They really squeezed us into a booth but we made it work.
Drinks are amazing, food was okay, ambiance is cool, but it’s very loud and hard to converse.
Hi CharmCityEats: Thank you for your review and I am so sorry areas of this visit missed the mark. We appreciate it and will take into account the improvements needed to better the food & ambiance. We hope to have you back for another try and please call us: 202-822-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy
Delicious food, great service, just a little too loud for conversation
Very nice dining experience. Our server was very professional and accommodating, thoroughly explaining a menu item I had questions about(the homemade sodas). The food appetizers, main meal, house made sodas and dessert was all excellent. Clean tables and seats, floors and restaurant. We got there about 20 minutes early and we’re able to be seated in about two minutes. The server found out it was my birthday and brought out my cheesecake with a candle. Nice.
Hi MayaS: We greatly appreciate your kind review! Thank you for also celebrating your special day with us, and we already look forward to welcoming you back again sometime soon. :) -Amy
Made a reservation and wasn’t seated until 35 minutes later without useful updates.
Get time visiting with friends. Delicious drinks and food!
Packed and you will still wait
We had a reservation for 11 am. Although we checked in prior to 11am, we were not seated until closer to 11:25 am. Once we were seated, there was an additional waiting time before a server came by. Once the server greeted us, he took our drink order, and after a little while, our food order. The food arrived prior to the drinks even though the food itself took a long time before it came out. I understand that they get very busy, but our drinks included a black coffee, which should have been given within 10 minutes (max) of ordering. One of the dishes did not have the right ingredients ordered and another was not prepared well (for example, the poached eggs were over hard eggs). The server noted that we still did not have our drinks and he said he would replace the wrong ingredient on the food order. After another while we finally got the drinks. The server apologized and explained the delay was a result of another server taking one of the drinks (a bloody mary). That was an okay excuse even though it had taken over 45 minutes to get the drink, but again, one of the missing drinks was a black coffee and there was no excuse for the delay on that one. By the time we got the drinks we were almost done with the food, and the bloody mary did not taste great either so it wasn't consumed. We got our check and there were no comps, which maybe could have helped, but either way, the overall experience was so incredibly disappointing that I just cannot see myself recommending this place to anyone or returning in the future. It's baffling how the quality of this restaurant went down since the last time I visited (less than a year ago). The food and service were just not worth the obscene waiting time for someone with a reservation, the incorrect/missing items, and the wait on a simple black coffee.
Hi Sarah: You are so right, and I am very sorry for the poor outcome of your experience. I really feel awful for the delayed service, the incorrect/missing items and the unacceptable wait for coffee. :( With this all acknowledged, I would love the chance to turn around the poor impression this experience sadly left you with and will send you a PM with my email address to continue this conversation. -Amy
The food was fresh however; it really had no distinct taste. Overall the place was a good place to eat breakfast.
Loved the food. Service was good.
There was an issue with getting us checked in that caused us to wait about 15 minutes past the reservation time. However, the hostess was very friendly and got us seated promptly after I asked what was going on. Our server, Morgan, was fantastic! Checked on us without disturbing the meal. Another great meal at Founding Farmers.
Hi Travis: Thank you for your wonderful review. I am real sorry your experience started off on the wrong foot, and we appreciate you noting that your visit turned around! We hope to have you back soon and please call us: 202-822-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy
I had an outstanding meal! Our server was so attentive and wonderful! She was helpful and made the best suggestions. She is a true asset to your team! We will be back! Thank you!
Hi AmeliaB: Thank you very much for your equally OUTSTANDING 5-STAR review! :) We appreciate it and hope to have you back again soon. -Amy
Best salmon ever
The food was really good, however the service was terrible. It was not busy, however our waitress was frequently lost. We waited over 15 minutes for tea and she didn’t come to get the bill in the end at all. We had to ask another waiter to cash us out.
The food was delicious! Had a great time. The only complain was that the tables were so close together and there was no privacy.
Great place, excellent food
Great food, Great portions, Great service, Great price, just GREAT!
Hi DougD: Thank you for your GREAT review and GREAT 5-STAR rating! Much appreciated and we hope to have you back for another GREAT time soon! :D -Amy
This lovely restaurant serves hearty, wholesome fare at a good price. There are definitely smaller mom-and-pop restaurants that serve up an equally tasty breakfast (and perhaps with less grease). But the overall ambiance and social purpose of Founding Farmers makes the difference. Best for office meetings or an occasional $20+ meal and experience out.
Hi Edmund: Thank you for your review. We appreciate it, and do hope to have you back for another try soon! Please call us: 202-822-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy
Great food and atmosphere. Good choice on menu. Fast and friendly service.
Love this restaurant! It’s my mom’s favorite. Always fresh and consistently delicious.
This is my mom's cooking. Chicken fried steak, fried shrimp, shrimp and grits. Service was excellent. Food was outstanding southern cooking, with a dash of American traditional, too.
The food was tasty - I just expected that my lentil stew would have more lentils and not so much meat. The atmosphere was nice - I always enjoy finding a restaurant in DC where it's possible to have a conversation without shouting.
The food was alright, got a steak salad and a shrimp pasta. The salad was underwhelming but the shrimp pasta was delicious my coworker ended up eating half of it . Our server was lovely and attentive. Cute decor.
Best restaurant in the city
As always great service and good food
Waited 15mins for order to be taken. 30mins from the time we arrived at the restaurant until our first drinks order to arrive. 45mins for food to arrive. Too slow. Would have had more drinks if it wasn’t so slow.
We were also seated next to the noisy coffee machine and coffee grinder. Couldn’t hear ourselves talk. No person or table should be placed near a noisy coffee machine in a restaurant when you are spending $300+ on a meal!
Food was good but wouldn’t return because of the above.
Grandfather and teenager both had a marvelous time here. The food and choices were perfect for both ages, the staff was welcoming and friendly. Now they want to take the rest of us there.
Hi MaryLow: Thank you so much! We are super happy everyone had a great time and there was something for everyone! :) -Amy
I had an amazing time, it was very nice and welcoming.
Hi Prince: Thank you so much! We hope to welcome you back again soon and call us: 202-822-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy
We were greeted and seated promptly. Our server was very hospitable and friendly.
I took a self appointed foodie friend here for the first time. I love this place and always look to get there for whatever reason. She had bourbon French toast I had chicken n waffles. As always I was happy with my choice and she was excited to taste the savory flavors of her French toast. Add bacon (everything is better with bacon) and mimosas then you have a brunch to make the day. As usual I’m happier after leaving FF then before entering and look forward to my next episode there.
I attended for brunch. The chocolate chip pancakes and bacon were good, but not for the price. I received two small pieces of bacon, which was underwhelming. The servers were great.
Everything was great! Food quality was good, service was good. We ordered the avocado toast and waffle. Loved it all. Would come back!
Good service. It was a busy Saturday night. We were late for our reservation due to traffic and poor weather. We called ahead to let then know. The restaurant was able to squeeze us in promptly on our arrival.
The food was great. Service was lacking, but I think our server was stretched thin. We have enjoyed this restaurant before and will continue to return.