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Founding Farmers - DC

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Across all of our restaurants, we are working together to do everything we can to help #flattenthecurve, and along the way, ensure we do our part to support and feed our community and our team. Our restaurant kitchens will keep making food for you and your family, and we’ll be sure to get it to you however we can safely.

CURBSIDE PICK UP & DELIVERY 11am – 8pm

Curbside Pick Up: ORDER ONLINE WeAreFoundingFarmers.com/Ourkitchensareopen

Delivery: $0 Delivery Fee on DoorDash and UberEats.

We are offering 25% off Farmers Restaurant Group gift cards. Your purchase of gift cards now will help us continue to serve you. We appreciate your support.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 29352 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.4
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Founding Farmers is my go to spot when I am in D.C, amazing drinks, and great food. They are consistent all the time with great quality service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have a dietary restriction because of a health issue so it can be a little stressful to dine out. I asked for a little variation of an item on the menu. My server and the chef and kitchen staff could not have been more kind and accommodating. The dish was absolutely delicious. The green beans were tender, fresh and seasoned perfectly. The scallops were full of flavor and melted in my mouth. I slept well that night :-) I LOVE this place!

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DCFoodie21
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience1

The food is great, as always. Our server was very nice.

But overall, Founding Farmers is a mill. They overbook so you're guaranteed to wait 15-20 mins at least after your reservation time. It's always chaos. And it's expensive for what it is.

Don't go if you want a quiet or celebratory night.

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Mike
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cornbeard, Wings and Fried Green Tomatoes are a must! We had the Chicken Pot Pie, Shrimp, beer can chicken and pasta with goat cheese and chicken. All were delicious, but the pasta dish was OK, not bad but wouldn't get again.

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Haider
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lower marks mostly because the salmon on my salmon benedict tasted very very fishy--I actually took it off and did not eat it, even though that's the whole sell of getting the salmon bendict.

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Carrie
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Great food and service however, we were seated outside on the patio and there is a major bee problem. We had to swap out our sweet entrees for a savory one to go because our table was swarmed by bees.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Lots of bees. Couldn’t enjoy food

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STEPHANIES
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service was great. However there was a ton of bees that kept coming back to our table. They landed in our coffee and kept going after the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our experience. Food was excellent and bonus we could bring the dog.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good, quick food and solid service. Not going to be the meal you dream about, but if you want a wide variety of good food and drinks you won’t go wrong here.

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Numberzzguy
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Fresh! Unique! Foodie paradise!

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SamanthaT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff friendly had great recommendations! Thank you for a pleasant experience.

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KaleighO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was absolutely phenomenal! Everything about it was amazing- the food, the drinks, the vibe. I will be back over and over!!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

WOW!! Thank you so very much! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :) Please call us anytime for a reservation: 202-822-8783. -Amy

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BCPD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it and can't wait to be back! Our server was wonderful, food was great, covid spacing and procedures were very clear and felt comfortable sitting inside.

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CindyS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Because of Covid, our group of 7 had to be split
up. They were awesome at keeping our group close by.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks Cindy!! We really appreciate it and hope to have you & your guests back sometime soon. :) -Amy

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FaridS
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Terrible service

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Farid: Thank you for your review, and most importantly your private note sharing more detail about what happened with our service. That said, we are so sorry we messed up your experience this time, and really appreciate that you shared your feedback with us to give us the chance to address these issues & do our best to make this right. On this note, I will be sending you a private note as well with my email address in hopes to touch base. -Amy

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KimS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our breakfast. The food was delicious and our server was awesome!! Will request Ekodu during our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an excellent breakfast! My sister and I took a trip out to DC and this was one of our stops for our favorite meal and boy, it did not disappoint! Highly recommend sitting out on the patio (people watching and taking in the city scape) when enjoying a cup of their delicious coffee.

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AaronO
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food and the outside seating is nice with heaters to keep you warm.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Every single meal, appetizer, and dessert was exquisite. 10/10 recommend !

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DC2019
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience3

The service was very poor. First, the server did not know the difference between light and dark beer. His recommendations did not match other beers. Second, our appetizer plates were dirty and also sat at the edge of our table throughout the entire meal, they were never picked up. Third, it took at least 10 minutes for our drinks to arrive and they were not accompanied with glasses of ice, only a can. Fourth, the substitution for a side dish was wrong. And finally, it was extremely loud sitting next to the bar as all we heard was clinking and shaking from the bar tender. The food was great but the environment to dine was subpar.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am so sorry the service completely fell short. I also apologize the environment was subpar as well. :( We appreciate you taking the time to let us know these details and I'd love the chance to follow up with you about your visit. That said, I will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy

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SpencerJ
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wait was a bit long. Even with reservations. And, unfortunately, bees like maple syrup a lot. So, heads up if you dine outside and order the chicken and waffles. Otherwise, everything was great.

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CYNTHIAG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Our 3rd time at Founding Farmers and it was Painfully slow! We waited 25min before seated- we had a reservation but they simply forgot about us- we waited another 15min to be greeted by server- and another 15min for our cocktails, and the Enchiladas were tasty in flavor but very Luke warm- just not worth the $100 we spent- I should’ve discussed with a Manager honestly don’t know if we will return- the restaurant would have to invite us back on them for a “Re-Make” dinner to win our hearts and our business again

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review, and I am very sorry this visit ended up being a disappointment with delayed service and subpar food. ☹ Please know, I have shared your feedback with our Management Team and we absolutely want to dig into this further with our staff- that said, I did respond to your email on 10/20 and hope to hear back from you soon! -Amy

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FarmFriendly
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I stumbled upon the restaurant while searching for somethin else on the web and decided to make a reservation. It was perfectly fine. As someone interested in local farmers, a place that workers directly with them seemed a nice place to try. My guests were quite pleased.

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SophiaB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was very delicious and a perfect place for a birthday celebration.

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Bree
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time. The wait was not too long, we sat down no more than 15 minutes after our RSVP time on a busy Saturday night so it wasn't bad at all. Our waitress was very nice. The hostess was sweet. We had a great experience and I definitely will be back again.

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EileenA
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was ok, but I doubt I’d go again. It was pricey, drinks were filled with so much ice there was little to drink. Dinner of beer can chicken was very good as were the mashed potatoes and green beans. The cobbler dessert that I was told would be warm was quite cold in the middle.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks Eileen for taking the time to share your review with us. I am so sorry we didn't really nail our first impression, and appreciate you letting us know about the areas of this visit that fell flat. Please know, our Management Team has reviewed your feedback and will make corrections as needed to the amount of ice in our drinks & the preparation of our cobbler. Of course, we hope to have you back for another try sometime and please call us: 202-822-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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Greeniecw
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The cocktails were also delicious!!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Awesome! Thank you for sharing and we hope to have you back again soon! :) -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had outdoor seating as it was a warm day outside. The sun was bothering my date and I some and the waitress was prompt and brought over an umbrella. The service was great and the food was amazing. The portions were a great size and the drinks were really good. As stated earlier, we sat outside so the noise level was moderate. Would highly recommend.

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AliC
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our late lunch at Founding Farmers. Service was great and the ambience was friendly and energetic. The precautions taken for COVID made us feel very safe and comfortable dining there. I would love to return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food and service! Would definitely go again.

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Karyn
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the outdoor dining they have set up here! Lots of tables safely spaced and each table has a heat lamp. We loved being able to finally eat here again.

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BENJAMINC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had their Chicken and Waffle dinner and it was delicious. Highly recommend it.

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MaryB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

friendy excellent service; good pace between courses; will dine there again! thanks for a pleasant evening

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MichaelC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here to eat on multiple occasions. Always a good time with great food.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on October 18, 2020

Thank you!! We really appreciate your wonderful review and 5/5 rating- WOW! :) We hope to have you back soon and please call us: 202-822-8783. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t know what they cook their eggs in, but HOLY cow! Everything was great- food, service, cleanliness and health awareness during COVID. Enjoyed their eggs and grits. Bloody Mary’s were also great. I also like and appreciate what this company does for the environment and community.

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AnnikaR
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

My partner and I have been to Founding Farmers before and reserved a table that evening for our anniversary. We arrived at the restaurant promptly at our 9pm reservation time only to be informed by our waiter that "the restaurant closes at 9:15pm." Surely we thought this was a mistake since our reservation was at 9! Well, it was. The waiter misinformed us, because the kitchen was what was closed, NOT the restaurant! Needless to say, the night started a little off.

I will say that our drinks (the constitution/the clementine) and appetizer (fried green tomatoes) were both fantastic and everything came out in a timely manner. However when our mains were served (my boyfriend got the chicken and waffles/i got the butternut squash ravioli), my entire dish was literally SWIMMING in oil! I ate one or two raviolis and then asked for a to-go container because I felt so sick from how heavy the meal was. I definitely should have said something at the time but didn't want to ruin the rest of what was an already unfortunate evening. Also, our waiter only stopped by to take our order, and didn't do anything else -- runners brought us our food and drinks. Was definitely not worth the $50 per person and 15% tip.

Oh, and one more thing -- the city was doing construction right at the end of the block opposite the restaurant. Obviously something that the restaurant can't control but really messed with the ambience.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on October 18, 2020

We're very sorry your visit started off on the wrong foot, followed by inattentive service & a main meal that was far from enjoyable. :( We appreciate you letting us know, and giving us the chance to circle back with our staff that worked the evening of 10/17- our Management & Culinary Team both will look to improve so we can provide a better experience for you next time. That said, we received your PM with your phone number and will be in touch with a solution to make this right. -Amy

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ReidH
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was mediocre and lacking real flavors. All else was great.

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HectorS
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good quality ingredients as always. I had a small incident with my food (a plastic piece in the plate) but Im sure is an exception.

FAQs

Founding Farmers - DC does offer 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 29352 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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