Founding Farmers - DC
While our restaurant is supplied by hundreds of family farms everywhere, that doesn’t mean we know every farm, and that doesn’t mean we never have to buy product from the traditional (corporate) supply chain, but it does mean we’re working hard to direct our purchasing dollars where it aligns with our values.
We’re serving the best food we can, made from scratch in our kitchens every day. Our innovative, American dishes are made primarily with pure ingredients honoring the farmers and their hard-earned bounty.
The restaurant is upscale casual, which welcomes business casual dress, and dress that would be appropriate in a nice restaurant; this includes jeans and athletic wear, and warm-weather clothing, including shorts.
It was egg-cellent
Very busy on a Sunday afternoon, but that was somewhat to be expected. Although at 4:30 PM it seemed like the place was mobbed! Very friendly and professional waitstaff. The only knock I have is that both me and my friend ordered steak and it came to our table almost at room temperature. All the food was at best luke warm and seems like it was probably sitting for a while before it came to our table.
Waiter literally did not ask for our order or acknowledge our order once given.
Saw a chef bringing in eggs from CVS. Hardly farm to table.
Definitely need a reservation. We breezed in with an OT reservation but those without were waiting over an hour for a table for two. Service was a bit hit or miss but food excellent. Get the beignets!
Great place for breakfast! Had a booth near a window which made the experience that much better!
We try to come or Founding Farmers every time we visit DC. Such amazing service and good, always a great experience!
It took a while to get seated, but the food was great, the staff was friendly and helpful, the seating was comfortable. All good!
Fantastic food. Busy place and close proximity to others but great service and delicious food
Don’t bother making a reservation they kept us waiting 30 minutes and then it took 20 minutes to get our drinks
Overall we had a wonderful experience. One thing that could be improved upon is being called to the table. We have been several times and usually have a reservation. It’s always very crowded with a long wait (good sign, means its good 😉), so having hosts try to call names and make their way through the crowd is a little frustrating. Would be nice to see some kind of text/buzzer system in place for when the guests table is ready.
My mom was visiting and absolutely loved this place. Breakfast is consistently delicious! Beignets are a must-try. Make sure you have a reservation for weekend breakfast! Walk-ins had a 1.5 hour wait time at 11:30, but we were seated right away.
Not sure what the hype is all about here. Food is mediocre and so was the service.
From the delicious coffee, to the peanut butter banana toast, to the pastrami hash there was not a single thing I didn’t love! Great fresh food and a fun ambiance! Can’t wait to go back again!
Wonderful breakfast, incredible taste, coffee was great. Portions could be a little bigger, but getting a side to share was perfect!
The noise was moderately loud but tolerable. The food was excellent with little wait time after ordering. We will be back.
I’ve let management know about the terrible service by the waitress and unpleasant attitude.
Great food! Highly recommend !
Presentation of the food was nice, the amount of food was good but the items that we had lacked seasoning. We had fried shrimp and lobster/crab risotto.
Excellent food and service once at the table but took 15-20 minutes to get seated after our reservation time.
This was a great find in DC! The fried chicken salad, pimento cheese bread and fried tomatoes were delicious. The service was excellent as well.
We were celebrating our anniversary and were so delighted with FF! The fresh bread appetizer was delicious and our meals were amazing! Absolutely delightful staff. It wasn’t a quiet, romantic spot-but it was perfect for us!
Great food, great drinks, great service, great value. Salt crusted steak, twice baked potato and an old fashioned cannot be beat.
Unbelievable food! The prime rib is to die for! Great service from Anna!
it was a fun atmosphere. I felt we could have been convinced a little more on the dishes. 🤷🏽♀️! Pricey but a fun environment to spend time with family.
The food is absolutely great, and the staff is very pleasant and accommodating.
The experience @ FF was Very favorable until I was signing the bill and a mouse appeared under my table!! At first I thought I was seeing things, then it returned a few moments later. Needless to say, that greatly dampened my experience.
I told the Server immediately. He was quite concerned, however management did not respond.
Great place! Service by Nathan was outstanding. Food was excellent although my pork chop was over seasoned. Will recommend and return!
I love the menu and it's concept, tons of delicious food. I would frequent more often for lunch than dinner because it is so loud, too loud to talk without shouting. The staff were great, although our server was slammed.
Very good good and excellent service. A little too loud with the open seating.
Service was great, and breakfast was wonderful. The tables are a little too close together, but how else would I have seen a colleague I had not seen in over two years. It is a great restaurant
One of my top 10 places to eat in DC. Love to take visitors ere - they always enjoy it.
The shrimp and grits dish was outstanding! The service was awesome and I'll certainly be back to try other dishes.
The food was excellent, but the service this time was only OK (e.g., there was some confusion between waiters as to what we had ordered).
Keep in mind that you need to make a reservation well in advance - it's almost always fully booked.
Always good quality food & service. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
superbien i dont want to write this whole review but we had an awesome time
The food was delicious and came fast. The only thing that surprised me was that they didn’t seem at have beer.
Breakfast is wonderful. It is like being at home. They even have grits.
tables were a little close not a lot of privacy
The food was not good. It is way overpriced for what you get, quality and quantity. The only decent part of our experience was the server. It was actually my Birthday, so it was extra disappointing when I had to send my burger back because it was overcooked. My husband was done with his meal by the time I received my dish. I will never go back to Founding Farmers. I hope our server ends up a better restaurant, I believe he is too good for that place!