Founding Farmers - DC
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Uncle Buck's Beignets
raspberry, chocolate & caramel sauces
Chicken & Waffles
mac & cheese, green beans
Fresh, delicious food and wide range of cocktail.
The fried chicken salad was the best salad I have ever had in my entire life
We very much enjoyed ourselves at Founding Farmers. The food and service was very good. What we didn't appreciate was the extra 5% added on the bill due to the pandemic. None of the smaller restaurants we visited did not add a charge like this to our bill. FF was very busy and we could see that it was thriving. I have been out of work for a year due to the pandemic and my husband lost 30% of his work. Do you think we could go to our employers and ask for a 5% raise to help us get back on our feet due to the pandemic? It is part of running a business to have a "cushion" of finances to get you through the rough times. If it was just my husband and myself we would have walked out once we saw that on the menu, but we had our kids with us and it was late. Let alone that we waited an additional 30 minutes on top of our reservation we had.
Incredible, would 100% come back again!
Our food was delicious and we enjoyed each dish! We had the fried green tomatoes, crazy corn salad, prime rib, and the beignets. Our waitress was very nice and helpful. My only complaint is the hostess, kinda rude and made us wait even though we had reservations. I had to remind her, that we were there…. Other than that, great experience and would definitely recommend!
Everything was perfect, but I only have one complaint. I had a reservation and as I waited at the bar for my party to arrive, I ordered a glass of the Kaiken Reserva Malbec. I love a good malbec but this one was really warm. I mean, like it was near an open flame warm. I couldn't enjoy it and still paid the 17 bucks. Complaints aside, our meals were excellent and our server on the top floor made great and honest recommendations. I enjoyed the catfish very much and had it with the mac and cheese and green beans. Everything tasted fantastic.
Love the many choices on the menu. Food delicious as always. Visiting from out of town and made sure to stop here for our third time. Always make sure we eat here when in town.
Wonderful food, service a little slow but friendly. Lots of great choices on the menu and a fun place to eat.
Food was good.
Catfish is delicious. Wine list mediocre. Food is served on pretty blue & white plates.
The service was friendly but unfortunately very slow. The food made up for the long wait.
When our friends from Orlando were coming up to visit they asked for recommendations on places to eat, so we suggested, of course, founding farmers. As always the food was incredible… everything we ordered was phenomenal. Only issue we noticed was that opening up to full capacity post – Covid has given them a little bit of a hiccup in the service department.
The few pieces of feedback we shared with the managers working that evening were received well and they were quick to take action. For example: After letting them know the water temp/pressure in one of the restrooms was not up to code for the employees to be able to wash their hands thoroughly before returning to work, they immediately put a sign on the door. They were also super receptive about our feedback to add a changing table in the other unisex bathroom. And when our dessert took over an hour to get to the table because of a miscommunication/oversight by a new employee (btw the bread pudding is absolutely incredible and totally worth the wait!), The managers made everything right by giving us other desserts to enjoy in the meantime, treats to go, after dinner drinks, and coffee. I mean above and beyond service to make amends - the service level We’re used to with FF.
They totally saved what would have been a sad way to end the evening by going above and beyond and confirming to our friends why we suggested the restaurant in the first place. Josue totally saved the night! (also I thought it is a great that the partner/owners are working in each of the restaurants to help oversee the come back post-covid)
TLDR: I know coming back from COVID times is a whole journey (hiring, training, retraining, maintenance updates, policy, process changes, etc) but they are honest about where they are and working to get back to where they used to be… and the food is still EXCEPTIONAL. Well done We will be back!
Food was great! Our waiter was fantastic (shout out to Danny!!). We didnt like the fact that there were flies in the restaurant but we werent far from the door so, its understandable. A/C could have been turned up a little. However, we got our food quickly and it was nice being there for Fathers Day. We were also seated quickly.
I made reservations for Father's Day. He had taken me here once before and we both enjoyed the food. I took my daughter there for her 21st birthday, ordered the same meal I had before and was not pleased. My daughter said hers was just alright. Yesterday I was undecided on what to order but after seeing plates with the chicken and waffles come out, I decided on that and he ordered the chicken fried steak meal with a salad; we both got cokes for drinks since the waitress said they made their sodas in house. First the sodas came out in regular coke cans and when we poured them in our glasses, they had lots of fizz but when we took a sip, both sodas were FLAT and didn't even taste like coke. Next the green beans were near the point of still being raw; I could taste the rawness in them. The syrup was already on the table so I began to pour it on my waffles and it poured out like water; no thickness or anything. So now I have a plate full of liquid syrup that tastes nothing like syrup. I shook the dispenser and it was straight liquidy like water. After observing the container I noticed there were cinnamon sticks in the jar hence the strong off taste I was tasting; guess that was homemade too but it tasted terrible. The macaroni and cheese was so so but the noodles were these big old square flat noodles. I was expecting regular mac and cheese but thought it was weird to have green beans and mac and cheese with chicken and waffles; didn't pair well at all not to mention the tiny side of gravy that was on my plate. As for his chicken fried steak and gravy, he said it was just alright. He received one lil 2 ounce ramekin of THICK supposedly creamed gravy and none for his chicken fried steak. So I gave him mine which didn't even cover his meat. When he took one bite of the salad, he frowned and said the dressing tasted horrible. I tasted it and it was pure EVOO and I think apple cider vinegar with spices. We won't be going back because 2 bad meals out of 3 is ridiculous.
Father’s Day brunch for my husband food was good waitress was great however our food server dropped butter on my husband’s linen shirt and pants. The manager took care of the bill and dry cleaning charges. Overall I would return.
First my chair was broken at table then was food arrived our eggs was ice cold i asked for them to be replaced for my kids then waitress billed me for replacement.
Food was just ok nothing near great!
Beignets were not hot just not good experience for my family.
Must eat place in Foggy Bottom. Made Father’s Day very special.
Was very excited to come to the DC Founding Farmers because I had experienced the Tyson’s one a few weeks ago and it was nothing shy of amazing. I would absolutely recommend Tyson’s Founding Farmers over the DC location.
Great Food and Great service! Will definitely recommend to people that are looking for a place to dine in!
This was a great restaurant! Phenomenal food! It was very crowded here so be prepared to wait a little while, but it's worth it!
The service was great. Food was amazing. My friend had the crab and shrimp risotto, which I tasted and was the bomb. I have the lunch order of chicken n waffles, side of Mac and cheese and sautéed spinach, which also tasted great. I can’t wait to go back. Definitely will suggest to other friends.
Syrup was watery which messed up the waffle. They give chick tenders just larger than nuggets for the chicken and waffles which was odd.
We had brunch and it was DELIGHTFUL. 10/10 recommend the beignets and any one of the hashes.
My waitress was excellent!
Went in as a solo dinner and was given excellent treatment! Food was great, and service was great!
Food and cocktails were delicious. Place was super busy for an early Saturday brunch (9:15) and server was a little less attentive. Overall, really loved our meal a would definitely eat there again.
Inexplicably, there were two small birds living on a fake tree on the second floor - which was kinda sad to watch as they tried to escape through the glass throughout our meal.
The early bird gets the worm. We missed the Sat A.M. rush for breakfast by booking an 8:45 table. Upon leaving there was an extensively long wait line outside. The food lived up to its rep. The service was prompt and friendly. The experience would have been perfect had there not been a breakdown in communications between server and the kitchen (??:my guess), resulting in the delayed delivery of one of our four orders. Our server did her best to rectiify/reslove the issue to our satisfaction.
Solid breakfast food and not too crowded for a Saturday morning. Staff were attentive and kind. A bit expensive for simple food but worthwhile overall.
Service was terrible. They mixed up our order TWICE and there was a hair in our food.
Dinner for 4.
A bit noisy for me, but the wait staff was great and the food very good.
Great selection and food. Service was a little slow. We ordered salmon, shrimp, and salad. Everyone enjoyed their meals.
Happy hour specials are great! Nice servers. Very loud! Great food.
Founding farmers was great! The food was great. Our waiter was a little dry but he executed everything to perfection. I recommend the avocado bacon burger.
Founding farmers was great vibrant restaurant, when we went it was very busy so service was a bit slower I guess due to capacity but apart from that was all good
Portion sizes are huge. One plate can easily serve two adults. Food taste just ok.
I am very sorry the flavors of your meal were just "ok", and also apologize our servings were considered too large. :( I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Amy
Good hearty food with good value and a good vibe.
Deserts could be better.
Everything was great!
Jess was the best! We had the best experience
A great meal, all menu items were really good for all 4 of us. Will be back next week!
You can order delivery directly from Founding Farmers - DC using the Order Online button. Founding Farmers - DC also offers 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 4.6 stars by 30093 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.