Founding Farmers - DC
Great lunch/brunch. For those trying to book brunch, the last time slot is 1:45 for brunch! 2:00 pm is what we booked & that was too late for the brunch menu. Delicious food, great service.
Had to wait 45 minutes even with a reservation. Shame on you Founding Farmers, I won’t ever be back. It is clear you overbook your restaurant on purpose!
Founding Farmers was highly recommended by a close friend of mine. The food was delicious! It was a wonderful experience and I hope to come back again one day!
Their food is always GREAT!!
Excellent food and service. Definitely make a reservation. The cornbread is famously delicious, but the butternut squash ravioli deserves attention. It’s wonderful. The staff is patient and professional and knowledgable about the menu. I almost forgot, the drink menu is also nice.
After having reservations and arriving a few minutes early we had to wait nearly 50 minutes to be seated. I understand they were busy but that is just poor planning. The manager made us feel better by bringing over some cake, but boy oh boy I don’t have an hour to just stand around waiting for a table especially when I had a reservation.
Wait staff are amazing and the food is so delicious. Well worth reserving ahead of time. Will be returning in the future.
Good food excellent service but too crowded among tables and noise level very difficult
Founding Farmers always had great food and wonderful service.... I had the Yankee Pot Roast and it was perfect.....they also have a wonderful bar with a terrific set of drink choices.... Founding Farmers is a great place to meet friends for social or business reasons....one of my favorite places in DC!!
Our most recent meal was a real disappointment. The food was thoroughly mediocre. I had the Good All Greens salad with shrimp. The salad was bland and the shrimp were anemic. They looked and tasted like they had been microwaved. A friend had the spicy chicken sandwich - it too looked and tasted sad - like it had been withering under a heat lamp for hours. Not sure if they were having an off night, or if things have gone down hill in general. I'll be hesitant to go back.
Fabulous restaurant. A must do stop when in DC! Love this place! Great food, helpful staff, and yummy interesting cocktails!
We had the best time, took one of our coworkers their to celebrate their upcoming retirement. Couldn’t have picked a better place to go. Reservation for 4 was honored upon our arrival, at we were promptly seated. Waitress was patient and attentive, not overly. Food and drink options were good, no Mindori liquor thought and someone in our party wanted a drink prepared that included the liquor. Food was hot and delicious. Our party had shrimp dinners, beer chicken and a modified crispy chicken salad was served with roasted chicken... Most certain everyone will return.
Always great. Must go.
Hi AaronL: Thank you so much! :D Much appreciated and please call us: 202-822-8783 for any upcoming reservation help needed. -Amy
Will definitely go again! Want to have the mousse again.
I had a very nice lunch with a coworker. Both of us loved the chicken pot pie on a cold rainy day.
Excellent food and service
overall good experience but the hostess was incredibly rude
Hi MD123: Thank you for your feedback. While we are thrilled your overall experience was good, we are bummed and so sorry the hostess working was considered rude! This is very unfortunate, and I would love the chance to follow up & hopefully turn around the poor impression you left with. That said, I will send you a PM with my contact info. -Amy
Great waiter and the chicken wings are possibly the best wings I have ever had. Really enjoyed the drink menu as well. Fun place to dine with friends or for business
Hi ggooblue: Thank you for your wonderful review and GREAT compliment for our Black Pepper Wings- YUM! We appreciate it and hope to have you back soon. -Amy
We loved founding farmers. Our dinners were amazing. However, the tables are so close together that we felt we were dining with strangers. It was uncomfortable.
Overall a highly enjoyable experience. A must for both locals and tourists.
The food is outstanding. Service was top notch. The Apple Pie ala mode was the perfect way to end our stay in the Nation’s Capitol!
The food at Founding Farmers is delicious. However, I had made a reservation for a business dinner 8 weeks prior. We had to wait for 45 minutes past our reservation time before we were seated. When I inquired about timing I was told the table before us was just sitting talking even though they'd paid the bill. A 5-10 minute wait on a reservation is fine, but 45 minutes is just plain ridiculous. They didn't even send over a manager to explain the situation. I had to request to speak to one.
I've eaten here many times and it is always a pleasure. But don't count on your table being ready on time.
Our go to spot for celebratig milestones, reconnecting and ofncourse, getting our grub on! The host made rnsured our growing party was well-accomdated and our server took care in accommodating the meat eatera, vegan and glutten free folks in our party.
Really appreciate all the extraordinary care!
We were in town for the weekend and decided at the last minute to try Founding Farmers. So glad we were able to get reservations. Service and food were amazing! Would absolutely recommend!
This food was over rated. The crab dip was nasty- it was liquidity and had onions. Who puts long strings of onions in a crab dip??? The ribs tasted like they lathered it with hot sauce. The mac n cheese was flavorless and missing the cheese. The shrimp and grits were horrid. The flavor and taste was blahhhh. I don't know what they were aiming for. The lemaonade was tarr. We left hungry. Never again.
Delicious food & cocktails! Not your cheapest option, but everything is very high quality. This place gets very crowded so I recommend making a reservation!
My low score for service is directly attributed to the way they assign tables for reservations. I showed up 15 minutes before my time and was "assigned" at specific table, not realizing my ability to be seated was dependent on the previous guests at my assigned table finishing. I watched as at least 6 other parties of 3 were seated and did not sit down until over 30 minutes past my reservation time. Food - great. Server - great. Front hostess - not great. Management of reservations - not great.
Even with the reservation we had to wait another 30-45 minutes to be seated. Food was good but be prepared to wait.
Great service from Louie! Beignets were the best I’ve ever had!!
Average food, great location, but way crowded. Didn’t help that they didn’t care that someone was literally changing a baby’s diaper on the table next to us
Hi JohnC: I am super sorry for the overcrowded environment, and baby changing that took place at the neighboring table. :( Our Management Team will surely take into account what you shared and we do hope you'll give us another try in the future! Please call us at 202-822-8783 for any reservation help needed- our team is always happy to help find a time that might not be as crowded & add a note for a quieter table to your reservation. -Amy
So great! Love the ambiance and the menu selection. Our server was excellent and we never felt like we were waiting for anything. The mac and cheese wasn’t that great and definitely didn’t look like it had 7 cheeses, but the shrimp and sun dried tomato bucatini was SO delicious.
Be prepared to wait. Even with a reservation there is a wait time. The service is awful as well due to amount of people who come to this restaurant. The food suffers as well. Its a shame because it’s a really cool place!
There is better food elsewhere. The price point is as high as other restaurants in the area, so it's not bad. The food doesn't live up to the expectations I had.
Hi MelissaP: I am very sorry the food did not measure up this time. :( Our Culinary Team is interested in learning more about your review and I would love the chance to connect- and perhaps turn around your disappointment! That said, I will send you a personal note with my contact info to follow up. -Amy
My husband had the beef shorts rib and when he received his food the sides were cold. We were comped $10.00 on our meal. Besides that the food was delicious.
Went for dinner with friends this past weekend and everything was so good that I want to eat it again! From the soup/salad, the incredible cornbread, to the meatloaf, chicken pot pie, and pot roast, we had a great time. Thanks!
Hi MonaV: Awesome! Thank you so much for your kind words and we hope to have you & your friends back soon. :) -Amy
We loved the Farmers Salad, the Long-Roasted Pork Chop, and the Yankee Pot Roast, and the portions were so generous. Most outstanding of all was our excellent server. I don't know how such a busy restaurant manages to be so well-run. We look forward to returning.
Great food, terrific service but very loud and terribly annoying music which was playing too loudly - not as background music.
Food is very good, but service could definitely use some improvement.
Very strange interactions with wait staff. Super packed (to be expected though)