Founding Farmers - DC

4.6
30043 Reviews
$30 and under
American
NOTE: 4/11 - 4/15 we are under going a kitchen spring refresh and will not be offering our regular service. Stay tuned! We have been working together to do everything we can to ensure we do our part to support and feed our community and our team. We are currently serving our scratch-made food and drink in our dining room and on our patio. We also have breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, and weekday happy hour. If you would prefer to stay at home, we have To Go and delivery everyday. Our hot ready-to-eat Founding Farmers favorites are available To Go for breakfast, lunch & dinner, as well as our At Home special seasonal menus, which are started in our kitchens and ready to be finished in yours. We have developed multi-layered systems to provide you with great food, drink, and hospitality and are continuing to adapt our operations to keep all of us as safe as possible. Visit our website to learn more.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 30043 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BeccaE
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good was just OK. Been here dozens of time and the quality of the food this time was just OK

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Patrick
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Their food is always great and super reasonable for the DC area. Will be back without a doubt!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.

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Manda
Austin
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The napkins and plates were dirty, and it felt as if the waiters didn’t really care or as if they were in a hurry. Our food was not as good as we expected it to me, as it was extremely bland. The atmosphere was smelly and the seats were dirty.

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KelsieP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been my number one dining experience of my vacation. The food was absolutely amazing (we got the ravioli and gnocchi) and drinks were also fantastic. Highly recommend.

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Willynill
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is my favorite restaurant. I LOVED THE BRIE FARMBREAD! I also loved the fresh tastes and unique combinations in the Corny Chicken Salad.

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vipLizperalta79
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the service to the food - Founding Farmers IT'S A MUST WHILE ON D.C.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

THANK YOU!! :) We appreciate it and hope to have you back when next in town! -Amy

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vipDawnC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server last night was amazing!!!

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2hungry
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Ordered the Sausage Mushroom Gnocchi. Delicious but way way too much sausage, virtually no mushrooms and not enough gnocchi. The sausage totally overwhelmed the dish. The shrimp and grits had a nice amount of shrimp but virtually no grits. Very weird.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

Bummer. :( I'm so sorry these dishes both fell short one way or another. :( I'd love the chance to turn around your dissatisfaction this time, and ask you to please email me a copy of your review, date dined & location: Amy@FRG.Farm. Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon! -Amy

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ChrisW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great. Was loud but we could still have conversation. They were understaffed and Donna was assigned too many tables but she still did great taking care of us.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are on a family vacation. Everything was amazing from the atmosphere to the food. My children can be picky but they both ate and truly enjoyed their dinners. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone coming to the DC area.

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LDOCOMMANDER
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I think I may have just caught them on a bad night for short ribs because they were dry and everyone knows you have to try pretty hard to dry out short ribs. Everyone else really enjoyed theirs.

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KateH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A favorite DC spot! Glad to see the pandemic hasn’t diminished the great food or service!

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ChelseyG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Founding Farmers definitely lived up to the hype! Pot Roast was tender and the fried onions made the dish. Watermelon ginger margarita was refreshing.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eevrything was wonderful, from friendly greeting, to great service and food/beverages/dessert. Salad with shrimp perfect. Butternut squash ravioli fabulous. Recommend!

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NewYearsEveSpecialDinner
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice seating area knowledgeable waiter and good service.

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ScottD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food portions were pretty good for the price. I had the Braised Short Rib and it was incredible.

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vipMarilyn
New England
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fresh food and terrific service. We had a delightful dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, as usual, but the staff is what makes this place really great.

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viplallvla
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place
Food is made on premises....even the maple syrup!
Delicious food and great service

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you, lallvla for your feedback! :) We appreciate it and look forward to having you back again soon. -Amy

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viplallvla
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and fantastic food and service.
Chicken and waffles are superb

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience4

We got seated and then several other parties that got seated after us were waited on and had their orders taken and food delivered while we were still being waited to be greeted by a server. It was odd as we arrived before the other parties and only had two people in our party. We went to get the manager to let her know that we had been sitting as we were now running low on time because we had times reservation tickets (hard to get) to the museum and that cut us close for time. The manager didn’t apologize and also didn’t come over to check on us after we still waited to be approached by waiter. Then, someone came and asked us how we were doing but it was not the manager. She insisted on taking our order and did so promptly however, our waiter then came over after to apologize when he saw that someone else was waiting on us. The food was great, but the service was sub par. The managers who we complained to was very nonchalant about it.

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EliseL
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! We can’t wait to go back. The prices were reasonable and the serving sizes were great. This will be our go to brunch place for sure. We’ll try dinner there next!

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LisMG
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding meal! Shrimp and Grits was an excellent choice. The goat cheese burger was melt-in-your-mouth good!

Only disappointment was that they were out of kettle corn as an appetizer!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Tables need to have an umbrella for each outside seating space when sun is out. Disappointed in the lack of technology used to notify guests when table is ready. Had I not bugged the hostess, i would have lost my place in line because they did not get my name correct when calling for my turn to be seated. Get with the times guys! Everyone texts their guests when their table is ready.

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MelissaD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Our service was very good; food was disappointing, especially since the food at Farmers Fishers Bakers is wonderful, but our dishes were either too salty or not seasoned at all; chicken cutlet was bland and burned on one side, goat cheese ravioli was gummy; steak frites and chicken sandwich were over-salted. Appetizers (farm breads and crab/artichoke dip) were delicious as was the house made blood orange soda. Would give it another try and order different dishes, but it won’t be a first choice dining destination.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Melissa: I am very sorry the food served was disappointing and failed to measure up this time. :( I'd appreciate the chance to follow up with you and ask you to please email me a copy of your review, date dined & location: Amy@FRG.Farm. Thank you and I hope to turn this around. -Amy

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JeffD
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was a little slow but polite. Food was served promptly once our order was taken. Food was very good and plentiful.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was good, but expensive was a bit disappointing due to apathetic service.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food!

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AmyJ
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good we dined twice in the same week! Definitely eat here!

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GLORIAC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Your lemonade /icetea mix (the Arnold Palmer ) needs a lot of work

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vipJamie
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was highly disappointed with this place. I took a relative who was in town and we had the worst service imaginable. The food was overpriced, small portions and marginal at best. I ordered a beer which the server said was out...then ordered another beer. After about 10min the server came back to say they were out of that one as well. I then ordered a third beer, one my friend had and it did not come until I was half way done with my food. The server never refilled our water, and never asked me if I wanted any other drink while I waited for my beer. I would avoid this place at all costs!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on June 5, 2021

Thank you, Jamie for your review and I am very sorry the food, drinks & service all missed the mark this time. :( I'd appreciate the chance to follow up further and ask you to please email me a copy of your review, date dined & location: Amy@FRG.Farm. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The menu is great with a variety of good eats. Timing was perfect and it wasn’t crowded.

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MonicaF
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious (seriously- those gnocchi were unreal) and the service was phenomenal. Truly a wonderful restaurant.,

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The prime rib was cooked to perfection. I rarely eat all of my meat portion of my meals-I ate the entire 10 ounces! I would visit again next time I am in DC.

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MarkS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Waiter was unenthusiastic and we began referring to the individual as a robot. Food was meh.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on June 4, 2021

Oh wow. We are super sorry for the "robot" like service and under-whelming food encountered this time. :/ I'd love to connect and turn around the poor impression you left with! Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and I hope to be in touch soon! -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good
Food was very healthy.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the experience. Variety of appetizers and interesting combinations on some of the entrees. We all had something completely different snd loved it all! Waitress made great recommendations for everyone’s taste.

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MarylandMo
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Very busy holiday brunch may have contributed to our poor experience. Our server was assigned three new tables simultaneously, creating a delay in order taking. The kitchen messed up the first order, and the make good came after a long wait and contained egg shells which was the " final straw."
And the other orders, whole properly prepared, we're underwhelming.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on June 3, 2021

I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your brunch visit on Memorial Day. :( I'd love to follow up with you and turn around our shortcomings with our service & the mishaps with the food ordered this time. This said, please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and I hope to make this right! -Amy

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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 30043 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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