Founding Farmers - DC

4.4
25416 reviews
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American
Founding Farmers, the Greenest Restaurant in DC, is owned by the more than 47,000 family farmers of the NDFU, serving American inspired real food and drink with an emphasis and focus on cooking from scratch.

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.
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Poconos
1 review
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was egg-cellent

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NR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

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.

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AK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place for breakfast! Had a booth near a window which made the experience that much better!

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We try to come or Founding Farmers every time we visit DC. Such amazing service and good, always a great experience!

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RM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It took a while to get seated, but the food was great, the staff was friendly and helpful, the seating was comfortable. All good!

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OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food. Busy place and close proximity to others but great service and delicious food

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Don’t bother making a reservation they kept us waiting 30 minutes and then it took 20 minutes to get our drinks

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HC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I’ve always

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Richmond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not sure what the hype is all about here. Food is mediocre and so was the service.

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AG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful breakfast, incredible taste, coffee was great. Portions could be a little bigger, but getting a side to share was perfect!

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D
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The noise was moderately loud but tolerable. The food was excellent with little wait time after ordering. We will be back.

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WP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I’ve let management know about the terrible service by the waitress and unpleasant attitude.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Highly recommend !

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service once at the table but took 15-20 minutes to get seated after our reservation time.

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LM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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PP
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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s
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great drinks, great service, great value. Salt crusted steak, twice baked potato and an old fashioned cannot be beat.

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OT
Anchorage
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable food! The prime rib is to die for! Great service from Anna!

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MW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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.

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TO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is absolutely great, and the staff is very pleasant and accommodating.

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MJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

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.

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H
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great place! Service by Nathan was outstanding. Food was excellent although my pork chop was over seasoned. Will recommend and return!

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ES
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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.

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j
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good good and excellent service. A little too loud with the open seating.

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k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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LF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

One of my top 10 places to eat in DC. Love to take visitors ere - they always enjoy it.

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H
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The shrimp and grits dish was outstanding! The service was awesome and I'll certainly be back to try other dishes.

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DC
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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NH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good quality food & service. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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MW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

superbien i dont want to write this whole review but we had an awesome time

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D
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and came fast. The only thing that surprised me was that they didn’t seem at have beer.

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k
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast is wonderful. It is like being at home. They even have grits.

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TB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

tables were a little close not a lot of privacy

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

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!

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