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Founding Farmers - DC

4.5
22938 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Comfort Food
  • Local Ingredients
  • Casual
Founding Farmers, the Greenest Restaurant in DC, is owned by the more than 40,000 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Breakfast:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Brunch:
Saturday: 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Sunday: 9:00AM - 2:00PM

Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Dinner:
Monday 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Tuesday- Thursday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM
Friday: 4:00PM - 12:00AM
Saturday: 2:00PM - 12:00AM
Sunday: 2:00PM - 10:00PM
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Phone number
(202) 822-8783
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Joe Goetze
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Private party facilities
Founding Farmers includes is a second floor mezzanine level that is ideal for special events/parties or corporate events and can accommodate 100 comfortably seated for dinner or 120 for a standing reception. There are no fully private rooms.
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Private party contact
FFDC@FarmRequest.com: (202) 822-8783
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
20th St. / Pennsylvania Ave. (Foggy Bottom)
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Parking details
There is metered parking on Pennsylvania Ave., 20th St., H St., and elsewhere within 2 blocks of the restaurant. There are 3 parking garages within 3 blocks of the restaurant; the closest is at the Shops at 2000 Pennsylvania (enter on 20th St.).
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Public transit
There are two Metro stops within 3 blocks of the restaurant, Orange/Blue lines at Farragut West or Foggy Bottom/GWU. The red DC Circulator bus Georgetown/Union Station line stops on Pennsylvania Ave. at 21st street, as well as on K Street and on 19th, all just one block away.
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Entertainment
The bar at Founding Farmers is a truly unique and innovative experience, with true mixologists specially trained in 'bar-chefing'. The bar menu harkens back to the pre-Prohibition era with handcrafted cocktails that use juices and mixers prepared by hand.
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Special events & promotions
For large parties and special events, please note that our D.C. location can accommodate up to 12 guests in one reservation. Sorry, there are no private rooms available.

Founding Farmers is available for full buyouts for corporate or private events for up to 300 people, or the second floor mezzanine is available for full buyout.

Please contact our Hospitality Coordinator for more information - (202) 822.8783; FFDC@FarmRequest.com
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 22938 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 19 hours ago

Due to an event ending earlier than planned, we arrived at FF quite a bit of time before our reservation. They got us seated within a few minutes. Our food was fabulous! Our table enjoyed chicken and waffles, the meatloaf, and an avocado bacon burger. Everything was wonderful! The carrots are especially amazing as is the meatloaf. We had a good Bloody Mary and farmer tea. Our server was good, but must have had too many tables. We did not have silverware until we flagged another worker and he gave me a tea refill after my meal was finished, though I ordered it when our food arrived. We loved FF and will definitely go back!

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4.0Dined a day ago

Reservation at 10, didn’t get seated until 10:15. Otherwise, good as always. My favorite restaurant

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Waited over 30 past my reservation. We arrived 20 minutes before our reservation time and was told we'd be seated on time. We were seated 35 minutes after our scheduled time.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Very good food and service!

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

The food was wonderful. Unfortunately, despite having a reservation, our party of 3 had to wait 40 minutes to be seated upon arrival. We were initially offered the option to "share a table" with another group at about 30 minutes. Additionally, our server extremely overcharged us for a few of the items we ordered. She was willing to fix it once we pointed it out to her, but it felt more like a ploy to take advantage of how many drinks we'd had rather than a genuine mistake.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The food here is delicious and the menu changes regularly to feature seasonal food. Unfortunately, the service wasn’t great this time (slow and forgetful) but it’s normally pretty good.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Check was rough. No good way to queue customers waiting for table. Server and food were super

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Worth the trip! Lots of delicious vegetarian and omnivore options and plenty of choices for kids, as well. Tomato soup was incredible. Awesome cocktails and amazing service.

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

Watery tomato soup and crostini with pimento and tomato was awful. Have eaten there several times and find the food really inconsistent.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Made reservation for 12:15pm for 3 people. We arrived and checked in at 12:05pm. Hostess said it would be 10 mins. 11 mins later I checked back in with the hostess and was told we were next. After watching 3 other groups get seated I went back to the hostess and asked if she forgot about us. She stated others had checked in before me, apologized for that and said she’d have us seated soon. We were finally seated by 12:40pm. I ordered the vegetarian meatloaf and it was burnt on the side facing the plate. After spending most of my lunch hour waiting to be sat, didn’t have any left to request a properly cooked lunches!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The service was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. There were many vegetarian options, not just one or two as we sometimes experience. It was a little loud, so not the best place if you are looking for a quiet dinner. Prices were very reasonable for a downtown DC restaurant.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was very good, comfort food. Service was excellent. Portions were quite large. Noise level was louder than I would have liked but will definitely go back! Can see why it’s quite popular!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent meal and service. We asked for a little quieter spot. The staff did their best but this a very noisy restaurant.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food. Great service and ambiance. All of us reallu enjoyed the diner

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Small portions, crowed for a Wednesday night, expensive for the portion sizes. Waitress was more concerned with turning the table than us.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

So glad I came here. The craft cocktails are on point and well-balanced and the food is high quality. The cornbread was cakey and delicious and my chicken fried steak and sides were so flavorful. I will be back!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

I have been to this restaurant multiple times and enjoyed the food. Yesterday I had the fried shrimp lunch meal and it was fantastic!

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

Founding Farmers is just the worst. The entryway is ALWAYS incredibly crowded, in part because they flatly refuse to seat any diners until all are present. The host was pretty rude, the food was completely mediocre and overpriced, and it was too loud. This was at 8:30 in the morning. Terrible, just terrible.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was so good! The staff was very busy with additional guests’ tables, but remained pretty attentive.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Love this restaurant

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

My first time at the restaurant. Food was very good and fresh tasting. Crab dip and bread was amazing. Fried shrimp was very good. Only complaint, our table was under a vent that blew cold air. It was already a cold windy day outside so no fun being cold inside as well. Lucky the air would time on and off so there were times when the air was not blowing. The restaurant was very crowded so no other table to move to.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

I have been to Founding Fathers many times and it has generally been a good experience. This time was different. I could not believe at how crowded it was just to get in the door. In addition, it took a while to get seated, even with noon reservations (they overbooked). Service was slow and they brought the cornbread with the meals - so we went from no food to all the food barely fit on the small table. The waiter seemed competent, but he was handling quite a few tables. It will be a while before I return.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

I got French toast. It was pretty bad. I have never seen deep fried french toast before. Location of restaurant was good though

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Delicious food! Beignets were to die for!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

We had reservation at 8 15pm but didn’t get seated until 8 45pm. The manager was great though. Gave us a free starter. Food was great. Service very good.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant was crowded but fun. The food was fabulous. There are options for everyone. The service was attentive and excellent.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was delicious - very fresh and wonderful selection to pick from. My only complaint (barely though) was I had a 7:45 reservation I had made about a week in advance and still had to wait at least 30 minutes to be seated. No fault of our server (he did a wonderful job checking in) but due to the extreme volume of people the service was a bit slow. Overall though I would return, just anticipate a wait.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was very good but the service was very slow.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The server gave outstanding service and the restaurant accommodated for us by putting a table of two and a table of four in our group together. It made our friends birthday celebration extra Special!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

It was delicious. We have only been to DC twice in our lives and we have been to founding farmers everytime including twice on this trip alone. Great vegetarian options, delicious drinks, best cornbread I have ever had and beignets oh my!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This place was highly recommended and we immediately knew why! Food and service were outstanding!! Be sure to try their skillet cornbread - no comparison to anything else called cornbread! A little busy and noisy but overlooked because of all the pluses! Reservations easily made on open table

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Ordered the Shrimp and Sun-Dried Tomato Bucatini

Too much sauce and not enough pasta...

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Have been to founding farmers a few times and have never been disappointed. Went with some friends for breakfast and everyone enjoyed the meal. As always it was busy, we were seated right away upstairs. Tried the peanut butter banana toast for a start to the meal and everyone enjoyed (a bit of comfort food). Everything else, waffles, Benedict’s and a farmers breakfast were all fresh and tasty.

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1.0Dined 7 days ago

This place just keeps getting worst. They used to have the worst service in DC now they have the worst hostesses too. I guess food is next.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

The food was good, not great.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Visiting the DC area and founding farmers was recommended. We loved it! Big portions of “comfort” food

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

This place has great food!!! Must go in DC!! We had a wonderful time there, food was good and the servers were excellent!!

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Great food choices on their menu. A good spot for groups. Portions are large enough for a hungry kid or adult. Highly recommend getting your party to arrive on time for your reservation. Please make reservations at least a week in advance. The wait time is incredulously ridiculous. It is a good place for American fare, a bit over-hyped due to the organic, farm to table. Good place to go if you want American food and want to support the local farmers and ingredients.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

The food was very tasty. Service was slow, with one drink not coming out until the end of the meal (to be fair, it was comped), and orange juice not out too much before that. Was a little disappointed in that aspect of our experience.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

This place is bomb. Great food with a strong focus on sustainable practices.

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