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Founding Farmers - DC

4.5
22074 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Comfort Food (378)
  • Local Ingredients (330)
  • Casual (309)
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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Cross street: 20th St. / Pennsylvania Ave. (Foggy Bottom)
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What 22074 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined a day ago

In DC on vacation and celebrated a birthday at Founding Farmers! It did NOT disappoint! I made a reservation for 7 and was seated within 2 minutes even during the dinner rush. Service was exceptional! Food was delicious and served in a timely manner! I recommend to all and will return when I am back in the DC area!

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
2.0
Dined 2 days ago

Honestly? This may be the most overrated restaurant in DC. I've eaten here twice now. Both times I dined on very mediocre food and had an upset stomach later.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined 2 days ago

Birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Been here before, will be back there again. A good place to eat anytime of day!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Terrific service (with very good recommendations from our server - the only subpar element of one entree was immediately redone at the server's initiative). Cocktail (Winter Pie) was definitely over-iced, but very good. The food was exceptional, especially the goat cheese ravioli. A perfect place to go after visiting the Renwick.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful restaurant - a little crowded, as most good restaurants are, and way too loud, but the amazing food is worth it!!!

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0
Dined 2 days ago

Staff seemed unfriendly and the front door hostess was rude. We had a reservation for 3. I was out parking the car while my wife and kid went inside. My wife has a knee injury in which she reviled to the hostess but the hostess kept insisting my wife wait for me before finally allowing my wife to be seated. Secondly, my chicken and waffles were cold. They could not heat the syrup which also was a let down. I felt like for all of my troubles it sure wasn’t worth the amount I paid. It’s a shame because I heard so many positive things about this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
3.0
Dined 3 days ago

My boyfriend and I had brunch here on MLK This past Monday, for our anniversary. They were nice enough to seat us after reservation time. We ordered drinks one mimosa and one Bellini, the drinks came out very warm. I for one can't drink warm champagne, we informed the server and he brought new drinks out in cooler glasses about 10 min after. They still needed to be colder, but we drank them. We both ordered the crab cake Benedict, thinking being near D.C. It would be great crab. Not the case at all, it was a very small amount of crab (maybe two bites) and the English muffin was very hard. We would not order crab Benny's again, if we go back I would order the crab cakes off of the lunch menu, they looked like Maryland style crab cakes, what I expected on the benidicts being that I saw them being brought to the table next to us.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Founding Farmers D.C is one of my favorite places in Washington, D.C. I always try to get my friends and family members to go here when they visit. I love going for brunch (Beer Battered French Toast is amazing!). The service has always been great. The staff handling the reservations are awesome and very friendly.

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ShPA 
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

We came with a toddler, and the restaurant was great with accommodating us, and her walking around. I love Founding Farmers! Food is great, ambience great, service great.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
20th St. / Pennsylvania Ave. (Foggy Bottom)
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(202) 822-8783
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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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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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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
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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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