Absolutely fabulous selection !! Savory, just the right blend of foods and flavors! cooked to perfection
It was nice. Staff was polite, service quick, food good.
Food was beautifully presented and perfectly prepared. Service was professional and personable. And this was all done in a reasonable period of time.
Great food and great service. The skillet cornbread is just so good and the kettlecorn is worth the price of admission. Definitely make a reservation and you'll be happy with the wait.
This place had excellent food quality at prices that were reasonable for an overall excellent value. The only disappointment was the young woman at reservation check in was abrupt to the point of rudeness. In spite of that rocky start, the server and food made it very pleasant.
We are from North Dakota and my husband is a farmer! We decided to check out the restaurant because it is owned by NDFU. We weren't disappointed and I will highly recommend it to anyone going to DC. I hope to visit one of the other restaurants in the future.
The food and atmosphere are wonderful!!
One of our absolute favorites - fantastic food, knowledgeable servers, great offering and atmosphere.
Founding Farmers never disappoints! The food and customer service is always top notch!
Great experience. The host did not arrive me for my open table reservation. Thus it looks like I did not have lunch at Founding Farmers today.
My favorite brunch in all of DC! I keep coming back. Definitely check this place out if you want a great breakfast/brunch!
Wonderful breakfast foods for a special occasion. The blueberry pancakes were incredible.
Always a great option, and my go-to first choice for early morning business breakfast meetings. Diverse breakfast menu, professional service by greeters and waitstaff, reasonable price given the neighborhood, and during the early hours there's enough of a crowd for background noise while remaining quiet enough to carry on business conversations. And most importantly, the food quality is always top notch!
We did have to wait 30 minutes past our reservation, but it was peak dinner hour so it was understandable. The food was above average and our server was very sweet, and helpful. We would definitely go back to try more things on the menu.
Loved this restaurant. Amazing food, great ambience. Reservations recommended - pretty popular and busy even on a Monday night.
Good food. Good service. Incredibly loud.
I always enjoy the food and atmosphere, but they bungled our reservation.
We were there and checked in on time, but we had to wait more than 30 minutes to get our reserved table. What's worse, they kept telling us it would be just 3 or 4 minutes. I finally gave up and went to get seating at another restaurant, but they called our names as were leaving. They gave us some appetizers for our trouble, which was nice. But we had to ask twice to get our water and drinks. I do like the food, but I won't be back anytime soon.
Very good food. Large portions. Waiter was nice and helpful with suggestions. Great ambiance.
Crowded, noisy, long wait even with reservations on a Monday night. But, don't let that stop you. Very active bar scene downstairs, dining upstairs. All the food is made from scratch in their kitchen. While seating was slooow, the waitstaff was attentive and the kitchen was fast. Beware - some of the portions are huge, especially desserts. The chocolate mousse for 2 will very easily feed 4. The food is surprisingly good and there is a broad selection. We'll be back.
Definately our best meal in DC and we were here for 5 days! Lobby was very crowded and it was noisy; but food and value was excellent
Great meal. Friendly service. The fried green tomatoes were amazing.
An amazing restaurant experience with outstanding unusual choices! I had fillet steak with veg! Perfect flavours and great service!!
Delicious Food!! But a little loud. The warm cookies were AMAZING!
Saw all the positive reviews so tried it on our visit to DC. Was so good, we ate there 2 times.
We loved this place SO much we had breakfast twice at this restaurant. The food is fresh and delicious. The beinets are a MUST!!! So delicious!! The price is very good for the food you receive. Our friends got the bananas fosters French toast and it was out of this world delicious!!! I had the traditional eggs,bacon,hash browns and toast. Very delicious!! Highly recommend and not too bad for the budget.
This is our 3rd time to Founding Fathers - Foggy-bottom location. We have always had a great experience. I found our server to be not as helpful as our previous servers. The server informed me that they had been working there for 3 years when he dismissed a question about a picture of a menu item posted on the website that apparently has never existed. They were also dismissive when we asked for the beer menu or what was on tap. They reported that they don’t know what’s on tap because there’s a menu, which was never originally given to us. They also didn’t know the name of the “white beer” that went with the fish, chips, and beer entree. Maybe we were spoiled by the service in the past, but this server was mediocre. I am hoping they just had a bad night. Everything else was superb. I still tipped the obligatory 20%, but think the service was more like 15% worth.
If you are a patient person who tolerates crowds and noise, this is the place for you. The food is very good, and the service is decent. But, this restaurant is VERY busy almost always. We had a 6:15 reservation on a Sunday night and were seated at 6:45 after standing in a crowded entryway with dozens of other people. The crowds are a reflection of the good food...and the fact that this is one of the few places in DC with the capacity to host large parties. Definitely try the fried green tomatoes.
Service was a little slow and the food wasn't as good as usual, but still better than most DC restaurants!
It was great
It has a really good atmosphere and great food. Their gimmick is that all of their food is made from scratch, including the maple syrup, and you can taste it. They have unique food combinations & menu items that dares one to explore their paled. I can't wait to go again. (It's always crowded, so reservations are a must).
this is my 4th time...love it! we are from Michigan and only get to DC about once a year...but every time we make to eat...especially with friends and family!
We were brunching at Founding Farmers and had a wonderful time. The upstairs section was nice and calm, and the food was amazing. Perfect poached eggs, very tasty French toast, and I highly recommend any of their fresh presses and scratch sodas. Obviously, had a mimosa also. Best place to go for brunch.
What we got -
Vanilla Cream Filled French toast - incredible!! These log filled French toast sticks are amazing.
Pancakes - Nothing special, skimpy on the chocolate chips.
Music was very loud and speaker was right over our table. Service was slow to even get drinks
Founding Farmers is a great place. I always make sure I have a reservation a week in advance otherwise it is a nightmare. I visited here 4 times and most times are great with my bill for me and my lady around 40-60$. This time my server was anything but good. Didn't come to my table once after the order. I had to find him and get up to order a drink and for that reason I decided not to tip. For the first time ever. It's still a good place Crowded and pricey but still great to go to once in a while
We were seated on time however the table was under the air conditioning vent. After requeting to be moved several times they finally moved us. Four more people also requested to be moved after us. Why do you keep seating people at an uncomfortable seat? The waiter was unknowable in regards to the menu. They charge $4.25 for lemonade and you can't get any refills. The waiter didn't communicate to the server that we changed seats and our food was still sent to a whole it other table than the first. We had to wave home over to us to be served our food. This visit was a big disappointment, since it was for my mother's birthday and we weren't pleased.
First time visit on our honeymoon and when we make a trip back to DC we will definitely be returning to this restaurant. Amazing food and service.
Super cool atmosphere inside, and one of the best menus I’ve seen in DC. Huge variety to choose from, and everything we ordered was incredible (cornbread, cocktails, shrimp bucatini, etc.). Service was also great, very knowledgeable, friendly, and personable staff. Definitely make a reservation.