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7:00 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at Founding Farmers - DC.
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Founding Farmers - DC

22327 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Comfort Food (359)
  • Local Ingredients (294)
  • Casual (291)
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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American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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 (202) 822-8783
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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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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;
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 22327 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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vipDcdoyen (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 15 hours ago

Slow service. Small portions. Expensive.

vipcYberg7 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Food, drinks, service, and even bathroom soap was outstanding. Crab cake add-on was worth it; full of lump crab meat. Having lived in Seattle, I have to say that the glazed plank salmon I ordered was perfectly executed. Desserts are huge (2-3 person portions; not kidding). Very satisfying meal.

4.0  Dined 2 days ago

I really like this restaurant. This was the second time I had been. The first time was for a late lunch and we lived the window view to the outside. Staff and hostess could not have been nicer.

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Corn bread was an excellent start to our meal. Order to food on table was exceptionally quick despite the restaurant being extremely busy.

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

I was with my kids and had a good time!!!

Bob2eater (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Great food and service. A bit loud. Will definitely visit again.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Service was great and so were the chicken and waffles!!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Had a great server. Coffee and beignets were excellent. I also had the Eggs Benedict which was just ok. Big place, but reservations are helpful if you don't want to wait.

Elaine (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The food here AHHHmazing!! Delicious and fresh. I will be back often

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We enjoyed visiting this restaurant on our visit to DC.

vipdcjollyrog (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Pork chops--wonderful. Our waiter--attentive and helpful. I liked everything so well, and the portions were so substantial, that I decided to double my pleasure by saving half for dinner at home the next night. Both were substantial meals, accompanied by a delicious dry Riesling.

Djseewald (Detroit)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

After coming here 5 yrs ago we were looking forward to returning. We were very disappointed. We waited about 20 min past our reservation time to be seated. Although the waiter was very nice and accommodating we didn't get our drinks until after the food was served The hamburger we ordered was raw and not edible. It had to be sent back. The rest of the food was just average, not what we remembered from our previous visit.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great food, my son especially loved the chicken and waffles!

akluss (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

This is a very busy restaurant, we had to wait about 10 minutes past our reservation time. The cocktails and beer selection were interesting. They served comfort food with really fresh ingredients and attention to all of the details. My daughter said it was one of the best cheeseburgers she ever had, with a perfect roll and just the right amount of toppings that didn't overpower the meat.

ClaireN (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

The service was very bad. We ordered drinks and appetizers first and then later our main course and didn’t get the drinks until our main course arrived. Our server never came back to check how things were until dessert. It was also very noisy and difficult to converse. But the menu was very interesting