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About Founding Farmers - DC

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.

1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20006
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

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

Cross Street:
20th St. / Pennsylvania Ave. (Foggy Bottom)

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 822-8783

Website:
http://www.wearefoundingfarmers.com/

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.

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.).

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.

Executive Chef:
Joe Goetze

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.

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

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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Founding Farmers - DC Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (393)
Local Ingredients (338)
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Fit for Foodies (305)
Great for Brunch (257)
Good for a Date (245)
Fun (241)
Special Occasion (236)
Great for Lunch (228)
Good for Groups (225)
Creative Cuisine (224)
Hot Spot (189)
Neighborhood Gem (188)
Good for Birthdays (180)
Handcrafted Cocktails (180)
Sunday Lunch (170)
Authentic (165)
Business Meals (151)
Healthy (150)
Worth the Drive (139)
Organic (137)
Good Vegetarian Options (126)
Cozy (115)
Good for Anniversaries (112)
Bar Seating (107)
People Watching (105)
Vibrant Bar Scene (102)
Happy Hour (92)
Pre/post Theatre (90)
Kid-friendly (83)
Seasonal (80)
Late-night Find (63)
Romantic (50)
Vegan (48)
Gluten Free Options (48)
Great Beer (42)
Afternoon Coffee (39)
Tasting Menu (35)
Quick Bite (32)
Notable Wine List (28)
Scenic View (19)
Afternoon Tea (17)
Paleo Friendly (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Disabled Access (13)
Tapas (9)
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Live Sports (4)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 9 hours ago

Food wasn’t to bad, loved the chicken and waffles but my fiancé was not a fan of the pancakes, they were a little burnt. Definitely a nice place to get together with friends.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

Good food and service. I am never disappointed!

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·Dined a day ago

I had a friend visiting from out of town. We were having an excellent time and the server was fantastic. Unfortunately, there was a hair in the chicken of the chicken and waffles dish. While they replaced the dish, I was surprised that it wasn’t comped. I love this place, go often, and consider FF a go to place when I have visitirs from out of town. The resolution was dissapointing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

Loved the food and the service was fantastic

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·Dined 2 days ago

Everything was wonderful, however, you are squeezed in so be prepared to be on a double date with the tables next to you. It's our second time there and the food and service are great. Definitely would recommend! The seating is the only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Montana)·Dined 2 days ago

I’ve dined here more than 20 times over the past few years and the food and service was always excellent. Tonight, however, was awful on all fronts. I ordered one of the signature dishes and it was dry and tough, 20 minutes went by before I could get our server’s attention to order a different meal. A table server dropped the New meal by, and not only was the meal incorrect, but they dropped it on the table with no silverware. Another 15 minutes went by before I could get anyone’s attention and then the manager came by to say, “sorry, I didn’t learn about things sooner. Here’s your bill - I made sure you weren’t charged for the first meal you ordered.” Awful all around. If I wanted terrible food and service, I’d go to a chain restaurant.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing food and great atmosphere. Loved it!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined 3 days ago

When in the DC Metro area this place is a must visit- put it on your Restauraunt Must Visit List!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic all around!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent impossible burger - all plant

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·Dined 6 days ago

4 of us in town for business meetings, and wanted a casual meal with good food and a nice beer list. Founding Farmers delivered, and at a great price. I would absolutely go back, and look forward to going again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Generous portions of delicious food served by very knowledgeable and amiable waiter.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was great. Service was a bit slow and the server really didn’t pay too much attention to us. Wish the menu had a bit more descriptive details.

Tags: Organic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

Not up to their typical standards. Mac and cheese was way too salty and the fried chicken wasn’t crispy. It was like someone microwaved leftover portions...smh.

Our waitress was very friendly and gave great service though.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent always! The food is always So fresh and good! You can taste every flavor and the Beignets are to die for.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My wife and I went to the FF in Tyson's a year ago and discovered their amazing brunch buffet so we were excited to go here. As the manager was seating us, we inquired about it and he told us that this is the only location of FF that doesn't have the buffet. We were, of course, disappointed but decided to eat anyway. The food was excellent! And, the manager sent over a complimentary order of beignet's since we didn't know about not having the buffet. Great service and the wait staff was on point! Will definitely come back!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food, great service, great drinks, definitely will go back !!

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 3, 2017

First time here and it was a great pick! Nice atmosphere and the food was delicious! My son and I really enjoyed our meal and will definitely be back.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was terrific. I raved about this place since I first tried it in a business trip last year. One year later, it did not disappoint. Will definitely be back the next time we’re in DC!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Absolutely loved Founding Farmers. I would go there everyday if I could. Customer service was superb and food was absolutely amazing!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great restaurant, loved the atmosphere! The food was fantastic and the service was awesome! The place was packed so make reservations. I would drive a couple hours to eat here.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Organic, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great menu options for everyone and always good food. I've ate here 4 times in the last year (I'm not local) and the food and service are consistent.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Deafening noise level. Screaming ... what was it...music?

Really?

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Disappointing...food was ordinary and service was terrible. Returned appetizer plates that we received that were still dirty. I think there was only one bottle of hot sauce in the entire restaurant as various waiters kept taking it from our table to others and we'd have to continually ask for it to be returned to us. Our drinks went to waste as they were not well prepared. All in all not worth the expense if your intent is to enjoy a meal. If you want to be in a crowded, loud joint to be seen and take a few pics, this is the place but it will cost you.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Crab Benedict Eggs just fabulous. Great service. Always a wonderful choice when visiting.

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food / service. Went one day for lunch and returned next day for breakfast.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food is alright, just a little different you have to be in the mood for different flavors to enjoy. Service was great as well as ambiance. Great wine.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

PERFECT for a date, perfect for family, perfect for friends- Bar is awesome, drinks are original and creative, food is above par, I’d say eagle, and reasonably priced. From philly and would 100% come back down and visit this place again AND recommend.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food, good drinks, though a bit hectic or chaotic on a Friday night for dinner. Highly recommend. Steak, Shrimp and lobster risotto - What's not to love. Warning: Don't order the Beignets after dinner or you will be back first thing the next morning for more with your coffee; They are Cafe du Monde worthy.
Thanks for the great meal at a fantastic price.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Good food. We had four different entrees (bass, scallops, steak salad, skirt steak) and two apps (corn bread and bacon lollis). Couple specialty cocktails hit the mark and a dark spiced craft brew was tasty. Service was attentive and pleasant. We could speak to each other, but the place is on the louder side. Overall, very acceptable and a decent value. Bill before tip was $180s which is reasonable given we each had a drink and shared a couple apps.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent food and service. Very loud and eith lots of noise. Tables too close together to have a quiet conversation above the noise level.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our group of 4 went for breakfast and the food and service were fantastic. Our omelette all tasted delicious and the pancakes were light & fluffy. Highly recommended.

Tags: Organic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

As always, a great meal. We have eaten there several times over the years when in D.C. and have never been disappointed in the food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our waiter was awful and service was bad. We waited 15 minutes for our drinks. Our appetizer came after our main course and even though we requested to have it removed, the waiter didn’t do it. He then took 10 minutes to come back with the corrected check.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Amazing food knowledgeable wait staff on both food and wine. Ingredients were top notch. Glad we chose this neighborhood gem.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Nelson provided amazing service. Food was great

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The restaurant is noisy, but the busy atmosphere also makes it fun. Food was good and service was good despite the crowd.

Tags: Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We did not get seated until 20 mins after our scheduled reservation. It was not reassuring to hear that some people waited 45 minutes past their scheduled time. Craft beers and cocktails are great. High energy place. Comfort food is awesome, steaks/prime rib are weak (avoid).

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 29, 2017

It was great. The service was amazing and the food delicious. I had the scallops...WOW!

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