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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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90% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (377)
Local Ingredients (325)
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Fit for Foodies (275)
Great for Brunch (242)
Good for a Date (225)
Good for Groups (216)
Fun (213)
Special Occasion (206)
Great for Lunch (197)
Creative Cuisine (195)
Neighborhood Gem (184)
Good for Birthdays (180)
Handcrafted Cocktails (169)
Hot Spot (156)
Healthy (151)
Business Meals (145)
Sunday Lunch (145)
Authentic (136)
Organic (133)
Worth the Drive (128)
Good Vegetarian Options (119)
Good for Anniversaries (109)
Cozy (107)
Bar Seating (99)
Pre/post Theatre (92)
Seasonal (88)
Vibrant Bar Scene (87)
People Watching (85)
Happy Hour (75)
Kid-friendly (73)
Late-night Find (62)
Romantic (51)
Gluten Free Options (51)
Vegan (50)
Quick Bite (43)
Afternoon Coffee (39)
Tasting Menu (38)
Great Beer (36)
Notable Wine List (24)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Scenic View (18)
Paleo Friendly (16)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent farm to table experience! The ambiance, staff and breakfast food was excellent! I would recommend some non-pork breakfast meat options for us non-meat waters.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Fun, Organic, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

The cutest spot with the yummiest menu! Me made an appointment and were seated promptly. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and very accommodating. I didn’t love something I ordered and she took it back and brought me another selection which was so delish! Will definitely come back again!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Mark is the best server I've had in years! Professional, knowledgeable and very patient with our many questions. Thanks! Both the music and temperatures need to be turned down; it was too uncomfortably hot and the music was too loud.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was good. Our order included the Sirloin Chili, the Chicken Fried Steak, the Chicken Bolognese Bucatini, Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Bean Milkshake, and Pecan Ice cream. My mom wished she had got the chicken and waffles and not the chicken bolognese, our waiter was great. He made sure our glasses were never empty. It was quite loud though, and my parents had a hard time hearing the conversation. Great ambience though. Overall, a good place for comfort food where you know that you'll get something that has a bit of a twist to it and is homemade.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We were seated right at our reservation time even though they were very busy. Cocktails were unique and tasty and every bite was delicious.

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Organic
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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I were looking for a place that had fresh food with a foodie flare. We found it here! We started by sharing an order of bacon wrapped dates stuffed with bleu cheese. They were full of flavor and properly done. We also shared the fish and chips. Two large pieces of freshly fried white fish lightly battered with a side of both house made chips and fries. We finished our experience with a piece of butternut cake. Fabulously wonderful layers of rich, moist cake paired with brickle-style ice cream. Perfect with a espresso! Perfect service finished off the experience. Well done overall. We will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

It was just ok. I have been to the other two locations and had better experiences. Food wasn't that great to me. The seating was very cramped.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Server was average at best, decor left some to be desired. Good breakfast food- need to see a dinner service to really judge the quality. But would definitely return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

My table ordered a few plates to share and we were very pleased with the food. The crab dip was GREAT along with the prosciutto appteizer

My first compaint is that the bathrooms were BEYOND dirty. I was very dissapointed by this. Second, we made a 9pm reservation and were not seated unil 9:20. While we waited, we grabbed drinks at the bar and the bartender was very rude. He was not polite or welcoming whatsoever, and looked annoyed . Everyone I was with received an attittude from him up until the point that that he handed our bill to us, which is when he suddenly seemed very polite and eager to help.

I would come here again for the food on a random night, not for a special event or a get together. I would also consdering just ordering pickup if possible.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent and amazing!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Good food, good drinks, good service. Arrived pretty early for our reservation and they were able to accommodate and seat us a little bit early even on a packed Friday night.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was great nd drinks were even better. Great service and everything came out perfect.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food - fresh and flavorful - and a nice selection of choices for everyone from vegans to carnivores. Very thoughtful and responsive wait staff who even included extra dipping sauces (raspberry coulis, chocolate and caramel) without asking when packaging our leftover beignets.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Seated us on time for our reservation. Friendly staff. Food was excellent. Only negative was the noise level (on the first floor) which made conversation difficult.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Good service, mediocre food. Chicken fried steak was so tough and greasy it was hard to chew. Would have sent it back but we were in a time crunch. Tables are so tight you need to be ready to get to know your neighbors. We were practically sitting on top of the family next to us.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

I Love Founding Farmers. The food is Excellent and the cornbread is the best ever. Always crowded, no matter what location but we’ll worth the wait.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Still my favorite place to eat. Just didn't like the table this time. Needed more privacy and personal space for the occasion. Also felt our server was a little indiscreet considering the closeness of the tables. I'll be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Organic, Business Meals, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Healthy, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Good food, horrible service

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Another overrated overpriced dc restaurant. Can’t understand why that place is always busy. Ordered gnocchi with sausage sauce. It was soaping in melted fat/oil. Overall quality of ingredients was mediocre at best. Felt sick for the following 12 h after eating!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Tables were a little too close together next to a couple on a date, which was a bit uncomfortable.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 5 days ago

I ordered the fire roasted tomato soup and rotisserie chicken as I was trying to eat light. Food was amazing. Every dish that I saw come out of the kitchen looked awesome. I would try any of them. Great food, service and price. Food portion was large. Great place to eat and socialize. Highly recommend

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding!!! Food was exceptional. Service was just the right amount of attention! I look forward to coming again!

Tags: Healthy, Organic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

Food was cold and very small portions. Squeezed into a table that was too small.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

It was OK, nothing special.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Very attentive service, our waters were always filled up and dirty dishes removed promptly. My winter stew was very tasty and perfect for a cold winter day. I want to try to the other combinations.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Casual, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Dined here many times and it’s always great. Wonderful menu the pot roast and bacon lolis are my favorite! Definitely try to get reservations as they get get crowded quick!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Very fast service and wonderful food

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

My colleague and I were working in Maryland and made the drive over to Founding Farmers in DC for my Birthday dinner. Great atmosphere. Great service and incredible food. Lovely experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Authentic, Seasonal
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·Dined 7 days ago

Great place, best meal we had during our 5 day stay in D.C.! Would definitely recommend and go back if in the city again!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Healthy, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 7 days 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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Birthday celebration

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

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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·Dined on January 15, 2018

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quick Bite
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

My family decided to go to DC for the long weekend and wanted to go for brunch Monday morning. Knowing Founding Farmers was very popular we decided to book a reservation through open table and are so happy we did! 5 min wait and the meal could not have been more delicious! Highly recommend.

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·Dined on January 15, 2018

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.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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