Founding Farmers - DC

4.6
30056 Reviews
$30 and under
American
NOTE: 4/11 - 4/15 we are under going a kitchen spring refresh and will not be offering our regular service. Stay tuned! We have been working together to do everything we can to ensure we do our part to support and feed our community and our team. We are currently serving our scratch-made food and drink in our dining room and on our patio. We also have breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, and weekday happy hour. If you would prefer to stay at home, we have To Go and delivery everyday. Our hot ready-to-eat Founding Farmers favorites are available To Go for breakfast, lunch & dinner, as well as our At Home special seasonal menus, which are started in our kitchens and ready to be finished in yours. We have developed multi-layered systems to provide you with great food, drink, and hospitality and are continuing to adapt our operations to keep all of us as safe as possible. Visit our website to learn more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 30056 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was slow. We had to request dessert menus and she only brought one to our table of six?! Bread pudding was rock hard and had to be returned.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Too loud for a date. Good vibe otherwise and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Our food came out cold. My coffee (only drink order) came out 30 mins after I got my cold food. The waiter was in a mood as if she was bothered by everyone

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Alison
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Founding Farmers for brunch never disappoints. Crab Benedict was very tasty and I could eat a vat of the hash browns. Love the morning cocktail selection, and our server was the most happy, charming person ever. We finished up with beignets. Lovely brunch!

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JeaniM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

low on staff - understandable - so service was a little slower than normal. NOT complaining, just sharing.

was really noisy where we were so hard to hear everyone.

GREAT food & drinks - staff was all friendly and helpful!

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StaceyT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Camilla and she was great. I didn't know what specialty drink I wanted, so she surprised me. The drink was fantastic. I was there celebrating my daughter and her friend graduating from middle school and she "surprised" them with a chocolate cake which was great. The food was great. I had the salmon which was cooked perfectly with a really nice sauce on top.

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HeatherB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally awesome we had 6 people order 6 different items and it was all good! I must when you are in town.

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vipSabrinaStar
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great atmosphere but we rarely saw our server. The place was packed and seemed a little chaotic, but other than that, the food was high quality and there were great vibes.

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PrestonT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire party had an awesome time. We would highly recommend everyone to check it out.

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vipAlsvball
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We met up with friends and always love Founding farmers for their delicious drinks, food variety, and excellent service. This is our first time back since the start of the pandemic and we felt safe and like everything was up to par. Will definitely be back!

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NSnow
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The server, Camilla, was amazing. She provided great service to the front sidewalk patio section. She's a great asset to Founding Farmers!

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TerriA
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fresh food and wide selection to choose from! Our waiter was awesome snd very attentive.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

Thanks Terri! We really appreciate it and hope to have you back again soon! -Amy

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MarchelleW
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation for 330. We did not wait long to be seated. Initial wait for waitress was a little longer than expected but once she came, everything else was good. Food was timely and hot. First visit for all of party of 5 except for one

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vipBlytheP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

After telling 3 people that I was there with my reservation, we waited for 10 minutes and a woman tried to pose as me and take our reservation. We heard the hostess say my name as she walked outside (we were inside) and when the hostess returned with a couple behind her she dismissed me and told me to wait. I said I heard her say my name and she said She didn’t she called Blythe- not knowing that was me. It was easy to correct the situation. The waiter failed to visit our table when we were done eating for 30 minutes so we were unable to order dessert. Other than that service was great. Food was good. Noise in restaurant was bad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

First time I’ve been disappointed with Founding Farmers. I will always go to this restaurant. Yesterday’s experience wasn’t so great

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BeccaE
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good was just OK. Been here dozens of time and the quality of the food this time was just OK

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry our food has yet to WOW you. :( I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around your dissatisfaction- please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined + location. -Amy

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Patrick
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Their food is always great and super reasonable for the DC area. Will be back without a doubt!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.

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Manda
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The napkins and plates were dirty, and it felt as if the waiters didn’t really care or as if they were in a hurry. Our food was not as good as we expected it to me, as it was extremely bland. The atmosphere was smelly and the seats were dirty.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Bummer. :( We're so sorry you left under-whelmed and understandably disappointed with your experience this time. I would love to have a hand in turning this around and please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location to connect further. -Amy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our server was clearly overextended. Hard to get a second cup of coffee. Quality of food slightly lower since I’ve been there pre pandemic but entree was great. Waiter was friendly and accommodating for kids but not sure I would bring kids again because even w a reservation we waited and then waited for server and then sat with a table of plates for a long time after finished. Food was very good but was not good enough to overcome the frustration of the mediocre service experience to warrant the high price tag for breakfast.

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KelsieP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been my number one dining experience of my vacation. The food was absolutely amazing (we got the ravioli and gnocchi) and drinks were also fantastic. Highly recommend.

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Willynill
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is my favorite restaurant. I LOVED THE BRIE FARMBREAD! I also loved the fresh tastes and unique combinations in the Corny Chicken Salad.

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vipLizperalta79
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the service to the food - Founding Farmers IT'S A MUST WHILE ON D.C.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

THANK YOU!! :) We appreciate it and hope to have you back when next in town! -Amy

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vipDawnC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server last night was amazing!!!

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2hungry
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Ordered the Sausage Mushroom Gnocchi. Delicious but way way too much sausage, virtually no mushrooms and not enough gnocchi. The sausage totally overwhelmed the dish. The shrimp and grits had a nice amount of shrimp but virtually no grits. Very weird.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Bummer. :( I'm so sorry these dishes both fell short one way or another. :( I'd love the chance to turn around your dissatisfaction this time, and ask you to please email me a copy of your review, date dined & location: Amy@FRG.Farm. Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon! -Amy

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ChrisW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great. Was loud but we could still have conversation. They were understaffed and Donna was assigned too many tables but she still did great taking care of us.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are on a family vacation. Everything was amazing from the atmosphere to the food. My children can be picky but they both ate and truly enjoyed their dinners. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone coming to the DC area.

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LDOCOMMANDER
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I think I may have just caught them on a bad night for short ribs because they were dry and everyone knows you have to try pretty hard to dry out short ribs. Everyone else really enjoyed theirs.

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KateH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A favorite DC spot! Glad to see the pandemic hasn’t diminished the great food or service!

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ChelseyG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Founding Farmers definitely lived up to the hype! Pot Roast was tender and the fried onions made the dish. Watermelon ginger margarita was refreshing.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eevrything was wonderful, from friendly greeting, to great service and food/beverages/dessert. Salad with shrimp perfect. Butternut squash ravioli fabulous. Recommend!

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NewYearsEveSpecialDinner
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice seating area knowledgeable waiter and good service.

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ScottD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food portions were pretty good for the price. I had the Braised Short Rib and it was incredible.

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vipMarilyn
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fresh food and terrific service. We had a delightful dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, as usual, but the staff is what makes this place really great.

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viplallvla
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place
Food is made on premises....even the maple syrup!
Delicious food and great service

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you, lallvla for your feedback! :) We appreciate it and look forward to having you back again soon. -Amy

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viplallvla
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and fantastic food and service.
Chicken and waffles are superb

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

We got seated and then several other parties that got seated after us were waited on and had their orders taken and food delivered while we were still being waited to be greeted by a server. It was odd as we arrived before the other parties and only had two people in our party. We went to get the manager to let her know that we had been sitting as we were now running low on time because we had times reservation tickets (hard to get) to the museum and that cut us close for time. The manager didn’t apologize and also didn’t come over to check on us after we still waited to be approached by waiter. Then, someone came and asked us how we were doing but it was not the manager. She insisted on taking our order and did so promptly however, our waiter then came over after to apologize when he saw that someone else was waiting on us. The food was great, but the service was sub par. The managers who we complained to was very nonchalant about it.

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EliseL
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! We can’t wait to go back. The prices were reasonable and the serving sizes were great. This will be our go to brunch place for sure. We’ll try dinner there next!

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LisMG
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding meal! Shrimp and Grits was an excellent choice. The goat cheese burger was melt-in-your-mouth good!

Only disappointment was that they were out of kettle corn as an appetizer!

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You can order delivery directly from Founding Farmers - DC using the Order Online button. Founding Farmers - DC also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Founding Farmers - DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 822-8783.

Founding Farmers - DC is rated 4.6 stars by 30056 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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