Founding Farmers - DC

4.5
30170 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 30170 people are saying
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VinceZ
San Diego
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Curtis was our waiter and he was great! Very attentive and helpful, I was with my two young sons. Food was good, came out on time, good value too for DC. I’ll be back next time I’m in the area

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sis31
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious, fresh food that never disappoints. Beautiful restaurant but very loud, could barely hear across the table.

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unoeagleMJ
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Especially burger and hot dog were great.
To share, I recommend Farmerhouse platter.

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KLP1
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We had a server who was fairly new which is normally fine but throughout our experience she would disappear for 15-20 minutes at a time. We asked for ice since the water we were served was room temperature and she never brought it, we were able to get some after the manager asked if there was anything we needed. I ordered eggs Benedict and one of the eggs was over cooked and it took 15 minutes for them to bring out a new one. The manager would stand in the corner on her phone during a busy Saturday morning. Would not recommend for breakfast!

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vipAryssaH
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much, Aryssa! :) -Najjah

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out to dinner with my daughter and friend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty Good

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our salads had to much dressing. They were oily. And it was really noisy.
The mussels were really good.

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Alexis
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was dreadful. Service was not bad, not best I’ve ever had though. Price does not match. This place is hyped up for bland food. Much better options in the area.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the food missed the mark this time. I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we left you with. Please email me: AGrant@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location.

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TracyI
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was slow but server was friendly and knowledgeable. Enjoyed food

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vipJayneR
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails were delicious! Our server was knowledgeable, helpful and fun. We will be back.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much! -Najjah :)

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was incredibly slow. We weren’t spoken to by anyone until 25 minutes after we were seated.

Food was fine

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Had a nice business brunch here. The food was good, however the service was very slow due to it being a high peak time during the day.

There were nuts in my salad-which I am allergic to and I could not find a waiter to help me correct the issue. It was not too big of a deal for me, as I could visibly see it was very busy at the time I was there, just a little bit disappointing part of my meal was not really enjoyed.

All in all, nice place to go for a simple, quick brunch meal in the district on a week day. The maple bacon I had was incredible, and my colleague who was with me said the French toast with bananas was very tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great and we had lots of laughs and fun!

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vipBabs
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ate outside. It was dark but nice

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TaraT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great, restaurant was pretty noisy. Annoyed that we asked for a glass of chardonnay and the waiter chose to bring us the most expensive one ($18/glass) without asking. We didnt specify which chardonnay but felt it was a bit sneaky to up our bill that way - he could have brought the bottle since we did have 3 glasses at the table.

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Herethereeverywhere
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing variety of delicious, seasonally inspired food. And the service - fantastic!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

We are so happy you enjoyed everything! -Najjah :)

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ChristineP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love Founding Farmers. Brought several friends here and they were in love with the place. The food was amazing and the service was good. Will of course return.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much, Christine! :) -Najjah

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RustyA
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had deviled eggs and the corn salad…outstanding food

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Jessica

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ScottN
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The service was EXCEPTIONAL. Best service ever. The food was well prepared, but all of our courses were too salty. We arrived early to a crowded venue, but were seated quickly. Drinks dinner and appetizers arrived promptly and the waitress knew the menu well and had knowledgeable recomendations.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Jessica

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AmandaM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Great meal. Don't sleep on the skillet cornbread or the farmer's salad!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

I am so happy you enjoyed everything! The skillet cornbread is the best! :) -Najjah

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JackieB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our time. Their booths/tables are spaced enough from each other that you feel relaxed. Nice decor on inside and very clean. Staff was attentive and welcoming.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

So glad you enjoyed everything! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was loud, service took a long time and the food was cold.

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IqbalD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, outstanding location - and the outdoor seating setup is really safe and comfortable.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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SusanC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a treat to return to Founding Farmers for dinner. Having just returned from a trip to Venice, we were thrilled to have such a welcoming experience and great meal with exceptionally friendly service. I’d go back in a heartbeat!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

So glad you enjoyed everything! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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vipBrian
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We waited about 15-minutes to be seated. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. However it took a while to get our drinks and he would disappear for what seemed like a very long time between visits to our table. The food was very good. We ordered salads and a cheeseburger, all of which were tasty. The desserts were also very good.

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JackieK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service5ambience1

We could not hear ourselves think. The Farmers Salad was oily and uninteresting. Chicken and Waffles was good. Chicken Pot Pie was so-so. Only 1 functioning restroom for a whole lot of people. Noisy, noisy, noisy!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your visit this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me at hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Jessica

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Super rude hostess & poor service in general. The server was either new to the job or a novice. Coffee was spilled on the plate and brought to the table. Latte was poorly made. Food was just ok.

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vipBumbleB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Decent experience — not sure what all the hype is about. Hot chocolate was nice but little whip cream when it’s an order for a little girl. Waffle had almost zero strawberry on top- we had to request more. The chicken and waffles same thing, small chicken fingers on top. Adult dishes much better

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the food and service missed the mark this time. I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we left you with. Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Jessica

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DinaF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had breakfast there and food was fine, nothing to rave about. It's a typical restaurant so I didn't understand what the hype was about! We had eggs benedict, breakfast sampler and corn beef hash. Size was good. Service was great, cordial and fast.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your visit this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me at hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Jessica

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OCarlos
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, nice environment, very attentive servers.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Jessica

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vipCarolandcompany
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a dinner for 8 of us visiting from Massachusetts. Absolutely outstanding. We shared several dishes from appetizers/salads/vegetable sides , main dishes and the chocolate sampler dessert box . Wow. Everyone raving about the amazing food

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, Carol! :) -Kerry

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Chris
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my college aged nephews, my daughter and her beau, and my best friend. There were not a lot of great appetizers to choose from, but we tried the crab dip and it was excellent. The main courses were very good- especially the pot roast and goat cheese burger. The warm chocolate chip cookies are not to be missed! The cocktails were unique and delicious!
Everyone left happy!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

So glad you all enjoyed your visit! Look forward to seeing you all again soon! -Jessica

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vipSoooo
Milwaukee
55 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Founding Farmers felt like a chain restaurant. It was extremely busy with a long wait line. We were very glad we had made a reservation through Open Table. Service was friendly but a bit slower with the large crowd and probably shorter staffed during this time. HUGE menu with large variety of choices. The food was good but not outstanding. We had the pot pie and the corn chicken salad. Both were a nice size portion without being too large.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the food and service missed the mark this time. I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we left you with. Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Jessica

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3TheChicWay
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good! Even the pickiest of the family members did not complain about anything, which is rare for us!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Jessica

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Keith
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food and fun ambiance. Kitchen had some difficulties keeping up with orders

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you and I'm sorry if we fell behind during your visit but glad it did not ruin the overall experience. Hope you will visit again soon! -Tiffany

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vipKatriceB
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was just ok. We had the beignets to start and I would give them a 5/10 because they were over fried and doughy in the middle. I also had the crab cake Benedict which was decent but the crab cake was very thin.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review