Founding Farmers - DC

4.5
30237 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 30237 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The service was also great and everything came very quickly.

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Lura
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Awful service, food was subpar. Would not recommend.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 hours 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: kschumacher@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Kerry

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious fresh inventive but comfortably familiar menu. Excellent dining experience.

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vipNyaT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ciara was an amazing server, the food and drinks were great!

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ElenaM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall good. Only complaint is deviled eggs needs a little more seasoning. And coleslaw was a bit disappointing but everything else was really good.

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vipkristin
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

dined with my two nieces yesterday. We ordered the salmon, chicken and waffles, and chicken fried steak. All of the proteins were fairly warm, but all of the sides were cold, and it was obvious they had been sitting on the plate for a while before they got delivered to us. We dined about three in the afternoon, so the restaurant was not busy at all. The salmon tasted good, however I the fried steak was bland dry and tasteless, and the chicken pieces look like they had come from an anorexic chicken, barely any meat on the bone, and definitely not what you used to get with this meal. We asked our server twice for silverware, and then when the food came we still didn’t have any, so I asked someone else who finally brought some. We also asked for a cup of hot water, And he came back with dirty brown water, at first we thought it was Tea, however it wasn’t tea because it didn’t taste like tea. We don’t complain or send food back at restaurants, because you never know what’s gonna happen to it after that. But I was quite disappointed in this meal, and then the overall quality that founding farmers seem to have this particular day. I hope this is not the norm, and it was just an off day. But if this is the norm, I definitely won’t be back

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 hours ago

Thank you for your review and I am so sorry for lack of accommodation displayed by our service team. I am also sorry the food ordered failed to fit the bill, and all in all, you were disappointed with your experience. It is sad to say we failed at our first impression, and I'd love the chance to turn this around! Please email me: kschumacher@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Kerry

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trodvmi92
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

fun place, a little loud, found was fine and very good service!

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MichaelB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Other than it being loud and tables being closer to one another than I think appropriate, it was a good experience. Service was excellent as well as the food.

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vipGuillermoH
Miami
21 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great breakfast, amazing setvice

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BradJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic as was the service. Chicken Pot pie was great. Pork ribs solid. Mac N Cheese as a side is a must.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice outdoor seating

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JillianM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant was very busy, yet still we had excellent service.
Our serverer was very friendly and accommodated our special requests.

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PaulaH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly service. Wish I saved room for dessert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Founding Farmers! We go every time we are in DC! The food is always great. Our waitress Camilla was FABULOUS!! Definitely recommend checking Founding Farmers out!

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vipCarol
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While the restaurant was packed, the service and food delivery was amazing. Brunch was good. Extremely organized staff

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a blast. The service was excellent and the outdoor seating space is very welcoming, well thought out, and provides an unexpected level of privacy.

The food- fresh, flavorful, delicious
The waiter- made us smile, very knowledgeable and able to make recommendations

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MatthewH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was good and the staff was friendly. Drinks were a little small but the quality of food was excellent.

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KenL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Our server wasn't the best. We waited more than 15 minutes after being seated for her to come to our table. We asked for cream for our coffee and waited so long that our coffee got cold and needed to be replaced.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and sharing these details with our team. I am so sorry your visit started off on the wrong foot. This said, I'd love to connect and find a way to make this right! Please email me: AGrant@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Amber

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ShelbyW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at Founding Farmer DC was most enjoyable and i’m looking forward to the next dining experience there, which will be real soon.

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JoseV
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was really excellent. The scene at the door seemed a bit chaotic--it was a Saturday night--but we had a reservation for 8:00 PM and got seated on the dot of 8:00 PM, so the young woman at the door was getting it all figured out. Our server was a young man named Daniel who took care of us and a bunch of other tables with great efficiency and friendliness. I was impressed. The joint was jumpin' and he was unfazed by it all. The food was very good. The menu is huge and very interesting. I would definitely go again to try some other things out. It was noisy inside. I was glad we were able to eat at a table outside. Our hotel had recommended the place and I was very glad we went.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the brunch.

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AshleyK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Delishious! Excellent suggestions by server.

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TiffanyA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The wait was really unexpected since I had a reservation but once we were sitted everything was amazing!

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CCDC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is good, but not valuable. It will be great if there are improvements in services.

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Dominique
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing! The impossible meatloaf was so flavorful!!!!!!! Well done!

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SandraA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent! Service was sporadic but good. Made a reservation so we could sit inside. We ordered an appetizer, 3 entrees and 2 desserts and the bill was about $125 which isn't too bad. Highly recommend this place!

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vipdkbyr
Omaha
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was our second time there. The food was delicious. Our server was very friendly but not as prompt and attentive as when we were there the first time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Loved my meal but neighbor seated next to us ruined my good time. He was drinking and was very loud. Had to hold my hands over my ears!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprise farewell for coworker

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The cheesecake deserves special mentions.

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Susan
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Founding Farmers offered a variety of dishes for dinner. Delicious food and friendly staff.

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DAVIDM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great...service was SUPER FRIENDLY but a little slow. Overall love the place and the food!!!

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YogaFan
Richmond
76 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The burgers were fantastic. Our server did a great job but had too many tables to cover- not his fault. All was good and can’t wait to go back.

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CollinS
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment and food! Definitely one to visit.

DC
DCba
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The service personnel especially the one who served was very rude, no attention to details. Took his own sweet time to provide us food. Even they did not care to keep sugar or other condiments in our table. The service was extremly poor.
The food was also not up to the mark. The impossible burger was not cooked properly it was almost frozen. The egg whites and avacado toast again - the egg whites prep was very oily and not good at all.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 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: AGrant@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Amber

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vipBigE
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Anniversary waiter was very slow for any and everything 15 min for ketchup and extra salad dressing just an example but other than that everything was cool as usual

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Wow- probably the most overhyped place that I’ve ever eaten. I’m just so grateful that we didn’t wait 2 hours on Sunday to eat there. Soggy hashbrowns, no gluten free bread(!), small portions and high price.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on July 27, 2021

Oh no! I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your brunch visit this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me: AGrant@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Amber

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Super friendly service amazing food. We were blown away and wish we had this restaurant near us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was very good albeit a little salty. The service was timely and the waitress checked on us but not too frequently. Overall a nice experience

BB
vipBillyBlessed
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm Day in DC sat outside under fan
Perfect!

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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 4.5 stars by 30237 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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