Founding Farmers - DC

4.5
30379 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Please note: Per local mandate, all guests dining indoors aged 12+ will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within 24 hours. 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. You can enjoy our scratch-made, thoughtfully sourced food and drink in our dining room and on our patio. We 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 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.

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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice lunch

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TraciT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are both great every time! We noticed this time that although it was at least half full, it was still pretty quiet. We could have a great conversation without having to talk above normal. It’s one of our fave date restaurants and also one of mine & my boss’s fave lunch spots to get away from the office for a bit.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 9 hours ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Traci! We look forward to you visiting us soon! -Najjah :)

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PegS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable and the food was outstanding! Highly recommend and will be returning often.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 9 hours ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! We are so thrilled to know that you enjoyed your time with us! Please visit us again! -Najjah :)

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JenH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was a little worried about the new vaccine mandate and how that would affect eating in a restaurant. The process was simple and took less than 30 seconds for verification. I am so glad DC is requiring vaccines and that the process is easy.

The food and service was exceptional, as usual.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 9 hours ago

We are thrilled to know that the verification process was simple and easy. We look forward to you dining with us again, Jen! :) -Najjah

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ChanelleW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I’ve been twice. The food was superb both visits. I’ll be back!

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Leslie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great
Our server was amazing.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed our offerings! -Xenia

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Nadia
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very tasty but the menu is a little limited. I was hoping for a larger menu.

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Brittany
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at FF made our dinner so special! We were celebrating our engagement and they took note and made it so special! The food was incredible.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Fantastic! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our brunch at Founding Farmers is as always, awesome! I had the crab cake Benedict and my friend had the Farmers breakfast. We shared the beignets for dessert and they are as amazing as I remember.

Founding Farmers is still one of my favorite places for brunch in DC!

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PeterS
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for the price! I will definitely be back.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

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

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vipZhane
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The French toast and think cut bacon were AMAZING!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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RichB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! The food is absolutely delicious. I had the chicken and waffles. The service was fast and the server was very pleasant. The atmosphere is great. Very nice upscale restaurant. The prices were also very reasonable for quality of food. Best place for breakfast. My go to when I visit Washington, D.C. 16 Jan, 2022

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for such a wonderful review! We hope you visit us again! - Xenia

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Management
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Husband 47th birthday

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RichardD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have had in America! The service was excellent and there was a great atmosphere.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

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

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DougC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always a go-to when we’re in the area. Food is ALWAYS solid. Never a bad choice and the prices are good. Save room for dessert!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

So glad you enjoyed everything! -Jessica

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DonaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and delicious. Our waitress Camille made excellent suggestions . The ambiance was comfortable and happy. Plan on returning soon and recommending to friends. Had a wonderful night, thank you!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Awesome! Thank you so much! -Jessica

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MadinaC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing restaurant, the food is always outstanding, the atmosphere is beautiful. You really can’t go wrong dining here for any meal.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, Madina! -Xenia

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DanM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After seeing a play at the Kennedy center, my significant other and I walked to Founding Farmers-DC. The food was delicious, it arrived quickly, and the staff was friendly. Great dining experience! We will be going back!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, Dan! -Xenia

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KyKyG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Server was not attentive. Would ask for things like ketchup, drinks, syrup etc. and would forget those items or take way too long. Ordered beignets never came. Then, the crab cake Benedicts had barely any crab cake on it. The English muffin was so hard. Further, my friend's eggs on their plate were WET not dry at all. The French toast was one slice of hard bread. The syrup was so loose. The pancakes was nice and fluffy. But, the Mac and cheese was wet. Just overall this is not the place for anyone that knows how to cook. Would not return. Nothing was seasoned. I went for my birthday brunch and they did none so not recommended for no special occasions

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Oh no! I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your dining experience this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me: 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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Noneya
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Eggs Benedict were great! The restaurant is crowded so servers are spread thin. Coffee refill and check delivery was super slow.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. I'd love the chance to turn around our mistakes this time. Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. Thank you for alerting us to this and hopefully giving us a chance to connect and make this right. -Jessica

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vipbrandib
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast was amazing. The caramel latte is really good and the Founding Farmer's breakfast option is the best way to get the most options. Chicken apple sausage and french toast were my favorites.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Jessica

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Company was good, disappointed there wasn’t an option for something other than tap water? No bottled flat or bubbly and no club soda? Food was so-so.

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4EverYoung
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that I was able to make reservations on such short notice.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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vipMissNewOrleans
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All homemade and locally sourced items make this my favorite restaurant in the DC area. Lots of dining spaces and friendly staff too!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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IngridG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I haven’t been to this location in years but was disappointed in the service and the food.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 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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vipAjohnson711
London
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good and fresh. The crab and shrimp risotto is out of this world.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much! That is by far my personal favorite! -Tiffany

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent device. Dining choices were well presented and tasty.

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vipAlberti
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot that we return to every time we visit DC

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us, Alberti!

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David
Amarillo
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very fresh and very impressed with menu selections. Will be back

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you so much for dining with us! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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RaymondF
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow is all we can say. We will definitely miss this restaurant when we return home.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on January 13, 2022

Awesome! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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ReturnCustomer
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and our server Anthony was so helpful and attentive. He made some great recommendations and was completely awesome. Menu was diverse and it was hard deciding what to order…everything sounded so good.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on January 11, 2022

Wonderful! We look forward to your next visit! -Tiffany

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Goodfood
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was great. Only issue is the 5% recovery charge. Just increase prices. No one is concerned about a 5% increase there, but the 5% issue gnaws at the diner. It just leaves a bad taste in your mouth.

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MattU
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Every DC trip deserves a visit to FF. Great fresh made food. Great servers. Treat yourself!

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Nicc
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Unfortunately we didn’t have a good experience. All started out well with the appetizers but went down from there. The food as received and the order was wrong plus the food was cold. After sending 2 entrees back, they weren’t returned until after everyone else in the party of 7 was finished eating. The manager comped desert, but this was not the level of service I’m used to receiving as I’ve been a patron for many years. We were celebrating a birthday which sucked. Don’t think I’ll be back any time soon.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on January 11, 2022

Hey Nicc! Thank you for sharing these details with us. I am so sorry for the disappointing experience this time. I would love the opportunity to help get this turned around. Please email me at Hospitality@FRG.farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Tiffany

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time as a family while dining at Founding Farmers DC this weekend. Danny, our server, was fabulous and was very attentive to our needs throughout the entire meal. The food was (as usual!) absolutely delicious! Two of the managers checked on us while we were there to see if there was anything else we needed. Founding Farmers DC is one of our favorite places to dine - amazing food, outstanding service, and an overall wonderful time!

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BrookeS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! We will return!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on January 11, 2022

We look forward to your next visit! Thank you, Brooke! -Tiffany

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GermaineD
Washington DC
1 review