Founding Farmers - DC

4.5
30206 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
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Scubagirl1329
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We were seated upstairs. After 15 minutes no one came to the table. Never was greeted by waiter nor brought drinks so we left; and they weren't busy. Won't ever go back

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the service missed the mark & no one greeted you and the table or even brought drinks. 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. -Najjah

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JonathanJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great………………... Jeff was amazing & helpful

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you so much Jonathan! -Najjah :)

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fast service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Beignets were best we've ever had. Pims cocktail was good. Other food okay but the service was horrible. The waiter barely spoke, didn't give us silverware or condiments until we asked, didn't want to being syrup because "of bees", but we had waffles so no syrup was not ideal. Server just seemed like he didn't care. General manger seemed enthusiastic though.

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MelinaB
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is incredible! Staff was awesome, service was fast! We cleaned our plates it was so yummy 😋

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

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

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ElizaR
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The Tomato Soup was excellent and worth going back for. The Grilled Cheese was tasteless and burned. My friend had the turkey sandwich and again, not good. Our friends had steaks which they said were excellent along with the mashed potatoes. I’d go back but be more selective in what I ordered.

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: Hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Najjah

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Kathy
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was excellent (food, service) except the watermelon with mint side. The watermelon had a few good bites but was predominately not ripe. $6 would have been fine if the watermelon was fresh, sweet and ripe.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you for dining with us! -Najjah :)

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We had a reservation. Others showed up free us and got seated first.

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MayaE
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience5

This isn’t a place I would return to. The food was okay but they try to do to much. Breakfast is pretty simple. Their french toast was a small brick and they didn’t have more than one syrup option. They just has watery cinnamon syrup that they made themselves it wasn’t bad but another option would have been nice. The service was nice, but the food just not worth the price. You're better off going to a dinner or a quick stop.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

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: Hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Najjah

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CatyR
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

EVERYTHING was beyond delicious!! I can't wait to visit DC again and try more off the menu!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 12 hours ago

I am so glad you enjoyed everything! -Najjah :)

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nickdevigns
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cocktails, service and very nice outdoor seating.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you Nick! -Jessica

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Deniserod
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is awesome! Service was great.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us!! -Jessica

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Kira
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and warm atmosphere! Also, pretty reasonably priced for DC.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Kira!! Please come back soon!! -Jessica

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jaynec
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely relaxed dinner with friends.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us!! -Jessica

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Bora
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very disappointed , the food was not a good value. Our waitress was pushy.
Might be good for lunch but dinner was fair at best.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days 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: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Jessica

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Just celebrating my girlfriends promotion at work with a little breakfast and drink. The food and drinks were great. Service was good. Overall we had a good time and will be back to enjoy the experience again.

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FranklinJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good. Very fresh and tasty. Visiting D.C. and this was the first restaurant we tried. Would recommend it to others.

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vipAndyW
Denver
71 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Ok food, nothing special. Blacked catfish was tasty, the grits side quite disappointing.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Hi, Andy. We are so sorry we failed at our first impression and sadly, you left under-whelmed with your overall experience. This said, I would love to have a hand in turning this around and please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location to connect further. -Kerry

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EdwardU
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were excellent. We will be returning soon!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much! Look forward to seeing you again soon!! -Jessica

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NickL
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite breakfast spot in DC! Highly recommend the NY Strip and eggs…

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you, Nick! :) -Kerry

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PrestonL
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and really good food. Loved the fried greens tomatoes! The drinks were awesome, especially when we found out they distill their own spirits. We got a bottle of bourbon to go!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you so much for joining us! -Amber

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JennyH
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the farmer spin and menu, but the food was not as great. It was good, but not the best flavors. The chicken and waffles wasn't as good as we've had elsewhere, which was disappointing. The summer salad was unique and good but not great.

Given all this, I will go back to try some other menu items. Mainly because I love the farmer-owned business concept so much.

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Elli
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.. good seating in booth upstairs

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on September 13, 2021

I'm so glad you enjoyed everything. Please come back soon!- Amber

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Beth
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Food was very good. Place was quite loud but that is the vibe. Ahi tuna bowl was a little too spicy, but Turkey sandwich was perfect! So was dessert and drinks.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, Beth!

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AnnaW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the outdoor eating option. We had the pot pie and it was creamy and chock full of meat and veggies with a lovely flaky crust. The butternut squash raviolis were scrumptious. My husband had the turkey bolognese and he adored it. We will definitely be back!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

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

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MariaL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I haven't eaten at Founding Farmers in several years. I was disappointed this visit. Service felt very rushed; our reservation was for 5 pm; by 5:04 our server had asked for our order three times. We hadn't even had a chance to review the menu... I know the restaurant was probably getting busy, but way too rushed. We were leaving at 5:49. Food was fine, nothing spectacular. Won't be eating here any time soon.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the service missed the mark & came across as rushed 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. -Kerry

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Leeni
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

FF not good for celiacs. Staff did try to make adjustments for the diner who needed gluten free. Restroom downstairs was dirty and disgusting. Trash everywhere. Probably because they’re coed. Restrooms upstairs much better. Place just seemed dirty.
Food was good, but I won’t be back.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Oh no! 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: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Kerry

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Marge
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was ok but not as savory as I’d been told. Will try the brunch menu eventually.

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: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Kerry

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must destination for breakfast when you are in DC! The food and service is fantastic!

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MonicaJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So delicious!!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on September 12, 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Jessica

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We had only seen good reviews for FF. The place was packed so we had high expectations. We had the
Prime Rib. We’d never seen it cut so thinly and it was overcooked. I had the mashed potatoes as my side and they were very good, but lukewarm as was the Mac n cheese my S/O had.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Visiting from out of town. Farmers was very much a good time Ingredients were fresh!

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KathleenR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was top notch.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on September 12, 2021

Awesome! Glad you enjoyed everything! -Jessica

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing meal and experience for all 8 of us. Dwayne made the evening by treating us to flawless service. The beignets though…my goodness they are incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great! Food and drinks great. Service was great! Our seats didn’t have the best view. To the right of the bar area.

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vipAngB
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding from start to finish. The level of detail to every aspect of the meal was incredible. So many great dishes to choose from. Our server was engaging and made great suggestions. Very rarely are we wowed by a restaurant like we were with Founding Farmers. We are already planning our next visit.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on September 13, 2021

I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience! Please come back soon! - Amber

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great except for the bees. I grew up in this area and bees are usually not an issue mosquitoes are. The bees out did the mosquitos that day lol. No one got stung but they landed everywhere. We did not have syrup we had ketchup and had to eat the ketchup fast. A waiter offered to take off the ketchup because they noticed how many bees there were. This was my family first time back out since the pandemic. Food was amazing! Service Amazing. Try them out. Become one with nature for outside seating.

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vipAlex
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

A rather ho-hum affair for Sunday brunch. Service was beyond slow. The beignets were a highlight... but that's about it. The beef pastrami skillet was more like a potatoes O'Brien dish... with a garnish of beef. Not the best.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on September 12, 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: 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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Rita
1 review