Founding Farmers - DC

4.5
30212 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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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

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

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nickdevigns
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Deniserod
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is awesome! Service was great.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 17 hours ago

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

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Kira
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

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

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jaynec
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely relaxed dinner with friends.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

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

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Bora
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 3 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 2 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 4 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 4 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
70 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were excellent. We will be returning soon!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

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

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NickL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, Nick! :) -Kerry

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PrestonL
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 5 days ago

Thank you so much for joining us! -Amber

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JennyH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.. good seating in booth upstairs

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

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

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Beth
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, Beth!

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AnnaW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 2 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 6 days ago
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 4 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 6 days ago
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 4 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 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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

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. -Kerry

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago

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

Food was delicious and service was top notch.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 7 days ago

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
18 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 5 days ago

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
76 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 6 days 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. -Jessica

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Rita
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good tasted amazing! It truly is a staple brunch location in DC.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 7 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitstaff was excellent. My nephew from California was joining us for breakfast. After breakfast when we’re chatting, she asked if we’d like her to take our picture. It was a nice gesture. Thank you Allison!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend for breakfast!! Fab food!! If we’re ever back in Washington-we’ll be booking a table!!

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Wynter
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great. Bar service was alittle slow but it was a Friday night

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so difficult to choose! Everything looked fantastic and the four menu items we ordered were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and menu for sure. Loved everything. Service was so-so. Took very long to get drinks and waitstaff never checked back when food was delivered. Overall great place, just need some minor improvements.

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CMaryland
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, and the have great drinks. I suggest a reservation be made. It got busy.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on September 11, 2021

Thank you so much! -Najjah :)

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PamG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service; food was delicious , fresh and reasonable wait.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 7 days ago

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

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ChristopherF
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In summary... the appetizers were so good... we never made it to the meal. We just kept ordering them! We debated skipping dessert, and we are THRILLED that we didn't. The peanut butter pie may have ruined all other desserts... it was SPECTACULAR! This is a six star out of five for us

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 7 days ago

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

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CharlestonLadies
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was so fresh and delicious! The shrimp risotto was perfect! The cucumber and snow pea salad was so fresh and flavorful! The salmon was moist and melted in your mouth! The spinach and green beans were cooked to perfection! Great server! Fabulous service! Wonderful happy vibe! Thank you, Founding Farmers!!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on September 11, 2021

I am so glad you enjoyed everything! Please come back soon! -Najjah :)

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Ogteepee202
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021</