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Founding Farmers - DC

22354 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Comfort Food (354)
  • Local Ingredients (293)
  • Casual (285)
Founding Farmers, the Greenest Restaurant in DC, is owned by the more than 40,000 family farmers of the NDFU, serving American inspired real food and drink with an emphasis and focus on cooking from scratch.

While our restaurant is supplied by hundreds of family farms everywhere, that doesn’t mean we know every farm, and that doesn’t mean we never have to buy product from the traditional (corporate) supply chain, but it does mean we’re working hard to direct our purchasing dollars where it aligns with our values.
We’re serving the best food we can, made from scratch in our kitchens every day. Our innovative, American dishes are made primarily with pure ingredients honoring the farmers and their hard-earned bounty.

The restaurant is upscale casual, which welcomes business casual dress, and dress that would be appropriate in a nice restaurant; this includes jeans and athletic wear, and warm-weather clothing, including shorts.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Saturday: 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Sunday: 9:00AM - 2:00PM

Monday - Friday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Monday 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Tuesday- Thursday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM
Friday: 4:00PM - 12:00AM
Saturday: 2:00PM - 12:00AM
Sunday: 2:00PM - 10:00PM
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Phone number
(202) 822-8783
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Joe Goetze
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Private party facilities
Founding Farmers includes is a second floor mezzanine level that is ideal for special events/parties or corporate events and can accommodate 100 comfortably seated for dinner or 120 for a standing reception. There are no fully private rooms.
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Private party contact (202) 822-8783
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Cross street
20th St. / Pennsylvania Ave. (Foggy Bottom)
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Parking details
There is metered parking on Pennsylvania Ave., 20th St., H St., and elsewhere within 2 blocks of the restaurant. There are 3 parking garages within 3 blocks of the restaurant; the closest is at the Shops at 2000 Pennsylvania (enter on 20th St.).
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Public transit
There are two Metro stops within 3 blocks of the restaurant, Orange/Blue lines at Farragut West or Foggy Bottom/GWU. The red DC Circulator bus Georgetown/Union Station line stops on Pennsylvania Ave. at 21st street, as well as on K Street and on 19th, all just one block away.
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The bar at Founding Farmers is a truly unique and innovative experience, with true mixologists specially trained in 'bar-chefing'. The bar menu harkens back to the pre-Prohibition era with handcrafted cocktails that use juices and mixers prepared by hand.
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Special events & promotions
For large parties and special events, please note that our D.C. location can accommodate up to 12 guests in one reservation. Sorry, there are no private rooms available.

Founding Farmers is available for full buyouts for corporate or private events for up to 300 people, or the second floor mezzanine is available for full buyout.

Please contact our Hospitality Coordinator for more information - (202) 822.8783;
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 22354 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5  based on recent ratings
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 18 hours ago

Waiter was awesome. It was so much food and it was absolutely delicious.

Cylia (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Had the meatless meatloaf tastes different from last time but still good. Took home the Incredible Burger for my hubby and it was a hit. Thank you for carrying that plant based option!

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Best brunch I've ever had. Will be back every time I'm in D.C. Friendly staff and totally delicious. Give yourself a little time to sit back and enjoy for sure.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Food was very good straight forward simple preparation. Cocktails were perfectly crafted!

Rarelylate (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

We were late, and we were cancelled. They accommodated us with some effort and some resentment. I'm guessing they often have late guests, and their apparent lack of understanding was probably due to this. We do not have a record of being late, so we were not anticipating the lack of grace. Our waiter was good. We had a good time.

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Food was excellent. The service started out great but then we got lost in the mix and our waiter did not come back the entire meal.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

I've been to Founding Farmers a few times and enjoyed it each time. The cocktail selection is excellent and the food is outstanding. I highly recommend the corn bread skillet and the spiced nuts apps. The double mashed potatoes are so good I could go just for those.

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Food was fantastic! Service was incredibly quick! It was a,warm February evening in DC and I was wearing a short sleeve shirt. I froze in the restaurant. Make sure you bring a,sweater! I food made me cry it was so good.

vipKHPH (New England)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Our meal at Founding Farmers was one of the most delicious meals we have had in a long time. The skillet cornbread, deviled eggs, steak chili, and chicken pot pie were highlights. Service was fantastic - both quick and amiable. Highly recommend!

vipDcdoyen (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Slow service. Small portions. Expensive.

Yongsuk (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Excellent location, taste and services
A couple of minors.... prime rib burger was too salty and noise level is too high

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Highly recommend! Their brunch was delicious and the staff was very friendly

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Best breakfast in DC

OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Only disappointment was arriving at 7:45 for an 8:00 reservation and waiting until 8:20 to be seated.
Our waiter was excellent. Cheerful, energetic and he had several recommendations for cocktails and entrees.
Entrees were a bit slow with long interval between salad and entree.
Overall one of our favorites for breakfast and dinner in Washington, DC.

Laine (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

An attractive space and the wait staff professional and attentive. We had a party of 7 so when we were all, correctly, served at once, several orders had cooled off. I'd prefer hot plates delivered piecemeal over room temperature food. That aside, the food was good and nicely plated. I plan on returning.

raedellep (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

We had to wait too long with reservations. We told them when 8 out 10 were available in our party but they seem to have been dragging tbeir feet or chit chatting with one another.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food was good, ambience was loud.

3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Steak was chewy and other food was also not as good as my expectation.

Marge (New England)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

We have been to Founding Farmers before so we knew that it was a good place to eat however I was a bit disappointed in the Turkey/ Gruyere sandwich....lots of turkey but where's the cheese? Also our waiter was fair---not as attentive as he should have been. Otherwise still a good place. We will return there next week with our grandkids or maybe go to the Tyson's Corner location.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great spot , great food , excellent service , big lunch crowd , some wait w Resi