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About Founding Farmers - DC

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.

1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20006
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

Dinner:
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

Cross Street:
20th St. / Pennsylvania Ave. (Foggy Bottom)

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 822-8783

Website:
http://www.wearefoundingfarmers.com/

Entertainment:
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.

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.).

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.

Executive Chef:
Joe Goetze

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.

Private Party Contact:
FFDC@FarmRequest.com: (202) 822-8783

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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; FFDC@FarmRequest.com

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Founding Farmers - DC Ratings and Reviews

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90% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Brunch (239)
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Fun (212)
Special Occasion (201)
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Creative Cuisine (191)
Neighborhood Gem (185)
Handcrafted Cocktails (175)
Good for Birthdays (169)
Hot Spot (160)
Healthy (147)
Sunday Lunch (145)
Business Meals (140)
Authentic (133)
Organic (133)
Worth the Drive (125)
Good Vegetarian Options (121)
Good for Anniversaries (108)
Cozy (106)
Bar Seating (94)
Pre/post Theatre (88)
Vibrant Bar Scene (86)
Seasonal (81)
People Watching (81)
Kid-friendly (76)
Happy Hour (75)
Late-night Find (61)
Vegan (50)
Gluten Free Options (49)
Romantic (48)
Quick Bite (39)
Great Beer (37)
Tasting Menu (37)
Afternoon Coffee (36)
Notable Wine List (25)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Scenic View (19)
Paleo Friendly (16)
Afternoon Tea (12)
Tapas (10)
Disabled Access (9)
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Live Sports (2)
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·Dined 9 hours ago

Terrific service (with very good recommendations from our server - the only subpar element of one entree was immediately redone at the server's initiative). Cocktail (Winter Pie) was definitely over-iced, but very good. The food was exceptional, especially the goat cheese ravioli. A perfect place to go after visiting the Renwick.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

Sat at the bar. The bartender was awesome. Loved the cocktails he recommended. The prosciutto bread and the bacon wrapped dates were amazing, and the sausage and mushroom gnocchi was fabulous.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Bacon lollies were alright, but the pot roast was outstanding. That blend of crunchy onions with the tender beef and green beans worked well, without falling into the trap of being too salty.

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·Dined 2 days ago

I love this restaurant and i always get the same thing when i come and thats the pot roast...well my hubby and I came here before a show we was attending and it was his first time and he ordered the beef ribs...if you are a rib lover I want you to know he said it was delicious...however...he only got ONE(I capitalized for emphasis) ONE rib...he is use to ordering ribs and getting half slab...i had to remind him that this was fine cuisine dining but he didn't want to hear that...as stated he said it was delish but he asked me not to include this place in the rotation for our date nights... So if ribs is a deal breaker...this is not the place...but i have to stress that the food is great though

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

If you don't have a reservation forget it. Books weeks in advance. Great food. Great drinks. A must in DC.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely amazing time with my wife... I went there with my wife for an wedding anniversary breakfast and just happened to call and let them know I was gonna be late for the reservation.. the Very kind woman on the phone saved my spot we were seated immediately and the food was GREAT AND SERVICE! I think the manager answered the phone or whoever it was shoutout to them too

Tags: Happy Hour, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Brunch menu was very disappointing/plain just serving the breakfast basics. Similar menu to Denny’s/IHOP. Food tasted good and good service.

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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

Great restaurant!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

This was my first time dining here and it was AWESOME! The service was fast, warm and inviting the food was outstanding and fresh with great options and our server was great. I will surely be returning!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Disabled Access, Live Sports, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Very disappointed in the food. I used to go here all of the time and I took a date after telling him how good it was. The seafood devilish eggs were tasteless and old. We each couldnt finish our entrees and I’m now hesitant to return and suggest it to others.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Great service and food (with wayyyy too good carbs!), but wayyyy too loud.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

We come here every time we are in DC
The food is changing a little
The French dip sandwich use to be amazing with plenty of roast beef but now they barely add any meat

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Montreal)·Dined 4 days ago

It’s a very good place to have American food, every time that I come to DC I go there. Just be prepare, they serve a lot of food in the plates... at least the ones with chicken that I have tried.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

The fried chicken was a bit salty. Otherwise it’s good food and good service as always.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

A few years ago I felt like the restaurant really cared. Not anymore. The chair was wobbly and the restroom was really dinged up with burnt out lights.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food! Fresh ingredients and professional preparation.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

On a cold Wednesday night, the restaurant was very crowded and very loud; quite difficult to hear the waiter or carry on a conversation at a 4 top. Even if the food had been divine, which it wasn't, the noise would have ruined it. I guess you have to like that sort of thing.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 5 days ago

The venue and service were lovely. The food, on the other hand, was definitely overhyped. Although the chicken pot pie isn't the most popular dish on the menu, I had hopes that it would be delicious to some extent. Alas, the puff pastry on top was a little too flaky, even slightly mushy around the edges of the pie pan. Typically when I make my chicken pot pie there's more of a golden brown crust, but I figured there are other ways to prepare the dish and I tried to eat most of it anyway.

I was sick for hours.

Hence, I'm sure there might be other dishes that live up to the Founding Farmers puffery, but you shouldn't feel it's one of those places you *have* to go to when you're in the area. It's nice, but you aren't missing out on too much if you went elsewhere.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Great from start to finish. Very busy resturant, and I see why. Flavor on every item was as server described! Surf and Turf option made was a hit! Apps were all amazing. Definitely a place to go with friends who are willing to share apps and maybe even a bite of what’s on their entree plates. Wine and dessert selections will have me and my crew back to try more of the options we didn’t get to this time around. Bravo!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Mark, my server was excellent. He was very knowledgeable of items on the menu and could make suggestions. Got our food to us very fast

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Fun, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Very frustrating. We were kept waiting for our reserved table for 15 minutes, despite being on time for our reservation. This was for a working lunch. So this cut into our time significantly. Moreover, we were only seated after I inquired about our table for the second time. When we got to our table, it looked like it may have been available for some time. Not acceptable!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great food!

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Excellent booking service..I had an important business meal appointment..booked from Australia more than a month before and received reminder messages and confirmations.

Then excellent service.

Tags: Vegan, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Everything was very good. Nelson who was our server was very attentive and did good job bring out the surprise birthday cake for my daughter. Only complaint was where we were sitting was very cold but it was nice and cozy for occasion. It’s not going to stop me from going back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Organic, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

My wife, our two children and I went to Founding Farmers after a Kennedy Center matinee. We showed up early, but were promptly seated. The service was good and the menu options satisfied the diverse needs of our group.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Restaurant seemed nice so I'd give it another try but the waitress was not helpful because it was our first time there(she placed the menus and left). We called to find out what time breakfast was over(Sunday) they gave us the wrong time. So we waited for 30 minutes for a seat to eat lunch when we wanted breakfast and was not notified about it till we looked at the menu(after being seated). Ordered/ received our food and my friends order was wrong but we didn't send it back. The waitress never checked on us after getting our meal or ask if we wanted more to drink or anything we had to actually ask another waiter that was waiting a table near us. Our waitress was actually in the area we could see her and everything but she never came back to our table. Service could be better. But the guy that actually helped us was really nice great guy .

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We went for brunch and were quickly sat, which was nice. The tables were very close together so we basically listened in to the table next to us the entire time.

The food was very good. The eggs were not like eggs you make at home. The cinnamon maple syrup is something everyone should try at least once (and then fall in love with). The hashbrowns were very nicely done and the farmer's salad was a recommended hit.

Sadly my brunch companion was still hungry after his meal (Breafast Chicken and Waffle - it's light on the chicken) so if you're starving and have a big appetite, I'd look elsewhere.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

My family and I went for a Sunday Brunch. However, we noticed that the Impossible Burger. We've heard so many great things about this 100% plant base burger, that we steered away from our French Toast and just ordered the burger and it was absolutely delicious!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was amazing , the hostess very nice. Our server Marc not so much. He was very dry, never came back to check on us. We were going to order more food and gave up due to his lack of attention.
Othen than that, it was amazing!!!!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our server was excellent however the food was not tasty, nor worth the money.

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

My husband and I were in DC celebrating our anniversary. We loved the food and atmosphere. Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable, since I am celiac and have to eat gluten free. I would definitely recommend it and go there again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Quick Bite
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food as always. The fried shrimp were delicious as well as the autumn vegetables. I wish i would’ve purchased an dessert.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere and great food!!! Server was personable, friendly, and knowledgeable. Overall, a wonderful dinner experience. Recommend making reservation ahead of time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food and value for the money. Like the sustainable food sourcing concept of the restaurant.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Nice play to eat for any occasion. The food is very good and the restaurant has a nice vibe

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Whenever my wife and I are in DC, we go to Founding Farmers - Founding Farmers never disappoints!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food and service were excellent! Was seated on time and atmosphere was vibrant and fun.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

My husband and I truly enjoyed our dining experience tonight ... from start to finish! We are in town for the Ryan Davis show ... and this restaurant was perfect ... close to our hotel, The Watergate, and the location of the venue! My hubby and I enjoyed the cornbread, deviled eggs, chicken noodle soup, rotisserie chicken, chicken and waffles, and the chocolate mousse! Everything was delicious! We’re scared to check out the location by us, which is in King of Prussia — the bar has been set! And, it’s pretty high!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food and drinks!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was delicious but it wasn't hot. Warm pot roast not so appealing, but didn't want microwaved either. Crab & corn dip very salty but otherwise tasty and served with amazing bread. Will return anyway. Great menu and great concept. Service was excellent.

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