Food was very good, comfort food. Service was excellent. Portions were quite large. Noise level was louder than I would have liked but will definitely go back! Can see why it’s quite popular!
Great food. Great service and ambiance. All of us reallu enjoyed the diner
So glad I came here. The craft cocktails are on point and well-balanced and the food is high quality. The cornbread was cakey and delicious and my chicken fried steak and sides were so flavorful. I will be back!
I have been to this restaurant multiple times and enjoyed the food. Yesterday I had the fried shrimp lunch meal and it was fantastic!
Love this restaurant
I have been to Founding Fathers many times and it has generally been a good experience. This time was different. I could not believe at how crowded it was just to get in the door. In addition, it took a while to get seated, even with noon reservations (they overbooked). Service was slow and they brought the cornbread with the meals - so we went from no food to all the food barely fit on the small table. The waiter seemed competent, but he was handling quite a few tables. It will be a while before I return.
Delicious food! Beignets were to die for!
We had reservation at 8 15pm but didn’t get seated until 8 45pm. The manager was great though. Gave us a free starter. Food was great. Service very good.
Food was delicious - very fresh and wonderful selection to pick from. My only complaint (barely though) was I had a 7:45 reservation I had made about a week in advance and still had to wait at least 30 minutes to be seated. No fault of our server (he did a wonderful job checking in) but due to the extreme volume of people the service was a bit slow. Overall though I would return, just anticipate a wait.
The food was very good but the service was very slow.
The server gave outstanding service and the restaurant accommodated for us by putting a table of two and a table of four in our group together. It made our friends birthday celebration extra Special!
It was delicious. We have only been to DC twice in our lives and we have been to founding farmers everytime including twice on this trip alone. Great vegetarian options, delicious drinks, best cornbread I have ever had and beignets oh my!!
This place was highly recommended and we immediately knew why! Food and service were outstanding!! Be sure to try their skillet cornbread - no comparison to anything else called cornbread! A little busy and noisy but overlooked because of all the pluses! Reservations easily made on open table
Ordered the Shrimp and Sun-Dried Tomato Bucatini
Too much sauce and not enough pasta...
Have been to founding farmers a few times and have never been disappointed. Went with some friends for breakfast and everyone enjoyed the meal. As always it was busy, we were seated right away upstairs. Tried the peanut butter banana toast for a start to the meal and everyone enjoyed (a bit of comfort food). Everything else, waffles, Benedict’s and a farmers breakfast were all fresh and tasty.
This place just keeps getting worst. They used to have the worst service in DC now they have the worst hostesses too. I guess food is next.
The food was good, not great.
Visiting the DC area and founding farmers was recommended. We loved it! Big portions of “comfort” food
This place has great food!!! Must go in DC!! We had a wonderful time there, food was good and the servers were excellent!!
Great food choices on their menu. A good spot for groups. Portions are large enough for a hungry kid or adult. Highly recommend getting your party to arrive on time for your reservation. Please make reservations at least a week in advance. The wait time is incredulously ridiculous. It is a good place for American fare, a bit over-hyped due to the organic, farm to table. Good place to go if you want American food and want to support the local farmers and ingredients.
The food was very tasty. Service was slow, with one drink not coming out until the end of the meal (to be fair, it was comped), and orange juice not out too much before that. Was a little disappointed in that aspect of our experience.
This place is bomb. Great food with a strong focus on sustainable practices.
The best food! Great place to go! I went here for a work trip but brought my husband back because it was so great! All fresh ingredients. But make a reservation or if there is only 2-3 of you sit at the bar, you can order the full menu and all the bar tenders are great!
The food here, as well as the service, was wonderful. The restaurant was packed and tables were very close together, but our server was great, drinks were delicious, and water glasses were always filled. The cornbread is to die for. I had the best pork chop I’ve ever had here! And the deserts were massive! A great recommendation from a friend that I can’t wait to recommend to more people! So delicious and I hope to visit their other locations. It’s so clear how much this restaurant values fresh local ingredients and delicious flavors
This place is absolutely amazing. Food was to die for and the drinks were delicious too. One of the best restaurants I've ever been to and best in DC
The food was amazing. The atmosphere was great
Loved the food. I highly recommend chicken and waffles. And, get one of their delicious cocktails. So amazing! Loved it and am glad Washington, DC, locals recommended it so highly!
One of my favorite restaurants and I don’t even live in DC. Loveeee it here.
Food at Founding Farmers was amazing as usual. When I sipped my daughter ‘s lemonade, I could have been Kristen Wiig in Bridesmaids when she said “oh that’s fresh”. Kettle corn was a hit, chicken and waffles do not disappoint and Julian took good care of us. Highly recommend!
I visited to Washington DC for vacation and I found this awesome restaurant! It was the best restaurant ever. Food is fresh and delicious, service is outstanding, and price is wonderful compared to NYC. Thanks Founding Farmers. I'll definitely visit again.
We have been going to Founding Farmers for years and normally have a great experience, great food, good service! Unfortunately, this last visit did not meet expectations. Upon checking in for our reservation we were seated within 5 minutes, great, then upon being seated at a table we did not see our waitress/waiter for over 15 minutes! No one came by with water, coffee, anything for 15 minutes! Finally the waitress came over, was slow getting us our water and coffee. The coffee and water came about 2 minutes before our food came. Then the service was slow for getting us our check too. Food was great, but the service was way slower than usual and it was not as busy as normal for a Sunday morning either.
You absolutely MUST have a reservation most time of the day here. It's always really busy. I've only been here for breakfast and it's very good. Its farm to table and everything is fresh and/or homemade right there. We love the beignets but this time they were a little bit greasy tasting and looking for us. The benedicts are terrific and the scrambles are really good as well. We've always had really good, attentive service especially considering how busy they are during breakfast.
Place was great, server wasn’t so friendly which did have a big impact on the experience. However, we were surrounded by loved ones, so it was fun for us.
We never make a trip to D.C. without eating breakfast at Founding Farmers! Best beignets ever!!!
They seated us 20 mins after our resevervation, the waiting area is like a cattle hold! They need a better system for walk ins. Once seated we had a wonderful host who was very attentive, the food was great and met expectations based on recommendations! However at the end of the night we asked some items to be moved off one bill to another ( we split it between three) and the waiter charged the wrong cards to the wrong bill! Very annoying to sort out after!!!
Great food and service!
Ordered a medium rare steak, which came out with no pink in the middle. Server said "oh yea, they always over cook it."
Ordered steak frites medium rare, came well done. The manager said he would take care of it. Ten to fifteen minutes later he returned with brown gravy on the steak. I had an xtra glass of wine and cookies for dessert. Not going back
Very consistent and excellent service.
Food, drinks, and service were excellent! We will certainly come back and tell our friends.