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Founding Farmers - DC, Washington, DC

Founding Farmers - DC

4.5
4.5
30384 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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. You can enjoy our scratch-made, thoughtfully sourced food and drink in our dining room and on our patio. We 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 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.

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Booked 398 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 8:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 822-8783

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Foggy Bottom

  • Cross street

    20th St. / Pennsylvania Ave. (Foggy Bottom)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

5% Restaurant Recovery Charge

Founding Spirits

Our Farmer-Owned Distillery. Distilled & bottled at Farmers & Distillers in Washington, D.C.

  • Founding Spirits Barrel-Aged Cocktails$12.50

    Two of our favorite classic cocktails aged in-house in oak barrels. Old Fashioned, Chelsea's Manhattan

    • Founding Spirits Martini

      Enjoy the perfect martini with our Founding Spirits Vodka or Founding Spirits Dry Gin. Choose: classic or dirty

      • Mini$6.50
      • Up$11.50
      • Up with a Sidecar$13.50

    Our Vodka

    • Founding Spirits Mule$11.50

      Founding Spirits Vodka, lime, ginger, mint

      • Cucumber Delight$12.50

        Founding Spirits Vodka, domaine de canton, lemon, cucumber, cantaloupe

        • Clementine Cooler$12.50

          Founding Spirits Vodka infused with clementines, maraschino liqueur, lime, mint, Beyla honey, Founding Spirits clementine bitters

          • Fraise Fling$12.50

            Founding Spirits Vodka, lemon, lychees, strawberry, agave, sparkling wine

            • Farmer's Daughter$12.50

              Founding Spirits Vodka, domain de canton, st. germain, lime, passion fruit, raspberry, bitters

              • Chi Chi Colada$12.50

                Founding Spirits Vodka, pineapple, coconut cream

                Our Dry Gin

                • The Constitution$11.50

                  Founding Spirits Dry Gin infused with blueberry, ginger & chamomile, lemon

                  • Southside$11.50

                    Founding Spirits Dry Gin, lemon, mint, Founding Spirits clementine bitters

                    • Easy Peasy$12.50

                      Founding Spirits Dry Gin, aperol, lemon, cucumber

                      • Rosella Spritz$12.50

                        Founding Spirits Dry Gin, lime, rosella tea

                        • The Baroness$13.50

                          Founding Spirits Dry Gin, campari, lime, mint

                          Gin & Tonics

                          • Proper$11.50

                            Founding Spirits Dry Gin or Founding Spirits Dry Gin infused with strawberry, tonic

                            • Frozen$11.50

                              Founding Spirits Dry Gin, house tonic, lime

                              • G&T Fizz*$11.50

                                Founding Spirits Dry Gin, house tonic, lime, lemon grass, egg white

                                Our Bourbon

                                • Bourbon Sour*$11.50

                                  Founding Spirits Bourbon, lemon, egg white

                                  • Coconut Old Fashioned$12.50

                                    Founding Spirits Bourbon infused with coconut, cinnamon, bitters

                                    • Maple Bourbon Smash$12.50

                                      Founding Spirits Bourbon infused with birch, lemon, orange, maple, bitters

                                      • Sunstone Collins$12.50

                                        Founding Spirits Bourbon infused with sunstone black tea, lemon

                                        • The Preakness$12.50

                                          Founding Spirits Bourbon, Founding Spirits Vodka, grand marnier, lemon, orange, pineapple, bitters

                                          • Bourbon Colada$12.50

                                            Founding Spirits Bourbon infused with coconut, pineapple, coconut cream

                                            • Farmer John$13.50

                                              Founding Spirits Bourbon, curaçao, lemon

                                              • Bourbon Mule$13.50

                                                Founding Spirits Bourbon, lime, ginger

                                                • Mint Julep$13.50

                                                  Founding Spirits Bourbon, mint, bitters

                                                  • New York Sour$13.50

                                                    Founding Spirits Bourbon, lemon, red wine float

                                                    Our Rye

                                                    • You Caught My Rye$12.50

                                                      Founding Spirits Rye, campari, lime, almond, bitters

                                                      • Blackberry Sour*$13.50

                                                        Founding Spirits Rye, grand marnier, lemon, blackberry, bitters, egg white

                                                        • Ward Eight$13.50

                                                          Founding Spirits Rye, sweet vermouth, lemon, orange, grenadine, bitters

                                                          • Sazerac$14.50

                                                            Founding Spirits Rye, cognac, absinthe, peychaud

                                                            Buy a Bottle to Go

                                                            Curious about our spirits? Ask your server for a taste. Please do not open purchased bottles here

                                                            • Vodka

                                                              • 1L$28.00
                                                            • Dry Gin

                                                              • 1L$28.00
                                                            • Bourbon

                                                              • 750ml$30.00
                                                            • American Amaro

                                                              • 750ml$30.00
                                                            • Rye

                                                              • 750ml$30.00

                                                            Tequila

                                                            • Rosella Margarita$12.50

                                                              blanco tequila, domain de canton, lime, rosella tea

                                                              • The Margarita 2019*$13.50

                                                                Mike V's Fave. A perfect balance of sweet & sour. Handcrafted to be so light & refreshing you'll want more than one. 100% agave tequila, cointreau, citrus, egg white. Choose: salt or no salt; pebble ice or cubes

                                                                • Strawberry Ginger Margarita$13.50

                                                                  blanco tequila, patrón citrónge, lime, strawberry, ginger, mint

                                                                  • Paloma$13.50

                                                                    blanco tequila, grapefruit, lime, agave, mezcal

                                                                    • Spicy Paloma$13.50

                                                                      blanco tequila, yellow chartreuse, grapefruit, lime, chipotle

                                                                      • The Clementine$13.50

                                                                        reposado tequila infused with clementine & chili, bénédictine, lime, pineapple, agave

                                                                        Rum

                                                                        • Buck's Best Mai Tai*$12.50

                                                                          blend of dark rums, curaçao, lime, almond, bitters, passion fruit foam

                                                                          • El Presidente$12.50

                                                                            white rum, lime, pineapple, grenadine

                                                                            • Dark 'n Stormy$12.50

                                                                              dark rum, lime, ginger

                                                                              • Painkiller$12.50

                                                                                dark rum, overproof rum, pineapple, coconut, orange, nutmeg

                                                                                • Rum Punch$13.50

                                                                                  dark rum, lemon, grapefruit, white tea, Founding Spirits clementine bitters, tiki bitters

                                                                                  Mojitos

                                                                                  • Classic$12.50

                                                                                    white rum, lime, mint, bitters

                                                                                    • Old Cuban$12.50

                                                                                      white rum, lime, mint, bitters, sparkling wine

                                                                                      • Mojito Daiquiri$12.50

                                                                                        white rum, lime, mint

                                                                                        Cocktails

                                                                                        • Craft Cocktails To Go

                                                                                          • 16oz$20.00

                                                                                        Wine & Beer

                                                                                          Bubbly

                                                                                          • Freixenet Prosecco | Veneto, Italy$12.50

                                                                                            ripe red berries, meyer lemon, tropical fruit, refreshing

                                                                                            • Dopff & Irion Cremant de Alsace Rosé | Alsace, France$15.50

                                                                                              elegant rosé, hints of orange, light, crisp finish

                                                                                              Rosé

                                                                                              • Fleurs de Prairie Rosé | Languedoc, France | 2020$12.50

                                                                                                dried cherry, fresh strawberry, delicate, light finish

                                                                                                • Our Virginia Vines Rosé | Madison, VA | 2020$14.50

                                                                                                  Vintners are Farmers® Our distinctly Virginian wine is handcrafted with our partner at Early Mountain Vineyards. Strawberry, rose hips, light & drinkable, delicate finish

                                                                                                  White

                                                                                                  • Joseph Cattin Pinot Blanc | Alsace, France | 2018$11.50

                                                                                                    pear, nectarine, fresh, bright finish

                                                                                                    • Zemmer Pinot Grigio | Alto Adige, Italy | 2020$12.50

                                                                                                      stonefruit, honeysuckle, pear, lively finish

                                                                                                      • Esk Valley Sauvignon Blanc | Marlbourough, New Zealand | 2019$12.50

                                                                                                        juicy grapefruit, meyer lemon, bright finish

                                                                                                        • Domaine de Villalin Quincy | Les Grandes Vignes Sauvignon Blanc | Loire Valley, France | 2019$13.50

                                                                                                          grassy, ripe green fruit, fresh, clean finish

                                                                                                          • Rutherford Round Pond Sauvignon Blanc | Napa Valley, CA | 2020$14.50

                                                                                                            papaya & mango, juicy, bright citrus finish

                                                                                                            • Dopff & Irion Riesling | Alsace, France | 2019$14.50

                                                                                                              green apple, dry, bright finish

                                                                                                              • Deloach Vineyards Chardonnay | Russian River Valley, CA | 2019$14.50

                                                                                                                crisp green apple, melon, oak, well-rounded finish

                                                                                                                • Stag's Leap "Hands of Time" Chardonnay | Napa Valley, CA | 2019$16.50

                                                                                                                  floral, poached pear, bold, well-rounded finish

                                                                                                                  • Roserock Estate Chardonnay | Eola-Amity Hills, OR | 2019$18.50

                                                                                                                    floral, bright lemon, rich finish

                                                                                                                    Red

                                                                                                                    • Piazzo Barbera d'Alba | Piedmont, Italy | 2020$12.50

                                                                                                                      bright red cherry, fresh acidity, light finish

                                                                                                                      • Buena Vista North Coast Pinot Noir | North Coast, CA | 2018$14.50

                                                                                                                        berry, cocoa, baking spice, bold, rich finish

                                                                                                                        • Duckhorn Migration Pinot Noir | Sonoma Coast, CA | 2019$17.50

                                                                                                                          bright plum, pepper, cocoa, silky finish

                                                                                                                          • Orube Crianza Tempranillo | Rioja, Spain | 2017$13.50

                                                                                                                            vanilla, smoky caramel, roasted coffee, refined fruity finish

                                                                                                                            • Kaiken Reserva Malbec | Mendoza, Argentina | 2018$15.50

                                                                                                                              ripe cherry, baking spice, refined finish

                                                                                                                              • Domaine de la Solitude | Côtes du Rhône Rouge | Rhône Valley, France | 2019$13.50

                                                                                                                                fresh red fruit, bold & powerful, slightly dry finish

                                                                                                                                • Tenshen Red Blend | Santa Barbara, CA | 2019$14.50

                                                                                                                                  dark chocolate, baking spices, vibrant fruit, silky finish

                                                                                                                                  • Raymond Vineyards Sommelier Select Cabernet Sauvignon | North Coast, CA | 2019$14.50

                                                                                                                                    cherry, plum, smooth finish

                                                                                                                                    • Greenwing Cabernet Sauvignon | Columbia Valley, WA | 2019$18.50

                                                                                                                                      vibrant dark fruit, cocoa, silky finish

                                                                                                                                      American & Craft Beer

                                                                                                                                        Draft

                                                                                                                                        • Pabst Blue Ribbon | Lager | 4.7%$5.50

                                                                                                                                          • Tröegs Sunshine Pilsner | Pilsner | PA | 4.5%$7.50

                                                                                                                                            • Devil's Backbone Vienna Lager | Lager | VA | 5.2%$7.50

                                                                                                                                              • Flying Dog Chesapeake Wheat | Wheat Ale | MD | 5%$7.50

                                                                                                                                                • Victory Golden Monkey | Belgian | PA | 9.5%$7.50

                                                                                                                                                  • Great Lakes Hazecraft | Hazy IPA | OH | 6.7%$7.50

                                                                                                                                                    • Atlas Ponzi | IPA | DC | 7.3%$7.50

                                                                                                                                                      • Local & Seasonal Draft$8.50

                                                                                                                                                        Cider

                                                                                                                                                        • Capitol Cider House Capitol Cuvee' | DC | 6.9%$7.50

                                                                                                                                                          Non-Alcoholic Beverages

                                                                                                                                                          $5.99

                                                                                                                                                          • Zero-Proof Sparking Seltzers

                                                                                                                                                            choose: green tea & honey, grapefruit, citrus, or citrus & mint

                                                                                                                                                            • Scratch Soda

                                                                                                                                                              choose: grapefruit, orange, lemon-lime, ginger, hibiscus, vanilla, or seasonal

                                                                                                                                                              • Today's Rickey

                                                                                                                                                                lime juice, seltzer, today's syrup

                                                                                                                                                                Last updated: April 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                What 30,384 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                4.5
                                                                                                                                                                4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                                • 4.5Food
                                                                                                                                                                • 4.4Service
                                                                                                                                                                • 4.4Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                • 4.2Value

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                                                                                                                                                                  Kita

                                                                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined today

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                                                                                                                                                                  Our server was nice and very polite. The food was mediocre. The shrimp and grits was more like a soup and the steak was requested medium but came out well done. Smoked salmon Benedict was decent. Waffle with bacon and fruit was good. We’ve been for lunch and dinner which is really good e expected the same for brunch but…we’ll stick with lunch and dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded today

                                                                                                                                                                  Hi, Kita! Thank you for the review and feedback from your most recent visit. I'm happy to read that the service was good. I'm sorry to read that the food you ordered during brunch did not live up to expectations. We really look forward to seeing you again for our lunch and dinner menu!-Franklin

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                                                                                                                                                                  Jared

                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined today

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Always great food, creative drinks, and dedication to quality on every front. Great wine pairing recommendation rounded out a fun night! You can never go wrong at Founding Farmers...it's always my first stop!

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                                                                                                                                                                  fanofdc

                                                                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  Good food, good service, but noise level slightly boisterous.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded today

                                                                                                                                                                  Hello! Thank you for the review. I'm happy to read that you had a great time dining with us. I do apologize that our atmosphere was boisterous and not up to expectation. We can't wait to have you back!-Franklin

                                                                                                                                                                4. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

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                                                                                                                                                                  Service was excellent and food was good.

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                                                                                                                                                                  YuriY

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly . The

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded today

                                                                                                                                                                  Hi, Yuri! Thank you for the review. I'm glad to read that you had a great time when you dined in and that we knocked it out the park with our amazing food and excellent service. We can't wait to see you again!-Franklin

                                                                                                                                                                6. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

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                                                                                                                                                                  We went to Founding farmers for a small graduation gathering. The restaurant was very accommodating in seating us close to one another as we were a largish group. Brunch was great! Beignets were the best! Good service and reasonably priced.

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                                                                                                                                                                  Andy

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

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                                                                                                                                                                  Great server, great food and the restaurant itself was nice. Price was great as well

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded today

                                                                                                                                                                  Hi, Andy! Thank you for the awesome review. We can't wait to have you back!-Franklin

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                                                                                                                                                                  Trash

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

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                                                                                                                                                                  Server was trash had to get another employee to end the bill becuase she kept walking past us

                                                                                                                                                                9. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  Charlotte

                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Michael was extremely amazing as a server. Helped out with what to choose on the menu and represented Founding Famers and what quality it provides! Will definitely come back when in town again! We had the Crab and Artichoke dip, Farmhouse Platter, Avocado bacon cheeseburger (bacon was on point!), and lots of dessert (cheesecake amazing!) drinkers were really good too! (el presiente)

                                                                                                                                                                10. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  Very down home food which we were craving. Definitely will go back

                                                                                                                                                                11. CJ

                                                                                                                                                                  CincyJay

                                                                                                                                                                  Cincinnati

                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall2food2service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                  Rushed and very average. Don’t let the farm to table pitch fool you. This has a very O’Charleys chain vibe

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Hi! Thank you for choosing to dine with us. While we don't claim to be farm to table and we do not think there is anything wrong with other restaurants, we do pride ourselves in serving fresh ingredients and sustainability practices. I hope you will join us another time and we can turn your impression of us around. -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                12. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  Atlanta

                                                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 2 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                  Waffles were cold and hard! Eggs sausage potatoes English muffin warm cold

                                                                                                                                                                13. M

                                                                                                                                                                  Murray

                                                                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                  24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  Always a good experience.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you for dining with us, Murray! :) -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                14. BC

                                                                                                                                                                  BrettC

                                                                                                                                                                  Fort Lauderdale

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Was a great dinner. Very accommodating. Food was great. Service was great. Was a great night overall. Highly recommend and would definitely go back.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  We are so happy you had a great visit! Join us again anytime! :) -Kerry

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                                                                                                                                                                  Alan

                                                                                                                                                                  Orlando

                                                                                                                                                                  45 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  45 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Everything was terrific…best food and service! Hadn’t been there in a few years. Still the best!

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you so much for dining with us again, Alan! :) -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                16. JG

                                                                                                                                                                  JimG

                                                                                                                                                                  Baltimore

                                                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                  Service was very slow. Waiter did not know products that restaurant was selling. Had to ask other service RE drink status. Food tasted ok.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Oh no, Jim! I am so sorry to hear this! I would love to turn this around for you. Please email me at Hospitality@FRG.farm with a copy of your review, date dined, and location so that we can discuss further! -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                17. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                  I arrived after making an online reservation and was seated promptly at a nice table outside. Finding just what I wanted from the ample menu was easy, and my food was outstanding.

                                                                                                                                                                18. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  Atlantic City

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  The food and service was amazing. I had the filet mignon, mashed potatoes and asparagus and my husband had wings and the kale salad. All excellent. We then completed our meal with the beignets and they were amazing as well. We will definitely be back!

                                                                                                                                                                19. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                  The food was great but came out at different times for everyone at the table.

                                                                                                                                                                20. RJ

                                                                                                                                                                  RaymondJ

                                                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Delicious comfort foods. Friendly staff. Generous portions.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you for joining us, Raymond! :) -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                21. KM

                                                                                                                                                                  KimberlyM

                                                                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                  The food is fine but the service is absolutely awful. Despite having a reservation, we waited for 20 minutes to be seated because of an error by staff about seating us. Then we finally got a table that was too small for us. We didn't get silverware until I went looking for it. The waitress was deeply unfriendly. Drinks were slow to arrive. The food was fine but not amazing. Given the poor service, I won't be returning.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Oh no, Kimberly! I am so sorry this was the experience we gave you! I would love to connect and turn this around! Please email me at Hospitality@FRG.farm with a copy of your review, date dined, and location. I look forward to hearing from you. -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                22. c

                                                                                                                                                                  cabgoesleft

                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                  229 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                  229 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  All is fine at FF. Outdoor seating is nice with good weather.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  I would love to learn more about your experience. Please email Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined, and location. -Tiffany

                                                                                                                                                                23. CR

                                                                                                                                                                  CRei

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  Although there was a bit of a wait even with the reservation, the service and the food was excellent. I would return.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you so much for dining with us and we really appreciate your patience with our team. We cant wait to have you visit us again! -Najjah :)

                                                                                                                                                                24. t

                                                                                                                                                                  twshorey

                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  Great time with some clients. Rave reviews with the food and service. A touch loud by the end of the evening, but would absolutely go back again.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you so much for dining with us! -Najjah :)

                                                                                                                                                                25. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Excellent meals and drinks; and very beautiful presentation.

                                                                                                                                                                26. AR

                                                                                                                                                                  AnthonyR

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  A nice restaurant with great service and the breakfast menu is really delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you for the awesome review, Anthony! -Najjah :)

                                                                                                                                                                27. JG

                                                                                                                                                                  JennyG

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Very friendly wait staff after some clear reservation/seating problems with the front of the house. The drinks were great and the food was good. Unfortunately the kitchen wasn’t running on time so our appetizers and entree came out back to back and the entree didn’t taste freshly cooked. Also seemed like the food was missing finished salt and they didn’t provide any on the table.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you for dining with us, Jenny. We appreciate your patience with our team. -Najjah :)

                                                                                                                                                                28. LK

                                                                                                                                                                  LisaK

                                                                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Food was excellent - don’t miss the cornbread. Meatloaf was great. Service was outstanding- we weren’t rushed to leave though we talked for 2 hours

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you so much for dining with us, Lisa! -Najjah :)

                                                                                                                                                                29. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  Hawaii

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                  Our waiter forgot our appetizer order and brought our main dishes after about 20 minutes. When I said to cancel the apps, they liked at me like I was crazy and said nothing. My $14 glass of wine was 3 oz at best with floating cork pieces. Ahi tuna poke bowl was over-dressed with vinaigrette and uninspired. My son’s avocado veggie sandwich had no avocado on it. Overall it was quite disappointing. We were big fans of FF but will try other restaurants in the future.

                                                                                                                                                                30. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  Atlantic City

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall3food5service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                  Super bright and music is terrible. Every table has SUPER bright led lights over top so don’t go if you are looking for nice ambiance . Food is good. Service is poor. Brought entrees and left appetizer plates on table the entire dinner. Hard to find waitress.

                                                                                                                                                                31. AH

                                                                                                                                                                  AliH

                                                                                                                                                                  Toronto

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Great meal and amazing waiter. Hosts were courteous and seated us on a timely basis.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you for dining with us!!! -Najjah :)

                                                                                                                                                                32. K

                                                                                                                                                                  Kathywith

                                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  Just a little disappointing when two of of us ordered the pot roast and we were told they were out of that. We both got the chicken pot pie, but instead of being made with pie crust, it’s made with a plop of puffed pastry on top; it was just ok. The service was fair.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you for your review, Kathy. I hope you will join us again and allow us to find you something more agreeable! -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                33. p

                                                                                                                                                                  pdxfoodie

                                                                                                                                                                  Portland

                                                                                                                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall2food2service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                  Nice selection of unique cocktails were the highlight of this upscale gastropub. The restaurant has high ceilings and many hardsurfaces sk it was was very loud over dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you for dining with us! I apologize for the noise level. -Najjah

                                                                                                                                                                34. RD

                                                                                                                                                                  RobinD

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall2food1service2ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Unfortunately Founding Farmers fell flat at our graduation celebration dinner Sunday night. Our party of 13 could not be seated together, and when we told the hostess stand that there was an empty booth next to our main table, they were rude and refused to seat our family near each other. They actually separated us on separate floors! Service was poor and slow, we waited atleast 30 minutes for water, and watched our bar drinks sit for another 25 minutes with no one to bring them over. Food was undercooked. Picnic chicken salad unappetizing. Hostess never told my dad that they were out of potroast until after all dishes were served. Overall disaster!!!

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Hi Robin, thank you so for your review! I would love to investigate your feedback further. Please email Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined, and location. -Tiffany

                                                                                                                                                                35. DW

                                                                                                                                                                  DianneW

                                                                                                                                                                  St. Louis

                                                                                                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  Had a reservation. Getting checked in was inconvenient; difficult hearing when name called. Food was outstanding!

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you for your review, Dianne! It is true, our front desk area can be very noisy, especially on the weekend! Thank you for continuing the evening. I am glad you enjoyed the rest of your visit. :) -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                36. GF

                                                                                                                                                                  GFfoody

                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall2food2service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                  Came to celebrate GW graduation . The choices for Gluten Free were very limited and did not include items that are traditionally GF like shrimp & grits. Folks at the front door could have been a little friendlier as well. Our waiter was excellent

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  I am so sorry we were not able to offer you more items to enjoy this weekend. I am also sorry that the front desk team did not appear to be a hospitable as they should have been. I will be passing your feedback along to our management team. Thank you for alerting us to these issues! -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                37. BC

                                                                                                                                                                  BillC

                                                                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                  Good atmosphere, great fresh food, friendly staff, good value

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you so much for dining with us, Bill! -Najjah :)

                                                                                                                                                                38. LC

                                                                                                                                                                  LisaC

                                                                                                                                                                  Baltimore

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Camille was an amazing waitress. Our food was amazing and service was very quick. Drinks were fantastic as well!

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  We will be sure to give Camille your feedback. Thank you, Lisa! :) -Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                39. S

                                                                                                                                                                  Smilez89

                                                                                                                                                                  New Orleans

                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                  Graduation celebration

                                                                                                                                                                  Founding Farmers - DCResponded 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Congrats on the amazing achievement! Please visit us again soon! -Najjah :)

                                                                                                                                                                40. OT

                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                  We had the greatest waitress- Chelsea. It was her 2nd day working and we were so happy with her kind, attentive service Thank you Chelsea

                                                                                                                                                                Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                                • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                                  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                                                  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                                                                                                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                                                  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                                                • Screening

                                                                                                                                                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                                                                FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                You can order delivery directly from Founding Farmers - DC using the Order Online button. Founding Farmers - DC also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Founding Farmers - DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 822-8783.

                                                                                                                                                                Founding Farmers - DC is rated 4.5 stars by 30384 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                                Google Map for Founding Farmers - DC

                                                                                                                                                                1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20006

                                                                                                                                                                Dining areas

                                                                                                                                                                Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                                  20th St. / Pennsylvania Ave. (Foggy Bottom)

                                                                                                                                                                • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                  Foggy Bottom

                                                                                                                                                                • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                  Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 8:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                  American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

                                                                                                                                                                • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                  Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                                                                • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                  Smart Casual

                                                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                                  Joe Goetze

                                                                                                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                                                                                                • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                  Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                                                • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                                  (202) 822-8783

                                                                                                                                                                • 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

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