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Founding Farmers - DC, Washington, DC

Founding Farmers - DC

4.4
4.4
31058 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 434 times today

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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

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What 31,058 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked

  • District of Columbia

    Most Booked

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  1. MF

    MarceloF

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and great service! I don't think there's a single bad choice on the menu

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded todayThank you so much! We look forward to seeing you soon. -Tiffany

  2. d

    drebbie

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was crowded upon arrival. Took a little bit to be seated even after having a reservation. The hostess called what I thought was my name but called it in error to be seated. I’m sure it was resolved in the end.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded todayThank you so much for sharing your experience. I am so sorry this visit got off to a bumpy start! We appreciate your patience, and look forward to an opportunity to give you a great experience from start to finish. -Tiffany

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    The food was average, the covid charge was absurd, and the people were ultimately obnoxious. The only good part were the weight staff
  4. Y

    Yamila

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    GET THE CRAB AND ARTICHOKE DIP - YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day agoThank you, Yamila! It is surely a favorite. -Tiffany

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Staff were very rude and were rushing to get us to leave. It was unpleasant and not a great atmosphere. Food was ok, it wasn’t bad but we were overall disappointed. We always try to eat at a restaurant that focuses on local sourcing when we travel and this was hands down the worst one we have ever tried. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone traveling to the DC area.
  6. ST

    SueT

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and high quality. Owner, Enrique was so engaging and informative as to the restaurant’s workings and concepts. Two thumbs up

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day agoThank you, Sue! We hope to have you back sometime. -Tiffany

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service! We came twice in one week!
  8. I

    Inga

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Goat cheese ravioli was excellent.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day agoWonderful! Thank you for the review. -Tiffany

  9. JB

    JamieB

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Overall, our table of 7 had a wonderful dinner. Our actual waitress was not very attentive, but friendly enough. I remembered their corn bread skillet from a prior trip and was excited for it. Ours came out cold (not what we were expecting). The burger, grits, mac n cheese, pork chop and hot dogs were all very yummy.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day agoThank you, Jamie. I apologize we did not properly deliver that cornbread this visit and we appreciate you sharing your experience. I am thrilled, overall you had a great visit and we look forward to the next. -Tiffany

  10. BD

    BruceD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for late brunch...the menu was varied and delicious. Each member of our party was more than satisfied with the menu, service, quality of the dishes ordered, timeliness of the plating, ambiance and price. We will definitely return

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day agoThank you for the great review, Bruce! We look forward to your next visit! -Tiffany

  11. PO

    PinaO

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great server & food was very good. Super loud bc they were very busy. Overall good time & def will be returning!

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day agoThank you so much! We look forward to seeing you again! -Tiffany

  12. W

    lisaW

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Kim is an amazing server. We enjoyed her!!!

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day agoThank you so much! We will be sure to share your great review with, Kim. -Tiffany

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Love the partnership this restaurant has with farmers!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great breakfast spot with awesome staff. Very polite and there when you need them but not hovering when you don't. The beignets are a must!!
  15. KB

    KatB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a large party, and even though the restaurant staff were clearly very busy, the service was outstanding! We were celebrating my mother in law's retirement, and she told us several times that she had a wonderful time, and enjoyed the food. I would definitely come back.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day agoThank you so much! We are thrilled to have been part of the celebration. We look forward to having you back. -Tiffany

  16. RL

    RockyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic scratch made and delicious food. We went two days in a row!

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day agoAmazing! Thank you for dining with us! -Tiffany

  17. T

    Tony

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Busy restaurant, decent menu, served fast, almost to fast! Dwayne served us, he was excellent.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 3 days agoThank you so much for stopping by! Please come back again soon! -Jessica

  18. J

    Jung

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous!! Food was perfect and staff was very kind. Cozy place.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 3 days agoThank you so much, Jung! See you again soon! -Jessica

  19. f

    flotown

    Charlotte

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Every time we come to GW we eat dinner here. We have even stopped by at the bar for a drink before events. This is a very busy place, so don't expect your drink right away. Go early and get a drink and relax. The food is very fresh and tastefully done. Drinks are really good.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day agoThank you so much for dining with us and enjoying all we have to offer! We truly appreciate your review and patience. See you soon! -Tiffany

  20. CO

    ChristopherO

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Quality of food has gone down tremendously. Been a customer since ‘16 and I must say for quality does not match the dollar. Food is partially cooked (the Autumn Roasted Vegetables) was disappointing and the Honey Thyme chicken looked as if being served as a leftover or an afterthought. As a loyal customer of the restaurant chain, I am very disappointed with this visit.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 3 days agoThank you for your review and for being such a loyal customer. I am terribly sorry that your recent experience did not fit the bill. I sincerely hope we get the opportunity to give you a better experience. I hope you will reconsider dining with us again. -Jessica

  21. LG

    LieghG

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Server did not come once during the meal to ask about our food (nor refill waters/drinks). They took our order can cane back to present the bill. As well the food was Luke warm at best. I realize the restaurant was very busy, but there are plenty of other places where we can spend our entertainment/dining money.
  22. j

    jennifera

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 4 days agoThank you so much! -Najjah :)

  23. V

    Vivian605

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved as always. Been coming for 7 years. Geronimo was super sweet. Never disappoints!

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 4 days agoWe love that you enjoyed your visit with us, Vivian! -Najjah :)

  24. C

    Chris

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Had a reservation so wait wasn’t so bad however having our order taken was long .

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 4 days agoThank you for dining with us, Chris. I am terribly sorry for the extended wait. We appreciate your patience with us and hope to have you back again for a better experience. -Najjah

  25. IW

    IcaraW

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great atmosphere (busy and cheerful), with efficient staff. Very nice food, very hard to decide what to order.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 3 days agoThank you so much! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

  26. M

    Madison

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    We had a reservation for 8:30pm and didn’t get seated until after 9:00. The staff seemed really busy. The food was good and it was a cool place to visit but not sure it’s worth the extremely long wait even with a reservation.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 4 days agoThank you for your review, Madison. I am so, so sorry that our team was not able to have you seated for your reservation time. We really do appreciate your patience with us. I am confident that we will give you a better experience the next time you visit us again. -Najjah

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Arrived early for reservation and still waited at least 30 min after reservation time. Very small space to wait, and many other parties waiting. Deafeningly loud. Music is very fast and thumping I suppose to rush diners—-it works because it’s horrible. Food is hearty/rich/heavy with few healthy or fresh options. Wait staff very friendly when there but long waits. Second and last experience here.
  28. MS

    MaSch

    Lower Saxony

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Overall it was quite nice, but we had to wait 45 min even though we had a reservation.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 4 days agoThank you for your review and I am terribly sorry for the extended wait. We really, really appreciate your patience with us and only hope to have you back so that we can provide a better experience for you. Thank you. -Najjah

  29. T

    Tamijud

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    We were supposed to sit on the patio, but the weather was not good. They sent a text early in the day to let me know that we would not be seated on the patio and gave the option of cancelling or being put on the waitlist. It was busy, but we got a table inside in about 30 minutes. Not too bad Food was delicious. Wine was delicious. A bit on the expensive side but not outrageous. Restaurant was SUPER noisy. Hard to hear the others at my table. We are 4 people over 60. Maybe that has something to do with it? I would come back again because I like the menu, but hopefully we will get an outdoor seat the next time.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 4 days agoThank you so much for dining with us! I am certain we can get you seated outside for your next reservation. Thank you for your review an for your patience with our team. -Najjah

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Awesome food, good value, fun place. Service went downhill quick when a member of our party noticed his drink wasn't made correctly and asked if it could be corrected. From that point on we were generally ignored for long periods and had just the minimal amount of interaction necessary, with a very obvious sense of annoyance with us, despite our guest's polite request of the drink.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food great service! Will be back for sure!
  32. M

    Maria

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We ordered chicken salad, and chicken was mixed with a huge amount of mayonnaise. The restaurant menu could at least mention it among other ingredients.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 4 days agoThank you for your review, Maria. Please visit us again. -Najjah

  33. M

    Mamae

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    The food used to be so delicious, now it is absolutely mediocre. Will not go back.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 4 days agoThank you for your review. I am terribly sorry that your experience did not fit the bill. I sincerely hope we get the opportunity to give you a better experience. I hope you will reconsider dining with us again, Mamae. Thank you. -Najjah

  34. AB

    AlanB

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love using this place for business lunch. Always perfect. Good food, service and atmosphere.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 3 days agoThank you for continuing to dine with us! -Jessica

  35. BK

    BrianK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Very good food and friendly high-quality service.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 4 days agoThank you so much, Brian! -Najjah

  36. ER

    ERWK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    There seemed to be too much salt in my meal. I ate the chicken but nibbled on the other items.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 4 days agoThank you for your review. I am terribly sorry that the flavors were not up to par during your visit with us. I will alert our team about this. We hope to have you back so that we can provide a better experience for you. Please come again! -Najjah

  37. JH

    JohnH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Toast was not hot and was not buttered. Table next to us was too close and they were loud. Our experience at the same location two days earlier was much better.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 4 days agoThank you for your review and I am sorry that we did not provide butter on your toast! -Najjah

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really good and drinks were well done. Server was fantastic and funny. Will be back in the future!
  39. DC

    DennisC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and service. Very disappointed that you charge a 5% recovery fee. Therefore I will never eat at your restaurant again. You were compensated during the pandemic with government funds for your loss.
  40. ER

    EdwardR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must stop if passing through DC. I schedule dinner here every time I’m in DC…don’t miss it!

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 6 days agoAmazing! Thank you for including us in your trips to the area. See you soon! -Tiffany

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 4.4 stars by 31058 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 434 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
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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