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Founding Farmers - DC, Washington, DC

Founding Farmers - DC

4.4
4.4
31015 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 342 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 31,015 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked

  • District of Columbia

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect experience
  2. Y

    Yummytummy

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The food and service were solid. The restaurant smelled like stale beer though which really dampened my appetite.
  3. L

    Laughandsing

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Really cute,place. Great servers...but the food was just ehh. I've had much better food other places, so I won't be returning. Our waiter was awesome though and made up for the lackluster food.
  4. LB

    LaneeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food, good drinks, and great service. I’m impressed with the quality and commitment to sustainability.
  5. TB

    TonyaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Went for brunch and was able to walk right in despite the line since we made reservations ahead of time. Parking was not a problem on Sunday morning.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Messed our table. Didn’t even know which group we were. Gave us a broken table. Which in the end up slanting to one side and spilled all our coffee. Even spilled onto our friends clothes. The waitress didn’t even realize until we had to tell her. Idk if we are all standing up with the table slanted to one side maybe be a little more aware. Food was mediocre at best- came out cold and they forgot half our food. My fault for having high expectations at a place with highest reviews.
  7. JP

    JulieP

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Service was terrible. Took 15 mins for someone to come take our drink order. Food did not come out at the same time. Took awhile to find someone to help find the missing food. When we brought this up to the waiter we were given an attitude. When the missing food finally came out the food was warm, like it had been sitting for awhile. Would not go back here.
  8. SP

    StevenP

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food and good service. We go frequently, because the outside seating area is very nice.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were delicious and service was great ! Definitely coming back
  10. m

    mina3333

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    We picked this place to go with our Kennedy Center outing to HAMILTON. It was supposed to provide a quality dining experience that included a menu with vegan options. Unfortunately, the place was way too crowded and noisy to be a pleasant dining experience and, despite having a ‘meatless’ section, only two appetizers were vegan (and one was unavailable) and NOTHING on the menu was actually a vegan entree without removing an item from the plate and substituting French fries. I couldn’t even have my pick of the sides as they were all inextricably involved with a dairy product. Diving in and trying to make the situation work regardless, I went with their most expensive ‘meatless’ entree without the heavy cream containing mashed potatoes. It was supposed to be veggie loaf but instead ended up looking exactly like a charred-but-still-raw burger patty on a plate with some green beans and a modicum roasted vegetables. The vegetables were fresh, if uninspired, but the patty was foul to look at and less than appetizing to consume. Technically, it was meatless, but I was actually quite disappointed that a restaurant that is supposed to have thoughtfully created dishes and provide an upscale gustatory adventure missed the mark so completely. To be fair, my non-vegan dinner companion enjoyed her pasta dish, but both of us were eager to get away from the congestion and cacophony.
  11. NR

    NancyR

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent, service was excellent! We wanted to eat inside but it was too noisy for us so we sat outside. It was pleasant, and the service was impeccable, only the bees were bothersome. The sodas created by Founding Farmers were amazing, we are so glad we splurged on them, although I thought they were a bit pricey. We also had appetizers, entrees, and desserts, and even bought chocolates to go! Overall a pleasant experience and will definitely come again. A shoutout and props to our server Michael, thank you!

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded todayThank you, Nancy! I will be sure Michael receives his props, and we look forward to your next visit. -Tiffany

  12. BC

    BrentC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent afternoon on the patio with amazing dishes. As a DC local, I always bring my out of town visitors here and this place never disappoints! 👌🏼 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded todayThank you so much for dining with us, Brent. We appreciate you introducing your out of town guests to Founding Farmers! See you soon! -Tiffany

  13. PG

    PallaviG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The breakfast menu could have been better. Most things weren't available.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded todayI am so sorry we were not fully stocked during your visit. We hope to have you visit again! We would love to give you a great experience, and for you to enjoy the meal you truly want. -Tiffany

  14. EC

    ECznxndi

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the experience . Waited 18 mins after our reservation time to be seated but everything worked out . Just a super busy restaurant trying to serve all of DC apparently :) nice vibes, good food
  15. KE

    KristinE

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely brunch with a friend visiting from Chicago and her 11 month old. The food was an amazing compliment to the wonderful company and the service was top notch. We had the beignets - yum! - and the Founding Farmers Breakfast, and it was all lovely.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded todayThank you, Kristin! I am thrilled to read you had a great experience. We look forward to you visiting again. -Tiffany

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The food was very disappointing. The fruit wasn’t ripe and and eggs were cold and soggy. The coffee was bitter and the up charge for French toast being 3.00 was nuts for the size you got. Especially when the other part of the breakfast was not edible, you should get bigger pieces of French toast for the up charge . This place is clearly hype. Avoid it!
  17. T

    Tayo

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time, fast service, great waiter who was very knowledgeable of the menu and gave recommendations on food and drinks.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded todayWe look forward to having you back! Thank you so much for the review! -Tiffany

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely wonderful! Can’t wait to go back
  19. PM

    PhilM

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and the service was top notch! Always a favorite when we’re in town.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded todayThank you so much! See you next time! -Tiffany

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food! Service was great!
  21. M

    Michelleb

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Had an amazing time. I came to celebrate my birthday food was amazing so we're the drinks

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded todayThank you so much for celebrating with us! We look forward to your next visit! -Tiffany

  22. AL

    AlohaLouie

    Washington DC

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. My only quibble is being charged extra for refills of decaffeinated coffee when refills of regular coffee are free.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded todayThank you! We appreciate your feedback and will take it into consideration to better our guests experience. -Tiffany

  23. G

    Guest

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing home style comfort food.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded todayWe appreciate that! See you soon! -Tiffany

  24. D

    Ducky

    New York Area

    371 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    371 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff was very efficient and friendly and informative about all the dishes we asked questions about. They were able to accommodate some fo the changes to the entrees or offered alternative. The service was efficient and unobtrusive. The food was prepared as we requested. The place gets very busy and very noisy though, even though we were seated upstairs.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded todayHello Ducky. Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate you dining with us, and look forward to having you back. -Tiffany

  25. a

    aurora3b

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    We made dinner reservations and decided to sit at the bar, which was pretty empty. Every time I eat here I prefer the bar ambiance and have always had good service. We sat down and quickly ordered drinks, an appetizer and entrees as we were between meetings. We then had a hard time tracking down our bartender’s attention. After an hour we were told he forgot to submit our entrees and ‘knew something was missing’. I have dined here many times with positive experiences but this was frustrating to be forgotten and our meal not submitted. There was no offer of comping our cocktails, appetizer or any regard. After an hour and a half sitting at the bar, we left hungry and frustrated at the experience with a drink tab and empty stomachs.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded todayHello Aurora. It is clear we dropped the ball this visit. I am so sorry! I hope to connect further and help turn around this experience. Please email Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined, and location. Thank you. -Tiffany

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Overall worth a try. Love the story of the restaurant and the sourcing of their products. Our food was not presented with the quality I expected. We ordered the prime rib. They came back and said they were out - ok no big deal, ordered the ribeye. Long wait for it to arrive - no big deal, more time for chatting. Arrived extremely well done - we ordered medium. While waiting for someone to come back so we could have it corrected we took a bite of the sides. Fries and mac were not fresh/hot - figured maybe an oversight and we would get fresh on the return plate. Another long wait for the proper temp steak, fries and mac still not fresh/hot. Steak was more a griddle cooked Waffle House style. This is not a restaurant we would give a second chance with so many other options in DC.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a party of 16 and our waitress was simply amazing and all were happy with the cuisine
  28. JC

    JoanneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu with lots of dining choices. From the wine to dessert, everything was exceptional.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded todayThank you so much, Joanne! We hope to see you again! -Tiffany

  29. C

    Conceited10

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My go-to restaurant.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded todayYou're making us blush! Thank you! -Tiffany

  30. CP

    CarlP

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, atmosphere and service were outstanding.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 4 days agoThank you so much for dining with us! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Smelled musty? It was very busy, but not the type of place we expected. We were not offered a kids menu?
  32. SE

    SER60

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We got off to a bad start, checking in early for our reservation, but still had to wait for patrons that were showing up without reservations. We were seated 15 minutes later than our reservation, in a booth near the bar next to some really loud ladies. There were empty bar stools, and we realized we should have just sat at the bar and ate there. Our server and the food was fantastic. The bathroom was filthy, and probably because the other one was out of operation. Obviously a very popular destination, but need just a little more attention to detail.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 5 days agoThank you for visiting us. I understand that your visit started off on the wrong foot, but we appreciate you sticking with us and giving us a chance. We hope to see you again! -Najjah :)

  33. MB

    MaryB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious on all accounts. Amazing cocktails--loved the Paloma, the 1912 Margarita and the Clementine Cooler. Loved the breads, chips and dips appetizer. Chicken pot pie, chicken and waffles, farmers salad were excellent. Loved the desserts too -- we had death by chocolate and the vanilla bean cheesecake, which was divine.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 5 days agoThank you so much, Mary! Please come again soon! -Najjah :)

  34. AB

    AlanB

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service and good prices. What more could one ask for?

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 5 days agoThank you so much for stopping by and supporting us, Alan! Please come again soon! -Najjah :)

  35. j

    jos56bottles

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Grateful to have been able to make reservations! Thank you! Our servers were conscientious and attentive. The food was unique and delightful! Was glad there was a lighter dessert option with the afrogato—mmmm.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 5 days agoThank you so much for dining with us and I am so glad you had a good time with us! -Najjah :)

  36. T

    Trena

    Dallas

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious as usual and service continues to be great.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 6 days agoThank you so much, Trena! Hope to see you again soon! -Jessica

  37. TT

    TTom

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great company, good food but way to loud! Hard to carry on a conversation

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 6 days agoThank you so much! -Jessica

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal and a top selection when traveling to DC!
  39. N

    Nickie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reservations saved us from waiting a while, particular with my handicap and senior citizen mom. Food was delicious as I remembered it (while I have visited some of the other Founding Group restaurants, I had not visited Farmer's in a while. Thanks for the good food and pleaseant service.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 6 days agoThank you so much for dining with us! Please come back soon! -Jessica

  40. EE

    ElizaE

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I never write reviews but this experience was honestly terrible. Our server was extremely inattentive and we were often without water. I didn’t receive my meal when my companions did and our server didn’t check in for at least 20 minutes after they’d gotten their food, at which point I still hadn’t received my meal. (He also was not in our dining area at all.) The server didn’t apologize for the delay when I brought this up and proceeded to bring me a side instead of my meal. I don’t think I’ll be returning to this restaurant.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 6 days agoThank you for reaching out to us. I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome of our service during your visit this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me at Hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Jessica

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

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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 31015 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 342 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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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