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Founding Farmers - DC, Washington, DC

Founding Farmers - DC

4.4
4.4
31389 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 424 times today
Experiences are available.

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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

Experiences

  • Christmas Lunch/Dinner

    Dec 25, 2022 only
    Celebrate with family and friends Christmas Day and enjoy our a la carte lunch/dinner menu from 11am to 8pm.
  • Christmas Breakfast

    Dec 25, 2022 only
    Celebrate with family and friends Christmas morning and enjoy our a la carte breakfast menu from 9am to 12pm.

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What 31,389 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
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked

  • District of Columbia

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food
  2. J

    Jkelly

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Extremely busy and super crowded! We had reservations for 6:15 but they were running late and were not able to get our table until 6:40. Service was good but not excellent, unfortunately, our server was very busy, never came back after our plates were served to check on us. When we got his attention to get our bill, we requested a box to take some left

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded todayI am so sorry to hear that we failed to give you an excellent experience. We should have seated you within 15 minutes of your reservation and we should have checked on you at least twice after you received your food. Please accept our apologies and know that we will be discussing your feedback with our team today. Thank you for alerting us to these issues! -Kerry

  3. a

    ady843

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was great, service was sub-par. Dirty plates left on the table for too long and a server who didn't have a clear grasp on managing a full section.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded todayThank you for your review. I am very sorry the service was sub-par. We should have had a closer eye on this section to ensure everyone had a great experience. Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we will be looking into it! -Kerry

  4. JK

    JulieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yum Yum Yum! Fresh, Fresh, Fresh! Food was great, all 8 dishes!

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded todayThank you so much, Julie! :) -Kerry

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Work trip - taking my Fiancé to cool spots after my work each day and this was a Wonderful restaurant with reasonable prices and great quality of food! Service was great!
  6. d

    davidm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Corn Bread, Chicken and Waffles, fried Green Tomatoes, Pot Roast and everything else on the menu 🥰

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day agoWe are so happy you enjoyed everything, David! :) -Kerry

  7. OO

    OutOften

    Denver

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I guess I should not have ordered the prime rib, although my server highly recommended it. It was tough, dry, and just not a good quality cut of meat. It was clearly grilled vs sliced off a prime rib. Not great.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day agoThank you for your review. I am very sorry for the outcome of your prime rib. We do slice the steak first, but grill it depending on the temperature it was ordered. I understand this is not what you were expecting and I am very sorry we failed to explain our process. I hope you will try us out again and we can win you over! -Kerry

  8. OW

    OliverW

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant and great service - really enjoyed it!

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day agoThank you for joining us, Oliver! We hope to see you again soon! :) -Kerry

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met up with two old friends for Monday lunch and was delighted by the rapid service, delicious food and drink options, ample natural light on both levels, and lively ambiance.
  10. c

    christis

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    First glass had a big chip and was dirty, second glass was filthy and I cleaned myself after waiting a really long time to request a 3rd glass. Still love the food but service and quality was off.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 2 days agoThank you for your review. I am very sorry that the glassware was not up to par. I will be sure to pass your feedback along to our management team so that we can fix this issue! I hope this will not deter you from joining us again as I know we can do much better! -Kerry

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome- look forested to going back!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    This was our fifth or sixth time there. We used to seat upstairs. This time they sat us in the first floor, close to the bar. No ribs. They forgot the starter. My meat came well done - I ordered medium rare. My wife’s dish seemed to be frozen food. What a disappointment!
  13. SS

    SilverSpring25

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    I do not recommend going to Founding Farmers during a weekend brunch. Despite having reservations, our party had to wait almost 30 minutes to be seated. Worse, I repeatedly told the front desk that we were sitting right by them and, when I went up to ask about our table for the fourth time, I was told that our party had been called. So frustrating and disappointing! The food was so-so. It didn't have much taste so I had to add salsa to give it any taste.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 2 days agoI am so sorry we were unable to seat you sooner for your reservation and that our front desk operation was not more organized. I truly hope you will give us another chance so that we can correct this! -Kerry

  14. M

    Mimmi

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The service was very good. The ambience was more bar-like than fine dining. The pancakes were outstanding. The coffee drinks did not come until halfway through the meal. The eggs were served cold the first time, but it was quickly remedied by the manager.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 2 days agoThank you for dining with us and for your feedback. While I am sorry that the eggs were not hot when they were initially delivered, I'm glad our manager was able to fix them while you were still with us. We will be sure to work on our coffee service. Thank you again! -Kerry

  15. JJ

    JessicaJ

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Went on a Sunday! It was super packed! It is bit crowded and busy. Food was pretty good. I had a reservation so I didn’t have to wait long

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 2 days agoThank you for joining us for Brunch, Jessica! We are happy you enjoyed your visit with us! :) -Kerry

  16. L

    Linebc

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good brunch but we waited really too long to get our table whereas I made a reservation.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 2 days agoThank you for dining with us and thank you so much for your patience! We are super appreciative and hope to see you again soon! :) -Kerry

  17. Y

    Yvette

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Founding Farmers is a solid performer. Only downside is the check-in - still had to wait about 10 - 15 minutes to be seated with a reservation (although that's pretty standard for Sunday brunch). Once seated, the food and service were delightful.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 2 days agoThank you for joining us, Yvette! We appreciate your review! :) -Kerry

  18. A

    Amazing

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything from the LEED certified space to grapefruit brûlée at breakfast. Great breakfast menu.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 2 days agoThank you for noticing our LEED certification! We work very hard to maintain and lead by example. Thank you so much for dining with us! :) -Kerry

  19. G

    Goodgirl2

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We hadn't dined here in a couple of years. Requested a 9:00 a.m. reservation. Upon arrival restaurant was packed. A five minute wait. Tables were a little too close for my comfort. Food was OK. Could have been a little hotter.. No microwave of course. It was a very cold morning and the restaurant was a little chilly.. The server was great. A patron had arrived with his dog and was seated next to us. Glad we were leaving. Love dogs but not while I'm eating.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded todayThank you very much for joining us again. I am very sorry we were not able to give the experience you were expecting. Your food should have been hot and delicious when it arrived. We do allow service dogs indoors, but I can understand how that may have been disruptive for you. I hope you will join us again and we can deliver a five star visit! -Kerry

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very busy but our waitress Karina took care of us and the food was so delicious! I will be back soon!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    The last time I was in DC years ago, I fell in love with Founding Farmers. They even turned my distaste for Brussel sprouts into love. Unfortunately, yesterday will be my last time there. I was overwhelmingly unimpressed with the service and food. Drinks were great though.
  22. c

    cjdumont

    Baltimore

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was outstanding and we got there earlier and seated us immediately. The cornbread was great, spinach dip only ok, the entrees were awesome, the milkshake below average, and chocolate cream pie outstanding. Overall great experience and has a wide menu to meet anyone’s needs

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 2 days agoThank you so much for your review! I'm sorry that the milkshake and spinach dip were sup-par. We will be sure to look into it! :) -Kerry

  23. AV

    AngelaVM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was so delicious! We would definitely return!

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 2 days agoThank you, Angela! We can't wait to see you again! :) -Kerry

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The waitress was amazing! Meatloaf was awful. Mashed potatoes, Mac and cheese, and vegetables were all mediocre. Needs kids menu.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Long wait with reservations..
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food is incredible! They are so busy though so you will be waiting even with a reservation, but not for too long.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I had all week in D.C. Great service at the bar and the food was delicious. For brunch, don’t miss the French Toast Banana Foster. And the cocktails were on point!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beignets we’re SO GOOD
  29. LH

    LindsayH

    New England

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    The food was over cooked and the bacon lolli app was inedible

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 5 days agoThank you for your feedback. I'm terribly sorry to read that the food you received, missed the mark and you left disappointed. I will be sure to share your feedback with the team. I know we can do better! We look forward to you giving us another try. -Jessica

  30. AB

    AlenaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was simply fantastic. The food was delish. The service was perfect that you could enjoy dinner without being bothered but still be taken well taken care of. It was a great time.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 5 days agoWonderful! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

  31. S

    Stacy

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress (I'm probably totally butchering the spelling...Sinovia?) was a total doll! Food was delicious. I was wild about the mussels...some of the best I've had.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 4 days agoThank you so much for those kind words! I will definitely pass them along. We look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

  32. C

    Coco

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    I loved the food; the espresso martini was just okay, something was missing. The service was a little slow and the tables were so tight upstairs.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 5 days agoThank you for your review. I am sorry to hear the service was slow and disappointing. I know our team can do better and look forward to another opportunity to make things right. Hope to see you again soon so we can ensure you have an excellent dining experience from start to finish! -Jessica

  33. O

    Outandabout

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Unfortunately the food was very disappointing. I ordered a pot pie as it was listed as an entree. It came in a small pan--about 4 inches in diameter-- with nothing else--not even a small salad. We ordered a Brie appetizer and had to flag the waiter when the appetizer was delivered that there was no Brie on the bread. The waiter was attentive and his service was good, but will not rebook due to the disappointment of the food.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 2 days agoI'm so sorry we delivered a disappointing experience to you on your last visit. I'd love to connect and turn it 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

  34. G

    Gianni

    Washington DC

    78 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The menu at Founding Farmers is extensive; our food was well-prepared; and our server Randi was prompt, attentive and pleasant.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 1 day agoThank you for your review, Gianni! We definitely have something for everyone! :) -Kerry

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service1ambience3
    My server hardly came by and we had to ask another server to take our order.
  36. CR

    CarlosR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Despite having reservations, people at the front desk took a long time to find us a table. Mediocre service and food

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 5 days agoThank you for the review and feedback from your visit. I'm terribly sorry to read that the food and the service you received, missed the mark and you left disappointed. I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we left you with. Please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Jessica

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Diners near us got their food and recommended to us the selection to us. We were having so many good options we decided to go with ribeye, sweet potato with pecan fig butter and sm salad. I can say it was best meal we have had in quite sometime!
  38. B

    Bosser15

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was expensive, but perfectly fine. I wouldn't say it was great, but I'll gladly return to meet up with friends or something casual. The wait staff was incredibly nice and responsive, they definitely bump the place up a notch.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded 5 days agoThank you so much for stopping by! Please come back soon! -Jessica

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Service was great, server understood that the parties had seen each other in a long time and gave us space to talk. The noise level made it hard to hear each other across the table for two. Ruben sandwich was average with little meat and coke slaw instead of tastier sauerkraut.
  40. JR

    JenniferR

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding, particularly the salads and the macaroni and cheese. My kids thought the dessert was the best ever.

    Founding Farmers - DCResponded on November 29, 2022Amazing! Thank you so much, Jennifer. We look forward to you visiting again. -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 31389 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 424 times today
Experiences are available.

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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