Founding Farmers - DC

4.6
29714 reviews
$30 and under
American
NOTE: 4/11 - 4/15 we are under going a kitchen spring refresh and will not be offering our regular service. Stay tuned! We have been working together to do everything we can to ensure we do our part to support and feed our community and our team. We are currently serving our scratch-made food and drink in our dining room and on our patio. We also 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 Founding Farmers 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. 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 29714 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal. Good , ambiance and value was great .portions were huge !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Went for happy hour, drinks were delicious and cheap, our server was delightful however service was slow. It is probably because the pandemic. I recommend it for happy hour!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is definitely an artisan food experience! I really enjoyed the cornbread, and my friend loved the mocha.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! I bring guests here every time I have friends come into town :)

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MariaK
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was spot on. Overall and enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Breakfast time.
Food was good.
They are very busy.
Lack of attention to detail, several people coming to ask if things are ok, but don’t relate the message to the servers.

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ConcernedCitizen
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall1food4service4ambience2

Our reservation was for outdoor dining, but the weather had taken a turn for the worst, so we were moved inside. While we waited for our table, at least 10 more people started to cram into the small lobby/waiting area.
Unfortunately, the staff packed everyone inside and the seating was all very close to one another. We had been to several restaurants in the DC area and ALL had seating capacity limitations due to the pandemic and the rising numbers. We were seated and immediately felt uncomfortable with the amount of people and closeness of the tables. We asked our waitress to order to go versus risk staying in an enclosed space with tons of people (despite both my spouse and I being vaccinated).

The good: The food was great and our waitress was very apologetic and kind.

It seems that this restaurant only cared about money instead of their patrons safety.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a positive experience. Staff was respectful and responsive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Kim was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! Very attentive to our needs and had a wonderful temperament! Will go back and want Kim as my waitress!

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NanJ
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience for brunch! We had the best time and will be back.

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vipNickname
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely place, I had the fried green tomatoes appetizer and Seafood Louis. Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited 45 minutes for table with reservation. Zero ambiance. Prime rib and ribeye steak were very fatty, not good quality. Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A 20 minute wait even with a reservation, but everything else was great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Missed out on ambience by sitting outside. Food was amazing but service ruined the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service, a must for me every time I am in DC!

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nancym
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very helpful host as we waited for 20 minutes after our reservation time which was a bit frustrating. Our server made up for our wait by being kind and friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my best friend to Founding Farmer her birthday. We both enjoyed the food and will be bringing our daughters to enjoy brunch with us in the near future.

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F00DIE
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Definitely a must try!

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Chanel
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots

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Epixchix
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks was excellent! Loved the ambiance. Great place to go while in DC

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on 28 March 2021

Hooray!! Thank you, Epixchix for your feedback! We appreciate it!! :) -Amy

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TamiB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great staff. Would definitely eat there again

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten here several times. This restaurant rose far above the hardships of the last year and has consistently provided excellent food and service to their Pandemic weary patrons. Truly amazing people work here to provide truly amazing food. It is an automatic stop every time I am in town. Wouldn’t miss an opportunity to eat here.

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Amna
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service was horrible, food was okay. We would not return.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on 28 March 2021

Thank you, Amna for sharing your feedback with us. I am so sorry to read our service missed the mark this time. I would love the chance to know what took place and kindly ask you to email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and what happened with our team's service. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The breakfast was all delicious and huge portions.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was outstanding.

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AlexJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety of food and really good service from our waitress. Thank you ma’am!

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Mariama
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Georgina was an excellent server. She made sure we got everything we requested

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Ticiadf
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Burger was dry and too much bread. Bread is too thick. Other than that, cornbread is good, Asian wings are pretty good just pricy for the quantity you get.

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ctreshab
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant staff that explained the menu in detail. The atmosphere was peaceful. A must revisit!

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Delicious
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made an outdoor lunch reservation for a day when I knew I'd be in DC on my way to see my family, having always wanted to check this place out. It turned out to be pouring rain but they sat us outside in a tent that we ended up having entirely to ourselves, so it was quite romantic. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was lovely.

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AprilR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The appetizer, salmon, catfish, kettle popcorn and fresh blood orange soda were all amazing!

I celebrated my significant other there for his birthday. It was his first time and he enjoyed himself immensely.

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vipLadyR
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Washington DC 🌟

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on 26 March 2021

WOW! We are super flattered to read this and really appreciate you sharing! :) We already look forward to having you back soon, and please call us 202-822-8783 for any reservation help needed.-Amy

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hellsbells
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My fav place to go in DC for sure! Breakfast to dinner!

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CeeBee
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Founding Farmer’s NEVER disappoints. Will forever be one of my Fav spots to eat for any occasion.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on 22 March 2021

Awww! Thanks CeeBee for your review! We greatly appreciate you sharing this with us and hope to have you back soon. :) -Amy

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JulieAP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and good food!

The server had several recommendations from the menu, and I ended up getting the spicy fried chicken sandwich and avocado toast for appetizer. My boyfriend got the chicken and waffles. We loved both dishes and would 10/10 definitely go back again. Bummer that they ended breakfast at 11 am on Monday because I had originally wanted to do brunch. Next time, we'll try to go earlier.

Place got packed by the time we left around noon so make sure to have a reservation!

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LaurenA
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Founding Farmers and it was a great experience. The decor was divine and the food was hot and delicious! I will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The host was lovely, wait staff attentive, food excellent, drinks tasty and arrived in a timely fashion. Definitely recommend!!

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CarlaF
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Arrived early and was told our table would be ready in a few minutes. 30 minutes later the same table that we saw open when we arrived all the way in the back with barely any room for our dishes was given to us. We were out celebrating my birthday. I was not given even a candle on my boyfriends desert. Food was good and my boyfriend’s carrot cake was good as he loves carrot cakes but not me. I was cold because the heat lamp by us was not on and they couldn’t figure out how to turn it on. I think management needs to pay attention to having their tables cleaned fast and not have people wait especially if you request a table outside and the sun hours are limited. Overall it was ok but nothing was made it especial on my birthday.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on 22 March 2021

Hi Carla: Thank you for your review and I'm super sorry this visit missed the mark- especially with this visit being for your birthday! :( On this note, please know we are no longer offering candles due to Covid. This said, I sincerely apologize there was a wait for your table, the table itself was too small & the heat lamp was not cooperating. I'd love to follow up and make this right! Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + date/location dined. I appreciate it! -Amy

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vipDanC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

As with all restaurants in the District (for this short period of time) Founding Farmers is realigning with larger seatings and loads. Keep that in mind until restaurants have been open for a while but many of this staff have become acquainted as I have traveled here several times over the past year. Great to see some more buzz and energy in the dining scene. Food never misses the target. Keep it up.

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Tabby
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aways outstanding! Love the fried green tomatoes and crab artichoke dip.

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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 takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 822-8783.

Founding Farmers - DC is rated 4.6 stars by 29714 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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