Founding Farmers - DC

4.5
30384 reviews
$30 and under
American
Please note: Per local mandate, all guests dining indoors aged 12+ will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within 24 hours. 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.

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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 30384 People Are Saying
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Small2739
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service4ambience2

I’ve been to this location several times and was excited to come back. Unfortunately the food didn’t deliver! The sever was good but the food was awful. The server even committed in how bad my beacon looked and took it off check. The bourbon French toast actually made me sick. Needless to say I won’t be going back.

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CesarE
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Food was not great this time coming are to previous time

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OpenTable Diner
Yosemite
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did make a reservation. We were seated upstairs. Great ambiance. Hope was our server. She did an excellent job detailing the restaurant history and when asked for recommendations from the menu she outlined them marvelously. Great food! The handcrafted sodas were amazing. We had hibiscus and grapefruit! The chicken pot pie and another chicken dish on specialty menu were superb. Finished with a latte! Highly recommend for the whole experience!

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CarinaK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Consistently satisfying gfood. The blackened chicken wings appetizer was my favorite.
Courteous service, and a lively but not annoying atmosphere; no need to shout to talk.

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JasonA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. 8 of us traveled to DC and we always come here for brunch. Upon arrival we were greeted with a welcoming staff who had our table ready right at 2:15. We were all ID’d and properly screened for vaccination status and seated promptly. Our waitress Carolyn was awesome, she had great customer service and was honestly just a great person. We’re coming back in a few weekends!!!

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Emma
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I came here for a date, and we absolutely loved it. The atmosphere was lively and everything we ate was amazing. We like to go out to eat a lot, and I decided Founding Farmers DC is my favorite restaurant in the city.

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RuthA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Hostess gave our table away while we were in the bathroom after we already checked in and we were told we could use the bathroom. We then had to wait an extra fifteen minutes

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

Oh no! I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your dining experience this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Jessica

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EricP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, but online reservation system was a bit odd. Restaurant staff called the next morning to confirm and correct reservation. Slight wait, but the food was well worth it. All of the staff were friendly and professional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and vibe.

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JasmineG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great location! The service was great and breakfast was delicious!!

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LaurenB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Service is always lovely and food comes out quick. All the dishes we’ve tried have been delicious.

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MichaelH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food at a great value. Service was outstanding. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

So glad you had outstanding service and your food was delicious! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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KarenaD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm always impressed by everything and everyone serving here. You will feel like you're right at home!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Fantastic! Thank you for continuing to dine with us! -Jessica

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vipDoniaa
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Two friends meeting up for lunch. We ordered chicken pot pie, iced tea, app was crab and artichoke dip, lemonade, and a spicy fried chicken sandwich.

Ordered the much bragged about chicken pot pie. But, it’s not one in the traditional sense- the filling arrives in a cast iron pan with puff pastry baked on top. Not sealed, just put there- interesting presentation, but I wasn’t a fan of it. The filling also had a few pasta pieces in it- definitely not what I want in the filling. That aside, the flavor is great- savory and hearty.

Ordered the cheesecake, also not traditional. It’s texture not firm at all- but the flavor was good.

One of my favorite places to eat, but I’ll have to try other dishes or revert to my favorites and perhaps not try new items.

Eh, $80 for two people for lunch meet up and it was meh.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful server
Server recommended amazing options
Food was fresh and well cooked

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice lunch

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TraciT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are both great every time! We noticed this time that although it was at least half full, it was still pretty quiet. We could have a great conversation without having to talk above normal. It’s one of our fave date restaurants and also one of mine & my boss’s fave lunch spots to get away from the office for a bit.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Traci! We look forward to you visiting us soon! -Najjah :)

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PegS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable and the food was outstanding! Highly recommend and will be returning often.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! We are so thrilled to know that you enjoyed your time with us! Please visit us again! -Najjah :)

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JenH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was a little worried about the new vaccine mandate and how that would affect eating in a restaurant. The process was simple and took less than 30 seconds for verification. I am so glad DC is requiring vaccines and that the process is easy.

The food and service was exceptional, as usual.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

We are thrilled to know that the verification process was simple and easy. We look forward to you dining with us again, Jen! :) -Najjah

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ChanelleW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I’ve been twice. The food was superb both visits. I’ll be back!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! So glad you enjoyed both visits! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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Leslie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great
Our server was amazing.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed our offerings! -Xenia

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Nadia
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very tasty but the menu is a little limited. I was hoping for a larger menu.

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Brittany
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at FF made our dinner so special! We were celebrating our engagement and they took note and made it so special! The food was incredible.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 7 days ago

Fantastic! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our brunch at Founding Farmers is as always, awesome! I had the crab cake Benedict and my friend had the Farmers breakfast. We shared the beignets for dessert and they are as amazing as I remember.

Founding Farmers is still one of my favorite places for brunch in DC!

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evanw
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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PeterS
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for the price! I will definitely be back.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 7 days ago

So glad you enjoyed everything! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good stuff, great food, great ambiance

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vipZhane
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The French toast and think cut bacon were AMAZING!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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RichB
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! The food is absolutely delicious. I had the chicken and waffles. The service was fast and the server was very pleasant. The atmosphere is great. Very nice upscale restaurant. The prices were also very reasonable for quality of food. Best place for breakfast. My go to when I visit Washington, D.C. 16 Jan, 2022

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for such a wonderful review! We hope you visit us again! - Xenia

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Management
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Husband 47th birthday

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RichardD
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have had in America! The service was excellent and there was a great atmosphere.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on 16 January 2022

Fantastic! So glad you enjoyed everything! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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DougC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always a go-to when we’re in the area. Food is ALWAYS solid. Never a bad choice and the prices are good. Save room for dessert!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 7 days ago

So glad you enjoyed everything! -Jessica

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DonaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and delicious. Our waitress Camille made excellent suggestions . The ambiance was comfortable and happy. Plan on returning soon and recommending to friends. Had a wonderful night, thank you!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 7 days ago

Awesome! Thank you so much! -Jessica

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MadinaC
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing restaurant, the food is always outstanding, the atmosphere is beautiful. You really can’t go wrong dining here for any meal.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, Madina! -Xenia

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DanM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After seeing a play at the Kennedy center, my significant other and I walked to Founding Farmers-DC. The food was delicious, it arrived quickly, and the staff was friendly. Great dining experience! We will be going back!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, Dan! -Xenia

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KyKyG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Server was not attentive. Would ask for things like ketchup, drinks, syrup etc. and would forget those items or take way too long. Ordered beignets never came. Then, the crab cake Benedicts had barely any crab cake on it. The English muffin was so hard. Further, my friend's eggs on their plate were WET not dry at all. The French toast was one slice of hard bread. The syrup was so loose. The pancakes was nice and fluffy. But, the Mac and cheese was wet. Just overall this is not the place for anyone that knows how to cook. Would not return. Nothing was seasoned. I went for my birthday brunch and they did none so not recommended for no special occasions

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 7 days ago

Oh no! I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your dining experience this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Jessica

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Cruzstitch
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was glad we made a reservation. The morning we went there was a 1.5 hour wait and the waiting area was packed. It made me a bit uncomfortable to be in such a close space with so many people, but the restaurant does require proof of vaccination. Once we were seated, it was a lovely experience. The decorations are whimsical and unique. The food was very good and the service was very good. We enjoyed our brunch there very much.

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Noneya
New York Area
12 reviews