Founding Farmers - DC

4.5
30170 reviews
$30 and under
American
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 30170 People Are Saying
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JenniferM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service always happy to dine at Founding farmers

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EDinMD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice, quiet breakfast for business meeting. Good food and nice ambiance.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you! -Tiffany

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vipbrandib
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. The crab & artichoke dip was so good, as were the fried green tomatoes. The shrimp & sun-dried tomato bucatini was also really good, the homemade pasta takes it up a notch.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us, Brandi! -Najjah :)

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SaraR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

By the end of the evening it was all good.
On arriving with a reservation we were told to wait and we would be seated shortly. So, we waited…finally we asked when they thought we might be seated and they had forgotten that they hadn’t seated us. We were sat and we sat and sat until we flagged someone down to help us. He was very nice and polite. He told us he wasn’t our waiter and took good care of us. It all worked out after a rocky start. The food was very good. The portions are adequate.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Hi, Sara. We are so sorry we failed at our first impression and sadly, you left under-whelmed with your overall experience. This said, I would love to have a hand in turning this around and please email me: Hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location to connect further. -Najjah

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was poor—main courses for different members of our group came more than 10 minutes apart. They also messed up our cocktail order and only brought us the drinks we had ordered after we finished the main course. Food quality was average.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From out of town and a little research we came here. Great place and so happy we came here for dinner. Our server Camille was wonderful!

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vipKathy
Indiana
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food! Service was good too.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you Kathy! -Tiffany

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vipBinDC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Very nice signature plates that could be shared. BBQ ribs are awesome!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

We are so thrilled you enjoyed your BBQ ribs, Bin! Come back soon! -Najjah :)

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Overall good experience but both of our dishes had overcooked proteins. The shrimp and sausage in the shrimp and grits were overcooked as well as the country fried steak. Also, waiter was overly attentive for the first 30 minutes then disappeared on us when we wanted to order something else.

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SarahB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Great service
They were very accommodating with table locations and group size changes

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us, Sarah! Please visit us soon! -Najjah :)

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furmanb
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful Sunday brunch and enjoyed all our food. Our waiter was really nice too. We sat outside so we were treated to hanging with the bees, but never felt uncomfortable with them.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us during brunch! Please visit us soon! -Najjah :)

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HEinNJ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We ate outside and, unfortunately, there were dozens of bees flying around the outdoor tables. That is why we didn't give Founding Fathers a higher review. The food was good but it service was a little bit slow (not surprising on a crowded Sunday brunch sitting) and we spent a lot of time swatting away bees. I would return to Founding Fathers when sitting indoors feels safer so that I can enjoy the food without the bees.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Oh no! Those pesky bees! I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your visit 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. -Najjah

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RhondaJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was the second time I've visited this establishment. The service was efficient. The food was tasty.

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RebeccaP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious although my English muffin was cold. Otherwise, no complaints. I'd highly recommend.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us, Rebecca! We will not make the mistake of giving you a cold English muffin again :). Visit us soon! -Najjah :)

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visitor
New England
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great menu options; friendly service.
I did not care for the grilled oiled bread which was multigrain "toast".
Bananas Foster french toast was yummy but too thick as center had dry bread - holding the custard.
Eggs Benedict was great.

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vipDottiesMom
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We went to this location of Founding Farmers because past experience at the locations offering a buffet brunch have been crowded and crazy. This location was just as crowded and crazy but at least we didn't have to fight crowds to get our food once we were seated. The service was friendly but not especially efficient - my friend ordered the chicken and waffles with gravy which came to the table without chicken or gravy. We also got our starters after our main course was delivered - the beignets were great so we had them as dessert.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you for your review. I apologize the service missed the mark this visit. I would appreciate the opportunity to connect and get more details about your experience. Please email me at Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date and location dined. -Tiffany

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Cvilletraveler
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite DC brunch spot--we never miss it any time we visit.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Najjah :)

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JamesK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We had Sunday brunch before theater at the Kennedy Center.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you so much! -Tiffany

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CatherineG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waitress!!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much! -Najjah :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and incredible portions! We shared the crab + artichoke dip and it was so delicious. Well priced and friendly staff.

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NoraW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, quick. The restaurant was loud.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Najjah :)

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vipJPayen
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!!! Food was delicious!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Najjah :)

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JonC
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal food and service for a fantastic experience. DC prices are steep no matter what, but this is worth it!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

We are so thrilled you enjoyed your visit. Please come back soon! -Najjah :)

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GabrieleL
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Probably it was a bad day; however the service was slow and they put one item more in the bill, luckily we noticed and they took it away.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Hi, Gabriel. We are so sorry we failed at our first impression and service was sub par and sadly, you left under-whelmed with your overall experience. This said, I would love to have a hand in turning this around and please email me: Hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location to connect further. -Najjah

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ShaundreaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp and fries were great and so was the drinks. Glad they were able to find us some seating on the inside because of the bees on the outside.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us Shaundrea! Please visit us soon and we will make sure there are no bees outside! :) -Najjah

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GenY
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience was amazing! Everyone was extraordinarily attentive and was swift to change our table upon request (we needed a larger table due to the amount of food we were ordering). The food was incredible, our waiter was incredible (I believe his name was Collin but I can’t remember so I apologize for that), etc etc. I could go on and on about our experience here. We will definitely be back!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you so much! We look forward to your next visit! -Tiffany

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service.

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LindaH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was on a date with my husband and requested a private table if possible on my reservations and we had the best table in the whole restaurant. It was cozy, private and away from everyone it seamed. We had a great time with great food and service.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 hours ago

Wonderful! Thank you for dining with us, Linda! -Tiffany

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great!

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KhariG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and spirits were great. The vegan options especially were tasty.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much, Khari! -Tiffany

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LauraC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food is average, price is a bit high for what it is. I ordered the steak frites and had to send the steak back, for it was overdone and very tough. I ordered their Reuben. While the seasoning was OK, Pastrami was very tough as well. The overall taste is greasy. Decor is a bit dated. Will not be going back.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Hello Laura, thank you for your review. I am sorry we failed to make a good first impression. I would appreciate the opportunity to touch base and hopefully turn it around. Please email me at Hospitality@FRG.farm with a copy of your review, the date and location dined, -Tiffany

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed sitting outside. Food was great.

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Liesl
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waiter was very attentive and paid special attention to us, as it was a birthday celebration. The food and drinks were delicious!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your review! :) -Kerry

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service wonderful food

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JJMontgomeryVillage
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location for outdoor dining! Excellent service.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your review! :) -Kerry

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Notahappydiner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I have tried this restaurant on three occasions, and have never been satisfied with the quality of the food. I will not go again. The service was mediocre, and the food was simply not seasoned well. They were three in my party and no one really enjoyed their food. My daughter ordered the burger with fries, and the fries were lukewarm. How do you mess up on fries?

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am so sorry for lack of accommodation displayed by our service team. I am also sorry the food ordered failed to fit the bill, and all in all, you were disappointed with your experience. It is sad to say we failed at our first impression, and I'd love the chance to turn this around! Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Jessica

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vipJimT
Washington DC
21 reviews