Founding Farmers - DC

4.6
29887 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 29887 People Are Saying
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Kathy
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wonderful wonderful service, food, and ambiance.

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maddiem
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good but the server completely rushed us and offered to get us the check after 45 minutes. She was the low point of our meal but the food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service from Alison

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SamanthaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our outdoor dining experience at Founding Farmers DC. Our server was very professional and made wonderful entree and wine recommendations. All of the food was delicious. The outdoor set-up is well-spaced out and the heaters are very effective for cooler evenings. Overall we had a great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Outdoor seating was chilly—space heater near us wasn’t working, and we were seated at a corner leaving us more exposed to the wind. But the food was overall very solid—ranging from good to excellent—so will definitely come back when the weather warms up or indoor seating is more viable. Dessert was especially delicious.

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BrianR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience all around! We were seated precisely when we arrived and we’re greeted promptly by our server. He was ready to offer suggestions and take our drink orders. From there the meal only got better. Expertly prepared cocktails and wonderful dishes were enjoyed by all of us. Highly recommend having a real at founding fathers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Poor service, food was not as well made as it always used to be, server was so rude. I used to go there every few weeks—I will never go back.

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ChristineS
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Graduation

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vipLeiaF
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best happy hour deals around! Friendly service. Great food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food! Highly recommend the corn bread. Freshly baked and made out of fresh corns

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service1ambience4

After the waitress had been aggressive our whole meal, and at the end she made a comment about how quickly and how much of my serving I had eaten. I would hope that someone who works in the food industry would understand that not everyone has a simple relationship with food, and that these types of comments really hurt. I have been coming to FF for 6 years and am disappointed I had an experience like this one.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you go here, make sure you get the prosciutto and Brie breads. They are an amazing appetizer and so delicious. I got the chicken pot pie and it was huge. The puff pastry was so crunchy and delicious.

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DaleK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome foods, ambiance and service!! Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food however the desserts were a bit over baked. The service was friendly and patient. The short rib was deliciously sweet but worth trying.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I was very disappointed in my meal and experience. Having dined at several restaurants in the “Farmers” portfolio, I expected fresh flavorful food in a great atmosphere. To begin with, our wait outside was shocking. Patrons were smoking marijuana within 10 feet of the front door. The wait was not long, and our server was friendly and attentive. I ordered the Crab Louie and Fried Green Tomatoes. My daughter ordered the Chicken Pot Pie. The tomatoes were not green tomatoes- they were red and tough. Definitely not as expected. The crab and pot pie were flavorless. Our bill was over $100 - very high for exceedingly bland food.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outing with spouse.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside. Staff was pleasant. They do need a better system of calling people when a table is ready. Food was amazing! Drinks were tasty and well crafted.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh, servers were so friendly, and a great vibe. We sat outside under the tent. Really great overall experience.

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vipClaraC
New England
34 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went for a bachelorette party brunch. They took a very long time to seat us and once they did the service was slow. When we did receive our food it was amazing. Worth the wait, but we were on a time crunch and ended up spending hours at brunch because of the wait

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Waiter was slow and didn’t bring latte out until after the food had been out for over 10 minutes. Otherwise the food was very good and they were very accommodating given half the party showed up late.

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DCGirl
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ate "outside" it was a beautiful night, our server was great!

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marisa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The food was great and the prices were amazing for dc area. The service not so good.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service we efficient and fast. Food was great

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Rfmk
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good, ambience was nice. The customer service left much to be desired. Everyone I engaged with at the restaurant seemed to need customer service training, both over the phone and in person. But the food and ambience were great,

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, we had to wait a little bit but it was well worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently really nice! Good drinks, great food, affordable. Can’t go wrong

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vipMeredith
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Not a good experience! It was not the restaurant’s fault that it was too cold to be eating outdoors but it could have been dealt with better. First, I like a hot cup of coffee with breakfast. The restaurant decided to keep coffee cups outdoors, so pouring hot coffee into the cups resulted in cold coffee. When the server was notified, he added hot coffee to our cups! Minimal improvement.
I ordered a crab cake Benedict, no Hollandaise. It came well done. I specified that I like my eggs runny. The server agreed to have it remade. By the time it arrived, cooked properly, my friends were done eating and it was covered with Hollandaise.
Meanwhile the server was trying to be attentive but spent half of his time replacing propane tanks in the heaters and not serving his tables. Probably the fault of management more than the server.

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UncleDuke
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was very good as usual. Need more gluten-free options.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We sat outside on the open sidewalk, so there was street noise.

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MichaelS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great delicious food and service. You can't go wrong

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful to be sitting outside. Server was excellent. Food was very good.

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KennethB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff in a wonderful atmosphere. Food that is familiar yet with a unique twist. A must try for those in DC

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the hospitality of both the host and server. Server was very attentive! Food was delicious and restaurant was very clean.

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MayW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

The food was cold and not seasoned at all. The presentation was awful. The best part of my visit was the excellent service and hospitality form our waitress. Never will I visit or recommend this restaurant again.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on 29 April 2021

Hi May: I am so so sorry the meal ordered for your Birthday dinner was not up to par. :( I feel terrible for the disappointment this caused and really apologize you never want to return based on this experience. That said, I'd love to turn this around and ask you to please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. Thank you so much and I hope to be in touch soon! -Amy

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DanielleM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My must-visit restaurant when I’m in the DC area! Food is absolutely delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was great and so was our server. Our meals were amazing but we were full off the appetizers. Great place to get a load of appetizers and share with friends.

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KimH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We celebrated my brother’s birthday. Very nice

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RodM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, the employees were friendly and helpful making our selections. I will return soon.

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ChaM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The server was the true star during our visit. She was extremely knowledgeable, pleasant and attentive.

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Laverne
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Adrian was super sweet and attentive! Thank you for making my friend's birthday special! 10/10 recommend their Beignets too! Only thing was the back door is kept open by where we sat and it was really windy.

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

Founding Farmers - DC is rated 4.6 stars by 29887 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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