Founding Farmers - DC

4.5
30181 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch. Pricy but we would go back for a special occasion.

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LauraR
Houston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hope was a great server. Food was good. It was quite loud though part of it was due to a loud family next to us.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Experience was good but not as good as I remember it from my last visit at a different location

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MichelleB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I have had in DC thus far. Excellent place to eat. Quick seating. Great wait staff

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 9 hours ago

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

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Lesrenne
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Bartender could not make a cosmopolitan martini and I waited 20 to get their best alternative. Food was good, waitress was very nice but service was definitely slow.

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NTee
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the wait but highly recommend making reservations in advance. Great food at awesome prices!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 9 hours ago

Thank you so much and please visit us soon! -Najjah :)

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ShannonM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was my second visit to this restaurant in two years. I would return for the food. My wife and I were a little disappointed that they did not have a particular product to make one of the drinks listed on the menu. Otherwise, the service and food were good.

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CarolynR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another delicious meal at Founding Farmers. We arrived a little early for our outdoor reservations and were seated promptly. The service was excellent; attentive without being intrusive. We both had the spinach and tomato eggs benedict and it was delicious. Despite being cool outside and quite crowded on a beautiful Saturday morning, the food was delivered quickly and hot.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 9 hours ago

So glad you enjoyed yourself during brunch! -Najjah :)

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SoCalSLC
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and fun! If you're planning on brunch, you will DEFINITELY want a reservation.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 11 hours ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went for brunch on a busy Sunday. Staff was personable and the wait was less than expected. Food was exceptional, but admittedly the portion sizes on the sides were small (3 strips of bacon for $8 was a bit much ) and our wait staff was a bit inconsistent

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vipMattS
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was good, but I honestly think it was a bit overpriced for what it was. My dining partner didn't like her drink (I tasted it too, the chai was overpowering and made it difficult to drink) and the server refused to exchange it, simply stating "it's not like starbucks" - also felt like our food was a bit cold and eggs very runny. Long lines to get in and clearly this place has a following, but service fell a bit short.

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Beebower
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Waited 1.5 hours for food that sucked. Food was flavorless, cold, & not cooked well. Had to send back multiple steaks because they were rare. All food and drinks took forever to get. I loved this place when I went here 3 years ago but due to this experience we will not be returning. It’s unfortunate!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 7 hours 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 was served cold, and all in all, you were disappointed with your experience. It is sad to say we failed at our first impression when your dined with us 3 years ago, 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. -Najjah

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Friendoffood
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food arrived cold and had clearly been sitting under a heat lamp for too long.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 8 hours ago

Thank you for your review and sharing these details with our team. I am so sorry your food arrived cold. This said, I'd love to connect and find a way to make this right! Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Najjah

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VinceZ
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Curtis was our waiter and he was great! Very attentive and helpful, I was with my two young sons. Food was good, came out on time, good value too for DC. I’ll be back next time I’m in the area

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 9 hours ago

So glad you enjoyed yourself! Please visit us the next time you are in the DC area! :) -Najjah

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CherrylW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

While I realize that waiters are scarce, the service was not the best. The food took longer than expected. The cheeseburger was better than McDonalds but not the best of some other restaurants I've patronized. The restaurant was actually on the chilly side -- maybe because of the rain -- but that was occurring on the outside so I can't relate the circumstances. I'd prefer the Founding Fathers in Maryland over this one in DC and better yet I enjoyed Famers, Fishers and Bakers at the Georgetown Harbor even more so.

Each person will have their own opinion of this restaurant. I would recommend it to my friends because they may like it and if they wanted to go there I would go again with them but not so quickly on my own.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 hours 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. -Najjah

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sis31
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious, fresh food that never disappoints. Beautiful restaurant but very loud, could barely hear across the table.

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unoeagleMJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Especially burger and hot dog were great.
To share, I recommend Farmerhouse platter.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 9 hours ago

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

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KLP1
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We had a server who was fairly new which is normally fine but throughout our experience she would disappear for 15-20 minutes at a time. We asked for ice since the water we were served was room temperature and she never brought it, we were able to get some after the manager asked if there was anything we needed. I ordered eggs Benedict and one of the eggs was over cooked and it took 15 minutes for them to bring out a new one. The manager would stand in the corner on her phone during a busy Saturday morning. Would not recommend for breakfast!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 7 hours ago

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the food and service missed the mark this time. 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. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Najjah

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vipAryssaH
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much, Aryssa! :) -Najjah

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out to dinner with my daughter and friend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty Good

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our salads had to much dressing. They were oily. And it was really noisy.
The mussels were really good.

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Alexis
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was dreadful. Service was not bad, not best I’ve ever had though. Price does not match. This place is hyped up for bland food. Much better options in the area.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the food missed the mark this time. I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we left you with. Please email me: AGrant@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location.

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BruceL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Really bad experience. Food terrible...service even worse. Never going back there again after all these years!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 hours 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. -Najjah

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TracyI
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was slow but server was friendly and knowledgeable. Enjoyed food

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vipJayneR
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails were delicious! Our server was knowledgeable, helpful and fun. We will be back.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much! -Najjah :)

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was incredibly slow. We weren’t spoken to by anyone until 25 minutes after we were seated.

Food was fine

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Had a nice business brunch here. The food was good, however the service was very slow due to it being a high peak time during the day.

There were nuts in my salad-which I am allergic to and I could not find a waiter to help me correct the issue. It was not too big of a deal for me, as I could visibly see it was very busy at the time I was there, just a little bit disappointing part of my meal was not really enjoyed.

All in all, nice place to go for a simple, quick brunch meal in the district on a week day. The maple bacon I had was incredible, and my colleague who was with me said the French toast with bananas was very tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great and we had lots of laughs and fun!

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vipBabs
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ate outside. It was dark but nice

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TaraT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great, restaurant was pretty noisy. Annoyed that we asked for a glass of chardonnay and the waiter chose to bring us the most expensive one ($18/glass) without asking. We didnt specify which chardonnay but felt it was a bit sneaky to up our bill that way - he could have brought the bottle since we did have 3 glasses at the table.

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Herethereeverywhere
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing variety of delicious, seasonally inspired food. And the service - fantastic!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

We are so happy you enjoyed everything! -Najjah :)

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ChristineP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love Founding Farmers. Brought several friends here and they were in love with the place. The food was amazing and the service was good. Will of course return.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much, Christine! :) -Najjah

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RustyA
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had deviled eggs and the corn salad…outstanding food

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Jessica

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ScottN
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The service was EXCEPTIONAL. Best service ever. The food was well prepared, but all of our courses were too salty. We arrived early to a crowded venue, but were seated quickly. Drinks dinner and appetizers arrived promptly and the waitress knew the menu well and had knowledgeable recomendations.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Jessica

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AmandaM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Great meal. Don't sleep on the skillet cornbread or the farmer's salad!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

I am so happy you enjoyed everything! The skillet cornbread is the best! :) -Najjah

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JackieB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our time. Their booths/tables are spaced enough from each other that you feel relaxed. Nice decor on inside and very clean. Staff was attentive and welcoming.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

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