Founding Farmers - DC

4.5
30388 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
  • Waitstaff 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 30388 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
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4.3
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Management
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Husband 47th birthday

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RichardD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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DonaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
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!

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Noneya
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Eggs Benedict were great! The restaurant is crowded so servers are spread thin. Coffee refill and check delivery was super slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Company was good, disappointed there wasn’t an option for something other than tap water? No bottled flat or bubbly and no club soda? Food was so-so.

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4EverYoung
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love that I was able to make reservations on such short notice.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

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

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vipMissNewOrleans
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All homemade and locally sourced items make this my favorite restaurant in the DC area. Lots of dining spaces and friendly staff too!

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IngridG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I haven’t been to this location in years but was disappointed in the service and the food.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 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. -Jessica

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vipAjohnson711
London
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good and fresh. The crab and shrimp risotto is out of this world.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much! That is by far my personal favorite! -Tiffany

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent device. Dining choices were well presented and tasty.

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vipAlberti
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot that we return to every time we visit DC

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us, Alberti!

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David
Amarillo
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was very fresh and very impressed with menu selections. Will be back

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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RaymondF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow is all we can say. We will definitely miss this restaurant when we return home.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Awesome! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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Unhappyformerpatron
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and our server Anthony was so helpful and attentive. He made some great recommendations and was completely awesome. Menu was diverse and it was hard deciding what to order…everything sounded so good.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Wonderful! We look forward to your next visit! -Tiffany

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Goodfood
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Everything was great. Only issue is the 5% recovery charge. Just increase prices. No one is concerned about a 5% increase there, but the 5% issue gnaws at the diner. It just leaves a bad taste in your mouth.

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MattU
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Every DC trip deserves a visit to FF. Great fresh made food. Great servers. Treat yourself!

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Nicc
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Unfortunately we didn’t have a good experience. All started out well with the appetizers but went down from there. The food as received and the order was wrong plus the food was cold. After sending 2 entrees back, they weren’t returned until after everyone else in the party of 7 was finished eating. The manager comped desert, but this was not the level of service I’m used to receiving as I’ve been a patron for many years. We were celebrating a birthday which sucked. Don’t think I’ll be back any time soon.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Hey Nicc! Thank you for sharing these details with us. I am so sorry for the disappointing experience this time. I would love the opportunity to help get this turned around. Please email me at Hospitality@FRG.farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Tiffany

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful time as a family while dining at Founding Farmers DC this weekend. Danny, our server, was fabulous and was very attentive to our needs throughout the entire meal. The food was (as usual!) absolutely delicious! Two of the managers checked on us while we were there to see if there was anything else we needed. Founding Farmers DC is one of our favorite places to dine - amazing food, outstanding service, and an overall wonderful time!

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BrookeS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience! We will return!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

We look forward to your next visit! Thank you, Brooke! -Tiffany

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GermaineD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was busy so make a reservation. Our waitress was fabulous and the food was amazing. There were 4 of us and we all had different things and we each really enjoyed it. I have a problem with most meats tasting dry (even when they aren't) and the pot roast was delicious. No issues at all!! Will definitely be back!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

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

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

sat by front door and women were cold---good spot, will repeat

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SherriL
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent and service impeccable. I will definitely return!!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Amazing! Hope you will return soon, Sherri! -Tiffany

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keisemann61
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my daughter back to school and had dinner before we left and it was the perfect way to end the break and day. Food was amazing, the cocktails were fantastic and the atmosphere was fun. Our server was friendly and attentive but not in our face. Can't wait to go back.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Can't wait to serve you again! Thank you so much! -Tiffany

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StephanieC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Way too noisy for a Saturday afternoon. Please turn down the music!

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vipCathyC
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best breakfast in DC. You must try the beignets

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Beignets are our favorite too! Thank you, Cathy! -Tiffany

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MaddieT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Service was excellent. Bourbon French Toast was very good. Very busy and crowded. Very convenient to the John F. Kennedy Center where I was seeing a matinee show.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Maddie, I am so glad you enjoyed your experience with us! I would love the opportunity to follow up and find out what caused the 3star rating. Please email me at Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. Thank you, Tiffany!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food! We had two apps and two entrees and it was all amazing. I recommend you get the thing that sounds a little odd but delicious and you’d never make it at home. I had goat cheese ravioli with butternut squash purée and a butter praline sauce (a little odd sounding but very delicious). I am already planning my next dinner here so I can get my 2nd choice from tonight.

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EstherM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Founder Farmers never disappoints. Their service is masterful. Our waiter Dwayne was engaging especially with our son but didn't over stalk. The food was fabulous as usual.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on January 8, 2022

Awesome! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing! Our server, the food, and drinks were absolutely amazing!

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vipJohnN
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on January 8, 2022

Awesome! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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RebeccaW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great for our family of 6! Friendly service! Good food.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you so much for dining with us! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

very Good!! kind

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JGEE
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant, will definitely return next time we are in DC.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on January 6, 2022

Awesome! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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anno
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Before visiting DC a friend told me about Founding Farmers and I am grateful she did. We visited twice during our visit to DC and each time it was delicious. The Goat cheese Ravioli with chicken cutlets, shrimp and grits, fried shrimp, grilled catfish and pork chop were all delicious. I don’t think you could go wrong with anything on there menu. It is a short walk to the White House and within walking distance to most attractions.
I would definitely eat here again.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on January 4, 2022

Amazing! Thank you so much, Anno! -Tiffany

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vipJennifer
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent as always! One of our frequent stops when in DC

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you so much for dining with us, Jennifer!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, experience, service. Will come back!

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vipMatthewF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

It's been several years since we were at FF and have no reason to come back. We have had good experiences at Farmers and Distillers and Fishers, Farmers and Bakers. Food this visit was mediocre and hostess and food runners were indifferent. Our server was very nice and the highlight of the visit.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you so much for your review, Matthew! We are so sorry we failed to hit the mark this visit. I would like to connect and hopefully turn this around. Please email me at Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Tiffany

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Kodjo
Washington DC
1 review