Founding Farmers - DC

4.5
30291 reviews
$30 and under
American
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. 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.

Experiences

  • Prix Fixe Christmas Dinner Menu

    $42.99 per person

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    Starting at noon on Christmas, enjoy our holiday three-course, prix fixe menu, as well as our regular lunch/dinner menu.

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
What 30291 People Are Saying
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stephaniej
Jacksonville
18 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food!
We had the goat cheese ravioli with chicken cutlets and it was one of the best things I have ever had.
For dessert we had the butterscotch bread pudding and it was simply delicious.
I already made reservations to come back. So good!!

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SabiM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great! I always love the food here. And the waiter was nice and efficient. Will come back soon!

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vipOldFolksEatingOut
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Sadly Founding Farmers seems to have lost a step or two over the Pandemic. This used to be one of our favorites, but sadly we don't plan to return anytime soon. The cocktail menu is smaller than it was and none other three drinks we ordered we all that good. Likewise, neither the burger my wife ordered nor the chicken fried steak I ordered met our expectations from previous visits. The burger was under-cooked and didn't taste particularly good. The steak was over-cooked, small and tough. Dessert was unremarkable. I sincerely hope they refind the mojo they've lost.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 19 hours 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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vipEsther
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our party of five had a really nice time at Founding Farmers on Saturday night. We had a cozy round table in the back of the main floor; the drinks were great; the service was totally on point; and the food was very good, from the poke bowl to the burger to the steak salad. We also really liked the mussels, chicken wings and bacon lollipops, for appetizers. We loved creativity of the drinks menu and the variety in the food menu. It's a cool place with a good vibe. We'd definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The server was excellent & was able to remember my name. I hade bacon wrapped dates which were amazing & I want to have them many more times. The salad was also great. The chicken that was added the the salad was crispy, fresh cooked & still hot. This you do not find often. If you read my reviews they are mostly excellent, that is because I do my homework before going. I also has one of their drinks & it was great.

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HeyYou
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

8 of us dined together and it was a first experience for 6 of us. The menu was very enticing making decisions difficult. We had a variety of appetizers, main dishes and desserts with chocolate to go! Everything was delicious. The music level was a but high making it difficult to hear conversations with so many other conversations going on around us. What made our night was our fabulous server, Kim, from Davidsonville. She was super accommodating, offered great suggestions, checked on us at the right times and we never felt rushed. Can't wait to go again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my second visit to a FF. Just like the first time this experience was also great! The food was delicious and the drinks were professionally poured. My daughter was especially impressed that they had her favorite beverage on the menu…an Arnold Palmer.
We will definitely be dining here again soon.

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LakishaG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience1

Even though I had reservations, I still waited 45 minutes , the food was ok. The restaurant was very loud

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ErinF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Our server was very rushed, didn’t have cash to just give us back $5 from a 20 we were giving as a tip. Our steak was over cooked but we didn’t say anything because it was still very good. Everything else was very good as usual & we got the variety chocolate sampler take home. It’s all good!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were lovely and the food was amazing! Would definitely recommend and will be coming back!

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Katniss24
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great service, good food - portions are huge. We arrived an hour before our reservation and they were very accommodating!

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molliee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing experience. Great food and fantastic atmosphere. Even better service!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Jessica

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SiahJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

i do not like being charged a restaurant recovery fee when there are government programs like the PPP to help businesses with those issues

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WakB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great for lunch and drinks!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Jessica

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bmorefoodie
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious Well definitely return love all the farm table options

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

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

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PhilipH
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely food, great service and a great atmosphere.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Jessica

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KentJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a regular for us when we are in DC! We always have a great meal.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

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

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ErickaS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were so impressed w/this place. Food, atmosphere and libations we're phenomenal. Delicious portions, reasonable pricing, and the fact that they are fully sustainable, just knocked them out of the park. Our Waiter, Danny, was equally outstanding. 😋😋

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

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

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BryceV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down some of the best service that I have experienced in a long time. Food was excellent and a great value for the serving size. Without a doubt, I'd recommend Founding Farmers!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

We are so thrilled that you enjoyed yourself and our service, Bryce! Please dine again soon! :) -Najjah

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alexandra
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

it was good. and they had food and they had drinks

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us, Alexandra! See you soon! -Najjah :)

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Rich
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal, super service. Could not have been better!!

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Slynnr
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the menu selection and the food we ordered. The waiter was very good.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Hi, Slynnr! Thank you so much for the awesome review! We appreciate you and please join us again! -Najjah :)

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vipAlyceM
Memphis
53 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Our server was pleasant but not so very attentive. The menu as a lot of very good sounding food. What I got, goat-cheese ravioli with sweet potato sauce, topped with chicken breast, was excellent. But my husband has a condition that will not support anything from a mammal. No meat, butter, cheese, milk. There’s a note to that effect on our Open Table reservations. Often the server already knows. But all he could suggest was the fish of the day. It was nicely cooked….but perfectly plain, with roasted sweet potatoes and plain geeen beans. And it was listed as “market price” on the menu and turned out to be about 50% more than most other selections.

So: if you can eat anything you like, you’ll probably enjoy it. If you have dietary restrictions, perhaps not.

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ErickaT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Tasty food, excellent hot chocolate, and a very accommodating staff. We'd reserved for outdoor seating and arrived to find it closed due to construction. One of our party suffered from long-COVID for over 10 months, so eating inside wasn't an option. FF found a way to seat us outside, and left us in the hands of Ricardo, a server who was helpful, friendly, and a pleasure to interact with. It was a lovely experience.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us, Ericka! We are so happy you enjoyed yourself. See you soon! :) -Najjah

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Food was great but service was terrible. They were not busy at all but had to wait excessively long for everything. My son asked for a drink refill twice and finally got it when the check was brought.

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BelT
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

My first time back in 2 years. I have always loved this place, but was disappointed with the food this time. Also no hand sanitizer anywhere.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

We are so sorry we failed at our first impression since you've been back 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. -Kerry

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Service was a bit slow, especially in the beginning, but the food came out fast. The prosciutto bread appetizer was amazing and steak frites were also good. The seasonal autumn vegetable side was very sweet - fine with me but did not seem very healthy.

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TerenceS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service recovery fee is a slap on the face. A person comes to dine and has to pay for the employees to take a covid test which is free. This takes away from the waitstaff tip. Embarrassing on so many levels.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

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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vipCoopercanyon7419
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good experience. The waiter was awesome along with the good.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

So glad you everything! -Jessica

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Kbran
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We had a brunch reservation and were seated promptly. The restaurant was really busy on a Sunday following Thanksgiving. Had a nice booth, not too close to other diners. The beignets were delicious! Coffee was really good. Bloody Mary was one of the best I’ve ever had! Service was good.

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vipWCT1
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was outstanding!!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on November 28, 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Jessica

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Crab &artichoke dip—with no crab
Stinky wine & water glass

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vipSheylaE
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Breakfast was delicious!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had Saturday brunch and everything was absolutely delicious! The beignets are a must! We also had the goat cheese and beet hash, chicken and waffles and farmers breakfast. Highly recommend all three dishes.

The only downside is they don’t do the buffet like the other location does.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Very good food. Service was a bit rough, but it's Thanksgiving week, so we'll assume that's temporary. Great table for our party of 14!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Pretty good experience. My moms food came out cold, so it had to be sent back and remade, but our waiter was very gracious about the whole thing.

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alexandraf
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, good choice, everyone will find something : vegan, healthy, comfy, meaty, whatever. All.is.good. we stayed 3 nights in Washington and had dinner twice here. Très bonne adresse, des produits frais, bien cuisinés. Choix de plats roboratifs ou plus légers, des légumes, un vrai plaisir ! De bons vins également.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on November 28, 2021

Awesome! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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OpenTable Diner
1 review