Founding Farmers - DC

4.5
30272 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 30272 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4
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4.4
Ambience
4.3
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vipAlyceM
Memphis
50 reviews
Dined 7 hours 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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BelT
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 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 9 hours 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
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 a day 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 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

So glad you everything! -Jessica

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Kbran
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was outstanding!!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Jessica

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

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

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vipSheylaE
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Breakfast was delicious!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 10 hours ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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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alexandraf
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 3 days ago

Awesome! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was amazing!!

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Christie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The waffle and the steak are awesome! However, the service is terrible from the beginning after I checked in to the end of my lunch! I would not recommend lunch or dinner to anyone.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the 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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Kayla
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great food, and everyone was friendly and helpful

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Jessica

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JazM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The Thanksgiving dinner was good, however we received our mains and desserts at the same time, and a few minutes we were given the bill. We had barely finished the mains when we were hassled to pay. It was a shame as we didn't have a chance to enjoy our meal as we felt like we were being rushed out. The food was good, however it was not very hot when we received it and as we were sat outside it got cold very quickly.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days 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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Brett
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oistandkng service with an outstanding meal!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us, Brett! We hope to see you soon! -Najjah :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had to wait for our table ( not long but… we did have a reservation) I thought the venue was overbooked and I felt rushed which was not what I was wanting on thanksgiving. I thought the food was excellent and I would give the restaurant another try … just not on a holiday.

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EMRob
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Not good for Thanksgiving. Felt like they were rushing us to get in and out as many people as possible. Like factory Thanksgiving meal. Wait staff were not always available and it was not enjoyable. Drinks and pumpkin cheesecake were amazing, but dinner was average and not worth the cost.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the service missed the mark & came across as rushed 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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MariaD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kim, the wait person, was outstanding. She was very attentive and made our selection of food arrive promptly.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us, Maria! Please stop by soon! -Najjah :)

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vipHms65
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Thanksgiving: great service, pretty good food. We did feel rushed though—courses came out before we were ready and there was no slowing them down. Definitely a mixed experience.

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CorneliusB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Founding Farmers never disappoints! Food is always good, and I prefer the DC location the most.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

We are so thrilled to know that you enjoyed yourself! Please visit us again soon, Cornelius! -Najjah :)

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Starchild
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dined in a heated booth outside of the restaurant on Thanksgiving Day. We had turkey, fried chicken, sweet potatoes, roasted vegetables, stuffing, and choice of apple pie, pumpkin pie or pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. We really enjoyed the food, ambience and service. We were blessed with mild sunny weather. I rate it a 5 out of 5.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanksgiving with friend.

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DJ65
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Thanksgiving meal. Our server, Kim, was amazing! She really made it a great experience. Good food, great choices. Would definitely go again.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us and celebrating Thanksgiving with the team! I will be sure to pass the amazing review to your server, Kim. Please visit us soon! :) -Najjah

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SarahR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious! It was the set Thanksgiving menu but was excellent! I recommend the butternut squash soup, the skillet cornbread and the pumpkin spice cheesecake.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us, Sarah! We appreciate your review and thank you for celebrating Thanksgiving with us! -Najjah :)

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Thanksgiving dinner

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Sandis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience1

We ate at Founding Farmers on Thanksgiving Day. First I’d like to say that the food was excellent! As good or better than home cooked Turkey Day. The disappointment was that we were given the absolute worse table in the place. We had a reservation but were not given a choice about sitting outside. Our table was stuck out in the open while all other tables were under a tent. When we went to sit down, our table was not only unlevel, but also the top was not firmly attached to the stand. I said it was impossible to eat our dinner on such a table. Thought we would be offered another table, but the server went and got a different table and set it up while we waited. We had a heater, so it wasn’t too uncomfortable. I guess someone gets the worst table, but especially on Thanksgiving, why have a worst table? I felt disappointed in our special occasion.

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Courtney
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food! Terrific service! The “Frozen” cocktail is highly recommended!!!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

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

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JohnM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the most pleasant dining experiences our family has ever had… And we’ve had a lot of them in a lot of different states and countries. For Thanksgiving day they hit the bull’s-eye! The service was exceptional given how busy they were, And the meal prompt and delicious. Pumpkin cheesecake was one of the best things we’ve ever eaten. Congratulations FF!!! We will be back on our next trip to DC to visit our law school son.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanksgiving meal

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience and the food was wonderful as usual!

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Colette
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was good, overall experience was enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there while on vacation. The food was amazing. We want to go back everyday while in DC to try everything on the menu.

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ClintD
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were happily surprised by this place! We have already recommended it to some friends that are coming into DC!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much and we look forward to your next visit. -Tiffany

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RahmanS
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ryan was great. Great timing and energy. Would definitely come back and ask for him.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Wonderful! We look forward to your next visit and we will be sharing with Ryan! -Tiffany

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vipJohnC
Portland
198 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

As the stars indicate, we were pleased with the food and service. The so-called background music, however was obnoxious and annoying.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5