Founding Farmers - DC

4.5
30379 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 30379 People Are Saying
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4.3
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Sarah
New England
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was wonderful. Our waitress was so great. The Bartenders made me a dealers choice drink which was delicious. All of the food was excellent. We had a great corner table. Only mishap of the night was that the coconut old-fashioned was not good according to the orderer. He said it was disgusting. Other than that it was a usual awesome trip to founding farmers.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

Hi Sarah, thank you so much for dining with us! I am so sorry one of your guests did not enjoy the beverage they ordered. Though, we are thrilled that you all enjoyed your visit and look forward to you coming back soon! -Tiffany

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ShaniceB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! The pot roast hits every time!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

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

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ALPHA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

poor service. poor food quality and absolutely horrible seating arrangement.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You need to show your vaccination card and your picture ID at the hostess stand, other than that the food and drinks are good and the service was also good.

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Small2739
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience2

I’ve been to this location several times and was excited to come back. Unfortunately the food didn’t deliver! The sever was good but the food was awful. The server even committed in how bad my beacon looked and took it off check. The bourbon French toast actually made me sick. Needless to say I won’t be going back.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. I'd love the chance to turn around our mistakes this time. Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. Thank you for alerting us to this and hopefully giving us a chance to connect and make this right. -Jessica

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Good food and good service. The tables are close together. Something to keep in mind

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CesarE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

Food was not great this time coming are to previous time

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your visit this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me at 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Waited 30 mins even though we had a reservation. Waiting area was very crowded. We were seated very closely to two other tables, so we overheard their conversations completely. Server was great, food was delicious. Just be warned it is very busy and clustered. Even with that in mind though, I’ll be dining here again because the food and service is very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been to Founding Farmers many of time and everything has been enjoyable. The waitress was polite and professional. The food is always good

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OpenTable Diner
Yosemite
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We did make a reservation. We were seated upstairs. Great ambiance. Hope was our server. She did an excellent job detailing the restaurant history and when asked for recommendations from the menu she outlined them marvelously. Great food! The handcrafted sodas were amazing. We had hibiscus and grapefruit! The chicken pot pie and another chicken dish on specialty menu were superb. Finished with a latte! Highly recommend for the whole experience!

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CarinaK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Consistently satisfying gfood. The blackened chicken wings appetizer was my favorite.
Courteous service, and a lively but not annoying atmosphere; no need to shout to talk.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

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

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JasonA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time. 8 of us traveled to DC and we always come here for brunch. Upon arrival we were greeted with a welcoming staff who had our table ready right at 2:15. We were all ID’d and properly screened for vaccination status and seated promptly. Our waitress Carolyn was awesome, she had great customer service and was honestly just a great person. We’re coming back in a few weekends!!!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for dining with us, Jason! Look forward to seeing you on your next visit! -Jessica

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Emma
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend and I came here for a date, and we absolutely loved it. The atmosphere was lively and everything we ate was amazing. We like to go out to eat a lot, and I decided Founding Farmers DC is my favorite restaurant in the city.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the glowing review! So glad you enjoyed date night, Emma! -Jessica

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RuthA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Hostess gave our table away while we were in the bathroom after we already checked in and we were told we could use the bathroom. We then had to wait an extra fifteen minutes

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days 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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EricP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, but online reservation system was a bit odd. Restaurant staff called the next morning to confirm and correct reservation. Slight wait, but the food was well worth it. All of the staff were friendly and professional.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your feedback! I am sorry the reservation system was not easy and I am glad we got it all taken care of! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service, and vibe.

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JasmineG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great location! The service was great and breakfast was delicious!!

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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LaurenB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Service is always lovely and food comes out quick. All the dishes we’ve tried have been delicious.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

So glad you had such a great experience! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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MichaelH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food at a great value. Service was outstanding. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

So glad you had outstanding service and your food was delicious! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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KarenaD
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I'm always impressed by everything and everyone serving here. You will feel like you're right at home!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Fantastic! Thank you for continuing to dine with us! -Jessica

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vipDoniaa
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

Two friends meeting up for lunch. We ordered chicken pot pie, iced tea, app was crab and artichoke dip, lemonade, and a spicy fried chicken sandwich.

Ordered the much bragged about chicken pot pie. But, it’s not one in the traditional sense- the filling arrives in a cast iron pan with puff pastry baked on top. Not sealed, just put there- interesting presentation, but I wasn’t a fan of it. The filling also had a few pasta pieces in it- definitely not what I want in the filling. That aside, the flavor is great- savory and hearty.

Ordered the cheesecake, also not traditional. It’s texture not firm at all- but the flavor was good.

One of my favorite places to eat, but I’ll have to try other dishes or revert to my favorites and perhaps not try new items.

Eh, $80 for two people for lunch meet up and it was meh.

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vipAntonE
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great sever and food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful server
Server recommended amazing options
Food was fresh and well cooked

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice lunch

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TraciT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service are both great every time! We noticed this time that although it was at least half full, it was still pretty quiet. We could have a great conversation without having to talk above normal. It’s one of our fave date restaurants and also one of mine & my boss’s fave lunch spots to get away from the office for a bit.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on January 20, 2022

Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Traci! We look forward to you visiting us soon! -Najjah :)

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PegS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was impeccable and the food was outstanding! Highly recommend and will be returning often.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on January 20, 2022

Thank you so much for dining with us! We are so thrilled to know that you enjoyed your time with us! Please visit us again! -Najjah :)

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JenH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was a little worried about the new vaccine mandate and how that would affect eating in a restaurant. The process was simple and took less than 30 seconds for verification. I am so glad DC is requiring vaccines and that the process is easy.

The food and service was exceptional, as usual.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on January 20, 2022

We are thrilled to know that the verification process was simple and easy. We look forward to you dining with us again, Jen! :) -Najjah

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ChanelleW
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I’ve been twice. The food was superb both visits. I’ll be back!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! So glad you enjoyed both visits! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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Leslie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great
Our server was amazing.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on January 18, 2022

Thank you for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed our offerings! -Xenia

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Nadia
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very tasty but the menu is a little limited. I was hoping for a larger menu.

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Brittany
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff at FF made our dinner so special! We were celebrating our engagement and they took note and made it so special! The food was incredible.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on January 17, 2022

Fantastic! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our brunch at Founding Farmers is as always, awesome! I had the crab cake Benedict and my friend had the Farmers breakfast. We shared the beignets for dessert and they are as amazing as I remember.

Founding Farmers is still one of my favorite places for brunch in DC!

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evanw
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

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

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PeterS
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food for the price! I will definitely be back.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on January 17, 2022

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good stuff, great food, great ambiance

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vipZhane
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The French toast and think cut bacon were AMAZING!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on January 17, 2022

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

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RichB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5