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About Founding Farmers - DC

Founding Farmers, the Greenest Restaurant in DC, is owned by the more than 40,000 family farmers of the NDFU, serving American inspired real food and drink with an emphasis and focus on cooking from scratch.

While our restaurant is supplied by hundreds of family farms everywhere, that doesn’t mean we know every farm, and that doesn’t mean we never have to buy product from the traditional (corporate) supply chain, but it does mean we’re working hard to direct our purchasing dollars where it aligns with our values.
We’re serving the best food we can, made from scratch in our kitchens every day. Our innovative, American dishes are made primarily with pure ingredients honoring the farmers and their hard-earned bounty.

The restaurant is upscale casual, which welcomes business casual dress, and dress that would be appropriate in a nice restaurant; this includes jeans and athletic wear, and warm-weather clothing, including shorts.

1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20006
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Dining style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of operation:
Breakfast:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Brunch:
Saturday: 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Sunday: 9:00AM - 2:00PM

Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Dinner:
Monday 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Tuesday- Thursday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM
Friday: 4:00PM - 12:00AM
Saturday: 2:00PM - 12:00AM
Sunday: 2:00PM - 10:00PM

Cross street:
20th St. / Pennsylvania Ave. (Foggy Bottom)

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
$30 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(202) 822-8783

Website:
http://www.wearefoundingfarmers.com/

Entertainment:
The bar at Founding Farmers is a truly unique and innovative experience, with true mixologists specially trained in 'bar-chefing'. The bar menu harkens back to the pre-Prohibition era with handcrafted cocktails that use juices and mixers prepared by hand.

Parking Details:
There is metered parking on Pennsylvania Ave., 20th St., H St., and elsewhere within 2 blocks of the restaurant. There are 3 parking garages within 3 blocks of the restaurant; the closest is at the Shops at 2000 Pennsylvania (enter on 20th St.).

Public Transport:
There are two Metro stops within 3 blocks of the restaurant, Orange/Blue lines at Farragut West or Foggy Bottom/GWU. The red DC Circulator bus Georgetown/Union Station line stops on Pennsylvania Ave. at 21st street, as well as on K Street and on 19th, all just one block away.

Executive Chef:
Joe Goetze

Private Party Facilities:
Founding Farmers includes is a second floor mezzanine level that is ideal for special events/parties or corporate events and can accommodate 100 comfortably seated for dinner or 120 for a standing reception. There are no fully private rooms.

Private Party Contact:
FFDC@FarmRequest.com: (202) 822-8783

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For large parties and special events, please note that our D.C. location can accommodate up to 12 guests in one reservation. Sorry, there are no private rooms available.

Founding Farmers is available for full buyouts for corporate or private events for up to 300 people, or the second floor mezzanine is available for full buyout.

Please contact our Hospitality Coordinator for more information - (202) 822.8783; FFDC@FarmRequest.com

Founding Farmers - DC Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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Food

4.5

Service

4.4

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4.3

Value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Denver)·Dined a day ago

Corn bread was the highlight.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Although the pancakes were delicious, rhe food was not worth the price. The service was okay. Not worth me waiting to eat there again.

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 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

Great bar, great food and service to match. We ordered the beignets to share. My husband thought they were greasy but I actually enjoyed them despite that being true. I had the chicken and waffles which was really good. My husband had the traditional Benedict which he thought was cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. We could tell everything is freshly prepared and cooked to order. We ordered a mimosa for each. If you like yours with just a splash of O.J., make sure to request it, as ours were more O.J. than champagne. We had a 9:15 reservation but arrived about 15 minutes early and there were still some seats available at the bar. By the time we were sat at our reservation time, the line was overflowing out the door. The noise level is high, so if you’re looking for a place to have a romantic quiet meal...this is not it. This didn’t bother us though. Overall we had a really nice experience and when we return to D.C. we will most likely visit there again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Dinner here is a must whenever I’m in D.C. — I’m never disappointed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

I just don't like lurking bussers watching your table waiting for singing to do.

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Ambiance was great -- beautiful homey feel. Food was good, service was excellent. We had breakfast there and I'd highly encourage others.

I hear it gets very busy and you will oftentimes need to wait for a table...well worth it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic rustic dining for brunch. Easy to move through the crowd with our reservation with OpenTable!

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing breakfast. Chicken and waffles is delicious. Beignets are great too- the portion is huge. Decor and atmosphere is nice.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Leah provided great service. Food was a mixed bag. Salmon was cooked and tasted great. The carrots were very good, but the mashed potatoes were very average at best. Short ribs and Mac n Cheese were very good, but the brussel sprouts were probably the worst that I have had at a restaurant. They were way too sweet and over powered any flavor from the bacon. They have have a lot of interesting sounding things on the menu and we would probably try again when back in town. The place is really loud.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Very friendly staff. Good food. Fresh Fresh burgers. Home style chicken pot pie.
We Enjoyed!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was slow, long wait. Food was mediocre. I would pass on this one.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Best eggs Benedict I have ever had!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Had to wait for 25 minutes evern with a reservation

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 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

ThIs place was awesome. The food was excellent and our server was as well. The only frustration was we made a reservation for 715. Upon arriving we were told 5-7 minutes. After finally getting seated at about 7:45 our server was prompt. So even if you make a reservation be prepared to wait. Overall this place is great.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Great Beer, Kid-friendly
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·Dined 4 days ago

Fine except for the noise level. Place needs soundproofing.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 4 days ago

We were extremely pleased with all of our food! Great quality and a must stop in D.C.! We will be back!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

My mom was visiting & I wanted to take her to a great restaurant! I have been to the Tyson’s corner location. Very satisfied!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Even though we had a reservation (through OpenTable) and had checked in we still waited about 30 minutes to be seated. They were seating 4-tops without reservations ahead of us. We made a reservation for a reason especially during lunch as time is more limited. As a result, we won’t be going back there. Everything else was fine but being unable to seat reservations defeats the idea of making reservations.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Lunch was amazing ! Food was superb!!!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 5 days ago

Great menu selection, only wish they had a gluten free toast option.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, great atmosphere, fun times. Get the chicken & waffles!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

I enjoyed my experience at Founding Farmers immensely. The food and the service was wonderful. However, it was definitely NOT my favorite choice for a romantic dinner with my partner on her birthday. We are both sensitive to noise.

We will definitely go again, possibly for brunch or for a gathering with friends, but will know what to expect next time.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Don't get bacon lollies. Get wings!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

So good. Service was great, atmosphere was unique and inviting, and food was delish. A place in DC not to miss!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

I go to Founding Farmers a few times a year since I work nearby and the service is alwats good. Yesterday I ordered the Impossible burger and told the server I was vegan so no chesse please and asked for sauteed mushrooms and onions and avocado. The burger came out with cheese I showed it to the waitress who apologized and took it back immediately. The fixed burger came out with only mushrooms, no avocado no onions so much time had already passed I told her not to worry about it. I enjoyed the Impossible Burger it really lives up to the hype! My husband is also vegan so I ordered one to go. I asked for it to be plain just lettuce and tomato no sauce abd repeated it and the server wrote it down. When it came I looked and it appeared to be as ordered which was important since my husband does not eat condiments. I went an extra step and asked for two sauces on the side so they would not put the sauce on the burger. Well low and behold there ended up ne sauce on the bottom of the bun 😐 I know you all emphasize the importance of your meals being made to order so I have no idea how one person got three incorrect meals. I am not sure if the issue was my server or the issue was the kitchen but I would like to mention this so everyone is aware especially for your Vegan patrons. There should be no way a plant based burger ordered vegan style should come to cheese. Im just glad I caught it before I took a big bite.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

We love the breakfast form items and plan to return again and again.
The french press Compass was great and very very robust--we are always looking for a good cup of strong, flavorful coffee and we found it!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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·Dined 6 days ago

The food is the only thing that keeps us coming back. During this reservation I specifically requested that we not be sat at a certain table due to our party of six, and where does the hostess take us?? That's right, to the table we requested not to have. It's always a fight at this location. The host staff is usually rude. None of the servers, except one Russian guy, provide great service. Once, we arrived 15 minutes before our reservation so that we could get the breakfast menu. They refused to seat us before our reservation time, even though there were plenty of open tables, and refused to allow us to order off the breakfast menu. This location is not customer service oriented. Period.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

My friend's daughter unexpectedly was in town and showed up to join us for a drink. Because the reservation was only for a table for two I asked if we could pull up a chair for a short while and was told instead we'd need to wait longer to get a table for three. The daughter declined to ruin our plans and keep us waiting longer for a table so she left. We were eventually seated at a table for two but one side was a bench seat with plenty of room for the daughter to have joined us for a drink without inconveniencing anyone on either side. It was too bad the restaurant wasn't looking to help in the situation but instead became an obstacle.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Always a great experience

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·Dined 7 days ago

Great food great environment

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·Dined on 16 October 2017

Nice place but slightly over priced. The ingredients are fresh and the soups fantastic but the steaks do not have exciting sides . Could do better on the selection of food. I think it’s great for snack though not necessarily a heavy meal.

Tags: Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 15 October 2017

Visiting DC with kids and had dinner. we all loved the food and neighborhood. . Was highly recommended . Our waiter was very accommodating when kids had special requests.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 15 October 2017

Very good food selection, excellent flavor. Nice selection of Beer and Wine.

Tags: Bar Seating, Organic, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 15 October 2017

Best brunch in DC!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 15 October 2017

Founding Farmers was recommended to us by our next-door neighbor here in New York. I'm glad we made a reservation as soon as we heard about it because little did we know that everyone in D.C. knows about Founding Farmers. From the moment we stepped through the front doors, we felt like we were treated with special care. We weren't. As it turns out, FF treats everyone like that! The waitstaff, the food, the cost...all fantastic. We'll be back when next we come to town!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on 15 October 2017

Went for brunch with my mom before a show at the Kennedy Center. Food was really yummy, they were super busy but we only had to wait a couple minutes to be seated (with reservations of course). My only complaint is that our table was super close to the one next to us (maybe 6 inches away). I felt like we were on that couples date. The people on the other side actually offered us a bite of their food we were so close! It was friendly and funny, but I wish it had been a little more private. Not anything that would make me not go back. I was still happy with our choice!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 15 October 2017

Founding Farmers has always had ridiculous wait times and reservations sold out weeks in advance for brunch. Now I understand why! Everything about this place was phenomenal. Drinks a little pricey, but even the quality of the drinks solidified the dollar amount. I could not believe the food either. Filled with flavor and a balanced use of spices while maintaining the integrity of the food. Also, the service was great!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on 15 October 2017

The service was good and the food was delicious. The only downside was my eggs were over cooked.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 15 October 2017

We had our best meals at The Founding Farmer. First we had an early dinner. The meat in my hamburger was excellent!! Everyone in our party really enjoyed their meals. So much so that we went back to The Founding Farmer for breakfast. The eggs were perfectly cooked, the sides were very good but the bacon was the only let down. Also the fresh squeezed OJ was some of the best I've ever had. Definitely want to make a reservation here.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on 15 October 2017

The service is fast and efficient and our server was friendly and just the right amount of being attentive. The food is fantastic! It is fresh and seasoned just right and I highly recommend the French press coffee.

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