Founding Farmers - DC

4.5
30164 Reviews
$30 and under
American
NOTE: 4/11 - 4/15 we are under going a kitchen spring refresh and will not be offering our regular service. Stay tuned! We have been working together to do everything we can to ensure we do our part to support and feed our community and our team. We are currently serving our scratch-made food and drink in our dining room and on our patio. We also 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 Founding Farmers 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
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vipJPayen
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!!! Food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great!

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KhariG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and spirits were great. The vegan options especially were tasty.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 13 hours ago

Thank you so much, Khari! -Tiffany

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LauraC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food is average, price is a bit high for what it is. I ordered the steak frites and had to send the steak back, for it was overdone and very tough. I ordered their Reuben. While the seasoning was OK, Pastrami was very tough as well. The overall taste is greasy. Decor is a bit dated. Will not be going back.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 13 hours ago

Hello Laura, thank you for your review. I am sorry we failed to make a good first impression. I would appreciate the opportunity to touch base and hopefully turn it around. Please email me at Hospitality@FRG.farm with a copy of your review, the date and location dined, -Tiffany

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed sitting outside. Food was great.

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Liesl
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waiter was very attentive and paid special attention to us, as it was a birthday celebration. The food and drinks were delicious!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service wonderful food

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JJMontgomeryVillage
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location for outdoor dining! Excellent service.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

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

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Notahappydiner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I have tried this restaurant on three occasions, and have never been satisfied with the quality of the food. I will not go again. The service was mediocre, and the food was simply not seasoned well. They were three in my party and no one really enjoyed their food. My daughter ordered the burger with fries, and the fries were lukewarm. How do you mess up on fries?

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am so sorry for lack of accommodation displayed by our service team. I am also sorry the food ordered failed to fit the bill, and all in all, you were disappointed with your experience. It is sad to say we failed at our first impression, and I'd love the chance to turn this around! Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Jessica

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vipJimT
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for business meetings, and we had great service from our waitress. She was very attentive and was great.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Wonderful! Thank you for dining with us! -Jessica

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CynthiaB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Jessica

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Dad25
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The place was packed on a Tuesday night but they honored our reservation immediately. Adults and kids alike loved the food— cornbread, deviled eggs, ribeye, chicken and waffles, fried chicken salad, and cherry pie all fantastic. Service was on par with or slightly better than pandemic experiences at other restaurants. We will definitely return— still raving about the food!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

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

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NewDiner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Biggest challenge was the food. Shrimp & Grits w/ Andouille was disappointing. Both shrimp and andouille were overcooked. Andouille was charred, shrimp was tough. Two shrimp in the dish still had the shells on them.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 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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JayneB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Due to delays with public transportation. we arrived 10 minutes later than our reservation time. I called and the staff was understanding on the telephone as well as when we arrived. Our waiter was friendly and efficient.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit with us! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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JohnnyU42
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The steak in the Blue Cheese Steak salad was very tough and chewy. And I hardly tasted any blue cheese dressing. My guest's dish also was mediocre at best.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 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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Ntfan
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience2

The beignets were really good but that was about it. Breakfast was unseasoned, service slow/inattentive. Not worth the money. Plenty and I mean plenty of places miles ahead of Founding Farmers. Would not recommend.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am sorry the food ordered failed to fit the bill, and all in all, you were disappointed with your experience. It is sad to say we failed at our first impression, and I'd love the chance to turn this around! Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Jessica

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KGSG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Pork chop and sides were amazing. Chicken pot pie was disappointing.. runny with little substance

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vipDiner
St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so personable and offered excellent food suggestions for dinner! We came back for breakfast the next day and it was equally amazing.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Fantastic! Thank you for dining with us! -Jessica

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LolaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Generous portions. Good service. Delicious food and nice outdoor dining option.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was really disappointing. The bread and chips basket was greasy, stale, and limp. Salads were overflowing with mayonnaise; raviolis were flowing in a sea of oil. Service was grumpy. This is not the Founding Farmers of the pre covid era.

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AllisonB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good fresh food, great service, fast seating with reservation.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch. Pricy but we would go back for a special occasion.

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LauraR
Houston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hope was a great server. Food was good. It was quite loud though part of it was due to a loud family next to us.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Experience was good but not as good as I remember it from my last visit at a different location

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MichelleB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I have had in DC thus far. Excellent place to eat. Quick seating. Great wait staff

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us, Michelle! :) -Najjah

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NeilK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had reservation for nine after attending a musical at the Kennedy Center. We were seated promptly and our server Kim was fantastic. She explained menu and answered our questions about the history of the restaurant. Our food was served in a timely manner and no complaints, only positive feedback from everyone in our party.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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Lesrenne
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Bartender could not make a cosmopolitan martini and I waited 20 to get their best alternative. Food was good, waitress was very nice but service was definitely slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was poorly made and the restaurant struggle to give us a table although we had reservations.

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NTee
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the wait but highly recommend making reservations in advance. Great food at awesome prices!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much and please visit us soon! -Najjah :)

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ShannonM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was my second visit to this restaurant in two years. I would return for the food. My wife and I were a little disappointed that they did not have a particular product to make one of the drinks listed on the menu. Otherwise, the service and food were good.

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CarolynR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another delicious meal at Founding Farmers. We arrived a little early for our outdoor reservations and were seated promptly. The service was excellent; attentive without being intrusive. We both had the spinach and tomato eggs benedict and it was delicious. Despite being cool outside and quite crowded on a beautiful Saturday morning, the food was delivered quickly and hot.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

So glad you enjoyed yourself during brunch! -Najjah :)

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SoCalSLC
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and fun! If you're planning on brunch, you will DEFINITELY want a reservation.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! :) -Najjah

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went for brunch on a busy Sunday. Staff was personable and the wait was less than expected. Food was exceptional, but admittedly the portion sizes on the sides were small (3 strips of bacon for $8 was a bit much ) and our wait staff was a bit inconsistent

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vipMattS
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was good, but I honestly think it was a bit overpriced for what it was. My dining partner didn't like her drink (I tasted it too, the chai was overpowering and made it difficult to drink) and the server refused to exchange it, simply stating "it's not like starbucks" - also felt like our food was a bit cold and eggs very runny. Long lines to get in and clearly this place has a following, but service fell a bit short.

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Beebower
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Waited 1.5 hours for food that sucked. Food was flavorless, cold, & not cooked well. Had to send back multiple steaks because they were rare. All food and drinks took forever to get. I loved this place when I went here 3 years ago but due to this experience we will not be returning. It’s unfortunate!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am so sorry for lack of accommodation displayed by our service team. I am also sorry the food ordered failed to fit the bill and was served cold, and all in all, you were disappointed with your experience. It is sad to say we failed at our first impression when your dined with us 3 years ago, and I'd love the chance to turn this around! Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Najjah

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Friendoffood
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food arrived cold and had clearly been sitting under a heat lamp for to