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Founding Farmers

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Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
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1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3607 (20th St. / Pennsylvania Ave. (Foggy Bottom))
+1 202-822-8783
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon 07:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 07:00 - 23:00
Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Bucharest, Romania
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This is constantly one of the crowdiest restaurants in DC and venturing there without a reservation is pointless. Even with reservation, it took ages of waiting in the entrance area until we were finally seated. My goat cheese burger was spectacularly bland and the first burger in burger history that needed to be eaten by using a spoon, because the... More 

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Thank Victor_procure
Julie S, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this review

Hello there, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am so sorry to hear that the dishes you ate fell flat and your seating was delayed. We always want every dish to come out perfect, and although they should be right the first time, we truly want to make a new one for you.... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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112 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The food was delicious, as usual. This review is more about the poor service from our server (Eddin). First, he came over to the table and started off with asking for our beverage order, no introduction..I had to ask him for his name. Second, he bought water glasses with ice, when did FF start serving iced water unless you request... More 

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Thank ectravelermd
Julie S, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this review

Hello there, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. From the delayed seating, to the cold service I am so sorry to read about your experience. We really failed you. If you would be willing, I would love to continue the conversation- I can be reached at pr@farmersrestaurantgroup.com. It is important to us to use... More 

Mesa
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The downhome menu with a modern twist was fresh and tasty. The portions were huge and left enough for breakfast (chicken and waffles). It was pretty pricey but well worth every dollar.

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New Jersey
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is an energetic upbeat restaurant with abundantly sized portions. We sat near the bar in a comfortable banquette and had a relaxing lunch. Of note, many food offerings on menu are sourced from local growers. Two thumbs up.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Founding Farmers is one of the best cocktail bars in DC! Many other cocktail bars can be traced back to former FF mixologists! NY sour and the Clementine are my favorites! Also try the bacon lollies!

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Texas
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Went to Founding Farmers last week with the family. We had a truly fanatic evening and a very memorable meal. Staff was personable and helpful with all our menu questions. Food was superb and the upscale environment welcoming. Meatloaf, fried green tomatoes, cornbread...all excellent. Can't wait to return.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing dinner. Great cocktails , fried green tomatoes, cornbread was delicious, the bacon lollis were simple but delicious. Had the beignets and warm cookies for dessert. Want to go back and get the scallops.

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Irvine, California
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Generally, we visit this restaurant every time we are in DC; this visit was lackluster at best. While the food was good, the service was terrible. Slow, inattentive, and an overall feeling of "can't be bothered." Additionally, the acoustics are horrible in the restaurant; we were seated (despite having made the reservation weeks in advance) right beside of a server... More 

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Thank atronce
Julie S, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this review

Hello there, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am so sorry to hear about your noisy, lackluster experience. Our team should provide warm, thoughtful service every time, and we failed you. If you would be willing, I would love to continue the conversation- I can be reached at pr@farmersrestaurantgroup.com. It is important to... More 

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Good food and big portions, this is a chic, busy restaurant. Reservations recommended if you don't want to wait for a table.

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Humble, Texas, USA
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139 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We visited with 3 adults, 1 child, and 1 baby at around 11:30 am. We didn't have reservations and were seated very quickly upstairs in a booth by the window. One of the people in our party has food allergies; our server, Bethany, was helpful in pointing out foods listed on their menu they could eat. She suggested some of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 50
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3607
    (20th St. / Pennsylvania Ave. (Foggy Bottom))
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
  • Neighbourhood: Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
  • Phone Number: +1 202-822-8783
Description
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.

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