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Founding Farmers

1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3607
+1 202-822-8783
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (556 reviews)
“beignets” (345 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3607
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We absolutely loved this place. I recommend open table reservations ahead of time because it is busy all day any hour. We came for breakfast and dinner the same day. There is public parking around the streets. The food was amazing. The lemonade is fresh....More

Thank Massiel H
Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel staff, The State Plaza! We had a late lunch and ordered the Mussels with Sausage. It was outstanding! Large enough to share. We also ordered the Field Green salad and a Spinach salad. Our server was on spot....More

Thank Holly G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came for breakfast with high expectations given the number of complimentary reviews and the blunders began immediately. The Earl Grey tea was served in a pot with a huge amount of water and only one teabag, the result being that no matter how hard...More

Thank Sam Y
Sadao O, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Sam, I am SO sorry to hear your recent visit yielded some unfavorable results. From the lackluster tea to the cold food, it is clear we failed to hit the mark on your dining experience. We want to be sure you are always met...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I arrived just before 10am on a Sunday, to wait for a table was 20-30 minutes but you could sit at the bar as soon as space is available so I was able to get a seat immediately. I had the chocolate chip pancakes, they...More

Thank Katie L
Sadao O, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Katie, Thank you for taking a few moments out of your day to share your feedback and review Founding Farmers DC. We are thrilled we were able to have you dine with us and I hope we can have you back for more. I...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Would have rated 4-stars, but the slow service really impacted the experience. While the staff was not rude they didn't come across as really welcoming or energetic. Our appetizer actually arrived at the end of the meal. My entree would have been really good if...More

Thank Miguel S
Sadao O, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Miguel, Thank you for taking a few moments out of your day to share your honest feedback and review Founding Farmers DC. I am let down to hear our team failed to bring on the charm and guide you through an exciting dining experience....More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our food was mediocre at best- lukewarm too cold and decent sized portions. The beignets were the highlight. Our experience fell apart from the beginning with wait staff who were unfriendly and unhelpful. Server completely forgot one diner’s coffee order and that’s unacceptable for a...More

Thank Jennie H
Sadao O, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Jennie, Thank you for taking a few moments out of your day to write and review Founding Farmers DC. After reading your review, it is clear we failed to provide you the true Founding Farmers experience. From the lukewarm food to unfriendly service, this...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Strongly recommend. Delicious. Fast. Good service. Nice prices. Crowdy which means good. Open early. Must be there.More

Thank Dariusz L
Sadao O, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Darius, Thank you for taking a few moments out of your day to share your feedback. Your kind words are greatly appreciated and we are so lucky to have you dine with us. I sincerely hope we can have you back soon for another...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

The food is absolutely delicious. I gave it a four because I don't think breakfast (even as my favorite meal in the day is worth a hour long wait and slow service once you are finally seated. The restaurant has a lovely ambience and we...More

Thank Journalingrox
Sadao O, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking time out of your day to write and review Founding Farmers DC. Your kind words are greatly appreciated, however, I am so sorry to hear you were met with slow service during your recent visit. Please know we do...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

For the weekend you need reservations! The breakfast was fantastic! Try the waffles and chicken as that is great! Grandkids had the specialty pancakes so check the menu for details! Just a great meal. Don’t expect exceptional service—they stay too busy to be “overly” attentive!More

Thank LTCSooner
Sadao O, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking a few moments out of your day to share your feedback and review Founding Farmers DC. Your 5-star review is greatly appreciated and we are so lucky to have you dine with us. Even though we do experience high...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Look, the food here is generally good, just be aware of the "farm-to-table" slant of things. The downside is that it is a bit pricey for what it is, but, given the location, they can afford to be. Had a great lunch- will probably go...More

Thank JCW703
Sadao O, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello there, Thank you for taking a few moments out of your day to write and review Founding Farmers DC. I am thrilled you a a great lunch experience and I really hope we can have you back for more. Instead of "Farm to Table",...More

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Brofinany
18 October 2017|
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Response from edshendell | Reviewed this property |
Don't know for sure, but I doubt it. Bacon that good cannot be halal.
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Whitner
6 September 2017|
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Response from Liz H | Reviewed this property |
No, we were seated straight away after a day round the museums, wearing shorts and sandals
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yes, definitely.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 50
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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
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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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