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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
07:00 - 23:00
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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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Reviewed 25 July 2016

What a great place. The atmosphere as soon as you walk in is inviting and lively. I waited at the bar until the rest of the party arrived enjoying a beer. They have only craft beers which I generally am not fond of but the "light" one was so good, I had two. At the table, we ordered the cornbread... More 

Thank Meredith S
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Super good fresh market food. Trendy place for young professionals and families but not so much with young children, as it tends to be crowded and somewhat noisy.You have choices of seating , but make sure you make reservations! Delicious but expensive drinks. Go try.

Thank Lawtwle
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I'm not into labels, but I could tell this is a popular and somewhat trendy, but the food and service here is top notch. I would give this 5 stars, but some of the pricing was a little high. The service here was excellent.

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

Hello there K J, Thank you for sharing a review! I am glad you had perfect service and food. We pride ourselves on offering delicious food with thoughtful service everyday. I am so sorry that you didn't find a value with some of our items. We hope to see you back again soon! Cheers, Julie More 

Madison, Connecticut
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Doing some research before our family trip to D.C., I read about Founding Farmers through Trip Advisor and it sounded interesting. I made a reservation before we left Conneticut for D.C. for one of the nights we were going to be in town because I heard that it was difficult to walk in and get a table. Boy was that... More 

Thank lms275
Doha, Qatar
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We were on vacation in DC. The food is great and the service was very nice especially attending the needs of our two kids. The portions are appropriate exactly what it's need it, not those huge portions that you find in other places.

Thank juan_la83
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This seems to be "the place to be" in Washington. I was in town for a conference and decided to try it out for dinner based on recommendations. I'm glad I did! The food was excellent. The place was very crowded but we were able to find seat and the bar and we were served fairly quickly. I had the... More 

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

Hello there Dawn, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Founding Farmers! I am so glad you were able to dine with us while you were in DC. The Black Pepper Garlic wings are definitely a favorite, but I am sorry to hear that the Fried Green Tomatoes were too thickly battered. We look forward to... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I loved founding farmers! It has a very wide variety of meals to choose from. They create their own special meals and even state that they are fresh and how they are fresh in their different ways. The waiters are incredibly kind, but watch out, book because it gets filled quickly!!

Thank Aidanreith
Fairfax, Virginia
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

FF in DC is a guaranteed great meal. The food is always good. Interesting unique menu. Locally sourced food. Super cocktails. Bloody Mary my favorite. Often noisy,always crowded. Reservations always needed. Family atmosphere. Knowledgeable waitstaff. Street parking can be a challenge.

Thank Jeanine F
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The vanilla soda is very good the food was fresh and just a delicious! The farmhouse platter was a good choice for my daughter and I to share it came with 3 mini burgers, corn of the cob, freshly made potato chips, potato salad, chili dog, and (ribs which we opted out of bc we're not pork eaters). Although our... More 

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

Hi there Carmen, Thank you for writing about your experience! I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the Farmhouse Platter, it is definitely perfect for sharing. A warm welcome, great service and delicious food is what we strive to offer every guest every day. The Vanilla Scratch Soda is so amazing! Hope to have you in again soon. Cheers,... More 

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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We came here after a 5 hour drive from Pennsylvania and had to wait 2 hours to be sitted. The food was delicious, but I wouldn't do it again with that wait, we were exhausted by the time we finished our meal. I would only go back if they sell the cronuts separately and if take-away doesn't take as long.

Thank FayaNguyen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 50
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
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
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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