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Founding Farmers

1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3607
+1 202-822-8783
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (531 reviews)
“beignets” (333 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3607
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Reviewed yesterday

More lunch than breakfast, but plenty to choose from in both categories. Freshly made offerings (calories are definitely not part of the consideration), helpful staff.

Thank onlythebest10017
Reviewed 3 days ago

We chose to dine at Founding Farmers after a friend recommended it. The atmosphere is a bit dark/chic for my taste and our service wasn't great. It took around half an hour for our order to be taken. The tables were a little close to...More

Thank C W
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very popular (crowded) place. We were fortunate enough to snag seats at the bar. Service and food were both great. From the cornbread appetizer all the way through the shrimp/grits and the meatloaf to the beignets; everything was delicious.

Thank missmom_11
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were advised by our hotel clerk to visit and to visit for breakfast! He was spot on. Also told us to make a reservation no matter when we wanted to visit. Spot on again! We had a 9:30 reservation and had to wait about...More

Thank Celleb
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came here for couples dinner with my wife after visiting our daughter who is is college in DC. We had probably the best cornbread I’ve ever had as an appetizer. My wife had black angus chili and I had shrimp and lobster risotto. Both were...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the front door to the final check, Founding Farmers hit all the right notes. Our server, Carmen, was knowledgeable, patient, and did an amazing job of managing our expectations. She described the dishes so well I felt like I could taste it before it...More

Thank Abigail M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I are here for Lunch our last day here in DC. We both had the Turkey sandwich and it was ok. I wish we had gotten there for breakfast because it looked so delicious. I would recommend this as a breakfast spot...More

1  Thank Brittney N
Julie S, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Brittney, Thank you for writing your review. I am so sorry to read about your poor experience. Please know that none of this aligns with our standards of hospitality in the slightest and I am eager to understand where we may have dropped the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is great! Upscale gastropub feel. The food was fantastic and their cocktails all made from scratch with interesting ingredients. Get the cornbread..it has actual pieces of corn in it..

Thank Dave G
Julie S, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much, Dave!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best, if not THE most well-run places I’ve had the pleasure of dining. As a restaurant veteran employee, I can say this was place has it knocked. Not only does the service coordinate perfectly- especially impressive late at night- but the bar...More

Thank petrus1966
Julie S, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi petrus1966- Thank you SO much for taking the time to write and share your feedback with us. It is always our goal to 'wow' you from start to finish, and we are thrilled that based on your review we can say mission accomplished. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our last night in DC, we made reservations at Founding Farmers. Our waiter, I think his name was Jose, was very attentive and he didn't know if they had a certain beer my husband wanted, so he had the bar manager come up and...More

Thank jenalynn33
Julie S, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write and share your feedback. While we definitely want to be dependable, we also want to blow you away with flavorful food! We are also so sorry to hear about the slow wait time for your...More

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18 October 2017|
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Response from Edlewusa | Reviewed this property |
Don't know for sure, but I doubt it. Bacon that good cannot be halal.
6 September 2017|
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Response from Bigger32 | Reviewed this property |
Cas...wear what you are comfortable with.
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Response from Dasha J | Reviewed this property |
yes, definitely.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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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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