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Founding Farmers

1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3607
+1 202-822-8783
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (453 reviews)
“beignets” (288 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3607
Neighbourhood: Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After reading the reviews we were concerned about dining in a noisy restaurant but we were seated upstairs and noise was not an issue. However, we had several issues with the food. Everything was very salty and overly peppered. The waitress assured me that the...More

Thank scooperman
Reviewed yesterday

We went here on a mid-week evening, and it was quite busy but we didn't have to wait for a booth table. Service was attentive and friendly. The menu has lots of classic and healthy options with veggies and salads. Food tasted great and accompanying...More

Thank Virginie A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went here for dinner last night (25/05/17) the service was fantastic by our waitress Stacy. A very friendly, bubbly and helpful lady who explained the menu, the drinks and all about the local sights and sounds as we are from the UK. Would definitely...More

Thank AdeHug88
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So good we went three times in two days!! First time ever in Washington and just Googled where to have breakfast. Made a reservation for 10:15 Monday morning. Lucky we did as there was a line up with people waiting for upwards to an hour....More

Thank OTmaria
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were pleased to have made a reservation as there was quite a crowd waiting for tables. The menu is extensive and offers a large variety of dishes. Portions are very generous . The atmosphere is very lively and energetic. The only negative was that...More

Thank Peripatetic1derer
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had dinner there with a friend as we both wrapped up our business trips. The place was packed and overflowing. Reservations are a must. I had the seafood bucatini and it was delicious. Ample amounts of fish (mussels, shrimp, cod and lobster) and the...More

Thank 4STraveller
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had dinner with a friend last night. The atmosphere, service and food were all great. I would ask to sit upstairs if given a choice. Chips and dips were fun to share as an app. Many exciting cocktails on the drink menu. Look forward to...More

Thank macdkris
Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed dinner here. Reasonably priced, good variety of dishes. Staff was very pleasant and helpful with suggestions.

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My friends and I were intending on breakfast but just missed the cut off. We decided to stay and have lunch instead and we're not disappointed at all. Service was great, even for our table of seven. I had the chicken and waffles - excellent....More

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

Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to write and review our restaurant. I’m thrilled to read how much you appreciated the delicious food during your recent trip to Founding Farmers! It is our goal to ‘wow’ you with every bite of every dish...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

MAKE A RESERVATION AHEAD!! This place is always packed! Particularly for brunch but generally all the time. Try their drinks! and trust the waiters recos! I love their chicken and waffles and I typicLly dont even eat meat! Everything is yum!More

Thank SPEz22
Julie S, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to write and review our restaurant. I’m thrilled to read how much you appreciated the delicious food during your recent trip to Founding Farmers! It is our goal to ‘wow’ you with every bite of every dish...More

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Irishloper
Is this a good place for to have dinner before a show at the Kennedy Center?
9 May 2017|
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Response from Dasha J | Reviewed this property |
yes, definitely.
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jemma40
When is brunch served?
16 April 2017|
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Response from Deanne G | Reviewed this property |
9-2. Make a reservation even on a weekday. I made one the night before for a Friday morning & was very glad I did. The wait would have been 45 min. Without the reservation.
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Teawalton
What gluten free options do you offer?
20 February 2017|
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Response from DL B | Reviewed this property |
I did not check the gluten free menu. They probably did have those selections.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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.