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Travellers' Choice Best of the Best


US$15 - US$50
American, Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My friend wanted to eat here so we came. The menu was shockingly lacking, and what was on their menu was overpriced. Whoever is cooking green beans in the kitchen doesn't know how to cook fresh green beans. My sandwich was tasty enough but for...a $15 meal it better be. I wouldn't return.More

Date of visit: September 2021
FRGAmy, Public Relations Manager at Founding Farmers DC, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Amber: I am very sorry nothing really WOW'd you this time and your experience left you not wanting to return. :( We really hope this is not the case and I would love to connect to turn this around! Please email me a copy...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My only issue with Founding Farmers on Pennsylvania Avenue was the long wait time, but the food made it all worth it. It was so good the first time that we went back the very next day. We had the chicken and waffles breakfast -...amazing! Blueberry pancakes- so delicious! French toast - yum! … and the salmon eggs Benedict - very good. You also get free refills on the lemonade and Arnold Palmer. The only thing we had that we didn’t love were the beignets. While they were light on the inside, there were a bit oily and, I felt, not sweet enough. When we go back to DC we will definitely be visiting Founding Farmers again.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food at the Founding Farmers is always top notch as are the handcrafted cocktails. The only drawbacks to this restaurant are their amazingly inadequate restrooms which always have a line and the reservation system in which you always have to wait on arrival with...or without a reservation.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose FF due to the reviews we read and overall it wasn’t bad. We enjoyed the food: Tuna app Wings Chips and Bread Burger Fish of the day Short Rib Prime Rib Where FF fell short was the lack of invested food runners and...waiters/waitresses. Just to get water too extra time. The place appeared pretty well staffed so it does not appear they are hit with a staffing shortage. We ordered a bottle of wine and two glasses came out. The food runner asked if I needed something else for my burger and I requested mustard. I’m still waiting! The time that it took them to clear our table from apps to getting another beverage was below standard. As noted it seemed like the staff just wasn’t invested in helping us enjoy our time at FF. Food - Very good Service - Poor Not sure if we would go back. We even made reservations.More

Date of visit: September 2021
FRGAmy, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers DC, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Bummer! :( We are SO SO sorry the service failed to deliver and our standards were not met. I'd love the chance to touch base by email and turn around the poor impression we left you with. Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Farm to table restaurant that knows how to do it right! My son and I had a lovely lunch there - the salmon was perfection, his burger, HUGE and put a big smile on his face. Staff was very accommodating and friendly, and our only...disappointment was not being able to walk in a few nights later for dinner. Popular place ;). Will be back!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my favorite restaurant to visit when in Foggy Bottom. I've never had a bad meal. For breakfast, Blueberry Pancakes, Oatmeal, and Avocado Toast. For dinner, I had chicken and waffles, and pork chop. If you like cornbread, make sure to order it, you...wont be disappointed. Special Shootout to Nicky. He was very attentive. I ordered the Blueberry Pancakes for breakfast. After I mentioned, how much I love the pancakes, he brought me extra blueberries.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint! The food was fresh and excellently seasoned and presented and our outdoor seating made us very comfortable in our current season of “Living in a pandemic.” The servers were all very friendly and...it was very easy to make a reservation online (which I strongly encourage as this place is pretty popular. There was also an indoor parking lot conveniently located directly across the street. We will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good but not excellent. Perhaps I ordered the wrong thing. We ordered: - The bbq ribs with the corn and mac & cheese was VERY GOOD. Ribs were moist and fell off the bone perfectly. The corn with the cotija cheese was excellent....- Crazy chicken salad - was good. Could have used a little more dressing or at least dressing on the side. - Turkey avocado sandwich was dry and not too good. Needed something like mayo or something to make it moist. This last item is the reason for a rate of 3 of 5.More

Date of visit: August 2021
FRGAmy, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers DC, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback and I am so sorry our Turkey Avocado sandwich missed the mark and compromised your overall rating. :( I'd love to make this right and ask you to please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined...More

Reviewed August 16, 2021

We came upon this restaurant somewhat accidentally. So many places were closed . . .this one came up and sounded interesting. The food is amazing! We went two nights in a row! Fun fact: happy hour is until 5:30 M-F and they have great deals...on drinks! We enjoyed the chicken and waffles, crab mac and cheese, shrimp and grits, and beignets for dessert! Both nights our servers were very attentive with great personalities.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 14, 2021 via mobile

My husband and I went their for dinner. The restaurant was busy. But, the service was decent and the food was awesome. Reservation is recommended.

Date of visit: August 2021
FRGAmy, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers DC, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2021

Thank you so much! We appreciate you sharing this with our team and hope to have you and your husband back soon! -Amy

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Response from RMaturu | Reviewed this property |
Their french toast and waffles are amazing 😋. I am sure the kids will love it.
October 17, 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.
September 5, 2017|
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Response from 378lizh | Reviewed this property |
No, we were seated straight away after a day round the museums, wearing shorts and sandals
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Founding Farmers DC is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4