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Founding Farmers

1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3607 (Dupont Circle)
+1 202-822-8783
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Ranked #16 of 2,649 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $50
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Cross street: 20th St. / Pennsylvania Ave. (Foggy Bottom)
Transit: 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.
Description: We serve only fresh, American Family Farm sourced ingredients in our great signature dishes like Chicken Pot Pie, Butcher's Cut meats, Chicken N' Waffles, big green salads, rustic farm sandwiches and soups, tall, delectable pies and desserts, in an atmosphere that's comfortable and welcoming like a farmhouse. Founding Farmers is a Certified Green Restaurant, operates Carbon Neutral with offset credits via CarbonFund, and has been designed to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification criteria. Founding Farmers was the first LEED Gold restaurant in DC, and was the first full service, upscale LEED Gold restaurant in the U.S. We are proud of our partnership with George Washington University and have established an annual $5,000 scholarship for a student studying sustainability, and have recently enhanced our partnership with an apiary (beehive) on Lisner Hall.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This was my first visit and overly impressed with the food and great service. There are many menu options, so there shouldn't be an issue picking a dish out. We started with the fried green tomatoes, which were the best I ever had and the Rib Eye and my co-worker had the Salmon on a wood plank. All was great!... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Make reservations. I repeat, make reservations. Then, arrive and think about ordering everything on the menu because everything is wonderful. Even their hamburger is the best hamburger around. You must get the French toast though. It is so good! As long as you make reservations, you will have a fantastic experience.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very very busy restaurant booking is a must and even then we had a wait. Staff were helpful and explained menu. Food was really good

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Naples, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We went to Sunday Brunch here and it was so fun. Be sure to make reservations very early for this restaurant. The food was fabulous and great presentation. Started with hot Beinguets and dipping sauces. I had Crab Benedict and someone had Bananas Foster French Toast. It was pricey but we were very pleased with our visit here. Will definitely... More

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College Park, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I was really surprised by how great this food was and for a great price! When I thought of this as a typical American restaurant, I was wrong because this actually puts those standards way up there! I definitely recommend you reserve your seat in advance because we got seated immediately; walk-ins had a long wait, so to us this... More

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Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

the ruben was excellent, the waffles too, ( tho the chicken was ordinary as was the gravy- a bit of a disappointment) the mac n cheese is way rich, and a meal in itself even tho a side to the entrée. 2 sunny side eggs, multigrain toast (+++) fresh tomatoes very good as a side and the apple chicken sausage... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I'd read other reviews, heard people talking around town....then I had my op to visit Founding Farmers. I was blown away. Place looks hip, modern, great vibe. Menu was incredible....think local, with "cool twist"...like popcorn flavor of the day for an ap. I had goat cheese ravioli and chicken cutlet, very nice. Save room for dessert !! They look great,... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We were recommended this restaurant by a local and it exceeded our expectations! Everything was unique tasty and presented beautifully. If I'm ever in DC again, I'll be sure to stop in at FF for a bite.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Went for a dinner after being recommended as being very good. The restaurant was full and told it was going to be an hour's wait - OK I was not about to try an find another restaurant at 7pm being a first time visitor to DC. Managed to get a nice of glass of Tera D'oro Zinfanfel $15 + $1.50... More

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Monica S, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this review

Hi there- Thank you for taking the time to write and share your feedback. From the overwhelming ambiance, to the underwhelming food, it sounds like we let you down and I really cannot apologize enough. After hearing so much about us we should exceeded your expectations, and proved we were worth any wait. I will be passing your comments to... More

Honolulu, Hawaii
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I read great reviews so I definitely made it a destination while I was in DC. I heard there were long waits for a table so I opted to go around 2:30pm to avoid the lunch crowd. I couldn't believe how many people were waiting for a table. Luckily there was a space at the very end of the bar.... More

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