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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 #20 of 2,676 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $50
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
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
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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
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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Washington DC
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142 reviews 142 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I've been to Founding Farmers several times (both this location and the one in Potomac) and it has always been amazing! I made a reservation about a week in advanced for Sunday brunch. It was packed when we arrived, but we only waited a few minutes for our table. If you're going on the weekend (especially for brunch) you'll definitely... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

After our early morning tour of The White House, we were dying for something substantive. We had eaten at Founding Farmers for dinner while visiting DC a few years ago and it was wonderful, so why not try brunch! We didn't have a reservation, but were promptly seated and served. The hot chocolate was the key to warming me up... More

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

My title says it all: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! This place was great! We dined here Saturday, November 8th 2014. The only reservation they had left was 10:30pm. We were worried, as we usually eat earlier but were told it was worth the wait. We arrived before 10:30, and did not have to wait. We were seated upstairs at a booth... More

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80 reviews 80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We made an early 5:30 pm reservation and decided to show up even earlier on a Sunday afternoon, because we were done with our museum hopping. We thought that at 4:30 pm the place would be quiet, but Founding Farmers was absolutely packed. Who eats at 4:30? In DC the answer is lots of people. We had heard the popcorn... More

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38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I have only eaten here for breakfast but every time it is exceptional. The locally sourced food and excellent preparation make this a can't miss.

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Grand Isle, Vermont
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91 reviews 91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

This seems to be an effort to turn farm to table into a upscale chain model. At the best farm to table places (Hen of the Wood, Chez Panisse, Central Provisions) the menu changes daily and pride is taken in the sources usually with producers named. Here they repeatedly tell you everything is made in house but the menu seems... More

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

Hi there- While we try to change our menu seasonally, we also like our signature dishes to remain consistent, so our guests can count on getting their favorite dish every time they visit. We want to source locally whenever possible, but unfortunately being in the North East, it is not always feasible without changing our menu completely. I can assure... More

Washington DC
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5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Founding Farmers restaurant suffers from its own popularity. The service is mediocre, it is always crowded and noisy, it is very expensive, and the food is marginal at best. My husband and I ate there last night for the last time. We both ordered seafood and both of our meals were overcooked, tasteless, and not very appealing to the eye.... More

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

Hi there, Wow, I am completely mortified to read about your recent trip to Founding Farmers. It sounds like we dropped the ball on multiple fronts, from the overwhelming ambiance to the mediocre food. We absolutely agree that each dish should be appealing to every one of the senses and we let you down with taste and presentation. We never... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I've been on Founding Farmers after a 5 hours trip from Panama to DC. We were starving, and we had to find a really good restaurant, as we were in a terrible mood. The guy who took us from the airport to the hotel commented about a restaurant called Founding Farmers. "Great," we thought, "let's go there!" I ate one... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

When dining at Founding Farmers you get a sense of all things organic from the lagers to the main entrees. If you like fresh wholesome food at a moderate price then you must make this a visit!

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New York City, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Founding Farmers, located in DC near the edge of the George Washington University Campus, prides itself on offering quality and all natural ingredients on its menu. It's "farm to table" at it's best. The ingredients are sourced from all over the world, with specific attention to quality and minimizing their carbon footprint. On my recent visit, I tried the Goat... More

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Additional Information about Founding Farmers

Address: 1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3607
Phone Number: +1 202-822-8783
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
Cuisine: American, Dessert, Vegan, Vegetarian

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