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Founding Farmers

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Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
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1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3607 (20th St. / Pennsylvania Ave. (Foggy Bottom))
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.
+1 202-822-8783
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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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
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Description: We serve only fresh, American Family Farm sourced ingredients in our great...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

There was a wait for lunch so I would recommend reservations but it's worth the wait We had the corn bread and bacon pops to start both excellent. For lunch we went family style and ordered the farmers platter and chicken and waffles. Everything tasted fresh, homemade, and amazing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Eric H
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There was a wait for lunch so I would recommend reservations but it's worth the wait We had the corn bread and bacon pops to start both excellent. For lunch we went family style and ordered the farmers platter and chicken and waffles. Everything tasted fresh, homemade, and amazing.

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Thank Eric H
Pasadena
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132 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Founding Farmers is owned by more than 40,000 family farmers and is an innovative farm to table concept, which they describe as "true food and drink." They focus on fresh unprocessed, creative east coast inspired American food and craft drinks. It gets crowded, so reservations are recommended. This is a good choice for friends, family and for business meals. it... More 

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Thank Eric G
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here in a Sunday night in November. Very good food, good service, friendly staff. Very relaxed comforting place, with good drinks and a fun atmosphere. Not too expensive either!

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Thank NYGirl721
Arlington, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the overall farm-to-table vibe and the comfort food variations. Lots of hipsters. We got the farm bread/brie appetizer, chicken wings, a burger and shrimp with grits. And then, yes, the beignets. Everything was fresh and delicious. And then we waddled back to the hotel.

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Thank Michael-781
New York City, New York
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

From the decor to the cocktails this restaurant is another one of the Founding greats. It was my first time eating here, and over the summer went to the sister restaurant Farmers, fishes bakers. Both were outstanding. Will be back soon!

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went there twice in 4 days! The food is fresh and delicious. The service is good and the atmosphere is fun. Definitely recommend.

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's difficult for me to understand why this restaurant is so popular. I went there several times tried different food from entrees to burgers. The entrees are clearly not my taste, the burgers are much better. However, the huge crowd turns me off from going there. If you are late by a few minutes your reservation made is voided. If... More 

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Thank xiaohongw2015
Gina C, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this review

Hi xiaohongw2015, Thank you for taking the time to write and share your feedback. I am deeply sorry to have disappointed you during your recent trip to Founding Farmers DC. I assure you with the upmost confidence that what you described does not match our standards. From the delayed seating, to the mediocre food, we let you down. I wish... More 

Malibu, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You don't expect to find a rustic, country jar decorated "founding" farmer place in a gleaming modern office building, BUT you do not want to miss "Founding Farmers." It has been one of our favorites, albeit, we have only tried breakfast and dinner. Recommend you get reservations for lunch or dinner or be more patient than I am. The service... More 

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Thank Larry W
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The problem I have every time I go to this restaurant is that I want to order every single thing on the menu. Everything I have ever ordered has been amazingly delicious. If it was socially acceptable to eat there everyday, well... yea.

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Thank blue3baby99
Felton, Pennsylvania, United States
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoy a casual dining environment with organic and locally grown fresh foods prepared in house. Fast and friendly service. Delicious meals. Able to accommodate diners with complex food allergies and in-tolerances. Reservations are suggested for this popular venue.

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
  • Phone Number: +1 202-822-8783

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene

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.
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

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