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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 2,623 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $50
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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Indio, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was a great find. The food is diverse and awesome. Try the lollipop bacon and deviled eggs. The entrees were good too. I loved the ambiance of the place and would love to go back when I am in the next time.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I met a friend here for lunch and while the restaurant was filing up we noticed the wait staff deliver the wrong food to three tables, including ours. It was a bit comical because I knew the orders better than them at different tables since it was easy to overhear the customers. The food is great, a bit on the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Menu has wide array of choices. We recommend trying something that sounds unconventional--we had "steak and enchiladas" and "BBQ ribeye" and "popcorn of the day" and were very happy with the food. "Farm to table" tasted fantastic. Good service and never felt rushed--kind of a surprise as the place was packed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This was a girl's only night for dinner-we were running late and called FF to let them know, to which we were informed there was a strict 15-minute grace period for late arrivals and then your reservation would be given away. The hostess was a little less than pleasant and we were a tad shocked by the strictness of the... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Recently dined with a party of 12 for a family dinner. Waited about 10 mins for our table and had excellent servers. The range of food and beverage choices was outstanding. The quality of the food was also excellent. We loved the atmosphere although it is a very loud restaurant. The desserts were to die for good. The value for... More

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rochester new york
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94 reviews 94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

There was an hour plus wait, but we lucked out and walked right up to the bar - full dinner served there as well. Terrific drink specials - ask the bartenders for recommendations, they really know their stuff! One of us had burger - terrific, one had the shrimp and grits. It was heavy on the shrimp, light on the... More

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Northville, Michigan
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141 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Great place to see and be seen, wonderful appetizers and drinks, good food, wonderful, convenient location.

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Sterling, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Family of four had 4 quasi-designer burgers (Avocado? Bleu cheese?), fries, and soft drinks for dinner -- bill was $90. $90! I can have a lot better meals, in nicer places, for $22.50/person.

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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

D.C.'s foodie scene had impressed me early in my visit with fancy fare. I yearned for a less complicated alternative and I was lucky enough to find Founding Farmers. It's often a challenge to find a GF choice and I was impressed when our server whipped out a GF menu with lots of variety and options. Although not in the... More

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Superior, Wisconsin
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

One friend and I walked in without a reservation, they said they would put as at a table, but we had to be done by 5:30 (which was an hour and 15 minutes, not a problem at all). We were sat and immediately looked after by an excitable, but not overbearing waiter. He loved his job and he loved the... More

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