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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))
+1 202-822-8783
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9:00 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
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Cleveland, Ohio
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

This is a cool place to try great comfort food and an excellent craft cocktail! The menu is large and has many options. I ordered the crab cakes with collard greens and root vegetables and everything was delicious! They even had one of my favorite drinks, the Last Word! The service was very friendly and the food arrived quickly! I... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

I was always amused by Founding Farmers' name, but my first experience trying to snag a table presented a raucous check-in and bar scene that reminded me more of Chili's than fine dining. But when we reserved a table and actually ate in the restaurant on a Friday night with old friends--after enduring the raucous front-of-house scene--the experience was really... More 

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Morrisville, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

Went for brunch and all four dishes that came to our table were delicious! Crab Benedict, French Toast, Strawberry and Cream Waffle and Eggs and Bacon. Love the coffee too-so good!! Also had a super efficient and friendly waiter!

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New England
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110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

Managed to get a table for two at the last minute. Solid meal with quality food. Beef stew was very good. Good quality service from our waiter

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Thank gjcooke
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52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2016

Recommended by a friend I made online reservations for lunch. Food was great, unique cocktails available, and staff were friendly

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Schinnen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

Great place for breakfast. Crowded on the weekend but worth the wait. Food delicious with great prices. Service outstanding.

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USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

I have mixed feelings. I would love to give Founding Farmers an excellent rating, but I think it needs to work harder to achieve it. First word of advice: if you want to go on a weekend, make reservations far in advance. Second word of advice: ask a few questions about whatever item you want to order. We were able... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

I know there is a buzz about this place, and a lot of my friends really like it, BUT... been there several times and every time something went wrong. their brunches are the better part of the day, but for dinner i feel it was a waste of time.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

Call me an outlier if you will but I cannot understand the hype over this restaurant. While I'm a full supporter of "farm to fork" conceptually, there should be other elements which make a restaurant great. Firstly, lets talk about food waste. Truly sustainable approaches would not involved serving sizes fit for a small family of 5. Seriously, no one... More 

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Valdosta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

Great location, great service, and great food. Focus is on natural and sustainable food. The menu us broad but our group always orders from the signature dishes. You can't good wrong. All delicious. Nice beer and wine list

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $50
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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
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
Description
Founding Farmers, the Greenest Restaurant in DC, is owned by the more than 40,000 family farmers of the NDFU, serving American inspired real food and drink with an emphasis and focus on cooking from scratch. While our restaurant is supplied by hundreds of family farms everywhere, that doesn't mean we know every farm, and that doesn't mean we never have to buy product from the traditional (corporate) supply chain, but it does mean we're working hard to direct our purchasing dollars where it aligns with our values. We're serving the best food we can, made from scratch in our kitchens every day. Our innovative, American dishes are made primarily with pure ingredients honoring the farmers and their hard-earned bounty.

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