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“Second time just as good as first”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Founding Farmers

Founding Farmers
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Ranked #39 of 3,199 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
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: 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.
Colts Neck, New Jersey
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“Second time just as good as first”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

Dropped my son off Saturday for school & had a late lunch with him and 4 buddies ( of course dear old dad picked up the check ) ... Food, service & staff are 100% professional... the entire place which is always busy for a reason and runs like a fine tuned machine... if you are in the nations capital give it a try... the long lines are worth the wait... a DC must

  • Visited January 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Very good, make a reservation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

FoundingFarmers is a very good place to eat in DC. The prices are a little high, and you definately need a reservation, but in the end I think it is worth it. This is a nice dinner with friends kind of place more than a quick business lunch, I think. The mussels are good as was the lobster mac and cheese. There are a lot of things to choose from, and ask the wait staff lots of questions because they know a lot about the menu and are happy to help.

Visited March 2012
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Herndon, Virginia
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“Great holiday breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

My daughter (home from college) and I were on our way to walk around Georgetown on Christmas Eve. Deciding to start with breakfast downtown, we searched various options and settled on Founding Farmers, based largely on the reviews here. With the federal government's decision to close that day, parking was no problem, and the crowd that reportedly causes long waits on weekends did not materialize that morning. We were seated right away, upstairs. The restaurant was bustling, just not packed to overflowing. The service was great, we both enjoyed our entrées, and the hot beignets were a wonderful treat. We did not feel at all rushed, and certainly did not leave hungry. Our coffee cups were refilled regularly. Our table for two was quite close to those on either side of us, but we weren't bothered by that. We enjoyed the decor-- even the bathroom (only saw the inside of one of them) was pleasant and informative. (Yes, informative-- sage advice on the wall, such as, "No man was ever shot while doing the dishes.") The breakfast tab was reasonable, though not cheap-- a total that I would be more accustomed to paying for lunch than breakfast, but then again, the order of beignets was an extra, and my daughter ordered an extra side of fresh fruit, so I felt we got great value for our money. A perfect start to a pre-Christmas dad-and-daughter downtown date!

  • Visited December 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

We went for Brunch on a weekend. Good well done food, smaller than expected portions.

The space can get loud.

The staff is very good.

Visited January 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“The best mussles ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

This place is at the back of the building organization where I worked and was (and is) a place I love to visit. The food and cocktails are excellent. They have the best mussles ever - and I have tried many. The only issue is it is crowded and it is very hard to find a seat if you do not have a reservation. Solution - just go earlier.

Visited June 2012
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