Founding Farmers - DC
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This restaurant is my go to place for out of town guests. My nephew and his fiancée were in town for work so of course I suggested founding farmers. I was so disappointed. This is the most disappointing meal I have had in years. I think they are really feeling the effects of COVID-19. I had the Reuben sandwich and a side of fries. The majority of the sandwich was made up of the coleslaw ; very little meat. And my french fries were cold. My son had the steak Frites and the steak was so small. Our meal with tip was about $200. I don’t mind paying the price for a good meal but this was ridiculous. I will not be coming back anytime soon.
The food was subpar, unimpressive, properly executed and lacked taste. We booked this rest because of the many 5 star reviews and the many “best of” lists in appeared on. Maybe due to COVID it has experienced difficulty keeping good employees. I’m not sure but I’ve better food at chain restaurants. The service was slow and almost non-existent. Our waiter was
not even in sight most of the time we were at the restaurant. They brought water in a milk bottle to the table after a long time of sitting that was hot. They didn’t provide ice until we ordered soda which was brought in a can. We tried all the recommended dishes. Beignets, Peanut Butter Toast, Steak and Eggs, Benedict and French Toast. The French press coffee was bitter and the orange juice tasted like Tang. VERY DISAPPOINTED. Will never go here again.
First, considering we’re in the middle of a pandemic I wanted to say how amazed I was with this operation.
I arrived at 9:00 with an intense line but all pre registered to be seated through the various reservation options. I was seated at 9:10. Amazing system in place to get everyone seated.
Server was Excellent. Professional and attending.
Food was Excellent. Kitchen was able to deliver in a timely manner, considering the first seat rush. I was amazed how they handled the volume and delivered the food within a very reasonable wait period.
I have nothing bad to say about this establishment and it’s staff. Very professional and on point.
Amazing to watch.
Our server Curtis was very good.
We had to wait 20 minutes despite having a reservation and the host was very nonchalant about our way and rather indifferent. That part was truly disappointing. Our waitress was great. It was good but not great. Next time I’m in that area, I will look for another restaurant
Oh gosh! I am real sorry, Jason to read we got off on the wrong foot this time. :( I would love the chance to turn this around- as well as your choice to look for an alternative restaurant when next in town. :( That said, I will send you a DM with my email address to hopefully continue this conversation. -Amy
Food was amazing!!!! SO yummy!! I went two nights in a row!!!
WOW! We are so flattered and appreciate you joining us! :) Thank you and we hope to have you back for a third visit sometime soon. :) -Amy
The hotel we stayed at recommended Founding Farmers and we ended up eating there for breakfast and dinner we enjoyed it so much!
Jeff our server was awesome! Food was delicious!
Usually enjoy this restaurant, but my Crabcake Benedict has heavy on English muffin and super light on Crabcake. I’ve had better. Appetizer was beignets or their version. It was mediocre and it came out after the entree. Seems like the kitchen is working out kinks, which is understandable with covid. Server was great!
Foodlover- many thanks for taking the time to share this feedback with our team. I am so sorry to read the dishes ordered both left something to be desired in one way or another. :/ We appreciate you letting us know and our Culinary Team will surely look into what you described. That said, we are super hopeful you'll give us another try sometime, and please call us anytime for a reservation: 202-822-8783. -Amy
Delicious meet up with friends for breakfast. We reserved outdoor seating for four but because of the rain, asked to be seated indoors instead and were told it would be a thirty minute wait. We were fine with waiting. However, we were sat in about ten minutes. Jose was friendly and rendered fantastic service. Great first impression for one friend who was dining at FF for the first time. She even ordered two meals to go for her family. Third time there in one month and I was not disappointed. Looking forward to the next time.
Our server was really sad but our food was amazing
It was phenomenal. Server was amazing and the food. The whole evening. Will be one of my to go to places. Thank you.
A-mazing!!!!! In DC for 2 days. Looked in open table to get a reservation for dinner. Founding Farmers did not disappoint! The Mac and cheese was to die for. And the in house vodka was better than Tito’s IMO. I will be back the next time I was in town.
I know it's due to COVID-19, but the prices were higher. I will return after COVID-19.
Tried it again , did not work out. They should probably re name this place as Wendy's or Arby's , waste of time and waste of money.
I am real sorry, SudeepK to read your return visit "did not work out". :( I would love to know exactly what happened, and will send you a direct msg with my email address. I really hope to connect and make whatever went wrong right! -Amy
They are strictly enforcing Covid guidelines, which made us very comfortable and relaxed so that we could enjoy our meal and each other. Tables are sufficiently spaced and staff are well-trained.
Doing a great job with service during COVID. Food is always great and that has not changed!
Thank you so much! We really appreciate it and look forward to having you back soon. :) -Amy
Chilly day for outdoor seating but best option during COVID-19. Restaurant would do well to invest in area-heaters for outdoor diners' comfort.
Been there twice and got the Country Fried Steak both times. I want to try some of their other options but the CFS is just so good.
YUMMMM! We definitely agree that our CFS can't be beat! :) Thank you for sharing this with us and have a great rest of your week! -Amy
Enjoyed outdoor dining with great social distancing. Didn’t feel rushed as my husband and I caught up with friends we had not seen in months. It was their first time at FF and they enjoyed their meals. My husband and I as well. We were hoping to sit in Andre’s section as he provided outstanding service last time we were there but he wasn’t there when we arrived for our 2pm reservation. We didn’t leave until after 5:30! And we weren’t given any side eyes for taking up the table for all that time. It was a delightful experience. I’m looking forward to the next time...which is scheduled for this coming weekend for breakfast with my girlfriends. Their first experience too. I’m sure it will be a blast.
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I have been trying to book brunch here for a while now and finally made it. I loved the food!!
The only thing I will add is that I got turned away at the door for a table for 2 but was able to make a reservation on OpenTable with no issue. They mentioned they were booked for the day but that wasn’t reflected on OpenTable. It could be that the hostess didn’t care to check which didn’t sit right with me. Overall, the food is amazing and the staff is too. I would just make sure you have a reservation and if you get turned away, check OpenTable to be sure 😉 Happy Brunching!
We shared the brisket hash and Bourbon French Toast...thoroughly enjoyed it!
Extensive, diverse menu. Excellent food and presentation. The service is very good generally, but a little slow this time - probably due to being extended outside during pandemic, far away from the bar and kitchen. Good experience overall. I recommend.
Food was delicious...it was like eating Sunday Dinner on a Saturday night 😋
Aww! This is truly wonderful and thank you so much for sharing your kind praise with our team. :) -Amy
Our food and our server was excellent . All of our server’s recommendations were spot on . We loved everything but especially the pimento cheese and chips and the beignets and ice cream .
The food was plentiful but average. We sat outside. The weather invites heat lamps, but they were not being used.
The food was ok. The deviled eggs had a lot of onions on it, the Mac & cheese was bland but the ribs, chicken and green beans were delicious.
I love this chain of restaurants.
Andre our server was amazing! First time dining there and he made sure we enjoyed ourselves, the drinks and of course the food! We will be back!
We had an amazing time! We were a big party and while still following CDC guidelines they accommodated us together, at two tables outside. The food was PERFECT and our server Jose was great too
We made a reservation online and were pleased with how easy it was. When we arrived we were seated right away. They were very nice from beginning to end. One of the host was especially sweet to my 1 year old and made it a point to make her smile and we loved that. I wish I would have caught his name. Overall a great experience we will definitely be going back with my family.
Lovely spot for breakfast. The cornpie is amazing!!! Will definitely be back!
Hooray! Thank you so much and we hope to have you back for another great meal soon. :) -Amy
Everything was delicious and with the reservations, I was able to be seated right away. My guests and I had a wonderful time.
I went to Founding Farmers with my friend for happy hour, and it was AMAZING! After a long day of work, it was the perfect way to wind down with a great outdoor setting and good service. We paid an excellent price for high quality food and drinks. 10/10 recommend.
The food was mediocre. I was not impressed by the Steak Frites. However, the service was fantastic! The drinks were tasty as well.
Thank you, Courtney for sharing your review with our team. I am real sorry our take on the classic dish-Steak Frites was sadly nothing special, and the preparation failed to WOW you. :/ We will look into this and see what improvements can be made to the quality of this meal. That said, we hope to have you back for another try sometime soon and please call us anytime for a reservation or carry out order: 202-822-8783. -Amy
THE BEST eggs benedict I’ve had hands down. Everything on the menu that we ordered there was so good. We are outside in the morning so it was not very busy but the staff was very warm and helpful. I would definitely come back and recommend!
Went for breakfast. Mediocre food with good service. Probably better choices around. Last time I went for dinner, food seemed better but service was terrible. Probably won’t go back.
Thank you, DTCutch for your review and I am so sorry your visits have been a let down in one way or another. :( I would love the chance to follow up about your feedback, and hopefully sway the outcome of your choice to not join us again- I will send you a DM with my email address. Thank you and I look forward to being in touch. -Amy
Good food, nice choices on Happy Hour, server was very kind!
Great restaurant, awesome service and a wide variety of food.
Thanks Ellis! We are super thrilled you enjoyed your visit, and really appreciate the 5/5 rating. :) -Amy
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OpenTable ダイナー29246名によるFounding Farmers - DCの評価は4.5☆です。