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1924 Pennsylvania Ave., NW (Foggy Bottom)
(1) 202-822-8783 | www.wearefoundingfarmers.com
HOURSMon.: 7:00am-10:00pm; Tue.-Thurs.: 7:00am-11:00pm; Fri.: 7:00am-12:00am; Sat.: 9:00am-12:00am; Sun.: 9:00am-10:00pm
BEST FORLunch; dinner
RESERVATIONSStrongly recommended for brunch and dinner
PRICE (APPETIZER; ENTREE)USD 2-14; USD 13-32
FAMOUS PLATESFarm breads; Yankee pot roast; corn bread; fried chicken and waffles
DRINKS AND WINECocktails; fruit juice; beer; wine
# OF SEATS250
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?No - but full restaurant or entire second floor can be rented
METROFoggy Bottom-GWU; Farragut West
Part urban loft and part barnyard chic, this Foggy Bottom restaurant hits all the right notes when it comes to modern organic dining. Its green creds are as fashionably eco as they come: the floors are made of reclaimed woods, the menus are printed on recycled paper with soy-based ink, and the water is served in reusable glass pitchers. But trust us, these aren’t just gimmicks. The eco-focus pays off in the food department, where the farm-to-table ingredients make for scrumptious chicken and waffles, fried green tomatoes, and poached egg dishes, just to name a few of the yummy American classics. And with its tall wood rafters and concrete bar, you’ll swear you’re eating at the home of one your chicest, locavore friends.
With George Washington University and the IMF just next door, you can expect dressed-up students, suit-and-tie business types, and a few tourists mixed in.
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
We would dress it up a bit and wear black pants, a drapey top, and chunky accessories at night.
GO HERE WITH
Friends; family; a date; co-workers
WHY WE LIKE IT
Nowadays, it seems every other restaurant claims to be a farm-to-table destination, but Founding Farmers is the real deal. They source their food primarily from local farmers (and they purchase “carbon offsets” to reduce the environmental impact when they snag an ingredient from out of town).
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
For peak dining times (brunches and dinners), you have to book well in advance, sometimes even weeks in advance.
GOOD TO KNOW
There’s a fun bar scene, so even if you’re with a group who isn’t into organic eats, come for the yummy cocktails and buzzy atmosphere. The restaurant is owned by American family farmers.
MoCo’s Founding Farmers (Potomac, MD)
Community Food & Juice (New York)
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