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Founding Farmers

1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (20th St. NW) Send to Phone
202-822-8783 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A farm-to-table restaurant with high-class, all-American fare.
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Breakfast & Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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3.5 rating over 2 reviews
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Founding Farmers Restaurant Review

: Strategically located for highest visual interest on the first floor of the IMF building, Founding Farmers appeals to all those craving home-spun food with a high-gloss spin. Set in a modern steel, glass and wood venue, FF operates on the premise that local and sustainable are more than just stock phrases that are now part of mainstream American conversation. Indeed, its ingredients --- from vegetables to pork, and all that comes in between --- come directly from American family farmers, including a number of regional and local purveyors, who support sustainable and humane farming; hence, everything tastes fresher and, yes, better. The restaurant’s design is “green” as well, incorporating reclaimed and recycled materials and using energy efficient plumbing and electricity. But apart from that, the chef indulges patrons with contemporary American cooking that includes such old-fashioned-yet-new appetizers as the deviled eggs with lobster, crab and smoked salmon. The remainder of the menu tackles other American faves with a contemporary spin that include the chef’s riff on chicken potpie and meatloaf. The Farmers Salad features baby lettuce, avocado, dates, tomatoes, red grapes, almonds, Parmesan and house-made Champagne vinaigrette. To keep pace with its upscale approach to American food, FF also offers a selection of vegan dishes. Beers and wine get special attention with everything from American microbrews to European selections. And teetotalers are not forgotten: the menu includes a full range of house-made sodas, teas, coffees and freshly squeezed fruit juices.

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