Founding Farmers

1924 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20006


Neighborhood: Foggy Bottom/West End, Downtown

Cuisines: Southern, Modern, American, Breakfast

Opening Hours:
Open for breakfast Monday through Friday 7 to 11. Open for lunch and dinner Monday 11 AM to 10 PM; Tuesday through Thursday 11 AM to 11 PM; Friday 11 AM to midnight; Saturday 2 PM to midnight; Sunday 2 to 10 PM. Open for brunch Saturday and Sunday 9 AM to 2 PM

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Farragut West, Foggy Bottom-GWU

Price Range: Moderate

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Recommended


Best Dishes:
Heirloom-pimiento-cheese puffs; sliders; 17-vegetable salad; chicken pot pie; beef stroganoff; poached eggs with Edwards ham; scrambled eggs with mushrooms and asparagus.

Price Details:
Breakfast entrées $6 to $14; lunch and dinner starters $2 to $18, entrées $9 to $42 (for a New York strip steak).

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Good for Groups

Founding Farmers: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012

Who’d have thought ten years ago that Washington’s power elite would gather for morning meetings at a farm-to-table restaurant with a name so folksy and earnest it sounds like a parody? Yet you’re likely to spot a few boldface names digging into stacks of blueberry pancakes or brioche French toast with brandied crème anglaise. Lighter fare includes the satisfying Drag Through the Garden, a vegetable-packed egg-white omelet with cheddar, and a yogurt parfait with oats, nuts, and whatever fruit is in season. The Potomac location may not boast many heavy hitters, but in warmer weather you can dine on a patio festooned with flowers and herbs. Monday through Friday 7 to 11 am, Saturday and Sunday 9 to 2 (DC) and 9 to 1 (Potomac).