Restaurant Review: Founding Farmers

I’ll just come right out and say it…best brunch in DC?  Look no further than founding farmers.

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Founding farmers is a restaurant that not only serves brunch, but all meals.  They focus on serving fresh, local, and in-season food , as well as sustainable agriculture.IMG_5527

We didn’t call early enough to make reservations, so we tried our luck on Sunday morning by just showing up for brunch.  They told us it was about a 40 minute wait, which ended up being an hour, but we had good company so it wasn’t too bad.



In the waiting area, they have several books about responsible farming and agriculture, as well as many foodie books that you can look at while you wait, which was part of the reason why I didn’t mind waiting so much.  I snatched up the middle book, “The Way We Eat”, and it’s now in my amazon shopping cart!


The atmostphere is warm…lots of natural light, servers wearing jeans and flannel, and a very colorful bar.  They use a lot of organic or small batch liquor and have so many unique drinks!


I ordered the fraise fling, a strawberry vodka drink, that was very delicious!  It was a little pricy ($12), but all of the drinks on the menu were so unique my aunt told me I needed to try one!


My aunt had been to founding farmers a few times and suggested we order the beignets and dipping sauces first because they had been excellent on her previous visits.


Annnnnd, they did not disappoint!  They were crispy on the outside and so doughy and delicious on the inside.  And with those dipping sauces? DIVINE.


Moving on to the real brunch meal, my aunt ordered the stuffed french toast, which I stole a bite of and it was AWESOME.  It was oozing with cream and very sweet!


Of course, I ordered my old standard: eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, and toast.  Why stop a good thing, right?  It was wonderful and the hashbrowns were the perfect crispiness. :)  It was also one of the cheaper menu items and for how much food you got, I thought it was a deal!


I made my breakfast sandwich like always…old habits die hard!  My meal was perfect and I devoured it all.


By the time we were done, we were STUFFED!  Such good food here, you guys, I am seriously craving those beignets writing this right now!  If you are in the area, I would highly recommend founding farmers.  The only complaints I had were that the drinks were pricy (the food was pretty reasonable) and that the waiter we had was not overly attentive.  I think he only came to our table to take our order and then bring us our check…but it would not drive me away from going there again, as the quality of the food was great!  I would suggest making reservations though, especially on a weekend!

DISCLAIMER:  We paid for this meal on our own and I was not compensated for this post.  All opinions are my own!

4 thoughts on “Restaurant Review: Founding Farmers

  1. Karen

    Just found your blog, and read a few posts, I enjoyed them alot. I was reading over your 24/24 page, and saw you wanted to kayak an area lake/river, and visit Door County. I am assuming you are close to WI then. May I suggest, in Door County eating at the Chef’s Hat, and to kayak a river in WI, try the Red River In Gresham. We have frequented both, and enjoy them alot.

    1. morethanjustdessert

      Hi Karen,

      Thanks for the comments! I am in the Madison area and I am hoping to get to Door County sometime this summer! Thank you for the eating suggestions, I can’t wait to try them out!

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