An international clientele gathers at Founding Farmers, thanks to the fact that the restaurant is on the ground floor of the International Monetary Fund, one block from World Bank Headquarters, and within a short walk of the Pan American Health Organization and the State Department. But the real reason for its popularity may be that it’s one of only a few real restaurants (as opposed to fast-food joints and delis) in this neck of the woods. So expect a full house, a frenetic ambience, and noise. That’s especially true downstairs, which holds a big bar as well as booths and tables. Upstairs tends to be quieter, with silo-shaped booths and small clusters of intimate seating. So what to order? Fans enthuse about the fancy cocktails, the bourbon-battered French toast at brunch, and, for lunch and dinner, the crispy shrimp; signature dishes like Yankee pot roast and chicken pot pie; and the griddled farm bread topped with brie, onion jam, and sliced apples. The options include a number of meatless entrees. Founding Farmers has several popular siblings, including Farmers Fishers Bakers on the Georgetown waterfront at 3000 K St. NW.
Washington, D.C.› Restaurant
1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (at 20th St.)
Our Rating Neighborhood Foggy Bottom/West End Hours Mon 7am–10pm; Tues–Thurs 7am–11pm; Fri 7am–midnight; Sat 8:30am–midnight; Sun 8:30am–10pm Transportation Metro: Foggy Bottom Phone 202/822-8783 Prices Main courses $6–$15 breakfast and brunch, $12–$37 (most under $20) lunch and dinner Cuisine Type American Web site Founding Farmers Other Reservations recommended
Map1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.