Washington D.C.'s true food & drink

Located just three blocks west of the White House, the award-winning Founding Farmers is a very cool farmhouse with old wood, comfortable seating and beautiful community farm tables where folks can gather and enjoy a great meal. The first floor holds the main dining room and bar area with a mix of booth and table seating. Up the grand staircase, framed on one side by the exterior wall of the IMF building, one will find the mezzanine’s silo-shaped booths and more handcrafted community tables, plus smaller, cozy arrangements for more intimate seating.

Designed by award-winning CORE architecture + design, the restaurant has interesting and unique elements everywhere you turn, from the front door to the pastry bar, the mezzanine to the restrooms. During the day sunlight floods the space to reveal subtle features and finishes, and the combination of old and new handcrafted details. At night the restaurant glows with beautiful, ambient lighting and great shadows that create this dynamic space.

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Founding Farmers is dedicated to environmentally friendly practices at every turn. We are proud to say that our flagship location in Washington, D.C. is the city's first LEED Gold Certified restaurant. It's also a Certified Green Restaurant® and offsets its annual greenhouse gas emissions through Carbonfund.org. Our Montgomery County, Md. location, also a Certified Green Restaurant®, is LEED Silver Certified and fully powered through wind energy.