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Posted by Haley on 10/12/2009
Tasty farm fresh food, beautifully prepared and expertly served.
Posted by Marie that eats on 11/15/2008
Founding Farmers is a great new spot on the DC dining scene....I love the decor and the bar is a great place to sit and enjoy one of many original cocktails ( and they have the true absinthe experience, which is very cool) and eat at the bar, too. The bartenders are very attentive and fun to watch, and let you know all about the drink and very carefully prepare each one, and it's worth the wait! The organic cucumber melon delight was my favorite, and others tried the Szaserac, which is a classic, and also the Farmer John, which is named after the head bartender, we learned. Since there were four of us, we wanted a table, so after our first drink we sat down. We tried the proscuitto flatbreads, which were amazing, and the fried green tomatos, which were a lot like the ones back home, but the green goddess dipping sauce was much better than anything i'd ever dipped them in before. For dinner it was hard to decide because the menu is very large, but we each got an entree and because the portion sizes are so large we were all able to try something from each other's plate, and have food leftover to take home. We tried the Cowboy king steak, with mashed potatoes, which were fantastic the cedar plank salmon, which was cooked perfectly, the butternut squash ravioli, which i thought was the absolute best, and we also had the crab cakes, which were HUGE. all the vegetables were very good (the crabcakes came with greens and then we also ordered some mac n'cheese, which was very, very tasty.) for dessert we tried three different ones - the carrot cake, the red velvet cake and the devil's food dark chocolate cake and all of them were divine. large slices and more than enough to share, and you could tell they were all homemade - the frostings on each were especially good. two of us had coffee and the other two had after dinner drinks and everyone was very satisfied. the service was attentive, and we didn't have to wait very long for anything. I was glad to see a lot of green measures including in house purified 'bottled' water, which was endless and tasted very good. the overall atmosphere is very fun and cool, well designed and i want to come back with more friends and sit at one of the community tables or the round booths on the upper level. the bathrooms are fun and they've got the dyson hand dryers, which are totally cool and work very well. I can't wait to go back and heard they've added Sunday brunch, which i'm thinking will be next.