Join Us For Our New Breakfast Menu

We have a new breakfast menu at Farmers & Distillers (and all our restaurants) that we are certain will be a great start to everyone’s day, whether you are one of our breakfast regulars or are new to our breakfast menu.

You asked for some of the menu selections we only had at other restaurants to also be available and Farmers & Distillers. And we responded. The biggest news, perhaps, is that we now have Uncle Buck’s Beignets everywhere, including all Founding Farmers  and Farmers Fishers Bakers. We also have our super popular breakfast tacos, formerly only available at Farmers Fishers Bakers.

Buttermilk Biscuits are now also available at all seven of our restaurants, as well as our famous breakfast Chicken & Waffles. Of course, we have a whole host of Things That Get Syrup, which is particularly good in our restaurant, because we only serve 100% Grade A Maple Syrup. We have a partnership with Cornell University’s Maple Program in the Adirondacks of upstate New York. So, come enjoy our real maple syrup atop our Waffles and French Toast (both classic brioche and vanilla cream-filled) with multiple additional toppings, including Maine blueberry compote, strawberries & cream, and bananas foster. Our Buttermilk Pancakes are also crowd pleasers, which come simple and delicious or order chocolate chip, Maine blueberry, and strawberries & cream.

Other breakfast go-to’s include Egg Benedicts with traditional ham, crab cake, or spinach & tomato and expansive array of scrambles and hashes. Kids and adults alike also love our Peanut Butter Banana Toast made with our house-ground peanut butter, our marshmallow fluff, shaved chocolate, and honey-roasted peanuts.

Our new breakfast menu has something for everyone, including breakfast cocktails made with spirits from our in-house distillery, Founding Spirits, our house-roasted coffee and espresso drinks, and fresh squeezed orange and grapefruit juice.

Join us soon at Farmers & Distillers. We think you will agree that we have the very best breakfast in DC.

Valentine’s Weekend at Home

Farmers & Distillers has everything you need to celebrate Valentine’s Day & Weekend. Enjoy a special dinner at home (light cooking required), exclusive bottled cocktails, romantic, vintage three-tiered mini cakes, Founding Farmers Chocolate dipped strawberries, breakfast offerings, and more chocolates. 

Valentine’s at Home Dinner for Two

 

Create a very special Valentine’s date night dinner at home. Our culinary and bar teams are working on the perfect take out Valentine’s Weekend experience so you and your special someone can enjoy a romantic four-course dinner in the comfort of your home.  Our special Valentine’s dinner for two, includes: four courses with two sides, bread, and dessert. From signature starters including shrimp ceviche to specially crafted Surf & Turf, Lobster, Chesapeake-Style Crab Cakes, Center Cut Beef Tenderloin, and more. Your dessert choices include your choice of vintage mini cakes or Founding Farmers Chocolate dipped strawberries.

Pick up: Monday, February 14 
Order by: Thursday, February 10 at 12pm

Order Valentine’s at Home Online

Vintage Three-Tiered Mini Cakes

This year, we are making romantic, Vintage Three-Tiered Mini Cakes as part of our Valentine’s Dinner for Two that can also be ordered a la carte. All are available for $15 each.

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Founding Farmers Chocolate & Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Our artisan, hand-crafted Founding Farmers Chocolate has already become a guest favorite, both in our restaurants and to go. We have a wide assortment of choices and chocolate percentages available. All are available on our Valentine’s Weekend at Home menu. Perhaps our most romantic choice: our Founding Farmers Chocolate dipped strawberries available as your dessert selection with the Valentine’s Dinner for Two or a la carte. Give your beloved a special treat with Founding Farmers Chocolate. 

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Join us for Your Valentine’s Meal

All of our restaurants will be open on Valentine’s Day and serving our regular breakfast/brunch, lunch, and dinner menus. Our award-winning bar & beverage team will also be serving up special Valentine’s Day-inspired craft cocktails, featuring DC’s #1 Local Vodka, for our guests to enjoy in our restaurants not just on Valentine’s Day, but all week long. As always, we recommend making a reservation.

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Plan Your New Year with Farmers & Distillers

At Farmers & Distillers, we have many ways to ring in 2022 around our tables and yours. Give yourself a New Year’s treat with our food and drink. 

New Year’s Eve & Day at Our Restaurants

We will be serving brunch in our restaurants until 2pm on New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day. Lunch & dinner menus to follow. Reserve your table today.

$1 Bottle of Bubbles With New Year’s Eve at Home Dinner

We have a very special New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu of scratch-made foods started in our kitchens, ready to be finished in yours, including New England Clam Chowder, Bacon Lollis, Shrimp Cocktail, Crab Cakes, Beef Tenderloin, Surf & Turf, Scalloped Potatoes, Sour Cherry Flourless Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, and more.

Toast 2021 at home with $1 bottle of bubbles*

Let your Happy New Year celebration continue at home with our New Year’s Day Brunch at Home options as well.

Ordering is now closed for New Year’s at Home.

Order by: Tuesday, December 28 at 12pm
Pick up: Friday December 31
Available from all of our locations

New Year’s Eve & Day at Our Restaurant

We are open every day, including New Year’s Eve & Day. Celebrate 202s with us on our winterized patio or in our igloo (by reservation). On New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, we are serving brunch, lunch & dinner. Our lunch & dinner menu starts at 2pm. You can reserve your table online. Our sibling restaurants, Founding Farmers and Farmers Fishers Bakers, are also serving guests everyday, at our restaurants. Reserve your table. 

A Message to Our Guests

Some of you have asked why we are charging a 5% restaurant recovery charge and how the funds are being used.

All good relationships have communication at their center; we strive to be crystal clear in our communications and our thinking. We disclose our 5% fee clearly atop all of our menus (both printed and online), in every reservation confirmation email, and in our FAQs on our websites. There are so many industries that add unclear and sometimes seemingly hidden fees to bills, which we find frustrating and misleading. Our goal is to be transparent about why we have added this fee.

Very simply, our industry, and our restaurants, have been crushed by the pandemic and continue to face pandemic ripples and shockwaves. At times over the past 20 months, in all seven of our restaurants, we’ve struggled to pay our debts and rent, even as many of our landlords have been helpful. We are still dealing with cash losses in some of our restaurants and have incurred debts that need to be paid. In all our restaurants, we are continuing to face increased costs due to the pandemic and supply chain difficulties.

The bottom line: Our original business model has been upended by the pandemic, and the only way for us to survive is to increase our costs for our guests. Without figuring out a way to change and evolve our business model quickly, we’d be done for. This evolution and adaptation currently includes our 5% restaurant recovery fee, which helps us cover many new and different parts of our operations, such as:

  • Additional costs (including software and equipment) for health tracking and auditing, including the ongoing monitoring of symptoms, COVID testing, and team members who are vaccinated. (See our COVID Dashboard to learn more.)
  • Ongoing on-site COVID vaccine/booster and flu clinics in all seven of our restaurants.
  • Training and education to help our team understand the science behind vaccinations, our mask and vaccination policies, and enhanced safety operations.
  • Mental health support services, including no-cost access to online therapy through TalkSpace, for our employees and their immediate family members.
  • Paid COVID testing for employees who are not feeling well.
  • Increased cost of goods due to supply chain issues for our napkins, silverware, plates, aprons, kitchen uniforms, equipment repair, and more. Almost everything we use now costs more.
  • Creating and supporting outdoor dining, for winter, as possible.
  • Masks for our team (and guests who arrive without them) in locations where they are required.
  • Changing & updating signage as we respond to changing regulations.
  • Increased wages, including overtime pay as we – like most restaurants – struggle to be fully staffed.
  • Increased training of new employees due to the loss of our workforce during the pandemic, as well as training in all new operations required by the pandemic.
  • Free food for every employee and their family while they were laid off during the pandemic.

The government support thru the PPP programs has ended, and no more support is in sight. It is a challenging time.

The vast majority of our guests do not express any concern about the fee to us, and when a guest does, we engage in conversation, and in the event that the guest would like the fee removed, we’re prompt with removing it from their check. We’re in the making friends business, we’re in the business of serving delicious food & drink, and we’re in the business of caring for our employees and our communities. To do these things, we need to ensure we stay in business.

For us, all roads lead back to hospitality, sustainability, and our long-term commitment to American family farmers. We sincerely appreciate your support. We promise to maintain our transparency as we continue to navigate our recovery. We also promise that we’ll keep taking care of our team, the farmers that we buy from, and you, our guests.

Michael Vucurevich & Dan Simons,
Co-Owners

Outdoor Dining at Farmers & Distillers

If you are looking for an open-air dining experience, we have a patio at Farmers & Distillers. 

Come down to Mass Avenue to enjoy our patio. There are also some heaters and fire pits available first come first serve. We are delighted to serve our guests outside. 

Reserve your table online for an outdoor table in downtown DC at Farmers & Distillers on our patio. Or check out one of our other locations – Founding Farmers DC and Farmers Fishers Bakers – where we have additional outdoor dining available, some are covered and have heaters or gas fire pits. Reserve your table online for outdoor dining to enjoy one of our patios. 

Find Your New Favorite Spirit with Our Cocktail Menu

We are continuing to update our cocktail menu to feature spirits from our in-house distillery, Founding Spirits. We are certain our tasty and fun drink menu has something for everyone.

We are especially excited about the release of our newest spirit, Founding Spirits Rye on March 16, 2022. Supremely drinkable, rye whiskey lovers – as well as those who ask “Why Rye?” – are sure to enjoy a newfound favorite in our Founding Spirits Rye. Beginning March 16th, stop by any of our restaurants or bars for a taste, on its own or in one of the handcrafted cocktails on our cocktail menu

We’re also loving the diversity of our Founding Spirits Bourbon, which has cocktails bourbon lovers love and cocktails that surprise and delight even those new to the treat of a good bourbon. Our menu also features cocktails that prove bourbon can indeed be an awesome summertime drink. Surprise your senses with one of our new cocktails, such as the Maple Bourbon Smash with Founding Spirits Bourbon infused with birch, lemon, orange, maple, bitters; Sunstone Collins with Founding Spirits Bourbon infused with sunstone black tea, lemon; The Preakness with Founding Spirits Bourbon, Founding Spirits Vodka, Grand Marnier, lemon, orange, pineapple, bitters; and one of our team’s new favorite, the Bourbon Colada, with Founding Spirits Bourbon infused with coconut, pineapple, coconut cream.

Or get a taste of our new and improved Founding Spirits Vodka in our new cocktails including Farmer’s Daughter made with Domain de Canton, St. Germain, lime, passion fruit, raspberry, and bitters and our Chi Chi Colada with pineapple and coconut cream.

Enjoy a summertime classic with our Founding Spirits Dry Gin. Cool down with our Frozen Gin & Tonic made with our house-made tonic, our refreshing Summer Collins with lemon and basil, and our Easy Peasy with aperol, lemon, and cucumber, and more.

We also now have two of our favorite classic cocktails we are aging in-house in oak barrels: Old Fashioned and Chelsea’s Manhattan.

All of our great spirits and cocktails are available in all our restaurants and bars.

Stop by for a taste or make a reservation for a meal. You can also pick up bottled cocktails to go to enjoy them wherever you are. Let us know what you think and what cocktails you are enjoying. Share what your cheers-ing and tag us on social: @FoundingSpirits with #CheerstoFS.

Enjoy our Food & Drink this July 4th, Whatever Your Plans

As you plan your July 4th weekend, let Farmers & Distillers be one source for food and drink. 

We have great selections for the long weekend for you, your family, and friends wherever your plans take you: enjoying the best brunch in DC, taking a boat ride, going on a hike, having a picnic on the Mall or at home. 

Dine with Us – Inside & Out

This long weekend, join us in our restaurant or at one of our sibling restaurants. We are open all weekend in DC, MD, VA, and PA  every day for breakfast or brunch (including holiday Monday brunch), lunch & dinner.  

For those who enjoy eating outdoors, our patio is open. Our sibling restaurants Founding Farmers and Farmers Fishers Bakers ­­are also open with indoor and outdoor seating available. Check out our menus HERE.

Enjoy Our Food & Drink To Go or Delivered

All of our scratch-made restaurant food & drink, including family meals, can be ordered and pre-ordered for pick up or delivery from all of our locations

This 4th of July, however you are spending it, let us help you with your food and drink. And we hope you have a safe & happy long holiday weekend.

Grocery Boxes Now Available for Delivery & Pick Up

We are now packaging family grocery boxes for convenient daily curbside pick up and delivery.

Farmers & Distillers Grocery Boxes currently include two family boxes, one for $100 and one for $75. Boxes include chicken, ground beef, eggs, cheese, milk, a mix of fruits and vegetables, soup of the day, marinara sauce, pasta, and select pantry items, including toilet paper. You can also pick additional groceries, Founding Farmers Chocolate selections, our well-loved bottled craft cocktails, wine, and beer.

To order our grocery boxes, place your order online before 3 pm any day of the week and schedule your curbside pick up or delivery ($6.99) for the following day. Please note: When choosing your time for pick up, please plan to arrive within the hour of your scheduled time; when choosing time for delivery, please plan to allow a two hour window after your selected time.

Our full Founding Farmers Market & Grocery is also still operating if you would prefer to do all of your grocery shopping online from our large selection of groceries, produce, baked goods, fresh pasta and sauces, chef-prepared foods, craft cocktails, pantry essentials, and more. Our sibling restaurant, Founding Farmers King of Prussia, also has grocery boxes available.

Of course, if you would prefer a hot, scratch-made meal that is ready to eat, order online from our restaurant menu to go.

All of our pick up and delivery is contact-free and convenient. We are working to meet you where you are as we all navigate the changing COVID landscape. To learn more about how we are working to keep all of us safe while continuing to serve you groceries and delicious scratch-made food and drink, check out our COVID-19 FAQs.

Dog Days of Summer Deal

We have a great summertime deal for our guests, especially those with dogs. Every day from 3pm-6pm, join us for our dog days of summer patio pawty beginning on July 27th through August 22nd

Bring yourself, a friend, and your pup to our new patio for a drink, a great hot dog, and some of our house-churned ice cream. Our special dog days deal is $29 and includes two drinks, your choice of beer, wine, lemonade, ice tea, and more, plus our fabulous 44 Farms quarter-pound hot dogs. Nitrate free and made with steak cuts only, choose your two favorites: our take on the classic Ball Park Dog with ketchup, yellow mustard, relish, and onion; Chicago Dog with spicy brown mustard, tomato, onion, sweet relish, and pickled peppers; Philly Cheese Dog with spicy brown mustard, onion, and hot peppers; and our Texas Chili Dog with our house-made pimento cheese and onion. All are served on our from-scratch buns with a side of our famous house-cut French fries. Then, we sweeten things up with two scoops of our house-churned ice cream: vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, or coffee. But that’s not all.

Your furry friend gets a special treat too: our pup-cup with a scoop of our all-natural vanilla ice cream and one of our house-made Founding Farmers dog biscuits. 

Don’t miss this great summertime deal in downtown DC. If you can’t get to Farmers & Distillers, our dog days patio pawty is also happening every day at our sibling restaurants: Farmers Fishers Bakers, Founding Farmers DC, and Founding Farmers King of Prussia

Take a summertime break: bring a friend & your pup and get a little relief from the dog days of summer with us.

We Now Have a Patio & It’s Open

Farmers & Distillers now has an outdoor patio with heaters and fire pits, available first come first serve. We are open to serve you outside.

Reserve your table today. Reservations are recommended. 

Our sibling restaurants  – Founding Farmers and Farmers Fishers Bakers – also have open patios.  Many of our patios have heated, ventilated tents.

On our patios, weather permitting, we are serving our full menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and an a la carte brunch on weekends. Our current hours of operations can be found HERE.

In addition to outdoor dining, all of our restaurants are open. We also have our full menus available for pick up and delivery.