Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Founding Farmers - Montgomery County

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.wearefoundingfarmers.com/park-potomac/
  • Phone: 3013408783x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Friday: 11:00am - 12:00am, Saturday: 2:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm

    Every Holiday Monday- Brunch Served 7:00am - 1:00pm

    Afternoon Social: Monday - Friday, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Joe Goetze
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: The bar at Founding Farmers is a truly unique and innovative experience, with true mixologists specially trained in 'bar-chefing'. The bar menu harkens back to the pre-Prohibition era with handcrafted cocktails that use juices and mixers prepared by hand as well as Fountain Sodas and Phosphates, prepared to order. Founding Farmers has been recognized by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington for two consecutive years, 2010 and 2011, as having one of the area's best beverage/mixology programs and received the top prize for Best Bar/Beverage Program in the group's 2011 RAMMY Awards.
  • Special Events: MoCo's Founding Farmers includes is a second floor mezzanine level that is ideal for special gatherings, business meeting, parties or corporate events any time of day, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The mezzanine can accommodate up to 75 guests comfortably seated for dinner, or up to 100 guests for a standing reception. The full restaurant is also available for buyouts.

    To make a special event reservation, contact Rebecca Taranto at (301) 340-8783; PFFreservations@wearefoundingfarmers.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Montrose Road West
  • Public Transit: Take the Metro Red Line to the Rockville or Bethesda station • Take the Montgomery County Ride On 47 bus to the corner of Seven Locks Rd. and Montrose Rd. • Walk north along Seven Locks Road 0.1 mile to Cadbury Ave. • Turn right, walk 0.2 mile to 12505 Park Potomac Ave.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Guests visiting MoCo's Founding Farmers enjoy 2 free hours of parking Monday-Friday, and 3 hours of free parking on Saturday and Sunday in the parking lot / deck located immediately adjacent to the restaurant.

    If you park in the lower level garage, please be sure to check at the front desk for a parking validation ticket.
A word from Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
MoCo's Founding Farmers is the newest iteration of Founding Farmers, one of the most popular restaurants in the U.S. With a fresh, seasonal menu of farmhouse favorites and new American traditional dishes, our menus of true food and drink offer something for everyone, in a modern and eco-friendly urban farmhouse setting.

The restaurant is upscale casual, which welcomes business casual dress, and dress that would be appropriate in a nice restaurant; this includes jeans and athletic wear, and warm-weather clothing, including shorts.

In addition to serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, MoCo's Founding Farmers hosts a unique “Afternoon Social,” providing a modern afternoon break for area entrepreneurs looking for a respite from coffee houses, local mom groups with toddlers in tow and retirees craving a place to socialize and a bite to eat. The Afternoon Social menu features tea sandwiches, scones, tea, cocktails, cookies and other desserts.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Founding Farmers - Montgomery County reviews from OpenTable diners
944 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (479)great for brunch (400)good for groups (395)great for lunch (357)neighborhood gem (344)special occasion (242)kid-friendly (219)great for outdoor dining (211)hot spot (209)vibrant bar scene (148)romantic (58)late-night find (47)notable wine list (40)scenic view (22)Show More
  • Always pleasant
    KateVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We always have a good time at Founding Farmers. You must make reservations since the wait for brunch can be up to an hour and a half. It is always pleasing, but never spectacular. I normally bring out of town friends here since it's special, but I don't regularly go here. Also, I've never understood bringing kids here (or to most restaurants, for that matter)--it's loud and crowded enough without screaming babies and strollers. The service is always amazing--I'm never disappointed with the waitstaff or hosts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependable, good food
    smarc
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    When a reservation at the DC address could not be had, this location was able to seat our party of 5 easily. The place was busy, but not hurried. The biscuits are delicious but the overall breakfast was not quite as good as I remember from a past visit. The coffee was fine, not great, and the homemade jam was very runny. We were seated upstairs which doesn't have the ambiance of the downstairs seating. Still, the prices are reasonable, the food is good although I would rather return for lunch. The salads were excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Confused Service
    Guzzleone
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had a reservation, yet we waited over 30 minutes as I saw them seating people who were on a waiting list instead of getting those with reservations sat. Appetizers were the highlight. Mussels were excellent. Unfortunately that item was the only good one. Service barely OK, rarely saw our waiter. Other food was mediocre at best. Mashed potatoes cold, fries room temp. My prime rib (which I requested as an end cut, but was not, had been placed on a flat top griddle. I think they were trying to fool me. Meatloaf was dry.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining at Founding Farmers
    Stef
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We did have to wait 15 minutes for our table, but once we were seated, service was very good. The menu has a nice variety, however it would be nice to offer potatoes and vegetables that aren't cooked with butter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best place to eat in Montgomery co
    Areese410
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This is hands down the best place to eat in Montgomery county. I come here a few times a month and I have never had something I didn't like. The sodas are delicious. Well really everything is delicious. I just can't get enough of this place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Fave
    Rosie
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Founding Farmers is so great - fresh, warm and friendly, good food and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food in "restaurant desert"
    natoooo
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The best food within a 3 mile radius of my parents house. Very few nice restaurants in potomac. Happy this place exists. Also: skip the bacon lollipops. It's just bacon with brown sugar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent experience
    nkaul
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Much of the food tasted good, but the service was slow and it was VERY noisy inside.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    LovetheTuna
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Great service, great and interesting food, great fun! One of my favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early dining
    mygreatchoice
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We took a friend over for dinner before going to the airport. The food was just delicious and attractively prepared. We tried from their bread selections the one with brie, jam. apple. Nice combination. Also tried their corn bread which I always enjoy. Their butternut squash soup had a particular pleasant gingery taste - it was to die for. All very fresh and yummy. We had salmon -tasty and cooked to perfection. Unfortunately my husband decided for their meatloaf and was mostly pink (uncooked). He did not opt to return it so he did not enjoy it as much for that reason. Only for that I will rate it a 4 but everything else was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Jon our waiter was excellent - this was the first time for my aunt and she was very pleased with the service and food, especially the fried green tomatoes!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great for Late Lunch
    TXGirl
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Second time at this restaurant in a month. This time we met a couple who were in the area from Texas for a late lunch. Had a great time talking and catching up while eating a very good and nutritious meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service
    Diningqueen
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Good good and service However for the first time had to send my fried chicken back because it was cold or not warm enough
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay this time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The last few times were great...this time was okay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Careful what you wish for...
    Coffee2hot
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had been looking forward to breakfast, especially the French press coffee. During previous visits, they had run out of pots to serve. Fortunately (or so we thought) they had 1 left for us. The server arrived 10 minutes later to serve the coffee. Despite the lid not fitting tightly on the pot, he (the server) began plunging/pressing the coffee. Within a few seconds, the pressure caused the piping hot coffee (and grinds) to escape the unsealed lid and spray all over my bf, burning his neck & chest. His sweater & pants were covered in hot coffee & grounds. The Manager completed an accident report. We left holding an ice pack to his neck wearing only his undershirt. Needless to say we did not stay for breakfast... or coffee.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    DID NOT REALLY HONOR RESERVATION HAD TO WAIT ALMOST 1/2 HOUR TO BE SEATED
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Actually Disappointing
    DCWolverine
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We went on a Saturday night with the Family, the front desk was the worst. Didn't want to help, made reservations and they seemed to ignore them. The only saving grace was the Manager, she made sure we got the table when we were in que for it. I feel that the one gentlemen behind the front desk did not want to seat us. Once we got to the table the server, was distant and did not seem to want to be working, and was not attentaive. Then to top it off, the kitchen was out of many main dishes and deserts, by 8:30pm?? I hope they were having a bad night, we like the location in the district, but will think twice before attending this one in Montgomery County.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst visit ever
    Dissapointed
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I had a 7:45PM reservation for 5 Saturday for my son's 17 birthday,we showed up about 15 mins. early. After waithing for 25 mins(10 past when we should have been seated) I was told it would still be another 25 mins before they could seat my party. They were still working on the 7 and 7:15 reservations, and with a party of 5 there were only so many tables that they could put us at. I have liked Founding Farmers in the past and enjoyed the food, but this experience has left me very disappointed. My 83 year old father was with us and standing even for the 25 minutes was painful for him. He is not the type to sit at the bar, if you can even find a seat. And they have such a cramped waiting area that you are bumpping into people left and right.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Finding Founding Farmers!!!!!
    satisfiedeater1
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Founding Farmers has food for every one, young or old.The menu selections were outstanding I definitely will be returning to try everything on menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good time
    gburgcouple
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I have been here a lot, but I wanted to take some out of town friends for dinner. Everything was delicious and our server was very helpful and attentive while not rushing us - which I really appreciated!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long Wait
    Birthday
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a 6:15 reservations. By 6:40 we were still not seated. Can't wait around when you only have a baby sitter. The staff made no effort to seat us. Only go there when you have too much time on your hands!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasantly surprised
    ladydoc
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Went on the recommendation of a friend, because she said the food was well-sourced and prepared. I wasn't disappointed: every bite was fresh and delicious. Loved the fact that I could get breakfast at 3 pm. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mixed
    jncc
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great veggies, excellent breads. Short ribs a bit tough. Great service, wonderful beer selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weekend stutter?
    AfternoonLunch
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I have dined before at the original Founding Farmers and loved the experience. However, the Montgomery County location has a bit of work to do before it will be as great--the food was more or less as it should be (with the exception of one dish arriving lukewarm), but the pacing and quality of service really undercut the kitchen's performance.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lucky Discovery
    TravelCouple
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I was searching for a place to have breakfast with my wife and son. My wife and I are from Queens, NY and we were visiting my son who lives in DC. We always search for new and interesting places to eat when visiting. I searched online and discovered this little gem. The food, service, and atmosphere was fantastic. We will definitely be making Founding Farmers one of our food hot spots when in town. Thank You for a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food preparation was abysmal.
    EatDrinkLove
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Steak was ordered medium-well was served RARE! Their solution was to take the same piece of meat and "put some heat on it". These were the managers words when he returned the steak to our table. NO apologies were offered in any manner. The waitress was rearly seen, and we had to wait several minutes to place our order. After the under-cooked steak arrived the first time, we waited quite a while for the expected "how is everything", but since this did not materialize, we finally resorted to flagging down the waitress to send the steak back to the kitchen. After so many positive experiences here, will return and hope this was an aberration.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great for special occasions! Weekend very energetic unlike first visit on a Monday evening which was quiet. Food & service great both visits! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Dining Spot
    Ingrid
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We came here for lunch on Friday, and the place was packed! There were a few people waiting for seats, so good thing I made a reservation an hour beforehand. With the large lunch crowd, food came a tad more slowly and it was difficult to flag down our server when we wanted the check. Indeed, it took us quite awhile before we found someone to get our check. Despite all that, the food was excellent (as usual). Founding Farmers is still one of our go-to places.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice lunch spot
    dkahler
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Hit Founding Farmers for lunch. We started with the fried green tomatoes -- so delicious (and I'm from the South and am discriminating on these). we both had chicken salads -- my friend had the fried chicken salad and I had the crazy corn salad. I was envious of her salad -- hers definitely looked better than mine and mine was drenched in dressing. I will be back. This place is always good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We brought friends from California
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Three of four of us were pleased. Please see private note to the restaurant. Final conclusion depends on response to private note.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty and Fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I really enjoyed sitting down with good drinks, stunning appetizers (bacon lollies are so good) and our down-homey meal. Simple foods with great flavors and cooked just right. I will continue coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Post Pumpkin Picking Delight!
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Wonderful meal at Founding Farmers was the perfect end to a fall harvest day. Although I missed brunch breakfast, the lunch menu had me full the rest of the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service mediocre.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I have been to the restaurant in the past and the food and service was good. Unfortunately, not this time. Part of the food order was cold and our server was not very attentive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    Jenn25
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    There is one word for Founding Farmers: Good. I love this place. We've been three times within the last month. In fact, I might drag some friends again this Sunday. MoCo so needed this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a crowd pleaser.
    tw0eight
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I've eaten at the FF location in DC several times & have thoroughly enjoyed everything I've had there. This time I had the Hot Chocolate, Beignets (sp?), Red Velvet Pancakes & Bacon. The hot chocolate was velvety and rich with authentic cocoa flavor. I'd never had beignets before, but they were crisp and light, hollow in the middle like a popover. Of the three sauces, the caramel was the favorite at our table. But oh, the Red Velvet Pancakes. Before this pregnancy, I was usually a savory breakfast kind of gal. In month 5 now, I have stronger cravings for sugary things. The RVPs were just lovely. Fluffy, just enough butter, and a great portion size. Plus Bacon, I mean come on. I had enough to enjoy them again the next morning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Venue for Brunch
    Rocky
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The food is excellent, the atmosphere is cool and there is plenty of parking. I would highly recommmend Founding Farmers for brunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent brunch spot
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We were seated promptly, and the service and food were outstanding. I enjoyed the Farmer's Breakfast and my guest enjoyed the eggs benedict. I dine here frequently and on this occasion, everything went smoothly. My guest was very impressed by the food and the service. Kudos to the waiters and everyone at the restaurant. We had a very pleasant meal and a wonderful opportunity to catch up with each other.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    Teressa
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food was very fresh and nicely prepared. Ambiance was very earthy and gave you a sense of freshly prepared ingredients. Our waitress was very informative and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pricey but good
    whipsw
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Founding Farmers is a unique place with a healthy and interesting menu. It is well located right off I270. There is typically a long wait list on Fridays and Saturdays, so make your reservations! We enjoy the atmosphere and the friendly service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Best restaurant in Montgomery County. Amazing food. Every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.