Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Founding Farmers - Montgomery County

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.wearefoundingfarmers.com/park-potomac/
  • Phone: (301) 340-8783
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Founding Farmers - Montgomery County reviews from OpenTable diners
900 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (468)great for brunch (381)good for groups (358)neighborhood gem (339)great for lunch (333)special occasion (230)hot spot (220)kid-friendly (212)vibrant bar scene (162)great for outdoor dining (132)romantic (52)late-night find (44)notable wine list (40)scenic view (12)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    The best go to restaurant for any meal any time of the day!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Fantastic!
    AB04
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    I'm a fan of Founding Farmers. The only problem I truly had was the wait. It's best if you make reservations and SHOW UP EARLY! The host staff was actually very nice and even after we were seated, a gentleman thanked us again for being patient. The food was on point and I even ordered another item for dinner later that evening. I was disappointed we never got our beignets, although we ordered them. Nonetheless, I'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    Sassy
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Went for brunch recently with a friend, and it was great. Our waitress, Kelly, was awesome, attentive and extremely friendly. The food was brought out in a timely manner and our coffee cups were consistently topped up. The atmosphere is lively and the place is kid friendly. It was quite loud inside making for private conversation to be a bit difficult given that you have to raise your voice to be heard. We were seated 15 minutes after our reservation time. No big deal, but any more and it would've been unacceptable. The brunch menu has variety and is there seems to be something for everyone. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone and will absolutely return again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not its best, but still good
    KMark
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Not the normal dining experience at FF. They were running 30+ minutes late on the reservation, but more troubling the food was not as good as we are accustomed to from FF--ribs were fatty and just ok; scallops with risotto was over salted and gloppy. As always, the bartender rocks and the chicken wings are consistently good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Twice bitten
    Exfan
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    So I normally don't pick faults with restaurants but this is the second time in a row. Previously it was my mom's birthday. This time it was mine. My written request for reservation (lower floor) was ignored, as my parents are senior citizens. We were given a table upstairs. My reservation time was 9.00pm. We showed up before 8.50 but were given the table at 9.20. The food was served at 10.20pm. We had a question about one of the seafood dishes containing ham. The manager said she would confirm it with the chef, but never came back. The food quality was average. It seems like there is constant chaos behind the reception desk. Not coming back anytime soon. This used to be my favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice night out
    aim2bme
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The food was great, everyone that worked there was great. My only complaint is that they got behind on their reservations. We had a reservation and waited 20 min to 1/2 hour for our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MoCo Founding Farmers
    cherobrienVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Love the food at this restaurant. I have been to this one and the one downtown DC and loved them both.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    foodiejess
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The food is always delicious and never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a Fri night at Founding Farmers MoCo
    binkers
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Our reservation didn't account for much; we were seated 30-45 minutes after our scheduled reservation as were many other diners with reservations before ours. I recommend the reservation and seating issue get ironed out. The noise level was a bit overwhelming when we were waiting for our table. However, once we were seated, the remaining experience wiped out those two negatives. The noise was no longer overwhelming, in fact it felt like it was only us and our server in the restaurant. John, our server, was knowledgeable, personable, and attentive without being annoying. Bravo! Best service I've ever experienced in this area. The food was incredible. What was supposed to be hot and crispy was and wasn't greasy. The flavors in the sauces added little jabs of awesome without being overwhelming. The serving size of our entree was just right. My friend and I didn't get an appetizer or bread, if we had the serving size of the entree would have been way too much. The price was equal to the quality of service and food. My friend and I had a marvelous and memorable evening conversing over fantastic food. Well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Very good service
    HariSubbu
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We picked the Potomac Montgomery county location because I did not want to deal with DC traffic and parking . We got there 10 minutes late but we called ahead to let them know. It was a very busy Friday night so they were running a little behind. Still, we were seated within 15 minutes Our waiter was very friendly and did not at all seem to mind that all 4 of us were vegetarians. We ordered two starters which arrived without much delay. After the meal, he offered to pack us the left overs and we were happy about that. I tipped more than I normally do. Kids were welcome and the decibel level was fairly high. I would definitely go there again with a different group comprised of adults and try the various drinks on offer Very good food with decent options for vegetarians. May seem pricey but very high food quality. Definitely to be considered for a special occasion. The revolving door at the main entrance is a nice touch and kept those waiting comfortable on a cold day If there is one point that could be improved, it is the crowded check in desk on a busy night where people were standing around in groups of 3-4 waiting to be seated. There could have been some kind of a buzzer device like Panera and PF Chang give out or may be a designated waiting area. Overall must try
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jacque
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The food and service were quite good. However, the prices of some items seem somewhat high. The bill for a luncheon for three was more than we have paid at some of the more upscale establishments in the area!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh Food!
    Rile
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Founding Farmers has wonderful local and seasonal foods that is always fresh and tasty! A great place to go for a good dining experience. The servers are fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and interesting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    I like founding farmers because the food is fresh. While the basics are there such as chicken pot pie and burgers , I love that they come up with new and interesting takes on many classics. My only complaint is it is very loud. Go for the food and the great service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold outside, great inside
    MortyZVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Last night we had the Wahoo with the sweet onion style, Awesome
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    YuNo
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    I've been to Founding Farmers many times and each time I leave happier than the last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our server was great!
    MenuMel99
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Just wanted to say that we had a great server in Timothy- my friend and I came for lunch, I had made a reservation earlier in the day. Since the restaurant was kind of loud, Timothy had to bend down to the table to hear me- It was a very personal touch that I really appreciate as my voice doesn't carry well in noisy space. We did order way too much food, but it was great because we both had food to bring home for our kids. The soup of the day was great and very warming. We shared an appetizer of fried green tomatoes- French fries with lunch were even good cold later and I don't usually like cold french fries! My daughter who ate the other half of my sandwich was very impressed and she's not a big fan of turkey, but since this one was off the bird, she really enjoyed it. Thanks again and I hope to see our waiter Timothy again next time we visit.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't skip the biscuits and signature breads
    Bamakomom
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Founding Farmers has a lot of nice comfort food. Some of my favorites are the biscuits with butter and honey, cedar planked salmon, maple and bacon brussel sprouts and the sweet potato. The kettle corn is also fun, but really more of a dessert. If you are a fan of homemade sodas, the Rickey's are also refreshing. This is truly fun farm to table dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MarvinVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    As usual food was very good. Service could use some tweaking as well as special requests regarding our meal. Green beans were requested to be well done, came out cold and under cooked, second order came out when we were about finished with meal and that to was under cooked but hot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    Satisfied
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Everything from the "steak and enchiladas" to the "crab cakes" was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will Be Coming Back Again and Again
    Kelly
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    FANTASTIC place with delicious food, wonderful service, and a very awesome atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice evening
    Pjdiner
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    nice Sunday evening dinner, friendly staff and good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kind of Organic, a little bit weird.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    FF makes a strong impression on those who have never been there because it's visually quite interesting with jars of preserved veggies lining shelves, stylistic murals depicting its organic ties to the community, and its frankly weird albino ducks suspended from the ceiling. But from reception to actual service, things are generally pretty good. Building your own custom sodas sounds more interesting than it really is and really requires more time and energy than I am either able or willing to give as I am normally go there with co-workers or customers. Service is prompt to your table but not overly fast in delivery...not really slow, just not quick either. The waiters try to be helpful, but when the place with its metal ceiling is in full buzz and full song, good luck understanding and catching half the probably good advice they're giving you...or maybe my hearing is starting to go. Anyway. I don't drink so I can't opine on the bar options...so for many of you this review is a waste...although they sure seem to have a lot variety and plenty of folks are imbibing, so it's probably pretty good. As to the actual dishes and food, let's say they taste pretty good and they don't scrimp...the chicken pot pie (I like comfort food) is really tasty and huge and made in a very unique way. My wife loved the mahi mahi and she can be picky. So, go. Go there and try it...think you'll enjoy it, but intimate conversation is best saved for some other place. And if you freak out at the sight of incoming albino ducks...just move along.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A victim of their own success
    DineNfriends
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I have dined at FF many times over the years and have never been disappointed. Every dish was a cut above the ordinary. This time 2 people in my party ordered the Chicken Pot Pie and both said the flavor was missing compared to previous visits. Both found large pieces of gristle in their meals. My order of Sausage Mushroom Gnocchi lacked mushrooms. The gnocchi were gummy and the sauce was thin and lackluster. Our starters of skillet cornbread and fried green tomatoes were blah at best. Where before everyone would rave about their meals , this time all 4 people in my group were disappointed. The service was fine and the 2 Pot Pies were removed from our bill.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service, food, portion sizes, environment.
    CameronsMom
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Vegetarian friendly, willing to make menu accommodations.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch so yummy
    AuntieBeeVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    What a great brunch menu. Seven of us had lunch and it was all good!! The scramble, spinach and tomato Benedict, and fried chicken was the best! Great service too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as always
    Jeanne
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Our brunch was amazing! I have never been for brunch; but I HIGHLY recommend it. Just don't go when on a diet. And be sure to make a reservation. Even with a reservation we still had to wait a bit for a table. But definitely check it out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must for People
    DakotaBob
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Founding Farmers in Montgomery County, on Pennsylvania Avenue in the District, and the companion restaurant on the Georgetown waterfront called Farmers Fishers and Bakers is a must stop for people interested in sustainable food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • horrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We love Founding Farmers in DC and have dined there many times and had great experiences. Their reservations were booked until 10pm so we decided to try FF in Montgomery County. We were very disappointed! We were seated more than 45 minutes after our reservation. When we checked in (on time), we were told it would be a 20 minute wait-at the same time another guest came to the hostess table and asked if she would be seated soon and indicated that their reservation was 30 minutes earlier. They were both late and dishonest with guests. Then, the "apology" was that they were really busy. That was clearly not the problem since the concept of open table is to manage reservations. They should have planned their evening better and managed their diners and taken responsibility. After finally being seated, next to the bar, we received decent service until it got later and staff started to go "off shift" and bellied up at the bar, while we waited a LONG time for our check and then to be checked out. Poor form.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Unacceptable reservation experience
    KEJP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Based on previous OK meals with work groups, we made a Sat PM reservation for ourselves. We arrived on time, checked in, and were told it would be "a few minutes," so we got a (overpriced) glass of wine and a beer at the bar. We got no further. After 45 minutes, with vague and uninformative responses to inquiries about whether the reservation would ever be honored, we left. We can't comment on the food or service, since we got none and won't be back to find out more.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • ReneeVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Staff was great and kept checking to make sure we were good. Food was prompt and was reLly very good
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfied with out of towners
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Thank you! Arrived with a reservation on a busy Saturday night. Had to wait but managers were very apologetic and gave pary of 6 round of drinks and appetizers. Made our night. Excellent wait staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous from beginning to end
    Sandy
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Oh my gosh what a great dining experience! Service, food, and the drink!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buzzy
    ChilangaVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    As forewarned, we made a booking but still had to wait for about 20-25 minutes for a table. On Saturday at noon, the place was packed and LOUD. Food was very good (between us we ordered chicken & waffles - yum!, eggs & hashbrowns, soup and grilled cheese, and blueberry french toast), service was good, but noise levels upstairs were even higher than downstairs. This is not the place to go for intimate conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but really loud.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This is a great place but it gets lost when you cannot talk with your friends because of the acoustics.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Founding Farmers in Potomac is Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This location is fabulous! the atmosphere is very lovely and inviting and the food is absolutely delicious! They provide hearty portions and you can actually hear your dinner party during the course of the evening! This was a great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    TrishalVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I've been to Founding Farmers a few times, and to the MoCo location at a minimum of twice. This time around, we had the same experience. Exceptional service, amazing food, great drinks as usual, and an overall inviting and comforting ambiance regardless of the population waiting at the front desk (which after more than a total of 10 visits to both Founding Farmers locations, I am quite used to seeing). This time I tried their Many Vegetable Meatless Meatloaf which was really good and hearty, although their original meatloaf still remains my favorite. My brother tried their Bleu-Cheese and Mushroom Ravioli, a flavor combination one would not think would pair well, until your first bite and things begin to melt in your mouth. I sort-of immediately regretted my dish and wished I had what he ordered. The wife ordered a Honey-Thyme Roasted Chicken which came with Mashed potatoes and Green Beans. She loved the way the chicken was seasoned and how moist it still was despite being slow-roasted for many hours (according to our very knowledgeable server).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delay on our Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    This was my first time at Founding Farmer. it's a nice restaurant, however my first experience was not a great one. The cook lost our order, so we had to wait for almost an hour before we were served our food. The Manager did not charge us for our food, which was great customer service. I do believe in second chances, and I will try this restaurant out again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Farm to Heaven
    MyJaleoVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    A great restaurant serving excellent drinks and freshly prepared food from scratch. This is what a meal should be like.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uncharacteristically mediocre
    mejane
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Normally, I LOVE Founding Farmers. This was the first time (out of about 8-9 visits) I had a mediocre experience. The food is normally wonderful, but my sister's salad with chicken was full of cartilage scraps. Must have been a mistake. The hostess was kind of rude. I guess, even favorite restaurants can have a bad day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, decent food but not great
    MDScaper
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    It's not that the food wasn't good, it was but I had heard so much about how great the food is that perhaps I was expecting better. It's wholesome and you do feel that you're eating quality food but it just didn't meet up to my expectations. This was my second visit to the restaurant and I went away feeling the same on both occasions. I was most impressed with the friendly service. And do they get all their wait staff out of a A&F catalogue? The waiters were all great looking! The noise level was quite high. We sat upstairs on both occasions. I was glad for that because it seemed downstairs was noisier. I will go back again, don't get me wrong, but my expectations are now set for what to expect when it comes to the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.