Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Old FriendsIt was a perfect night for old friends to catch up outside on the patio. Friends of mine were visiting from Chicago & loved the farm to table & fresh cocktail concept. Fun was had by all!!!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMHealthy and deliciousEach recipe is chosen carefully and bursting with flavor. Ingredients are fresh and well balanced. The food is well worth the price so enjoy this location on your next special occasion !6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMYumWhat a clean, responsive restaurant with hearty. Flavorful food6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBday CelebWent here for a birthday dinner with my husband and two boys. Had heard about how wonderful and fresh the food was and was thrilled to confirm this was in fact "the spot" upon eating here. Everything was scrumptious, fresh and tasted homemade versus factory supplied/mass produced (even the sodas!!). We are very choosy about the food we give to our kids so it's wonderful to find a restaurant with such quality food. This will definitely become a favorite restaurant.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGoing BackGreat food, amazing service, cool atmosphere! Definitely going back again!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOur experience was GREAT !!!Our experience was GREAT !!! The food is very good. I have only had breakfast food here but some in our group had lunch and it was very good as well (I sampled it). The bacon is great. Sounds weird but it is like no bacon I have ever had before. The pancakes are very tasty and huge. Our waitress was great as well. She was very nice and attentive. Even the food servers wer very friendly and had great personality. I am very sure we will be back soon.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMLots of delicious foodI've eaten a few times at Founding Farmers, Maryland edition, and have consistently found the service and food excellent.. The food is well -prepared, there is a wide range of choice, the portions are generous without being too much, the presentation is always clean and appealing. I have also been delighted by attentive wait staff -- it's great to know when to provide engaged service and when to just let the customer conversation flow without unessential interruptions. The noise level is a little problematic. It is sometimes hard to hear, especially when the restaurant is full -- which is most of the time. I haven't tried eating upstairs where I hope it might be quieter.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food and serviceThis was my first visit to Founding Farmers based on several people's glowing recommendations. Very good food...the tart was the best quiche I've ever had. Service was fantastic. Is a very loud restaurant. If you are looking for a romantic or quiet atmosphere, this is not the place to go. Web site says dress is business casual and it was not; it was very casual which was fine but just not what we were expecting.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Evening outMet with friends from out of town at 9pm, the restaurant was still in full swing. We were not rushed from the time we sat down to when we left. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and food sensitivites. He offered drink selections based on our likes and tastes. We were able to talk without shouting, even with the room vibrant with others dining and chatting. We were a smaller party; I noticed booths and tables that would accomodate larger groups. We will be going back.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat first visit!It was phenomenal! Bartender (while waiting for our table) recommended 2 great drinks. They were unique and something we wouldn't have normally ordered but we loved them! Meal was delicious - from our farm bread (brie, apple, onion jam) to the meatloaf & crispy chicken (honey & thyme) to the beignets. Server was attentive, helpful and fun. Ate outside on the patio and it was wonderful. Not one negative (other than we went home stuffed!)6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!Great menu, great food and great service.....
Would definitely return again and again!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy brunchI went there with a friend who was in the area for a wedding. We got there early although the reservation was for 10 a.m. (our party shrunk from 5 to 2), and they were happy to accommodate us. Although we both have had beignets in arguably the best place for beignets, we split an order. They were not good: slightly on the heavy side, too doughy, almost not cooked through, not enough powdered sugar, and the dipping sauces were meager. But everything else was really good: "New Orleans style" stuffed french toast, premium black pepper bacon with maple syrup for me, and a poached egg for my friend. We split the french toast. I would recommend this place to others, just avoid the beignets. Will return.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat fresh foodThe food and drink at FF is fantastic! Love how everything is made inhouse.....with farm fresh ingredients. So many things I wanted to try on the menu. Excellent bar offerings ....loved the drinks made with fresh squeezed juices. Our waiter (Yuri) was knowledgeable and fun! I will recommend FF to everyone.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistentHands down the most consistent restaurant in the area, and currently my favorite.
If you love Carrot Cake, I highly encourage you to try it here!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMy reservation was at 7:45,My reservation was at 7:45, they seated us as soon as we came in. All four of our party ordered different meals, and each was absolutely delicious. Would definitely go back6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food and lovely serviceWe had made a reservation for 7 p.m. - and the place was packed! We waited patiently and were kept updated by the host staff that there were 7 tables that had settled their checks and that the staff was just waiting for those parties to leave. At about 7:15 the host staff apologized again for the wait and gave us menus and told us to pick out appetizers on the house for the inconvenience. We were then seated about 7:20. The manager then came to our table and apologized again for the delay and reminded us to choose appetizers gratis. We then had a lovely dinner - the appetizers were great - so large that we then ended up taking a good bit of our "mains" home for lunch the next day. The staff was very pleasant - food great!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI had another great eveningI had another great evening at FF. My only complaint is the noise level...it is ear splitting. But the great food made up for some of it. I had the shrimp and grits and my friend had the crab cakes we tasted each others and both meals were well seasoned and really yummy. We had a farm bread before the meal and the one we picked the onion jam, brie cheese and apples on superb artisan bread was the best. Great fresh food!!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food- varied menuWe always enjoy the food- everything every time has been delicious. Meat to fish and vegan meatloaf. The drinks are special- get the old cobbler (new one is different) which is pretty much a mint julep made with good bourbon. I like sitting downstairs better than up, just a nicer space. But service and food are good no matter where you sit.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSo much better! Had a great time!We had a bit of a tough time last time we were here (out of character, for sure), but this most recent visit was back to normal. Our server (Stephanie) was stellar and had some really good recommendations! I usually get the same thing over and over again but this time I took her suggestion and got something different and I am so glad I did! Thanks for another great Girls' Night!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAfternoon tea is a lot ofAfternoon tea is a lot of fun. A quick way to be transported to the British Isles.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely SettingThe restaurant is in a lovely setting and the food and staff were wonderful.
Would love to return.
Might be nice to have a few gluten free breakfast breads.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI love the variety of foodI love the variety of food options and the service of the waiter. Not to mention, the food is delicious!!!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved this resturant!!!!Went with a party of 8 and had a wonderful time. They even had a menu for my vegan parents! Gotta try the bacon lollys and the muscles. Highly recommend this resturant you won't be disappointed.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place but the noiseGreat place but the noise level was very distracting (we were at the height of lunch hour) and a conversation was difficult! Food choices and creativity wonderful and everything was healthy portions, fresh and delicious. Highly recommend trying the Fried Green Tomatoes as an appetizer. I'm a fan after my first try!6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific for a large groupTerrific for a large group of 10. The staff did a tremendous job and everything was perfect.
thanks16/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter than the DC experienceFolks were friendlier. Weren't trying too hard. Very good food.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWINNER!!!FIRST IMPRESSIONS GO A LONG WAY AND WALKING IN THE DOOR WE WERE WELCOMED AND TOLD OUR TABLE WAS BEING PREPARED....
AND IT WAS...OUR RESERVATIONS WERE HONORED AND THE EXPERIENCE JUST GOT BETTER FROM THERE...
GOOD SERVICE..GREAT FOOD...AND A NICE, LOW KEY BIRTHDAY TREAT TO END THE MEAL.
FOUR THUMBS UP FROM THE TABLE!!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMI will be back...One disappointing thing - I made reservations for 12:30 on a Sunday and we weren't seated until almost 1:00. I saw so many things on the menu that I wanted to try but ended up ordering Chicken and Waffles which was not at all what I expected. I hate to say it was boring, but it was - just half a waffle and a chicken breast and thigh. It came with the most DELICOUS mac and cheese though. So now I have to go back and order Mac & Cheese as a main course. And my friend had a fabulous looking burger with avocado slices which I will also order. Fries were not great. Several people ordered the Beignets which looked so good I have to get those too. I recommend this restaurant & will go back again.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent breakfast!This was my second visit to Founding Farmers, Montgomery County. I have to say that I am very impressed with the menu, the wait staff and service. Both times I was there for breakfast. The choices and the quality of the food is great. Who doesn't love homeade biscuits served with butter and honey? I dine with two ladies in their 90's and they had no complaints (that in itself is amazing). The interior is very cool, very open, high ceilings, interesting decorations. Everything about this place is cute, down to their mini mailbox that houses the check, and the "to go" containers. Unfortunately I don't recall the name of our server but she was fantastic and I was happy to give her a 25% tip!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBest brunch everI went to founding farmers for breakfast on my 24th birthday and it was absolutely amazing!! My dad and brother got the chicken and waffles, my fiancé got a pan scramble, and I got the farmers breakfast with sausage. We all could not stop talking about how amazing the food was, the juice, and even the coffee. It is really hard to please my dad with food and he did not have one single bad thing to say. He even went to the kitchen to tell the chefs and manager how good our food was! Amazing! Incredible! We will be back again soon!!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for any occasionI visit this location 3-4 times a month. I love the food and the service, it is a great place if you have kids. My four year old loves the bacon lollies and loves to go there just for them and the fresh orange juice.I have only been dissappointed once with service and that was I went in with a friend to sit at the bar and order my favaorite drink the organic cucumber melon. So for a quick drink I would definitley go somewhere else, for brunch, lunch and dinner for any occasion I would highly recommend. The food is great and so is the ambience. Love this restaurant!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAlmost totally greatThe only food item which was less than perfect was the fish and chips. The batter was not crisp. It was not quite soggy, but definitely soft. If that is the usual way it is made, they should review it. Or maybe the two of us who had it were just unlucky.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Food EverMy wife and I live in New York City and we eat at hundreds of restaurants. Founding Farmers was literally the best food we have had at a restaurant. Literally the best ever. So much so that we went 3x the same week and can't wait to go back to DC for more. The service is excellent. The food is fresh and amazing and the prices are very reasonable.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMHit or missThe fresh made soda was nice, but the tequila cocktail was lacking. Bacon wrapped dates were delicious. Fried chicken, pot roast and deviled eggs were so so. The greens served with the fried chicken were cooked way too long and needed more seasoning. Southern style greens should have a strong smoked or ham flavor, these did not. Restaurant was pretty loud; the outdoor tables probably would have been a better choice. Waitstaff were very friendly and helpful.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodStopped by for an early dinner. There were so many tasty looking things on the menu, it took a while to decide. I had the prime-rib with cider carrots and mashed potatos. Fabulous. My girlfriend had the fried chicken (lightly breaded) and waffles (not Belgian, tasty anyway) with mac & cheese and green beans. Again fabulous.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGood waiterJoh waited on us. I thought he was the most professional of any waiter we have encountered since we have visited Founding Farmers.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual, the food is veryAs usual, the food is very fresh and delicious. The staff were all very helpful and protessional. The noise level can be loud but that is aprt of the ambience :) .5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMhealthy and deliciouswhere else can you order both a cauliflower steak over barley risotto, and a bacon cheeseburger! All natural, sustainable and very tasty! Great mixed drinks too5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Food from Local FarmsEverything is made from scratch and all ingredients are sourced from area farms and it show in the food. I have had a number of dishes and they have all been delicious. The wait staff is also very knowledgeable about the menu, so if you have any questions, be sure to ask. The only down side is that the place can get noisy during peak hours, so if you want to talk with someone, this might not be the place for you (there is an upstairs area that is a little quieter). I have not had a bad meal here,my current favorite is the Ahi Tuna Poke Salad is wonderful (but that is only because I just had it). Also be sure to check out the fresh catches for interesting seafood options.
For the drinkers, check out the dealer choice on the menu.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellentfood and service was excellent. will definetly come back!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Nice RestaurantI would recommend this restaurant to anyone. The food is great and the service is excellent. It is noisy in case there are people who want a quiet dining experience.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGood meal. Consistent, whichGood meal. Consistent, which is what we've come to expect from FF. Great service.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Value at BrunchRepeat customer, and FF has my favorite breakfest/brunch dish around with their Pastrami Hash! I probably eat here at least once a month, and never get tired of it. The service is always above average, and they do a good job of being informed and knowledgable about their menu and can answer specific questions.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food & service for my groupOnly a couple in our group had eaten at the restaurant previously. Everything was great. All our food was cooked as instructed and delicious. Our server was friendly, honest, and knowledgeable about the menu items. Would highly recommend. The restaurant can get really loud when full.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMImaginativeInteresting and unique choices. I would have enjoyed tasting about 20 of the dishes that passed by my table. Good taste and presentation5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good and serviceFood was very good and service was excellent. Menu was diverse. Fried chicken (southern style) was excellent. Drinks were good but pricey.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMJust an all around great dinnerWe were a group of and everyone enjoyed their meal - order apps to share as they are all so interesting, particularly the deviled eggs and flatbreads. Everything is very fresh and "homestyle" in preparation. The deserts are HUGE!!! Plan on sharing those too. We will be back for sure!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFoodie heavenI have been to Founding Farmers several times and each time I have a new amazing dish. This time I came here for a mother daughter dinner with party of 9. Our waiter Renny did an excellent job of guiding us through the menu. The wings were amazing and everyone loves the cocktails with their infused liquors. I had my all time fave there, the ahi tuna poke salad. It was so good I was sad when it was gone. For dessert, we shared the chocolate mousse and then a pot of the French press which was potent and smooth. The only snafu was that our entrees got mixed up a little and people had the wrong sides. I'm guessing it was an error in the kitchen but not quite sure. I would definitely recommend FF to anyone who's looking for some fine dining.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMhighly recommendI will definitely be coming back again. There was a huge selection of so many great options. Everything tasted delicious and fresh. Even the french fries were great because they weren't greasy like your typical fries. The flatbread with brie and apples was amazing. I also loved the decor and the homey feel of it.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food. Skirt steakVery good food. Skirt steak is great. Poto mac n cheese is great.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM