Farmers & Distillers

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$30 and under
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American
The foundation of Farmers & Distillers is delicious, made-from-scratch food that is carefully sourced. Weekend brunch is BUFFET style, with a wide array of breakfast, lunch, salad, entree, and dessert options. Don’t miss our specialty drinks and spirits, many of which are also made in our fully functioning on-site distillery, Founding Spirits. If you need to make any changes to your reservation, please call us at 202-464-3001.
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4.2
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4.4
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The place was very busy when we arrived and although we had a reservation for 9:00, we waiting another 15-20 minutes to get seated. Another 20 minutes to get drinks (a beer and a glass of wine) and an additional 20-30 minutes to get our appetizer. As always, the food was delicious and I’m still happy that we chose Farmers & Distillers for dinner. Will probably not go late on a Saturday again.

G
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Very slow service

AM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Despite being one of our favorite restaurants in DC, tonight, we had a poor service experience. Our server took forever to bring silverware, refill our drinks, etc. We also noticed that all the servers seemed to be clustered over in a corner, as opposed to serving customers. Multiple tables looked to be awaiting service. An empty table next us sat uncleared and dirty for 45 minutes before someone cared to clean it... all of this while there was low traffic.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Weekend brunch - the wait staff seemed to just be going through the motions. No welcoming explanation of the menu or ordering process. The meal includes “passed” breakfast items that past by - we never saw them. Very expensive meal that didn’t live up to expectations.

PP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience5

The food was lukewarm, and there was no omelettes , that was disappointing for me.

P
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server and the food were very good.
However we were not happy to learn the only option for brunch was the brunch buffet.
This was not made clear at the time of the reservations and it was too late for us to change our location.
Although the food was very good and there was a good variety, we are not buffet people and never would have chosen your restaurant for brunch.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The beer can chicken was dry and still a very light shade of pink

BD
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was great. I had the glazed salmon, mashed potatoes with succotash (which was a sweet potato/ turnip/ onion mix). My guest had a veggie burger - asked for cheese - did not get cheese on her burger. Was brought a piece of cheese on a plate. We waited an inordinate amount of time for water glasses so I just got up and helped myself to the water glasses. Not the first time I have had to help myself to either water or glasses at this location. They just don't have enough help. I counted my server waiting on no less than 10 tables in his section. Most of the guests were not happy with their service. You just can't give good service to more than 6 -7 tables (even with servers assistants) in a holiday season. Sure he probably is going to still get tipped well because the restaurant is located in an affluent area - but I do avoid this restaurant due to the lack of decent service. One table of patrons sitting next to us departed because of poor service, was viewed actively complaining about said service, and the management had to comp their check. We were in no rush - which isn't an excuse.

AT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wide ranging menu so it’s easy for anyone to find something. Definitely don’t miss the donuts.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Food was delicious, server was nice and helpful and the atmosphere was awesome.

JL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fast service before the hockey game

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was excellent!!!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

k
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was great. Service was good but I had to repeat things to the server (can’t remember her name) however she was very friendly. Noise level was high but it was lunch time. Overall I love the Farmers brand so I’ll be back of course!

RA
Columbus
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first visit to this venue was outstanding. We enjoyed the outstanding food quality and we appreciated the attentive service. A real winner - we'll definitely be back and recommend to others!

Farmers & Distillers
Responded a day ago

Hi Randall: Thank you SO much! We really appreciate your wonderful review and look forward to having you back for a 2ND visit soon!! :D -Amy

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TP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food though it was so crowded they couldn't keep up. Would definitely recommend the french toast

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I enjoyed Farmers & Distillers....I just wish they would use less salt in some of their dishes. Eager to return. The energy is out of this world!

Farmers & Distillers
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Curtt: Thank you for your 5-STAR rating! We appreciate it and our Culinary Team has taken note about the amount of salt in the dishes served during your visit. We hope to have you back soon and call us: 202-464-3001 for a reservation in the future. -Amy

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KJ
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The service was very disappointing. I have never received bad service such as I received in this restaurant. I decided attend this restaurant for my birthday and I am in such disbelief in the lack of respect my party experienced.

KJ
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food and selection was excellent. Even with a reservation had to wait 15 minutes for a table. It was worth it; everything was the best. The noice level was rather loud and made it a little difficult to talk.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Our waitress did a great job and each of our meals were divine! Make sure to try the fried chicken and donut- you won’t be disappointed!

YE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I loved the brunch and made reservations for New Years!

l
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific drinks and food. Service was wonderful and the ambiance was cool.

Farmers & Distillers
Responded 5 days ago

Hi lambchop: Thank you for your wonderful review! We greatly appreciate it and hope to have you back again soon. :) -Amy

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JH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Insufficient and inadequately trained service staff. Sat for over 20 minutes to place order, staff did not even walk past our table when I needed a steak knife for my steak or when I wanted more hot water, then I had to wait 10 plus minutes to pay to leave. Person bringing out the entrees just started putting food in front of people without asking who was having what. I think I counted four waiters working the floor on a Friday evening.

Farmers & Distillers
Responded 5 days ago

Hi JHK1: I am very sorry to read the service failed to measure up this time, and sadly was the pitfall to the enjoyment of your visit. :( I would love to touch base about your feedback and hopefully turn around the many mishaps that occurred during your experience. I will be sending you a personal msg with my email address. -Amy

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CJ
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent vibe in this American bistro . A great variety of selections. From the fresh baked donuts to the Asian inspired dishes, dumplings, amazing beef, and a spectacular crab cake. Service is very efficient but not very engaging or warm.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food. Slow inattentive service.

OT
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing!! Wonderful service, amazing drinks, and the food lived up to our expectations. One of my favorites to dine this far💜💜

WB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

My husband and I selected the restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant was empty when we arrived. The hostess who sat us wanted us to sit in the bar area while we asked if we can sit by a window. She wasn’t happy with our request.

The batter for the fried green tomatoes tasted like a fish batter. I’ve had this dish at Founding Farmers. It was much better there. Our drinks weren’t good either. We expressed this to our server she offered no replacement or anything. The cake was old. It was hard.

Very disappointing experience.

Farmers & Distillers
Responded on December 6, 2019

Hi WontBeBack: I am very sorry to read your Anniversary dinner was unsatisfactory and disappointing! :( I feel badly the FGT, your drinks and the cake all missed the mark, and would love to touch base to hopefully make this right. I will send you a DM with my contact info to hopefully touch base. -Amy

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OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Place great as usual. Just wished that we were told when we booked that it was buffet only.

OT
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5