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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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

JL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fast service before the hockey game

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was excellent!!!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

k
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 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 4 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!

TP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 a day 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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 3 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 3 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

We sat at the bar and was served some of the best handcrafted cocktails. This is a must do while in DC

G
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love the Farmers restaurants for their buffet brunch. We visited one in Tyson’s Corner and loved it but I think we loved this one even more!!! Delicious choices, food is always replenished, everything is so fresh - my only complaint is that we live too far away to go more often, but we will always visit when there’s one in the area. Please open up in the NY/NJ area!!!!

Farmers & Distillers
Responded 6 days ago

Hi G1234: Thank you for your wonderful review! We really appreciate it, and I have great news!! While we are not located in NY/NJ, we are in King of Prussia, PA- which I hope is closer to where you are. ;) -Amy

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c
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food was terrible. I had the lobster ravioli. The lobster was previously frozen & tasted like rubber. The ravioli was store bought. I could have bought both from Costco. My daughter had spaghetti & meatballs & the meatballs were burnt on the bottom. My other daughter had chicken fried rice & it was bland with fatty chicken pieces. My husband had the most bland plate of drunken noodles. It wasn’t spicy and had a gooey texture. It is on par with Cheesecake Factory. The only thing done well was the donuts. Not even the cocktails were good.

Farmers & Distillers
Responded on December 5, 2019

Hi corinne: Oh gosh!! I am very sorry to read that we totally struck out with the food & cocktails during your family's experience this time! :( I would love the chance to make this right, and will send you a follow up msg with my email address. -Amy

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Where to begin? I have frequented this restaurant a handful of times. It’s never been extraordinary, but always good. My last visit was anything but. We had a large group, made a reservation...Got to table, water served and then waited a bit for a server. When she arrived, was very polite, had a little laugh, took drink orders and then it all went downhill! Drinks from the bar took 20ish minutes (we bought the “they are slammed” story at first), but then there was an issue with the order. It wasn’t until the first half of the drinks came out that it was brought to our attention. So we pivot and order something else. Apps show up, we eat...still waiting for 3/6 drinks (2/6 had an issue). Ask a couple people for an update, no response. Server MIA. Two drinks arrive (still missing one from original order) and mind you it’s now 45 minutes into meal. Share plates are cleared, we realize that one of the apps didn’t come out, so ask server to cancel it...not abnormal right? She proceeds to say “why, your food isn’t ready, the last app will be out now. So she is telling us our food isn’t ready, we can’t cancel our missing app, all while clearing the share plates. Ask once more for the missing drink, same response, the bar is backed up!!
Manager brings the last app, it’s cold, we told him we cancelled due to time it took, he offers to comp it and leave it....Ask about drink, he says I’ll go check and never returns. Food shows up maybe 2 minutes after all this happens (she lied). Food was fine, some of the meat was overcooked...but we were over it and ate what we had.

*still no drink from original order* 1hr 10 minutes in.

Server is walking by and we ask for her attention, ask yet again if we can check on drink, same story “bar is backed up” (tables around us are being served so we know that’s a lie. Ask for the manager and her response was he was already here! Ask her to get him again...she says fine and storms off.
He tried to make it right, but overall bad taste.

MM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my brother in law here while he was visiting from LA for Thanksgiving. Food was delicious and service was excellent - love the new cocktail menu and all of the highball options!

VT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with a wonderfully diverse menu. Perfect for the whole family!

Farmers & Distillers
Responded on December 5, 2019

Hi VisitToDC: Thank you very much! We appreciate you joining us and for also sharing your kind review with our team. :) -Amy

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MH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Awesome food and drinks. Lovely staff, cannot wait to try some of the other menu items....especially the brunch

VS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Thanksgiving food was great. I just wish the serving of the mash potatoes and stuffing wasn’t so small.

JZ
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Took me 3 hours to eat the food bc the waitress was so slow. It was thanksgiving day, but you still have to be prepared for it. No excuse for me having to sit and wait there for 3 WHOLE THREE HOURS. The food tastes like it was already prepared as well but bc of this, EVERYTHING WAS COLD. Turkey was super salty; and bread and cake tastes like it was straight outta Walmart. Not eating at this place again bc it’s DEFINITELY not worth $100 for 2 persons

EC
Washington DC
7 reviews