Farmers & Distillers

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$30 and under
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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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KM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fast service and tasty food.

J
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The buffet brunch at Farmers & Distillers is always a treat.

MB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service1ambience4

I looked forward to coming back to F&S for my second time on my birthday. I loved the food despite the absence of an omelet station. The prepared eggs were ok, but luke warm. The variety of food is exceptional for the value. My only misgivings were our waitress and the limited space for the buffet.

Our waitress, though beautiful, seemed less than enthusiastic about serving. We had to ask several times for items that should have accompanied items ordered. For example, four of us ordered coffee and no cream or spoons were provided. Even after asking for both items, we waited several minutes only to adl again. Needless to say, our coffee was no longer piping hot. She also never checked on our party despite serving another table adjacent to us. I guess this is what I have come to expect in any restaurant. Our server could take some lessons from the waitress who served us last year. Unfortunately, I do not know her name. That waitress even went out of her way to make sure we were anle to try all the butlered hors d'oeuvres.

Lastly, my birthday was NEVER acknowledged by the staff or server. If you ask what is the occasion for a reservation, then servers should at the least mention it.

MM
Monaco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

It was MLK day so it was the buffet. Food was great. Kinda packed! But worth it!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

10:30 AM on a holiday. Brunch buffet. No omelets, no bacon, gristly meat, no fruit, not restocked well. Overall very much not worth the $$.

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The food was okay, but the service was just terrible. It was restaurant week, so I understand they were busy, but she didn't inform us a) About the restaurant week deal until we asked; b) That we didn't have to do the deal so if we ordered under $35 it wouldn't apply. My friends and I wouldn't have ordered a three-course meal if we had known, only one of us went over the $35 limit. I have never written a review before, but the waitress barely spoke to us, acted annoyed when we merely ordered our food, forgot to bring salt and pepper when we asked, and didn't refill water glasses once. We had to physically get out of our seats and chase people down for simple requests.

R
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Waited 30 minutes after reservation time to be seated. Took another 15 minutes for the waitress to take our drink order. Slow, inattentive service. A regular dinner for 3 people took 3 hours. By the time we got to ordering dessert the kitchen was out of what we all ordered because it had gotten so late. I was very disappointed.

f
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We ordered the ribeye, cornbread, blackened wings, mixed green salad and mussels to share. Everything was cooked to perfection. The custom cocktails were great - we tried some off the menu and some classics. Highly recommend this restaurant. We also tried the ice cream and a donut for dessert. Ice cream was amazing, but the donut was just okay. The service was very slow and there seemed to be some misunderstanding of our drink order. Overall we were really happy with the experience.

ES
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Inattentive waiter. Long wait to order and get food. When food arrived, it had clearly been sitting (dried crust of mashed potatoes as a dead giveaway).

Then they overcharged me. I had order the restaurant week special and they charged me for all the items. Annoying because I didn’t even want dessert, but it was part of the special and then I was charged for it.

After 10-15 minutes trying to find the waiter, we gave up.

Won’t be returning.

AM
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Our waiter had no personality, we had to keep looking for him, he needs a different job not dealing with the public. The food was excellent!!! It was my Birthday!!!

OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food options. So yummy. By far THE best buffet!

AC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch for 5 on Sunday. Five of us, some vegetarians, so buffet style is best, and there was a good variety. The sound level was manageable and the setting was comfortable. Don't miss out on the grits!

SM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Not to be deterred by other reviews saying F&D had issues with slow service and so-so food, I gave it a try and found... slow service & so-so food. The restaurant was packed and noisy for Sunday brunch, and after we were seated it took almost 10 minutes for someone to take our drink orders and send us on our way to the buffet. There were staff members all over the place, but throughout the mealie server continued to be hard to locate.

The food was good, but not great. Top billing goes to the flavorful chicken pot pie that you had to ask the server for! It was the last dish we tried and was by far the best. Other winners were the brisket (tender and fatty in a good way), roasted carrots & mashed potatoes.

I was very much looking forward to the passed plates; we were offered bacon lollies, sweet potato dumplings & ahi tuna bites. None of them were anything to write home about.

So, yeah, I’d say reviews on this place are accurate. I’m not sorry I tried it, but I don’t think I ate enough to justify the price.

KW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful birthday celebration brunch and the food was fabulous! And sooooo much! Service was really great...accommodating and friendly.

Farmers & Distillers
Responded 15 hours ago

Hi KarenW: Hooray! Thank you so much for your awesome brunch review and we are really flattered you & your guests celebrated with us. :) We hope to have you all back again soon and call us anytime for a reservation: 202-464-3001. -Amy

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F
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Ryan. Great food and drinks!!!

Farmers & Distillers
Responded 15 hours ago

Hi Foodie: We really appreciate your GREAT review and kind praise for Ryan's service. Many thanks and we hope to have you back soon. -Amy

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KC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I've been here several times and this most recent visit was a disappointment. The service is good--friendly and helpful waitstaff--but the food was just awful. We had the sweet potato dumplings. The dumpling was chewy and tough--not a dumpling at all. The fries were cold and not at all crispy. I'm not sure if we visited on an off night or if the food is just going downhill. The cocktails were pretty good, though.

Farmers & Distillers
Responded 15 hours ago

Hi KelliC: I am very sorry to read the Sweet Potato Dumplings & French Fries both missed the mark this time, and the poor preparation of these items sadly & understandably compromised your overall experience & rating for your visit. This said, I would love to make this right and will send you a PM with my email address to continue this conversation. -Amy

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T
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food.
Thank you Edwin for being an amazing server !

Farmers & Distillers
Responded 15 hours ago

Hi Tina: Many thanks for your kind praise! :) We appreciate it and look forward to having you back sometime soon! Please call us anytime a reservation is needed: 202-464-3001. -Amy

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Overall this experience was brutal. Our group was at the restaurant for an hour and a half and we only had the chance to put in one round of drink orders. As far as the food goes, I ordered a New York Strip (medium rare) and a PLAIN baked potato. The dish that came out had a baked potato loaded with cheese, sour cream and butter and the steak was horrible - the most chewy, tough to eat steak I have ever had.

I was very disappointed in the experience here, especially given that my meal cost $100+ for me and my girlfriend. I was even more disappointed given that we had eaten at the bar here before and had a great experience.

F
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and great service! Great deal and a chance to go back during restaurant week.

Farmers & Distillers
Responded 15 hours ago

Hi Foodie: We really appreciate your wonderful review and already look forward to having you back again soon! Please call us: 202-464-3001 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch buffet. Server was great! Very attentive. Food was ok. Great variety, all of average taste. Peppercorn bacon was really good, I enjoyed the coffee. A little pricey, but overall not bad. I might be back.

N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst brunch I’ve had in Washington, DC in years. Cold food, uncooked bacon, soggy eggs, literally mystery vegetables.

KJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We travel from Florida for a dance competition and ALWAYS come to Farmers & Distillers. It's typically the highlight of our trip! Sooooo delicious!

Farmers & Distillers
Responded 15 hours ago

Hi KyraJ: WOW! That's super special and we are beyond thrilled you remember us. Many thanks for your 5-STAR review and we look forward to having you back again sometime soon!! PS: Good luck in the competition!! :) -Amy

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S
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful meal and time! Our waitress was very helpful and knowledgeable.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Restaurant had no idea why it was an occasion (which is an awful and awkward way to be seated) - not that it mattered since there was basically no service after our food was ordered. Had to flag down two other severs to get the check - miserable meal and certainly not a great way to take my lived one out for their birthday.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to attend during Restaurant Week!

a
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space. Great food. Great staff

Farmers & Distillers
Responded 3 days ago

Hi allie: Hooray! Thank you for your GREAT review!! :) We hope to have you back soon and call us: 202-464-3001 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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S
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Brian, was fabulous and knowledgeable about the menu! Food was delicious (as always); will be back soon to use my dessert card as everyone in my party had no room for it after enjoying cocktails, starters and our main courses.

Farmers & Distillers
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Scott: Many thanks for your wonderful review and kind praise for Brian's service! :) We appreciate it and already look forward to having you back for dessert soon!! -Amy

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Went for lunch with a medium sized group (6) during restaurant week. It took us a while to be seated, service was slow, and there was a mix up with an order. Food was fine.

DA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I have eaten here several times and always have really enjoyed it. Unfortunately, this last time the issues were we were seated 50 minutes after our scheduled reservation, we ended up sitting at two different locations and then the service was not good on this particular night. Our server was just slow and non attentive. Had to track him down to get our drinks ordered, remind him for our bread (finally delivered after our salads and soups were finished), flag down to get deserts ordered and the flag him down to get our checks . Food was very good - just our seating for reservation and service was weak.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Food and service were both top notch. Highly recommended.

B
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

My headlines based on first (and probably last) visit: Taking my waitress's advice on the "home-distilled" bourbon, I could barely detect any alcohol, much less bourbon, in my watery cocktail. My dining partner said the same about her alleged gin-based drin