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
1 review
Dined a day 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 a day ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

S
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to attend during Restaurant Week!

a
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space. Great food. Great staff

S
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 3 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.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

B
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 drink. The pesto-basil pasta was drowned, watery, and pretty insipid. But the bread that came with the artichoke dip was nice enough. We cut our losses and skipped dessert... Overall impression: an after-work destination for the hip urban scene, but the fare was generally mediocre. There are too many other exceptional and promising places. Don't think I'll be back.

c
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall great place to visit. Sometimes the servers seem a little harries, but during off hours you can get more of what you need.

JJ
Austin
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

It was OK. Dinner service was extremely slow and it was on a Tuesday! Food was nothing memorable except for the cocktails and doughnuts.

Farmers & Distillers
Responded 3 days ago

Hi JoJo: I am very sorry to read your overall visit was only deemed "OK" based on the slow service & food that failed to WOW you. :/ Our team appreciates you letting us know your takeaway from this visit and I would love the chance to follow up & hopefully turn your impression around. I will send you a personal msg with my contact info. -Amy

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great atmosphere, but a little noisy. The food took a while, but it was worth it.

JB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Unfortunately it took a long time for our food to come and when it did, it was cold.

We went for lunch during restaurant week and it wasn’t packed.

The manager charged us only for the appetizers. We thought it should have been comped. 50 mins to get the main entree during lunch isn’t acceptable.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food with excellent service. Thanks for accomodating when we had extra people show up.

OT
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Reservation acknowledged and they allowed me to add one more. Service was good. The food was very good and drinks fantastic. This is a great place to eat if you are near the convention center.

M
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience4

I have frequented this Farmers location and have never had such horrible service. The manager did not adequately have enough wait staff in our section of the restaurant resulting in slow service to receive our appetizers, meals and checks. All hands should have been on deck because this was the beginning of DC restaurant week. The value for the patrons’ time was not taken into consideration.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Great cocktails

RP
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our server was friendly, but forgetful. Forgot my coffee, the creamer, something to stir the coffee with, so he had to be reminded. Food was very good, but the Chinese fried chicken was dry. Slightly slow to refresh other foods when they run out. Otherwise, it was an enjoyable experience for the most part.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The brunch on Sunday was great. The food selection was very good and staff very friendly. French toast was amazing!!!

s
Washington DC
130 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food Great service. Very generous portions. There is a big variety on the menu. I tried 2 of the specials, the butternut squash soup and the fluke. Both were excellent.

MS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Farmers & Distillers was great the last time we had dinner there, this time the drinks were WEAK, my wifes avocado sandwich did not have ANY avocados - we had to request them. My pork and beef noodles were very good.

AS
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was wonderful

DW
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was great, service was horrible. I won't be going back anytime soon. Wouldn't recommend.

Farmers & Distillers
Responded 5 days ago

Hi DW53: I am super sorry to read the service was the culprit to the experience you had with us! :( I would love to touch base to learn what happened exactly and hopefully turn this around. That said, I will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy

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e
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, a tantalizing menu of fresh farm based drinks and food with so many choices. Can't walt to go back!

Farmers & Distillers
Responded on January 12, 2020

Hi emiller: Thank you so so much! We appreciate your wonderful review and look forward to having you back soon! :) -Amy

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The good: Great booths and great service.

The Bad: We ordered a few dumplings as appetizers which were pretty tasteless and overpriced.

Big disappointment was my Cobb salad which came with the beer roasted chicken. It was on the bone, overcooked and had very little meat. Yuck!

The waiter quickly got me some new chicken but given the price and standard, I was really disappointed.

TK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience3

I've dined here several times. I love their kung pao potstickers appetizer. It is always delicious. The space itself is always too cold, which detracts from my enjoyment. Also, this last time I tried their pappardelle bolognese. Way too much rosemary. It completely overwhelmed what could have been a lovely dish.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderfully relaxing and the staff is not over bearing

LM
Kansas City
32 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Farmer’s salad was delicious! Steak Frites were cooked perfectly!

Farmers & Distillers
Responded on January 10, 2020

Hi LaurenM: Thank you!! We really appreciate it and look forward to your return. :) -Amy

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M
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience at Farmers and Distillers! Our server was nice and provided cocktail and dinner recommendations when we asked. The food was exquisite, and the ice cream was the best I ever had!

Farmers & Distillers
Responded on January 12, 2020

Hi Maliya: Thank you so much! We really appreciate it and please call us: 202-464-3001 for any reservation help needed in the future. -Amy

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e
1 review