Farmers & Distillers

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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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Richmond
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! The brunch buffet did not disappoint.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch was amazing. Had a wonderful selection and great service.

Z
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I know that 8 people party is pretty big but what is the use of a reservation when you still have to wait for half an hour to be put in a seat? Food is good though, server was attentive. The waiting is truly a bummer

D
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was just ok. Desert was great. Highly recommend the tart cherry vanilla cheesecake.

AJ
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This place is really hit or miss. Food is too salty most of the time, and the service is really suspect when they are busy.

Cute place overall, but I’m not a fan of the seating. Those long benches where you sit too close to strangers worries me. If you’re lucky you’ll get a booth.

Go a few times and try it for yourself. Just not a place a need to frequent when friends are in town:

R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a wonderful restaurant with great ambiance, spirits, and food. It is a great place for vegetarians. The appetizers were amazing. Every table had ordered bread, and so we did the same. We were not disappointed! The fried green tomatoes were the very best! We loved the cauliflower ravioli and the spaghetti squash dish.
Only recommendation would be to provide the bread for free if we order the drinks.
We will definitely go there again.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

THE DONUTS WERE AMAZING. ESPECIALLY THE CINNAMON ROLL DONUT. This definitely made the visit worth it. The actual meal and service left us somewhat wanting. We are from the Midwest and visiting this place made us excited to give back to the North Dakota farmers. However, I’m happy we were able to support them, I think the staff & preparation of food slightly did them a disservice.

SN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The service is incredibly slow and uneven during when crowded.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Order took 45 minutes due to kitchen mix up. We asked the waitress and she said it was coming. Then the manager arrived and explained the kitchen messed up and waiter was wrong l. When the Order came it was was cold and despite a promise to comp it/ I was charged

What a disappointment

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I make a point to dine here every time I come to D.C. F&D is beyond amazing. Just come and enjoy. I do.

CC
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Only challenge was the delay in getting our drinks. It appears there was a disconnect of what drink I ordered. When the server finally ordered the right drink, I still had to wait a while to receive it. In fact after 10 minutes, I had to go to the bar and get it.

MS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I have been to Farmers and Distillers before and it was a great experience, this time, not so much. Server took 10 minutes to evn address the table. Drinks too and additional 20. THe couple next to us finished paid, another gentleman was seated, has his drink s and dinner before our dinners were served. The food was only luke warm. My friend ordered an additional drink, 2 showed up. We sent one away and was billed for the 3rd drink. Not sure what the issue was, but no one addressed it.

M
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

I was surprised the food wasn’t as good this time as it was on my last few visits. It didn’t seem that crowded but the kitchen must’ve been overwhelmed because the food took a really long time. The service was only OK. Again not as good as expected. maybe the waitress was overworked but again service was slow. She’s very nice and helpful but it took her a while to get back around to us. At one point we were served our food without utensils and it took a while to get the utensils. That said the manager did appropriately address the concerns that we had about the food ( taste, quality, content, etc.). I will go back but I hope it’s better next time.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Considering the entire meal was comped, that should explain it - will never return nor ever recommend

LL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and reasonable prices with a cool hip vibe but still casual enough to relax.

Farmers & Distillers
Responded 2 days ago

Hi LynnL: Thank you so much for your wonderful 5-STAR review! :) We appreciate it and hope to have you back for another visit soon. Please call us anytime for a reservation at 202-464-3001. -Amy

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I
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was tasty. Our service could have been better. The waitress could have been more attentive. I would go back.

DD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Each diner that accompanied me selected a different entree. Everyone enjoyed their meal, and the waiter Yani was awesome!

N
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

No bacon on the buffet (though our waiter said it was there), only two protein items besides scrambled eggs, everything else was carbs. For the price there should have been more protein options (or better, the brisket was basically sliced fat). Service was very slow, including coffee and water refills, it was super noisy and crowded, which okay, brunch, but many items were empty every time we went up (i.e. crab dip). Plus we had reservations and still had to wait. I wouldn’t recommend.

MR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and a great atmosphere. Everything tasted really fresh.

JL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Took my wife out for a nice breakfast only to realize they were doing brunch which was incredible. It was buffet style and absolutely delicious. They even had a staff member coming around with exotic foods to try. The hostess greeted us with smiles and seated us immediately. Our waiter was very friendly and took care of all of our needs. We laughed, we drank, we ate. A wonderful amazing experience. I will definitely go back.

Farmers & Distillers
Responded 6 days ago

Hi JosephL: Oh WOW! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review for our buffet brunch with us. :) We are beaming with delight in knowing that you and your wife had such a grand time with us! We already look forward to having you both back soon and please call us at 202-464-3001 for any upcoming reservation help needed. -Amy

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant is fantastic. The atmosphere is delightful, the service was great, and the food was phenomenal; everything on my plate was so good! Their sustainability and farm-to-table mission is a great reason to go even on its own. I really can’t speak highly enough of this restaurant. We went for an my sister’s early birthday dinner, and the food was so good we decided to return for brunch in the morning. We weren’t disappointed and you won’t be either!

MP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had breakfast at Farmers and Distillers yesterday. The service was very good and we thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast. My husband raves about the French toast.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

food is fast, but the Service is bad, after we set down, we waited 6min to get a cup of water, and our waitress never even bothered to give us refills, I ordered a drink and it never come to me, I have to cancel it when I finished my meal, and our waitress ask me if I still want it? Really?!
Again, food is fine, but service is horrible

JU
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to this location. A little weird at first walking into the donut shop, then trying to equalize my expectations for dinner after smelling the waft of donuts (not a big fan).

Thankfully, we had a great server who made a suggestion. We both went with the special, blackened catfish. Wow, really nice, fresh and flavorful.

Good experience, we will be back.

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is my go to for business lunches. Everyone can find something they like to eat and there are plenty of tables that can accommodate groups.

Farmers & Distillers
Responded on September 9, 2019

Hi Caphillchap: Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful review with us! We really appreciate the 5-STARS and kind words. :) We look forward to having you back again, and please call us at 202-464-3001 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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A
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went there for desert and ended up ordering food too. Cheesecake is fantastic. Would go here again.

BD
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Let me start by saying I really like the food at Farmers and Distillers. I make multiple attempts to give this venue my business. I visit on random days of the week and at different times of the day and the service is always lacking. I still like to take out-of-town guests here because the menu is varied and each guest can always find something to like (usually more than one dish) and the food is typically great. This time we ran out of water and our waiter NEVER CAME back to check on us. I had to get up and get our next bottle of water. As I was getting up to get our water I did tell her I was getting our water and helping ourselves since nobody was helping us. No manager checked. If the server was in the weeds, which she didn't appear to be, why wasn't a manager helping? The restaurant was empty as it was the holiday weekend. We were going to actually order real drinks with our meal, however, since we had literally NO SERVICE, (see previous reviews as this is not an irregular event for this location) we did not order drinks. We did order donuts to go simply to be able to leave. Go only if you really want to enjoy the food, have extra time on your hand, don't mind getting up to help yourself on occasion, and really do not mind utter lack of service.

LB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Janaea was fantastic. She was able to talk on everything listed on the menu as well as the days specials making it easy for us to decide what to order. The food was well proportioned and seasoned. The atmosphere was really nice. This restaurant is less than 20 minutes away from my house so I will be visiting again. Dying to try the brunch. Have already recommended to others.

Farmers & Distillers
Responded on September 7, 2019

Hi LisaB: WOW! Thank you for sharing such a kind, thoughtful and wonderful review with us! We greatly appreciate it and hope to have you back for another try soon! -Amy

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JH
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, cocktails and service! Such a wide selection of entrees, it was hard to pick just one. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. Get the cheesecake with the bananas foster topping - you won’t regret it.

AP
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was just okay. Service was lacking.
Fried fish and shrimp were not crispy, lacked flavor. Bar was really nice and the bartenders were really good, would come back for that at least.

Farmers & Distillers
Responded on September 7, 2019

Hi AshantiP: Thank you for sharing your review with us. I am very sorry that the food was only considered okay and the service lacking during your visit on Monday. :/ Our Management & Culinary Team will take into account what you shared, and will make some improvements to the preparation of our Shrimp, as well as the quality of heedful service we aim for. On that note, we hope to have you back for another try soon and please call us: 202-464-3001 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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SM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time at F&D. It was perfect for what we were looking for. Walked there from the museum and by the time we got our table was all in 30 mins. Couldn’t have planned it better.

Thank you for feeding us!

P
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had brunch on Labor Day and it was awesome. The selection was huge and everything tasted great. They constantly refilled items as they got empty. The staff was very attentive and nice. If you are looking for a great place to have brunch I would highly recommend Farmers & Distillers.

DC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was first-rate - cheerful and knowledgeable about the menu. We had a wonderful time and hope to be back soon.

EG
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff seated us as soon as our party arrived, and the food was delicious. We were a party of 13 with 1 child who was 5 years old.

j
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The staff was very friendly and professional. And it was very busy and very loud. A very energetic crowd, which was nice but my friend and I could hardly hear each other. The problem I had was that the buffet wasn’t well maintained. I get it that it was late (1:00 pm reservation), but it was definitely a little disappointing. But all the food we ate was really good.

A
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

One of the best brunches

OT
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Went for Sunday brunch buffet. Food was outstanding. It was crowded so customer traffic around the food was a bit of an issue. Only complaint was that tea or coffee was included in the price, but not soda.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service!

K
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a great place to go for brunch. They have a huge variety of food. I met my nephew who was visiting from Texas, he loved this place.

Farmers & Distillers
Responded on September 4, 2019

Hi Karen: Wow! Thank you SO much for your wonderful, ALL STAR 5-STAR review! :) We really appreciate it and hope to have you (and your nephew!) back soon. -Amy

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GW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food I had in a really long time would recommend

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