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Farmers & Distillers

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$30 and under
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American
We have been working together to do everything we can to help #flattenthecurve, and along the way, ensure we do our part to support and feed our community and our team. We are now beginning to reopen our doors to guests following new government guidelines. For those of you who are ready to make your way back to dining out, we are here to serve. We have developed multi-layered systems to provide you with great food, drink, and hospitality and continue working to keep all of us as safe as possible. Check out our newly added patio space. Visit our website to learn everything we are doing.
For those of you still wanting to #StayHome, we still have to go and delivery every day, and our Market & Grocery.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 5870 people are saying
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SophiaS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SOOO good! Not only was breakfast and service amazing the donuts were heavenly!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Every item, two apps, salad, two entrees and many drinks were amazing. Appreciated the flight samples of your FS distillery too! Well done!

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ChristinaH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Affordable delicious fresh food with friendly service!

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Clawhorn63
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and great service- we will be back next year.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was horrible noodles and lamb were over cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Long wait times between orders. Salad was missing avocado and bacon, but the server promptly corrected the matter. Expensive

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LynnetteK
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the server we had was awesome! Would definitely come back!

Farmers & Distillers
Responded 5 days ago

Wonderful!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! :) -Amy

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The food was good, but for some odd reason they were serving “buffet” style food during a pandemic. It’s a major safety hazard with the need to walk through the entire restaurant to get your food, then carry your open plate back to your table. People were not properly socially distant at all. Segregating tables 6ft apart was the extent of the social distancing efforts. The bar service was extremely slow. We had time to walk to the buffet line and finish our food before we even received the bar drink we ordered prior. The ambiance gave us the feel of an old style Denny’s restaurant and it was definitely not worth $30 plus drink cost to try this restaurant. For 2 meals and drinks it costed an excess of $110, mind you we only had one plate and drink each. Definitely overpriced and over valued for such a poor experience and meal.

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Apples
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I had breakfast here the children and I my favorite was the beyond patty and the French toast was really good!oh and the lemonade was BOMB

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vipHopingForBetterNextTime
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food portions were a bit off. For instance, I ordered the lamb. It was $26. It came with 2 very small pieces of lamb accompanied with 1 very large baked potato and a large portion of green beans. The lamb was good but the size of the lamb in comparison to the rest of the items left much to be desired. I would consider using fingerling potatoes instead of the large baked idaho potato.

My dining partner ordered the chicken and waffles.

There were 4 large waffle pieces on the plate. There was friend chicken breast the size of 2 small chicken tenderloins. The Farmers brand is known for large plate sizes and hefty portions but sometimes the plates dont make sense. Especially when the items on the plate you could make larger portions for less than the total amount of you dish. The ingredients are fairly regular, you just get large portions so it doesn't seem overpriced, but it is.

The food is tasty however

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Ellie
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

This is one of my favorite restaurants in DC so far! The food is awesome and there is a great variety on the menu.

Farmers & Distillers
Responded on July 30, 2020

Awesome! We love reading this, Ellie and thank you so much for sharing. :) -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The brunch wasn’t what we expected everything was cooked well but not everything was seasoned well. Was disappointed that we couldn’t take anything to-go that’s something that should of been clear from the start and you couldn’t even order to-go

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MADcreative
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic and had great suggestions throughout the menu as well as for cocktails. Dinner was great and the ambiance that evening was perfect for a date night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Awful food I will never eat here again. Everything was bad from the buffet to the drinks to the salads to the “kitchen bites”. And it was so expensive. I seriously considered leaving $50 on the table and just walking out hoping the $50 would cover the inflated prices. This is the first review I’ve written for a restaurant in over 2 year because I feel I need to express my total disappointment with Farmers and Distillers. However on a positive note, the waiter was extremely helpful professional and courteous!

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Reviewer
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Truly awful service! Our waiter willfully ignored us for most of our meal and was very rude for no reason. The food was okay, not up to its usual quality, but the system they had going on for brunch was a disaster. Contrary to what it says on the menu, they are still conducting brunch as a buffet, where you have to wait in line in a small crowded area to have your food served for you from behind plastic protective screens. The terrible service, strange ambience, and mediocre food (especially for the price) ensured that I won’t be coming back anytime soon.

Farmers & Distillers
Responded on July 26, 2020

Oh gosh- I am very sorry to read of the disappointments with the service, ambiance and food encountered this time (which we appreciate the "4" rating for the food despite your dissatisfaction). This said, I would appreciate the chance to touch base and will send you a DM with my email address. We really appreciate it and I hope to connect & do my best to turn this around. -Amy

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CCKass
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The food was blah, The corn bread came cold and tasted old. The shrimp spring roll was not tasty. They forgot my mashed potatoes and they were not good when they arrived, thick and tasteless. I prefer the brunch menu and the Tyson’s location. The waiter was nice.

Farmers & Distillers
Responded on July 26, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review with us. I am very sorry for the blah food and forgetful service this time. :/ We do appreciate you letting us know- which our Management & Culinary Team will surely circle back with our staff that worked on 7/23- and we really hope to have you back for another try (please know we also offer a buffet brunch here). This said, call us anytime for a reservation: 202-464-3001. -Amy

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Ixquic
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food here is always amazing! The service was great and it was so nice to sit outside and enjoy a midday meal w a friend.

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SherifaP
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family went for an impromptu breakfast. The food and service was great!

Farmers & Distillers
Responded on July 24, 2020

Awesome! We are so glad you stopped by, and we appreciate the 5-STAR rating & review! :) -Amy

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vipheather
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service and great food. Would absolutely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Went on Monday for my Husband’s birthday. We originally were going to walk in, but they required reservations. We made a quick reservation and were sat promptly. The food is the best part of this place and it’s why we continue to return.

The service on the other hand is typically mediocre at best. We usually sit at the bar, which is why this is my first review. Our server this time was just okay. In fact, less then okay. We weren’t even offered or given water with our meal. We had to ask when our entrees came and the water finally arrived when my husband finished his meal. Our server also did not do a quality check at any point in our meal. Finally, there was no acknowledgement from any staff member that it was my husbands birthday. Just a bit disappointing considering we are both in the industry.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good, and hot. Appreciated them spacing us out.

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JosiC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place...a bit expensive but still great

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Buffet Style Food Only. Do Not Recommend during Pandemic. I would not come here until after Covid pandemic is resolved. I came for Brunch and it was my first time here. Overall, a very underwhelming and uncomfortable dining experience, and not up to the same standards as other restaurants serving food during the pandemic. The food quality is not nearly as good as Founding Farmers or Farmers Fishers Bakers. Not all tables are socially distanced, in fact my seat was in the middle of a high traffic walk way. You cannot order off the menu because the food is BUFFET STYLE only - which is something that definitely should NOT be occurring during a Covid-15 pandemic. There are long lines of crowded people bumping shoulders waiting in line for buffet and when after waiting in line for 10-15 mins, the salmon station and catfish station were out of food. A LOT of waiting around next to strangers. They also give you one piece of bacon at a time. I asked for more, then got a second piece. There was no actual meat in my bacon either since it was only fat. Food is pretty bad. Most of the brunch foods are heavy, eg pasta, fried catfish, fried chicken, chinese fried chicken. No fresh or healthy options, that most people like to see during a boozy brunch. Will not come again.

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vipKayBrooks
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

F&D did a good job making us feel safe with their distancing policies.

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ChristinaP
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Visited on a brunch. Only buffet style available, my fault for not checking first. Manager and Server very nice and understanding but a buffet during a pandemic? Not great. Will not be returning or recommending for anyone until this is over. Sorry.

Farmers & Distillers
Responded on July 24, 2020

Thank you, Christina for sharing your review with us. I am real sorry our buffet brunch service was not something you had in mind, and we appreciate you letting us know your feedback. We do hope to have you back for another try (please know we serve an a la carte breakfast menu during the week!), and call us anytime for a reservation: 202-464-3001. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was EXTREMELY COLD

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AniT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff did a great job of keeping everyone safe. Very attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant any and staff did a good job in spite of the Covid restrictions and workarounds! I’d go again.

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WandaC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall a good experience. The patio seating had a nice view and they followed the safety protocols,