Farmers Fishers Bakers

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Farmers Fishers Bakers is majority owned by the more than 40,000 family farmers of the NDFU. Offering a full bar with 24 beer taps, delicious hand crafted tiki cocktails, sushi, pizza, fresh fish, tacos, and a sunny patio with water views. Weekend brunch is BUFFET style, with a wide array of breakfast, lunch, salad, entree, and dessert options. We're proud to cook food from scratch with ingredients you can trust. The restaurant is upscale casual, which welcomes business casual dress, and dress that would be appropriate in a nice restaurant; this includes jeans and athletic wear, and warm-weather clothing, including shorts.
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Las Vegas
45 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Salmon and veggies were lacking flavor. Slow service. Over priced.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious! Shrimp scampi was so amazing! Salmon was good too, but the best was the coconut, cucumber and ginger mussels steam pot!

KS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

FFB, like its sister restaurants Farmers the host had almost forgotten about us because they were so far behind in seating folks. I've never eaten at a Farmers restaurant where I didn't have to wait at least 15 minutes to be seated after my reservation time. That said, the food is VERY good, and I enjoy bringing guests here because of the wide variety of meal options. I especially appreciate having a variety of vegetarian options. Service was incredibly slow because the restaurant was so busy; we waited 15 minutes before even being able to order drinks.

JF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

15 minutes after reservation time still had no idea when I will have my table ready.

MW
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We truly enjoyed the atmosphere and the array of food options. I wished that I was aware of restaurant week prior to ordering.

DA
Austin
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First off the food was outstanding. Great selection and choices to choose from. You will find something you like. We had the a watermelon and tuna appetizer and a tuna tower as appetizers. Both were very light and flavorful but not too much for an appetizer. For our main course we selected blackened catfish and prime rib for a bit of surf and turf. Both were excellent, very tasty and fresh. While the portions are not large they are exactly the right size and for a reasonable price. The only draw backs we saw was the service was very pleasant and nice but a bit slow on the bar service. Our drinks came out after our appetizer and we were really never asked if we wanted another one. We had to track down our waiter to get another one. We gave up on another one and opted to check out some of the other local restaurants. The other draw back is it is a very loud inside the restaurant. It is well decorated but mostly concrete with little to absorb the sound but we will diffidently be going back.

FA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I have been here a few times before and my experience has been great; however, I will not be going back during Restaurant week.

C
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

We had reservations and they honored them in a timely manner. The wait staff was polite but tented to forget what we asked for. I originally ordered the seafood jambalaya but returned it because the entire dish taste like fennel. I opted for a chicken sandwich and fries. The pretzel appetizer was way too salty for our taste but the cocktails were amazing!

MK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

There was a wait despite our reservation (because the restaurant was very busy)

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality meal, good staff

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved the brunch @ FFB! It was a great place to celebrate my daughter’s birthday.

JK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

First time I haven’t loved my experience ... our waiter was extremely nice but slow forgetting orders, refresh of drinks, etc

As for food, some of the staples seemed old ... French toast was too greasy like it had been fried in oil that wasn’t hit enough ... eggs bland with other items that weren’t replenished fast enough. I still love this spot and appreciate other waiters and staff who helped when our server wasn’t available.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

This is normally one of my favorites for lunch or dinner, but service during brunch was surprisingly poor given that we get our own food from the buffet. Had to request coffee multiple times, given a dirty cup, took 20 minutes to request check and have it picked up.

TA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful day, fantastic view, delicious food and friendly servers—that about sums it up!

M
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a good time. Food is always good. They’ve changed the menu since I went and it is even better!

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful evening at Farmers Fishers Bakers. We had a reservation for 9pm, but we were not seated until 9:20pm. The waiter was wonderful and the food was amazing. It was loud and tough to carry on a conversation, but it was Friday evening and the restaurant was packed!

SI
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food didn't take very long to come but the waiter was hard to find when needed.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was just okay. My margarita was not pleasing. The service was underwhelming. The food was okay.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Went for restaurant week and my daughters bday. You could tell that restaurant week somehow annoys the waitstaff at a minimum. The service was pretty darn bad from a slowness and timing perspective, for example 15 minutes to get a drink. The food was just ok at a minimum and we had a large sampling including salads, burgers, pizza, onion rings, ice cream, etc. I am a huge fan of this group of restaurants but this one has become like many of the others at Georgetown waterfront...overpriced, with average food at best and amazing scenery.

LK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice experience, and the salads were delicious!

M
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a great place to dress up and meet friends for drinks and good food. This is NOT the place for a relaxing meal with my two kids! Too fancy, too loud, too many temping cocktails! It's near the water, but you don't actually get a view of the water. I love farm to table type restaurants but I was hoping for more farm style. Next time I come with my girlfriends and without the kids!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, lots of options and friendly service! Thanks!

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

My meal at Farmers Fishers Bakers was the best I had during my visit to DC. The fried Brussels sprout salad with blue cheese was a fresh and delightful change from your average salad. There are no words to describe the Scallops Meuniere' served with risotto. Seasoned perfectly with scallops cooked to perfection! This restaurant will be on the list for my next DC visit.

MT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

I have been to FFB before and loved it. I went with my family and it was a disaster. I asked the server if the chicken tenders (which my kids ordered) were spicy - she said no. They arrived and the tenders were not plain (had some spice), the onion rings were unedible they were so spicy, and the red sauce that looked like ketchup was actually sriracha (and they failed to mention that). So my kid dipped the chicken nugget in the sauce and took a bite.... it was downhill from there. The server didn't seem to care about it. The manager did comp the dish, but it didn't make up for bad service, and the fact that the server straight-up lied about the spiciness of the dish, knowing full well it was for my kids.

OD
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It had been a while since our last visit, so I don't know if this was just an off night, or if the quality has slipped in general. Our dinner was okay, but it was not worth what we paid. It seemed less like the farm to table fare I was expecting, and more like fast casual (think TGIFridays). The "tableside" guacamole was unceremoniously delivered to the table with a handful of brittle chips. Two of us ordered salmon, which itself was fine, but the accompaniments were subpar. The green vegetables had the brownish appearance of canned vegetables, but the texture of raw vegetables. The slice of sweet potato was mushy. The highlights of the meal were the nitro iced tea, the spinach salad, and the ice cream. And the service was quick and friendly. In the past, we have enjoyed dining here before going to shows at the Kennedy Center. Based on this most recent experience, though, we'll be exploring other pre-theatre options.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience

KA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We had intended to order off the restaurant week menu, but we found it quite limited in general-only salads made the price cut set by the restaurant under appetizers and half the entree choices were excluded for the a reason. Add in the fact that one member of our party had food allergies and her choices were limited even more.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 3 days ago

Hi KarlA: Thank you for your RW review. I am real sorry to read that the options were deemed limited on our RW menu based on the price limitations (any entree for $18 or less at lunch or $28 or less at dinner). Our team feels badly this was your takeaway and we do hope for the opportunity to have you & your guests back for another try! Please call us at 202-298-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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l
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Totally overpriced and not very tasty. Way too much mayonaise with the sushis. The entrees were ok, but not great, steak was not very tasty. The desert selection for the Restaurant Week menu is very limited and not even good.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 3 days ago

Hi lyne: Thank you for sharing your RW review with us. I am very sorry to read that this visit left much to be desired in both quality, quantity and flavor. :( We also feel badly that the dessert selection was considered limited. This said, our Culinary Team has read your feedback and will take what you shared into account. We appreciate it and please call us at 202-298-8783 for any reservation help needed in the future. -Amy

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A
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

It took 25 minutes to get a cocktail because the bar "was backed-up." Food was OK. Don't know if I will go back. So noisy inside that we chose to eat outside in 94 degree heat and 99% humidity rather that have to shout at oneanother and still not be able to hear.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Alice: Thank you for sharing your review with us. I am very sorry that the bar was slow & somewhat behind in cocktail preparation, the food only deemed "OK" and that the restaurant was too noisy for true enjoyment (please know we are always happy to turn down or off the music when requested). This all said, we do hope to have you back for another try and I will send you a PM to keep in touch. -Amy

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food!! Wonderful service

MG
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food is very consistent and good. They have a great variety. I ordered a dish with no onions and my friend ordered a dish with no cheese, and both entres were wrong and had to be sent back and remade. The service tends to be a little slow and it is noisy.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Marjorie: We appreciate your kind words for our food, and at the same time, also appreciate you letting us know the areas of your visit that need some fine tuning. That said, I am real sorry for the miscommunication & mishap that took place with your orders this time, and also feel badly that service was slow-paced. Please know, our Management Team has read your feedback and will apply what you shared to making improvements to the overall quality of service we aim for. -Amy

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N
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The food was decent, but the service was terribly slow! My colleagues and I went for the Restaurant Week deal. We ordered at about 12:10, and our salads didn't arrive until 12:45. Overall, it was a two hour lunch. Two hours! And it's not like we were lingering over coffee; that's just how long it took to get our food.

The salads were all fine, but nothing to get excited about.
For the main courses, my colleagues said the honey pot fried chicken was quite good. The skin on my brick chicken was rubbery rather than crisp, though I did enjoy the "farmer-roni."
The desserts were pretty good. The devil's food donut wasn't as rich as I might like, but it was fine, and the ice cream was good. My colleagues said the carrot cake donuts were great.

To summarize, the food is fine but nothing special, and the service is very slow. (But the view is beautiful!)

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Very very noisy. The food was good but the service seemed unorganized

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Came for restaurant week - excellent offerings for that. Good quality was pretty good. But service was subpar. My appetizer never came. One of the six entrees at our table was wrong. My desert was wrong. Didn’t clear plates from table when brought next course. Server never asked about drink refills after initial pre-food order. Hostesses also seemed inexperienced. Overall, chalked it up to new, not very experienced front of the house staff. But it was enough to turn me off from going again.

AB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

Food was really bad.

S
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good as usual, had the garlic pepper wing starter and they were sweet with a hint of garlic. Prime rib and sides were seasoned well and good portion however the service was incredibly slow. The waiter seems confused on what to do with the tables he served. Decadent prices and ambience was busy, hopefully a better experience next time.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for sharing your review with us. I am really sorry to read that the service was slow-paced and somewhat missed the mark this time. :/ We appreciate your feedback and our Management Team will follow up with our staff that worked during your visit on Sunday. -Amy

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LF
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious: blackened catfish, halibut and chicken breast; key lime pie. Wine list was robust and very reasonable. Noise level was loud.

AS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We enjoyed the food however the service was lacking. I asked our server about the different drink bowls and she acted bothered and said they are all pretty much the same. Why would there be 3 different drinks on the menu but be the same. I had to ask her to ask the bar staff to get a real answered. Once I ordered the bowl of punch we wanted she quickly took the coffee glasses away and walked away not allowing us to order additional drink items.
Once my friend finally got to order her coffee it took a very long time for someone to bring the coffee to her. The staff member pouring the coffee ended up spilling it and it went on her as well as her seat and purse. The staff member did apologize and felt bad. However no one ever followed up with us to ensure my friend was okay. The coffee was very hot.
I enjoy the food but wish we had better service.

J
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

The unlimited "brunch" barely featured any breakfast food options. Dining at 10:30am, the options were limited to scrambled eggs, bacon, french toast and fruit. The focus was way more on fried rice, sushi, chicken, etc.

HE
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great ! Very tasty and a huge selection with regular replenishment so everything was fresh to eat. The service was good too - there when we needed a server but not so attentive that they felt like an extra guest at the table.

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