Farmers Fishers Bakers

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Farmers Fishers Bakers is majority owned by the more than 47,000 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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LE
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service! We tried the buffet late in the day, and the wait staff was tremendously accommodating.

ER
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Too noisy. Some of the dishes, tuna, was bad

LC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, Outstanding atmosphere and the most flavorful creative tasting food!

AF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food5service4ambience4

It was my birthday and we were sitting on the round table by the door. Firstly, it was absolutely freezing outside, therefore every time someone opened the door it would hit our table immediately. The food was amazing and the service was great up until halfway through dinner when the entire table and other guests saw a mouse run across the restaurant. The staff completely avoided coming to our table as we tried to say something. Overall good food but mouse was unnecessary.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 2 days ago

Hi AdrianaF: Thank you for sharing your feedback and observation! Oh gosh- we are so sorry and embarrassed this happened. I am also very disappointed in the lack of acknowledgment from my teammates, and would love the chance to follow up with you & our Management Team about your review. This said, I will send you a PM with my contact info to hopefully connect further. -Amy

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L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Receptionist was impatient and gave a bad attitude when asked why we had to wait when we had already made a reservation. We were not complaining, just confused and wanted to confirm.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Took 24 minutes to receive 2 drinks when it wasn’t busy.

MK
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch here is a must when in DC. Every item was so delicious and there was an awesome assortment of all different kinds of food!

EP
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on Veterans Day, buffet. I would have preferred that the French Toast was warmer but it taste so good with the bananas foster. The parmesan grits was not good. The donuts taste like sugar. The honey butter fried chicken was great. The vegetable scrambled eggs was seasoned well. The carved meats and tacos were good. The guacamole was fresh and tasty. The ambiance was great.

L
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their veterans day offer was so great! We love the food here anyway and it was just really nice to come to a more local restaurant instead of a crowded chain with too many people for a freebie. Thanks for supporting the troops, it makes us feel good--and welcome!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience5

We were a large group and the food was fine but the service was defficient, no napkins, no silverware, we had to get up and get it by ourselves after around 30 mins of being seated.

BL
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Staff seemed stretched a bit thin, but trying. Don't eat here if you are in a rush.

h
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food! Would recommend making a reservation as this place is usually packed.

JW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Full house and not enough servers.

PN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our food was amazing as always! We always have a good time at brunch. Our brunch bowl was delicious as well!

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 5 days ago

Hi PedsNurse: We really appreciate your kind review and look forward to having you back soon! Please call us: 202-298-8783 for any reservation help needed in the future. :) -Amy

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D
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Took us over 30 minutes to get our table even though we had a reservation and it was extremely loud and couldn’t hear our friends at the table

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Duke: I am very sorry to read there was a delay with seating your reservation and the restaurant itself was too loud for true enjoyment. :( I would love the chance to touch base about your feedback and hopefully turn around the poor start to your visit this time! I will send you a PM with my email address. -Amy

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OT
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!!

MD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 3rd time eating here. I'm never disappointed. I go for the desserts. Unfortunately, they no longer serve cake like they have in the past, but I got the key lime pie and it was delicious! I highly recommend this place. Make a reservation to ensure a table, otherwise the wait is long.

RP
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Despite the expansive menu, everything we tried was great. I would have preferred smaller portions on the entrees given we wanted to try lots of things but just ended up taking home leftovers and skipping the desserts.

Unfortunately, our service left a lot to be desired. We seemed to have received two servers but they weren't communicating so we didn't get our water or most of our drinks for about 20 minutes until we flagged someone down, then they came over with double our drink order. Even when we ordered food, one server took our order then 5 minutes later the other came to take our order like it had never happened. Each time we were very clear that another server helped with x but they didn't seem to work through it the entire time we were there.

M
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 34th anniversary and truly enjoyed the food and service. Our server Kelly was incredible very knowledgeable about the menu.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Mickey: Whoo-hoo! Congratulations on 34 years and THANK YOU for celebrating with us! :) -Amy

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NN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service; plus sustainable, charitable restaurant group

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 5 days ago

Hi NinaN: Thank you so much! We really appreciate it and hope to have you back soon. :) -Amy

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A
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Slow and unapologetic service. Waited half hour for two drinks and was told it takes that time since it was homemade soda. Ordered salad before entree, but it was brought out after. Told staff we were celebrating a special birthday, but they did nothing special other than to wish our daughter a happy birthday when she was leaving. Almost all restaurants do something for birthdays, right? Sent back entree as it was an ahi tuna burger, but sloppy and gloppy with little tuna. Real disappointment for a 13th birthday celebration dinner.

A
Washington DC
124 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch selections are excellent, however, the wait for food (when replenishing) was a bit long and the egg station was unattended for quite a while.

Packed as usual but quality team effort by FFB crew. Thank you for an enjoyable morning.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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DR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the brunch buffet, the options were varied and all delicious.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Went out for brunch on my birthday. Picked this restaurant because we had heard really good things and had enjoyed other restaurants owned by founding farmers. The hostess and our server were very nice, but the food was below par. Items were dried out and didn’t have much flavor. Not a great “brunch” selection, and overall not worth the price. Will not be returning.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Had a poor server. Very slow to pick up empty dishes (we had a buffet) and was rarely seen. Food options were great.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We from out of town (Orlando, FL) - came to celebrate my sons birthday. The location and ambiance was perfect. The servicer was nice, knowledgeable and quick. When the food came every thing was good including the drinks from the bar. I would definitely recommend this place or come back especially if I’m a group.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday at this place was amazing! We are vegetarians and the options were plentiful. Thank you

MB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Recommended by a friend I would definitely do the same.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great!

b
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Tables are too close together and thus the noise level is even worse. I ate there two nights in a row. Food was terrific both nights. But this is not the place to take people you hope will have a dialogue.

D
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

The service and staff were excellent, the view is incredible, and the facility very well maintained. Unfortunately, the dishes were not delivered as ordered, including a request to omit items due to an allergy (for one dish) and forgetting a side item for another order. Fortunately the allergy was an intolerance rather than a life threatening concern. The staff were very responsive and the manager visited to express their concern and offer to remedy, which was very much appreciated, but the overall experience was hit and miss.

CK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

May have been a bad night for the restaurant, but two options on the menu were not available. Soup came out cold. Asked that soup and salads be served first. Soup and main course arrive same time. Food was soso. Kitchen had problems that night.

A
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were there for our last night in DC. The food tasted good but, the server forgot to put our order in; the the food came out cold. The restaurant manager and server stepped up and really tried to make our experience a good one. We will try this place again on another trip.

C
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We heard wonderful things about this place so we rushed in, it was quite great! We enjoyed the crab and artichoke dip along with a burger and the seafood fry combo. Great server, great wine, great time.

DC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It’s great for brunch, but I recommend getting in before noon, if you can. We had a reservation and were seated at 1pm. Shortly after we were seated, they stopped bringing around the pizza and shrimp on platters. We saw 1 of each, but neither made it over to our side of the restaurant. They ran out of cinnamon rolls. Some dishes at the buffet weren’t being refreshed. The food we had was good and I would like to go back. I just won’t go unless I can get a reservation at a more ideal time.

TN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come hungry! Great variety in the brunch menu choices. Seriously, something for everyone. They seated us promptly at our reservation time. Trust me, you won't be eating dinner in the evening after this meal. Wonderful area and it worked perfect as a dining option before a performance at the Kennedy Center. It's busy but the staff does a wonderful job. Top notch.

OT
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was good with many options. As someone who can't eat eggs but is often invited to brunch, I appreciated all of the foods available. The service left something to be desired. I was charged $5 for a coffee which should have been complimentary with the brunch menu, and we had trouble getting other items because the server wouldn't come back to the table.

MC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Buffet style brunch the food was not hot enough.. a bit cold actually. overall the experience was great.

R
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our daughter and her roommates here for First Bake. The buffet was amazing, our waitress kept the coffee cups filled and we were seated right on time even though there was a good early morning crowd.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded on November 7, 2019

Hi Rich: We really appreciate your review and kind words shared. Thank you and we hope to have you, your daughter and her roommates back for another great meal soon. :) -Amy

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