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Farmers Fishers Bakers

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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. 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.
Curbside Pick Up: ORDER ONLINE FarmersFishersBakers.com

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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 9181 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.3
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing you have to get the donut

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

When you book, if you cannot choose the seating, be prepared to be seated inside. This is not explained. The restaurant offers a buffet. It means you have to go and get your food. There is only a buffet menu for $30 a person, which is reasonable. But if that was explained in the description, probably they will lose all customers. I have vigorously protested about the buffet option (it is plainly unsafe) and they offered that a waiter would bring the food (like in a restaurant). The buffet, to be precise is attended by personnel, so that costumers do not touch the food, but what about social distancing? The buffet seems quite unsafe. Beside, the place is packed with waiters. As we were given the option to be served at the table, 3 waiters approached with big plates to put food on our plates. Again, that is not good for social distancing. Again I have vigorously protested about this. Only one waiter serves a table normally in restaurants. The manager agreed to. From that point on all was great in terms of serving. However the whole experience was bizarre.

Buffet is average. Rice with seafood should be renamed seafood-flavored rice. In a serve for 3 people there was one mussel and 1/2 shrimp. Sushi had no fish and had mayonnaise (?) on top. If you like spicy tacos, they are great and also meet and sweet potatoes.

Ambient is great. The place is pleasant. Outside seating attractive. No noise, very clean.

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Tasha
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual and great pandemic related adjustments!

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GabrielaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food1service5ambience5

We came here for Saturday brunch. The patio is really nice, service is also very good. They seem to be taking all Covid-19 precautions, but the food is just okay. Egg benedicts were terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed with the safety precautions at FFB. I was there for brunch. The food was delicious. The waiters brought our food to us family style. The service was impeccable! Even though my waiter was training a new employee I Couldn’t have been more impressed. Both of them were awesome!

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d2FOODIE
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Restaurant air conditioner did not work

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 13 hours ago

Thank you for sharing your review with us. We are real sorry our AC wasn't working during your visit, and we have had this fixed. We appreciate it, and hope to have you back soon! -Amy

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LizG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

We dined at Farmers fishers bakers on a Friday evening with a 5:30 p.m. reservation outside. Our waiter was being trained but from the very beginning the service was horrendous. The waiter barely listen to us when we asked for a beverages forgot her daughters beverage twice my husband's beer, and the beer list. He dumped ice water all over my daughter, after he brought us out warm water. my husband's entree salad is missing half of the ingredients listed on the menu. My salad came out with dressing when requested without. they remade my salad but kept the piece of salmon on top that was covered in dressing and put it back on the new salad. The only thing saving this entire night was the amazing manager that came to our table when requested. he was attentive to her frustration, explained that our waiter being trained was only on his third day and was going to be sent home, and come to our entire meal which was very generous of him. This manager is literally the only reason we would ever come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Good food!

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vipTimO
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great sitting out on their patio, waited a little longer than expected but was a very nice night. Crab artichoke dip was unbelievable.

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RebekahC
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Terrible service. Was sitting outside for 20 minutes in 93 degree weather and had to walk inside to ask for someone to bring us some water. Waiter eventually came but seemed frazzled. Food was ok- although there was an unidentifiable object in my fish taco. Can’t believe I wasted $40 on lunch here. Never again!!!

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 5 days ago

Oh gosh. Rebekah, I am very sorry for the poor & inattentive service, subpar food and weird object in your taco order. With this all acknowledged, I'd love to touch base and hopefully turn around the disappointment you left with. I will send you a personal note with my email address. -Amy

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Magalip
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is good. Drinks are over priced. We were sitting inside and the place was so hot we were sweating. It was my friend's birthday so I asked our waiter if he could bring a piece of cake to celebrate her birthday. He brought it over without a candle and just dropped it on our table. We asked if we could get a candle and he mentioned that they stopped doing that because of Covid. We went to have drinks at the restaurant next door afterwards and we asked if we could get a cake with candles and not not only did they bring a cake with candles, they did a whole song and dance for her.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience5

The host that evening was a real jerk, she was not very welcoming and would cut us off before we could ask or say anything. We were told to go back outside because we arrived at 8:25 for our 8:30 reservation, which is understandable due to COVID-19. We requested outside dining and was told it wouldn’t be available until 8:45 we opted to stay inside. It is now 8:45 and she comes outside to get us to sit inside, I said if I knew it would have taken this long we would have stayed outside she said sorry and walked off.

We sat, thought about it, made reservations at Nick’s and left and had a great time.

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MoElinzano
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Great decor! And they accommodated my seating arrangements when it started raining.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 5 days ago

WOW! Thank you for your GREAT review! ;) We appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back soon. -Amy

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LynneS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We dined indoors with social distancing requirements in place. We were seated at a table for two right by the door but for some reason, it was warm. So much so, that I would fan my date and he would fan me. Whew.

Anyway, we were greeted by Ed, who identified himself as a manager, and said that our server would be someone named China. We actually placed our orders through Ed and after our food came out we finally met our server.

The food was great! I ordered the kale salad which was absolutely delicious! He ordered the crab dip which was amazing as it comes with freshly baked bread! We almost did not have room for our entrées! I ordered the fish tacos that were amazing! He ordered the spicy fried chicken and cleaned his plate! Need I say more?

Overall the experience was five stars, mainly due to my date being so awesome as well as yummy food and great service – excellent service - from Ed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love the view and scenery !!! The drinks were amazing!!!!! Food was mediocre! I will go back for brunch!

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RayvenW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

I don’t think they should seat ppl off their patio, I get needing more space but it was sooooo hot we didn’t even continue dining bc it was unbearable

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CarolynF
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect day! They were more than accommodating and have made drastic changes due to covid 19. All staff was more than extra kind and helpful!

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 6 days ago

Awww! Thank you for your PERFECT review! ;) We appreciate it! -Amy

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DonnaMae
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. We enjoyed our visit much.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, DonnaMae for your review! We really appreciate it, and look forward to your return. :) -Amy

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Epresent
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall, it's a really good restaurant, my dish was phenomenal, the drinks were amazing. But for some reason, they didn't have a lobster dish :(

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Elie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Unfortunately this was not the best visit. We have eaten at this restaurant in the past with much better results. On this occasion, Our server was not attentive. We had to ask several times about refills on our drinks. One of our orders was not prepared correctly and although the restaurant re-prepared the dish it was not served until everyone else at the table was finished with their meal. No compensation was offered for this mistake. Another member of our party did not receive her entire order and the server simply kept forgetting to get it. Finally, every member of our party became sick after the meal.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 6 days ago

Oh gosh! Elie, I am SO sorry to read this, and also VERY concerned about the aftermath of your experience. This said, I want to put you in touch with our Managing Partner, Kendra Graves right away and will send you a PM with my email address. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The AC was not working, server was not attentive, requested condiments came out long after meal, just an overall “barely ok” experience. No plans to return.

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thatgirltjatcaneat1205
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal with fantastic staff. Also learned they have been providing their staff members Family meals for those who could not work when the restaurant was down do Covid. Just awesome!

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 6 days ago

Hooray!! Thank you so much and we hope to have you back soon!! -Amy

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tlrichards19
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As has always been my experience, the food and service was outstanding. Loved still being able to enjoy their deliciously hardy buffet with the new safety measures they've implemented both in seating as well as the buffet itself. I'm really not a buffet person so the extra measures with even less people hovering over the food, is something I'd love for them to keep even when COVID is finally gone.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The waiter never showed up. The “ bus boy “ took our order . He was really nice. The food wasn’t cook with seasoning

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MayraM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. They had a good system with COVID response.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The service was poor and slow and the food was like warm. They also didn’t have the right order for half of our group.

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ShanelM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was divine, but the service was subpar for such an expensive dinner (our tab was $150 for 3 ppl). The waitress too a long time to clean the table, refresh the water, and my girlfriend didn’t get her drink until after the meal. Also, when the dessert came out, there wasn’t enough plates to share as we requested. This used to be our favorite place, but it seems to be going down due to COVID.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Shanel: I am very sorry our service failed to measure up to the food this time, and appreciate you sharing this with us! I would appreciate the chance to hopefully turn this around, and will send you a PM with my email address. -Amy

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ShaniaE
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love it , food was great service was excellent I would highly recommend this.

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Brunchcrew
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Our server was great, however our food was undercooked, the order did not come out as it was supposed to (e.g. substitute green beans for spinach and still received green beans), the drinks came after we ate and the outdoor seating space is not fully covered making it almost unbearable. The manager was polite and took items off the check, but the overall experience was not pleasant and it’s unlikely I will be back anytime soon .

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback from your brunch visit, and I am very sorry for the mishaps that took place this time. :( Our team is also so bummed we failed to turn this around, and really appreciate you taking the time to share your review with us & letting us know. Of course, we really hope you'll give us another try sometime and please call us: 202-298-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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Nick
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I was really looking forward to enjoying a fine meal at the well-reviewed FFB, my 1st trip, was 2 stars tops. I believe in 2nd chances. After being seated its about 19 minutes before anyone even approaches us. The 1st employee brings us water, after a bit (longer than it should have been, a 2nd asks if we had any questions about the menu, (no talk of the catch of the day or specials) there was some back and forth followed by an awkward silence. I finally ask, do you want us to order? He replies yes, I asked if we could order drinks first? An Arnold Palmer, it was ok and a lemonade, which was fabulous, (there's your highlight of the event) were selected. We choose the BBF Tuna and the Cedar Biscuits (thank god we got those), as an app to share, sushi grade tuna and a dinner salad with salmon as the entrees. About 10 minutes later a 3rd employee brings us the drinks. Shortly followed by a 4th to tell us the BBF Tuna is out and would we like to order another. No menu with him, so we wing it and go with another tuna app. The app shows up by a 5th employee and it was hardly worth the price nor large enough to share. We continue to sit there for a total of about 45 minutes before our dinner arrives. Meanwhile, we have run out of water, AP and lemonade, the biscuits are a distance memory. About 7 minutes prior to our entree arriving I mention, how much do you want to bet our dinner is sitting under a heat lamp in the kitchen? The bet is refused, a good thing because it wasn't sitting under a heat lamp. The entree' arrives by a 6th employee who is obviously rushed and discombobulated, the presentation was acceptable but we weren't there for the aesthetics. Tuna, lackluster, cold in the center and barely warm on the edges. The leafy part of the dinner salad, wilted, apple slices soggy and salmon, over cooked. Neither were pleasant to the palate. There's more to share but I'm sure you get the point. One hour and 45 minutes of my life I'll never get back.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded on July 4, 2020

Nick, I am so unbelievably sorry for the multiple disappointments encountered during your return visit. :( I am equally let down we dropped the ball with our service & food quality this time, and really feel terrible about outcome of your time with us. Of course, I would love the chance to follow up about everything you shared to hopefully turn this around, and will send you a DM with my email address. Thank you for sharing your review and I hope to be in touch! -Amy

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vipAlsvball
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was wonderful and they did a great job during the pandemic. Nice evening out with my family!

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JoannaA
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service was very slow, food was mediocre at best. Overpriced. $10.99 salad was tiny. Won’t return.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded on July 4, 2020

I am real sorry, Joanna to read the service and food both missed the mark this time. :( Our team is totally let down that you plan to not return based on this experience, and I would love the chance to touch base & hopefully turn around the outcome of your experience. I will send you a PM with my email address. -Amy

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CristinaS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was good, not extraordinary but good, menu extensive and drinks fun. Waiter -nice guy-forgot silverware, forgot water, twice came with the wrong drink (was for another table).

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded on July 4, 2020

Thank you for your review, and I am real sorry the food & service were both neither here nor there, and nothing really WOW'd you. :/ We appreciate you letting us know these details, and hope to have you back for another try soon! Please call our team anytime for a reservation: 202-298-8783. -Amy

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vipAlishaJ
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 25th anniversary, we came in for lunch. Our waitress was AMAZING and she recommended the best food items on the menu! She was outstanding and that made our food even better!

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded on July 4, 2020

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for celebrating with us and we hope to have you back sometime soon. :) -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4food3service1ambience5

Server, Kevin, was a very nice genwas very bad.

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JBKeiser
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even under COVID-19 capacity restrictions, the food and service was excellent.

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MarcieF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I took my parents that came from out of town, and they loved it! The food was fresh and served hot. The server was visible and always stayed attentive(Max 😊). I will definitely be coming back.

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farahv
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so fresh and yummy . It was my 2nd time there and I would definitely go again.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded on July 3, 2020

Thank you! We already look forward to your 3rd visit and call our team anytime for a reservation: 202-298-8783. -Amy