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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J
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Was good, wait staff was nice but messed up order and left the table for quite a while, had to wait to order second drink until end of meal.

AN
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

It was a very disappointing dining experience. The restaurant looked as though it needed a thorough cleaning from the entrance to the buffet stations. In general, the food was bland. The passed dishes were only offered twice in 2.5 hours. The variety and presentation of food left a lot to be desired. The fruit was limited to pineapple and grapefruit Considering the name of the restaurant, there were very few fish options. We didn’t find out about the eggs benedict until we overheard another waiter informing the guests at his table. By that time, we had finished our meal. I would not return. If you’re looking for brunch at one of the restaurants in this group, choose Farmers and Distillers instead.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Have eaten at Founding Farmers many times- had heard about this restaurant from the same group and decided to try. I had to wait more than 10 minutes for a table, the food was bland, and the service so-so. For context, I travel about 250 days a year, so see a range of restaurants. I would not return to this one again.

S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter was great along with the food. Friend recommended and it was very good.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had brunch on a snowy Saturday morning and pretty much had the place to ourselves. Server was very attentive and did an excellent job.

NR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were so excited about this place, but the food did disappoint unfortunately. We went for restaurant week and the food was pretty average. Service was fast and efficient though!

EM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and great food - ideal for families, too.

AP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I felt like the food was overrated and overpriced. I was pretty underwhelmed.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 2 days ago

Hi ArielleP: I am so sorry to read the food left you underwhelmed this time. :( I would love the chance to know what was ordered and why you were so disappointed by what was served. That said, I will send you a personal note with my email address to hopefully connect over these details and turn around your lasting impression. -Amy

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RJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great restaurant. Reservations suggested. Good place to walk around and take in the harbor sites. Food was great. Additional seating outdoors if weather permits.

MC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! We came for restaurant week and it was so worth it.

GH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was good, location was great. Wait staff offered special menu items after we finished our first plate rather than telling us about the special at the beginning of the meal. Wait staff was attentive and coffee was very good

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Very slow and unreliable service detracted from the overall experience.

NB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

we complained that the seared tuna was cold and the manager try to convince us that seared is equivalent to cold because it’s on the skillet for a short time. The seating for a party of 6 is terrible because the seat moves every time someone seats at the next booth.
The only thing good was our server.

DJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a Saturday brunch for 2. Made reservations and was seated immediately upon arrival. Julio, our waiter did a great job explaining the brunch menu and drink options. Food was seasoned, tasty and good. Buffet was constantly re-stocked with fresh items. Would definitely recommend

DG
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Too many food items at the buffet were empty. The buffet items brought to tables by the wait staff were few and far between. Price is too high for value and quality delivered.

C
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I did not enjoy my experience at this restaurant. The menu that my friends and I viewed for brunch prior to going was not accurate. There were less items featured for brunch than what was advertised on their website. The food was not very tasty.
and we were told that someone would be walking around with additional items. However, we had to request multiple times for those items to be brought over to our table. By the time the staff came, we were ready to leave. I only enjoyed the one piece of french toast I ate which was not worth the $50 I spent for brunch and a drink. I know I will not be returning to this restaurant again.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Chris: I am so sorry for the disappointing brunch experience you had with us. :( I am equally let down the food missed the mark and service with our passed items was lacking. With this acknowledged, I would love to touch base & hopefully turn around the poor impression you left with. That said, I will send you a DM with my contact info. -Amy

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t
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch. The food selection is awesome and delicious. Great table and bar service too.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 6 days ago

Hi tlrichards19: Thank you so much! We appreciate your kind review and hope to have you back again soon. :) -Amy

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CS
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Best weekend brunch in the DMV, period! Best ingredients, freshest food, great value for the family.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 6 days ago

Hi CandSvacationers: We are real happy to read you enjoyed your brunch visit! Thank you for sharing your awesome review with us and we hope to have you back again soon. -Amy

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Z
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

The menu is interesting and diverse, and our food was good. Unfortunately the poor service ruined our dining experience.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Zesty: Thank you for your review and I am so so sorry to read service was the culprit to the enjoyment of your overall experience. :( I would love the chance to follow up and learn the details of what happened- that said, I will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Would like more whole food plant-based options on the menu to accommodate all dietary restrictions. Otherwise a nice experience. Server was knowledgeable of the menu and ingredients.

OT
Washington DC
155 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Crab & Shrimp Louie salad was good. The New England Clam Chowder was mediocre -- it tasted mostly like onions & leeks.
The tuna was good. I get the tuna pretty much every time I'm at FFB. I generally sub extra brussels sprouts for the bean salad. While the tuna always seems to be good quality, the temperature is NEVER CONSISTENT. I got it twice this week -- once it was warm out of the pan, and once it was cold as if it had been chilled. I do not like the new lemon sauce you've added to it. But I can always order without that.
Kai was an EXCELLENT server!!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at this location was delightful. I work at Founding farmers in DC and every location I’ve been to has been wonderful. Great service, awesome food, and a drink selection that is up to par.

LH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

We have been to Farmers Fishers Bakers many times throughout our 5 years living in the city- the food has always been delicious, haven't had a bad dish. This review is purely about the service. The food was 5 star as it has been in the past. The service however was very disappointing when we went this past Sunday night. We sat and were greeted right away and picked an appetizer. It was the crab artichoke dip- delicious per usual- it just took about 20 minutes. While waiting, we put our dinner orders in, and we were still eating the crab dip when our dinner arrived. Only two out of the three entrees arrived as something had happened to the third during the running of the food to the table and we were told the third entree would be out shortly. They left the two entrees on the table, however, we did not start eating until the third entree arrived- about 8-10 minutes later and by that time our food was cold. Two managers stopped by apologizing and asking what they could do- we ordered a round of drinks and those did not arrive until we were finishing up our entrees. Lastly, they did comp the third entree, however when we went to pay- asked to split the check- it took over 10 minutes to get our credit cards back from the payment and was delivered by a different server. Again, the food was delicious per usual. We felt strongly that the service was very much lacking during this visit unfortunately.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded on January 10, 2020

Hi LaurenH: I am so sorry for the mishaps in service during this visit! I feel badly the 3rd entree had to be re-made and this caused the other 2 plates to become cold. I also apologize the drinks were slow to be delivered and the payments took over 10mins to process. :( We do appreciate your patience with our team and really hope to have you & your guests back for another try! I will send you a DM with my contact info to hopefully stay in touch for your return. -Amy

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was great, plenty of space for dining and we were seated quickly. Unfortunately our dishes were overly salty and heavy. Maybe just out tastes but I was a bit disappointed. One person at the table got the scallops and loved them, by far that was the best dish.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my meal but the mussels were slightly over cooked. Also wish the beer menu included IBUs for the IPA's.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

It was my daughters 18th birthday brunch. I wrote that on the reservation and also called the restaurant the day before the brunch. Nothing was done for birthday. No recognition at all. They had a chance to make the occasion memorable for her and her 7 friends with just a “Happy Birthday” or a token dessert with a candle (they could have taken a dessert from the all you can eat buffet at zero cost to them) and sang or something.
The food was fine but nothing to write home about.
Overall I wish we had chosen a different place.

J
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday brunch was absolutely delicious with amazing choices for both breakfast and lunch.

VB
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great! We went on a Sunday morning and I’m so thankful they do reservations. It just makes it run so smooth. It wasn’t busy. Very comfortable and quaint. There was no huge “buffet” type feeling at all. Small dishes but plenty of food. No wait. It was overall a great experience! Will definitely come again.
The only small down was not everything was labeled and if it was labeled a few labels were actually in the wrong spot. So if you weren’t familiar with some of the dishes it was a bit confusing. Anyway amazing time!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and experience!! Loved the atmosphere and definitely an affordable price!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family reunion

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MR
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service by Melissa was exceptional. We were 26 minutes late for our reservations due to traffic. The wait was going to be 45 minutes but Melissa came to our rescue. She seated us within minutes. After that, the service was downhill. There were two servicer that acted like it was there first day. They were not responsive or very attentive. They must forgot that a tip was involved. But Christian's dessert medley was fantastic. There were 10 different desserts. So glad we did not have to choose. Excluding the service we received, it would be a five star review.

GN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

No longer serving cinnamon rolls and sushi table side. The rice dishes were cold. And it took forever to get more coffee.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded on January 7, 2020

Hi GretN: Thank you for your feedback and I am so sorry the changes to our buffet brunch was a let down, as well as the cold rice dishes served. I also apologize the coffee took sometime to be refilled, and we greatly appreciate your review- letting us know the details of your disappointment. :( That said, I'd love to touch base and will send you a DM with my contact info. -Amy

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IA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch was amazing. It took a while for certain items to get replenished...same food item was burnt.. Other than that thumbs up.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Horrible service. Never brought condiments. Was ignored half hour.

AT
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Great place, good drinks, average food (overcooked) and management under staffed the servers. Our waiter must have had 10 tables but he did great.

F
Dallas
65 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pretzel appetizer is delicious! Calamari was okay. Salmon dinner and shrimp scampi was good. Branzino special was good. Fish and chips were underwhelming. Fun atmosphere and great waterfront location in Georgetown.

Specialty drinks were fun. Wine list ok but nothing great.

J
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love this restaurant and the many choices of goodies to eat!

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded on January 7, 2020

Hi Julie: Thank you so much! We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your review and appreciate you sharing your feedback with us. :) -Amy

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d
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service was slow. The fried shrimp was bland. Overall not a great experience.

ES
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place to have New Year's Day dinner.. Shrimp Scampi and Blood Marys.. were very good. Despite reservations, sat at the bar and had a nice time. The music is a little too loud, at least at the bar

CH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Went there a few weeks back and had a great experience. This visit, however, was quite the opposite. The seating arrangements were very crowded, as I was closer to people on either side of me than I was with my spouse. Our server was inattentive and disengaged. While we asked for our salad first, it arrived after the main course. There were several long periods where we never saw our sever. Chalking it up to a bad night. Hopefully, next time will be much better.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded on January 5, 2020

Hi CHCfamily: Oh no. I am very sorry the service and atmosphere sadly missed the mark this time. :( I would love to ensure your next time will be much MUCH better by these counts, and will send you a DM to stay in touch for your return. -Amy

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