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Farmers Fishers Bakers

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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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
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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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SamiraW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time being at the Waterfront and it was a great experience even though we are close to closing. We didn't feel rushed . The food and drinks were excellent !

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JeanetteM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

seating was very disorganized. We were ontime for our 7pm reservation and did not get seated for close to 40 minutes later. there were several other customers waiting to be seated as well. there were empty tables outside the whole time we were waiting (these tables were properly social distance) the manager had to come to our table to "apologize" but you could tell he was NOT happy.
otherwise everything was ok but because of the unexpected wait and no one telling you what was going on, set an annoying tone for the evening.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 3 hours ago

Thank you for your review, and I am so sorry for the delayed start to your visit. :( Waiting 40mins is understandably disappointing, and I feel badly we started your experience off on the wrong foot. That said, I would love to touch base and turn this around! I will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy

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TomL
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was marginal and service pathetic. The tuna appetizer was good.

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RichardY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Made a reservation for 1 and didn’t get a table til 1:50

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 3 hours ago

Oh gosh! Richard, I am super sorry this happened. :( Our team feels terrible for the delay, and I would love to connect to hopefully make this right on our end. That said, I will send you a follow up message with my email address. Thank you and I hope to be in touch soon. -Amy

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Joyful365
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I completely understand that restaurants are trying their best given the public health emergency but some things are just unacceptable. We waited for 50 mins to be seated and we had a reservation! We explicitly asked to be seated at a booth, we were seated at a regular table and told the booths were reserved for parties of 4 or more yet there were literally plenty of booths with just two people. There was minimal social distancing in place when people went to get their food. Also, the buffet line had literally two people serving everyone. Needless to say it took forever before you could get your food. They didnt have many items. Also, people were just crowded and bunched together when coming into the restaurant to verify their reservation. It would make more sense to have people wait outside in a line and have staff check them in OUTDOORS accordingly. The waiter was sweet but was clearly over whelmed and had little assistance. Also, the food was very lack luster. Extremely disappointed and will not be returning.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 3 hours ago

Oh goodness! You are totally right- what you encountered is truly unacceptable, and I am very sorry for the many disappointments from the start of your visit & throughout. That said, I would love the chance to do what I can to make this right and hopefully turn around your choice to not return...I will send you a follow up note with my email address. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We got to location on time. Waited 25 minutes to be sat. Then another 10 min before we saw the waitress. Then 20 minutes in line to get food. Took 25 min to get my Bloody Mary. Server said there was only one bartender!!! Food that we ordered from kitchen came out at multiple times some 15 min one 35 min. It was cold. Overall not what I expected from such a affluent place. Understaffed are every position.

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Mojo
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Just okay. Waited 40 minutes after our reservation time to be seated. Everything seemed a little tired, including some of the staff. I could attribute some of this to the challenges of operating under Covid measures and restrictions. once seated, food was good, as was our waiter. Hard to squeeze value out of Sunday Brunch unless you’re going to be there over an hour. Unfortunately we had to rush out to get to our next event due to the delay in being seated.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 3 hours ago

Thank you, Mojo for taking the time to post your review from your recent brunch visit. I am so sorry we were delayed with your reservation, and because of this, you were unable to fully enjoy your time with us. :/ That said, I'd love to connect and do what I can to turn around the poor start to this visit- I will send you a DM with my email address to hopefully connect further. -Amy

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Ginny
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Huge disappointment. Sunday brunch was chaotic. You need to go through a revolving door (unsanitary and used my EVERYONE) with your plate if you're sitting outside. Brunch servers behind the counter were impatient and annoyed if you asked questions about the dishes. Our waitress was lovely, but we were there for over two hours because she got busy and didn't come back for half hour at one point. The meal was so long we didn't even consider coffee and dessert. Hated the experience and would never go back there again. Great for big eaters, big drinkers (to pass the time) and bargain seekers. Good luck!

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 3 hours ago

I am very sorry, Ginny for the multiple disappointments encountered during your brunch visit this past weekend. I feel awful our team came across as inhospitable and the service was slow-paced- which sadly caused you to leave without having dessert. :( That said, I would surely love to do what I can to correct this and will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience3

I went here for Sunday Bruch Buffet and overall it was a subpar experience with mediocre food

Checking In
- We were asked to stand outside without much direction till we seated. And that took sometime even when we already had a reservation.

Seating / service
- The entire outside area had only two servers. Felt like the whole place was severely understaffed
- During COVID, for the buffet you have to stand in a line and a server serves food for your liking from behind a plexiglass divider.. which is fine but it felt more like I was at a like a Chipotle during rush hour. The available food was being told to me at a rush in an extremely unclear manner.
-We had to REALLY GO LOOKING for where the desserts were at. After walking past the supposedly dessert bar multiple times we realized we had to order the mini deserts through a counter that almost looked into the dessert prep area.

Food
- We found a piece of hair in our eggs Benedict and when we told our server about it. He was pretty nonchalant about it.

I have dined at their restaurants before and have always had only
good things to say. Extremely disappointed

JM
vipJMS24
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

They just haven’t nailed the COVID friendly service. Our waitress was super awesome but we couldn’t order food from her.... we had to use the buffet. We had to wait in line for our food, not six feet apart from other diners for like 20 minutes. It was super strange.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 3 hours ago

Thank you, JMS24 for sharing your review with us. I am sorry the buffet brunch service was not what was expected, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with our team. That said, we will surely take this into account and are hopeful you'll maybe give us another try sometime- please call us: 202-298-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I do not care for their Sunday brunch. The food is below average and the price is very high.

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JamieA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Decent overall experience with some snags. We had a 9pm outdoor reservation and arrived a little early. We were told it would be closer to 9pm before we would be seated. As the area near the door was rather crowded we hung out near the fountain waiting (30 feet away) to be called. Around 8:55pm we received a text telling us our table was ready. When we arrived to the hostess station we told to stand right outside the door for our table. We ended up standing in a very small crowded area for 20 minutes waiting to be called. I was surprised to receive a text telling me my table was ready and then had to wait, especially with a pandemic going on, for our table.

The seating area outside was very nice and quiet, until it started raining. Looking around there were a few tables that were drenched with water, thankfully we were only sprinkled on, but still it would have been nice not get rained on. Unfortunately, there were no other available outdoor tables.

Our appetizer arrived the hot crab and artichoke dip, it was very good. The combination was flavors worked well with the creaminess of the sauce. The bread was really good that came with it.

My entree was a let down. I ordered the catfish entree. Everything on my plate arrived cold. The mango chutney I understand but the grits, green beans and catfish were all cold. The fish had a decent flavor, just needed to be hot.

The service was really good. Our server was very attentive and very knowledgeable and efficient. If you get an outdoor table I would recommend bringing an umbrella. The appetizer was very good while my entree was a let down. Please don't tell me that my table is ready and then make me wait in a crowded area for 20 minutes.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 3 hours ago

Jamie- I am real sorry for the disappointing start to your visit, and the subpar entrée served. :( We appreciate that you took the time to share this with us, and both our Management & Culinary Team will address this with our staff that worked 9/26. That said, I would love the chance to follow up with you, and will send you a personal note with my contact info. Thank you and I hope to be in touch soon! -Amy

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Foodie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Good location but food was really poor quality comparing to other Founding Farmers locations/offerings.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 3 hours ago

Oh no! I am very sorry to read this, and please know, I have relayed this to our Culinary Team. I know they will surely look into what needs to be done to get on track with our sibling locations, and THANK YOU for letting us know. We hope you'll give us another try sometime and please call us: 202-298-8783 for any reservation help needed in the future. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good. And our waiter recommend the wings and a few drinks.

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Kareng
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside. Staff was attentive and well focused on maintaining all COVID procedures. Food was excellent. Quick service and addressed questions. Would definitely return. Great first experience!

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Traveller
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very good food - loved the burgers and kettle korn. Service was a bit disorganized, but nothing terrible. Sat outside which was nice but very noisy - loud music from boats, lots of people around, jets overhead. Somewhat pricy for the amount of food.

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FabulousFoodie
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We had a reservation for 3 and was not seated until 3:30. Hostess was horrible not very nice or friendly. Didn’t seem like she worked there. Our waiter told us all food was al carte so we ordered sides with our meal.

The entrees did come with sides but still had us order $14 worth of sides...?? Really! He did remove the sides but service was not good at all and neither was the food.

I will not dine with farmers fishers baker at Georgetown again.

I will continue to go to farmers Distillers and founding farmers!

I was very disappointed with management, host and staff! Horrible

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 3 hours ago

Oh gosh! I am tremendously sorry to read about the disappointments from your visit on 9/26. :( I would love the chance to touch base about what you described, and will send you a DM with my email address. Thank you SO much for posting your review and giving us the chance to address this. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I (and our two dogs) ventured into the city for a nice early dinner. We sat outside and had a Nike meal. The service was very good and the food great. My first choice wasn’t available - a seafood dish - so I went with the pork shank. So good. My girlfriend got scallops and shared one. Normally not a scallops guy but delicious. Had some guacamole and the famous biscuits for starters. The dogs were well behaved too. We will go back.

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SARINAA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family in town

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Too expensive for the brunch offered. Not sure if it was all you can eat or what, but it was $80 total for two people

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great idea for a family dinner. Had a great time and the female waitress was amazing. She entertained and gave amazing suggestions with every question. Plus it was always superb. Def will make this a more common meal place.

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vipAlex
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Restaurant was very good, service outstanding. Only thing i didn't like was I had reservations and still had to wait for people that was walk ups instead of seating me and my party sense mine was done in advance.

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Susan1
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food4service4ambience4

A group of friends & I had an atrocious, police state-like experience here on Friday night & I won’t be returning to any Farmers restaurant, although I like the food and the server was good. The reason I won’t be returning is do to the “covid-era” condescension of the manager & her inexcusable & dogmatic treatment of my friends & I. Due to a mild emergency, 3 out of our original party of 6 we’re going to be significantly late for our reservation. Due to that & the 1.5 hour maximum, we made the decision to be seated for the 3 of us, figuring by the time our other friends arrived, it’d be at least our 1.5 hours, & we could on to somewhere else.

We were seated at a 4 top. Our friends made it to the restaurant when we were about 60-70 minutes into our time maximum. Since only 2 of them came, we were short 1 seat at the table, but easily could have squeezed an additional chair without capping the table (fire code) or breaking social distancing (ridiculous DC police state mandates). We were in the middle of finishing our $85 of food & beverage so asked for a simple accomodation of squeezing 1 more in at our 4 top table so that we could finish what we had purchased over the next 20-30 minutes. The manager condescendingly said “no” & then repeated her mantra of “‘‘tis is for our safety”. (As an educated and free person, I don’t expect to be spoken to like a 1st grader when I go out to a restaurant & pay for goods& service.)

After posing a couple other reasonable alternatives, in interest of us being able to finish the goods we purchased, & her denying them wo any concern for the fact that we are paying customers or for the fact she was being totally unreasonable & quite condescending, She comes to our table to say my friends would have to go stand outside in the rain. Uh no. I requested the check.

The moment I requested the check, her whole demeanor changed. She came back to tell us there was a table, but then never followed up after that. We left.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 2 days ago

I am super sorry to read how your evening unraveled, and feel terrible for the disappointing outcome to your experience. I am also so sorry we failed to make alternative arrangements for your guests, and I would love the opportunity to touch base about what happened with our team, and hopefully turn this around! I will send you a follow up message with my email address and thank you for taking the time to let us know about the details of your visit & giving us the chance to address this. -Amy

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Damo
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience2

I order the prime rib and it was cooked very well. However the piece of meat was very fatty so half of it was not edible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Fantastic experience every time.

RC
RobC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, always excellent service. A good, reliable pick.

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silverhairedmama
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That was my first time and I am making another reservation today. It was wonderful.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 4 days ago

Oh WOW!! Thank you! We are beyond thrilled to read this, and hope you'll be back sooner than later. :) -Amy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick outdoor lunch with my daughter. Server was great. Food was awesome. Lovely outdoor area. Depending on the weather, maybe ask to be sat in the shade. We didn’t and it did get really hot. But it was still a nice experience.

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vipFrancisD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and drinks are good and well priced. I love the tiki drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I hadn’t gone out for brunch since before the pandemic. We’d also never eaten brunch at any of the Farmers Restaurant Group locations, so we figured Farmers Fishers Bakers would be great place to go. Despite the brunch being buffet-style, our server was extremely attentive. She made sure our coffee and water were always filled and our dirty plates were cleared. The food was filling, not heavy, and the brunch offers a variety of foods. From French toast topped with Bananas Foster, to seafood jambalaya (and many more options I didn’t mention), there’s something for everyone.

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Meredith
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Buffets in pandemic don't mix well. Came for the weekend brunch and spent the majority of the time waiting in a long line for food. Only 1-2 people were serving food on the buffet line at a time for a line of 25-35 people. Super inefficient ... not all the usual foods were out. Some you had to ask for , others they didn't have or kid behind the kitchen wall. Overall a waste of a $100 brunch

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded on September 22, 2020

I am so sorry for the disappointments you left with after your recent buffet brunch visit. :( I would love the chance to follow up about your feedback and hopefully do what I can to turn this around! I will send you a personal note with my email address. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff greate food

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews