Farmers Fishers Bakers

4.2
8343 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

Our server constantly messed up our drink orders and was very unprofessional. We weren’t able to leave the restaurant until after 11:30 because we had to help the server fix their mistake

c
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance, trendy but still family friendly. Very good food & choices, drinks too.

G
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food an environment to celebrate our wedding anniversary, our waitress was awesome

LA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Was recommended to us for our last family dinner before college drop off. Disappointing! First, they gave our table away after calling in to push back reservation.

2/4 meals inedible( Steak was full of fat and gristle, and spicy seafood jambalaya dried out and fish over cooked. )Jambalaya was replaced with second choice, Cioppino, same dish as mine, but replacement meal used a different sauce-not as good as my Cioppino. Bright note, son’s ribs were delicious.

Lastly, the noise level is uncomfortably high-didn’t allow for conversation.
Total fail...

M
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and fun menu. They accommodated extra people in our party very pleasantly. The noise level however was excessively high, meaning we couldn’t have a conversation even with the person sitting next to us at the table, and for that reason I give them the lower rating. Perhaps install fabric baffles in the open ceiling to absorb some of the sound?

K
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, sat outside so was quiet. Enjoyed the food.

r
Las Vegas
45 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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

S
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this establishment and all of the sister restaurants.
This specific Time my server was absolutely sensational and pleasant to be around She made sure me date enjoyed her birthday

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

Dined for 2 on a Monday evening. Very busy but with reservations, got seated quickly! Pimento cheese biscuits - AMAZING! Wine was good - great selection and tastings were free. Garden sushi - so so, not the best, should have got the pizza! Grilled cheese bacon burger - also just okay, asked for medium but came out pretty done. Brownie sundae - again just okay. Service - Very slowwwww. Yes, it was a busy night but dining for 3 hours (2 people) to eat dinner on a Monday night, ehhh not necessary.

CZ
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Salmon was excellent but quality of the sides were lacking and portion was small.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined 4 days 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!

MM
New England
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant just suits us. There is something for everybody on the menu with many items reasonably priced. The atmosphere is upbeat, the staff friendly and helpful and the location on The Harbour is just plain fun.

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

We were celebrating a birthday and had an amazing meal!

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

I was not impressed with the service or food. Had to send the steak back twice as it was not cooked correctly either time. The crab cakes had a lot of breading felt like money was wasted will not be back.

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

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

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

Wonderful !!!!

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MW
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 6 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 6 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 6 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.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 2 days ago

Hi FoodieAlert: Thank you for sharing your review with us. I am real sorry to read that your RW visit missed the mark, and sadly was only worthy of 3-Stars. :/ We appreciate you letting us know and do hope to have you back for another try soon! Please call us at 202-298-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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C
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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

Quality meal, good staff

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 on August 16, 2019
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 on August 15, 2019
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 on August 15, 2019
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 on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice experience, and the salads were delicious!

M
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
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 on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RF
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
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 on August 14, 2019
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 on August 14, 2019
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 on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience

KA
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
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 6 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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