Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Great service excellent food if you love Sunday brunch this is the place to go!
Everything was great. And we adored our waiter, Sean. Only thing was someone in our dinner party was served a manhattan drink in a small wine glass. It was tiny... he was pretty disappointed about that.
But overall it was great.
As always, everything was delicious!
Good food; biscuits and gravy could have used a lot more gravy. Otherwise, excellent.
The server was great and the food was good. I know it was a busy day but having a plate of toast arrive after the meal was over was not the best timing.
Hi Zoey: Thank you for sharing your review with us. I am very sorry the toast arrived too late to be enjoyed with your meal. We appreciate your feedback and I will send you a PM with my email address to hopefully touch base about your personal message. -Amy
Went at brunch time and it was good food at a reasonable price. The check in was very chaotic but I think that was more due to the customers than the staff. I would go back, but I wouldn't go out of my way, nor wait an hour for a table.
Usually love this restaurant. Waitress was a little distracted and restaurant was drafty, food was good but not great.
This was our second visit and I wasn't as impressed than our first visit. The prices seemed to have increased. For example a glass of wine was $12 and the portion was small (less than a quarter of a wine glass). The food was OK. I got the spicy fried chicken. I felt it was a little overcooked and dry and it really wasn't very spicy. The sides were not great and I didn't eat much of them. My wife;s pot roast had too many onions. She stated once she removed all the onions the taste was better. Someone else in our party got the salmon on a plank and said that was cooked well. Overall, for the price of the food the taste and quality was not there. We probably won't return.
Best French Toast Ever!
This is my entire family’s go-to restaurant for both casual and special occasions.
It’s always wonderful to have meals at FF as long as we can be seated outside. Indoor noise levels are so awful I’ve had to wear ear plugs. Why bother going out to eat when you can’t hear your companions?
Hi Tamara: I am very sorry to read that the indoor dining areas are considered awfully noisy, and please know I have made our Management Team aware of your feedback. We do hope to have you back soon, and with this said, we are always happy to turn down our music or seat you further from the bar & host stand- our mezzanine level is much quieter and call us at 301-340-8783 to have a note for this area added as a preference when joining us in the future. -Amy
Super service. Great food. Not cheap .
Hi 1djraw: We really appreciate your 5-Star rating for the food, service and ambiance. :) Thank you so much and we hope to have you back soon! Please call us at 301-340-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy
Founding Farmers was much like their other restaurants in their atmosphere. However, at this location service was slow. Our table was far away from the other tables that our server had. We were patient. When we did see our server, he was very polite and got us everything we needed. Food was decent for the value. Coffee was very good once we got it!
The glasses and dishes were dirty. There was lipstick still on the glass. The plates were dirty with food. The server didn’t know the items on the menu when asked for more information.
Hi AngieJ: Oh wow. I am really sorry to read that the glasses and dishes were dirty. :( I also apologize for the lack of information your server had about the menu, and feel badly that your overall experience was only worthy of 3-Stars. Thank you for letting us know these details and I would love the chance to touch base. I will send you a PM with my contact info. -Amy
The food was good and service was great. We had the Garlic black pepper wings. My husband had the crispy shrimp which was great and I had the Crab and shrimp risotto. It was just okay, It was a little bland and not as creamy as I thought it should be.
Slightly disorganized upon arrival. Had reservations. Very noisy, requested table upstairs, desk had 3 different people checking availability, never letting us know decision, had to keep asking just what was happening. Finally was seated upstairs. Service and food outstanding. Will definitely return.
We had a great waitress, Erica! She was wonderful!
Food and service was great! Plenty of options for vegetarians as well. Highly recommend!
As expected wonderful dining experience.
Hi Marvin: Awww! We are the ones to THANK YOU for sharing such a wonderful review with us. We appreciate it and already look forward to having you back soon. -Amy
Nice to be here on a Monday night. Quiet (this restaurant gets really loud), delicious and great service.
I like the joint, and I had a good ribeye. I had the impression however, that a couple people in my party did not care for the gnocchi, and felt service was not top notch. One of the service concerns, I think was that a person did not receive her ear of corn in a timely manner with the rest of the dinner. Another finished eating first and the waitstaff cleared her plate. She thought everyone's plate should be cleared at the same time. I mention these things so that the reader/prospective diner knows the nature of the service concerns, and can judge for themselves whether that would be a problem for them.
The food has gone completely downhill! The food was awful and was thrown together. We ordered and the food was at the table w/in 10 mins. We will not return to this location. This is the 2nd time experiencing horrible food this at this particular location.
The bottom fell out of the glass as the waiter was pouring water, instead of moving us to another table, he put napkins all over the floor and LEFT them there our entire meal. Why not move us or have someone properly come clean the water to prevent anyone from slipping... when he came back to the table, who slips, HE did. Terrible time here!
Hi akaSamIam: Oh gosh! I am so very sorry to read that your recent visit was a total bust on our end! I am embarrassed to read that my teammate failed to relocate your party to a new table after the accident occurred with the glass. :( This is really unacceptable, and I also apologize that the food was considered "awful". All this said, I'd love the chance to follow up and will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy
Hi ChristieL: Thank you SO much for sharing your ALL STAR 5-STAR review with us! We appreciate it and hope to have you back for another great time soon. :) -Amy
Service was terrible. 15 minutes after being seated, we had to ask where our server was. It took another several minutes for someone to come by. The servers seemed very inexperienced and/or the restaurant was understaffed. The coffee was not hot and the food was mediocre (the side of bacon was 2 undercooked strips). This has always been one of our "go to" places for brunch but I think we are done. Very disappointed.
Founding farmers is always a good choice and a necessary reservation. This visit we had 9 people in the party and our server was new. The food was great, as always. I will return here over and over again
Slow service. Food was ok, nothing special. Waiter told me dish would be spicy. It was bland and boring.
Great Ford and great service. The inside dining music was playing extremely loud; we sat outside and it was delightful.
Wait staff very inconsistent. Non-attentive and slow.
Food and service were excellent!
Perfect first time experience. Waiter checked on us often as time allowed - especially since it was during the busy weekend brunch rush. Food was served quickly. There was an error in my order, but they were quick to rectify without fuss. Paying the bill was also quick and efficient.
Good. Service was great!
Great preparation of the impossible burger, best in the area. Service was excellent as well.
Hi Marvin: We are totally flattered by your kind praise for our take on the Impossible Burger! Thank you so much and we hope to have you back soon. :) -Amy
Birthday Celebration with friends
I brought two friends to lunch at Founding Farmers MoCo for their first time, and I am so glad the food was as good as I have told them because the service was really off. Pretty much a timing issue - delay in getting a waiter to take our orders, delay in getting the drinks, delay in getting the appetizer - and the Bloody Mary had ice literally stacked about the rim of the glass (I fished the too-much ice out and put it on the appetizer plate, diminishing the drink by 1/3. Might want to stick with beer and wine the next time.) Food was as good as one expects from Founding Farmers, but the service brings it down to a very average experience. Based on this experience, I would not recommend it for lunch.
Never disappointed. Menu has changed somewhat. These things happen!
My family and I enjoy the service and food. This restaurant is my first and favorite choice for anytime of the day. I love having lunch here before work which is always fulfilling. The staff is incredible along with the food, kiddos to the bar as well "you guys simply rock!" Thank you to the local farmers too "you make the world go around with quality food." I can't express into words how much I appreciate the staff and people whom make a positive impact in others live. Thank you again for the love and light you are appreciated.
Sincerely with love, Karizma/Christoper Clayton & your nurse Anjel/Rachel Shah
The food was great, and the service by the waiter was great. However, the hostess/manager at the front desk were a bit rude.
Founding Farmers is my wife's favorite restaurant so I took her there to celebrate her 40th birthday and noted that on the OpenTable reservation. Unfortunately, the food (specifically the crab cakes) did not live up to the taste standard from previous trips to the restaurant and nobody noted the special celebration from the reservation notes. It was a subpar experience on this trip ...
Hi MatthewD: I am very sorry to read that your visit to our Potomac Founding Farmers to celebrate your wife's birthday was considered average (3-Stars), and overall, failed to measure up. I am also really sorry that your server failed to place a candle in the dessert ordered for your wife's birthday. :( I understand being disappointed with the outcome of your experience, and would love to follow up. I will send you a PM with my email address. -Amy
Breakfast! Our server Melissa was so sweet, great service! Her make up was amazing!! :))
Took over 30 min to get a beer. They offered free dessert for delay.