Founding Farmers - Montgomery County

4.5
10047 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We have been working together to do everything we can to ensure we do our part to support and feed our community and our team. We are currently serving our scratch-made food and drink in our dining room and on our patio. We also have breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, and weekday happy hour. If you would prefer to stay at home, we have To Go and delivery everyday. Our hot ready-to-eat Founding Farmers favorites are available To Go for breakfast, lunch & dinner, as well as our At Home special seasonal menus, which are started in our kitchens and ready to be finished in yours. We have developed multi-layered systems to provide you with great food, drink, and hospitality and are continuing to adapt our operations to keep all of us as safe as possible. Visit our website to learn more.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 10047 people are saying
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Charlee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food wasn’t as tasteful as the Pennsylvania Ave location.

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GeraldL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was great, we made reservations and was seated when we got there on time

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded a day ago

Thanks Gerald! :) We appreciate this and look forward to having you back again soon! -Amy

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locavorefoodie
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Mediocre food and not-so-great service for expensive prices.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded a day ago

I am so sorry for the disappointing food and service during your recent visit. :( I would love to turn this around and ask you to please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with your review, the date you dined and location. I appreciate it and hope to make this right! -Amy

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LoriA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My go-to for fresh organic farm to table food. Yum every time.
Normally change their menu seasonally.

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Phenomenal
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They were very accommodating to our needs and delivered prompt and friendly service!

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Lidia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great. Definitely would recommend.

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CorE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorites for special occasions and guests. The food is fresh and the menu evolves at the right pace so there's always new things to try as well as old favorites. Fresh ingredients expertly prepared make me always confident in bringing out of town guests. Wait-staff is friendly and professional, and the atmosphere is a nicely casual modern. Highly recommend.

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vipDiner
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for breakfast and it was great. I was diagnosed with an immune disorder that causes a lot of food allergies about a year and a half ago. While I've been figuring out what is and isn't safe for me to eat, I've only been able to eat homecooked food. This past week I've started trying to eat out for the first time since 2019 and our server, Chris, and the floor manager, Hannah, at Founding Farmers were so incredibly helpful and patient. It turned out the dish I had scoped out on the website prior to arriving wouldn't have been safe for me to eat, so they made me something different that was.

This might not seem like a big deal to everyone, but it is a massive deal to me. Being able to go out for a meal with friends and family after not seeing them much due to the pandemic (we're all vaccinated now) is amazing. Also, I can't even begin to tell you how annoying it is to be forced to make every single thing from scratch yourself for over a year because everything else has some type of problematic ingredient.

So, thank you so much Founding Farmers for helping me to regain some sense of normalcy! I really appreciate it and now I know what to order when I come back.

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vipKosherchef
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent. Our server couldn’t have been nicer. The food came out hot and was delicious. The wine list is very good. We will be back.

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PaulaE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

After asking if we were celebrating a special event, and me communicating we were celebrating a birthday- my dad never even got a happy birthday from any staff member. Why ask if your not doing anything about it.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Paula: Oh gosh! You are totally right and I am so very sorry we failed to acknowledge your father's Birthday- especially after asking! :( This is truly disheartening and I would love to find a way to turn this around. Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + date dined + location. Thank you so much! -Amy

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Shaun
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoyed very much. I’ve been before and got terrible service to the point that we received free entre gift cards.. better service the second time but food was ok.. decided to try the third time and I actually enjoyed everything. Yes I will return because I really like the menu.

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Pilgrim222
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Made a reservation and when we arrived there were 4 young ladies at the front behind the glass. None of them treated us. We Attis there for almost 10 minutes and then we were seated. Young inexperienced waiter forget to put in our appetizer order so when the entrees arrived we said we had not received our appetizers. Waiter asked me what we ordered? I asked if he wrote it down. Manager came out and comped the apps, which she should have done. Waiter never asked if we wanted more drinks and refilled water. Food quality was poor at best. Steaks were fatty, were not seared and over salted. Vegetables were cold and asparagus I trimmed. Been there several times and always liked this place. Gone way down hill in my opinion. They no longer pay attention to the details. Lots of other places to go for the same money and better experience.

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KristenB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had heard so many good things about this restaurant. But, Easter was not the day to go. The wait staff was overwhelmed but very nice. Everything took much longer that anticipated. The food was ok, not great.

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vipDrew
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Decent but pricey

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to the last 1 1/2 year being unconventional, we decided to do Easter dinner that way too. We didn’t cook at home we most of have been stuck 😇 We had a superb server, Audra, and the food was delicious.

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ErikaG
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Went prior to the pandemic and food and service were great!
This time service was still good but food wasn't quite the same.
Also, keep in mind they add a COVID fee.

Maybe just an off day due to Easter Holiday rush.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on April 7, 2021

Bummer! I am so sorry something about the food ordered was amiss this time. :/ Please know, we take all feedback to heart and I would love the chance to turn this around! Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with the following: copy of your review, items ordered that missed the mark, date + location dined. Thank you so much and I hope to make this right! -Amy

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Will
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Founding Farmers is an excellent environment with good food and lovely atmosphere!

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vipDuchessofDining
Birmingham
25 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'll be back again! Love the food, atmosphere and drinks! Perfect for brunch on the patio!

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on April 5, 2021

Awesome!! Many thanks for sharing this with our team! We appreciate it and look forward to having you back again soon. :) -Amy

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MaryS
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was okay. Food was a little bland. Server did not inform us that we had exceeded our allotted time at the table. Instead of coming over and letting me us know since we felt we had a good interaction he sent a female of color to speak with us about the time. Additionally the supervisor on duty had visited our table several times and he could have let us know about the time limited as well. We understood the policy and would have gladly complied like we did if both the server and duty supervisor who were both white males had come and told us the same thing that the female of color told us. Who by the way never approach our table the entire time until she was told to let us we had pass our slotted time to be at the table. This made the entire experience a 3. We decided not to come back ever. Food wasn’t was okay.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on April 7, 2021

Thank you for your review and I am so sorry for the disappointing outcome to your visit. I also apologize the food was neither here nor there. :( We appreciate your feedback about the lack of communication surrounding the time allotment for pandemic dining and will take this into account. This all said, I would love the chance to turn around the dissatisfaction you unfortnatley took home from this experience. Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + date dined + location. -Amy

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Jjjj
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Overall it was a disappointing experience. We had reservations, but still had to wait 25 min. to be seated, then had to wait to order and waited over 45 minutes to be served. Food was good, but expensive for what we got. We received a card that we had 90 minutes to clear the table, but had to wait so long that we went well beyond the 90 minutes.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on April 7, 2021

Oh no! I am so sorry we failed to give you a wonderful experience from start to finish. :( I would love the chance to turn around the disappointment you left with, and kindly ask you please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + date + location dined. Thank you and I look forward to being in touch! -Amy

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Beenyx
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious! Service was good. The overall ambience was very good.

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TMBG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside. The heaters worked just fine.

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vipBrendanK
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Deviled eggs were very good. Fish and Chips entree was extremely bland, no taste to the fish at all. The batter must not have had any seasoning

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on April 5, 2021

Bummer!! I am so sorry the Fish & Chips were only worthy of 2-Stars and this dish took down the enjoyment of your overall experience. :( This said, I'd love to touch base and do my best to turn around the poor taste you left with- please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + date dined + location. Thank you! -Amy

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LindaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My poached eggs with goat cheese and beets was very good, the ingredients were fresh but there were no herbs or spices in the dish so I had to add a lot of salt and pepper.

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lyse123
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints; great food, great service and great value.

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vipRHSFood
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was pretty good but the server seemed disinterested.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on April 1, 2021

I am so sorry for the disappointing service encountered with our team. :( I'd love to make this right and ask you please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, details of the service and date/location dined. We appreciate you letting us know and I hope to be in touch soon! -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Rainy and cold (outside seating)

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B4Curtain
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

While the menu was varied and excellent, the price points were high, even before the 4% Covid surcharge.
I had a Reuben with asparagus and was disappointed in the quality of the vegetable. Sandwich was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Although, they did not have all day breakfast it was still a pleasant experience.

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LisaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a very nice family dinner. Great service from our waiter! Great job complying with county's COVID directives

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hck123
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious shrimp & crab salad. Staff coped well with sudden storm and ferocious winds.

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TMik
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress (I believe her name was Hailey) was very kind and attentive and handled my "complicated order" brother very well. We had a great birthday brunch!

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vipFoodeater
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We sat outside in the tent on a rainy day and it was still a good experience. Our server, Lexi, was very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed.

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BiffD
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The food was great, our waiter was fantastic, however having someone come over and reminding us that we have to leave because our 90 minutes is up was totally uncalled for. If she had just bothered to step back and watch us for one second, she would have realized that we were leaving instead, it was a crappy way to end my husband‘s birthday! Because of that I will never step foot into that founding farmers again!

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on March 30, 2021

Hi BiffD: I am super sorry for the disappointing close to your visit and feel terrible for the misjudgment our staff made upon your departure. :( I would love the chance to turn around the poor impression we left you with, and kindly ask you email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + date dined + location. Thank you! -Amy

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leslies
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

My husband and I had been to Founding Farmers MoCo twice before, and had always had a wonderful experience. This time, however, the food was surprisingly less than satisfactory. I ordered a turkey sandwich. The roasted turkey had so much marbelized fat that I eventually resorted to opening the sandwich and pulling the meat from the fat with my fingers. The accompanying french fries were cold, and when we asked for replacement fries, they were no better. My husband said his Impossible Burger wasn't noteworthy. We were also there with a friend who ordered a green salad with chicken but was surprised to find that all of the chicken was dark meat. She had expected white meat, and would have liked to have known that it would be only dark meat because she would not have ordered that entree. I don't think we'll be returning soon, but hopefully our experience was just a fluke and not the new normal.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on March 30, 2021

Hi Leslies: Thank you for your review and my apologies for the disappointing quality of the 3 entrees served to you, your husband and friend this time. :( Please know, our Culinary Team have been made aware of your feedback and will follow up with our staff that prepared these meals on 3.27. Of course, I would love the chance to turn around the poor taste you & your guests left with! Please email me a copy of your review, date + location dined: Amy@FRG.Farm. -Amy

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BigD
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The greeting was curt telling you that you had 90 minutes to complete your dinner. Thereafter the service was excellent and efficient and the food was very well prepared and presented. We vacated in time but not sure how soon i will return to be told that i have so many minutes to finish my dinner.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on March 30, 2021

Hi BigD: Thank you for your review and I am super sorry for the poor start to your visit this time. :( I'd love to touch base with you and turn this around! Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + date + location dined to continue this conversation. -Amy

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vipAmazing
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Was the worst food I have ever had there. I have not been here in over a year and the food use to be the best quality. The food today was so bad I wouldn’t feed it to a stray animal. Seemed food was pre cooked then sat all day and microwaved. We sat in the covered outside there was trash on the floor and a dirty mask along with napkins gross.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on March 28, 2021

Oh my!! I am so very sorry for the disappointing food and poor ambience encountered during your visit. :( I would love the chance to touch base about your experience and make this right! Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined, and dish you had that missed the mark. Thank you so much and I hope to turn this around. -Amy

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vipLCJY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

My meatloaf (a signature dish) was dry and had a significant burnt crust around it. I have eaten here pre-pandamic and enjoyed the meatloaf.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on March 30, 2021

Oh no! This is such a bummer and I am super sorry for the poor consistency of your main meal this time. :( I'd love the opportunity to follow up with you and make this right! That said, please email me a copy of your review + date dined + location: Amy@FRG.Farm. Thank you and I look forward to being in touch. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating here since the pandemic and my friend and I ate inside. The restaurant took time to take COVID-19 precautions including social distancing, mandatory mask wearing, electronic menu, and more. I’ve had three family members die due to virus complications so I’ve been hesitant about dining out. However, I am at ease. Furthermore, Fatima was an exceptional waitress who attended to every need. She was friendly, warm, and genuine. I loved Founding Farmers Potomac before the pandemic, and yesterday’s service makes me love it even more.

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vipMidwesterner
Washington DC
78 reviews