Founding Farmers - Reston
As a farmer-owned restaurant, almost all of our delicious food and drink – from our freshly baked bread and house-churned butter to our craft cocktails with our proprietary spirits – is made from scratch, using high-quality ingredients from American family farms.
Our First Bake is available weekday mornings for takeaway breakfast and our specialty blend of Compass Coffee. We hope our Reston guests will enjoy all that is Founding Farmers.
While the selection was terrific, we have had tastier, less bland brunches at other area dining spots.
Wonderful family lunch celebrating my birthday! I loved the menu and we all had a delicious meal!
Had reservations and the booth was too small for 6 people. Service was not great.
This place never disappoints, we go for the weekend brunch ! The selection and quality of the buffet is really unmatched in Reston, I went for the salmon and eggs ... with another of my favorite the crazy corn salad... tried the ravioli and was too full to have dessert ! Great Buffet !
I thoroughly enjoyed the love I received from the managers to the staff. Nohelia was an amazing person. She introduced me, continuously, to the buttermilk pancakes. I'm hooked and it's all her fault. Oh yeah, the shake and dates drink is amazing
Great food. Great atmosphere, great service great waiter
Our server was excellent. However, the food was mediocre. Several of our dishes had undercooked or cold food delivered. The bar was very poor. Had to wait a very long time for our cocktails to arrive...appetizers arrived about the same time. Had three drinks brought to table. First cocktail was a disaster...didn’t match description, and sent back. Two other drinks were slightly better, but made slightly different too.
I’ve been here on five different occasions. Each has been different in terms of experience. The servers are always great, but the bar has always been very slow and poor and inconsistent relative to their cocktails. I suspect sitting at the bar is better. I’ve found that the Sunday brunch is the best...and really is fabulous. Overall, I give Founding Farmers 3 stars out of 5. There are better options at this price point. Again...the wait staff is excellent. The kitchen and bar inconsistent.
As usual, it was great. Noise level a bit high, so maybe not the best for a romantic date. Food is very good and more than ample. And (maybe most importantly) - killer cocktails!
Founding Farmers left no detail untouched. The food was spectacular, the ambiance was enlightening, and the service was friendly and efficient. Sitting in a booth with fabric sides made for a quiet place where we could hear each other talk easily! Outstanding restaurant!
Great team lunch! Service was spectacular in keeping to our time frame, sitting all 12 of us together during a busy lunch hour and serving everyone at the same time.
Skip the prime rib. The service. and the drinks were great, but the food was mediocre at best
This is the 2nd time i went to founding farmers in 1 week. I have bad experience both times. This time the person didnt get food on time and missed like orders. We ordered like fries , soda and some salad and he got only the salad and didnt get the other stuff. When I asked the server he is like he just placed the order after he got all the other orders. He didnt even give us the Soda till he gave the bill. This is like the worst experience I have had. I would not recommend this place to anyone
Great meal. We will be back and highly recommend this restaurant
Having previously been to Founding Farmers in DC and Reston, I had certain expectations. Unfortunately, my expectations were not met. We were seated in an upper area and the lighting was so poor, I couldn't read the menu. I ordered the fried chicken salad and it was unlike I'd had before. The piece of chicken was served whole rather than sliced. The size of the salad, my companion's chia bowl, and my husband's scallops were small relative to the the price. Our waitress was quite patronizing and we all left disappointed with the entire experience (other than the warm greeting given by Ali (Albanian) who seated us).
The service was strong, our waitress was friendly and attentive, the food was served quickly. Our mixed drinks were delicious (cosmo and martinis) and the atmosphere while open was not too loud. We were not as thrilled with our dishes. Three of us had rockfish on salad. Nothing special, in fact, friends had told us to expect leftovers, as the portion sizes were huge! Not so with the fish dishes. or the risotto. No bread offered or served with either dish. One salad bowl was topped with two very small filet pieces; we actually laughed. Why the tiny pieces? It's not imported Chilian sea bass. The risotto dish had no description at all and we decided the combination of risotto and marinara was not to our liking. Our Keto diet friends panned dessert but we shared some delicious sea salt caramel ice cream with a shot of cold brew.
Next time we will stick to fried chicken or grilled cheese.
Outstanding food presentation, taste and service as always.
This restaurant is fabulous! We had a great table and our waiter was very attentive. The menu is SO fun with lots of options, I just need to branch out as I always get the same thing which I love! My niece got the fried chicken with the donut and Mac ‘n cheese- oh boy was the presentation AMAZING and it was really yummy!!
The food is a better quality at the Tyson’s location. There were no passed food selections as well.
It was an excellent dining experience. Although things got a bit behind, we sat down 20-25 minutes after the time of our reservation and the staff took care of us after that. Food was great, drinks were good and I got so distracted I left my hat behind, so I'll be back minimally for that!
I had to wait for 45 min even after making a reservation. I was sitting for like 20-30 min for the server to come and take our order. I was waiting to 30 min for 2 drinks and it was like it went to bad to worse. I like the ambiance but people need to know they definitely need to wait for sure
Food was too salty and too many ingredients rolled into each dish. Need to simplify. One easy “special” order (just remove peppers) took 15 extra minutes. FF going downhill from where it started.
We had terrible service! Had to wait 15mins for our first drink and we were rushed the whole time! Won't recommend and will never go back!
I heard that FF is great when it comes to Breakfast/Brunch, but when it came to Dinner, I was a little disappointed. They were busier when we went and so I totally understand any waiting that happened. After considering everything that we experienced, the main thing that brought my rating down was the food. I guess I just expected more being that I had heard good things about FF and that it’s not very cheap. The menu had a lot on it but not many options felt unique to FF. Also the menu had VERY LITTLE details about the food and we had to ask our waitress for about 6 different ones before we even ordered. My wife and I both got a type of burger (I got the avocado one, and my wife got the grilled cheese melt burger). My burger was kinda plain and the onions in it were overwhelming the burger. It didn’t have much sauces at all and the fries that came with it were a little dry. My wife’s Burger had 2 grilled cheese on either side of the burger and those grilled cheese were pretty disappointing.
I don’t know if I would recommend FF to a friend yet, because I want to see if their breakfast lives up to what everyone says it is. If it does then I would recommend only the breakfast. When it comes to Dinner, I would not.
Great food and service. Had a great time. Wish they would have done something for my wife's birthday. Oh well
Our waitress Alba seemed “checked out” and wasn’t knowledgeable on the menu. She got two menu items wrong that we asked about before ordering which made the meal less enjoyable. Corn bread and donuts were excellent but main entree were so-so bc of her misleading information.
We came early during brunch time and could not order any snacks while waiting at the bar. It was either order brunch or wait for your table reservation at 2pm when we could order from the menu. The bar needs to have the option to order some snacks or appetizers. I had to go to Starbucks and bring back a snack while I waited at the bar.
Probably the best brunch buffet to be had in the DMV! Three words: creme. brûlée. donuts. Everyting was top notch, although I never did see any of the advertised passed bites.... (and I was looking forward to a candied bacon lollipop!)
Best part? Kids under 6 are free, so a good option for our family. Highly recommend.
Whenever we went to get food, some things were empty. Do I thought I paid too much for what I got!
We normally go to the Founding Farmers in KOP, PA however while visiting friends in Alexandria,VA we made reservations for our family. The service was excellent, food is always excellent, and our server was very attentive and patient (we had my senior parents with us). The Reston location had vallet parking which is very convenient and the location was also nice for pictures.
Our service was not great - very inattentive or understaffed, not sure. Food was good but pricey.
Probably the best meal I've had out in my lifetime.
The food at Founding Farmers never disappoints! And the ambiance at this location is far superior to the Tysons one. I think the entryway is nicer and it is carpeted so it is much quieter and less echoy. of course, it is expensive, but the farm-to-table and organic high-quality food makes that understandable. Giving low stars for service just because the host was very rude and unfriendly. Server was great though.
The service was fairly slow. Our drinks took a long time to arrive and my food was very salty. The server was friendly though and the ambiance was pleasant.
Great food but service was slow! Waited at least 10 minutes for drinks. Ordered appetizers and asked for more butter for the bread but never got it. Saw 4 different people during the visit. The entrees were great so we would be willing to give it another shot but service could be better.
The parking was horrible, drinks were good, and service was great.
The Cedar plank salmon dish was spectacular; even the sides!
Food arrived after 40
Minutes and it was cold. Service was mediocre but enthusiastic. Coffee, no refill. All quite expensive and not delicious. Disappointing!
Perfect as usual — thanks a lot for accommodating so many of us in split tables without a fee. Please keep it up and we will keep coming!!
The rockfish and vegetables were excellent. David is a great waiter. Very enjoyable.
We went for an early lunch - the food was good and the service friendly.