Founding Farmers - Reston

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Founding Farmers Reston Station, located at a transit-friendly development for living, eating, and shopping located on the Silver Line at the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station. Founding Farmers Reston Station is a full-service restaurant and bar open seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch, dinner. We offer a la carte brunch on Saturdays and our Farmers Market Buffet Brunch on Sundays.
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.
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Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good but the service was excellent. We appreciate our kind and patient waiter and manager for ensuring we had everything we needed. Dining with small children can be stressful, but they did everything possible to ensure the kids had what they needed and I am very thankful.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely amazing!!

T
Denver
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue and awesome food! Spacious - great for business lunch and large groups

Great Bar area

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded a day ago

Hi Tony: Many thanks for your ALL STAR 5-STAR review! :) We appreciate your recommendations and look forward to having you back soon! -Amy

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad meal or service. The menu is eclectic and savory filled with comfort dishes, craft beer and in house distilled spirits!

DF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If the fire department brings the ladder truck into the plaza, then be prepared to wait to pick-up or drop-off for valet. Happened twice during our two hour stay

KI
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The location was convenient because of the metro stop. Our service was very slow even though it was a Monday night. That caused the night to drag on and negatively impact this review. We ordered the seafood risotto, seafood pasta, steak salad. The drinks were really good but that was the slowest part of our evening.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Beautiful inside. Love the look of the place.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Even though this is the first time that I’ve been to the Founding Farmers restaurant in Reston. I’ve been a fan of FF for years. So my expectations were extremely high. Rachel, our waitress was awesome. My date loved the seasonal scratch soda, blood orange. I wish I had ordered it for her and took all the credit. The salmon was next level good. So you may be wondering, why the 4 stars? The chicken was dry, my mac and cheese was cold, and the collard greens were over cooked. When it comes to dining out, when I get this bad of a meal, rarely do I say anything. I just won’t return. But I’d like to think it was the chef having an off night.

TH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience5

It took 30 minutes to find out the bar was out of the whiskey I asked for, another 15 to get the revised order. More bartenders are required due to the size of the restaurant.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 5 days ago

Hi TomH: Oh gosh! You are SO right and I am very sorry to read this happened. :( I would love to turn this around, and will send you a PM with my email address to hopefully touch base. -Amy

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KS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

I organized a business dinner at FF and received great service and enjoyed the food. So I thought it would be a great place for my Valentine's/Birthday dinner with my fiancee. I had high hopes that it would be a wonderful night, but it was bad. I made reservations and they seated us quickly; however, when we got to the table the booth seats were covered with crumbs. Our waitress took 10mins to arrive and couldn't tell us details about the menu. She left to ask the kitchen for details, 20 minutes later she passed our table to greet a new table and when she got to our table she greeted us like we were new customers. I asked about the menu questions and she said sorry she forgot because she slipped in the kitchen and hurt her knee. However, she was walking just fine. Afterwards, we received subpar service after that with little interaction with us. I am sad because the food is very good.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 5 days ago

Hi KarlaS: Oh no. I am very sorry for the disappointing Valentine's Day dinner you & your fiancee had with us. :( I feel terrible for the poor service described and would love the chance to touch base about your experience. This said, I will send you a DM with my email address to hopefully continue this conversation and make this right. -Amy

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PK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food but overpriced, especially the appetizers

l
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks! Always try to come back when I'm in NOVA.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 5 days ago

Hi logant: Many thanks for sharing! We appreciate it and hope to have you back soon! :) -Amy

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TJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My friends and I really enjoyed ourselves. The ambience was great. Really wish there was a brunch buffet like Tyson's location but otherwise good

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

I made a reservation here for my mom’s birthday. We arrived 15mins before the reservation (arrived at 11a for an 11:15a reservation) and the hostess confirmed that we were there to celebrate a birthday. She proceeded to ask that we give her a moment to get us checked in and our table should be ready in just a moment. Mind you, the restaurant was not very packed. By 11:20a, we noticed that people were just walking in and being seated right away. My husband checked with the hostess to see why we were still waiting and she tells him she forgot to check us in. The ambiance was very nice and we were excited to eat! Our server comes to take our order. We asked to have the Mini Farmer’s donuts for our starter and the waiter proceeded to tell us they were out of donuts, even though we were sitting next to the bakery and watching the baker make the donuts. He went to check, and told us that those donuts were for a private party and that they didn’t have anymore to give out to other guests. We understood and continued to order our meals. As we were finishing our food we noticed that another waiter came and picked up a single order of the Mini donuts and took it to another table, that was NOT included with the private party. After receiving our food, our server NEVER returned to ask us if we needed anything else. Never refilled our water or asked if we needed anything else to drink, instead, the next time we saw him was when he brought the check. We paid for our bill and asked him why there was no acknowledgement of our birthday guest at all. He apologized and said he’d take care of it and would be right back. It was more than 20mins and he NEVER came back. At this point, I was so disappointment with the service that we left. I am a loyal customer of the other area locations (DC, Tyson’s) but this Reston location does not hold up the Founding Farmers standard in customer service. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND and I will not be returning.

VK
Washington DC
90 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Wayyyy overpriced. Cold plate under my $14 omelette of spinach and mushrooms and cheese. and NOTHING ELSE ON THE HUGE PLATE! Took at least 10 minutes for hot water w lemon. Coffee was cold. Second cup was better. Great atmosphere. Just way way too expensive. And we eat out a LOT!

EJ
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service2ambience4

Good food, big open atmosphere with good music. Service was a bit disjointed.

C
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Overall, service was good, food was good, drinks were amazing. It was a little loud though. I also didn't care for the table we were placed at but there's not much that could have been done.

JB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love this place! Food and atmosphere are amazing. Wasn't impressed with the size of the ribeye for the cost. They could serve a thicker cut being that it's so fatty. Still delish!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and great service

AM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My only issue was we were there when the bar was still happy hour and my husband went to the bar to get a beer and she rudely commented that i can serve you beer too. Very rude. Otherwise it was great.

DE
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Disappointed in what is normally a wonderful meal. After extremely poor service, ended up leaving as so many issues just with getting beverages, then food arrived nearly cold. Manager provided his card and we will follow up directly with venue.

LG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Loved the restaurant. Nice variety of menu options. Great cocktail selection. Comfortable. We went for lunch on Valentine's day. Our server was on the slow side and did not check in on us. We would have ordered another cocktail had she done so. That being said, she may have been new and it did not diminish our overall satisfaction.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 5 days ago

Hi LindaG: Thank you for your review. I am real sorry to read about the lacking service and appreciate you bringing this to our attention. :/ Please know, our Management Team will look into this with our staff that worked on Valentine's Day. That said, we also appreciate your 5-STAR rating for this experience and hope to have you back soon! Please call us: (703) 988-7333 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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K
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve always enjoyed Founding Farmers, and this time was no exception. However, there was one glitch. They failed to to record our reservation through Open Table and we therefore were classified as no shows by Open Table. I have since contacted the restaurant and responded to Open Table to confirm we were there. Here’s hoping I will get the points for this visit. Diners should be sure to mention Open Table reservations to insure they get their points. I appreciate Open Table notifying us about this.

OT
Mainz
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff and food was amazing! Will go back soon, highly recommend all of the Founding Farmer Locations

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I usually go to the Tyson’s location and it was my first time here at Reston. I had trouble finding the restaurant and ended in commuter parking. Once you find it it’s hard to forget. Aside from that the food was delicious and service was great. The only additional call out I have is that the Fried chicken dish pieces were significantly smaller than Tyson’s. That dish and size of the chicken pieces is the main reason I tend to visit Founding Farmers, I have only came once to Reston location so hesitating in judging by this 1 time experience here

MR
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

I was disappointed in the taste of their food. They had a wonderful menu but the food was very disappointing.

KC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

My shrimp and grits was much saltier than normal:(

OK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late for our reservation but the hosts were very gracious and we were seated without waiting too long.
The place was hopping, I did not realize the place was so popular and pack for the brunch!
I will come back but definitely not for brunch...

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on February 11, 2020

Hi OlgaK: Thank you for your 5-STAR rating! We appreciate it and please call us anytime for a reservation: (703) 988-7333. -Amy

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A
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our waiter George was phenomenal and very attentive, food was excellent and definitely would recommend to everyone. Thanks for the great food and service

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Poor service. Drinks were super late and this wasn’t the first time. love the atmosphere but they basically treated us like outcast this time because of a food allergy... even asked us to consider leaving!! We are always very polite and try to not make the allergy a big deal but they pushed us to consider leaving. If we weren’t with friends we would have and made us feel very uncomfortable. We have been there before and weren’t treated that way by the manager before. This time was as if they had been sued before with their open kitchen. So sad. If Sweetwatwr and Cooper’s can be amicable and do their best, why can’t they? My wife has felt with this for 20 years and has never felt so rejected with her allergy disability. I hate writing poor reviews .

B
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for brunch for my wife's birthday. On Saturdays you can choose from the breakfast or lunch/dinner menu. Really good appetizers and the entrees were delicious. Our server, Kat, was wonderful. Can't wait to go back.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on February 11, 2020

Hi Beegobah: Thank you so much! We appreciate you celebrating your wife's special day with us, and hope to have you both back soon! Please call our team: (703) 988-7333 for any reservation help needed. :) -Amy

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AK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Showed up ahead of time, and was told that they will call once the time is due - which was fine but sort of strange as there were open seats. Ordered food - the staff was nice - but the food took a whole lot longer than a business lunch would have taken.

E
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service from Kat! And reservations was on point

CB
New England
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will visit again! A favorite place for a great brunch. George was a great server.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on February 6, 2020

Hi ChristineB: Thank you so much! We appreciate it and look forward to your return. Please call us: (703) 988-7333 for any reservation help needed in the future. -Amy

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Celebrated my husband’s 40th and had a Great time. Good atmosphere,service and food.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and our waiter did an amazing job. He was very friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and gave great recommendations. This was our first visit to the Reston location and it did not disappoint. FF is one of our favorite restaurants in the area.

m
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Too bad. This continues to be the case at both of the Virginia Founding Father's the service is extremely poor. Ashame as the food is good, but apparently the servers seem to think that will carry them? Had to get attention of other servers for drink refills and additional cocktails.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on February 6, 2020

Hi mitzoomie: Oh no. This is such a bummer, and I am SO sorry this has been your experience with our service team. :( I would love to touch base about your feedback and will send you a PM with my email address to continue this conversation. -Amy

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SP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Excellent food.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on February 6, 2020

Hi SPVA: Hooray! Thank you so much and we hope you'll be back soon! -Amy

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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