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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Restaurant week options!

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food we all enjoy -
Waiter was very patient with our children -

PA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Restaurant week lunch was a great success. Food and service were good...and portions very generous. In fact, some took get a free dessert at a later time coupons as well as our doggie bags. Thanks!

RL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We went for restaurant week and I believe they had to put the entire order in at the same time which meant one of our appetizers arrived after lunch and the other appetizer arrived with lunch. I’m old school and like my appetizers first. The food was really great thought!

CN
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Restaurant not easy to get to but first time at this location. Very cold and drafty from ceiling where the three of us were seated. We were moved a few tables over. Better but still needed to keep coats on throughout meal. Legs and feet still very chilly and I'm not a person who gets cold easily. Btw, three other parties seated and moved from our area. Food was tasty. Famous donuts were not impressive. Path to restrooms was treacherous and not well planned for this new restuarant. You need to walk around and behind bar - busy path for servers getting ice and drinks and there was water on floor all over. Toilet areas in ladies room very dark. Best part of our lunch was our wonderful server, George. He was efficient and friendly and helpful.

OT
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came with our family to celebrate our son’s birthday. We ordered the cheddar biscuits and avacodo toast as appetizers. Then we ordered some drinks including wine, beer, strawberry soda, and iced tea. Then we ordered our entrees. We ordered the fish on special, the salmon, the spicy fried chicken, the farmers combination and the impossible burger and Mac and cheese. Everything was delicious and perfectly cooked. We really enjoyed our meal.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Food was delicious, though my least favorite was the fried green tomatoes.

PF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at the Reston Founding Farmers was delightful! Couldn’t have been better. Love the cornbread!

a
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had a wonderful meal and time together the other night at your Reston location. Our waitress (wish I could remember her name) was absolutely fabulous!! She was busy but didn't rush us or put any pressure on us to order. She made fabulous suggestions for the 2 of us and we had a fantastic evening! We will be back for sure!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 12 hours ago

Hi abskelly: Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We hope to have you and your daughter back again soon. :) -Amy

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R
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Took a long time to be waited on after seating. Manager very apologetic and comped dessert. Food and drinks were very good.

KL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recently visited FF tysons and the service was less than stellar. Reston location was awesome.

KC
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We took advantage of Restaurant Week to try Reston's branch of Founding Farmers which is actually the closest for us. Our server was excellent - she was knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful. Their restaurant week menu was generous. We tried their bacon "lolls" and corn bread for appetizers and for our entree: southern fried chicken and the beef pot roast. All of it was very enjoyable. The restaurant space was inviting and the validated parking was convenient. We will be back.

M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Loved in the past - this visit a disappointment. Food only so-so, service tepid.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Miki: Oh no. I am real sorry we let you down this time with "so-so" food and "tepid" service. :( I would love the chance to follow up and learn more about your visit, as well as make this right! That said, I will send you a personal msg with my email address. -Amy

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CE
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noelia was attentive, charming, and engaging. She took care of all our request before we made em. The food was great. Missed alot of the regulars but many of the new people were very nice

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 4 days ago

Hi ChristopherE: Thank you for your kind review and 5-STAR rating. :) We appreciate it and hope to have you back soon. -Amy

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday breakfast/ brunch buffet is awesome, but really lacks fresh fruit choices.

LP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good food but I’ll pass on the “bro waiter” - who clearly was not focused on the tables he was supposed to be waiting on.

OT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was slow. Food came out cold. Validation for parking did not work. Dressing for salad never came. Maple syrup for waffles came out when food was done. Donuts were not fresh or warm. Very disappointed.

K
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Skyler and the team crushed it as usual. New pasta is amazing. New biscuits are out of this world.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Kenny: Thank you so much! We really appreciate your awesome review and look forward to your return. :) -Amy

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S
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Food was okay but no more. Serving coffee or grits without a spoon? No other restaurant would do so - but FF consistently misses the mark in terms of small service details. Frustrating, because I really want to like the place and the outstanding locations.

TS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wines, so delicious and creative, nothing close to mundane. Interior design makes the place both cozy and invigorating. Service was also beyond of expectations - highly attentive, friendly, and thoughtful staff.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 7 days ago

Hi TatsianaS: Thank you so much! We appreciate your wonderful review and hope to have you back soon. :) -Amy

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RW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Multiple things were wrong with our meals: including a member of our party with a cilantro allergy asked specifically for the salad to not have cilantro in it.
It did. It was communicated to the kitchen, and it was not our waiters fault.

A cauliflower steak was nothing but a head of cauliflower slightly cooked and grilled (not a steak at all, which one would assume is the middle cut of the cauliflower and not the head. It was $18 and way overpriced.

Another member of our party had to send back his tuna because there were banana peppers in the dish and there was no mention of anything spicy on the menu ingredients.

The waiter tried to rebuttal that the restaurants philosophy was such that not everything in the dish is mentioned because its ever changing. And thats why they ask if there are any allergies or preferences when ordering meals.

It seemed like a really backwards way of ordering food. The tried and true method of telling the customer exactly what is in the dish and letting the customer make an informed decision has worked for millions of other restaurants from fast food joints to fine dining establishments. It seems counter productive for a customer to list any food allergy or dislike they can think of while ordering a meal. No one would ever think there would have been banana peppers in a tuna steak with risotto. How is one supposed to order in this restaurant?

The last large guffaw was when two members of our party had to send back cold mocha lattes that had just come to us.

We asked to speak to the manager and they gave us a $25 gift card for the next time.

A clever way of making sure we would return.
Its a corporate run restaurant masquerading as a farm to table establishment. There isn’t enough quality control when you don’t stick to the exact same ingredients on the menu.

Next time we have a large family dinner out, we will skip on this establishment.

M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We had a good dinner. I had the risotto and shrimp and crab. It was outstanding. However I would say the shrimp were a little overdone. I would order for just the risotto and crab meat regardless of the shrimp. My son had the chicken jambalaya. It was essential chicken on rice with a salad. Good. But not a typical jambalaya. Everyone had some variation with the fried chicken. But everyone agreed that my dish of risotto and crab meat was the winner. Fun place with great drinks

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on January 8, 2020

Hi Missychrissy: Thank you for your wonderful review! :) We really appreciate it and hope to have you & your family back for another outstanding dinner. Please call us anytime for a reservation: 703-988-7333. -Amy

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j
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We had a reservation on 1/1/2020 to celebrate New Year and 2 BIG birthdays. There were 10 of us. They sat us at our reservation time promptly but we had to wait 20 minutes for a server. Once the orders were taken, we had to wait at least 30 mins for the food. The food came out cold and drinks were not refilled. Very unhappy and not likely going back.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on January 5, 2020

Hi jenniferl: I am SUPER sorry for the disappointments that took place during your celebratory experience on NY Day! I sincerely apologize for the slow service, cold food and drinks that were not refilled. :( That said, I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around. I will send you a PM with my email address to continue this conversation. -Amy

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I’ve been to this location multiple times

In this instant, service was very slow. We had not received our food for over an hour after we arrived

Food was ok - Not to the level we had experienced previously

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve! Such a great time, will definitely return :)

OT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food tonight.

CL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Actually it would depend who I came with. Not enough healthy options to bring my Vegan friends.
Most of your entrees are unhealthy and many are too spicy for my taste. Would like to see some new selections and a list of sides to order.

G
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Everything was fine as far as the food (served quickly, came at the appropriate temperature, etc.) but why did we have to ask for salt and pepper. Why is it not on the tables already. Also, my husband ordered hot tea. They bring the pot and the cup and saucer but again, we had to ask for sugar and a spoon. Then the spoon that was finally offered was not a teaspoon but a big dessert spoon. It seems trivial and wasn’t a huge deal, but it just seems silly that these little details are not attended to.

RV
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at this location and we enjoyed it more than the Tysons and Georgetown locations. The first thing we noticed was that even though it was New Year's eve and there were a lot of people, it was pretty quiet. We appreciate the fact that it is more spacious and you don't feel cramped. There were people sitting right next to us and we could not hear their conversations as in the other restaurants. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

AS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, the food was very good and there is a good variety to please everyone in your party.

KE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Jordan, was fantastic! The manager was attentive. Great NYE dinner!

RI
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was just ok, sat at the bar and the other two bartenders ( other than ours) constantly clowning around with each other- very distracting and disappointing

P
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Our waiter, William was awful

Drinks ordered upon arrival and came 45 minutes later abut 2 minutes before our meal

A chardonney was recommended but out of stock. It was added to our receipt even though we never received it

It was a birthday occasion, yet the only recognition was the words “happy birthday”

The kitchen did a great job, food was good.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Great food. Buffett price was really high. It makes sense, but we don’t eat enough to justify the cost.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent brunch. Great southern food.

MB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

6 of us came for Sunday Brunch and it was amazing! One person in the party was vegetarian and I’m gluten-free but all found lots of choices and everything was so so good!!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Pre-Made chai with regular milk ... always get almond milk at Tyson’s Corner.. was a downer for spouse... downhill from there .. will not return

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time me and my family walked in being greeted by the hostess, to our server being very attentive and personal able the service was great and then the great selection and tastiness of the food! I’m definitely going back and I’d recommend it to everyone.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on January 2, 2020

Hi Mugs: Hooray!! We really appreciate your wonderful review and hope to have you & your family back again soon. :) -Amy

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MG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time taking my wife, daughter and son in law

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on January 2, 2020

Hi MarkG: Thank you so much! We are happy your family's visit went so well and hope to have you all back soon. :) -Amy

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s
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and consistently great, as usual. Our table of 9. Enjoyed everything at brunch on a Saturday. Eggs Benedict was outstanding!