Founding Farmers - Reston
CURBSIDE PICK UP & DELIVERY 11am – 8pm
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Great place for a date night or family get together! Has a number of kids friendly options but wish they had a specific kid's menu.
Consistently good food and good service.
We went to celebrate a friend being back from the peace corps. it was in the midst of covid 19 social distancing so the place was empty despite being a friday night. amazing drinks at the bar that weren’t too sweet and great food. we love this place!
Hi AvaS: Awww! We really appreciate your kind review and thank you for sharing this with us! Please know, if you (or your friends!) are seeking a delicious take away meal over the next week- we are offering delivery and curbside pick up during this time. Call us anytime to place an order: (703) 988-7333. :) -Amy
We weren't thinking when we decided to eat out during this flu outbreak, but many others apparently weren't, either. Pretty busy. My wife had a sort of mash up of fried chicken, ribs, and brisket, but I think she most wanted the cheddar pimento biscuits. I had the steak frites, which was made with tenderloin that was pretty exceptional. Usually, it has less flavor than texture. The Manhattans were very good, too, if pricey ($17). M had a What About Bob? which was ambitious if a bit spicey.
Food is outstanding and the service folks are friendly. The only issue is a big one, which affected the score: the time to get your food is excessive, especially for lunch. If you’re in a rush for lunch, you should probably look elsewhere.
Hi DanB: Thank you for your review and I am real sorry the time for food delivery was the culprit to the overall rating for your experience. :/ We completely understand the disappointment we caused this time, and appreciate you letting us know. Our Management Team will surely take this into account and hope to have you back for another visit soon. Please call us: (703) 988-7333 for any reservation help needed. -Amy
Place is really nice and convenient. Came for my wife’s birthday and it was memorable
Hi RyanV: Thank you so much! We appreciate you celebrating your wife's special day with us, and hope to welcome you both back again sometime soon! :) -Amy
Alba was attentive and excellent. The food was second to none and the atmosphere was warm and inviting
First time and food was disappointing. Mussels overloaded with pepper. Prime rib tough. Paid extra fir bread which not worth it.
Hi pauls: Thank you for your feedback and I am real sorry a majority of your meal fell short in one way or another. :( I would love the chance to follow up and hopefully turn around the poor taste you left with this time. That said, I will send you a PM with my email address to continue this conversation. -Amy
Great food and service. Will definitely come back.
Nothing out of the ordinary. Our server was ok and the food was sort of salty. However the dessert was really good
I love Founding Farmers Reston - it’s a great place for an opening meeting for business. The service is great, the atmosphere wonderful and the food and beverages leave nothing to be desired - all is great !
This was our first visit - loved it! Service was very good; food even better. I had the braised chicken over rositto which was fabulous. Husband had fried chicken with mac & cheese & green beans - even came with a donut. For desert the creme brulee was awesome. Will definitely revisit.
Hi Jcoff1: Thank you! We appreciate your 5-STAR rating and review! :) -Amy
I've been to FF several times and like the variety of foods from full dinners to sandwiches to soup/salad, the window tables are great, and service is friendly. This last time I was disappointed. The martini was watery and served in glass normally for an after-dinner drink. I had to pay for plain bread and butter. And the quinoa bowl was so overdressed I couldn't finish it, but the grilled shrimp on top was great. Don't get me wrong, I'll go back again, but will hope for better.
Hi KarenP: Thank you for your review, and I am so sorry this visit missed the mark. :( I feel badly for the multiple disappointments that took place, and would love the chance to touch base by email. This said, I will send you a personal note with my email address to hopefully continue this conversation. -Amy
Great food and location. Even the flashing fire trucks outside didn’t diminish the service food and environment.
I’ve been to Tyson’s and DC’s location much better food!
Hi MelissaJ: Thank you for your review. I am real sorry the food at this location failed to measure up, and we appreciate you letting us know! Our Culinary Team will take this into consideration and work on getting our food quality on the right track. We hope to have you back for another try and please call us: (703) 988-7333 for any reservation help needed. -Amy
Lovely menu, considerate and attentive waitstaff, delicious food.
Hi Pinkpetal: Hooray! Thank you for sharing! :) We look forward to having you back soon and please call us: (703) 988-7333 for any reservation help needed. -Amy
First Time to this place. It was awesome. Will go back soon, and it stays on the list!!
We arrived at the time of the reservation however 2 persons in our party arrived later so we have to wait to be seated even though we were ready to start ordering. The seating space was in the room used for the buffets and ad hoc space, noisy and distant from the kitchen and bar. When we finally were able to order drinks as well as appetizers and main courses came at different time for each one of us. Worst of all the main courses were all cold and warm. The hottest came to our table to apologize and they sent us donuts at the end of the dinner, a small gesture that did not improve the whole negative experience. We feel disappointed as this was not our first experience at the restaurant, it will be very difficult for us to come back again.
Hi CristianR: Thank you for your review. I am so sorry about the inconsistent delivery of items and the disappointing preparation of your main meals served. :( I would love the chance to follow up to hopefully make this right, and will send you a personal note with my email address. -Amy
Would prefer to not sit in bar next time. Other than the noise, our guests enjoyed the restaurant that was new to them. The food was pretty good. We all will gladly return.
All excellent. We did have to move due to coffee maker noise but they obliged and moved us!
Hi Janem: Many thanks for your ALL STAR 5-STAR review! Much appreciated and we hope to have you back soon. :) -Amy
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Founding Farmers. The waiter was attentive, he presented the specials that we did order. Our wait for the food was short, and the food was hot! I had the fish special which was delicious!! I look forward to our next visit!!
Hi StaciB: Wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing your kind praise with us. :) We appreciate it and hope to have you back soon. -Amy
George was an outstanding waiter
As always, the food and service was delightful
We have been to this restaurant many times and this was the first time our waiter was terrible. He ignored us, never did bring items that we had requested, etc. beer, coffee. When we did ask for something it took over 20 minutes to get. Also the waiter seemed to disappear after we gave him our order. The manager came by as we had to flag him down and he brought what we had asked for. Our waiter also helped all the other tables around us but ignored our table! I believe this waiter needs to have a refresher course in servicing customer.
Consistantly a great meal and service each time. Great pick for meeting out of towners. Cocktails are perfect. Chicken pot pie is beautiful to behold and delicious.
Hi samontown: Many thanks for sharing your review! We appreciate it and hope to have you back soon. :) -Amy
Great food! Friendly staff made lunch a great experience. I’ll be back!
The food was above average. The service was below average. The hostess and waiters and food delivery employees were ok but not as friendly as I would expect. The spicy chicken dinner was not as good as it usually is. Chicken was dry. Mashed potatoes and deviled eggs were great..
I have been here many times and usually 4 star but 3 star this visit.
Hi MarkC: I am super sorry the service & some food items fell short this time leading to a 3-STAR rating. :( Our Management & Culinary Team appreciates you letting us know, and will surely take this into account & circle back with our staff that worked on 2/25. We appreciate it and hope to have you back for another try soon! Please call us: (703) 988-7333 for any reservation help needed. -Amy
Outstanding food, service from our waiter “Travis” and ultimately a winning night. Great as always.
Hi Monumental: Thank you so much for your review and kind praise for Travis' service. We appreciate it and hope to have you back soon. :) -Amy
Food had to be sent back- pasta undercooked- meat undercooked. The manager did come over and offer us a new choice- we both chose something safe- AND was disappointed- pimento cheddar biscuit was raw/ fried chicken was meh 🙄 lovely location- need to hire chefs/cooks?
It is a nice location. The food was good, but the fries (in steak and friites) were soggy and cold. We happened to be there during a power outage that disrupted our visit but still managed to enjoy our meal.
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.
Hi Shameka: Hooray!! Many thanks for your 5-STAR review! We appreciate it and hope to have you back soon! Please call us: 703-988-7333 for any reservation help needed in the future. :) -Amy
Great venue and awesome food! Spacious - great for business lunch and large groups
Great Bar area
Hi Tony: Many thanks for your ALL STAR 5-STAR review! :) We appreciate your recommendations and look forward to having you back soon! -Amy
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!
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
great find. Enjoyed the unique menu and especially the kettle corn. Our group all ordered different items and no one was disappointed. Our server provided great service during a busy night. Great for the valet parking too. Likely to return if in the area again on business.
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.
Hi KimberlyJ: Thank you for your review and I am so sorry to read the service was the culprit to the enjoyment of your experience with us. :( I feel badly the service was deemed "very slow" and would love the chance to follow up further about your feedback. That said, I will send you a personal note with my email address to continue this conversation. -Amy
Awesome food. Beautiful inside. Love the look of the place.
Breakfast was really good but I'm not sure why the service is so slow here. It's like if you ask for more butter they have to go back and churn it? Coffee is right at the server stand so why do I have to wait so long for a refill. I understand if the place is packed but there wasn't a lot of people when we came. The service was pleasant and the food was great through. I will come but but just when I'm not starving and need to eat right away.
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.