Founding Farmers - Reston

4.3
2807 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
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2807 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.4
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4.1
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Scott
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner. The drinks were phenomenal and the food was even better. It was my family's first time at a Founding Farmers, so I was excited to introduce them. They left full and impressed. Great experience all around.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience5

They ran out of a ton of food.... i dont know why

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Sheesh
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Manager was very attentive and nice

Server was nice but very slow

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great ambiance! Perfect for Mother’s Dinner

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SekouO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love taking the family to Founding Farmers...particularly this location!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Mother’s Day Brunch was wonderful!

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vipVacation
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Delicious brunch. Lots of variety to choose from at the buffet or ordering la carte items.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This location is just ok as compared to the Tysons location. Tysons was booked for Mother's day, so we came here to celebrate Mother's Day expecting a similar experience. It was not to be - front of the house staff wasn't very welcoming and our server was forgetful and rude when we kept asking for items he kept forgetting to bring us. The food items on the buffet were good, but there were way fewer items than advertised. The fried shrimp was way overcooked. They don't have their claim to fame cronuts/Jefferson donuts on the dessert tray anymore, and when we tried to order them, first they told us there were only flavors and no plain, and then they came back and told us there were none left and we had to wait an hour.

On a positive note, they have great coffee, ham, mac and cheese, and some kind of crab/artichoke dip.

For my money, and probably yours, the Tysons location is way better - go there for the weekend brunch if you can get a reservation.

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QuantiaP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We went for Mother's Day. The food was cold. The only thing that was hot waa the coffee. The pancakes was warm. It would been good if it was hot. Our waiter and the staff was really nice. The noise was okay. A lot of baby's crying. Lol. But it was Mother's Day. I understand. For the money I paid it was not worth it.

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JamesT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I had high hopes when I booked a reservation for Mother's Day. The service was slow and not very good. A man was being trained and the trainer was slow and seemed disorganized.

The "brunch" menu was great. The actual tables of food were not. Small, little variety. It wasnt great. Worse was paying $30 for brunch (x 2) $4.50 for milk for for an infant, $4.50 for a coffee and $5.00 parking.

Not at all worth nearly $90.

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JasminC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! Just a few steps away from where I live. Perfect location.

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vipCuse
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Mothers day brunch.
Nice outside space

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Don’t get the brisket

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was fantastic but the service wasn’t that great. Our waitress seemed rushed and only came back when out food was ready... never offered to refill drinks ( we had wine), never bothered to tell us the specials etc. Not the best service I’ve had.

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Eria
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The server was very rude which is especially unpleasant when we were there celebrating a special occasion.

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Gregg
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was lackluster compared to Tysons location. Entrees served at almost same time as entrees. Cornbread over done. Entrees that should have been served hot were almost lukewarm to cold.

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LaurenP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was ok. Service was great. The place was great for gatherings. Desert was good.

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Melmel
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Visited for brunch, overall not impressed. Our server was great I just didn’t love the food. We had the cheddar biscuits which were good, but I ordered a burger which wasn’t great. No complaints with the service, but the food was just ok.

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ShawnE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The service was terrible, our waitress was very uninterested in my table of 4. The food was below average, our drink were never refilled by our waitress. I have been to different Founding Farmers locations and they were much better. Its a shame, we just wanted a nice lunch on mothers day weekend, but we were not able to enjoy this location.

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PK1234
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

It was first time at Founding Farmers and the last. The website stated a brunch for Saturday and Sunday but when we arrived we were told that the brunch was Sunday only. The waitress told us we could leave if we wanted it was ok with her....like it was her decision. The manager came over and told us the website was incorrect and that multiple people came in looking for the brunch...that didn't make me feel better. Overall a sub par experience.

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vipSelva
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant chain, everyone is unique and it was our fist time in Reston. We just moved to the area and I’m sure it will be a frequenter. Food and service are amazing!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 2 days ago

Hooray!! Welcome to Reston and we look forward to having you back again soon! :) Please call our team anytime for any help with a reservation or carry out order: 703-988-7333. -Amy

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Critty
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We thought the signs on the restroom doors were quite strange. Are they meant to promote the use of restrooms to whoever wants to use them?
That would be offensive enough to keep us from coming back to this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful family dinner. The service was absolutely excellent. (Unfortunately, I’m terrible with remembering names-I’m hoping you can research our reservation and pass accolades along.)The timing of the food allowed for a nice, leisurely dinner without wondering where our food was and we were checked on regularly. Food would have received five stars but the spaghetti squash Pomodoro was extremely spicy.

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Azmomof5
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was bland and overpriced. Nothing we got excited about. Ordered the fried chicken, enchiladas , meatloaf, ribs, brisket. Nothing impressed us. The dessert was disappointing, the bread pudding was still cold in the center and cookies were average. Overpriced

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 3 days ago

Oh no! I am super sorry nothing about your meal was enjoyed and sadly, you left completely dissatisfied with our offerings. :( This said, I would appreciate the chance to turn around the poor impression you took home with you, and ask you to please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and I look forward to continuing this conversation! -Amy

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Dragon13
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All in all, it's a great place to eat, whether you want an appetizer at the bar along with your beverage of choice or a solid sit down dinner meal. The food likes like what is described on the menu which is actually quite nice, in other words, no surprises.

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Lauren
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food is always a win, for this foodie. Great service and attention to detail

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Karen
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Disappointed that the one item we were craving was not available. Avocado Toast. Not sure why as avocado and bread are easy ingredients. The first waiter was lacking customer service. Wasn’t attentive and it felt like we were “bothering” him when we asked questions or decided to need something. Drinks are quite expensive with a lot of ice. And, they still charge a mandatory Covid surcharge a year later, which makes me wonder if they weren’t granted help from the government. It added another $10 to our bill. They always ask about special occasions when making the reservation- we claimed a birthday, yet they didn’t acknowledge anything about it. Might be awhile until we go back.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Karen: I am super sorry for the multiple disappointments encountered during this visit :( I'd love to turn this around for you and ask you to please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm (please include a copy of your review, date dined + location) to continue this conversation. Thank you and I hope to make this right! -Amy

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KarenS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Usually FF is great - there were some issues this time, I have every confidence they will be corrected, so hopefully my subpar experience was an aberration. the manager assured me the mishaps will get addressed. I'll be back for sure.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you, Karen for your feedback and I am so sorry there were "mishaps" that took place during your visit. :( If there is any additional information or follow up you may need, please feel free to contact me: Amy@FRG.Farm (please include a copy of your review + location for reference). -Amy

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RubenV
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely great brunch menu, excellent service, and they are taking excellent precautions sanitizing the place.

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JuniusH
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We selected the Sunday brunch buffet. The service was not great (they didn't check on us very often) and although the food was good the buffet was slow to replenish the food. Also, I order a few things off of the brunch menu and I never received a few items. In general the staff seemed overwhelmed and given the high price of the brunch I expected more.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 7 days ago

Oh no! I am so sorry for the disappointments encountered during your recent brunch visit. :( I'd love to turn this around and ask you to please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location to continue this conversation. Thank you for letting us know these details and I hope to make this right. -Amy

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Mg320
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I have been to Founding farmers prior to Covid and I had a good experience but I was very disappointed in the food- the buffet was pretty empty and horrible selection and the food was warm-cold. When we decided to take advantage of ordering the candied bacon, deviled eggs, fried shrimp, and pancakes those were also cold. We were warned to be careful of the plate that carried the bacon because it was "very hot" and the plate was hot but the bacon was cold..... I don't understand how that could be? I had no issues with the staff and the look of the restaurant but I was so disappointed in the buffet and the other food items.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 7 days ago

Bummer! I am so sorry for the disappointing outcome to your recent brunch visit. :( That said, I'd love to turn this around and ask you to please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. Thank you for letting us know these details and I hope to make this right. -Amy

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JosephW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We frequently go to Founding Farmers Reston since its one of our favorite spots to eat. We went for brunch this past Sunday and had a really disappointing experience. We had a reservation but it took about 15 minutes to get seated. Then our server was nowhere to be found so we were sitting at the table for another 10 minutes. We went up to the buffet a few times and was frustrated there as well. A few of the food items were gone and not replenished. Also due to the pandemic, we can no longer get our own food. However, there are not enough people serving the food and every time going up to the buffet was a long wait. Our server made the experience worse. She would disappear for long periods of time. The latter part of our meal, we were without water and coffee but couldn't request anymore since she was not around. Very disappointing experience.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 7 days ago

Oh no! I am so very sorry to read the many disappointments that took place this time. :( This is not at all up to par with our intentions and I would love the chance to make this right! Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. Thank you for letting us know these details from your recent brunch visit and I hope for the opportunity to turn this all around! -Amy

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vipThomas
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice dinner.
Love the bread!
Death by Chocolate was great.
Waitress made a mistake with her description of an order and came back with a correction very promptly.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thanks Thomas for sharing this with us! :) We greatly appreciate it and hope to have you back for another delicious meal soon! -Amy

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professionalfoodie
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really great experience overall. Tasty food for brunch and very cool spot inside. Their Bloody Mary is insane.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I was meeting friends for a Ramadan iftar (dinner), and the server and staff were super accommodating, the food was incredible as always and the service was superb. I’m such a huge fan of the gorgeous patio, haven’t been disappointed yet!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Waited for a server for quite some time. I guess there was some sort of buffet being served at that time, which is surprising since we are still in this pandemic and exposed food can be problematic. But hey...who cares right?

We had to ask if there was a server available to service our table. When the waiter came, we felt rushed. His mask, by the way had a stain on it and it kept falling down. There’s that...

Our daughter ordered the impossible meatloaf, she got the impossible burger.

My husband did not receive his order of mashed potatoes until he made them aware part of the order was missing.

The greens we ordered was very dry and had to seasoning taste.

Will we return? Nope.

Would I recommend? Nope. But hey, different strokes for different folks. Everyone’s experience is different...

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vipLM87
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We had a really poor dining experience this past Sunday. It was myself and 5 friends and we all couldn’t believe how rude the entire staff was. From the moment we checked in at the hostess stand to getting our final bill each person we encountered has a horrible attitude and made us feel like an inconvenience. The food was bad however it was brunch and due to Covid the staff served us through plastic barriers which was fine but the serving size they were allowed to serve was so insanely small and the line was really long. I’m a pretty small person and I don’t eat big portions but I had to go through the line 6 times to get enough food. This is a poor reflection of the management. None of us nor our families will be back. Do not waste your time or money!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on April 29, 2021

Oh no! I am so sorry to read this and we feel completely awful for the poor impression our staff made on you & your friends. :( This is not at all up to par with our intentions of the accommodating service we aim for, and I'd love to prove this to you! Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. Thank you for letting us know these details and I hope to make this right. -Amy

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Unsatisfied
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Will not be coming again for their brunch buffet. When we got there, the options seemed very limited and the food was not fresh. Syrup for French toast (which was too hard) and glazed donuts just did not taste good… eggs were too heavily seasoned and the chicken in the rice was cold. It was all either too sweet or too savory. We also ordered drinks that took a while to come out. The fact that they have a covid up charge is ridiculous. There should be a reduced in price even to match the reduced quality of food.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on April 28, 2021

I am super sorry for the under-whelming brunch visit you had with us this time. :( I feel awful the food served from our buffet was not up to par and the service was slow to deliver. We appreciate you letting us know these details and I'd love to turn around your disappointment! Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. Thank you for giving us a chance to address this, and I sincerely hope to make this right! -Amy

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SharonC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I understand the struggles during covid. I know restaurants are understaffed. When our food was delivered to table, the wrong meal was given to my husband. My meal came with two sauces. One of the sauces (spicy) was spilled all over my green beans. We had to get attention of waitress to have her exchange my husbands meal. When he received the correct entry, it still was not quite right. He order baked potato and it came with mashed. Again we had to get attention of waitress to explain, and my husband was finished with his meal before the correct potato came out. We had to ask for refill of drinks, was never offered any, (this was after 1 hour at table) Food taste was adequate to good. Service was subpar. I will wait a long time before I try this restaurant again.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on April 28, 2021

Oh no! Sharon, I am so sorry to read this. :( I feel awful for the multiple mishaps that took place with your husband's order and sincerely apologize we dropped the ball. We appreciate you letting us know these details and I would love to do my best to make this right for both you & your husband! This said, please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. Thank you and I hope to be in touch soon! -Amy

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vipAlanK
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not much to say. Everything was excellent. Server’s description of the glazed cedar plank Salmon convinced me to get it. It was spectacular even the veggies which I usually don’t enjoy which were root veggies of some kind including succotash, cauliflower, carrots and some other stuff. All were prepared perfectly.

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You can order delivery directly from Founding Farmers - Reston using the Order Online button. Founding Farmers - Reston also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Founding Farmers - Reston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 988-7333.

Founding Farmers - Reston is rated 4.3 stars by 2807 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.