Founding Farmers - Reston

4.3
2684 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 winterized 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
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tiger
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience4

service was bad, food was OK at best and not worth the premium prices

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 21 hours ago

Hi tiger: I am very sorry the service was bad and food only "OK" at best. :( This is a total disappointment and I'd love the chance to follow up! Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + date + location dined. I appreciate it and hope to make this right! -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was outstanding and very patient with our tiny humans. Food was good and the entire staff was helpful l.

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Brunch
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Went for Sunday Brunch buffet, and it was a disappointment. The menu that is on their website makes it seem like there are many options to choose from. In reality, the "buffet" consisted of random items from the menu (minimum of 10 items listed in menu besides dessert that were nowhere to be found). The employees serve you, and the food display looked sad, most had only had a couple of pieces left (the buffet area was not busy). The salads looked terrible, and it just really seemed poorly executed. The "dessert" area wasn't even setup until ~1pm, and there was only ice cream available (2/4 flavors listed). The buffet employees themselves didn't seem happy to be there, and that we were an inconvenience to them when asking for food. We had to ask our server multiple times how we were supposed to get the "kitchen" items and desserts (you have to order them from the server). The kitchen items were the best tasting out of everything. The biggest frustration was the desserts, as instead of being able to choose from the menu listing (~10 different items), they just do a "chef's plate" and bring out whatever they decide to serve. If I'm paying ~$140 for 3 people to eat, I would expect that the items listed on their menu be available. I would also think that the servers should explain exactly what diners should order from them, at the beginning of the meal.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Brunch: I am so so sorry this experience fell short and the buffet selections felt shorthanded, sad & underwhelming. I also apologize for the poor impression our team gave you, and would love to turn this all around! Would you please email me (kindly include a copy of your review + date/location dined) to connect further? I can be reached at: Amy@FRG.Farm. Thank you! -Amy

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GarJos
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The Tysons location is a much better venue for brunch - the variety is plentiful and well laid out and the stations have their own plates and bowls as well so you don’t have to pile all of your food onto one plate or have multiple. Servers let plates pile up on the table and you have to ask servers to have empty/used plates be removed. Water was similar- we (a party of 5) were given 2 canisters of water and had to continually ask for them to be refilled.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 3 days ago

I am very sorry your recent brunch visit was not up to par with our sister location. :( I apologize both the food & service missed the mark, and would love the chance to follow up with you! Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + date dined to continue this conversation. Thank you and I hope to turn this around! -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We were a party of 5 . It was my daughter’s 21 birthday. They sat us in a large booth . A large booth is fine for a sit down meal but when you are eating at a buffet it’s a little awkward. The Buffet was very small I felt it had limited options and they ran out of different foods quite often . The ice cream bar was limited to ice cream only they were no toppings offered that was very disappointing. The temperature of the restaurant was very very cold including the bathrooms they felt like I was in a refrigerator. We definitely will not be back for the buffet and we definitely will not recommend it to friends and family. We will be back to dine at the restaurant though eating off of the menu. I do want to say though that our waitress was lovely and very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Son’s 42nd Birthday

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joels
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality very good. 2nd time dining and was again pleased

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Restondatenight
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent! We got a reservation easily and we were satisfied with the spacing given social distancing requirements. We enjoyed our meals- especially the Impossible Meatloaf and the cornbread. I gave 4 out of 5 stars due to the collard greens lacking flavor, ie, acidity. Otherwise, great meal!

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ange
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

The service was really bad. Our waiter was pleasant but we waited forever for our food and he never checked to see if we received it. By the time we received our dessert, the ice cream was melted. Really poor! Plus the food was great either.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 3 days ago

I am very sorry our service skipped a beat this time, and because of our lapses in service, the quality of the food also suffered. :( I'd love to connect and turn around the disappointment you took home! Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + date + location dined. Thank you! -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was very enjoyable! The food was great, the atmosphere is a vibe.

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KaterinaL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great service, timely and very friendly. Drinks were excellent, the food was pretty good too.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Founding Farmers just gets better and better!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated I. The back of the restaurant, clearly in the “kids” area. This was fine, I suppose, but made me feel more like a bother. Service was ok. Our waiter disappeared for a bit so we had to wait in drink refills. He food is always good and we enjoy the selection. Overall, it was a nice evening and we will dine here again. It just wasn’t amazing.

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DerrickJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and was beautiful inside and out. Will go back ASAP

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on February 18, 2021

WOW! Thank you, Derrick and we already look forward to your return! :) -Amy

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JessicaD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We never received the appetizer we ordered and half of our dinners (2 out of 4) were incorrect. Even after one was sent back, it was incorrect (in the same way) the second time we received it. It took more than an hour for us to receive our dinners. Drink orders also took a long time to receive. Overall bad experience.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on February 18, 2021

Hi Jessica: I am super sorry you never received the appetizer ordered, 2/4 meals were incorrectly served x2 and the drinks also took a long time to be served. :( This said, I'd love to follow up with you and make right the disappointment you sadly left with- please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + date dined + location. I appreciate it and look forward to being in touch. -Amy

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diningMom
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The Restaurant has added to all checks a FEE for COVID!!! They do even tell you about it, they just add it to your check and expect you to pay it! 6% of total check...how does that calculate? This is not OK, we have all suffered from COVID and all need to find our way back to the norm without harming others.

JB
vipJohnB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan and staff did an excellent job helping me celebrate my wife's Valentine's Day Birthday. Food and service excellent as always!

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vipBurkecustomer
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

When booking, there was no indication that it was buffet only. Definitely not worth the price of admission.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day brunch.

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michaelg
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Our service was terrible and for Valentine's Day Brunch, twice we had to wait for coffee as we were told it was being "brewed". I spoke to the manager and they ended up comping 2 of the three meals. We love Founding farmers, we eat there all the time, but this was one of the most frustrating restaurant experiences we have ever had to endure.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on February 18, 2021

I am so sorry for the multiple disappointments that took place with your Valentine's Day visit. :( I feel badly our Manager working failed to amend the poor service prior to your departure, and because of this, this experience was sadly & understandably rated "1/5 Stars". That said, I would love to pick up where out Manager left off with the comp of 2 meals, and ask that you please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + location dined to continue this conversation. Thank you! -Amy

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KaylaH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

This was my very first time at Founding Farmers. I have always heard such great things so I was very excited to try it out. I was not entirely impressed. Yes, the variety of food at the buffet was wonderful and delicious! There were a few items brought out to us at the table because we were told they are unable to put them out at the buffet. This included pancakes, bacon lollies, and eggs benedict. Although they were good, they were cold. On top of this, our service was not to par for such a place. I can honestly say it took a solid 15 minutes and a few different reminders to bring us water. We had ordered a hot tea (before our drinks) to which we got the drinks (mimosas and beer) before the tea. She just seemed a little all over the place and not focused. Usually in situations like this I am able to understand that she may possibly be very busy but that did not seem to be the case. The corner table that they put us in was by the bar. The bar able was filled with coats, purses and hats of, I can only assume, workers. It was a mess. This place was talked highly to me but I was not impressed with the service or ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Was super disappointed by the service. Had to ask several times for coffee, Splenda, drinks etc. we were seated outside and it seemed like our server forgot about us. Usually have a great time here- not today.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Don’t do outside reservations in the snow and not have tents.

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Paul
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice evening for Valentines. Had an issue with one of our food orders. Ordered the Farmers Platter, which is supposed to have 3 kinds of meat on it. Brisket, Chicken and Chinese Ribs. Apparently they were out of ribs so my plate came out with 2 orders of the brisket. There was nothing said to me about the shortage or that they wanted to make a change. When I brought it to the attention of the waiter, he was also surprised. He went to check and apparently a manager was supposed to come over and notify me before the platter was served, but failed to do so to get my approval. (I probably would have asked for 2 chicken instead of 2 brisket). The waiter apologized profusely and offered to provide us a free dessert which we accepted. The manager never did come and make sure things were ok, which surprised me. This shows a lack of leadership or a poorly trained manager. How do you run out of ribs on Saturday of Valentine's weekend at only 6:30 pm? We tipped the waiter well because his service was fabulous and he did not have control of the kitchen's error, but from a management point of view it should have been handled better.

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vipPh19
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lots of it. And our waitress Nina was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, Service, and ambiance

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Christina
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Vaccination Celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was outstanding, and the overall experience was great.

JM
JMIke
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at this location and it did not disappoint. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. Founding Farmers is always my go to spot whenever I get to the DMV.

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vipHappyOne
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday Brunch was fabulous. Best spicy chicken and bacon, French toast and other items. Highly recommend a Sunday Brunch. Well done.

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vipPerkins
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was amazing - the service was a bit slow. The big bright jumbotron across the restaurant is a bit annoying. the light level was very high and bothersome.

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Gofortheview
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Their restaurant week selections are the best, the herb prime rib melts in your mouth!

MF
vipMinarsiF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Service was excellent..... the waiter was super helpful but the food was terrible.
Only ordered 2 appetizers devil eggs and ahi tuna. Presentation was like 5 years old kids did the work. Manager took them back and brought the new one. Tuna was fresh and tasted weird and devil eggs were not good either.
Thankfully the manager took off the appetizers from the bills. We only paid for 2 cocktails that tasted good.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thank you, MinarsiF for sharing this with us. I am so sorry the food failed to measure up to our service & the cocktails ordered. :( This is terribly disappointing and we also feel badly that we failed to turn this around. That said, I would love the chance to do so, and will send you a follow up note with my email address included. -Amy

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BigFamily
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We usually have great experiences at FF, but this time was the exception. We waited a very long time for our meal, while watching the to go orders roll out like clockwork. We spoke to the manager, and was promised that we’d receive our food soon, but it still took forever. Other diners were in and out, poor kitchen management, imo.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on February 13, 2021

Thank you, BigFamily for your feedback and I am so sorry there was a long wait for your meal. :( I also apologize we failed to turn around your disappointment with the wait time prior to your departure. This said, I'd love the chance to do just that, and ask you please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + date/time dined + location. -Amy

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ShannonG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the atmosphere and excellent service. Great breakfast and the cinnamon rolls are amazing!

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Nina
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was good but very limited selections due to promotion(Restaurant Week). They were out of most of the seafood dishes. Unfortunately, they didn't allowed other options in replacement. Wish I knew ahead. Would have cancelled my reservation.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on February 3, 2021

Oh no! I am so sorry, Nina that we did not have the dish (or a back up) that you had your eye on! :( This is a true disappointment and I would love to make this right. I will send you a personal note to connect about this further. Thank you for letting us know and I hope to be in touch. -Amy

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Bwillia
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was just ok, and food was expensive for the quantity given (ie pot pie was in what looked like a soup cup)

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on January 31, 2021

I am so sorry to read that the food (and service) both failed to measure up this time and sadly, the Chicken Pot Pie left much to be desired. :( This said, I'd love to follow up to turn this around and will send you a DM to hopefully continue this conversation. -Amy

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LawrenceC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was attentive. Would return.

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vipKE2020
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Adhered to all social distancing guidelines!

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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 2684 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.