Founding Farmers - Reston

4.2
2926 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 2926 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
73% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Father’s Day dinner. Took order 30 minutes to get bread and apps on the table. 2 of 5 orders were wrong for dinner and half the desserts weren’t available (we had a 5:30 reservation). Everything was fine, but nothing was as good as the things I had heard never been to a FF before. Will give it one more shot was wasn’t impressed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was average- not that great
We ordered pancakes from the menu and it took forever- they were very thin and flat like something was missing from the mix The syrup is like water The manager said that’s their restaurant recipe- they should offer an option it was brown water
The service was slow
The scenery outside was nice
Probably won’t join for brunch anymore
But regular service is probably fine

P
Pickles
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The food was delicious, but the wait staff was unbelievably rude. I had to ask repeatedly for drinks to be brought, or for plates for appetizers. When one of the waiters brought the ladder, he literally dropped a stack of four plates in front of my date and left. Our primary waiter kept pestering us to pay the bill and leave.
I spent $160 here last night. I don't care how good the food is, I I am unlikely to return. Beware.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I went here for my birthday and it was definitely not a great dining experience. The food was very bland and the quality did not match the price of the food at all. I ordered the fried green tomatoes for an appetizer and it had no flavor or seasoning. For my entree I got the new york strip and asked for it to be cooked medium. When I received my steak and cut into it, it was redish purple, not pink. My friend got the poke salad and said it was just okay. We both got drinks and they were just okay as well. My friend asked the waitress if they could possibly do any special type of shot to celebrate my birthday and she said they didn’t have the ingredients to make what my friend had asked for. That is understandable, but the waitress didn’t suggest anything that they could make for us, she just told us what they couldn’t make. We just said okay and moved on. Overall the service was decent, but I definitely would never return to this restaurant based off of the food alone.

C
vipCraigt
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food brought out quickly. Food was delicious. Drinks are a little pricey. Service was excellent. It was quite noisy. Not good for ambience.

GC
GinaCM
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I thought it was very good but pricey for what you get. Menu is very creative - especially the cocktails. I didn't appreciate the 5% covid surcharge....come on; we are all paying the price.

AK
vipAlanK
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cedar plank Salmon is spectacular and so are those root vegetables.

NF
NovaFoodie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Food was great. Service not so much. Mentioned it to the host stand, and a manager who was there. They basically were like, oh sorry to hear that, have a great day.

L
Luv2dine
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Nice brunch for Father’s Day

LJ
LoriJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was great! Service was slow as they are currently short staffed. Though, management was great with pitching in and coming around to tables to check in & apologize for the delay.

SD
SDK1960
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was good but not great. They have a back of the house communication problem. Getting food served hot

TR
TiffanyR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice!!

c
corkyo
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Father’s Day with a party of 6.. good flow of Tapas and drinks

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service1ambience4

The quality of food wasn’t as good as before and not enough staffing.

K
Kenshejoe
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We love Founding Farmers in general but the server was not good. The host up front was very good at his job. He communicated with us and we got a table outside in a very comfortable location. Our server was pretty uninspired to work our table. I’m not sure what her other tables were like. She couldn’t explain the food and seem not to really care. After we placed our order, the appetizers came out, which were good but so did my side of vegetables. Why? I would think, this would come with the food. She didn’t even notice so I had cold veggies which I didn’t like. The entrees came out together and my husband loved his meal. I hated the jambalaya with spicy chicken. She didn’t ask about my meal, just asked if she could bring me a box. I clearly hadn’t eaten much of it. Did I mention, I had to go to the counter and look at my own dessert. She suggested I do this because it was later. The dessert counter person was cool. She told me to tell my server what I ordered so she could put it on the tab. Of course my server looked confused after I came back to the table and communicated this. She put the dessert on our ticket but looked annoyed she had to do such. Did I mention, I suggested dessert and was never asked if we wanted to order it.

Normally, Founding Farmers has the great service we expect but this experience fell short.

C
douglasC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like Founding Farmers, because I am a Southern Fried Chicken junky...I love good fried chicken. Founding Farmers has some of the best fried chicken anywhere. I usually go to the Tysons Corner restaurant, but it was booked. So I tried this new location at Reston Station. It was very busy but I was able to reserve a table and they seated us right up front as soon as we arrived. While they were very busy, service was great! Drinks were great and the food was great. I would highly recommend Founding Farmers to any serious foody and gourmand. and if I didn't mention it, try the Fried Chicken!

S
Sheesh
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very nice server

My beer order was out and by the time they asked for a substitute it was entree time

30 minutes I get a beer is a bit much

Prime rib says after 5p ... I was told after 5p on weekends only

I don’t recall seeing the day restriction on the menu... just time

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. I am very sorry the beer took some time to make it's way to you, and the Prime Rib was not available during your visit. :( I will surely look into the wrong information you were given (either on our menu or provided by our team), and would love to connect further about your feedback in hopes to make this right- please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Amy

Report
FF
vipFitFoodie
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food was subpar. My cracker crusted shrimp were fishy and the coleslaw had absolutely zero flavor. My boyfriends meal was also underwhelming. Ambiance outside was great and service was good. Will probably stick with their other locations, which haven’t disappointed.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 2 days ago

Bummer. :( We are so sorry the main meals both you and your boyfriend ordered were not up to par. I would love the chance to turn around the dissatisfaction you left with, and ask you to please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. Thank you!! -Amy

Report
A
vipAnonymous
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food and drinks were awesome as usual and our server, Matt, was great. Super friendly, just the right amount of attentiveness, and quick to replace a cocktail when it didn't arrive as ordered. Always a fantastic time here!

LT
LadyT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was our 2nd time there so we brought the whole family for an early Father’s Day (10 people) everyone loved the food. Crab cakes absolutely amazing. Very consistent, great staff. Thank You.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Shrimp dinner tasted “fishy” not fresh.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Unfortunately, the food did not live up to the hype. We were underwhelmed by the lack of seasoning of multiple dishes and subpar service.

TP
TeresaP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Food was good, only issue we had was with our waitress. It took her 10 minutes to greet us and didn’t really explain how the brunch worked. She was also rude when we had an issue with our tab.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 4 days ago

Oh no! I'm so sorry our service missed the mark this time. :( I'd appreciate the chance to make this right and ask you to please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and I hope to be in touch soon! -Amy

Report
SJ
SuzanneJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

We went for brunch which we didn't realize was buffet only. Not really buffet - the salads and some food were on a table - no sneezeguard, no measures of food safety or sanitation of any kind - it was in a small, ugly room with very sticky floors, (literally I could feel and hear multiple sticky spots) did not offer traditional bacon or eggs, no omelets, no eggs benedict, very poor choices of very average food. The "buffet room" was such an awful turn-off. Such a small room with no safety measure just out of full precautions for Covid. Didn't feel safe or inviting food-wise under any conditions. We had invited a young newly engaged couple who are very dear to us so that we could hear about the wedding plans and the server had no suggestions or ideas of how to help make it special or celebrate. I had only been here once before and I would never return and would not recommend it. I have since read reviews that suggest that I am not alone in this very unfavorable impression.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your brunch review and I am very sorry your overall experience missed the mark this time. :( I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression you unfortnatley left with- please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Amy

Report
IT
IrajT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food serving service consistently takes much longer than what should be the norm

LT
LisaT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time celebrating our daughter’s graduation. Yummy food and drinks! Will definitely visit, again!

MP
vipMikeP
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, convenient location, great selection of drinks and meals.

BB
BarbB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent though came slowly - drinks and appetizer took very long. Primary waiter was very busy. Passed our table at least 3 times with empty iced tea glass sitting at edge of table. Had to ask him for a refill.

D
Davis
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was courteous and prompt. Kayla our server had the best personality and got everything perfect.

l
luvgoodcwizine
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The outdoor area was spacious within a plaza surrounded by office buildings. The screen with beach videos across the plaza is a nice touch to the ambiance. The service at this time is a little shaky but they try hard to cover for each other. (It will probably get better as we get into summer.) Nevertheless their brunch food is the best. I enjoyed their vegetable scramble and especially their double espresso. They have many other wonderful selections for brunch too. Having ordered fir delivery many times I know that almost every thing they offer on their menu is great. Can’t say that about a lot of other places. I plan to return.

ST
SeaTurtle
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

When ordering a cheeseburger the waiter should ask if you want catchup/mustard etc. before leaving the table for 10 minutes.

C
Craig
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food quality at FF is always top notch. Their wait staff seems a little inexperienced, but did an acceptable job. We always like going there and had a nice time.

f
family
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Had two salads and a couple of cocktails. Bill without tip was $112.00. Wow! As soon as we sat down a waitress appeared and immediately launched into the specials of the day. We asked if we could relax a moment, perhaps get a cocktail. Got the cocktail abs immediately again launched into menu. We acquiesced and order two salads. Waitress came by a couple of times to check on us — great.

With noise level and waitress wearing mask, next to impossible to understand what she was saying. Had to ask three separate times for her to repeat herself. She was polite and did but it was frustrating.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on June 13, 2021

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the service missed the mark & came across as rushed this time. :( I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we left you with- please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined + location. -Amy

Report
s
vipstatusk
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was good and there a great selection on the menu. Service started ok but the server was less than attentive. Server tended to fly by we had to interject to get order in and had to remind them about a dish not arriving. Simple bread with cheese appetizer so looked like either they forgot until we reminded them or they just never put the order in. A little surprised as there usually have excellent service and they won’t very busy when we got there.

B
Bird69
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

This was my first visit post-lockdown. I visited this location twice within the same week and both times had issues with food quality or errors coming out of the kitchen. My entree salad was missing the protein altogether upon delivery to the table. Altering my server, she disappeared and, 10 minutes later, a food runner arrived with a glass ramekin of what tasted like steamed shredded chicken. A pie dessert has barely room temperature and crust was a soggy disappointment. Second visit - my guest ordered an entree and the server immediately responded, "Are you 100% set on that choice? Our kitchen is not always successful it its preparation." My guest changed his order. I have always enjoyed dining at Founding Farmers and wonder if they are experiencing new challenges in the culinary areas.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on June 11, 2021

Bummer. :( I am so sorry to read this and feel badly we dropped the ball with your two recent visits. While we have experienced some hardships from the outcome of the pandemic, we are focused and dedicated to getting our team back on track! That said, I'd love to follow up and make this right! Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Amy

Report
S
Sammie
London
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There was an issue with one of the meals we ordered where we requested no cheese for one of the salads (no dairy). We discovered halfway through the meal that there was cheese in the salad which wasn’t great. We requested for a new one and was provided a new meal

HP
HeatherP
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

FF has always been one of my favorite places to get brunch, since COVID I am not such a fan.

The brunch buffet is back in order but the overall selections were fair at best, the fried chicken was super dry which indicated it had been out awhile, and I was just generally disappointed with the menu and food selections and quality of the food this time. When you are paying a decent per plate charge, it should be fantastic every time.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on June 9, 2021

I am very sorry for the disappointing food served this time and you're totally right- what we offer should be consistent every time and again, I apologize the quality was just not there. This said, I'd appreciate the chance to turn this around and ask you to please email me a copy of your review, date & location dined: Amy@FRG.Farm. Thank you and I hope to be in touch soon! -Amy

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We were celebrating my son’s graduation with brunch after the ceremony. The food was average at best and it was obvious that they were short staffed. Our drinks took over twenty minutes to arrive, and when we asked for a refill we were told by our server that they had “run out of glasses” so she gave us a to-go cup.

Not going back anytime soon.

JH
JenniferH
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch, food was fresh and flavorful. The two servers were excellent. Will definitely continue to come back.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on June 7, 2021

Awesome!! Thank you, Jennifer and we really appreciate you sharing your wonderful review with us! :) -Amy

Report
e
edwardjones
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really good food and outdoor seating

FAQs

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 4.2 stars by 2926 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.