Founding Farmers - Reston

4.2
3176 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 3176 people are saying
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vipKarenK
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food at Founding Farmers was disappointing. It was not bad, just mediocre, especially for the price.

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vipNico
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

most if the dishes were missing describition which made it impossible to enjoy. It also delayed the wait line as people were asking " what is this". Tri tip was dry and the ham was bland.

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vipAlanK
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great very attentive. Food was spectacular as always, which is why a reservation is required on weekends, especially for dinner

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Jessica

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Founding Farmers has been a place that I have frequented in the past, and very much enjoyed. Unfortunately that was not the case this evening. I booked a special occasion dinner because of the past experiences I’ve had here, and to play it safe and guarantee a smooth and enjoyable evening. Upon getting seated at our table, we weren’t met with any wait staff for about 15-20 minutes. Understandably Fridays nights are busy nights, we didn’t even have someone come by to say they would be with us shortly until I had to flag down someone. When our meals finally came out, one of the orders was incorrect and one of our guests had to wait another 15 minutes for her dish. Another of our guests steak was ordered medium, but came out very well done and very tough. That guest owned a restaurant of his own and asked me if the wait was typical here, and indicated that he would have been yelled at if he ever made a customer wait that long for service. Overall, what was supposed to be a special occasion between two families meeting for the first time ended up with a poor dining experience.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 16 hours ago

Thank you for your review and I am so sorry for lack of accommodation displayed by our service team. I am also sorry the food ordered failed to fit the bill, and all in all, you were disappointed with your experience for this special occasion. It is sad to say we failed at our first impression, and I'd love the chance to turn this around! Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Jessica

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LinWell
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Staff was very helpful at seating us inside after the weather outside got chilly. Food took quite a while to get to our table, and the pasta seemed dry from being held under heat too long.

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Anthony
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Our table included several steak orders. All were overcooked badly. Mediums came out well done. Medium-rare came out medium-well. And this was after the server talked us out of ordering even rarer, because he thought the steaks would turn out too rare. Portions were small - few scallops given on the seafood order. All meals seasoned very heavily to the point of over salting. The ribeye was sliced thinner than I've ever seen a ribeye in a restaurant. Filets were decent cuts, but overdone. We have had good experiences at other Founding Farmer locations pre-COVID, but I'd choose to eat at an IHOP over this location.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry all of your orders missed the mark this time. I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we left you with. Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Jessica

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CraigJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Menu choices are not family friendly. Restaurant choices have changed over years. Ahi Tuna bites were 90% avocados, more like guacamole on a cracker. Fish and chips were with fries and potato chips. Pick one please. Kale slaw unappetizing. Sorry but when the original on Pennsylvania Avenue was their only restaurant it was really really good. Expansion has not been good for this once popular restaurant.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 6 days ago

I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your visit this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me at hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Jessica

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cjm062170
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food was excellent and the location is fun. Waited a long time between seating and ordering, etc. Waiter made multiple mistakes and didn't bring several ordered items. They appeared to be short staffed.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

My server was very mellow. Seemed like he was there because he had to be there not because he wanted too.

Food was cold. The first two plates I ate food was cold; I had fried chicken, paella, sausage, green beans, grits, mashed potatoes, Mac n cheese, salmon, salad (supposed to be cold). Great for my kids (5 yr old and 10 mos old) because they could just chow and enjoy but at least keep food warm.

Buffet staff were new which is fine but new staff seldom has any initiative. They were just doing a task. Except for eggs Benedict guy, he was on it.

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PaulM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lines were very long, lots of food on menu was not available, and food was good but not excellent

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on October 11, 2021

Hi, Paul. I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your brunch visit this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Kerry

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Ran out of plates mid way through our dining. We
Had to wait in line for a long time for plates. Food stations were empty a lot. Food stations were not replenished. We had to go back a few times to find what we wanted
Replenished. Staff kept saying they were short staffed. It was not a the 18th birthday celebration we had in mind for our son. I don’t think we will return to this location. I don’t
feel as though we got what we paid for. Also it took out waitress too long to bring basics like silverware when we were seated. Or salt and water to the table.

Just a poor dining experience and not a great birthday dinner for my son. Very disappointing

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vipChristopherE
Richmond
53 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zoe was on a roll today. She kept us hydrated informed and in smiles. The food seemed endless and amazing. I was sorry i couldn't do more plates

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on October 11, 2021

Amazing! Thank you for dining with us and we will be sure to let Zoe know you spoke so highly of her service. Also we will be sure to check in with our team about the salmon offerings and the portioning. -Tiffany

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JBPM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The buffet-style brunch made zero sense for diners there during peak time, especially during the pandemic. It was so unsanitary and the quality of the food was fair at best. Such a disappointment when I know the level of quality the other locations in this restaurant family. Go into DC for brunch and skip this location entirely.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on October 11, 2021

We are so sorry we failed at our first impression and sadly, you left under-whelmed with your overall experience. This said, I would love to have a hand in turning this around and please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location to connect further. -Kerry

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and services!

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AndreaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Pros: seated immediately
Cons: horrible service. Had to ask twice for bread, received the soup well after main course was served. Asked for dessert menus but waitress didn’t return to take our dessert order.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on October 11, 2021

Hi Andrea! I am sorry our service did not hit the mark during your visit and for the disappointing experience. I would appreciate the chance to connect and get this turned around. Please email me at Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date and location dined. -Tiffany

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CourtneyW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with great service in an amazing atmosphere. Our server, John, was attentive and consistently met our needs with more water, food, boxes, etc. We will be back!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on October 10, 2021

Thank you so much, Courtney! We will be sure to let John know about this review! :) -Kerry

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1946pjc
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Excellent menu. Wine is expensive. Nice outdoor seating area.

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DianeJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great staff and good food. We had little issue but the management took care of it nicely

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Kind of loud.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick and company were fantastic!!

I love this place! Will be back!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on October 8, 2021

Wonderful! We look forward to your next visit. -Tiffany

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DtwoB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Most at our table very much enjoyed their entre. However, my wife wanted the prime rib, but was told it was not available and our server recommended a substitute steak. That entre turned out to be not very good.

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French
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! Trevor? Travis? Really personally. Spot on with service. Funny. HE made the experience special. The food is always great!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on October 5, 2021

So glad you had an amazing visit! Please come back soon! Jessica

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vipDCFoodie
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and courteous, efficient service.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on October 7, 2021

Thank you so much and please visit us soon! -Najjah :)

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vipTraveler
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had three different meetings in the Reston area and decided to do them all at FF, at outdoor tables on the Reston Station plaza. The servers did a terrific job, and the food all was fresh, nicely seasoned and well prepared.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on October 5, 2021

So glad you enjoyed all three of your experiences! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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PamJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was fine but not remarkable. The unsweetened iced tea tasted strongly of coffee and they did not offer to brew fresh tea. The minimal description of menu items left us dissatisfied with our appetizer and entrees as one of our party dislikes onions (devilled eggs) and another dislikes cilantro (steak and enchilada dish). My husband pivoted to meatloaf when the server volunteered that the salmon dish was very sweet. The Farmeroni was surprisingly hot in seasoning. Overall I would describe the food as good.

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viprperry3146
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was superb!! Food was outstanding! Service was very good!! Nice job!!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Najjah :)

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meriemB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great! Didn’t catch her name but she had purple hair! She has amazing customer service and knowledge of the menu. It made our dinner experience great!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on October 3, 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Jessica

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JessicaS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Founding Farmers has such an eclectic, homey menu, it’s hard to choose!! Everything out party had was delicious, from the fun cocktails (Farmer’s Daughter! Is delish!) to the vodka pesto fettuccine with shrimp and crab. Definitely recommend! And outdoor seating on a beautiful fall evening- a plus. One negative of sitting outdoors was the occasional whiff of Metro- kinda an oily, mechanical smell .

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CY22
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The service is INCREDIBLY slow. Like, I may as well go back in the kitchen, take a nap, and then make my food type of slow. It wasn’t busy, and it wasn’t specific to our table. Last night was my fourth and hopefully my last visit. The food is good but the service really brings the overall experience down by a lot.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on October 3, 2021

I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we left you with- please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined + location. -Jessica

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Joseph
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for a family brunch! We took my father our for a Birthday meal and everyone, even our picky almost 5 year son, thought the food was great. It took a few extra minutes to be seated (staffing shortages and we there at the busiest hour) , but service once seated was good.

The outdoor seating area at the Reston Station area has a nice view of the square, and other buildings, but the highway noise from the toll road is cuts into the ambiance a bit.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us! Happy birthday to your father also! -Najjah :)

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vippitchnduel
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was promptly sat at our reservation time outside. No one waited on us. We tried to get servers attention - about 4 or 5 walked by us and ignored us. We sat right next to the door, so all the staff walked past us so many times and no service. We eventually left and went to Matchbox. It’s a shame because we frequent FF regularly.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on October 3, 2021

Oh no! I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your dining experience this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Jessica

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beatriceo
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Note that Angela worked with us to find a space that was perfect inside - as we had booked a table outside and rain was coming.
Finally, note that I was a little apprehensive as I had found the noise level in the Tysons restaurant far too loud. I was pleased to have a quiet lunch at the Reston location.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on September 30, 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Jessica

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MartinG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a good meal. Our server was quite good! .

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NataliaG
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for the service, it was my first time here and it was perfect!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on October 5, 2021

Thank you for dining with us, Natalia! -Jessica

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Misnick
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place. I am gluten free and dairy free and I was full. I love the brunch.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on October 3, 2021

So glad you enjoyed your brunch experience!! -Jessica

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JalenP
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first trip to Founding Farmers and I was incredibly pleased with my visit. My gf and I did the sunday brunch buffet as a date and I found a new regular spot to go to. All the food was so delicious and everything tasted fresh. Our server, Juan I think, was incredibly polite, courteous, and attentive. I can't wait to come back ASAP

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on September 27, 2021

I'm so glad you enjoyed everything. Please come back soon!- Amber

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vipChristopherE
Richmond
54 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zoe was a phenomenal host. She was charming, attentive, and informative. The food presentation looked fresh and inviting. Very delicious! So nice, I had to come back twice(unfortunately, I could only take so much awesomeness)

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on September 27, 2021

Thank you so much! Please come back soon! -Amber

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Waiter not the best. Sat for along time waiting for drinks and later clearing of dirty plates. Prime rib was rare when requested medium. Didn’t want to return it or raise an issue because if delays in getting service.

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vip40andHolding
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner last night with long-time friends. We have been to this location many times, but we were delighted to introduce our friends to Founding Farmers (they had never been) and they loved it! The food was delicious and the Service was wonderful.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on September 26, 2021

Thank you so much! -Najjah :)

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Founding Farmers - Reston is rated 4.2 stars by 3176 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.