Founding Farmers - Reston

4.3
2815 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 2815 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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AdamL
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great food! We made a reservation and there was still a little wait so we decided to eat at the bar. The bartender was one of the least friendly people I’ve seen in a nice restaurant. She was not nice, and we had to ask multiple times to get service. She was just so unfriendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was terrible. We had to ask several times for our drink order. Seemed like lots of waitstaff standing around doing nothing. They validated our parking at the end, or so we thought. We ended up having to pay for parking to get out.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, good prices Service was excellent helpful and friendly

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Scott
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 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
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience5

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

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Sheesh
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Manager was very attentive and nice

Server was nice but very slow

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Sheesh: Thank you for your review and I'm so sorry the service- while deemed nice- was slow. I also feel badly that even though our Manager was VERY attentive and nice, the overall service provided by our team was still rated "1-STAR". :( Of course I would love to know why that is, and ask you to please email me a copy of your review, date dined and details of what happened with our service: Amy@FRG.Farm. -Amy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SekouO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded a day ago

WOW!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. :) We appreciate it and hope to have you & your family back soon! -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Mother’s Day Brunch was wonderful!

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vipVacation
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 6 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 6 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
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 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.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 3 days ago

Bummer!! Quantia, I am so sorry for the disappointing Mother's Day visit you had with us at our Reston Station location. :( I'd love to turn this around 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 for letting us know these details and I hope to be in touch soon! -Amy

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JamesT
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 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.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 3 days ago

Oh no! I am so sorry for the disappointing outcome to your Mother's Day brunch visit. :( I'd love to turn this around and ask you to please email me a copy of your review and location dined: Amy@FRG.Farm. Thank you for your feedback and I hope to make this right! -Amy

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JasminC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 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
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Mothers day brunch.
Nice outside space

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Don’t get the brisket

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 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
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

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

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 3 days ago

Oh no! I am very sorry for the rude service you encountered with our team during this celebratory visit. :( I'd love to know more about this & details of what happened, and ask you to please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm (also 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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Gregg
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 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.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Gregg: I am super sorry for the disappointing food served this time. :( 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, dish(es) that missed the mark, date dined + location) to continue this conversation. Thank you for letting us know your feedback and I hope to make this right! -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This is a great restaurant. However, the food was not as good as my last visit before Covid. It wasn’t as “impressive” or special. The crab cake was outstanding, but my fried chicken was dry. The sides were good but not outstanding. The service & ambiance were very good, but for such an expensive meal I expect it to be spot on. There was an empty table near us covered in all kinds of paperwork, assuming of a manager.

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LaurenP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Lauren: I am super sorry and feel badly the food was only "ok" this time. :( I'd love to turn this around and ask you to please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm (please include a copy of your review, item(s) that missed the mark, date dined + location) to continue this conversation. Thank you for letting us know your feedback and I hope to make this right! -Amy

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Melmel
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
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.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 3 days ago

Bummer!! I am super sorry to read that the burger you ordered missed the mark. :( I'd love to turn this around and ask you to please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm (please include a copy of your review, date dined + location). Thank you for letting us know your feedback and I hope to make this right! -Amy

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ShawnE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
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.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Shawn: I am super sorry for the disappointing service and subpar food served during your recent visit. :( I'd love to turn this around and ask you to please email me a copy of your review, date dined, dishes ordered + location: Amy@FRG.Farm to continue this conversation. Thank you! -Amy

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PK1234
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
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.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 3 days ago

I am so sorry for the confusion- the menus on our website are correct with our "a la carte" brunch served on Saturday & our Buffet brunch on Sunday. I also apologize for the wrong info my teammate shared. That said, your was feedback passed along to our GM, Steve Green to address this with our staff. I feel badly at the end of the day you were left disappointed by our offerings and would love to turn this around! Please email me a copy of your review: Amy@FRG.Farm to connect further. -Amy

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vipSelva
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
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 5 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
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
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
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
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
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
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 6 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
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
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
13 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
3 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 on May 7, 2021

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 on May 7, 2021

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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Keep up the good work.

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RubenV
Washington DC
4 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
Washington DC
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 on May 5, 2021

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
Washington DC
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 on May 5, 2021

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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RobinA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

It was AWFUL. The best part of the entire experience was that we were able to sit outside and visit with friends. Our poor experience began with the check in to say we were at the restaurant to trying to pay our bill. I would not go back nor would I recommend this location to anyone.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on May 5, 2021

Hi Robin: We are super sorry for the terrible outcome to your recent experience. :( We know we have so much more to offer and really hope for the chance to prove this to you! That said, please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. I would love to turn this around and hope to be in touch soon! -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 on May 5, 2021

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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LKFReston
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Ambiance was nice. Service was fast and efficient but the foods ...:everything was just salty !! They also don’t give out complementary bread no more. Pricey for foods that didn’t leave you feel satisfied.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on May 5, 2021

I am very sorry for the dissatisfaction you left with after your visit. :( I would love to turn this around and ask that 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 be in touch soon! -Amy

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vipThomas
Washington DC
21 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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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 2815 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.