Founding Farmers - Reston

4.3
1000 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Founding Farmers Reston Station, located at a transit-friendly development for living, eating, and shopping located on the Silver Line at the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station. Founding Farmers Reston Station is a full-service restaurant and bar open seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and our Farmers Market Buffet Brunch on weekends.
As a farmer-owned restaurant, almost all of our delicious food and drink – from our freshly baked bread and house-churned butter to our craft cocktails with our proprietary spirits – is made from scratch, using high-quality ingredients from American family farms.
Our First Bake is available weekday mornings for takeaway breakfast and our specialty blend of Compass Coffee. We hope our Reston guests will enjoy all that is Founding Farmers.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Breakfast
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Hours of operation
Breakfast:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Buffet Brunch (no a la carte service):
Saturday: 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Sunday: 9:00AM - 2:00PM

Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Dinner:
Monday - Wednesday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Thursday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM
Friday: 4:00PM - 12:00AM
Saturday: 2:00PM - 12:00AM
Sunday: 2:00PM - 10:00PM
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Phone number
(703) 988-7333
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Joe Goetze
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Private party facilities
Founding Farmers Reston Potting Shed is the perfect gathering spot for your next event. The Potting Shed can be reserved every day for every meal, with the exception of Saturday and Sunday (and some holiday Mondays) from 9am-5pm when we offer our Farmers Market Buffet Brunch service.
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Private party contact
Amy Robinson: (877) 238-0671
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wiehle Ave
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Parking details
We offer parking validation for up to 3 hours of parking in the Retail parking (ParkX) in the parking garage located at 1908 Reston Station Blvd, Reston, VA 20190; any time beyond three hours is $4.75. Follow signs for Founding Farmers Reston once you are in the garage. Valet is also available 7 days a week in front of the restaurant on the plaza.
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Public transit
Silver Line at the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1000 People Are Saying
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OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice table, food delicious but not hot enough, service was spotty.

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RG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was cold. Service was rushed. Drinks arrived with the meal which was cold and fatty.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We both ordered a different hamburger and they were outstanding! Very flavorful and filling. My wife had a small salad that was fresh and tasty. I had fries and they were excellent.

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C
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was lovely, although they need to do a better job replenishing the brunch buffet. Also, they were out of every type of milk except whole. For a restaurant that goes out if its way to proclaim how excellent their dairy products are, it’s unacceptable to be out of most types of milk. The service was substandard. During brunch service, the server at a minimum needs to be checking on coffee refills.

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TK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Weekend brunch is pricey but well worth it. So many options and everything tastes great. Something for everyone, including those with a sweet tooth. Also a great selection of cocktails. The valet parking option is nice, especially on a cold day.

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p
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The brunch buffet had a wonderful variety so we were able to accommodate both vegetarians and meat eaters in our group. Our actual server was superb, but the server who brought us our check and helped clear the table was surprisingly abrupt and borderline rude, which ended our meal on a low note.

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K
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I really like this location. I've been to DC and tyson's and for brunch this is definitely the best spot. The food was incredible. I recommend ordering the florentine Benedict and tuna poke app that you can special order but comes with the brunch.

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GM
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Arrived for a 7:45 reservation. Had to wait 30 minutes past our reservation to be seated. Food was excellent.

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CA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I love founding farmers Reston and my experience there has always been great.

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MO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

Food is really good, but timeliness of starters, main course, and delivery needs some improvement.

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JK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best meals in Reston. Great and varied menu. The price is a little high, but the same price as other top restaurants in Reston.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Much quieter and more relaxing than the DC location. Tuna bites were delicious and my boyfriend was raving over the devil-ish eggs. For entrees we had the seven cheese mac and the impossible burger which were fine. The whiskey and cornflake affogato was a perfect end...though were sitting next to the bakery and the smells from it ensured no matter what we picked we’d have dessert fomo

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SR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

I've been three times and the service is just slow. Food is good.

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BR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Good doughnut and coffee, but terrible entree. Steak frites came with soggy fries and a fatty chunk of beef. Green beans were hard and tasteless. Server did not offer bread before our food came, so I had to ask another member of staff. The bread came at the same time as our meal! Bread was like Wonder Bread.
Overall, a very mediocre dining experience. And the prices are sky high—too high for the quality of the food. I will not go back!

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NM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter Tyler was awesome and always the food was great!

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Not happy with appetizer portions, Ordered butternut squash ravioli and it was raw not cooked well and too sweet for my taste.

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T
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Really like the decor. The high sided booths help to keep the noise level down. Service is very good and we all enjoyed our dinner. My only complaint is that there aren’t enough reasonably priced wines by the glass. I really object to paying $18 foe a glass of Chardonnay, almost as costly as my entree. I won’t go back for that reason alone.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Very slow service . Asked for bread which came after meal was served

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great. I have a red meat allergy and had their impossible burger. It was amazing. I actually worried that they brought me a real burger THATS how good it was!

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VC
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

The food is standard for this place-good flavor and nice servings. The problem here is with the wait staff. We came in for lunch and waited 30 minutes for our food. The manager ended up bringing the food and was very apologetic. Ok so we decide to order the cheesecake for dessert. Fabulous! But only after waiting 15 more minutes and having to call the manager over AGAIN!! He acknowledged the delay and comp’ed the dessert. Last straw-valet. Waited 20 minutes for the guy and he was the only one there. He was so overwhelmed we ended up waking to the garage to get our own car!!! Use the garage.

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VE
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good. Service was a bit slow. Every time we eat there it seems like the service should be better considering the prices.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and everyone loved their food. Their menu was huge and had lots of vegetarian choices- we have to go back because there were too many things we wanted to try!!

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S
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The other locations are way better! The set-up for brunch is stupid. You wait in a very long line and then when you get up there all the food is gone. I've loved brunch in DC and Tyson's, I would never come to this location again!

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We first tried to go for brunch on a Sunday. I was not aware that the only option was a $36 buffet, which was disappointing. Came back in the afternoon and our time there was nice. Good food, friendly staff. A little pricey.

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JR
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love Impossible Burgers at Founding Farmers. (Other places that have IB's on the menu, not so much. Gotta get them at Founding Farmers.) I came in craving an Impossible Burger, but at the last minute decided to order the Impossible Meatloaf instead. I should have stuck to the original plan. The "Meat"loaf would have tasted great, except it was loaded with salt. Honestly, I could barely taste anything else. Our server was kind enough to ask the kitchen remake it without the sauce in an effort to cut down on the saltiness, but that helped only a little. Please reduce the amount of salt in this dish. Customers can always ADD salt, but it's hard to take it away if there's too much. Thanks -- I'll be back for a regular IB soon.

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DP
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

We were celebrating a birthday and looking forward to a fun and relaxing evening. 2 of our entrees were unacceptable- the meatloaf had raw sections and the scallop grits were barely warm. They brought me another plate of scallops and it was the same thing. The waitress was so bad- she rushed over to our table, continued talking as she walked away, looked stressed out and wasn’t nice at all. The manager comped our entrees which was very nice. It wasn’t a relaxing evening, very disappointing.

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JP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Arrived early for Sat dinner and were seated soon afterwards. Very enjoyable meal with seating in the upper tier area. Food was quite good. Staff got quite busy as the dinner rush was taking place, but service was still good. It took sometime to receive dessert.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food, service, and ambience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great overall will go back

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TE
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service is way too slow. It took 3 hours for a table of 4 to get in, eat, and get out.

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CE
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The legend of Jasmine continues to grow among family and friends. I continue to enjoy the smile on people's faces when I bring them for the first time.

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AA
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place. I went with my beautiful girlfriend for our 1 year anniversary. I look forward to many more there. Thank you for a great night. Delicious food and great service.

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K
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went in at 5 pm and had a nicely lit table. All of a sudden the lights were turned down. Our server was kind enough to move us to a table that was better lit for my 87 year old father. Food was excellent and staff friendly. Music seemed to get louder as the evening went on. We will go back but probably for lunch vs dinner.

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L
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great addition to Reston, VA. Have been here a few times and have enjoyed every visit. Two of my favorite dishes are the ravioli bolognese and shrimp & grits. Everything is made in-house. I love their homemade sodas, especially the Lime Ricky. It is very limey but oh so good. There are lots of large tables for larger groups and unlike many restaurants you can actually hear each other talk. I will continue to dine here.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Been going to most locations of Founding Farmers for years. This was one of worse experiences. Parking was a problem and THE Service was terrible. Indicated it was friends 65th birthday - not even a “happy birthday”. There are too many other choices before giving this another try.

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SE
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Majority of our meals were good. The spicy fried chicken salad was not only bland but hardly had any chicken. Basically $16.50 for a bowl of lettuce.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Our server had too many tables and unable to provide adequate attentiveness

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SB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wish you had Grey Goose or Tito's vodka.
Bread should be free.
Kathryn was a great waitress. All other staff members were very attentive.

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We will go back because there are not many options in Reston outside rtc.. However, at least 4 times now when we have sat at the bar the service has been terrible. The girl with the long braid took at least 10 minutes to acknowledge we were even there and we had to flag her down to order and then again for a drink. It is always this way at the bar and Im surprised she's still working there. The service in the dining area is not any better. We have been in the dining area 4 times as well and constantly have to try to get the waiters attention to order. They take about 30 minutes to come back to see if you need anything after your food arrives at which time its too late.. The service from the wait staff has been awful each time. It is not like that at the DC location. If it weren't for the bacon lolly's , our friends wanting to try it when they visit us or being very close to where we live we would never go back because of the customer service. They need the DC wait staff to come in and train them or simply hire new people . All my friends and colleagues who have gone to the Reston location have said the same thing.

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CS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I've visited several Founding Farmers locations and this one is by far the worst of the group. I've been to this restaurant several times and have only had what I would consider to be good service once. Last night our server was Kimberly, who was the worst of all my experiences. She seemed friendly enough when she first greeted us but things went downhill from there. When my friend asked her what type of perogies they offered, her response was "the types that are listed on your menu". When he asked her what the Milwaukee spice was on a menu item, she replied with "it's Milwaukee spice!" in an annoyed voice and then walked away! Several of the items weren't delivered as part of our meals and we didn't get to tell her because she never came back to ask how our food was or if we needed anything. I wanted to order an additional drink but was finished my meal before she ran up to our table and dropped off two tiny glasses of beer that supposedly went with 2 of the meals that we were finishing up. She acted as if we annoyed her with any and every question that we asked, and that's not a great quality in a server. The food was just okay but my clementine cooler cocktail was delicious. I would only return to this restaurant for their brunch buffet as that isn't dependent upon the service staff to make it an enjoyable experience. I was hoping that some of these issues were because it was new but in my opinion enough time has passed that they should have fixed the problems by now.

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