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About Founding Farmers - Tysons
Founding Farmers Tysons is a farmer owned restaurant that offers fresh food and drink with an emphasis and focus on cooking from scratch with ingredients sourced from near and far, from sources we trust, in a modern farmhouse setting. The bar is not to be missed, offering delicious scratch sodas, craft cocktails, and an all Virginia draught beer list; we'll have just the thing to quench your thirst.
Approximately 30% of the menu includes items inspired by the culinary traditions of Virginia in a modern way. Weekend brunch at Founding Farmers Tysons is BUFFET style, with a wide array of breakfast, lunch, salad, entree, and dessert options.
The restaurant is upscale casual, which welcomes business casual dress, and dress that would be appropriate in a nice restaurant; this includes jeans and athletic wear, and warm-weather clothing, including shorts.
Tysons Corner, VA 22102
American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday – 7am - 10pm
Tuesday-Thursday, 7am – 11pm
Friday, 7am – 12am
Saturday 9am* – 12am
Sunday 9am* – 10pm
*BUFFET BRUNCH- $32/person (no a la carte service_ is served Saturday & Sunday, 9am-2pm)
Every holiday Monday: Buffet Brunch is served 7am-2pm
$30 and under
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Hourly self-park garages with free evening and weekend validated parking; Silver Line Metro to Tysons Corner station is just ONE block away. Paid Valet Parking ($3 per vehicle) s available daily: for lunch and dinner service, Monday-Friday, and for weekend brunch and weekend dinner hours.
Metro - Silver Line stop at Tysons Corner. The restaurant is just one block away.
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Founding Farmers - Tysons Ratings and Reviews
We had a great time going out to dinner to celebrate my daughter's birthday. This was our first time. The restaurant has validated parking just a few steps away, which was great. They seated us right away and attended to us promptly - accept for maybe at the end, waiting for desert which seemed to take surprisingly long, about 12-15 minutes.
Everyone really enjoyed their dinners, especially the cream-filled Jefferson Donut! I would skip the Steak Frites next time as it was good, but not great.
All in all, a solid 4 Stars!
Because it was a holiday, FF had a buffet with lots of very rich food. The salads were drenched in dressing. The food especially the bacon and salmon was delicious and there was a terrific variety. But it was all very heavy. Also at $32 a person seemed bit expensive. It was good but just too much in terms quantity of food and price.
Unfortunately, I am not able to rate the service any higher than I did because of our experience with one of the hostesses. Upon the arrival of our entire party of five (5), I approached the hostess, who was of Caucasian descent, to tell her my name and what time I had a reservation for. After checking and not seeing my reservation, I told her I booked through OpenTable. After she asked to see my email confirmation, she checked her computer and 'found' my reservation. We then had to wait as 2-3 parties (who all came after us) were seated prior to us being called. What I found most interesting was the fact that a friend in our party who arrived just before I did, checked in with a different hostess, who was of African-American descent who immediately located our reservation in her computer and said we would be seated as soon as everyone arrived...Not sure how one hostess was able to quickly locate our reservation and then another hostess (who I believe was actually a 'coordinator'), using the same computer, was unable to do the same. I also felt as the hostess/coordinator did not believe I had a reservation which is why she asked to see the email. Moving forward, I would strongly suggest that a confirmation number is requested from the customer vs requesting to see a customer's email confirmation.
Besides the aforementioned experience, the waitress was friendly enough and the food was good.
Have done Sunday brunch several times and have had great experiences. This time there was a half our between our reservation time and seating, wait staff seemed very frustrated and eager to share their frustration. Had to ask several times for special order items and finally received after we receive the check. Food quality was not as good as in the past. Not worth the cost.
My only critique is that many of the southern foods were cooked well but very under seasoned. The fries chickwn, deviled eggs and fried green tomatoes were all crying out for basic salt and pepper. Other than that, everything else (and I ate quite a bit) was delicious. Service was excellent as well. I woukd definitely make sure to have a reservation for Sunday brunch though!
Over booked, over seasoned and appalling acoustics. If I wanted a rave, I’d go to a rave. I wanted dinner.
Pro tip: people who order steak tartare LIKE the taste of beef. Covering it with oniony egg salad is not an improvement- after I scraped it off there wasn’t enough beef to taste.
We had a 7:45 reservation, we were early and arrived at 7:30, the hostess told us it ”would be just a few minutes”, we finally got seated at 8:15 after waiting in a very crowded lobby. The hostess did apologize and said a manager would come to our table once we were seated, that never happened. We sat down and ordered cocktails, it took 20 minutes before they arrived, my daughter got her arnold palmer after 25 minutes. Again no apology. Food arrived quickly and it was good. Overall feeling is this place is way too big with inexperienced staff or not enough staff. Not going back any time soon, too many other good options in this area with far better service.
We had to wait 15 minutes after our reservation time to be seated after arriving 10 minutes early which was not fun in crowd with kid. Our waiter did not seem very experienced - wanted us to order before we got our drinks and then said the tomato soup was fantastic for kids when it was quite spicy- delicious but not what most kids are used to. Food was ok- rockfish with Almond treatment and beef short ribs. Beef was very fatty. Apple pie was excessively rich, sweet and large. The spicy lemonade was extremely spicy- and I love spicy food- it was almost unpleasant. Deviled eggs were filled with unmentioned chopped onions. As usual (I come here for lunch often without family), an ok meal in an overhyped atmosphere.
We join friends there for dinner. First time for them and we all loved it. It was loud but we had the perfect able so we could still talk comfortably. You could tell that everyone around us was enjoying their experience as well. We are all in our 60s and though it was full of young professionals there was a real healthy diversity in clientele that made us feel like we were in the right place. Server, Victoria, was excellent. food was delicious. Only entree that didn't hit it out of the part was the meatloaf, a bit hard and dry. Prime rib and trout were just perfect. We split spinach and house salads, just right.
Looking forward to our next meal there and going with our grown kids. KL
I made a Saturday night reservation and was seated quickly. The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable and very helpful in making selections that meet my strict dietary restrictions. I was brought a delicious custom drink with no sugar and had delectable rockfish and sautéed veggies with no grains or dairy. I wasn’t made to feel like I was a hassle for accommodating me. I will definitely be back!
Be aware that the menus online do not match what you will find when you get there. What I thought was going to be a $15 brunch out with my friends became a $50 mandatory buffet outing. I guess having a reservation helped, but even with my reservation my friends and I still waited about 45 minutes.
I have not had a bad meal here. It is a great place and continues to have quality food and service. It is my sister’s favorite restaurant to visit whenever she is in town and that is saying a lot because she lives in New York City where good food is everywhere. Keep up the good work.
I have eaten at FF several times. On this occasion I ordered the short ribs. From my perspective a properly prepared short rib is one of the best cuts of meat. Unfortunately, this was a very poor cut and was almost inedible. It was 70% fat and the meat that was there was tough and chewy. For a restaurant like this it is surprising they would even serve that. I was too polite to the waitress and did not complain but it should have been obvious that it was a horrible piece.
My favorite restaurant. I bring out of town friends and family. I tell everyone about your place - it's the place to be. The Sunday Brunch - terrific!!! Quality food. Love the biscuits and home made jam along with Signature donut. When does the one in Reston open? Are you going to Loudoun One? Make sure you have plenty of parking or valet especially in Reston, VA. Thanks!
My fish was undercooked couldn’t even stick a knife thru it, literally. I never write reviews. Sent it back and the manager came back to say the fish wa sunderxooked ended up ordering a small side salad. Sad bc it will most likely be my last time going. Pick up the quality control.
Parking was atrocious and put a damper on the whole experience. Had I known, I would have used the valet, but didn't understand that it was needed until after 15 minutes.... Restaurant was too noisy. Lunchtime prices were too high for what was received. Food good, but not great. Service quite good. Value plus parking make it a no return for me. Sorry.
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