Founding Farmers - Tysons

4.4
5922 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Comfort Food
  • Local Ingredients
  • Casual
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food
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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
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Phone number
(703) 442-8783
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Joe Goetze
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Cross street
Galleria Drive
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Parking details
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.
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Public transit
Metro - Silver Line stop at Tysons Corner. The restaurant is just one block away.
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Gift Card
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 5922 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined a day ago

Ceviche greens is possibly one of the most disappointing things I've ever ordered. Bland salad of mostly iceberg lettuce, and what seemed like a single shrimp chopped up. Not worth the $16, and unexpected from Founding Farmers. Friends spicy poke much better. Server great.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

I love the atmosphere in Founding Farmers. The decor is great! The restaurant was packed and we could still talk to each other without shouting. The cocktails and food were fantastic. Our table of 5 all ordered The Impossible Burger but with different sides and dressings. Everyone agreed that it was a bit charred and on the well-done side but it was hands-down the best veggie burger we'd all had. The service was fantastic! Everyone was very friendly and came by regularly to check on things. I'm impressed every time I visit Founding Farmers.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Impossible burger not so tasty but was glad to have the not meat substitute available to try!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food - waiter made one mistake on the order

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

My son ordered the gnocchi and mushrooms and the dish was overly sweet. We have ordered this dish in the past, and it has always been savory, but not overly sweet. Although our waiter was friendly, he did not check in on us until later in the meal, when it was too late to exchange the dish.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great service and food was creative with large portions.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

The service started off poor but elevated as the evening went on. Our server improved his performance greatly over our time there. That can happen and wasn’t a huge problem. The food however was poor. It all looks amazing, the presentation and visual of it is wonderful. It does not taste amazing, it tastes very average or even sub par for the prices they charge. It could all be better taste wise, there is just this inconsistency between the look, reputation, and actual taste of the food that leaves you wanting.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Father’s Day dinner was fabulous. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was delicious. jefferson donut with fried chicken yummy! Service good . would return.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great restaurant! Will be returning soon.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Service wasn’t as good as it has been in the past (I’m guessing because it was Father’s Day). Biscuits were over cooked and the table we sat at was right in the middle of a lot of foot traffic so we had to keep moving to let other guests and employees get by.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

I have been their before the food to me wasn't a good as before and the drinks are horrible. the waiter was a bit slow but attentative

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Celebrated Father’s Day

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fathers Day brunch was awesome!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Father day

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Much of the food had run out by our 1:30 seating. It is a shame to pay full price for a Buffett, with that being the only option, and not have the full spread.

Much of the Food was greasy and not enough lighter options with fresh veggies and only one small fruit bowl which was mostly empty.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This is my favorite restaurant in the area and chose to celebrate Fathers Day here with my family. We had the Sunday brunch and it was awesome! Love how they make the biscuits hard so it will not soften from the sausage gravy while it sits on my FULL plate. Best place in Northern Va!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Father’s Day

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Food and service was great!!!!

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

We had to wait 15 minutes, despite having a reservation. The buffet food was cold and some dishes the empty containers were not refilled even though we were there at 10am. I didn’t find the food that appetizing. And the buffet was expensive. The Bloody Mary and latte were good.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The Sunday buffet was absolutely delicious! There was a wide variety of food and desserts to choose from. I highly recommend checking out the Sunday buffet!

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Or server was sweet and attentive, however, we had the buffet as it was a weekend.
The hot items on the buffet were cold, food ran out quickly and was not replenished quickly, they didn’t have a true egg station so you only had a choice of scrambled eggs or scrambled with spinach, cheese and mushrooms.
We ordered eggs Florentine, which only came out with one egg, took a long time to arrive and was cold upon arrival.
I wouldn’t recommend eating brunch here.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

I don’t understand the hype. They are awful with allergens, for a farm to table food that should be fresh and easy to accommodate everything seems to be premade. Who puts gluten in shrimp and grits? Or in chicken salad? My friend had to have dinner replayed 2x bc of allergens. Apparently they put almonds in side salad but never said so even though she stated a nut allergy. Mine only 1x with gluten. TGI Friday’s is more accommodating.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The two person tables are too big. Felt like the person across from me was far away. Had to talk very loud to be heard.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Nerver been disappointed
Had my daughter's birthday Party with her best friends.
Great food and great service

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Our waitress was super nice but not very knowledgeable. I ordered the sea scallops and they were covered in salt -- I had to scrape it off and it was still too salty and now I'm as salty as the scallops were.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

First time here for Pre-Father’s Day Brunch. Food was delicious, my husband had a wonderful time. Will definitely return!

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

Food was extremely bland. Service was slow at best.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Brunch was great! Worth the price!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Did not disappoint!

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3.0Dined on June 15, 2018

The place was great! But the coffee wasn’t as expected, it has a horrible taste. Also, they don’t offer an omelette.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Not a bad spot just nothing special in my opinion. Good bar though - drinks are well made.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

We had reservations and were immediately told they were running at least 15 mins behind, so much for reservations. Our server must have been new because she couldn’t answer several questions we had about the food. I had steak and enchiladas that came with street corn and avocado salad. The corn wasn’t like any street corn I had ever had plus it was about 2 T worth. There was some sort of garnish/slaw on top of the tiny enchiladas that I guess was the avocado salad but there certainly wasn’t any avocados in it, maybe in the dressing. The enchiladas were edible but very underwhelming. They were stuck to the skillet they came in and I had to scrape every bite out. And lastly my steak was way overdone. My server didn’t even notice or ask why I didn’t eat it.
My husband ordered lamb chops that said there were four which really meant two pieces of meat with two bones a piece. He only got three bones so we told our waitress and they sent over a manager who offered dessert. We took home a donut which was very underwhelming as well. I love coming here for brunch but I see no need to do dinner again. Stay away from the enchilada plate, they should take it off the menu.

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3.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Service as terrible, noise level insane high, it was overbooked,and, and understaffed, waitress with attitude, manger was much better. 25 minutes late for seating then offered bar table since told nowhere else, we chose to wait and 3 minutes later got table in dining area where there were many empty tables. Waitress came, took drink orders, and was not seen again for 20 minutes. People actually walked out of restaurant without eating (one of them a famous TV personality). we came closet leaving but manager helped us get served.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Chicken salad was ok, kettle popcorn and corn bread was good. Overall good exoerience

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3.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Terrible service-no service until we flagged someone down. Food took forever. From the time we sat down to getting our food was at least 45 minutes. The manager came by several times apologizing and comped our meal after learning about our awful experience and this wasn’t the first time this we’ve had poor service-it’s almost impossible to get someone’s attention to ask for something.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Food and service were great .

Eating area was too loud, no sound absorbing material-customers are surrounded with hard surface (floors, walls etc.) no rugs or curtains. Had to yell at friend across the table. This was 1st time will come again hopefully eating area is quite.

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2.0Dined on June 12, 2018

My experience was very mediocre. Very loud, service people very unengaged, and food was very average. The prices actually weren’t bad, but this was no gourmet meal. And I felt a little rushed through, like they were trying to keep the volume going.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Great menu selection, there is something for everyone. Had a work dinner and brought my family the next night. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Absolutely loved everything we ate! We will be back again and again. Not sure what took us so long to try out Founding Farers but it is a new favorite. There were clearly lots of families and kids at the restaurant on a weeknight at 6:30 but I was surprised that there is no kids menu. We were able to figure out child-friendly options easily enough with the server. It would be helpful to have a small kids menu so it is easier to figure out what can be done as child-sized options. Service was good, not great. But the food was outrageously good and portion sizes were quite large.

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