Founding Farmers - Tysons

4.5
6376 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 6376 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KD
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Went for birthday brunch. I as expecting more bunch selections for the price. I wasn’t sure certain menu item were included in the price of brunch since the waiter offered eggs Benedict which was not on the brunch table. There were also several food items that needed to be refilled so we were unable to try those selections. The quality and taste of the selections I tried were good. Our Waiter was very attentive.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch was delicious! Get a bottle of champagne and glass of OJ instead of individual mimosas

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AM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Sunday brunch! Highly recommend to be able to try a variety of their food. I love that it is self serve and they come around with samples as well. Can't wait to go back!

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LK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was surprised that my GPS did not find this restaurant, but we found it anyway. My son wanted to get together before he returned to Knoxville. This restaurant was on the way and was perfect. The brunch was delightful and convenient for us since he wa on a bit of a time constraint. Our waitress was lovely-attentive, but not overly so. She kept the coffee coming at just the right interval. The food was excellent. It is nice to see such a wide variety of food all well cooked and delicious. Unfortunately it is a bit out of our way for regular attendance but for this special get together it was ideal.

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NS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

This was my second time and the first time was much better , The first time I went for dinner and this weekend was lunch. The chicken was basically all skin, the greens were all stems, and the serving was very small.

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DE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place i have ever been. Food is outstanding. solid 9.5

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DP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Not the experience I was expecting. I didn’t feel like I got value for the cost of the meal. Our server was great, very patient because we spent so much time talking. But I wasn’t that impressed with the food, especially the spongy shrimp that were being sampled. I’d be interested to in trying out lunch or dinner here. But I won’t be going back for brunch.

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

Best brunch! Will definitely be going back in the future

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K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife raved about their brunch for so long and I mistook the raving as simply her love for brunch. Not until I went with her for brunch on her birthday did I experience how unbelievably different this place is than other restaurants and brunch spots. You pay a hefty price for the brunch buffet, too much money to head here often, but boy do you get top notch food and as much as you want. There is a fairly extensive array of food in the buffet but servers also come around with other dishes to serve you at your request (fried shrimp, deviled eggs, candied bacon popsicles). In addition to this, our waiter mentioned even more food that they could bring out for us. I asked for a chicken pot pie (most delicious ever) and my wife received a short (2) stack of pancakes. I’m sure servers vary but ours was superb. Excellent amount of service and leaving us be. Incredibly professional all aroumd.

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RC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Service was okay. They were pretty busy as usual. Extensive menu with something for everyone.

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BN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

The food was very good but I could barely converse with the wait staff or my wife...it was way, way too loud. The music needs to be toned down. I will never return there. I would have to say that this was the noisiest restaurant I have ever been in.

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

The Atmosphere and decor was busy and really fun. The waiter was a little busy, had to wait
to order and to ask for the check. Overall he was very good, just busy.
I have already recommended the restaurant!

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B
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Whatever good things I can say about Founding Farmers at Tysons are negated by the incredibly loud noise. It was very difficult to talk and hear above the noise. Very unpleasant experience overall.

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SD
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and service for a business lunch

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BR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

There's something for everyone, and if not they can customize. Multiple food allergies was not an issue - still had options. Server (Andre) was awesome, considering he had 3 large parties. Craft drinks/cocktails are hit or miss...ask the server for descriptions. Bacon Lolli's and buttermilk biscuits are on point!

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M
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent! Good food and great service. We had a wonderful time.

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AV
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Good food, pleasant ambiance and not too loud on a weekday evening. Our wait-person seemed to be pushing us to get done and get out, which was not appreciated given that one of our party had come a long way and wanted to enjoy a leisurely dinner. other than that, overall a fun dining experience.

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AU
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service and food were good.

Frustrated that I had to wait 15-20 minutes, as I showed up on time for a pre-arranged reservation.

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RB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I had a really great experience, and would definitely recommend it to my friends and family.

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SH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I absolutely love Found Farmers. I usually go to the one in Reston. I came here for the first time. We came for the brunch was is absolutely amazing. However I was so disappointed. The service was so so slow. We got the pancakes which arrived right when we were about to leave so say an hour later. The food variety was way less and they didn't even have the donuts for dessert. Not to mention our plates would still be at the table after we came back with more food. Tysons you need to keep up with Reston. I was sooooo disappointed.

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GH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed everything. 5 out 5 stars.

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M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was excellent. The waiter forgot our drink orders, and failed to tell us about items not on the buffet that could be ordered

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KR
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, the food and service! I highly recommend this place for brunch,

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our favorite spot for a Sunday morning brunch. Food is absolutely delicious. You can never go wrong with Founding Farmers.

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s
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Tremendous variety in the menu. Very cordial staff

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ML
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Incredibly loud, very slow service, food was mediocre at best. Paid a lot for one appetizer and two meals and left hungry. Best decision we made was to NOT order a dessert and went to La Madeline's for dessert and it was great

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v
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a healthful buffet lunch at the restaurant on Saturday. Although we were unaware of the buffet-only lunch menu on weekends, we did find it satisfying. Our server, as well as other employees, was courteous and attentive. The farm to table options were suitable to vegetarians as well as carnivores!

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E
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Great spot for brunch buffet over the weekend. I still like their sister company Farmers Fishers Bakers a little more for brunch buffet but it beats driving through DC for almost the same menu.

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CA
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the brunch buffet! Didn’t disappoint, lots of options even for the pickiest of eaters. The chick,en, eggs, Mac n cheese, the salads and the bacon! Amazing. Also save room for the dressert bar!

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AH
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was slow and unresponsive. We had to ask three times to have our drinks refilled one time.

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RL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I were very happy with the food, drinks, and service. Noise level was high due to the open layout. We had a reservation (highly recommended) and were seated immediately.

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D
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this place! The beef tartar bread is incredible. They have a large bar/cocktail selection with in-house made spirits and other fun things.

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J
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was good with the exception of a very tough chicken sandwich with some parts chewing like leather and requiring a knife to break them down.

As always, the service was very good. Staff was attentive, despite being busy.

The greater issue is the price. Just not interested in spending $30+ for lunch per person w/ food that is fair/good, not exceptional.

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CS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect, a little loud for my MIL to hear but it was great!

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T
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Third time was not a charm. Waited 35 minutes after ordering to get our drinks. One of our meals came out wrong TWO times. My food was tasteless.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I will definitely try this place again, but I'll skip the wine and dessert. Final bill was $55 before tip for one person. Service was excellent, and I liked the valet parking. There are lots of items on the menu that sounded really great!

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RS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and the food was perfect! Bacon dates, ham and fig, Jefferson donut, and bacon balsamic burger were standouts.

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SL
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and the food was very fresh and tasty. The restaurant has a nice design and is great for birthday or other occasions.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Working lunch by myself. Service was respectful while I was on a conf call

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OT
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Came here to celebrate my sig other's victory at Ironman Maryland the day before

The people and food RUINED OUR NIGHT.

Waitress had no knowledge of the menu, seemed confused and disorganized. Slow to greet us then slow to bring food and drinks

Halibut Provençal ($37). Minuscule portion cooked to the point of leather, and served covered in raw tomatoes, NOT capers, onions, olives as described. Just god awful.

Salad was ok

Dry aged steak was fair.


GOT MASSIVE ATTITUDE FROM EXTREMELY RUDE MANAGER, who should be fired immediately. Wrong business for this woman to be in.

She explained that they don't always prepare it how it says on the menu! Hahaha. That's just bizarre. Took on a huge attitude, unapologetic.

By the time it came out almost correct, they had ruined my appetite.

The included side vegetables were so unappetizing, it looked like something that washed up on a beach and tasted awful.

We should have known that a restaurant that doesn't offer Tito's is clueless.

Avoid this place at all cost, unless you like condescending and rude service.

Luckily there are numerous other options in the area, why not try Arby's, Taco Bell, or Wendy's, at least you know the food and service is crappy.

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