Founding Farmers - Tysons

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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.
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They were able to seat us fairly promptly but with reservations we still had a wait. Service was good but she was spread pretty thin so she had to run around quite a bit. Otherwise everything was really good. Definitely recommend.

YS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be able to have fried green tomatoes. Always enjoy rockfish on a menu.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was not aware that only brunch is served until 2pm. Was going for the regular menu. Food was okay, like regular buffet.

DM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food, the staff is great, the wait for service was a bit long but it was a nice evening out.

GA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy location, convenient parking, great baking aromas greeting you at the front door, pleasant receptionist, minimal wait to be seated (yes, we made a 5 pm reservation), terrific waiter named Matthew, and delicious food done just the way we requested! My friend and I were both delighted, look forward to a return visit AND would recommend Founding Farmers to our friends! Great evening! PS Big kudos to our waiter Matthew! He represented your company well!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Went for Brunch and didn’t realize it was buffet style. The food was picked over and only scraps left. Hot food was lukewarm. Our waiter was nonexistent except and we had to flag down other servers to get coffee. First time I have left only a 10% tip, normally do 20-25. Won’t recommend or go back.

DP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere were wonderful. My friends and I will definitely be back for brunch again.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The brunch buffet is fantastic.

KT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the brunch! Great food!

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 11 hours ago

Hi KimT: Thank you for your awesome review and 5-STAR rating for our weekend buffet brunch! We appreciate it and please call us anytime for a reservation: 703-442-8783. -Amy

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p
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I have been coming here for brunch the last three years and I must say that this is the first time that I have had a bad impression of this establishment. It has nothing to do with the food or the server. On the contrary, the food menu has changed for the better and our server was very nice and attentive. It's the guest service support that really irked me that pretty much ruined the experience for us. We got there 15 minutes early and checked-in. We were told we would be seated if there's any available but we have to wait if there's none - no problem, we wait around. It is past 10:00 and we are still not seated. I inquired from the head guest service and she looks at me like I have three heads. She said they are backed up and only calling guests for the 9:45 reservation. I told her we've been waiting and saw them sit guests that got there way after we did so it can't be that they are only up to the 9:45 reservation. She asked for my name, I gave her my full name and she still kept on asking me if my last name was something different than what I already told her. Finally, she gets it right, looks down on her computer and says they have called my name 11 minutes ago. I was standing right in front of them when they called the name but didn't bother to check the whole name of the other party so they seated them and told my husband it wasn't for us. They check Table 201 and sure enough, they gave our table to someone else. I was then told to wait while they clean a table and then they'll take us to our seats. No apologies with a dirty stare, they made me feel like I am inconveniencing them. Got it. Thank you for the good food and to our server for making it somewhat great after we sat down but I am definitely sure I will NEVER be back in this establishment. There's other great brunch places in NoVa and DC that would treat me better as a customer.

MO
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, great atmosphere , delicious food!
Highly recommended!!!

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 3 days ago

Hi MerlinO: We are so pleased your experience was 5 for 5 this time! :) Thank you for sharing and we hope to have you back soon! Please call us- 703-442-8783 for any reservation help needed in the future. -Amy

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Getting seated took longer than we expected, considering the fact that we had reservations. After watching other parties that came in after us be seated, we were finally seated. The food, atmosphere, and noise level were all perfect! If we were seated sooner, I would’ve given them 5 stars.

m
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service slower than normal. Really made it hard to have a good experience.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 3 days ago

Hi myreview: I am real sorry the service was slow-paced this time, and this lead to missing out on having a good experience with us. :( I would love the chance to touch base about your review and hopefully make right the disappointment caused this time. I will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy

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BF
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Certainly a family brunch menu that was quite extensive. Heavy on the starches and sweets. Very crowded for brunch on weekends. Recommend reservations. And we still had to wait. If you are a senior with hearing aids, then this is not the place for conversation. Two adult brunches came to 75 with no bar drinks.

LG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Affordable price, delicious food, and great customer service.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 11 hours ago

Hi LauraG: Many thanks for sharing! :) We appreciate it and hope to have you back again soon. -Amy

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R
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The restaurant was very clean, but it was also very packed and the noise level was high. We came for brunch on a Saturday morning. Our reservation was for 10:45am but we weren’t seated until 11:05am. The food was all very hot and fresh but some dishes were empty and were not refilled for some time. Our server was nice at first, but seemed to get annoyed with us as the visit went on.
I have heard many good things, but personally, I was not very impressed.

MG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family Birthday Brunch

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 3 days ago

Hi MoniqueG: Hooray! Thank you for celebrating with us. :) We appreciate it and hope to have you and your family back soon. -Amy

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G
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Food was decent. Service was friendly but took a long time to get out meal. Cocktails are fantastic, and worth the trip alone.

N
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hosts need to make sure they process reservations. We arrived on time for our reservation, but they marked us as a no show with Open Table

DH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was great, the server was not. The personality was lacking, as if she wasnt interested in being there. She didnt recommend a thing, or ask if we needed refills. We will be back, but will steer clear of her. She didnt even tell us her name.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 17 hours ago

Hi Dustin: Thank you for your review, and I am very sorry for the poor service encountered during your visit. :( I would love the chance to connect about what happened and hopefully turn around the impression my teammate sadly left you with. That said, I will send you a PM with my email address to touch base further. -Amy

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M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience2

When this place opened it was everything you would expect from the Founding Farmers brand. Great fresh food, interesting menu and great drinks. Unfortunately, it seems like their management forgot the Tyson’s location over the past couple of years. No change in menu, dirty glasses, general uncleanliness, poor service and below mediocre food. Cold fries, greasy burger, poor wine selections - what’s to go back for? Best avoided.

SC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Founding farmers in tysons is great. Awesome food, staff, and environment. Thank you and I will be coming back again.

JG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and service were of such high quality that that they overcame some inconvenience in waiting for a table, moving through crowded spaces, and a high noise level. I enjoyed the experience and will be back. John Gannon

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 3 days ago

Hi JohnG: Many thanks for your kind praise for the food and service during your recent visit. We really appreciate it and also look forward to having you back again soon! Please call us anytime for a reservation: 703-442-8783 (also, our team will be more than happy to note a quieter table for your next visit!). -Amy

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JM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Small complaint that the French toast was heavily fried, super crunchy, and left a slightly weird spicy afterburn in the back of the throat.

Also, the tables are way too long to sit across from your significant other on a date. We ended up just sitting next to each other.

L
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I do not understand how their reservation system works! We had reservation at 7:30 and seated at 8! And there was alot of open tables. Hostesses need to be more friendly thats for sure. This is the second time we had to wait that long. It is kind a getting us annoyed.
Anyways service was great the food is good as always.

JA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have visited all of the locations now, and it never disappoints.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love love love this place! The staff, the ambience, everything! You will be 110 percent satisfied.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and the waiter noted it was husband's birthday and put a candle in the whipped cream next to the bread pudding.

KW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Meal was good but not hot when it arrived at the table. Restaurant became very noisy and at points of the meal was very difficult to have table conversations without yelling. Server was good.

C
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my wife’s favorite restaurants so we decided to go here for her birthday. Everything turned out great as usual. This place never disappointed.

m
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

I had a 12:45 pm reservation and did not get seated until about 1:20 or little bit there after. This is not the first time that my reservation time was not homered at this location, I understand that the restaurant can get extra busy but it should be able to seat people at their reservation time or 15 minutes later and the latest. There is no point in getting a reservation if you are waiting for another 40 minutes. If a customer is running late your reservation is cancelled after 15 minutes so the restaurant should be held to the same standard.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on February 11, 2020

Hi moon: Oh gosh- you are SO right and I am very sorry for the delay that has occurred with your reservations. :( I feel badly for the poor start to your visits and would love the chance to follow up. That said, I will send you a PM with my email address to hopefully continue this conversation. -Amy

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was okay but good service! Tea selection & coffee drip were the best!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Even with a reservation we waited 30 minutes to be seated. Food and table side service is worth the wait but you have to be willing to wait for seating- especially during Brunch.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great experience thanks to our server, James! Drinks were great (even my mocktail) and food was even better. Ribeye was well done. If you have room for it try the bread pudding. The vanilla glaze on top made it!

J
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with dear friends
The waiter was so attentive- in a low-key manner! We did not feel rushed at all! Everyone loved the food and drinks! We will return again, soon!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Server was inconsistently present and the flow of the meal wasn’t normal (e.g. check delivered before desserts were brought out). Food was great and we had a good time.

B
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was awesome! We had an appointment for noon and still weren’t seated until 1225pm!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent

t
Washington DC
2 reviews