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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FR
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food very good

Service really not what it was year or two ago

No one going around with coffee refill that seems for brunch tone a no brainer. You got the bread bacon guys around but no coffee juice milk water guys.

Took long time to get the cocktails

And so long to get the milk and coffee you don’t want it anymore

Service not good

I think We will go elsewhere for brunch

And the price is ridiculous

But the valet parking of Mercedes, stingray, corvette, Tesla, bmw seem to be ok with it not my rav4

I’m taking founding Farmers of the favorites

Not sure if the farmers can afford it or like the service

AG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So tasty and fun. I went with my mom when she was visiting me, and we were both impressed. Their brunch buffet is to die for, and it’s great value price-wise. Highly recommend. Will be dining here again!

OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service1ambience5

It was our first time at this location for brunch. The server failed to mention all the dishes that cook per order in the kitchen. We saw other tables have the different items from the buffet so I ask the server after she has drop our check she told us she forgot to tell us. So our dining experience was not good.

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the brunch buffet.

k
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and so are the drinks! Service is great!

KH
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frank was a great server!

LH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location and good food. A short wait, despite the fact that I had reservations. It was a bit noisy during the lunch rush, so hard to hear across the table. I ordered the spicy fried chicken, which came out fairly fast. The problem is the food was luke warm and the chicken a bit over cooked and the greenbeans were under cooked, which was disappointing. I didn't send it back due to time constraints. Despite the issues, the food was tasty and the Jefferson donut was great, so not a total loss.

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid as always...we count on consistency and FF delivers.

W
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good location but not good for a business meeting. Did not get seated 10 min past the 12:30 reservation time. Loud

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Yvonne: Hooray! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful 5-STAR ALL STAR review & rating! :) We appreciate it! -Amy

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 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 7 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 7 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 on February 16, 2020
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 on February 16, 2020
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 on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The brunch buffet is fantastic.

k
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

I had a reservation and arrived about 40 minutes early because traffic was much lighter than anticipated. I checked in and waited for my reservation time. My time came and went. I was seated almost 30 minutes after my reservation time after watching a couple who did not have a reservation at all get seated. I was told that all of the reservations for 10:30am were seated in the order in which they checked in. I call BS because I was there well before all of them. The staff just forgot to seat us. No apology, no nothing. I was there for the brunch and I did not find it to be worth the cost. The food wasn't bad, but it wasn't anything to write home about either.

KT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the brunch! Great food!

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 4 days 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 on February 16, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 6 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 on February 15, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 6 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 on February 15, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Affordable price, delicious food, and great customer service.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 4 days 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 on February 15, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family Birthday Brunch

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 6 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 on February 14, 2020
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 on February 14, 2020
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 on February 14, 2020
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 4 days 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 on February 14, 2020
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 on February 14, 2020
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 on February 14, 2020
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 6 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 on February 14, 2020
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 on February 13, 2020
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 on February 13, 2020
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