Founding Farmers - Tysons

4.4
9603 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We have been working together to do everything we can to ensure we do our part to support and feed our community and our team. We are currently serving our scratch-made food and drink in our dining room. We also have breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend Buffet brunch, and weekday happy hour. If you would prefer to stay at home, we have To Go and delivery everyday. Our hot ready-to-eat Founding Farmers favorites are available To Go for breakfast, lunch & dinner, as well as our At Home special seasonal menus, which are started in our kitchens and ready to be finished in yours. We have developed multi-layered systems to provide you with great food, drink, and hospitality and are continuing to adapt our operations to keep all of us as safe as possible. Visit our website to learn more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 9603 people are saying
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMarilyn
New England
15 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and terrific service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Scrambled eggs I ordered were mixed in with the jam so about a quarter of my eggs were sweet. I didn’t get a spoon or stirrer for My coffee despite asking multiple times, I ended up using my knife to stir my coffee. Also I tried to order extra toast but didn’t have anyone come by and then I ended up just asking for the check. Pretty disappointed given that I spent $30 on this breakfast.

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KaseyH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Subpar - significantly over priced for final product. Requests to wait staff go ignored and attention to detail is not there. Some food came out cold and requests for basic changes - add cheese, request for mayo after food arrived, etc. - are not executed by the staff. Few options for those with dietary restrictions when requests for changes to menu items are not honored.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 4 hours ago

Thank you for your review and I am so sorry for lack of accommodation displayed by our service team. I am also sorry the food ordered failed to fit the bill, and all in all, you were disappointed with your experience. It is sad to say we failed, and I'd love the chance to turn this around! Please email me: AGrant@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Amber

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RichardB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The service was a bit slow. The food (steak and loaded potato) was warm but not hot. Still on our list as a place to go occasionally...

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MaryB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was really slow and server seemed to be irritated when we asked for something.

Food was delicious

Drinks were kind of watered down.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 4 hours ago

Thank you so much for your review and I am very sorry the food and service missed the mark this time. I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we left you with. Please email me: AGrant@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Amber

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Is a nice place and the food is really good but i had a very bad experience with the service of the waitress who was at the entrence of the restaurant because she took me to my table using the service hall action that made me feel really uncomfortable including all my family

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 4 hours ago

Thank you for your review and sharing these details with our team. I am so sorry your visit started off on the wrong foot, and nothing about our service turned your experience around for the better. This said, I'd love to connect and find a way to make this right! Please email me: AGrant@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Amber

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SarahK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our waiter was nice but had no sense of urgency, prioritization or sanitation as he served drinks without straws and food without plates. He served the drinks with his hands covering the top part of the glass where someone's mouth would be placed to drink out of the glass. Then we had to wait for him to make stops at a few other tables before bringing our straws so that we can have a drink. He also served appetizers without plates so we had to wait several minutes for him to bring plates and our food got cold. When he brought the plates, his fingers were all over the inside of the plates. He needs proper training, especially in the world of Covid. I should have said something nicely but didn't want do that in front of guests we were dining with.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 4 hours ago

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the service missed the mark. I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we left you with- please email me: AGrant@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined + location. -Amber

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vipChariseT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The food at Founding Farmers was extremely underwhelming. First off, we received the most bland, tasteless fried chicken and Mac and cheese I’ve ever encountered, plus, the waitress forgot our donut. Warning: order the Chicago hot dog at your own risk. We frequent Chicago and the street vendors there serve a better hot dog than this place. I ordered the cedar planked salmon medium rare; I received it well done. Ugh! My husband took 2 bites of his meal, requested the bill, and refused a container. Under normal circumstances, the wait staff would express concern when you abandon full plates of food. Here, the waitress did not ask ANY questions. No one seems to be concerned with providing a great experience. Oh, we overheard the manager (we assume) asking the wait staff to stay off of their cellphones and “look busy.” I wish him luck. It’s going to take a bit more than that. We felt so defeated at the end of the meal that we just called it an early evening. Meh.

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angela
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Plate sizes are smaller with 5% price increase. Services are slow with 1 hour waiting for food to be on the table.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 4 hours ago

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the food and service missed the mark this time. I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we left you with. Please email me: AGrant@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Amber

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JahiraJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I enjoyed the ambience and the service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good and our server Jessica was really good

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was here for my fiancé's 30th since this is where you use to go all the time and the place still is amazing as always

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MillieV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was okay. They gave us the wrong food but quickly changed the order. The tea tasted like coffee but the homemade soda was okay.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 3 days ago

Bummer. :( We are so sorry you left under-whelmed with your overall experience. This said, I would love to have a hand in turning this around and please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location to connect further. -Amy

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vipFarhiya
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great for the team event.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded a day ago

Awww! Thank you so much! We appreciate it and hope you'll think of us for any events you're planning in the future! -Amy

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vipPatriciaS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience2

Awful. The server was very nice but almost every thing that came out of the kitchen was over done, boring or had too much sauce like bbq on the ribs. The corn bread was the best item we ordered. Ravioli was awful. The chicken wings over cooked. The bacon lollipops were cinnamon flavored and microscopic. The steak frites was lame and served with cold side sauce that looked like Mayo. The lamb chops were over cooked. The ribs had too much bbq sauce and did not fall off the bone. The French fries and the corn bread were the only saving grace. Boring lame and overpriced. Never again.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am so sorry the food ordered failed to fit the bill, and all in all, you were disappointed with your experience. :( We are equally let down reading this, and I'd love the chance to turn this around! Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Amy

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SWFGourmand
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Could not make a martini correctly and got the order wrong 2X
Mediocre preparation and request for no butter/dairy was ignored or miscommunicated to the kitchen.
Slow/uneven service

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 5 days ago

Oh no! I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your drink and our service during your visit this time. :( I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Amy

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had bacon lollipop, cornbread, deviled eggs and artichoke crabmeat dip for appetizers and they were very good. The main courses were good except the spatchcock chicken which was very dry. This is a small bird so it gets dry easily if you are not careful. I won't order it again.

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JacquiH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful as was the service. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall I hate to say it, but experience best described as “meh”. Server was extremely nice but inattentive - had to ask multiple times for refills for coffee and water before our requests were addressed - and this is with the server computer located right next to our table! Finding ketchup was apparently a challenge (perhaps someone had to go out and buy some) as we were told there was a delay in the kitchen to get some ketchup - ultimately arrived after we were done with our meal. We love the whole farm to table movement but execution, service, and quality of food definitely did NOT live up to the hype, fortunately the price point was not ridiculous, albeit still high (but it was Tysons and NoVa). Would not particularly seek it out or go back unless I happened to be in the area or staying nearby. The breakfast at the Ritz (pricier) was better quality and better service.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded a day ago

We are so sorry we failed at our first impression and sadly, you left under-whelmed with your overall experience! This said, I would love to have a hand in turning this around and please email me: AGrant@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location to connect further. -Amber

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BarbaraD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were surprised that the menu seemed different from the other FF restaurants we have been to, with a very small main course selection and more sandwich/burger options. Downtown DC has a better menu and as a bonus has beignets! Our dinner guests were from out of town and had perused the menu online beforehand and were startled to find a totally different menu, including vastly different side dishes, than what they were expecting and most of what they had hoped to order was not available at the Tyson's location. Why so different?

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 5 days ago

I am very sorry the menu variations were not anticipated, nor appreciated. Our menus on our website are listed by location and I am so sorry this was somehow missed. :( Our menus are built to complement the surrounding areas & neighborhoods of our restaurants and we apologize the different items left you underwhelmed. I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn this around- please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined + location. -Amy

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JoeyB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great value. Can't wait to come back.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on July 21, 2021

Awesome! Thank you, Joey for sharing this with us and we look forward to having you back again soon! :) -Amy

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OlTexian
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Like other restaurants, the effect of limited staff on service is apparent. Overall they did a nice job. Chicken fried steak reminded this Texan of home.

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Founding
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We made a reservation, which was good as there was a 45 minute wait. We were seated quickly and our server, Diamond, quickly greeted us. She was excellent, not to intrusive but always there when we needed her.
We had the fried chicken salad and the avocado bacon burger. Both were cooked as requested. When I selected the salad as a side to the burger, I selected the dressing with blue cheese in it. I mentioned that I really liked blue cheese. When our meal arrived, Diamond had requested an extra little bowl of blue cheese for me. That is good customer service! We took our time as we had not seen each other in quite some time. We were not rushed through our meal, though the restaurant was busy, which was great. Good meal and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

We have been longtime fans of the Farmers group of restaurants but have struggled with the quality of their food in the last couple of years. The appetizers came out cold and poorly plated. They were out of popcorn. The pasta in the main dish was rubbery and the Reuben sandwich had so little pastrami that we had to take apart the sandwich to find it.

We used to come here just for dessert because of the quality and variety. The recipes have changed for many of the dishes, desserts included, and both of us were disappointed.

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LHB3
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Carlos and the food was terrific.