Founding Farmers - Tysons

4.4
9450 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 9450 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
G
Giovanna
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Was our 6 month anniversary and we wanted something nice. This hit the spot!

KK
KeytoneKV
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable, nice, food was on point

E
vipEllen
Washington DC
129 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Didn’t know on weekends they only serve buffet brunch until 2pm. We had to wait from 1:30, when our reservation was, to get food.

EH
EssenceH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Amazing atmosphere. We had the brunch and it was a lot of variety

L
Lizs
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Took a little longer to get food, but was very good and our server was amazing

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Excellent service, outstanding food and comfortable ambiance

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was good. Salad came dressed when requested with on side. No real apology. Rather it looks like they did it lightly. I can have them redo if you want. Not real ownership Otherwise good.

JR
JesslinR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food was extremely good… we will definitely be back!!

DW
DWWWW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Drinks were bizarre tasting. Ordered an ice tea and it came with lots of odd citrus and spice taste. Ordered a mint limeade and... it was bad.

Food (fried chicken) was good, sides were boring and plain.

Service was amazingly slow, but friendly. Looks like they have the staff spread too thin.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 2 days ago

Hi DWWWW: I'm so sorry your experience fell short this time by all counts. :( I'd love the chance to turn this around and ask you to please email me a copy of your review, date dined & location: Amy@FRG.Farm. Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon! -Amy

Report
LG
vipLG20
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, creative food, beverages, and fantastic service (we love Joe). Delightful desserts too!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

There were 10 of us who went to celebrate my son’s birthday. The service was super slow and ordered items forgotten. We received incorrect food orders and the food was mediocre. Half of our party had to leave even before we could get dessert because service was so slow. Very expensive meal for a so-so experience.

MT
MarcyT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is always great! Such a great menu - so hard to choose.

AS
ASpeck
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I know restaurants prepare things like risotto ahead and reheat but when my hot scallops came out on lukewarm to mildly cold risotto I was not impressed. Neither was I impressed when the restuarant did not remember it was my husband's birthday, even with multiple reminders. Luckily I brought my own candles and matches and lit up a dessert I ordered for him. Thanks... As for value, alot of the food was not well prepared. The desserts were sugar packed versus tasty. And the place is cacophonous.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 2 days ago

Oh no! I'm so sorry the risotto was cold and we failed to make this a special celebration for your husband. :( I'd love the chance to turn this around and ask you to please email me a copy of your review, date dined & location: Amy@FRG.Farm. Thank you and I look forward to being in touch! -Amy

Report
M
Mark
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal. Wide variety of choices.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was my second time there with a 2pm reservation. They started taking food away as if the buffet was ending. I go there specifically because I like bananas foster. This was the second time that I came to the buffet and they were not willing to make more. The worker working the buffet were rude and unwilling to accommodate me. I will never come to this place again. If the buffet ends at 3 all food on the menu should be available until that time. VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!!

CL
ClaireL
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I wouldn’t suggest going for lunch. The food wasn’t that great and our waitress forgot about us most of the time. We were hoping to make it for brunch, but by the time we got seated and the waitress came to the table it was half an hour and the brunch menu was no longer available.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Clarie: I am very sorry we were delayed with your seating and our service continued to remain slow-paced. I also apologize the food served was below standard and I'd appreciate the chance to make this right. This said- please email me a copy of your review, date dined & location: Amy@FRG.Farm. Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon! -Amy

Report
EC
ECJ199
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our collective view was that the buffet at Founding Farmers was fine, but not better. We have had a better time there at the regular non-buffet means. Part of the issue is endemic to buffets -- certain foods, such as chicken, tend to try out, and others may not be as easy to make in large portions. Some of the food was pretty good, such as the thick cut bacon, the scrambled eggs, and the mac and cheese. The spicy chicken, by contrast, was dry and not spicy. The pricing was fair, and I think being more selective on a return visit would yield greater pleasure per dollar, so I would not avoid going back if a suitable occasion should arise. Service was pleasant, but slow, which may represent difficulty finding employees.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, ECJ199 for your brunch feedback and I am so sorry our buffet fare failed to measure up this time. I also apologize the service was also slow to deliver. :( I'd appreciate the chance to turn this around and ask you to please email me a copy of your review, date dined & location: Amy@FRG.Farm. -Amy

Report
MM
MiMi
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Disappointed that they took away outdoor seating. Went for brunch on a lovely 80° day, but couldn't sit outside. Food was sub par and the waitress, although friendly, kept forgetting our orders and overcharged my friend for a drink she never asked for. Think this will be my last time here.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 4 days ago

Oh gosh- we are also bummed we had to remove our outdoor seating. :( We sadly had no control over this- the Management of the property we lease our Tysons' location under permitted the patio during the height of Covid (which we are super grateful for!), however the permit was unable to be renewed. This said, we do have control over the food & service, and I'm so sorry we dropped the ball this time. I'd love to touch base and ask you to please email me a copy of your review: Amy@FRG.Farm. -Amy

Report
RF
vipRestonFoodie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. I really wish they made it very clear that brunch is the only option on Sunday. We looked at the online menu and did not see anything that said that. It should say Brunch Only (with the price) when that is the only option available. We enjoyed the brunch but would have preferred to order off the menu.

FC
FCFam
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the weekend brunch buffet. Only wish I had more room to enjoy more of the food! Would definitely recommend it.

CM
ColleenM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Wonderful food- everyone’s meal was delicious. Waited a long time for our check at the end, other than that fabulous.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks. & service!

G
Gmac
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very good but the noise level made talking difficult.

C
Chick
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved the food...good service and great location!

IR
IvanR
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Not impressed with the food and service. Many places with better brunch at better value.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 6 days ago

Bummer. :( I am very sorry the food & service failed to measure up this time. I'd appreciate the chance to turn this around and ask you to please email me a copy of your review, date dined & location: Amy@FRG.Farm. Thank you and I hope to be in touch soon! -Amy

Report
SA
SueA
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a great place to celebrate any important event! From the kettle corn, to the awesome food, to the amazing desserts and excellent service, this is a go to place for a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or just treating yourself!

T
Tripster40
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at this restaurant. We couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary. Leaving this restaurant, we both agreed this is our kind of place. The food was delicious, the menu was carried and it had a nice atmosphere.

KS
KathrynS
Washington DC
4 reviews