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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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best of the 3'ish Founding Farmers in the DC area. It's always a high quality and delicious meal for a fair price.

PH
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good experience but not without it's flaws. Ordered two lunch entrees. The mashed potatoes were tasty but luke warm. The green beens were essentially raw. The sauce on the Rockfish overpowered the delicate fish, but I simply scraped it off. Chocolate cake and cappuccino were excellent. Too noisy to have a meaningful conversation.

WL
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good place for tasty traditional meals. The three of us had prime rib, pot roast and shrimp and eggplant pasta. All were tasty, and done right. The pot roast was particularly notable - fork tender; the shrimp was somewhat overcooked but the pasta dish was tasty; the prime rib was done as desired and tender. Place was definitely moderately loud and one had to use raised voices to converse.

MC
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough great things about Founding Farmers. I have heard great things and they did not disappoint. Very nice atmosphere- greeted with the amazing smell of baked goods. Wow!!!! We got the cornbread and bacon lollies to start and then the spicy chicken with Jefferson donut. All truly outstanding!!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We had a reservation at 630. We arrived early, they said our table was being cleaned. I told the hostess we’d be at the bar. We weren’t seated until almost 7pm. I asked a couple times about our table and was abruptly told they were still cleaning.

Our waitress was not familiar with the gluten free options and seemed put out when I asked about the meals. She was very hard to get ahold of and we had to wait a long time in between drink refills, including water. Our table easily spent $500, Id expect better service for my money.

T
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal meal

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 16 hours ago

Hi Todd: Thank you for your ALL STAR 5-STAR review! It is much appreciated and we hope to have you back soon. :) -Amy

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DN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant and i brought my family along this time for my bday. Everyone loved the food and the environment!

CW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good and I loved the environment. Would love to go back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I attended brunch at the RESTON location so I didn’t check the Tyson’s menu. Tysons brunch is buffet and I couldn’t order from the menu. A lot of the food looked picked over and we were seated 20-25 mins after our reservation.

If I got back for brunch, it will be to the Reston location only.

JJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ended up sitting at the bar, because they removed from the reservation list.

JL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can I just say that the brunch at Founding Farmers - Tysons was one of the best brunches that my husband and I have had? I took him here yesterday to celebrate his birthday, and wow.....just wow.....Everything we ate was delicious. It was so bad we had to ask our wonderful server, Whitney to take our plates away because we could not stop eating, even though we were so stuffed that we seriously needed a bed at that point. I rate places as highly on food as service, and Whitney was wonderful. She was so sweet, so nice, we loved her. And Noel, another server who would bring around other fabulous food choices was equally as nice, funny and awesome. I am so glad that I brought my husband here for his special day. We have already raved to friends and family about this place, and how we have to all come back. We can't wait. Thank you Founding Farmers. We will be back, definitely! Hats off to the amazing staff, your amazing chefs, and wonderful restaurant.

FR
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 3 days 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

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 16 hours ago

Hi FRIDAY: Thank you for sharing your review with us. I am so sorry to read the service was not up to par, and overall the brunch left something to be desired. :( We appreciate you letting us know these details, and I would love the chance to follow up. I will send you a personal note with my email address to hopefully connect & make this right. -Amy

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CB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious brunch with a wide choice of dishes; great choice for brunch

w
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I missed the part where they only serve the buffet brunch on the weekends. That wasn't a huge problem - I didn't mind being flexible.

The selection at the buffet was excellent, but the biggest problem was the serving temperature of the items. By the time I got back to my table half of the "hot" food was too cold to really appreciate.

The on-request items were nice to have available, and I figured maybe that would be a better route to take... but they also came out lukewarm and got cold quickly. It didn't help that I was not given appropriate cutlery to use - try cutting the english muffin on your eggs benedict with a butter knife sometime. (Spoiler: it's a mess.)

I heard very good things about this place, and I can tell the food is very well made - but the lukewarm serving temperature really made it hard to appreciate that quality. The final straw is the price point. Maybe I'm out of touch with what a good brunch buffet costs, but $33 a person?? Yikes. Maybe if some fancier beverages were included, but still. Not to mention adding parking and tip on top of that...

If I'm going to pay that much for a brunch, I expect much, much better. Sorry guys, I won't be back, and I can't recommend this place at all.

DT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Honestly, I am very disappoint. First I had reservation at 8:00 pm and it took 45 minutes to take us to our table. To noisy and food wasn’t good as usual.

I can’t recommend this place because I don’t want any bad comments from my friends.

CS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, specially the entrees where delicious and plated really nice. Fast service and a well prepared waiter., who recommended us good wine and soda flavors for our kids.

ER
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Overall experience was great but we had to wait additional 20 mins from our original reservation. We also were seated at the opposite end from where the brunch food was located so it was a bit annoying to walk the entire restaurant for a plate.

JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The god tastes awesome. Great items on the menu. The buffet brunch is great, the food wasn’t as warm as I thought it should be, but it was good. Love this place, it’s pricey, but worth it

AG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days 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!

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 16 hours ago

Hi AlexG: Thank you so much! We appreciate it and hope to have you & your Mom back soon. :) -Amy

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days 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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the brunch buffet.

NR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Great service. Definitely coming back.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 16 hours ago

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

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p
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food overall looked great, but was mostly mediocre to OK. There was nothing really memorable. Nothing delicious that I would recommend.

MY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Though there is no kids' menu, there are plenty of entrees that kids can enjoy. The service was attentive and professional. The prices were very reasonable for the quality of food we got, we actually like the Tysons Corner location better than even the metro DC location. We look forward to eating here whenever we are in the area, and so much so that we come not only for dinner but also for breakfast. Their breakfast is also outstanding, including all the pastries and snacks they have available during the week. I highly recommend this location, even if you have small children. We saw many other families (at a reasonable dinner time) and they were very accommodating.

k
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KH
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frank was a great server!

LH
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
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
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

W
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
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 on February 18, 2020
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 on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 5 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 on February 17, 2020
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 on February 16, 2020
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 on February 16, 2020
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
Washington DC
2 reviews
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 7 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