Founding Farmers - Tysons

4.4
9596 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
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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

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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.

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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.

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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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Farhiya
Washington DC
16 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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 19 hours 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 7 days ago

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We waited a bit before being approached. They brought coffee without offering cream. They brought out waffles without syrup. The service overall was not attentive.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the 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: kschumacher@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined + location. -Kerry

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vipDDSnDC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to take Mom here to celebrate her birthday. The waitress was excellent. The food was good.

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vipCoBrA2168
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was a bit subpar, which is unlike our normal experience at Founding Farmer’s. Some of the food was overly salty. We find it a bit hard to swallow that there is still a pandemic surcharge this late into 2021. Service was fantastic as normal. We are hopeful that the next time the food is a bit better.

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Nmartin5
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This was our first visit. It was quite loud for a Sunday early afternoon. The bar drinks and food were okay but not spectacular.

Our server was not very attentive but luckily we didn’t need much. We’ll likely revisit but will not go out of our way.

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DeniseM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very laid back atmosphere, no pressure from waiters. First time, and was impressed. Enjoyed the Sunday brunch and Mimosa!!

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BlahBrunch
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Lively, fun restaurant but our server seemed to be having a bad day -- didn't crack a smile once, took off without explaining the menu and only checked back once.
Food was hit and miss. Fried shrimp delicious; eggs Benedict were awful, tasted like poached in pure vinegar and I don't know what the sauce was, but it wasn't hollandaise. It was orange and pasty. The mini blackberry cheesecake was best on the dessert table. The honeydew was super watery -- maybe it was originally over ice that melted?
Buffet table wasn't well-tended. The customer ahead of me burned her hand on the grits ladle, and there were no serving tongs for the biscuits. (Took a hard COVID pass on that one) Weird that there was no bacon. The brunch is a great value, but don't expect a huge variety or consistent quality. All in all, not good enough to merit a return visit for us.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on July 19, 2021

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

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JenniferG
1 review