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Founding Farmers - Tysons

4.4
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$30 and under
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American
We have been working together to do everything we can to help #flattenthecurve, and along the way, ensure we do our part to support and feed our community and our team. We are beginning to reopen our doors to guests following new government guidelines. For those of you who are ready to make your way back to dining out, we are here to serve. Check out our newly added patio space! We have developed multi-layered systems to provide you with great food, drink, and hospitality and continue working to keep all of us as safe as possible. Visit our website to learn everything we are doing.

For those of you still wanting to #StayHome, we still have to go and delivery every day, and our Market & Grocery.

Please note, we currently have a 4% Temporary Pandemic Surcharge.
As we chart a course for the survival of our restaurants, this dine-in only charge helps us feed laid-off workers and covers pandemic-related expenses, including PPE.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 8884 people are saying
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vipJenR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have had wonderful experiences in the past. Last night was not one of them. I made a reservation for 8:45 PM. I later made a change that to 9 PM. I noticed I had missed calls around 7:45 PM So I called the number back. I asked if they were confirming my reservation and they said “oh yes, we will see you tonight at 9 PM” there was no mention of the kitchen closing at 9 PM. My guest and I proceed to arrive at the restaurant at 9 PM and we are told that the kitchen is closed. The hostess also proceeds to tell me with an accusatory tone that “oh, you changed your reservation and we called you many times” yeah, and I called AFTER your 2 calls and AFTER the modification was made to confirm the reservation and you still confirmed, at 8pm, my reservation for 9pm!!!!!

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StephanieP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Food was mediocre, cocktails were great! easy to sit outside and be safe in covid, although 1 out of 10 heaters were actually working....

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SuzanneA
Indiana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Our waitress was decent and nice as could be, but somehow our food order was lost. After being seated 15 min past our reservation (we arrived early to boot), the whole experience took over two hours for just a sandwich lunch. We were gifted a bag of chocolate for the wait which was a nice gesture but will definitely think twice before we go back anytime soon. Asked for parking to be validated and waitress took ticket and brought it back but when left parking garage it had not been done and we had to pay $13. Sad cause it’s one of our favorite restaurants! Hope this was just an off experience. Typically I five star everything for them!

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PLer
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful day at the restaurant. Good atmosphere.

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LanaH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Has been the same result each time we go.

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felixfelicis
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Review based on BRUNCH during COVID restrictions Overall good experience. It was pretty busy and even with a reservation we had a short wait (~10 minutes) for them to get our table ready. We were seated on the patio (only option available when booking); our waiter was very helpful with moving around umbrellas and heat lamps to keep us comfortable. My only real complaint was that because it was buffet/cafeteria style (only option), by the time we stood in line to get food and made it back outside to our table, our food was cold. Maybe sitting as close to the door as possible would help? Otherwise the food tasted GREAT! I would recommend skipping brunch for now and doing lunch or dinner instead.

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Jade
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was just okay. I did not like sitting outdoor, was a bit chilled and the food does not stay warm for very long.

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AzeezA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Not enough breakfast choices on the brunch buffet....quite limited offferings compared to other breakfast/brunch buffets in the region.
The environment/ambience is nice.
Servers nice and friendly.

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rani15md
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! A little pricey for vegetarian options. Loved everything.

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pasta
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Selection is poor. You have to pay for coffee now. For $30 per person, you think, they would include better items like they used to- gone downhill.

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coreyL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Dropped stars because liquor/cocktail prices are a bit high, my fault for not checking prices. Industry standard, blah blah blah.... $22 for a finger of Ardbeg 10? That's half the bottle. 16$ for a cocktail that was 90% crushed ice... no.

Food though... mm. yes. go for the food, drink at home.

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vipCAdams
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got a reservation last minute for their outside dining. It was the first time returning to actually dining at Founding Farmers (been ordering takeout and groceries from them). The outside seating is super peaceful and actually I think its much nicer than sitting inside. Also the new heat lamps they just ordered were clutch for the chilly fall even. Our waiter Richard was amazing. On top of his game, definitely happy to be working, and very attentive to our requests. A+++ service. Thanks Richard for a great evening!!!!

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 2 days ago

WOW!! Thank you, CAdams for your review and we really appreciate it! :) We'll make sure that Richard gets some much deserved kudos, and hope to have you back for another visit sometime soon. -Amy

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vipVeganAbbeyakaVA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Outdoor heat lamps were not hooked up. Server was friendly but disappeared for long periods of time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer service is great! Will come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I had trouble locating the establishment and the female who answered the phone was very very helpful to ensure I arrived.

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ShashvatD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good experience overall. .................................

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve never tried the buffet brunch at Founding Farmers — but today we’re glad we did. Deliciousness!

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sling703
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was slow, not sure why. We came at 10:15 am on a holiday, so the only option was the breakfast/brunch buffet. It was a little confusing whether we could help ourselves to a new plate for a second round. We were charged for coffee at $4.50 a cup, which was steep, in addition to a $30 buffet. Unfortunately although we had our parking garage ticket validated we exceeded the free 2nd hour by 10 minutes so were charged $3. A pretty expensive brunch I'd say. Food quality was okay, nothing to rave about. I feel like the service is not as prompt as it could be and that Founding Farmers has slacked a bit overall, resting on its reputation.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 6 days ago

Oh no! I am very sorry for the slow service during your Holiday brunch visit this week, and appreciate you taking the time to bring this to our attention. :( I'd love to follow up and do what I can to make this right on our end- I will be sending you DM with my email address. -Amy

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BriBri
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

I didn’t like the brunch open buffet. It said on the website that you could choose the buffet or the menu but the buffet was the only option

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 6 days ago

Hi BriBri: Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, and I am real sorry for the miscommunication surrounding our wknd buffet brunch service. I am not sure where on our website it says there is an option, and would love to know so our Development Team can fix this ASAP since this is not the case. That said, I'll send you a DM with my email address to hopefully dig into this more...-Amy

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Albee
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best breakfast buffet in Tysons Corner! The staff is always friendly and the food is amazing.

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AlexS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for an outdoor table. There were 6 of us and we were the last table at the perimeter of outdoor seating, which was perfect because we were loud! We went for brunch not realizing it would be buffet, but it turned out to be great- not just the buffet, but the extras from the kitchen that our server told us about... and trays of deviled eggs and delicious small desserts for the table to share... you really are just paying for drinks. We were there a for a good 3 hours and didn’t feel rushed at all. Would definitely recommend!

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 6 days ago

Hooray! Thanks Alex for your 5/5 rating and wonderful review! We appreciate it and hope to have you & your guests back for brunch again soon. :) -Amy

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vipallenh
Orlando
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

worse service I have had in years, took forever to get drinks, food, never asked if we wanted anything else. Don't waste your time here

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on October 12, 2020

Oh no! I am VERY sorry for the multiple disappointments you left with, and feel terrible we dropped the ball this time. :( Our team sincerely apologizes for the delays and lack of consideration encountered. That said, I would love the chance to follow up about your review and do my best to make this right! I will send you a DM with my email address in hopes we can connect about your feedback and what happened. -Amy

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JenniferD
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the cedar plank salmon with carrots and mashed potatoes. It was the best meal I’ve had in a long time!

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vipangus5678
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

A nice place to visit. Food very good. Service left something to be desired.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you, angus5678 for sharing this with us. While we are happy the food was very good, and your visit was nice, we are so sorry the service wasn't 5/5. :/ Please know, we'll use your feedback to improve for next time, and that said, hope you'll give us another try- call us anytime for a reservation: 703-442-8783. -Amy

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NormaM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. Clean food and good social distancing.

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vipJuanitaF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I have been here before,but was disappointed in the slow replacement of food at the buffet tables. My party had to wait for French toast and crab dip to be restocked after making several trips to check if they were available. I never was able to get any salmon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I thought some of the COVID protocols could be enhanced. We watched party after party go the wrong way into the buffet line. Also watched numerous people touch and grab plates from the waiter’s table. Perhaps having a staff member monitor the exit access and the nearby waiter’s table would solve the I’m problem.

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LynY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Nothing special. Disappointing brunch for the price.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on October 12, 2020

Bummer! I am real sorry, Lyn to read that your brunch visit was deemed "nothing special", and sadly nothing WOW'd you this time. :/ We appreciate you taking the time to let us know, and our Culinary Team will surely take what you shared into account. Of course, we really hope you'll give us another try sometime and please call us: 703-442-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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RolisaH
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time for family birthday.. the team brought us a pretty cake stand to truly make the table look beautiful. And all the food was amazing.

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JEffR
1 review