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Founding Farmers - Tysons

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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
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4.4based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing and filling

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NEKA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. EVERYTHING WAS CLEAN AND SAFE!!!!D

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ShannonS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food awesome service !! Would recommend to friends and family

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GeoffC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! We will return in a month or two. The options for the buffet were great.

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vipLeslieS
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

the food was delicious as we went around brunch time( 10am). We sat outside to ensure we could socially distance and be respectful of others but that was not a good choice as the service was bad. The server himself was friendly but completely inattentive. We saw him 2 times, when he took our order and when he dropped off our check at the end. We NEVER saw him once our food came to the table (delivered by someone else) to check to see if everything was ok. I kept waiting to ask him for sugar for my coffee until I realized after 10 minutes he wasn’t coming out so I went inside myself to ask someone for some. My boyfriend asked for hot sauce which was never brought out nor did he get a chance to get it since our waiter NEVER SHOWED BACK UP our entire meal! I was so frustrated and surprised at the terrible service we experienced as we have been there several times before. I understand these are unusual times as it is COVID, but we are being charged a 4% surcharge to help the restaurant already!! I don’t know if there was a kitchen problem, or server error but when he FINALLY came back to drop off the check he NEVER acknowledged the fact he hadn’t been out to check on us in about 25 minutes, nor had any management ever come out to talk to us about the lack of service. We may be back but not for a LONG time, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE ARE CHARGED A 4% FEE DURING COVID. Really disappointed in FFT!!!

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MichaelB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a great breakfast for one. 8am reservation, service was good, food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girlfriends birthday

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Diningoutside
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sara our wait staff was great!!
Very personable and efficient

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vipJillF
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Unsure why we were paraded through restaurant to be seated when we were sitting outdoors??? Also, host took a very long time seating us, While many tables were free. Didn’t appreciate the backlog in the front of the restaurant, social
Distancing!!!

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 5 days ago

Oh gosh! Thank you, Jill for bringing this up and I am so sorry for the poor start to your visit this time. Our Management Team has been made aware of your feedback, and will be following up with our Host Staff that worked on 08.01. We do hope to have you back for another try sometime, and please call us anytime for a reservation: 703-442-8783. -Amy

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vipMcLeaner
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Disappointing! The buffet was the only option for brunch. It was half the size of the normal buffet but the same price—$30. They also charged a pandemic surcharge, which seemed unnecessary given that we were already paying $30 pp for brunch. Our waiter was not attentive. Some of the food was cold. The guys at the buffet were the exception. Very friendly and hard working.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on August 4, 2020

I am so sorry, McLeaner to read of the disappointments with our consideration of service, lack of options and subpar food preparation during your brunch visit yesterday. :( I would love to touch base about your feedback and will send you a DM with my email address. Thank you so much and I hope to be in touch soon. -Amy

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JuneW
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for the buffet and it was great. Social distancing and mask required. Buffet no longer self serve and menu limited. It was nice to have items brought out from the kitchen which is included with the buffet. Enjoyed the outdoor seating. Will definitely return!

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KyshaH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

For the buffet, the site says that your serve will build your plates individually and bring it to your table and that is not what happened. Certain items were not available on the buffet and had to be ordered by the server and everything else you had to go in and make your plate. In some ways it defeated the purpose of sitting outside to avoid being exposed to circulating air within the restaurant. I would suggest updating the website to accurately represent the process.

Second, the buffet constantly ran out of things and was not able to keep up with the number of patrons coming through the line. On at least two occasions the brunch coordinator had to bring something out to me, so I wouldn't have to wait.

For the desserts, the servers should definitely ask about allergies. One of the samplers we had contained peanuts and not once were we asked about peanut allergies.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on August 4, 2020

I am so sorry your buffet brunch visit was basically average, and the service & quality was lacking. :( I also apologize for any misguidance on our dessert ingredients & you are absolutely right- not all ingredients are listed on our menu & we do ask our valued guests to please inform us of any allergies (as it states on our menu). This said, we'll work on our consistency with service, as well as availability of items. We appreciate it and really hope you'll give us another try soon! -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food took an hour to come out, I barely saw the waitress and the food was not appetizing at all.

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vipCecilia
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor dining setup. I felt safe.

One suggestion: don’t use physical menus unless patrons request them. I didn’t want to use the menu - intended to use my iPhone to read the menu - but kept reaching for it out of habit.

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CurtisM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Excellent food but no extras with entree. Service very slow.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you, Curtis for sharing your feedback with us. I am so sorry for the slow service and disappointment with the quality of the food ordered. We will surely take this into account and hope you will give us another try soon! -Amy

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vipRobS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Handling the social distancing and cleanliness well.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We love the food and drinks at FF. Our waiter Joe was great and tried really hard to make my husband a drink that’s wasn’t on the menu which was above and beyond. The down side was a glitch in the ordering where our crab and artichoke dip got quite delayed. The staff and manager apologized and took care of it so that helped. Luckily we were not in a rush but it was also rather chilly indoors which became noticeable as we waited. Granted the temps dropped today so I guess if it had been the usual 90 degrees outside I wouldn’t have noticed. Of course we will be back ... love FF

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vipSandyM
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have created a very safe comfortable setting during COVID 19. The service impeccable. Food is always very exceptional

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on August 3, 2020

Thank you so very much! We really appreciate your kind praise, and already look forward to safely serving you an exceptional meal again soon! :) -Amy

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AimeeB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, very nice for getting out during COVID as staff very courteous and social distancing enforced.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on August 1, 2020

Hooray! We are super thankful for your wonderful review and 5/5 rating! :) We hope to have you back again soon and call us anytime for a reservation: 703-442-8783. -Amy

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Sandytx
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Deviled Eggs!
Excellent Steak Salad and Crab Louie!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I ordered the steak and fries and he was not what I expected. I’ve eaten before it’s on the farmers and it was much better. Having said that because of this Covid environment I’m not being too harsh on the star rating. The service was amazing and so was the ambience!

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ShirleyG
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sunday brunch was buffet style. Fairly good selection of food.
The peach Bellini was yummy.
Out door and indoor seating available...felt safe distance except at front when trying to get checked in.
People waiting around near hostess area.

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Shannon
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Much better experience compared to the Potomac location. However, I would have rather sat inside vs outside but reserving online didn't offer the choice. Thank goodness for the umbrella! Also, I didn't like that it was only buffet style and wasn't informed prior.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on July 30, 2020

Thank you, Shannon for sharing your review with us. Please feel free to call our team directly to confirm a reservation for inside vs outside (703-442-8783) in the future, and I'd also love to share that we do offer an a la carte breakfast menu during the week. Again, we appreciate it and hope to have you back for another try soon! -Amy

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RamT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites in Tysons, staff is always friendly and great food.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on July 28, 2020

Many thanks, Ram for sharing! :) We are super happy to read this and really appreciate your 5/5 rating! -Amy

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

This was my second time dining in. I invited my brother & his wife for dinner since the first time I had an awesome experience. Noel was our server that first time, he was very helpful, friendly & attentive. Bartender made delicious fresh muddled fruit cocktails.
But this second time it was just bad. Server took a long time to come to our table just to introduce himself. We ordered drinks first and we got them after we received our entrees. The cocktail I ordered was the same from my first visit, the server point out it was not a sweet drink which I already knew. They made it wrong so server took it away, he then brought a new one, it was still wrong, was super sweet, had a weird artificial flavor, definitely NOT fresh muddled strawberries. I obviously didn’t drink it. Server was not attentive nor helpful, he disappeared the whole time, didn’t check on us, & only showed when we finished eating our entrees, with the bill on his hands, almost putting it on the table, & asked if we wanted any dessert. Which we did plan on getting an affogato & bread pudding, but since he technically dropped the check on the table we said No.
I asked to speak to the manager not to get any discount or anything of that nature but just to give her feedback of our bad experience, since we also work in the industry. She came to our table. When telling her about the cocktail situation I showed her pics of my first visit, and she responded saying; “Well I can’t taste it through the picture and we for sure don’t have artificial strawberries here”, we thought that was rude. Eventually She did hear me out & took the drink off the bill.
But to be honest, with over 9 years of experience Managing Restaurants, from casual to fine dining, I would have Never expected her to handle the situation the way she did.
Very Disappointed !!!

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veengy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Were a little lost about how brunch work at first, definitely follow covid guideline. the waiter definitely could have been more attendtive and offer us dessert we had to wait a long time for him to swing by to get if

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on July 28, 2020

Thank you, veengy for your review and we appreciate your private note as well! We will take what you shared into account, and are real sorry service was lacking that certain something this time. This said, we are hopeful you will give us another try in the future and please call us: 703-442-8783 anytime for a reservation. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff very professional during COVID-19

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Just wasn’t too thrilled with our server. She came across very condescending. The young man/host with the sweet accent and demeanor saved the day.

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JeromeS
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word AMAZING!!! This is the 3rd Founding Farmers I have been to and it definitely was a good chill experience in the midst of this pandemic. I will definitely return!

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vipCustomer1
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were charged a Pandemic Tax????

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Covid has impacted everyone, but Founding Farmers seems to have been crushed. The server was pleasant, but clearly overwhelmed. It took 45 minutes to get a glass of wine! I had to go to the bar 2x to ask. Water wasn’t filled. Completely inattentive service. Ironically, food while tasty was cold. I suspect you are way understaffed, which is truly a shame. We were celebrating my son and daughters first paycheck. They are working as servers in another restaurant for the summer. We didn’t let this ruin our evening, but this was really sub par. The salmon was overcooked (perfect the second time) and the Jefferson donut was awful (stale). I don’t usually leave feedback and certainly made sure I left a generous tip, but this was not a great dinner. Lastly, the area we were seated in had lousy acoustics it was hard to hear across the table and an unpleasant (mold like odor).

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a little pricey, but the food and drinks are very high quality! The price definitely matches the food.