Founding Farmers - Tysons

4.4
9193 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 and our heated, ventilated tent. We also have breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend 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 9193 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A lovely birthday dinner with my mother. The food was amazing and the service was great.

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vipSDM424
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food! Great Service! Easy to reserve space and friendly staff.

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AnnH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My meatloaf was a little to well done for my taste. Flavor good.

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ScottR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing really stood out. Service was ok...food was ok.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This location was awesome, all staff were polite and very helpful when it came to having any questions on the menu . Food was more than outstanding. Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delish, as always! The staff is so kind and we really appreciate all the precautions taken with covid.

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CheriR
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good was mediocre, waiter seemed to be annoyed at us

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded a day ago

Thank you, Cheri for sharing your review with our team. I am so sorry the food and service both skipped a beat this time! :( I'd love to follow up and turn this around. Please email me a copy of your review and details from your visit (the food ordered, date dined & what happened with our service): Amy@FRG.Farm. -Amy

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DWfr
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was good, but the prices for the sides should be on the menu. The added sides cost more than the entree. I have never been to a place where eggs are $6 and sausage is $7. Non the less, the donuts are absolutely delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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JustinS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We had their weekend brunch a couple years ago and I think the food has definitely downgraded. Part of it might have also been the presentation. The biscuit on the eggs benedict were pretty hard (they were prepared in the kitchen, which should make them fresh), the chicken pot pie was watery, the brisket was very dry despite the gravy and au jus. The chicken was SALTY and I could not tell the difference between spicy and regular. The crab dip also had excessive amounts of oil. The buffet attendants did not have bowls to put the dip and chili in and did not make an effort to get any.
We originally reserved a table on their tent but when we got there, one server seated us inside. Then a manager came and said it was a mistake, which was fine, but she made it seem like it was our fault. She didn't bother to check that it was a communication issue on their end. The tent was also not set up well. Due to the rain, water was on the floor because it was not sealed properly. While walking in and out of the restaurant, you would really need to watch the water coming down as you will get soaked and probably have rain water on your food.

I understand the pandemic and things are a lot different now. I just don't think this brunch is worth $30 anymore. Would probably not return for brunch and will definitely not recommend. You're probably better off ordering a la carte. (probably!)

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Justin: Thank you for your feedback and I am so sorry your buffet brunch visit was not up to par. :( I feel badly the food, ambiance & service all fell short this time, and would love to follow up with you to turn around the impression we left you with. Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + date/location dined. -Amy

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LASC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Ive been to FF many times and always love it (Usually go to Reston). Tysons was clean and the staf was friendly, but the brunch on Sunday Feb 28th was not that great. I would not come back for the brunch. The egggs were runny and cold. Also, though our waiter was a very nice youg guy, he was not a great waiter. he didn't tell us about the option for pancakes or eggs benedict, which were not out on the buffett line, until we had already gotten and half eaten our food. I LOVE FF pancakes so I came specifically for that, thinking they would be part of the buffett, and they were. I just didn't know it because the waiter forgot to tell us tehy were not on the line. I will go back to FF but never for the buffett again.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 3 days ago

Oh no! I am super sorry we dropped the ball this time, and unfortnatley, this experience left you with a bad taste in your mouth. :( I'd love to connect with you and turn around the disappointment from your visit! Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + date/location dined. -Amy

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phsrd16
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came here with family for teenager’s birthday. Most of us ordered the fried chicken with donut and were so happy with the flavor, portions, and overall combination of the meal. The birthday boy had this meal previously at the DC location and said the donuts were better at this location. Unfortunately, he ordered the lobster ravioli this time and it had an odd flavor. The restaurant took care of us and we all were very pleased with the experience.

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vipMikeL
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

A nice selection of wines, spirits, beer and cocktails to complement a large variety of entrees and sandwiches. Something for every one to be found and enjoyed.

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Sheila
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

A group of 6 friends met at FF. When making the reservations, there was no notification that only menu item is the $30 buffet until 2 pm. The table provided for us (5 of 6 were 60+ yo) were seated at a semi-circle table where we had to slide around for all to fit. When one person wanted to go to buffet 2 others had to get up to let a person out. It was extremely in convenient. Also, our server didn’t tell us about the desserts included with the buffet. We found out when we were leaving the restaurant. The food was good; however, be very specific when you go to FF. We’ll definitely go elsewhere for our April gathering; probably to a small business which will appreciate our business and the big tip we left.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 5 days ago

I'm so sorry our wknd buffet brunch served upstairs was unknown (please know, we offer a la carte dining downstairs), and the table selected for your party of 6 was found to be disappointing. That said, I'd love to touch base and do my very best to amend your decision to go elsewhere for your April visit, as we absolutely appreciated having you & your friends join us! :( Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + date/location dined to continue this conversation. Thank you! -Amy

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StephM
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very disappointed in our most recent FF brunch experience. I understand that things are a little different after COVID, but this was sad. About half of the usual food was available and our service was unreasonably slow (especially considering many favorite items — like biscuits with gravy — had to be ordered from the kitchen). Our coffee came after we had already paid, and it took 20 min for our parking pass to be validated. And the restaurant was *very* slow for a Saturday morning.

Not sure we will be back, even post-COVID, which is sad since this was our favorite fancy brunch spot.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 5 days ago

I am so sorry for the multiple disappointments that took place with your recent brunch visit. Slow service, lack of food selection & the wait for your parking validation are understandable all reasons to be let down, and I would love the chance to follow up with you about your feedback. Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + date/location you dined. Thank you and I hope to make this right! -Amy

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RichardO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Way too much ice in the drinks. Outdoor seating was a little cold but nice.

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williamm
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

great place to meet old friends and have a great conversation while enjoying some unique and delicious food. I come here as often as possible and recommend thier diverse and tasty food to my friends

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VAwinedine
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The spicy chicken was not very spicy. The greens and grits accompanying the chicken were great. Sat outside so you lose some ambiance. Prices are fair for what you get. Service was good.

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vipKathleenK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great table and very good service

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MMbb
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and a good time with friends at this place!

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on February 27, 2021

Hooray! Thank you so much for sharing this with us and we hope to have you & your friends back again soon! :) -Amy

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mollyz
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Brunch buffet was the only option and food choices were very slim compared to their old pre-covid options. Meats looked reheated and stale, eggs were crusty and I had t pay $22 for a buffet that had no real enticing options. Hugely disappointed.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on February 23, 2021

I am so sorry to read the brunch buffet was underwhelming and failed to WOW you this time. :( I'd love to turn around the dissatisfaction you took home, and ask you please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + date dined to continue this conversation. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality and great value for the money! Wish you would open in Richmond!

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SandraS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A restaurant you must visit. The service and food was very good.

KD
KD13
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have an amazing menu, the Reuben I ordered was fantastic and all of my friends enjoyed their meals too. Service was great, very friendly and the atmosphere was welcoming. We will definitely be dining here again.

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Erin
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great brunch buffet, there was plenty of food and we felt totally comfortable dinning indoors during Covid times.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing! Everything was tasty! Great job meeting safety regulations for COVID-19!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

The waitress was not inna good mood. Took forever to get out food and the place was not full capacity. We asked for things she never brought to us. Not happy with the service and the price for the menu available.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not a fan of this location. From the moment we walked in, the answer to every request was “no”.

If possible, could you seat us in a darker portion of the restaurant? “No”. We have more guests coming, can I give you their names or can they just reference my reservation? “No”. Multiple items that they suggested were not available after placing our order.

I can understand that maybe these requests were not possible or another solution might be required. Unfortunately solutions were never offered. Only the answer of “no” and if you don’t like it you don’t have to eat here.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was great. Food and service was outstanding.

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went first thing in the morning and everyone was masked and distanced. My friend & I basically had the whole restaurant to ourselves. Luckily it was snowy out and guess folks opted to stay home which made COVID protocols seem easy. No menus, so just use your cell to grab the code and order. The food was delicious & parking gets validated.

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DaveG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are consistently excellent. And they have some very special cocktails.

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brents
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were to dine outside however heated tent was still chilly. In fairness heater was only turned on when we arrived as no other guests were in tent. We were moved to an indoor table where there was sufficient social distancing.
Waiter and hostess were outstanding and made you feel at home.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review