Founding Farmers - Tysons

4.4
9371 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
What 9371 people are saying
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NormaB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shared popcorn was a fun way to start our meal and everyone enjoyed their entrees.

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LauraG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was generally good, although my mushroom rueben was a bit greasy and I wouldn't order it again. Last time I visited there was plenty of outdoor seating, but this time I discovered when we arrived that they've gotten rid of it. I requested outdoor seating in my reservation, so it would have been nice if they'd contacted me ahead of time to let me know that was no longer an option. It put me in an awkward position with my companions, some of whom were not entirely comfortable eating indoors given that there is still a pandemic. Otherwise, everything was great. My dessert, affogato with a chocolate donut on the side, was excellent!

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CarmenB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Friendly and courteous staff, and tasty food. We enjoyed our visit to Founding Farmers.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I went on a Tuesday morning, missed breakfast but was definitely satisfied with my lunch!

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NormanL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife & I went to FF for a mothers day dinner, I can honestly say that the food was excellent. The service was good drinks was pretty decent as well. I will definitely come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The food was okay. They sent out appetizers to the wrong table. I honestly think because it was Mother’s Day and busy, that that was the issue. Long story short our orders were also messed up so the night manager Caleb took care of the tab. Which was outstanding customer service to me. I had been there for my bday in January and my experience was great. We all make mistakes and they held up in their end. I would go back again!!

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MelissaH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great! The manager Caleb is awesome! He was constantly checking on us and made sure we had the best experience! Was a great end to a wonderful Mother's Day!

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BrownSugga
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Thanks to the manager we were taken care of in a timely manner. He stepped in and I appreciated that

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MichaelB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Server didn’t know the menu very well and what was available on the desert take out menu. We ordered from the desert take out menu and got the wrong thing!

There would be 20 to 30 minutes we wouldn’t see our server. Seemed to only do one thing at a time, never check all his tables at once.

Overall it was not the best we have had and we have been big fans of Founding Farmers.

Unfortunate because it was Mother’s Day!

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded a day ago

Oh no! I am so sorry for the disappointing outcome to your experience this time and feel badly for the poor impression we left you with. :( That said, I'd love to touch base and turn this around! Please email me a copy of your review and location dined: Amy@FRG.Farm. I appreciate it and hope to hear from you soon! -Amy

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Britt
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Service was horrible, the waiter literally kept passing our table before taking our order.

The food was not flavorful.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded a day ago

Hi Britt: Thank you for your review and I am so sorry for the subpar service encountered by our team. :( I'd love to touch base and turn this around! Please email me a copy of your review, date dined + location: Amy@FRG.Farm. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Nice decor and excellent waiter. However, I was not impressed with the food. It was good, but just not like “wow”!

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MichaelH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Buffett during pandemic is not the best but FF did good job adapting and incorporating more table service. Food was very good and service was outstanding.

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vipnptp
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We always come to Founding Farmers when we visit the area (at least monthly). We love your restaurant! The food was all freshly prepared. Our server was very friendly but not very attentive on this visit.

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dcoy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Brunch was excellent with a large variety of quality protein choices and a ton of treats as well. The hand carved brisket, slab bacon and salmon were favorites, along with their version of French Toast. Service was very good. Price is pretty high but a good option for a special occasion splurge.

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Daniel
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, decent prices. For dinner, we were seated right at our reservation with no wait. Be prepared though at brunch times on weekends for them to be running quite behind. Nice that they validate parking too, or if preferred, it's very walk-able from the Metro.

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Elli
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservations recommended... we were quickly seated. Location has plenty of room.. is not cramped or crowded. Has circular booths that look like fun for 4-6 people. We were in a nice booth for 2. Love the breads... in particular the corn bread in a skillet and the Avocado Toast was exceptional as well. Really liked the desserts... bread pudding is our favorite. Highly recommend... you will not be sorry.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my mom here for her first brunch experience for Mother’s Day and she truly enjoyed the food.

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YalaZaki
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family really enjoyed the brunch. It was very Covid friendly.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 4 days ago

Awesome! Thank you for sharing this with us and we hope to have you & your family back soon! :) -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Our server was excellent! The food was delicious as always!

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NicholasM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server and meal. Food came out quickly with nice presentation and portion sizes.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and great food!

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RyanC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent prices. Deserts are very good, get the Jefferson doughnuts.

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vipJSDS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A go-to pick to meet up with friends. The service was on the slower side and not very attentive. Our burgers were delicious, but the fries weren't hot/warm. The carrot cake was yummy as always. The coffee ice cream in the hot fudge sundae was great, but the "hot fudge" didn't really seem like hot fudge... it would be a lot better if it were hot and thick and rich (this was more like Hershey's syrup). Overall, a decent lunch experience, but I expect more from Founding Farmers.

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vipMichaelC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We love Founding but the 2 spinach salsa we had in Tysoon’s
was terrible. The onions were so greasy & the fried ones
we’re inedible . The salad was over dressed
Very disappointed. P

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback and I am very sorry the 2 spinach salads ordered were deemed "terrible". :( This is disappointing to hear, and I would appreciate the chance to turn around your dissatisfaction with these dishes. This said, please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Amy

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DavidM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience lived up to the theme of traditional yet innovative, farm-to-table food offerings. I had a goat-burger - not a burger made out of goat meat, but rather a burger with goat cheese (as I had to correct myself when I announced my meal to my wife later). Perfectly medium rare, and delicious.

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vipUVAfoodie
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This is one of our favorite brunch places and we were excited about this first time back since the pandemic shut down everything. Sadly there were several service misses. I included a special request in our reservation for a high chair but there was none at our table and we had to ask for one, even though we clearly had a toddler in our arms. When we asked for menus, we were told to use our phones to scan the QR code on a small piece of paper on the table which had the cocktails menu. I assumed this is a safety measure, but everyone is picking up the same piece of paper? And we had to pull out our phones after putting them away to enjoy a nice meal together. Patrons around us also asked for menus since there is no information provided in advance. Scrolling through the menu on your phone is not as much fun as looking over a menu together and calling out items that sound delicious. Perhaps this digital method could be improved by adding pop up pictures of the items when you click on them. There were no offers to refill our coffee and tea until we finally asked for refills late in the meal. And we were not offered again anytime during the rest of the meal. This place features their coffee but enjoying it takes effort. Our food was brought to the table, we ate, and then the bill was placed on the table. The food was good, but at no point did anyone check on us or ask if we enjoyed the meal, etc. There were several chairs and booths that showed rips and tears. Overall there was a feeling of tired and sad rather than happiness and excitement about welcoming customers back. I understand we need to be patient since restaurants still are hurting and recovering. We have family and close friends in the industry and support them in any way we can. We will return but this visit was a disappointment.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 5 days ago

Hi UVAfoodie: Thank you for your review and I am so sorry this experience missed the mark. :( Our team is equally let down for the areas of your visit that failed to impress, and I would appreciate the chance to turn this around! This said, please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Amy

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MichaelJ
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was great and the staff was friendly. The service was a little slow at the time but did not negatively impact the overall night. I was recommended this place and visit again in the future.

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VisitToDC
Washington DC
6 reviews