Founding Farmers - Tysons

4.4
9098 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 9098 people are saying
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DanaP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Overall, the food was just not that good. We ate outside which was totally fine. Warm and cozy and a nice view. I didn’t know they were only serving the buffet until after 2:00p, which was not what I wanted, but that was okay. We ordered Eggs Benedict from the kitchen which weren’t very good. Very tough English muffin and not real Hollandaise. The food on the buffet was just okay. And the price was ridiculous! I don’t think I’ve ever paid almost $100 for brunch for two without a single mimosa or Bloody Mary! The servers were all very helpful and nice, so that’s a good thing!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience. Girls night out. It had been a while since we have gone out together so it was much anticipated and well enjoyed. The food was great per usual. We took crema brûlée donuts home. Pretty tasty!

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CarolL
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cons: drinks (coffee/tea) no longer included in buffet, revolving door is a little annoying if you're sitting outside, less buffet options than pre-COVID
Pros: heated tented area if you are seated outside, made-to-order dishes taste fresher, service is great as usual

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vipKyshaH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Our server even remembered that it was my husband's birthday and brought out a donut with a candle.

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MalaikaH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good the first time I ate there, that I came back the next to day for brunch.

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DustinH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Server was not attentive

Tuna was asked to be gluten free, instead no sauce, no flavor, and leaves of a Brussel sprout on top. Poor dish.

New York strip Steak was very dry.

We are disappointed, as we have had many positive experiences with the food.. :(

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vipMangums
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food taste.

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vipAmyC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The brunch was overpriced. And the fact that you couldn’t order off the menu was ridiculous. And $30 per person is way too much

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BaltoHoff
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two words... Candied. Bacon. Don't miss their outstanding brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was excellent as usual. The waitress was not as attentive as we have had in the past.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Honestly it was a bit of a disaster… The servers forgot about the appetizer and brought the entrées before the appetizer… Drinks did not come together and we’re slow to arrive… When the entrée was delivered the pasta was not as warm as it should be… They definitely were having an off night… They takeoff the charge for the appetizer which they did not bring timely so I appreciated that but definitely an overrated restaurant…

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Server was great

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vipRhondaC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Our server was not attentive. He left with out letting us know his shift had ended. Typically great service. Whenever I’m seated in this persons I had yet to receive attentive service. Once again ..

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GlobeTrekkin
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The food and drinks were good, but the service was not.

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IvyB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Quite overpriced ~ the restaurant charged additional 4.5% because of Covid-19 although the price on the menu is not cheap.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Ivy: Thank you for your review and I am real sorry your visit left much to be desired. :( I would love to connect with you and hopefully turn around your disappointing impression with the quality of our menu items. I will send you a follow up note with my contact info. -Amy

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MMHM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food and ambience were generally good as usual. FF has been a top choice for us when dining out, but FF needs to improve the descriptions on the menu. My daughter ordered the turkey and provolone sandwich, and it turned out to be spicy and she could barely finish half of it (I think the lime Rickey drink was somewhat helpful in washing down the spicyness). I tasted it myself and it was indeed unexpectedly a bit too spicy for what sounded like a classic sandwich. I asked the server if it was supposed to be spicy, he wasn’t sure so he checked with the kitchen staff. Apparently the sandwich comes with a red pepper sauce. Details like this should be explicit in the menu, particularly those that may cause allergy or sensitivity to customers. Missed details like this made a less satisfying meal and experience than previous visits at FF. A lot of items are not clear as to what they are/come with. For example, it will be nice to see what kind of breads are served on the starter menu of breads and spreads, and I would rather not have to ask the server about each item, to minimize contact as much as possible. As for other orders, the cracker crusted shrimp and steak were still consistently good, as well as the sides of fries and cole slaw. In our last 2 visits, the Rickey of the day was sold out, so I won’t be excited seeing it on the menu going forward . I hope this feedback helps, since we like going to FF and I also hope the next visit is better.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on January 11, 2021

Hi MMHM: I am SO sorry the preparation of our Turkey Sandwich ended up being an unexpected disappointment and you're spot on- feedback like this is SUPER helpful to our team. I also apologize for the limited availability of our Rickey of the Day, and with this all said, would love to touch base to turn this around. I will send you a follow up note with my contact info. Thank you so much and I look forward to continuing this conversation. -Amy

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vipJustin
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space with their Tent outdoors which was warm. Will visit again.

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JimC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good, not great or really anything I would go back for. Service was fine but took some time to get food and drinks although the place was not busy. Asked for outdoor seating because felt it would safer. To our surprise the tent was full of people. Although each table was supposedly six feet apart it was tight and full of people. We thought about eating inside as that seemed like the better option since it was not as packed but we would have to wait although I had made a reservation.
They showed us another tent that was outside but it did not have any heat lamps. We chose to sit there because there was no one around and figured we’d just keep our coats on, but as we sat there it did become colder. As I mentioned before, the drinks and food took a long time, not sure why but I did feel like our server had forgotten about us since we were the only table in that tent.
I’d try this place one more time but not sure I’d recommend it. Seems like this place is where it could be 50/50 whether you have a good or bad experience. Nothing really stood out but it also wasn’t terrible.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, Jim for sharing this with us. I am very sorry the ambience, food and service all missed the mark- only really being "okay" vs great. :( This said, I would love the chance to follow up and find a way to turn around the dissatisfactory elements from this experience. I will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy

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Larryb
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Horrible service, drink Oder, app order and dinner order each one took min 30 mins. At the end had to remind they forgot our entree.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 6 days ago

Oh no! I am very sorry for the poor service you encountered with our team, and am equally let down we unfortnatley dropped the ball with your experience. :( I would love to follow up and make this right! I will send you a DM with my email address and hope to connect soon. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff and delicious food!!!

KC
vipKarenC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience!

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Zarah
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 3rd Wedding Anniversary brunch

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was awesome, very friendly, and what we like to say...”ON IT”!!! The food was delicious. MoCo was our hang out but this one will be the one we return to! Thanks again Joe!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience just a little late with the food being served. They offer a free dessert to make up for the mishap which was appreciative

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. He had never been here. We enjoyed the food, ambiance and waiter. We appreciated the measures taken during the pandemic to ensure a clean eating establishment.

I liked that I can now pay via phone and not have to give my card to anyone. I hope that process stays past the pandemic.