Founding Farmers - Tysons

4.5
6395 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Founding Farmers Tysons is a farmer owned restaurant that offers fresh food and drink with an emphasis and focus on cooking from scratch with ingredients sourced from near and far, from sources we trust, in a modern farmhouse setting. The bar is not to be missed, offering delicious scratch sodas, craft cocktails, and an all Virginia draught beer list; we'll have just the thing to quench your thirst.

Approximately 30% of the menu includes items inspired by the culinary traditions of Virginia in a modern way. Weekend brunch at Founding Farmers Tysons is BUFFET style, with a wide array of breakfast, lunch, salad, entree, and dessert options.

The restaurant is upscale casual, which welcomes business casual dress, and dress that would be appropriate in a nice restaurant; this includes jeans and athletic wear, and warm-weather clothing, including shorts.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday – 7am - 10pm
Tuesday-Thursday, 7am – 11pm
Friday, 7am – 12am
Saturday 9am* – 12am
Sunday 9am* – 10pm
*BUFFET BRUNCH- $32/person (no a la carte service_ is served Saturday & Sunday, 9am-2pm)
Every holiday Monday: Buffet Brunch is served 7am-2pm
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Phone number
(703) 442-8783
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Joe Goetze
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Cross street
Galleria Drive
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Parking details
Hourly self-park garages with free evening and weekend validated parking; Silver Line Metro to Tysons Corner station is just ONE block away. Paid Valet Parking ($3 per vehicle) s available daily: for lunch and dinner service, Monday-Friday, and for weekend brunch and weekend dinner hours.
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Public transit
Metro - Silver Line stop at Tysons Corner. The restaurant is just one block away.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 6395 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and it won't be the last! Just wow!

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VG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The breading on the fried chicken was a little salty for my taste but the pot roast was very good, though! They offer some very tasty cocktails.
Service was excellent and liked the atmosphere, we will likely be back in a couple of days and try their meatloaf.

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CC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite brunch places. All the food is delicious.

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a
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I wanted to love this restaurant but I just think it fell short on a couple of things. Our waiter was outstanding and very attentive. The food was just OK. The crab dip was oily and the scrambled eggs were bland and dry. The best thing on the line was the french toast sticks and the passed plates of pancakes. It also took them a while to replenish the food items and plates. The buffet area is not functional at all. You didn't know who was waiting for a dish or who was in line to get food. Not worth a trip back but I would highly recommend their sister restaurant Farmer's Fishers Bakers in Georgetown.

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I frequently get together for brunch here and love it every time. Great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super expensive but definitely worth it! Milkmaids brew was AMAZING!

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BG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love founding farmers for lunch and dinner! My friends and I tried the Sunday brunch for the first time and it was even better than we expected. Tons of options and so worth the price.

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DK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch with menu options to satisfy most tastes/palates!

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A
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The service was very slow and the food was lukewarm, very disappointing.

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LE
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They redeemed themselves from our last visit which was very bad. Service and food was great this time and management has stepped it up. We were all very happy!

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J
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails; service was very good and waiter made great recommendations. Manager stopped at table to check that all was okay.

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EY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our server from 10/18/18 was one of the best. He was kind, genuine, and patient.

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ED
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and food as usual-really enjoyed the corn bread-thank you!

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NC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, affordable! & the desserts were amazing too!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

We will not be going back to this establishment. Way too noisy to begin with and then a member of the staff gathered a crowd around the bar and was yelling loud enough to make it a very unpleasant dining experience. Yo add to the irritation we were seated in a half booth and someone they knew decided to make their table for 2 into a table for 4, not for a quick greeting but for more than 1/2 of our time there. Of course staff did nothing to help us but brought extra utensils so they could share dessert. We expect better service for all customers.

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CW
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Every time we visit the DC area, this is one of the restaurants that we must visit.

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KD
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Went for birthday brunch. I as expecting more bunch selections for the price. I wasn’t sure certain menu item were included in the price of brunch since the waiter offered eggs Benedict which was not on the brunch table. There were also several food items that needed to be refilled so we were unable to try those selections. The quality and taste of the selections I tried were good. Our Waiter was very attentive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch was delicious! Get a bottle of champagne and glass of OJ instead of individual mimosas

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AM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Sunday brunch! Highly recommend to be able to try a variety of their food. I love that it is self serve and they come around with samples as well. Can't wait to go back!

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LK
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was surprised that my GPS did not find this restaurant, but we found it anyway. My son wanted to get together before he returned to Knoxville. This restaurant was on the way and was perfect. The brunch was delightful and convenient for us since he wa on a bit of a time constraint. Our waitress was lovely-attentive, but not overly so. She kept the coffee coming at just the right interval. The food was excellent. It is nice to see such a wide variety of food all well cooked and delicious. Unfortunately it is a bit out of our way for regular attendance but for this special get together it was ideal.

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JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was outstanding !!

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NS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

This was my second time and the first time was much better , The first time I went for dinner and this weekend was lunch. The chicken was basically all skin, the greens were all stems, and the serving was very small.

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DE
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place i have ever been. Food is outstanding. solid 9.5

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DP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Not the experience I was expecting. I didn’t feel like I got value for the cost of the meal. Our server was great, very patient because we spent so much time talking. But I wasn’t that impressed with the food, especially the spongy shrimp that were being sampled. I’d be interested to in trying out lunch or dinner here. But I won’t be going back for brunch.

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HL
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best brunch! Will definitely be going back in the future

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K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife raved about their brunch for so long and I mistook the raving as simply her love for brunch. Not until I went with her for brunch on her birthday did I experience how unbelievably different this place is than other restaurants and brunch spots. You pay a hefty price for the brunch buffet, too much money to head here often, but boy do you get top notch food and as much as you want. There is a fairly extensive array of food in the buffet but servers also come around with other dishes to serve you at your request (fried shrimp, deviled eggs, candied bacon popsicles). In addition to this, our waiter mentioned even more food that they could bring out for us. I asked for a chicken pot pie (most delicious ever) and my wife received a short (2) stack of pancakes. I’m sure servers vary but ours was superb. Excellent amount of service and leaving us be. Incredibly professional all aroumd.

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RC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Service was okay. They were pretty busy as usual. Extensive menu with something for everyone.

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BN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

The food was very good but I could barely converse with the wait staff or my wife...it was way, way too loud. The music needs to be toned down. I will never return there. I would have to say that this was the noisiest restaurant I have ever been in.

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RN
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The Atmosphere and decor was busy and really fun. The waiter was a little busy, had to wait
to order and to ask for the check. Overall he was very good, just busy.
I have already recommended the restaurant!

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B
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Whatever good things I can say about Founding Farmers at Tysons are negated by the incredibly loud noise. It was very difficult to talk and hear above the noise. Very unpleasant experience overall.

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SD
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and service for a business lunch

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BR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

There's something for everyone, and if not they can customize. Multiple food allergies was not an issue - still had options. Server (Andre) was awesome, considering he had 3 large parties. Craft drinks/cocktails are hit or miss...ask the server for descriptions. Bacon Lolli's and buttermilk biscuits are on point!

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M
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent! Good food and great service. We had a wonderful time.

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AV
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Good food, pleasant ambiance and not too loud on a weekday evening. Our wait-person seemed to be pushing us to get done and get out, which was not appreciated given that one of our party had come a long way and wanted to enjoy a leisurely dinner. other than that, overall a fun dining experience.

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AU
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service and food were good.

Frustrated that I had to wait 15-20 minutes, as I showed up on time for a pre-arranged reservation.

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RB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I had a really great experience, and would definitely recommend it to my friends and family.

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SH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I absolutely love Found Farmers. I usually go to the one in Reston. I came here for the first time. We came for the brunch was is absolutely amazing. However I was so disappointed. The service was so so slow. We got the pancakes which arrived right when we were about to leave so say an hour later. The food variety was way less and they didn't even have the donuts for dessert. Not to mention our plates would still be at the table after we came back with more food. Tysons you need to keep up with Reston. I was sooooo disappointed.

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GH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed everything. 5 out 5 stars.

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M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was excellent. The waiter forgot our drink orders, and failed to tell us about items not on the buffet that could be ordered

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KR
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, the food and service! I highly recommend this place for brunch,

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