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Farmers & Distillers

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5828 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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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 now 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. 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. Check out our newly added patio space. 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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 5828 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and an amazing time!

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CartriceH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I had an issue with the server. I ordered coffee as I always do when I at farmed I ordered the same breakfast Everytime. But the server never mentioned that they no longer give refills on coffee anymore due to the establishment purchasing a $7,000 coffee machine and then roasting their own beans now. But had she have said this before hand I would have ordered something refillable. But everything thing else was Wonderful.

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vipFood4Eat
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service is slow if not absent, no coffee refills, and now pandemic surcharge brings a glorified diner meal into the area of unaffordability, especially when you add the tip for well, nothing.

At least I’m not eating off of plastic plates and using disposable utensils for a $40 breakfast.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service. The donuts and drinks are great.

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ArtemisM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I paid $46.73 (beofre tip) for a plate of mac and cheese that didn't even taste that good (bland), and a cocktail that I also ended up not liking. The prices were not clearly listed so I unfortunately assumed I would be paying $15-ish for a plate of mac and cheese. Nope. Had to pay buffet prices. My sister got their salad and THEY TRIED TO CHARGE HER THE SAME $30. FOR A SIDE SALAD. BECAUAE APPARENTLY THAT WAS ALSO A BUFFET ITEM. If you're going here make sure you ask a lot of questions, don't assume the prices!!! I took pictures of the menu, showed it to my friends when we got home and asked them to tell me how much a plate of mac was. They couldn't. Very confusing menu!! My only regret in DC was dining here, would not go back.

Farmers & Distillers
Responded 2 days ago

I am SO SO sorry for the confusion with our Buffet Brunch Menu and feel badly that somehow the price on the menu ($29.99 per person) was overlooked and my teammate failed to properly convey this was the overall price for any of the listed items ordered. :( We appreciate your feedback and will surely take this into account. We hope you & your sister will give us another try sometime soon, and again, our apologies for the confusion encountered. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Went for brunch service. While I didn’t mind getting up to the buffet, I felt that there were social distancing issues while going in and out from the patio to the indoor buffet. I chose to sit outside to avoid indoor dining. I also thought the advertisement for the buffet was misleading because it did not sound like I would have to get up for food. It was more advertised as servers transporting food. Would come again for dinner, but would hold off on brunch service until service returns to “normal.”

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vipSkiWee82
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Let me begin by saying that I love Farmers & Distillers brunch. However, my experience on Sunday was anxiety ridden. It was my first time eating inside a restaurant since the pandemic began. I thought the process for partaking in the brunch buffet was cumbersome. Waiters should remind guests that they need to take a plate with them to the buffet because that's not intuitive. There should also be a staff person monitoring the line to ensure appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks. The line and the wait to get food became long at times. Waitstaff behind the partitions were not very attentive, and neglected to bring out all of the items listed on the menu.

I think the restaurant has done a decent job of trying to create an experience similar to the pre-COVID-19 brunch, but perhaps management should consider offering an a la carte menu in addition to the buffet to offer those of us who are still anxious around strangers during a pandemic another dining option. Or perhaps I should continue to take-out until it's safe to be around strangers.

Farmers & Distillers
Responded 3 days ago

I am real sorry to read this brunch visit failed to measure up, and sadly, you left underwhelmed with our service & revised buffet set-up. This is all understandable, and our Management Team will surely take this all into account! We do hope to have you back for another try to prove we have improved based on areas of your feedback, and I will send you a DM with my email address to connect further. -Amy

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JaredB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday was so special my waiter was amazing

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ACfromNJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall, it was good place but I wouldn’t come back to eat because it was so expensive.

A buffet and some drinks ended up being more than $100 for two people. I ended up going to a local Mexican restaurant the next day for brunch and it was amazing Price and foodd

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TomP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and highly courteous staff. An excellent place for weekend brunch!

Farmers & Distillers
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks Tom! We really appreciate it and already look forward to your next brunch visit! :D -Amy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor dining, great food and cocktails, superb and attentive service! Highly recommend!

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ReenyC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Our server was delightful. Made great recommendations. And again, food was delicious.

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Henri
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Been there before n it was good haven’t been in a while the food was not great n the menu sucked yo be honest so I only had wings and my friend had something else n they drinks not really great and water down so we left and went Somewhere else

Farmers & Distillers
Responded 3 days ago

Oh gosh! Henri, I am so sorry the wings & the drinks ordered both failed to WOW you and your friend this time. I am so bummed you ended up leaving, and would love to touch base to hopefully turn around the poor taste you left with. I will send you a PM with my email address. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, and so was the service. Will come again. Reservation required.

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vipJohn
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience1

This concept has the opportunity to be amazing but with COVID right now the brunch is just not worth the price. Waiters were very friendly and helpful but buffet was avg at best.

Farmers & Distillers
Responded 3 days ago

Many thanks John for sharing this with us. Our Culinary Team will take into account, and look into ways we can improve the quality of our many buffet offerings. We so appreciate it,and hope to have you back for another try! Please call us: 202-464-3001 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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Todd
New England
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was slow and clunky. Expensive for what it was.

Farmers & Distillers
Responded 6 days ago

Todd, I am super sorry our service was deemed slow this time, and overall your experience was not up to expectation. :( We appreciate you letting us know, and our team will surely take this into account. We do hope to have you back for another try sometime and please call us: 202-464-3001 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First day out since COVID. Celebrating birthday

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KristleG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a first date and got drinks on the patio. The service was great and I appreciated how well they spaced out the tables. I will definitely be visiting again. Also the drinks were well poured!

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compcirrus
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

Farmers & Distillers
Responded on 3 July 2020

Thank you for your GREAT review! :) -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Waiter was friendly and knowledgeable.

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vipLynnfobro
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good meal. Very interesting menu with unusual dishes, which we like. But also some standards and classics for the less adventurous. It was nice to sit outside and the food was good. The service was also good. Would definitely go back.

Farmers & Distillers
Responded on 30 June 2020

Thank you! We appreciate it and hope to have you back soon. :) -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Took forever for table to be assisted and was attacked by every fly in the district

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Our reservation was for 1:00pm, they sat us at 1:20pm. For some reason, we had to order the $30 per person brunch (although a “regular” lunch menu was on the table when we sat down). The first few requests were delivered just fine but as the meal progressed the server had to be prompted to clear plates, bring water, etc. We waited 10-15 minutes (looking at dishes that should have been cleared) for the server (Rosario?) to return and take our dessert orders. It never happened. We finally summoned the “manager” and received the order (less than tasty donuts and cheesecake). A total disappointment AND they tacked on an extra four percent for staff who are unable to work due to the COVID shutdowns. I’ll never come back or recommend this place to anyone. The food was pretty uninspiring and the service abysmal.

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ChandlerR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Farmers & Distillers was pretty good for our brunch. We requested an outdoor table on our reservation but we were seated inside, which we weren't too crazy about but we decided to stay. Most of the food was good, but some things were not as tasty as we had hoped. I recognize, however, that their business operations are slightly different due to COVID-19 and that the taste inconsistencies were unusual (we had all been there before and everything was always really good). Our server was very nice, as was everyone in the building. I will definitely be back and would still recommend this restaurant to a friend.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was excellent! All of the food was good. The cornbread and cinnamon bread were very good. I’m glad we got the mixed basket! I would have been upset had we paid for the Our Bread & Butter option, it doesn’t have the rich flavor of most homemade breads and 1/2 of our boule 1/2 was the same as eating a crouton. The coating on the fried chicken was excellent! The drinks were well poured. We will be back, there are numerous menu items we’re looking forward to trying.

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MSOLBB
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is amazing and the waitress was really helpful and polite.

Farmers & Distillers
Responded on 29 June 2020

Thank you so much! We appreciate it! -Amy

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Chanel
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was great and the service was okay, being not at full capacity. F&D is doing social distancing correctly and it was a nice night to eat outside! Our drinks and meals were delicious.

Only criticism I would have is that for dessert, we wanted donuts and after ten minutes of waiting our waiter made it a point to say he brought out the more expensive donuts in place of the ones we wanted because they were sold out. Rather, he should have told us, and not harped about the new donut price and communicated because the donuts were then wasted.

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Angie
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We were visiting DC from Southern California. Found this place online and decided to try even though there were mixed reviews. Loved the ambiance being outside and the restaurant was very clean. We ordered bread thinking that because we had to pay for it that it would be awesome. It was not awesome. In fact, in was somewhat hard and you had to use force to break it apart. The chicken spring rolls had good flavor. My husband had the chicken fried steak. Very tasteless. Expected the batter to have more flavor and it did not. Our 2 year old loved the donut that came with it. I had the southern chicken salad with beer can chicken. Nothing very special about it and the chicken wasn’t anything fantastic. I expected something a little larger for a salad that was $17.99. Overall, atmosphere great and good for small children. Service was great. Food not so much. I love good food and both my husband and I were not impressed. Even though we had planned to order carrot cake and apple pie for desert, we decided to forgo it as we didn’t want to be disappointed again.

Farmers & Distillers
Responded on 29 June 2020

Bummer! I am real sorry, Angie to read of the disappointments with the food ordered during your family's recent visit. :( I'd love the chance to turn around the poor taste you left with, and will send you a personal note with my email address. -Amy

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vipohhdines
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I’ve eaten here countless times but today was different. Our food was cold and bland. I was extremely disappointed.

Farmers & Distillers
Responded on 26 June 2020

Oh no! That IS super disappointing, and I am real sorry for the cold & bland food this time. :( I'd love to touch base and turn around the poor taste you left with from your visit. I will send you a personal note with my email address. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did an awesome job adapting to covid times. Clean, distanced, and great service!

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KG8601
1 review