Founding Farmers - Montgomery County

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CURBSIDE PICK UP & DELIVERY 11am – 8pm

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DR
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome breakfast, grits were amazing and perhaps the best french toast I’ve ever had (and I’ve had a lot!)

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the loveliest server and the food was great!

KM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place is a staple for their good ole FF Breakfast! Just wish the scrambled shelled-eggs where fluffier and French toast not so 'greasy'. Waffles are the best: crispy on outside and fluffy in the inside! Staff is Phenomenal!!!!

SA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Saturday morning brunch with the friends! I did order a mimosa that never came but oh well 🤷‍♀️

BR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went out to dinner in spite of everything going on in the world. First time I’ve been to founding farmers and was seated immediately and had excellent service on a Friday night!!

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on 18 March 2020

Hi BetsyRG: Thank you so much! We appreciate your 5-STAR review and please know, we are offering delivery & curbside pick-up during this time. Call us anytime to place an order: 301-340-8783. :) -Amy

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GW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience3

Waitress was PERFECT!!!
Food just okay...wouldn't go out of my way to return.

LL
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good overall, but did feel rushed by staff to leave towards the end.

DR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The cornbread with honey butter is amazing !!! Any of the burgers are top notch

KM
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our birthday girl was treated like royalty! The server was very attentive, and there were no mix-ups with the food orders (which sometimes happens with a party of 10). The menu was nicely varied, and the food was tasty. The restaurant was a little noisy, with a bit of chilly breeze being seated near the door. Next time, we'll go at a time very in-between typical mealtimes, as it gets so busy (4:30 was not early enough to avoid the dinner crowd on a Saturday).

DJ
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

That's not Carolina BBQ. May want to take a trip there and find out.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on 12 March 2020

Hi DeanJ326: Thank you for your feedback. Our Culinary Team is real sorry the food ordered this time failed to measure up. :( We appreciate you letting us know, and will take what you shared into consideration. We hope to have back sometime soon, and please call us: 301-340-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic! I always pick restaurants with multiple items on the menus for vegetarians because someone in the group always is! It was crowded but we were still able to sit down quickly with our large reservation. Would recommend to anyone in the area, just make a reservation beforehand during peak hours

AS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We made a reservation, but that didn't seem to matter. We were seated 20-30 minutes after arriving. We had to ask for our side of avocado three times. We were charged for a drink that they were out of ingredients for. Thankfully we caught that before we paid.

ZZ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Ugh. It's nice to have a breakfast (not brunch) option near our house (they start serving at 845a on Saturdays), so it's disappointing to put this on my "not sure I'll return" list.

My husband's meal was fine, but they couldn't get my scrambled eggs even close to acceptable. I asked for well mixed eggs. I have no idea if that's an unusual request, but I really don't like scrambled eggs with chunks of runny egg whites. The first batch came out cold, and not well mixed. I called the server over to our table to point out both problems. She took my eggs back to the kitchen, returning a few minutes later with eggs that were warmer, but not well mixed. She didn't bother to ask me if they looked ok and scooted off. I had to call her back, and tell her the eggd still weren't what I asked for. She then looked at the eggs, acknowledged my complaint and asked me if I wanted to try another batch. At this point, we were ready to leave so we said no. (I didn't even bother to point out that she never offered butter or jam for my toast bc she seemed like she really didn't care about the food part of the meal.

She seemed busy so I gather she had a few tables to take care of, but really, what's the point of a server who doesn't even look at the food that's a re-serve of something that was sent back? Never comes back to check on her customers?

I think there's a management problem. There were 3 servers gabbing nearby, and we never saw anyone who looked like they were in charge. Normally, I'd complain in person. There just seemed to be no point.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on 12 March 2020

Hi ZipZipZippy: I am very sorry that 1- we twice messed up the requested preparation of your scrambled eggs, and 2- that the service from our team was subpar to say the least. :( I would love the chance to follow up to turn our shortcomings around, and will send you a personal note with my email address to hopefully continue this conversation. -Amy

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SK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was just passable, but not great. Have had better meals here in the past. Service was acceptable. Room is noisy. Prefer seating in bar or upstairs area, but upstairs is currently closed.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on 9 March 2020

Hi ScottK: Thank you for your review, and I am so sorry for the subpar food served this time. We appreciate you letting us know, and our Culinary Team will take this into account. We do hope to have you back once our renovation is complete (hopefully within the next 4-5 weeks!) and please call us anytime for a reservation- our team will also be happy to confirm if our Mezzanine level is re-opened: 301-340-8783. -Amy

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M
Washington DC
208 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently excellent from entire staff and kitchen especially. Good stuff.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on 6 March 2020

Hi Marvin: Hooray! Thank you so much for sharing and we hope to have you back soon. :) -Amy

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CR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Worst ever seating staff. I your are told that you are next, but it really means your 4 tables behind. Do not with to go back

MS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

EXCELLENT FOOD, MEDIOCRE SERVICE!
We were celebrating a birthday; as always the food was phenomenal however the service provided by Hannah was just ok. After our food arrived she pretty much disappeared. The gratuity was automatically included because we had a party of 8 people. I did not feel 20% was deserving but we paid and left. Again the food and ambiance was great. Service fell short of expectations based upon previous experiences at this location.

C
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience3

The food is good but everything is way too expensive for what it is. They don't even have a proper kids menu, which adds up the expensive check. The place is also very noisy. Not worth it.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on 5 March 2020

Hi Clochette: I am real sorry to read this visit left much to be desired. :( Our team feels badly about the disappointment you had with our menu options & noise level, and will surely take what you shared into account. We hope to have you and LO back for another try sometime soon, and call us: 301-340-8783 for any reservation help needed (also please know, we are happy to turn down our music at any time to help with the noise level). -Amy

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MW
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a large party of 10 for a Saturday brunch. The staff set us up in a great space that made sure that we weren't bothering others and vice-versa. The service was impecable and the food delicious. Founding Farmers is our first choice for our social brunches!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious breakfast. I love the french toast and scrambled eggs. Coffee is nice and hot! We were sat right at 11AM for our reservations. Service was good and food arrived quick. The place was rocking, but the staff seemed chill meaning they had the crap together. It seemed that all other tables were enjoying their food and time as well. Next time I'm trying the waffles.

MC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall1food5service5ambience1

I would not describe the noise level as "energetic." It was extremely loud. I literally gave up trying to speak during my entire meal. I did not have the energy to shout at my dining companion after a long week at work. The food and service was fantastic but even that couldn't make up for such an unpleasurable dining experience. It was a Friday and I was looking forward to a nice conversation at dinner.

CS
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! The impossible burger was fantastic as was the cauliflower steak. Very impressed with the menu and wine selections. Our server Ruby was a delight!

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on 2 March 2020

Hi CathyS: Hooray! Your ALL STAR 5-STAR review is MUCH appreciated! :) Thank you and we hope to have you back soon. -Amy

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LE
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria is wonderfully proactive and service minded. Good representative of Founding Farmers!

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on 29 February 2020

Hi LyndaE: Many thanks for sharing!! We really appreciate your kind praise for Maria's service and hope to have you back again soon. :) Please call us anytime for a reservation: 301-340-8783. -Amy

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S
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious & amazing service

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on 25 February 2020

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

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JK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Drinks took forever to get to the table. It was really loud and crowded on the 1st floor. It was nice to be seated upstairs, much quieter. Despite having a reservation for 7:30, we didn’t get sat til 8pm. The waiter was a little confused as to who ordered what and made it difficult to pay in the end. Dinner was tasty and overall it was a good experience. Been here before for brunch, it was delicious!

JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Our experience was very disappointing based on popular reviews from friends. Our table was dirty (had to ask someone to clean it) our cocktails came long after our appetizer, they ran out of one of the staple menu items and all the food was overdone in butter and salt. It literally felt like TGIFriday's in a farm to table "style". Would not recommend.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on 27 February 2020

Hi JenS: I am so very sorry to read your experience was a real disappointment based on the dirty table, slow service and overly buttered & salted food. :( I would love the chance to follow up and hopefully turn around the poor impression we left you with this time! I will send you a PM with my email address to continue this conversation. -Amy

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1
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and Maggy our server was wonderful.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on 27 February 2020

Hi 1234: Thank you so much! We appreciate your review and hope to have you back soon. :) Please call us: 301-340-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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MM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were really excited to go to FF and heard great things from several friends. The service was standard- the place was slammed so our waiter came over maybe three times in total- to take our order, ask if we wanted dessert, and to bring us our check. The fried chicken was so so dry- it crumbled in my mouth and had no flavor whatsoever, but the waffle was absolutely perfect and the brisket was hands down the best ever. The plates and silverware had old food crusted on the sides as well. The benginets were delicious but the serving was way too big for two people

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on 27 February 2020

Hi MadiM: Thank you for your review, and I am real sorry for the areas of your visit on the 22nd that fell short in one way or another. :/ Please know, both our Management & Culinary Team will take into account what you shared about the MIA service and Fried Chicken preparation for improvements needed. Of course, we hope to have you back for another try soon, and please call us: 301-340-8783 for any reservation help in the future. -Amy

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TX
Washington DC
20 reviews