Founding Farmers - Reston

4.2
3022 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 on our patio. 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3022 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.1
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Angst
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

First time there, loved the menu and the food . Only after I left I realized they never gave me my pimento cheddar biscuit with my brisket.

Overall I would give them a second try .

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 20 hours ago

Oh no! I am very sorry we missed the biscuit with the brisket! I'd love the chance to turn around our mistake. Please email me: AGrant@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. Thank you for alerting us to this and hopefully giving us a chance to connect and make this right. -Amber

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Jmack
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was friendly, courteous, and efficient. Food was delicious. Atmosphere was lively. Location was perfect for a stop on the way to Dulles airport.

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EmAl
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The worst service I have ever received from a restaurant in my entire life, and this is without hyperbole. So many things went wrong. Also they gave my opentable reservation to someone else (not even affiliated with my party!!). My friend showed up before me and said someone claimed our reservation. Absolute garbage service. A high(?) and disappearing waitress. It took an hour to get our orders in and another 30-40 minutes to actually get the food. The waitress kept forgetting so many things (took 3 passes at our table to actually remember to bring my box). Do yourself a favor and STAY AWAY.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded a day ago

Oh no! I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to our service during your visit this time and feel awful we dropped the ball here. :( This said, I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Amy

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vipTracyF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday outing for my 83 year old aunt. We had a group of 7 and all dietary preferences were accommodated. Delicious food and great atmosphere.

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KyronW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The food was horrible at brunch. It was not fresh and Luke warm. The buffet service was terrible. Our waiter was friendly but clearly overwhelmed. The bill was much more than was stated on the website. We expected 30 per person but were overcharged. Waste of money. Very upset because it was my sons birthday. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded a day ago

Hi Kyron: I am very sorry the food and service missed the mark this time, and there was a discrepancy between our online menu to what you were charged. :( I'd really appreciate the chance to follow up to look into this and also turn around your family's disappointment- please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Amy

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VSol
Savannah
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Been here twice, once for dinner and once for brunch. Servers are not very attentive or personable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Sunday brunch was okay, but not for the price. A lot of food had been under a heat lamp too long. Salmon and brisket were dry. French toast cubes were basically croutons. Bacon was good, sausage was good, salad was good. I also ordered a eggs Benedict which failed to materialize, but I wasn't charged for it. Server seemed way too busy, like he had too many tables.

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maiaS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The food was just not that good, even something simple like scrambled eggs. And very limited choices. Not much for vegetarian, GF or no carb eaters. For the price I expected way more. Servers were friendly but seemed inexperienced

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded a day ago

Bummer. :( We are so sorry you left under-whelmed with the food ordered this time. I would love to have a hand in turning this around and ask you to please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location to connect further. -Amy

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edwardjones
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was really good and service was good too

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Kathy
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

You can’t go wrong with Founding farmers, everything they offer is great! We personally love their French toast with vanilla cream filling SOOO GOOD! 😊

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Brandman2
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Fish I ordered was spoiling and had an off putting smell. Asked for a manager who never came to ask what was happening.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded a day ago

Oh wow. I am very sorry for the poor quality of your entrée served and feel awful a Manager failed to touch base when requested. That said, I would be more than happy to turn this around and ask you to please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. Thank you for alerting us to this and hopefully giving us a chance to connect and make this right. -Amy

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vipLNaeY
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!!!

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CherylV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a pleasant evening to dine outside. The food arrived hot and was delicious. Our server, Ruth, had a wonderful and caring demeanor. During the whole time we were there, I could see how hard this staff worked to keep up with the demand of a busy Friday night. They did it with smiles and grace. We waited longer than expected to be greeted, give our order, get items requested (salt, pepper and refills), get the ordered dessert and get the check. Our dinner turned into a 3 hour adventure. I'm sure it would have been an hour shorter if there were enough employees on staff to handle the dinner rush. The staff did an amazing job as they did their best to keep up with the demand. I'd like to go back another time.

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Kalrali
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This didn't feel like farm to table. I had a better experience at the Tyson's location a few years ago.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry this experience failed to measure up. :( I also apologize for the misunderstanding- but we are not a "farm to table" restaurant, however we are Farmer-owned and source some of our ingredients from local and North Dakota based farms. This said, I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we left you with- please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined + location. -Amy

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Argus
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

A very mixed bag and dining experience. Table was ready when reserved (6:15), waiter was highly competent, drinks (What about Bob, Vodka/Soda) were very good (house made vodka). We started with the hot Crab and artichoke dip which was hot, tasty and had great toasted fresh sliced sourdough bread. Food was served on an acceptable timetable. My colleague ordered the Honey Thyme Chicken, it was well presented, had great flavors, and just the right amount of food.

I ordered the $23 Shrimp/Crab Louie, which on the 1-10 scale was a 2. I truly believe it was literally left over mixed salad from the lunch serving. It had no crab ("Sorry we were out"), the lettuce was limp and water soaked, the shrimp large but mealy, and the dressing was flavorless and unidentifiable. This salad had nothing to do with a shrimp Louie and was simply a bowl of must goes. Because we were on a schedule, I didn't return it but picked at the food.

What was otherwise a very nice evening became a don't recommend because that "salad" should never have come on to the floor. I did pass on my my comments to the waiter who was apologetic and said he would pass it on.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 5 days ago

Bummer. :( We are so sorry the Shrimp/Crab Louie Salad left you supremely under-whelmed with your overall visit and caused you to not want to recommend us outside of what could've been an all star experience. This said, I would love to have a hand in turning this around and please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location to connect further. -Amy

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Hyojung
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited the restaurant to have a special lunch time with my mom. The interior was great and the staff was neat. I was surprised that the steak tasted better than DC. I think I will visit Reston often from now on.

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franks
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely drinks and the food was good. I had the steak and enchiladas and really enjoyed it.

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JDWiese
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The location is very convenient to Metro (Reston-East stop). Parking is a bit convoluted the first time - check their website as it will help with directions.

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vipNSowell
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

This May be an issue with not having enough Waiters due to COVID. Our Waiter was nice and did best he could with all of his tables. Everyone enjoyed their food; however my Brisket was very disappointing- good flavor, but primarily all fat.

Sitting outside was beautiful.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 19 July 2021

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the food missed the mark this time. I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we left you with- please email me: kschumacher@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined + location. -Kerry

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LeviL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good everything

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Britney
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I came for Sunday brunch and they had a buffet (still during covid!). It was alright, $30 per person and it wasn't that glamorous. The food ran out pretty quickly because they had really small serving trays. Plus the buffet line was kind of slow. I wouldn't come back for the buffet but I love regular Founding Farmers!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Brunch buffet food was cold and not fresh at all. Not worth $30. Love founding farmers but will not do the brunch again.

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Jellicle
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The donuts and ice cream are especially amazing.

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FBrow
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

This was my first time dining at founding father’s. I’ve heard good things about this restaurant. I decided to go out to the Reston location which was an hour away from my residence. I do not know the name of my server; she was not wearing a name tag that I could see, and I do not recall her introducing herself. The service was horrible; she was very late with greeting my party, she was not attentive, and I had to wait extremely long periods to get my beverages and food. When my food arrived, my fries were overcooked and cold. I asked for new fries, which I received, but the latest batch was also cold. I was disappointed with my service, especially driving to a location that was so far from my residence. The manager was made aware of the situation, and the manager offered a desert of my choosing; this, however, does not make up for horrible service. Even though I left a tip, the waitress did not deserve it.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 19 July 2021

Thank you for your review and I am so sorry for lack of attention displayed by our service team. I am also so sorry the food ordered failed to fit the bill, and all in all, you were disappointed with your experience. I'd love the chance to turn this around! Please email me: kschumacher@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. I look forward to speaking with you. -Kerry

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went there for brunch with my daughters. Did not disappoint! Biscuits are amazing. French toast was to die for! Avocado toast not my fave but huge portions. Eggs Benedict were great too. Lovely ambiance. Overall a great brunch place!

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vipAndrewM
New Orleans
68 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food at a reasonable cost. Brunch menu was interesting and the lunch/dinner menu expansive and fantastic. The Mojito Margarita was sublime.

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vipFoodAficionado
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Our waitress was great and the person she was training was excellent. I’ve visited the FF in the DC area and never had good experiences. I hoped this location would be better, but it was just as disappointing. Food came out cold and it took forever for drinks. I understand the food and service industry is spread thin right now, but now more than ever, the customers who are patronizing restaurants should get exemplary service.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 19 July 2021

We appreciate your feedback and understand how frustrating it can be to have a lackluster experience. I am happy to read you were able to connect with a member of our team to help improve your experience in the moment. We are working hard to execute amazing experiences and would appreciate if you would visit us again to allow us to make it up to you! Please email me: kschumacher@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location, when you are ready to dine with us again! -Kerry

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PaulaP
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The food came out cold. The waiter was terrible. It was impossible to just get a refill for iced tea.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 18 July 2021

Thank you for your review and I am so sorry for lack of accommodation displayed by our service team. I am also sorry the food ordered failed to fit the bill, and all in all, you were disappointed with your experience. I'd love the chance to turn this around! Please email me: kschumacher@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. I look forward to speaking with you. -Kerry

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SilverLineLocal
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to others in this family of restaurants. This may be our favorite!

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KimberlyM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner for our anniversary. Fun atmosphere & extensive menu. We plan to go back because there were so many things we want to try.

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DianaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location and wonderful food and service.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 15 July 2021

Thanks Diana! We appreciate you sharing this with our team and hope to have you back soon! :) -Amy

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vipDonH
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back in the restaurant. Food and Service were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Very insulted to see that there is a “5% surcharge” due to Covid. I know there are many other hard working restaurants that DO NOT charge this and appreciate their customers ! What really got us upset was not only did we have to pay this extra fee but the service was not the best!!! Really like the food here but resent this policy big time. We won’t be returning.

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GStuart
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Founding Farmers has a great menu and delicious food. Service is ok, but not outstanding. If you are not fussy about your service, are looking for an interesting menu with good food and a pleasant atmosphere, then Founding Farmers in Reston could be a good spot for you.

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vipTheHolidays
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were super disappointed during this visit, so much so that we will never return to this location. We arrived around 655pm. It took several minutes for our server to come take our drink and appetizer order. BUT then it took nearly 30minutes for the appetizers (deviled eggs and ahi tuna bites) to arrive. As if the wait itself wasn’t ridiculous, our server’s response was very lackluster (insert “well I don’t know what to tell you”). We simply asked for the check and left. We paid ~ $30 for 2alcoholic beverages and 2 kids drinks via contactless pay. As we depart the restaurant and make it outside, the manager goes so far as to question my husband about whether or not we paid our check. I am so disgusted.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 13 July 2021

I am super sorry for the multiple mishaps with our service and am equally let down our team left you with a terrible first impression. :( I would love to follow up with you and ask you to please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. Thank you and I hope to turn this around. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

This was the first time that we went during brunch on Sunday. We were really disappointed in the food, frankly. The buffet lacked many food choices, with many items running out and not bring replenished on a regular basis. I am not sure if this is normal, or if this was due to lack of staff.

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Gene
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience5

What a huge disappointment after so looking forward to brunch with you. First, I missed on the online reservation that Sunday was Brunch ONLY. OK, once we learned that we changed gears - we had been there when it first opened and knew that the brunch was spectacular. You can imagine our surprise when we arrived at the buffet and there was NOTHING! - desserts for the end but otherwise scraped clean. We waited for a bit and then saw nothing happening but crowds gathering which we did not like. We took some bread and crab/artichoke dip and felt lucky to have that. Our server made all the difference in enjoyment, Chris did everything in his power to help us like ordering the Eggs Benedict. Enjoyed them and returned to half filled trays - nothing like our previous visit. We lingered outside (beautiful setting) and decided to end with a bowl of ice cream. What no bowls! Not eager to eat ice cream off a plate (it was melting when served) we scavenged two coffee cups! Geeze! This was not a classy experience at all! Will not return for brunch - maybe will try a la carte. Chris saved the day.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 13 July 2021

Thank you, Gene for your review. I am so sorry our Sunday brunch buffet missed the mark and am saddened we failed to give you a great experience this time. This said, I would love to follow up and turn this around! Please email me to connect further: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was constantly out so you couldn’t get a whole meal. If a protein was available, the sides weren’t, etc. Then a couple times while there was hot food I had to wait a long while for a plate to put it on. On top of that, my waitress was curt and I felt like I was bothering her to ask for stuff and that’s when she came around.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love Founding Farmers. Wished the food was refreshed more frequently.

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SethG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant honored our reservation almost immediately, the service was professional and quick. The food was fabulous. Would recommend.

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You can order delivery directly from Founding Farmers - Reston using the Order Online button. Founding Farmers - Reston also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Founding Farmers - Reston also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 988-7333.

Founding Farmers - Reston is rated 4.2 stars by 3022 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.