Founding Farmers - Reston

4.3
1758 reviews
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  • Brunch
Founding Farmers Reston Station, located at a transit-friendly development for living, eating, and shopping located on the Silver Line at the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station. Founding Farmers Reston Station is a full-service restaurant and bar open seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and our Farmers Market Buffet Brunch on weekends. As a farmer-owned restaurant, almost all of our delicious food and drink – from our freshly baked bread and house-churned butter to our craft cocktails with our proprietary spirits – is made from scratch, using high-quality ingredients from American family farms. Our First Bake is available weekday mornings for takeaway breakfast and our specialty blend of Compass Coffee. We hope our Reston guests will enjoy all that is Founding Farmers.
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DH
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Meat loaf extremely delicious and the portion reasonablefor the price.

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

Relatives visiting.

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CF
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great! Server was very knowledgeable of menu and made sure to check any answers she was unsure about (some members of our party had lots of questions and specific food restrictions). She even brought had the kitchen make a special plate with a candle for a birthday donut.

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NS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server, Kevin, was fantastic! Very attentive, helpful, and sociable. The food was as ordered and very good. I will be going back.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 5

Kind of bummed. I really have always enjoyed but bar couldn’t make the julep they used to have on the menu. Side of Mac and cheese was really small for the kids and chicken risotto was over salted and prim rib cut was overly fatty. All in all they’ve done much better in the past.

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JD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 2

The restaurant is loud but it may have been our table closer to the bar. I had the scallops and they were over salted which is unfortunate and may have been a mistake from the kitchen. We will give the restaurant another try as the menu is extensive as is the drink menu. Overall I would give it three stars for this visit.

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BJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As usual, Founding Farmers provides a reliable, relatively affordable meal in a laid back setting. Staff was attentive and professional.

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MG
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Please add the biscuits and sausage gravy to you Sunday brunch

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B
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I absolutely adore Founding Farmers in Reston. I am a vegetarian and go there for their very vegetarian friendly menu - especially the Impossible Burger. Had never been to the brunch buffet and decided to try it today.

While it was okay, I don’t think it reflected the abilities of the restaurant. There was not a vegetarian entree. While the cheese ravioli could have been, it was finished with a Bolognese sauce. If there were eggs, they were not openly displayed. Items were not identified with ingredient signs.

One felt that buffet was not properly staffed with dishes not refilled or just not there although a sign indicated their position. There was ice cream although no server was available.

At one point, we both returned to the buffet at the same time and returned to find our table cleared and washed with a menu in place. Our waiter apologized and brought all new utensils and drinks.

I love this restaurant and will return every chance I get. However, if this had been my introductory visit, it would not have left me with the same desire to return.

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C
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family went for the Sunday Brunch. It was an outstanding experience. The food was amazing! We can tell how much love was in the food, we could taste it.

The service was great. We celebrated my wife’s birthday and the waitress was very sweet, she brought my wife a delicious donut with a candle.

It was our first time at the Sunday Brunch and not our last. All three of us give two thumbs up to the Founding Farmers in Reston, VA.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 2 days ago

Hooray! Thank you, Craig for sharing your wonderful review with us! :) We appreciate it and hope to have you & your family back for another visit soon. -Amy

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Restaurant

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CE
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Brittney was as outstanding as ever. The food was great! Not a big fan of the crowds. Don't know why the brunch is now limited to one day. It's what set Founding Farmers above everyone else .

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SC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Definitely not your average brunch buffet. Great selection of items that suit whatever you're in the mood for - breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The price is a little high - $32.95 per person (all you can eat) currently. BUT, the food was really good... so... still worth going on occasion!

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L
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A little rowdy - two very needy tables on each side of us - but food excellent. Will go back.

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RC
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I ended up going here two nights in a row. First night ahi tuna followed by catfish special. Both excellent with perfectly cooked veg. Second night impossible burger, which was decent. Fast friendly service. Good beer. It is destined to be my Reston go-to restaurant.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was very fresh and tasty...there was plenty of variety. Freshly squeezed orange juice is quite expensive for a very small glass you get. Our first visit was overall a very good one and we enjoyed our experience/meal. Our waitress was not very good or helpful, and I noticed the same experience with other tables around us that she was servicing, but despite that we look forward to another visit at some point soon. Thank you.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

The buffet brunch is the reason you go here in the weekend. There is no longer the buffet option on Saturday therefore there is not a reason to go on Saturday.

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T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I usually love Founding Farmers for dinner, but the brunch was not great and 2 of the 3 dishes we ordered were very disappointing.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, Troioi for sharing your brunch review with us. I am super sorry that 2/3 dishes ordered fell short and were not as enjoyable as your dinner visit. Our Culinary Team will take what you shared into consideration and we hope to have you back for another try soon! Please call our team at 703-988-7333 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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DG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Felt very rushed. They were cleaning up , refilling salt and pepper,etc. It was just 9pm. Not interested in making our meal experience great. Staff focused on getting out of there.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 2 days ago

DaGiz, I am so so sorry to read that your experience felt rushed this time! :( Our Management Team has read your review and will follow up with our staff that worked during the closing hours on July 12th. Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we will train our team to be consistently considerate of all our dining parties. -Amy

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MJ
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Waitresses were clueless, had no idea about wines, theres no white wine on Menu from. Italy, had no idea about history of FF, #'s on silverware, i think interesting, we had to ask for bread plates, one meal not cooked, redone then came to table when everyone had finished their meal, manager did come to table to address all the problems , i was entertaining out of town guest. Wait staff needs more training!!!!!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you, Michele for sharing your review with us. I am super sorry to read about the lackluster service you encountered and also that one meal was served improperly prepared. :( This said, I am relieved that a Manager was briefed of everything that happened and was involved with addressing our mishaps while you were with us. We really appreciate your patience with our shortcomings and really hope to have you back for another try soon! -Amy

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D
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We were looking forward to our first visit to Reston since we’re fans of the Tyson’s location. Everything was okay but nothing exceptional, especially for the price. The wait staff was very attentive (bordering on overly). Personally we’ll probably stick to brunch if we return.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, David for sharing your review with us. We are bummed and so sorry that the food was under-whelming, and the service was considered too attentive. :/ Our Team appreciates you letting us know your takeaway from this visit, and hope to have you back for another try soon. -Amy

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MZ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday celebration

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 7 days ago

Hooray! Thanks for celebrating with us and sharing your 5-STAR rating! :) -Amy

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GW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first experience at the Reston restaurant. It was fabulous. The waiter was excellent and very patient as we waited for our full party. He was very attentive throughout our meal. The meal was awesome. Everybody was pleased with their choices. The bread was fresh and delicious. Overall excellent and we will be back.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 12 July 2019

Thank you, Gail for sharing your wonderful review with us! We really appreciate it and hope to have you back for many more enjoyable visits! :) -Amy

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D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice brunch, but not worth the high price. Good food but nothing special. Service was very good but took way too long to get an order of pancakes and eggs Benedict. And small order. You would think the server would ask “one egg or two.” Air conditioning wasn’t working very well either.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 10 July 2019

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. I am really sorry to read that your brunch experience left little to be desired and overall, failed to give you true bang for your buck. :/ Our Team appreciates you letting us know these details and we hope to have you back for another try sometime soon! Please call us at 703-988-7333 for any future reservation help needed. -Amy

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AC
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Awful service. Completely awful service. The waitress was barely present. Plates stacked. This was a brunch buffet. Not worth the $32. Would not recommend.

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CE
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 2

Although Britney's unwavering service skills kept a smile on my face, I was disappointed in the lack of choices. I paid the same price for the buffet and couldn't change it up or add to it. I know it's not a buffet but I shouldn't have to wait for 40 min for food that's warm, at best. I used to plan Bday parties and meetings at Founding Farmers because of the brunch on Saturdays. Sundays, me and mine are busy at church or other family activities. I cannot justify planning these events for an alicart menu, when put together can be vas much as the buffet

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TB
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The first two cups we were served were dirty. When the second one arrived we just cleaned it out since it took so long to get the first one replaced. The food took about 25 minutes to arrive, which seemed unreasonably long for Eggs Benedict (I ordered mine with ham, my date, with tomato and spinach). However, we were both willing to wait for good food, so pleasant conversation kept us going. What was a problem was that the food, when finally served, was cold, which meant it had been waiting to be picked up for at least 10 minutes. I think they need more wait staff since it was hard to find our server. I'd heard lots of great things about Founding Farmers and, sadly, it just didn't live up to expectations. A $35 breakfast should be hot and delicious. Mine was cold and just kind of average. I will probably try another location just to give the chain a fair shot, but I don't see myself ever coming back to this one.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 10 July 2019

Thomas, I am very sorry to read that your buffet brunch visit was a total disappointment and many aspects- the food & service, fell short this time. :( I am equally bummed to know that this experience did not warrant a return, and with that acknowledged, would love to touch base to hopefully turn around your lasting impression. This said, I will send you a PM to hopefully connect. -Amy

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m
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

They no longer offer buffet brunch on Saturday. We were very disappointed by this as we'd brought guests or that reason.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 10 July 2019

I am so sorry that our change in our brunch service on Saturday left you disappointed. :( Truth be told- some of our fans were missing our "a la carte" menu on the weekend more than loving our buffet brunch. Of course- with that said, we did want to satisfy everyone and opt'd to serve our a la carte menu on Saturday & our Farmers Market Buffet Brunch on Sunday. Of course, we really hope to have you back for another try and I will send you a PM with my email address to stay in touch. -Amy

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MI
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

A/C was out and it was very, very hot. Did not get food for over 30 or 40 minutes, Manager talked to us after asking for him two times.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 8 July 2019

Thank you for sharing your review with us. I am so so sorry to read that the restaurant was too hot for enjoyment, and your food was slow to be delivered. :( We appreciate you letting us know your disappointment while dining with us, and giving us the chance to turn your experience around. Our team does hope to have you back for another try soon and please call us at (703) 988-7333 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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LN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had excellent service, our server was awesome. Great food and atmosphere. We didn’t feel like the restaurant was super kid friendly because there were no kids menus. But we will definitely be back for an adult only evening.

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AD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We went for the 4th of July brunch. Service was extremely slow with our server disappearing for extended periods while we were out of drinks. The food was pretty good although the grits were completely unseasoned. Cocktails were great as always, although also extremely slow given the restaurant was only half full. It was a holiday, so we were happy overall with that in mind.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 8 July 2019

Thank you for sharing your review with us. I am very sorry that service was slow and at times, MIA during your brunch experience with us on 4th of July. Please know, our Management Team has read your feedback and will be following up with our team that worked this past Thursday. We hope to have you back for another visit soon and please call us at (703) 988-7333 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Disappointing experience. We have been to Farmer's many times over the years but on this occasion the food was unnecessarily slow to come out. We waited over an hour for two, run of the mill breakfasts. The restaurant wasn't even busy. No apology for the wait either.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 8 July 2019

Thank you, Biffy for sharing your review with us. I am super sorry to read that your experience this time was disappointing and your food took some time to be delivered. We appreciate you letting us know, and our Management Team will look into this with our Culinary Team that worked on July 4th. We do hope to have you back for another try sometime soon and please call us at (703) 988-7333 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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LF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Problems in the kitchen. Waited an hour for our order (brunch). Wait staff was apologetic and anxious to please. Manager not as much. Thank goodness we ordered the bread basket starter or we would have starved. Other diners were upset - some gave up and left. When asked if there was anything they could do in the meantime I suggested maybe some free donuts from the bakery, which is separate from the kitchen. So they brought 2 donuts although there were 3 of us!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 8 July 2019

I am really sorry to read that our food delivery was slow paced during your experience with us on 4th of July. :( We appreciate you letting us know and I feel badly this happened. I would love to touch base and will send you a PM with my email address. -Amy

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OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious brunch menu. Nice relaxing atmosphere especially on a hot summer day

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T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

-No salt/pepper on the table
-No bread for the table
-My 20+ dollar ribeye was 1/3 fat
-My "loaded" baked potato had a lot of sour cream and nothing else
-Dessert took 22 minutes to arrive at the table

Do not eat here.

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KO
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

Lunch at noon. Didn’t get our food until 1 pm. I do not have time for a 2 hour lunch.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 8 July 2019

Karin, I am so sorry to read that your lunch visit with us was slow-paced and it took some to receive your order. We feel badly this happened, and our Management Team will follow up with our staff that worked this past Wednesday. Thank you for letting us know and we do hope to have you back for another try soon! -Amy

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Tried the spicy fried chicken salad. Chicken was unbelievably dry. Also, our party drove two cars and the validation only worked for one car, so I had to pay $4.50 for parking for a 1-hour meal.

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KP
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was excellent and recommended great choices for dinner. The desserts were delicious (cheesecake and bread pudding). I have been to Founding Farmers for brunch several times but never for dinner, and I was not disappointed. Amazing!

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JV
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was attentive via our waitress and the assisting manager. The table enjoyed the bacon date appetizer we ordered. All entries were flavorful. Always a treat visiting this establishment.

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