Founding Farmers - Reston

4.2
3140 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 3140 People Are Saying
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MartinG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a good meal. Our server was quite good! .

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JalenP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first trip to Founding Farmers and I was incredibly pleased with my visit. My gf and I did the sunday brunch buffet as a date and I found a new regular spot to go to. All the food was so delicious and everything tasted fresh. Our server, Juan I think, was incredibly polite, courteous, and attentive. I can't wait to come back ASAP

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vipChristopherE
Richmond
52 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zoe was a phenomenal host. She was charming, attentive, and informative. The food presentation looked fresh and inviting. Very delicious! So nice, I had to come back twice(unfortunately, I could only take so much awesomeness)

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food!

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vip40andHolding
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner last night with long-time friends. We have been to this location many times, but we were delighted to introduce our friends to Founding Farmers (they had never been) and they loved it! The food was delicious and the Service was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Bacon lollies (appetizer) took 45 min to come out. We asked for Shrip & Crab risotto and ended up with shrimp and grits. Steak (prime rib) was VERY fatty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Usually I am always wowed by the food, but this night it was mediocre. There was a spore on our bacon appetizer, which was alarming. The cut of filet mignon was tragic. The fries were cold not piping hot. It just was meh. Our server John was attentive and tried to accommodate to our needs.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The menu is extensive and the website really sounds good but the food didn’t live up to the hype. All the food was served lukewarm and twice we were served Sweet Tea when we asked for Unsweetened. The waitress kept insisting it was unsweetened. Finally the manager went and tasted the tea and came over and apologized to us. The only thing they did was take off the second order or tea. I would not go back unless I didn’t have anywhere else in the area to go to.

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OpenTable Diner
9 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good. Food. Service. Location. The only thing I didn’t like was that I told the hostess to let my waiter know it was my husbands birthday but she said they do not do anything for birthdays. Sigh.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and food. A DC area favorite!

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IanU
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Allen was a fantastic server, and the food was absolutely delicious! Between the two of us, we had two drinks, a starter, bread, two entrees, and dessert and the bill came out to less than $100, so also a fantastic value. A great spot for our anniversary, and we will be coming here for more celebrations in the not too distant future!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 20 September 2021

I am so glad you enjoyed everything! Please come again soon! -Najjah :)

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viprevlousch
Washington DC
92 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We tried the Sunday Brunch Buffet for the first time and had an enjoyable experience. We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed the beautiful day while having a tasty meal. The selections at the buffet were not always consistent, but covered breakfast to lunch items and ranged in taste from good to excellent. We did not do cocktails or coffee, so our bill was a lot less than it could have been, as the per person charge for the food was 29.95+tax. It was our server, Hermela, though, who really made the experience such a positive one for us. She was friendly, attentive, and very helpful. This was a nice experience, but one I would do occasionally as opposed to regularly.

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MeenaK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING expereicne, excellent ambiance and great food!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 20 September 2021

Thank you so much! -Najjah :)

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WendyT
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very nice day to sit outside. Brunch buffet was good but not great. Some was cold and the line was slow. It is a good price but I would be willing to ay more for fresh food cooked to order.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 20 September 2021

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the food and service 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: Hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Najjah

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BobB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Service was very slow and our server was spotted on her phone several times while drinks sat. Drinks were again an issue as they never seem to be made correctly and come off tasting too bitter, sour, bland or odd at the Reston location. The food was good for a brunch buffet, but not exceptional. Some prices on our bill were higher than on the menu. We were apparently given an “older” menu. FF charges a 5% recovery charge, which at this point is just ridiculous. Knowing that was still being changed, we would have canceled. At this point, we have given up on the Reston location and FF restaurants in general until they discontinue the recovery charge.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 20 September 2021

Thank you for your review and sharing these details with our team. I am so sorry your visit started off on the wrong foot, and nothing about our service or food turned your experience around for the better. This said, I'd love to connect and find a way to make this right! Please email me: Hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Najjah

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Overall the experience was very disappointing. The service was horrible. Food delivered late, we had to search for our server three different times and many excuses stated that the bar was very busy so we had to wait on our drinks… all night.
Overall, the price point does not equal the poor service. Therefore, it is not good value. We will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there for my birthday and it was an amazing place. Great atmosphere and food. The service was great

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MISSV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely Patio, Service and Delicious Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Menu.

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vipShelby04
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had wonderful service and wonderful food!!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 19 September 2021

Awesome!! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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Exfan
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was ok. Nothing extraordinary. Service was good. Not planning on returning anytime soon.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 14 September 2021

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the food and service 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: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Kerry

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vipCarolynR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

When I made the reservation there was no information to inform me that buffet was the ONLY option. Unfortunately the location of this restaurant made it such that we couldn’t simply leave and find another place or we would have done so.

Host staff sat me without giving us menus or instructions other than to say the buffet is inside.

Our server was attentive but the bar service was slow a and the coffee not worth the $4 price tag

The buffet experience was terrible. The buffet is tucked in the back of the restaurant. It was insufficiently stocked, sneeze guards were not present everywhere, limited staff to assist with hot stations. We give the food quality a D.

I do not recommend one waste their time, calories or palette here.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 14 September 2021

Oh no! I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome of your brunch visit this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Kerry

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unserw
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We expected better. We have been to the brunch Pre Covid and remember it being better. We’ve also been to the restaurant for dinner a few weeks back and the food was good. The brunch was disappointing. Nothing, literally nothing food wise had much flavors to it besides some dips and shrimp. The French toast squares were hard as a rock. All the meats were over cooked and dry. 10 minutes wait both the times we went for pancakes. Eggs didn’t had much flavors either. They were just eggs. We may go back to the restaurant again BUT not for brunch.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 14 September 2021

Oh no! I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your brunch visit this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Kerry

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Grateful1972
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I wish they had more gluten free options

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 18 September 2021

I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we left you with- please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined + location. -Jessica

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DawnG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyed the outside seating! Food was excellent. Service was very good. Getting drinks were slow as the bar was apparently backed up but other than that service was great.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 11 September 2021

Thank you so much! Please come back soon! -Najjah :)

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Our fourth time at this location

Service sucked so much…

Had to wait 20 minutes for some front dishes for our apps which made it cold.
Had to wait another 15 mins for condiments which made our entrees cold.

If you don’t have the staff to serve all the tables, then don’t reserve out so many tables. It makes y’all look dumb and the customers unhappy.

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CelineC
El Paso
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Everything was great.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 6 September 2021

So glad you enjoyed everything! Please come back soon!! -Jessica

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Most terrible service we have received in the past year. Half and hour to just get water!
Another half an hour to get some bread!!
Had 3 kids with us starving.
Got there at 7:30, left at 11:30!

Food was ok, drinks subpar, service awful.
Reservations mixed up,

Overall not a pleasant experience, would not recommend this location to friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Ordered 2 drinks off menu- a tequila & soda and a martini. The tequila was not top shelf and we were still charged $20 for it, and we were charged an extra $4 for the olives in the dirty martini. Olives are what make it a martini, charging for them seems ridiculous (they were not extra olives, just 2 regular non-fancy olives in a standard martini). Definitely left feeling like we got ripped off. Won't go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The service is almost always not good. I love the food, I wan the service to be up to level

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EllenB
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Rachel was an excellent waitress. Give her a raise!!

Sadly u ran out of apple pie for my guest.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 30 August 2021

Awesome! Thank you for dining with us! -Jessica

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ClaudiaL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch which was great! The food value ratio is amazing! We plan to put the Reston location on a regular rotation!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 30 August 2021

So glad you enjoyed everything! Please come back soon! -Jessca

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Misha
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really great food and service! Would definitely come back!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 31 August 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Steak was underdone, prime rib was mostly fat

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ThadR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Arrived a few minutes before reservation. Checked in was asked to wait outside and then forgotten about. Had to ask a second time to be seated around 15 minutes later and then again waited for water. Probably my tenth time at this location and this was the only sub par experience.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 29 August 2021

I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your visit this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me at hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Jessica

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sandraj
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food plan to go back again. Service lacked but the place was busy

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 29 August 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Jessica

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a great time celebrating with my partner! Our server was amazing and had some really great suggestions! The ambiance was awesome compared to a few of the other founding farmers locations, very low key chill vibes. Our drinks were AWESOME! so happy we were able to catch happy hour! Would for sure be back again!

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Kara
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Founding Farmers. The food is always excellent, the service as well, and I love their outdoor seating area.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 27 August 2021

Thank you for dining with us! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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Raddog
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Founding Farmers has always been my celebratory spot or place to take people from out of town. Last night’s birthday did not disappoint! Great service. Great food. Great time!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 27 August 2021

Thank you for dining with us on your special day!! So glad your birthday was enjoyable! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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SamX
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weekday visit was quiet and intimate. Perfect lunch spot.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 27 August 2021

Thank you for dining with us!! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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vipjke8977
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

First time dining outdoors since the pandemic! Setting outside was pleasant; food was very good. Chose Founding Farmers because we really missed the corn bread. Our waiter was nice and polite, but service was a bit sparse. Maybe more help needed?

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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 3140 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.