Founding Farmers - Reston

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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.

Curbside Pick Up: ORDER ONLINE WeAreFoundingFarmers.com/Ourkitchensareopen
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vipBenjaminW
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner outside. The service was wonderful and the servers followed all social distancing protocols. The food was delicious as well.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 2 hours ago

Many thanks for sharing this with us! We appreciate it so much and look forward to your return. :) -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff and good food.

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DarrellK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

One waffle was burnt, other waffle was perfect. Biscuits under-cooked, donuts were excellent. Outside patio was amazing for the late spring day and service was awesome. Consistency in food preparation would've resulted in 5 stars.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 2 hours ago

Hi DarrellK: Thank you for your review, and I am real sorry to read the disappointments with the food preparation during your visit. :( I would love the chance to follow up and make this right! I will send you a PM with my email address. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so grateful it was open!! Exceptional job by all!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Great outdoor area so they’re open during the pandemic.

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CrystalM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well done. All seats we're shaded. Light breeze. It was perfect.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 2 hours ago

Sounds amazing! :) We appreciate your visit and already look forward to having you back soon. -Amy

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JohnC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great Staff! We appreciated the opportunity to return to civilization with Founding Farmers.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 2 hours ago

Many thanks for your AWESOME 5-STAR review! :D We appreciate you visiting us during our re-opening weekend, and we already look forward to having you back in the future. -Amy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation for outside seating. Was seated at a table in direct sunlight with no shade and left waiting for 10 minutes with no attention from any staff. Left before we could even order drinks.

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vipShelby04
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!! Thanks for opening!

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vipVIPDiner
Washington DC
82 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant had our table all ready for us outside on the patio. The food was outstanding as always. I'd like to thank our server Kayla for her great service. Highly recommend.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you for your wonderful review, and we hope to have you back soon! :) -Amy

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vipCeceliaL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night to eat out since the Pandemic! Woohoo! We couldn't have been happier to be with our Founding Farmers Reston family! Still working out the kinks with the new rules and way of doing things, it all seemed great to us - we were thrilled to be there and to dine outside at our favorite restaurant. We really miss sitting at the bar and talking with our favorite bartenders, but until we're able to do that again, we'll continue to patronize the restaurant and eat/drink outside. Thank you for a great night out!!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 2 hours ago

Aww! We are thrilled we were your go-to for the "first night out". :) Thank you so much for joining us! -Amy

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vipVerySatisfyingExperience
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went the first night they reopened for outside dining. The restaurant handles social distancing very well. We will be back.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 2 hours ago

Hooray!! Thank you so much and we look forward to your next visit. :) -Amy

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Shameka
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Decent food and excellent service. Drinks are top notch.

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DCDi
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date night or family get together! Has a number of kids friendly options but wish they had a specific kid's menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food and good service.

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AvaS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate a friend being back from the peace corps. it was in the midst of covid 19 social distancing so the place was empty despite being a friday night. amazing drinks at the bar that weren’t too sweet and great food. we love this place!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 18 March 2020

Hi AvaS: Awww! We really appreciate your kind review and thank you for sharing this with us! Please know, if you (or your friends!) are seeking a delicious take away meal over the next week- we are offering delivery and curbside pick up during this time. Call us anytime to place an order: (703) 988-7333. :) -Amy

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vipterryp
Washington DC
129 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We weren't thinking when we decided to eat out during this flu outbreak, but many others apparently weren't, either. Pretty busy. My wife had a sort of mash up of fried chicken, ribs, and brisket, but I think she most wanted the cheddar pimento biscuits. I had the steak frites, which was made with tenderloin that was pretty exceptional. Usually, it has less flavor than texture. The Manhattans were very good, too, if pricey ($17). M had a What About Bob? which was ambitious if a bit spicey.

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vipDanB
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food is outstanding and the service folks are friendly. The only issue is a big one, which affected the score: the time to get your food is excessive, especially for lunch. If you’re in a rush for lunch, you should probably look elsewhere.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 15 March 2020

Hi DanB: Thank you for your review and I am real sorry the time for food delivery was the culprit to the overall rating for your experience. :/ We completely understand the disappointment we caused this time, and appreciate you letting us know. Our Management Team will surely take this into account and hope to have you back for another visit soon. Please call us: (703) 988-7333 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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RyanV
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is really nice and convenient. Came for my wife’s birthday and it was memorable

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 12 March 2020

Hi RyanV: Thank you so much! We appreciate you celebrating your wife's special day with us, and hope to welcome you both back again sometime soon! :) -Amy

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vipChristopherE
Richmond
34 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alba was attentive and excellent. The food was second to none and the atmosphere was warm and inviting

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vippauls
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

First time and food was disappointing. Mussels overloaded with pepper. Prime rib tough. Paid extra fir bread which not worth it.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 12 March 2020

Hi pauls: Thank you for your feedback and I am real sorry a majority of your meal fell short in one way or another. :( I would love the chance to follow up and hopefully turn around the poor taste you left with this time. That said, I will send you a PM with my email address to continue this conversation. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. Will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nothing out of the ordinary. Our server was ok and the food was sort of salty. However the dessert was really good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Founding Farmers Reston - it’s a great place for an opening meeting for business. The service is great, the atmosphere wonderful and the food and beverages leave nothing to be desired - all is great !

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Jcoff1
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit - loved it! Service was very good; food even better. I had the braised chicken over rositto which was fabulous. Husband had fried chicken with mac & cheese & green beans - even came with a donut. For desert the creme brulee was awesome. Will definitely revisit.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 9 March 2020

Hi Jcoff1: Thank you! We appreciate your 5-STAR rating and review! :) -Amy

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KarenP
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I've been to FF several times and like the variety of foods from full dinners to sandwiches to soup/salad, the window tables are great, and service is friendly. This last time I was disappointed. The martini was watery and served in glass normally for an after-dinner drink. I had to pay for plain bread and butter. And the quinoa bowl was so overdressed I couldn't finish it, but the grilled shrimp on top was great. Don't get me wrong, I'll go back again, but will hope for better.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 9 March 2020

Hi KarenP: Thank you for your review, and I am so sorry this visit missed the mark. :( I feel badly for the multiple disappointments that took place, and would love the chance to touch base by email. This said, I will send you a personal note with my email address to hopefully continue this conversation. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and location. Even the flashing fire trucks outside didn’t diminish the service food and environment.

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MelissaJ
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I’ve been to Tyson’s and DC’s location much better food!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 6 March 2020

Hi MelissaJ: Thank you for your review. I am real sorry the food at this location failed to measure up, and we appreciate you letting us know! Our Culinary Team will take this into consideration and work on getting our food quality on the right track. We hope to have you back for another try and please call us: (703) 988-7333 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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Pinkpetal
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely menu, considerate and attentive waitstaff, delicious food.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 6 March 2020

Hi Pinkpetal: Hooray! Thank you for sharing! :) We look forward to having you back soon and please call us: (703) 988-7333 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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williamp
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First Time to this place. It was awesome. Will go back soon, and it stays on the list!!

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CristianR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience1

We arrived at the time of the reservation however 2 persons in our party arrived later so we have to wait to be seated even though we were ready to start ordering. The seating space was in the room used for the buffets and ad hoc space, noisy and distant from the kitchen and bar. When we finally were able to order drinks as well as appetizers and main courses came at different time for each one of us. Worst of all the main courses were all cold and warm. The hottest came to our table to apologize and they sent us donuts at the end of the dinner, a small gesture that did not improve the whole negative experience. We feel disappointed as this was not our first experience at the restaurant, it will be very difficult for us to come back again.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 5 March 2020

Hi CristianR: Thank you for your review. I am so sorry about the inconsistent delivery of items and the disappointing preparation of your main meals served. :( I would love the chance to follow up to hopefully make this right, and will send you a personal note with my email address. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Would prefer to not sit in bar next time. Other than the noise, our guests enjoyed the restaurant that was new to them. The food was pretty good. We all will gladly return.

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vipJanem
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All excellent. We did have to move due to coffee maker noise but they obliged and moved us!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 5 March 2020

Hi Janem: Many thanks for your ALL STAR 5-STAR review! Much appreciated and we hope to have you back soon. :) -Amy

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StaciB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Founding Farmers. The waiter was attentive, he presented the specials that we did order. Our wait for the food was short, and the food was hot! I had the fish special which was delicious!! I look forward to our next visit!!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 5 March 2020

Hi StaciB: Wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing your kind praise with us. :) We appreciate it and hope to have you back soon. -Amy

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RyanM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

George was an outstanding waiter

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and service was delightful

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vipTuliplady1234
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

We have been to this restaurant many times and this was the first time our waiter was terrible. He ignored us, never did bring items that we had requested, etc. beer, coffee. When we did ask for something it took over 20 minutes to get. Also the waiter seemed to disappear after we gave him our order. The manager came by as we had to flag him down and he brought what we had asked for. Our waiter also helped all the other tables around us but ignored our table! I believe this waiter needs to have a refresher course in servicing customer.

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samontown
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistantly a great meal and service each time. Great pick for meeting out of towners. Cocktails are perfect. Chicken pot pie is beautiful to behold and delicious.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 6 March 2020

Hi samontown: Many thanks for sharing your review! We appreciate it and hope to have you back soon. :) -Amy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Friendly staff made lunch a great experience. I’ll be back!

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vipMarkC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was above average. The service was below average. The hostess and waiters and food delivery employees were ok but not as friendly as I would expect. The spicy chicken dinner was not as good as it usually is. Chicken was dry. Mashed potatoes and deviled eggs were great..

I have been here many times and usually 4 star but 3 star this visit.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 29 February 2020

Hi MarkC: I am super sorry the service & some food items fell short this time leading to a 3-STAR rating. :( Our Management & Culinary Team appreciates you letting us know, and will surely take this into account & circle back with our staff that worked on 2/25. We appreciate it and hope to have you back for another try soon! Please call us: (703) 988-7333 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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Founding Farmers - Reston does offer 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 4.4 stars by 2243 OpenTable diners.

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