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Founding Farmers - Reston

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2498 reviews
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$30 and under
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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

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2498 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.5
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4.1
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive even though she was taking care of a lot of customers that were also dining outdoors. Definitely looking forward to coming back here again.

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Nadia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We came for Sunday brunch. Food was mediocre, I think the raves about the restaurant must be for the ambiance OR I need to plan for a dinner there.

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Mandy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The old paper menus would be so much better than reading it on a mobile device.

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RebeccaD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing. My daughter just moved here from southern VA and she likes comfort food. Everything we ordered was great, service was great (thanks George!) and we will definitely be back. Great place to celebrate her sweet 16!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 4 days ago

Awww! Thanks for sharing this with us, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your daughter! :) We hope to have you both back soon, and call us anytime for a reservation: 703-988-7333. -Amy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had heard such great things but found the food to be just ok. Nothing special. Unimpressed and expensive for what it was.

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vipChristopherE
Richmond
41 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rachel was amazing. She consistently checked on us made sure we well hydrated and didn't want for anything. The food was delicious and the overall experience was second to none

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vipLee123
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Never on time....reservation means nothing...very rude

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 4 days ago

I am so sorry, Lee123 that this has been the case with your experiences and sadly, our team has left you with the rude impression that your reservation means nothing to us. :( This is absolutely far from the truth, but at the end of the day, we FAILED to prove this to you. That said, I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully lift your spirits & turn around your disappointment. I'll send you a DM with my contact info. -Amy

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DMHay
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The restaurant was severely backed up and despite our reservation, we needed to opt to dine indoors, rather than our scheduled outdoor dining experience.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 6 days ago

Oh gosh!! DMHay, I am super sorry for the many mishaps that you encountered and appreciate that you took the time to share this with us in your private note. :( I'd love to follow up about the disappointing impression you left with, and will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy

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PATRICKK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our waiter was disorganized such that after he got our order right the second time we waited over 1 hour for it to be delivered

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 6 days ago

I am super sorry for the poor service this time. :( I feel absolutely awful that our team dropped the ball, and we kept you waiting for the replacement order to come through. That said, I would love to touch base about your experience and feedback. I'll be sending you a DM with my email address and hope to connect. -Amy

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JennyB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

service was terrible, Waiter kept forgetting our food and drinks, he took forever to get our order. much better experience at the Tysons location

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 6 days ago

Oh dear! Jenny, I am so sorry the service was a total bust being slow & forgetful, and feel badly we failed to measure up to your experience at our sibling location in Tysons' Corner. :( That said, I would love the chance to touch base and do what I can to make this right! I will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy

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Natasha
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a Covid brunch with mimosas. felt comfortable the whole time and enjoyed treating myself to a meal outside. Outdoor seating was perfect as was the service. Nick was great!!

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Sunshine
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Food was very good. Our server AJ was great.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 12 October 2020

Hooray!! Thanks Sunshine for sharing this with us, and we appreciate it! :) -Amy

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RamanG
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We always love founding farmers, service and decor was great. However the breakfast itself was overcooked and the quality was not to the usual standard we have found with FF. Disappointing for a rare breakfast date occasion and choosing this over other places.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 10 October 2020

I am so sorry the breakfast items ordered failed to measure up, and this sadly left you disappointed with your choice to host your special & rare occasion with us. :/ This is such a bummer, and I would love the chance to follow up & learn what items were ordered and what missed the mark, and also do what I can to make this right! I'll send you a DM with my email address to hopefully continue this conversation. -Amy

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PhyllisM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was wonderful. My daughter ordered the crab cake, which was about $31, I thought that was over-priced. The wine was also a bit expensive, but very good. We sat outside and had a wonderful time.

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RanfordR
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the founding fathers group. The fresh farm to table food is delicious. Great ambience, indoor and outdoor seating. Fast, caring service.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 8 October 2020

Hooray!! Thanks Ranford for your 5/5 Star rating! We really appreciate it and hope to have you back for another try soon. :) -Amy

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Heidi
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great service while sitting outside the restaurant.

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superhill
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with my son with terrific service. Will absolutely be back.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 7 October 2020

Wonderful!! We love that you & your son had a great time with us, and thank you so much for letting us know! :) We look forward to your return and please call us: 202-298-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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Dinkey367
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great! Would definitely recommend. I went for breakfast, but hopefully lunch/dinner would be just as good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Seever was very rude!

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Teberg94
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Founding Farmers is EXCELLENT!

Our server was superior!

We look forward to dining her again!

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BillC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Not many healthy options, some of our food was not hot. Enchiladas had nothing but chicken inside, small beer list

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 5 October 2020

I am very sorry for the disappointments from your visit this time, and apologize that the food was not hot, the options seemed limited and the preparation of our enchiladas missed the mark. :/ I would love the chance to follow up and do my best to make this right. I will send you a PM with my email address. -Amy

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vipAlbertoR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Food quality has suffered during COVID. Drinks are great as always.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 2 October 2020

Oh no! I am real sorry, Alberto to read our food quality has taken a turn for the worst, and sadly what you ordered failed to measure up to the drinks. :( I would appreciate the chance to touch base to learn more about what dishes fell short, and hopefully turn around the disappointment encountered this time. That said, I'll send you a follow up msg with my email address. -Amy

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BeckieR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating was fabulous! The service was exceptional and the food was delicious.

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IanB
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience5

I love going to all of the Founding Farmers locations, but going to brunch was a terrible idea. Granted, it was later in the brunch shift, but all of the food we ate was unpleasant. The meat was dry, the French toast was similar to a crouton, and everything else had been sitting out all morning. On top of that, (I am allergic to peanuts), our waiter brought out a random dessert assortment that included peanuts without asking us what we wanted to eat.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 2 October 2020

I am so sorry, Ian to read of the many mishaps and disappointments with the food & service during your recent brunch visit. Of course, we really appreciate your kind recommendation despite our shortcomings this time, and I would love the opportunity to touch base by email about your review & experience. That said, I'll send you a DM with my email address to hopefully cont this conversation and turn around the poor taste you left with. -Amy

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AprilB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We to Sunday Brunch with friends to celebrate my birthday. The food was delicious and the service was good as usual. I look forward to dining with Founding Farmers again soon.

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vipDDDC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We went for brunch to celebrate a birthday. We requested a table near the window when making the reservation online but they could not accommodate, alternate seating was fine. It took about ten minutes before a server came to our table to take our drink orders and let us know how the buffet worked; server was fair but slow. Food at the buffet was uneven, some very good, and some not good at all, cold and overcooked, especially the meats. Chili and mashed potato’s were outstanding. Took us forever to get the desserts delivered and same thing when trying to pay; server just disappeared. For a $200+ dollar brunch we were disappointed with the value.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 2 October 2020

Thank you, DDDC for taking the time to share your review with us. I am real sorry this experience fell short in some ways, and our team appreciates that you took the time to let us know these details. That said, we will surely look into the slow service and the inconsistent buffet items. On this note, I would love to take this one step further to hopefully turn around your disappointment, and will send you a DM with my email address to connect further. -Amy

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PamelaD
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Loved the brunch and enjoyed being outside. Did not mind the Pandemic Surcharge. The service was poor and we were left to wait too many times from beginning to end, which was reflected in the tip.

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Aarti
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and great service. We had a wonderful time. Since it is slightly on the higher end price wise, would reserve for occasional get together or celebrations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Our server wasn’t great and overpriced for the level of service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I love Founding Farmers Reston Station, it’s my go to spot for brunch with my son. They are trying their best with the new covid considerations but I think their brunch is really struggling. From this visit, some of the items we ordered a la carte (bacon lollies, eggs Benedict) were cold by the time they got to our table. The stations they set up for brunch are a good idea but often get very congested with lines so people are way too close when trying to navigate multiple lines. Adding a few more people to serve would help. Finally, I made a reservation for a post hockey brunch with 2 moms and 6&7 year old boys. We were in the lobby for almost 10 minutes while the female manager “gave her server some time as he just got assigned 2 tables”. We would have been happy to sit at our table and not try to corral these 2 kids in the lobby, even if we had to wait to be served.
We love founding farmers and hope they can sort some of these issues out. Until then we will wait a while before returning.

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vipMichaelG
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy dining here. And now that Sunday brunch is back, we’ll be back soon!

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vipBenjaminW
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service! Outstanding food! Excellent care taken during this crazy time. Love this restaurant.

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BrookeM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Highly recommend for breakfast/brunch. Well priced for the quality of food you get. (Definitely try the donuts)
Really great place for meeting up with friends on the weekend!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 20 September 2020

Thanks Brooke!! This is very much appreciated, and we look forward to having you & your friends back for brunch again soon. :) -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Ate outside on patio. Ordered prime rib. Was delivered with baked potato which was cold. Server, who was very attentive, replaced with a somewhat warmer parotid. Meat not much warmer and tough. Replaced wife’s prime with a ribeye that was tasteless. Manager did comp wife’s meal. Not a very good impression for first visit.

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Skip
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another great time at FF. The waitress was attentive and friendly just not engaging enough for me to remember her name. Keep up the good work.

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vipMikeM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Sunday brunch buffet with COVID-19 restrictions is not good.

Farmers food is too good for this format. Should go to menu only for everything.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 16 September 2020

Mike, I am very sorry for the disappointment with our buffet brunch service on Sunday when you visited. :( Our Management & Culinary Team have been made aware of your feedback and will surely look into this on our end. We appreciate you letting us know, and are hopeful you'll give us another try sometime soon- please call us anytime for a reservation: 703-988-7333. -Amy

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vipEvonovich
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Made a reservation for brunch with a friend from out of town. We arrived separately. My friend asked the Hostess about a la carte, was told they had it - then our server said they didn't - but when pressed, said yes we have a few items, "but it costs the same as the full brunch $30 to order one item." We were escorted to the brunch area. Neither of us wanted much food. I ended up with one piece of salmon, and one of bacon, that were less than 2"x2", 2 tablespoons of runny scrambled eggs, and a piece of fried french toast. That plus an iced tea = $30.00. I paid the check, with gratuity and the 4% pandemic surcharge, came to $85. Very disappointing. They even confirmed the reservation. If I had only been told what to expect.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 17 September 2020

Thank you for your review, and I am so sorry for the lack of confirmation surrounding our buffet brunch service on Sundays. I also apologize there was not to much to your liking, and sadly the overall quality was just not there. :( That said, I'd love to follow up and do what I can to turn this around! I will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy

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LeslieR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This restaurant was not what it used to be. Quality seems to be down. Our food arrived undercooked, one dish was sent back. Some flavor okay, some bland. As someone looking for no sugar/no flour options, this was NOT the place to come to. However, I opted for steak and veg. Steak was unseasoned and cool rare. (I ordered medium rare.) Veg side good, if sweet. The uncooked, not-white-inside scallops had to be sent back. Service was very accommodating.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 13 September 2020

Hi Leslie: Thank you for your review, and I am so sorry the quality was just not there this time. :( I would love the chance to follow up about the undercooked & uninspired food, and will send you a personal msg with my email address to hopefully continue this conversation. -Amy

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Skip
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Every second time I eat out, I choose Founding Farmers Reston. The food is always what I expect the waitstaff is accommodating and friendly. Adding to my long list of compliments for this restaurant. Ryan provided notable service during my last visit.
Keep up the good work!

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vipskipl
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I've always loved the fried chicken options there but this time too forever to bring us dry and all coating chicken. had to go out elsewhere and get dessert to eat to get some satisfaction!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 10 September 2020

Oh no! I am super sorry, skipl to read the fried chicken served during your visit on 9/7 was not up to par, and service was also slow to deliver. :( I would really love to turn around the disappointment you left with, and will send you a DM with my contact info to continue this conversation. -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 2498 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.