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Founding Farmers - Reston
For those of you still wanting to #StayHome, we still have to go and delivery every day, and our Market & Grocery.
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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Always a family favorite! Too bad CoVid has put a damper on life, but the food remains as good as always.
Elizabeth was a great server!
For the price and hype of Founding Farmers, I expect food that wows. I had the eggs benedict and they were bland at best. I couldn't tell that any seasoning had been used. If the point was to have the diner request salt/pepper to season it personally, then that should be available on the table (or in these days, at least offered). I was willing to extend grace to the service given the current situation with COVID, but it was really not great. He didn't refresh our water carafe (we were sitting outside), and I had to ask twice for cream for my coffee and as I said, there was no offer for seasoning. Yes, I could have asked, but for a $30 breakfast bill, I just expect a lot more, from any restaurant whose reputation is all about the taste.
I was disappointed. I had to ask for ice and lemons several times. Came after I finished eating. I ordered Southern Fried Chicken and Doughnuts and then had to ask for the doughnut after food came out only to be told that there were no more doughnuts. The food was mediocre. I have dined with you several times before and this was no where near the service level and quality that I had grown to love. Please do not allow this pandemic to lower your standards.
Always an enjoyable time and good food and good service
Absolutely still a wonderful place for a great meal! Love the ambiance. And it! has done an amazing job during these times to ensure the safety and comfort of its patrons. Yes, going back soon!
Hooray! Thank you so much, and we appreciate it! :) -Amy
This place is good for a regular dinner with your coworkers. The food is good, but some cocktails are small and expensive.
The experience is always great. Good for family event.
Waiter was great and helpful. Good was delicious. Step up for social distancing made you feel safe to dine there.
So great to be able to dine out again. Very clean and attentive to today's safety standards. Food was excellent and staff friendly and efficient.
Hooray! Thank you, Dena for sharing this with us and we hope to have you back soon! -Amy
It was first time going there and I loved it. Our server Laurel was fantastic!
Had an excellent COVID meal at FF-Reston! Plenty of tables left open for social distancing. All employees wore masks and Travis was an excellent server.
Many thanks for sharing this with us! :) We appreciate it so much and hope to have you back soon. -Amy
The brisket meal is incredible- highly recommend. The fried chicken is great too. Be prepared that the biscuits are stuffed with cheese, so they are more dense instead of light and fluffy (e.g. Red Lobster). Their unique cocktails are refreshing on a hot summer day. Our recommendations are the strawberry pisco sour and the cucumber cooler. And the patio and our server were dog friendly!
Thank you so much for sharing this with us! We appreciate it (and also your kind personal note about the service Laurel provided), and hope to have you back soon! -Amy
Outstanding service and friendly staff.
Great experience. Very safe.
Thank you, Sam! Much appreciated! :) -Amy
Our server was very good. Glad for the outdoor seating during this time. Great job!
Everything was good except one thing. Our parking ticket didn’t get validate. We handed our parking ticket to our waiter to validate for us when we asked for a check. He returned it to us and said he validated it. Once we arrive at the parking exit booth, the machine said we had to pay $5 for the parking. We didn’t have time to go back to the restaurant to fix it because we thought he did validate it for us. We dined there less than 1:30 hours so it couldn’t be any issue with the duration of complimentary validate by the restaurant.
Oh no! I am so so sorry for the error with your parking validation. I feel terrible this mishap (most likely an honest mistake by your server when scanning your ticket to be validated), compromised your overall review rating & despite your visit being good, sadly left us with a 1-STAR rating. :( We are absolutely VERY sorry this happened and I would be more than happy to connect & make this right. I will send you a PM with my email address. -Amy
In a COVID world,
— outdoor seating plentiful, socially distanced and lots of umbrellas for shade
— food good as always
— the care for diners with food allergies is fantastic
— staff masked and seemed to have protocols in place so it felt safe to dine
— the service was not great. Our server took a long time to get drinks orders.
— when asked for a refill, it was clear he forgot completely. Eventually the Diet Coke arrived.
— long wait to pay our check
I do not mind paying a COVID surcharge but unless the inside was super full, the service for outside was very uneven which is a contrast to the typical service at this location. It’s usually great.
If I may, I do love the grocery & market option. Thanks for providing this service as stay at home hit. It truly was a lifesaver! And house cocktails to go! Brilliant!
Pricey and quality has declined since opening years ago. There are far better places in Reston town center just down the road.
Emanuel, thank you for your review and I am equally bummed & so sorry our quality is on the decline. :( I'd love to learn more about your feedback, and also about your recent experience. I will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy
Loved our server Halle! Felt safe even during COVID and the host team was accommodating to our needs when we requested a different table further away from other tables.
Aww! This is fantastic and we appreciate you sharing this with us! Many thanks! :) -Amy
This is a difficult review to write, as I was just there a few weeks ago and wrote an excellent review.
Our last visit was great, which made going back a slam dunk. Not the case. Sunday afternoon is brunch only, and should be a buffet. We were not aware of this, but went along with the idea. $29.99 per person is definitely a fair price, and that wasn't the issue. Our server gave us a menu filled with items, and told us to order whatever we wanted in order to have a somewhat personalized buffet.
We ordered a few things, and it took about 30 minutes to receive. Food was cold, and the server only came back once to see if we needed anything.
I will return to give it another shot, as now it's 50/50 but not sure just yet if i would recommend.
I am truly sorry, Gman that your recent visit failed to measure up to your past experience. :( Cold food & slow service is certainly the perfect storm, and I am super sorry this was your takeaway from this visit. That said, I would love to follow up and hopefully turn this around. I will send you a PM with my email address. -Amy
Overall, first rate. The brunch "buffet" (order at your table what you would like as, much as you like), was a good value. The location was clean and very cautious concerning COVID. We would recommend.
The food was outstanding, the server was kind, and the overall atmosphere was sublime.
Chris! :) Thank you for your kind review and we hope to have you back soon! -Amy
Although the food was excellent, I don't think that we'll be returning to dining at the restaurant for a while due to concerns about the current pandemic. The restaurant appeared to be following all of the state guidelines for safety, but we just weren't comfortable with people walking too closely past our table. Our discomfort was due to our feelings of vulnerability, not due to anything that the restaurant did wrong.
Great experience - Chicken and Waffles are so good!
It was great overall
Kent is good.
Great outside dining despite the pandemic!
The food was spot on... very tasty. My wife had the glazed maple salmon and I just had the avocado poblano burger. Her dish was excellent and my burger was tasty. We also had the chips starter and a bowl of chicken noodle soup. The soup was awesome... the chips were above average.
Service was professional and thoughtful, but it was a bit slow for our quick lunch date.
This was our first time here and will return again. Their COVID-19 safety protocols were very good and we felt comfortable eating inside or out.
The efforts the owners, management, and staff are making in light of the COVID-19 pandemic are exemplary. I was completely comfortable and confident dining there. We had an delicious lunch in a beautiful, clean, safe environment.
The food was great but my order was submitted correctly and prepared differently. I asked for a pimento cheese baked potato and got a regular one. It was good all just the same, tasty, but that was disappointing.
Founding Farmers has to be my favorite restaurant. I have dined at all three of the Virginia/DC Locations. The Reston one is fantastic because parking was so easy to manage and the waitstaff was fantastic.
Thank you! We appreciate it and look forward to having you back soon. :) -Amy
Food was good but not nearly as remarkable as I remembered from my visit to Tyson's Corner before Covid. Service and kitchen seemed slow.
Popcorn is no longer which I imagine is a Covid thing, but donuts not nearly as good as previous visits.
Thank you, Mark for your review. I am real sorry service & order delivery seemed slow this time, and we appreciate you letting us know! Our team will surely take this into account and we hope to have you back for another try sometime soon. -Amy
Dinner out during the Phase 2 opening of Covid. Made a reservation, but didn't specifically request outside, so we were seated inside. We were OK with that and the table was great. Not sure what was happening inside the restaurant as it appeared that there air conditioning wasn't working correctly. No mention was made by the wait staff. The food and service was good! Overall, it was nice to be back!
I always have the best experience at Founding Farmers. It is the best food, service and laid back yet elevated ambience! And the prices are extremely reasonable. Everything is great, fast, and DELICIOUS. 10 stars!
WOW! Thank you so much! :D -Amy
I think Founding Farmers needs to make some adjustments post COVID. Took the whole family today for Father’s Day lunch. If you are going to be open, PLEASE have the air conditioning running inside. It was 85 with high humidity today and eating inside was stifling. I guess I can understand the extra $7.00 I was charged for COVID tax, and that valet is no longer available, but my parking was supposed to be free for 3 hours. I got my ticket validated inside the restaurant before we left, only to be charged for parking when we tried to exit the garage. Not sure what your employee did to my parking ticket, other than soak it in hand sanitizer when he gave it back to me. Oh, and service was painfully slow even with only half the place full. I understand you are working out the kinks but won’t be back for a long while.
We enjoyed our Father’s Day brunch outside. Both the service and food were great.
Hooray! Thank you! -Amy
I want to like this restaurant, but to me the food is never quite right.
I am so sorry to read the food is neither here nor there during your visit(s). :( We appreciate you letting us know, and hope you will give us another try sometime soon! -Amy
Service wasn’t great. Food was just ok.
The server was great, outdoor space is nice. We requested an umbrella because the sun was very bright. Breakfast was the only thing being served at noon. Dad's eggs were overdone but the meal was comped which was very generous. The Sidepiece of ham is small. Crab cake benedict was tasty, the muffin was a bit dry. The salad would have been better without the figs, olives, and grapes. I loved the sweet tea. I would go back and try dinner for more variety.
Thanks duckycakes for your review. We appreciate it and hope to have you & your Dad back for a dinner visit soon! -Amy
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 2343 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.