Founding Farmers - Reston

4.2
2906 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 2906 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
72% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
LT
LadyT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was our 2nd time there so we brought the whole family for an early Father’s Day (10 people) everyone loved the food. Crab cakes absolutely amazing. Very consistent, great staff. Thank You.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Shrimp dinner tasted “fishy” not fresh.

TP
TeresaP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Food was good, only issue we had was with our waitress. It took her 10 minutes to greet us and didn’t really explain how the brunch worked. She was also rude when we had an issue with our tab.

SJ
SuzanneJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience2

We went for brunch which we didn't realize was buffet only. Not really buffet - the salads and some food were on a table - no sneezeguard, no measures of food safety or sanitation of any kind - it was in a small, ugly room with very sticky floors, (literally I could feel and hear multiple sticky spots) did not offer traditional bacon or eggs, no omelets, no eggs benedict, very poor choices of very average food. The "buffet room" was such an awful turn-off. Such a small room with no safety measure just out of full precautions for Covid. Didn't feel safe or inviting food-wise under any conditions. We had invited a young newly engaged couple who are very dear to us so that we could hear about the wedding plans and the server had no suggestions or ideas of how to help make it special or celebrate. I had only been here once before and I would never return and would not recommend it. I have since read reviews that suggest that I am not alone in this very unfavorable impression.

IT
IrajT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food serving service consistently takes much longer than what should be the norm

LT
LisaT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time celebrating our daughter’s graduation. Yummy food and drinks! Will definitely visit, again!

MP
vipMikeP
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, convenient location, great selection of drinks and meals.

BB
BarbB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent though came slowly - drinks and appetizer took very long. Primary waiter was very busy. Passed our table at least 3 times with empty iced tea glass sitting at edge of table. Had to ask him for a refill.

D
Davis
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was courteous and prompt. Kayla our server had the best personality and got everything perfect.

l
luvgoodcwizine
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The outdoor area was spacious within a plaza surrounded by office buildings. The screen with beach videos across the plaza is a nice touch to the ambiance. The service at this time is a little shaky but they try hard to cover for each other. (It will probably get better as we get into summer.) Nevertheless their brunch food is the best. I enjoyed their vegetable scramble and especially their double espresso. They have many other wonderful selections for brunch too. Having ordered fir delivery many times I know that almost every thing they offer on their menu is great. Can’t say that about a lot of other places. I plan to return.

ST
SeaTurtle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

When ordering a cheeseburger the waiter should ask if you want catchup/mustard etc. before leaving the table for 10 minutes.

C
Craig
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food quality at FF is always top notch. Their wait staff seems a little inexperienced, but did an acceptable job. We always like going there and had a nice time.

f
family
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Had two salads and a couple of cocktails. Bill without tip was $112.00. Wow! As soon as we sat down a waitress appeared and immediately launched into the specials of the day. We asked if we could relax a moment, perhaps get a cocktail. Got the cocktail abs immediately again launched into menu. We acquiesced and order two salads. Waitress came by a couple of times to check on us — great.

With noise level and waitress wearing mask, next to impossible to understand what she was saying. Had to ask three separate times for her to repeat herself. She was polite and did but it was frustrating.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the service missed the mark & came across as rushed this time. :( I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we left you with- please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined + location. -Amy

Report
s
vipstatusk
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was good and there a great selection on the menu. Service started ok but the server was less than attentive. Server tended to fly by we had to interject to get order in and had to remind them about a dish not arriving. Simple bread with cheese appetizer so looked like either they forgot until we reminded them or they just never put the order in. A little surprised as there usually have excellent service and they won’t very busy when we got there.

B
Bird69
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

This was my first visit post-lockdown. I visited this location twice within the same week and both times had issues with food quality or errors coming out of the kitchen. My entree salad was missing the protein altogether upon delivery to the table. Altering my server, she disappeared and, 10 minutes later, a food runner arrived with a glass ramekin of what tasted like steamed shredded chicken. A pie dessert has barely room temperature and crust was a soggy disappointment. Second visit - my guest ordered an entree and the server immediately responded, "Are you 100% set on that choice? Our kitchen is not always successful it its preparation." My guest changed his order. I have always enjoyed dining at Founding Farmers and wonder if they are experiencing new challenges in the culinary areas.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 4 days ago

Bummer. :( I am so sorry to read this and feel badly we dropped the ball with your two recent visits. While we have experienced some hardships from the outcome of the pandemic, we are focused and dedicated to getting our team back on track! That said, I'd love to follow up and make this right! Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Amy

Report
S
Sammie
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There was an issue with one of the meals we ordered where we requested no cheese for one of the salads (no dairy). We discovered halfway through the meal that there was cheese in the salad which wasn’t great. We requested for a new one and was provided a new meal

HP
HeatherP
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

FF has always been one of my favorite places to get brunch, since COVID I am not such a fan.

The brunch buffet is back in order but the overall selections were fair at best, the fried chicken was super dry which indicated it had been out awhile, and I was just generally disappointed with the menu and food selections and quality of the food this time. When you are paying a decent per plate charge, it should be fantastic every time.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 7 days ago

I am very sorry for the disappointing food served this time and you're totally right- what we offer should be consistent every time and again, I apologize the quality was just not there. This said, I'd appreciate the chance to turn this around and ask you to please email me a copy of your review, date & location dined: Amy@FRG.Farm. Thank you and I hope to be in touch soon! -Amy

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We were celebrating my son’s graduation with brunch after the ceremony. The food was average at best and it was obvious that they were short staffed. Our drinks took over twenty minutes to arrive, and when we asked for a refill we were told by our server that they had “run out of glasses” so she gave us a to-go cup.

Not going back anytime soon.

JH
JenniferH
6 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch, food was fresh and flavorful. The two servers were excellent. Will definitely continue to come back.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 7 June 2021

Awesome!! Thank you, Jennifer and we really appreciate you sharing your wonderful review with us! :) -Amy

Report
e
edwardjones
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really good food and outdoor seating

K
Katkat
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was delicious although the spicy fried chicken was a bit dry. The service felt like they were new and in training, but tried very hard and were very nice and friendly. I suspect with everything reopening recently, there are new employees and they haven't quite established a momentum. We would definitely return!

H
Heena
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Engagement treat

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Quam! Plain and simple! If Quam isn’t my waiter I’m not interested in dinning!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food took a while to come out, like 20+ minutes and was cooler than the hot plates when it arrived. Some flavors were weird, like the breakfast sausage which was advertised as maple but had no hint of maple taste and just tasted of strange herbs, not really sage as you would expect with breakfast sausage.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service, great food!

PH
vipPageH
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation celebration

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunion lunch

Report
S
Shanynd
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was helpful and attentive. My salad came out with the wrong type of chicken, and he quickly resolved it. Food tasted great as always.

CF
CynthiaF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

First things first! Thank you for honoring military members and veterans! Founding Farmers was our first dining out experience in quite awhile! While my meal was fine, my husband’s was not! The spicy shrimp fettuccine was great - I wish I had ordered some bread to go with it. Both the fried chicken (overcooked) and fried green tomatoes were in desperate need of salt; the sides were just so so.
Customer service was poor. The check was incorrect and while my credit card was out, the waiter did not take it when he brought back the corrected check. So we had to wait for awhile.
Parking was confusing.
Love Founding Farmers—- just not the Reston Location!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 4 June 2021

Hi Cynthia: Thank you for your review and we greatly appreciate your kind start to your feedback. Of course, we are so sorry to read your husband's meal was not up to par and our service was described as poor. :( We appreciate you letting us know these details and I would love to touch base! Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined, location to continue this conversation. -Amy

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Server was clearly frustrated having to train a new employee and had attitude when answering our questions.

We ordered the swordfish and it was horribly over cooked
I ordered the dry aged NY strip and asked for rare. It was well done. The risotto was undercooked with the scallops.

We had to wait so long for our food and drinks that we didn’t have time to wait for them to re-fire as we had a toddler with us.

The manager happened by to help his wait staff who were over burdened and asked how our meal was. We mentioned the issues (he asked) and he said thanks for the feedback. Not that we would normally say anything, but the manager did ever attempt to make it right.

Additionally they are charging a 5% service charge for COVID PPE. Many of their employees weren’t even wearing any ad they have a sign posed that all employees are fully vaccinated.

Poor service and poorly cooked food. Too bad, this place used to be really good.

SP
StellaP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Well we ordered 2 pasta dishes and farmers platter also 2 appetizers .for the farmers platter fried chicken must hot but was cold . Pasta wasn’t good.there was not enough workers we wait long time for the ordering.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 4 June 2021

Bummer. :( We are equally let down the food ordered was cold and not good this time around. This said, I'd love to make this right and ask you to please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. Thank you and I hope to be in touch soon! -Amy

Report
SA
SARAHA
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The service at this FF was awful. I've been to many FF's, and this was by far the worst experience. The waitress was rude, brought me a coffee with no cream or sugar, and disappeared. I had to go up to the bar to get it myself. I had to ask the bartender to get the waitress, so we can order. Then, when I got my food after a very long time, they told me they had run out of biscuits which is a big part of the reason I ordered that meal. I am very disappointed and will never come here again.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 4 June 2021

Thank you for your review and I am so sorry our service was not up to par this time. :( I would love the chance to turn around the poor impression our team you left with and ask you to please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined, and location. I appreciate it and hope to be in touch soon! -Amy

Report
CL
CarL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4food3service1ambience4

The service was terrible. We were guessing it was because the Covid restrictions change and they had waiters shortage and to many customers but I considere that they shouldn’t take more reservations than their capability because the service was pretty awful and the food was just ok.

JW
JayW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience4

I used to be excited for Founding Farmers, but the attitude I got from the hostess, the lip stick mark left on the “clean” coffee cup, no biscuits available and the coffee running a bit late were all reasons to finally say I gotta tap out on FF. Ted’s Bulletin probably would have been a better option. I get it...things have been rough the past year, but if you expect me to pay a higher price...don’t act like I am the one that is stupid just because I don’t want sit alone at a table looking directly at people who aren’t sitting alone. Food was still great and the ambiance are still class.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 4 June 2021

Oh gosh. We are super sorry for the multiple setbacks encountered this time. :( We feel terrible this experience left you wanting to "tap out" from spending time with us and really hope to turn this around! That said, I'd love the chance to follow up- please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined, and location. Thank you and I hope to be in touch soon! -Amy

Report
W
Wendy
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service with the waiter was very awkward. Young adults at the table didn’t realize that the server was speaking to them- he took it personally and then everything was weird after that.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 1 June 2021

Hi Wendy: I am very sorry and feel badly our team failed to give you & your guests a wonderful experience by all counts. :( I'd love the chance to turn this around and ask you to please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined, location and details about what "was weird" about the service? I appreciate it and hope to continue this conversation. -Amy

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was just a nice outing with my family and we managed to catch the last hour of their brunch buffet which was really good. Also, their other offerings were delicious as well and our waitress was very attentive. I’ll definitely return to this location.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I wish the house salad would be better, just a nice mixed green farmer salad, with red onions and a citrus dressing, done. The one I got just tasted like olives, had no idea there were olives in it. Definitely did not like it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The buffet was average. Some of the food was cold and dry. Selection wasn't great. Coffee was cold even after we asked for a new cup. Overall underwhelming.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Sunday Brunch. Had a waiter in training but the trainer was unimpressive. Never checked on us, dirty dishes sat on table, coffee went unfilled. Food area was messy, plates were dirty.

ED
EdmundD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time for brunch. Food was delicious; wonderful variety. Sarah was attentive and informative a server.

FAQs

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 2906 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.