Founding Farmers - Reston

4.2
3281 reviews
$30 and under
American
Enjoy our scratch-made, thoughtfully sourced food and drink in our dining room and on our patio. We 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 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.

Experiences

  • Christmas Morning Buffet Brunch

    $29.99 per person

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    On Christmas morning, we are offering our Farmers Market Buffet Brunch until noon.
  • Christmas Dinner Buffet

    $44.99 per person

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    NEW! Starting at noon on Christmas Day, enjoy our special Christmas Dinner Buffet.

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
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

It’s a nice space. Was there on A Sat night but relatively slow. Server wasn’t great unfortunately. Food was ok but arrived warm-ish like it had been sitting under a heating lamp.

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KenT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Crab Louie was not as good as usual

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the food 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. -Jessica

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JohnP
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

My cornbread was cold and somewhat hard.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the food 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. -Jessica

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ErikC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. A good amount of dinner options within each category and pricing was fair. We will definitely go back to try other dishes

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Jessica

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JonB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I really, really wanted to like my meal...like 'really really'...but it just wasn't meant to be. We went is especially for the Hanukkah Menu they were featuring. The Matzo Ball soup was great. I could have had two bowls however, the main course was lacking. Three out of four of us ordered the brisket with latkes, tsimis and tabouleh salad. One of us ordered the apricot chicken. The brisket was flavorless - except for the splash of bbq sauce down the middle. They were out of latkes. First day of their menu and they were out of the one thing we all really wanted. Instead of latkes we got this root vegetable melange which, although good, was not on the menu. My wife, who asked if the chicken was white or dark meat (and was told it was white meat) was given a small piece of breast and a larger amount of dark meat...with potato salad (also not on the menu). Now, having said all that, we did mention these problems to the waiter and he sent over the manager (who's name I wish I had gotten because she was wonderful). She apologized for the latkes and explained that they had underestimated the amount of take out business they received. She offered us free deserts - which we accepted - and they were delicious. So, to sum up...Pro's - superb manager, great matzo ball soup, tsimis was just like Bubbies. Con's - no latkes, bland brisket, not a full chicken breast, slow service. Having said all that, this is not our first time at this Founding Farmers - but it may be our last. Each time we go it seems that there is something lacking. The food is not a good as it used to be, the portions are not as filling as they once were and the servers seem to be less engaging as when it first opened. The manager on duty was first rate...everything else...not so much.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 5 days ago

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. -Jessica

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Dovlatt
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service!!! By far the BEST buffet we’ve ever had!! My kids are picky eaters and they were impressed with all the options and great taste!! The staff also went above and beyond to make our experience a pleasant one!! Thanks!!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 5 days ago

So glad you enjoyed everything! -Jessica

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KeciaS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Buffett servers were non sociable. Food was not warm at various station’s.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 5 days ago

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. -Jessica

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

Great service and the food was excellent overall, although the brisket was dry and somewhat tough.

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Jrodingham
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great meal with family! Food was outstanding as usual and the service was very good also and very attentive. Don’t think we’ve really ever had a bad experience here and will keep coming back with such a large menu to choose from.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 6 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

While I understand there is a shortage on things…there should be communication between the servers and either the kitchen and or bar. We would order something only to be told they were out and had to keep making different choices. What I’m still trying to understand is how are you out of a classic mojito but are still able to make other mojitos when they all include the same base unless each one is premade? but even so shouldn’t a bartender be able to make the drink from scratch? We have come to this location for breakfast only which was great but will not be returning for lunch, food just wasn’t that great.

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AdrienneW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Other times I went it was great. Took my parents and not good. Waitress spoke very low, kept asking to talk louder and repeat. Had to wait long time and keep asking for missing drinks. 40 mins for my sons hot cocoa and it tasted weird. My Bellini was gross. Food long time and barely warm. Always out of nitro brew.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 2 days ago

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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vipAlex
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Service was slower than I anticipated for a lunch time on Friday.
They forgot our bread order and it didn’t come until meal.
Overall it was fair, I wouldn’t return to this location.

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Drea
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service and got our orders wrong

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 7 days ago

Oh no! I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your dining experience 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. -Jessica

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vipThanksgiving
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Poor planning for Holiday offering, ran out of menu items being offered. Information only given after inquired why not receiving an item that was advertised as being part of the meal, disappointing not transparent on information. Not welcoming environment for a Holiday meal celebration. Felt as if we were an annoyance that we decided to dine at this location.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 4 days ago

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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LauraB
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall everything was great, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 26 November 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us, Laura! Please visit us again soon! :)

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vipMichaelB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Kitchen must have been backed-up for Thanksgiving day and/or short staffed because the delays and missed items were surprising... Founding Farmers usually does a great job. Thanksgiving day wasn't their best.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 26 November 2021

Thank you for your review and I am so sorry for lack of accommodation displayed by our service team. I am also sorry the food ordered failed to fit the bill, and all in all, you were disappointed with your experience. It is sad to say we failed at our first impression, and I'd love the chance to turn this around! Please email me: Hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Najjah

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AnnaS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I was dissapointed that we had to order full turkey dinner . My family wanted turkey dinner but I just wanted salad

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 26 November 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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Lucy
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere and service were outstanding the food I would only give a 3

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 26 November 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us and we hope to see you again soon, Lucy! -Najjah :)

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vipJudith
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

After my third visit to this restaurant I have to say they need to work on their service. The soup came before the wine and the entree was delivered before we finished the soup. Felt like we were being rushed until it was time to get the check and that took forever. Had similar experiences on prior visits. The desserts were (apple pie and pumpkin pie) very disappointing.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 7 days ago

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. -Jessica

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Jen83
Anchorage
7 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time having Thanksgiving dinner at Founding Farmer's. What a treat! The butternut squash soup was creamy and the salad was just enough for an appetizer. The prime rib was delicious! My husband enjoyed the ham and my kids liked the turkey. The cheesecake is delicious! This was so much better than staying in the kitchen all day. We will definitely be back next Thanksgiving!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 26 November 2021

Hi, Jen! Thank you so much for the review and thank you for celebrating Thanksgiving with us! Please visit us again soon! -Najjah :)

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Kmcm
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We went for Thanksgiving, we got seated quickly with our reservation but drinks took awhile. Our server forgot a few things during our meal. The table was very nice and private for my kids. Food was good not great. They served our soup/salad at the same time as our entrees which was annoying.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 26 November 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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vipHistory4food
Denver
39 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

So after many years of home Thanksgivings my family decided to try eating out so no one had to cook or do dishes. While the ambiance is great and frankly it looks like a nice place to get together I wasn’t impressed, but in fact more dissatisfied with the overall night. Granted we had a large party, but frankly the service is really what made it not worth while. Our server almost ignored us, bringing drinks as the food was coming out which took 30 mins to put in after she said she’d be back in 5 to take drink orders. The shareables came out after the drinks and the appetizers (my wife and I still didn’t have our drinks yet), while relying on water never got refilled once until we waved someone down. I don’t know if this is standard, but had to ask for bread plates as many of us had just soup bowls. Waiter brought one and I had to then specify all of us needed one.

Once the main course came out they attempted to put the dishes on the table before removing anything (appetizers) so I told them how to do their job by removing plates to make room. There was a lot of food for the main course and honestly wasn’t bad. Although the whole table finished their drinks noone wanted to order another due to the time it took to get the first round.

Finally the dessert which I have to say was the most disappointing part of the meal. Once dessert was brought out only 3 of us received it. For whatever reason she dropped off 3 which was half of us and proceeded to handle the other tables. About 10 mins went by before coming back and explaining the Apple Cider sorbet was out which only one party member ordered (myself). I said ok and swapped for the Apple pie, but challenged her on the other guests desserts who still didn’t get theirs. After another 10-15 mins we got them.

Frankly I get it was busy, but come on. I realized she never used her note pad and was shocked. Idk if it’s a training issue or what, but how she managed tables needs to be better in the future.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 26 November 2021

Thank you for your review and I am so sorry for lack of accommodation displayed by our service team. I am also sorry the food ordered failed to fit the bill, and all in all, you were disappointed with your experience. It is sad to say we failed at our first impression, and I'd love the chance to turn this around! Please email me: Hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Najjah

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Zoie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we ate Thanksgiving Dinner at FF. Food, ambience, service was excellent. Accommodating since our party included those with various food restrictions.

We will do this again for another Holiday meal! Thank you Reston FF!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 26 November 2021

We are so thrilled to know that you enjoyed yourself on Thanksgiving Day. We look forward to serving you again, Zoie! -Najjah :)

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AnnC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner - food and service was great.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 26 November 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us, Anne! Please visit us again soon! -Najjah :)

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GraceP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

My visit was Thanksgiving day. I preface this by saying I understand times are difficult for businesses, but just a heads up….
1. One of the worst waitresses I’ve ever had
2. The food was good, but cold when it arrived.
3, $5 for a soda and refills aren’t free
4. On top of the $43 for the meal I had to pay a 5% recovery fee for the effect of Covid on their business

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 26 November 2021

Thank you for your review and I am so sorry for lack of accommodation displayed by our service team. I am also sorry the food ordered failed to fit the bill, and all in all, you were disappointed with your experience. It is sad to say we failed at our first impression, and I'd love the chance to turn this around! Please email me: Hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Najjah

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MeredithL
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I always love FF food and their Thanksgiving meal. This year I paid extra for the prime rib option and was very disappointed in the cut. It was very fatty and tough. I wish I’d gotten the fried chicken instead. I was surprised FF didn’t keep consistent with their other food choices.

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AaronF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

First of all, we love Founding Farmers in Reston, VA and will continue coming to your restaurant. In fact, we plan on making reservations for a Christmas dinner. Thanksgiving was a very nice experience with attentive staff, relaxing environment, wonderful visual ambiance and generally good food. The turkey seemed a bit tough/dry (not as tender as I’d expect it to be). The stuffing, although good seemed a bit too salty for my liking and the mashed potatoes were bland. I will say that the Apple and Pecan pies were fantastic but I wish you had the vanilla ice cream we enjoyed a few weeks ago (but I understand you were out of it). I know it’s difficult to satisfy all tastes and handling a large crowd can be problematic. I would definitely recommend Founding Farmers to family and friends and look forward to a return visit back very soon!

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KerriH
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Very disappointed in the meal quality and service while dining on Thanksgiving. Did not eat but half my meal due to it being served barely warm. Mashed potatoes had already congealed with gravy. Turkey breast was very tough and required cutting with a knife. Pecan pie slice was not able to be cut with a fork due to a very hardened outer shell of pecans and pumpkin pie slice appeared to have been sitting out for quite awhile which was confirmed when we got up to leave and saw all the pie slices sitting out on a counter. Service was terrible. Sat there for 10 minutes before a server came to offer water and take drink oder... Will not recommend for a holiday meal. For the price paid- this definitely did not meet expectations and would have expected much better from Founding Farmers.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 26 November 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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LMSDWrite
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Thanksgiving dinner. Pre fix was ok but not amazing. Had to beg for extra rolls. How is that not just a thing you get? For $40+ a meal? weird

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 26 November 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The holidays are a tuff way to get back after a pandemic. All the food was pre maid and cold .
Silverware and glasses dirty bottom of plates were dirty . They never brought the share plates I had to remind them.
Operation is way too big for anyone to take on.
And if no one else complained about their experience it's just because it's the holidays.
The food was bad & my sweet potato was half cooked. Plus we were on and out in like 30 min because they need to turn tables of course. Just another number all about getting the profit never about service.

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DeeE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time visiting. Great for Thanksgiving! The atmosphere was mesmerizing and energy great.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 26 November 2021

We are so thrilled to know you enjoyed yourself on Thanksgiving Day. Please visit us again soon, Dee! -Najjah :)

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ENow
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My family and I enjoyed our Thanksgiving meal. We appreciated not having to search for our server to ask how much longer until we are served. Instead, we were pleasantly surprised at how fast the arrival of each course was

My only disappointment was the vegetables which were uncooked, i.e. sweet potato and squash, and hard even to the touch. The rest of my family did not have that problem.

All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed this first time visit.

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vipmare73
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here for Thanksgiving in the early afternoon. They had a prix fixe menu but were very accommodating to allow one substitution. Every team member that we interacted with was kind and friendly - host, server, manager and chef. It was a lovely meal and I would definitely recommend giving them a try.

I want to also mention how fantastic it was that there was a vegan meal option that wasn’t a typical plain pasta or plate-of-veggies. Mushroom meatloaf made with Impossible “meat”. So delicious! You did it right, FF!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 7 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your holiday visit! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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vipTimE
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Thanksgiving turkey was dry and the sweet potatoes were underdone. The pies were not hot.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 26 November 2021

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the food 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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Nana
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Apple pie was cold. Not cooked apples not warm
Cornbread and rolls were cold.
Turkey was tough.
Understand the Covid challenges but disappointed

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 26 November 2021

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the food 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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got together with family for thanksgiving and it was a fabulous experience! There were food choices for everyone, and the pricing for a full thanksgiving meal was plenty reasonable. The food was delicious and service was excellent as always. We couldn’t recommend them more!

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Lilybugs
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

We had made our reservation weeks in advance, and then were seated in a back area of the restaurant where the ambiance and fun of the restaurant do not exist. As we were walking through the restaurant to the back area, there were many open booths within the restaurant.

The food was lukewarm and the cornbread was cold. Service was slow. We received soup and salad before the cornbread, rolls and drinks.

We paid a high price for a nice Thanksgiving meal with the expectation Founding Farmers could provide that, but they did not for us for Thanksgiving 2021.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 26 November 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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Jocelyn
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really happy with the service and the food. I cannot complain.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 26 November 2021

We are so thrilled to know that you enjoyed yourself, Jocelyn. Please visit us again soon! -Najjah

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vipRMH1
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great drinks and the fish was delicious. Will be back.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 6 days ago

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

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vipsjy22
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent service last night. Our server was superb!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 24 November 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Jessica

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Founding Farmers - Reston is rated 4.2 stars by 3281 OpenTable diners.

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