Founding Farmers - Tysons

4.4
8971 reviews
$30 and under
American
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 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. Check out our newly added patio space! 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. 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.

Please note, we currently have a 4% Temporary Pandemic Surcharge.
As we chart a course for the survival of our restaurants, this dine-in only charge helps us feed laid-off workers and covers pandemic-related expenses, including PPE.

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
What 8971 People Are Saying
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kitkat
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid safe meal with delicious food. Never disappoints !

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SarahC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Founding Farmers provide a safe, outdoor table. It was not cold despite the actual temperature outside, but the door was open for airflow, and the service was great. The brunch bufe was served in a safe manner, without compromising the variety or quality of the food. The servers brought new plates and silverware frequently to ensure safety for visiting the bufe. Great job!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my first time having brunch here and it was good.

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RobertL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

we used to come here for the $29.99 each brunch every few months. We always looked forward to it as it was worth the money. this is our first time back since they reopened from covid. unfortunately, i know they are doing their best to stay under the protocols but its definitely not the same for $29.99 each brunch. Last time we were here it was pre-lockdown and mask free. was great other than a disgruntled emo waitress who treated us like dirt because she didnt want to work that day or who knows.
this time around our waiter did good. they did keep double doors open to some make shift tent on the side of the restaurant and was cold that morning
my issue is they have the spaced out social distance line for the buffet which is a given but they removed all salads and desserts from the brunch buffet area. u have to ask ur server to bring something from the back which is not what used to be out with the buffet. half the food available and they are still charging $29.99 each. drinks are regular juice, soda or coffee still $4-$5 each
with tip i spent $150 for 3 people for eggs and ham and half the food available. sorry to say we are probably not going to return.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 8 hours ago

I am so sorry, Robert for the disappointing brunch experience you recently had with us. We are equally let down this visit failed to measure up, and left something to be desired. :( This said, I would love the chance to connect to turn around the poor impression we left you with, and will send you a DM with my contact info. -Amy

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vipCodyL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I say this with love because Founding Farmers is my favorite restaurant, but there’s been a noticeable decline in quality and portion sizing coupled with an increase in prices which usually is a bad sign and I want you all to be successful and continue forever and ever. Perhaps there are meaningful differences between the Foggy Bottom location and Tysons Corner or perhaps you’ve made pandemic related changes, but I sure hope you take a real close look at this. Here’s the detailed feedback:

- Service - continues to be awesome!
- Drinks - continues to be awesome!
- Water Cups - this seems to be a continuing intermittent issue where the glasses smell funky because they’re not allowed to rinse thoroughly from washing.
- Portions - portion reductions noted in my two absolutely favorite dishes, the cornbread which is now made in a noticeably smaller skillet and the yankee pot roast which had much less meat.
- Prices - prices increases noted generally across the board but particularly in the same two dishes with portion reductions.
- Quality - The cornbread did not come out hot, there was no honey in the honey butter (which was fine because we asked for a side of honey) and the quality of the yankee pot roast was well below typical - not only was the meat quality and taste below standard but the potatoes were watery and I feel like I could’ve made better potatoes with an instant mix at home. Also, the gravy was off as well.
- Other Notes - the Bucatinni was awesome.

You all are my favorite restaurant, and again, I send this with love hoping you make some adjustments as we come to your restaurants for most celebrations or special occasions but as time has passed we are starting to rethink that. Perhaps there’s meaningful variation between restaurants or perhaps these are COVID-19 related changes, though I did not get that impression. To be clear, the ratings herein are generous based on all the above, but I sincerely hope they will change.

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JohnB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, pleasant service, nice place. We will be returning!

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you, John! We appreciate it and hope to have you back again soon! :) -Amy

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KamM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food1service5ambience3

I was disappointed. I will not be returning to this location.

MJ
vipMarissaJ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good as always! The modified brunch set up was better than I originally anticipated. I think when things go back to normal they should continue to bring certain food items to your table instead of getting them at the buffet! Will be back! :)

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JessicaN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our brunch at founding farmers, the food was fresh and tasty. Will definitely be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as always!

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RAB12
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Generally a nice experience with good service. I would like to see more vegan options on the menu. There were no pasta options that didn’t include cream or cheese.

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WannabeeFoodieGA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Outside dining adhered to COVID-19 guidelines. Server was perfect!

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Valerieg
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall1food5service3ambience2

I already sent an email.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you, Valerie for reaching out and sending us an email about your experience. I look forward to connecting soon. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to COVID-19, every server wearing the face mask and the restaurant provide hand washing at entrance which explain they do their best to provide the health environment. The foods were still yummy and doughnuts tasted so delicious as always

RF
vipRealFoodie
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Founding Farmers has done a great job to provide a wonderful experience to its patrons during these past few months. I have dined indoors here frequently with only accolades to share about their service, their food, and their dedication to the customer. Thank you Founding Farmers for making the experiences these past few months so great.

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JeremyC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, bacon lollis, baby cheeseburgers, shrimp and grits, and trout were all delicious.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 7 days ago

Hooray! Thanks Jeremy for sharing this with us! :) We appreciate it and hope to have you back for another great meal soon. -Amy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Sever never checked in after food was served and seemed uninterested. The outside tent had no heat and was freezing. There was no apology from the staff when we mentioned this as we were leaving other than thanks for bringing it to our attention.

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Eddie
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The food was good, although I sat outdoors the way to the food was rather far.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience here is always wonderful. I love the brunch menu. I will be returning with visiting family members.

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FabioM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

A bit pricey for brunch. Pancakes are tiny and you have to order them because they’re not in the buffet (they are included though).

We sat in the tent, the heating system was waaaay to hot (we were literally sweating).

Coffee is not included. We ended up paying 100 bucks, for (2) brunch, (2) coffee and tip .

Long story short, there’s better out there for the same price.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on 18 November 2020

Hi Fabio: Thank you for your review and we are real sorry this visit left much to be desired. :( We appreciate you letting us know your feedback about the size of our pancakes- we will surely look into this, as well as the heat within the tent- please know we are always happy to turn the heat down when requested. All this said, we hope to have you back for another try sometime soon and please call us: 703-442-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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RellC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Went for brunch for first time.

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BrentC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Can’t beat Sunday brunch at founding farmers. Everything was delicious. I’ll be back soon

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SkyeF
Oklahoma City
9 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing dinner experience. Tent dining was ok, table was wobbly, but the food and service from Brian made it all worth it!!

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MarkD
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor dining. Staff great, made the best of COVD dining

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nahghed
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Founding Farmers delivers again!
My second time at FF in the last 7 days. Both experiences were excellent.
It is amazing how nimble and flexible the management and staff are at FF. With the current pandemic changing the rules of engagement every hour, FF continues to reinvent itself and to deliver a great dining experience to the patrons.

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ZacharyA
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was great, and it seemed like they were abiding by CDC guidelines for coronavirus.

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MelanieW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed brunch, food was great and service was good.

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CynthiaT
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Way too crowded and DID NOT follow precautions for physical distancing. A buffet during this pandemic is a horrible idea. The website should be clear that buffet is the only option and you do not offer a FULL a la carts menu. Will not be returning to this location ever.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on 15 November 2020

Oh no! I am super sorry, Cynthia to read our buffet brunch service was not expected, nor enjoyable. :( We sincerely apologize for any confusion and feel badly you left without dining. By all means, we will take your feedback into account and are hopeful you'll think of us sometime in the future (please know, we do offer a la carte service everyday, except during our weekend brunch service). Thank you so much and have a good week ahead! -Amy

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GerleenD
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The server was kind but we didn’t get our second round of drinks until after dinner was over. The food was alright, I ordered the ahi tuna dish and liked it but wasn’t impressed by the coloring of the tuna or the size (the tuna was pale). My boyfriend’s filet was delicious, melted in the mouth and made the meal worthwhile. The bathrooms were locked as we were finishing our meal, and we had to wait ten minutes for them to be unlocked. Then as we tried to leave with our validated parking ticket, the parking garage still attempted to charge us money to leave the parking garage. The restaurant told us to call the parking garage operators to be let out without paying. Overall the experience was fine, just not as high quality as I expected for the location.

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vipcfeb
New York Area
1 review