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Founding Farmers - Tysons

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8601 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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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 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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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 8601 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good experience. Outdoor dining was a very good experience. Server was outstanding and very attentive. Food was excellent. Will be back again!

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SabahM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was wonderful! I saw that he had tables inside and outside and he was working so hard, it was greatly appreciated!

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Clay
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had some food issues, but our server resolved them immediately, and was very understanding. Once the issues were resolved, my meal was delicious! Thank you!

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded a day ago

Awww! Clay, while I am real sorry we started your visit off on a low note, I am of course beyond happy our team turned this around and overall your experience was worthy of 5-STARS! THANK YOU so much and we hope to have you back soon! -Amy

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mm18
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic breakfast. Health and safety standards in place and adhered to during our visit. Outdoor seating!

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vipTonyP
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First outing since the pandemic. Sat outside in patio. Great service and nice time had by all.

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vipKathrynA
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious socially distant meal at Founding Farmer! We especially loved the Crab Artichoke dip!

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 3 days ago

THANK YOU! Much appreciated and we hope to have you back soon! :) -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had many outside tables ... the seating outside was under shade so we were not hot! Our evening was very pleasant! Our host and server was amazing and did everything they could to keep us happy and safe using all the precautions possible during this unprecedented time. Overall experience was great and definitely will go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience2

THIS PLACE WAS TERRIBLE!! The food was disgusting and we ordered a lobster ravioli as one of the entrees and the smell was so bad that we lost our appetites and couldnt even eat our food. Not to mention the price is high for worthless food i wouldnt even eat for free.

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TomH
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Did not know it was brunch only
Got seated at 1:30 and couldn’t order off menu till 2. Went with the brunch.
Food was cold and dry, got the left overs. Need to let customers know about brunch only

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 3 days ago

Oh gosh! Tom, I am so sorry our wknd buffet brunch was unknown and caught you off guard. :( I am also sorry the food was cold, dry and not up to par. This said, I'd love to touch base and hopefully turn this around. I will send you a personal note with my email address. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Unfortunately, the service was much worse than that I’ve come to expect at Founding Farmers. I understand that social distancing is putting an additional strain on the wait staff, but my party had to wait an hour to be seated after our reservation and then another 30 minutes to be served water or be greeted. The reservation was for indoors. -!: we were seated outside.

Many of the food items we were served were cold or were disappointing; I would say below the quality that Founding Farmers expects. The only option for us to do was the brunch buffet, and I don’t feel that we got enough value for the food we were served.

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ChantelM
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was a horrible experience. We had reservations for 11:45 am and were not seated until 1:00pm. We then waiting about a half an hour for drinks. We ordered our food and were brought 4 shrimp and 4 mini pancakes for a table of three people. We waited another 30 minutes and decided to leave. Such a horrible dining experience!

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 5 days ago

Oh NO! I am real sorry too read this, Chantel. :( I am equally disappointed in the outcome of your experience, and would love the chance to touch base & make this right. I will send you a PM with my email address to hopefully connect. -Amy

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DominiqueS
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff!! Loved the experience especially during this pandemic the staff were practicing social distancing and wearing protection gear.

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Center97
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved our server Milan, he was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Drinks were amazing! Unfortunately there were not many vegan options or opportunities to substitute, which we expected because of it being a farm to table restaurant. We would have appreciated some music for the patio as well. Overall we had a great time and would recommend dining here!

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LanceS
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at FF. First dine-in restaurant in months. FF was ready to meet all needs. Food was great. Service was great. Price was reasonable.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on 28 June 2020

Hooray! Thank you and we hope to have you back soon. -Amy

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TaraB
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still our favorite restaurant in the DC area! Staff always recommends great drinks and the cheese/bread platters are to die for. Great experience from start to end.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks Tara! :) We appreciate it and hope to have you back soon. -Amy

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vipmariamcg
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lunch outdoors was nice although there were bugs flying, which is hard to escape during any summer day anywhere. The food was delicious. I had a farmers salad with fried chicken added. It was fresh and very light on dressing. Chicken could have been a little bit more spicy for the “spicy” version, I though it was bland. The side of sourdough bread was good, lightly buttered with olive oil. My friend had a burger and it looked amazing. I’ll go back for that one day. Convenient parking in a garage with validation for a couple hours. Staff wearing masks and everything was clean. Hand sanitizer readily available and everyone was at least six feet apart for safety.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on 26 June 2020

Thanks Maria for sharing your review with us! We appreciate it, and hope to have you back to try one of our burgers soon! ;) -Amy

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JeannS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I would suggest not getting poached eggs for the Founding Farmer's Breakfast. The Beef pastrami egg hash was good but a tad too salty for me to finish the whole dish. Outdoor dining set up is wonderful, in the shade, and properly socially distanced.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for my birthday and everything was amazing!! Definitely recommend coming!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I decided to escape the house for a little to enjoy dinner. We had great service, amazing food, and it was a quiet intimate evening. I’ve never been disappointed by Founding Farmers.

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vipKath
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Appreciate we are in a pandemic and restaurants are struggling, but it did take a while to get the food to the table. I think it would be helpful to let diners know that there will be longer delays. Overall they were very accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food - as usual - was excellent. Despite masks and COVID-related requirements, service was excellent. Noise level - which normally very high - was minimal/pleasant! Was the first time for family to gather at a restaurant for a meal since January. The experience was great!

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Pavel
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, and the atmosphere was very welcoming, especially during the pandemic. Would definitely come back!

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Dekiru
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Needed a bigger umbrella for our outdoor COVID-19 dining

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We have been to FF many times with great experiences each time. This time was terrible. Wondering if since reopening in-restaurant dining it is still a work in progress? We had a 4:45 pm reservation and didn’t leave until 7:15. We ordered an app and dinner. No alcoholic drinks. No desserts. Our food was painfully slow. We waited 40 mins for biscuits and another 45 for our dinner. We were only a party of 4 that included 2 kids. It was not a great experience and our kids were so tired and hungry.

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KianaJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall1food4service5ambience2

A lot of options on menu were not available and we waited for a very long time to get our food.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on 24 June 2020

Oh no! I am real sorry we were out of some items, and there was a long wait for your order when you visited us this past weekend. :( I would love to connect about your review and do my best to turn around your disappointment- I will send you a personal note with my email address. Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon! -Amy

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SuzanneC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our original server took our drink orders and was then seen leaving the premises. Eventually another server came over to take our drink orders, and the service thereafter was fine. No Bloody Marys on Father's Day?! Really?

Nevertheless, we thoroughly enjoyed our Father's Day Brunch at Founding Farmers!

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candiceb
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Our wait was an hour from the time of ordering until our food arrived. My plate of food was room temperature. Our server was excellent and no complaints with him. No one in my family raves about the food they received. We’re a big family with there being 6 of us, so the value didn’t seem there if none of us really enjoyed the food.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on 24 June 2020

Oh no! I am SO sorry the preparation of the food and delivery time both fell through the cracks during your family's visit this past weekend. :( I would love the chance to follow up with you, and hopefully turn this around! I will send you a PM with my email address. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. So nice to feel human again and enjoy the best restaurant in the area

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ShellyH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday dinner

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on 24 June 2020

Happy Birthday! :) -Amy

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KelliG
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ordered the pot roast but it was so hard to cut and tough. Had to ask for a steak knife. Came with one carrot and 2 potatoes :/. We also had the artichoke and crab dip but there was so much onion in it I couldn’t taste any seafood.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on 24 June 2020

I am real sorry to read you were disappointed with the quality of our Yankee Pot Roast and preparation of our Crab & Artichoke dip. :( I feel badly this was the impression we left you with, and would love the opportunity to connect to hopefully turn around the poor taste in your mouth (quite literally!). I will send you a personal note with my email address. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day lunch

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JohnL
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

My wife and I went for breakfast. Friendly service and tasty food. Price was very reasonable. Definitely worth your time.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on 24 June 2020

Awesome! Many thanks, John! :)-Amy

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JeanneT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Poor service and quality. Overpriced.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on 20 June 2020

Oh no! Jeanne, I am real sorry to read this. :( I would love to touch base about what happened & learn more about your visit, and will send you a personal note with my email address to hopefully connect. -Amy

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HeenM
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Founding farmers did a great job in reservation as well social distancing. Tables were far apart and staff had masks on all the time.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on 19 June 2020

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

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MelodyB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Another great experience at Founding Farmer's! Always pleased with the food, drinks and service. A very quiet experience as well due to COVID-19.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on 19 June 2020

Hooray! Thank you! -Amy

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ShawtyBlack
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tyson’s corner was a great location from the food, to the location, to the great customer service. I’ll definitely be back again.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on 19 June 2020

Thank you! We really appreciate it and already look forward to having you back soon. -Amy

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MyronJ
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was pretty good although the valet was sitting down on his phone instead of parking cars. We waited 10 minutes before he acknowledged that we wanted valet. Once in the dining experience was great as it always is. They are very consistent.

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MMHM
Washington DC
7 reviews