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Founding Farmers - Tysons

4.5
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8624 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 8624 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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vipPeterJ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience3

We came for our anniversary. The food was delicious as always. We enjoyed drinks, appetizers and two wonderful main dishes. However the service was very slow. When our appetizers were delivered, we had not been given utensils. We waited a good 5 minutes before they were delivered. We watched in disbelief as our server visited just about every table in his section before retrieving our forks and knives.

Even though I put anniversary on the reservation, there was no acknowledgement whatsoever. Most restaurants would at the very least say “happy anniversary”.

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Kelly
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere and smell of the bakery. The food was a little disappointing. I got the roasted turkey and mashed potatoes. Green beans were great. But mashed potatoes did not look homemade looked and tasted like out of a box or something... the roasted turkey was tough and not juicy. I honestly could’ve made way better turkey and mashed potatoes in my own kitchen. Wasn’t worth $20.

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vipPauly
Orlando
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We completely forgot that if you go on the weekend you’re forced to order the brunch buffet. The vegetable lasagna was so terrible I had to spit it out like Tom Hanks did the caviar in the movie “Big.” The hashbrowns and the mashed potatoes were really good. Once we got served, the service was great.

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vipnycmarathon
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So pleased to see that the buffet is available although you are served by the staff members. Wonderful selections. Extremely delicious. Server was pleasant but forgot to deliver coffee after requested....not a major issue.

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kathyr
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

i had higher expectations for this restaurant being the first time there. Wine was decent

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vipinette
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Very nice meal outdoors. Good safety precautions for COVID-19. Felt safe and "normal."

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NicholeY
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was friendly and engaging. Everything around very quickly and smoothly, the food was perfect.

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KellyS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Founding Farmers always hits the spot! The ambiance is so romantic with the low lighting, the drinks are amazing, the food is incredible and SO many choices on the menu. This is our "special occasion" place of choice. We love it and always enjoy our time here!

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, Kelly! We really appreciate it and hope to have you & your date back for another special night soon! :) -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I did not enjoy my experience at Founding Farmers. The restaurant was empty due to capacity restrictions from Covid and yet it took 10 min to be greeted, much longer wait to get our appetizers and Main course, took almost 20 min to get our desserts. It seemed like my family and I spent more time waiting around then enjoying our meal. Thoroughly disappointed.

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viploverestaurants
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating outside was wonderful. Great shade, nice breeze (for Northern Virginia in July). Attentive service.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind review and private note. :) We really appreciate it and look forward to having you back soon! -Amy

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RobinP
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience. Food was good, very comfortable with all of he safety measures.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent food and a great time.

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candiceb
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time visiting and the service was on par per usual. The waiter even went above and beyond when my husband accidentally dropped his appetizer and she brought out a new one free of charge! Our lunch was fantastic. Highly recommend eating here.

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vipRyguy
London
54 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Great menu and ambiance but our server was very inattentive.

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Judit
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

This is the only location among the Farmers that I had a poor experience at.
The indoor space consists of several large rooms but staff felt it was important to seat customers in the section where the A/C was not working in the middle of a hot summer day. When we mentioned our discomfort to our server, he curtly offered to sit us outside, implying the A/C was not working anywhere in the restaurant (even though there was a room with functional A/C). The food was fine but the service (which felt more like a favor than something we were paying for) did not get better. We waited over 45 minutes to get two salads without any explanation or excuse for the delay.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Judit: I am real sorry to read we dropped the ball this time. :( I feel awful the ambiance & service were a total bust, and we failed to turn around your experience. :( This said, I'd love to touch base and hopefully make right these disappointments you left with. I will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Made a reservation for indoor seating, and when we arrived they tried to sit us outside. When we said we made reservations for indoor seating they made us wait another 30 mins while setting others in front of us.

Nonetheless, the food was great as usual.

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MelanieE
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! The food was great. James, our server was very nice. Everyone had masks and I felt very safe. Will definitely visit again!

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JohnV
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Server James was a top notch server and very attentive and personal!

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 7 days ago

Much appreciated! :) Thank you, John for sharing!! -Amy

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Jwashi
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Founding Farmers will always be my go to place for great food, great customer service and great hangout spot!

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GHie
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good. It was better prior to the COVID restrictions. We weren't disappointed, but when we left it wasn't as satisfying as it has been in the past

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vipGreat
Richmond
71 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were happy to be back.
Maya, our server, was very friendly and efficient - we appreciated her help

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MayaT
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The food just was not up to par. I don't know what is going on lately but just not how I remember.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 7 days ago

Maya, I am so sorry this is your takeaway from your latest visit. :( Our Culinary Team has been made aware of your feedback and will take this into account! We do hope to have you back for another try and please call us for a reservation: 703-442-8783. -Amy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
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 on 3 July 2020
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 on 2 July 2020
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 on 4 July 2020

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 on 2 July 2020
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 on 1 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 7 days ago

Many thanks, TonyP for sharing! We appreciate it and hope to have you back soon! -Amy

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vipKathrynA
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on 3 July 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
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
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my closing on a first home so me and my friend and agent was having a lunch. It was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2020
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 on 3 July 2020

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 on 30 June 2020

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