Founding Farmers - Tysons
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Chicken Fried Steak & Jefferson Donut
mac & cheese, green beans
Chicken Pot Pie
Fried Green Tomatoes
The biscuits are outstanding, fluffy and crisp outside. The honeybutter was missing honey, just a whisper of a coating at the bottom of the dish, that's not honeybutter.
The linguini with shrimp and eggplant was very disappointing: tough, overcooked shrimp, bland cubes of eggplant, mostly the white part that has no taste, gorged with butter, no sauce, just a bland liquid, a mixture of water and butter, no flavor at all. This dish has no binding flavor, it's just a few shrimp, chunks of eggplant, and pasta put together in one plate, but that doesn't make a dish.
The carott cake was also disappointing. The cake has a spice flavor but is missing sugar, the frosting has a funny texture and is not sweet at all, actually a bit salty, probably with salted butter. Both cake and frosting have a bit of a funny consistency, and not much taste of a classic carott cake.
We used to love Founding Farmers, but I think we won't go back any time soon. May be it's not a good idea to go to a good restaurant on a Sunday night, or may be another location will be better.
I am so sorry for the under-whelming food served during your visit this time. :( I'd love the chance to follow up with you and turn around the "bad taste" you left with. Please email me a copy of your review, date dined + location. Thank you for sharing these details with us and I hope to be in touch soon! -Amy Amy@FRG.Farm
The Brunch choices were excellent and tasty. The service initially started off fair but overall became better.
We were celebrating a birthday
nothing special from our server
Portion size varied greatly with the same menu item ordered
Original server must’ve had a shift change 30 minutes into our dining
all of a sudden there was a new server with no announcement
We have no plans to go back
Hi Steven: Thank you for your review and I am super sorry your recent experience sadly missed the mark by these counts. :( I'd love the chance to follow up about your feedback and make this right for you & your Birthday guest! Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date + location dined. I appreciate it and look forward to connecting further. -Amy
My daughter loved it!!! The food was great! Doing that again...
Food was good and service was nice.
We enjoyed our time. The waiter was very helpful. It was so awesome that your staff said Happy Birthday to my hubby when he came in.
It was a great evening. I mentioned it was my boyfriend's birthday on my reservation. And the hostess asked when we walked in, who's birthday was it. But that was the last we heard of it. Lol. I thought they'd offer a dessert or something. Aside from that, it was a great time.
My go to breakfast spot in Tysons corner. They have taken the simple breakfast staple of bacon and eggs and turned it into a gourmet experience. Always served on a hot plate add cooked to order. Friendly staff head hard to not bump into someone I know. It’s not a secret, it has a great reputation.
Came for brunch and it did not disappoint! The food was amazing and I would say comparable for the price (29 per person). Our waiter was amazing and very nice. I would definitely suggest the weekend brunch!
Hooray!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! We hope to have you back again soon! -Amy
Food was good but steak wasn’t cooked right!
Excellent service, food and atmosphere. Highly recommend this special restaurant and its signature dish: Chicken with Jefferson Donut. We also had the Brie appetizer and Creek Brûlée cheesecake -- all delicious!
Service was inconsistent; we had to often wait several minutes to have any waitstaff come to the table. Server did not check on food quality. Some food was hot, while other orders were not hot at all. There are extremely few vegan items on the menu. Lastly, prices were slightly high for what was received.
Hi JayGee: I am so sorry to read this. :( I feel awful for the disappointing first impression we made on you and your guests. We appreciate you letting us know these details and I would love to do my best to make this right! 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
The service was quick and thorough while the food was well presented and quite good.
Tables were well set apart which made our group feel comfortable. Food was fresh, flavorful and well presented. service a bit slow, however, we were talking a lot so that may have been it. server was super polite. This was my first time dining here and I would definitely come back I had the Tuna poke salad- really good!
Great first time! I would definitely come back! Food was pretty good
This was the first restaurant I went to last summer when the restrictions were lifted. I love this restaurant- they have the best Brunch in town, but the whole menu is amazing.
I can't wait to take my parents here when they come to town.
Awww! Thank you SO much for sharing this with us! :) We also look forward to your return visit and please call our team anytime for a reservation: 703-442-8783. -Amy
We were visiting from out of town and called the restaurant to reserve a table for our large group of 14. We were told that it wasn’t possible for the time we wanted. We decided to use open table and book 3 separate tables, adding a note asking to be seated close to each other if possible. When we arrived the hostess did everything she could to get us seated quickly and together. To our surprise, she was able to get us all together at one table! We were extremely excited. Our server did a great job of managing our large group. However, when the food arrived, one person from our group’s food was cold. They had no problem warming it up but it took forever and by the time it was ready, everyone else was finished. The food overall was delicious. Some mixed drinks were better than others. The “Paloma” that one of us had, was very watered down and didn’t taste like it even had alcohol in it. We did have a good amount of children with us, and they were able to easily accommodate their needs. One thing that was very surprising to learn when the check came was that they charge everyone a “Covid fee”. This was an additional $20 added to our tab that honestly was quite ridiculous. That charge, along with the $12 charge to park in the designated garage for this restaurant, was enough to make us skip this location in the future. Overall, the food and service was good, but overpriced for what we got. It also would have been nice for them to comp the cold plate of food, but we still were charged.
Our server was outstanding. Very attentive and wanted to make sure that we had the best dining experience. The food was fresh and delicious.
I had previously only dined at Founding Farmers for dinner. So coming in for brunch and having to be so, so delicious was a treat! Bring the stretchy pants, folks. You’re going to want to go up to the buffet tables several times. Must tries: cinnamon buns, crab dip, and salmon.
Comparing our brunch buffet experiences per and post COVID, it’s better now. The wait staff brings certain items to the table straight from the kitchen and the buffet has servers. Very safe and the food was delicious as always. A wonderful experience.
It was okay
My Chicago dog was okay. It didn’t taste the same when you could by three hotdogs for one price
Kind of a mixed bag. Everything is basically okay but nothing stands out—not food quality, ambiance, service, etc. You’ll get a decent meal, which I suppose is the main point, but nothing that will cause you to be wowed. Took a long time to get our drinks ordered and by the time they arrived, meal arrived 2 minutes later. Of the dishes ordered by our group of 4, the Steak Frites was the best—nicely prepared.
Thank you, Geezer for your review and I am so sorry nothing about your visit WOW'd you. :( I'd love the chance to connect and turn this around! Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. I appreciate it and look forward to continuing this conversation. -Amy
This was our first visit and it was outstanding. The food and service outstanding.
The food was not great; mine was cold, and the selection wasn't great.
Oh no! Leee, I am very sorry the food was not great and your meal was cold when served. :( I'd love to follow up with you about this, and turn around the disappointment you left with. This said, would you please email me a copy of your review, date dined and location? I can be reached at Amy@FRG.Farm. Thank you and I hope to be in touch soon! -Amy
Disappointed. Good menu. Food was mediocre. Steak was tough and dry. Service was Ok.
Thank you for your feedback and I am so sorry you were disappointed with the food & service during your visit. 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. I appreciate it and hope to continue this conversation. -Amy