Founding Farmers - Tysons

4.4
9174 reviews
$30 and under
American
We have been working together to do everything we can to ensure we do our part to support and feed our community and our team. We are currently serving our scratch-made food and drink in our dining room and our heated, ventilated tent. We also 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 Founding Farmers 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.

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 9174 People Are Saying
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vipKathleenK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great table and very good service

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MMbb
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and a good time with friends at this place!

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mollyz
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Brunch buffet was the only option and food choices were very slim compared to their old pre-covid options. Meats looked reheated and stale, eggs were crusty and I had t pay $22 for a buffet that had no real enticing options. Hugely disappointed.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 2 days ago

I am so sorry to read the brunch buffet was underwhelming and failed to WOW you this time. :( I'd love to turn around the dissatisfaction you took home, and ask you please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + date dined to continue this conversation. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality and great value for the money! Wish you would open in Richmond!

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SandraS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A restaurant you must visit. The service and food was very good.

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KD13
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have an amazing menu, the Reuben I ordered was fantastic and all of my friends enjoyed their meals too. Service was great, very friendly and the atmosphere was welcoming. We will definitely be dining here again.

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Erin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great brunch buffet, there was plenty of food and we felt totally comfortable dinning indoors during Covid times.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing! Everything was tasty! Great job meeting safety regulations for COVID-19!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience5

The waitress was not inna good mood. Took forever to get out food and the place was not full capacity. We asked for things she never brought to us. Not happy with the service and the price for the menu available.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not a fan of this location. From the moment we walked in, the answer to every request was “no”.

If possible, could you seat us in a darker portion of the restaurant? “No”. We have more guests coming, can I give you their names or can they just reference my reservation? “No”. Multiple items that they suggested were not available after placing our order.

I can understand that maybe these requests were not possible or another solution might be required. Unfortunately solutions were never offered. Only the answer of “no” and if you don’t like it you don’t have to eat here.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was great. Food and service was outstanding.

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DaveG
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are consistently excellent. And they have some very special cocktails.

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brents
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were to dine outside however heated tent was still chilly. In fairness heater was only turned on when we arrived as no other guests were in tent. We were moved to an indoor table where there was sufficient social distancing.
Waiter and hostess were outstanding and made you feel at home.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Was a disappointing experience. Starting off with had to get our own plates to eat our appetizers. They were brought to the table but we didn't have any individual plates to eat them on and our server was no where in sight. After waiting 15mins for our server to return i went looking for plates on my own.
The ice tea changed the server told us it was too expensive to continue with the old brand. My entree was totally bland, but at least the Mgr Courtney came by and apologized and offered to make another, but we were about to leave so she removed it from our bill. Some of the dessert items were gone but with the Pandemic I can understand the need to cut back.
The most disappointing part of our visit was the service or should I say lack of service. He just never came around, and we were there to celebrate my friend's birthday and I wanted her to have a good experience.

I'm one who is trying to support the restaurants during this pandemic, and I understand the hardships the restaurant are going through, but I still expect to have decent service while I'm supporting their establishment.

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EkaterinaV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always! Outstanding service :) one of my favourite places in DMV area!

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on 18 February 2021

WOW! We are super flattered by your review and really appreciate you sharing this with us! Thank you and we hope to have you back again soon. :) -Amy

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KimberlyP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

When we reserved the table there was no information on-line or when you entered the restaurant indicating that we could only order the 30$ brunch--that did not even include coffee (4$ a piece). There is also a covid charge.. Since it was a Monday, albeit President's Day, we thought we could order off the menu. The brunch only included one vegetable, and no salad. It was more crowded that I would have expected.

Not sure why our waiter was so distracted considering we had to go to buffet area for food.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on 18 February 2021

I am super sorry our Holiday Monday buffet brunch was unknown and sadly, the food & service both left something to be desired. :( This said, I'd love to follow up with you and do my best to make this right! Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + location dined to continue this conversation. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time with my family!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Valentines day

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vipTrey
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

If you want a consistent meal with quality customer service, Founding Farmers is a restaurant for you.

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MariaPazG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceed my expectations! I reserved Valentine's day Brunch at the tent and I never though it was going to be so warm and quiet...great experience and the The Girl who was our server did excellent

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DomR
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! They have a lot of great food and dessert options to choose from! It is also a plus that the ingredients are local and/traceable. The staff is also very friendly! I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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Chrissy
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall walked away wishing I had enjoyed the meal and experience more, especially considering the hefty price tag a dinner for two.
Date appetizer hardly had any blue cheese flavor , or even visible blue cheese . That was a bummer. The very pricey Rockfish special was dry and disappointing. No-one to be found to help with parking validation. My chicken pot pie was good...

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vipKristineP
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

What happened FF? Food cold at table, overcooked, service slow. Disappointing.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on 11 February 2021

Hi Kristine: I am so sorry for the cold & overcooked food and slow service encountered during your visit this time. :( I understand why you left disappointed and I would love to make this right somehow! That said, please email me a copy of your review + date/location dined: Amy@frg.farm. Thank you! -Amy

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KendraS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Food was not good and bland.
Workers was rude and unpleasant.
Waitress was great.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on 9 February 2021

I am very sorry your overall experience missed the mark and nothing (with the exception of your server), went well. :( I'd love the chance to follow up and make this right! I will send you a private note with my email address and hope to be in touch soon. -Amy

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vipMichelleD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my sisters finishing college and boarding school apps / interviews!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. The salmon was so good && so was the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!

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Jared
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Bacon wrapped dates were overstuffed with blue cheese and came out lukewarm. The prime rib took forever and also came out lukewarm. The sautéed spinach was undercooked to the point of being crunchy. The key lime pie was effectively a tart that I immediately regretted ordering with the very first bite (the "extra whipped cream" was a miniature dollop the size of a dime). Service was mediocre at best. The restaurant was mostly empty (on a Friday night), and the attention received was sparse, to put it mildly. The entire visit could have been over in 45 minutes, instead I was there for more than double that. This was by far the worst experience I've ever had at a Founding Farmers. I will dine at the DC location only from now on. This was a disaster.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on 9 February 2021

Hi Jared: Thank you for your review and I am super sorry the outcome to your visit was declared a disaster! :( This is totally disappointing for us to hear and I would love the chance to follow up with you! I will send you a DM with my email address to hopefully continue this conversation and make this right. -Amy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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StephanieB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

My friend and I came here during Restaurant Week. She had the wings and the burger and I had the fried green tomatoes and the southern fried chicken with the donut. I didn’t realize that my entree did not include mashed potatoes but my server brought me some anyway. Thank you! I brought home several boxes of leftover deliciousness and she and I opted for the dessert gift card to use when we return which is very soon. Everything was yummy and hot and fresh. Highly recommend the fried chicken!

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on 7 February 2021

Awww! Thank you so much! We appreciate it and hope to have you and your friend back soon! -Amy

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CandyceS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

A good place to dine if you’re looking for healthy food. Vegetable soup was hearty but a bit bland and the Arugula Ferro Salad was tasty. It was a bit pricey and I was confused about the parking. But overall a lovely experience and I would go there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I ate outside and it was a good overall experience.

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DavidA
1 review