Farmers Fishers Bakers

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Farmers Fishers Bakers is majority owned by the more than 40,000 family farmers of the NDFU. Offering a full bar with 24 beer taps, delicious hand crafted tiki cocktails, sushi, pizza, fresh fish, tacos, and a sunny patio with water views. Weekend brunch is BUFFET style, with a wide array of breakfast, lunch, salad, entree, and dessert options. We're proud to cook food from scratch with ingredients you can trust. The restaurant is upscale casual, which welcomes business casual dress, and dress that would be appropriate in a nice restaurant; this includes jeans and athletic wear, and warm-weather clothing, including shorts.
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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved the brunch @ FFB! It was a great place to celebrate my daughter’s birthday.

JK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

First time I haven’t loved my experience ... our waiter was extremely nice but slow forgetting orders, refresh of drinks, etc

As for food, some of the staples seemed old ... French toast was too greasy like it had been fried in oil that wasn’t hit enough ... eggs bland with other items that weren’t replenished fast enough. I still love this spot and appreciate other waiters and staff who helped when our server wasn’t available.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

This is normally one of my favorites for lunch or dinner, but service during brunch was surprisingly poor given that we get our own food from the buffet. Had to request coffee multiple times, given a dirty cup, took 20 minutes to request check and have it picked up.

TA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful day, fantastic view, delicious food and friendly servers—that about sums it up!

M
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a good time. Food is always good. They’ve changed the menu since I went and it is even better!

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful evening at Farmers Fishers Bakers. We had a reservation for 9pm, but we were not seated until 9:20pm. The waiter was wonderful and the food was amazing. It was loud and tough to carry on a conversation, but it was Friday evening and the restaurant was packed!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was just okay. My margarita was not pleasing. The service was underwhelming. The food was okay.

M
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a great place to dress up and meet friends for drinks and good food. This is NOT the place for a relaxing meal with my two kids! Too fancy, too loud, too many temping cocktails! It's near the water, but you don't actually get a view of the water. I love farm to table type restaurants but I was hoping for more farm style. Next time I come with my girlfriends and without the kids!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, lots of options and friendly service! Thanks!

RF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My meal at Farmers Fishers Bakers was the best I had during my visit to DC. The fried Brussels sprout salad with blue cheese was a fresh and delightful change from your average salad. There are no words to describe the Scallops Meuniere' served with risotto. Seasoned perfectly with scallops cooked to perfection! This restaurant will be on the list for my next DC visit.

MT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

I have been to FFB before and loved it. I went with my family and it was a disaster. I asked the server if the chicken tenders (which my kids ordered) were spicy - she said no. They arrived and the tenders were not plain (had some spice), the onion rings were unedible they were so spicy, and the red sauce that looked like ketchup was actually sriracha (and they failed to mention that). So my kid dipped the chicken nugget in the sauce and took a bite.... it was downhill from there. The server didn't seem to care about it. The manager did comp the dish, but it didn't make up for bad service, and the fact that the server straight-up lied about the spiciness of the dish, knowing full well it was for my kids.

OD
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It had been a while since our last visit, so I don't know if this was just an off night, or if the quality has slipped in general. Our dinner was okay, but it was not worth what we paid. It seemed less like the farm to table fare I was expecting, and more like fast casual (think TGIFridays). The "tableside" guacamole was unceremoniously delivered to the table with a handful of brittle chips. Two of us ordered salmon, which itself was fine, but the accompaniments were subpar. The green vegetables had the brownish appearance of canned vegetables, but the texture of raw vegetables. The slice of sweet potato was mushy. The highlights of the meal were the nitro iced tea, the spinach salad, and the ice cream. And the service was quick and friendly. In the past, we have enjoyed dining here before going to shows at the Kennedy Center. Based on this most recent experience, though, we'll be exploring other pre-theatre options.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience

KA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We had intended to order off the restaurant week menu, but we found it quite limited in general-only salads made the price cut set by the restaurant under appetizers and half the entree choices were excluded for the a reason. Add in the fact that one member of our party had food allergies and her choices were limited even more.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded a day ago

Hi KarlA: Thank you for your RW review. I am real sorry to read that the options were deemed limited on our RW menu based on the price limitations (any entree for $18 or less at lunch or $28 or less at dinner). Our team feels badly this was your takeaway and we do hope for the opportunity to have you & your guests back for another try! Please call us at 202-298-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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l
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Totally overpriced and not very tasty. Way too much mayonaise with the sushis. The entrees were ok, but not great, steak was not very tasty. The desert selection for the Restaurant Week menu is very limited and not even good.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded a day ago

Hi lyne: Thank you for sharing your RW review with us. I am very sorry to read that this visit left much to be desired in both quality, quantity and flavor. :( We also feel badly that the dessert selection was considered limited. This said, our Culinary Team has read your feedback and will take what you shared into account. We appreciate it and please call us at 202-298-8783 for any reservation help needed in the future. -Amy

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A
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

It took 25 minutes to get a cocktail because the bar "was backed-up." Food was OK. Don't know if I will go back. So noisy inside that we chose to eat outside in 94 degree heat and 99% humidity rather that have to shout at oneanother and still not be able to hear.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded a day ago

Hi Alice: Thank you for sharing your review with us. I am very sorry that the bar was slow & somewhat behind in cocktail preparation, the food only deemed "OK" and that the restaurant was too noisy for true enjoyment (please know we are always happy to turn down or off the music when requested). This all said, we do hope to have you back for another try and I will send you a PM to keep in touch. -Amy

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food!! Wonderful service

MG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food is very consistent and good. They have a great variety. I ordered a dish with no onions and my friend ordered a dish with no cheese, and both entres were wrong and had to be sent back and remade. The service tends to be a little slow and it is noisy.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded a day ago

Hi Marjorie: We appreciate your kind words for our food, and at the same time, also appreciate you letting us know the areas of your visit that need some fine tuning. That said, I am real sorry for the miscommunication & mishap that took place with your orders this time, and also feel badly that service was slow-paced. Please know, our Management Team has read your feedback and will apply what you shared to making improvements to the overall quality of service we aim for. -Amy

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N
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The food was decent, but the service was terribly slow! My colleagues and I went for the Restaurant Week deal. We ordered at about 12:10, and our salads didn't arrive until 12:45. Overall, it was a two hour lunch. Two hours! And it's not like we were lingering over coffee; that's just how long it took to get our food.

The salads were all fine, but nothing to get excited about.
For the main courses, my colleagues said the honey pot fried chicken was quite good. The skin on my brick chicken was rubbery rather than crisp, though I did enjoy the "farmer-roni."
The desserts were pretty good. The devil's food donut wasn't as rich as I might like, but it was fine, and the ice cream was good. My colleagues said the carrot cake donuts were great.

To summarize, the food is fine but nothing special, and the service is very slow. (But the view is beautiful!)

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Very very noisy. The food was good but the service seemed unorganized

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Came for restaurant week - excellent offerings for that. Good quality was pretty good. But service was subpar. My appetizer never came. One of the six entrees at our table was wrong. My desert was wrong. Didn’t clear plates from table when brought next course. Server never asked about drink refills after initial pre-food order. Hostesses also seemed inexperienced. Overall, chalked it up to new, not very experienced front of the house staff. But it was enough to turn me off from going again.

AB
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

Food was really bad.

S
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good as usual, had the garlic pepper wing starter and they were sweet with a hint of garlic. Prime rib and sides were seasoned well and good portion however the service was incredibly slow. The waiter seems confused on what to do with the tables he served. Decadent prices and ambience was busy, hopefully a better experience next time.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing your review with us. I am really sorry to read that the service was slow-paced and somewhat missed the mark this time. :/ We appreciate your feedback and our Management Team will follow up with our staff that worked during your visit on Sunday. -Amy

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AS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We enjoyed the food however the service was lacking. I asked our server about the different drink bowls and she acted bothered and said they are all pretty much the same. Why would there be 3 different drinks on the menu but be the same. I had to ask her to ask the bar staff to get a real answered. Once I ordered the bowl of punch we wanted she quickly took the coffee glasses away and walked away not allowing us to order additional drink items.
Once my friend finally got to order her coffee it took a very long time for someone to bring the coffee to her. The staff member pouring the coffee ended up spilling it and it went on her as well as her seat and purse. The staff member did apologize and felt bad. However no one ever followed up with us to ensure my friend was okay. The coffee was very hot.
I enjoy the food but wish we had better service.

J
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

The unlimited "brunch" barely featured any breakfast food options. Dining at 10:30am, the options were limited to scrambled eggs, bacon, french toast and fruit. The focus was way more on fried rice, sushi, chicken, etc.

HE
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great ! Very tasty and a huge selection with regular replenishment so everything was fresh to eat. The service was good too - there when we needed a server but not so attentive that they felt like an extra guest at the table.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

8" piece of plastic cooked onto my steak. had to place three orders since they were out of first two things I ordered. took 120 minutes to get our food - was 11pm by the time we finally got our order. and with the plastic cooked into the steak, best the manager did was comp our meal. what the heck is happening there? washpost gave them ZERO stars - now I see why after being a regular for over 10 years.

KC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Made reservation, seated 20 minutes late, special requests were not honored or even acknowledged. Food was so so-, especially for the price. Some dishes were cold. Deafening noise level.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would like to share my experience at Farmers Fishers Bakers on Saturday evening.

I had made a reservation on Friday, and since Saturday at 8:30pm was all I could get for the evening, I checked in person around 6:30pm Saturday to see if there might be an earlier seating time available. Hostess Tristen said she could text me if an earlier time arose, probably 8pm at best. She was able to seat us earlier, which was terrific. It was busy, yet not overly noisy - most easy to have a conversation. We sat inside in a booth by a window looking out to the water fountain and the waterfront. Very picturesque.

My lovely date and I shared a calamari appetizer. The Virginia Cracker Calamari tasted fresh, and was deep fried with a hint of pepper - just right.

My date ordered NY Strip Steak with Enchildas (with street corn & avocado salad). She offered me a taste of steak - grilled just as ordered. The NY strip steak had a wonderful, lightly charred flavor). I ordered Scallops Meuniere with Butternut Squash Risotto (perfectly sauteed - the scallops were plump and flavorful, while the risotto had a smooth consistency with very good squash flavor).

My date did not want her own dessert, but said she may try a taste of the vanilla bean cheesecake I ordered. I had the fruit add on with blueberry, strawberry, and raspberry.

The cheesecake was outstanding! This is coming from a former NYer who has eaten cheesecake from some amazing Bronx bakeries throughout the years. My date and I were hysterically laughing at a few stories, and before I knew it, she had a few forkfuls because she said it was incredible. What a way to top off a perfect meal and company.

Our wait staff, hostess Tristen, the support servers/bus people, were all operating super promptly/smoothly, were genuinely friendly, and worked together seamlessly, even under a super busy time frame. A++

Thanks FFB!

R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I went on a Saturday night. Service was slow and food was not all that great. The noise level in there is so loud you have to lean into your dining companion to hear what they are saying. We couldn't hear a thing the server said when she was tell us what the specials were.

JK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was awesome. Sustainable never tasted so good. I would recommend this place. The noise level was really high when we arrived. We spoke to the manager and she turned the music down and the noise level improved dramatically. An awesome place.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! Sitting outside was awesome.

J
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant and food selections...always a fun time!

TB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

This place was my go-to in Georgetown. I don’t know what is going on but the last three visits have been on a downward trend. So disappointed. Service was very slow, food was wrong, the server was friendly but at the end of the day just couldn’t keep up. Wrong items were brought out, my burger was dry, my friends entree was wrong and she ate last since they had to remake it, dessert options were weak- what happened to the bakers part of FFB? There weren’t any cakes or pies... nothing of the norm. I’m done with this location for a while. I can’t keep wasting my time and money.

RB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Saturday brunch - all you can eat buffet. The outdoor patio was great with a nice view of the water.

M
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

We went for brunch and sat outside . Our server was very inattentive and we had to get our own silverware.

A lot of the food was not very hot and many things empty that were to go with food .

Brunch advertised additional items to be passed and offered . Only saw some items as we were leaving .

This is a beautiful restaurant and they provide brunch weekly . Very disappointed

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 5 days ago

I am very sorry, Meredith to read that your brunch visit with us was disappointing, and both the food & service slipped through the cracks this time. :( We appreciate your review and I would love the chance to touch base. I will send you a PM with my email address. -Amy

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q
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We were looking forward to the brioche French toast as usual but they are now serving the French toast they have the Founding Farmers locations. They are more like French toast sticks. Really disappointed by the change.

SH
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was AMAZING! The food was delicious! We will be back again!

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you, SHANETAF for sharing your review with us. We appreciate it and look forward to your return. Please call us at 202-298-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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f
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Anniversary

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good time here! Food was great. Be sure to have a reservation.

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