Founding Farmers - Reston

4.4
2572 reviews
$30 and under
American
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 now 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. 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. Check out our newly added patio space! 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.

Curbside Pick Up: ORDER ONLINE WeAreFoundingFarmers.com/Ourkitchensareopen

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2572 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMichaelL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Service was excellent, safety precautions very good as was the variety or food on the Sunday Brunch menu but all of the food was cold. Very disappointing. I’ve been to Founding Farmers Sunday Brunch pre-pandemic and it was outstanding. Yesterday was horrible and NOT worth the money.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 2 days ago

I am super sorry a majority of the food during your visit this weekend was not up to par and cold. :( We appreciate you bringing this to our attention and I would love the chance to follow up with you to hopefully turn this around. That said, I will send you a follow up message with my email address. -Amy

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vipKennethA
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Foundinf Farmers is always amazing. The only disapointing thing on SUnday, 29 Nov 20 was that the meatloaf that I love was not on the buffet table. Otherwise this place is amazing!!

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JessG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Most of the food was excellent. A few pieces of fried chicken were overcooked but they brought us new chicken to replace the overbooked ones. Service was great and the food was brought out pretty quick after ordering.

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ShaneeP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nina was great. First time here and we loved it. Will be back!

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EllenP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Founding Farmers is a favorite of ours! Excellent food and service!

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EKF5
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We chose to celebrate Thanksgiving out. The dinner menu had enough options to accommodate everyone's preferences. The food was very good and everything was delivered to the table rapidly. As we moved later in the meal our server seemed distracted and forgot a few things. I don't know how many other tables she was responsible for, so I don't know if this is typical or just a function of the holiday. We will absolutely be going back for non-holiday meals.

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Alle
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience2

Best thing about Thanksgiving at Founding Farmers was no prep or dishes to wash after. The steak on the priced fixed menu was upcharged and sadly the cut of meat was very fatty, and the ham was dry. The food looked like it had been scooped on the plate in an assembly line. And our family felt incredibly rushed - not a second to digest between servings. Was really hoping for a special evening out but this was not it.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 4 days ago

Bummer. :( We are so sorry and equally let down to read the outcome to your family's Thanksgiving visit. I would love the chance to follow up with you and hopefully turn this around! I will send you a DM with my email address. Thank you and I look forward to connecting with you soon. -Amy

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AnthonyD
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Food was okay. Expected it to be better. Wine selection was slim. Overall okay but not up to Reston standards.

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foodgeekcouple
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanksgiving with no travel and no family, so the wife and I decided to go to one of our favorite restaurants. We made a great choice going to Founding Farmers. Their traditional holiday meal was quite complete and prepared with excellence. Our server was friendly, courteous, and attentive without hovering too much. We dined outside because of their conscientious social distancing practices, and it had the ambience of a European sidewalk cafe, which was charming. There were menu choices for those who prefer something other than turkey, but we were well pleased with every part of the meal we ordered. There was even enough to take home some leftovers!

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ErikM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at FF. Food was just OK. Perhaps this had to do with the Thanksgiving specific menu, but turkey was dry and way too seasoned (salty). Everything else was good but not great. Service was solid, but not spectacular. Atmosphere was very nice.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, Erik for your review and we are so sorry that everything just fell under the wire this time, and nothing really WOW'd you. :( We appreciate you letting us know these details and our team will surely take this into account. Of course, we hope to have you back for another try and please call us: 703-988-7333 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went on Thanksgiving Day. Food was awesome. Service was very good too. Definitely would go back.

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Elle
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was done unique with plenty to eat. Choice of appetizer between 2 choices. Then 5 sides accompanied your choice of protein from a selection of five proteins. Then multiple choices for dessert. Everything was delicious. I'd defintely do Thanksgiving again there.

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vipHappyOne
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful meal with great service at a very reasonable value. What is not to love. Thank you Farmers.

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delivered quickly with out any problems staff was great

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

I understand that there are COVID precautions while dining out, however there was little attention from our server - no milk, sugar or spoon with the tea, no salt and pepper with the meal, no checking drink refills, etc - and no prompting for those things. It was a bit tedious to have to flag someone down each time. And the restaurant was at about 10% capacity. The manager was more attentive than our server. Not a typical FF visit.
Server at the first bake cafe was lovely and patient, however.

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vipGiaA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great

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vipChristopherE
Richmond
42 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Ruth was amazing. She was personable, attentive, and very knowledgeable about the menu. She made sure my family and I had an excellent experience. All of the staff have a great energy about them.

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CandiceW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time visiting this location and it is my favorite!! Service was stellar as was brunch. Enjoyed $1 mimosas 😊

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on November 24, 2020

Hooray! Thanks Candice for sharing this with us! We are happy you joined us for brunch and hope to have you back again soon. :) -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I frequent the Founding Farmers in Reston and our time there recently was exceptional. Our server Alba was so friendly and helpful. She recommend a cocktail, I believe it’s The Constitution and it was delicious. My husband got the cedar plank salmon and I got the southern fried chicken with mashed poteries and green beans. It was all so delicious!! We finished our meal with donuts that were made just right.

We sat outside with heaters and it was perfection. A perfect date. Would highly recommend!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service

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LaurenD
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was so good and the waitress was very sweet! The only thing we had an issue with was that she didn't notify us when the dollar mimosas were over. Just would have been nice to know since they jump from $1 to $10. Everything else was great. Will definitely be back!

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BrianB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter was very pleasant and courteous. Crab Cakes and Scallops were cooked perfect and chocolate fudge sundae dessert was not too much - but just right.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

Dinner with close friend

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vipPatriciaR
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Taking necessary precautions to keep patrons safe. Outdoor patio seating available or distanced tables inside. Not a huge cocktail selection but it's fine because I found a nice wine that I liked. Food didn't disappoint and service always very good. Was celebrating our son's 21st birthday and I indicated the special occasion on our reservation but there wasn't any recognition.

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Skip
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Nick was a great server. There was an issue with the chicken, but they addressed it with a smile and professionalism. I was celebrating a birthday with a friend, she had a wonderful time. Keep up the great work

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Skip
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

The salmon was undercooked, although I did not send it back nor mention it at the time.
The server and service was great. He was attentive and timely.
The fig bread is omething other dinenr should consider ordering.
I offered the share the apple pie with my dining companion, next time I will order my own. I was delicous! Keep up the good work.

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LeslieT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we had a great meal and felt safe. thanks! all the food was really good....we love the strawberry ice cream!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on November 20, 2020

Thank you, Leslie! We appreciate it so much and hope to have you & your guests back again soon. :) -Amy

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vipDaniG
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience5

I’ve been to 4 different Farmers and have always had excellent food—until Reston! I couldn’t believe it! I ordered the Farmers Platter—specifically for the brisket which was sooo dry and tough, I had to leave it on the plate. The fried chicken was just ok but the side of greens were horrendous which no amount of salt and pepper could help. My friend ordered chicken and waffles; no syrup and when asked it came out cold. I know this is not consistent with Farmers...I hope it gets better but I won’t be returning to this particular location.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on November 18, 2020

Oh no! Dani, we are super sorry to read this. :( We appreciate you letting us know and I would love the chance to follow up with you- I will send you a private message with my email address. Thank you and I look forward to connecting soon! -Amy

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AFan
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time back since start of quarantine. They do a great job ensuring safe distancing among tables. We’ll definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and ambience!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always Awesome! Thanks for giving Vets half off on Vets day...I will continue to come every year!

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CandSvacationers
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

The food was good, but the service made the experience regrettable.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on November 13, 2020

Oh no! We are very sorry to read the service was not up to par with the food, and feel badly this sadly lead to a disappointing experience. :( That said, I would love the chance to follow up with you and find out exactly what took place with our staff. I will send you a DM with my email address to connect and make this right! -Amy

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vipNotaFoodie
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, excellent brunch food options, great deal for Veterans on Veterans Day!

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MarthaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience1

We ate outside. Right now, there is a lot of construction so it was loud. We had one server that came by and brought water. We were not ready to order as we were waiting for a friend. That friend came, waiter came over again. We asked him to come back in a couple of minutes as she just sat down. We waited 10 minutes and he did not come back. We called over another waiter who took our order. Later, it took another 10 minutes to find someone to pay the check.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on November 13, 2020

Thank you, Martha for your feedback. We are real sorry our team skipped a beat with the service and the construction of the building outside compromised the outdoor ambiance. :( We appreciate you sharing these details with us and hope to have you & your friends back for another try sometime! Please call us: (703) 988-7333 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Food came out cold twice after almost 45 minutes. Worst meal I’ve ever had there.

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viparsh
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We loved the place food was great service was good too but we asked our waiter for bread and butter 4 times and never got a slice we finally gave up.
But we will go back for sure.

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SyreetaF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waitress was great and the food was amazing!

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Reston2218
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

We love going to Founding Farmers for dinner during the week and decided to try it out for Sunday brunch. The food selection was overall pretty good when we first got there, however by the time we went through the second time most things were gone. Our waiter forgot to get us clean plates which wasn’t a big deal except it took a long time to flag him down and an even longer time for him to actually bring the plates. Overall it was a sad experience because we have loved going to founding farmers in the past.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you, Reston2218 for sharing your brunch feedback with our team. We're so sorry to learn the buffet selection became limited and the service fell short in some ways. :/ We appreciate you letting us know these details and our Management Team will be looking into making some improvements to these areas before our next buffet service this coming Sunday. Of course, we really hope to have you back for another try sometime and please call us: (703) 988-7333 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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TKCMOMO2
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

First time at the Reston location. Didn’t realize Sunday brunch was still being done as a buffet during Covid. IMO it was too crowded in the buffet room itself, no possible way to keep distanced from anyone at all. And same entrance as exit had people bottle necking in opposite directions. The buffet servers were all very nice and helpful but between masks, barriers, and general noise level it was impossible to hear what they were saying. It would have been very very helpful for each item to have a card with what dish was and what it generally contained. One of our party ordered a decaf coffee at the beginning of the meal. Came quickly with a large cup of coffee and an extra pitcher of coffee on a wood plank. Nice presentation if superfluous. I ordered a decaf at the end of the meal. It took at least twenty minutes to arrive via another server and I was handed two cups of coffee at once with no explanation. I guess one to drink and one to get cold? I really don’t care about the presentation it was just odd that the same thing was served two totally different ways in one meal. Our server later told us decaf “takes awhile”. But the person who served it said it was “pour over coffee”, which takes the same amount of time as caffeinated. It was just strange. Not end of world but had I been told it would take twenty minutes I wouldn’t have ordered as we had somewhere to be afterwards.
We will go back when it is menu service as the food itself was good- high quality and tasty. Some of the things on the buffet weren’t as hot as I prefer but that is just a buffet thing so, hopefully, solved by ordering off menu. The desserts were a bit of a let down. Looked amazing, not worth the calories :(

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on November 11, 2020

Hi TKCMOMO2: Thank you for your feedback from your recent brunch visit. I am super sorry for the disappointments encountered during your experience- inconsistent & slow service, lukewarm items and disappointing dessert selection. This said, I would love the opportunity to touch base to turn around the impression you left with, and will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy

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vipBarto
Nashville
50 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Really good food - service was extremely slow.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you, Barto for your review from your visit this past weekend, and I am very sorry the service was not up to par with the food. :/ We appreciate you bringing this to light and our Management Team will surely take this into account. We hope to have you back for another try and please call us: (703) 988-7333 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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Founding Farmers - Reston does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Founding Farmers - Reston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 988-7333.

Founding Farmers - Reston is rated 4.4 stars by 2572 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.