Founding Farmers - Reston

4.3
2831 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 on our patio. 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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2831 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.2
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRebecca
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was fantastic!

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IlincaS
Orlando
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience3

Service was not good at all. Very slow, we didn't have our staff check on us. I was very surprise because this was one of the worse experiences I've had at Founding Farmers.

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vipEileenM
New England
197 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, fresh, delicious food. We had dinner one night and loved it so much we returned for lunch. The house-made vanilla ice cream is a revelation. Highly recommended. The vegetarian food was as food as the non-vegetarian offerings.

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Sliverhides
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was great, everyone ordered something different and we all liked our food. The best for me was the chicken pot pie! more like soup with a pastry hat but it tastes so good! The thing that was the best was multiple options for vegi dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My mom had a great birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We have been to farmers and distillers for brunch in DC numerous times but this was the first time in Reston. The servers were amazing but it seemed like the kitchen was overwhelmed and couldn't keep up with keeping the buffet stocked as items were not available or missing for quite some time. Would definitely give them another chance as we have gone for dinner and it was great but it just seemed a little off this visit.

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Farhiya
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

I’ve been to this location a few times and I have to say the food is not as great as it once was. The food is not worth the price and the service was very poor. They have lost me as a customer.

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vipBrejag
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience4

Brunch buffet was just ok. The food was very mediocre. Our server was great.

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Chauy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Large and spacious outdoor seating with excellent food and service. Highly recommend!

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Foodie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

I had a very nice experience. this was my first time back after the pandemic. Founding Farmers is doing a very good job with the beautiful outdoor space they have. Our waitress was very good. I could tell that as the evening proceeded there is a need for more help.
Overall great and I will recommend it to my friends and I am planning to go back.
Grateful that they are open and resuming their business.

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CatherineC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

The service was very slow and I expected more for what I paid for the meal. I have been to this restaurant before and I am just hoping this was a one time bad service.

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NicoleT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great experience and the food was great!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks Nicole! We appreciate it and hope to have you back again soon! :) -Amy

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AdamL
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Great food! We made a reservation and there was still a little wait so we decided to eat at the bar. The bartender was one of the least friendly people I’ve seen in a nice restaurant. She was not nice, and we had to ask multiple times to get service. She was just so unfriendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Service was terrible. We had to ask several times for our drink order. Seemed like lots of waitstaff standing around doing nothing. They validated our parking at the end, or so we thought. We ended up having to pay for parking to get out.

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vipDCFan
Washington DC
115 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service is always outstanding at Founding Farmers.... I especially recommend the Yankee Pot Roast!

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Gail
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

When we first were seated we noticed immediately that the music was very loud and not very good. My husband made a comment to our server and within a few minutes the music was softer and better. I think his name is Brian. Excellent service. Great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food, good prices Service was excellent helpful and friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience5

They ran out of a ton of food.... i dont know why

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, great ambiance! Perfect for Mother’s Dinner

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Scott
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dinner. The drinks were phenomenal and the food was even better. It was my family's first time at a Founding Farmers, so I was excited to introduce them. They left full and impressed. Great experience all around.

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Sheesh
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Manager was very attentive and nice

Server was nice but very slow

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Sheesh: Thank you for your review and I'm so sorry the service- while deemed nice- was slow. I also feel badly that even though our Manager was VERY attentive and nice, the overall service provided by our team was still rated "1-STAR". :( Of course I would love to know why that is, and ask you to please email me a copy of your review, date dined and details of what happened with our service: Amy@FRG.Farm. -Amy

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vipStaciB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was the perfect Mothers Day Lunch! I had the fluke fish special and it was amazing!!! I love taking food risks at Founding Farmer’s!! The risk is always worth it!!! We had a great meal and a great experience!

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SekouO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love taking the family to Founding Farmers...particularly this location!!!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 4 days ago

WOW!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. :) We appreciate it and hope to have you & your family back soon! -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch was very good and our service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Mother’s Day Brunch was wonderful!

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vipVacation
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Delicious brunch. Lots of variety to choose from at the buffet or ordering la carte items.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

This location is just ok as compared to the Tysons location. Tysons was booked for Mother's day, so we came here to celebrate Mother's Day expecting a similar experience. It was not to be - front of the house staff wasn't very welcoming and our server was forgetful and rude when we kept asking for items he kept forgetting to bring us. The food items on the buffet were good, but there were way fewer items than advertised. The fried shrimp was way overcooked. They don't have their claim to fame cronuts/Jefferson donuts on the dessert tray anymore, and when we tried to order them, first they told us there were only flavors and no plain, and then they came back and told us there were none left and we had to wait an hour.

On a positive note, they have great coffee, ham, mac and cheese, and some kind of crab/artichoke dip.

For my money, and probably yours, the Tysons location is way better - go there for the weekend brunch if you can get a reservation.

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QuantiaP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

We went for Mother's Day. The food was cold. The only thing that was hot waa the coffee. The pancakes was warm. It would been good if it was hot. Our waiter and the staff was really nice. The noise was okay. A lot of baby's crying. Lol. But it was Mother's Day. I understand. For the money I paid it was not worth it.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 6 days ago

Bummer!! Quantia, I am so sorry for the disappointing Mother's Day visit you had with us at our Reston Station location. :( I'd love to turn this around and ask you to please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm (please include a copy of your review, date dined + location) to continue this conversation. Thank you for letting us know these details and I hope to be in touch soon! -Amy

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JamesT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

I had high hopes when I booked a reservation for Mother's Day. The service was slow and not very good. A man was being trained and the trainer was slow and seemed disorganized.

The "brunch" menu was great. The actual tables of food were not. Small, little variety. It wasnt great. Worse was paying $30 for brunch (x 2) $4.50 for milk for for an infant, $4.50 for a coffee and $5.00 parking.

Not at all worth nearly $90.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 6 days ago

Oh no! I am so sorry for the disappointing outcome to your Mother's Day brunch visit. :( I'd love to turn this around and ask you to please email me a copy of your review and location dined: Amy@FRG.Farm. Thank you for your feedback and I hope to make this right! -Amy

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JasminC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant! Just a few steps away from where I live. Perfect location.

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vipCuse
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good Mothers day brunch.
Nice outside space

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience4

Don’t get the brisket

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

Food was fantastic but the service wasn’t that great. Our waitress seemed rushed and only came back when out food was ready... never offered to refill drinks ( we had wine), never bothered to tell us the specials etc. Not the best service I’ve had.

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Gregg
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Food was lackluster compared to Tysons location. Entrees served at almost same time as entrees. Cornbread over done. Entrees that should have been served hot were almost lukewarm to cold.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Gregg: I am super sorry for the disappointing food served this time. :( I'd love to turn this around for you and ask you to please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm (please include a copy of your review, dish(es) that missed the mark, date dined + location) to continue this conversation. Thank you for letting us know your feedback and I hope to make this right! -Amy

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Eria
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

The server was very rude which is especially unpleasant when we were there celebrating a special occasion.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 6 days ago

Oh no! I am very sorry for the rude service you encountered with our team during this celebratory visit. :( I'd love to know more about this & details of what happened, and ask you to please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm (also include a copy of your review, date dined + location) to continue this conversation. Thank you and I hope to make this right! -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

This is a great restaurant. However, the food was not as good as my last visit before Covid. It wasn’t as “impressive” or special. The crab cake was outstanding, but my fried chicken was dry. The sides were good but not outstanding. The service & ambiance were very good, but for such an expensive meal I expect it to be spot on. There was an empty table near us covered in all kinds of paperwork, assuming of a manager.

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LaurenP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was ok. Service was great. The place was great for gatherings. Desert was good.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Lauren: I am super sorry and feel badly the food was only "ok" this time. :( I'd love to turn this around and ask you to please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm (please include a copy of your review, item(s) that missed the mark, date dined + location) to continue this conversation. Thank you for letting us know your feedback and I hope to make this right! -Amy

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Melmel
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Visited for brunch, overall not impressed. Our server was great I just didn’t love the food. We had the cheddar biscuits which were good, but I ordered a burger which wasn’t great. No complaints with the service, but the food was just ok.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 6 days ago

Bummer!! I am super sorry to read that the burger you ordered missed the mark. :( I'd love to turn this around and ask you to please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm (please include a copy of your review, date dined + location). Thank you for letting us know your feedback and I hope to make this right! -Amy

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ShawnE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

The service was terrible, our waitress was very uninterested in my table of 4. The food was below average, our drink were never refilled by our waitress. I have been to different Founding Farmers locations and they were much better. Its a shame, we just wanted a nice lunch on mothers day weekend, but we were not able to enjoy this location.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Shawn: I am super sorry for the disappointing service and subpar food served during your recent visit. :( I'd love to turn this around and ask you to please email me a copy of your review, date dined, dishes ordered + location: Amy@FRG.Farm to continue this conversation. Thank you! -Amy

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PK1234
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

It was first time at Founding Farmers and the last. The website stated a brunch for Saturday and Sunday but when we arrived we were told that the brunch was Sunday only. The waitress told us we could leave if we wanted it was ok with her....like it was her decision. The manager came over and told us the website was incorrect and that multiple people came in looking for the brunch...that didn't make me feel better. Overall a sub par experience.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 6 days ago

I am so sorry for the confusion- the menus on our website are correct with our "a la carte" brunch served on Saturday & our Buffet brunch on Sunday. I also apologize for the wrong info my teammate shared. That said, your was feedback passed along to our GM, Steve Green to address this with our staff. I feel badly at the end of the day you were left disappointed by our offerings and would love to turn this around! Please email me a copy of your review: Amy@FRG.Farm to connect further. -Amy

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You can order delivery directly from Founding Farmers - Reston using the Order Online button. Founding Farmers - Reston also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Founding Farmers - Reston also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 988-7333.

Founding Farmers - Reston is rated 4.3 stars by 2831 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 bookings at the moment.