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

Host and server were not overly friendly or happy. Server almost seemed upset and inattentive because we did not order alcohol. We had cheeseburger, fried medley,crab cakes, and fish of day-halibut. Fish of day was amazing but all the rest was ok. A little disappointing. Probably would not go back.

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R
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Had a reservation but waited o er 25 minutes for table. Manager and hostess provided no credible explanation. They comped our drinks but overbilled us $30 which I now have to resolve with Amex

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AS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We were seated outside and it was ok. Food was pretty awful. Steak frites, Frites were cold ( they did bring more) and steak was tasteless. Shrimp with gnocchi, shrimp was ok gnocchi was hard, dry and brown as in burned. Also ordered pork tacos- pretty good.

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m
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Drinks were pricey. Food was good. Super busy and our waitress was sweet but had a lot of tables and it took a while to pay the bill.

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M
New England
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We had 5:30 reservations and were sat at 6:00. Have dined here many times and never waited that long beyond reservation. We were a party of 2! Appetizer came out at 645 ... and dinner at 7:15. Water wasn’t cold, needed to request it. Probably a good idea to seat reservations closer to the reservations time and then at least don’t take almost 40 minutes to get appetizer out. Kitchen definitely needed help! Food was very good as it usually is.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I came here with my boyfriend and a friend we hadn’t seen since high school. Other than the long wait past our reservation time before being seated, this place was great. Delicious food and reasonable prices. It’s understandably crowded, so don’t come if you’re in a rush. Otherwise, enjoy!

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d
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my son to the Sunday Brunch for his 8th grade graduation celebration. Everything was wonderful. We loved the variety of food and the service was the best I've ever had. We will return

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A
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

I really wanted to love this place, since I’ve heard such good things about it. Unfortunately, our experience was subpar at best. The food tasted like it would have been delicious four hours prior. The French toast was burnt on the outside, the cinnamon roll was cold, the biscuits were hard as a rock, the beef was overcooked and cold. The tacos were okay, but the chicken was chewy and cold. The grits, eggs, and bacon pretty much saved the meal but for $32, not worth it. I just expect buffet food to be hot and fresh.

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

This place - or maybe just my server - expects that no newcomers ever come to Farmers Fishers Bakers because nothing was explained about items included with, but not shown on, the buffet (ex: complimentary coffee and tea, biscuits and cinnamon rolls, eggs benedict, sushi at the bar, and roaming plates). Today was my first - and last - time here, and the only reason I knew about these things was because I had browsed the menu before my arrival; however, I did not find out until 40+ minutes into my visit - when I saw a nearby table with cinnamon rolls - that I had to ask my server for the biscuits, cinnamon rolls, and eggs benedict.

When the server refilled our water bottle, our water was very warm but the water she delivered to other tables nearby was very obviously cold. When I asked for some glasses with ice - since we didn't want to drink very warm water - the ice came overflowing in dirty glasses.

The roaming shrimp came by our table three times during our meal but the roaming pizza never came; the roaming pizza repeatedly went down the aisle next to ours but it never came down our aisle, and instead always skipped our aisle to go outside. Comments to the server about roaming plates skipping aisles resulted in no change.

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AF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was great as usual but service was slow as always. Why it takes 3 hours to eat at this place we'll never know.

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LT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Wait Staff was horrible!! Did not get the orders correct for beverages or food and missed one order completely. 5pm reservation and they were unprepared and out of the signature biscuits for the table. The food was bland and uninspiring!!!! The waiter was down right rude. The noise level was so loud even the waiter complained that he couldn't hear anything.

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BD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outside dining was a treat. The food was great and the service was good.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

Took forever to get seated for lunch WITH (a reservation) with plenty of empty 2 top tables available. And then getting a waiter to show up at our table was another delay. I was taking a client to lunch, will not do that again.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food is grim. The service was sloppy and unprofessional.

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M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!!

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

5-star restaurant. Everything about our evening was outstanding.

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

Great service, friendly staff, even got a free donut (which tasted amazing)!

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FF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great drinks and food here with unique twists. Would definitely recommend. The setting can be loud but we were off to the side and didn't have a problem!

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DC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Getting run down and looking shabby! Food was not hot, totally dirty appetizer plates, we had to ask twice for silverware and napkins. 100% do not go!!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely enjoyable! Will definitely return.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I normally have nothing but great things to say about this place but our lunch was terrible. We sat outside on a Wednesday for lunch and service was terrible. No one knew where to deliver the food so they walked around to each table and asked each guest. We ordered the prosciutto and fig pizza and some other items and were so disappointed. The pizza description in the menu is completely different from what arrived. We imagined a savory pizza with a hint of fig and honey but what we received was a dessert pizza with fig preserves as the sauce. We also requested that our artichoke dip be boxed up and they just dumped it into a box and put the bread on top which immediately turned soggy. I honestly don’t think I will go back.

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AC
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

It's way too loud. It was packed and even though we had a reservation we had to wait because people were holding on to their tables as it was raining outside. The hostess was really good under pressure and I give her kudos for that. Our waitress was lovely too. BUT - the food was not very good - I had the impossible tacos - OMG dry and overly flavored and hard to eat and awful...I really want to like this restaurant but I think it's really a spot for tourists now.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 2 days ago

Oh no. I am very sorry to read that the restaurant was too loud, we were behind on your reservation and that overall, the food was not up to par. :( I feel sad this was your lasting impression and would love to touch base. I will send you a PM with my email address. -Amy

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LP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cute restaurant! The food and staff were outstanding. Will definitely go back next time I’m in the city!

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with us! We look forward to your return and please call us at 202-298-8783 for any reservations needed. -Amy

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, shrimp scampi and atmosphere! The very beloved honey pot fried chicken has recently changed and unfortunately was disappointing. However, this is definitely a favorite place we’ll keep on our list to visit.

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E
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

We went for Father's Day and wanted to try some place new. Needless to say I don't think we will be heading back. It started off bad as we were placed in seating for 6 in an area that had no air conditioning. We brought it to the attention of management and they said they would try to comfort us by turning on the air but it never happened.

The drinks were well made but they were very limited in their selection. It seemed more like rail selections that you would get during happy hour. Maybe that's why they used so much ice to keep the headaches away.

The food was nothing to write home about. We had to send a few things back because it was over cooked or just not what we thought it should have been. And they lowered the lights so much that you could barely see what you were eating. So being hot disappointed was the theme of the evening.

Our waitress was incredible! She was very accommodating through it all, as well was management, and we made sure to let her know that we understand that none of it was her fault. She deserved her tip.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing your Father's Day review with us. I am so sorry to read that the food was nothing to write home about, the drinks were perhaps too icy, and the restaurant was too warm for true comfort. Our Management Team appreciates you letting us know the good & bad from your time with us, and we will certainly apply your feedback towards making some much needed improvements. Of course, we hope to have you back soon & please call us at 202-298-8783 for any reservation help needed! -Amy

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G
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall went well but the noise level got to be too much for me.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Went for Fathers Day weekend and was gravely disappointed in the food. Ordered the lemon brick chicken and the honey pot chicken jambalaya and both dishes were beyond flavorless and terrible. The ratings just dont match, im a foodie so i understand some people dont like seasonings and some ppl dont like moist chicken but this was beyond that. The brick chicken i had was so dry that if you squeezed as tight as you could there would be no ounce of juice dripping out of it whatsoever. Chicken that dry has a hard time absorbing flavor so the entire dish was a fail. The fried chicken on the other hand wad fried just fine but 0 flavor.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 5 days ago

Jennifer, I am super sorry to read that the dishes served during your Father's Day visit were mostly considered "beyond flavorless and terrible". :( This is a total bummer for our Culinary Team to read, and we feel absolutely awful this was your takeaway from your time with us. That said, I would love the chance to touch base and will send you a PM with my contact info. -Amy

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JW
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Fun Father's Day spot. Love the sustainability focus. Host staff was rude which was a turnoff, but the manager and server were helpful and attentive to special dietary needs. It was nice to take a stroll on the waterfront and a boat tour afterward.

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MS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible food. Lively atmosphere. Wonderful service. Knowledgeable and prompt waitstaff. Overall impressed with the entire experience. Cannot wait to return.

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PH
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We went for Father’s Day brunch and thank God we had a reservation, the place was packed! The food was great and for $32.95/pp, they have a good assortment to choose from. The location is great also! Right after brunch we went walking a long the water as it was a beautiful day and a lot of people outside. Will definitely come back here for brunch. The service was great considering the place was a mad house!

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TH
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Location was beautiful. Lovely variety of buffet brunch selections. The ham was awesome; we didnt miss not having bacon. French toast, tacos, fried chicken and glazed mini donuts were standouts. A great value. We will definitely go again!

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N
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

The service was extremely slow and it was not very busy. The buffet was sparse and I had to ask and return several times to the buffet for items that were empty for a long time. The utensils at the buffet were sticky and dirty. The carpet was very dirty as was the bathroom. We requested the waiter with the shrimp multiple times and he finally showed up at the end of our meal but didn't want to give anyone much shrimp. We only got about 6 shrimp for 5 people. All the glass on the table were dirty and the smell of the carpets were bad. It's sad because this use to be my favorite restaurant but I will not return.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 5 days ago

Nikki, thank you for sharing your review with us. I am super sorry that the buffet was sparse, the utensils were dirty, the carpet in the bathroom was dirty and the requested shrimp took some time to be delivered & there was not even enough to go around! :( I feel badly this was the outcome of your experience with us and would love to connect. I will send you a PM with my email address. -Amy

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SS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

The Sunday brunch was too disjointed and frequently the buffet would be out of various main items and was too slow to replenish them. Also, the service was pretty slow. The food was good but the overall experience was not great.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 5 days ago

Salem, thank you for sharing your brunch review with us. I am really sorry that the buffet was out of main items and our team seemed too slow when dishes needed to be replenished. I also feel badly that service was slow, and understand why the overall experience was considered "not great". :( That said, I would love to touch base and will send you a PM with my contact info. -Amy

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GJ
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I’ve been here many times, however it felt as if something had changed for the bad. The quality of the food wasn’t as good. At one time the biscuits and roll were really good. They appeared as if thrown together. One roll looked like a glob of dough with icing on it. The shrimp used to be really good. These looked like popcorn shrimp. Grits were salty. The desert area was a disaster. There used to be a variety of choices of deserts. My coffee cup was cracked. Paper napkins should be readily available. The silverware was not clean. I requested a cup of hot water to dip the silverware in before using them. Plates did not looks clean. Will not be coming back. It’s not worth it for the price.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 5 days ago

Oh no. I am very sorry, Gloria to read about the many disappointments from your brunch visit. I feel badly for the inconsistent food preparation, the "disaster" dessert area, your cracked coffee cup and our unclean silver & dishware. :( This all said, I would love to connect and will send you a PM with my email address. -Amy

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G
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Perhaps a one off and they were understaffed. Some dishes never made it. Food came late and cold. Drinks came out late. But the location is fantastic. Especially the outside seating

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CH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice view and the service and food were good. I would recommend

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D
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The ambiance was quiet only because we ate outside. Inside was incredibly noisy. The food was very mediocre. I had seared tuna which was not quite seared. Others in our party felt the same way with their meals. Would recommend with reservation.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you, Diner816 for sharing your feedback with us. I am sorry that this visit seemed so/so, and duly noted on the improvements needed to the food preparation & noise level in the dining room. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know these details and hope to have you back for another try soon! Please call us at 202-298-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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H
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Terrible service. Good food

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Responded on June 17, 2019

I am really sorry to read that the service was terrible this time and would love to know more about what happened. That said, I will send you a PM with my email address. -Amy

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T
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a blast! The food is so good

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father day was made special during this brunch date with my dad! He absolutely loved it!

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