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Founding Farmers - Reston

4.4
2520 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2520 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CathyG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the filet and baked potato. The filet was cooked perfect and no fat on it. The green beans are amazing. Service was perfect. I have nothing negative to say about food or service. It was difficult to figure out where to park signs were confusing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Unfortunately we were unable to order a la carte items which annoyed me, but everything else was great.

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vipChristopherE
Richmond
41 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From our service to the food, our experience was outstanding. My family and i wanted for nothing. As always, I'm a happy customer

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vipKennethA
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

teh eggs are amazing, the hash browns are beyond amazing and lets not talk about the fried chicken, salmon and meatloaf. I leave Founding Farmers so incredable full that I almost need a stretcher to carry me out! I love this place!!!!

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Kbirthday
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Sunday brunch The food was good. Pandemic charge not loving it. Charges for basic drinks a little too much. Not sure if I would go during pandemic again.

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JennaE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service from the host to the server! Order was fast and flavorful and exactly what we wanted! Those green beans were perfect!!!!

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vipRichardn
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience1

We can never find our car after eating here. Where they want you to park, the elevators don't go to the Plaza area. Sat outside, windy and cold. No heaters. No wind breaks, leaves falling in the food. French fries and mashed potatoes were cold. Wasn’t the servers fault. Just the restaurant in general seems to have some issues. Management maybe.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 17 hours ago

Thank you for sharing your review with our team, and we're so sorry for the multiple disappointments with the parking, ambiance and cold food from the cold weather outside. :( You're totally RIGHT that this needs to be improved, and the good news is we have plans for heaters, an "all weather" tent and possibly igloos (which we have currently in trial at our sibling location- Farmers & Distillers). This all said, we appreciate it & hope to have you back for another try sometime soon! -Amy

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PElizabeth
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious! The food and drinks were awesome. Best brunch me and my family have enjoyed in quite some time.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 3 days ago

Awesome!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us and we really appreciate it! :) -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner and drinks on a Friday night. Started off with Bacon Lollipops and crab dip - both were very tasty. I had an old fashioned - I’m picky about those, and they made them perfectly. For entrees, I had the pimento burger - my date had the butternut ravioli - both excellent. I highly recommend Founding Farmers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It seems the staff was a little all over the place. Everything took longer than normal to come to our table. The food was ok but not great.

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vipRob1
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

First time to visit and overall very positive. She enjoyed her crispy shrimp and my prime rib was prepared exactly as ordered. Sides were fine ( green beans weren't overcooked as is the norm in most restaurants!!), fries could've been a bit warmer, biscuits and cornbread were excellent. My Manhattan was delicious but then the downer: it took 20 minutes from the time we placed our cocktail order for my Manhattan to be served....her wine came promptly while I sat, and waited, and sat, and waited. Her pinot grigio was fine but my subsequent pinot noir was definitely off-tasting (perhaps poured from a bottle left open too long?). I let it pass because we needed to leave, but if time had permitted I would've requested a new glass. Outdoor seating on an unusually warm Oct evening was great, and the indoor area appears to be extremely well laid out and accessorized. Server was polite, but appeared to be preoccupied with other guests.

Altogether a pleasant experience and we plan to return. Other reviews have noted delays in service....hopefully this will continue to be addressed by managers.

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vipCelebration
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Bread appetizer with prosciutto was great. Drinks were amazing. Food was good but not the same level as the appetizer. Maybe it was that we ordered steaks and not signature dishes. The service was terrible! We waited more than an hour to get our food, the server never checked on us and it was just four of us for dinner.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you, Celebration for sharing your review with us and I am so sorry the service & main meals both fell short this . :( We appreciate you taking the time to share this with us, and I would love the opportunity to connect & hopefully turn this around. That said, I will send you a DM with my email address and look forward to touching base. -Amy

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iluvfroyo
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was seated outside, the setting is extremely pleasant. Flowers, lighting, trees, and distanced tables made it the perfect spot for a warm fall afternoon. Nina was friendly, professional, and her recommendations were spot on!

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MitchO
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The parking situation with the garage needs help. The food and atmosphere were nice.

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KathleenS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good, service was a little slow for how quiet the night was.

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vipSavannahS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Birthday- terrible service.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 5 days ago

Oh gosh! I am so sorry to read this. :( We never want our guests to experience "terrible service" and feel awful we dropped the ball so badly- especially with this being a Birthday! That said, I would love the chance to follow up and make this right. I will send you a DM with my email address to hopefully connect. -Amy

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Richard
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

This food is excellent and the service was OK with one exception. I had called ahead to tell them it was a birthday celebration and they even noted it when I came in. But the waiter apparently was not informed. Otherwise, I highly recommend it.

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Skip
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I go out to eat in Reston, its always Founding Farmers. The food is consistently great. Their craft drinks are inventive and the wait service was once again done well. A different Ryan this visit. He did an notable job.

Keep up the good work.

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RaymonB
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The care and attention to health and safety measures were on point. The service was outstanding. The food and drinks were excellent! We enjoyed a lovely evening celebrating my wife's birthday. Thank you for making it so special!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Went for brunch - most of food kept running out and you had to wait or go back for the buffet. Food was not impressive.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive even though she was taking care of a lot of customers that were also dining outdoors. Definitely looking forward to coming back here again.

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Nadia
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We came for Sunday brunch. Food was mediocre, I think the raves about the restaurant must be for the ambiance OR I need to plan for a dinner there.

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Mandy
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The old paper menus would be so much better than reading it on a mobile device.

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RebeccaD
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing. My daughter just moved here from southern VA and she likes comfort food. Everything we ordered was great, service was great (thanks George!) and we will definitely be back. Great place to celebrate her sweet 16!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on October 16, 2020

Awww! Thanks for sharing this with us, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your daughter! :) We hope to have you both back soon, and call us anytime for a reservation: 703-988-7333. -Amy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had heard such great things but found the food to be just ok. Nothing special. Unimpressed and expensive for what it was.

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vipChristopherE
Richmond
42 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rachel was amazing. She consistently checked on us made sure we well hydrated and didn't want for anything. The food was delicious and the overall experience was second to none

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LashondaW
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food selection was good. The staff took extra precautions to comply with COVID restrictions.

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vipLee123
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Never on time....reservation means nothing...very rude

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on October 16, 2020

I am so sorry, Lee123 that this has been the case with your experiences and sadly, our team has left you with the rude impression that your reservation means nothing to us. :( This is absolutely far from the truth, but at the end of the day, we FAILED to prove this to you. That said, I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully lift your spirits & turn around your disappointment. I'll send you a DM with my contact info. -Amy

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DMHay
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The restaurant was severely backed up and despite our reservation, we needed to opt to dine indoors, rather than our scheduled outdoor dining experience.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on October 14, 2020

Oh gosh!! DMHay, I am super sorry for the many mishaps that you encountered and appreciate that you took the time to share this with us in your private note. :( I'd love to follow up about the disappointing impression you left with, and will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy

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PATRICKK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our waiter was disorganized such that after he got our order right the second time we waited over 1 hour for it to be delivered

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on October 14, 2020

I am super sorry for the poor service this time. :( I feel absolutely awful that our team dropped the ball, and we kept you waiting for the replacement order to come through. That said, I would love to touch base about your experience and feedback. I'll be sending you a DM with my email address and hope to connect. -Amy

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JennyB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

service was terrible, Waiter kept forgetting our food and drinks, he took forever to get our order. much better experience at the Tysons location

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on October 14, 2020

Oh dear! Jenny, I am so sorry the service was a total bust being slow & forgetful, and feel badly we failed to measure up to your experience at our sibling location in Tysons' Corner. :( That said, I would love the chance to touch base and do what I can to make this right! I will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Went for a birthday brunch. Food was good. Server (I think her name was Zoey?) seemed frustrated and had a bad attitude the entire time. I felt unwelcome and decided to skip dessert just so we could leave. Jessica came at the end of the meal and she was great, very friendly, and attempted to make up for it. May try again another time.

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Natasha
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a Covid brunch with mimosas. felt comfortable the whole time and enjoyed treating myself to a meal outside. Outdoor seating was perfect as was the service. Nick was great!!

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Sunshine
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Food was very good. Our server AJ was great.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on October 12, 2020

Hooray!! Thanks Sunshine for sharing this with us, and we appreciate it! :) -Amy

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RamanG
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We always love founding farmers, service and decor was great. However the breakfast itself was overcooked and the quality was not to the usual standard we have found with FF. Disappointing for a rare breakfast date occasion and choosing this over other places.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on October 10, 2020

I am so sorry the breakfast items ordered failed to measure up, and this sadly left you disappointed with your choice to host your special & rare occasion with us. :/ This is such a bummer, and I would love the chance to follow up & learn what items were ordered and what missed the mark, and also do what I can to make this right! I'll send you a DM with my email address to hopefully continue this conversation. -Amy

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PhyllisM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was wonderful. My daughter ordered the crab cake, which was about $31, I thought that was over-priced. The wine was also a bit expensive, but very good. We sat outside and had a wonderful time.

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RanfordR
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the founding fathers group. The fresh farm to table food is delicious. Great ambience, indoor and outdoor seating. Fast, caring service.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on October 8, 2020

Hooray!! Thanks Ranford for your 5/5 Star rating! We really appreciate it and hope to have you back for another try soon. :) -Amy

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Heidi
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great service while sitting outside the restaurant.

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superhill
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with my son with terrific service. Will absolutely be back.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on October 7, 2020

Wonderful!! We love that you & your son had a great time with us, and thank you so much for letting us know! :) We look forward to your return and please call us: 202-298-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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Dinkey367
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great! Would definitely recommend. I went for breakfast, but hopefully lunch/dinner would be just as good.

FAQs

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 2520 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.