Founding Farmers - Reston

4.3
1673 reviews
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Founding Farmers Reston Station, located at a transit-friendly development for living, eating, and shopping located on the Silver Line at the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station. Founding Farmers Reston Station is a full-service restaurant and bar open seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and our Farmers Market Buffet Brunch on weekends. As a farmer-owned restaurant, almost all of our delicious food and drink – from our freshly baked bread and house-churned butter to our craft cocktails with our proprietary spirits – is made from scratch, using high-quality ingredients from American family farms. Our First Bake is available weekday mornings for takeaway breakfast and our specialty blend of Compass Coffee. We hope our Reston guests will enjoy all that is Founding Farmers.
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day

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PQ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nothing spectacular about the Brunch. We usually have Brunch at the Tyson's location.. less food selections and variety at Reston. Only saw a passed item once the whole time we were there (nothing that the menu said was seen like bacon lollies). Ordered an Eggs Benedict and the "poached egg" could've passed for a hardboiled egg. Waited for a long while to get one iced tea refill. Buffet food dishes were always empty, no bowls for the chili and the grits and the name plates for the dishes were always on the wrong food items. Very disorganized and chaotic. We had reservations at 12 noon but didn't get seated until 12:20. Not really worth the money spent.

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

Birthday brunch was busy as expected but our server was attentive and the food was continually being replenished. A variety of food choices. We never felt rushed and would go again. Reservation is strongly recommended.

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CE
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brittney displayed another excellent service to us. Great personality. Good seeing Maribel. She delivers a sincere warmth when informing us of the changes coming up. Ceyara, although not serving us, showed us love. The food never ceases to be short of phenomenal

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MC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I have been going to FF for many years and knew a lot of the original staff @ FF Park Potomac (when I lived in MD) and am pleased there is a FF in Reston to go to. This was actually our anniversary dinner that we were celebrating but the service was just off. The waiter did not tell us the specials for the evening (I overheard him telling other diners and was disappointed he did not tell us or I would have ordered the soft shell crabs) nor did he check on us after our food was brought to our table (the wrong sides came with my husband’s food) nor did he check to see if we needed refills (because my husband wanted to order some wine since his dinner had arrived). The food was delicious but the service was off this time and that was disheartening.

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

Excellent food and service. Thanks Kevin for making our lunch a succes.

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

Graduation

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

David was outstanding! Very social, very friendly and added to the overall excellent experience

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C
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met up with a friend for dinner there and was seated straight away! Great food and attentive service!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, Chris!! We appreciate the 5-STAR rating and review! :) -Amy

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JD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time @ FF. Was able to get a table for 9 at 7:00 on a Sunday without trouble. Server was attentive and knew her stuff. We had cocktails that were spot on. Food was great! I had visitors from the SF Bay Area dining with us and they said it was one of the best meals they’d had in the WMA.

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RA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Best location of this restaurant by far - food was delicious and our server was friendly and helpful.

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LP
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Eggs Benedict never came and then when it came at the very end of the meal the egg had slipped off the muffin and yolk was dripping down the side of the plate
waitress was very rude

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j
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place to have brunch, love how they have a wide variety of food options this locations ambiance is very artistic and retro chique. There is usually a 'brunch rush hour' where everyone is trying to get served at the same time that can delay a few things. Be sure to get there before 2 as some of the options are not replenished around 130/2pm. Great place to spend time with family and friends, have some fancy tea after you eat as well. I would continue to go as frequent as i can :)

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l
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was the best.. very professional, very friendly very helpful. Must be one of the top servers at the restaurant

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 4 days ago

luv2dine, thank you for your wonderful review! We appreciate it! :) -Amy

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N
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tara and Makenzie were awesome!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Waiter was not very pleasant, good for the price, great concept.

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J
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was super, welcoming, funny & helpful. Loved the deviled eggs & the wine. My husband loved the pot roast, we were all happy. We will come back.

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KC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for my wife’s 50th birthday dinner. Would happily recommend and return.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My in-laws were visiting for the first time and we wanted to bring them for the wonderful food. They were very impressed! We had great service and the hostess even seated us at a big, quiet booth as we have a 7 week old which was hugely appreciated! All in all, a wonderful dining experience had by all!

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OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Like the Reston restaurant better than the Tyson’s one ... not nearly as noisy!

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MS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food choices, salads, pasta, chicken, meat, seafood, etc.

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JH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Incredibly long wait for order. 45 min wait for food at lunch.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 6 days ago

JackH, thank you for your lunch review. I am so sorry that the wait to order and the delivery of your meal was slow-paced & we let you down. :( That said, I would love to touch base and will send you a PM with my email address. -Amy

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S
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Impossible burger wasGREAT!

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LM
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were visiting Reston, Virginia, and decided to try Founding Farmers for the first time with my husband's parents. There was a wide variety of different types of dishes on the menu. I eat a vegan diet and there were quite a few plant-based options on the menu. I had the cauliflower steak, mushroom risotto and asked for a side of steamed green beans. It was very good. The vegetables were cooked perfectly. The service was wonderful. We loved how they all worked as a team to make the service the best! We will definitely recommend this dining establishment to others.

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L
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Excellent location and impressive selection of menu options for breakfast. Only criticism is the English muffins were grilled, and thus charred. Thi made for a burnt taste that was most unappetizing.
Our waiter was great. We were under a tight schedule and he got usserved in a timely manner.

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DR
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Our server was rushed and brusque. We brought guests and were embarrassed. The food was fine but not exceptional, and we would not go to the Reston location again. It’s a shame because it Should have been a nice dining experience.

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KH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food service was very slow and food was ok not great Bread and dessert were the best part of the meal. Fried chicken was ok nothing special.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on June 9, 2019

KHPR, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. I am super sorry to read that a majority of your visit was nothing special and the service was slow to deliver. :/ We appreciate you letting us know and do hope to have you back for another try! I will send you a PM with my email address to keep in touch. -Amy

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LS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were fantastic! The wine was a bit too pricey (per glass)for my taste.

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PB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food and the service of the restaurant are good, 4 out of 5 stars. The problem is parking. There is no local on street parking to the restaurant which means you either need mass transit or to park in their parking lot. The X parking lot that they direct you to is dirty, poorly lit and badly managed. Directions to the restaurant from the parking lot are almost non-existent. FF looks like they didn't even put any effort to show patrons how to get to the elevators and stairs or get back. Unfortunately, this is a fatal flaw in an otherwise nice restaurant. 4 out of 5 stars for service and food, but no I would not recommend it to a friend. I might recommend it to an enemy. It's an example of why you want to look at all aspects of a business, even small things like parking. I won't be going back even though my meal was delicious and the service was good. I have too many alternatives with less problematic parking.

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JK
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant with great service and high-quality food. Which is why I was surprised with my lunch, a chicken salad sandwich. A couple of bites into it, I encounter a sizable piece of gristle enough to cause me to gag at the table. I brought the second half of the sandwich home to eat the following day, and encountered the same problem (and same response). Yes, I'll go back to this great restaurant; no, I won't order the chicken salad sandwich.

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c
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was a bit slow at times, food was very good with big portions

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on June 7, 2019

cosimo, we appreciate your feedback and thank you for letting us know about the service. I am very sorry that it was considered slow at times, and please know our Management Team will look into this. Of course, we hope to have you back soon and call us anytime at 703-988-7333 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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

When we arrived at 1230 there were no less than 6 dishes completely emptied. French toast, crab dip,hash browns, both kinds of sausage and the carving tray had about 3 pieces of bacon and some left over fatty pieces of brisket. I have had brunch many times in Tysons and have always been delighted at buffet and service. If I didn't know I would not think they were even the same restaurants.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on June 7, 2019

I am VERY sorry, Thomas to read that the buffet brunch was lacking in both quality & quantity this time! We appreciate your feedback to let us know and I would love the chance to touch base about your experience. I will send you a PM with my email address. -Amy

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OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing brunch. Great variety. Good value for all that is included. Validated parking.

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

The experience was great, however more floating food needed.

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J
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Service is actually great but food never seems to be as great of a selection as the buffet at Tysons.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on June 7, 2019

Jaye, thank you for your brunch feedback. Our team is so sorry that items have failed to measure up, and we will look into this! We appreciate it and hope to have you back soon. Please call us at 703-988-7333 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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MH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

terrible food. terrible. So salty we both could not eat our dinners.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on June 7, 2019

Oh no! Matthew, I am really sorry to read that your meals were considered overly salty this time. :( That said, our Culinary Team would love to know what dishes you had and I will send you a personal note with my email address to touch base. -Amy

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BB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I was disappointed in my lobster salad. The greens were way overdressed and the lobster was tasteless.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on June 7, 2019

Thank you, Betty for sharing your feedback with us. I am real sorry to read that the salad you were served was somewhat lacking and considered a disappointment. :/ Please know, our Culinary Team has read your feedback and will look into making some tweaks to better the flavoring & dressing proportion of our Lobster Salad. -Amy

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

Founding Farmers' brunch is always very good, but the brunch buffet's options start to get slightly limited after 12:30 pm. Definitely show up before that time to get the most variety and the freshest food.

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CE
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brittney was exceptional. With anticipating our needs and providing amazing service. Everyone was impressive. The energy was upbeat in spite of the struggling parents and their lack of control over their screaming children. The food was incredible. I'm just mad I couldn't reach my goal of 4 plates. Maybe next time

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on June 4, 2019

Thank you for your 5-STAR rating & review! We appreciate it and look forward to having you back soon. :) -Amy

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KC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere. You can’t go wrong with Founding Farmers

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