Founding Farmers - Tysons

4.4
9119 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 our heated, ventilated tent. 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 9119 people are saying
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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good, the service was helpful, courteous, and professional, but rather slow.

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vipKathleenB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Founding Farmers was great!
The restaurant week menu was generous in selection and portion!
Enjoyed a great dinner on spontaneous date night
James our server did a great job explaining the menu and making sure our dining experience was a great one
The manager Courtney went above and beyond ensuring our dessert was as great as our entree, if not making it the best part of our dining experience
Thank you again FF for making our last minute date night a memorable one

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RolisaH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour food, drinks and prices to enjoy all items under $6.

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LKathleen
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best Founding Farmers in the area!wonderful food always good! Exceptional service always perfect and a great environment with friendly positive staff all working together. This GM and chef should be commended for a consistent job well done!

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 11 hours ago

This is wonderful!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us and we look forward to having you & your family back soon! :) -Amy

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KingKe
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Founding Farmers is always a great go-to brunch spot for comfortable family vibes and great food. If you're ever in the McLean area please do not hesitate to stop past Founding Farmers.

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vipVirginia
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Wide variety of items. I like that the brunch menu is served to you at the buffet line by restaurant staff or that some items are ordered at your table through your wait-staff. The plexiglass and mandatory masks at the buffet line made me feel more comfortable. The table placement allowed for social distancing. Outside seating available (tented/enclosed/heated). I hope all the safety and sanitation precautions taking into consideration by the restaurant will continue way beyond COVID.

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AJesh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience5

There was no al a carte menu for Brunch. The buffet food was stale and there wasn’t enough options. This is my first time after 7 trips to Founding farmers having such a terrible time.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 11 hours ago

Hi AJesh: Many thanks for your feedback and I am super sorry this experience left much to be desired. :( I feel terrible the food served was not up to par, and am equally let down you left underwhelmed & disappointed. That said, I'd love to follow up and will send you a DM with my email address to hopefully follow up & make this right. -Amy

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JudyR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch buffet was awesome. They had a variety of foods at the buffet plus they brought other items to the table such as, fried shrimp, fried green tomatoes and cinnamon rolls. It was all delicious. At the end they brought a sampler dessert tray. I wanted a peanut butter cookie from the dessert station, so our server added it to this tray. Great food! Great service!

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TINAN
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a birthday dinner and it was pleasant, we felt safe, and the service was spectacular. Even accommodated us with plates and a knife to cut the cake I brought.

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vipCindy
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Food was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was pretty good. Didn't realize the short rib was with barbeque sauce.. but it was pretty good.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Service was great, very friendly and attentive. The food was awful and I wouldn’t go back. Things were stale and overall not tasty.

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JaynaW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! It is hard trying to plan a large group dinner during COVID-19, but Founding Farmers were able to accommodate us. They separated us into smaller groups in the same area all while adhering to CDC standards. The food was great and the nice ambiance.

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ElizabethP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Always love their brunch, just wish drinks were included.

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vipBGS1978
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Restaurant didn’t have either the first beer I ordered or the second choice, and then the server offered to substitute a third that was totally different than what I ordered - she clearly doesn’t know beers. Service was slow generally. Food is overpriced for what it is and now they are adding a hidden and unexplained “COVID charge.” I expect more out of a place with the local popularity that Founding Farmers enjoys.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 3 days ago

I am so sorry our beer was limited in availability and feel embarrassed we were out of your first 2 options. :( I also apologize for the disappointing service and "overpriced" food served. I would love the opportunity to follow up with you and do what I can to turn around the dissatisfaction you left with. I will send you a DM with my contact info to hopefully continue this conversation. -Amy

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Pham
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice as always. Very grateful that FF is pea ring safe social distance protocol. All wait staff were very mindful as well.

Food is always consistent. We squats do our business lunches at FF.

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vipSkiing
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unable to dine as the restaurant closed at 9, but allowed a 9pm reservation.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Skiing: I am so very sorry to read this! :( Our team feels awful to have left you high & dry, and I would love to connect with you to make this right. This said, I will send you a follow up note with my contact info. Thank you! -Amy

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DanaP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Overall, the food was just not that good. We ate outside which was totally fine. Warm and cozy and a nice view. I didn’t know they were only serving the buffet until after 2:00p, which was not what I wanted, but that was okay. We ordered Eggs Benedict from the kitchen which weren’t very good. Very tough English muffin and not real Hollandaise. The food on the buffet was just okay. And the price was ridiculous! I don’t think I’ve ever paid almost $100 for brunch for two without a single mimosa or Bloody Mary! The servers were all very helpful and nice, so that’s a good thing!

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on January 19, 2021

Hi Dana: I am super sorry our buffet brunch failed to deliver this time, and sadly the quality did not meet quantity with the items you tried and ordered. :( I would love to touch base and turn around the poor taste both you and your guest left with! I will send you a private note with my offer and email address to continue this conversation. -Amy

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RobynB
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I always enjoy the food and service here! I brought my best friend for the first time and she’s ready to go back.

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RonnetteT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It did not clearly state on their website that they only were offering the buffet. I do not eat buffet style at all. I would not have driven 40 miles if I had known that. Very disappointed.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Ronnette: Thank you for sharing this with us and we feel awful that our weekend buffet brunch caught you by surprise! Please know, we do have this information under our menu section and brunch FAQs on our website, AND we still understand how this could be missed. We really are so sorry! :( That said, I'd love to follow up and turn around your dissatisfaction with your visit. I will send you a follow up note with my email address. -Amy

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Mike
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place and they have taken extra precautions for covid19. We felt safe while dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience. Girls night out. It had been a while since we have gone out together so it was much anticipated and well enjoyed. The food was great per usual. We took crema brûlée donuts home. Pretty tasty!

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Juy2
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was okay. Our server was so slow and forgot several time to serve our food. The menu wasn't very clear...Our party were disappointed at this restaurant which was our one of the favorites. Overall it was not used to be...

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 4 days ago

I am very sorry Juy2 to read this! Slow service and "okay" food does not sit right with us, and I would love to follow up to hopefully turn around your disappointment. I will send you a direct msg with my email address to continue this conversation. -Amy

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CarolL
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cons: drinks (coffee/tea) no longer included in buffet, revolving door is a little annoying if you're sitting outside, less buffet options than pre-COVID
Pros: heated tented area if you are seated outside, made-to-order dishes taste fresher, service is great as usual

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vipKyshaH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Our server even remembered that it was my husband's birthday and brought out a donut with a candle.

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MalaikaH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good the first time I ate there, that I came back the next to day for brunch.

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DustinH
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Server was not attentive

Tuna was asked to be gluten free, instead no sauce, no flavor, and leaves of a Brussel sprout on top. Poor dish.

New York strip Steak was very dry.

We are disappointed, as we have had many positive experiences with the food.. :(

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on January 19, 2021

I am so sorry for the poor service and 2 disappointing entrees served this time. :( I'd love to touch base about your feedback and find a way to make this right for you & your guest! I will send you a private note with my contact info to hopefully continue this conversation. -Amy

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vipMangums
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food taste.

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vipAmyC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The brunch was overpriced. And the fact that you couldn’t order off the menu was ridiculous. And $30 per person is way too much

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on January 19, 2021

Oh no! I am so sorry our buffet brunch was not to your liking and sadly left much to be desired. :( I'd love to follow up and turn around your disappointment! I will send you a PM with my offer and email address to continue this conversation. -Amy

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BaltoHoff
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two words... Candied. Bacon. Don't miss their outstanding brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was excellent as usual. The waitress was not as attentive as we have had in the past.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review