Founding Farmers - Reston

4.2
3124 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 & 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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3124 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Overall the experience was very disappointing. The service was horrible. Food delivered late, we had to search for our server three different times and many excuses stated that the bar was very busy so we had to wait on our drinks… all night.
Overall, the price point does not equal the poor service. Therefore, it is not good value. We will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there for my birthday and it was an amazing place. Great atmosphere and food. The service was great

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MISSV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely Patio, Service and Delicious Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Menu.

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vipShelby04
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had wonderful service and wonderful food!!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded a day ago

Awesome!! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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Exfan
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was ok. Nothing extraordinary. Service was good. Not planning on returning anytime soon.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the food and service missed the mark this time. I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we left you with. Please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Kerry

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vipCarolynR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

When I made the reservation there was no information to inform me that buffet was the ONLY option. Unfortunately the location of this restaurant made it such that we couldn’t simply leave and find another place or we would have done so.

Host staff sat me without giving us menus or instructions other than to say the buffet is inside.

Our server was attentive but the bar service was slow a and the coffee not worth the $4 price tag

The buffet experience was terrible. The buffet is tucked in the back of the restaurant. It was insufficiently stocked, sneeze guards were not present everywhere, limited staff to assist with hot stations. We give the food quality a D.

I do not recommend one waste their time, calories or palette here.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 6 days ago

Oh no! I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome of your brunch visit this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Kerry

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unserw
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We expected better. We have been to the brunch Pre Covid and remember it being better. We’ve also been to the restaurant for dinner a few weeks back and the food was good. The brunch was disappointing. Nothing, literally nothing food wise had much flavors to it besides some dips and shrimp. The French toast squares were hard as a rock. All the meats were over cooked and dry. 10 minutes wait both the times we went for pancakes. Eggs didn’t had much flavors either. They were just eggs. We may go back to the restaurant again BUT not for brunch.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 6 days ago

Oh no! I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your brunch visit this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Kerry

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Grateful1972
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I wish they had more gluten free options

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 2 days ago

I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we left you with- please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined + location. -Jessica

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DawnG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyed the outside seating! Food was excellent. Service was very good. Getting drinks were slow as the bar was apparently backed up but other than that service was great.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on September 11, 2021

Thank you so much! Please come back soon! -Najjah :)

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Our fourth time at this location

Service sucked so much…

Had to wait 20 minutes for some front dishes for our apps which made it cold.
Had to wait another 15 mins for condiments which made our entrees cold.

If you don’t have the staff to serve all the tables, then don’t reserve out so many tables. It makes y’all look dumb and the customers unhappy.

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CelineC
El Paso
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Everything was great.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on September 6, 2021

So glad you enjoyed everything! Please come back soon!! -Jessica

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Most terrible service we have received in the past year. Half and hour to just get water!
Another half an hour to get some bread!!
Had 3 kids with us starving.
Got there at 7:30, left at 11:30!

Food was ok, drinks subpar, service awful.
Reservations mixed up,

Overall not a pleasant experience, would not recommend this location to friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Ordered 2 drinks off menu- a tequila & soda and a martini. The tequila was not top shelf and we were still charged $20 for it, and we were charged an extra $4 for the olives in the dirty martini. Olives are what make it a martini, charging for them seems ridiculous (they were not extra olives, just 2 regular non-fancy olives in a standard martini). Definitely left feeling like we got ripped off. Won't go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The service is almost always not good. I love the food, I wan the service to be up to level

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EllenB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Rachel was an excellent waitress. Give her a raise!!

Sadly u ran out of apple pie for my guest.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on August 30, 2021

Awesome! Thank you for dining with us! -Jessica

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ClaudiaL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch which was great! The food value ratio is amazing! We plan to put the Reston location on a regular rotation!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on August 30, 2021

So glad you enjoyed everything! Please come back soon! -Jessca

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Misha
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really great food and service! Would definitely come back!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Steak was underdone, prime rib was mostly fat

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ThadR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Arrived a few minutes before reservation. Checked in was asked to wait outside and then forgotten about. Had to ask a second time to be seated around 15 minutes later and then again waited for water. Probably my tenth time at this location and this was the only sub par experience.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on August 29, 2021

I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your visit this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me at hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Jessica

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sandraj
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food plan to go back again. Service lacked but the place was busy

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on August 29, 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us! -Jessica

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a great time celebrating with my partner! Our server was amazing and had some really great suggestions! The ambiance was awesome compared to a few of the other founding farmers locations, very low key chill vibes. Our drinks were AWESOME! so happy we were able to catch happy hour! Would for sure be back again!

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Kara
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Founding Farmers. The food is always excellent, the service as well, and I love their outdoor seating area.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on August 27, 2021

Thank you for dining with us! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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Raddog
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Founding Farmers has always been my celebratory spot or place to take people from out of town. Last night’s birthday did not disappoint! Great service. Great food. Great time!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on August 27, 2021

Thank you for dining with us on your special day!! So glad your birthday was enjoyable! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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SamX
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weekday visit was quiet and intimate. Perfect lunch spot.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on August 27, 2021

Thank you for dining with us!! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica

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vipjke8977
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

First time dining outdoors since the pandemic! Setting outside was pleasant; food was very good. Chose Founding Farmers because we really missed the corn bread. Our waiter was nice and polite, but service was a bit sparse. Maybe more help needed?

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Ramona
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Family of four with a 6:15 pm dinner reservation. Terrible service. The restaurant was less half capacity still the service was super slow. From the time we order until food was on the table it took more than an hour. The side dishes were cold. We left at 8 pm. Took the lady forever to produce our check. Never seen such a slow and bad service for such high prices on menu.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thank you for your review and I am so sorry for lack of accommodation displayed by our service team. I am also sorry the food ordered failed to fit the bill, and all in all, you were disappointed with your experience. It is sad to say we failed at our first impression, and I'd love the chance to turn this around! Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Jessica

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DavidK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Menu was limited to the buffet. The buffet was picked over, not well stocked or maintained and overwhelmed by people. Kind of a hectic mess.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on August 24, 2021

Oh no! I am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your brunch visit this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Jessica

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Dave
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great afternoon with family! Food is always flavorful and abundant proportionally.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on August 24, 2021

Glad you enjoyed everything! Hope to see you soon! -Jessica

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vipAprillT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

First time at this location, it was just meh. Service is at an all- time low, so its to be expected. I was disappointed that during COVID, so much of the brunch buffet food tables were self service and also despite having a sign on the door, people didn't really wear masks. It was all very off-putting.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on August 24, 2021

Hi, April. We are so sorry we failed at our first impression and sadly, you left under-whelmed with your overall experience. This said, I would love to have a hand in turning this around and please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location to connect further. -Jessica

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was horrible. Tables, plates and seating was dirty. Took 1/2 hour just to get our drinks, food took 50 minutes despite the fact it wasnt busy. Felt like we were burdening the waiter. On top of it they supposedly validated our parking ticket, then had to pay anyway even though we were under the 3 hour time limit. Just awful. Last time I came here there was cellophane in my mashed potatoes and my friend’s tuna wasnt cooked. Im done with this place. I never had these experiences at the Tyson’s location.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I’ve been here a few times because I enjoy the food but this time it took 30 minutes to get our order of drinks - my husband finished his starter before we got our drinks!
I ordered the pot roast which was pretty dry in the middle, however with the sides it was still tasty.
They had run out of some desserts, which has happened every single time I have eaten here. However, the dessert was delicious!
Overall we enjoyed our meal, the service was below average so that was disappointing

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Alece
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Founding Farmer's and it was spectacular. The service was top notch. The waiter was very attentive, knew the menu very well and provided us with some great suggestions. The food presentation was beautiful and each dish do not disappoint. We were very pleased with our dining experience and will definitely be going back to Founding Farmer's again.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us! Glad you enjoyed your first experience! -Jessica

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Crystal
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Notes for reservations were not taken into account. We were seated in the wrong place. The furniture needs improvements, seats were torn and sinking in. Tables were sticky not cleaned well. Food was delicious, service was not up to the mark.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thank you for your review and sharing these details with our team. I am so sorry your visit started off on the wrong foot, and nothing about our service or food turned your experience around for the better. This said, I'd love to connect and find a way to make this right! Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Jessica

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MickiK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. I would’ve preferred being seated in the main dining room versus the bar but I’ll just make sure I mention that next time! The ambiance in the main room is much better

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thank you so much! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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MadelineB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were having a long dinner visiting with old friends. Even though the restaurant was closed they kept bringing us water and letting us enjoy our time together. The same waiter even took pictures for us on our way out the door. This was our 2nd visit to the Reston location and we will definitely be back. Food and cocktails were all 10/10!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us! So happy you enjoyed your experience with your friends! -Jessica

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RobertF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the evening (party of 7). Excellent drinks, food and service.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on August 24, 2021

Awesome! Please come back soon! -Jessica

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vipVenusy
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I'll be honest. I understand it was busy as someone who works in the restaurant industry my self. So I do don't mind that my Server was not on point as she had around 15 tables which was not fair to her. However There was a mistake which was made on her part on her part on our bill that was not corrected. She admitted to making the mistake but we still had to pay full price. My husband Was not able to get what he wanted, and he was upset. As they do not do ice cream to go which if that's the restaurant policy that's fine but but we were already mad about the mistake and the fact that we were still charged for the waiter's error. Also parking was supposed to be Taken care of by the restaurant was not. Very disorganized perhaps we'll try again when they're not as busy.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on August 16, 2021

Oh no! This is not at all up to par with our intentions of service and I'd love the chance to turn around our mistakes this time. Please email me: AGrant@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. Thank you for alerting us to this and hopefully giving us a chance to connect and make this right. -Amber

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my family (dad and niece were visiting) to our local FF. Brian T., our server, was wonderful, as usual, while training Geo/Jeo/Jio (sp?). If you like extra dirty martinis, Katie B. is your bartender! Food was delish, as always. Calvin at the front desk made sure to check in on us to give assistance whenever needed. Brandon, the food runner, delivered items with the biggest smile. We can’t forget the wonderful management running the show that night, Sema and Nick made sure our night went smoothly. My niece is always so excited to eat at Founding Farmers and never wants to leave! Kudos Steve (Managing Partner), and all at FFRS, until next time—keep it up!

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foodie
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Appetizer with apple, brie, and onion was okay but brie was not warm. Flavor lacking in shrimp and crab pesto pasta. Was fresh basil used? Also, very little crab in this dish. The bread pudding was dry. Bread, but little or no pudding. Server had our parking ticket scanned. However, it did not work at the gate. My son went back to restaurant and had someone else scan the ticket and it did not work for a second time. Spent an extra $5.00 there. We were celebrating my our son's birthday. The restaurant was not as good as we hoped for.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on August 21, 2021

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the food and service missed the mark this time. I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we left you with. Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Jessica

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Horrible service. Took three hours for our meal during a 3-course restaurant week special, as was the case for all of the diners around us. The waitress came out at one point and said that the kitchen never got our main course orders, so they had to restart. A manager came to our table after 2 hrs+ and said sorry for the delay but we don’t have enough staff. We made a reservation and they shouldn’t have taken more reservations if they could serve who was there. The manager didn’t say “we are going to comp one of your three meals” (three of us at our table) or offer a drink or another appetizer while we waited, she just said “let me know if there’s anything I can do.” All we wanted was good service and failed to get it. They did not comp anything and if fact charged a 5% up-charge to “offset supply chain and COVID-related costs.” Won’t ever be going back.

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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 takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 988-7333.

Founding Farmers - Reston is rated 4.2 stars by 3124 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.