Founding Farmers - Reston
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
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.
I was there for my birthday and it was an amazing place. Great atmosphere and food. The service was great
Lovely Patio, Service and Delicious Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Menu.
As always, we had wonderful service and wonderful food!!
Awesome!! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica
Food was ok. Nothing extraordinary. Service was good. Not planning on returning anytime soon.
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
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.
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
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.
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
I wish they had more gluten free options
I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we left you with- please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your review, date dined + location. -Jessica
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.
Thank you so much! Please come back soon! -Najjah :)
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.
Everything was great.
So glad you enjoyed everything! Please come back soon!! -Jessica
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.
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.
The service is almost always not good. I love the food, I wan the service to be up to level
Rachel was an excellent waitress. Give her a raise!!
Sadly u ran out of apple pie for my guest.
Awesome! Thank you for dining with us! -Jessica
We had brunch which was great! The food value ratio is amazing! We plan to put the Reston location on a regular rotation!
So glad you enjoyed everything! Please come back soon! -Jessca
Really great food and service! Would definitely come back!
Thank you so much for dining with us! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica
Steak was underdone, prime rib was mostly fat
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.
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 email@example.com with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Jessica
Great food plan to go back again. Service lacked but the place was busy
Thank you so much for dining with us! -Jessica
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!
Always enjoy Founding Farmers. The food is always excellent, the service as well, and I love their outdoor seating area.
Thank you for dining with us! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica
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!
Thank you for dining with us on your special day!! So glad your birthday was enjoyable! Please come back soon! -Jessica
Weekday visit was quiet and intimate. Perfect lunch spot.
Thank you for dining with us!! Look forward to seeing you again soon! -Jessica
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?
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Jessica
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.
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: email@example.com with a copy of your review, date dined & location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Jessica
Great afternoon with family! Food is always flavorful and abundant proportionally.
Glad you enjoyed everything! Hope to see you soon! -Jessica
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your review, date dined & location to connect further. -Jessica
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.
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
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.
Thank you so much for dining with us! Glad you enjoyed your first experience! -Jessica
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.
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: email@example.com with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Jessica
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
Thank you so much! Please come back soon! -Jessica
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!
Thank you so much for dining with us! So happy you enjoyed your experience with your friends! -Jessica
We enjoyed the evening (party of 7). Excellent drinks, food and service.
Awesome! Please come back soon! -Jessica
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.
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
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!
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Jessica
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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Founding Farmers - Reston is rated 4.2 stars by 3124 OpenTable diners.
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