Founding Farmers - Reston

4.4
2554 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2554 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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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipChristopherE
Richmond
42 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Ruth was amazing. She was personable, attentive, and very knowledgeable about the menu. She made sure my family and I had an excellent experience. All of the staff have a great energy about them.

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CandiceW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time visiting this location and it is my favorite!! Service was stellar as was brunch. Enjoyed $1 mimosas 😊

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 6 hours ago

Hooray! Thanks Candice for sharing this with us! We are happy you joined us for brunch and hope to have you back again soon. :) -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I frequent the Founding Farmers in Reston and our time there recently was exceptional. Our server Alba was so friendly and helpful. She recommend a cocktail, I believe it’s The Constitution and it was delicious. My husband got the cedar plank salmon and I got the southern fried chicken with mashed poteries and green beans. It was all so delicious!! We finished our meal with donuts that were made just right.

We sat outside with heaters and it was perfection. A perfect date. Would highly recommend!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service

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LaurenD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was so good and the waitress was very sweet! The only thing we had an issue with was that she didn't notify us when the dollar mimosas were over. Just would have been nice to know since they jump from $1 to $10. Everything else was great. Will definitely be back!

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BrianB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter was very pleasant and courteous. Crab Cakes and Scallops were cooked perfect and chocolate fudge sundae dessert was not too much - but just right.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

Dinner with close friend

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Skip
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

The salmon was undercooked, although I did not send it back nor mention it at the time.
The server and service was great. He was attentive and timely.
The fig bread is omething other dinenr should consider ordering.
I offered the share the apple pie with my dining companion, next time I will order my own. I was delicous! Keep up the good work.

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LeslieT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we had a great meal and felt safe. thanks! all the food was really good....we love the strawberry ice cream!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, Leslie! We appreciate it so much and hope to have you & your guests back again soon. :) -Amy

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DaniG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience5

I’ve been to 4 different Farmers and have always had excellent food—until Reston! I couldn’t believe it! I ordered the Farmers Platter—specifically for the brisket which was sooo dry and tough, I had to leave it on the plate. The fried chicken was just ok but the side of greens were horrendous which no amount of salt and pepper could help. My friend ordered chicken and waffles; no syrup and when asked it came out cold. I know this is not consistent with Farmers...I hope it gets better but I won’t be returning to this particular location.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 6 days ago

Oh no! Dani, we are super sorry to read this. :( We appreciate you letting us know and I would love the chance to follow up with you- I will send you a private message with my email address. Thank you and I look forward to connecting soon! -Amy

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AFan
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time back since start of quarantine. They do a great job ensuring safe distancing among tables. We’ll definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and ambience!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always Awesome! Thanks for giving Vets half off on Vets day...I will continue to come every year!

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CandSvacationers
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

The food was good, but the service made the experience regrettable.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 13 November 2020

Oh no! We are very sorry to read the service was not up to par with the food, and feel badly this sadly lead to a disappointing experience. :( That said, I would love the chance to follow up with you and find out exactly what took place with our staff. I will send you a DM with my email address to connect and make this right! -Amy

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vipNotaFoodie
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, excellent brunch food options, great deal for Veterans on Veterans Day!

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MarthaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience1

We ate outside. Right now, there is a lot of construction so it was loud. We had one server that came by and brought water. We were not ready to order as we were waiting for a friend. That friend came, waiter came over again. We asked him to come back in a couple of minutes as she just sat down. We waited 10 minutes and he did not come back. We called over another waiter who took our order. Later, it took another 10 minutes to find someone to pay the check.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 13 November 2020

Thank you, Martha for your feedback. We are real sorry our team skipped a beat with the service and the construction of the building outside compromised the outdoor ambiance. :( We appreciate you sharing these details with us and hope to have you & your friends back for another try sometime! Please call us: (703) 988-7333 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Food came out cold twice after almost 45 minutes. Worst meal I’ve ever had there.

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viparsh
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We loved the place food was great service was good too but we asked our waiter for bread and butter 4 times and never got a slice we finally gave up.
But we will go back for sure.

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SyreetaF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waitress was great and the food was amazing!

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Reston2218
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

We love going to Founding Farmers for dinner during the week and decided to try it out for Sunday brunch. The food selection was overall pretty good when we first got there, however by the time we went through the second time most things were gone. Our waiter forgot to get us clean plates which wasn’t a big deal except it took a long time to flag him down and an even longer time for him to actually bring the plates. Overall it was a sad experience because we have loved going to founding farmers in the past.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 11 November 2020

Thank you, Reston2218 for sharing your brunch feedback with our team. We're so sorry to learn the buffet selection became limited and the service fell short in some ways. :/ We appreciate you letting us know these details and our Management Team will be looking into making some improvements to these areas before our next buffet service this coming Sunday. Of course, we really hope to have you back for another try sometime and please call us: (703) 988-7333 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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TKCMOMO2
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

First time at the Reston location. Didn’t realize Sunday brunch was still being done as a buffet during Covid. IMO it was too crowded in the buffet room itself, no possible way to keep distanced from anyone at all. And same entrance as exit had people bottle necking in opposite directions. The buffet servers were all very nice and helpful but between masks, barriers, and general noise level it was impossible to hear what they were saying. It would have been very very helpful for each item to have a card with what dish was and what it generally contained. One of our party ordered a decaf coffee at the beginning of the meal. Came quickly with a large cup of coffee and an extra pitcher of coffee on a wood plank. Nice presentation if superfluous. I ordered a decaf at the end of the meal. It took at least twenty minutes to arrive via another server and I was handed two cups of coffee at once with no explanation. I guess one to drink and one to get cold? I really don’t care about the presentation it was just odd that the same thing was served two totally different ways in one meal. Our server later told us decaf “takes awhile”. But the person who served it said it was “pour over coffee”, which takes the same amount of time as caffeinated. It was just strange. Not end of world but had I been told it would take twenty minutes I wouldn’t have ordered as we had somewhere to be afterwards.
We will go back when it is menu service as the food itself was good- high quality and tasty. Some of the things on the buffet weren’t as hot as I prefer but that is just a buffet thing so, hopefully, solved by ordering off menu. The desserts were a bit of a let down. Looked amazing, not worth the calories :(

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 11 November 2020

Hi TKCMOMO2: Thank you for your feedback from your recent brunch visit. I am super sorry for the disappointments encountered during your experience- inconsistent & slow service, lukewarm items and disappointing dessert selection. This said, I would love the opportunity to touch base to turn around the impression you left with, and will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy

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vipBarto
Nashville
47 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Really good food - service was extremely slow.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 10 November 2020

Thank you, Barto for your review from your visit this past weekend, and I am very sorry the service was not up to par with the food. :/ We appreciate you bringing this to light and our Management Team will surely take this into account. We hope to have you back for another try and please call us: (703) 988-7333 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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Linh
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great foods and services, definitely will come back again

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Roadpup
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My best friend and I went for brunch and it was FANTASTIC! Rachel was our server and she was EXCELLENT! The food was so good that we can back a few hours later and ordered lunch and dinner to go — which was also FANTASTIC! This is now our go to spot for getting together and dining. The interior decor was beautiful and the booths with wide armchairs made it feel really cozy.

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vipRob1
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience5

We were seated promptly at the time we'd reserved. We waited for 15 minutes and no server ever came to our table or otherwise acknowledged our presence. We left without ordering.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 10 November 2020

Hi Rob1: I am very sorry to read this! I feel awful you left without dining based on our lapse in service. :( This said, I will be sending you a follow up message with my email address to connect and hopefully turn around the poor impression we left you with. -Amy

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CarlS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s Founding Farmers: the food is outstanding, and the rest usually follows suit. On this occasion, our waiter, Ryan, was personable and—what stood out most—honest. He didn’t simply agree with us or tell us that everything on the menu was good. He shared his familiarity with the wine list, and he answered our questions with honest opinions and feedback, which defined our experience. Thank you, Ryan. Your trainee is learning a good example.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 10 November 2020

WOW!! Thank you so much, Carl for sharing this with us. :) We appreciate your glowing review for Ryan's service and will certainly follow up with some well-deserved kudos! We already look forward to your return and please call us: (703) 988-7333 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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Skip
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great meal. Keep up the good work! Thank you

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Stynice
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love Founding Farmers. I've visited this restaurant may times and twice since Covid. On this night we sat inside where social distancing measures were in place. The service was great, the food was excellent, and the overall experience was just enjoyable. Whether you are eating from the menu or enjoying their fabulous brunch, Founding Farmers has consistently proved to be an excellent restaurant in which to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

We been there several times and food is pretty good and service is spot on but for this occasion I an email for The Election Day HH. It sounded fun & interesting great... portions were small and pricey for what you normally order for appetizers. Drinks were good and price was fine... service was sub-par. Not sure if we would go back again anytime soon. I give it overall 2 stars.

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vipSCGirl
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We went last night for happy hour and had great munchies and cocktails. The service was great and everything was very safe feeling. Masks, and space. I enjoyed our time there, I’m sorry I never made it to happy hour during nicer weather so we could sit outside. We will be back!

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Lauren
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The chocolate milk was the best and I appreciate that it was after breakfast and was still able to get pancakes

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BenD
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my first time and the experience was amazing. The food was great and the service was quality from the beginning to the end.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 3 November 2020

Hooray!! 5/5 is AWESOME and we cannot thank you enough for sharing your wonderful review with our team! :) -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great. The staff was kind and very accommodating. Parking might be a challenge if you’re not used to the area. My date’s meal was “really good” but it was mostly green beans. I thought it was a little pricey given the amount of meat, but that’s really not much of anything to even worry about. I got the chicken enchiladas and they were superb.

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CathyG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
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 on 25 October 2020
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
43 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
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 on 25 October 2020
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 on 25 October 2020
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 on 24 October 2020
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
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
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 on 28 October 2020

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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Founding Farmers - Reston does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Founding Farmers - Reston also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 988-7333.

Founding Farmers - Reston is rated 4.4 stars by 2554 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.