This restaurant added safety precaution details

This includes info about cleaning, sanitising, social distancing, and usage of personal protective equipment. Learn More.

Founding Farmers - Reston

4.4
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
2326 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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 2326 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
SK
vipSamK
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Very safe.

V
Vfoody
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1Food3Service5Ambience5

Everything was good except one thing. Our parking ticket didn’t get validate. We handed our parking ticket to our waiter to validate for us when we asked for a check. He returned it to us and said he validated it. Once we arrive at the parking exit booth, the machine said we had to pay $5 for the parking. We didn’t have time to go back to the restaurant to fix it because we thought he did validate it for us. We dined there less than 1:30 hours so it couldn’t be any issue with the duration of complimentary validate by the restaurant.

AS
vipAnnabelS
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

In a COVID world,

The pros:

— outdoor seating plentiful, socially distanced and lots of umbrellas for shade
— food good as always
— the care for diners with food allergies is fantastic
— staff masked and seemed to have protocols in place so it felt safe to dine

The cons:

— the service was not great. Our server took a long time to get drinks orders.
— when asked for a refill, it was clear he forgot completely. Eventually the Diet Coke arrived.
— long wait to pay our check

I do not mind paying a COVID surcharge but unless the inside was super full, the service for outside was very uneven which is a contrast to the typical service at this location. It’s usually great.

If I may, I do love the grocery & market option. Thanks for providing this service as stay at home hit. It truly was a lifesaver! And house cocktails to go! Brilliant!

EL
EmanuelL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Pricey and quality has declined since opening years ago. There are far better places in Reston town center just down the road.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 2 days ago

Emanuel, thank you for your review and I am equally bummed & so sorry our quality is on the decline. :( I'd love to learn more about your feedback, and also about your recent experience. I will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy

Report
EC
ElleC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our server Halle! Felt safe even during COVID and the host team was accommodating to our needs when we requested a different table further away from other tables.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 2 days ago

Aww! This is fantastic and we appreciate you sharing this with us! Many thanks! :) -Amy

Report
G
Gman
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

This is a difficult review to write, as I was just there a few weeks ago and wrote an excellent review.

Our last visit was great, which made going back a slam dunk. Not the case. Sunday afternoon is brunch only, and should be a buffet. We were not aware of this, but went along with the idea. $29.99 per person is definitely a fair price, and that wasn't the issue. Our server gave us a menu filled with items, and told us to order whatever we wanted in order to have a somewhat personalized buffet.

We ordered a few things, and it took about 30 minutes to receive. Food was cold, and the server only came back once to see if we needed anything.

I will return to give it another shot, as now it's 50/50 but not sure just yet if i would recommend.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 2 days ago

I am truly sorry, Gman that your recent visit failed to measure up to your past experience. :( Cold food & slow service is certainly the perfect storm, and I am super sorry this was your takeaway from this visit. That said, I would love to follow up and hopefully turn this around. I will send you a PM with my email address. -Amy

Report
AG
AlexG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience3

Overall, first rate. The brunch "buffet" (order at your table what you would like as, much as you like), was a good value. The location was clean and very cautious concerning COVID. We would recommend.

CE
vipChristopherE
Richmond
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was outstanding, the server was kind, and the overall atmosphere was sublime.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 4 days ago

Chris! :) Thank you for your kind review and we hope to have you back soon! -Amy

Report
DD
vipDandDDining
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Although the food was excellent, I don't think that we'll be returning to dining at the restaurant for a while due to concerns about the current pandemic. The restaurant appeared to be following all of the state guidelines for safety, but we just weren't comfortable with people walking too closely past our table. Our discomfort was due to our feelings of vulnerability, not due to anything that the restaurant did wrong.

C
Chris
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience - Chicken and Waffles are so good!

SK
SassyKitKat
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was great overall

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kent is good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Great outside dining despite the pandemic!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was spot on... very tasty. My wife had the glazed maple salmon and I just had the avocado poblano burger. Her dish was excellent and my burger was tasty. We also had the chips starter and a bowl of chicken noodle soup. The soup was awesome... the chips were above average.

Service was professional and thoughtful, but it was a bit slow for our quick lunch date.

This was our first time here and will return again. Their COVID-19 safety protocols were very good and we felt comfortable eating inside or out.

J
Jabber
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The efforts the owners, management, and staff are making in light of the COVID-19 pandemic are exemplary. I was completely comfortable and confident dining there. We had an delicious lunch in a beautiful, clean, safe environment.

C
Cancer
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was great but my order was submitted correctly and prepared differently. I asked for a pimento cheese baked potato and got a regular one. It was good all just the same, tasty, but that was disappointing.

K
Khuyen
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Founding Farmers has to be my favorite restaurant. I have dined at all three of the Virginia/DC Locations. The Reston one is fantastic because parking was so easy to manage and the waitstaff was fantastic.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you! We appreciate it and look forward to having you back soon. :) -Amy

Report
MD
MarkD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Food was good but not nearly as remarkable as I remembered from my visit to Tyson's Corner before Covid. Service and kitchen seemed slow.

Popcorn is no longer which I imagine is a Covid thing, but donuts not nearly as good as previous visits.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 24 June 2020

Thank you, Mark for your review. I am real sorry service & order delivery seemed slow this time, and we appreciate you letting us know! Our team will surely take this into account and we hope to have you back for another try sometime soon. -Amy

Report
KC
KimC
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Dinner out during the Phase 2 opening of Covid. Made a reservation, but didn't specifically request outside, so we were seated inside. We were OK with that and the table was great. Not sure what was happening inside the restaurant as it appeared that there air conditioning wasn't working correctly. No mention was made by the wait staff. The food and service was good! Overall, it was nice to be back!

KR
KRISTALWITHAK
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always have the best experience at Founding Farmers. It is the best food, service and laid back yet elevated ambience! And the prices are extremely reasonable. Everything is great, fast, and DELICIOUS. 10 stars!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded 6 days ago

WOW! Thank you so much! :D -Amy

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

I think Founding Farmers needs to make some adjustments post COVID. Took the whole family today for Father’s Day lunch. If you are going to be open, PLEASE have the air conditioning running inside. It was 85 with high humidity today and eating inside was stifling. I guess I can understand the extra $7.00 I was charged for COVID tax, and that valet is no longer available, but my parking was supposed to be free for 3 hours. I got my ticket validated inside the restaurant before we left, only to be charged for parking when we tried to exit the garage. Not sure what your employee did to my parking ticket, other than soak it in hand sanitizer when he gave it back to me. Oh, and service was painfully slow even with only half the place full. I understand you are working out the kinks but won’t be back for a long while.

JO
JanetO
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our Father’s Day brunch outside. Both the service and food were great.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 24 June 2020

Hooray! Thank you! -Amy

Report
d
vipdecomom
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

I want to like this restaurant, but to me the food is never quite right.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 24 June 2020

I am so sorry to read the food is neither here nor there during your visit(s). :( We appreciate you letting us know, and hope you will give us another try sometime soon! -Amy

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Service wasn’t great. Food was just ok.

d
duckycakes
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The server was great, outdoor space is nice. We requested an umbrella because the sun was very bright. Breakfast was the only thing being served at noon. Dad's eggs were overdone but the meal was comped which was very generous. The Sidepiece of ham is small. Crab cake benedict was tasty, the muffin was a bit dry. The salad would have been better without the figs, olives, and grapes. I loved the sweet tea. I would go back and try dinner for more variety.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 24 June 2020

Thanks duckycakes for your review. We appreciate it and hope to have you & your Dad back for a dinner visit soon! -Amy

Report
RH
RhondaH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Arrived for our noon reservation on Sunday and we were immediately seated. Unfortunately they were already out of two items we wanted to order -- the quiche and cinnamon rolls. The other meals we ordered were both very good! Staff is doing an excellent job of adhering to coronavirus guidelines. Definitely plan to return,

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 24 June 2020

Thank you, Rhonda for your review. I am real sorry we were out of the quiche & cinnamon rolls this time. :( We do appreciate your kind praise for our service, and hope to have you back for another brunch visit soon! -Amy

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience3

The restaurant itself was very warm, which made it difficult to be comfortable. We waited 45 minutes to get our food when it came there were numerous errors. The waffles were burnt and the chicken that came with it was barely barely the size of a tender. The manager did replace the waffles and the chicken (along with replacing over cooked eggs) but the food should not have come out of the kitchen in the first place. The waitress was good and did what she could but we were disappointed with the experience.

FB
FoodieBee
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

Oh dear - looks like another not so good review for Fathers Day dining here. If we hadn't spent so much money on brunch I probably would just stay quiet out of pity for this restaurant that just couldn't seem to keep up with things. I made my reservation THE DAY that reservations opened up after the shut down. Still, I was given a table at the very end of the patio just outside of the door used by waitstaff to deliver food to the patio tables and with a view of the storage room of the restaurant on one side and the line of traffic waiting painfully long stretches to receive their to-go orders on the other. On the positive side, our wait server was very attentive and apologetic. Our food order was painfully wrong but our bill was not. After a long wait, the provolone omelette was served with cheddar; the upcharged french toast substitute was not the one requested; the grilled tomato was mushy and the ham was dry and tough; coffee was cold; our table was not set and dirty when we sat down which we had to request service for; a water glass was sticky which we requested to be replaced. In general, just a substandard meal for a Fathers Day celebration.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 24 June 2020

I am super sorry, FoodieBee to read of the many disappointments that occurred with your Father's Day visit. :( I feel badly the table was in a sour spot and the food order was wrong in more ways than one. This said, I'd love to turn around the poor impression we left you with, and will send you a PM with my email address. -Amy

Report
t
tucker
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

Unfortunately, this was the worst service we have had at Founding Farmers. It took us over an hour to get our food for breakfast and we asked about 6 times for coffee and did not get a second cup until we got our check. Several things were left off our plates with our order. Not sure if it was our server or not? Was not overly busy so not sure? Such a bummer.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 24 June 2020

Bummer is right! I am SO sorry to read about the poor service this time, and feel badly our team completely dropped the ball with your experience. :( I would love the chance to touch base and will send you a PM with my email address. -Amy

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

We had to request basic items that should have come along with the order such as syrup for pancakes. We had ordered a meal that came with a biscuit. We had to request the biscuit. Coffee, no sugar offered. Server came around maybe once/twice . He wasn’t there as soon as our ordered arrived to check if we needed anything else. Staff close to our table was a little loud and cursed. The menu is very limited .. could be due to CoViD 19 . Not worth the price. Portions are small .

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience1

Usually have such a good experience at Founding Farmers locations but many things went bad this time. Coffee machine broken, parking validation broken, out of several menu items, gave my 1 year old a filthy high chair with pasta sauce all over it, 3 of us put at a tiny 2 person table even though several 4 person tables open and they sat two guys at a 4 person right after us. This was Father’s Day too so double disheartening to have a bad experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience2

We got sat in the corner and ignored. Front of the house managers had people working all over the restaurant and the service all around seemed bad.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

The prices we were charged for did not match the prices on the menu, we were over priced and double charged for some items. I got an omelette which was quite small and stuffed with maybe two pieces of spinach and two mushrooms and the eggs seemed/tasted as though they came from a premixed egg jug (meaning not fresh cracked eggs). It was a very disappointing experience for Founding Farmers being that we usually love the place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Service was HORRIBLE! Crazy slow, so many mistakes, etc. food was mediocre at best. Definitely not what we’ve come to expect from FF.

z
zoey
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We dined inside - Gave 4 instead of 5 stars because so many takeout orders (Fathers Day) we got neglected, coffee served barely warm. Food was delicious, beautiful place, server apologized and replaced the coffee. Would def go back on a non-holiday.

NA
NatA
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great first experience!! Amazing from appetizer to dessert including drinks!!

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 24 June 2020

Thank you! :) We are super happy you joined us this past weekend and hope to have you back soon. -Amy

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food was okay but the price was too much. Later on a member of my reservation told me his food was cold. That’s why he didn’t eat it. But didn’t want to be rude. He got the brisket sandwich.

CL
CharlotteL
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was fantastic as always!! Unfortunately the service was sub par, honestly the first time I haven’t had a great server. Just a little disappointed considering there were not many tables

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 19 June 2020

Thank you, Charlotte for your review, and I am real sorry the service fell short this time. We appreciate you letting us know and will surely follow up with our staff that worked during your visit on June 16th. We hope to have you back soon and please call us: (703) 988-7333 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

Report
L
Leti321
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ate outside. Server kept his mask on and distanced the entire time. We were not seated near other diners either. Great job maintaining new regulations which made us feel at ease and able to enjoy our meal.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 19 June 2020

THANK YOU! :) We appreciate it! -Amy

Report
KP
KellyP
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great work from a friendly staff. We have always had wonderful hospitality from this location. Thank you for helping us feel safe while dining during COVID. It was wonderful to finally be out and supporting one of our favorite establishments.

Founding Farmers - Reston
Responded on 19 June 2020

Thank you so much! We appreciate it! -Amy

Report

FAQs

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 2326 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.