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About Founding Farmers - Tysons

Founding Farmers Tysons is a farmer owned restaurant that offers fresh food and drink with an emphasis and focus on cooking from scratch with ingredients sourced from near and far, from sources we trust, in a modern farmhouse setting. The bar is not to be missed, offering delicious scratch sodas, craft cocktails, and an all Virginia draught beer list; we'll have just the thing to quench your thirst.

Approximately 30% of the menu includes items inspired by the culinary traditions of Virginia in a modern way. Weekend brunch at Founding Farmers Tysons is BUFFET style, with a wide array of breakfast, lunch, salad, entree, and dessert options.

The restaurant is upscale casual, which welcomes business casual dress, and dress that would be appropriate in a nice restaurant; this includes jeans and athletic wear, and warm-weather clothing, including shorts.

1800 Tysons Boulevard
Tysons Corner, VA 22102
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Dining style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food

Hours of operation:
Monday – 7am - 10pm
Tuesday-Thursday, 7am – 11pm
Friday, 7am – 12am
Saturday 9am* – 12am
Sunday 9am* – 10pm
*BUFFET BRUNCH- $32/person (no a la carte service_ is served Saturday & Sunday, 9am-2pm)
Every holiday Monday: Buffet Brunch is served 7am-2pm

Cross street:
Galleria Drive

Dress code:
Business Casual

Price range:
$30 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(703) 442-8783

Website:
http://www.wearefoundingfarmers.com/

Parking Details:
Hourly self-park garages with free evening and weekend validated parking; Silver Line Metro to Tysons Corner station is just ONE block away. Paid Valet Parking ($3 per vehicle) s available daily: for lunch and dinner service, Monday-Friday, and for weekend brunch and weekend dinner hours.

Public Transport:
Metro - Silver Line stop at Tysons Corner. The restaurant is just one block away.

Executive Chef:
Joe Goetze

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Founding Farmers - Tysons Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.3

Service

4.2

Ambience

4.2

Value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (248)
Casual (201)
Local Ingredients (198)
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Brunch (182)
Good for a Date (174)
Special Occasions (168)
Group Bookings (160)
Fit for Foodies (147)
Good for Birthdays (144)
Lunch (139)
Creative Cuisine (139)
Handcrafted Cocktails (121)
Fun (116)
Worth the Drive (111)
Sunday Lunch (108)
Business Meals (108)
Healthy (98)
Bar Seating (94)
Authentic (88)
Good for Anniversaries (87)
Organic (77)
Good Vegetarian Options (74)
Neighbourhood Gem (73)
Vibrant Bar Scene (65)
Child Friendly (57)
Hot Spot (56)
Seasonal (55)
Happy Hour (53)
Romance (46)
Cosy (45)
People Watching (42)
Pre/post Theatre (42)
Tasting Menu (35)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Afternoon Coffee (23)
Gluten Free Options (21)
Great Beer (19)
Quick Bite (19)
Late-night Find (18)
High Tea (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Paleo Friendly (15)
Vegan (15)
Disabled Access (14)
Scenic View (10)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 14 hours ago

My Girl Birthday. If we have a reservation you should be able to get seated within 10 minutes that would be nice overall it was a nice experience

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·Dined a day ago

Founding farmers should not take reservations because they are too busy to hold the reservations. That said, the food and service was excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

Waiter was simply not friendly. We don't know if his girlfriend just broke up with him, but he did not make us feel welcome. Food was good, as usual, but they forgot to bring out my tomato soup as a starter, which through off the whole meal. They comped us for the soup, but still. We really enjoy taking our family to this place, but our experience last night was sub-par in comparison to what we are used to. We really hope this doesn't become the norm.

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·Dined 2 days ago

We went for their brunch and came away feeling that while the food was good, it wasn’t worth $32 each. The service was the worst; from waiting 15 minutes to be seated after arriving on time for our reservation, to never being served the egg benedict that I ordered (they managed to serve my boyfriend his though). It was odd, we ended up having two different servers working our area together and between the two them neither could manage to refill our coffee the entire meal. The one waitress was really sweet though when she noticed that we had never received our coffee refills and sent us home with to-go cups and apologizes. Maybe we’ll just stick to dinner here.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Brunch buffet was amazing. So much food!! Mac and cheese, salmon, brisket, salads, bread & dip, salmon and grits... i could go one. Bloody Mary’s are also on point

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

We came up with business ideas for moms

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·Dined 2 days ago

Brunch was very good! There were lots of options. Everything tasted great and the drinks were also good. Only concern was the buffet needed the labels we had a shellfish allergy in our party and at some point there was concern that one of the spreads may have had crab so better lables would have been helpful. That said the servers were great and did intially offer to walk is through the items on the buffet but we passed on the offer (so we're partially to blame) we will definitely return

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 2 days ago

The food was fantastic. I had chicken pot pie and it was definitely made from scratch with large chunks of chicken, onions, potatoes and carrots in very yummy sauce topped with fluffy flaky crust. My husband had rib eye and he gave it five stats - it was cooked to his specifications, it was flavorful and juicy. Potatoes au gratin and mixed vegetables were OK.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 2 days ago

Really good drinks but a little over priced. Amazing food - we had the scallops with butternut squash risotto and the barbque burger.
The scallops and risotto were exceptional. My husband enjoyed his burger but said it was a little dry.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was interesting and a relatively good value for the money. Drinks were not. Being seated for a 7.45 reservation at 8.05 only after complaining? No bueno. They are -clearly- oversubscribed on reservations at peak hours. If I wanted a “check-in” system, I’d use Nowait...

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 (Calgary)·Dined 4 days ago

I took my team of 8 from work here for dinner. Overall we enjoyed the food and drinks, and the service was good. However, they sat us at a round booth table against the back wall. The table was not big enough to seat 8 comfortably, and I had to pull over a chair to stick on the end. The booth seats were worn and the cusions were flat, so the table came up to my chest and my knees were up high. I found it to be very uncomfortable (until I got a chair). The booth itself was nestled in large floor to ceiling wall coverings that made it feel cramped and claustrophobic. It was also very hard to talk to anyone except the person next to you because the round table was so large. If we ever come here again for a group we will insist on a rectangular long table with chairs instead.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Impossible burger was very interesting. Nice taste and texture just slightly dry but overall a nice sustainable option.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Founding Farmers was a delight for brunch. The service was spot on and food was delicious. It was my first time dining there, and as mentioned, was there for brunch so I can’t speak to the menu for later in the day. The am menu was great! Decent portion size and the coffee was excellent. I will definitely return.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Founding Farmers is my most frequent choice for breakfast meetings in this neighborhood.

Tags: Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Organic, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Out of all the founding farmers, farmers fishers bakers restaurants, (we have been to all in the area) this was the only one we had to wait over 30 min. passed our reservation time. It was a week night , Wednesday, and we used open table. Will return to others , but just not this location.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Very unique dining experience. Enjoyed the food. The portions to us were large.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on 15 October 2017

We visited Founding Farmers to celebrate a birthday and we enjoyed the entire dining experience - from the online reservation, to parking convenient to the front entrance, to the courteous hostess who took us to a requested booth. We then enjoyed a few cocktails and a splendid crab dip appetizer before our scallops with butternut squash risotto and ribeye steak entrees. The food was delicious, cooked perfectly, and service was efficient with just the right amount of attention. We finished dinner by sharing a piece of peanut butter mousse pie. A wonderful dining experience. Highly recommended. We can’t wait to go again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Casual, Spicy, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 15 October 2017

The food is always amazing here but we arrived 5 minutes before our reservation and had to wait 25 minutes after our reservation time. There were so many reservations open on Saturday, I feel like people who didn't have reservations were seated before us.

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·Dined on 15 October 2017

For a buffet brunch, the food was very good. They ran out often and were not good about replenishing items quickly which was frustrating. It was very crowded but staff were friendly and tried to make the best of the situation. Don't go without a reservation!

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·Dined on 15 October 2017

The food was great! Variety of food was great! Salads, hot breakfast and lunch foods, mini muffins and pastries. Did not have an omelet station, which was disappointing, but might have held up the buffet even more. The restaurant was crowded, so slow through the buffet line, and very noisy. The menu in the restaurant is only for drinks, so could not remember what items would be ‘passed around’. Might miss out on something.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 15 October 2017

Great as always!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 15 October 2017

Another wonderful meal at Founding Farmers. Fantastic Sunday Brunch. Be sure to have reservations – restaurant was packed – still only had to wait 5 minutes for our table. Our go to restaurant. Delicious food and great time had by all. Great wait staff – very attentive to all of our requests.

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 15 October 2017

Waaaay overpriced for brunch. The waiter had the nerve to call the brunch menu "made to oder." Dude, by definition, a brunch is NOT made to order. Pancakes in a giant pan, french toast that's been sitting out, a giant bowl of scrambled eggs? If I wanted that, I'd go to Golden Corral for a tenth of the price.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 15 October 2017

We made a reservation to celebrate our anniversary. Had to wait over 40 minutes still. No kids menu either ... Food was good but I like their brunch better. I'm not going back there for dinner ever though. So many other places I can go to where I don't have to wait that long and food is better priced and just as good. Maybe brunch ...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 15 October 2017

Met with an old college friend for dinner and was not disappointed. Food was very good (nice choices on the dinner menu with interesting twists on southern favorites). Server was EXCELLENT---we had lots of catching up to do so she was available but not hovering. The most disappointing aspect (and one that is apparently a long-term issue) was the reservation and seating situation. I made an Open Table booking for 8:30pm but showed up around 7:15pm just in case I could put my name in and get an earlier seat. We were not seated until after 9pm and only after we pestered the host at least 4-5 times after the hour we were told it would take to seat us. Something needs to be done about this because you are going to lose customers who get frustrated and go to one of the other many restaurants nearby.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 15 October 2017

They were running half an hour late on seating reservations, our waitress took over 20 minutes to get water and menus to us, & it was horribly loud. I normally love FF, and the food was great, but I don’t know if I’ll return to this location.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Organic
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·Dined on 15 October 2017

I thought it was a good restaurant with great food and great service. The food was hot and fresh. A lot of variety.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Romantic, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Fun, Casual, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 15 October 2017

The noise level is deafening. Sign language or texting is the only way to communicate without shouting.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 14 October 2017

I went to Founding Farmers with my sorority sisters and we enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere!!

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·Dined on 14 October 2017

The Mac & cheese, turkey very Dry not tasty. The biscuits over cooked and hard as rocks. The chicken was greasy and a lot of skin. Overall, not Good. All at the table had complaints and will not Return. Will try the DC Location next time.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 14 October 2017

We had a wonderful time at Founding Farmers with exceptional service by our entertaining server, Randall! His recommendations for cocktails and food were perfect as was his comic delivery. The popcorn, bacon lollis, and biscuits were delicious and we'll definitely be back for the Prime Rib Dip. Fantastic day at FF!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 14 October 2017

Have not had a chance to visit restaurant in six months. I cannot believe how the overall quality and dinning experience has gone down.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 13 October 2017

Always enjoy going there. Only if they can reduce the waiting time.

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·Dined on 12 October 2017

Food was great, pastries over the top . Server was very friendly and helpful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on 11 October 2017

Had reservations before I arrived, but still waited 30 minutes for a table. Not a lot of healthy options to choose from. The ahi tuna salad was terrible.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 11 October 2017

Got seated 45 mins after our reservation time. Gnocci dish I ordered was way too sweet, had to send it back. Got the bucchatini as a back up, which was much better. This is the first bad experience with FF. I expect that it will not become the new standard.

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·Dined on 11 October 2017

The food and service was awesome! We had the country fried chicken and shrimp and grits and both were amazing! They have a nice selection of specialty drinks and wines.
It was a little noisy but the food is worth putting up with the noise!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 11 October 2017

My only complaint was that when we arrived for our 5 pm reservation not many were there. We were seated between 2 tables of people. When we asked to sit somewhere else they didn't do it. The person I was with has a hearing problem so could basically not hear anything.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 11 October 2017

Wonderful lunch. Fish and chips was a smaller more manageable portion than many places and crispy and delicious. Chips of two varieties, one thin and one strips were crispy good. Their roasted tomato soup was spicy and flavorful. The founding farmer salad was fresh and good. Service was slow but we weren’t in a hurry.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 11 October 2017

A great and reasonably price restaurant ! Especially a great place for business breakfast or lunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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