Founding Farmers - Tysons
onion, corn, apple, romano
Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken Fried Steak & Jefferson Donut
mac & cheese, green beans
The food was delish, as always! The staff is so kind and we really appreciate all the precautions taken with covid.
We had their weekend brunch a couple years ago and I think the food has definitely downgraded. Part of it might have also been the presentation. The biscuit on the eggs benedict were pretty hard (they were prepared in the kitchen, which should make them fresh), the chicken pot pie was watery, the brisket was very dry despite the gravy and au jus. The chicken was SALTY and I could not tell the difference between spicy and regular. The crab dip also had excessive amounts of oil. The buffet attendants did not have bowls to put the dip and chili in and did not make an effort to get any.
We originally reserved a table on their tent but when we got there, one server seated us inside. Then a manager came and said it was a mistake, which was fine, but she made it seem like it was our fault. She didn't bother to check that it was a communication issue on their end. The tent was also not set up well. Due to the rain, water was on the floor because it was not sealed properly. While walking in and out of the restaurant, you would really need to watch the water coming down as you will get soaked and probably have rain water on your food.
I understand the pandemic and things are a lot different now. I just don't think this brunch is worth $30 anymore. Would probably not return for brunch and will definitely not recommend. You're probably better off ordering a la carte. (probably!)
Ive been to FF many times and always love it (Usually go to Reston). Tysons was clean and the staf was friendly, but the brunch on Sunday Feb 28th was not that great. I would not come back for the brunch. The egggs were runny and cold. Also, though our waiter was a very nice youg guy, he was not a great waiter. he didn't tell us about the option for pancakes or eggs benedict, which were not out on the buffett line, until we had already gotten and half eaten our food. I LOVE FF pancakes so I came specifically for that, thinking they would be part of the buffett, and they were. I just didn't know it because the waiter forgot to tell us tehy were not on the line. I will go back to FF but never for the buffett again.
Came here with family for teenager’s birthday. Most of us ordered the fried chicken with donut and were so happy with the flavor, portions, and overall combination of the meal. The birthday boy had this meal previously at the DC location and said the donuts were better at this location. Unfortunately, he ordered the lobster ravioli this time and it had an odd flavor. The restaurant took care of us and we all were very pleased with the experience.
A nice selection of wines, spirits, beer and cocktails to complement a large variety of entrees and sandwiches. Something for every one to be found and enjoyed.
A group of 6 friends met at FF. When making the reservations, there was no notification that only menu item is the $30 buffet until 2 pm. The table provided for us (5 of 6 were 60+ yo) were seated at a semi-circle table where we had to slide around for all to fit. When one person wanted to go to buffet 2 others had to get up to let a person out. It was extremely in convenient. Also, our server didn’t tell us about the desserts included with the buffet. We found out when we were leaving the restaurant. The food was good; however, be very specific when you go to FF. We’ll definitely go elsewhere for our April gathering; probably to a small business which will appreciate our business and the big tip we left.
I'm so sorry our wknd buffet brunch served upstairs was unknown (please know, we offer a la carte dining downstairs), and the table selected for your party of 6 was found to be disappointing. That said, I'd love to touch base and do my very best to amend your decision to go elsewhere for your April visit, as we absolutely appreciated having you & your friends join us! :( Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + date/location dined to continue this conversation. Thank you! -Amy
Very disappointed in our most recent FF brunch experience. I understand that things are a little different after COVID, but this was sad. About half of the usual food was available and our service was unreasonably slow (especially considering many favorite items — like biscuits with gravy — had to be ordered from the kitchen). Our coffee came after we had already paid, and it took 20 min for our parking pass to be validated. And the restaurant was *very* slow for a Saturday morning.
Not sure we will be back, even post-COVID, which is sad since this was our favorite fancy brunch spot.
I am so sorry for the multiple disappointments that took place with your recent brunch visit. Slow service, lack of food selection & the wait for your parking validation are understandable all reasons to be let down, and I would love the chance to follow up with you about your feedback. Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + date/location you dined. Thank you and I hope to make this right! -Amy
Way too much ice in the drinks. Outdoor seating was a little cold but nice.
great place to meet old friends and have a great conversation while enjoying some unique and delicious food. I come here as often as possible and recommend thier diverse and tasty food to my friends
The spicy chicken was not very spicy. The greens and grits accompanying the chicken were great. Sat outside so you lose some ambiance. Prices are fair for what you get. Service was good.
We had a great table and very good service
Always good food and a good time with friends at this place!
Hooray! Thank you so much for sharing this with us and we hope to have you & your friends back again soon! :) -Amy
Brunch buffet was the only option and food choices were very slim compared to their old pre-covid options. Meats looked reheated and stale, eggs were crusty and I had t pay $22 for a buffet that had no real enticing options. Hugely disappointed.
I am so sorry to read the brunch buffet was underwhelming and failed to WOW you this time. :( I'd love to turn around the dissatisfaction you took home, and ask you please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + date dined to continue this conversation. -Amy
Quality and great value for the money! Wish you would open in Richmond!
A restaurant you must visit. The service and food was very good.
They have an amazing menu, the Reuben I ordered was fantastic and all of my friends enjoyed their meals too. Service was great, very friendly and the atmosphere was welcoming. We will definitely be dining here again.
Great brunch buffet, there was plenty of food and we felt totally comfortable dinning indoors during Covid times.
Brunch was amazing! Everything was tasty! Great job meeting safety regulations for COVID-19!
The waitress was not inna good mood. Took forever to get out food and the place was not full capacity. We asked for things she never brought to us. Not happy with the service and the price for the menu available.
Not a fan of this location. From the moment we walked in, the answer to every request was “no”.
If possible, could you seat us in a darker portion of the restaurant? “No”. We have more guests coming, can I give you their names or can they just reference my reservation? “No”. Multiple items that they suggested were not available after placing our order.
I can understand that maybe these requests were not possible or another solution might be required. Unfortunately solutions were never offered. Only the answer of “no” and if you don’t like it you don’t have to eat here.
Ambiance was great. Food and service was outstanding.
The food and service are consistently excellent. And they have some very special cocktails.
We were to dine outside however heated tent was still chilly. In fairness heater was only turned on when we arrived as no other guests were in tent. We were moved to an indoor table where there was sufficient social distancing.
Waiter and hostess were outstanding and made you feel at home.
Was a disappointing experience. Starting off with had to get our own plates to eat our appetizers. They were brought to the table but we didn't have any individual plates to eat them on and our server was no where in sight. After waiting 15mins for our server to return i went looking for plates on my own.
The ice tea changed the server told us it was too expensive to continue with the old brand. My entree was totally bland, but at least the Mgr Courtney came by and apologized and offered to make another, but we were about to leave so she removed it from our bill. Some of the dessert items were gone but with the Pandemic I can understand the need to cut back.
The most disappointing part of our visit was the service or should I say lack of service. He just never came around, and we were there to celebrate my friend's birthday and I wanted her to have a good experience.
I'm one who is trying to support the restaurants during this pandemic, and I understand the hardships the restaurant are going through, but I still expect to have decent service while I'm supporting their establishment.
Great food as always! Outstanding service :) one of my favourite places in DMV area!
WOW! We are super flattered by your review and really appreciate you sharing this with us! Thank you and we hope to have you back again soon. :) -Amy
When we reserved the table there was no information on-line or when you entered the restaurant indicating that we could only order the 30$ brunch--that did not even include coffee (4$ a piece). There is also a covid charge.. Since it was a Monday, albeit President's Day, we thought we could order off the menu. The brunch only included one vegetable, and no salad. It was more crowded that I would have expected.
Not sure why our waiter was so distracted considering we had to go to buffet area for food.
I am super sorry our Holiday Monday buffet brunch was unknown and sadly, the food & service both left something to be desired. :( This said, I'd love to follow up with you and do my best to make this right! Please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review + location dined to continue this conversation. -Amy
We had a great time with my family!!!
If you want a consistent meal with quality customer service, Founding Farmers is a restaurant for you.
Exceed my expectations! I reserved Valentine's day Brunch at the tent and I never though it was going to be so warm and quiet...great experience and the The Girl who was our server did excellent