Founding Farmers - Reston
The food is a better quality at the Tyson’s location. There were no passed food selections as well.
Food was too salty and too many ingredients rolled into each dish. Need to simplify. One easy “special” order (just remove peppers) took 15 extra minutes. FF going downhill from where it started.
Great food and service. Had a great time. Wish they would have done something for my wife's birthday. Oh well
Whenever we went to get food, some things were empty. Do I thought I paid too much for what I got!
We normally go to the Founding Farmers in KOP, PA however while visiting friends in Alexandria,VA we made reservations for our family. The service was excellent, food is always excellent, and our server was very attentive and patient (we had my senior parents with us). The Reston location had vallet parking which is very convenient and the location was also nice for pictures.
Our service was not great - very inattentive or understaffed, not sure. Food was good but pricey.
Probably the best meal I've had out in my lifetime.
The service was fairly slow. Our drinks took a long time to arrive and my food was very salty. The server was friendly though and the ambiance was pleasant.
Great food but service was slow! Waited at least 10 minutes for drinks. Ordered appetizers and asked for more butter for the bread but never got it. Saw 4 different people during the visit. The entrees were great so we would be willing to give it another shot but service could be better.
The parking was horrible, drinks were good, and service was great.
The Cedar plank salmon dish was spectacular; even the sides!
Food arrived after 40
Minutes and it was cold. Service was mediocre but enthusiastic. Coffee, no refill. All quite expensive and not delicious. Disappointing!
Perfect as usual — thanks a lot for accommodating so many of us in split tables without a fee. Please keep it up and we will keep coming!!
The rockfish and vegetables were excellent. David is a great waiter. Very enjoyable.
We went for an early lunch - the food was good and the service friendly.
I am a frequent visitor to this location but sadly I’ve expletive the worst when it comes to my main course meal. The appetizers and drinks are always spot on. So far I’ve tried many items on the menu and each time just gets worse and worse in flavor and quality. Very disappointed.
We went to their Sunday brunch buffet. The fried chicken and Mac n cheese were the best but for $32 per adult, I was looking for more items. They only had one seafood dish which was salmon and kept running out. They did have pretty good brisket which was part of the carving station. Definitely kept running out of foods items including ice cream. Our server seemed overwhelmed and was hardly around. Overall it was ok and kids eat for free.
The host who you check in with wAs so rude!!! No eye contact at all. She was looking down on her seats assignment sheet the whole time she was talking to me.... If u don’t like working on Sundays, work elsewhere
$36 is a lot for a brunch buffet, and unfortunately most of the food was only warm. Nice variety tho. An omelette station or some kind of baked egg dish would be a nice addition. The to order Benedict Florentine was good, and the noise level was acceptable.
The food and experience was wonderful! I definitely plan to return soon.
I gave the over all value a 2 was, the cost of 2 Makes Mark was $37.50 I could have bought a WHOLE Fifth (bottle) for less then the drinks. I understand making money but good god I paid for half the bottle with 1 drink.
We wanted to enjoy it, it was our 12th anniversary, and we had heard some good things; but we did not really have a good time here.
The welcome was good, the host very accommodating.
The food was just above ok, my steak was very good, my wife's was barely mediocre - little to no salt and bland, plus a touch over cooked for rib eye.
The service, however, was just bad. Our server was very slow, so much so that we had to ask another server for things as ours was never around. Just getting a box for our left overs took 15 minutes - when the boxes were kept no more than 20 feet from our table - it would have been quicker if I'd just got it myself! This really ruined the experience for us overall; we will very likely not be coming back again.
I found the entrees very fresh and prepared well. Service was good. The problem that interfered with my experience was that i was sitting in booth upstairs with the speaker directly above my head, only a few feet away. Poor placement. Also being against a wall meant that the voices from The booth behind us hit the wall behind my seat bounced back and echoed loudly which was painful and annoying as that customer spoke continuously. If i was to visit again i would make sure that i was not seated in that particular table.
Food took forever. We had 3 children under the age of 6, as well as a person with diabetes. Server was informed and aware of all of this, though food took over an hour to arrive following order (with server not taking dinner orders until after appetizers were consumed). Food was fine, but nothing I could not make at home equally well. I will not be returning.
Very welcoming place , perfect lighting and ambience was pleasant too. Food is good with lot of choices for Vegetarians. Ample parking space and valet also available. Food was very fresh..
We had to wait a while for our waiter to get to our table. It was Valentine’s Day, so they were busy but also 20 minutes after we first got seated is an abnormally long time to wait for you waiter to greet you.
Had a very nice dinner. We were late for our reservation due to the fact that we got list in the parking garage! Lots of signs for FF parking spots but need some signs directing people to the elevators. However staff was super accommodating and understanding. Food was yummy.
We enjoyed the ambiance, and the service was very good--the floor manager came to see my wife about her allergy restrictions, taking as much time as needed, and they brought a second side dish following a complaint (see below), but accidentally charged us for it. The special was fresh rockfish, which was tender and perfectly cooked--BUT, the chef over-seasoned it, adding way too much salt, which masked the delicate flavor of the fresh fish (a shame, really). The green beans were underdone, and they brought me collard greens, which were nearly as salty as the fish. I wish the chef would take less pride in his/her seasonings and more pride in the original flavor of the food, as the overall theme of the restaurant might suggest.
Excellent experience, the waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful with food allergies and sensitivities, made great suggestions.
The waiter was nice but very aloof. He didn’t pay attention to small requests and when we paid, he brought back a different table’s check to us, and acted as if we didn’t pay, at first. It was very odd.
Not sure it is up to all the hype. Food was ok. Service was ok. I expected the food to be a little better than just ok.
Food was great and the server Kevin was amazing...must try the donuts!!
Parking was a major issue. I have elderly parents and, for them, walking from the underground parking to the restaurant in the rain was very difficult. There is no disabled parking in front of the restaurant. The food was ok. Nothing memorable.
We were seated right away and service was impeccable. The food is always top notch at this Restaurant. It’s one of our most favorite spots.
Great food but too many empty food stations at 2:30.
They were accommodating to having teens and tots, it was very helpful to have a place where parents could relax a bit and enjoy brunch. We had to serve ourselves coffee because our waiter disappeared often and never came back - with specific requests in-hand. I honestly overtipped him for what he did for us.
Third time in for brunch on a Sunday. I really liked this place when it first opened. Experience continues to decline with each visit. The buffet brunch food is not restocked in a timely manner. Some items not available or had been sitting out for too long. At $130 for a family of four I have higher expectations. We’re moving on.
We go there once every two months. This (sat night) time, they were unprepared for a peak seating time. 8:15 table was 30 min late, many menu items were unavailable, waiter seemed rushed and overworked. While they were kind enough to comp an app, the overall experience made us rethink ever coming back during a Friday or Sat evening.
The restaurant was very busy (which is a good thing) but it took them a very long time to seat us. We had a reservation at 7:45 but we weren't seated until 8:00. When we were seated we had a very nice waitress who was very attentive. I have many food allergies and the waitress took them very seriously and brought out the manager who was very kind as well. It took the waitress a very long time to ask us what we wanted to eat and an even longer time for it to be brought out. The food was very good which makes up for some of it. Because of the slow service we weren't out of there until 10:00 even though we only got entree's. Other than the poor service and the very loud atmosphere, it was a pretty good restaurant.
Very delicious & fresh food. Can't wait to go back