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Founding Farmers - Montgomery County

4.5
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$30 and under
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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. 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 FoundingFarmers.com

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 9765 people are saying
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vipbarrys
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just a great brunch. Love the Bloodys!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Was a bit of a letdown this time - we’ve been many times and it’s usually outstanding, both mains were just a bit mediocre really. I had the chicken Milanese which is hard to do badly but the flavor was definitely missing.

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vipJessicaP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

First of all, waiter took like 15+ minutes to greet us, when the 2 tables who were sat after us were greeted n drinks brought out.
We ordered, my husband got the prime rib medium rare, when it came out it was well done. I had to track down another waiter who wasn’t ours to tell him to send our waiter out (this was after my husband probably sat there with his plate for 15min). Finally I think one of the managers came out n apologized and told us that was the last prime rib. My husband ended up getting a filet mignon that was not tasty at all. (N pricier than the prime rib).
Then it took our waiter another 15min after we had finished our food to come and apologize n bring our check.
From now on we’ll stick to breakfast only at founding farmers. We’ve always had such a great experience for breakfast, we thought dinner would be the same but we were soooo wrong.
What an awful first dinner experience there.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 3 hours ago

I am very sorry for the disappointing start to your visit, and over-cooked Prime Rib our team served your husband. :( I am equally let down we dropped the ball this time, and would love the chance to touch base. That said, I will send you a personal msg with my email address to hopefully connect further. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal, food was fresh and yummy, service was impeccable!

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MegK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are new to the area. This has become one of our favorite restaurants.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 3 hours ago

Hooray!! Thanks Meg for sharing this with our team, and we are delighted & flattered to read this. We already look forward to having you back again soon, and call us anytime for a reservation: 301-340-8783. :) -Amy

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marilync
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

hi
this is my first visit to this founding farmers but i have been to the other 2 Washington DC area restaurants quite a few times. I took a friend who has never been to or heard of them. They did not disappoint myself or my friend. She was overwhelmed with the service, food, everything. I really appreciate the COVID19 requirements and felt safe. I saw how the cleaning was done and all the work done to make everyone safe.

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vipWarriormom
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Birthday celebration. Our main server was great. Slow getting drinks. When our main server was by him

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vipVirginiaO
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love happy hour and pup cup for dogs - outside seating.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much! We loved having you (and your pup) join us, and hope to have you back again soon! :) -Amy

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Foodie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

NOT a good place if you have a gluten sensitivity or allergy. No gluten free menu, and the servers have NO IDEA what has gluten, and are reluctant to ask a chef. They told me to order a steak or a baked chicken, that was my only option. I asked about risotto, but was told it had gluten. I made him ask the chef, and it is, of course, gluten free. Really a pain. Maybe there were tons of things I could have had...who knows? That sucked.

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vipMidwesterner
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time there for lunch. Less crowded, more relaxed. We had a nice time and a delicious meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed dining with you. Emily & Maria were so fantastic, positive and incredibly helpful!! (And now that I think about all the staff as well! Host team and gentleman bringing over the cocktails were poised and relaxed). I’ve been here 3x now and this experience has far exceeded the prior 2 , although I’ve only had great experiences here. So grateful that you’re all so positive and pushing through in these times. The world needs more places and people like you! Thank you again! I’ll be bxck soon! ❤️❤️❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was very good

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MarieV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Sat outside due to the pandemic and service was excellent

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, Marie! We really appreciate it and hope to have you back for another great time soon! -Amy

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jrock
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't ever complain about FF in Potomac. Great service, awesome food and great drinks. They have the social distancing down to a science and at the end of the meal when you get the check, you can opt to scan a QR code to pay for it. Um. Doesn't get any safer than that. (And no, it's not through apple pay or google pay, it's entering your CC# into the bill pay webpage.) It's genius! Our server Kierre was superb-- patient and kind. Brunch was great-- and the best grits around! Coffee was hot too! Thanks to FF for being a leader in restaurant protocol and finessing in the DMV!

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tatti
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to eat! Servers were very nice i absolutely love it & will be returning

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The waitress was amazing. She was attentive and informative. Food was okay. They have unique dishes that are great in theory but both of our items came out burnt. The ambiance was nice especially since we have not been out since the beginning of COVID. The atmosphere is exciting and the staff is friendly. I would suggest drinks but not the food.

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CeliaS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. The food was delicious. The waiter was excellent.

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amsws
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My moms birthday

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BrendaH
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for our anniversary dinner. It was yummy. I'd like to return and try the crab and shrimp risotto.

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Jenny
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Audra was awesome. Provided honest feedback on queried selections. Service and food were great!

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SuzanaC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food! Very fresh ingredients. And a great offer of tables outside. Quick and good service.

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Mimi
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here a few times. I love this place. I plan to go back

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TMMR5228
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious. No waiting with our reservation. Only complaint was server kept forgetting to bring items that were asked for. No shame in writing things down so you don't forget, much worse to have to keep asking for them. Despite that will definitely eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very overpriced. Was charged $15 extra dollars to add two pieces of sausage ($8) and two scrambled eggs ($7.50) to a waffle meal they only cake with the waffle. Not the same level of quality that used to exist here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Wife was home after being away for 6 months. We have a 8th month old baby.


Beignets came out raw. They kindly comped them, sour part was manager gave reason of “we undercook them since people like them that way.”
Table visit was kind but excuse lossy.

Food came out cold. Our waiter was delightful however.
I ran restaurants for 15 years including two Michelin Stars.

Hard to bs fellow industry. We may return, all up to my wife. I will go back to support industry during this hard time
Cheers to all the staff and back of house. We appreciate your service.

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DanielleH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love dining at FF however on this particular night I tried a new dish the shore house with a broiled crab cake, chicken, hush puppies, and a cucumber salad. The hush puppies were awful and needs a recipe change. I am a food critic that love recommending fine dining establishments to my family and friends. The hush puppies needs to be sweeten not bland with cilantro or zucchini in it. That’s not a true hush puppies and if this was my first time at this restaurant that experience alone would have changed my mind from coming back. However since I frequent at least three times a month I know that FF have other delectable dishes.

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viptweetgood
Washington DC
115 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was great. The corn bread was awesome! The brisket could have been more hot, less fat and more of a beef gravy sauce. The asparagus wasn’t good.

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JohnW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great menu. Kitchen was a little slow producing our meals. The wait staff apologized for that withiut us first mentioning it. The food was good. Cocktails were good, not outstanding. Outside seating was nice except for when a ridiculously loud-engined car or truck passed by, or a passing car had its music blaring very loudly - none of that was the restaurant's fault, just beware that there are a lot of inconsiderate drivers that pass by the outdoor tables on their way to the parking lot which is nearby. We'll be back.

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loismustdie
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the food and outdoor atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

After reading Founding Farmers’ Covid pledge on their website, in this case committing to disposable menus, trust was immediately violated when we were handed menus in plastic laminated sleeves.

The BAR: Did not have triple sec, which is a staple of a well-stocked bar (for a traditional Cosmo - not everyone likes Cointreau!)

The BITES: Most memorable was the prosciutto, Marscapone and fig (scratch made) bread - Delish! Spatchcock chicken and Picnic Chicken Salad were good. Note, the salad was presented as a scoop on a few Romaine leaves (not in a traditional bowl).

Circle back overall safety and sanitation - a category sorely missed in most restaurant reviews - the rest room here was not in acceptable condition: every toilet seat was broken, sliding to one side or the other of the bowl and both TP and paper towels were not stocked.

In the true spirit of hospitality, every team member owns the restaurant (including rest rooms) and, as a state of mind, should consider how they would treat guests in their own homes.

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DiningDenise
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place has seriously gone downhill. My food was undercooked and bland. The service was slow and it was not packed like it usually is. The manager did nothing to rectify my raw chicken except offer to make the meal again, and acknowledged it would take another 30-40 minutes which we did not have. I've been going there for years, but I will not go back.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on September 20, 2020

Hi DiningDenise: I am very sorry the service was slow and your entree was served under-cooked & flavorless. :( This said, I would love the chance to follow up and will send you a DM with my email address. We appreciate you letting us know the disappointments from your recent visit and I hope to have the chance to make this right. -Amy

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LIndaFC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great cheeseburger! Attentive wait staff. Nice surroundings outside.

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Pooja
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We were seated outside. There was barely any lighting & service was extremely slow.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on September 17, 2020

Hi Pooja: I am real sorry to read the ambiance and timeliness of service both missed the mark during your visit on Sunday. :/ We appreciate you letting us know these details, and our team will surely look into what improvements can be applied to both our service & patio lighting. We hope to have you back for another try sometime soon and please call us- 301-340-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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vipbarrys
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

very nice setting. food was good except the fried green tomatoes were made with Red Tomatoes and too soft

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vipVeronicaM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I had heard rave reviews for this place but in all honestly I was not impressed. Brunch portions were small and everyone in my party were still hungry after the meal. We ordered dessert to supplement the meal but again were not impressed. The drink were the only saving grace.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on September 15, 2020

Bummer!! I am real sorry, Veronica to read this visit wasn't really anything special and sadly, we didn't meet expectation. :( We appreciate you letting us know these details, and will surely look into improving our portion sizes. Thank you so much and we hope to have you back for another try sometime soon! Please call us: 301-340-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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FrankA
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I ate brunch and was impressed with the variety of options. The service was great and the food was delivered hot and was tasty.

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DPC3
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I really enjoyed dinner here. The ambience was nice and our server was very sweet and knowledgeable. I know that the restaurant is a little crammed for sitting outside, and if Covid wasn’t a problem I wouldn’t have minded, but I did not enjoy people walking past so closely on the sidewalk. I much rather would’ve liked to sit closer to the restaurant instead of closer to the parking lot/staircase to the parking garage. Other than the location of the table, the food was delicious and our waiter, Michael, was perfect.

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JudithP
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I was very disappointed and this was NOT my first visit after COVID changes.

I brought guests with us for dinner and, and to say the LEAST, this was not a very satisfying evening.

We waited 20 minutes to get someone to take our drink order. When they finally got around to taking OUR order what my husband wanted was not available anymore. Then 10 minutes after all the orders were placed they came back and said that MY order was not available anymore, either.

My girlfriend ordered the Chicken Fried Steak but they never asked her how she wanted that cooked so it arrived TOO RARE and that meant that she didn't enjoy her meal. When I had to reorder I wasn't given a menu again so I asked for the beef fillet and asparagus only. The asparagus was NOT trimmed so they were dried with stringy ends and all of it was OVER grilled. My husband's replacement dinner was Fish & Chips. It arrived soggy, which meant it sat, while other parts of the meal for all of us was being prepared.

The only meal that was pleasant was my girlfriend's husband's meal and he ordered the Pot Roast. We did enjoy the four Double Espressos but the desserts were disappointing to me as well.

I have come to this restaurant many times for brunch, lunch with my clients, and dinner. It appears there have been changes in the kitchen and the staff needs training. It will be awhile before I return with guest or clients.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
Responded on September 15, 2020

Hi Judith: Thank you for your review, and I am very sorry to read the disappointing outcome to your dinner experience. :( I feel badly we dropped the ball with the quality & execution of the dishes ordered, as well as the timeliness of our service. This said, I would love to connect with you and do what I can to turn this around! I will send you a DM with my email address to hopefully continue this conversation. -Amy

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vipamyl
Baltimore
85 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday was our first time here.. Awesome Brunch. Everything is so fresh, made in house, including watching them roast the coffee beans. The French toast is light and crispy on the outside with real Maple syrup! The Virginia ham is perfect in the scramble. So good we returned Sunday for Brunch. Service was great. Julia helped us both days and her warm welcoming attitude ensured we will be back!

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vipMidwesterner
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. The food and service were both excellent. They are at the top of their game!

FAQs

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Founding Farmers - Montgomery County also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 340-8783.

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County is rated 4.5 stars by 9765 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.

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