Tysons, VA

Founding Farmers Tysons

Conveniently located near Tysons Corner Center off I-495 and near the Tysons Station on the Metro’s Silver Line, Founding Farmers Tysons is a full-service restaurant and bar open every day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Every weekday, our First Bake Cafe also serves grab & go breakfast fare, including an assortment of handcrafted pastries, bagels, and other breakfast favorites with a full barista coffee service.

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Thanksgiving Weekend at Home

Again this year, we are offering a decadent menu of our delicious scratch-made food to enjoy in the comfort of your home for Thanksgiving dinner and all weekend long.

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First Bake Cafe
Monday – Friday 8:30am - 10:30am
Breakfast
Monday – Friday 8am – 11am
Lunch & Dinner
Monday 11am - 9pm
Tuesday - Thursday 11am – 10pm
Friday 11am – 11pm
Saturday 2pm – 11pm
Sunday 2pm – 9pm
Farmers Market Buffet Brunch
Saturday, Sunday & Holiday Mondays 9am – 2pm
Dessert
Available for lunch & dinner.
Happy Hour
Monday - Friday 3:30pm - 6pm

Majority owned by American family farmers, Founding Farmers Tysons is a full-service restaurant and bar open every day, offering classic American-inspired dishes infused with the culinary traditions of Virginia, as well as seasonal fruits and vegetables straight from Virginia farms, whenever possible. Every weekday, our First Bake Cafe also serves grab & go breakfast fare, including an assortment of handcrafted pastries, bagels, and other breakfast favorites with a full barista coffee service. Bar highlights include craft cocktails made with our very own Founding Spirits, our own Rose wine made in partnership with Virginia vintners at Early Mountain Winery, and our exclusive, Virginia-brewed craft beer on tap.

Designing and building Founding Farmers Tysons – much like our other Founding Farmers restaurants and all of the restaurants in the Farmers Restaurant Group – was a labor of love. We have created our interpretation of a Virginia farmhouse, complete with with our sun tea room, many cozy nooks, a barn-framed bar ceiling made with reclaimed barn wood, and handcrafted, American-made Beachley furniture. Founding Farmers Tysons is LEED certified, built to the same sustainable standards as our other locations, and operates as a 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant®. We celebrate local and regional artisans and artists and enjoy bringing their talented creations to our guests. We like to think we have also created a modern art gallery, and have commissioned many pieces of original art.

As a farmer-owned company, our NOVA guests are supporting American family farmers as they enjoy our scratch-made cooking and our unique and inviting restaurant.  Founding Farmers Tysons is conveniently located near Tysons Corner Center off I-495 and near the Tysons Station on the Metro’s Silver Line.

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Gift Boxes

We have created a nice array of gift boxes to help you with your holiday shopping. Our Founding Farmers & Founding Spirits gift boxes provide the perfect present for almost everyone on your list.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19

What guests should know prior to dining with us regarding COVID-19 operations?

Your health and well-being are the utmost important to us. We continue to follow local government regulations and CDC guidelines.

DC

Guests are currently required to wear masks when moving through our restaurants and not seated to dine. All of our team members are also wearing masks.

 

Maryland

Guests are currently required to wear masks when moving through our restaurant and not seated to dine. All of our team members are also wearing masks.

Virginia

Masks are not required. We hope our guests are following CDC recommendations for the safety of other guests and our team. Our vaccinated team members have the option of not wearing masks.

Pennsylvania

Masks are not required. We hope our guests are following CDC recommendations for the safety of other guests and our team. Our vaccinated team members have the option of not wearing masks.

We will continue to educate our team members, track our COVID cases, and encourage vaccination through free on-site vaccination clinics for our team members and their families. For more details, check out our latest COVID-19 Health & Safety Dashboard HERE.

Amenities

Do you have an elevator?

The upper level of the restaurant is accessible via ramp.

Do you have WiFi?

Yes, we offer complimentary WiFi. Please check with your server or the host for the password.

Are there TVs in the bar area?

We have small televisions located in our bar area. However, they are not easily viewed from all parts of the bar and are not advisable for viewing sporting events.

How well can Founding Farmers Tysons accommodate someone with a disability?

All of our restaurants are well equipped to provide excellent hospitality for all of our guests. Please let us know if you have any access concerns or needs in dining with us. You can make note when making your online reservation, contact us in advance of your reservation, or let us know when you arrive.

Located adjacent to Tysons Corner Center, Founding Farmers Tysons has two levels of dining connected by a ramp and stairs. The bar and restrooms are on the first level. There is paid valet parking Monday-Friday, for lunch and dinner service, and on weekends for brunch and dinner service. There is also an adjacent parking garage with elevator access to the restaurant level. We validate parking for up to two hours for daytime and garage parking is free with validation every day after 3pm. We are located less than a mile from Tysons Metro Center.

Are there other Founding Farmers locations?

Yes, we hope you will visit all of the restaurants in our growing family. In making your plans, please note that each restaurant has different offerings, amenities, and operating times:

Are you currently hiring?

Yes, we are hiring for all of our locations. Check out all available positions here.

Do you have highchairs and/or booster seats?

Yes, we do have highchairs and booster seats available for your convenience.

Do you have outdoor/patio seating at Founding Farmers Tysons?

We do have outdoor tables available in Tysons, VA. We also have many other outdoor dining options at our other locations. Check out our detailed information on the patio dining available across our restaurants.

Do you offer private event space?

Yes! Learn more about Founding Farmers Tysons’ group dining space here. Several of our sibling restaurants in and around the DC metro area also have private dining options available. These include our Founding Farmers Reston Station restaurant that has a 48-seat private dining space off the main dining room and the General’s Parlor, a 16-seat private dining room tucked away on the lower level of Farmers & Distillers.

Do you offer valet parking?

We don’t have valet parking at this time. There is a parking lot right next to our restaurant with parking spots for Founding Farmers.

Do you validate parking?

Yes, at our Tysons location, we validate parking up to 2 hours for daytime (7am-3pm) and garage parking is free with validation on evenings after 3pm until close and on weekends.

How may I purchase gift cards?

Share the gift of Founding Farmers with friends and family. Order gift cards online or in each store at the front desk. Our gift cards, whether purchased in our restaurants or online, are available for use at any of our Farmers Restaurant Group locations.

Is there a dress code?

We like to think of ourselves as smart casual. We are what you want to make us… casual, sporty, pre-Wolf Trap show – we love it all!

Where can I find out more about the art throughout the restaurant?

Within the restaurant you can find gold plaques near each piece of art that will share a tidbit about each artist. You can also find detailed information about each artist here.

Bar & Beverage

Are there TVs in the bar area?

We have small televisions located in our bar area. However, they are not easily viewed from all parts of the bar and are not advisable for viewing sporting events.

Do you have bar seating?

Yes, we do! However, due to current local guidelines relating to COVID-19 we are not currently seating guests at the bar.

What is your corkage fee?

Guests may bring in one bottle of wine per party without a corkage fee. A $25 fee for each additional bottle applies after that and any wines brought into the restaurant may not be included on our current wine list.

Do you have happy hour?

All of our DC-area restaurants will now be serving Happy Hour, including our sibling restaurants – Farmers & Distillers and Farmers Fishers Bakers.

Every Monday through Friday, join us for Happy Hour from at any of our DMV locations.

Happy Hour is available during the following times:

Founding Farmers DC: 3:30pm-5:30pm
Founding Farmers Tysons: 3:30pm-6pm
MoCo’s Founding Farmers: 3:30pm-6pm
Founding Farmers Reston Station: 3:30pm-6pm
Farmers Fisher Bakers: 3:30pm-5:30pm
Farmers & Distillers: 3:30pm-6pm (bar area only)

Our Happy Hour menus vary slightly by location, but include $5 craft cocktails, Highballs, beer, and wine, plus a generous range of our guest favorites from $2-8.

Brunch

Do you have bottomless brunch drinks?

We do not offer bottomless drinks for brunch, but we have amazing pre-prohibition style eye-opener libations that are sure to please!

For your weekend brunch, do you have a buffet or a la carte menu service?

Please check our locations pages for each restaurant for the most up-to-date information on when and where we are providing our a la carte menus or our buffet brunch service, as well as where we are currently able to serve you — on our patios or in our dining rooms.

Founding Farmers DC – A la Carte Breakfast/Brunch Menu with full service.

MoCo’s Founding Farmers – A la Carte Breakfast/Brunch Menu with full service.

Founding Farmers Tysons –  Our adapted, Farmers Market BUFFET Brunch Menu.

Founding Farmers Reston Station – Saturday: A la Carte Breakfast/Brunch Menu with full service; Sunday: Our Farmers Market BUFFET Brunch Menu. (Patio guests will be guided to our indoor buffet).

Founding Farmers King of Prussia – Our Farmers Market BUFFET Brunch Menu is available for our indoor diners seated upstairs. If you would prefer our a la carte breakfast/brunch menu, you can call us at 484-808-4008 and ask to be seated in our street level dining room.

Farmers & Distillers — Our Farmers Market Indoor Buffet Brunch Menu is available.

Farmers Fishers Bakers — Our Farmers Market Brunch Menu is available indoors.

Desserts & Celebrations

Can I bring in my own cake?

Yes, we love celebrations! Cakes, cupcakes, or pies may be brought into the restaurant, however there is a $2 per person dessert fee for every person in your party when doing so, regardless of who is having or not having dessert.

Can I order a whole cake?

We wish you would! Yes, you can order one of our original recipe, made-from-scratch, whole cakes below, with a minimum of 48 hours notice, please. Simply email your preferred location below:

Founding Farmers DC

MoCo’s Founding Farmers

Founding Farmers King of Prussia

Founding Farmers Tysons

Founding Farmers Reston Station

Farmers Fishers Bakers

Farmers & Distillers

Do you offer a free dessert for a birthday or some other type of celebration?

We are not able to provide a free dessert for celebrations but when making a reservation, you can pre-order a special dessert from the menu for the guest of honor and we can provide an acknowledgement of the celebration.

How may I purchase gift cards?

Share the gift of Founding Farmers with friends and family. Order gift cards online or in each store at the front desk. Our gift cards, whether purchased in our restaurants or online, are available for use at any of our Farmers Restaurant Group locations.

Food

Is your brunch buffet or a la carte?

Our Tysons brunch is an indoor Farmers Market style unlimited buffet brunch.

Can you accommodate specific food allergies (nuts, dairy, gluten, seafood, etc.)?

Yes, in most cases. Our servers and chefs are trained to address food allergies and can offer menu variations. However, if you have a life-threatening food allergy which can be triggered by cross-contact, our restaurant may not be right for you—we cook almost everything from scratch and therefore the avoidance of cross-contact is not something we can guarantee with 100% certainty. If you have an allergy of this severity, please call ahead to discuss with us, as we may determine it is safest you dine elsewhere. For non-cross contact allergies, we kindly request that you provide your server with any allergy or dietary concerns before you order, and your server will help you select an item that does not contain your allergen; we will not remove an allergen from dish as that can lead to errors, but we will absolutely help you select the best dish for you.

Do you have a kids menu?

One of the best things about our menu is that we try to offer a little something for every taste bud out there. We have many “kid-approved” items on our regular menus, and our service team is happy to help you choose the best item for the children in your party.

Do you offer vegan and vegetarian options?

Yes, we do feature meatless offerings for our vegetarian guests, and our servers can recommend vegan dishes as needed. We are also happy to make additional modifications whenever possible. Please be sure to mention any dietary concerns to your server.

What kind of food do you serve?

Founding Farmers is owned by more than 47,000 American family farmers of the North Dakota Farmers Union and is supplied daily by hundreds of family farms everywhere. We offer our versions of all-American and farmhouse classics with modern interpretations and preparations. Our focus is to provide our guests with the freshest, highest quality ingredients that have been grown and harvested, and then expertly prepared by our talented chefs from scratch every day. View our menus.

What time do you start serving lunch?

Lunch service begins at 11am Monday – Friday and runs through the late afternoon; the lunch and dinner menu are the same. On Saturdays, Sundays, and holiday Mondays our Farmers Market Buffet Brunch buffet is served until 2pm. After 2pm on weekends, the lunch and dinner menu is served.

Are dogs allowed in your outdoor/patio area?

Our outdoor patios at Moco’s Founding Farmers in Potomac, MD and Farmers Fishers Bakers in Georgetown allow dogs. We’re pet friendly and will happily host furry friends of any size as long as they are leashed, get along with other dogs, are not barking excessively, or intruding on other guest experiences.

Getting Here

Do you offer valet parking?

We don’t have valet parking at this time. There is a parking lot right next to our restaurant with parking spots for Founding Farmers.

Where is the closest parking?

The closest garage spaces are in the Colonial Parking site at 1750/1800 Tysons Boulevard, directly attached to the PWC Building. We are only able to validate for this garage and there are more than 75 designated, marked spaces for Founding Farmers guests.

What is the closest metro stop?

On the Silver Line, the closest stop is Tysons Corner Metro stop (at Tysons Boulevard & Chain Bridge Road). The restaurant is only a block away!

Do you validate parking?

Yes, at our Tysons location, we validate parking up to 2 hours for daytime (7am-3pm) and garage parking is free with validation on evenings after 3pm until close and on weekends.

How well can Founding Farmers Tysons accommodate someone with a disability?

All of our restaurants are well equipped to provide excellent hospitality for all of our guests. Please let us know if you have any access concerns or needs in dining with us. You can make note when making your online reservation, contact us in advance of your reservation, or let us know when you arrive.

Located adjacent to Tysons Corner Center, Founding Farmers Tysons has two levels of dining connected by a ramp and stairs. The bar and restrooms are on the first level. There is paid valet parking Monday-Friday, for lunch and dinner service, and on weekends for brunch and dinner service. There is also an adjacent parking garage with elevator access to the restaurant level. We validate parking for up to two hours for daytime and garage parking is free with validation every day after 3pm. We are located less than a mile from Tysons Metro Center.

Are there other Founding Farmers locations?

Yes, we hope you will visit all of the restaurants in our growing family. In making your plans, please note that each restaurant has different offerings, amenities, and operating times:

Is there a dress code?

We like to think of ourselves as smart casual. We are what you want to make us… casual, sporty, pre-Wolf Trap show – we love it all!

Where is the restaurant located?

Founding Farmers Tysons is located at 1800 Tysons Blvd, Tysons, VA 22102 at the corner of Galleria Drive and Tysons Boulevard in the office tower on the corner. The restaurant entrance is on Tysons Boulevard, right next to the 1750/1800 Tysons Boulevard parking garage.

Large Parties

Do you offer private event space?

Yes! Learn more about Founding Farmers Tysons’ group dining space here. Several of our sibling restaurants in and around the DC metro area also have private dining options available. These include our Founding Farmers Reston Station restaurant that has a 48-seat private dining space off the main dining room and the General’s Parlor, a 16-seat private dining room tucked away on the lower level of Farmers & Distillers.

Who do I contact if I want to make a reservation for a large party (more than 10 guests)?

For parties over the size of 10, please fill out this form. You will generally receive a response within 24-48 hours. Please note that due to our weekend Farmers Market Buffet Brunch set up, the largest party we can accept during Saturday and Sunday brunch is a party of eight.

Reservations

Can I just arrive for a meal or do I need to make a reservation?

Reserve your table or come on in. Our full menus are available for weekday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

How well can Founding Farmers Tysons accommodate someone with a disability?

All of our restaurants are well equipped to provide excellent hospitality for all of our guests. Please let us know if you have any access concerns or needs in dining with us. You can make note when making your online reservation, contact us in advance of your reservation, or let us know when you arrive.

Located adjacent to Tysons Corner Center, Founding Farmers Tysons has two levels of dining connected by a ramp and stairs. The bar and restrooms are on the first level. There is paid valet parking Monday-Friday, for lunch and dinner service, and on weekends for brunch and dinner service. There is also an adjacent parking garage with elevator access to the restaurant level. We validate parking for up to two hours for daytime and garage parking is free with validation every day after 3pm. We are located less than a mile from Tysons Metro Center.

Are there other Founding Farmers locations?

Yes, we hope you will visit all of the restaurants in our growing family. In making your plans, please note that each restaurant has different offerings, amenities, and operating times:

Can I add my name to the wait list over the phone?

Unfortunately, we cannot take names over the phone for the wait list. To be fair to all guests, if you are unable to make a reservation, then you must arrive in person to put your name on the wait list.

Do you have a cancellation policy?

No, we do not have a cancellation policy. We take all reservations in good faith, that our guests will inform us at the earliest possible convenience if a cancellation or change in party size is necessary. So, if you have a change, please let us know!

How can I make a reservation?

We love reservations! Grab a reservation here at any time. This tool reflects the availability of tables and seating times with 100% accuracy. It is the fastest and easiest way to book with us. You may also call us at 703-442-8783.

How long is the grace period if I’m running late for my reservation?

We get it, stuff happens. We offer a grace period of 15 minutes. If you arrive after the 15-minute grace period, even with a phone call, you may be subjected to the wait list simply to be fair to all of our guests.

Is there a dress code?

We like to think of ourselves as smart casual. We are what you want to make us… casual, sporty, pre-Wolf Trap show – we love it all!

Who do I contact if I want to make a reservation for a large party (more than 10 guests)?

For parties over the size of 10, please fill out this form. You will generally receive a response within 24-48 hours. Please note that due to our weekend Farmers Market Buffet Brunch set up, the largest party we can accept during Saturday and Sunday brunch is a party of eight.

What if I have an outdoor reservation, and/or it is raining or there is a forecast for inclement weather?

Learn more about each locations’ patios here. If you make a reservation on one of our patios – with or without a cover – please check the forecast (for rain or cold temperatures) for your reserved time and contact us if you need to change your reservation. To serve you safely on our patios and inside our restaurants, we are continuing to follow government regulations for reduced capacity and social distancing.

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Our dining rooms and patios are open. Reserve your table or come on in. Our full menus are available for weekday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

Getting Here

GETTING HERE
FROM DC POINTS NORTH (NATIONAL MALL)
FROM I-66 WEST IN DC
Get to I_66 from the E-Street Expressway
Follow I-66 West and VA 267 West towards VA Rt. 123 – McLean
Take Exit 19A from VA 267 West
Continue onto Chain Bridge Rd (Rt. 123)
Turn right onto Tysons Blvd
Destination will be on the LEFT – 1800 Tysons Blvd
FROM THE GW MEMORIAL PARKWAY IN DC
Access the GW Parkway Memorial Bridge, Rt. 50 West, or Key Bridge in Georgetown
Follow GW Parkway towards VIRGINIA / I-495S
Follow I-495S to Rt. 123 S (Chain Bridge Road) to Tysons Corner
Take Exit 46A – stay in the right lane
Take the first right turn onto Tysons Blvd (Metro station is above)
Cross Galleria Drive – Founding Farmers is on the LEFT – 1800 Tysons Blvd
FROM FALLS CHURCH, VA
Take W Broad Street and VA-7 W/Leesburg Pike to Chain Bridge Rd/Dolley Madison Blvd in Tysons Corner
Take exit 46A from I-495 N
Head southwest on N Washington Street toward W Broad Street
Turn right at the 1st cross street onto W Broad Street
Continue onto VA-7 W/Leesburg Pike
Slight right onto the Interstate 495 N ramp towards Rockville/Baltimore and merge onto I-495 N
Take exit 46A for Virginia 123 S/Chain Bridge Rd toward Tysons Corner
Follow Chain Bridge Rd to Tysons Blvd
Merge onto Chain Bridge Rd/Dolley Madison Blvd
Follow Chain Bridge Road (Rt. 123)
Turn right onto Tysons Blvd
Cross Galleria Drive – Founding Farmers is on the LEFT – 1800 Tysons Blvd
FROM MCLEAN, VA
Take Old Dominion Drive toward Dolley Madison Blvd
Turn left onto Dolley Madison Blvd
Continue onto Chain Bridge Rd (Rt. 123)
Turn right onto Tysons Blvd
Destination will be on the LEFT – 1800 Tysons Blvd
FROM VIENNA AND POINTS NORTH
Head northeast on Maple Ave W toward Center Street N
Continue onto Chain Bridge Rd
Turn left onto International Drive
Turn right onto Galleria Drive. At the light turn LEFT onto Tysons Blvd.
Destination will be on the LEFT – 1800 Tysons Blvd
FROM RESTON AND POINTS NORTHWEST (DULLES)
Get on VA-267 E and follow to VA-684 South (in Providence)
Follow VA-684 S to Tysons Blvd in Tysons Corner
Turn right onto VA-684 S (watch for signs for Virginia 276)
Slight left toward Tysons Blvd
Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Tysons Blvd – follow around
Destination will be on the RIGHT, (just past the Ritz) – 1800 Tysons Blvd
ON METRO
The Silver Line metro station stop is just one block West of the restaurant
Exit the Tysons Corner station and follow signs down to street level, to Tysons Blvd
Stay on the same side of the street, and walk one block, crossing Galleria Drive
The restaurant is on the ground floor of the office building, next to HSBC bank
The entrance is around the corner, next to the 1750/1800 parking garage
FROM THE GALLERIA
We’re just a few minutes away on foot
Exit the Galleria at the Southeast side, between Coach and Williams-Sonoma
Cross to the parking garage side, and take the sidewalk to the 1800 drive-in entrance at right
Enter the 1800 Tysons Blvd “Permit Only” parking garage, and follow the walking path to the exterior of the 1800 building
Walk down the exterior steps one flight to the Founding Farmers entrance
PARKING
Secured, hourly, and validated paid parking is available right next to the restaurant, at the 1750/1800 garage | enter from Tysons Blvd. There are more than 75 spaces marked ‘FOUNDING FARMERS’ on Level 1 or Level 3 for your convenience. Additional parking is available on Level 2 in spaces marked ‘VISITOR.’ Follow brown and white directional signs to get to the restaurant entrance.

PARKING VALIDATION 
Validate ticket at the front desk. We validate up to 2 hours during the day, Monday-Friday, 7am-3pm, up to 3 hours for evenings, Monday-Friday, 3pm-midnight and unlimited time on Saturday and Sunday.

VALET
$3 valet parking is available directly in front of the restaurant entrance, for lunch and dinner (11am-close) Monday-Friday, Saturdays and Sundays for brunch and dinner (9am-close). *NOTE: Please do NOT park at the Galleria if you are only dining at Founding Farmers. We will not be able to validate for any other garages, and you’ll have a longer distance to walk!

ACCESSIBILITY
All of our restaurants are well equipped to provide excellent hospitality for all of our guests. Please let us know if you have any access concerns or needs in dining with us. You can make note when making your online reservation, contact us in advance of your reservation, or let us know when you arrive.

Located adjacent to Tysons Corner Center, Founding Farmers Tysons has two levels of dining connected by a ramp and stairs. The bar and restrooms are on the first level. There is paid valet parking Monday-Friday, for lunch and dinner service, and on weekends for brunch and dinner service. There is also an adjacent parking garage with elevator access to the restaurant level. We validate parking for up to two hours for daytime and garage parking is free with validation every day after 3pm. We are located less than a mile from Tysons Metro Center.

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Our dining rooms and patios are open. Reserve your table or come on in. Our full menus are available for weekday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.