Now Open: Founding Farmers at Reston Station

by RestonNow.com April 11, 2018 at 1:30 pm 3 Comments

Founding Farmers, a 13,000-square-foot restaurant, is now open at 1904 Reston Metro Plaza.

The restaurant by Farmers Restaurant Group is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch.

Founding Farmers also offers on-the-go breakfast for customers at the “First Bake Cafe.” Reservations are available online. Validated parking is available in the Wiehle-Reston East parking garage, as well as valet parking for customers who pull up their vehicles to the plaza.

Here’s more from the restaurant:

Founding Farmers Reston will have many guest favorites, such as house-made pastas and our Southern Fried Chicken & Donut. Our chefs are also particularly excited to share a nice range of cuts from our Steak House, such as our classic 48-Hour Salt-Cured Prime Rib. Some of us can’t wait for the comforting and wholesome grain and protein bowls, or the decadence of our homemade desserts and hand-churned ice cream. Of course, we will be serving our large selection of craft cocktails made with spirits from our own distillery in DC, Founding Spirits.

The restaurant has been is built with the same sustainably-minded practices we use across Farmers Restaurant Group, pursuing LEED and Green Restaurant Association certifications. We also have amazing artwork from a great group of original artists to share with our guests and to help tell our story.

Sweet Leaf, a cafe adjacent to the new restaurant, also recently opened at Reston Station Plaza.

Photo via Founding Farmers Reston

  • Willie Reston

    I give it a year, tops.

    • JoeInReston

      Super large menu ala Cheesecake Factory with farm to table marketing to give it a pretense of sophistication. “I am not just eating Southern Fried Chicken & Donut, I am eating farm to table Southern Fried Chicken & Donut”.

      I think it can work, but I do question the location. Most metro users coming to Reston are commuting to or from work. Nobody comes into Reston via the metro to shop or eat. Not enough shopping infrastructure built out yet.

      Additionally, who wants to drive into the Wiehle metro station near the dinner hour. Paid parking. Ridiculous congestion (thats only going to get worse)

      • Jared

        Agreed, the Wiehle metro stop is not a social gathering spot, not matter how hard they try to sell it. Maybe 5 years from now, but in the near term this location is awful. People are practically sprinting out of the metro station to get in their cars and go home.

        They probably would have been better off leasing in RTC.


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