Valentine’s Weekend at Home

Farmers & Distillers has everything you need to celebrate Valentine’s Day & Weekend. Enjoy a special dinner at home (light cooking required), exclusive bottled cocktails, romantic, vintage three-tiered mini cakes, Founding Farmers Chocolate dipped strawberries, breakfast offerings, and more chocolates. 

Valentine’s at Home Dinner for Two

 

Create a very special Valentine’s date night dinner at home. Our culinary and bar teams are working on the perfect take out Valentine’s Weekend experience so you and your special someone can enjoy a romantic four-course dinner in the comfort of your home.  Our special Valentine’s dinner for two, includes: four courses with two sides, bread, and dessert. From signature starters including shrimp ceviche to specially crafted Surf & Turf, Lobster, Chesapeake-Style Crab Cakes, Center Cut Beef Tenderloin, and more. Your dessert choices include your choice of vintage mini cakes or Founding Farmers Chocolate dipped strawberries.

Pick up: Monday, February 14 
Order by: Thursday, February 10 at 12pm

Order Valentine’s at Home Online

Vintage Three-Tiered Mini Cakes

This year, we are making romantic, Vintage Three-Tiered Mini Cakes as part of our Valentine’s Dinner for Two that can also be ordered a la carte. All are available for $15 each.

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Founding Farmers Chocolate & Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Our artisan, hand-crafted Founding Farmers Chocolate has already become a guest favorite, both in our restaurants and to go. We have a wide assortment of choices and chocolate percentages available. All are available on our Valentine’s Weekend at Home menu. Perhaps our most romantic choice: our Founding Farmers Chocolate dipped strawberries available as your dessert selection with the Valentine’s Dinner for Two or a la carte. Give your beloved a special treat with Founding Farmers Chocolate. 

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Join us for Your Valentine’s Meal

All of our restaurants will be open on Valentine’s Day and serving our regular breakfast/brunch, lunch, and dinner menus. Our award-winning bar & beverage team will also be serving up special Valentine’s Day-inspired craft cocktails, featuring DC’s #1 Local Vodka, for our guests to enjoy in our restaurants not just on Valentine’s Day, but all week long. As always, we recommend making a reservation.

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Plan Your New Year with Farmers & Distillers

At Farmers & Distillers, we have many ways to ring in 2022 around our tables and yours. Give yourself a New Year’s treat with our food and drink. 

New Year’s Eve & Day at Our Restaurants

We will be serving brunch in our restaurants until 2pm on New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day. Lunch & dinner menus to follow. Reserve your table today.

$1 Bottle of Bubbles With New Year’s Eve at Home Dinner

We have a very special New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu of scratch-made foods started in our kitchens, ready to be finished in yours, including New England Clam Chowder, Bacon Lollis, Shrimp Cocktail, Crab Cakes, Beef Tenderloin, Surf & Turf, Scalloped Potatoes, Sour Cherry Flourless Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, and more.

Toast 2021 at home with $1 bottle of bubbles*

Let your Happy New Year celebration continue at home with our New Year’s Day Brunch at Home options as well.

Ordering is now closed for New Year’s at Home.

Order by: Tuesday, December 28 at 12pm
Pick up: Friday December 31
Available from all of our locations

New Year’s Eve & Day at Our Restaurant

We are open every day, including New Year’s Eve & Day. Celebrate 202s with us on our winterized patio or in our igloo (by reservation). On New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, we are serving brunch, lunch & dinner. Our lunch & dinner menu starts at 2pm. You can reserve your table online. Our sibling restaurants, Founding Farmers and Farmers Fishers Bakers, are also serving guests everyday, at our restaurants. Reserve your table. 

A Message to Our Guests

Some of you have asked why we are charging a 5% restaurant recovery charge and how the funds are being used.

All good relationships have communication at their center; we strive to be crystal clear in our communications and our thinking. We disclose our 5% fee clearly atop all of our menus (both printed and online), in every reservation confirmation email, and in our FAQs on our websites. There are so many industries that add unclear and sometimes seemingly hidden fees to bills, which we find frustrating and misleading. Our goal is to be transparent about why we have added this fee.

Very simply, our industry, and our restaurants, have been crushed by the pandemic and continue to face pandemic ripples and shockwaves. At times over the past 20 months, in all seven of our restaurants, we’ve struggled to pay our debts and rent, even as many of our landlords have been helpful. We are still dealing with cash losses in some of our restaurants and have incurred debts that need to be paid. In all our restaurants, we are continuing to face increased costs due to the pandemic and supply chain difficulties.

The bottom line: Our original business model has been upended by the pandemic, and the only way for us to survive is to increase our costs for our guests. Without figuring out a way to change and evolve our business model quickly, we’d be done for. This evolution and adaptation currently includes our 5% restaurant recovery fee, which helps us cover many new and different parts of our operations, such as:

  • Additional costs (including software and equipment) for health tracking and auditing, including the ongoing monitoring of symptoms, COVID testing, and team members who are vaccinated. (See our COVID Dashboard to learn more.)
  • Ongoing on-site COVID vaccine and flu clinics in all seven of our restaurants.
  • Training and education to help our team understand the science behind vaccinations, our mask and vaccination policies, and enhanced safety operations.
  • Mental health support services, free of charge, for our employees and their immediate family members.
  • Paid COVID testing for employees who are not feeling well.
  • Increased cost of goods due to supply chain issues for our napkins, silverware, plates, aprons, kitchen uniforms, equipment repair, and more. Almost everything we use now costs more.
  • Creating and supporting outdoor dining, for winter, as possible.
  • Masks for our team (and guests who arrive without them) in locations where they are required.
  • Changing & updating signage as we respond to changing regulations.
  • Increased wages, including overtime pay as we – like most restaurants – struggle to be fully staffed.
  • Increased training of new employees due to the loss of our workforce during the pandemic, as well as training in all new operations required by the pandemic.
  • Free food for every employee and their family while they were laid off during the pandemic.

The government support thru the PPP programs has ended, and no more support is in sight. It is a challenging time.

Some have asked why not just increase the prices on your menus?  There are multiple reasons we have chosen to use this 5% fee. For starters, our hope is the pandemic ends, and then a restaurant recovery can be complete, and the fee can go away. Rather than raising and lowering prices, potentially multiple times as Pandemic-impacts ebb and flow, the use of a fee allows our prices to stay the same, and the fee can come and go. In addition, the administration of a price change in a restaurant is real work, and many restaurants have less office and administrative support than ever. To change every single menu item price in the database and reprint our menus only to potentially change it back is additional cost avoided by using a fee. Finally, a 5% price increase does not generate a 5% revenue increase. The intersection of economics and psychology means that consumer choices change as prices cross thresholds.

The vast majority of our guests do not express any concern about the fee to us, and when a guest does, we engage in conversation, and in the event that the guest would like the fee removed, we’re prompt with removing it from their check. We’re in the making friends business, we’re in the business of serving delicious food & drink, and we’re in the business of caring for our employees and our communities. To do these things, we need to ensure we stay in business.

For us, all roads lead back to hospitality, sustainability, and our long-term commitment to American family farmers. We sincerely appreciate your support. We promise to maintain our transparency as we continue to navigate our recovery. We also promise that we’ll keep taking care of our team, the farmers that we buy from, and you, our guests.

Michael Vucurevich & Dan Simons,
Co-Owners

Outdoor Dining at Farmers & Distillers

If you are looking for an open-air dining experience, we have a patio at Farmers & Distillers. Come down to Mass Avenue to enjoy our patio. There are some heaters and fire pits available first come first serve. We also have our very special Igloo Experience.

We are delighted to serve our guests outside. 

Reserve your table online for your outdoor table in downtown DC. 

Reserve our Farmers & Distillers Igloo Experience. Seating for 4-6 people, our heated winter igloo is available for two-hour reservations for $20 per person and includes a complimentary tasting from our on-site distillery, Founding Spirits (for those 21 or older with valid ID), and a batch of our Whirley Pop Kettle Corn. Your credit card will be kept on file to secure your reservation. 

Reserve your Igloo Experience Today

Please join us at Farmers & Distillers on our patio. Or check out one of our other locations – Founding Farmers and Farmers Fishers Bakers – where we have additional outdoor dining available, some are covered and have heaters or gas fire pits. 

Reserve your table online for outdoor dining to enjoy one of our patios. 

Farmers & Distillers Concessions at Capital One Arena

Great news for Capital One Arena goers this season. You can now Rock the Red and cheer on all your hometown teams with some very special scratch-made Farmers & Distillers tastes only available at the Arena.  

Find Farmers & Distillers in section 413 on the 4th floor for some great game day eats. Don’t miss the Cap One special: Loaded Mac ‘N Cheese with our pimento cheese, applewood smoked bacon, green onion, and sour cream. Give yourself an unusually delicious concessions feast with our Southern Fried Chicken Tenders & Cracker-Crusted Shrimp Basket with fries and our scratch-made Pimento Cheddar Biscuit. Or raise the decibels on your cheers with a Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich with our Buck’s Hot Sauce and Farmers Slaw. For vegetarian Arena goers, we’ve got you too. Try our All-American Double Impossible Cheeseburger with fries. Or if you are looking for something sweet, grab a sundae with our house-churned ice cream and choose your favorite: Hot Fudge or Bananas Foster.

As a DC-based restaurant company, Farmers & Distillers is excited to join all our DC sports fans at DC’s Capital One Arena.

So, the next time you are cheering on one of our home teams, stop by our Farmers & Distillers concessions stand for some great hometown eats. You can also join us before or after the game at nearby Farmers & Distillers for a drink at our bar and local distilleryFounding Spirits – or enjoy our more expansive menus of scratch-made food in our dining room. If possible, we recommend making a reservation.

Celebrate Hanukkah with DC’s Farmers & Distillers

This year, we are serving a special menu for Hanukkah at Farmers & Distillers and select Founding Farmers locations: MoCo’s Founding Farmers, Founding Farmers Reston Station, Founding Farmers Tysons, and Founding Farmers King of Prussia.

These DMV and KOP restaurants will have our Hanukkah menus for you to enjoy around our tables and at home – beginning the evening of Sunday, November 28 through Monday, December 6. Dine with us or you can our order Hanukkah hot family meals online for pick up and delivery.

Reserve a Table in Our Restaurants for Hanukkah

Celebrate Hanukkah with your friends and family at Farmers & Distillers (or join us at MoCo’s Founding Farmers in Potomac, MD; Founding Farmers Reston Station; Founding Farmers Tysons; and Founding Farmers King of Prussia). We will be serving many traditional favorites, made our way, from scratch in our kitchens using ingredients from farmers we know and trust.

Our Hanukkah menus include house-made Matzo Ball Soup, Apricot Sticky Chicken, Slow-Cooked Brisket, salmon, and more. Some of our special holiday sides include Potato Latkes with applesauce & sour cream and Tzimmes. Please Note: we are not able to cook kosher in our kitchens.

View our Hanukkah menu here. We will also be serving our regular menus throughout the holiday season. If possible, we recommend making a reservation.

Hot & Ready-to-Eat Hanukkah Meals for Pick Up & Delivery

Farmers & Distillers has a special Hanukkah meal for you to enjoy with your family around your table at home. Order our hot, ready-to-eat traditional holiday favorites for pick up and delivery from select locations: Farmers & Distillers as well as MoCo’s Founding Farmers, Founding Farmers Reston Station, Founding Farmers Tysons, and Founding Farmers King of Prussia.

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Enjoy a Farmers & Distillers Christmas at Home or With Us

Looking for festive Christmas food & drink for home or out and about. Farmers & Distillers has solutions for all of  your Christmas holiday meals: Our full Christmas Weekend at Home menu; hot, ready-to-eat menus for pick up; and our Christmas Day buffets in our restaurant. Check out all the details and options below.

HOT, READY-TO-EAT CHRISTMAS MENUS FOR PICK UP 

In addition to our Christmas Weekend at Home menu, we are offering hot, ready-to-eat food & drink for pick up to create the perfect holiday meals for you and your family for the holidays. On Christmas Eve, we will be offering our breakfast, lunch & dinner menus; on Christmas Day, we will have our a la carte breakfast menu available 9am – 11am and our special prix fixe menu for $42.99 available for pick up from 11am- 8pm. Our Founding Farmers locations and Farmers Fishers Bakers are also open on Christmas with a wide range of offerings. Check out our Guide to the Holidays with us HERE.

Pre-ordering for Christmas Eve and Day is now open.  Pre-order today!

CHRISTMAS WEEKEND AT HOME: Light Cooking Required

Our Christmas Weekend at Home menu requires light cooking in your kitchen. Available for pick up at Farmers & Distillers and all of our Founding Farmers locations and Farmers Fishers Bakers, our Christmas Weekend at Home menu has everything you need for a delicious and relaxing holiday weekend: brunch fixings, complete dinners for four, desserts including whole pies, cheesecake, and Founding Farmers Chocolate, beer, wine, bottled cocktails (in our DC, MD, and VA locations). All of our Christmas at Home selections are made from scratch in our kitchens, ready to be finished in yours.

Order by: Sunday, December 19, 12pm (or while pick up times are available)
Pick up: Friday, December 24

Ordering is now closed.

View Our Christmas Weekend at Home Menu

PLEASE NOTE: To ensure you get our detailed pick up instructions via email (and it doesn’t end up in your junk inbox), please add updates@FRG.co to your email address book.

Heating Instructions:  All reheating, assembling, and serving instructions will be included with all orders and posted online closer to Christmas.

GET READY for Christmas! Mark your calendar. Ordering link for Christmas Weekend at Home 2021 is coming December 1.

JOIN US IN OUR RESTAURANT

If you prefer to come in and celebrate in our restaurant, we are open every day throughout the holiday season. On Christmas Eve, we are serving from our breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. On Christmas Day, we have two expansive and festive holiday buffets. (Our regular breakfast, lunch & dinner menus are NOT available on Christmas.)

From 9am-12pm, join us for our Christmas Morning Breakfast Buffet ($29.99).

From 12pm-8pm, join us for our Christmas Dinner Buffet ($44.99).

Reserve your table today.

Our Founding Farmers locations and Farmers Fishers Bakers are also open every day throughout the holidays with a wide range of offerings. Learn more about all of our holiday offerings HERE.

Looking for great gift ideas? 

Check out our Guide to the Holidays for additional hours and menus, as well as gifts for almost everyone on your list. Most of our gifts can be ordered online and shipped nationwide.

Enjoy Thanksgiving Weekend At Home from Farmers & Distillers

Again this year, we are bringing our delicious scratch-made food & drink to your home for the entire holiday with our Thanksgiving Weekend At Home menu.  

We’re excited to offer guests our Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings. We have it all – from starters and sides to entrées, delicious desserts, and drinks. If you want to roast your turkey from scratch, our menu includes a whole brined & ready-to-roast turkey from Jaindl Farms in Pennsylvania. Or if you prefer, we also have our roasted turkey breast with black pepper sage gravy and other entrée selections. Our menu choices are available a la carte or as a complete dinner. 

In addition to our Thanksgiving dinner offerings, we also have brunch favorites, leftover kits, fun snacks and sweets, including our Founding Farmers Chocolate. We also have beer, wine, and craft cocktails. All available for pick up from Farmers & Distillers.

View Our Thanksgiving Weekend at Home Menu HERE.

Our sibling restaurants are also offering Thanksgiving Weekend At Home menus – if they are more convenient for you – including our Founding Farmers restaurants in Reston, VATysons, VAPotomac, MD; and King of Prussia, PA, in addition to Farmers Fishers Bakers on Georgetown’s waterfront. (Please be aware that beer, wine, and bottled cocktails are not available for pick up in our PA restaurant; and only beer and wine can be picked up in our Virginia locations.) 

ORDER BY: Thanksgiving Weekend at Home orders must be placed by Friday, November 19 at 12pm (or while supplies last).

PICK UP: You will be able to select your pick up time on Wednesday, November 24 at Farmers & Distillers or any of our locations in DC, MD, VA, and PA. We anticipate pick up times will fill up quickly, so please order ASAP to guarantee availability and your desired time and location.

PLEASE NOTE: To ensure you get our detailed pick up instructions via email (and it doesn’t end up in your junk inbox), please add updates@FRG.co to your email address book.

Reheating & Cooking Instructions: Will be included with all orders and will be posted online closer to Thanksgiving.


Other Ways to Spend Thanksgiving with Us

Hot, Ready-to-Eat Thanksgiving Dinner

You can also pre-order pick up of our Thanksgiving Prix Fixe meal from all of our locations while supplies lasts. Served hot and ready to eat, you can order for one or more. Pre-ordering is now open while availability lasts. Delivery no longer available.

Pre-Order Hot, Ready-to-Eat Thanksgiving Meals Online

Dine Around Our Tables for Thanksgiving

If you would prefer to join us in our restaurants on Thanksgiving Day, we are also open for our one-of-a-kind prix fixe holiday meal. Please make your Thanksgiving Day reservation today. 

Black Friday Brunch too

We are also open for our famous Farmers Market Buffet Brunch on Black Friday to add festivity and a little rest to your holiday shopping. Make your reservation for Black Friday Brunch.

 

Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Meals in DC

This year, Farmers & Distillers is providing menus for the High Holidays at home, in our restaurant in DC, and some of our other locations (see list below*).

Our Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur menus are always thoughtfully sourced and include traditional tastes and some of our guest favorites. Order our house-made Round Challah, Matzo Ball Soup, Tzimmes, Potato Latkes, Apricot Sticky Chicken,  and Slow-Cooked Brisket. We are making delicious desserts like our decadent Flourless Chocolate Cake, Salted Caramel Haroset Vanilla Bean Cheesecake, our Founding Farmers Chocolate, and more. 

Please be aware that we are not able to cook kosher in our kitchens, so our menu selections are not kosher. 


Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur In Our Restaurant in Washignton, DC

Enjoy our special menu of traditional holiday favorites around our tables. Holiday menus available from September 6 to September 16, 2021 in our restaurant in Washington, D.C. or *some of our sister locations: MoCo’s Founding Farmers, Founding Farmers Tysons, Founding Farmers Reston Station, and Founding Farmers King of Prussia.

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Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur at Home – 2 Ways

All of our Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur To Go menus are available between September 6th & September 16th at our restaurant in DC and *some of our sister restaurants: MoCo’s Founding Farmers, Founding Farmers Tysons, Founding Farmers Reston Station, and Founding Farmers King of Prussia.

HEAT & EAT MEALS

Enjoy our traditional holiday favorites family-style at home, created to serve 4 people. Our Heat & Eat menus are started in our kitchens, ready to be finished in yours with light cooking and reheating instructions. 

Rosh Hashanah Heat & Eat 
Order by: Friday, September 3 at 3pm – Ordering is now closed.
Pick up: Tuesday, September 7, 8am-5pm

Yom Kippur Heat & Eat
Order by: Sunday, September 12 at 3pm – Ordering is now closed.
Pick up: Thursday, September 16, 8am-5pm

You can select your pick up time and location when you order on line. 

READY-TO-EAT MEALS 

Pre-order our ready-to-eat holiday menus for pick up and delivery from September 6 to September 16, 2021.  

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ORDER READY-TO-EAT MEALS

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Summer Restaurant Week is Back

One of the DMV’s best summertime offerings is here! Summer Restaurant Week begins Monday, August 9th through Sunday, August 15th, 2021.

Our guests can put together their perfect three-course meal with all of their favorite dishes from our lunch and dinner menu. Our Summer Restaurant Week special is $22 for lunch and $35 for dinner when dining with us in our restaurants.

We also have a new cocktail menu featuring our brand new Founding Spirits Bourbon, our new and improved Founding Spirits Vodka, and our forever favorite, Founding Spirits Dry Gin. You won’t want to miss our new cocktails to add to your Summer Restaurant Week fun.

Summer Restaurant Week is available at Farmers & Distillers, as well as all of our DMV locations, which have slightly different lunch and dinner menus.

Founding Farmers DC

MoCo’s Founding Farmers

Founding Farmers Tysons

Founding Farmers Reston Station

Farmers Fishers Bakers

If you would like to join us for Summer Restaurant Week, we recommend making a reservation. 

Please note: Summer Restaurant Week does not include brunch. If you would like to enjoy Summer Restaurant Week on the weekend, our Summer Restaurant Week lunch menu is available 2pm-4pm and dinner begins at 4pm. Our Summer Restaurant Week is only available for dining in.