True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

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Pull up a seat for some in-season goodness, the fall menu is back at True Food!

True Food Kitchen is a health-driven restaurant and bar inspired by a philosophy that food should make you feel better, not worse, and that great tasting food can serve as the foundation for a life well lived. True Food’s seasonal menu emphasizes wholesome, seasonal ingredients with thoughtful preparations to highlight the natural health benefits and flavors of each ingredient. From thoughtfully crafted cocktails, such as the Citrus Skinny Margarita, made with fresh-pressed citrus and organic tequila, to nutrient-dense dishes like the Edamame Dumplings, Korean Noodle Salad, Ancient Grains with miso-glazed sweet potatoes, Grilled Fish Tacos and an antioxidant rich Flourless Chocolate Cake, True Food Kitchen’s menu celebrates variety and caters to every food preference with an assortment of delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Noisy but great food. I appreciated that the calories were on the menu.

CM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful meal with interesting menu choices. The Valentine’ s prix fixe was perfect.

AG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting combination of dishes, nice atmosphere

NM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my new favorite restaurants! So many innovative, fresh plant-based meal options.

BE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is great for everyone, but especially for people who want to eat as healthy as possible. I love the turkey burger and the sweet potato hash is so delicious. I was disappointed that they removed goat cheese from the menu as that is an option for lactose intolerant people. The grass-fed burger is just as delicious as the turkey burger. Service is excellent. The only negative with the ambiance is that the two top tables are set so close together, it's actually hard to walk in between the tables to get to the seat. Also, with the tables so close together, when it's a full restaurant, it can be a little loud. Overall, I love that this restaurant cares about the source of the food, only uses the healthier oils and ingredients, and is very accommodating for any special diet need.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentines Day Meal

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Beck was wonderful. Loved, loved, loved the Fig and Gorgonzola flatbread and the Immunity Bowl!

B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was inattentive and the quality of the food was mixed. The grass fed burger was overcooked and dry. We’ve had better experiences at this restaurant.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Received the wrong drink and my quinoa burger didn’t have avocado on it, so it felt crazy expensive for what it was. I left extremely hungry still after eating a little bit of quinoa with lettuce for $19. Fail. The restaurant was super busy so my friend and I didn’t want to bother putting in any complaints, we’ve worked in restaurants and know it happens sometimes.

NC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, wide-open space with vibrant decor. One never feels crowded regardless of how busy it gets. Food is wonderful, comprising a healthy, plant-focused alternative to the standard American fare of meat, cheese, and fried items. Service was extremely friendly and attentive.

O
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to restaurant in the Mosaic district.

We tried some new selections. All were phenomenally delicious.

Edamame Guacamole
avocado, cilantro pesto, pumpkin seed, aleppo & house-made pita chips.

Coconut Sea Bass with Spicy Panang Curry
sweet potato, green bean, bok choy, rainbow carrot, thai basil, coconut curry shrimp broth.

Squash Pie.

Our server, Arezou, is knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. She has served us before and is consistently awesome. We value her recommendations.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind words about True Food Kitchen. We are committed to providing unique quality and flavors that you will enjoy and hopefully keep you coming back. We look forward to serving you again soon. Gratefully, True Food Kitchen

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K
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good! I don’t like being crowded in on those small tables for two down the center of the restaurant. The rest of the restaurant was practically empty and they tried to sandwich me into a table with no privacy. I asked to be moved.
They always do it and those are the worst seats in the restaurant.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 4 days ago

Hello Karen, I'm glad the team was able to accommodate your request. Thanks for the review.

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C
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Perfect for health conscious diners who still want great tasting food!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great spot to meet friends!

KH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Great food but don't expect a quiet dining experience. Noisy and busy.

S
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and attentive service. The restaurant was busy and noisy.

JW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. Noise level may force us to eat elsewhere in the future.

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal I can feel good about. The kids love it too!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the positive vibes! Hope to see you again soon.

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic fresh food and beverages every time. Thank you!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 6 days ago

We appreciate all our customers...and it is comments like yours, from people that keep coming back, that keep us going. We strive to provide special tastes that will stand out and hopefully make True Food Kitchen one of your favorites. Thank you for your remarks. Gratefully, True Food Kitchen

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AB
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to Samwell (Waiter) and Alex (Manager on Duty) for making my guest and I feel like family at the restaurant. Also, we want to give thanks to the cooks who prepared that amazing food and for the bartenders who made those FANTASTIC drinks! We will be returning!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 6 days ago

Love hearing the comments including our staff making a difference. Thank you so much for taking the time.

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O
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped in before a movie. We shared the fig Gorgonzola, caramelized onion flatbread. Awesome. I had the fish tacos made worth redfish and my companion had the pokey bowl. We were both very happy. Service staff were knowledgeable and fun.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to comment. Hope to see you in a future visit.

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KS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and service

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for the stars! They are dreamy...

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M
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was cold and 4/8 of the members at the table weren’t fond of it. Decor is nice! Location is great! Perhaps try something other than the pizzas and wraps?

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review and for letting us know the experience was less than desirable. We want everyone to enjoy a wonderful time so when we hear that your experience was subpar, it concerns us. Please contact me so we can discuss this issue with you and make your next visit with us a delightful one. brian.beauregard at truefoodkitchen [email]

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PD
Caribbean
17 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Kayla was excellent! Very friendly and efficient. Food was great as per usual.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you Patricia! We will definitely let Kayla know you enjoyed her! We look forward to having you back in again soon!

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A
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant with lots of delicious options for vegans and vegetarians. Excellent cocktails and impeccable service!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to having you back in again soon!

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DS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience. The service was excellent. The staff were really on top of their game and provided us with an ample amount of attention without being 'too much'. The food was fresh, delicious and FILLING - which sometimes we think going to a trendy healthy lots of vegetables place will leave you with a need for a large dessert afterwards. It was not the case with True Food. Overall, I would highly recommend for all foodie types. Even if you are a meat and potatoes person - give it a shot, it will expand your food list for sure.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on January 30, 2020

Hi Dave! Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to having you back in again soon!!

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S
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food options which are healthy and delicious. Service is pleasant but not as thorough as it should be. The restaurant is very loud.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on January 30, 2020

Hi Subie! Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback! I'd love to hear more about your visit, and how we can improve! Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience: Lranieri at truefoodkitchen. Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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BL
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Had a reservation, it took a long time in between visits from our server. The server was prompt and polite but we felt rushed. In addition our pricey cocktail drinks were removed from the table with a few sips left. I ordered tea and was given an herbal lemon drink, though the server did change it after a bit. Food was pricey but tasty.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on January 30, 2020

Hi Bee! Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback! I will share this information with the rest of the team so we improve for your next visit! We look forward to having you back in again soon!

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CB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, as always! Love this spot!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to having you back in again soon!

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D
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience1

Nothing special. No creative dishes, at least in the vegetarian/vegan category. I was expecting more than just vegetable poke bowls and salads.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on January 30, 2020

Hi David! I'm sorry you didn't like our menu options. We do offer a variety of dishes including pizzas, lasagna, turkey burger, grass-fed beef burger, and more! Our menu also changes seasonally! Hopefully you will try us again, and see all that we have to offer! Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I went with a friend to True Food. The ambiance at True Food is awesome. My buddy had the sea bass, which he found very tasty. I had the Korean Noodle bowl with tofu.. the tofu is delicious. The overall noodle bowl was a little salty. Overall the meal was good and I would go back again...soon.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to having you back in again soon!

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RA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends who had never been here before, loved it. Everything was fresh and delicious.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you Ruth! We look forward to having you back in again soon!

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E
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to enjoy a fun night out and feel like you are eating healthy. Great selection of tasty food options to appease a variety of people's taste buds. Good service, nice wine selection - would definitely come back to try more of the options.

LT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Met a friend for lunch. The Brussels sprouts app was wonderful! Had the Chilean sea bass for lunch and enjoyed ever last spoonful of the broth!! The only thing I found distracting was the child that was allowed to scream, and I mean scream, throughout our meal.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food4service2ambience3

I loved the food here. Service is always an issue. Slow. Slow.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've enjoyed this place with gal pals and on a date; food is excellent and it's lively without being too loud -- conversation is possible and enjoyable! Servers are always really cool and knowledgeable.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on January 22, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to having you back in again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday occasion went well!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on January 22, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to having you back in again soon!

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LN
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on January 22, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to having you back in again soon!

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D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food. Pretty good service. Good location.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to having you back in soon!

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H
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had a flatbread with cheese and dates and the “Immunity Bowl” and both were outstanding! Going back next weekend.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on January 20, 2020

Hi Hutch! Thank you for the kind words! We are looking forward to seeing you next weekend!

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