True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter

4.7
322 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Good Vegetarian Options
True Food Kitchen Arlington is now reopen with dine-in service. As we carefully and conservatively re-open our restaurant, we continue to honor our commitment to the health and safety of our guests and staff. Our dining room and patio will look different as we’ve made critical adjustments to accommodate for social distancing, enhanced standards and safety measures. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this new normal together.

Support True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter during COVID-19

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 322 people are saying
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Kate
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am obsessed with True Food Kitchen! At this specific location, the staff is BEYOND nice and always go above & beyond. Highly recommend!

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Responded 2 days ago

THANK YOU KATE!!! HOPE TO HAVE YOU BACK IN SOON!

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Shahrouz
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The only thing that needs to be fixed in this restaurant is the online ordering and payment website.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for joining us and providing feedback for us to improve, we appreciate you taking the time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome ambiance and overall a wonderful experience.

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Responded on January 8, 2021

Thank you for joining us!

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JalenH
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service and great atmosphere. Will definitely be back again

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Responded on January 1, 2021

We look forward to having you again!

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ClareS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

I drove past and saw that the outdoor seating had heaters, so I made a reservation for lunch outside. When we arrived, we found that most of the heaters were out of fuel. We were cold. Under table heaters would be better.
Food was super and server was good.
I think one of the almond milk lattes was mixed up with the regular milk latte.
We’ve been very happy in the past. Just this time disappointing!

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on December 29, 2020

Hi Clare - Thank you for joining us - and providing feedback on your most recent visit. Apologies that we missed the mark on your overall experience and we would like to hear more about your experience You may reach us at 703-527-0930 Thank you for your time Anne

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AshleyR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience and cocktails. Definitely recommend if in Arlington.

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Responded on December 22, 2020

Thank you Ashley!!

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atqb
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First timer, but will definitely return.

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KimM
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent at True Food. A little expensive so I don’t go that often. But when I do the rewards program never works and no servers or managers seem to know how to get it to work.

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Responded on December 26, 2020

Thank you for the Stars and feedback - please let us know how we can assist to help with the rewards program 703-5270930 Anne

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vipRyanM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Food has a large selection of gluten-free options.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on December 4, 2020

Thank you for coming in and enjoying our gluten free options!

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FeliciaO
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner! No complaints. Service was excellent!

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Responded on December 26, 2020

Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, healthy food and great atmosphere.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on December 26, 2020

Thank you!

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Whitney
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very clean and socially distanced, felt comfortable. Cute bar.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on November 23, 2020

Thank you Whitney!

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Sampsonite30
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tasty meal outside during covid. My butternut squash pizza was delicious!

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on November 23, 2020

Thank you for the review! The Butternut Squash pizza is a great fall option!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious per usual and it came out fast. They take COVID standards seriously - I’d gladly come here again.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on November 14, 2020

Thank you for joining us- hope to have you back in soon!

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vipBarbie
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have eaten here twice for outdoor lunches. Nice selection of salads.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on November 13, 2020

Thank-you Barbie, Hope to have you back in soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service!

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Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Visiting daughter from out of town, the dessert choc mouse cake was best, suggest to have more food choice options with seafood and more veggie dinner options

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on November 8, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience - so happy you enjoyed the chocolate cake and appreciate the feedback on how to improve our menu

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vipFuntimes
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE the vibe of Ballston Quarter and eating outside on the patio is the best.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on October 24, 2020

Thank you for joining us! W hope to have you back in soon

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FaithS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great! Very pleasant and positive energy. We sat outside on a great Saturday afternoon right under the sun. Perfect day!! Sorry I didn’t catch our servers name. We order pancakes for an appetizer l,, a breakfast bowl and a kale salad with chicken and shrimp for main courses.

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Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you for joining us! We hope to have you back in soon!

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vipAdrienF
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on October 27, 2020

thank you!

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Luv2eat
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was very friendly and the food was delicious.

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Responded on October 12, 2020

Thank you for joining us!

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LoriW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Made a reservation for an outdoor table. When I arrived they said outdoor tables were first come first served. Had a 25 minute wait then. Shrimp tacos were awful. Other meals were okay. I get these are tough times for restaurants but I’ll never go back. True Foods used to be my favorite. Servers were good though and I thank them for their work.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on October 5, 2020

Lori, We appreciate that you came in to check us out. Our policy for our patio has always been first come first served and we apologize for the inconvenience with your wait time. We would love an opportunity to win you back! We would love to get more feedback if you would like to call 703-527-0930 and ask for a manager we would appreciate the feedback. Thank you

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Chris
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The squash pie was amazing. The shrimp tacos were VERY bland but there were lots of shrimp, which I appreciated. It almost felt purposeful with the lack of seasoning on anything inside the shrimp tacos. Wouldn't recommend that dish.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you Chris for coming in and enjoying our squash pie. We always appreciate feedback on our dishes and appreciate the comment!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very nice spot! Love the food - I always feel light and healthy after eating here. It’s a nice atmosphere and very cozy / chic. Definitely recommend! Good setting for social outings / groups of friends

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thank you for enjoying our restaurant! We hope to see you again!

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MalucyDC
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, always. Our waitress was super attentive to our lively party of four.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on October 1, 2020

Thank you for joining us! Hope to have you back in soon!

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JHRfromATL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent setting, convenient, diverse staff, clean restrooms.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on September 24, 2020

Thank you for joining us!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The service was good. My friend accidentally ordered food with tree nuts in it and they were very accommodating.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thank you for coming in and we are happy to accommodate any of your specific needs and requests!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Food Kitchen is a true favorite with our family.

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Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you!

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Premiere
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really impressed with the mobile ordering and payment option. Our group of 5 easily ordered from one phone for our meals. We did also order drinks from the server. We were given the option to do either. When it came time to pay we were very excited for the ability to scan the QR code, pick our items from the bill, and each pay separately without any fuss or having to do math. Kudos to whoever selected that company for ordering and payment!!

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Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you for your review! So happy you had a great time!

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vipMeritto
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a bit chilly outside, but as always the food was delicious. Probably should invest in some heaters.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you for your review and feedback - we hope to have you back in soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, best vegan pizza I have ever tasted

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thank you for trying our pizza!

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vipRene
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and excellent customer service to hostess and the wait staff!

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on September 20, 2020

Thank you so much for checking us out!

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ChristieK
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, and great social distancing!

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on September 20, 2020

Thank you for coming in! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience and felt safe!

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vipElisaA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always ... the waitress was so kind and full of attentions! We were also offered a squash to try. Always the place to go !!! At this location in particular !

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on September 13, 2020

Thank you for coming to our restaurant! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time and the new Squash Pie!

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vipPatriciaW
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional during coronal times!

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on September 20, 2020

Thank you for coming in!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overpriced for food quantity and presentation. Need more dessert options.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on September 9, 2020

Thank you! We appreciate your feedback and sincerely hope you enjoyed our restaurant!

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vipBRW10
London
42 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Food has become our new favorite restaurant! Nice outdoor seating, clean, high quality ingredients, delicious and fabulous service every time!

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Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you! We love having you here!

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vipChrissyVA
Thailand
71 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very high quality, fresh and delicious. My only disappointment was in the quantity as the portions were on the small size.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on September 9, 2020

Thank you! We are happy that you enjoyed your food and appreciate the feedback!

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MalloryR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious! I am always impressed with how they can make healthy food taste amazing! I will keep going back again and again!

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Responded on September 2, 2020

THANK YOU MALLORY

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CoBrA2168
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience as always!

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you for joining us!

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FAQs

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 527-0930.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter is rated 4.7 stars by 322 OpenTable diners.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://truefoodkitchen.cashstar.com/store/recipient?locale=en-us.

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.