True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
True Food Kitchen is a restaurant and lifestyle brand inspired by the philosophy that food should make you feel better, and that great tasting food and thoughtfully crafted beverages can serve as the foundation for a life well lived. From nutrient-dense staples and carefully sourced proteins to little-known superfoods, True Food Kitchen is committed to sourcing the most responsible, creative, in-season ingredients.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
The food was not great nor was service .
The “chicken avocado wrap” has no avocado. The tuna lettuce wraps had dealt small of tuna.
And one of our drinks arrived not until the food arrived.
Everything about our dinner was great except for the items missing from the menu which we've loved over the years. Three out of four of us dining last night are vegans, and your TLT sandwich and banana chia pudding are part of what we love best about True Foods. Please bring them back!! We appreciated the ease of making reservations and being able to dine outside.
Thank you Shoppermom for your positive words about our plant based dishes, there is always a change your favorites might make a come back during our seasonal menu changes!
As always, an awesome meal at True Food with wonderful services!
Thank you for the stars Dana!
Our server was outstanding and the food was delicious, but there were a couple of inexcusable exceptions—the sausage in my breakfast bowl was so dried out and hardened that it was nearly inedible. It was obviously not freshly cooked and from its texture and appearance, seemed to have been taken out of the fridge and (barely) reheated. Also, my napkin had stains on it. Our server was wonderful and made things right for us in light of those issues. I had not been to this location before and will give them another try because I have been consistently impressed by their other locations.
My friend and I were celebrating her retirement on a Saturday night with a street concert on the block, so the restaurant was busy. Service was a little slow, but our server told us at the beginning that they were backed up, and kept us updated. And when our drinks ended up really, really late, he took them off the check. We know many restaurants are short-handed these days; our food was served in a reasonable amount of time; we had plenty of things to chat about, so the little bit of delay was no problem. Our server steered us to the guacamole with edamame appetizer, which was great. We both had the salmon entrée, also great (except for some green beans in the mixed veggies that were a little too al dente for our taste). Overall, we'd definitely go back, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant to others.
Thank you for joining us, we hope to have you back in soon!
The service, food and atmosphere were great. The server was extremely attentive. I will be recommending True Food to friends and family.
Thank you for dining with us!
Great atmosphere; good service. Menu has a good variety of options.
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Open Table reservations do nothing at this restaurant. It is first come first serve and True Food does not honor reservations, so I don't understand why they are on open table.
Thank you for taking the time to review us and for joining us for lunch - all reservations are for inside dining and we try our best to honor requests for patio - we hope to have you back in soon!
After arrival we were greeted almost immediately, food was great though we wished the waitress be a little more attentive the time between drink refills and receiving the check was a bit lengthy.
Thank you for joining us, Courtney- we hope to have you back in soon!
Went there for a Sunday Lunch and had Dalton as our waiter. Dalton was excellent, friendly and attentive. The food was great and fresh. The drinks were good. Overall great experience. The whole staff is great! Thank you!
Thank you. for joining us Leo! Hope to have you back in soon!
Like most places, the noise level prevented enjoyable conversation but the food and service were excellent.
Thank you for joining us Robert!
The quality of the produce in our dishes was exceptional.
Thank you William
I was introduced to this inviting place in NJ. Everything was wonderful there and everything is wonderful in VA. From the decor to the food, to the service, everything about True Food Kitchen is amazing. We sat next to the kitchen and it was nice to watch the kitchen staff work their magic.
Thank you for joining us NIckie!
Great service, atmosphere, food - but a bit pricey
Thank you CamilleS!
Very good, all staff were pleasant and professional.
Thank you, Maureen!
The manager made us feel embarrassed and unwelcome after rudely marching up to our table in front of the entire restaurant and reprimanding us for something that was not our fault. Additionally, she admitted that her own staff was not trained but failed to apologize. During this whole encounter my party was confused about her position because she did NOT introduce herself, just began scolding us like petulant children. If she would’ve politely introduced herself and told us there was an issue (caused by HER STAFF), it would’ve gone over a lot better.. however we were left wondering who this person even was. She never came back to apologize. I have never experienced such embarrassment at a restaurant, ever.
Mercedes was great and the young Beautiful hostess was wonderful as well. The food was “meh.” Mercedes made the experience the best and she was beyond knowledgeable and helpful.
Thank you for joining us! We are so thrilled that Mercedes made such a wonderful experience for you
Credit card charges were mixed up and my friend was told she couldn’t have eggs cooked the way she wanted. However, manager was able to take care of all of it, so it worked out fine. Food was okay, but not great.
Jack - Thank you for joining us and providing feedback on your most recent visit. While we are happy we were able to fix the credit card transactions for you right away, we do apologize that we did not accommodate the egg specification you and your guests wanted. Thank you Anne
Food is great and they’ve got a variety of options that can accommodate different diets.
Thank you Rebecca!
Great hosts, great servers, great food. Nice atmosphere.
Thank you JIm!
Delicious plant based options in a bright, cheerful setting!
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Food was great, service was slow but not busy.
Thank you for your feed back David!
ate outside. very nice service, good food... definitely recommend. Celebrated a birthday and they were great. even free chocolate cake.
Thank you Terri! We hope to have you back in soon!
Had a great experience here at True Food Kitchen. We came to dine for Father’s Day & my family absolutely loved everything about it. We will be back!
Thank you Carmel for the Positive feedback!
Our server literally never came back... Another server had to serve us after a while thank God for him!
Thank you for joining us - we apologize on the lapse in service as that is not our standard - we hope to have you back in soon with wonderful service all the way through -Anne
Absolutely wonderful! The food was flavorful and hearty. We had the Vegan Double Cheeseburger with gluten free bun, Chicken parmesan and grass fed burgers with buns toasted. Sweet potato hash was good but some of the potatoes weren't cooked all the way through. For dessert we had the chocolate cake with Carmel sauce and vanilla ice cream. Also, the vegan key lime pie. Delicious! Daniel was a great server. Very relaxed and accommodating. He checked on us frequently. I felt myself looking for him on certain occasions. But other than that, very personable.
Thanks Elizabeth, we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to seeing you again!
I enjoyed the plant-based options ! Really excellent food!
Delicious food… good drinks. Service was not up to par. Communication between waitresses and bar was very poor. Drinks didn’t come and when they did come, they were wrong.
Thank you for joining us - We apologize for the lack of communication on your beverage order, we would like to hear more about your experience. you may reach us at 703-527-0930 thank you again Anne
Great quick Friday lunch with a friend. Try the skinny marg - very refreshing!
Thank you Ahop!
We waited for 40 minutes for our food and drinks. Just for the manager to tell us that it didn’t go through, and didn’t offer us a to cover our meal or free drinks. So we left. Really sad because I have been here before and had a good experience. But after yesterday sadly, I don’t think I can see myself coming back again.
Thank you for your review and feedback - we apologize that we failed to bring you and your guests amazing hospitality during your visit We would love the opportunity to win you back as our guests. At your convenience you can reach me at 703-527-0930 Thank you, Anne
Waitress not attentive to needs and the manager was working the dining room as if she knew it and had to.
Thank you for your feedback on your most recent dining experience, we value our guests feedback as it allows us to better our restaurant- we hope to have you back in soon, as we would love the opportunity to win you back!
Had one of the seasonal cocktails, it was delicious! Food was great, good fast service.
Thank you, MarinE!!
Love it always
We had a lovely time, great food, great service!
Thank you Elise!
Amazing food and customer service! Highly recommend! Also love the decor
Thank you for your excellent service and ambience.
Thank you for your kind words!!
I hate to give bad reviews, but this place was a mess. Tuna poke bowl says nothing about being spicy on the menu, but something was very much so. Had to re-order something else. The bottom of my pizza was burned, so every bite was like biting into a charcoal briquette. The drinks took 15-20 minutes to come out, and then only half came until we reminded them there were more. And the biggest transgression was a huge pet peeve of mine - they delivered the apps and entrees at the same time! Except for one app that came 5 minutes later. Come on, that’s Restaurant 101!
Thank you for taking the time to review us - we appreciate your review and are always looking for ways to improve our guests experiences- at your convenience we would love to hear more about your most recent dining experience you may reach us at 703-527-0930 thank you for your time, Anne
Healthy food that actually tastes good! The vegan in our group picked the restaurant, but the omnivores were happy too. They had light, healthy dishes, and more filling food too. The calorie count was on the menu, so you can plan accordingly. And all the drinks were great, from the light refreshing teas to the beautiful cocktails.
Thank you, Kelsey
Delicious, great service
The food and atmosphere was great. The Avocado Key Lime Pie for wife's birthday was a big surprise. Thank you for a special and memorable time.
Thank you Richard - we appreciate your review! hope to have you back in soon!
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 4.6 stars by 420 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.