True Food Kitchen - Bethesda

4.6
1792 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Good Vegetarian Options
True Food Kitchen in Bethesda is open for indoor dining, patio dining, no-contact pickup & delivery. All reservations will be seated at indoor tables. Patio tables will be available only on a first come first serve basis. As always, we will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our guests by following the guidance of the CDC and local health officials. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this new normal together.

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.

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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
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1792 people are saying
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VinR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The menu is varied and tasty - much better then when I came 3 years ago. I would return.

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vipJenW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

There was a little bit of a wait until our server arrived (after seated), but no big deal.

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MeshaylahE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Beautiful Aesthetic! And Beautiful Birthday dinner !

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Responded 2 days ago

Meshaylah, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review of your visit to Bethesda. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal and had a great experience for your Birthday. Thank you for choosing us as your restaurant of choice for your special occasion and we look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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KariA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Perfect outdoor dining on a cool night! Love the patio heaters!!

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Responded 2 days ago

KariA, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your visit. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal on our patio. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon so we can try and give you the 5 star experience I know we can,

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with options for vegans, vegetarians, and anyone else.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review of your visit. We're happy to hear that you had a great experience and enjoyed the food. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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SUEC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delight to discover True Food Kitchen
The food was absolutely delicious from appetizers to desserts
Service was friendly & efficient & the manager came over to help us put in the App so we could pay
Highly recommended & we will return

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Responded on October 15, 2021

Sue, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star of your visit. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and the service. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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MarthaAnnS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inspired me to eat better myself.

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Responded 4 days ago

MarthaAnnS, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your visit. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and it has inspired you to eat better. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Worse food and drinks I had in a long time!
And there are so much light that you get a feel that you are in the train station cafeteria.

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Responded on October 12, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your visit. We're sorry to hear that your experience here was not satisfactory. Please always let a manager know when we're not delivering the food or drinks that you're accustomed to when dining out. If you like would to speak further about your visit please contact me at your earliest convenience. Matt Largent (240)200-1257

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NancyT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought two out-of- town relatives to True Food Kitchen because they like healthy, primarily vegetarian food, and are weight conscious. True Food makes it easy by providing a range of meals (pizzas, grain bowls, pasta and desserts) that feature seasonal vegetables--such as butternut squash in the Fall, and show the calorie count for each dish. I always get the cauliflower appetizer, with tahini and chopped dates. Delicious!

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Responded on October 12, 2021

Nancy, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review of your visit. We appreciate you choosing True Food Kitchen in Bethesda to bring your out of town friends to for dinner. We're happy to hear that you all enjoyed the food and we look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for homecoming dinner and it was excellent

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Responded on October 12, 2021

Thank you for choosing True Food Kitchen for your Homecoming restaurant. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and we look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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DianeS
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

According to our 5 year old food critic, the Kids Pizza was worth the wait...the 2 of them (5 and 2 y/o) ate the whole thing including the crust! Adults all had great meals too!

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Responded on October 12, 2021

DianeS, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review of your visit. We're happy to hear that your personal food critic loved the pizza. Since we all know kids dictate where their parents eat we're sure to see you dine here again very soon.

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RedGates
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the 3 of us raved to each other about the food choices we made. Amazingly fresh foods, vegetables, sauces, and grains in our 3 grain bowls. I ordered an extra kale salad and all was wilted with old cuts visible on stems; waiter suggested removal from bill so thank you on that. Rest of meal was superb.

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Responded on October 12, 2021

RedGates, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review of your visit. We're happy to hear that you all enjoyed your meal. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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mauram
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and lovely service — not inexpensive but good value

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Responded on October 9, 2021

Mauram, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review of your visit. We're happy yo hear that you had an enjoyable experience and loved the food and service. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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vipBrooke
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The place your order online and pay your check makes it seem like a cafeteria. It’s awful and it’s impersonal. Would not continue to go back if it continues. And between Bethesda and DC, we’ve been 50 times.

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Responded on October 9, 2021

Brooke, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your visit. The ability to look up the menu and pay through your phone is welcomed by some of our guests who are still concerned about contactless menus and payment options. We still offer paper menu's and traditional payment processing upon request. Please let your server know the next time you visit. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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LizzyN
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got an outdoor table on a beautiful Sunday afternoon for a leisurely lunch. The staff is always so courteous and helpful making suggestions of what to order. I love eating here. I never feel rushed. So many vegetarian and vegan options. As usual, I had my favorites, the brussel sprout appetizer and teriyaki quinoa bowl. I really need to order something different. In the past, I have had the butternut squash soup, edamame dumplings, ancient grains bowl, Korean sweet potato bowl, plant based double cheeseburger, vegan pizza - all delicious and fresh. Highly recommend this place.

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Responded on October 6, 2021

LizzyN, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review of your visit. We're thrilled to hear that you've tried so many of our dishes and loved them all. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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vipMiamifoodie
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very nice brunch date. I wish they had more selection but food was good
And healthy. However a little overpriced. But such is life when you want to eat healthy. Enjoyed the service. Our server was amazing.

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Responded on October 6, 2021

Miamifoodie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review of your visit. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our healthy menu options and we look forward to having you dine with us again soon. Keep an eye out for our new Miami location opening up next Spring!!

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vipChrisE
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Didn't honor OpenTable reservation, terribly cooked fish, and very little done to remedy all their errors. Better to avoid True Food Kitchen altogether!

I had an evening reservation. Before arriving that day, I spoke with a hostess on the phone who assured me that my reservation was for outdoor seating and there would be no problem fulfilling it. When I arrived at my reservation time, however, I was told that they don't take reservations for outdoor seating and that we'd have an hour long wait! We waited about a half hour and were seated. We then waited about a half hour for our main course to arrive after ordering. Two of us had ordered sea bass and the sea bass was so overcooked that it literally required a knife to be able to cut. We told the waitress about this, and she offered to replace the fish, but we ended up waiting about 15-20 minutes for the replacement. Then, when it arrived, although it was better cooked than the first fish, it was STILL overcooked! After all of these issues, I thought for sure the restaurant would discount the fish or not charge us for it or at least offer us a dessert or something. Apart from apologizing, they did nothing.

Overall, my experience dining at True Food was awful. There are a lot of great restaurants in Bethesda, and this isn't one of them. I suggest you avoid it.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on October 7, 2021

ChrisE, We are very sorry your meal with us wasn't up to our standards. We pride ourselves on taking care of our guests so we appreciate the feedback. This is an issue that will be brought up with our servers, management and culinary team. We hope you come back to give us a second try so we could change your mind. Thank you!

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vipSandy
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The sea bass was dry

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Responded on October 3, 2021

Sandy, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your visit. We're sorry to hear that your Seabass was overcooked. Please always let your server or manager know when the food is not right so we may try and fix it while you're still dining with us. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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vipWashDCMom
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious fall menu! Butternut squash pizza and Panang curry are both excellent.

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Responded on October 3, 2021

WashDCMom, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review of your visit. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the new Fall menu additions. Both the seasonal Butternut Squash Pizza and the Spicy Panang Curry have been HUGE hits since being brought back on the menu. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

The food was over cooked. My onions were burnt. My vegetables were cold. And they put a sauce on top of my steak which I specifically seafood not to!!! I will not be returning.

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Responded on September 28, 2021

OpenTable Diner, We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your meal with us. Anytime you're not enjoying your meal here in Bethesda please ask for a manager so we may try to fix or offer you something else. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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HamlettS
County Durham
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the weather perfect for dining outside.

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Responded on September 28, 2021

HamlettS, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We agree it is a beautiful time of year to be dining on our patio and look forward to hosting you again

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PamF
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the menu, food, drinks and service. The noise level is a problem especially for our friend who is hard of hearing. Not sure if there are parts of the restaurant where this is less of a problem or not. We’ll still come there but will need to think about this issue when dining with some friends.

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Responded on September 28, 2021

PamF, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! Please let us know if the area you were seated in is too loud and we will be happy to try and find a quieter area of the restaurant. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to you dining again with us!

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JennA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat outside - although there is traffic noise, they have done an admirable job at creating an outdoor setting with lights etc. The drinks are fantastic and the waiter was quite lovely. The only minor issue was that we received our entrees before our drinks - but otherwise - fabulous time and we will return.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on October 8, 2021

JennA, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review of your visit. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and service on the patio. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved Trie Food Kitchen. My colleagues and I will definitely dine there again.

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Responded on September 28, 2021

OpenTable Diner, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We are happy you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to you dining with us again

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vipLovegreatfood
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Everything was good, except that the HVAC system was blowing right on me

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Responded on September 28, 2021

Lovegreatfood, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! Please let us know if you are unhappy about your seating arrangement and we will happily find you another table. We look forward to you dining with us again

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The place was clean and people were nice. I think reviews are over hyped when it comes to food. I got a burger that tasted and looked like it was something out of a microwave and overcooked the sweet potatoes were luke warm and just didn't look appetizing at all. My wife lasagna bolognese which was edible and actually warm. For $62 I would have had better food at a carnie festival.

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Responded on September 25, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your visit. I'm sorry to hear that you and your wife did not enjoy your meal. Anytime you're not enjoying your meal here in Bethesda please ask for a manager so we may try to fix or offer you something else. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We had a great evening and some of the food was very good. My husbands noodle dish and the appetizer and dessert were very good. I didn’t like my vegan burger. It fell apart easily and the cheese sauce was messy. I’m also used to beyond meat and potato buns, so I’m not a good person to decide if it’s a good tasting veggie burger. It probably is.

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Responded on October 2, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your visit. We're sorry to hear that even though you had a great evening that the vegan double cheeseburger fell short of your expectations. Please always let your server know or ask for a manager when your meal isn't up to par and we would love the opportunity to offer you something else. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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KimA
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I’ve had in a long time. The food was great, the drink was amazing. Service was so friendly. Will be back soon!

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Responded on September 23, 2021

Kim, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review of your visit. We're thrilled to hear that you you had such an amazing experience with the food and service. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Spacious environment and good service. All around wonderful experience.

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Responded on September 20, 2021

We are very happy you enjoyed the food, environment and service. Thank you for the 5 stars !

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KarmenC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Clean food. The manager even remembered my husband. Attention to detail. Love it!!!

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Responded on September 20, 2021

KarmenC, Thanks for the 5 star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us and look forward to having you in again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic!!! I love this restaurant!!

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Responded on September 18, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review of your visit. We happy to hear that you had a great experience here in Bethesda and that the service was fantastic. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was great! Menu was fantastic. Will def go back

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Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your visit. We're happy to hear that you loved the food and had a great experience. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon and hopefully have the 5 star experience I know we can do.

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vipTabletalker
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Large outdoor patio, attentive service and yummy healthy food...what's not to like? The grain bowls are particularly delicious - fresh and flavorful.

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Responded on September 14, 2021

Tabletalker, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your visit. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the Ancient Grains bowl and the attentive service. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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ChanC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food didn't have much taste and the kitchen was somewhat stingy on the ingredients. My smashed avocado toast had very little avocado (the main ingredient)

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Responded on September 14, 2021

ChanC, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your visit. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't fully enjoy your meal. Please always ask for a manager when something is unsatisfactory so we may attempt to fix it while you're still dining with us. I will also share your feedback with the chefs. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!!!!

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Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review of your visit. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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CathyS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I wish you could reserve an outdoor table. The wait on a Saturday evening was about 30 minutes.

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Responded on September 14, 2021

CathyS, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your visit. With only 15 tables outside on our small patio it's almost impossible to guarantee a reservation for the patio. We do take into consideration patio seating requests but it doesn't always work out that way. Coming in earlier or later for dinner will increase your chances. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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AlejandraK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is good and the restaurant is good for vegans. The vegetarian options are great. The reservation process is poor. Even though we have a reservation, we have to wait for an outside table. It does not matter if you have a reservation. Note most of the customer were sitting outside, maybe 2 tables were occupied inside. For the hostess to expect that people with reservations would like to seat inside is unrealistic.

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Responded on September 14, 2021

Alejandra, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your visit. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the food as well as the Vegan options. Unfortunately for the outdoor dining we cannot guarantee patio reservations. As you saw the other night most guests prefer outside when the weather is nice and as much as we would love to please everybody, it's impossible to guarantee. We look forward to having you dine with us a again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server had great recommendations. I don’t recall his name, but he was a taller bald man.

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Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review of your visit. We're happy to hear that your server had great recommendations for your visit and that you enjoyed the food. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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AnneParris
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the outside patio dining. Priscilla was a great server. Everything was delicious. The wait to get our food seemed too long, but we figured that like every other place around, they are just short of cooks.

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Responded on September 8, 2021

AnneParris, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review of your visit. We happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal on our outdoor patio and Priscilla gave you great service. I apologize for the long wait for your food. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Didn’t honor our reservation to sit outdoors

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Responded on September 8, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee outdoor dining reservations. We do our best to accommodate requests but sometimes it does require an additional wait to be seated outside. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from True Food Kitchen - Bethesda using the Order Online button. True Food Kitchen - Bethesda also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 200-1257.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda is rated 4.6 stars by 1792 OpenTable diners.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda 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.