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True Food Kitchen - Bethesda

4.6
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1561 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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True Food Kitchen Bethesda is now open with patio and indoor dining. 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 patio and indoor dining will look different as we’ve made critical adjustments to accommodate for social distancing, enhanced standards and safety measures. Reservations are for indoor dining only, and we will be taking patio tables on a first come, first serve basis.We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this new normal together.

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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1561 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was my first time there. Wonderful experience

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StephenieB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is fresh and the service is great. I’ve never had a bad meal there.

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vipSarahS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appreciated the touchless system for ordering and paying. And, as always, the food was delicious. Thank you!

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vipZakS
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, lots of veggie options. And outdoor heaters

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for taking the time for the review!

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vipboldfoodlover
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Love the flavorful healthy options, but I find the atmosphere very loud and unappealing.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded 4 days ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to lets us know about your recent experience. Love that you were happy with the food options, but if their is anything specific you can share about the atmosphere being unappealing, please reach out the restaurant so we can react the best that we can.

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vipDianeS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good farm-to-table restaurant. Foot was interesting and good, service fast and efficient and friendly. Felt comfortable there too in terms of COVID

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thanks for taking the time, hope to have you in again soon.

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suzym
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating...last minute add-on to our party & no problem! Waited 10 mins. for an outside table...beautiful day for waiting, so no problem! Ordering process a bit cumbersome {covid safe}, so we opted to order the pre-covid way, no problem! Food, drinks served in a timely fashion! Flavorful, filling portions! We were able to linger as long as we wished w/o feeling pushed to leave. Lovely, charming place!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on October 7, 2020

So great to read your review, thanks for taking the time. Hope to have you back again soon!

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GeorgeR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We always have had a good experience at this True food ; however, one person in our party had to send the food back as it did not taste well. We will give it another chance at some point.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Very nice server. Great food.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on October 3, 2020

thank your leaving your stars!

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JeremyM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service.
Quick seating.
Tasty soup - butternut squash.

Delicious watermelon tomato salad with a little bit of hotness that I did not expect.

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Franny
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James was great. Food and drinks healthy and tasty! Easy to feel good about what you're eating not guilty!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thanks for the feedback, I know James appreciate it!

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LiaB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food here was delicious. I am not a quinoa fan at all but tried it here and it was so good. We also had the chocolate quinoa brownie and squash pie and they both were delicious. I am planning to go back again this week.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thanks for the comments Lisa!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fantastic and tasty

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave your notes!

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vipemlo
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent for dining outside. Good and healthy meals. Recommend the shrimp tacos! A light, delicious plate with a very fresh arugula salad. Loved the chia seed and banana pudding!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thanks Emlo!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside. With Covid we were spread out and it wasn’t very crowded on a Wednesday. Hummus is delicious, had the chicken pizza, the skinny margarita was fresh and delicious.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thank you for the comments, hope to have you in again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I fell in love with True Food in Atlanta, so I was super excited to learn about one in Bethesda. And although they didn’t have my FAVORITE dish available (the TLT sandwich), I was not disappointed. I will be back!

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Myra
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience4

It's unfortunate - when True Foods first opened, it was amazing! But the quality of service and the quality of food has been getting worse and worse since. I keep convincing myself to come back based on the wonderful experiences I had when True Foods first opened. But I have been consistently getting terrible service and terrible food. I got the Teriyaki Quinoa Bowl and it was absolute gross....an overdose of sweetness and my shrimp was overcooked, dry, no flavor. No more True Foods for me.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on September 23, 2020

Hello Myra, I am sorry that your last experience was up to either of our standards really. This is not the level of execution we strive for. I know we can do better and encourage to call me at the store so we can invite you back out. I will pass your information along to the chef and service manager. Brian Beauregard

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Zero atmosphere. Feels like a cafeteria

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on September 23, 2020

Hello, I am sorry that the atmosphere has change in the recent times during COVID 19. I know it is our goal to return to normal procedures as time passes. Thank you for leaving your thoughts.

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vipLincoln
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Good food as always. Service was awful.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on September 16, 2020

Thank you for your patronage. We have read your comments regarding our service. Please know that we work tirelessly, as our business depends upon it, to deliver great food in a time efficient manner. We would love to know more about your experience and if you will give us another chance to show what you experienced was an anomaly. Thank you. Brian Beauregard

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vipJNHPS
Palm Springs
66 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always fresh and flavorful food. Service was attentive and helpful. A place I keep going back to.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thanks for the review!

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vipLANCEM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go here a lot. Great experience as always. Love their pizza.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on September 16, 2020

Thanks for taking the time Lance! Hope to have you again!

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Mike
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third or forth time here and the food has been outstanding every time.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on September 9, 2020

Hi Mike! Thanks for taking the time to write about your experience. Hope to have you in again soon.

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WALTERJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The menu needs to include more vegetarian entrees.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on September 9, 2020

Regarding your wish that we expand the variety of our offerings, please know that we are in the process of doing just that. We always listen to our customers and do everything to accommodate any and all realistic requests. Please be assured that as we continue to expand the range of our menu, that our exceptional high quality of service will remain intact.

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vipMarsha
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious and the service was excellent. They do have outdoor dining available as well and I saw people picking up take out.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave the review! Hope to have you in again soon.

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ScottC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for health conscious diners. Very friendly staff.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave the comments!

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KimberlyD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love True Food food, service and staff! Never disappoints.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on September 2, 2020

Love the comments! Hope to have you in again soon!

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vipSusan
Salt Lake City
30 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The turkey burger was great and outside seating was fine. It was a nice lunch with my friend,

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Awesome patio and service!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 26, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave your notes!

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vipMcGovs
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside which is a good choice for avoiding the indoor noise. Two in our party were vegans and we're happy with the choices.

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Caritheproducer
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I really enjoyed being able to go out to eat and find foods that are nutrient dense and delicious. It's hard to find especially when you are trying to eat right while eating out.
This is definitely my new go to place especially when I'm working to eat healthy no mater if I'm in or out of the house.
Thanks
Cari

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 14, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave the post!

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vipMaryS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice menu. Good options for vegetarians. The staff were very accommodating.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 14, 2020

thank you for the comments!

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Rich
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. I sat outside and it was definitely not crowded. Service was attentive and all of the employees wore masks. Tables were well separated

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TammyC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We really liked the food! The service was great and the pandemic measures were well done. We felt comfortable and they were able to accommodate our desire to eat outside. I wish they had more vegan options, but the food was amazing and tasted so good. I was a very nice way to celebrate our first date night out since the pandemic began.
Eating out doors means there is street noise, but that's the way it is. It wasn't enough to ruin our meal.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 12, 2020

thanks for the review Tammy!

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vipBKGilchrist
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food. Service could have been better.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 12, 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars! Please reach out to a manager, would love to know the server inefficiencies.

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AndreaJ
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate on the patio and measures were in place to protect staff and diners. The service was lovely and the food was very good.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 12, 2020

Thanks for the note!

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LynnM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for casual eats. Wonderful amount of outdoor seating w/ overhead ceiling fans. Nice healthy menu and they follow excellent safety practices for covid. Yummy cocktails too...

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 12, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave your thoughts! Hope to have you in again.

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Bill
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose to sit outside and enjoy the evening. The street was quiet for a change. Ha!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 3, 2020

Thanks for the comments! Glad noise level was lower then normal! lol

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AmyO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super yummy food as always and I love how they have so many covid-19 related safety measures in place. Even got to pay my bill with my phone so I didn't have to get out my credit card. 😁

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 3, 2020

Thank you for the comments Amy, glad to read you felt safe while you dined.

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PhillipH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Staff was attentive without being intrusive. Food service was quick and dishes were excellently presented and prepared. Bar service was average. In all a very good experience and TFK remains a go-to reliable eatery that I regularly recommend.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 3, 2020

thanks for the comments Phillip! Next time in please grab a manager, would love to work on the "average" bar service. Appreciate it.

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vipemlo
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the vegan spinach, cartelized onions and vegan cheese pizza! Also, the kale salad and the chopped salad were excellent!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on July 29, 2020

Thanks for the comments! Great to hear.

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FAQs

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 200-1257.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda is rated 4.6 stars by 1561 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.