True Food Kitchen - Bethesda

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1151 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fresh, and delicious. They also have vegetarian and vegan options as well.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place to have healthy lunch

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K
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Awesome food and menu. Loved it. Unfortunately, so very loud. Will still go back. Want to try more things!

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n
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great flavors, great service...love everything about True Foods

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RS
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All staff that I interacted with was friendly and professional. The food was all delicious

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MS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Healthy and Yummy with and upbeat vibe... love it!

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A
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to go. Good service and good food!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The food was mediocre. The server seemed a bit overwhelmed and couldn’t pay that much attention to us.

The pizza wasn’t throughly good and the ingredients were t spread out at all, every slice was a different flavor.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, a little not loud but nice ambiance.

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RT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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P
London
15 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, cheery greeting and waiter, excellent food!

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NS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The food was very average and the service was pretty poor. Water glasses were never refilled.
Had to request things more than once.
Ambiance is cool and would try again with a different server and other food choices.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was ok the food wasn’t that good I was a little disappointed about it

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OT
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Too loud for conversation! good food, reasonable prices. Loved the Fig-Onion tart with gorgonzola.
Ginger non-alcoholic drink very good.

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b
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was great but our food food 45 minutes after we ordered and we were a little late for our mobie

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, but pretty noisy, even at lunch.

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M
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife had the curry which she always enjoys along with the ginger/lemon tea with the basil leaves. Very strong ginger flavor is delicious. I had some food limitations during the week and was getting pizza but with no tomatoes. I asked for the chicken sausage one with no tomatoes. The waitress offer garlic purée sauce instead which I could have. It was fantastic. That pizza should have that sauce all the time.

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m
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server was very good, the food delicious but the noise level too much.
Too bad new restaurants can't realize that when people go out to eat they want to disconnect from the 'noise' of the day and relax with a good meal.

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K
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food options for all different types of diets! Delicious meals and great wine options.

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AK
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious. I go back for the salon and farro every time. The hummus, the pizza, burger, crudités platter, everything is good!

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S
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and healthy choices. The noise levels makes it hard to hear.

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CA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! Would definitely be dining here again soon.

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TR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

True Foods Kitchen is one of my favorite restaurants. I know that no matter what I order, it will be delicious.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great. Good Service and atmosphere for entertaining a out of town guest and family member

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LB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! I had the burger—maybe I missed it, but I didn’t see on the menu that it came with sides, so I ordered a starter and wound up with too much food.
My friend’s grandma said the lasagne was the best she’s ever had!

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ST
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner. Our waiter was terrific. All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable visit to True Food!

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SM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We had a party of 10. No one was overly happy with their food. Teriyaki Quinoa bowls were overly sweet. The Mediterranean Chicken Pitas were without flavor and the chicken was very dry. The turkey burger was without flavor as well. Very disappointing. The server never came back to our table to inquire how our food was, either.

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RT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I've eaten at True Foods before and truly enjoy the food and the service. This time for brunch was not so good. Restaurant wasn't full and the service was slow. I ordered the Avocado Toast for brunch and it had, maybe a tablespoon of avocado on it. Was very disappointed with the meal. Doesn't mean I won't try it again, but I definitely wouldn't recommend the avocado toast.

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WK
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 2

Great job attending to allergies, which is terrific. However, they are way overpriced, and our server, while a nice guy, made several errors (probably because he was way too busy). The restaurant is also exceptionally loud when full.

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OT
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 1

Noise level was way too high. Food has very good intentions - very healthy and clean. But, numerous mistakes were made for our party of 4 (wrong entrees, ingredients missing)

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KF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious and our server gave us some great input. Pomegranate skinny Margaritas were a hit.

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JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Service very attentive and nice.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Waitress was fantastic

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LR
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The recommendations from our server were spot on. The broccoli appetizer and charred cauliflower were delicious. All of entrees were healthy and tasty. We will definitely go back

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! So yummy, and it is probably the way we all should be eating! We will be back!

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T
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was slow but the food was tasty.

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c
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I appreciate the organic plant-based emphasis. As the restaurant fills, it is often challenging to have a conversation- this could be addressed in the ceiling materials. Service was very good, but 4 stars because my friend & I ordered decaf coffee but at 3AM it was clear we were instead served caffeinated. Not acceptable-lack of oversight to detail.

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C
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE everything about this restaurant! Food is incredible. I go at least once a month and I live 45 minutes away!

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J
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group of friends celebrating one person’s birthday. I was the only one who had been there previously. In a group with disparate food preferences, everyone was pleased with their selections, including my very finicky teenaged daughter! The service was excellent as well. One of my favorite restaurants in the area.

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A
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is excellent. Good selection of Vegan as well as Vegetarian food

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