True Food Kitchen - Bethesda

4.6
1760 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 1760 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded 4 days ago

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 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded 4 days ago

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 6 days ago
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 4 days ago

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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!!!!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
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 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 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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Responded 4 days ago

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 7 days ago
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 4 days ago

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 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 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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MiaC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!

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Responded on August 31, 2021

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

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VictoriaH
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience3

poor service, hostesses at front not attentive, had to ask for waiter to serve us after 30 minutes even though restaurant was not crowded

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on September 1, 2021

Victoria, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your visit. I'm sorry that you didn't receive the attention that you should have during your visit. I have spoken to the hosts and your server that evening and went over the importance of communication and being attentive. If you ever have any issues during a visit here please don't hesitate to ask for a manager when you're here. I will try reaching out to you again as your mailbox was full.

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vipMelanieA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the food here!!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 31, 2021

MelanieA, 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 here in Bethesda and love the food. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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NicoleB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Monarch cocktail was as delicious as it was beautiful! The pizza and teriyaki bowl with tofu were also delicious, as were the tuna lettuce cups. We sat in the outdoor seating area and it was lovely.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 31, 2021

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

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LoriM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Left our daughter in Dc for grad school

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 31, 2021

LoriM, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review of your visit. We hope to see you again soon when you come to visit your daughter!!

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vipEmilyY
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We were very disappointed. For starters, two of the three hosts were wearing masks BELOW their noses. Our waitress also wore her mask below her nose. Then, the food we ordered —two different salads and the tuna cup appetizer - were not good. The server couldn’t tell us what the sauces were for the tuna cup and the actual amount of tuna was minuscule. Both salads had tough kale and were bland. The concepts were good but the execution was terrible

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Responded on September 1, 2021

Emily, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your visit. We have followed up with our team about the importance or keeping their mask over there nose. Please call me at your earliest convenience so we can discuss further.

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vipJenniferW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul the manager is great.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on September 1, 2021

JenniferW, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review of your visit. We're happy to hear that Paul made your visit all that much better. We love him too. Looking forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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FloN
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the restaurant. The fact that the menu selection has some plant based items including desserts was awesome!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on September 1, 2021

FloN, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review of your visit. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and some of the options on the menu. Be sure to check out our new Fall/Winter menu coming out soon.

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vipLeah
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We ordered drinks, the vegan mushroom pizza with gluten free crust, the teriyaki bowl with tofu, the vegan cheeseburger and one other entree. We also got the edamame hummus and cauliflower appetizers which were very good. Overall, the drinks were amazing and the food was very good. I had the pizza at another location and you could really taste the roasted garlic, which I prefer and the crust was a little overdone. It was everyone’s first time except for me and we were all happy with what we ordered and would come back. We had a great server as well.

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Responded on September 5, 2021

Leah, Thank you for the 4 star review. We are glad you and your guests had a good dining experience. We can always remake a dish if it isn't 100% satisfactory for you. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the service and look forward to you dining with us again!

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LesP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent grass-fed beef burger but the Korean Noodle Bowl was not very authentic. Also, the chopped sales was outstanding with just the right portions of ingredients.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 29, 2021

LesP, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your visit. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your menu selections. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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MICHAELF
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I consulted your menu online before deciding to go back - I've dined there before. I was ready to enjoy the shrimp panang, but when I arrived and looked at the paper menu, it had no shrimp panang. So I figure you haven't updated your website. Overall, the limited choices in the new menu make it unlikely I'll be back. Sorry!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 24, 2021

Michael, It was a pleasure speaking to you this afternoon and thank you for bringing this to our attention. We look forward to having you come back for the Panang Curry when it makes its return on our Fall/Winter menu.

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honestamente
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So tasty! Service was unusually slow but I think the were short staffed on a Friday evening. Highly recommend their spinach pizza (even if you’re not vegan)!

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Responded on August 23, 2021

honestamente, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We appreciate the patience during your visit. I'm glad you enjoyed the spinach pizza and looking forward to having you dine with us again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration with family

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SethMG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine. The staff was the best! Paul, the manager spend time talking wine with us and explained their private labels.

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Responded on August 19, 2021

SethMG, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review of your visit. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and that Paul was able to give you some good advice for wine pairings. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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KathrynL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food as always, will go back again for the yummy Ancient Grain Bowl.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 19, 2021

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

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BobV
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

great lunch place. food was good and server was very friendly and helpful. wasn't too crowded so had room to spread out.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 21, 2021

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

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LindaF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Edamame dumplings, Parmesan chicken and beef tacos - all delicious! Portions are neither small nor huge. You won’t leave hungry or feeling over-eat.

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Responded on August 17, 2021

LindaF, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review of your visit. We're happy to hear that you loved all of your meals and left satisfied. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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Almin1
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Fish was over cooked and hard crust but the kale salad was good. Gave the dinner a C+. The + is for the service which was excellent.

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CorinaB
London
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice place, great food, very good service, maybe not prepared to take foreign/European debit cards (in case one doesn’t want to use the credit card or cash).
And maybe a bit noisy but this I guess is more a European standard. Music was not that loud and it was definitely good but some people were extremely loud. Of course this is not something the restaurant can do much about:). Overall WONDERFUL place, very good food. Ate in 2 different locations in one week and we will return ! Thank you !

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 13, 2021

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

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CJBinDC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fresh and tasty and the service was very good. Our wait staff was very attentive without rushing or imposing themselves on us. We truly appreciate the concept of this establishment.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 11, 2021

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

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vipJailove
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing and made you want to eat healthier choices.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 11, 2021

Jailove, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 start review of your visit. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and look forward to having you try more options on your next visit.

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vipAlvinR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jimmy is awesome

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Responded on August 10, 2021

AlvinR, 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 Jimmy took amazing care of you and your guests. We think he's awesome as well ;) We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on August 9, 2021

Thank you very much for the 4 stars! We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us

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honestamente
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration! I had visited almost a year ago and can tell staff and management (?) had changed. From the two friendly hosts to the people who set up our table outside to the servers, we had a delightful and delicious experience!! Will be back soon. :-)

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Responded on August 12, 2021

Honestamente, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review of your visit. We're so happy to hear that you had a great time celebrating your Birthday here in Bethesda. Welcome back and we look forward to having you dine with us again soon!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sat outside. Had to send fish back because too much sauce.

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Responded on August 10, 2021

Thank you for leaving us a review of your visit. We're glad that you allowed us to fix your meal while still dining with us. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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Elissa17
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very good. We had to wait a bit of time to get the check but overall a very nice experience.

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Responded on August 5, 2021

Elissa17, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your visit. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the food. Sorry to hear about the wait for the check however. For your convenience you do have the ability to pay at your table which can speed up the process for you. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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RobinR
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was very spicy. I prefer it not to be spicy. I have had this food on the past snd it was not spicy. A little disappointed.

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Responded on August 3, 2021

Robin, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your visit. We're sorry to hear that the items you selected were to spicy for your liking. Please always let your server know of any preferences and also if you are not liking any part of your meal so we can try and remedy while you're still here. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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Meccao
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I love all the healthy, non inflammatory food options. Please make more locations!

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Responded on August 3, 2021

Meccao, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your visit. We're happy to hear that you loved our menu and your food selections. We're definitely opening more locations in the next few years so stay tuned!!

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JimA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I live around the corner so I go easily and often. Does that mean it's perfect? No, but almost. I love that they have good vegan options (Key Lime Pie!?). The portions (except for the pie) tend to be on the smaller side, but I guess that fits with the healthy image they project. The vegan pizza is also amazing. Only couple of hits are the noise... people and the environment is loud, and during the pandemic they have not yet mastered the outdoor seating procedure. Went last night, will likely return in the next two to three weeks.

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Responded on August 2, 2021

JimA, Thank you very much for the 4 stars. We are glad you enjoyed our options for healthy dishes. Please let us know next time if it's to loud so we may try and move you to another part of the restaurant that may be a little bit quieter. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Hostess sat us at an unclean table. Scary in the time of COVID.

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Responded on August 8, 2021

OpenTable Diner, Thank you for coming in to dine. We strive for a noticeably clean restaurant and unfortunately you were sat at a dirty table. We have reiterated to our hosts and bussers to triple check the cleanliness of our tables before seating guests. We look forward to you coming back for another meal!

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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 1760 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.