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About True Food Kitchen - Bethesda

At True Food, we have a simple philosophy: serve seasonal, honest food that tastes really good. We"re a group of health-minded people that care about what we put in our bodies, as well as the footprint we leave on the environment. The ingredients coming in the back door are clean, mostly organic (we follow the Dirty Dozen) and never fake or artificial. Whether you're into the latest superfood salad or just want a pizza and burger, you'll find it here. Want a blended juice or a martini? We've got both. The chefs make everything from scratch, which means you'll know what's in your food and where it came from. At the end of the day, it's all about great food and great service.

7100 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, American, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Woodmont Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(240) 200-1257

Website:
http://wwww.truefoodkitchen.com/

Parking Details:
Bethesda Metro stop on the red line.

Executive Chef:
Jalen Jones

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Happy Holidays, True Foodies! All True Food Kitchen locations will close at 8pm on Christmas Eve. Don’t forget to buy $100 in True Food Gift Cards and receive a $20 bonus card, valid starting January 9.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Happy Holidays, True Foodies! All True Food Kitchen locations will be closed on Christmas Day. Don’t forget to buy $100 in True Food Gift Cards and receive a $20 bonus card, valid starting January 9.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Start the New Year off with a New Year’s Eve brunch, lunch or dinner at True Food. All locations will be open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Healthy (106)
Good Vegetarian Options (103)
Vegan (89)
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Creative Cuisine (81)
Casual (78)
Organic (69)
Fit for Foodies (66)
Local Ingredients (62)
Great for Lunch (56)
Gluten Free Options (52)
Neighborhood Gem (52)
Good for Groups (39)
Fun (39)
Seasonal (35)
Handcrafted Cocktails (35)
Sunday Lunch (30)
Authentic (27)
Good for a Date (27)
Paleo Friendly (24)
Great for Brunch (23)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Kid-friendly (21)
Bar Seating (19)
Comfort Food (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Quick Bite (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Business Meals (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Spicy (12)
Afternoon Coffee (11)
People Watching (11)
Cozy (8)
Disabled Access (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Tapas (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Great Beer (3)
Romantic (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

This was my second visit to True Food Bethesda, and I'd say I'm a fan. This restaurant still seems to be having some growing pains but I want to stick with them. I think they've been overwhelmed by the great response to this restaurant and they are adjusting. This time I was there for brunch but still had to have the guacamole (not on the brunch menu but you can order it). It is really good. I will return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was my friends bday.
I was disappointed that I had to ask for the candle that I had requested in my reservation and that it was lit in front of her rather than before it came to the table.
I also need to mention that our server subtly yet noticeably and unprofessionally paid a lot more attention to one member in our party, offering him (not to all of us) some wine to be paired with our hummus, brushing against his arm and just in general acting quite flirty. While we all just brushed off the incident with a smile of amusement, I’m sure I need not point out that her behavior could have provoked undesirable reactions.
Thank you for understanding.

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Good food. Healthy menu. Not a place for quiet conversation.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

This was our second dinner at True Food. Both dinners were exceptional and we're so glad to have a restaurant that offers something creative and fresh; with options for all, including the vegetarians and carnivores! I've been telling lots of people about True Food. Our server, Kyle, was super friendly and attentive.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

One of the best places for vegan and veg food in DC at affordable prices. We love the charred cauliflower appetizer and the butternut squash pizza! The Poke Bowl is generous. The Ancient Grains salad was a bit bland - they need to pump up the spice level. Note that it is loud in there - the open dining room can make conversation a challenge when it's busy even if you are seated at a corner table. Nice touch: Etch-a-sketches for the kids to keep them occupied.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Everything was great, only complaint is some of the albacore tuna in my poke bowl was too chewy. Also the hostesses took a long time to seat us, even with our reservations, when we can clearly see open tables, including the one we ended up in.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Organic, People Watching, Good for Groups, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Initially ate at the one in Santa Monica, CA. The Bethesda location was just as awesome. Our Server was fantastic! Food was delicious. Love Love True Food!.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Bland food- we had the sea bass and the chicken. Expensive. Very noisy. Only recommend the crudités appetizer.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food is very good with many excellent vegetarian dishes. We enjoyed the zucchini casserole and lasagna, ordering both with the Bolognese sauce.

Our only complaint is the noise level. There is a complete lack of acoustical treatment. Every restaurateur wants a certain buzz vibe and is always hesitant about having too much sound absorbance in the finishes but to have NONE is shameful. Diners had to either shout across the table, which just made things worse for everyone, or lean across the table and still speak with a raised voice. All of this is a shame since the food is so good. Would definitely go back more often if the noise level gets fixed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The waitress worked hard but it took about a half hour to get our food despite that we ordered as soon as could. It was not her fault she had too many tables. The soup was tasty but the other appetizer was cold and by the time we got our entree out spirits were dismayed. It was ok.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The service was very good. It is a nice place to get together with friends.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Second time at True Food, Bethesda — a lively place to have a quick dinner before two couples headed to the movies. We found the food really good — love the menu range, healthy and tasty cuisine; we liked the helpful suggestions of the server. Yet, on my two visits, I found both servers lacking in perception on our readiness to place our orders or how much info to download on us ... drinks, dinner, dessert. One stayed while we read the menu and decided on apps ... awkward. I’ll return, but it’s not a “go-to” for all occasions for me.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Had the fish tacos. Quality ingredients, tasty but a bit bland. All soft tacos should have 2 corn tortillas and these had only one. So they tore easily and made a bit of a mess.

Tags: Healthy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

You really have to like this type of food to enjoy it. Or get the eggs.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I've turned several people on to this restaurant. They all love it and always want to return.

Tags: Organic, Healthy, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Absolutely delicious. The amount of selections for vegans & vegetarians is highly impressive. Recommend the squash pizza, teriyaki bowl, roasted cauliflower, squash pie and vanilla ice cream (for sharing)...won't disappoint. Only thing they're missing is a happy hour!

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fun, Vegan, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Love the lettuce cups and tuna appetizers, the curry main dish and friends have enjoyed the burger and pizzas. The drinks are delicious if a little pricey (Medicine Man and Kombucha are favs).

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Casual, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very frustrating meal. We went on a Sunday morning and after getting a sample of the soup of the day we were told they had run out of it. Then as the 3 of our meals were delivered we were told they were out of tuna for my poke bowl. I ordered a pizza because we were in a hurry which was just ok. The garden scramble was pretty good but we had asked for it with chorizo and it came without. This is the second time we have had very slow service. Not sure it's worth going back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Good healthy food
Great service- our server was able to flip over the bar to retrieve things- seriously!
We arrived 10 am so we had the place to ourselves. By 11 the crowds arrived.
Lovely morning at True Food- thank you !

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

I went to True Food for the first time with my mom. She got a scramble and I got a quinoa bowl and we shared a butternut squash soup. ALL were delicious and worth getting again! The service was great, the design is beautiful with wood and green and yellow colored materials. The silverware and glasses were clean (which is rare). The only thing I would change is the spacing of tables. I sat along the window and the tables were a bit too close and awkward. I could hear the people next to me complaining about their life drama while I was trying to enjoy my meal and conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Vegan, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Nice atmosphere. The food was delicious—fresh, well-seasoned. Nice variety of vegetarian and vegan options. Staff friendly, attentive and familiar with the menu. I will dine at True Food Kitchen again and recommend it to friends.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We made a reservation for 8:15 with hopes for getting seated a little earlier with my parents. We got there at about 7:40, and there were plenty of open tables, always more than 5. Three very young hostesses with attitude said "we'll seat you at your reservation time." I said I understood, but if something was available earlier our party of 6 was ready and would love to eat sooner. As other reservations came in around us, we watched in confusion as they kept sitting two tops and three tops at tables for 6 so, voila, when our time came, it took awhile to find a table big enough. By the time we got sat, I was fuming. The server was great, she brought us a free appetizer for being new patrons, the food was delicious, and we were quite pleased....until 15-20 minutes passed between our plates being cleared and ever seeing the server again. Not being able to leave really let down what had been a redeemed experience. Would I go back? No. The food was very good, but I don't go out on a Friday night to be put off, perplexed, and stranded - it just wasn't fun.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Love this place. Very fresh seasonal food. Great wine list. Noise level a little on the high side and lighting could be better. Got a table where half of us were in the spotlight which blinded the other half of the table

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Nice open seating atmosphere, in view of local, whole foods ingredients. Teriyaki bowl with steak was fresh, delicious, well prepared. Highly recommend the Tataki starter.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Tasty, seasonal, fresh food with great vegan/vegetarian options. Not as loud as the Merrifield location, which is nice, but even though it did get a bit noisy, it was still easy to hear the conversation around the 4-top table. Would go again!

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Casual, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Definitely NOT Quiet Conversation -- too wide open and nothing quiet about it.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Menus are seasonal currently using Fall 2017 that displays an array of fresh fare American Cuisine with a creative twist of Bowls, Entrees, fresh made Drinks & Teas. There's a large amount of Vegetarian & Vegan options & a few meat selections notating Sustainable & Grass-Fed origins.

We started with the Kale Guacamole Appetizer that by far is not your average Guac. What an inspired concept with non-traditional ingredients like Grapefruit, it tasty.

For dinner, my Companion ordered the Teriyaki Quinoa Bowl (1 of the 4 bowls offered) with options to add Tofu, Chicken, Shrimp, Grass-Fed Steak or Steelhead (Trout Family), he chose the Shrimp. I had the Poke Bowl that came with 2 different cuts of Wild Caught Albacore that was extremely fresh tasting. I requested a small serving of their scratch made Teriyaki Sauce that paired well with my bowl. Under the 'Refresher & Teas' section, we shared the Honey Lemonade (option to add Matcha) & a Pressed Apple Soda.

The huge open kitchen gives the customers a keen view on the culinary creations. The Bar (there's a couple of TV's), its décor & adjacent shelved wine cellar emanates a comfortable ambience with a Cocktail List stemming from fresh & organic products.

Weekend Brunch starts at 10AM, parking is across the street in a private lot & a garage down the street. Food was great, portions & prices were on point, a sociable atmosphere with service across the board being on a high note.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

A very pleasant family meal with vegan and gluten free options. Excellent, friendly service. The Spaghetti squash casserole was a favorite, as was the Spicy Panang curry. Chia pudding and squash pie were delicious.

Tags: Vegan, Good for Groups, Organic, Kid-friendly, Healthy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Was pleasantly surprised. Limited menu but just about everything we tasted had strong flavors. Portions varied but were generally ok. We were seated up front and it was very noisy, not sure if that would carry through the entire restaurant. On the whole impressed but if you are like me and like to try different things, the limited menu would keep me from being a regular.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

FOOD IS EXCELLENT - Service needs major improvements - I feel our server did his best, but the kitchen/bar support is lacking - we tried to get drinks at the bar beforehand and after waiting 10 minutes for a bartender to acknowledge us, we gave up and went to our table. Once at our table, it was a good 15 minutes before our drinks reached us. When delivering food to the table, the "runners" did not know where to place meals - we had to request several times for appetizers plates/dishes to be cleaned off and had to ask several times for new silverware for our meal. Ordered wine and the "runner" came to the table with just karafes -- no glasses -- then had to fetch wine glasses. Servers and staff should BE PREPARED AND FORWARD THINKING.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

It was great!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We enjoyed the garden scramble with sausage and vegan burrito. I highly recommend both!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Delicious healthy food! Great menu options. A bit pricey for portions.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This restaurant is such a healthy and delicious addition to the Bethesda dining scene! True Food is always a positive experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great food. Wish I cook like this for myself. But at least someone else does! Healthy, appealing, tasty menu! As good as it sounds. Can get noisy in there and cold. Regulating the temp seems to be an issue.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The noise level was horrendous. The food so-so. The service was good.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Their food are very fresh, healthy and delicious. I was specially surprised when we tried the vegan flour less chocolate cake with dairy free ice cream. it was great! the level of sweetness is just right on the money.

Tags: Healthy, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I love your restaurant but it is just too noisy

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My first experience at True Foods was in Austin, TX, and that experience was amazing (both service and food). This time around, in Bethesda, it was somewhat a letdown. The food was as it should be, flavorful, clean, healthy. The service however, was barely acceptable (at best). From a server who kept disappearing for very long periods, to the staff either forgetting to bring stuff we ordered, or letting us know towards the END of the meal that it was delivered to a different table. For a period when they weren't busy, you'd think they would have their act right. I shudder thinking what kind of service customers get when they come during peak period.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I am on the Whole 30 and had no problem finding an N/A cocktail, appetizer and entree that was compliant. No desserts were compliant however - something I highly suggest the kitchen consider. Otherwise, I have only positive things to say - it was healthy, delicious, and not overpriced!

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Vegan
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