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True Food Kitchen - Bethesda

4.5
659 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Mon - Thurs: 11am - 9pm
Fri: 11am - 10pm
Sat: 10am - 10pm
Sun: 10am - 9pm
Brunch: Sat & Sun | 10am - 3pm
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Phone number
(240) 200-1257
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jalen Jones
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Cross street
Woodmont Ave
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Parking details
Bethesda Metro stop on the red line.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

On Sunday, May 13, celebrate Mother’s Day with True Food Kitchen and enjoy an exclusive “Mom-osa” menu, featuring the choice of three flavorful Mimosas & one natural refresher, specially crafted to celebrate Mom’s on their big day. Pair your flavorful sips with anyone off of our regular brunch menu.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 659 People Are Saying
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4.1
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I love True Food! I first had it in Naples, Florida and didn't realize there was one in Bethesda. Please open one in DC! Delicious vegetarian/vegan options!

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

You might love it if you're a vegan or fan of quinoa, kale, various exotic beans, etc

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Superb food, excellent ingredients, unfortunately the decibels are unbearable - any conversation is a shouting match - no soundproofing, industrial-typematerials reverberate sound badly. A pity, because the food is very very good and original.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Nice design, great staff and wonderful food. Lovely and entertaining.The only downside is the acoustic. It is so bad you can’t hear each other.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

A very pleasant experience. I was promptly greeted and seated upon arriving. Our server provided excellent recommendations, and was knowledgeable on the menu. Overall a very pleasant dining experience.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was and service was 100% better than a few months ago.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Too loud to eat inside

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We love True Food. The food is imaginatively prepared with healthful ingredients. It's a relaxed, unpretentious environment; the servers are welcoming and helpful, and the prices are reasonable. We're hoping that the noise level will be addressed. Apparently noise abatement is on the horizon. However, that issue is not a deterrent to us, and we plan to return to the restaurant soon.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Food is always delicious at True Food. A little noisy when it's busy.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Great food but too loud!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We enjoyed a lovely evening at True Food Kitchen. Great food as always - and because the weather was so nice, we were able to sit outside so it was quiet and calm.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Our server, Tiara,was a joy and delight! Great sense of humor, helpful to correct an error, efficient and knowledgeable.”Healthfood” is not our thing , but we really enjoyed our meal and how tasteful it was.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Love going to this place as I like their healthy & diverse menu. Friendly servers.

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1.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Hostess seemed very bothered to help us with high chairs for seats. Seated by bussing station and had to move chairs no fewer than 15 times over the course of the meal for wait staff to pick up their things. Appetizers in particular were good, but entrees were average and prices are too high. For service-related reasons, this is likely our last trip to true food.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great food, fun place, fabulous service...never disappointed when I bring someone new to True Food...everyone loves!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Server was very knowledgeable about menu and enthusiastic about the food. Service was fantastic. Food was very tasty especially when you know it is healthy.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Seated at table too large for 5. Asked to be moved. All took time. Service was a bit slow, ie wine came last.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I've been several times before and it's been a perfectly acceptable experience. This time I felt really, really sick after dinner, and, on top of that, the service was terrible. The waitress would not stop bugging us to order, but then she was AWOL once food was delivered. Combined with the noise level - I think I can find other places to go....

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We have been to this location multiple times. Food was, as usual, excellent but they continue to struggle with service. As an example, our food was brought out before drinks or even water was brought to the table. The server brought appetizers for the table, but no plates for sharing. After main meals served, did not see anyone for a while.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food is healthy, delicious. The staff is very friendly and willing to accommodate dietary restrictions. Nice cozy ambiance. The noise level could be improved by either turning the loud music off completely or switching to classical/jazz. Loud booming beat affects dining experience very negatively.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We wanted a conveniently located place with excellent food where we would be comfortable having dinner with our family, including grandchildren. True Food worked out very well. Both the kids and adults found great options for dinner and everyone was happy. The atmosphere was lively and contributed to our enjoyment.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was far better than expected. The service was disorganized and haphazard. We arrived about 15 minutes early for our 8PM reservation and were told that they couldn't seat us until 8:00. Of course that was fine. What was not fine was waiting long after 8 to finally be seated. Once we were seated, a waitress was quick to greet us and bring us drinks. We waited for an extended period of time and finally a male server asked for our order. Ten minutes later the original server showed up to take our order. All of the people we met were cheerful and accommodating. It was no real problem in the long run, but it just seemed like there were management issues that needed to be worked out.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was amazing, however service was not. We ordered our drinks (me and my one friend ordered waters and our other friend ordered a special drink). Our one friend got her drink but our waters did not arrive. We asked three different waiters for water and did not receive them until after our food had arrived. Waiters seemed spacey and uninterested.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food was fabulous and.different. The noise level was too high.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Knowledgeable servers make excellent food recommendations every time I dine in. My favorite restaurant so make reservations ahead.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Service was on point. Squash toast is yum. Love the vegan options, especially for dessert!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I love the location in walking distance from Bethesda Metro Station. I love the vegan options and the very tasty food.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Food here is awesome. Appropriate serving sizes, fresh vegetables and everything is cooked perfectly. Flavors are bright, fresh and vibrant. Sauces light and flavorful. Love this restaurant! Wish there was one in northern baltimore county!
Only complaint is the noise level is quite high - same concern at the Florida location...

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Food is always prepared perfectly and very tasty. Food allergies were attended to nicely, and our server was very nice.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Wonderful, tastey and healthy food. Noise level is bad and hard to have a conversation.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The food is so tasty! I was expecting it to be less than fabulous because it's so healthy but it was just as good, or better, than anywhere else in the area. The staff members know all about the ingredients and the menu and are very helpful and friendly. This is a fun duh experience. We might try to avoid the lunch crowd next time because it was quite noisy.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The flavors of he food is outstanding. Wonderful choices for all palettes, even the meat and potatoes person. Love the food, the service.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

A great place to bring all of my relatives with food issues- vegans, veggies, no nuts, etc. and everyone had a great dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was awesome & fresh, the restaurant is very loud!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch with the family. Great time at a great place.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great service!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a really nice experience at True Foods. The waiter was friendly, attentive and helpful.
The food was excellent and creative. We had heard it was noisy and we found it too be moderate noise, but really okay. It wasn't that crowded the night we went, so I imagine on a Friday or Saturday night it will be pretty noisy and festive ;)

We will definitely be back~

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

It was great! Food was great

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food is imaginative and well prepared. Wait staff however is clueless. Our waiter got things wrong at every step. The restaurants policy of using food runners is where things fall apart. Not only do they bring food to the table with no clue as to what each person ordered, they bring the main course food before we had progressed thru 50% of our appetizer course. Then they stand at the table with plates in their hands waiting for us to bus our plates to make room. First of all the waiter should have timed our courses better and secondly how about the runners looking to see if the table is ready for the next course before arriving with the plates. It ruined the entire meal and perhaps next time I should order my meal one course at a time .

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food! Loved the charred cauliflower!

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