True Food Kitchen - Chicago

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While most of our True Food Kitchen locations remain temporarily closed, our True Food Kitchen River North restaurant will be offering a limited menu of freshly prepared meals, bottles of wine and canned beer for no-contact pick-up and delivery.

Menu will change regularly, so check back frequently. We hope to bring this limited menu to other locations in the near future. Thank you for your understanding and support during this challenging time.

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KW
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent... We thoroughly enjoyed the charred cauliflower, then the winter immunity bowl with chicken... The food is so good, clean & awesome taste... Service was perfect... Thank you True Food Kitchen you guys are truly awesome... I wish you were in mu hometown - I'd be their everyday!

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Responded on March 17, 2020

Kevin, you are way too kind! Seriously... Thank YOU! I know you can't be here everyday, but I hope we can see you soon! Have a great week!

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AK
Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious. The ancient grain bowl was my favorite. Specialty cocktail list also really good. Love the vibe/decoration in the restaurant, it is thoughtfully designed. Tenny took care of us and is a wonderful person.

r
Cleveland
88 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great preparation. Greatbtaste

PJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great spot. Super food and wonderful wait staff. Would go again!

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Responded on March 10, 2020

Thanks a million Phillip! We can't wait to have you back! Cheers!

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C
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and ambience. Service was excellent. Will come again!

M
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great time with a friend I haven’t seen in a while. Always love coming to this lovely restaurant.

AM
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite spots in the city.

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Responded on March 8, 2020

Mine too! Thanks so much for the love!

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O
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had fantastic service from a trainee called Steven, who was attentive to our hungers and thirsts but had a light touch for checking in. Food great too.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on March 8, 2020

Thanks for the great review! I will be sure to let Steven know about this review. I know he'll be excited to see it. Have a great week!

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MB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed this restaurant! Have been once before but went back this time with my family who is visiting. Service was great and everyone seemed to like their food!

Only complaint might be the dessert (flourless cake), which seemed a little dry, but other than that it was a great experience!

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Responded on March 8, 2020

Hey Meghan! Thank you so much for bringing your family in to eat. I am really happy you loved everything. Also, thanks for letting us know about the chocolate cake. It is usually not dry, so I will forward this to my chefs so they can ensure we are making them correctly. Have a great week, and we look forward to you visiting us again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was terrific. Really good, healthy fare.

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Responded on March 8, 2020

Thank you!!!

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BJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Lunch with a friend. We enjoyed the 2 appetizers we ordered, flat bread and cauliflower. I enjoyed my 1/2 bowl ancient grain with salmon. My friend had the beet burger and was not wowed by it. Service was slow but realize they were having a shift change. All were very gracious and helpful.

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Responded on March 8, 2020

Hi Barbara! Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. I don't think shift change should be an excuse for slow service, so I will be sure to work on that with the team. I really appreciate you letting us know! I hope to see you again soon! Have a great week!

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SJ
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We experienced extremely long wait times for our food when we had guests in town last month, but decided to come back to meet a local friend for lunch who lived nearby. After writing a review after the last experience, True Food Kitchen's Assistant GM reached out to personally apologize for the experience and encouraged us to contact him if we dined there again. We did and the GM, Brian, made sure to stop by during our most recent visit. Our experience was great and Brian made sure to take care of our party. It's very refreshing to see an organization do everything they could to turn around a less than stellar experience. Mistakes and off days certainly happen, so we appreciate when a group can recover and make sure to create a good experience going forward. Food was great and service was great also including for our young son.

HS
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am Vegan and was joined by a Carnivore. I had the Winter Immunity bowl and he had the Beet burger. Both of us loved our meals!

h
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ratings for food and overall would have been 5 stars if the food had been served hot. My soup base bowl and the tomato soup for my dining partner were both dissatisfying lukewarm. Both were delicious but soup should be hot, not lukewarm, especially on a cold winter day. Our server was friendly and helpful when answering our questions about menu items.

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Responded on February 26, 2020

Thanks for letting us know about the soup. I agree that it should be hot. We will be sure to get that right on your next visit. We hope to see you soon!

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AM
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 4th time there 6 weeks. The food was delicious - as always!

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Responded on February 24, 2020

Thanks so much AnaMaria! I love meeting regulars. Please say hello next time you are in! Joel Ryan Assistant General Manager

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A
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is excellent in all respects, we really enjoyed the delicious food and they have so many options. Easily satisfied my vegan wife and the seafood lover in me, all of it was amazing. The service was also fantastic, very fun and attentive but not overly so. Highly recommend!

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Responded on February 26, 2020

What an awesome review!!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know how much you and your wife enjoyed everything! We hope to see you again soon!

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AL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was my first time dining here and was food was delicious. I will definitely return and recommend to others. The guacamole is a winner!

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Responded on February 26, 2020

Thanks so much Alice! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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HS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service
Well located
I would highly recommend this restaurant

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Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you so much, Hector!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!
Get the bowl!

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Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank You!!!

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SH
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great (my waiter wasn't the best, he wasn't bad, but was just okay), everyone else gave great service. Music was nice.

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Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you for the great review!

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GJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!! Always delicious!! Valentine’s menu was GREAT!!!! Can’t wait for the Spring menu to come out.

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Responded on February 19, 2020

Thanks Gregory! I know you are not the only one looking forward to the Spring menu. It'll be here before you know it! See you soon!

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SJ
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had out of town guests that we brought to True Food Kitchen because of dietary needs (plant based diet), and they enjoyed the food tremendously.
However, we also had two children in our party, and the wait to receive our food, even a couple of items we ordered right away to feed to the youngest child, took an extremely long time to come out. Our server assured us, after a long delay once he took our order, that we were the next ticket up, but from that point it was even 20 min before our food arrived at our table. In all, we waited about 45-50 minutes to get our food from the time we placed our orders.
Personally, being local to Chicago, I don't know that my family and I would dine here again soon because of that experience, but we may consider bringing guests if they had dietary considerations. The food was excellent, though.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you for your review and I appreciate you letting us know about your experience. Please accept my apologies for the long wait on your food. We usually get food to the table rather quickly, so your experience was not the norm. I hope you will give us another chance. If you decide to visit again, please reach out to me. I will ensure your next visit is exceptional! Thanks! Joel Ryan Assistant General Manager jryan@truefoodkitchen. c o m

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The servers can be a bit unresponsive, like not bringing tableware when asked. But the place is otherwise awesome.

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Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for the review, and for the feedback! I will be sure to address this with my team. Have a great week!

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AP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were running about 20 minutes late and the staff here are very accommodating. we tried the communal table which was second-guessing first but decided to go for it. We ended up using the smaller table and literally was elbow to elbow with another couple, so with that, I wish the chair was a little bit farther from one another.

The food was good, the flavor was there. The drinks were amazing. If you are a vegetarian, this is a good place to go because of their options.

I would definitely go back here again.

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thanks for coming in Albert, and thank you for taking the time to give us a review. I'm happy you enjoyed the food! We will be sure to get you at a roomier table next time so you can really have a great experience! See you soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank You!!!

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J
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sea bass was fantastic as was the gf chocolate cake.

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Responded on February 12, 2020

Thanks so much Jamie!

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C
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

True Food is the epitome of the way we are eating right now! Delicious, wholesome food served in a just-right-vibe atmosphere where everyone is happy! Can't wait to go back!!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thanks Christina! We are so happy you enjoyed yourself and can't wait to have you back!

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CC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious clean meals with interesting ingredients. Could be flavored with more punch, but delicious just the same. Recommended!

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Responded on February 7, 2020

Thanks so much for the review, Chris! Have a great weekend!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Healthy food served by friendly staff

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Responded on February 12, 2020

Thanks for the great review!!!

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KR
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming to True Food Kitchen every time I'm in NYC! Eating there makes me feel like I'm putting the best fuel into my body, not to mention everything I've had there is absolutely delicious. I had the breakfast bowl and my boyfriend got the immunity bowl - we were both thoroughly impressed :)

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thanks Katie! We love when you come here too! We are so happy you and your boyfriend love the food. Have a great weekend!

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HR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing. the waiter was very knowledgeable and gave great recommendation on the wine!

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Responded on February 7, 2020

Thanks a million, Hannah! I am glad you enjoyed yourself! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone loved!

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Responded on February 3, 2020

THANK YOU!!!

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IZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, love that they have seasonal items. Always enjoy my visit. I’ve now tried them in San Diego and Chicago.

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Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you for the review! We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it! Great service and great food!

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Responded on February 3, 2020

Thanks so much!!!

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DH
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

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Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you!

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time @ True Food Kitchen -- we'll definitely be back!

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Responded on February 3, 2020

Thanks so much Jeff! We can't wait to see you again soon!

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BF
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive service in a wide-open, beautiful space.

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Responded on February 25, 2020

Thanks!!!

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I
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent the both times I have been! Fresh, service is excellent!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thanks so much!!!

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A
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Healthy food + a fully stocked bar = a fantastic experience!

True Food Kitchen - Chicago
Responded on February 3, 2020

Alan, you hit the nail on the head. What more could you want? Thanks for the review, and we will see you soon!

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SD
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! I loved the ambiance and we will definitely return. On the flip side, I didn’t think the portion sizes were very large and my Immunity Bowl didn’t have the most flavor. I would t order the steak again. But everything else was phenomenal. It’s one of my favorite places now.

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Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you so much Samantha! Can't wait to see you again soon!

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