True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

4.5
1441 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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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always great. I travel for their kale salad.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at true food! It’s a little loud when it’s full, not great if you’re looking for an intimate setting, but for a casual brunch with friends it never disappoints.

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G
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group consisted of two celiacs, one vegetarian and three full range diners. We read about the science behind True Food Kitchen’s approach and saw the wide range of GF and vegetarian options - driving 40+ minutes to dine here. The experience did not disappoint. The service was friendly/knowledgeable/funny, range of options / flavors / styles of food had creative options for everyone (some basic, many adventurous), and the food quality was outstanding. We left with take out orders for later in the evening. Highly recommend and look forward to the opening of a location close than 40+ minutes away. (Worth the drive)

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BA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 2

I love True Food. I made the reservation more than a week in advance, confirmed it with open table the day before and when we arrived right on time, our table had been given away. VERY disappointed as we had a large group and we had to wait. They were not very accommodating.

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RF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and incredibly fresh tasting, minimally processed. Great plant based options. Love this place for family dinners!

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M
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really healthy food and the waiter was awesome! This is now my favorite place!

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

The. vegan experience was well represented at True Food and the food was delicious. The spacing of the tables was tight and the noise level was high but conversation was possible, but it was a Friday night. We will return and would recommend.

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VJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was terrific. Nice wine selection. Tons of food choices for the healthy eaters in your group, without sacrificing taste for the foodies. Service was very slow... but we did go on the first warm day of the season, so chances are they were caught out by the nice weather and perhaps a little light on staff. Will definitely go again to try some of the other yummy looking dishes on the menu.

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LJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vegan and vegetarian options! Love the atmosphere here.

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VS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

There is no ambiance because you are literally sitting on top of your neighbors. So if you plan on having any private conversations this is not the place. We ordered two cups of soup but they delivered the larger bowls. My ramen dish was extremely salty. The noise level is very high. Not suitable for any romantic outings. The server was friendly and attentive.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places! Food tastes healthy and fresh. Wish there was a closer location.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our reserved table was given to someone else just because they claimed it before we could answer. We sat at the bar area.

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RF
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is very tasty, but service was just okay. Had to flag down our waiter several times to get refills, place more orders.

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T
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Noise level needed to be more appropriate for birthday party of three. Request for a quiet table was ignorred....

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DH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We arrived on time , waited for 10 minutes and were led to a table for 4 people but my reservation was for 6 people. Being able to put 6 sets of silverware doesn’t mean you can seat 6 large adults for dinner. I told them that table wasn’t going to work. Then we stood there for another 5-10 minutes and finally they gave us a table for 6 people. They really looked like they had no clue. Our waiter was good and the food was good so really helped the initial unpleasant experience.

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

Delicious flavors and options that never disappoint. Love the freshness of their offerings.

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

We love to go there all the time, the food is very healthy, most of the time the service is excellent . I would like to see the kids menu with more choices. true food kitchen is my favor restaurant in Mosaic mall.

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

Get Bobby as your waiter. Bets is great too... The Ancients Grains bowl and the Thai main courses are awesome, as Booby had recommended... Jusy Go!

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r
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I really like this restaurant. All the food is clearly “labeled” as far as calories, dairy, etc.
It makes it very easy to Maintain my dietary restrictions while eating out.

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F
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Overall, we had a pleasant meal albeit the noise level was quite unbearable. Given the promotion about healthy dishes, I was surprised about the very salty broth that was served with edamame dumplings. The matcha drink was also too sweet. I had to add hot water to dilute it. Perhaps it would be good to give patrons the option of adding unsweetened soy or almond milk instead.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

it was fun

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G
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was soooo good! Service was great!
I have much appreciation for accommadations for my special needs.

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F
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Fine service. I had soup and the fig and onion tart with the ginger limeade. Our server was friendly and helpful. Occasionally hard to hear my luncheon partner, but I knew that would be the case. Is always noisy. A fun place for lunch.

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K
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always good food with healthy choices

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The food has gone horribly down hill. From presentation to appearance of the plate to taste. So disappointed. I used to be a regular. Have a meeting at the Bethesda installation next week. Hope it’s not as bad. Service and ambiance still good. But the food used to really be something special as well.

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a
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent place to dine in we enjoy it every time we go there.

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

The food and service are always incredible! One of my favorite places to eat.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and good food! I love going here, and my firmed has never been and wanted to try it. We wanted to try a bunch of the food, so we got some things to share.

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PD
Caribbean
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always order the Ancient Grains with shrimp. Inconsistencies occur with quality at times. My bowl on Sunday was the best ever! Whoever was in the kitchen that day prepared it beautifully. Also, the staff up front is always so warm and welcoming. It was super busy that day and it wasn’t affecting their high level of service. Our server was great. Thanks so much!

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CD
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to enjoy their fresh flavorful foods!

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L
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, thoughtful and very helpful service. Aaron was our server and he did an outstanding job of making me feel at ease with my multitude of dietary restrictions.

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

True Food never disappoints! The food is excellent, creative and healthy. We tried the cauliflower appetizer and loved it. We actually ordered another one for our table - it was that good. I love having healthy options at True Food while still having an awesome restaurant meal.

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L
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best menus around. Love all the fresh food options. My wife eats gluten-free and they have many options. Good selection of affordable wines. I had the Lasagne Bolognese and it was fantastic. Always recommend the roasted brussel sprouts as well. Service is absolutely excellent.

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

The food was vey good. I liked the vegan options very much. The price was fair because the food was so good. I was happy that you could make a reservation. My only complaint was that it was pretty loud in the restaurant. But I will come back.

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R
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our fourth or fifth trip to True Food. A wonderful experience. Our favorite is the ancient grains bowl. The roasted sweet potatoes in this dish are especially good. Reservations are desirable especially on weekends. The high quality of the ingredients and the innovative way so which they are cooked sets this restaurant apart.

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

Great place we enjoy it every time we go there food is Fantastic servers are vey helpful all around a perfect place.

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F
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

FUN TIMES with the team to celebrate birthdays and other WINS!

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SS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is always great, however service is always a toss up. If I have a reservation, I shouldn't be expected to wait 45 minutes past my reservation time for my table..

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T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I really do enjoy the True Food Restaurant, and it was lunch time, so I realize it is busy.
However, when I am paying for a nice birthday luncheon for someone, I would prefer there to be a
little bit more room between tables and the nose level was quite loud in there.
Ambience definitely counts along with good food and good service.

Thank you!

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S
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The server was very good and explained drinks and menu well. The meals were rather disappointing, though. Combination fish and steak tacos were good, but the portions were very small. Dashi Bowl topped by shrimp was too salty - I could only eat the shrimp. I complained and the charge was taken off the bill. Special occasion of anniversary mentioned in reservation was not recognized.

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