True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

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$30 and under
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Pull up a seat for some in-season goodness, the fall menu is back at True Food!

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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LN
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food.

D
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food. Pretty good service. Good location.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to having you back in soon!

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H
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had a flatbread with cheese and dates and the “Immunity Bowl” and both were outstanding! Going back next weekend.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded a day ago

Hi Hutch! Thank you for the kind words! We are looking forward to seeing you next weekend!

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F
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

True food in Fairfax is a pretty cool restaurant, food is above average in my opinion, servers could use a bit more thorough training to find out things like where the fish is from. I had the Seabass and found it to be a bit bland for my taste but everyone else on the table had something different and dishes looked pretty incredible.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Frank! Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to having you back in again soon!

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GH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

And my guest was a first timer who will be taking his family to the True Food closer to their home in Arlington!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Ginny! We are so happy you and your guest enjoyed themselves! We look forward to having you both back in to Fairfax and Arlington!

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a
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent food but service a little lacking - not deliberate; more along the lines of being inattentive. But I'd certainly go again - and hope for better luck in finding an excellent server.

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Responded 3 days ago

Hi Angus! Thank you for the feedback! I will be sure to address the importance of over-the-top service with our staff, and we will get better! We look forward to having you back in soon!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you!

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DL
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This place is so loud and servers seat 2 people at tables for 4 and so on while crowds wait to be seated. The crudités is the best thing on the menu.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Don! Thank you for the feedback. We try to accommodate all of our guests in order of arrival, and sometimes this means putting them at a larger table if that is what we have available. I will address the importance of proper seating with the team, I appreciate the feedback! We look forward to having you back in soon!

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SD
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is always great but I often find the service a little too slow....

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Responded on January 12, 2020

Hi Sandy! Thank you for the feedback! We strive to get better everyday, and with feedback from our loyal guests like you, we are able to do that! We look forward to having you back in soon!

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, loved the new menu items - had a winter immunity - and our waiter Nastasya was spectacular. Thank you!

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Responded on January 10, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to having you back in soon!

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LW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our meal when we visit this restaurant. Ancient grain bowl is my favorite!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on January 6, 2020

Hi Lataynia! Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to having you back in again soon!

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JS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - only complaint is that it’s a little pricey for the amount of food you receive. Drinks are very pricey

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on January 9, 2020

Hi Jennifer! Thank you for the feedback! We try to stay competitive in our local markets, and are always researching to ensure that is the case! We look forward to having you back in soon!

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NF
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience1

Love TF - but the last several times we have been there the noise and tables we have been seated at along with the offensive lighting (spotlights coming from the ceiling shining on you like you are being interrogated) have ruined the whole night. Maybe adjusting the lights and re-thinking some of the cramped seating and tables placed in the middle of the isles would be a step in the right direction....hate having to yell at my date across the table with the same going on on either side of us.

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Responded on January 6, 2020

Hello! Thank you for leaving us feedback on your recent visit to us. I apologize the lighting was invasive, we are addressing the lighting issue as we speak, and should have it fixed very soon. I would love to invite you back in as my personal guest, and win your loyalty back! Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience: lranieri@truefoodkitchencom. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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JD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went to True Food Kitchen for lunch with a friend. We are both manifestly male. We noticed that 95% of the clientele for lunch on a Friday were pairs, triples, quads of women. No big deal but I have not been in a virtually all female environment since I can remember. Generally the service was great, the food was almost all great ( I had a small issue with the details of a Thai Panag Curry but that's probably me not them). The appetizers, cappuccino , desert were all first class. If you are in the economic class that doesn't blink at $76 lunch for 2, want good variety, vegan, Thai inspired, or just some great burgers and excellent service, I enthusiastically recommend it.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on January 6, 2020

Hi John! Thank you for the feedback! I have shared your suggestions with our Chef team. We appreciate your honest review of your experience, and can't wait to have you back in again soon!

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CF
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful!
Excellent service.
Wonderful food.
Great atmosphere!
We were seated quickly and the server was perfect!!!
Thank-you so much.
Colleen

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you Colleen! We can't wait to have you back in again soon!!!

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LB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Organic foods, perfect portions to finish at the restaurant and not feeling stuff. Great service, great ambiance, super fast. Will be back!

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Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you Lilian! We look forward to having you back in soon!!!

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OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and everything was fantastic. Busy for a Monday night but it was holiday time

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Responded on January 1, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to having you back in again soon!

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N
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant but I have now had multiple incidents with very poor service. My boyfriend had an early dinner with minimal customers in the restaurants. Even placing our order took far too much time as some of the servers seem to be more interested in socializing than doing their job. I have moved out of state and whenever I’m home, I go to this restaurant-very disappointed.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 26, 2019

Hi Nicole- We appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback from your recent visit. I would love to get some more information from you so we can work with the team and get better. Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience: lranieri@truefoodkitchencom. Thank you, and I look forward to speaking with you soon. Best, Leah General Manager

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I
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Foods is my favorite out-to-lunch place in this area. It deliciously accommodates the special needs of all of my friends--Vegan, Gluten Free, and limited mobility.

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Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you Iggie!!! We look forward to having you back in again soon!

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CD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved all of the veggie options for dinner meals! Great food and drinks! Can't wait to go back!

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Caitie! We look forward to having you back in again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, I marked “noise” pretty high but it was a Saturday night and the place was packed, so, to be expected. Everything was yummy (and super fast!!!), and our waiter, Daniel, was beyond fabulous! Very grateful, the best evening!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 24, 2019

Thank you for the feedback! We will be sure to let Daniel know he did a great job! We look forward to having you back in again soon! Best, Leah General Manager

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C
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the first meal we have had at True Foods

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 24, 2019

Thank you! We look forward to having you back in again soon! Best, Leah General Manager

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large party and the food and service was fantastic! My company is still talking about it this morning!!!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 22, 2019

Thank you so much! We look forward to having you in again soon! Best, Leah General Manager

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m
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great menu with a lot of veggie-forward, balanced options! Most of what I’ve ordered has come out pretty good- love the Korean Noodle Bowl, but the polenta was underwhelming. Service can be hit or miss, but this place is generally a good experience although a little pricey.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 24, 2019

Thank you for the feedback! I would love to hear more about your service experiences when you have dined with us, and how we can get better! Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience: lranieri@truefoodkitchencom. Thank you, I look forward to hearing from you soon! Best, Leah General Manager

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GE
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even on a cold rainy night, place was packed. And as always, the tasty food stands out -- you won't find most of these dishes anywhere else. We're looking forward to the opening of the Reston True Food.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 18, 2019

Thank you Gary! We are looking forward to having you visit us again soon (and in Reston too!)! Best, Leah Assistant General Manager

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it ! All food are so good

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 18, 2019

Thank you!!! We look forward to having you in again soon! Best, Leah Assistant General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was great but we finished our dinner without glasses of water, server never brought it. I made a note it was birthday celebration, I guess our server wasn’t informed and they didn’t even wish a happy birthday to birthday celebrant.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 18, 2019

Hi, thank you for the feedback! I apologize your guest of honor was not recognized. We do coach our employees to make sure they make each and every guest's visit special, and it seems we dropped the ball this time. Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience: lranieri@truefoodkitchencom, I would love to discuss your experience further, and make sure we wow you the next time you are in. I look forward to hearing from you soon! Best, Leah Assistant General Manager

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TE
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food is very good but menu could use a refresher more often with more diverse selections.

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Responded on January 4, 2020

Thank you for the feedback Tim! Our menu is actually changing a bit on January 8th! Come by and check it out! We look forward to having you in soon!

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t
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a good time. Ordered Espresso and ice cream and made a float ;P

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 10, 2019

Thank you! We look forward to having you in again soon!

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H
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Went out to eat on a date night with my husband. Later it was very slow. We had to ask a second time for my husband’s drink from the bar. I have some dietary restrictions, and asked for grilled shrimp on my salad. Not only did grilled shrimp arrive on my salad but also random pieces of grilled chicken. Would have been a big problem if I didn’t like chicken or I was allergic.On one hand it was nice that we weren’t rushed on a busy Saturday night, but at the same time the waiter wasn’t very responsive to our needs either.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 10, 2019

Hi- Thank you for your feedback! We strive to get better everyday, and we truly appreciate when our guests take the time to let us know about their experience! I would love to get more information from you about your last visit. Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience: lranieri@truefoodkitchencom. Thank you, and I look forward to speaking with you soon! Best, Leah Assistant General Manager

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t
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch. Excellent service. Delicious food. Relaxing and fun!

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Responded on December 8, 2019

Thank you Toni! We look forward to having you in again soon! Best, Leah Assistant General Manager

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CK
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Amazing, very friendly service and good food! High recommendation!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 8, 2019

Thank you Christine! We look forward to having you in again soon! Best, Leah Assistant General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The restaurant was fine, the server was very friendly, the food was good but the evening was soured because even though we made a reservation we had to wait 30 minutes to be seated. We were told that our table had been given away to a different party who did not have a reservation. What is the point of making a reservation if it won’t be respected? Members of our party had hired a babysitter and had to cut short the night given the 30 minute delay. No apologies were made nor any efforts at compensating us...it was very disappointing.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 8, 2019

Hi- Thank you for providing feedback from your experience with us! We strive to get better everyday, and I would love to hear more about your visit to us. Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience: lranieri@truefoodkitchencom. Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you soon! Best, Leah Assistant General Manager

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LS
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought some new peeps to this place and as always, they LOVE IT! Such a great concept with some tasty options!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 8, 2019

Thank you Louis! We look forward to having you in again soon! Best, Leah Assistant General Manager

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ST
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as always!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 8, 2019

Thank you Suzanne!!! We look forward to having you in again soon! Best, Leah Assistant General Manager

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PB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The place was rather noisy, at times I had a difficult time hearing my friend who was sitting across from me. I was disappointed that the server came with one check. She did not ask beforehand if we wanted separate checks. The food, however, was very good, just a little pricey for the amount.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on November 26, 2019

Hi Paula! Thank you for the feedback! We will address with the staff reading our guests to see what their needs may be regarding splitting checks. We are glad you enjoyed your food! Hope to see you in again soon!

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CA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

I love True Foods but I do wish the set-up were a bit different at times - I made reservations for two and they sat us in the middle of the corridor / walkway that leads to the bathroom/kitchen. We constantly had people brushing past us on one side and were practically on top of the table of people that sat to the other side of us. Also, the food is always great but be prepared to spend a pretty penny here - our meal was two entrees and one very small appetizer and a modest bottle of wine - total was around ~$120.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 8, 2019

Hi Cameron! Thank you for providing feedback from your experience with us! We strive to get better everyday, and I would love to hear more about your visit to us. Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience: lranieri@truefoodkitchencom. Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you soon! Best, Leah Assistant General Manager

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PD
Caribbean
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!

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Responded on November 26, 2019

Thank you Patricia!! We true-ly appreciate your loyalty!

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B
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very energetic atmosphere. The food is 100% anti-inflammatory, which looked like health food. What we ordered was delicious but much of the menu was a bit intimidating. It was a crowded Friday night. Not recommended for a quiet date night. Fun for friends.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on November 26, 2019

Thank you Bryant! We TRUE-ly appreciate your loyalty!

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SF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is spectacular, as always, as are the servers. A little overpriced, and a little noisy. But neither of those issues keeps me from going repeatedly.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on November 26, 2019

Thank you Susan! We TRUE-ly appreciate your loyalty!!!

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