True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

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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.
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VC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

My asian bowl was a great idea but way too salty. It was hard to enjoy the taste of the vegetables because they were drenched in salty soy sauce:(

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded a day ago

Thanks for the review and feedback of your dish. We will check the recipes but by all means ask for light sauce or on the side which we can absolutely accommodate you for.

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s
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Seated quicky with friendly service. Food very good. Noise level high. Background music and reaturant wall/ ceiling structure make for noisy environment.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the review, happy that you were satisfied with the food and service. Will take other comments under consideration.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience4

I live True Food but my meals are always soo salty. It’s too much!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 2 days ago

thank you for the feedback and the review. We will follow up with prep team but also feel free to request no ADDED salt. We do not add that much anyway but if wont hurt.

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KS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant. Tasty food. Clean and excellent service. Best key lime pie I have ever had. (They only have it when in season) also quinoa pancakes are my kids favorite! If i could give it ten stars I would

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for he great feeback!

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BC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Though we had reservations, our table of three was placed next to the kitchen and cleaning area. The restaurant noise level was compounded by the kitchen noise.
The menu was outstanding and the wait staff delightful. Have to weigh the wonderful menu against the noise level and possible poor seating when making reservations for a business-oriented meeting.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the review, please feel free to ask for other seating in the future should you feel unhappy with it. Appreciate the comments

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h
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, our party had fish tacos, quinoa bowl, and the lasagna and all were delicious.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for the review and taking the time!

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F
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Unique and tasty meals. Loved the mixture of ingredients. Great ambiance when not overwhelmingly crowded, then noise level and close spacing can be distracting. Service was good. Had to wait an unusual amount of time for initial service but once started very attentive.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you for the kind words! We will look into the timing of the initial greet, and make sure we are perfect for you next time! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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MB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great flavor and lots of options for most types of dietary preferences.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for the review Mary!

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L
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, innovative food. And healthy too. Great cocktails. Buzzing

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on February 18, 2020

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

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SA
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing and highly recommended restaurant. The food is always prepared well and there are choices for any and all pallets. Just go, you won't regret it!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on February 20, 2020

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

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

liked the atmosphere, server was nice and courteous.
food was below par, sweet potatoe hash was cold, yes cold...
one of the orders was the grass fed burger, requested medium cooked, we got it way over well done..
couldn't eat it (they did remove charge, but one of us left without eating)
not what was expected at all...
would not go back

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi Mido- Thank you for the feedback. I am sorry the food was not to your liking! If you wouldn't mind reaching out to us at your earliest convenience, we would love to get more information from you so we can improve. Thank you!

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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Noisy but great food. I appreciated that the calories were on the menu.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on February 18, 2020

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

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SC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Food is a favorite of ours! I do wish that they would bring back the TLT on the menu. I actually crave the tempeh!!!

N
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time here and we loved it! Service is fast and responsive (our waitress gave great recommendations), the drinks and food were delicious, and we loved the fact that everything is healthy. We will definitely be returning!

CM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful meal with interesting menu choices. The Valentine’ s prix fixe was perfect.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on February 18, 2020

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

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AG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting combination of dishes, nice atmosphere

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on February 18, 2020

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

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AS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was very good but the main dish came before we had barely started the appetizer. Additionally, the table was so small everything didn't fit, almost knocked the plant and a wine glass off the table.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi Adrienne- Thank you for the feedback. I will discuss timing importance with the rest of the team, and make sure we improve! We are glad you enjoyed your food, and look forward to having you back in again soon!

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NM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my new favorite restaurants! So many innovative, fresh plant-based meal options.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on February 18, 2020

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

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BE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is great for everyone, but especially for people who want to eat as healthy as possible. I love the turkey burger and the sweet potato hash is so delicious. I was disappointed that they removed goat cheese from the menu as that is an option for lactose intolerant people. The grass-fed burger is just as delicious as the turkey burger. Service is excellent. The only negative with the ambiance is that the two top tables are set so close together, it's actually hard to walk in between the tables to get to the seat. Also, with the tables so close together, when it's a full restaurant, it can be a little loud. Overall, I love that this restaurant cares about the source of the food, only uses the healthier oils and ingredients, and is very accommodating for any special diet need.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on February 18, 2020

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

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentines Day Meal

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on February 18, 2020

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

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

INCREDIBLE!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Beck was wonderful. Loved, loved, loved the Fig and Gorgonzola flatbread and the Immunity Bowl!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for the kind words! We will be sure to let Bek know! We look forward to having you back in again soon!

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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was inattentive and the quality of the food was mixed. The grass fed burger was overcooked and dry. We’ve had better experiences at this restaurant.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi Buddy- Thank you for the feedback. I'd love to get some more information from you about your visit. Please reach out at your earliest convenience. Thank you!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Received the wrong drink and my quinoa burger didn’t have avocado on it, so it felt crazy expensive for what it was. I left extremely hungry still after eating a little bit of quinoa with lettuce for $19. Fail. The restaurant was super busy so my friend and I didn’t want to bother putting in any complaints, we’ve worked in restaurants and know it happens sometimes.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hello! Thank you for the feedback. We want to make sure our guests thoroughly enjoy their time with us, and we would love to be allowed the chance to impress you! Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience: lranieri at truefoodkitchen. Thank you!

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NC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, wide-open space with vibrant decor. One never feels crowded regardless of how busy it gets. Food is wonderful, comprising a healthy, plant-focused alternative to the standard American fare of meat, cheese, and fried items. Service was extremely friendly and attentive.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on February 18, 2020

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

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O
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to restaurant in the Mosaic district.

We tried some new selections. All were phenomenally delicious.

Edamame Guacamole
avocado, cilantro pesto, pumpkin seed, aleppo & house-made pita chips.

Coconut Sea Bass with Spicy Panang Curry
sweet potato, green bean, bok choy, rainbow carrot, thai basil, coconut curry shrimp broth.

Squash Pie.

Our server, Arezou, is knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. She has served us before and is consistently awesome. We value her recommendations.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on February 13, 2020

Thank you for your kind words about True Food Kitchen. We are committed to providing unique quality and flavors that you will enjoy and hopefully keep you coming back. We look forward to serving you again soon. Gratefully, True Food Kitchen

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K
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good! I don’t like being crowded in on those small tables for two down the center of the restaurant. The rest of the restaurant was practically empty and they tried to sandwich me into a table with no privacy. I asked to be moved.
They always do it and those are the worst seats in the restaurant.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on February 13, 2020

Hello Karen, I'm glad the team was able to accommodate your request. Thanks for the review.

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C
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Perfect for health conscious diners who still want great tasting food!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great spot to meet friends!

KH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Great food but don't expect a quiet dining experience. Noisy and busy.

S
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and attentive service. The restaurant was busy and noisy.

JW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. Noise level may force us to eat elsewhere in the future.

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal I can feel good about. The kids love it too!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for the positive vibes! Hope to see you again soon.

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S
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic fresh food and beverages every time. Thank you!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on February 11, 2020

We appreciate all our customers...and it is comments like yours, from people that keep coming back, that keep us going. We strive to provide special tastes that will stand out and hopefully make True Food Kitchen one of your favorites. Thank you for your remarks. Gratefully, True Food Kitchen

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AB
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to Samwell (Waiter) and Alex (Manager on Duty) for making my guest and I feel like family at the restaurant. Also, we want to give thanks to the cooks who prepared that amazing food and for the bartenders who made those FANTASTIC drinks! We will be returning!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on February 11, 2020

Love hearing the comments including our staff making a difference. Thank you so much for taking the time.

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O
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped in before a movie. We shared the fig Gorgonzola, caramelized onion flatbread. Awesome. I had the fish tacos made worth redfish and my companion had the pokey bowl. We were both very happy. Service staff were knowledgeable and fun.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to comment. Hope to see you in a future visit.

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KS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and service

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thanks for the stars! They are dreamy...

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M
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was cold and 4/8 of the members at the table weren’t fond of it. Decor is nice! Location is great! Perhaps try something other than the pizzas and wraps?

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for your review and for letting us know the experience was less than desirable. We want everyone to enjoy a wonderful time so when we hear that your experience was subpar, it concerns us. Please contact me so we can discuss this issue with you and make your next visit with us a delightful one. brian.beauregard at truefoodkitchen [email]

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PD
Caribbean
17 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Kayla was excellent! Very friendly and efficient. Food was great as per usual.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you Patricia! We will definitely let Kayla know you enjoyed her! We look forward to having you back in again soon!

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A
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant with lots of delicious options for vegans and vegetarians. Excellent cocktails and impeccable service!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on January 30, 2020

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

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