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True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

4.6
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$30 and under
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American

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Good Vegetarian Options
True Food Kitchen Fairfax is now reopen with patio dining. As we carefully and conservatively re-open our restaurant, we continue to honor our commitment to the health and safety of our guests and staff. Our dining room and patio will look different as we’ve made critical adjustments to accommodate for social distancing, enhanced standards and safety measures. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this new normal together.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1986 people are saying
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nick
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. We come here a lot.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 3 days ago

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

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vipJusKit
London
42 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As advertised. Good fresh food. The service was excellent.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 3 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun place to get together with my friends and all our parents. The food was fantastic and served fairly quickly. That pizza crust is top-notch.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 5 days ago

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

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vipOceana
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Still one of my favorite places around me.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 7 days ago

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

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ClaraG
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Food is always a wonderful choice! Their rotating seasonal menu is fresh and delicious every time I go!

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Responded 6 days ago

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

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Zboby
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My husband and I went out after 6 months (pandemic) and selected True Food restaurant in Fairfax. We have been there before, and we wanted to enjoy our evening out. I felt that the menu was smaller, but the food was good. The staff were excellent with their services. Thank you, everyone.

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Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Zboby!! We look forward to having you (and your husband!) back in soon!!

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vipanakarerina
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on October 14, 2020

Hi Anakarerina! Thank you for the review! We look forward to having you back in soon!

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JaneR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Unfortunately, even with a reservation, they were unable to sit us outside, as we had requested. That being said, the inside was very open and wide, and the social distancing in between tables was good. The food was wonderful, vegan-friendly, and our waitress was kind, quick, and hilarious. We got the prickly pear mimosa and I can honestly say it's in my top 5 favorite cocktails ever!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on October 14, 2020

Hi Jane! Thank you for the feedback! We are happy you thoroughly enjoyed your visit to us! We look forward to having you back in again soon!

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NurseinDC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I didn’t know if you make the reservation on line you can’t reserve outside which was fine but I wish they would call or text and let you know if you specifically write it when you reserve it. The butternut squash pizza had more flavor before and mostly carmalized onions. I think it used to have either walnuts or balsamic glaze. The seasonal salad was good. The Tuscan kale one lacked flavor and any zest. The wine was good. The server was very nice.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on October 13, 2020

Thank you for the feedback! I have passed your comments along to our Chef team regarding the food, and we are happy you enjoyed your service! We look forward to seeing you in again soon!

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Yogadog
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Food is my “go to” restaurant. I have a very restricted diet and they can accommodate my limitations. The food is always delicious, and I love the outdoor seating option, particularly in the pandemic environment.

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Responded on October 12, 2020

Thanks Yogadog! We look forward to having you back in soon!

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Adam
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had the grilled cauliflower and then the salmon entree. They were both beautifully presented. The taste of all items was fantastic. I never do this, but after the meal, based on the taste alone, I went and found the executive chef and told him what an outstanding meal I had. I'll be returning.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on October 11, 2020

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

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CherylT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I hadn't eaten here in awhile and the food was amazing. Our server was an absolute wonder. Being Gluten free, I was amazed that 95% could be adapted or was already gluten free.

We sat outside and was at least 6 feet from others. Everyone who worked their wore a mask. There was plants and a nice ambience. I thought the street traffic would be too much, but I didn't notice it.

Only thing is they have no happy hour specials like the other True Foods locations

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on October 9, 2020

Hi Cheryl! Thank you for the feedback! We are currently discussing offering some happy hour specials at our location! Stay tuned!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe experience!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on October 9, 2020

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

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vipKelly
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice outdoor seating area.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on October 9, 2020

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

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JaneM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food is truly delicious and healthy, but it seems every fall repeats the previous fall, and every spring repeats the previous spring etc. I would prefer more variety.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on October 9, 2020

Hi Jane! Thank you for the feedback! I passed your comments along to our corporate culinary department! We look forward to having you back in again soon!

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vipKhanhN
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice location, good service. The price is high for average food.

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Responded on October 16, 2020

Thank you KhanhN! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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PeteW
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

True Food Kitchen has been our Go-To destination for special occasions. This visit lacked the great customer experience we have become accustomed to. Perhaps COVID had some impact, but the entire experience seemed very transactional. We were given a stubby pencil, a form with a checkbox next to each of the limited menu items, and a virtual, QR code-linked menu with instructions to checkoff the things we wanted to eat and drink. The food was good but, overall, the night it was slightly disappointing.

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Jenn
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here around 4:30 for mom's birthday and we sat indoors because it was less crowded compared to their outdoor seating. Their tables had markers displayed showing if they had been sanitized or not. Overall, the restaurant was clean and I didn't feel too nervous eating indoors especially during this covid season. Food was great, my family enjoyed everything we ordered: teriyaki quinoa bowl, ancient grains bowl, salmon, grass fed burger, hummus, and wraps. It all came out in a timely manner, too. Our server was very attentive and thoughtful as well.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 30, 2020

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

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YenaH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved being able to sit outside under the awning.
Our server was super attentive and helpful in selecting our menu.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 28, 2020

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

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BernadetteS
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the shrimp taco. The food was fresh and seasoned to perfection.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 28, 2020

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

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DeMc
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a quiet, clean lunch on the patio with friendly, prompt service and well-seasoned food.

Thank you for a special break in our routine.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 26, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience4

Unfortunately the reservation didn’t work out for the outside table seating . Turns out it’s a first come first serve policy. Otherwise everything else was great

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you for the feedback. We look forward to seeing you back in soon!

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LindiweL
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy it! Healthy tasty food options. Set up was good during Covid.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 22, 2020

Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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BrentM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Wait staff very friendly.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 21, 2020

Thank you for the feedback Brent! We look forward to seeing you back in soon!

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vipAlexandraM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I appreciated all of the safety precautions that are being taken: masks, tables spaced far apart, disposable and virtual menus and contactless payment. I felt safe and comfortable. As always, the food, drinks and service were outstanding.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 21, 2020

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

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vipAlonzoW
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always a fan particularly of the vegetarian and vegan options. The bowls with tofu are usually well done.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 18, 2020

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

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vipChristineC
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LeShaun was the best server that’s ever taken care of us at TrueFood. We didn’t have to ask her for refills on iced teas. She was on top of all our needs. Everything came out the way we liked with our special requests.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 17, 2020

Thank you Christine! I will definitely pass this on to LeShaun! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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vipAnnie1
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Seating WAY too close together for comfort. Outdoor area should skip a table in between. I would not go back during COVID times.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 15, 2020

Hi Annie- Thank you for the feedback. We do abide by the 6ft spacing requirement put forth by the CDC. If ever you do not like the table you are seated at, we would be more than happy to find you a table that works! We hope to see you back in again soon!

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Jons
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about the place except the two loud music. It’s a real challenge when you’re older . And muffled his speech is an issue today with mask wearing. But I think since this is an establishment who cares about what you put in your body they should also care about your hearing and there is no reason for this restaurant or any other restaurant for that matter to crank up decibels.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 15, 2020

Hi Jons- Thank you for the feedback. We look forward to having you back in again soon!

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vipDCProf
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about True Food is excellent

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 14, 2020

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

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vipPatriciaD
Caribbean
31 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and efficient service!! Thank you.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 13, 2020

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

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vipEmilyF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fabulous food and service... however a dog on the patio barked the entire time which was upsetting.

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Responded on September 12, 2020

Hi Emily! Thank you for the feedback! We look forward to having you back in again soon!

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Susanna
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu tells you exactly what is in each dish. This restaurant has the best food I ever tasted. It is also healthy. There are meat options, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 12, 2020

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

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vipdinesoften
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful day to sit outside and enjoy a Labor Day lunch. My wife LOVED the Cream Tomato soup, and I had the Watermelon Tomato salad for starters. She went with the Teriyaki Bowl and I had the steak tacos with a arugula salad. All delicious, served quickly and at the right temp. Cocktails of course...Causemo for her which she found perfect and I had the watermelon mojito (see a theme?) Not as sweet as I like it, a bit bitter, but refreshing.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 12, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words! We look forward to having you (and your wife!) back in again soon!!

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AshleyM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 9, 2020

Hi Ashley! Thank you so much! We look forward to having you back in again soon!

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Froggy
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place, great food. Excited to be able to seat outside. Our waitress was awesome.
The samplers for the upcoming new menu were a nice surprise, and were very tasty :)

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 9, 2020

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

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JamesB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, healthy food options, sampled some of their fall menu with our meal. Enjoyable as always. A perfect weather night to sit outside and enjoy our meal

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 9, 2020

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great experience!

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PushpK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, fresh wholesome ingredients. And love the patio seating.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 7, 2020

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

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vipPatriciaD
Caribbean
31 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!! The food and drinks were amazing as always. Thank you!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 7, 2020

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

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FAQs

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 326-1616.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax is rated 4.6 stars by 1986 OpenTable diners.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://truefoodkitchen.cashstar.com/store/recipient?locale=en-us.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.