True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

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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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PD
Caribbean
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent customer service and food. We requested customizations to our dishes and they were prepared perfectly!

SB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Too noisy even late at night

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always love coming to True Foods.

VL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything about it. The food was excellent. The server was very helpful for us and our personal questions. There was plenty of space between tables, so nice. It was easy to park there. Will definitely be coming back!

RA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit for my girlfriend Paris and she was totally impressed with the food and the ambiance.

D
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was excellent.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Debbie! Thank you so much for the feedback! We look forward to seeing you in again soon! Best, Leah Ranieri Assistant General Manager

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

Love eating here. We generally go 2 to 3 times a week.

a
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the place great healthy food friendly staff we will be going back over and over again.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Arsh! Thank you so much for the feedback! See you soon!

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MG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food tasted good , wine was good , however after coming home I was nit sure if the raw albacore tuna I ate was so fresh. No major problems but ..... Also I sat outside because of the noise level inside the restaurant .

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Really slow and bad service. We had 4 different people come to our table throughout our time there for drinks and 2 main courses and and the cheque.

ST
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

As always, the food is great but a bit overpriced. Noise level is always high at this location so we sit outside when possible. Our waiter must have been having a bad day. One of us got silverware that hadn't been washed - lots of stuck-on yucky food. The waiter brought replacement silverware but no clean napkin. Had to ask for that. We ordered an appetizer that never came. When we inquired, he blamed the computer.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Susan- Thank you for your feedback! My sincerest apologies that we did not offer exceptional service for you on your last visit. I would love to invite you back in as my personal guest to make sure we wow you with the service you have come to expect from us! Please reach out to me at: lranieri@truefoodkitchencom at your earliest convenience. Thank you again for taking the time to provide us with feedback, and I look forward to meeting you soon! Leah Ranieri Assistant General Manager

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great suggestions from the waiter made for a perfect meal with friends.

J
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service!! Nice location, the restaurant is beautiful and the food is delicious.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Jazmina! Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback! We look forward to having you back in soon!

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KR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No complaints. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. The server was quick to our table with menus. Both the appetizer and the entrées were excellent. Even the soft drinks were top shelf. I hope to return soon

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 2 days ago

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

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CF
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, fun place !

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Christine! Thank you so much for the feedback! We look forward to having you in again soon!!

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

Best food and dessert ever!

s
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food and great service! Portion sizes maybe not commensurate with prices, which is a common critique, but would return!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 2 days ago

Hello! Thank you for your feedback! We look forward to having you back in soon!

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OT
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The specialty drinks watermelon etc...are really not worth the money. Our server, Jasmine, I believe her name was, we think was very overworked. It took a while to get seen at our table. She was pleasant and raved about the flatbread with goat cheese, however it was truly a pathetic dish.....please don't recommend something that is awful. appreciate being seated at timely manner, service just could have been improved.

MC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Horrible service. Movie playing outside that made conversation impossible

KV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

This was our third visit and the least satisfying one. We will probably not return.
The dining room was half empty when we arrived and yet it took a very long time for our order to be taken. All of us at the table do not eat spicy food, and read the menu carefully to insure we will not have to send anything back. Two of the three entrees went back. The Ancient Grains Bowl's Sweet Potatoes set my mouth on fire and the Korean Bowl had Red Pepper flakes everywhere. Needless to say, the third member of our party had finished his entree long before ours arrived. While the Server was pleasant and respectful, much time was wasted by incomplete orders: Coffee served with milk did not come with sugar or sweetener, and the silverware picked up with the soup bowl was not replaced until I asked for it.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Karen- I sincerely apologize for the experience you had! We strive to provide flawless service with each and every guest who walks in our doors, and I see we did not provide that on your last visit. I would love to invite you back as my personal guest. Please reach out to me at: lranieri@truefoodkitchencom at your earliest convenience, and I will make sure we provide exceptional service. Thank you again for taking the time to provide us with feedback! Leah Ranieri Asst. General Manager

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food but a little loud for talking

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food but little noisy. Restaurant was full

F
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is alway good and offers a “TRUE” value in both ingredients and cost.

CS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent cocktails and service, we will visit again for lunch.

LM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent customer service and a great place to eat if you have food allergies. Our daughter has several food allergies and we had both the waiter and manager check on us to make sure our food selection (for her) was fine for her (food allergies).

We ordered:

Butternut squash soup
-had a natural sweetness and was very delicious

Seared Chicken Satay
(GF)
achiote, pumpkin seed salsa, cucumber, cilantro

Teriyaki Quinoa
(V) (GF)
broccoli, heirloom carrot, bok choy, mushroom, brown rice, avocado, toasted sesame

*added chicken

Love this bowl! It’s delicious, nutritious and filling.

Korean Noodle
(V) (GF)
sweet potato glass noodle, pickled shiitake, organic spinach, heirloom carrot, bean sprout, toasted sesame

Daughter enjoyed eating this. Big bowl, so she couldn’t finish. Tofu cubes were decent size.

Margherita
(VEG)
crushed organic DiNapoli tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil

*added arugula


A kids Teriyaki chicken bowl
Honey Lemonade

Kale Aid

kale, ginger, apple, celery, cucumber, lemon

-you can taste the ginger

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch salad with chicken.

M
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great weather great food fantastic service

O
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Varied menu - something for everyone. Edamame dumplings were outstanding. Reasonable wine and beer selection. Waiter was polite but needed training / took 10 minutes just to get water and drinks were delayed. One coffee was served at tepid temperature and sent back.

F
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Terrible service- they brought avocado toast without avocado. A second server checked in with us for our order, after 20 minutes of waiting for our first server to even take drinks. Disorganized. Nice people but bland food and super poorly organized. Birthday brunch was a disappointment. Will not go there again.

C
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love your food! Just started Noom and knew that you were the best place to treat myself at the end of my first week. The fish tacos were amazing, and I love the kale drink, too.!

L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful and amazing service!

CO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Wonderful blueberry pancakes!

OT
Washington DC
173 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nastasia (sp?) our server is awesome! Great brunch - delish dishes always.

E
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Group of 8 for brunch....we sat outside since it was perfect weather. Our waiter was terrific...he was friendly, efficient and split the check for us. All of us enjoyed our meals and we would definitely come back.

VC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

My asian bowl was mediocre except for the salmon on top that was very good and perfectly cooked. The rice was hard, the vegetables hard to chew and the whole dish was too salty and soupy for my taste.
Service was extremely slow again and reservation team at front door disorganized.

AM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This is one of my favorite restaurants... delicious, healthy, allergy- friendly cuisine that is creative and delicious.

SC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I have been a longtime customer of True Food Kitchen, but notice the quality has diminished somewhat. It used to be exceptional, not it’s good. I also think they could do a much better job at pacing the food order: when I order a salad and an entree, I have to remember to ask them to bring the salad first, otherwise it all comes out at once. Lately, the food is served within minutes of ordering, clearly an indication it was prepared ahead and kept warm. While tasty, it looks that way too.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated right away at the table we requested. Service was efficient, helpful and unobtrusive, which is perfect. All the food arrived at the same time and was delicious as always!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 24, 2019

Thanks you for joining us!

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JB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The environment, service and food were all perfect! I had the chicken wrap and sweet potato side and my wife ordered the lasagna (portion was a bit small). Highly recommended.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 24, 2019

Thank you Jose! We hope to see again soon!

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SJ
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fresh, tasty, and reasonably priced. Specialty non-alcoholic drinks were excellent, and service, especially on a busy Sunday was great. My wife and I will certainly come here again even though the restaurant is over 20 miles from our house.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 24, 2019

Thanks you for joining us Steven and for making the journey to visit!

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