True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

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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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Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had lunch there with a friend on a recommendation from my daughter. We ate outside on the patio. The food was very good - fresh, well prepared, pleasing to the eye and very tasty. The peach iced tea was very good. Refreshing and not overly sweet.

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

Reliably delicious and healthy at good prices. Friendly staff, nice ambience.

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

Food was delicious. Lots of vegan offerings. Service from Mark was top notch. Reservations were a breeze through Open Table. We will be back.

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Thank you for joining us! Amy! glad you enjoyed your visit!

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

Great place for a foursome to have brunch. Entrees for meat eaters and vegans.

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

Brunch. Just wish they had more brunch options.

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

We tried this for the first time after numerous recommendations. It was better than expected! Food was delicious and the waitress was so amazing with suggestions and information! We will definitely be back!

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Responded a day ago

Thank you for joining us! Glad you enjoyed your visit and Marianna as your server!

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

A lot of the dishes were fresh and delicious. Unfortunately, one came out slightly burnt. Our server forgot to bring half of the waters to the table, then forgot one of the drinks we ordered and never brought it even after being reminded twice.

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Responded a day ago

Thank you for joining us! I am sorry your server forgot your waters and drink. I am sure we can provide you again with great service. Please feel free to reach out at your convenience jt.taylor@truefoodkitchen

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

You have to get the Matcha Horchata & edamame dumplings!!

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T
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, fabulous staff, wish it wasn't quite so pricey and wish it wasn't quite so loud but I'll be back.

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

We go all the time. Food is fresh and delicious. Service is always attentive.

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CC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Spaghetti squash was a little off this time. Fewer pieces of grass fed steak than I'm used to. Hope that was just a 1x deal cuz I get this every week or two.

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b
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

No bus boys so took forever to get seated. Had a reservation and checked in 30 min early so we could grab drink at bar. They still sat us 15 min late. The waiter was serving too many tables so the service was not attentive enough. I think they were understaffed and stressed. I would try again because the food was decent

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Responded a day ago

Thank you for the feedback. I am sure we can provide better service for you. Please feel free to reach out at your convenience jt.taylor@truefoodkitchen

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P
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The other reviews were correct. Very noisy inside the restaurant, wish I got seated in the outside area. Hard to talk to the 6 people we had at our table. Reasonable prices, good food. Will not go back, me poor ears can’t take it.

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ME
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

I absolutely love the food here. Other friends at my table enjoyed the mixed juice drinks. Our server was difficult to hear over the noise. I love the amount of light from the windows as well, and the decor is lovely - live succulents on the tables!

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RG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great food and specialty drinks. Wonderful outdoor seating area in the middle of Mosaic.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Graduation celebrations

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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Forget about any meaningful conversation. So loud, I couldn't even understand the wait staff. And, although the menu cautions not all ingredients are listed for each dish, too many were unwelcomed surprises. I won't be returning.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for joining us! I am afraid it does get a bit loud when we are busy. We are happy to divulge any ingredient.

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love True Food. Don't have to sacrifice great taste for healthy food. This has become our favorite date night place! Great drinks too!

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for joining us! Hope to see back soon for date night!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fresh and flavorful. The ambiance was lively and had a natural, outdoorsy feel. Our server, Bobby, was excellent and spirited. He ensured that we had a great meal and a good time. I recommend this place for a different spin on meals and for its wonderful atmosphere.

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IV
Washington DC
93 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is just ok. Service is rushed. Not a pleasant meal.

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LE
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

consistently great, healthy, creative dishes that please the palate!! I love it here!!

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A friend of mine is trying to eat a healthier diet so we chose True Food Kitchen. She had two appetizers, the Asparagus and the roasted cauliflower (which was especially good) and I had the chopped salad with chicken, which I have had before and is a nice light dish with sweet and savory ingredients. Instead of dessert, she had a cappuccino and I had the Horchata drink hot which I found, as someone who loves cinnamon, to be phenomenal. Highly recommend True Food Kitchen for good clean eating.

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KR
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place to eat! With a ton of healthy and yummy options... always! Amazing experience

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S
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at True Food for our daughter’s high school graduation luncheon. Was absolutely wonderful! Highly recommend.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, we had one first timer in our party. He loved it!

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J
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was light and full of flavor, which is rare. Great server. Macha coffee and edamame dumplings were out of control. Adding True to our regular rotation.

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ED
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

We went with another family to try it out and everything was disappointing. It was hot and stuffy inside from the second we walked in. Our waitress was very very slow and disappeared for large chunks of time.

The dip trio appetizer was basically 2 runny & overly salty dips and a strange guacamole with orange in it.

The kids pizza was as bland as possible. The Kale
Cobb salad had no flavor and the kale was old chewy and tough. The Korean noodles were ridiculously spicy, to the point where you couldn’t taste anything.

This is a one and done place for us. Never going back.

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P
Richmond
91 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun server, fun food

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s
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

overall good food and good experience. would go back.

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CR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had never been to True Foods but as a vegan had always wanted to try it and it did not disappoint. Had fresh great food for all whether vegetarian, vegan, meat eater, etc. We told the person seating us that it was my sisters birthday and we received a free desert. Our appetizers were late to the table and the manager personally brought them out and comp'd them to ensure my sister had a great birthday experience. Everything was amazing from food to service and we will definitely be back again!

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B
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was not as good as other times. Waiter was not attentive at all.

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JM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

The salmon was a little burnt from the grill but the overall dish was delicious as usual. The waitress however, was distracted and hard to get.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 1

The restaurant was extremely loud. Diners were literally screaming over each other. My ears hurt after eating there. It was like being at a loud concert.

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CW
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

True Food is tasty but waaaay overpriced. Two small fish tacos for $19? C’mon. Plus we asked for the rhubarb margarita and were told the restaurant was out. Yet, as we left, we saw other tables with the margaritas. FYI - the crudités is a large bowl with vegetables tossed in, including half a head of cauliflower. I get the concept of True Food but this was a little much!

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LP
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

They should add fans on the outside seating, very hot

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K
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was good, but it took an hour before we got served the appetizer. We were told that there was an injury in the kitchen and everything got backed up really bad.

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PJ
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I had a very good meal which was chicken bowl. My wife had the chicken salad which was very dry. She asked for additional salad dressing which she never received. The waiter offered a free desert, which we really don't eat. I asked for it to be taken off the bill and the waiter did remove the salad. Enjoy the restaurant, very noisy though.

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AS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

Though we enjoy the food, the restaurant is way too loud. When we were there on May 26th, they didn't have a table to meet our reservation and the service was terribly slow which the waitress acknowledged only after a long wait. We were very disappointed.

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AM
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my friend here for her birthday lunch. We have been here three times in last few months and love our meals every time. The service is always great and it’s fun trying different items in the menu.

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CF
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved our waiter - wish I remembered his name. Only issue: a bit noisy.

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