True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

4.5
2426 Reviews
$30 and under
American
True Food Kitchen in Fairfax is currently open with dine-in and carry-out service. As always, we will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our guests by following the guidance of the CDC and local health officials. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this new normal together.

True Food Kitchen is a restaurant and lifestyle brand inspired by the philosophy that food should make you feel better, and that great tasting food and thoughtfully crafted beverages can serve as the foundation for a life well lived. From nutrient-dense staples and carefully sourced proteins to little-known superfoods, True Food Kitchen is committed to sourcing the most responsible, creative, in-season ingredients.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2426 people are saying
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KTeW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and service! I would highly recommend this restaurant to friends.

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Mary
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great healthy, unique food, great staff. I bit pricey.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you for the 5 stars, Mary!

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DavidS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and you would never guess that things like the ice cream is vegan. It is a bit expensive - $75 not including tip for two modest entrees, one soup, a glass of wine and dessert, so for us it's a special occasion type of place.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 12 hours ago

Hey David, Thank you very much for your 5-star review! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience. Sign up for our rewards program, to earn special rewards and discounts towards future purchases. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks

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vipAnneK
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, better than what we expected!!! And the service was amazing.
Definitely a go to place for meals!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on January 11, 2022

Hi AnneK, Thank you so much for the 5-star review! I'm glad we beat your expectations on your wonderful dining experience. Our ingredients are healthy, fresh and organic.. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Thanks again

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NoVafoodie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was very good; Great to get out in the new year and eat good healthy food. Specialty cocktails were delicious.

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Responded on January 11, 2022

Hi Novafoodie, Thank you so much for your feedback! Glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and our craft cocktails. Our menus change with the season, so there is always something new, healthy and delicious to try! Look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks

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KarenB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Would definitely return.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on January 11, 2022

Hi KarenB, Thank you for your 5-star review! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your food! Look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks

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LauraP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch here this week. Not crowded so easy to socially distance, and food was fresh. Very satisfied with my first experience at TFC. Would recommend.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on January 11, 2022

Hey Laura, Thank you for your 5-star review! I'm glad you had a wonderful experience. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Thanks again

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vipPaulK
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Chose the restaurant because it had outdoor dining. The “outdoor” section was completely sealed in plastic, no ventilation of any kind.

And to top it off, most of the staff was masked… except our waiter.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 30, 2021

Hello Paul, Thanks for your feedback. Please give me a call at your earliest convenience, I would love to hear about your experience. We are more then happy to move the plastic shades up and down so that you feel comfortable. The shades are open on each end to allow ventilation. 571-326-1616. Thanks again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Thank you!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 26, 2021

Hello, Thank you for your 5-star review! Glad to hear you had a wonderful dining experience. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Food quality has unfortunately gone steadily downhill. It’s a good spot if you want to just sit on the patio for a drink

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 26, 2021

Hello, Thanks for your feedback. I'm sorry that you've had a few bad experiences recently regarding our food quality. I will have a talk with our chef team. I would love to invite you back and offer you a gift card to allow us to change that experience. Please give me a call at your earliest convenience. Thanks 571-326-1616

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MaryH
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most delicious food and our server Beck was incredibly attentive. We had trouble choosing between two starters and he surprised us by bringing us both and one was on the house! Highly recommend!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 21, 2021

Hello MaryH, Thank you very much for your 5-star review. I love reviews like this. I'm so glad you enjoyed your dining experience, and that Bek could make it extra special. I will share this with Bek!! Look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks

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JasonB
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was good though with COVID I thought the seating was too close. The food was good and so was the service.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 21, 2021

Hi Jason, Thanks for your 5-star review! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and the service. Next time you dine here, please ask for a manager, we will be more then happy to accommodate your seating requests. Thanks again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

The double billed me for my dinner. When contacted about this, they claim they have no record of the second bill, even though I showed them my credit card statement.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Was fine. But using the code for the menu was not easy and in fact we simply couldn’t in the end. This meant that I was not given my 20% discount on the bill. Unfortunate. There are much smarter systems for ordering and paying online. The one TF was using was not useful.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 26, 2021

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry you did not find our Onedine system to be useful. Next time as for a manager, we are more then happy to help you. We can also do text to pay, so that you can earn/use points. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks

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vipMarge
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Always enjoy fresh seasonal options at True Food Kitchen

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 21, 2021

Hello, Thanks for your wonderful feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. Food always delicious, service always on point. Full house on friday night when i went. Our server was super nice and helpful!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 21, 2021

Hello, Thank you for your 5-star review! I'm glad to hear that you had a awesome dining experience, and that you always choose TrueFood Kitchen. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 18, 2021

Hello, Thank you very much for your 5-star review! Look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks

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DavidH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had 8 people and the waitress was efficient and friendly. The food was very good, especially the humus and guacamole. My fish entre was tasty but it was warm, not hot when served. All of us enjoyed our meals.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 18, 2021

Hello David, Thank you very much for your feedback. So glad to hear that your waitress was efficient and friendly. The hummus and guacamole are a staple through out True Food Kitchen. I'm glad you enjoyed them. I'm sorry to hear about your fish coming out warm and not hot. I would love to offer you a gift card and invite you back. Please give me a call at your earliest convenience. 571-326-1616

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vipSides
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ava was fantastic. Great service, offered suggestions, attentive. Food was outstanding! Will definitely eat here again!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 18, 2021

Hello, Thank you very much for your 5-star review! Glad to hear that Ava gave exceptional service , offered suggestions and was attentive. These are the emails that I love! I will share this review with Ava. Look forward to seeing you next time. Thanks again.

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JoanD
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place if you are trying to eat healthy in an unhealthy restaurant world. Choices for anyone whether vegetarian or looking for a burger. Fresh ingredients.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 18, 2021

Hello Joan, Thank you for your 5-star review! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience and our menu options. Our menu changes seasonally, so there are always new, healthy dishes available. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks

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vipLeslieava
Washington DC
126 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food has gotten a bit better, but dessert was disappointing. Inconsistent since this dessert has been on the menu for a very long time. Service was great with Frankie. Love the decor and outside seating was comfortable and loved the sunset.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 21, 2021

Hello Leslieava, Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm so glad that Frankie gave you exceptional service. Frankie with be very excited to see this review. I'm sorry you haven't enjoyed the desserts as of late. They change seasonally. Next time your in ask for me and we can put something together special for you. Thanks

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AndrewS
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience and will definitely come back.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 18, 2021

Hello Andrew S, Thank you very much for your 5-star review! I'm glad to hear your enjoyed your entire dining experience. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks

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viplovelabs
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was very disappointing Soup was luke warm and vegetables were cold. I get it if the restaurant was slammed but they were not. So bummed.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 11, 2021

Hello Lovelabs, Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry your food was not up to your standard. I would love to offer you a gift card and invite you back for a wonderful experience. Please call me at 571-314-4544. Thanks

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vipCynthiaW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, great service! My friend and I both very much enjoyed our meals.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 8, 2021

Hello CynthiaW, Thank you so much for your 5-star review! I'm glad you enjoyed the food and received excellent service. These are the reviews I love to respond too. We look forward to seeing you both on your next visit. Thanks again

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 4 people - everything about our experience was great. Patio seating with just the right amount of heating to be comfortable, very quiet - we could talk in normal voice and hear each other. Food was excellent!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 8, 2021

Hello, Thanks for your 5-star review! I'm glad to hear you had a wonderful dining experience on our patio. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks

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vipSho21
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my mother's first time eating at TFK and she loved everything! The TFK team were awesome. The whole experience made her want to come back, so now I have to make another reservation...lol

Thanks again TFK

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 7, 2021

Hi Sho21, Thanks for your 5-star review! I'm glad you and your mom had a excellent dining experience. We look forward to seeing you next time. Thanks again

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Ruth
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance was excellent. I will definitely go there again soon.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 7, 2021

Hi Ruth, Thank you very much for your 5-star review! I'm glad to hear that the food, service and ambiance were excellent. Look forward to seeing you next time. Thanks again!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We weren’t aware that each table had a specific QR code so our bill was incorrect and getting it sorted out was a struggle. The server was overwhelmed and forgot about our table on multiple occasions. This visit is the only time I have had any issues. I let the hostess know that the one QR code per table was confusing and asked that she pass along our experience to leadership. The food was outstanding.

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DottieP
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The waiter was little bit too attentive..we felt rushed

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 7, 2021

Hi DottieP, Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry you felt rushed. We train our servers to read our guests and serve them appropriately. In the future , we also offer con tactless service by using the QR codes, so you can dine at your own pace. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks

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Jeanne
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dining experience at True Food Kitchen. The service was excellent and the various dishes were delicious. Thanks!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 4, 2021

Hi Jeanne, Thank you very much for your 5-star review. I'm glad to hear you had a excellent dining experience! I look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks

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TomK
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 3, an omnivore, a vegetarian, and a vegan, and we all were well fed. Service was outstanding: our server was upbeat, knowledgeable, fast, thorough, and fun. Food was delicious and our drinks were creative. I look forward to going again!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 3, 2021

Hello Tom, Thanks for your 5-star review. I'm so glad you choose True Food Kitchen for your dining experience. I'm thrilled to hear you received great service and the food was outstanding! Our menus change with the seasons, so there is always fresh, delicious new items to choose from. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again

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jamesa
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

They originally seated our party of 6 at a round table that seated four comfortably, five with a tight fit. Said they wouldn't seat us elsewhere but did when we started to leave.
The kale salad had way, way too much vinaigrette on it. Became massively bitter and inedible.
Service was slow.
Drinks sat at the bar for at least 15 minutes.
In spite of all this, would still eat there again - we've eaten there before and liked it. The place was extremely busy and they might have been short staffed.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 3, 2021

Hi Jamesa, Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear about your seating situation. I wish someone would have grabbed a manager so we could rectify the issue before you planned on leaving. I'm very sorry It came to that point. I will speak to the staff and the kitchen staff to ensure all dishes are coming out to TFK standard. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me at 571-314-4544-Todd Thanks again

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Iheartbrunch
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The space was big, open, and attractive. Portions were small but it wasn't majorly overpriced. The server was very friendly but might have been new. There was some confusion about our checks and service was slow refilling coffee and waters, etc.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 3, 2021

Hello Iheartbrunch, Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm glad to hear you loved the ambiance. We have hired a couple new employees, still no excuse for the slow service. I will make this a focus moving forward. I would love to invite you back and offer you a gift card. Please give me a call back at your earliest convenience. 571-326-1616

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DivaM
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Staff is very courteous and respectful. I appreciate the seasonal menu.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 3, 2021

Hello Diva, Thank you very much for your 5-star review. I'm very glad to hear you enjoyed the service and food. We hire great people, train them the right way and hold everyone accountable. Very fun place to work. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Like mocktails. Wish had more breakfast- like choices.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on December 3, 2021

Hello, Thanks for your feedback. Our fresh mocktails change seasonally. If we have the breakfast ingredients, we are more then happy to make you anything you would like. Please feel free to call me with any questions. Thanks 571-326-1616

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Bring back menus.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hello, Thank you for your 5-star review! Menus are still available upon guest request. Just ask your server or hostess. Look forward to seeing you again shortly.

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AlmaziF
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food and nice atmosphere.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi Almazif, Thank you for the nice feedback! Glad you enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks

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Meagan
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server, Mariann (spelling?) was FANTASTIC! We loved her hospitality, helpfulness, and attention to detail.

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vipSwatt
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

We often have dined for lunch at True Food Kitchen and enjoyed the experience. The food is never great, but always reasonably satisfying and offers a pleasant atmosphere. However, yesterday we were stunned that none of the staff even made a pretense of masking up - not the hosts, servers or kitchen staff. It clearly looked like the restaurant policy, not accidental inattentiveness by staff. I checked the Fairfax County Heath Department guidance and it appears that this True Food Kitchen location is way out of compliance. I often have recommended Tue Food Kitchen to friends - but sadly no longer.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi Swatt, Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad yo hear you enjoy our atmosphere and food. Please give me a call at your earliest convenience, I would love to go over our mask policy with you. Thanks 571-326-1616

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LWNP
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great spot!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on November 9, 2021

Hello, Thank you for the 5-star review!! Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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You can order delivery directly from True Food Kitchen - Fairfax using the Order Online button. True Food Kitchen - Fairfax also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 326-1616.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax is rated 4.5 stars by 2426 OpenTable diners.

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.