True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

4.6
2345 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.

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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
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2345 people are saying
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LauraT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

It was such a disappointing lunch on Sunday - we had a reservation at 115pm and request an outside table. We arrived on-time and the hostess told us that reservation weren't accepted for outside. It would been helpful if the hostess would have called to confirm that information with us ahead of time and I could have put our name on the waitlist. We waited another 30 mins for an outside table. We waited another 15 mins for the server to come to take our drink order. The 3 iced teas and waters came without ice - odd...our food (3 salads and one kids pizza took 1 hour and 5 mins to arrive). There definitely seemed to be a lack of servers during the shift, but every part of this lunch was painfully slow and disorganized. This was our first time visiting True Food Kitchen, and I'm not sure we'll be back.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded a day ago

Hi Laura, Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry for your disappointing dining experience. I would love to hear more about what happened and send you a gift card to invite you back. Please give me a call at your earliest convenience. Thanks 571-326-1616

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ChrisieK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a pleasant dining experience. Kona is the best!!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded a day ago

Hi ChrisieK, Thank you so much for your 5-star review. I'm glad you enjoyed your entire experience. I will make sure I share this review with Khoa. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks

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Mcat
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and extra delicious seasonal gin cocktail.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Mcat, Thank you for your 5-star review. I'm glad you enjoyed your food and your gin cocktail ( Juniper Rose). Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience4

It was our 10 year anniversary. The food was avatars and the service was lacking to say the least. Ambience was great thou. Don’t think we would come back.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 4 days ago

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry that your dining experience was not up to standard. I would love to hear more about your experience. Please give me a call at your earliest convenience. Thanks 571-326-1616

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vipShoeHog
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food is always good and so healthy at True Food Kitchen, and while our waitress was very kind and friendly, we waited extraordinarily long times to get our drinks and our food, to the point we had to ask for our checks as soon as the food arrived to get out of there in 2.5 hours. We should have been done, even with all our talking, well within two hours.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 4 days ago

Hi ShoeHog, Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm glad that you enjoyed your food and hospitality. I'm sorry that your entire dining experience was not up to your standard, and you had to wait so long for your food and drinks. I would love to hear more about your experience and invite you back. Please give me a call at 571-326-1616. Thanks

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Gail
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fresh, yummy food well prepared
Not run of the mill

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 14, 2021

Hi Gail, Thanks for your 5-star review! I'm glad you enjoyed your entire experience. Hope to see you again soon.

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vipInnaRush
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very fresh ingredients. Lacked flavor to my taste. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the patio. Server was kind and friendly. Kitchen a little slow on the early dinner shift.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 14, 2021

Hi InnaRush, Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and the patio. I will share this review with the team. Menus change with the seasons, so in the future if you need help picking something for you specific palate please feel free to reach out. Thanks again.

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DoriS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for good food and quick service in a quiet place. Primarily I wanted to see and talk to a friend during lunch. I made the perfect choice. The people and the place delivered what I was looking for. Thank you True Food Kitchen!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

There is no effective physical distancing between tables. Maybe 1.5 feet. As with many restaurants, severely understaffed. Our server really struggled through no fault of his. Dozens of unmasked diners, inside and close together. Even if vaccinated, given the number of breakthrough infections, this is a recipe for a super-spreader event on a daily basis.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 7, 2021

Hello, Thanks for the feedback. I understand your concerns about the table spacing and masks. If you have a moment I would love to explain to you our mask policy and how we can best accommodate dining in a spaced out manner. Please give me a call at 571-326-1616. Thanks again

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vipjisforJoe
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu and service. The rewards program is nice and I like how you can pay your tab with your phone.

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vipPatriciaD
Caribbean
43 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food prepared perfectly!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 4, 2021

Hi Patricia, Thank you for your 5-star review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience. Look forward to seeing you again.

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WillC
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Wonderful service. Good drink. Food is underwhelming (sides are terrible!)

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Responded on September 4, 2021

Hi Will, Thanks for your feedback. I'm glad to hear that your service and drinks were exceptional. I'm sorry the food was not up to your standards. I would love to hear more about the food you had and invite you back. Please give me a call asap. Thanks 571-326-1616

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VannessaC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed our time at True Foods, the food is deliciously prepared. Everything was delicious and my party was new to the restaurant, they enjoyed every bite. Their menu has limited Entree choices for dinner. Three out of the five attendees ordered the same dish since there wasn't enough variety. I did like that they were willing to swap items out due to allergies. I did mention a nut allergy and was told that I would be notified if my allergy would come up with my orders, while nothing came up with my entree, I did order all 3 dessert options only to find out I couldn't eat any of them except the chocolate chip cookies. My table enjoyed the desserts but I would have preferred to know before I ordered them or been provided a different option. Also, I wasn't notified when they arrived but I asked since I saw one of them had almonds on the menu, which then my server realized I couldn't eat the desserts. The chocolate chip cookies left something to be desired but I was told the flourless chocolate cake was delicious with the vanilla coconut ice cream.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 4, 2021

Hi Vannessa, Thank you so much for the feedback. I'm glad you and your party enjoyed your experience. We take allergies and sensitivities very serious at TFK. I will make sure moving forward that I follow up with the staff about getting a manager and chef involved with every allergy, to ensure this doesn't happen again. If you have any questions in the future please reach out. 571-326-1616

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Kate
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was good enough but not great. The server was really nice, but I was surprised how long it took to bring out drinks.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 31, 2021

Hi Kate, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm so sorry to hear that your beverages took too long to arrive. I would love to get more information about your experience. If you could give me a call at the restaurant directly, I would greatly appreciate it (571) 326-1616.

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vipSamC12
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I haven't been to this location in over a year. While most restaurants allow you to make reservations for both indoor and outdoor seating, we were told that was not the case. Instead we moved our reservation to earlier in the day to ensure that we received an outdoor table. Everything was great, but the only caveat I have is that I felt like the menu was a little bit limited for brunch options.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 31, 2021

Hi Sam, Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad to hear we were able to accommodate your requests. Yes the brunch menu is limited at the moment, but our menu does change seasonally to give our guests a variety of options. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Feel free to call me with any questions. Thanks

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Dee123
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Wasn’t thrilled. Service was awful. We were seated for an hour and 45 minutes and it took 45 minutes for the waitress to come take our food order. The food itself was good but portions were small. The party next to us was just receiving their main course when we left and they arrived at the same time. Definitely wouldn’t recommend coming again.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 30, 2021

Hi Dee, Sorry to hear about your subpar experience. I would love to hear more about how we can improve and invite you back to show you true TFK hospitality. Please give me a call back at your earliest convenience. 571-326-1616 Thank you

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MikeF
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for my friends (vegans) & my wife and I (not vegans)!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 30, 2021

Hey Mike, Thanks for the 5 star review. Glad to hear you had a great experience. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JoeM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Selected because of the vegan cuisine. Very impressed with menu choices.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on September 3, 2021

Hi Joe, Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We're so glad you enjoyed the vegan selections we have. We hope to have you back again soon!

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vipMissMary
Philadelphia
127 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There used to be three tacos to this meal, now there are only two. It's still delicious (seasonal sides now riced cauliflower instead of kale), but overall, presentation-wise I'd be more satisfied if there were still three tacos. This will likely remain my critique until it changes!

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EmillyS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, service, and food. A few months ago I met a friend of mine there for dinner (my first time dining there) and have been a repeat customer. I will definitely be going back.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 28, 2021

Hi Emily, Thanks for the 5-star review. So glad to here that you had a great experience and that we checked all the boxes. I look forward to meeting you in the future.

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Richie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

The Unami burger is amazing. The kale salad and sweet potato hash are to die for. Clean and friendly place.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 28, 2021

Hi Richie, Thanks for the 5-star review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the Grass-fed Burger. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipBruncher
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic and very healthy and it doesn’t taste like it’s healthy it taste like it’s really delicious and something you want to eat

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 28, 2021

Hi Bruncher, Thank you for the 5-star review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the food. As a brand we believe "healthy food" can go hand-in-hand with flavorful and delicious. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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JudithF
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Went with a friend for lunch. The restaurant was not crowded and we were comfortable sitting for a while to catch up after eating our meal. The food was delicious - fresh, well presented. The waitstaff was pleasant and helpful. The only hiccup was the greeter - hostess seemed not to be having a good day. Once we were passed her, the experience got better.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 29, 2021

Hi Judith, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We're so glad you enjoyed your meal and the service and we hope to have you back again soon!

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LauraM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh, delicious food! Outside seating in the shade. (Reservations only apply for indoor seating.) Engaging server who gave honest feedback.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 26, 2021

Hi Laura, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience and we hope to have you back again soon!

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VAfoodie
Washington DC
104 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We are 3 retired nurses who lunch! We very much enjoyed our lunch today - cauliflower app, shrimp tacos and a chicken wrap. Chocolate cake was a must... We'll be back.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 25, 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We're so glad you enjoyed everything and hope to have you back in the restaurant soon!

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vipChristine
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Monarch G&T was so tasty and beautiful, and the hamburger was the best I have had in a very long time. Very nice sitting outside around sunset.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 25, 2021

Hi Christine, Thanks for the 5-star review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the The Monarch. Look forward to seeing you again.

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Jennifer
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food but restaurant was much colder than normal. Always liked dining there before because they don't freeze you out with the AC. Good service- received food quickly.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 25, 2021

Hey Jennifer, Thanks for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear the restaurant was cold. Moving forward just let a manager know and I will be more then happy to adjust for you. Glad to hear you received such great service and food. Look forward to seeing you in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time - Ali was wonderful.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thanks for the 5-star review!! Happy to hear you had a great time. I will share this review with Ali. See you again soon

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MargaretR
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food is good, and they have a large outdoor, covered patio . . . but the servers were not wearing masks, which made for uncomfortable dining.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 26, 2021

Hi Margaret, Thank you for taking the time for reviewing us. While I'm so happy you enjoyed the food, I'm so sorry to hear that you felt uncomfortable dining with us due to some servers not wearing masks. If you have a moment, I would love to speak with you over the phone directly so that I can explain our mask policy as well as speak with you about what we can do to ensure you feel as comfortable as ever dining with us. Looking forward to hearing back from you (571) 326-1616

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vipAdamB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location for True Food. Outside dining is lovely. Great service. Food is good always.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 23, 2021

Hi Adam, Thanks for your feedback. Happy to hear you enjoyed our outside dining & service. Hope to see you again soon.

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carols
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food is good but pricey. The waitstaff is attentive and the hosts are good. I like the vegan options but wish there were more vegan cheese options available, including a vegan parmesan choice.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 21, 2021

Hi Carol, Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm so glad you like our vegan options and our vegan cheese. I will be sure to let our culinary team hear your feedback and maybe in the future we will offer more vegan cheese. Our menu does change 4 times a year! If you have any further questions please reach out, Thanks again

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MNK2
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Healthy delicious food in a bright spacious space. Excellent service.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 21, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5-star review!! I'm so glad to hear you had excellent service & food. Look forward to seeing you again in the future. Thanks

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ingeniusone
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service, good food & was seated quickly.....

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 20, 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant and hope to have you back soon!

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vipKarenF
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience there.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 20, 2021

Hi Karen, Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant. We hope to have you back soon!

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KarlaH
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality food. Nice to be able to eat outside... even in the rain, the outside was lovely (had roof over our heads and yet, great air circulation).

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 19, 2021

Hi Karla, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We're so glad you enjoyed the food and ambiance at the restaurant. We hope to have you back soon!

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AthenaG
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I like the ancient grains bowl with the skinny margarita.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 19, 2021

Hi Athena, Thank you for taking the time to review us! The Ancient Grains is one of our staff favorites and we're so glad you enjoyed it too. We hope to have you back soon for another great meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 19, 2021

Hi, Thank you for your 5-star review! We're so glad you found your experience to be complete perfection! We hope to have you back soon!

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Vivian
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Server wasn’t around much. We had to move our dirty dishes over to an empt table so we could have room.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 19, 2021

Hi Vivian, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. I'm so sorry to hear that your service was not as attentive as it should be. I would love to get more information about your experience. If you have a moment to call me at the restaurant, I would greatly appreciate it. (571) 326-1616.

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KevinS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a great meal at True Food!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 19, 2021

Hi Kevin, Thank you for the 5-star review! We're so glad you always enjoy yourself at our restaurant. We hope to have you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a few hiccups with ordering through the app but our wait staff was gracious and helpful.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on August 19, 2021

Hi, Thank you for the 4-star review! We hope to see 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 4.6 stars by 2345 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.