True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

4.6
2096 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2096 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CynthiaC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious. Waitstaff friendly and knowledgable.

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RFlip
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegan options!

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vipNYGyal
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat out on the sidewalk which was nice. The server was attentive and gave us ample time to review the menu and place our order. Our entrees were delicious and we had a great experience. Will dine there again in the future. Thank you.

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SylviaS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Food delivers on all points. Great good, attentive but not intrusive service. and good value. I recommend the salmon spring roll, the lasagne with spicy chicken sausage bolognese, and the lime pie with avocado-a very fine pie.

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Colleen
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome! She definitely made the experience. Food was great as always! Thank you True Foods!

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mariap
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the atmosphere of the restaurant and the staff was all very helpful and friendly!

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JohnN
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, great service and weather was great making sitting with open air area outstanding

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Responded 4 days ago

Thanks John! See you soon!

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ArunaAshok
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Shrimp & Beef Tacos . Beef flax seed bun burger is delicious. To top it all flourless cake is out of the world . Enjoyedthe meal . Love to go back again

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Aruna! Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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TerryH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Restaurant and it was a pleasant experience with vegetarian friends. I am not a vegetarian but there was food for all!!!

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jenniferf
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Wish there was one in Purcellville.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Jennifer! We will keep that in mind! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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CarlaM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant offers healthy, good food at reasonable prices. Especially liked the kale salad and roasted Brussel sprouts. The salad dressing is light with a hint of lemon and delicious.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Carla! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent services. Thank you Vuyo!

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DanielleS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Kids menu could have plain pancakes for picky eaters and wish more of their kid tablets were available

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Danielle! Thanks for the feedback! We will definitely purchase more tablets!

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LydK
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I LOVE TRUE FOOD!! I have Celiacs and this is one of the only restaurants I can eat at that will take celiacs seriously!! I have never gotten sick here, the food is delicious, my boyfriend and family loves it (they do not have any allergies) and I heard their cocktails are to die for! The staff is extremely kind, accommodating to anything asked for, and provide a lot of different options. I would recommend this to anyone. The only issue I had was the noise level (I was by the bar so I was expecting it to be loud) but one customer got very rowdy and nothing seemed to be done, even though they caught attention from across the restaurant....Nothing wrong with the establishment itself but something to keep in mind if you are looking for a quiet restaurant. Overall, 10/10!!

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JeanneR
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

For me, the music reminded me and my guests of the disco era. It was too loud requiring us to speak very loudly to each other. It was a distraction to what should have been an enjoyable evening.

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Responded 4 days ago

Hi Jeanne! Thank you for the feedback! Next time you're in, we would be more than happy to turn the music down a tad for you, just ask! :) Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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vipArena
Baltimore
74 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were uncertain how to order. Our server was very helpful! Food was very good but should not be so expensive.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you for the kind words, Arena! Looking forward to having you in soon!

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vipCatherineK
Atlanta
56 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server was fantastic!! Food was spot on as always. Loved it! And five stars to my server. I apologize I don’t remember his name!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on March 29, 2021

Thank you Catherine! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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vipRG02
Hamburg Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the place. It is a little too loud, but I enjoy the food.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on March 31, 2021

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

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ZE1ah
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Pizza was bussin but the waiter forgot my water and it was very loud and we got seated right in front of the entrance.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on March 29, 2021

Thank you for the feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

True Food does not disappoint. Safety protocols were in place and observed. The food was very good!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on March 24, 2021

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

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vipESUS
Washington DC
134 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My third or fourth visit to a True Foods restaurant. This time for lunch on a Saturday. Very good, attentive service. My two guests enjoyed their meals. I had the chicken panini sandwich and it tasted like it had been made in advance - the bread was stiff, tepid and a little cardboard-ish. My kale salad was very nice. The sweet potatoes were also clearly cooked in advance and re-warmed - no crunchy edges, a bit soggy and tepid. I had a house-made ginger ale which was very good. I'll go to this restaurant again - its solid.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on March 24, 2021

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

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RBandDB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food is excellent However, the servers need to look up and act like a team. We had a hard time getting our server’s attention. We even tried getting other servers’ and a manager’s attention and failed. We watched the table next to us swing her arms high for nearly 2 minutes to get someone’s attention and finally went up to the hostess station and asked for some help. If they could get this part of the service together, it would be excellent. Unfortunately, this taints the experience.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on March 22, 2021

Thank you for the feedback! I will share this with the team, and make sure we improve on our service steps! I would love to invite you back in as my personal guest so we can give you the exceptional service we truly give! Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience: 571-326-1616. Thank you again for taking the time to provide us with feedback, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

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JessJess
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance. Loved the drink and meal!

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Responded on March 22, 2021

Thank you Jess! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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KarenF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love True Foods, one of my favorites in the area. Plan to return again and again!

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Responded on March 22, 2021

Thank you Karen! We look forward to seeing you soon!!

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BonnieM
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Something is massively wrong with the cook. I have been going to True Food since it opened. My favorite dish is a starter, the charred cauliflower. I have been getting it for years. The past three weeks I have gone to true food 3 times. Each time the cauliflower has been more than poorly prepared. In fact, I am nearly positive the cook is not properly making the sauce. It’s too tanging, and not as silky and well made as normal. It’s tastes like a complete lot different dish. I was so embarrassed when I recommended it to my friend and not only was it again not charred, but the sauce tasted awful and there was only one pistachio on her plate I will be coming back again to re-check it, I sincerely hope it improves.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on March 31, 2021

Hi Bonnie- Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. I apologize the cauliflower was not to your liking! I have addressed this with the Chef team, and we are sure we will win your loyalty back! Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience, I would love to invite you back in as my personal guest: 5713261616. Thank you again, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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vipPatriciaD
Caribbean
36 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on March 22, 2021

Thank you Patricia! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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vipNS1234
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor seating!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on March 19, 2021

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

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vipVinny
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always

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Responded on March 20, 2021

Thank you Vinny! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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vipLuv2eat
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food would have been outstanding if the chia seed pudding had not been removed from the menu!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on March 15, 2021

Thank you for the feedback! We will share this to our corporate office!

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vipmimi
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was amazing (i love the immunity bowl and will be back again for that ) The service is always delightful...Bobby was great ! it's a wonderful place to eat !!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on March 11, 2021

Thank you for the kind words, Mimi! We will share this with Bobby and the rest of the team! Looking forward to having you back in the restaurant soon!

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vipJuday
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent. Best flowerless cake I’ve ever eaten!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on March 9, 2021

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

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vipMissMary
Philadelphia
120 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is like the third time I've eaten here in the last two weeks! My friends and I have enjoyed both the indoors or the covered outdoor seating area (with above heat lamps). If only I had room for or had more leisure time, I would almost always order the cookies + ice cream for dessert -- those cacao nibs are the perfect topping to add flavour and texture. No doubt, I'll be back! (And my friends are I ready for the Reston location to open!)

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on March 11, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience, Mary! We will share this with the culinary team! Looking forward to having you in again soon!

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SukhiJ
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good experience. Food and service was perfect.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on March 9, 2021

Thank you Sukhi! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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vipYvonne
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

It is too loud. We could not hear each other. Our group did not like the no wait staff model.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on March 9, 2021

Hi Yvonne! Thank you for the feedback. I would love to get some more details from you regarding your recent visit to us! Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience: 571-326-1616. Thank you again, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Stephen
San Antonio
17 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Decent food prepared well. Had the grilled salmon on qinuoa. Nothing special. Service was ok. Water glass ran dry numerous times. Will try another local place next time around.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on March 6, 2021

Hi Stephen! Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. I would love to get some details from you regarding your last visit to us so I can coach the team, and we can be better for you! Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience: 571-326-1616. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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vipSusie8
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Service was very bad. Waiter took a long time to greet us and had a bad attitude. He told me my burger came with cheese and it didn’t. Made a mistake in our appetizer order and he never came around to check on us throughout our meal. Very bad service all the way around. And restaurant only has four beers to choose from.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on March 2, 2021

Hi Susie- Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. I apologize your experience was subpar. I would love to get more details about your visit from you so we can improve your next visit! Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience: 571-326-1616. Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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suzi
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was good. Food had good flavor but could have been better; for example avocado in dish was not ripe and rather hard. Sweet potatoes were over cooked and dry.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on March 2, 2021

Hi Suzi- Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback! I have passed this along to our Chefs to ensure our food is prepared to spec each and every time. We look forward to having you back in soon!

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AgneseV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Marianna was exceptional! Food great, as always!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on March 1, 2021

Thank you! We will be sure to pass this along to Marianna! We look forward to your next visit!

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QuahogGirl
Tasmania
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Food came out of the kitchen lukewarm. It was just meh. Not our first trip. This was our latest and most uninspiring visit. So disappointed. We ate inside and service was attentive but not overbearing.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on March 1, 2021

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback. I apologize the food was not up to the standard of your previous visit! Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience, I would love to get more details of your visit and what food items you ordered: 571-326-1616. Thanks again, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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vipcarlynnec
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Decent food at a decent price. Friendly service. Solid lunch choice.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on March 1, 2021

Thank you Carly! We look forward to seeing you 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 2096 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.