True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
The menu has changed and some of my favorites/staples have been removed. Bummer! Food was good Ans service was great.
Hi Amanda, What are your favorites? There is a good chance with a little notice we can make them happen for you!!! Let me know so we can get back to five stars! Thank you Logan General Manager
I really liked the food and options at this restaurant, however, the drinks were pathetic. I don't expect to pay $13 for juice. There was little to no alcohol in any of the drinks - we tried a couple different ones. I will not be back for this reason, good food - terrible drinks. They also offer no happy hour menu, even though other True Food locations do.
Thank you Lauren for the review. I am so sorry to hear you did not enjoy your cocktails. We take pride in ensuring our beverages are of the highest quality. I really hope you do decide to try us again as I would love to make you a cocktail personally. Please ask for me by name and I will be sure to make your experience worth 5 Stars! Thank you again Lauren and I really do hope we see you again! Logan
Delicious vegan options with creative seasoning. Loved the food.
It was pretty cold outside during COVID.....could use more outdoor heating.
Thank you so much for the feedback. We are definitely working on the more heating, we always want you to feel comfortable. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed the food. Can't wait to server you again. Please ask for me the next time you come in, I would love to ensure you have a 5 Star experience. Thank you again, Logan
Great casual outdoor option during COVID- they have a great set up. It was efficient, clean, and delicious!
Food was awful and not how I Remember true foods to be, we ate in the dark basically and our drinks were just mixer
Hello, I am disappointed to read about your experience here. While our food is usually delicious I apologize that we missed the mark with you. I would love to make it right and show you how great we usually are. When you do choose to visit us again, ask for me; Logan, and I will make sure you get the meal you deserve. Thank you
Very good. There were 4 in our party, not 2. Food was tasty, good service
Thank you very much for the kind words. Please let me know the next time you are here. I would love to ensue you have an amazing experience and maybe we can reach 5 stars! Thank you again, Logan
Great place with all the Covid19 protocols including contactless ordering and payment. So smooth and safe.
Thank you very much Betty for the 5 STARS!!! We take the safety of our guests very seriously and am so pleased to hear you enjoyed yourself! Looking forward to serving you again! Logan
Added a review on Yelp but to summarize on here, I'm a big fan of True Food but on this one occasion the Beef Tacos we're chewy, need not so good and the side of beans was a side of juice with minimal beans.
The manager has reached out to apologize, which is very kind. Unfortunately this location was a one off fore so returning is not an immediate option. Will continue to frequent my local location though.
Mediocre service and attention to detail.
Hello, Firstly, I want to say that we are simply not okay with being mediocre. I am hopeful that you will give us another chance and I know we usually nail it. Thank you for the feedback.
Delicious food, great service, nice to sit outside
Thank you very much Charlotte for the 5 STARS!!! Looking forward to serving you again.
Love True Food Kitchen! It's one of my fav restaurants!
Thank you Tatiana! I am so glad we are one of your favorites! Looking forward to serving you again!
In Santa Monica???? TRUE FOOD KITCHEN is a winner....Easy atmosphere and really good healthy food. We will be back.
Thank you!! Can't wait to see you again soon!
Server and service was AMAZING! I for to take a pic of my sangria (red) but it was FANTASTIC!!! Will definitely visit again.
Thank you so much Chaundra for the 5 STARS!!! Hope to see you again soon!
Always the best!!
Great service and great food!!
Thank you Stevie for the 5 STARS!!! Looking forward to serving you again.
Waitress was busy and forgot a few things in our order, but food was delicious!
Hi Alexandra, We really wanna be 5 out of 5!!! We will continue to drive our staff to perfection so the service matches the food. Thank you!
Everything great except there were no paper towels and the hand driers were non-functioning in the men's room.
Great place .safe . Good food.. a little over price but overall great I enjoyed
Thank you for the review Fernando!
Food and atmosphere is great!! Love the kale salad and edamame guacamole
Thank you very much!!
Overall great ambiance, but the food is a bit bland. I found three fruit flies in my whiskey on the rocks -- I still drank it because I don't like to waste alcohol. Ordered a second whiskey on the rocks and it also had fruit flies. The bar needs to invest in better liquor pourer caps that are bug proof.
Hello, Thank you for the time to make your review, but I do find it very concerning. We pride ourselves on being noticeably clean and take extreme measures to ensure proper sanitation. Were you able to bring these issues up with a staff member? During our daily inspections we have not noted any pest activity and I want to make sure that our team responds correctly in the future. Thank you
Our family usually really enjoys True Food and have visited a number of locations. This was our first visit during COVID so we weren't sure what to expect and understandably, the experience was different. Ambiance was not great and the menu was very limited. This was all understandable due to COVID restrictions, but it was a disappointment. We will likely wait until after restrictions are lifted to visit again. Looking forward to it!
Hello, I appreciate the time to write your message, as well as your repeated business. While we cannot control the restrictions implemented by State and County officials, we can control the menu! Fortunately TODAY we have added back some previous guest favorites such as brussel sprouts & roasted cauliflower. If there is a particular favorite that is still missing, please let me know and I am almost positive we can make it happen, with a little notice. Thank you!
I’ve been to True Food Kitchen probably 6 times and this time the food was so bad I didn’t eat it. Tasted stale and dry and off.
Hello, As this seems out of the feedback we usually receive I was hoping to gather some more information. Would you be willing to provide more specific info so we can make it right? Thank you
I’ve been to True Food in other locations. First time @ Santa Monica location. Food was mediocre & not fresh. Service was helpful. Seated outdoor due to COVID but our table was all the way in the back & it felt sterile.
Would have prefered to sit on the patio vs the mall, but completely understand the circumstances!
Thank you Julie!
TFK always satisfies and the staff are pleasant and courteous.
Thank you Hank!
Service was excellent, the waitress was very helpful enabling me to order off the menu to make a really wonderful brunch selection. The food tasted great, the quality is wonderful, I was unrushed and the coffee was bottomless. I will certainly return.
Went out to dinner for the first time since COVID started. They made me feel very comfortable. The tables were space out very well. Everything was socially distant and sanitized. Service was quick and friendly. Thank you true food!
I had read good reviews but even then was pleasantly surprised at just how good everything was - loved it!
Wow! Thank you very much
I really like it
Cold no heaters
Good experience but cost of meal was too high
Thank you! Hopefully we see you again soon.
Great salad (the "Seasonal"), fresh and flavorful.....
Thank you Anthony!!
Perfect day and the grass fed burger was amazing!
Thank you Donna!!
The food isn’t as good as I remember ... and they have a limited menu.
Love love this restaurant. Wish they would open one in Ventura area
Nice outside patios. Safe and sound. Nice to be in SM
Great food and cocktails and great service.
Fabulous,flavorful, healthy food!!
You need to try it!!!
The manager was SO KIND and accommodating. Made dining here a wonderful experience!
Good food and nice service
True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 593-8300.
True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica is rated 4.6 stars by 1011 OpenTable diners.
True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica 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.