True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter

4.7
337 reviews
$30 and under
American

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Casual
True Food Kitchen Arlington is now reopen with dine-in service. 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.

Support True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 337 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. We were able to be dairy and gluten free as needed.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the stars and Review!!

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vipKatyB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good definitely recommend

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded 3 days ago

thank you for the stars!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was decent place for date , good food, outstanding service very friendly. For drinks thou good wine selection but only 4 selection of beer that’s little disappointing cause I love beer.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 17 February 2021

Thank you for stars!

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DJM069
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place that has a balance of vegan and non-vegan healthy options

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 17 February 2021

Thank you! happy you enjoyed True Food Kitchen!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food and great service. One of the best true food locations.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 17 February 2021

Thank you- hope to have you back in soon

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh flavors and overall delicious

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 2 February 2021

THANK YOU FOR THE STARS

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ThomasD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice evening!

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 30 January 2021

Thank you Thomas!!

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BarbaraB
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The online app is really hard to use and unreliable--as our server pointed out. We had trouble ordering items and paying. The food quality was great but this feature will deter me from returning.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 2 February 2021

Barbara, Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback on ordering and paying. We are working on improving this new feature and hope you'll give us another chance soon! Thank you TFK

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lulu is awesome!

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 2 February 2021

thank you for the stars! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience with LULU!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delish

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 25 January 2021

Thank you!

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fulfilling if it was in frederick I'd go more often.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 27 January 2021

Thank you Lauren!!

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Kate
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am obsessed with True Food Kitchen! At this specific location, the staff is BEYOND nice and always go above & beyond. Highly recommend!

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 14 January 2021

THANK YOU KATE!!! HOPE TO HAVE YOU BACK IN SOON!

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Shahrouz
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The only thing that needs to be fixed in this restaurant is the online ordering and payment website.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 11 January 2021

Thank you for joining us and providing feedback for us to improve, we appreciate you taking the time

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vipMattyD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best, healthiest comfort food place ever!! Vegan and GF pizza, wraps, and tacos? YES PLEASE. Great management too! Annie is amazing. :)

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Responded on 21 February 2021

Thank you MattyD!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome ambiance and overall a wonderful experience.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 8 January 2021

Thank you for joining us!

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JalenH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service and great atmosphere. Will definitely be back again

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 1 January 2021

We look forward to having you again!

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ClareS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

I drove past and saw that the outdoor seating had heaters, so I made a reservation for lunch outside. When we arrived, we found that most of the heaters were out of fuel. We were cold. Under table heaters would be better.
Food was super and server was good.
I think one of the almond milk lattes was mixed up with the regular milk latte.
We’ve been very happy in the past. Just this time disappointing!

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 29 December 2020

Hi Clare - Thank you for joining us - and providing feedback on your most recent visit. Apologies that we missed the mark on your overall experience and we would like to hear more about your experience You may reach us at 703-527-0930 Thank you for your time Anne

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place to go for lunch with a friend. Healthy food options and great COVID protocols!

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 21 February 2021

thank you!

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AshleyR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience and cocktails. Definitely recommend if in Arlington.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 22 December 2020

Thank you Ashley!!

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atqb
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First timer, but will definitely return.

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KimM
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent at True Food. A little expensive so I don’t go that often. But when I do the rewards program never works and no servers or managers seem to know how to get it to work.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 26 December 2020

Thank you for the Stars and feedback - please let us know how we can assist to help with the rewards program 703-5270930 Anne

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vipRyanM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Food has a large selection of gluten-free options.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 4 December 2020

Thank you for coming in and enjoying our gluten free options!

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FeliciaO
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner! No complaints. Service was excellent!

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 26 December 2020

Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, healthy food and great atmosphere.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 26 December 2020

Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overpriced

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Whitney
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very clean and socially distanced, felt comfortable. Cute bar.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 23 November 2020

Thank you Whitney!

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Sampsonite30
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tasty meal outside during covid. My butternut squash pizza was delicious!

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 23 November 2020

Thank you for the review! The Butternut Squash pizza is a great fall option!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious per usual and it came out fast. They take COVID standards seriously - I’d gladly come here again.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 14 November 2020

Thank you for joining us- hope to have you back in soon!

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vipBarbie
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have eaten here twice for outdoor lunches. Nice selection of salads.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 13 November 2020

Thank-you Barbie, Hope to have you back in soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service!

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 3 November 2020

Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Visiting daughter from out of town, the dessert choc mouse cake was best, suggest to have more food choice options with seafood and more veggie dinner options

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 8 November 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience - so happy you enjoyed the chocolate cake and appreciate the feedback on how to improve our menu

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vipFuntimes
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE the vibe of Ballston Quarter and eating outside on the patio is the best.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 24 October 2020

Thank you for joining us! W hope to have you back in soon

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FaithS
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great! Very pleasant and positive energy. We sat outside on a great Saturday afternoon right under the sun. Perfect day!! Sorry I didn’t catch our servers name. We order pancakes for an appetizer l,, a breakfast bowl and a kale salad with chicken and shrimp for main courses.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 20 October 2020

Thank you for joining us! We hope to have you back in soon!

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vipAdrienF
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 27 October 2020

thank you!

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Luv2eat
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was very friendly and the food was delicious.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 12 October 2020

Thank you for joining us!

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LoriW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Made a reservation for an outdoor table. When I arrived they said outdoor tables were first come first served. Had a 25 minute wait then. Shrimp tacos were awful. Other meals were okay. I get these are tough times for restaurants but I’ll never go back. True Foods used to be my favorite. Servers were good though and I thank them for their work.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 5 October 2020

Lori, We appreciate that you came in to check us out. Our policy for our patio has always been first come first served and we apologize for the inconvenience with your wait time. We would love an opportunity to win you back! We would love to get more feedback if you would like to call 703-527-0930 and ask for a manager we would appreciate the feedback. Thank you

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LionEats
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was great!

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Chris
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The squash pie was amazing. The shrimp tacos were VERY bland but there were lots of shrimp, which I appreciated. It almost felt purposeful with the lack of seasoning on anything inside the shrimp tacos. Wouldn't recommend that dish.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 5 October 2020

Thank you Chris for coming in and enjoying our squash pie. We always appreciate feedback on our dishes and appreciate the comment!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very nice spot! Love the food - I always feel light and healthy after eating here. It’s a nice atmosphere and very cozy / chic. Definitely recommend! Good setting for social outings / groups of friends

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 28 September 2020

Thank you for enjoying our restaurant! We hope to see you again!

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MalucyDC
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, always. Our waitress was super attentive to our lively party of four.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
Responded on 1 October 2020

Thank you for joining us! Hope to have you back in soon!

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FAQs

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 527-0930.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter is rated 4.7 stars by 337 OpenTable diners.

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter 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 bookings at the moment.