True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

4.5
1612 reviews
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  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Organic
True Food Kitchen is a health-driven restaurant and bar inspired by a philosophy that food should make you feel better, not worse, and that great tasting food can serve as the foundation for a life well lived. True Food’s seasonal menu emphasizes wholesome, seasonal ingredients with thoughtful preparations to highlight the natural health benefits and flavors of each ingredient. From thoughtfully crafted cocktails, such as the Citrus Skinny Margarita, made with fresh-pressed citrus and organic tequila, to nutrient-dense dishes like the Edamame Dumplings, Korean Noodle Salad, Ancient Grains with miso-glazed sweet potatoes, Grilled Fish Tacos and an antioxidant rich Flourless Chocolate Cake, True Food Kitchen’s menu celebrates variety and caters to every food preference with an assortment of delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!

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M
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent Kale Cobb Salad with Steak.

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SG
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We continue to return to the True Food Kitchen in Fairfax because we love the employees at this particular restaurant. Staff members are attentive. We had a great experience with our waiter, Bek! Our favorite appetizer is the Edamame Dumplings. Ordering this dish is a MUST! The environment and healthier food options makes this restaurant our “go-to” date spot.

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Responded 3 days ago

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Lovely restaurant, great menu, affordable. However Very Loud, difficult to hear

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for joining us! We apologize for the loudness, it gets quite busy here.

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JH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I come to true food only on special occasions since I live an hour away but this time my experience was not that great... we were a family of 6. We placed our order and we said one of these orders were to go.... not only did I get the wrong dish but the to go order they brought on a dish and placed it on the table ..we did tell them that dish is to go so they corrected but because the wait was long I just ate what was brought to me....didn’t mention or complain since I did not want to ruin my daughter’s day... anyways since you all sent me this email about my experience this is my experience

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the feedback Janan, and for the confusion on your order. Please reach out at your next visit and we will make sure we take care of you and family with outstanding service. jt.taylor@truefoodkitchen

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

summer special kale salad lacked flavor, needs real corn or more tomatoes. the dressing was good but not enough. server wasn’t very attentive, i had to ask for water a couple times. kale guacamole was kinda gross, needed salt and lime/lemon. tasted like someone who never tried guacamole made it. disappointed

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for joining us! We are sorry you were disappointed in your visit. Please feel free to reach out at your next visit so that we can make sure your experience is nothing short of wonderful jt.taylor@truefoodkitchen

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OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

True foods seems to really deliver a very consistent experience across all of their restaurants. The food is excellent but does get very pricey with most of the proteins being “al a carte”.

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AF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and exceptional brunch
for both vegan and non-vegan appetites. Azi, our waitress/server, was wonderful and an exceptional part of this dining experience. This was our first brunch at True Food - Fairfax and definitely will not be our last. We greatly appreciate the vegan options and all of the healthy and flavorful menu items. Our distinctive drinks were also a great complement. True Food is the the Truth!!!

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K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service and overall experience were great as always. My companion and I didn't enjoy a couple of the summer seasonal changes as much as some of the choices in the past: the achiote and pumpkin seed seasoning on the chicken wrap was disappointing compared to the wrap variations of other seasons, and the sweet potatoes in the ancient grain bowl were swimming in sauce that was much more focused on heat than flavor (although they otherwise enjoyed the bowl, which they've had before). The Crudites and pizza (margherita in this case) were excellent as usual.

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the feedback Kelly! We apologize that you didn't enjoy all of your dishes. Please feel free to reach out at your next visit so that we may find something you like better jt.taylor@truefoodkitchen

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m
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

This place just popped up on the app when I was looking for something nearby last minute. It looked interesting and had good reviews. The waiter explained the concept and its relation to Dr. Andrew Weil, which sounded further appealing to me as I've read a few of his books some years ago. Perhaps because they try to be seasonal, the menu was rather limited in my opinion. Everything was decent, nothing was spectacular. The salmon was a little dry. My biggest issue was just noise and ambiance. It was like a grade school cafeteria, only more pretentious. The tables are set up like a cafeteria, and the noise just reverberates all around you. The outdoors seating area looked a little better, but it was hot and muggy that night. This place would be fine if you're in the area for lunch, but I would not make a trip for dinner again.

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C
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Dinner with my cousin before a movie. I was glad that we could get a reservation, but in the end, it wasn't needed and we sat at a high top to be closer to the bar. The waiter was good although we had a bit of a hard time finding him to get our check. Food was good as always - I'm a huge fan of the steak tacos - and the drinks would good too. My favorite place to eat at Mosaic!

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OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and pleasant atmosphere outside on the patio.

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I ordered the vegetarian squash dish but it was totally different from my first visit to the restaurant the first time it had squash noodles and a lot of tomato sauce this time those noodles weren’t visible and there was a lot of cheese. It was not anywhere near as good as I remembered from my first time

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for joining us! I am sure we can make the dish to your specifications, please feel free to contact us at your convenience for your next visit so that we can make it the way you like it.

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MW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice for a small meal. A little pricey given the portion sizes are very small, but I guess you are paying for the “fresh” ingredients. It’s a place to go to when you want a change from your usual dinner spots.

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Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the food - sweet potato cellophane noodles w mushrooms, carrots, perfect salmon on top. The noise level was way too high. Too few toilets for the size of restaurant.

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Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food . Reasonable prices. Nice ambiance but loud

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for joining us! I can get a bit loud in here when we are busy!

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I
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, everything was delicious, healthy, and fresh.

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AS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh food well prepared. Great service but noisy. Amazing redfish which is a seasonal dish. Wonderful fresh cocktails.

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Responded on 5 July 2019

Thank you Anne! It can get a bit loud when we are busy in here. Glad you loved our new Redfish entree.

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NS
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food tastes so good I forget it’s so healthy for you! I love going for the both entrees and dessert. There margharita pizza and their chocolate brownie with ice cream is delicious! The only thing that threw me off is the seating and drink. We decided to do outdoor seating to enjoy the weather, but once the sun started going down it became very hot and uncomfortable. Ironically, I ordered an alcoholic beverage which might as well have been its lemonade version which was very hydrating, minus the price.

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HJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Very noisy. Not good for conversation

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. Everything was perfect. We will definitely come back!

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C
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

so happy for so many vegan options and the watermelon mimosas off the summer menu are amazing!

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Responded on 5 July 2019

Thank you for joining us! Glad we have what you like!

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P
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service but very loud. Concrete, windows and exposed metal ceilings are contributing to a noisy dining experience.

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A
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Akways amazing

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Our food just took a really really long time. Everything else was great

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Responded on 5 July 2019

Thank you for joining us! I am sorry your food took a long time. Please feel to reach out next time you are coming in jt.taylor@truefoodkitchen

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CC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

A little lacking during this visit. Took a really long time and many requests for me to get truvia for my iced tea. Spaghetti squash not cooked well enough for me- to crunchy on noodles and not hot at all. Cheese was not even melted. Noise level was too much this visit.

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Responded on 5 July 2019

Thank you for joining us! I apologize for the wait on the Truvia and the squash casserole. I am sure we can make it right on your next visit. Please feel free to reach out at your convenience jt.taylor@truefoodkitchen

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KM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in the DC Metro Area! Food is fresh and clean and really really good!

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M
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Service was a little slow, especially for a Monday, but our drinks were great and food was good. We ordered a Peach Bourbon drink and Fish Tacos (which I've gotten several times and always enjoy) and a Turkey Burger with Kale Salad. Nice healthy food options.

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Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We sat outside on a pleasant evening, and it was really nice because it's set back from the street with a half wall surrounding the outdoor seating. The food was excellent and with enough variety to please everyone in our family. The service was also outstanding and paired well with the upscale casual aesthetic.

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Responded on 5 July 2019

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CB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Food was GREAT!!!
The Service was slow but the restaurant was packed but our server made up for it by making some perfect recommendations!
I always suggest making a reservation to get a nice table.
Love visiting this place, it is a true treat being able to sit out on the patio with an amazing fresh made juice drink and enjoying time spent eating great food together.

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Responded on 5 July 2019

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food. Loved the new seasonal dessert.

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Responded on 5 July 2019

Thank you! That new Lavender Float is great!

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Good service. A bit loud due to the open construction.

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New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome waiter and food choice and handling of dietary restrictions.

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EG
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this spot was great! I had been wanting to go for a while because it serves up healthy food with lots of vegetarian/vegan choices and I was NOT disappointed at all! Our waiter was super friendly and attentive, without being annoying (lol) and the skinny margarita is a MUST. If I could change one thing I would have liked a little less noise, but that's not that big of a deal.

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Responded on 5 July 2019

Thank you Emily! Glad you enjoyed your visit.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Reservation system is subpar to say the least. Made reservation online and requested a table outside, but was told outdoor seating couldn’t be reserved online upon arrival, and there was no way to notified us of the issue in advance. They couldn’t text, call, or email; incredibly backward in the 21st century. We then had to wait in line all over again for an outdoor table. Finally, received text to check in after 30 mins, but the table was still not ready, and we had to continue to wait which was not an issue until the hostess told the 82-year-old senior in our party not to sit down and stood by the door to wait. It was totally unacceptable and inconsiderate. Food was mediocre at best. Korean noodle bowl was way over salted. Kale cobb salad and Chicken teriyaki quinoa bowl were both meh. The only decent dish was edamame dumplings. The wait staff was nice. Overall experience was horrible and will NOT return!

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Responded on 5 July 2019

Thank you. I am sorry bout the wait for the patio, it is a popular seating area at all times for us. Thank you for the feedback on the food as well. If you would like to give us another try please feel free to reach out at your convenience jt.taylor@truefoodkitchen I am sure we can make for a great visit.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Made a reservation for 8. They had 6 in their system. Of course, they tried to pin the problem on us and made us wait for a while. Overall, not cool.

Otherwise, the food was great and our server was awesome.

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Responded on 5 July 2019

Thank you for joining us! Sorry for the confusion at the host stand with your reservation.

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C
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We arrive to our reservation a few minutes early to check out if there is outdoor seating available - it looks about half empty. We check in to our reservation on time and ask to sit outside. The hostess says that the outdoor patio is full but we are welcome to seat ourselves at the little bar... i am confused. We go out to check out this bar area (it's lacking). Just as we are about to go back inside, a server says he can seat us at a table outside. Over the course of our meal, that very same hostess continues to seat other patrons outside. This is ridiculous. The food is good. The service is just a tad slow (we notice others get their drinks, food faster than us), but it was overall a good evening. The hostesses need to step it up.

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Responded on 5 July 2019

Thank you for joining us! I apologize for the confusion at the host stand.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

They don’t honor reservation at all. Management is a mess

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TP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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Washington DC
150 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

I love this place, but this visit was a little disappointing. The Juniper Rose cocktail is delicious and refreshing! Kale guacamole was a VERY SMALL portion with only flecks of kale in it. The curried cauliflower soup was excellent! My chopped salad had a bug in it. The manager stopped by the table to apologize and took it off the bill, of course; also bought us desserts. I have had the key lime pie here before and it's delicious...but the key lime mousse was terrible: bad texture and WAY too limey. The flourless chocolate cake was fantastic! Excellent service sbd, despite the disappointments, I'll be back.

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