True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

4.7
2279 reviews
$30 and under
American

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Good Vegetarian Options
True Food Kitchen in Fairfax is open for indoor dining, patio dining, no-contact pickup & delivery. Patio seating is not reservable but we will do our best to honor your request. Our staff is following stringent sanitation and disinfectant procedures as well as completing daily staff wellness checks to ensure a safe dining environment. Order online at TrueFoodKitchen.com

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 & 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 2279 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipHusamA
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The quality of their food and portion sizes changed. All the dishes we ordered were off and not as good as before.

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vipChristopherB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Food is an amazing restaurant. Their summer menu has a great assortment of appetizers and entrees for those that eat meat and sea food. In addition, they have several options for vegans and vegetarians which are just amazing.

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ClaireT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely dinner outside with two friends where we had conversations we could hear each other along with good tasting food. Our server was experienced in checking in enough without disturbing us. The cauliflower starter was very tasty, and the poke bowl and tacos were delicious. Nice get together despite humidity. Good choice to meet together.

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vipSoup
Washington DC
121 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our server, once he arrived, was courteous and well-informed. Two of us had the turkey burgers which were tasty but the buns were quite dry. The sweet potato hash is probably better if served hot. We also had the chicken sausage pizza which was good. The drinks (watermelon lemonade and sparkling peach tea were ok but overpriced for such a small amount. All in all an ok experience but unlikely we will return unless we happen to be in the area.

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Winny
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Server never stopped by to ask us if we needed anything during our meal. Asked for ice water and just got water. Never got our check and waited 10 minutes after we finished eating, went to someone on my way to restroom to see if someone could please bring check as our server never came by. The server I did talk to told me my server was “over there by the bar” expecting me to go over and essentially beg two people for my check. When we talked to hostess about our poor experience, she said “well we are between shifts so that’s probably why you didn’t have anyone stop by”. What a terrible excuse. Working in the food service industry myself, I would never let this fly. Overall poor experience, will not be returning.

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Marge
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Ingredients are so fresh and delicious here and prepared perfectly so a bit pricey. I eat here alot because I love the fresh and healthy menu. Afterwards, go walk around the Mosaic mall.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Marge, Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We're so glad you enjoy the fresh ingredients we have to offer on our menu. We hope to have you dine with us again soon!

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EricG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Good food and drinks, too many tables too close together, service was wonderful

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 2 days ago

Hi EricG, I'm so glad you enjoyed our menu and service! We will definitely look into the spacing of our tables to ensure all guests have adequate room while dining. I appreciate you bringing this to our attention and we look forward to having you dine with us again soon!

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NOVAFoodie
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I love the food at True Food Kitchen - always very fresh and tasty. However, we sat outdoors in a less than desirable location (off the main patio and closer to the street) so it was kind of hot and noisy with people walking right next to us. Also, they mixed up the order, so my husband got his delicious burger, but I got steak tacos when I asked for shrimp. No big deal, but it meant I had to wait for my food. That said, everything was delicious.

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Mimi
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was awesome! Wait staff not as attentive as in past. Very clean, very friendly hostesses, food was simply amazing - as a vegan, this is my go-to place for vegan offerings.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Mimi, Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit at our restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and superb service! Will be back soon!!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We hope to have you back soon!

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JulieG
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great. I love all the creative vegan options! I've only ever had excellent service, and love the decor/ambiance. Highly recommend.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 2 days ago

Hi JulieG, We're so glad your had a great time at our restaurant. We hope to have you visit again soon!

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CharlieD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jay, the manager is a wonderful asset for Truefoods. His team was amazing and was one of the best meals I've had recently. Will be back because of his leadership.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Charlie, Thank you so much for your 5-star review and great comments about our manager and restaurant! We're so glad you enjoyed everything and look forward to having you join us again soon!

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KiaB
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We made a reservation, which is recommended because the place is busy. We ordered GF pizzas, kale salads, salmon and shrimp, which were all delicious. For desert we tried the flourless chocolate cake which was scrumptious, but the star was the vegan key lime pie, which I highly recommend.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Kia, Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant and look forward to having you join us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on 18 July 2021

Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant!

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DanielleC
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious and service is always great.

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vipToughcookie
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our server was distracted and had a lot goin on
It didn’t seem like anyone helps each other
A lot of people wandering around

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vipJonathanB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, great service, nice atmosphere. Very healthy ingredients and well made food. Definitely a great option if you are in Merrifield.

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vipChristineC
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on 14 July 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family visiting- lots of dietary restrictions so this is a great place for us to go!! Delicious food , excellent service and fun ambiance. Will be back!!

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KatHar
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was great and all the staff were helpful and accommodating. It was very busy but we had a reservation and we got in at our reserved time and the food came quickly and they were attentive to our needs. The food is fresh but lackluster. Neither of us were impressed with our meals. They were rather bland. It was lovely in appearance and they used fresh ingredients, but there was a disappointing lack of flavor. The experience was good but we won't be back because the meal left us wanting.

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wantabfoodie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love everything at True Food, the quality and taste of the ingredients are outstanding. We know the food is fresh and chemical free.

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Melanie
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The chicken parmesan was dry and hard with very little sauce. The vegetable was a big pile of broccoli stems that were so hard it was hard to bite into them. My husband ordered the same dish and said the same thing. The food used to be quite good at True Foods in Merrifield but the whole menu has changed and the quality went way down.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on 14 July 2021

Hi Melanie, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am so sorry to hear that the chicken parmesan wasn't up to the standards you've come to expect from True Food Kitchen. I would love to invite you back in to the restaurant and show you the 'true' True Food. Please reach out to me at the restaurant at (571) 326-1616. Hope to hear back from you soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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vipAlwaysOptimisitic
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great real food options/menu!

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RitaIsabelL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So accommodating for a big group and lovely service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love True Food Kitchen! Appreciation vegan options, the spinach and mushroom pizzas is amazing! Great drinks, service, and desserts!

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RobinD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely meal. Service was great
The quinoa bowl could have used more flavor, so I added another sauce which enhanced the flavor. Lettuce wraps were yummy. Pool party and peachy bourbon drinks were tasty as well.

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TrueFood
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Took my Mom there for lunch because she wanted to eat out of the house. We had the shrimp tacos and I had the watermelon nonalcoholic drink, which was very good. The tacos were a little bit on the expensive side at $20 for two tacos, but it did come with a corn side and a small salad. The service was great. Friendly and welcoming.

We ate inside and the big thing to know is that it was LOUD. Really loud. It made it hard to have conversation because it was so loud. So if you are looking for a quiet place this is not the place for you.

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JeanC
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you are looking for a fresh, "farm to table" like experience in Fairfax county, True Food Kitchen is that. We had an enjoyable time.

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vipPatriciaD
Caribbean
41 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent service from the moment we walked in to the end of our meal. And the food was delicious!! Thank you!

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MichelleH
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good clean seasonal food with even better drinks.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on 7 July 2021

Thank you for the great review, Michelle! We're so glad you enjoyed your dining experience at our restaurant. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipAlonzoW
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice range of dishes and service outside was ultimately pretty good. A mess though when it rained.

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Omair
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a very pleasant experience at True Food! We loved the outdoor seating options - it began to rain and they were able to fully enclose the patio. the waiter was attentive, the food was fresh, and they even had a decent kids menu with varying options.

We will definitely return!

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vipVeniceFoodie
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This location of True Food is always outstanding. The service was great and our food was so so good. And healthy. Don’t miss the edamame dumplings, cauliflower, and poke bowl!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was great and the food was delicious! My friend is vegan and they were great about accompanying her dietary needs. The only negative thing to note is that this place is SO loud! My friend and I were sitting next to each other in a booth and had trouble hearing each other at times. But the ambiance is nice and lively. They also have an outdoor area that is very cute but it’s hard to get a table out there during the busy times. Anyways, I do recommend!

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KristineM
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Always love True Food, but our food came to the table cold. Drinks and appetizer was great.

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kayb
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside for lunch on a gorgeous July day (!) The service was very attentive (but not overbearing) and we loved everything we ordered. It is such a treat to be able to have super healthy food when dining out. True Food Kitchen checks all the boxes!

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tysktysk
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Food is a go-to for meeting friends. Food is always fresh and the service friendly and accommodating.

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vipRPandDP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun and creative food & beverages! Courteous and professional servers.

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vipElizabethW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent - the portions are not ginormous, but the food is filling and healthy. If you enjoy a specialty cocktail from time to time, this is the place to indulge - great, creative selections. On top of this, the service was excellent - our server Samuel made great recommendations for seasonal dishes we hadn't tried, and he was extremely friendly and attentive, as were his colleagues who helped. The noise level of the restaurant is the only downside - they need to find some way to add noise absorbing/dampening materials. But otherwise, a family favorite, and every time we go, we wonder why we don't go more often.

FAQs

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 326-1616.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax is rated 4.7 stars by 2279 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 bookings at the moment.