True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

4.7
2293 reviews
$30 and under
American
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 2293 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience at True Food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner for my sister. She has not been going out in public much due to covid. Hostess was able to accommodate us for an outdoor table to make sure she was comfortable.

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Grace
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

True Food is consistently amazing! It's only of my favorite restaurants in the area. The quality of the food and service is always amazing. When given the choice, I will always pick True Food as a dining option.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 6 hours ago

Hi Grace, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We're so glad you enjoy the quality of our food and service. We hope to have you back again soon!

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EasyToPlease
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

My wife and I ordered the Tuna Poke bowl. This dish was horrible. I can't believe they serve this to their guests. I have eaten here before and have always enjoyed the food.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 6 hours ago

Hi EasyToPlease, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am so sorry you and your wife did not enjoy your tuna poke bowl and I would really love to get more feedback about your experience. Please feel free to call the restaurant at your earliest convenience (571)326-1616.

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GinnyH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, a wonderful experience! Perfect combination of delicious and healthy food, interesting drinks, fabulous ambiance and great service!

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vipDarrenB
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Solid meal, service and atmosphere no matter the day of the week or time of day. Highly recommend. Love the Vegan options.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 7 hours ago

Hi DarrenB, Thank you for taking the time to review us! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant and hope to have you come back to visit soon!

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JudyF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

It was a little noisy with crying children and kitchen noise, but service was good, food was outstanding!

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Responded 7 hours ago

Hi Judy, Thank you for taking the time to review us! We're so glad you enjoyed our menu and hope to have you visit again soon!

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LEF313
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a reservation for 6:30 but showed up early to see about getting outside seating. They were able to seat us immediately. Husband ordered a beer, I had a watermelon mojito (refreshing but too much ice), sister-in-law had the Kale Aid (good but a bit pricey at $9, considering it had no alcohol). We had the hummus which was delicious and they gave us extra pita. My sister-in-law ordered the teriyaki grain bowl with tofu, I ordered the ancient grains bowl with tofu and husband ordered the pizza margherita. All tasted fresh and the pizza was deliciously cheesy.

Service was efficient and friendly and the server helped my husband do the payment by the QRC. Previously, my husband was not enthusiastic about this place because he didn’t care for the menu (we chose it this time because my SIL is vegetarian and we thought Mosaic would be nice to walk around afterwards), but this dinner changed his mind and he said he would be happy to return. So, the restaurant was a success!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 10 hours ago

Hi LEF313, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We're so glad you and your guests enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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Gail
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food & service were great!

We brought our friend who is vegan and he was very pleased with his choices.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 10 hours ago

Hi Gail, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We're so glad you and your guest had a great time with us and we hope to have you back again soon!

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CarolynV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent waitress and amazing food!! Always makes you want to come back for more.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 10 hours ago

Hi CarolynV, Thank you for taking the time to review us! We're glad you had such a great experience with us and hope you come back to visit soon!

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vipSandy
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

True Food was a good experience, not great. The noise inside was deafening. The watermelon lemonade was a great surprise. It took someone almost 15 minutes to come to our table to greet us, but after that the service was exceptional. The chocolate cake was divine. I liked that we could scan our credit card in and pay at the table. You can sign up for the rewards club while you’re seated there and get $10 off. I’ll go again if we can eat outside.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 10 hours ago

Hi Sandy, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! The watermelon lemonade and chocolate cake are definitely a couple of our guest favorites and we're so glad you enjoyed them too. We hope to see you again soon!

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LizfromDC
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time and the food was wonderful!

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Liz, Thank you for taking the time to review us! We're so glad you had a great time at True Food Kitchen Fairfax. We hope to see you again soon!

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KerriB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a very nice birthday dinner here with a group of 8 people. Everyone enjoyed the food and drinks. The staff were friendly and helpful.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 5 days ago

Hi KerriB, Thank you for taking the time to review us! We're so happy your group had a great birthday celebration at our restaurant. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipHusamA
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

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

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded 6 days ago

Hi HusamA, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm so sorry to hear that the quality and portion size of our dishes were not satisfactory. If you have a moment I would really like to hear more about your experience. Please feel free to give me a call at the restaurant at your earliest convenience (571)326-1616.

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vipChristopherB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
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.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on 28 July 2021

Hi Christopher, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We're so glad you enjoyed the array of dishes and flavors from our summer menu. We hope to have you back at our restaurant again soon!

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ClaireT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
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.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on 28 July 2021

Hi ClaireT, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. I'm so happy to hear that you and your guests enjoyed dining with us on our patio. We hope to have you back soon!

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vipSoup
Washington DC
121 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
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.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on 28 July 2021

Hi Soup, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm sorry to hear that your experience at our restaurant was only ok. I have brought your concerns to my culinary team to ensure we are only serving the best food and beverages. I would really like to get more information about your dining experience. If you have a moment I would greatly appreciate if you could call me directly at the restaurant at your earliest convenience (571) 326-1616.

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Winny
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
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.

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on 28 July 2021

Hi Winny, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am deeply concerned with the lack of service you received during your visit at our restaurant. I would love to get more information about your experience so that I can best address this issue with my team to ensure this situation never occurs again. If you have a moment, I would like to speak with you directly. If you could give me a call at the restaurant I would greatly appreciate it (571) 326-1616.

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Marge
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
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 on 25 July 2021

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 on 23 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

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

True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Responded on 25 July 2021

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 on 23 July 2021
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 on 22 July 2021
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 on 25 July 2021

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 on 25 July 2021

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 on 25 July 2021

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 on 21 July 2021

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 on 21 July 2021

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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McLean47
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Healthy food that meets the needs of folks with dietary limitations and is always willing to modify food to meet my needs. It's also appreciated by friends and family who don't have restrictions. I especially appreciate the vegan desserts--key lime pie in summer and squash pie in fall--that are made without processed sugar

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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!

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 2293 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.