True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
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.
- 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
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
The food was superb but the service wasn’t up to par. Meh!
How does a restaurant allow dogs in the dining area where people are eating! The cloth seating areas were filthy.
Hello, Thanks for your feedback. Only service animals are allowed inside. Please feel free to give me a call and I will go over our pet policy with you. Thanks-571-326-1616
I love True Food Kitchen and have eaten there many times. Unfortunately today the food was not up to par. We ordered the Brussels sprout appetizer which was delicious and then I ordered the kale salad with steak. The salad had way too much lemon and the kale hadn’t had time become tender but the real issue was the steak. It was awful and inedible. It was tough, chewy and what I feel was an extremely poor quality cut of beef. It also was tasteless except for the rancid grease flavor it had from whatever it had been cooked in. I am never a person who complains but I did decide to mention these issues to the waiter. He did take the price of the steak off, which was a nice gesture but I’m hoping they will improve the quality and taste of the steak in the future. I did give a 5 star review for overall satisfaction because this is a great place, I’m just hoping that this issue isn’t indicative of the overall quality of the food going forward.
Hi Ckmarin, Thank you for your 5-star review. We really appreciate you for being such a loyal patron. I'm sorry we didn't met your expectations during your last visit. I will share this review with our culinary team, to prevent this from happening in the future. If you could give me a call at the store I would love to invite you back and send you a gift card for your next visit. Thanks again 571-326-1616
Banana pancakes are a AMAZING!!!!!!
Hello, Thanks you for your 5-star review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the banana pancakes. They are a brunch favorite. Look forward to seeing you again soon!
1st time visiting True Foods Kitchen. The food, service, and drinks were phenomenal. Bek was our server, and he was so patient, kind, and courteous as my friends and I chatted away and kept forgetting to look at the menu. The food and his customer service were the highlight of our evening. We will definitely be back. Highly recommend the charred cauliflower, brussels sprouts, and hummus, for starters. We had the lasagna and spicy curry bowls w/ chicken for entrees and it was So Good. Re Drinks just try any of the cocktails You won’t be disappointed. We had a few 😋
Dessert, we had the squash pie - it tasted like sweet potato pie…Delish! I’m not vegan, or super health conscious, but after eating at “TFK” I’m converted. Who knew healthy foods could taste so amazing?!? 🤷🏼♀️
Hi DanielaB, Thank you for your 5-star review. I love feedback like this! I'm so glad you enjoyed your entire dining experience. The Brussel Sprouts, Lasagna and the Panang Curry are brand new to our Fall Menu. I will share this review with Bek, as I'm sure he will be super excited to know that his hospitality and our delicious healthy food will bring you back. Hope to see you again soon.
Delicious food and great drinks. Definitely will be back!
Hello, Thanks for your 5-star review! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed our food and drinks. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
Food is always excellent as is the service. It can be noisy as it's a good place for groups to meet up. We were a table of two in a row of 4-5 tables ranging from 5-10 people each. Our server, Marianna, was outstanding, always checking in making sure all was right with our meal and given the other tables she was juggling, we were more than impressed.
Hi MJHS, Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the food and the service. I will share this review with Marianna as I'm sure she will be excited. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks
Wait a little bit…but it was ok , table outside in the corner . Menu needs to have more opportunity!
Hi Andream, Thanks for the feedback. Sorry to hear that we didn't met your standards. Please give me a call, I would love to hear more about your experience. Thanks 571-326-1616
It was such a disappointing lunch on Sunday - we had a reservation at 115pm and request an outside table. We arrived on-time and the hostess told us that reservation weren't accepted for outside. It would been helpful if the hostess would have called to confirm that information with us ahead of time and I could have put our name on the waitlist. We waited another 30 mins for an outside table. We waited another 15 mins for the server to come to take our drink order. The 3 iced teas and waters came without ice - odd...our food (3 salads and one kids pizza took 1 hour and 5 mins to arrive). There definitely seemed to be a lack of servers during the shift, but every part of this lunch was painfully slow and disorganized. This was our first time visiting True Food Kitchen, and I'm not sure we'll be back.
Hi Laura, Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry for your disappointing dining experience. I would love to hear more about what happened and send you a gift card to invite you back. Please give me a call at your earliest convenience. Thanks 571-326-1616
Such a pleasant dining experience. Kona is the best!!
Hi ChrisieK, Thank you so much for your 5-star review. I'm glad you enjoyed your entire experience. I will make sure I share this review with Khoa. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks
Always great food and extra delicious seasonal gin cocktail.
Hi Mcat, Thank you for your 5-star review. I'm glad you enjoyed your food and your gin cocktail ( Juniper Rose). Look forward to seeing you again soon.
It was our 10 year anniversary. The food was avatars and the service was lacking to say the least. Ambience was great thou. Don’t think we would come back.
Hello, Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry that your dining experience was not up to standard. I would love to hear more about your experience. Please give me a call at your earliest convenience. Thanks 571-326-1616
The food is always good and so healthy at True Food Kitchen, and while our waitress was very kind and friendly, we waited extraordinarily long times to get our drinks and our food, to the point we had to ask for our checks as soon as the food arrived to get out of there in 2.5 hours. We should have been done, even with all our talking, well within two hours.
Hi ShoeHog, Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm glad that you enjoyed your food and hospitality. I'm sorry that your entire dining experience was not up to your standard, and you had to wait so long for your food and drinks. I would love to hear more about your experience and invite you back. Please give me a call at 571-326-1616. Thanks
Fresh, yummy food well prepared
Not run of the mill
Hi Gail, Thanks for your 5-star review! I'm glad you enjoyed your entire experience. Hope to see you again soon.
Very fresh ingredients. Lacked flavor to my taste. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the patio. Server was kind and friendly. Kitchen a little slow on the early dinner shift.
Hi InnaRush, Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and the patio. I will share this review with the team. Menus change with the seasons, so in the future if you need help picking something for you specific palate please feel free to reach out. Thanks again.
I went for good food and quick service in a quiet place. Primarily I wanted to see and talk to a friend during lunch. I made the perfect choice. The people and the place delivered what I was looking for. Thank you True Food Kitchen!
There is no effective physical distancing between tables. Maybe 1.5 feet. As with many restaurants, severely understaffed. Our server really struggled through no fault of his. Dozens of unmasked diners, inside and close together. Even if vaccinated, given the number of breakthrough infections, this is a recipe for a super-spreader event on a daily basis.
Hello, Thanks for the feedback. I understand your concerns about the table spacing and masks. If you have a moment I would love to explain to you our mask policy and how we can best accommodate dining in a spaced out manner. Please give me a call at 571-326-1616. Thanks again
Excellent menu and service. The rewards program is nice and I like how you can pay your tab with your phone.
Excellent service and food prepared perfectly!
Hi Patricia, Thank you for your 5-star review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience. Look forward to seeing you again.
Wonderful service. Good drink. Food is underwhelming (sides are terrible!)
Hi Will, Thanks for your feedback. I'm glad to hear that your service and drinks were exceptional. I'm sorry the food was not up to your standards. I would love to hear more about the food you had and invite you back. Please give me a call asap. Thanks 571-326-1616
Enjoyed our time at True Foods, the food is deliciously prepared. Everything was delicious and my party was new to the restaurant, they enjoyed every bite. Their menu has limited Entree choices for dinner. Three out of the five attendees ordered the same dish since there wasn't enough variety. I did like that they were willing to swap items out due to allergies. I did mention a nut allergy and was told that I would be notified if my allergy would come up with my orders, while nothing came up with my entree, I did order all 3 dessert options only to find out I couldn't eat any of them except the chocolate chip cookies. My table enjoyed the desserts but I would have preferred to know before I ordered them or been provided a different option. Also, I wasn't notified when they arrived but I asked since I saw one of them had almonds on the menu, which then my server realized I couldn't eat the desserts. The chocolate chip cookies left something to be desired but I was told the flourless chocolate cake was delicious with the vanilla coconut ice cream.
Hi Vannessa, Thank you so much for the feedback. I'm glad you and your party enjoyed your experience. We take allergies and sensitivities very serious at TFK. I will make sure moving forward that I follow up with the staff about getting a manager and chef involved with every allergy, to ensure this doesn't happen again. If you have any questions in the future please reach out. 571-326-1616
The food was good enough but not great. The server was really nice, but I was surprised how long it took to bring out drinks.
Hi Kate, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm so sorry to hear that your beverages took too long to arrive. I would love to get more information about your experience. If you could give me a call at the restaurant directly, I would greatly appreciate it (571) 326-1616.
I haven't been to this location in over a year. While most restaurants allow you to make reservations for both indoor and outdoor seating, we were told that was not the case. Instead we moved our reservation to earlier in the day to ensure that we received an outdoor table. Everything was great, but the only caveat I have is that I felt like the menu was a little bit limited for brunch options.
Hi Sam, Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad to hear we were able to accommodate your requests. Yes the brunch menu is limited at the moment, but our menu does change seasonally to give our guests a variety of options. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Feel free to call me with any questions. Thanks
Wasn’t thrilled. Service was awful. We were seated for an hour and 45 minutes and it took 45 minutes for the waitress to come take our food order. The food itself was good but portions were small. The party next to us was just receiving their main course when we left and they arrived at the same time. Definitely wouldn’t recommend coming again.
Hi Dee, Sorry to hear about your subpar experience. I would love to hear more about how we can improve and invite you back to show you true TFK hospitality. Please give me a call back at your earliest convenience. 571-326-1616 Thank you
Selected because of the vegan cuisine. Very impressed with menu choices.
Hi Joe, Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We're so glad you enjoyed the vegan selections we have. We hope to have you back again soon!
Perfect for my friends (vegans) & my wife and I (not vegans)!
Hey Mike, Thanks for the 5 star review. Glad to hear you had a great experience. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
There used to be three tacos to this meal, now there are only two. It's still delicious (seasonal sides now riced cauliflower instead of kale), but overall, presentation-wise I'd be more satisfied if there were still three tacos. This will likely remain my critique until it changes!
Wonderful place, service, and food. A few months ago I met a friend of mine there for dinner (my first time dining there) and have been a repeat customer. I will definitely be going back.
Hi Emily, Thanks for the 5-star review. So glad to here that you had a great experience and that we checked all the boxes. I look forward to meeting you in the future.
The Unami burger is amazing. The kale salad and sweet potato hash are to die for. Clean and friendly place.
Hi Richie, Thanks for the 5-star review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the Grass-fed Burger. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
The food is fantastic and very healthy and it doesn’t taste like it’s healthy it taste like it’s really delicious and something you want to eat
Hi Bruncher, Thank you for the 5-star review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the food. As a brand we believe "healthy food" can go hand-in-hand with flavorful and delicious. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Went with a friend for lunch. The restaurant was not crowded and we were comfortable sitting for a while to catch up after eating our meal. The food was delicious - fresh, well presented. The waitstaff was pleasant and helpful. The only hiccup was the greeter - hostess seemed not to be having a good day. Once we were passed her, the experience got better.
Hi Judith, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We're so glad you enjoyed your meal and the service and we hope to have you back again soon!
Fresh, delicious food! Outside seating in the shade. (Reservations only apply for indoor seating.) Engaging server who gave honest feedback.
Hi Laura, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience and we hope to have you back again soon!
We are 3 retired nurses who lunch! We very much enjoyed our lunch today - cauliflower app, shrimp tacos and a chicken wrap. Chocolate cake was a must... We'll be back.
Hi, Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We're so glad you enjoyed everything and hope to have you back in the restaurant soon!
The Monarch G&T was so tasty and beautiful, and the hamburger was the best I have had in a very long time. Very nice sitting outside around sunset.
Hi Christine, Thanks for the 5-star review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the The Monarch. Look forward to seeing you again.
Great food but restaurant was much colder than normal. Always liked dining there before because they don't freeze you out with the AC. Good service- received food quickly.
Hey Jennifer, Thanks for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear the restaurant was cold. Moving forward just let a manager know and I will be more then happy to adjust for you. Glad to hear you received such great service and food. Look forward to seeing you in the future.
Great time - Ali was wonderful.
Thanks for the 5-star review!! Happy to hear you had a great time. I will share this review with Ali. See you again soon
The food is good, and they have a large outdoor, covered patio . . . but the servers were not wearing masks, which made for uncomfortable dining.
Hi Margaret, Thank you for taking the time for reviewing us. While I'm so happy you enjoyed the food, I'm so sorry to hear that you felt uncomfortable dining with us due to some servers not wearing masks. If you have a moment, I would love to speak with you over the phone directly so that I can explain our mask policy as well as speak with you about what we can do to ensure you feel as comfortable as ever dining with us. Looking forward to hearing back from you (571) 326-1616
Great location for True Food. Outside dining is lovely. Great service. Food is good always.
Hi Adam, Thanks for your feedback. Happy to hear you enjoyed our outside dining & service. Hope to see you again soon.
The food is good but pricey. The waitstaff is attentive and the hosts are good. I like the vegan options but wish there were more vegan cheese options available, including a vegan parmesan choice.
Hi Carol, Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm so glad you like our vegan options and our vegan cheese. I will be sure to let our culinary team hear your feedback and maybe in the future we will offer more vegan cheese. Our menu does change 4 times a year! If you have any further questions please reach out, Thanks again
Healthy delicious food in a bright spacious space. Excellent service.
Thank you so much for your 5-star review!! I'm so glad to hear you had excellent service & food. Look forward to seeing you again in the future. Thanks
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True Food Kitchen - Fairfax is rated 4.6 stars by 2353 OpenTable diners.
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.