True Food Kitchen - Bethesda

4.6
1581 reviews
$30 and under
American

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Good Vegetarian Options
True Food Kitchen in Bethesda is open for indoor (6 person max and 90min time limit) and patio dining, no-contact pickup and delivery. Choose from our regular lunch or dinner menu, or a variety of takeout value meals for 2, 4 or 6 people, family-style packages for four people and wine bundles and alcohol to-go. Our staff is following stringent sanitation and disinfectant procedures as well as completing daily staff wellness checks to ensure a safe dining and takeout environment. Reservations for patio dining have with a max of 5 guests per table. Any parties larger then 5 will require 2 tables. Order online at www.TrueFoodKitchen.com for pick-up, curbside or delivery.

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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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1581 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCarlaT
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great! Service great!

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EricM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love TFK. Food and service are great. Outdoor patio with heaters and contactless, online ordering and payment is a lifesaver during the pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The edamame dumplings are amazing and the cocktails on their menu are great. I also ordered an old fashioned which was nit very good but their signature cocktails were fantastic. Great place for healthy options

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

That Chicken Sausage pizza with the smoked gouda cheese was AMAZING. I mean everything was amazing but that was my favorite. Also, BEST HUMMUS I HAVE EVER HAD.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 17 February 2021

Thank you for the great review of the Chicken Sausage and Fennel pizza and our famous Hummus and Pita. We hope to see you again real soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was very nice to enjoy brunch on their first day back on indoor dining! True Food Kitchen is definitely the place I always have in mind for the “perfect” place to go for any meal of the day. Everything is SO FRESH and clean. I can not wait to return. I really wish I remember my server’s name yesterday as he was so awesome and helpful! Thank you guys for always giving amazing experiences! ❤️

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 17 February 2021

Thank you for the great review and we're glad True Food Kitchen is the "perfect" place for you to dine. Now that we're open again for indoor dining we hope to see you again real soon!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It was a good dinner, the server forgot us a few times we had to call her over and the salmon just wasn’t as good as I thought it would be. But everything else was good.

Thank you

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CeceN
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food!! Never leaves me feeling too full. One of my favorite spots in the area.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 3 January 2021

Thanks for the stars! Glad to hear you love the food. Hope to have you in again soon!

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vipFlorenceC
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience overall, felt safe and the staff was wonderful. Social distancing and all covid safety followed. The food was great as always and service too!

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Responded on 16 December 2020

Thank you for the 5 stars! Hope to have you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was outstanding. Didn’t catch our servers name but he did it all. Made the cocktails, the coffee after dinner and just generally went above and beyond!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 9 December 2020

Thank you for the 5 stars! Hope to have you again.

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vipReneeT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great time at True Food!

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Responded on 9 December 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars Renee!

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RenuM
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Good options for vegan/vegetarian food, nice ambience and did a great job managing service around covid requirements

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 9 December 2020

Thank you for the review!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall1Food2Service4Ambience3

Way overpriced for the quality of food.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 9 December 2020

Sorry that you were not satisfied with your experience, please contact the store manager. We would love to hear about your visit and how we can improve. Brian or Matt

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vipAlice
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We ate on the outdoor patio; tables are well spaced and overall the "feel" of eating there seems very safe... The food and service were awesome, as always.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 18 November 2020

Thanks Alice! Hope to have you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Tasty food. Recommend the ice cream - coconut. Good.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 10 November 2020

Thanks for the comments and taking the time!

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kristis
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a wonderful experience with amazing food options.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 10 November 2020

Thanks Kristis!

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Feldy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

We've eaten at this location many times and loved everything - from service to food. I made a reservation for my husband's birthday, asked to eat outside when I made the reservation, and was told, upon arrival, that there were no tables available. When my husband spoke to the hostess, miraculously, there was a table. Our waiter was very sweet so no complaints there. The kitchen was either having an "off" night or perhaps breaking in new staff but our order came out wrong, starting with the drink order. One server accused us of having ordered the cocktail and huffed off when we explained that we had not. Our entrees came out before our appetizers and were wrong. Again, the server huffed off and just put our meals under a heat lamp while we ate our appetizers. By the time we were finished with our apps, we sat for ages waiting for our lukewarm food to arrive. I've ordered the turkey burger a dozen times and it's always good. This time, it was so salty I could hardly eat it. Our sides - kale salad and home fries - were soggy and tasted old. I had planned on ordering dessert so we could sing Happy Birthday but didn't want to risk more disappointment. We continue to have great experiences at the Mosaic District location and will return there in the future. As for Bethesda...nope.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 10 November 2020

Hello Feldy, While a complaint about our food is a most unusual occurrence, it is one we treat very seriously. Our enduring mission is to have everyone leaving our restaurant delighted in their selecting us…… particularly due to our food and vowing to not only return but telling their friends. This clearly is not what you experienced and I apologize for your being disappointed in your experience. I ask that you allow us another chance, and reach out so we can talk about it in more detail. Brian

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vipRust
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The pizza was lacking. The shrimp tacos and La Paloma cocktail were great!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 4 November 2020

Hi Rust, thanks for taking the time. Would love to here about the lacking pizza. Let the manager know next time your in. Hope to see you soon.

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AllergyGirl
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have severe anaphylactic food allergies to dairy and am extremely cautious while eating out. It was so wonderful to be able to have a fantastic meal out that was completely safe! Thank you for an all-around wonderful experience, I will definitely be returning soon!!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 27 October 2020

So glad you feel safe coming to TFK! I'll be sure to let the team know!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was my first time there. Wonderful experience

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 27 October 2020

Thanks for leaving the comment! Hope to have you in again soon!

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StephenieB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is fresh and the service is great. I’ve never had a bad meal there.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 27 October 2020

So great to read Stephane! Thanks for leaving the comment!

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vipSarahS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Appreciated the touchless system for ordering and paying. And, as always, the food was delicious. Thank you!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 27 October 2020

Thanks for taking the time to review Sarah! Hope to have you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great good

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vipZakS
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious, lots of veggie options. And outdoor heaters

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 20 October 2020

Thanks for taking the time for the review!

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vipboldfoodlover
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Love the flavorful healthy options, but I find the atmosphere very loud and unappealing.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 20 October 2020

Hello, thank you for taking the time to lets us know about your recent experience. Love that you were happy with the food options, but if their is anything specific you can share about the atmosphere being unappealing, please reach out the restaurant so we can react the best that we can.

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vipDianeS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good farm-to-table restaurant. Foot was interesting and good, service fast and efficient and friendly. Felt comfortable there too in terms of COVID

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 14 October 2020

Thanks for taking the time, hope to have you in again soon.

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suzym
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very accommodating...last minute add-on to our party & no problem! Waited 10 mins. for an outside table...beautiful day for waiting, so no problem! Ordering process a bit cumbersome {covid safe}, so we opted to order the pre-covid way, no problem! Food, drinks served in a timely fashion! Flavorful, filling portions! We were able to linger as long as we wished w/o feeling pushed to leave. Lovely, charming place!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 7 October 2020

So great to read your review, thanks for taking the time. Hope to have you back again soon!

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GeorgeR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

We always have had a good experience at this True food ; however, one person in our party had to send the food back as it did not taste well. We will give it another chance at some point.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great. Very nice server. Great food.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 3 October 2020

thank your leaving your stars!

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JeremyM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great service.
Quick seating.
Tasty soup - butternut squash.

Delicious watermelon tomato salad with a little bit of hotness that I did not expect.

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Franny
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

James was great. Food and drinks healthy and tasty! Easy to feel good about what you're eating not guilty!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 30 September 2020

Thanks for the feedback, I know James appreciate it!

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LiaB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food here was delicious. I am not a quinoa fan at all but tried it here and it was so good. We also had the chocolate quinoa brownie and squash pie and they both were delicious. I am planning to go back again this week.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 30 September 2020

Thanks for the comments Lisa!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great fantastic and tasty

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 30 September 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave your notes!

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vipemlo
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent for dining outside. Good and healthy meals. Recommend the shrimp tacos! A light, delicious plate with a very fresh arugula salad. Loved the chia seed and banana pudding!

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 30 September 2020

Thanks Emlo!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate outside. With Covid we were spread out and it wasn’t very crowded on a Wednesday. Hummus is delicious, had the chicken pizza, the skinny margarita was fresh and delicious.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 30 September 2020

Thank you for the comments, hope to have you in again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I fell in love with True Food in Atlanta, so I was super excited to learn about one in Bethesda. And although they didn’t have my FAVORITE dish available (the TLT sandwich), I was not disappointed. I will be back!

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Myra
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience4

It's unfortunate - when True Foods first opened, it was amazing! But the quality of service and the quality of food has been getting worse and worse since. I keep convincing myself to come back based on the wonderful experiences I had when True Foods first opened. But I have been consistently getting terrible service and terrible food. I got the Teriyaki Quinoa Bowl and it was absolute gross....an overdose of sweetness and my shrimp was overcooked, dry, no flavor. No more True Foods for me.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 23 September 2020

Hello Myra, I am sorry that your last experience was up to either of our standards really. This is not the level of execution we strive for. I know we can do better and encourage to call me at the store so we can invite you back out. I will pass your information along to the chef and service manager. Brian Beauregard

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

Zero atmosphere. Feels like a cafeteria

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 23 September 2020

Hello, I am sorry that the atmosphere has change in the recent times during COVID 19. I know it is our goal to return to normal procedures as time passes. Thank you for leaving your thoughts.

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vipLincoln
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

Good food as always. Service was awful.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 16 September 2020

Thank you for your patronage. We have read your comments regarding our service. Please know that we work tirelessly, as our business depends upon it, to deliver great food in a time efficient manner. We would love to know more about your experience and if you will give us another chance to show what you experienced was an anomaly. Thank you. Brian Beauregard

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vipJNHPS
Palm Springs
68 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Always fresh and flavorful food. Service was attentive and helpful. A place I keep going back to.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 23 September 2020

Thanks for the review!

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vipLANCEM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I go here a lot. Great experience as always. Love their pizza.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Responded on 16 September 2020

Thanks for taking the time Lance! Hope to have you again!

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FAQs

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 200-1257.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda is rated 4.6 stars by 1581 OpenTable diners.

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda 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 reservations at the moment.