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True Food Kitchen - Rio Lakefront, Gaithersburg, MD

True Food Kitchen - Rio Lakefront

4.3
4.3
522 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
True Food Kitchen is a chef-driven restaurant and scratch bar that was founded by Dr. Andrew Weil, the pioneer of integrative medicine, to provide food that tastes great and is good for you. Our menu features food and drinks crafted with nutrient-dense ingredients and carefully sourced proteins from the world’s most responsible and sustainable growers, farmers and producers. Expand your palate with our Edamame Dumplings, grab a bite of comfort food with our Grass-fed Burger or Lasagna Bolognese, or enjoy lighter fare with our O.G. Tuscan Kale Salad with Grilled Sustainable Salmon. Regardless of the occasion, we know our Gaithersburg guests leave feeling energized, satisfied and most importantly, feeling great. Located in Gaithersburg at rio Lakefront, off of Rio Boulevard, next to Yard House. New flavors, new combinations, new obsessions. Come see us for something completely new and delicious.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 60 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Asian, Mediterranean
  • Phone number
    (240) 821-6660
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you're hosting a celebration or corporate event, we welcome you to explore True Food Kitchen’s private dining and catering options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Neighborhood
    Gaithersburg
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 522 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Innovative

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Healthy

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Great for outdoor dining

522 Reviews
  1. KingY

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife had a grass noodle dish and i had the meatloaf. Both taste great. Portion just right for a single meal. Nice presentation. But it was almost room temperature. Unusual considering everything would have been a 5 star.
    True Food Kitchen - Rio LakefrontResponded 4 days ago
    We apologize for the inconvenience with the food temperature and appreciate your feedback on the meals' taste and presentation. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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  2. DCfoodie

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Overpriced food; bad service; very long wait times.
    True Food Kitchen - Rio LakefrontResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

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  3. MichaelC

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was terrible. He was inattentive and forgetful. One member of our party never received her meal—or anything else she requested. I’d be understand if it was busy but the restaurant was empty
    True Food Kitchen - Rio LakefrontResponded 5 days ago
    Hi MichaelC, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I do apologize for your most recent dining experience here with us. I would like to get to the bottom of this issue and possibly rectify this situation for you so that we can show you the proper True Food Kitchen standards. If you find the time, please give me a call at 240-821-6660. I look forward to speaking with you. Cheers, Kayla L.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    the food and the atmosphere were very good. However, the waiter sucked. it took him forever to come back to the table we waited for a longtime for him to bring us our check, and again to bring back my credit card. Additionally, we came there to celebrate a birthday my friend's birthday and I requested in the reservation notes that the staff recognize her for her birthday. He never acknowledged her, nor did he offer us a dessert menu.
    True Food Kitchen - Rio LakefrontResponded 4 days ago
    We're very happy you enjoyed the food and atmosphere but deeply apologize for the service shortcomings and the missed birthday recognition. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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  5. AndiC

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nick was a great server. Sitting o. The patio was lovely. A little pricey for amount of food but overall delicious!
    True Food Kitchen - Rio LakefrontResponded on June 3, 2024
    Thank firm for your valuable feedback we're thrilled you enjoyed your experience with Nick and our patio setting! We'll take your comments about pricing and portion size into consideration to serve you better in the future.

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  6. LYZX

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very happy Mother’s Day for me! We got a lovely table, a great server (Jonny), food was fabulous. I ordered something that has gluten in it and Jonny helped me substitute an ingredient as I’m celiac. Loved the whole experience. Thank you!!
    True Food Kitchen - Rio LakefrontResponded on May 14, 2024
    We're thrilled to hear you had a wonderful Mother's Day at our restaurant and that Jonny could assist you with your dietary needs. Thank you for the kind words, and we look forward to serving you again!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a pleasant Mother’s Day brunch. The food and service were acceptable. It was a busy day and the noise level was loud.
    True Food Kitchen - Rio LakefrontResponded on May 19, 2024
    Thank you for the 4 stars! I'm glad to see that you enjoyed your Mother's Day with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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  8. BeachBum

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice day, a little cool outside, but the patio had the heaters going so it was comfortable! Great food! Waiters were very patient and helpful.
    True Food Kitchen - Rio LakefrontResponded on May 15, 2024
    Thank you for your kind review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the patio ambiance and our food, and that our staff contributed positively to your experience.

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  9. CaroleG

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for Mother’s Day brunch. It was not that crowded. Waited 45 minutes for food after ordering and every dish was cold when it arrived plus my daughter’s had a hair in it. Nothing we ordered was particularly tasty. Even my husband’s coffee came with half of it spilled into the saucer. The manager comped our meal but we will never return. Very negative experience and we are not particularly fussy diners.
    True Food Kitchen - Rio LakefrontResponded on May 15, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, rest assured we will use it to improve our service and offerings in the future.

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  10. LolesE

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Although we got to the restaurant and we had a table ready, the rest of the experience was very disappointing. First my coffee was not very good, then the veggie scramble was cold and the vegetables minimal, sweet potatoes super hard, asparagus hard with no tender parts. Not good at all. Then we ordered dessert and it was very poorly presented. At home I can do a much better job. I probably will not return to this restaurant.
    True Food Kitchen - Rio LakefrontResponded on May 15, 2024
    We're truly sorry to hear that your experience didn't meet your expectations; thank you for bringing these issues to our attention. We hope to have the opportunity to provide you with a better experience in the future.

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FAQs

True Food Kitchen - Rio Lakefront offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 821-6660.

True Food Kitchen - Rio Lakefront is rated 4.3 stars by 522 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 60 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for True Food Kitchen - Rio Lakefront

221 Rio Blvd 0221, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Gaithersburg
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Asian, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (240) 821-6660
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you're hosting a celebration or corporate event, we welcome you to explore True Food Kitchen’s private dining and catering options, perfect for any occasion.
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