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True Food Kitchen - Rio Lakefront, Gaithersburg, MD

True Food Kitchen - Rio Lakefront

4.1
4.1
532 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
  • Healthy
  • Innovative
  • Vegetarian-friendly
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 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.
  • Neighbourhood
    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 532 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Innovative

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Healthy

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Great for outdoor dining

532 Reviews
  1. JayS

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    As a restaurant You all need to look more to service, like providing water when you’re clients sit down. Also in a glass that holds enough to keep up with the meal. The cute little very, glass you serve water and soda’s in are small at best, especially when you’re charging for something larger. Now to the point the meal was very good and proportional what the menu prices reflect. Thank you.
    True Food Kitchen - Rio LakefrontResponded 1 day ago
    JayS, We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your invaluable feedback. We are sorry to hear you found a lack of satisfaction in not only the size of your water glass, but your service as a whole. We can assure you; this was never the intention and will work hard towards improving for the future. If you find the time, we would love the opportunity to connect with you personally. This will only allow us to dive deeper into the details of your experience, along with navigating an avenue where we can make it up to you. You can call (240) 277-3324 anytime. This is my personal cell phone number. My name is Ethan. I am the assistant general manager, here in Gaithersburg. We greatly appreciate your patronage and hope for a second chance.

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  2. Lisa

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Our server only had a couple of tables to wait on and was no where to be found the entire meal. The food was delivered to the table by food runners. Our server never came back to ask how anything was, if we needed anything or to refill Iced Teas. 3 times he went to other tables close by to our table but never had the professionalism or common sense to stop by our table. Bad service that is unacceptable brings the entire meal down and makes the dining experience unappetizing and puts a bad taste in your mouth! No reason to come back. All 6 people were disappointed.
    True Food Kitchen - Rio LakefrontResponded 6 days ago
    We are truly sorry to hear about your experience with our service. Your feedback is invaluable, and we'll use it to improve.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food choices were great. Beautiful location and comfortable environment
    True Food Kitchen - Rio LakefrontResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled you enjoyed our food selection and our location.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great except the avocado toast…..just was not good. But the rest of the food was amazing!
    True Food Kitchen - Rio LakefrontResponded 7 days ago
    We're thrilled you enjoyed the food, except for the avocado toast; we're sorry it didn't meet your expectations. Thank you for letting us know!

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  5. ZivileG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our waiter forgot to put the appetizer order in, he gave us free desserts but he didn’t take off the right amount on the check. Also food took forever to come. Will not be coming back here.

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  6. Barry

    Washington DC

    63 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My steak came out raw and my wife's tuna was overcooked

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  7. MateoD5

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Some of our food was great, some mediocre. Biggest pain point is value of kids meal- $8 dollars for a small bowl of pasta with no sides or vegetables is a serious bummer, especially compared to neighboring restaurants at Rio.
    True Food Kitchen - Rio LakefrontResponded on July 8, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! I'm glad to see that you enjoyed some of our menu items. We do have some kid friendly options that come with hummus and carrots as a side! I do hope that you come back soon so that you can further explore some of our other tasty menu options. Cheers

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  8. Ribbs

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Pass on True Food. The two pizzas were mushy and not very good. Go to a pizza place instead. The grain bowl was average at best. The “small” salad is better described as “absolutely tiny”. Very overpriced and disappointing meal. We won’t be returning. Waiter was pushy on upselling. The restaurant doesn’t have portable table side credit card processing so the credit card cannot be scanned at the table; they must take your card out of your site to process the payment. I’ve had my card info stolen multiple times at restaurants by wait staff and won’t just hand my card over for the info to be stolen. Luckily we had the cash between the three of us to pay our bill. Restaurants need to learn that customers don’t appreciate someone walking off with their credit card and stealing their card information. Also no way to scan a QR code on the table that links you to a website to securely pay your bill. This restaurant needs to come up to speed on payment processing, make better food for their prices, and install acoustics to reduce the noise.
    True Food Kitchen - Rio LakefrontResponded on June 28, 2024
    I'm sorry to hear your experience did not meet expectations, particularly regarding the payment processing issue. We appreciate your feedback and are looking into making improvements.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and bartender was so nice!!!!!!!
    True Food Kitchen - Rio LakefrontResponded on June 25, 2024
    Thank you for the lovely feedback, we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the food and our bartender's service!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a really bad experience. Server was very rude and didn’t care about the burnt food they serve.
    True Food Kitchen - Rio LakefrontResponded on June 24, 2024
    We apologize for your most recent dining experience! We hope that you will return so that we can redeem ourselves and show you the proper True Food Kitchen dining standards. Cheers

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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 4.1 stars by 532 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for True Food Kitchen - Rio Lakefront

221 Rio Blvd 0221, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    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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