This is a relatively new restaurant in Bethesda. Locations can be found in twelve other states. One of the founders is the renowned physician Dr. Andrew Weil. Its menu is based on the Anti-Inflammatory Diet, described as a way of selecting and preparing foods based on science that can help people achieve and maintain optimum health over their lifetime.
We went to the restaurant with Jen and Todd for an early dinner.
The greeter’s stand is to your right as you enter. There are a series of tables to the left of the doorway and then upholstered benches run the length of the restaurant on both sides of the long eating area that runs from the front to the back. There are tables between the long benches and the kitchen. The benches handle 2 tops, 4 tops and 6 tops.
To the left as you enter is an open kitchen.
To start Debbie and Jen had the Heirloom Tomato & Watermelon with marcona almond, white balsamic and Chevre. Todd opted for the Charred Cauliflower Harissa Tahini, medjool date, oil, mint and Pistachio. I ordered the Farmers Market Crudites, chilled raw vegetables, Tzatziki & black olive dip.
For her entrée Jen ordered the Poke Bowl, wild caught albacore, avocado, quinoa rice, mushroom, snow peas, cucumber, cashew, turmeric ponzu. Todd selected the Sustainable seabass, broccolini, sugar snap pea, roasted mushroom, ancient grains and Umami Sauce. Debbie picked the Wild Mushroom, asparagus, roasted garlic and taleggio pizza. I tried the Shitake Lettuce Cups tofu, jicama, sambal, Thai basil and cashews.
For dessert we shared the Flourless Chocolate Cake and Key Lime Pie.
Our server was Catherine, a college student doing a summer job. She was particularly friendly, knowledgeable and energetic.
There is an outside eating area which is available in appropriate weather. It is undoubtedly quieter there than in the indoor part of the restaurant which is very loud.
The restaurant seats 200 people inside and 34 folks outside on the patio. Dogs are welcome on the patio.
The restaurant is open 7 days a week. Monday thru Thursday it is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. On Fridays the hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sundays the hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Parking on the street was easy and there is an hourly parking garage adjacent to the restaurant on Woodmont Ave.
True Food Kitchen
7100 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20814