* Click here for rating key
True Food Kitchen Restaurant Review: Created by healthy-living author Dr. Andrew Weil, True Food Kitchen is a breath of naturally fresh air at Newport’s Fashion Island. The space is bright and airy, with warm woods, a floating central bar, a bustling main dining room and a relaxing sunny patio with a fire pit. Chef Michael Stebner developed the menu along with Dr. Weil to create flavorful food with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients that nourishes mind, body and spirit. Keep in mind, however, that the restaurant doesn’t make you sacrifice the little pleasures in life, such as wine, beer, saké, meat and coffee. So start with a cocktail or a “mocktail,” which features natural juices rather than alcohol. The menu focuses on Mediterranean, Asian and California influences. Try the Mediterranean chopped salad with cucumber, olive, quinoa and a lemon-oregano vinaigrette, or the wild mushroom pizza with roasted garlic and Taleggio. Entrées lean heavily on pasta dishes, although we suggest the crunchy, spicy panang curry with chicken, brown rice, broccoli, ginger, carrots, lemongrass and coconut broth. The wine list is inventive, and the beer list features popular craft creations. Desserts include an olive oil cake and a flourless chocolate cake. A healthy spin is seen at brunch, too, highlighted by a large list of blended fruit drinks.