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True Food Kitchen

451 Newport Center Dr. (San Miguel Dr.) Send to Phone
949-644-2400 | Menu
Healthy food without sacrificing the little pleasures in life breathes naturally fresh air into Newport's Fashion Island.
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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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Dining room at True Food Kitchen, Newport Beach, CA

True Food Kitchen Restaurant Review

: Created by healthy-living author Dr. Andrew Weil, True Food Kitchen is a breath of naturally fresh air in Newport’s Fashion Island. The former Blue Coral space is now 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. We recommend the Mediterranean chopped salad with cucumber, olive, quinoa and a lemon-oregano vinaigrette, or the smoky mozzarella and butternut squash pizza. Entrées lean heavily on pasta dishes, although we suggest the crunchy, spicy panang curry with chicken, brown rice, broccoli, ginger, carrots, lemon grass and coconut broth. The wine list is inventive, with four by-the-glass price points. 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.

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