FareStart Restaurant

Enjoy delicious food and excellent service in a truly relaxed setting.


Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Guest Chef Night
Thursdays, 5:30 to 8 p.m.


700 Virginia St
Seattle, WA 98101

Directions & Parking


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Make a reservation online for parties of two to seven people. For larger parties, please contact reservations@farestart.org or (206) 267-7601. 

We accept Visa, MasterCard, AmEx, checks, cash and FareStart Gift Cards.

Parties of eight or more are required to pay for the bill with one form of payment with an automatic 18% gratuity.

Order Lunch to Go

To place a to-go order, please call our Host Desk at (206) 267-7601.

See details on lunch to go.


Join us for dinner every Thursday from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.. Enjoy a three-course gourmet meal for just $29.95, prepared by a different guest chef (assisted by our students) every week. See Guest Chef Night for more details and to make a reservation. 



May Lunch Specials




Seared painted hills steak & yakima asparagus roll 5.95

Soy ginger tare, pickled mustard seeds, scallions GF

goat cheese bruschetta (3) 4.95

Spring pea pesto, red pepper jam V



oregon bay shrimp louie salad 13.95

Yakima asparagus, romaine, avocado, hard boiled Wilcox Family Farm egg, English cucumber, heirloom cherry tomato, Castelveltrano olives, caper Louie dressing GF

Serrano ham and burrata "BLT" 12.95

Grilled potato bread, bacon aioli, tomato and arugula served with sweet potato fries

curry lamb cannelloni 12.95

Smoked tomato vinaigrette, mint yogurt, sauteed local peas and pea vines, pecorino



citrus glazed pear tartlette 5.95

Olympic Mountain vanilla ice cream, 5 spice carmel


passion orange guava or Lemon Basil Sorbet  4.95

Served in a Lace Cookie Cup


Madagascar Vanilla or chocolate bavarian mint ice cream  4.95

Served in a Lace Cookie Cup


green tea creme brulee  5.95

Sesame Shortbread Cookies


House made chocolate chip Cookies  4.95


Excellent Cuisine. Amazing Impact.

Lasting Impact
90% of FareStart adult graduates and 80% of Youth Barista graduates are employed within 90 days of finishing our program.

Creating Value
Because people love our food, income from our restaurants, cafés and catering services are invested into student training.

Changing Lives
Through skillful and artful preparation of your food our students are creating a new future for themselves and their families.

Join Us
Enjoy a meal. Cater an event. Hire our graduates. Volunteer or support us financially. There is a role for everyone!