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

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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. 



February Lunch Specials





Cheddar Fonduta, Garlic Caramel, Fresh Herbs


MANILa clams in red curry broth  5.95

Lemongrass, Coconut, Cilantro, Grilled House Made Focaccia Bread




NIcoise salad  13.95

Seared Yellowfin Tuna, Haricots Verts, Heirloom Potatoes, Hard Boiled Egg, Chioggia Beets, Capers, Olives, Sherry Vinaigrette


chicken cordon bleu sandwich  13.95

Dijonnaise, Lettuce, Onion, Tomato, Pickle, Toasted Brioche Bun, Served with Sicilian Potato Salad


SMOKed seafood pasta  14.95

Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon and Cod, Penn Cove Mussels, Manila Clams, White Wine Cream Sauce, Fresh Herbs, Roasted Red Pepper and Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette




Warm dark chocolate brownie  5.95

Raspberry Sauce, Vanilla Ice Cream, Salted Caramel


pear sorbet with raspberry swirl or Lemon Basil Sorbet  4.95

Served In A Lace Cookie Cup


Madagascar Vanilla Ice Cream  4.95

Served In A Lace Cookie Cup


butterscoth creme brulee  5.95

Lavender 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 cover 50% of our program costs.

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!