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% service charge, which goes back to supporting youth and adults in our programs.

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. 



January Lunch Specials




Sage Battered Cremini Mushrooms 4.95

Beecher's Flagship Fonduta, Garlic Caramel, Fresh Herbs V

Smoked Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon Cakes 5.95

Lemongrass Vinaigrette, Apple Slaw DF



House Made Falafel Salad 13.95

Feta, Marinated Red Onion, Olives, Cucumber, Grape Tomatoes, Romaine, Red Wine Vinaigrette GF V

Smoked cod Burger 12.95

Creole Mayo, Dijon, Traditional Fixings. Served with Sweet Potato Fries

Pastrami Beef Cheeks 15.95

Marble Rye Spaetzle, Horseradish Cream Sauce, Carraway Sauerkraut 



Éclair 5.95

Pistachio Bavarian Cream, White Chocolate Glaze V

Green Tea Crème Brulée  5.95

Sesame Shortbread Cookie V

Madagascar Vanilla or Apple Caramel Cheese Cake Ice Cream 4.95


Assorted FareStart 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!