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. 



August Lunch Specials




chorizo and zucchini fritter 4.95

Cucumber Yogurt Chive Dipping Sauce

Smoked Scallop 6.95

Miso Butterscotch, Roasted Washington Sweet Corn, Crisp Potato Strings, Daikon Sprouts GF



Fattoush salad 14.95

Field Greens, Feta, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Pita Crisps, Coriander Pickled Shallot, Castrelvano Olives, Cucumbers, Deep-Fried Spiced Cauliflower, Red Wine Vinaigrette V GF

Blackened Shrimp po boy 14.95

Pickled Green Tomato Remoulade, Arugula, Sweet Yam Fries

Carlton farms pork tamales 15.95

Bing Cherry Mole, Sautéed Swiss Chard, Parsnip Chips GF



strawberry ginger rhubarb shortcake 5.95

Vanilla Ice Cream V


Strawberry or Lemon Basil Sorbet VE 4.95 


Madagascar Vanilla or Turtle brownie ice cream V  4.95


Yakima peach-orange-masa upside down cake  5.95

Madagascar Vanilla Ice Cream V


triple chocolate Cookies V  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!