FareStart Restaurant

More than a Restaurant
Your meal provides students with hands-on experience while revenue helps fund the cost of running our programs.

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Daily Special

Make a reservation between 11-11:30 a.m. or 1-2 p.m. and enjoy 20% off!


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

Guest Chef Night
5:30 - 8 p.m.

700 Virginia St.
Seattle, WA 98101

Free parking is available at some nearby Amazon buildings after 4 p.m.

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Private Dining & Events

The flagship FareStart Restaurant is an urban oasis between downtown and South Lake Union. No matter what type of event you might be planning, we'll work with you to make it memorable and successful.

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Guest Chef Night

Each Thursday we host Guest Chef Night where guests enjoy a three-course gourmet meal prepared by a different guest chef from the community.

upcoming guest chefs

About Us

FareStart's flagship restaurant is award-winning for both the quality of our cuisine and the impact of our mission, winning high praise from diners. Here, revenue fuels our job training programs that alleviate poverty, hunger and homelessness in our community and students in our Adult Culinary Program get real-world job experience.


"Incredible food, genuinely friendly environment, and all the proceeds support a great cause. In my opinion, this is one of the best dining experiences in Seattle."

- Bensy, Resy.com


"Overall a great place to get lunch! The tomato basil soup and blackened salmon sandwich were both really good. Also, I thought the prices were very reasonable for a sit down restaurant. Definitely recommend!"

- Jeff, Google

"The Thursday night dinner experience was fantastic! My husband and I went last week and left happy, full and with a heart filled with joy."

- Teri, Yelp

"We had a business lunch there...I was surprised by the quality of the ingredients and the great presentation for simple dishes. The fact that it is for a good cause and helping the community makes me want to come back. Thank you so much for that great experience."

- Jasmine, Facebook