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.

A 20% service charge will be added to your check. 50% will be distributed to our restaurant employees, and 50% will be allocated to FareStart to support our training programs, fund competitive wages and employee benefits. 

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. 



Fresh Sheet


Grilled Bruschetta

Herb Goat Cheese, Kumquat Marmalade (3)
6.95 V

Northwest Clam Fritters

Geoduck and Manila Clams, Apple Slaw, Chipotle Remoulade


Spring Chicory Salad

Smoked Mozzarella, Mama Lil's Peppers, Roasted Rainbow Carrots, Cucumbers, Toasted Almonds, Basil Chive Vinaigrette
14.95 GF, V


(Ask Server for Current Offering)
Corn Tortillas, Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa, Cilantro, Lime Slaw
served with Black Bean Salad
14.95 GF

Painted Hills Beef Cheeks

House-made Potato Gnocchi, Sautéed Greens, Fresh Herb Pesto


Caramel Glazed Carrot Cake

Cream Cheese Frosting, Candied Citrus
6.95 V

Lavender Crème Brulee

Chocolate Shortbread Cookie
5.95 V


Featured Ice Cream & Sorbet
4.95 V


FareStart Cookies
4.95 V


Customer Reviews
"I was beyond impressed with everything this place had to offer. I am so in love with the concept and what this restaurant represents. We will be coming back soon and hopefully volunteering here as well."
"Great Program. You can get a 5 star meal for 40 bucks. Their guest chef program is well worth the money. Plus if you take the time to volunteer you can get in for free and have a great time helping others."
"What a wonderful mission and great for us that the food + service is awesome."
"I really love the concept here - community supported rehabilitation, great food, fantastic service, and local eats. I wish that there was something like this in Austin, TX that I could support. "