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


Deviled Eggs

Crispy Potatoes, Herbs
5.95 V, GF

Herring Unagi

"Onigiri" Grilled Rice Ball, Kumquat, Bonito Flake, Daikon Sprout
6.95 GF, DF


House Made Falafel Salad

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

Crispy Pork Shank Baguette

Charred Pineapple, Pickled Fennel and Carrot, Cilantro, jalapeño, Car Siu Glaze
Served with Roasted Kabocha Squash Salad
14.95 DF

Spaghetti Squash Puttanesca

Fresh Tomatoes, Castlevetrano Olives, Anchovy Capers, Fresh Basil and Oregano, Pecorino
16.95 GF


Local Apple Crisp

Vanilla Ice Cream, Caramel
6.95 V

Citrus Cardamom Crème Brulee

Chocolate Shortbread Cookie
5.95 V

Pear Ginger Sorbet
4.95 VE


Featured Ice Cream
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. "