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. A percentage will be distributed to our restaurant employees, and a percentage 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. 



August Lunch Specials


Deviled Eggs

Serrano Ham, Mama Lil's Peppers

Seared Sesame Crusted Local Albacore Tuna

Avocado, Nectarine Salsa, Taro Chip, Wasabi Aioli, Soy Ginger Reduction, Shiso
7.95 DF


Panzanella Salad

Toasted Herb Crouton, Mozzarella, Heirloom Tomato, Castlevetrano Olives, Cucumber, Basil, Red Pepper, Romaine, Red Wine Vinaigrette
12.95 V

Anderson Ranch Lamb Burger

Tzatziki Sauce, Arugula, Cucumber, Tomato, Feta, Mama Lil's Peppers, Brioche Bun
Served with Duck Fat Fingerling Potatoes

Idaho Rainbow Trout

Cornmeal Crust, Washington Sweet Corn Purée, Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables, Blueberry Relish, Cilantro Oil


Warm Local Peach Cobbler

Vanilla Ice Cream
5.95 V

chocolate Mousse Trifle

Hazelnut, Cookie Crumble, Coconut Foam
5.95 V

Piňa Colada Sorbet
4.95 VE


Madagascar Vanilla or
Blackberry Cheesecake
Ice Cream
4.95 V


Assorted 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."
"The 'restaurant with a purpose' concept is really cool. Glad to support a good cause while also getting something in return. Food is decent quality at a reasonable price."