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


Smoked Alaskan Cod Fritters (3)

Remoulade, House Made Pickles

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Grilled Pita

Topped with Olive Oil, Toasted Pine Nuts, Olives, Tomatoes, Cucumbers
6.95 VE


Shrimp Louie

Romaine, Oregon Bay Shrimp, Radish, Asparagus, Hard Boiled Egg, Avocado, Bell Pepper, Olive, Louie Dressing
17.95 GF, DF

Lemongrass Chicken Meatball Sandwich

House-made Pickles, Jalapeño, Thai Basil, Peanut Sauce, Cilantro Aioli.
Served with Green Papaya Slaw, Fresh Herbs, Nuoc Cham, Toasted Peanuts 

Seared Wild Scallops

Summer Corn Risotto, Parmesan, Chive
19.95 GF


Local Cherry Clafoutis

Vanilla Ice Cream, Candied Thyme Leaves
6.95 V

Coconut Crème Brulee

Toasted Coconut
6.95 V, DF


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. "