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FareStart Restaurant

7th & Virginia, Seattle, WA 98101
+1 206-443-1233
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“sandwich” (5 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7th & Virginia, Seattle, WA 98101
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Farestart is a wonderful organization that provides culinary training to individuals that have experienced a hardship. Today I met a friend for lunch at the FareStart Restaurant. We had reservations for 12pm and the restaurant was packed. Service was attentive and very quick. We had...More

Thank CourtneySeattle_WA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended a Thursday night guest chef night and had a great time. We parked at 1918 Garage down the street for a special $6 parking rate, so be sure to do that (bring your ticket and they will validate). A quick walk (1.5 blocks)...More

Thank vas57
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Food is always great here. I normally get the salmon or steak. Both great quality. Chief is very accommodating when wanting substitution.

Thank Ashley Q
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The meal was supervised by guest Chef, Maximillian Petty (Eden Hill.) The food was a little delicate in the modern dining style. The service was more robust. Still, very good food and an evening well-worth the money.

Thank Charles T
Reviewed 19 April 2017

First visit was several years ago, had reservations, and ate dinner on night with guest chef. Showed up this time for unexpected informal business lunch without reservations. Had to wait about :20, but there's adequate size waiting area. Nice venue: modern, spare design, light &...More

Thank mrandmrshill
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Enjoyable place for lunch, the service is fast and efficient and the noise level allows for conversation. Plus the food is very tasty, with nice variety and a not-too-ridiculous price point.

Thank Aileen456
Reviewed 17 December 2016

And then to find out about the community and history of the restaurant is compelling too. We enjoyed all of our meals. They accommodated our group of seven at lunch easily. I'll be back!

Thank mackanna
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This review is not very easy to write. We went to FareStart for dinner. It was a guest chef night that is part of their community service/job training fundraisers for people turning their lives around. It is a fixed 3 course menu prepared by students,...More

Thank djvdw
Reviewed 1 September 2016

My wife and I ate at FareStart recently for one of their guest chef evenings. All I can say is WOW! The food was fantastic and the price is tough to beat. Oh, and the fact that the entire organization is about 'helping people transform...More

Thank Sandro M
Reviewed 20 July 2016

It's just nice to support others on the right path and get a good meal at the same time. I went by myself and thoroughly enjoyed the beet salad. It was clean and fresh and flavorful AND healthy. I took my husband the next day....More

Thank shainey
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7th & Virginia, Seattle, WA 98101
    (7th and Virginia)
  • Public Transportation: Routes 17 and 23 have stops at the intersection of 7th, Westlake and Virginia and many additional stops within a 2 block radius. Click on the Metro King County transit trip planner for specific route information.
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Belltown
  • Neighbourhood: Belltown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-443-1233
  • E-mail
At FareStart, food is the tool that transforms lives. FareStart is a culinary job training and placement program for homeless and disadvantaged individuals. The FareStart Restaurant, located at 7th & Virginia in downtown Seattle, is open for lunch Monday-Friday from 11am–2pm, and for Guest Chef Night dinners on Thursdays from 5:30-8 p.m. All proceeds from the restaurant go back into the program to support FareStart’s job training and placement programs.

Held at the FareStart Restaurant, Guest Chef Night is a weekly highlight for the FareStart community. For FareStart students, it is a unique opportunity to work with Seattle's premier chefs. Every Thursday night, a different local chef works with students to prepare a delicious three-course meal. Guest Chef Night is $29.95 per person. For a calendar of upcoming chefs, please visit www.farestart.org.
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