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FareStart Restaurant

#291 of 3,153 Restaurants in Seattle}
₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Vegetarian Friendly
700 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101-1216
+1 206-267-7601
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“sandwich” (6 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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700 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101-1216
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

I am very impressed with this restaurant for many reasons: 1. The food is superb and nicely prepared 2. The service staff bent over backwards to attend to our every need and this was a business function of over 100 people. 3. The mission of...More

Thank CyndyTT
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Quick and efficient service. Large selection of sandwiches that come with a side. Interesting story and initiative to help homeless people find jobs and training.

Thank LeCacoin
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I had lunch at this restaurant. It was very busy and I had to wait about 10-15 for a table for 2. I had the blackened salmon sandwich and to tomato basil soup. Both were really good. I also had a vanilla soda, but that...More

Thank fwy
Reviewed 9 June 2017

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 June 2017

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 4 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 5 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 18 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 15
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101-1216
    (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: +1 206-267-7601
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 is open for lunch Monday-Friday from 11am–2pm, and for Guest Chef Night dinners on Thursdays from 5:30-8 pm. 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.
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