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“Amazing restaurant and mission”

FareStart Restaurant
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Ranked #393 of 4,270 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $6 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Belltown
Cross street: 7th and Virginia
Transit: 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.
Description: 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.
Reviewed April 12, 2012

FareStart has a goal to train the underprivileged of our Seattle community to work in the restaurant industry and they've been doing it for 20 years with class and dignity. The bonus for all of us is the wonderful restaurant they run. We attended one of the Thursday night guest chef dinners and plan to make it a monthly date. The food was some of the best we've had and attentive volunteer servers. We were also able to hear from three graduates who shared their stories of their life altering experiences at FareStart. They serve lunch also, give them a try.

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Reviewed March 30, 2012

The food was fabulous.....but the mission even better! They enroll disadvantaged people in a 16 week training program to help get their life on a better track and teach them a valuable skill. The waitstaff is volunteer and all gratuities go back to the cause. This non-profit restaurant is so worth going to--you'll be glad you did and help out a terrific cause!

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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Highly recommend for visitors and locals alike. Food is delicious and artfully prepared. Chef's nights (Thursdays) feature guest chefs--and the added pleasure of watching these hard-working students graduate. Servers donate their time, and all tips go back to the program.
No better meal for a better cause available.

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Thank CaraMiaV
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

This is a special place....the food is prepared by homeless people who are looking to change their lives by getting trained to work in restaraunts. The results are delicious.

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Thank Phantphant
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

Gotta love what they do here to help people *AND* the food and service are very good. I eat lunch there when I'm in that neighborhood. Give it a try, you'll feel good from the inside out ! :)

Thank katielaughs
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