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“Great and Charitable Concept”

FareStart Restaurant
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Ranked #350 of 4,079 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $5 - $24
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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, 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.
Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great and Charitable Concept”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

I've been to this restaurants many times, and and am happy to make this my first entry to TripAdvisor. The concept to train those that are the most of needy, is a humble, if not necessary idea. The food is exceptional, and the staff go above and beyone any expectation. I am vegan, and have never been denied any requests. If you ever venture into the Seattle, do your mind, body and soul a favor, and support this restaurant. Again, great concept Fare Start Restaurant!!

  • Visited February 2013
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4 Thank Doctorveg_13
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Proves that Great Food and Good Deeds are Compatable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

One of those rare treats in life when everyone wins ... fantastically memorable food, a great environment and wonderful service combine to make a more than memorable experience. To say nothing of supporting the well designed training for homeless, etc. An ABSOLUTELY not-to-be-missed dining experience.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank gallerist52
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Food, Great Cause”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Enjoyed it thoroughly. Great clam chowder. Great salad. Great burger. I did not order dessert at the restaurant, so I can't comment on that.

Visited January 2013
Thank WiHi1
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Hinsdale, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Was recommended and didn't disappoint!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

Had a great meal at FareStart today for lunch. The food was prepared well, presented well and everyone was friendly. I can't wait to go back. They had a fill house for lunch, glad to see that.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank chopin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fantastic Value, great cause”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Had a great meal here, as good as much more expensive restaurants. Service was excellent too. Great experience all around.

Visited November 2012
Thank lategapyear
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