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“Great Food Great Cause” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of FareStart Restaurant

FareStart Restaurant
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Ranked #361 of 4,059 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $5 - $24
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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.
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“Great Food Great Cause”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2005

As my husband and I were leaving The Moore Hotel, the FareStart caught my attention. This place is awesome, FareStart is a facility that trains homeless adults in the food service industry. Corporations and volunteers (no tax dollars) help the staff run this operation, for more indepth info go to [-]

Turns out that the restaurant is open for lunch M-F. On Thursday nights they have a Guest Chef work with the students making a 3 course meal. We ate at the Thursday night Chef night and the meal was outstanding. This was a very classy dinner with linens, candlelight and even wine (for an extra charge). The dinner has a set price of about $19 per person, during lunch I was told it runs about $6-8.

This is an outstanding program, that serves really good tasting food, and at the same time is helping individuals to be self suporting.

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