Great food, great cause!We came from TN on vacation and had heard great things about FareStart from friends. Not only is it a great mission, but a great meal and great service! Thank you for the great work you do at FareStart!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMgood foodgreat way to support the city. enjoy good food and help disadvantaged people in seattle make a better life for themselves5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Guest Chef night.We went to Guest Chef night. The food was excellent. The salmon was cooked perfectly and the miso onion soup was wonderful.
Great food at a reasonable price and you get to support a worthy cause, win-win-win.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMbusiness lunchThis is my favorite place to meet for a business lunch but you have to have a reservation! The price, volume and food choices are all great, not too excessive, just right for a one hour lunch meeting.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Business Lunch LocationI came to Farestart for a business meeting with my colleagues and it was great! We were promtly seated, severed, and we all enjoyed the food.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food, great causeWent to Guest Chef Night when Elliot Bay Oyster House chef was in charge. The food was good and looked beautiful. The food experience compared to the 3 for 30 (3 courses for $30) that happens in upscale Seattle restaurants a couple times a year. The difference is that you're supporting a great cause. And I don't know if this is typical but we witnessed the graduation of a culinary student. Pretty special experience.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMI'll be back.I was planning a take myself out on a date night, and remembered years ago, on the Mountain 103.7 they mentioned this restaurant. I googled it and found out it was Guest Chef night = Thursday and I believe the guest Chef was Robert Spaulding of Elliott Bay Oyster House.
I was going to a play so I made early reservations, and arrived first. The hosts were very friendly and seated me promptly and the wait staff was very kind and courteous.
I was absolutely amazed at how wonderful the food tasted, I even tried the geoduck tartar which was a seafood I didn't think would ever enter my mouth. The salmon with dungeness crab was the best I've ever had. Kudos to all the staff in the kitchen! Awesome! I'll be back.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA sustainable favoritethe food gets better with each visit. And the heart behind FareStart is amazing!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFareStart never ceases toFareStart never ceases to amaze me with its delicious food, quality service, beautiful surroundings, and great prices.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing and theThe food was amazing and the concepts behind the restaurant make it that much more spectacular. Great place for a business meeting and lunch, I will be back!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently delicious foodConsistently delicious food and wonderful service. Always a nice atmosphere to go enjoy a meal while supporting a good cause. Cheers!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSocial Consciousness EatingFareStart has a really nice menu that doesn't over-reach and solid execution. Factor in that the meal is prepared by participants in their culinary training program who have been homeless, and you get a double win. Prices are also more than fair. Ambience is tremendous and the service has always been top notch for me. Love these guys. I would come here even if it wasn't the "politically correct" thing to do, but since it is, it makes me feel like I am eating with a conscience.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOur service was outstandingOur service was outstanding and the food was excellent. Would like to see more vegan options, particularly for dessert. Would be able to dine there more frequently if you were open on weekends.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI absolutely adore FareStart!I absolutely adore FareStart! Such great food at a great price, and it feels so great to dine there to support all that they do! I only wish I worked downtown so I could have lunch there.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFun & For a Good CauseGreat way to try some different cuisines and support a place doing good work! The servers are volunteers, which just adds to the fun and sets this apart from just a restaurant night out.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHalibut is in Season!!I had the halibut special of the day which is now in season (April 2013) and it was delicious, healthy, and beautifully presented.
A side note: their french fries are some of the best in the city. I love Fare Start!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMYou can eat well while doingYou can eat well while doing good. Doesn't get much better than that.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and love supportingGreat food and love supporting what Farestart is about! Love their fries! :)4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAnnual BD CelebrationThis is our Third Annual BD (birthday) lunch and we had a wonderful time. I work at Seattle Children's Research Institute right next door and my two cousins and I meet up each year at FareStart celebrate our BD's which are all within 2 weeks of each other and enjoy a great meal. The food is top notch and the service adds to the whole experience. Our waitress was excellent! We like it so much we are planning to make it a monthly date.
Thank you for having such a win/win place to eat.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice experience, friendlyVery nice experience, friendly staff, food food, not too noisy. Thank you.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been to quite a few GuestI've been to quite a few Guest Chef Nights and this was by far the best. Each course was restaurant quality..3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoy Fare StartAs well as being a lovely culinary occasion, dining at Fare Start was a moving Social Justice experience. We got to participate in a long-awaited graduation and saw lives changing before our eyes. I would not hesitate to bring any party, from romantic partner to business banquet, to enjoy Fare Start.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is an important programThis is an important program in Seattle. It is good to support. It does a very good thing in the community in helping people who are willing to work get a 2nd chance and turn their lives around. The graduation was very moving. How important it is to be a part of the helping hand. The Dinner was excellent. It was a great way to celebrate a birthday.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMYou can not go wrong withYou can not go wrong with FareStart. Great food while supporting a great cause. My favorite place to eat in Seattle on a Thursday night.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was the 2nd time we'veThis was the 2nd time we've been to FareStart and it was wonderful! We had a couple questions about the main dish so one of the wait staff just went and brought out the head chef to talk to us! It was another fabulous experience!!!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a busy place for lunchThis is a busy place for lunch as workers from the area pour in to make a near capacity crowd. The food was creative, with generous portions and satisfying. I want to go back to try some other items on the lunch menu and for one of their Thursday night special chef dinners.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM