Maslow’s by Farestart

4.5
133 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
Maslow's features small & large classic American plates made fresh daily – that can stand alone or be shared family-style. All ingredients on our menu are house made, sustainable and local, as available.Every dollar of profit is reinvested in programs to recruit, train and support FareStart students and apprentices.

Maslow's is part of FareStart's Foodservice Apprenticeship Program designed to help individuals take defining strides in their lives and careers in order to get securely out of poverty.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Happy Hour
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Phone number
(206) 588-4020
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Cross Street
Boren & Harrison
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wine
What 133 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TC
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great addition by FareStart. Eat and give back, what better way to live.

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TA
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my third visit to Maslow’s and it is a consistent and excellent experience. The food is always excellent. The service has been exceptional each time. There is great training and work being done through FareStart and I am happy to be a part of their impact.

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A
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in because we had a free appetizer coupon (which I forgot) but would definitely come back! The dessert was so good!

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SL
Adelaide
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our evening here. Our server, Ro, had a warm and fun personality. The food was delicious, including lovely desserts.

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal and service! Jodi was great!

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PP
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at Maslows. The food is creative and delicious with options to fit a variety of tastes. The service is prompt, the staff is friendly, and the atmosphere is great. Highly recommend!

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A
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with great food and a better mission. 10/10

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CG
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent beet salad (could use little more dressing). French fries done to perfection. Mimosa was perfection. Tennyson was a terrific server, good sense of humor and knowledgeable.

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CW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a family get together with out of town guests and our meal was genuinely wonderful! They were able to accommodate meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans. We all agreed our meals were excellent. We have already been a couple of times and will be back. It's very easy to park nearby and never crowded in the evening after the work crowd has left.

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OT
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just great food and friendly capable service. Straight up.

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D
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

The restaurant is very noisy. Our service was fair - had to keep asking for our waiter. Food was ok. Steak was overcooked, the portion was very small and was overcome by too many greens.

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a
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I was there because my goddaughter is going to culinary school, it could give one confidence that anyone can do it. The place was impressive as well as the food and service especially since it is run by homeless. Everyone was very professional. If something was a impressive standout, in my opinion, it was the dessert. The presentation and flavor was awesome, fresh and tasty. I am not a dessert person either. I am not a drinker but the others all seem to like the bar which is good because that is where the money is made in most restaurants. The bathrooms give a modern and warm acceptance of all who come.

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LC
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and delightful service. What dining should be in Seattle. Excellent nourishment for myself and my community.

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KS
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Of our meals out on this trip to Seattle, this was my favorite. I love the cause of this place, and the food was good and fresh tasting.

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BR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Solid but basic dishes- a bit low energy , but very attentive staff. Good value for dinner out and solid beer selection.

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H
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual service and food wonderful!!!! Beet salad with salmon with a side of fries and garlic aoli- delish!!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was terrific! Had a big group of 10 and they sent over a pre-order template so that we could get our food quickly and divide the bill evenly. Everyone was very pleased w how smoothly it went!

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IN
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A great meal for a totally reasonable price! Lunch favorites with some sophistication. Everything prepared very well and served with excellent care. Maybe include more info on your mission at the tables?

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f
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasantly surprised! The food was exquisite, service excellent, ambience pleasant, and the price for the Crispy Skin Wild Salmon and the Steak Frites, 1 wine, 1 beer, came out to $81 with tip. Recommend highly!

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JT
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Went to Maslow's for a burger and beer pairing event they put on. Nacho burger sounded great, tasted pretty good, and the beer was good. The real let down was the service. We had to hunt someone down to get a menu, waited 15-20 mins for the waitress to show up and take our order. The food and drinks came out quick, but we never saw our waitress again. Sometimes you can rationalize bad service when the restaurant is full, but half the tables were empty. 30 mins after we finished eating we had to go to the front reception to ask for a check. Normally I like the default 15-20% tip to ensure servers make a good wage, but we had no service and still got stuck paying 20%. Won't be going back.

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GL
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We made reservations to take out of state friends for dinner. We believe in the concept that Fare Start advances, and wanted to try out the new restaurant. The food was excellent, our server Angelo was wonderful, friendly, considerate, helpful, and sincerely interested in making sure our experience was exceptional. One of our party has hearing difficulties, and our special request to be seated in a quiet area was readily accommodated. I had the smoked pork belly (awesome, crispy and delicious, other dishes ordered were fish'n'ships, steak frittes, and vegetable ratatouille. Every plate was sent back to the kitchen clean. Good wine list, great Manhattan, tasty desserts (key lime tart kit, blackberry cobbler a' la mode; neither over-sweet) and great service support for our primary server made this experience one that we will definitely want to repeat. So, a great dinner for four for with wine, cocktails and dessert under $200 was a delightful surprise in Seattle. The only other surprise was that this restaurant was not packed on a Saturday night. Given that, I will be back, and soon.

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n
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Beautiful place, maybe if I were just going for a glass of wine and required no other interaction would work, but definitely would not eat here ever again.

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MR
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food, however they have not updated their website in a while. There is no longer happy hour all day Saturday. And the menu has changed a bit

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JT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the cocktails were the best - my husband loved their version of the Moscow Mule with bourbon. He had the chefs special and I had scallops; both were delicious. I’d definitely come back here again.

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BH
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Angelo was incredibly friendly and quick. Our burger and mushroom risotto were amazing and we loved the salt on the pull apart bread

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w
St. Louis
33 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An affordable great restaurant in Seattle!! Service and food were both great and not stuffy. We will definitely be back!

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AE
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love the idea of the FareStart restaurants and wanted to support Maslow's because of that. We were a group of 9 and the service was good and the atmosphere was welcoming. Hope that people support this place.

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m
Seattle
41 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved chef Thierry’s featured dish. Second time here, love it!!

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p
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

The food was a little off the day we were there. The french dip au jus was very watery, lacked flavor. The smoked chicken salad tasted like smoked fish, we sent it back. I understand it's not making the new menu. Love the idea of Farestart and will come back for a second shot.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was great! The food was only OK. I really really wanted to like this place.

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PV
Seattle
46 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Maslow's is a worthy investment in Seattle's community. FareStart's mission is to provide upward mobility to disenfranchised but motivated people who can thrive if given the right opportunity. Taken without that context, the restaurant struggles to deliver an excellent dining experience. But the product is excellent considering that the staff are actively working to overcome their past.

Specifically, the location and ambience are top notch. The restaurant is clean and contemporary with open architecture and outstanding design. Our servers, while somewhat awkward and a bit slower than we would expect elsewhere, still had an excellent knowledge of the menu (understanding the chef's various techniques) and reasonably executed the pace of the meal. The kitchen and servers clearly and commendably work together to provide a cohesive experience.

The menu had a good vision with a variety of New American options for diners who love protein, vegetables, small and large plates, family-style and individual dining. The dishes themselves suffered from some design and execution flaws. For example, the curried cauliflower had a bold flavor and a good balance with the yogurt-based sauce, but it needed more sauce and the spices were still "sandy" on the palate. Our main courses (a bacon-Bleu burger and French dip) were good, but the chef added a few curried vegetables to the plate. They seemed out of place, were quite aromatic, and masked and clashed with the flavor of the sandwiches. A set of quick pickled vegetables would have been a better choice to cut the rich sandwiches. Dessert was pretty damn good; if you go, try the PB&J semifreddo but ask for a double dose of "J" so that the "PB" portion of the dish doesn't dominate.

We hope Maslow's does well moving forward. The overall experience competes well with many other Seattle-area restaurants that don't have the restaurant's up-side community contribution.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Interesting menu. Six business colleagues able to have a good conversation. Restaurant with a cause.

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OT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great environment super friendly staff and this joint boasted one of the best burgers ive ever had... period. definately going back!

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JW
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My adult daughter and I chose Maslow's for a quick dinner before leaving for the airport. It was "restaurant week" but, although that menu looked good, we chose to order off the regular menu. House salads with a balsamic dressing on the side were very good, with a mixture of greens and other veggies. My scallops were excellent and I am a self-avowed scallops snob. My daughter was happy with her sandwich - a variation on a French dip. 2 salads, 2 mains, and soft drinks, with tip, was about $70. Service was efficient but not rushed. Restaurant is large, tables are well-spaced, and it has abundant natural light.
I like the "farestart" aspect of dining here, too. It's win-win to have a very good meal and also feel like I'm contributing to a good cause.

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S
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not very busy on a Saturday afternoon but I can imagine lunch during the week would be very busy. Great food and beverages in a super cool environment

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NA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a great find. Had dinner before a show and was very pleased. Great food. Great service. Nice ambience.

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HZ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Noisy, food very average

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FS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it and was pleasantly surprised. I’m totally hoping to have my 40th bday celebration there.

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B
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We went on a weekend, so this Amazon eatery was deserted. Aside from a few people in the bar area, we were the only customers for lunch at 1:15pm. The food was OK - large portions and decent quality - although not quite comparable to the downtown location. We had 2 diet cokes, an appetizer (brussels sprouts), Mac & Cheese, and a burger....$84 (including the infamous Seattle service fee). I am OK paying this to support folks who are trying to take responsibility for their lives, and need some support along the way. But I would rather provide a donation rather than paying an absurd price for lunch. Unfortunately, this is the Seattle scene. For two, without alcohol, lunch is $50+, dinner $100+.

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