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About Maslow’s by Farestart

At FareStart, food is the tool that transforms lives. FareStart is a culinary job training and placement program for homeless and disadvantaged individuals. All proceeds from the restaurant go back into the program to support FareStart’s job training and placement programs.

380 Boren Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

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
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Cross Street:
Boren & Harrison

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 588-4020

Website:
http://www.farestart.org/maslows

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wine

Maslow’s by Farestart Ratings and Reviews

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based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

We all had the Shepards Pie and it was wonderful! The deserts were presented beautifully and were de delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Organic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 8 November 2017

Great food, beautiful setting, and the best wait staff around. My new favorite place. Can’t wait to go back to sample more of this extensive menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 27 October 2017

The service and food were great. Staff and servers were very accommodating. Cocktails were spendy but well made. Went there for restaurant week. Food was tasty and good value. Automatic 20% service was justified, particularly given the program it supports.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 25 October 2017

Food & service was excellent. I look forward to going back, again & again!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on 21 October 2017

Amazing! Loved the story. Loved the food. Made a donation and it felt great!

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on 19 October 2017

The food was delicious! It was a little busy for restaurant week, had a longer wait between ordering and receiving food but the food made up for it.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on 18 October 2017

Maslow's is a delightful establishment! I went for restaurant week and was continually impressed by everything from the service, to the food, to the value. It is conveniently located in South Lake Union with easy access to parking and Mercer St. I highly recommend Maslow's for any occasion.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 14 October 2017

Came here with a few friends. Their selection of small plates are great, and when ordered together, make for a great family style dinner! Great ambiance and good drinks in the heart of Seattle. Rising gem

Tags: Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Cozy
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on 8 October 2017

Great concept. Love to be a part of this community program.

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 (London)·Dined on 3 October 2017

Fare Start has created another tremendous success!
This is sure to be a bright shining light in the over-crowded Seattle restaurant scene. Extraordinary range of food to choose from, all delicious. Great service! It's a gem not to be missed .

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 28 September 2017

we tried Maslow's for the first time. We were amazed with the delicious food. We went for a birthday celebration and found the the service outstanding and the kitchen staff very accommodating.

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on 15 September 2017

Loved the food and staff was friendly. But it was very loud! More than even "loud" places I've been before. I hope they install some sound absorbing features in the ceiling or something.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on 10 September 2017

The food was fantastic and the service was great. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!

Tags: Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on 5 September 2017

Very tasty food and great service. A bit loud at times....but everything about the place...including the mission...was top rate.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on 1 September 2017

We had a great lunch here. The food was delicious and the service great. We came early at 11:30 so it was still quiet....by 12:30 the noise was really loud with the tall open ceilings! I will remember to not come for Lunch at Noon:).....we really enjoyed it aside from that!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Organic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 31 August 2017

My family (9 and 2 year old kids) and my husband and mom all dined here one evening in Seattle. It was a short (but hilly with stroller) walk from the Pan Pacific hotel in the area.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time; they made us and our kids feel welcome (high chair, kid-friendly adaptations of the menu, kind servers); and the food was delicious (scallops were awesome!).


Most importanly, this restaurant has an awesome focus, helping people get back on their feet and skills training in food service. My 9 year old learned about Maslow's philosophy (albeit briefly, but the hierarchy is emblazoned on their wall and menus).

Big props to this place!

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Authentic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on 29 August 2017

Very good service and food and with a good cause. I would definitely go back. Parking is cheap in the building (even if not validated).

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on 23 August 2017

Outstanding venue while doing "good" for some of our most vulnerable folks.

Tags: Hot Spot, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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·Dined on 20 August 2017

Very nice restaurant with great quality food.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on 9 August 2017

What a great organization! Am so glad they have expanded and opened up in a larger space, offering a wide variety of dishes including vegan and vegetarian. Went here for a birthday lunch with 3 other co-workers. Two co-workers had fish & chips, the other co-worker had the "dipper" (French dip) and I had the watermelon gazpacho and quinoa salad.
We all agreed this was a nice atmosphere, friendly service and delicious entrees. We will most likely be back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 8 August 2017

Great food, pleasant attentive service, nice setting and ambience, excellent value.

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·Dined on 5 August 2017

So glad this opened near by! Great food, beer list, and reasonably priced and tasty food. Beautiful open restaurant space as well! Service was great, will be back again soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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·Dined on 2 August 2017

The food, service, and atmosphere were all excellent. We really enjoyed it and will recommend it to friends.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 29 July 2017

Outstanding all around...especially since it was only Day 5

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·Dined on 25 July 2017

Food and service were excellent. Will be returning.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 8 November 2017

Everything is great - but for people with hearing issues or looking for a quiet conversation, I would recommend that you plan a visit during "off" hours - such as mid morning or mid afternoon coffee - or late lunch. The very open space combined with high ceilings makes for a noise unfriendly space. Three of us had to repeat ourselves constantly throughout our lunch.
The food was good, parking is reasonably priced and right around the corner, and service was just fine and very friendly.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 6 November 2017

Great place for a business lunch or lunch with friends. I love the vibe, food and service. Great job, Maslow's!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 4 November 2017

We were there at 11am on a Saturday, with plans to have brunch. To our surprise, there's no brunch but just lunch items. Our server was a friendly and personal, and explained that the restaurant is working out the brunch menu.
We orderd shepherd's pie, and fish and chips. The presentation for both plates were beautiful, and the tasted great.
We will come back again, and looking forward to the new brunch menu.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on 26 October 2017

A large room with high ceilings, but still rather noisy. Portions are large, dishes range from creative to comfort. Located in Amazonia, it is probably more crowded at lunch than it is for dinner. Large screen TV is at one end, easy to ignore. Street parking is difficult to find, but free after 6p.m. Nearby lots are not expensive. Atmosphere is friendly.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Organic, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on 18 October 2017

The food was great, I'll get that out of the way right off! The issue I had was the not super great service. I had beer braised clams which obviously comes in a broth, but was initially provided no utensils to eat the dish with. After asking for utensils, I was provided with just a fork and knife, which is not exactly optimal for eating clams, let alone if I actually wanted some broth with them.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 15 October 2017

Good food, great cause! We enjoyed our meal at Maslows- everything we had was very well prepared, nicely presented and very tasty! I had the scallops which were cooked to perfection, a sure sign the chefs in training are doing a great job! Nice modern decor that fits the SLU neighborhood. It was fairly early in the evening so it was not crowded, but I suspect it gets noisy when crowded . Prices were average for a nice meal - helps to know it's going to a good cause. will definitely go back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on 16 September 2017

Food was great and so was the service. Noise levels could be a lower though.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 15 September 2017

We went to Maslow's mid-week for a birthday dinner. Unfortunately we didn't realize when we made reservations that it is located right in the middle of South Lake Union. Driving and parking in SLU is extremely difficult. However, once we got to the restaurant, we were rewarded with a great cocktail and food menu. We loved it! Our server was delightful, checking back with us just enough. We started with cocktails and kale caesar salads, followed by salmon, fried chicken, scallops, fish & chips, and curried cauliflower. Dessert was PB&J semifreddo and molten chocolate cake. Delicious!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 29 August 2017

Great addition to the SLU neighborhood. Most all of the dishes the four of us chose were well prepared - the risotto, grilled asparagus, crab cakes, quinoa salad. The salmon on the kale Caesar was a disappointment- overlooked and dry. Service was excellent and the decor and space is beautiful. Of course the premise is fabulous! Main negative- a little loud. We long for restaurants in Seattle where you can converse without raising your voice.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Tapas, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 26 August 2017

This was our very first visit to Maslow's. The space is light, bright and Airy. Lots of windows and exposed brick. We began with an appetizer of Steak Bites. They were deee-lish. For an entree my wife ordered the quinoa salad which she quite enjoyed aside from the pea vines which were a minor disappointment. I had the LTA sandwich with chicken. The LTA was good though not quite the flavor I was looking for. The ingredients were all excellent but I would have preferred a sauce that was more mayonnaise based than the red sauce that was used as a dressing. We split the summer Berry crisp for dessert and thought it was amazing.

I would certainly recommend Maslow's to anyone. The young man who was our server had just the right level of enthusiasm and attentiveness. We also noticed the other diners that evening all looked to be 20 or 30 something's, probably Amazon employees since Maslow's is located in the heart of South Lake Union. But we were simply amused by the fact that we were providing diversity by being the token old couple in the joint. Please note that due to the hard surfaces all around the space is quite noisey. If you're looking for someplace to have a intimate conversation this may not the spot.

As is becoming a trend with many Seattle restaurants Maslow's ads a 20% service charge to distribute among their employees.

Tags: Great Beer, Hot Spot, Healthy, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 20 August 2017

Lovely space, great menu, good service. Felt appreciated as a customer and valued as a person. One of our party members didn't especially like the version of the Pim's Cup cocktail but he finished it, and then ordered a couple of glasses of wine. ;-) Had a picky eater in the group that had no complaints and loved the poke small plate. We all enjoyed the seasonal variety on the menu and thought that the prices were fare. Our guests own several restaurants and like the FareStart mission, and were glad to read about it in the information sheet which accompanied the menu. Definitely will return and are looking forward to the happy-hour with neighbors!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Seasonal, Authentic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on 11 August 2017

Glad to finally support Farestart and pleased with the excellent menu options for lunch.
We enjoyed the charred shishito peppers served with chili lime aioli as a starter. My husband had the Smoked Beef Dipper sandwich with well-prepared fries. The chimichurri steak salad was a generous portion for me and well-seasoned.

Tags: Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 8 August 2017

First visit to this location. Reservation for 12:45, ordered promptly but food did not come until after 1:30 and us asking when it was coming. Otherwise, service was very good and attentive. Food great and an innovative menu. Loved the Vampire Repellent corn-on-the-cobb. Very large busy space. Would go back but at a time less populated by Amazonians. Because our food arrived so late our lunch experience actually improved as people left to go back to work. It was quieter and we could converse more easily.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on 29 July 2017

The choices were wide and our vegetarian companion was very pleased.with her choice, a sandwich of ground hazelnuts and something else. Two of us shared fish and chips. The fish was fine but the fries were greasy. The accompanying purple slaw was great. The portion was fairly small but we added a side of corn (which was delivered as two sides). the corn was not very good. Our other friend enjoyed the blackened salmon sandwich.
We added a star to the food because this is early in the restaurant's history and this is Fare Start which we love to support.

We wish the noise level had not been so high but we could talk to each other if we raised our voices.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 26 July 2017

Bravo for this new space on Amazons campus benefitting FareStart. The Best!

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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