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Maslow’s by Farestart

4.4
111 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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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(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 111 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on 3 June 2018

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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5.0Dined on 27 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 16 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 10 May 2018

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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3.0Dined on 6 May 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 5 May 2018

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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4.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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4.0Dined on 29 April 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 26 April 2018

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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4.0Dined on 18 April 2018

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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3.0Dined on 14 April 2018

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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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

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

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2.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Noisy, food very average

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

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

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3.0Dined on 31 March 2018

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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4.0Dined on 31 March 2018

I appreciate the purpose behind the restaurant, but I do think it's a little overpriced. And my husband wasn't a big fan of the required gratuity

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3.0Dined on 28 March 2018

Good cause establishment , but food was very mediocre and bland. Will not return, not a recommendation, sorry.

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3.0Dined on 20 March 2018

Great cocktails, great cause!



I have been here two times in the past few weeks. First time was happy hour and second time was happy hour and then dinner.

You can't beat their happy hour pricing. $4 glasses of wine, appetizers $2-$8. Happy Hour appetizer portion size are a bit on the small side but so are the prices. The fries were my favorite.

I was with a group of seven and some of us shared plates, some of us got our own entrees and some just got appetizers. Service was great. In fact waitress forgot our bread, it ended up arriving after our entrees so she did not charge us. Given the group size I made a reservation but both times I have been here the restaurant area has been empty. I think they are much busier for lunch.

Farestart is a great cause so I will certainly come here again but I was not overly impressed with food.

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5.0Dined on 20 March 2018

Been to Maslow's twice now and great experiences both times! Kind and helpful wait staff, great food, and dining out for an awesome cause too!

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5.0Dined on 6 March 2018

We really enjoyed the meal we had here. On a Monday night, we were one of few tables in the dining room, so we had very attentive service and it was reasonably quiet. There were a few details that might need correcting, such as no utensil for the pickle jar, but overall, it was excellent.
The venue itself, in a style built to resemble an old warehouse, is charming but the acoustics are very poor for conversations when there is music playing or a big crowd.
I especially want to give kudos to Fare Start for the excellent work they do in training people who have been unemployed for various reasons, and to Amazon, for hosting three Fare Start Restaurants in South Lake Union.

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5.0Dined on 2 March 2018

Great place for lunch

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3.0Dined on 1 March 2018

Food was great. Service was extremely slow. Waitress kept forgetting to come by our table and it took 90 minutes to have lunch. Other patrons in her area were also getting frustrated.

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5.0Dined on 28 February 2018

Great service and delicious food. Looking forward to going back.

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2.0Dined on 18 February 2018

The restaurant was empty except for 2 tables on Saturday at 8pm yet it still took almost 15 min for someone to come by our table. After that, the server never came back to check on us and the food was ok but not great.

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4.0Dined on 14 February 2018

We came to Maslow's for Valentine's Day. Seems to be very popular with a corporate crowd (no surprise considering the location). I wish the lighting was a bit dimmer in the evening...I feel like it would go far to make it feel more luxe.

The food was great - we had two cocktails, candied pork belly, crab cakes, chimmichurri steak salad, and fried chicken (they were out of the fish & chips I had originally ordered. Skipped dessert.

Service seemed to take forever, and had a few faults here and there...removed plates with utensils on them, then didn't bring replacements. Had to ask for water (maybe that's standard for this restaurant?), asked for replacement utensils, and we had to ask for the check twice. Even with the check, we waited so long for her to bring it to us, and then I took a glance at the receipt, and she had already left before I was able to hand her the card I was already holding as she came up! It took another 10 minutes before she came back to take my card.

We may come back, as I was a big fan of the food, and the concept of the restaurant, but I do hope they fix these major flaws.

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4.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Everything was delicious and service was excellent. Will definitely be returning.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Vivacious atmosphere, terrific food and waiters giving it their best effort. Great experience!

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4.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Didn't know what to expect. Found the service attentive and responsive. Food was good, some portions (oysters, coffee cream) a bit small.

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5.0Dined on 10 February 2018

Love the room, high ceilings, industrial feel that is quite comfortable. Great waiter. Menu was perfect from full entrees to interesting smaller plates. Had the smoked trout starter, a beet salad that was quite large, and a cauliflower salad. All great. Main courses include a specially prepared half chicken, scallops, and a hamburger. Good job on all of these. Wines were likewise good. Definitely going back as the staff were great, food great, and value great. Nice evening all around.

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5.0Dined on 8 February 2018

Maslow's is a reliable restaurant with good food and a great mission.

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4.0Dined on 7 February 2018

Very good quality and service was strong. Had drinks at the bar , prior to dinner, then migrated to to our table where the food quality was very good. Menu is moderate in size but diverse, something for everyone in our group.

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4.0Dined on 6 February 2018

Food flavorful. Menu not overwhelming. Warm and cozy despite high ceilings, cavernous size.

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

We had a very pleasant dinner at Maslow's. We went early (5:30 pm) and the place was pretty empty, so it was quiet. The service was prompt without being intrusive. Decent variety on the menu, but we both chose the shepherd's pie. It was just a bit dry, but otherwise tasty. The cauliflower curry was very impressive, as were the pull-apart buns. Thanks for a great evening.

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5.0Dined on 2 February 2018

Service was excellent and the scallops are to die for. Will definitely be returning.

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4.0Dined on 1 February 2018

I have been here for lunch several times and dinner once. In all cases, the service has been excellent. The food is consistently good. I like the atmosphere and the menu choices. A great place to meet for lunch, drinks or dinner. It can be a bit noisy but that adds to the energy and is not a distraction but wanted to acknowledge it.,

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3.0Dined on 31 January 2018

Everything is good, not GREAT but love supporting the cause, it's worth it.

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4.0Dined on 30 January 2018

Menu changes with the chef, each from a notable local restaurant so a clue to what is being served would be to ask which chef is working that week. We have been twice and the quality of the food was excellent each time, as well as the friendly service. My main complaint is the noise level' for such a large room and well-spaced tables, conversation should be easier.

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