Cultivate dining room


Elm Hall: 1218 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206-685-3622

Short on time? Call ahead for a table! 

Located on the street level of Elm Hall, Cultivate is a special destination for students, faculty and staff who want to experience full-service dining with a nod to locally sourced fresh food and a community feel. The menu celebrates new discoveries and memories of food, and features a Pacific Northwest twist on regional comforts. Try our savory signature house-smoked pastrami or shrimp po'boy sandwich. Vegetarians can revel in the fresh, crisp tastes of our seasonal market salad, veggie quesadillas or the mac bar.

    The Burger at Cultivate Half Sour Pickles  Ahi bites

    The Burger: One of the
    "Best Burgers Around Puget Sound" according to KING 5 viewers. A 6 oz hand-hewn patty, house slather, Peppashire pub cheese, pickles, lettuce, tomato and red onion on a butter-
    toasted pretzel roll. One

    Half Sour Pickles: These cukes will be half sour pickles in a few days! Get one with our housemade pastrami sandwich—house-brined and smoked beef brisket and creole mustard on a baguette.

    Ahi Bites: A fresh sheet special—cucumber, grilled rare ahi tuna, citrus wasabi aioli and candied citrus zest.

locally influenced / seasonally motivated / sustainably minded

The menu at Cultivate will change with the seasons, and, on any given day, you'll find exciting new dishes to try that are featured on the daily fresh sheet.

Contact Information

Manager: James Windau, Chef de Cuisine
Phone: 206-221-1373

For information regarding parties of 13 or more, or for special events, please call or send an email to Andrew Daubin at

Contact Us

UW Dining Administration
Phone: 206-685-4950

Cultivate (reservations)
Phone: 206-685-3622

Zagat Rated

News & Events

» Great Burger

KING 5 TV viewers vote Cultivate's burger one of the "Best Burgers Around the Puget Sound"

» "Extraordinary Pastrami"

Check out our restaurant review in Seattle Weekly

Book Cultivate for Meetings & Events

Cultivate has been hosting events for Huskies since we opened in 2012. Conveniently located in the heart of West Campus, it’s the perfect place for: 

  • Departmental meetings 
  • Graduation parties
  • Celebrations for colleagues
  • Wedding receptions
  • Holiday gatherings

» Small Gatherings

Cultivate is available to reserve for special events and meetings on their private mezzanine for groups up to 24. The fee for the space is waived between 2–4 p.m. with purchase of food from Cultivate for your guests. 

» Large Gatherings

Let us transform the restaurant for your special event up to 90 guests. We’ll collaborate with you to create a custom menu and those special touches that make your event memorable.  

Interested to learn more? Contact Andrew Daubin at