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, staff and guests who want to experience full-service dining with a nod to locally sourced fresh food and a community feel. Our menu celebrates food memories and new discoveries, and features a Pacific Northwest twist on regional comforts.

     Cultivate Burger Cultivate Spanish Clams  Cultivate Salmon Banh Mi

    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

    Spanish Clams: Lime crème brightens up this savory dish of Manila clams and chorizo. Look for it on Cultivate's appetizer menu.

    Salmon Banh Mi: A Pacific Northwest treat on a familiar favorite, made with wild Alaskan salmon and roasted garlic mayo. 

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. Smart Catch

Smart Catch

Cultivate is committed to sourcing sustainable seafood and proud to be a Smart Catch restaurant. Smart Catch is a chef-driven, sustainable seafood program created to increase sustainable seafood consumption and support environmentally sustainable fishing practices. Ask your server about our sustainable selections.

Contact Information

Manager: Susan Ritchie
Phone: 206-221-1373

Contact Us


Parties of 12 or Less
Phone: 206-685-3622

Cultivate Reservations

Over 12 Guests & Special Events
Phone: 206-221-1373

UW Dining Administration
Phone: 206-685-4950

Zagat Rated

Book Cultivate for Meetings & Events

Cultivate has been hosting events since 2012. It’s perfect 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 pm 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.  
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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