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Staple and Fancy

#92 of 3,057 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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4739 Ballard Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107-4810 (48th Ave NW)
+1 206-789-1200
17:00 - 23:00
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit Seattle this is a must! Get the chef's tasting multiple course meal, it is unbelievable. Great service and really good food! Will be back again for sure.

Thank Jeeperdawn
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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443 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us went for the tasting menu. It was a great evening. We started out tasting seven appetizers. A salad, ahi tuna, Prosciutto, parsnip & pear soup, Broccoli Rabe, Fried oysters and steak tartar. Next was a pasta with snap peas. Then there was sea bass and pork loin. Finally dessert consisted of panacea with pineapple and caramel pearls... More 

Thank 2Travel-4funNow
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124 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely spot for a delicious meal. Service was attentive but not rushed. Nice wine list. Warm, cozy atmosphere. Ordered off the "staple" menu and had the mushroom pasta dish which was amazing. Next time will try the "fancy" menu for sure!

Thank Jennifer H
Bellevue, Washington
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Went there for a nice dinner with my wife, who is vegan. Wait staff was super accommodating, pointing out menu and tens like the beet salad with raddiccio (wow), roasted brussel sprouts (with anchovy dressing on the side), and they made her a vegan rissotto with mushroom that she thoroughly enjoyed. Impressive wine list, although I went with the Taylor... More 

Thank Pete B
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Went with a girl friend, had the Ravioli. Enjoyed the meal IMMENSELY (who'd have thought ravioli could be "fancy"), service was terrific.. wasn't s fan of the mandatory 20% gratuity. I would've tipped 20% happily by choice, but was annoyed at being forced to do so.

Thank Lorelei T
Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is my favorite, go to restaurant in Seattle. The food is always excellent and the space is nice and cozy. Great wine selections as well. I recently ate at the bar with a friend and the service from Kelly was superb! Kelly and the rest of the staff really took care of us. Unfortunately the service at some of... More 

Thank Chasing_the_Sun_2011
Seattle, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

9p on a cold rainy Monday night, what a port in the storm. Staff markedly friendly and relaxed. Champagne, Hamachi, scallops, squash ravioli, and winter Brussel sprouts. 2012 Barolo. A beautiful date. It doesn't come much better.

Thank H S W
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1,434 reviews
878 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Ethan tears it up in this classic joint where he combines proteins, starches, vegetables, and spices into edible meals.

Thank Alzor S
Westminster, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We went after spending a whole day at Pikes place and worried that we would be so tired and full eating here but we were not disappointed. At the advise of all the previous reviewers, we chose the family style menu and were blown away by the innovative menu and presentation. The portion size was perfect. I think any larger... More 

Thank Ann L
New York City, New York
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

So liked this restaurant for dinner last night with our family. The vibe is warm and inviting, the interior cozy and contemporary- in a renovated warehouse building. The staff was extremely accommodating, given that we were challenged by the size of our group and available seating, but they were gracious, kind and incredibly lovely. We choose to order ala carte,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4739 Ballard Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107-4810
    (48th Ave NW)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-789-1200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?