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Staple and Fancy

4739 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4810
+1 206-789-1200
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (23 reviews)
“fried oysters” (19 reviews)
“pasta” (31 reviews)
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4739 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4810
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unique tasty cuisine you will not find elsewhere. Lots of opportunity to try different combinations with your meal. Friendly, informative and attentive staff. Highly recommended!

Thank Virginia T
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Went there after a busy day and was not disappointed. Service was spot on and food was well prepared, delivered on time and delicious! Only issue was with the drinks and it's just a personal thing. I hate it when pours come in a mini...More

Thank Miamipunter
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

The smell coming from this restaurant as we walked by stopped us and we went in. Very romantic restaurant. We sat at the bar and noticed that they had a grill. As we had some food at another place down the street, we decided to...More

Thank ccriderYVR
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I finally tried Staple & Fancy after hearing about it for years. Ethan Stowell's restaurant did not disappoint with its creative kitchen. Interesting and successful unusual combinations of spices and herbs, terrific sense of creative textures, excellent service that was present but not intrusive. My...More

Thank mcarney15
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Know that there are four, yes, four fabulous places in one trendy building. We had heard good things about the Walrus and the Carpenter and a little bit about the Barnacle (love the name) but knew nothing about Staple & Fancy and Marine Hardware -...More

Thank janelindley2017
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We went here last night with our daughter and son-in-law who live in Seattle and we chose the 4 course dinner. The staff was friendly and helped us pick out a great bottle of wine. The 7 appetizers came at varying times, spaced well, and...More

Thank minnntraveler
Reviewed 21 June 2017

My husband and I have eaten here twice - once with family, and most recently on our anniversary. I highly recommend the chef's "Fancy Menu". I can't get over how much delicious food was brought out! Every dish was fantastic and beautifully prepared. Come HUNGRY....More

Thank smashmcgee
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Working our way through Ethan Stowell's restaurants, we finally came down to Staple and Fancy for Father's Day. It's advertised as simple, Italian inspired food, and though the food was mostly good, I didn't find it as good as it could have been. We ordered...More

Thank washington_wahine
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed an excellent business dinner here last week. Sat in the cellar and was treated to an excellent meal- appetizers, first course and then their steak. Very tasty whether it was the charred romain salad, fried oysters, pasta or risotto. The selection was varied as...More

Thank JOHealy
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We wanted a reasonably priced tasting menu and we were not disappointed! The 4 Course Family Style "Fancy" menu was perfect. At just 55.00 a person it was delicious and very fun presentation. The 1st course was 7 wonderful and well presented small plates, followed...More

Thank Katie M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4739 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4810
    (48th Ave NW)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-789-1200
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