We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Staple and Fancy

4739 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4810
+1 206-789-1200
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (28 reviews)
“fried oysters” (19 reviews)
“pasta” (31 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Gluten Free Options
4739 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4810
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (183)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 181 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, great food, and a wonderful rose` wine that apparently is a staff favorite all made for a fun evening with a friend. Though many of the items on the menu look fabulous, the thing to do (really, do it!) is to go with...More

Thank vas57
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Three of us celebrated a birthday with staple pasta, pasta and pasta. Everything was delicious! You won’t go wrong with the Bucatini! Will definitely try the fancy next visit!

Thank Seeseej
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

turns out this restaurant will charge you a MANDATORY 20% on top of your bill as a “service charge” regardless of the quality of your experience. It’s not that I’m a cheap person....I would gladly tip an appropriate amount such as this but the service...More

2  Thank green b
Reviewed 1 April 2018

We attend as part of a surprise party for a friend's retirement, in the Cellar Room. We've eaten at Staple and Fancy before and always enjoyed it very much, so we had pretty high expectations; Chef David Glass and his crewed exceeded them and helped...More

Thank WarmWaterBeach
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The tasting menu is pricey so not for the average night out. It is always a delight. Restaurant pros and cons: Pros: excellent quality, great service, lively atmosphere. Cons: pricey but we feel worth it, very busy so you need reservations, automatic 20percent added for...More

Thank 100QA
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

My niece and her friend suggested we meet at this restaurant on our recent visit back to Seattle. We decided on the chefs choice and it was a great decision. Our server Cate was excellent in her description of each course and wine serving. I...More

Thank Susan V
Reviewed 16 January 2018

This was my first time eating at Staple and Fancy; my friend had dined there once before. This was the first time either of us ordered the tasting menu. Whether you put yourself in the chefi's capable hands with a tasting menu or just order...More

Thank SteveLikes_3_Stars
Reviewed 27 December 2017

We had dinner with friends. By now we know the best plan is to opt for the $55/person “fancy” option, and let the restaurant decide on our dinner choices. (They are very careful to find out dietary preferences first.). Everything was fabulous, from the specialty...More

Thank Bearwife
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a fabulous experience last night at Staple & Fancy. There were dishes with ingredients such as lamb cheeks, ravioli with foie gras, appetizers included a kale salad with anchovy, a beet salad with apples, yogurt and nut granola. There was a nice selection...More

Thank Wave R
Reviewed 8 November 2017 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
Nearby HotelsSee all 107 hotels in Seattle
Hotel Ballard
305 reviews
.34 km away
Marco Polo Motel
109 reviews
2.59 km away
Staybridge Suites Seattle - Fremont
130 reviews
2.66 km away
Continental Plaza Seattle
2 reviews
3.53 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Walrus and the Carpenter
431 reviews
.00 km away
Senor Moose
110 reviews
.34 km away
Ballard Pizza Company
39 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ballard Farmer's Market
84 reviews
.27 km away
Edith Macefield House
7 reviews
.38 km away
Maritime Pacific Brewery
7 reviews
.23 km away
Bergen Place Park
6 reviews
.60 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Staple and Fancy staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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 Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4810
    (48th Ave NW)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-789-1200
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing