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Staple and Fancy

#99 of 3,053 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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Bellevue, Washington
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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1,223 reviews
798 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Scrappleking
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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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 

Thank Travlisforme
Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

great place for special occassions and for out of town guests. try the chef tasting menu. nice cocktails too. free street parking.

Thank BillIrish
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had gone out intending to go to another restaurant, but it was unexpectedly closed. Staple and Fancy was nearby, so we decided to see if they could seat us — 8PM on a Sunday. Their tables were all reserved, but they offered us a seat at the bar. Normally my wife is wary of barstools, because she is short... More 

Thank Robert A
Gloucester, Virginia
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The daily tasting menu offered by the chef provides the diner with a great sample of what the full menu has to offer. The tasting menu consists of 4 courses. Appetizers/starters, pasta, protein and dessert. The starters course is worth the tasting menu in itself. This course consists of 6-7 small plates of all varieties. Be sure to come hungry... 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
US$31 - US$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?