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Staple and Fancy

#114 of 3,042 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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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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
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

Thank jgbeach47
Mercer Island, WA
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79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

My friend and I decided to try this place even though the name of the restaurant is ridiculous. The atmosphere was nice, the servers were great, the food was wonderful, but the desserts were mediocre. I suggest that the restaurant hire a real baker, do some taste tests and bring the dessert quality up to appetizer and entree level.

Thank eloisemonett
Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

One of our favorite Seattle restaurants and our favorite of Ethan Stowell's. We always get the Chef's menu and its delightful. Highly recommend.

Thank Leigh P
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We visited Staple & Fancy for our anniversary and couldn't have been more impressed! We opted to be "fancy" and enjoyed the $55/person, 4 course menu. Ariana was outstanding! She, as well as the rest of the serving staff, carefully explained each item brought out to us. We enjoyed 7 appetizers, seafood pasta, a pork entree, as well as a... More 

Thank Caitlin B
Seattle, Washington
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111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Nice ambiance, thoughtful and attentive service, and wonderful food. We did the four course menu and would definitely recommend it. It's a lot of food (which makes the price less surprising), and is spaced nicely so you don't get full or feel rushed. Simply excellent.

Thank KristenLB62
Southampton, New York
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We had a good meal here. My husband had delicious pasta and I had fantastic scallops. The salad was Fresh and fabulous. Go and enjoy a meal at Staple and Fancy when you are in Seattle.

Thank AnnieT652

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