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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” (24 reviews)
“fried oysters” (19 reviews)
“pasta” (30 reviews)
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4739 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4810
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 20 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
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Although we live close by, we had not visited until this week when we had family in town. We really enjoyed it, great service and a nice tasting menu that features a group of appetizers so you can sample a variety without too much of...More

Thank AgricTraveler1
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The service was poor probably due to the mandatory 20% service charge. We poured our own wine and had to grab someone whenever we wanted something after our entrees arrived. The whole fish wasn't dry, but it wasn't moist and flaky. No need to return...More

1  Thank Ted S
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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
Reviewed 10 February 2017

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...More

Thank 2Travel-4funNow
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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
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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
Romantic, 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 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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