Staple & Fancy Mercantile

Staple & Fancy highlights simple Italian-inspired food in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood.

Staple & Fancy Mercantile is Ethan and Angela Stowell's newest eatery. The menu highlights Ethan’s simple Italian-inspired food and offers innovative à la carte Staple choices in addition to a chef’s choice Fancy menu: a multi-course feast of seasonal dishes crafted by Ethan just for your table. Willing to put your dining experience in the hands of the chef? You will not be disappointed.

Have you been over to our sister restaurant Marine Hardware? Well, if you haven't you are missing out on some of the best food and an awesome Happy Hour here in Ballard!

Our summer stone fruit gazpacho is an amazing start to our "Fancy" tasting menu! Come see all of this fit into a tiny cup!

Thanks Thrillist, for your head nod! We are very proud to represent some of the best Italian dining in Seattle!

Staple and Fancy will be closed today, Tuesday July 4th in celebration of freedom and diversity. Please join us for dinner on Wednesday the 5th when we will STILL be celebrating freedom and diversity, as always. Happy Independence Day everyone!

We want to welcome our new dynamic duo, Chef David Glass and Sous Chef Jess Rudell to the family here at Staple and Fancy! Come check out what they are cooking up tonight!

24 Hours in Seattle

According to Vanilla Luxury, 24 hours in Seattle definitely includes dinner at yours truly. We are not going to argue with that! Seattle insider Jenise Silva provides insider tips about authentic local experiences in the Emerald City.

It's National Rosé Day! Here at Staple and Fancy we are straight addicts for that refreshing juice. So please come and share in our delight of a day devoted to our favorite vice!!

Seattle’s 5 Best Neighborhoods for Nightlife – Locals' Picks | U.S. News Travel

We've been getting a lot of love out there recently! ♥️♥️ Thanks to USNEWS and Warmack Group Real Estate for the shoutouts. Come see what everyone is talking about! From trendy hot spots to dive bars, the Seattle nightlife scene runs the gamut.

Come join this turkey...erm...chicken, in supporting United Way of King County at the All-Star Softball Classic at Safeco Field on May 13th!
Your chance to win tickets here:

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It's our private dining room in The Cellar! You and (up to 17 of) your friends can come enjoy a night of fantastic food and stellar ambiance for a special event, or just a regular night if you're super popular. Contact us for more info.

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General Manager

Jesse Crowder

Culinary Team

Chef: Ethan Stowell
Chef de Cuisine: Branden Karow




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4739 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 5pm - 11pm
Tuesday 5pm - 11pm
Wednesday 5pm - 11pm
Thursday 5pm - 11pm
Friday 5pm - 11pm
Saturday 5pm - 11pm
Sunday 5pm - 11pm
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