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.

Meet the 2017 Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists

Congrats, Chef Stowell, on your James Beard Outstanding Restauranteur nomination!! We are very proud of our fearless leader! Here they are! Below are the semifinalists for the 2017 Restaurant and Chef Awards. Read on for semifinalists in all categories, from Outstanding Restaurant to Rising Star Chef of the Year. We'll announce the final Restaurant and Chef Award nominees, as well as the nominations for our Book, Journali...

We are offering a special "dressed up" fancy menu to help ring in the new year! Come and celebrate with us. For larger groups, we are offering our New Years menu in the private dining room in the cellar. Please visit for more information or give us a call. Cheers!

Highwest's A Midwinter Nights's a Limited Engagement. Better RSVP for a delicious time with some rye magic at Staple and Fancy!

Per tradition, our Bollito Misto is on point. #bollitomisto #cotechino #lingua #shortrib #braise #presenttense #salsaverde #mostardadifrutta #cremefraiche #horseradish #chefsroll #truecooks #ethanstowellrestaurants #cooksrule

Hi folks, just an early warning that Staple and Fancy will be closed on Thanksgiving Day so that we can spend time with those who are important to us. We hope you'll get the chance to do the same and come back to see us on Friday.

Short rib tortellini, veal consommé, chestnut, alba truffle #tortelliniinbrodo #freshpasta #pnw #chefsroll #chefsofinstagram #eeeeeats #eaterseattle #truecooks #ethanstowellrestaurants #fancyshmancy

White Alba Truffles for a house made tagliatelle pasta tomorrow on our tasting by menu. #fancyshmancy #truffles #italiantruffle #truecooks #chefsroll #chefsofinstagram #eater #eeeeeats #ethanstowellrestaurants

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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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