The Walrus and the Carpenter is a charming little bar in the one place left in Ballard where you can actually find a parking spot. Its the perfect spot for oysters, a couple of appetizers and champagne cocktails. Don't go expecting a full meal (unless you want to burn through everything on the fairly expsensive menu!) It is absolutely worth the trip to Ballard. The service is great, the atmosphere is lovely and don't be fooled by stumbling into Staple + Fancy by mistake. The Walrus Bar is behind that restuarant, down the hall.