Sawyer Restaurant

4.7
268 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
Sawyer is a contemporary restaurant with a focus on seafood. Join us for happy hour 7 days a week from 4pm- 6pm. We also have an amazing brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Californian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Open Every day
4pm-6pm Happy Hour every day

Dinner: Monday – Wednesday 4:00pm – 10:30pm
Thursday-Friday-Saturday 4:00pm – 11:30pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:00am – 3:30pm
Sunday 4:00pm – 12:00am
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Phone number
(323) 641-3709
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Peter Macias
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Valet is available after 6pm. Price for service is $6.5
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 268 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Food and service was great. I looked above me and saw a plant hanging off the wall, that was covered in dust. I won't go back if I have to. I'm bummed because I really liked the place, but cleanliness above my food is more important.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Got seated on the lovely outdoor patio and the food was excellent.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Food is great. Service is good. The music is oppressively loud.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Love this spot! I've gone for brunch as well as dinner and I've never been disappointed. The staff is great, food and drinks are delicious and the atmosphere is wonderful.

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Great food and service but I had to wait 45 MINUTES for a table I reserved. I had to inquire to receive an apology. Very unprofessional not to acknowledge the delay until I did. No additional effort on their part to ‘make it up’ to our party of 3 that waited very patiently. Just saying a glass of wine or a comped dessert goe a long way when you’re dropping $150+ for dinner and drinks. Had been here several times and will probably not go back because of this incident.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Sawyer is our Go To restaurant. Inexpensive and comfortable. You get good food and good service for a reasonable price. Not fancy and not elaborate with a very simple menu. We go there often.

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Food was ok but nothing spectacular or special. We were expecting something “Carraibean” as mentioned in website but nothing such as.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

What a pleasant delight! This place is such a gem. Not only is the food delicious, but the atmosphere and the service are unparalleled. My friend had a stroller and the hostess and wait staff accommodated the space we needed without question. Loved my experience!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

We ate on the patio which is gorgeous and relatively quiet. The noise level of the restaurant inside is quite high. Food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

They changed the fried chicken sammich so now it aligns with the LA demanded ‘hot chicken’ fad. Still really good.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Enjoyed the lobster roll and the goat cheese and mashed pea toast. Service gets 3 stars because despite our reservation, we were not seated until 20 minutes later. Overall, once we were seated the service was very good. If you’re ok with the loud noise, it’s a comfortable, casual atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Sawyer is a perfectly adequate neighborhood restaurant. The trout was good, thought the lobster roll compared poorly to Maine lobster rolls. Service was a bit slow, though the wait staff was very good. It was quite loud. It's a very nice space.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We loved Sawyer, the halibut cooked in a broth base was excellent! Chopped salad and baked oysters were equally good. Will certainly go back!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We sort of expected the food to be amazing based on reviews but the high level of service and thoughtful staff was a welcome discovery on our birthday/date night. We ordered from the starters menu and recommend the broiled oysters, shrimp and beet salad. We paired with the Harrington Mourvedre red recommended by our server and it did not disappoint. They charged for the heated bread but it was well worth it. I would avoid the crab cake and the chocolate mousse was OK but tasted a bit too much like a Ferrero Rocher ball. We love the feel of this place especially the outdoor patio in the back.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Beautiful atmosphere, staff very nice. Great service. Love it!

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

It was Father's Day and we had no plans but were in the neighborhood. The drinks were very well put together. Lobster roll was great. If they have the Crab Cake on the menu, order it! Enjoyed it very much.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

It was a cute and modern place. Fresh and clean look to the overall restaurant. Food was delicious.

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3.0Dined on June 12, 2018

While I enjoyed the restaurant, my reservation specifically requested outdoor seating. When we arrived, I was informed that the patio is only open on the weekends. I asked why they didn't call to let me know that since it was requested and not available. I was told by the hostess that they would call "next time".
Two hours later, when we were leaving, we noticed a party sitting on the patio, I asked the hostess what the deal was and was told that the party out side had said they had a hard time hearing in the restaurant due to the noise level.
That was why I wanted to be outside too. We even had to move our table when we were first seated due to the difficulty in hearing my dining partner.
She was indeed, the hostess with the leastest.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Thank you so much. That was amazing

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Early fathers day

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We were at Sawyer right after it opened and thought it was good not great. This is our first time back since then and what a change. Menu with better options, not as bar food centric but if that's what you want, there is plenty to choose from. We started with a selection of raw oysters and the broiled oysters...excellent. I had the mussels which were great. Husband ordered the fried chicken, which he loved...and ate again the following night at home because there was so much. Definitely will be returning to try other options. And kudos to our waiter, Ross.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Love the space, love the food, service is great. The patio is magical and the inside is adorable and well-designed. Food is comfort with a twist, lots of interesting tastes made to perfection. This is a new neighborhood favorite.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Food was AMAZING and the place (Outdoors) is BEAUTIFUL!

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Beautiful place. Food was just ok, but the ambiance is great. Makes you feel like u are in Silver Lake for sure.

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1.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Mussels were smelly and not fresh. I had fried chicken sandwich and went home feeling sick.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a wonderful Mother’s Day brunch! Sawyer always exceeds our expectations and Sunday was no different. They treated us so well, the service was impeccable, and the food was incredible. I highly recommend going here for any meal any day of the week, you will never be disappointed!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Fire place in the back is a must

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

So good!!!! The service was wonderful!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Amazing food and service! We enjoyed brunch and can’t wait to return for lunch and dinner.

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Appetizer never came out. Breaded chicken for 23 dollars was ALL breading. Decibal level out of control for only half full restaurant space.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Sat outside on the patio the first time and it was lovely! I visit often because I live in the neighborhood and the restaurant has a great vibe, but in my opinion, the food is slightly overpriced and drink service is super slow.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Great. Just a bit noisy.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Nice enough place, especially the back patio. But the food is rather bland (maybe the kitchen was out of NaCl), and the service, while friendly, was largely inattentive. A good brunch spot I guess, but with so many other great places within a few blocks, there's no reason to make this more than a one-off visit.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We had the buttermilk fried chicken , greens , and the mussels ! The food was great and the service was even better ! I will definitely come here again

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Love Sawyer. Everything is always great from the staff to the wonderful food. Love the king crab legs and mussels and crazy good smoked trout salad.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

They were able to seat us a few minutes before our reservation. Very pretty environment, but quite loud inside. They were having a tasting with Habit wines, which was really nice. The winemaker was there to give us info as we did the flight. Food was good but not particularly wonderful. Had the hush puppies, lobster roll and fried chicken sandwich. The chicken sandwich was probably the best, really yummy slaw. But by far the dessert of peanut butter pie was our favorite. I would go back just for dessert, but I’m not dying to eat the other dishes again.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Slow kitchen and very loud

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Fantastic food with inventive and surprising flavors.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Brunch with the family! Had a great time and food was good as always.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

30th birthday!

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