Sawyer Restaurant

4.6
254 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
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 254 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Always a great vibe

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Lovely patio surrounded by plants. Friendly service and good food.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Very nice service. Nice setting.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Even with a reservation, it took 45 minutes to be seated at our table. The menu is varied and the food is deliciously well executed.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

This is one of my favorite places in Los Angeles! Excellent food, service and ambience. California cuisine and fresh ingredients make this place a gem.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Exceptional food, great atmosphere, and friendly staff. The tartare, the hush puppies, and the trout are a must.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Very hip, silverlake aesthetic with lots of natural light and outdoor seating; great quality brunch including break from local bakery

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Sawyer is always a favorite place to go. The service is tops, and the food is delicious and creative. Best Lobster Roll this side of Maine!

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2.0Dined on February 28, 2018

We found the food to be bland. The okra appetizer was plain awful. Dried up, old okra inside far too much breading. The main dishes weren't as bad as that, but they were just okay. Nothing special, not flavorful. I wish I'd ordered the fried chicken because that looked tasty. The fish with blood oranges was passable. The squash porridge was decent. The appetizers were all uneventful. And our bill for three people was $200, which seemed steep to me because we didn't go crazy. It's a pretty restaurant and the staff was nice enough, but I wasn't impressed enough with the food to return.

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1.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Despite having a reservation, the hostess seemed surprised we were there when we arrived. We were relegated to the patio, and our server seemed to forget that our section existed for most of the night. There was a piece of wax paper in my cheeseburger (probably used to separate the cheese slices). Just really sloppy work all around, very disappointing.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Charming space open to the street with outdoor patio in the back. Food was good... But not amazing. I was looking forward to the lobster roll, but it was slathered with too much mayonnaise & wayyyy too much dill that completely overpowered the ungenerous portion of lobster. Drinks were great & staff was very kind.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The shared plates were very good! The main dishes weren’t as good, sadly. The cocktail menu made up for the over cooked dishes we ordered. I would go again ,but not for dinner.

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1.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We started off with a 20 minute wait after overhearing our table was accidentally given away to another party. After placing our order our received a wrong main course meal and waited 15-20mins for the correct order. The waitstaff and the manager was extremely apologetic — A complimentary a beer and deserve was given for the inconvenience. The fried chicken/ free beer and deserve was good but definitely not worth the 40ish min wait.

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

I had the worst stomach pain all night. I liked the food but didn’t sit well:(

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