Had a couples date, 6 of us in total on a Saturday night. The atmosphere was really nice, and the decor was cute. Only thing that was a tad bit frustrating was the portion size for the price. But again, the food and the cocktails were tasteful and overall, date night was fun.
Ordinary food with really bad service. Not worth returning to.
My girlfriend and I both love seafood and this restaurant came up on my Open Table search. The menu online was quiet extensive with seafood options so I set the reservation. When we arrived and looked over the menu it was totally, totally different than the one online. They had only two seafood items and not a lot of other options. We were greatly disappointed and questioned why they had a menu online that didn’t reflect reality!
The small plates of food was okay. The waiter was friendly, but it took too long to get served when the place was half empty on a Friday night!
Have you ever spent a lot for dinner and left still hungry??
Thumbs down for this restaurant!
Always lovely. Perfect day on the patio.
Excellent ambience and venue, as well as extremely friendly and attentive staff.
My Bad! Never book a reservation on a weekend night unless you are going out for fun. The small menu is good and the staff is very good; however, the room is not for dining. The focus is is on the body shop part of the business.
Ran out of orange juice for mimosas. Then they got Us orange juice and it was no more than 2 tablespoons. It was not enough for even half of a mimosa let alone the entire bottle of Brut we bought for mimosa kit.
Nothing great and nothing horrible about this place, just ok
Overpriced food that was tasteless and uninspired. Cocktail menu was unappealing. Atmosphere is lovely, service was perfectly average. I'm not sure it stands out when there are so many other options in the area.
Joined a friend for their fabulous happy hour. We each ordered the half doz oysters with a glass of wine and then dove into fried chicken sandwiches. All of it was delicious and the services was fantastic. Not to mention the atmosphere is light and airy
I did not choose the location, it was a business meeting. It was not my taste in food. only item I was able to order from the lunch menu was the burger, everything else was way too trendy for my taste
Good food, very slow service took a long time to order food.
Sawyer was a perfect place to have an early dinner before seeing a play at The Fountain Theater. We sat on their beautiful outdoor patio which is a lovely space. Our waitress was very helpful with the menu and our timing since we needed to make an 8:00 pm show. The petters and lamb meatballs to start were good but not outstanding. We then had the spicy fried chicken, two of us had the salmon (which was delicious) and our fourth person had the burger with fries was delish. Definitely worth a return visit when we are in the area or seeing another show.
Great all around experience!
Great local restaurant. Only issue was that they have a full bar, but only serve beer & wine until 4 pm when the bartender arrives. We all really wanted bloody mary's w/our lunch, but had to settle for wine. That said, food was great as eas the service.
Love this place. A sister of Kettle Black with a very simple but perfect menu. Everything was seasoned well and the service was wonderful. From the one who greets me at front to our server. The back porch was divine. I enjoyed this place a lot and would definitely come back.
This is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. The food and service is always great and we love the space. We will certainly return here again.
Great for happy hour
Super cute restaurant. Food was delicious. In Silverlake, hip part of town.
Definitely a scene but also shatteringly loud inside. Fortunately in the back outside is a lovely garden patio with a very tasteful fire-pit. We were initially seated inside, asked for outside and were quickly accommodated. Service was very attentive and eager. Fish of the day was the standout for me, although my wife, not usually a fan of fried chicken, rated that the best dish. Hush puppies, non-traditionally sweetly glazed, were also a standout. The one disappointing dish was bland lamb meatballs. Cocktails were also excellent. Know that parking can be quite the challenge.
For the price and portion points, I prefer L&E. Snapper portion was a bit small for $28 and the lobster roll at L&E has better bread
Love the space, and the service was great. Menu is a bit limited and food is good, but not amazing. Seems like a great place to go for drinks if they have a happy hour.
Love the open windows and yard
Met with an old friend and had a great time! Amazing Happy hour menu!
love Sawyer. great ambiance, great interior. great food...only thing i'd suggest is including rice or a side with the salmon entree. also...i wish the beautiful patio was open during summer evenings. it's so pretty! oh, and i love the herringbone tiles in the bathroom, and the sinks.
food was good, service was good but it was way toooo noisy. guess it is more for the "younger" generation who can put up with the noise.
We tried Sawyer on the DineLA deal. We were told everyone at the table had to do the deal or no one could. We were also told we couldn't modify anything (one of the diners has a milk allergy but was unable to substitute the dressing or remove the cream from the dessert). If they don't want DineLA clients then maybe they shouldn't sign up for it. Also the food was just very average. Will not be going back.
My boyfriend and I had a fight here and the food was still great . We’re also still good.
Amazing first impression. Sparkling ambience. Service with a smile. Beautiful restaurant.
Food—average. Hamachi was cut crudely and extremely small portion. 4 small chunks covering 1/6 of a large plate. Poached lobster was bland (but presentation was excellent). Would not return for the food.
Meal was served untimely. Main dish was served after an hour of ordering and 30 min after clearing our app. After asking for our food twice, the manager offered us a drink on the house. That was appreciated, but not enough to make up for the average experience overall.
The interior decor and patio are beautiful. The people who work there are beautiful. That’s about all the positive things I can say.
Worst service ever. We ordered everything upfront, as soon as we were greeted. Then the wait started... We were completely forgotten about except for the 4 times staff came to try to clear our plates. An hour long wait for 3 overdone/clearly left under a heating lamp for a while pieces of fried chicken covered in cheap buffalo seasoning accompanied by a sad ramekin of Cole slaw and a side of Frank’s Red Hot sauce and an overdone, cold, chewy lobster roll with a handful of mixed greens as a “side salad”. When I politely let our server know that we were unhappy with the wait time and even unhappier about the quality of food we were served, she had excuses (we dared to order an appetizer first...). The manager (Amy) was very nice but the damage was done. Even the manager admitted changes were sorely needed (amongst the concerns the manager voiced was a need for a new cook). Then, the manager made the situation more uncomfortable by assigning us our own server. While with good intent, it was uncomfortable dining while being constantly monitored by our own personal server. She might as well have joined us for dinner. Overall, the food is amateur and overpriced ($27 for fried chicken, $24 for lobster roll) and the service is a nightmare. Hoping Amy can whip things back into shape but I’ll never know because I will never return to Sawyer.
The risotto was literally brown rice with a few veggies on top
The service was great and the entire team was incredibly friendly and professional. The ingredients were well selected, which resulted in a great meal. The music on the patio added to the overall ambiance and breakfast experience!
The wait staff was completely off. We waited a long time for menus and even longer for our food. After 35 minutes our salads came out at the same time as our entree. The waitress didn’t care at all. When I mentioned it to her she just smiled and walked away. The food was so so and my steak came out cold. We ordered dessert and it too took forever to reach the table. Needless to say, we won’t be going back. It would be a good idea for them to hire someone to manage the place.
Although the food at Sawyer was delicious, the service and experience was poor and we would not return. Our server was slow to greet us, drinks were slow (I'm talking 20minutes after we sat down to get our first cocktail) and our risotto took 2 hours from the time we sat down to arrive. At one point, I got up to let the manager know our food hasn't come out and our server hadn't been by to communicate anything, and although she was pleasant and said she'd check on it, she never returned to follow-up, apologize, etc. Lastly, as we were finishing our meal a number of rats started running around the patio. It wasn't a great end to an already dicey experience. Wouldn't return.
The food was delicious. the service was fine, the noise level was intolerable, almost headache inducing. There was a wedding in the back of the restaurant which my have added to the mayhem. The room doesn't have any sound buffering elements, high ceilings and brick walls Also my friend and I are elderly, and the crowd was seemingly in their 30's and 40's. So our age may have been a factor. If they provided takeout, I would definitely use them for that. Either that or have an earlier seating for us old folks.
The restaurant was nice. I wanted a garden patio table but they were booked. We made reservations but we still had to wait 20 minutes for our table. The server was nice but she messed up 2 of our 3 orders. I ordered salad with my lobster roll and yet I mysteriously ended up with French Fries. She even said she wrote down SALAD on her pad but then asked me if I changed it to fries and she just didn't write it down. LMAO WTF? Anyway. It's a nice place. My lobster roll was delicious. But it was the only item I liked on the brunch menu so I probably won't be coming back again unless I crave the roll.
Sawyer is a great neighborhood spot. Great service, delicious food, good value for the price, and good energy.
The restaurant is beautiful, though it can get noisy when full. The food is creative and delicious, I have never had a bad dish.
We had a nice helpful waitress. The food is great!
My party of 4 waited 35 minutes past our reservation with minimal information before deciding to give up. We probably should have given up earlier but we figured no one could be this incompetent when it came to reserved tables.
Two separate 2 tops who arrived after us were seated at tables NEXT TO EACH OTHER. Meaning that they easily could have pushed those tables together to seat our party. Especially since it was abundantly clear that the party of two next to the available table had just settled their check.
I actually like this restaurant and have been several times, but after this experience, I will not be returning.