Sawyer Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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American
Sawyer is a contemporary American restaurant. Join us for happy hour 7 days a week from 3pm- 6pm. We also have an amazing brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
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4.4
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4.3
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4.5
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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food we were a party of 6 and all were happy with dishes ranging from fish to pasta to burgers.
Good choice of cocktails and wine. The main room is loud but so were my friends!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Waaaaaaay too loud for a brunch hour.

JG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Made a reservation and we were seated right away. Great Oysters and Seared scallops. Little gem salad large enough to share and very tasty. Good cocktail choices. Friendly and attentive service. Only complaint was that the music was so loud it made conversation difficult. A little pricey...

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

A simple change in our reservation from 2 to 3 people seemed to put the staff over the edge. It became an overly complicated situation that didn’t need to be, and we felt “punished” by the serving team for our request. The waitress seemed irritated and was very short in her communication with us. We waiting a long time for someone to even come take our drink order, and then another significantly long time to place our food order (we had to flag her down to ask). On the up side, the food came out probably quicker than it took to get our orders taken. The restaurant was not overly busy than a normal brunch scene. Additionally, the patio was closed for a “photo shoot”. A Sunday brunch timeframe seems like a poor time to schedule a photo shoot. Reserve that for a Monday in order to not disrupt your weekend business and patrons.

JJ
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The unique aspect of this restaurant is they don't break it down into appetizers and main entrees, but with four of us, we shared almost everything. We loved the fries so much, we ordered two! They were hot, tasty, and cooked just right. We also had one of every dessert but the amazing one was the pudding/hazelnut. Oh my. The snapper was also delish. Everything was cooked just right. My only complaint is the noise level. I normally prefer quieter places, but this was pretty lively and energetic.

j
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Room is very noisy. Forgot how loud the main room is. Eat in the back if that option is available

K
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly service and delicious food! We were there at happy hour and got to try different things: friend had a burger, I had the fish taco, we shared the kale salad, broccoli, and fries. All fantastic! My only issue was that the music was unnecessarily loud. But I’ll go back if I don’t need to have super engaging conversations with anyone.

TE
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great, the ambiance was lovely, and it wasn’t too loud either.

SM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Super chill NYE dinner. We usually go here for happy hours or special occasions. Friendly service. The food and drinks are delicious. The space is beautiful and it’s nice to just sit there for a while:)

DK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Vibe is great. Food is Meh.

BS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters were sensational. I wanted to order another plate after finishing.

AF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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.

MC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Ordinary food with really bad service. Not worth returning to.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience3

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!

TM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely. Perfect day on the patio.

EE
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambience and venue, as well as extremely friendly and attentive staff.

P
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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.

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

OT
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing great and nothing horrible about this place, just ok

DS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

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.

E
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

HM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

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

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Good food, very slow service took a long time to order food.

E
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

CB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around experience!

OT
Los Angeles
93 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

D
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

DP
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. The food and service is always great and we love the space. We will certainly return here again.

c
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great for happy hour

MS
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Super cute restaurant. Food was delicious. In Silverlake, hip part of town.

PM
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

c
Los Angeles
79 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

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

l
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the open windows and yard

J
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met with an old friend and had a great time! Amazing Happy hour menu!

r
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

BS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience1

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.

JF
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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.

BF
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had a fight here and the food was still great . We’re also still good.

R
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

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.