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Sawyer, Seattle, WA
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Sawyer

4.9
4.9
1270 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

Our covered patio is available and equipped with propane heaters to keep you warm!!! We will continue offering take out service with curbside pick-up, order on our website at sawyerseattle.com.

Sawyer is a casual yet chic new American restaurant and bar located in the heart of Ballard’s burgeoning restaurant scene. Designed for family style sharing, our menu is made up of large and small plates inspired by food that people crave, with a focus on technique, whimsy, and comfort. Featuring floor to ceiling windows, exposed beams and cozy booths, the renovated 1920s sawmill includes a main dining room, full bar and all-seasons enclosed patio.

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Booked 51 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:45 pm–9:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Opening Time Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 420-7225

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We are pleased to offer our all-seasons patio for your next private event. Located off the main-dining room, this area is the perfect space for your next anniversary, corporate dinner, or group outing. For availability and reservations, please contact us at events@sawyerseattle.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Ballard

  • Cross street

    22nd Ave NW and Shilshole

  • Parking details

    Unmetered parking on Shilshole, a small pay lot next to the restaurant, metered street parking. Like all restaurant areas in Seattle, Ballard's parking is competitive so we would recommend a taxi/Uber/Lyft whenever possible.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,270 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    American

  • Seattle

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  1. MC

    MelanieC

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff is so friendly, the good is so good, the drinks are amazing...I honestly couldn't say enough nice things about Sawyer. We keep going back and will continue to!

  2. KL

    KateL

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, presentation, service, space. Can't say enough good things.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I have just two words. Fantastic & delicious! We’ll definitely be back!

  4. SS

    SamanthaS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was delicious and playful. Best gnocchi and bean and cheese dip I’ve ever had. Will come back for new menu items. The service was excellent and very knowledgeable.

  5. I

    Ireland

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was excellent- better than I have experienced in quite awhile. The food was excellent and we had a great time.

  6. MB

    MBJS

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favorite restaurant in Seattle!!

  7. CL

    ChrisL

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We came blasting in here on our way to our son’s graduation. We arrived at 5pm, and as we sat down at the table our son told us we needed to be at Seattle Center at 6:45pm. Aaak! We informed our server who graciously made suggestions and got the food started before taking our drink order to expedite. Not only did everything come out in time for us to enjoy it, but every dish was spectacular and flawlessly executed. We were so impressed and grateful for their ability to send us on our way so much better off than we’d arrived. Really can’t say enough good things about our experience or the innovation in the menu!

  8. BT

    BegumT

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Birthday dinner

  9. AB

    AllaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great overall experience. Staff knew their menu, food was great, setting was very comfortable.

  10. SS

    SeattleSarah

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. The cod was literally the best-cooked fish I have ever had.

  11. HH

    HeatherH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server made our experience so special at Sawyer for our birthday celebration on top of the delicious food! Thank you Avery :)

  12. HP

    HeleneP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Party of 8, we shared plates based on the staff recommendations. The food was absolutely delicious, it was the right amount for us and the wine was perfect. Service was incredibly nice !

  13. SL

    SeanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service is always at Sawyer - have bringing people back here often and always have an amazing experience.

  14. F

    Foodie13

    Seattle

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Experience was excellent from moment we walked in the door. Greeting was friendly and waiter's input on menu was generous even though am sure our questions about spiciness level were annoying. Each dish was seasoned perfectly and we both agreed it was one of our finest dining experiences. Definitely the perfect restaurant to celebrate a birthday!

  15. BE

    BrianE

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and excellent customer service. The cocktails were on point too. We were promptly seated for our 8:00 reservation. It's Ballard so give yourself plenty of time to find parking. There is a small pay lot directly across the street (fills up fast). Highly recommend.

  16. L

    Leemur

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful tapas style restaurant! Highly recommend.

  17. MB

    MaryB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great experience dining at Sawyer for the fist time. We were celebrating our daughter’s graduation from UW and the waiter (and staff) made it seem special. Everything we chose on the menu was wonderful - especially the Pork Belly Steam Buns!

  18. W

    Wademamerto

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our second visit. We were stunned how creative And delicious everything was that first time. Food was again super good: the rotisserie porchetta was phenomenal and the salad and the artichokes were new and terrific tastes. Nothing boring on our plates. Stunned once again. Great warm service. We’ll be back.

  19. FF

    FoodieFrank

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sawyer proved again why it is at the top of my favorite dining spots in Seattle. Outstanding service by Avery, great food, with special props to Colton in the Kitchen, and very creative cocktails from the bar. A truly wonderful dining experience.

  20. t

    tbarranti

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was absolutely incredible. Loved the fresh, seasonal approach to the dishes. My husband and I could not pick which dish was our favorite. Save room for dessert! The Cuatro Leches cake was exactly what I want out of a cake. Not too sweet, extremely moist, and the salted pistachios put it completely over the top.

  21. T

    Tasty

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Consistently great food and knowledgeable and very amiable staff

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had heard great things about Sawyer but had never made it out to eat there. My brother, sister-in-law and nephew coming into town made the perfect excuse to try it. We got searing for 7 on the patio. The patio was covered and heated but open air on the sides, very covid precaution friendly!! Our waitress was a rockstar!Rockstar!! She clearly knew all the dishes and helped us figure out the right number of orders so everyone could try everything! My nephew has a tree nut allergy and she navigated that with ease and an attention to detail that is rare. The food, all of it, was INCREDIBLE. This place doesn't miss. We had the pork belly buns (the unanimous favorite) the pirosky pull apart, the Pappas bravas (my personal 2nd fav) the house salad (dates in a salad! Who knew it'd be such a game changer), spring salad, artichokes (the wood fired imparts such an excellent charred smoky flavor, and the shrimp musubi. Do yourself a favor and make it a point to eat here. You won't regret it!! We are already planning our return!

  23. DS

    DanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service! One of our favorite restaurants.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s best of the best. Love it! Will visit again.

  25. r

    rcbbb

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible experience!! Loved our drinks, perfectly delicious and strong. And the food was outstanding. Pork buns are a heavenly balance of soft, sweet, and buttery. The duck confit was silky smooth, and the infamous taco choco dessert instantly transported me back to a childhood campfire mixed with distant bells of the ice cream truck. Will absolutely be coming back many times

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Excellent service. Beautiful ambiance.

  27. C

    Critic

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent!

  28. JV

    JannekeV

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    we loved everything about this restaurant and it never disappoints original dishes, that taste amazing, good quality ingredients beautiful presentation and fun ambiance. Our waiter was perfect, we had some food allergies in our party (gluten free, diary free and vegetarian) and we had so many good choices and the waiter and kitchen were very good in making changes to the current dishes so we could all eat from it. Full of fresh veggies and fish and meat. Lots of good options for everyone, fun setting! We enjoyed the salmon and fish dish, the charcoaled artichokes were amazing and we got an extra vegan sauce with it! GO you will love it.

  29. w

    wmidoj1

    Seattle

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply outstanding every time!! Always great service and great ever changing menu!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious. A good mix of vegetarian options on the menu. The servers were great and very personable!

  31. HT

    HannahT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Love this place. Great food, reasonable prices, the perfect nice meets casual atmosphere. Will never stop recommending this place!

  32. D

    Delightful

    Seattle

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mothers Day

  33. ML

    MatthewL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for Mother's Day brunch and we were able to be seated for our reservations immediately. The prices were surprisingly cheap (especially for Ballard) and we had excellent service. We will be back!

  34. l

    lzimcosky

    Seattle

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Friendly staff. Energetic but comfortable vibe. Delicious food!

  35. C

    Carbonara

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an amazing time! The food was wonderful as always. We really loved our server Avery too! The recommendations that were made and the accommodations were beyond! Thanks to the food and our server we made reservations on site to come back for our next date night

  36. a

    allaboutthepairing

    Seattle

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Loved the savory, umami flavors! We’ll be back!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sawyer can be described in 4 words: Sex for the tongue!!!

  38. WG

    WilliamG

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great. go. worth the $ for the experience :) get the shrimp spam musubi if available

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was one of the best dining experiences I’ve had since the pandemic started. Food was incredible and the service was excellent.

  40. RP

    RoseP

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Must go here!! Best spot in Seattle. Food was fantastic, waitress was knowledgeable, portions are a perfect size. I’ll be back and can’t wait

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sawyer using the Order Online button. Sawyer also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 420-7225.

Sawyer is rated 4.9 stars by 1270 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Sawyer

5309 22nd Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107

Additional information

  • Cross street

    22nd Ave NW and Shilshole

  • Neighborhood

    Ballard

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:45 pm–9:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Opening Time Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Unmetered parking on Shilshole, a small pay lot next to the restaurant, metered street parking. Like all restaurant areas in Seattle, Ballard's parking is competitive so we would recommend a taxi/Uber/Lyft whenever possible.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 420-7225

  • Private party facilities

    We are pleased to offer our all-seasons patio for your next private event. Located off the main-dining room, this area is the perfect space for your next anniversary, corporate dinner, or group outing. For availability and reservations, please contact us at events@sawyerseattle.com.

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