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Sawyer

4.9
1050 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 1050 people are saying
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HME421
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Great value. All the things. Go and enjoy. Sit outside. Soak it up

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Excellent service and food.

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DenaliJ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great evening. AMAZING cocktails! We will definitely go back.

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HeideL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Stunning food and atmosphere. This place is a gem for foodies.

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Oldfolksonspokes
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, safe contemporary environment.
Food was imaginative and delicious!

JD
vipJD1983
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This may have been the best food I’ve ever had

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Emily
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the dishes we ordered was amazing and Sawyer has an amazing outdoor seating area that's covered and heated. We haven't been going out to restaurants to eat due to COVID, but will definitely be returning to Sawyer for the great service, amazing food and safe socially distanced outdoor seating area!

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SophiaJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super wonderful every time!!

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EriCO
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I stumbled upon this gem and it was the highlight of our food experiences for our weekend visiting! I have literally never loved a carrot as much as I did with the carrot/beet dish, and the scallops were hands down the best we both had ever eaten! Do yourself a favor and make this a must hit spot.

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GuillermoI
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, excellent service, and nice location. I’ll be back

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vipdancer
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

carrot/fig/ beet salad w creamy blue cheese dressing was divine.
artichoke hearts were not as good as we had remembered,
pork sandwich was tasty and generous.
service was excellent, prompt. helpful with choices,
outdoor seating was preferred and nice due to covid precautions, heater was very affective. waiter was very thoughtful of our comfort and offered to partially close window (we did not do that) and turn heater on- very nice

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vipPatrick
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Food was wonderful. Outdoor seating area very comfortable.

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Bebe
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my second time at Sawyer, and it was refreshing to receive the same quality of food and service.

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OliviaC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Large portion sizes with an interesting selection of evolving new American cuisine. It was delicious but definitely on the greasier side with heavy-handed olive oil drizzles

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AllisonPW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing and creative food, cute and warm ambience. Highly recommend!

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Pizzaparty
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant! The food is always excellent & inventive — it’s the only restaurant I’ve tried in Seattle that can compare to Portland/LA/SF/NYC!

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August
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. We'll be back soon; thanks for the great dinner Sawyer!

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CarlyA
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is INCREDIBLE. Definitely one of the best meals I have ever had. The ambience is also great. You don't feel like it's too crowded or that you're having dinner too close to anyone else.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was varied and inspired. Excellent, delicious and fun shared plates. Cocktails and wine list offered complimentary options. Our service was superior. I'm sorry I didn't get the name of the great guy who took care of our every need and encouraged us to have fun and celebrate.

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seattlefoodeater
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and great food! Had a few nearby parking options which was great for Ballard. Will definitely go back.

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SamuelW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very surprised by how good the food was. I brought my niece and her partner here while they were on vacation. The menu items were all shareable and we just ordered several dishes that worked out perfectly for four people. Pork belly steam buns, duck fat tator tots, potato gnocchi, and the ceviche were all favorites. So good.

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Wellsj
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of if not the best spot in ballard. Good service and the food is unique but filling and delicious

JM
vipJustMarks
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Creative and delicious dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I’ve had in Seattle!

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Debsbakes
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience at Sawyer for dinner on a Friday night. We tried a couple cocktails and embraced the family style sharing of the summer fruit salad, duck fat tater tots, lamb meatballs and salmon with crispy rice and dashi. Everything was delicious, served in a timely manner and we loved the atmosphere. Wish we had room for dessert because their dilly bar sounded incredible!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing dining experience.. Favorite spot in Seattle to bring guests from outta town. Never disappoints!

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WongE
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service (thanks, Avery!) A wonderful escape complete with yummy, creative cocktails.

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bruceg
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Elevated comfort food that tastes very good, but not high concept. Food comes out fast from the kitchen, so it’s not a leisurely pace. Flavors were very good, and value was high for the quality of the dishes. Design and layout of space was thoughtful, comfortable, and well suited to conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sawyer provides a unique experience and portions are shareable. The food was great and our server Avery was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly amazing food, loved every bite and such great service.

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vipfouronefive
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Delicious, inventive, and beautifully prepared dishes. Service was consistently attentive, helpful and friendly. We were a group of six with a reservation at the very end of the evening, which makes all of that even more impressive. Unfortunately, the seating for us was under harsh flood lighting. Other areas (seating fewer customers) seemed to have warm low light that was much more appealing.

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vipSEAFoodie
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. Avery made our night that much more special. We would come back for the service alone, but the food is amazing. The flavors are perfectly paired and the kitchen is wonderfully accommodating to allergies, food needs, favorite flavors. Highly recommend!

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Rachel
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, amazing, perfect brunch. We sat outside. We would come back again and again.

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solodolo
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had a small dinner to myself, food came out promptly, service was great (waiter helped me figure out how to eat artichoke hearts lol, Ayana was sweet and polite [sorry if I'm butchering the name spelling])

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MallikaI
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipLinda
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding! Best meal I have had in a restaurant in several years.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catch up dinner with friends, had a great night with excellent service and fantastic food. Love the creative twists the chef takes on his seasonal rotating menu. The shokupan katsu sando was delicious, and looking forward to coming back to try the rock candy aheimp!

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AbbeyF
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic and the food was delicious.

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KD020
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very friendly waiters!

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Rocio
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places in the city ! I would love that they include more veggie options on the menu. Other than that we would go there every week. The service is also amazing, everybody is really nice and helpful

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 1050 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.