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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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Pork Belly Steam Buns
Gochujang, peanuts, amazu pickles, cilantro
Wood Grilled Artichokes
anchovy hazelnut remoulade, parmesan cheese
rotisserie chicken, dates, cornbread croutons, almonds, goat cheese, tarragon vin
Amazing. Great value. All the things. Go and enjoy. Sit outside. Soak it up
Wonderful as always. Excellent service and food.
Great food, great service, great evening. AMAZING cocktails! We will definitely go back.
Stunning food and atmosphere. This place is a gem for foodies.
Lovely, safe contemporary environment.
Food was imaginative and delicious!
This may have been the best food I’ve ever had
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!
Super wonderful every time!!
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.
Good food, excellent service, and nice location. I’ll be back
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
Outstanding. Food was wonderful. Outdoor seating area very comfortable.
It was my second time at Sawyer, and it was refreshing to receive the same quality of food and service.
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
Great service, amazing and creative food, cute and warm ambience. Highly recommend!
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!
Great food and excellent service. We'll be back soon; thanks for the great dinner Sawyer!
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.
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.
Great restaurant and great food! Had a few nearby parking options which was great for Ballard. Will definitely go back.
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.
One of if not the best spot in ballard. Good service and the food is unique but filling and delicious
Great food! Creative and delicious dishes.
Best food I’ve had in Seattle!
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!
Absolutely amazing dining experience.. Favorite spot in Seattle to bring guests from outta town. Never disappoints!
Excellent food and service (thanks, Avery!) A wonderful escape complete with yummy, creative cocktails.
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.
Sawyer provides a unique experience and portions are shareable. The food was great and our server Avery was awesome!
Truly amazing food, loved every bite and such great service.
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.
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!
Delicious, amazing, perfect brunch. We sat outside. We would come back again and again.
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])
Great food and service!
Outstanding! Best meal I have had in a restaurant in several years.
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!
Our server was fantastic and the food was delicious.
Great food and very friendly waiters!
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
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.