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Sawyer

4.9
1091 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
  • Staff is vaccinated
What 1091 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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SophiaJ
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always and consistently amazing! Since they are seasonally adding new dishes to the menu we love to go and see what's new but never get disappointed when something we loved last time is around again. Can't recommend this place enough! Really great value for what you get, I would happily pay much more.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu with delicious food preparations. Amazing cocktails. Really attentive service that delivers the extra touch to make your night special. Beautiful space with huge beamed ceilings and beautiful use of mixed materials. One of my top Seattle dining experiences. Ballard is really owning the dining scene right now!

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MandiH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a delight. Inspired dishes for every taste and ability to modify dishes based on diet. Avery was incredible!

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TerriL
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Christmas gathering

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NazMir
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food great for mingling, if you’re someone who prefers to have a bunch of different dishes instead on just one entree (I love splitting meals and trying a bunch of different stuff). It is very loud and the ambiance can be a bit warmer and comforting. Server and hostess were very friendly and knowledgeable about the food. Awesome overall, I’m still dreaming about last night’s dinner!!!

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angier2
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a wonderful place to have dinner and drinks.

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BrittneyC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sawyer is always a must stop when I visit Seattle. The food is always amazing and so is the service.

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AmyR
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic brunch outdoors on the patio under the heat lamps. Our server Avery was fantastic. Such gray energy and the food was delicious. A great experience.

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KimS
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite possibly the best food I've ever tasted. Their specialty drinks not so much.

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pattyb
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good and service was excellent

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AaronS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we loved everything! had an absolutely great birthday dinner for a friend. perfect spot for a celebration.

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GreginOakland
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and Avery the waiter was amazing in making recommendations for dinner.

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vipJulieH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sawyer is great! Love it there, and the outdoor patio is amazing for colder / rainy days. I do feel that they could be a LITTLE less pricey to get a great 'value' rating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch is not to be missed! Breakfast wrap is a upscale breakfast Crunchwrap and I’m here for it!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was warm and engaging!

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ChristineP
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Casual yet upscale. Wanted to try everything on the menu! Drinks are unique and tasty!

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vipElizabethH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous!

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vipBrittneyG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food we have had in awhile! We had the pork buns, artichoke, and the ribs were incredibly tasty! Fall of the bone amazing! Our waiter was extremely kind!

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Adolfo
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks, the food, the staff and the ambience make for the best dining experience! A great place to celebrate with friends or a romantic date.

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Vanessa
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

•Pork buns: Not melt in your mouth, but chewy.
•Duck fat tots: over salted. Was expecting great flavor form the duck fat but couldn’t taste anything over the salt.
• grilled carrots: didn’t expect them to be cold- not listed as so on menu. Lots of flavors going on that didn’t compliment each other.
•lamb meatballs: probably one of the better things on the menu. Juicy and flavor but almost mushy as far as structure/ texture.
•Cuatro leches: tasty! Overall great dessert!
•drinks: Fabulous cocktails! Cheers to the bar tender on 11/5

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vipLiefteeten
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal. One of Seattle’s best, hands down.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the ambiance was great. Definitely a great date spot!

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MattB
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. My only complaint is that they don’t offer any non alcoholic beers.

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bentobandit
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is incredible. The description sound so delicious then you try it and it’s even better than you imagined. The carrot dish really blew everyone’s mind. The scallops have a really great sear which is the BEST part, plus the purée it’s on top of OMFG. Gnocchi are nice in light in a rich buttery sauce….so good. And at the end the table shared the Quattro le he cake and everyone agreed it was a cake that we’d all think about for a long time. I’m just saying … you NEEED this cake. The staff was also wonderful, fantastic dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls’ night out. We had so much fun, and absolutely loved our waiter, Avery. I’ve had him before; and he is extremely helpful when selecting wines and food. He made the night so much fun.

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Montlaker
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food, the vibe and the service. We'll be back again!

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vipSilviaZ
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as ever: food& staff!

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HappyMom
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and very generous portions! We ordered too much, but took home leftovers.
The lamb meatballs, grilled artichoke and grilled carrots with beets, figs and cheese were amazing.
Our waiter was very helpful. We should have listened to him when he told us that portions were large.🙂

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Nayha
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week for the first time, and will go back again for non-restaurant week too.

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HC206
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Definitely will go back to try out more of the food.

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MaryA
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the creative and super tasty food. We loved our waiter David he was amazing. The hostess at the stand was sort of grumpy at first, but was nice by the end of the night. We tried to bring our small dog to dine with us at the patio, but the patio is not really a n outdoor patio so we were unable to do that, but it was no problem. My favorite was the carrots!! A great taste combination with every bite.

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OpenTableDiner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Katsu Sando and Shrimp Pozole were very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my favorite restaurant in town
the house salad will let you down
always feel surprised in Sawyer
love it!

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ZoeN
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The portions are sizable and the staff are super accommodating and easygoing. I felt very much like I was at a friends house.

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Naydee
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our all time favorites and currently on a 6-8 week date night rotation! The service is fantastic, even when we don't get Avery as our server. Everything we have had here is inventive, uniquely flavored, and absolutely delicious. Like lick your plate delicious. Surprising number of veg options, and their heated and covered deck is our favorite year round pandemic era place to eat. And somehow they have managed to maintain all of this during the pandemic without doubling their prices like so many other places.

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LeesaW
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! Great food and service. Can't wait to go back.

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Wherenext
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice vibe, friendly service, short but interesting menu that was hard to choose but easy to make a delicious shared meal. Great cocktails! Hard benches. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Sub par food with below average service. The idea is great but not executed well. Unfortunate experience! Wouldn’t recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Average food and bad service. I’m never going back.

HM
HME421
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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 1091 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.