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The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill Club, Truckee, CA

The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill Club

4.7
4.7
512 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in the heart of the Pinyon Pine-Juniper woodland area of the Sierra Nevada’s, elevated at 5,817 feet in the town of Truckee, resides The Sawyer at Schaffer’s Mill. With food true to the land and served by real Truckee people, The Sawyer is the perfect name for the final, most awaited addition to Schaffer’s Mill

The Sawyer is centered around an amazing indoor and outdoor bar with views of Lookout Mountain and the golf course. The restaurant features a locally crafted all-day menu with selections of shareable, freshly-prepared salads, generous sandwiches, and delicious entrees.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (530) 214-7385

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Corey Kelso

  • Neighborhood

    Truckee

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

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What 512 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Overall

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Ambiance

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Kid Friendly

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    American

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Overall

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Food

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Service

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Ambiance

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Value

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Fit for Foodies

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Healthy

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Neighborhood Gem

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Outdoor Dining

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Scenic View

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Special Occasion

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. v

    vbabbott

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, amazing ambiance, service was excellent. Prices we great for the food quality and portion sizes. Definitely recommend!
  2. E

    Edite

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff, ambience and food. We had lunch outside on the patio and thoroughly enjoyed every dish. One of the best restaurants in the area!
  3. L

    Laura

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, we had a wonderful meal at The Sawyer. It was my husband’s 60th birthday and we went for lunch, it was not busy and we sat outside to enjoy the gorgeous view. There were quite a few new additions to the menu and the dishes we selected were outstanding.
  4. IB

    IB723

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very nice! Food, service all good.
  5. CP

    CathyP

    Palm Springs

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    They need to start changing up their menu. Same old things every time. Keep the classics but please change up the rest!!
  6. DL

    DaytonL

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Appetizers and drinks were excellent. Main courses varied -- fried chicken and salmon were delicious. Pizza was very average. Sat outside -- very enjoyable. Wait staff was great.
  7. GS

    GrantS

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice little hidden gem. With inflation hitting all restaurants, I would say this is competitively priced for the food you receive. Nice backdrop of the golf course outside, with a large fire pit to keep the ladies warm as the sun sets over the mountain.
  8. BR

    BillR

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from Joe.
  9. TD

    TruckeeDave

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Beautiful setting but unfortunately the restaurant was short kitchen staff, resulting in a long wait for poorly prepared food. Management addressed the situation to our satisfaction.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, great place. Short staffed and not everything on the menu was available. Also took a long time to get our food but once we were served it was excellent.
  11. r

    richardm

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sawyers has some of the best food. I'm always impressed. The service is excellent considering staffing issues with Covid. Great Bar, great entertainment.
  12. J

    Jennifer

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner for husband. Got a great table and manager was friendly and honored a gift card from last October. Food was delicious and wine excellent. Good size portions. Thank you! We’ll be back
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service.
  14. TL

    TruckeeLove

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I live locally an have been here many times. The food is always great and they recently updated their menu to a more summer theme. The prices are a bit less expensive than several of the go-tos in Truckee, and the food quality better. Their salmon is awesome and their burger one of the best around! Happy Hour really is the best time to go - otherwise grab an open table reservation!
  15. L

    Lisa

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food before Covid was better tasting then they hired a new chef… Atmosphere nice! Waitress good!
  16. D

    Dinner

    Sacramento

    363 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    363 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent service and wonderful food and drinks. Thanks for a nice evening!
  17. JW

    JohnW

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best part was the Manhattan and the cake/berry compote dessert. Enjoyed eating outside.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Appetizers and entrees were great. Service today was the best.
  19. E

    Elizabeth

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best portobello sandwich ever! All other dishes were excellent! Love Sawyer’s at Schaffer’s Mill.
  20. PP

    PatP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    The filet mignon was ordered rare to medium rare and was medium. The salmon portion was small and lacked flavor. My last experience there was with the filet mignon and it was delicious. That's why I went back.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always good.
  22. R

    Russ

    Los Angeles

    97 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Pork Loin...large and tasty...couldn't finish it due to its size Stroganoff...tender meat, but the gravy was a type of cheese instead of sour cream...good, but not what was expected Filet...Cooked to perfection Flank Steak...tough around the edges, but tender in the middle...great french fries.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside, it was beautiful overlooking the golf course. The food was delicious and the menu has many choices
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and beautiful environment
  25. j

    jreb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Sawyer accommodated our last minute reservation change adding an additional guest. Drinks appetizers mains and dessert were spot on. Our server was not feeling well but toughed out her shift and provided excellent service. This is a nice restaurant in a casual setting and a welcome change to the usual spots in downtown Truckee. We will be back.
  26. SR

    ScottR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The Sawyer is a great place to take friends for a quiet evening dinner. It was a thank you dinner for hosting our stay in Truckee and it was received with great appreciation. Thank you for making it a special time with friends
  27. JJ

    JeffJ

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved the specialty cocktails, poke appetizer and skirt steak.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tabitha was wonderful and the meal was outstanding
  29. F

    Friends

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We are never disappointed at the Sawyer. The food is good and it is our preferred spot in town for a casual dinner.
  30. C

    Calsun

    Tahoe

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food is always consistent. However the wedge salad was not up to par. Maybe a new chef? There was like blue cheese and virtually no bacon. It used to the best wedge salad in town. Disappointed.
  31. DK

    DianeK

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful lodge setting (wood beams, oversize windows) overlooking the forest. Large outdoor seating for when weather is warm. The food was delicious and some of the menu offerings were unusual which was fun. Great cocktails too. Our waitress was very knowledgable and went beyond.
  32. NT

    New2This

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was a wonderful experience, as usual. The menu is varied and creative, with many dishes that everyone liked - no “settling” here!
  33. P

    Paulo

    Tahoe

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great location- Had our choice of tables. Nice menu selection of appetizers- sad to hear the brussel sprouts are being taken off the menu. Hummus Board was great. Pork tenderloin was very tender and moist. The Ahi tune was cooked to perfection. Apple cobble for dessert was our only disappointment.
  34. MR

    MikeR

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great bartender and service. Food was excellent (scallops). Ventilation still a problem (cold)
  35. j

    jchtahoe

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Always a good time, but they are in the process of updating the menu. Staff is amazing. Food is good, but when you factor in quality/cost, it's not great. Very expensive for what it is. They need to decide - fine dining vs. pub food. Wine list is confusing. The atmosphere is great and when you can sit outdoors in the summer, it's amazing. Do yourself a favor and order the burger or a pizza and call it a day. Would love to see improvement.
  36. RS

    RSFresident

    Tahoe

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wood grilled filet is outstanding!
  37. l

    local

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time there. Loved it. Great service, excellent food, good value!
  38. D

    Dinner

    Sacramento

    363 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    363 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great meal and wonderful service. Love the ambiance of this place!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding and the service superb. We went for Easter dinner and all had different dishes, every single one was delicious. We were greeted in their friendly manner and promptly seated. Love the ambience and friendly atmosphere here! I highly recommend the flourless chocolate brownie :-) it is addictive!
  40. CA

    ChristinaA

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated an early Easter dinner with family. Beautiful property. Very nice decor. Friendly staff. Exceptional food. Don’t miss the vegan brownie and ice cream desert. Amazing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill Club using the Order Online button. The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill Club also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (530) 214-7385.

The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill Club is rated 4.7 stars by 512 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill Club

9055 Heartwood Dr, Truckee, CA 96161

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Truckee

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Corey Kelso

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

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