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

The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill Club

4.8
4.8
537 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 2:00 pm–8:30 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 537 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Overall

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Food

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Ambiance

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Great for outdoor dining

  • 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

    Good for groups

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Hot spot

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Neighborhood gem

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Great for outdoor dining

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Romantic

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Good for special occasions

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Lively

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Most Booked

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  1. r

    richardm

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants around for a dependably fine meal. Creative menu's and drinks.

    The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill ClubResponded todayThank you for taking the time to leave a fantastic review Richard! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday dinner. Shane is the best. He provided excellent service and made our night special.

    The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill ClubResponded todayThank you for your fantastic review and choosing to celebrate your Birthday with us! We'll be sure to share your kind words with Shane and the team. We hope to see you again soon!

  3. b

    billtank

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Sawyer is our go to restaurant here in TRUCKEE both summer and winter
  4. RF

    RonaldF

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Pork loin overcooked; tough to chew. Corkage fee of $35 much to high given Schafer’s Miil’s limited wine list.
  5. ST

    SweetTooth

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would definitely visit the Sawyer again! My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary, which I entered into Open Table and the hostess/waitress overlooked. However, the service and food made up for it. I had some of the best gnocchi I've had in many years and my husband loved the braised ribs. Joey, our waitress, was super friendly and attentive and had great recommendations. The butter cake is very good and I'm not a cake person, get it!
  6. k

    katiet

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love! The chef has Done a great job with incorporating favorites into a new menu Wine knowledge is first class. The new Truckee sommelier
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would absolutely dine at The Sawyer again Staff is absolutely amazing great selection of food items

    The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill ClubResponded on November 9, 2022Thank you for your wonderful review! We're happy to see you enjoyed your visit and we'll be sure to share the great feedback with our team! Hope to see you again soon!

  8. D

    Dinner

    Sacramento

    379 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    379 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.

    The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill ClubResponded on November 9, 2022Thank you for the wonderful review! We look forward to your next visit!

  9. RS

    RSFresident

    Tahoe

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food.

    The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill ClubResponded on November 9, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review! We hope to see you again soon!

  10. w

    winedineme

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We frequently visit and will continue. Always enjoy ourselves. Did seem that they were short on staff so once they got busy service slipped.
  11. S

    Sinecure

    San Francisco

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The halibut special with jade rice was truly exceptional. And the butter cake dessert is not to be missed!

    The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill ClubResponded on October 25, 2022Thank you for the wonderful review! We're excited to hear you enjoyed our Chef feature of the day as well as our delicious butter cake dessert! We hope to see you again soon!

  12. L

    Laura

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Second time eating there. Modern place, great food, nice patio.

    The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill ClubResponded on October 22, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Laura! We're happy to hear you've enjoyed your past couple visits with us and we hope to see you back again soon!

  13. BK

    BillK

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, just excellent

    The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill ClubResponded on October 22, 2022Thank you for leaving a fantastic review Bill! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to your next visit!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only have one word for this restaurant: Fantastic!

    The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill ClubResponded on October 25, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a 5 star review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to your next visit!

  15. A

    Allison

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our experience here! The atmosphere of the restaurant is the perfect blend of resort atmosphere with upscale dining. The staff was wonderful and food was INCREDIBLE! Definitely plan to return here in the future.

    The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill ClubResponded on October 23, 2022Wow! Thank you for your wonderful review Allison! We'll be sure to share your compliments with our team and we hope to see you again soon!

  16. RA

    ReneeA

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding and friendly staff… food is consistently good! Enjoy the outdoor seating for our sweet 15 year old lab!! She loves it there…

    The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill ClubResponded on October 23, 2022Thank you for leaving such a fantastic review Renee! We're happy to hear that you and your pup enjoyed your time and took full advantage of our beautiful outdoor seating. We hope to see both of you back soon!

  17. CS

    CinchSF

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Views from the patio are amazing. The ambiance is so tranquil and relaxing. Definitely going back

    The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill ClubResponded on October 23, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a review CinchSF! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience on our patio and we look forward to your next visit!

  18. TW

    TimW

    Tahoe

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a nice dining experience at The Sawyer. The ambiance was amazing being in a country club setting in the picturesque Truckee region. I can only imagine how nice the golf course is. We throughly enjoyed our meals. The butter leaf salad hit the spot. The dressing was light and flavorful. The crab and caviar appetizer was a great way to start are experience. I recommend the pork loin with mango sides. The fried chicken was an excellent choice as well. We will be back to try other entrees.

    The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill ClubResponded on October 23, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a fantastic review Tim! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed out feature of the evening as well as some of our most popular entrée dishes! Our new winter menu will be coming out soon and we look forward to sharing some of those new dishes with you on your next visit!

  19. B

    Boop

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Danielle was great. The food was delicious and my Happy Birthday dessert wonderful!

    The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill ClubResponded on October 9, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Boop! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your special evening with us. We'll be sure to pass on the compliment to Danielle and we hope to see you again soon!

  20. D

    angieD

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is a wonderful place to eat, the food was delicious, the menu has plenty of choices and the ambiance is superb.

    The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill ClubResponded on October 9, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Angie! We're happy to see you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to see you again soon!

  21. SN

    SandraN

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our waitress was great. Food was good.

    The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill ClubResponded on October 9, 2022Thank you for your great review Sandra! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you back again soon!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great meal, wood fired entrees and short ribs were great! Would like to see a spirits list along with wine lists, server had to go back to the bar several times to inquire about whiskey options.
  23. M

    Mary

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Food was good, but not great. The ambiance is wonderful, though.
  24. DH

    DavidH

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding salad, entree and dessert. Beautiful outdoor setting. Great service. Highly recommended.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Great apps and branzino but the veg gratin was uninspiring
  26. v

    vbabbott

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, amazing ambiance, service was excellent. Prices we great for the food quality and portion sizes. Definitely recommend!
  27. 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!
  28. L

    Laura

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 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.
  29. IB

    IB723

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

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

    CathyP

    Palm Springs

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 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!!
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. BR

    BillR

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from Joe.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. r

    richardm

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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.
  37. J

    Jennifer

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 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
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service.
  39. 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!
  40. 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!

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 4.8 stars by 537 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 17 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–Sun 2:00 pm–8:30 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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