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Sawyer, Seattle, WA

Sawyer

4.9
4.9
1336 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
It is with a lot of sadness, but also with so much gratitude that we announce the closing of Sawyer. Over the last four years, we have been a part of so many birthdays, weddings, celebrations or just a meal out you were hoping to make special. We cannot thank you enough for supporting us and letting us be a part of those moments and memories.

Our last service will be dinner, 10/2/2022.

We wish you all the best and are so grateful for all the joy you brought through Sawyer's doors!

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:45 pm–9:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Opening Time Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 420-7225

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We are pleased to offer our all-seasons patio for your next private event. Located off the main-dining room, this area is the perfect space for your next anniversary, corporate dinner, or group outing. For availability and reservations, please contact us at events@sawyerseattle.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Ballard

  • Cross street

    22nd Ave NW and Shilshole

  • Parking details

    Unmetered parking on Shilshole, a small pay lot next to the restaurant, metered street parking. Like all restaurant areas in Seattle, Ballard's parking is competitive so we would recommend a taxi/Uber/Lyft whenever possible.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,336 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. E

    Estella

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will miss the amazing food and Chef Mitch! We are so blessed to have the chance for one last meal before Sawyer closes. It’s still a sad news to see them go, but all the best with the new journey.
  2. JS

    JulieS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will really miss Sawyer. The servers are so friendly, especially April. The food is fabulous! Farewell Sawyer! Thanks for the fun memories!
  3. MC

    MartaC

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So sorry to see one of our favorites closing :( We will miss the amazing food, especially the pork belly buns! I hope Chef Mitch will find a way to share his amazing food again. Maybe a food truck?? Thank you for the yummy food and the memories!
  4. JM

    JanetM

    Dallas

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sawyer and Mitch will be so missed in the Seattle food scene. We are very grateful to have gotten to eat the once last time before the Sunday “last dance”. Kudos to Mitch and his staff. Best of luck in future endeavors.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a gem and will be missed in the Ballard community!
  6. JB

    JaneB

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. Very sad it will be closing.
  7. SM

    SeanM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal - everything was incredibly well prepared and plated, and the dishes nicely balanced familiar and surprising. Great space and enthusiastic, kind service. One of the best meals I have had in Seattle in years. I'll be sad to see this restaurant close, and I wish the best for next steps for everyone involved.
  8. F

    Faith

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant in Seattle. Don’t close!
  9. A

    Annette

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious, creative food and cocktails, and excellent waiter. We will miss Sawyer a lot! We have always had good experiences there. It does get a bit too noisy at times.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible and delicious with impeccable service.
  11. LL

    LauraL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is the best. Truly every time I go I feel like I have some of the best food I’ve ever tasted! The service is great and it’s beautiful inside as well.
  12. SB

    SarahB

    Berlin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The dishes we had were varied - the tuna ceviche and steak was delicious; the gnocchi and fois gras mouse were average. Service was friendly and attentive. The cigar smoker sitting below us (we ate outside) didn't add to the ambiance, unfortunately.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Very happy with the experience
  14. MR

    MarianneR

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best experience ever! So many family celebrations here. So very sad to hear it is closing. Thanks to the owner for providing many great memories!
  15. A

    Angela

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful experience. The artichoke dish was new to us and I don't regret it. It can get messy but so great for our 4 year old. Steam buns and steak were fantastic. Fois Gras is a must.
  16. J

    Jane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for a business dinner that was made exceptional by the incredible staff, service, and FOOD! If you can get a reservation, be sure to go as you will not regret it!
  17. p

    petiteinseattle

    Seattle

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time to Sawyer and we will definitely be back. The menu items may sound familiar but are rich and unique in flavor. We also enjoyed the family style format, high ceilings for space and privacy and vibrant crowd. It’s a big space so it will be a little noise but the energy contributes to an enjoyable experience. Our waiter was knowledgeable, engaging and attentive. Overall a great experience!
  18. KS

    KoltinS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food in the city. Love the constantly changing menu and not a bad dish in the house. Highly recommend family style.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This some of the best food Seattle has to offer! Not only that, the staff is incredible. It’s some of the best service I’ve ever received and will definitely be back again.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    April is an amazing server. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
  21. EW

    EmilyW

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and a cute bar!
  22. AH

    AngieH

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I’ve now been to Sawyer twice and I’ll definitely be back! Some of the best servers I’ve had, EVER. Even our water/busser was extremely knowledgeable about the menu, helpful and engaging. Inventive menu that is delicious in every way.
  23. MC

    MlleCynthia

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    after having an incredible birthday dinner there, i returned with out of town friends again. the four of us ordered practically everything on the menu and rolled out of there satisfied and delighted. everything was delicious, plated so beautifully, and showcased all the summers’ flavors. favorites: foie mousse, the sirloin, cod bonus: interesting NA bevs too! double bonus: CHOCO TACO!!
  24. KA

    KAYW

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious. Loved everything we ordered from the pork buns and papas to the gnocchi and the porchetta. Our waitress was super helpful and on the spot.
  25. m

    melissaa

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great venue, great staff. Good food, nothing extraordinary but good anyway.
  26. M

    Matt

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Great food. Great service. Great vibe.
  27. a

    adelinev

    Seattle

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great food- started with pork belly starters, salad and ahi tuna!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was great and w
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a culinary cruise and the wine parings weee perfect for the dishes they cooked. Highly recommend it!
  30. Z

    Zeez

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was top notch! Loved the food as well! Will definitely recommend
  31. d

    dssd

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Usually Sawyer is quite good but this time around food quality was quite terrible :/
  32. w

    wmidoj1

    Seattle

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite with my friends and family!
  33. SB

    SarahB

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was so good! A little overpriced but delicious.
  34. KH

    KateH

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Cannot wait to go back. The cod was spectacular. And of course to choco taco for dessert was awesome!
  35. BG

    BerkG

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was fantastic. Our waitress was very sweet and attentive. She made great recommendations. The food was incredible (Sawyer never misses)! We were here for our anniversary and had an amazing time. Thank you!!
  36. SS

    SavorySam

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic. We loved the sharing style since no person should hog the goodness that this kitchen puts out
  37. w

    wakesurfingdoc

    Seattle

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner as always -as opt to many other eateries we have been to since Covid -Saywers quality was as good as ever-and portions have not shrunk -top class joint -worth the drive from Bellevue
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We came here for the first time for our anniversary and left feeling very good. The food and service was great. Our server was so friendly and attentive. Will definitely be coming back.
  39. JC

    JulieC

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and the ability to make a reservation for the outside table was great!
  40. L

    Lizzz

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The back patio is so nice for the summer, and the service and food are excellent!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 1336 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Cross street

    22nd Ave NW and Shilshole

  • Neighborhood

    Ballard

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:45 pm–9:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Opening Time Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Unmetered parking on Shilshole, a small pay lot next to the restaurant, metered street parking. Like all restaurant areas in Seattle, Ballard's parking is competitive so we would recommend a taxi/Uber/Lyft whenever possible.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 420-7225

  • Private party facilities

    We are pleased to offer our all-seasons patio for your next private event. Located off the main-dining room, this area is the perfect space for your next anniversary, corporate dinner, or group outing. For availability and reservations, please contact us at events@sawyerseattle.com.

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