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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.
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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
Delicious food and great vibes.
Food did not match the ratings level. The hype does not seem justified. Service was good- wish the food experience was better.
Surprisingly pleasant. It was a first time in a while that we found a good brunch option. The food was very tasty and service was on point. Generous serving size is also a plus.
Food was excellent and appreciate all the steps taken to keep customers safe.
Food is always outstanding here. Staff did a great job with maintaining social distancing but also being helpful. Diners were spaced out appropriately per covid distancing and we had a thoroughly enjoyable meal for one of our first trips back to eating indoors. The pork belly buns are always outstanding, and the monkey bread and potatoes are also scrumptious. Ordered way too much and I have a whole meal of huevos rancheros to eat as well. Sawyer is one of my favorite restaurants!
My second time at Sawyer. Pretty satisfied. Very tasty food and drinks and our server was timely and attentive without being overbearing. Will definitely visit again.
Sawyer is a delightful location for brunch. The family-style plate sizes are perfect for a friend or 2!
Sawyer was excellent, as always. Creative dishes, amazing service, and a great setting! Everyone made us feel safe and comfortable from start to finish. We were so happy to be back!
So delicious and made even better by how conscientious the restaurant was to COVID regulations. Food was superb! Best dessert I've ever had!!!!
We had an incredible dining experience at Sawyer. Every dish we ordered was unique and flavorful and the ambience made for the perfect evening. Our waiter was so helpful and wonderful and he made our dining experience a complete joy. Would definitely visit again and recommend to anyone looking for an excellent dinner in Ballard!
My boyfriend & I’s new favorite brunch & dinner spot!
We had a fantastic time! The food was delicious and the service was great.
Father’s Day brunch was incredible
Every dish is a delight, randomly they had a chicken tacito on the menu and it might be the best Mexican I’ve had in Seattle. The pork belly buns are not to be missed. Happy they are open again. Masks are to be worn outside your table.
Great food and service. We always love going to eat at Sawyer.
Our experience at Sawyer was positive. The server was very well versed with the menu. It was a great experience!
This is my first COVID-19 dining experience out. They have a large, open air building with huge windows open and a patio. All servers were wearing masks and gloves. We also paid using our phones.
The food was outstanding. We felt as safe as you could under these circumstances and enjoyed our time very much.
My favorite restaurant in the city! So good. Order everything you can. I tell everyone I meet they need to try Sawyer. Musts are the cheesy bread, pork buns, house salad, udon noodles and the burger. And the porchetta! Oh and of course the dilly bar and choco taco. And don’t forget Sunday brunch! Like I said order everything
The best meal I have in Seattle, constantly. While all of their food is outstanding, the current menu is one of their best. I can’t recommend the spicy tuna with crispy rice enough!
Doing a great job considering the times. I appreciated the masking and distanced tables. Patio is wonderful, and food delicious and creative. I recommend the steam buns, asparagus salad, moo shu, and banh mi.
Everything we ordered tasted amazing. Great service as well.
Very cute, great food, and awesome service. The ambiance is pretty elevated compared to the price you pay. Not cheap, but great value.
We’ve been coming to Sawyer since they opened. Aways a great experience, and we couldn’t wait to return when they reopened for Phase 1.5! They’re doing a great job as usual!
Sawyer never fails to amaze. The pretzel was baked to perfection and the right amount of salty and doughy. The lamb with tzatziki sauce still makes my mouth water.
Great place located right in the heart of Ballard. Fantastic staff and food!
Fantastic food - amazing flavors! The pork steam bread tacos were outstanding, but everything was excellent.
Excellent restaurant! Great food, good service. Highly recommend!