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Sawyer, Seattle, WA
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Sawyer

4.9
4.9
1304 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 55 times today

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 1,304 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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    American

  • Seattle

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  • Seattle

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  1. Z

    Zeez

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    dssd

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    wmidoj1

    Seattle

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    SarahB

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    KateH

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    BerkG

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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!!
  7. 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
  8. w

    wakesurfingdoc

    Seattle

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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!
  11. L

    Lizzz

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was good. Just toasty in there w no ac
  13. E

    Emma

    Edmonton

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best brunch I have ever had! Service was great!
  14. AF

    AshleyF

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far, one of the best restaurants in Seattle
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant in Ballard/Seattle
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Seattle in my opinion! Amazing food with unique flavor combinations and wonderful service!
  17. s

    suzella

    Seattle

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    One of very favorite restaurants. Sometimes the service can be a tad off, but the food is always inventive and exceptional
  18. A

    Adnan

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The breakfast was delicious and satisfying! We ordered the Potatoes, the Monkey Bread, and something with chicken and rice that we can't remember the name of. We also placed an order for a few beverages, including coffee, a Bloody Mary, a Mimosa, and a non-alcoholic beverage. Even though I have visited Sawyer many, many times, this was the very first time that I had noticed that our drinks were brought out after the main dishes had been completed. I am not sure if situations like these are typical around brunch hours, but I felt the need to point it out here anyhow. Regardless, Sawyer is a restaurant that I would recommend to anyone who is seeking for excellent options for brunch or dinner.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service
  20. XC

    XimenaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service was great and everyone really nice. Gnocchis were the best.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fun choices and great service.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was outstanding.
  23. K

    Kshaw

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wish I had left room for dessert... something to come back for.
  24. TC

    TylerC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal and vibe created at the restaurant. Will be back!
  25. GS

    GaryS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great first experience at Sawyer last night! Food was outstanding, especially the house salad.
  26. CL

    CarolL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sawyer is not to be missed. The service, ambiance, and food are all excellent. If available, do not miss the rotisserie porchetta and flat bread. Their spring salad and cuatro leches cake were also delicious! We will be back to try more of their menu!
  27. N

    Natalee

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sawyer is a great spot. Good vibes, good food. Get the pork buns. Just do it.
  28. EB

    EugeniaBennington

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very lucky that our return to Sawyer brought us our favorite server Avery! The food here is, as always, superb. We love the seasonality of their menu so there is always something new and fresh to try, but our favorite dishes are always reliably there too.
  29. F

    Foodlover

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Good service. Nice atmosphere
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding
  31. M

    Mila

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sawyer was outstanding! The meal and service was perfectly paced. We will absolutely be back!
  32. SB

    SeattleBayView

    Seattle

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Most of our food was very good and the service was excellent. Happy to see this place is still a great restaurant.
  33. MC

    MlleCynthia

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    what a great place for my birthday dinner. ordered almost everything on the menu to share, and we loved every single dish! will definitely be back
  34. E

    Eric

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food. Waiter was great Service was perfect Did not like the extra 4% added to her bill without telling us for a kitchen staff tip or whatever it was for. I would have left a big enough tip to cover it because the service was very good, but it was not optional, so I took the 4% out of my total tip. I am a 30% tipper, but it’s up to me, not the restaurants.
  35. MC

    MelanieC

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is so friendly, the good is so good, the drinks are amazing...I honestly couldn't say enough nice things about Sawyer. We keep going back and will continue to!
  36. KL

    KateL

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, presentation, service, space. Can't say enough good things.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I have just two words. Fantastic & delicious! We’ll definitely be back!
  38. SS

    SamanthaS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and playful. Best gnocchi and bean and cheese dip I’ve ever had. Will come back for new menu items. The service was excellent and very knowledgeable.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was the absolute best
  40. I

    Ireland

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent- better than I have experienced in quite awhile. The food was excellent and we had a great time.

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 1304 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 55 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Sawyer

5309 22nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

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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