Great food, ambience and service. Recommended for sure. Patio is awesome with top covered and ample heaters.
All the food was fantastic. The patio was a little chilly but it's November. Nothing a jacket didn't solve.
Nice Brunch date
Wonderful brunch. Great atmosphere and food. All of the dishes we got were amazing. Loved the whole experience.
Great food and safe experience!
Modern, open atmosphere. Creative menu, with “check the box” paper menu for ordering. A little gimmicky on that front, sort of like ordering at a sushi restaurant. Bold but sometimes crowded flavors. I had the shrimp and grits, and it was good but not great. The grits themselves were soup-like in texture. Wine selection is average and a little overpriced.
Glad to have finally visited Sawyer, although for me it’s easier on the eyes than the palate or the wallet.
With the exception of one dish which was clearly overly sour and the staff refused to take off our check, everything was enjoyable.
This place was charming and service was great and attentive.
The menu is fillable with quantity line “next” to the menu item, but the lines weren’t aligned very well resulting in orders getting mixed up. We even made an effort to draw a line from the quantity to the menu item and the kitchen still mixed up the order.
The food was confusing, a steamed bun was actually a asian fusion taco, a monte cristo was actually a croque monsieur, and the hash was actually country potatoes. But, everything tasted great despite us confused by the dishes that arrived for dining. Really recommend the monkey bread and the stubborn butterfly drink.
One of the best restaurants in Ballard. The upstairs porch area is very nice and they manage to keep it warm enough during these colder nights. Make sure to get the pretzel appetizer!!!
The best place in Seattle, hands down!! We are from California and out of all the places that we ate at, this one blew them all out of the water.
Incredible! Amazing staff and food
We had the most unbelievable experience at Sawyer! The food was decadent and creative, perfectly executed. Every single dish we ordered was delicious. Our server, Avery, was a delight! He recommended the perfect dishes for us and was attentive, funny but not overbearing. We will definitely be back again for a second round during our trip. The beat food we’ve had in a while. Also, it felt so incredibly safe 💕 I’m pregnant and I felt well cared for. Thank you Avery and Sawyer!
As always the food was amazing. Our waiter was courteous, professional and funny. The restaurant was clean.
Great restaurant with amazing food and a solid, not over-the-top ambience. Food is perfect for sharing and the cocktails are quite good. I would highly recommend.
We were unexpectedly surprised by the flavors and quality of food. The restaurant was roomy and the staff was attentive. There were three of us enjoying the ambiance in a high ceilinged, historic, quiet but not too much so space. Sawyer treated us to an incredibly delicious plate of beam shaped tator tots fried in duck fat and served with two tasty sauces. Very tasty! For us - Sawyer delivered on flavor, portions and service. Will be bringing out of town guests here during the holiday season.
Their patio space is great option for fall COVID outdoor eating as it's completely covered and they can open garage doors and windows to allow air in and have heaters. Definitely recommend!
What a wonderful meal. The food, presentation, cocktails and service was impeccable! Major food highlights were the pork buns and the lamb!
Sawyer is always delicious, and their Pork Belly Bao is life-changing.
Restaurant week menu was truly delicious and generous which is rare. I appreciate how well they’re indoor/outdoor space is set up for Covid dining.
We had a very enjoyable meal at Sawyer - great food and service!
Sunday Brunch was amazing. Great value and fun items on the menu to try and share.
Def a good choice for dinner. Everything was amazing !!
Service was amazing!!!
Great servers, amazing food, we'll continue to come back. Great date night
Avery was so great! We will definitely be back! Thank you.
Sawyetr brings excellence in every aspect, from the service to the food. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive; it was our first time, and we asked mostly about the food. The food. The food! By far, some of the most delicious food we’ve had in months! We had four shared plates — the pork buns, ceviche, lamb satay, and French dip and easily could have ordered more! (Too bad our pants were growing tighter by the bite!). This dinner also was to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday and they offered us a dessert on the house. The Choco tacos were the perfect end to our meal and experience at Sawyer.
Another great experience at Sawyer! Our waiter was great and food was excellent as usual. Love how they've pivoted to create a safe environment during Covid-19, I always feel comfortable dining there because of it.
Really great service and well-prepared to meet potential concerns around safety for Covid with outside seating options. All of the dishes were delicious. I would definitely come here again.
Sawyer is hands down my favorite restaurant in Seattle right now, I recommend it to everyone
What a wonderful experience! The food was fabulous, delicious, interesting, well prepared And our waiter really made the meal special by his suggestions for the order of courses, the food and the wine. He was attentive without being overbearing.
We wanted to sit outside buy couldn't and felt very safe because of the high ceilings and spacing of diners.
Go! You'll be glad you did.
The food was excellent. My wife and I got the pork belly steam buns, pretzel, tater tots, ceviche, udon noodles and lamb satay. (we like to eat) Everything was delicious, especially the choco taco for dessert. And Kyle was a great server for us, checked on us a decent amount and was very personable. Will be coming back, for sure.
Lovely covered outside space. Wonderful food with interesting delicious flavor combinations.
This place has a fantastic brunch! Don’t miss out on the monkey bread.
I love Sawyer, always great food. We forgot to change our reservation from 2 to 3, and we had our toddler with us. They made us feel like it was not a problem, changed our table and didn’t try to make us feel bad about it. Sawyer has delicious dinner options and we now love their brunch too. I love all the little things they do to make a nice experience, it would be a great restaurant to bring friends visiting SEA
Very interesting place to eat - the small plates allow you to try many different types of food and drink for a great experience. Everything was top notch, and the service attentive and many nice touches to keep things safe.
Definitely one of my favorite restaurants! Just felt the dilly bar was a bit much.
Brunch for our wedding anniversary
Great food, amazing service. I will definitely be back soon.
I've been to Sawyer four times, and it's exceptional every time. The pork belly steamed buns are OUTSTANDING!! I've had steamed buns many times, but these are truly the best I've ever had. The chef has truly taken these to the next level. They're so fluffy...they're like biting into a heavenly cloud of deliciousness. And I absolutely LOVE the artichokes, I always order them. The French Dip is so satisfying as well, all the components of the dish are exceptionally delicious.
In my view, Sawyer's the best restaurant in town. Hands down!!
we loved it! can't wait to go back again....everything was yummy!