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Restaurants, American creative Silver Lake
3 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Photograph: Ryan Tanaka Sawyer in Silver Lake.

Time Out says

Sawyer brings seafood into landlocked Silver Lake in the form of small plates, both cold and hot, to be enjoyed inside the quaint restaurant or on its dreamy outdoor patio. With executive chef Alex McWilliams at the helm, hungry eatsiders can dine on soft shell crab sandwiches, smoked trout and sprouted wheat berries, and Carolina fried chicken. Stop by for happy hour (daily 4-7pm), when you can snag a half dozen oysters and a draf beer or glass of wine for just $12.



Address: 3709 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 4pm-close; Sat, Sun 10am-close
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Users say (3)

3 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.3 / 5

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This place feels very out of place in Silver Lake, with a very West side crowd ooh'ing and ahh'ing over how hip they are for eating a $20 plate of beets on the East side. That being said, the design is beautiful and the seafood dishes are very good. The cocktails were only so-so (super sweet), and the seating is a little tricky: instead of table legs being at each corner of the tables, they're in the middle of all four sides of the tables, which means you can't push your chair in and have to sit with a metal table leg between your legs. Who decided these tables were a good idea!?!


Sawyer is a gorgeous restaurant in Silver Lake! I absolutely loved the vibe in the restaurant and they have delicious cocktails. They have a good variety of vegetarian options which is a bonus! Definitely try the brussels sprouts!


Uh, hey Venice. What are you doing all the way in Silver Lake? Between all the beautiful, bohemian men and women roaming around and the super trendy vibe, I could have sworn this was a Westside restaurant and bar. Oh well. The seafood dishes here are great, like the crab cakes and lobster roll, and I will certainly be back to have a cocktail by the outdoor fireplace.