Beau Laughlin returns today with Sawyer, seafood restaurant with some serious indoor-outdoor appeal.
Peruse through Silver Lake’s newest restaurant stunner Sawyer, opening today right in the thick of things on Sunset Boulevard. The space formerly belonged to Naya, but now Beau Laughlin and partners Brett Cranston and Jay Milliken have taken the reigns — and things are looking good.
The seafood-focused evening eatery is shoring up next to a brand new Clover Juice — which opens tomorrow — and comes filled with unpolished charm. There's open brickwork running along one wall and beautiful raw wood flooring throughout, while a long communal table ringed by stools floats through the middle of the room. The L-shaped bar is wrapped in azure blue tile, with total seating — including the garden patio in the back — set firmly at 90 guests.
Chef Alex McWilliams leads the culinary team, focusing on large format dishes and share plates alike, including a variety of raw seafood options and rethought staples like clam chowder. You'll also find fried chicken on the menu, along with a weekend brunch that launches next month. Devon Espinosa works the cocktail menu, while GM Dario Dell'Anno (Providence, Bastide) keeps things running smoothly by also overseeing the wine lineup.
Sawyer opens today for happy hour at 4 p.m., keeping weeknight hours from 4 p.m. to late during the week. On weekends during brunch, expect 10 a.m. to evening hours, with the neighboring Clover Juice open daily from early morning to night.
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