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Sawyer, Silver Lake
Sawyer, Silver Lake
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It's Always Sunny at the New Sawyer in Silver Lake

The seafood-focused stunner debuts for dinner

Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

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.

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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.

Sawyer
3705 Sunset
Los Angeles, CA

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