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The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill Club, Truckee, CA

The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill Club

4.8
4.8
662 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Located in the heart of the Pinyon Pine-Juniper woodland area of the Sierra Nevada’s, elevated at 5,817 feet in the town of Truckee, resides The Sawyer at Schaffer’s Mill. With food true to the land and served by real Truckee people, The Sawyer is the perfect name for the final, most awaited addition to Schaffer’s Mill

The Sawyer is centered around an amazing indoor and outdoor bar with views of Lookout Mountain and the golf course. The restaurant features a locally crafted all-day menu with selections of shareable, freshly-prepared salads, generous sandwiches, and delicious entrees.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of Operation
    Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Bar Daily 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (530) 214-7385
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    Truckee
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

What 662 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Overall

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Value

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Child-Friendly

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Healthy

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    American

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Overall

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Food

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Service

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Ambience

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Value

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Child-Friendly

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Healthy

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Neighbourhood gem

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Great for fine wines

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Great for outdoor dining

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Great for scenic views

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Lively

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Most Booked

662 Reviews
  1. SteveJ

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch as always. the food service was timely and the ambience was great

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  2. Danny

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Will and Vivian took care of us. Great place, very accommodating and friendly. Will return

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  3. MTSM

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went on Mother's Day and they had a fixed menu. The food was great except for the free pastry basket. We sat on the patio and loved it. Service was fantastic! We will return.

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  4. Martin

    New York City

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went there for Mother’s Day Brunch and had a really good meal. The service was fantastic, the setting the best around. We will go back there again soon.

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  5. DeDe24

    Baja California Sur

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Destiny was fantastic and the food was delicious.

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  6. Neils

    Central Coast

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. This place is a favorite of ours. It never disappoints!

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  7. CeceliaS

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From when we were greeted to walking out-great experience. Joey and Carly were great. Cocktails and food full of flavor. Thank you!

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  8. TomC

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service great. Scallops too salty. Timing on sequence of food delivery was bad. We weren’t even halfway through our appetizer when our entrees showed up and then sat there getting cold.

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  9. JoshV

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The only downside was how bright those LED lights are over the side booth tables. Super bright. I know they can’t be dimmed via a dimmer switch, but maybe there’s a diff fixture option. It feels like you’re under an interrogation light while you’re eating.
    The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill ClubResponded on April 24, 2024
    Hi Josh! Great feedback! We will look into that. I am glad you enjoyed everything else! Lani

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always! Greta food, drinks, and service!
    The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill ClubResponded on April 24, 2024
    Awesome! Thank for the great review. See you next time!

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  11. Dinner

    Sacramento

    436 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    436 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great restaurant! Our family loves this place. Wonderful service and food.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our experience, the food was excellent and we’ll definitely be back the next time we’re in town!
    The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill ClubResponded on April 24, 2024
    Great to hear! Thank you for the review!

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  13. bradH

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife wanted to go here for her birthday and even wanted to bring the kids with us. Everything was amazing. Easy parking and reservation was on time. There’s a kids playground a minute walk away so kids can go play there after dinner and adults can chill. I had the millionaire burger and so did my 11yr old It was cooked perfectly. Wife had salmon that she absolutely loved. Our 8yr old had cheese pizza. Had to try it. Was great also. We shared a butter cake with ice cream for dessert. Highly recommend. Definitely put this restaurant on your special occasion list.
    The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill ClubResponded on April 12, 2024
    Hello Brad, Fabulous news! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Lani

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  14. ERRC

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Well prepared delicious food in a club like atmosphere

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  15. 2OBS

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food, drinks, wine selections and service are always excellent. If you are waited on by Joey or Teresia, they are both excellent!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Thqnk you for hosting! We had a great time! Look forward to coming back

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  17. DeDe24

    Baja California Sur

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous "millionaire" burger and wedge salad. Exceptional service from Destiny and great glass of Pinot. Watching various sports events in a great room. What could be better?
    The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill ClubResponded on March 23, 2024
    Hi DeDe! What could be better?... seeing you again! Thank you for taking the time to write us this review. Destiny is a new server to us here at The Sawyer and we think she's pretty great too! See you next time, and thanks!

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  18. Carlos

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always come to The Sawyer when we visit Northstar. Great food, service and ambiance!!
    The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill ClubResponded on March 23, 2024
    Thank you, Carlos! We are looking forward to even more ambiance with Spring/Summer weather allowing us to open back up our 2 beautiful patios and turn on the outdoor fire pit. Soon!!!! Thank you and we look forward to having you dine with us again. Lani

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  19. ChristineH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We eat at the Sawyer everytime we come to Tahoe, which is about one a month. The food is consistently good and there is some variation to the menu with daily specials. It is one of the better restaurants in town.
    The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill ClubResponded on March 11, 2024
    Hi Christine. Happy to hear we are one of your favorites. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Lani

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  20. ErinE

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our absolute favorite place to go whenever we are in Truckee. The staff is incredible. Ask for Theresia behind the bar, her and Andrea are the best of the best. Management takes such good care of the crew and it definitely shows. My favorite cocktail is a toasted, pecan old-fashioned and you must have the butter cake for dessert. My husband and I look forward to every chance we get to go there!
    The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill ClubResponded on March 11, 2024
    Hello Erin! Thank you for such a kind review. You're right about that Toasted Pecan Old Fashioned too! It's delicious.

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  21. Lynnie0503

    Tahoe

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent meal. The service was perfect. I will return for another great meal!

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  22. AileenH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yesterday’s special the steak au poivre was excellent!

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  23. MarieS

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Sawyer is one of our "special dinner" splurge places in town and once again it did not disappoint. Very good, informative service. They knew the menu which was quite helpful. Met the manager and the bar tender neither of whom actually served our table. Nice customer service.

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  24. GaryT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Reasonable priced Valentine's meal; very good food and ambience.

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  25. GoodDoc

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great experience! Just got in to town, wanted to find a place near our hotel to eat good for and watch the Super Bowl. This place was full of good vibes, great food, and wonderful service. The local crowd definitely showed up, and were welcoming and a lot of fun. Steak was perfect, scallops nicely done. I recommend the Brussels sprouts as an appetizer. Good local beer and wine list. Highly recommend this place!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to watch the Super Bowl. Amazing experience l.

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  27. VickiH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. Great location and menu.

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  28. kimk

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome people and great food with a wonderful view. A must go when in town.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing with a staff attentive and warm, all delivered at an excellent value for your money.
    The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill ClubResponded on February 12, 2024
    Thank you very much for your kind words! We hope to see you again soon.

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  30. BrianH

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best kept secret in Truckee. The food and service were amazing.
    The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill ClubResponded on February 12, 2024
    Thanks Brian! See you again soon.

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  31. Foodie

    Western NC

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service, excellent food, wine and value. We will return.

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  32. BillP

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Joey is a great server. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  33. BrianH

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is restaurant is amazing! A little hidden gem. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. Food was excellent with very little wait time. We will be heading back soon!

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  34. timb

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and excellent service. Will definitely return!

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  35. JoanneW

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot! Ambience was nice, our server Viviane was fantastic, food was tasty, and our sommelier Will was fun, knowledgeable and personable! Will definitely be back!!!
    The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill ClubResponded on February 12, 2024
    Hi Joanne! Thank you for the nice review! We passed your compliments along to Vivian and Will. See you again soon!

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  36. SusanS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    the menu has been "dumbed down" now it's just like any ski lodge with lots of burgers and pizza options. Bring back the beef stroganoff. Service was slow.

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  37. bluecardinal

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to enjoy dinner after a day on the slopes. Food is quite good, the kale/brussel salad is amazing, and the desserts are comfort food incarnate. Plus a great drink menu makes this a great place for an enjoyable evening.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous bday celebration for my hubby with friends, Brandon our waiter , As well as all of the staff were extremely attentive, will come back as soon as possible , great meals desserts cocktails & service .

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  39. mamabearnash

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service and atmosphere were all fabulous. We love The Sawyer & will be back!

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  40. EkaterinaP

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my very favorite spots in Tahoe. Great food, excellent selection of dishes for everyone, outstanding service

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You can order delivery directly from The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill Club using the Order Online button. The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill Club also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (530) 214-7385.

The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill Club is rated 4.8 stars by 662 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 p.m.


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill Club

9055 Heartwood Dr, Truckee, CA 96161

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Truckee
  • Hours of Operation
    Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Bar Daily 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine
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