What We Are
Sawhorse is a full-service restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Tuesday through Saturday, as well as Sunday brunch. The food and drinks served at Sawhorse reflect a Northeastern American and French Canadian influence deeply inspired by our chef's roots in upstate New York.
Chef Dan Silo
Dan is greatly inspired by his childhood in the Adirondack Mountains, the country diners he visited with his family on hiking and cross-country skiing trips throughout northern NY, Quebec, and Vermont, and by his great and great-great grandmothers, who were both lumber camp cooks in the early 1900's. His hearty, country comfort food is based on whole animal butchery, game meats, freshwater fish, old school preservation techniques, root vegetables, meat pies, sausages, and an undying obsession with maple syrup.
The name comes from Dan's memories of his family’s log cabin in the Adirondacks, where there was almost always a sawhorse around supporting anything from tools and lumber to canoes or kayaks. According to Dan: "The name was chosen to reflect the essential and utilitarian character of the food and the ambiance of the restaurant itself. A sawhorse is not an object of art, but a tool necessary to complete a myriad of projects both artistic and functional...beautiful in its simplicity, and a timeless representation of place."