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Confederation Lounge & Patio - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, Edmonton, AB
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Confederation Lounge & Patio - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

4.5
4.5
390 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
For iconic celebrations, intimate gatherings and exquisite cocktails that you soon won’t forget. The Confederation Lounge delivers guests the extraordinary. And has been doing so since 1915.

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2 people

9:00 pm


Booked 11 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:00 am–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (780) 424-5181
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Edmonton
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 390 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Edmonton / Northern Alberta

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Edmonton / Northern Alberta

    Great for fine wines

  • Edmonton / Northern Alberta

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Edmonton / Northern Alberta

    Great for scenic views

  • Edmonton

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Edmonton

    Great for fine wines

  • Edmonton

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Edmonton

    Romantic

  • Edmonton

    Great for scenic views

390 Reviews
  1. Bard

    Edmonton

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent, not only was our server great, another server who has helped us previously took a few minutes for a chat. The food was excellent. It's one of our favourite spots

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  2. MurrayS

    Las Vegas

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another amazing date night with my wife. Got to sit on the patio with the warm weather. Best patio in Edmonton. The food was delicious and the margaritas are the best anywhere. Thanks Michell, Jacob. Jerome. and Johnathon. Perfect.

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  3. Yusrah

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience with the best server ever- Thank you Emily!

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  4. MurrayS

    Las Vegas

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another exceptional date night with my wife. Sushil, your margaritas are truly the best. The food was so good. Thanks Erin, Jacob, Carmen, and everyone who helped make the evening perfect.

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  5. MurrayS

    Las Vegas

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another long overdue date night with my wife. The food was outstanding, the carrot cake sooo good. The margaritas are the best anywhere, thanks Sushil. Thank you Emily, Erin, and Joe for such a wonderful evening.

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  6. CherylJ

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic. We appreciated there was a kids menu for our granddaughter. All the portions we substantial. The ambiance was amazing. We felt we were wrapped in history. Our server was attentive and very nice. The whole experience was outstanding.

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  7. MurrayS

    Las Vegas

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The amazing Confederation Lounge! As always, our time there was “like going home.” We are fortunate to know many of the staff after many years as clients. My husband and I are always blown away that they are as efficient and professional to each person as they were when we met many of them so many years ago. The food is wonderful (a little something for everyone) and the margaritas expertly mixed by Sucheil are the best. To Carmen (our server) - you are the best. A special thanks to David , Emily and Antosh for coming by and greeting us with their smiles. A special note of thanks must be made to Hailey the hostess who (although off the evening we were there ) greets everyone with the biggest smile and sees you are comfortably seated. Yes, The Confederation Lounge remains a special place to us.

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  8. AA00

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    enjoyed the service and ambience. it was quiet and intimate. the charcuterie board is really good and has good presentation

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The music choice was not appropriate for a lounge. It was more like club/dance music and was playing very loudly. It was not conducive for conversation and not what one would expect of a high end lounge experience.

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  10. MurrayS

    Las Vegas

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great evening out with my wife. The food was perfect, the carrot cake desert was just delicious. Thank you Sushil for the best lime margaritas on this planet. Carmen you looked after us so well. Great evening.

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  11. Patrick

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Extremely slow service, lots of confusion and mistakes from staff on where food was going. Way below expectations for price point

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  12. DavidF

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We took in the Valentine's Day sharing board special. Excellent variety prepared to perfection and as always, impeccably served by great staff. Friendly, engaging, but not overbearing and very attentive. It has become a staple for special occasions or a casual afternoon respite.

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  13. TrevorV

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding, drinks were fantastic, ambiance was perfect. Highly recommended!!

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  14. RaniaY

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The atmosphere is always good at the confederation lounge. The food was just ok. Starters were better than the mains overall. Service was very slow. Price does not warrant the amount or quality of food. A good place for a drink. The new set up also looks nice but is uncomfortable for eating more than a small snack. Majority of Tables are too low.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Super expensive but worth it for a fancy experience. Didn't actually get to eat, but the cocktail I had was amazing, and the lounge is gorgeous.

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  16. Dinning

    Edmonton

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing evening, Gwen was exceptional as always. Has a great evening.

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  17. MarilynB

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I have always loved going to the Hotel Macdonald over Christmas. I invited my sister and brother and we were fine with dining in the lounge on Christmas day. When I first arrived to be seated, I was a bit taken back by a young hostess who was trying to speak to us with a mouth full of something. Not really what I'm used to in any elevated setting. The food was very subpar for spending over $350. The service however was excellent. It's too bad that your food doesn't match up to your exceptional servers. Though it has been a tradition for me to visit the Hotel and dine over Christmas, I feel I will forego this next year. M. brodeur Marilynm22@yahoo.ca

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  18. DeidreW

    Edmonton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come here quite often and not for the food anymore. The quality of food has gone down a lot. It’s so disappointing for the cost vs value. First, she told us they were out of lamb at 6:45 pm. Then she checked and there was lamb but came out with cold broccoli and lumpy, cold mashed potatoes. It was so tough that my husband thought his molars were going to fall out. The beef ragu was all pasta with little bits of beef. The ribeye was about 3 oz of muscle and grissel. We were sat at a table with coffee table height tables when we made the reservation letting them know we had an 85 year old in a wheelchair. It was shocking to say the least.

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  19. JasonL

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great, the Christmas atmosphere was spectacular. Staff were very accommodating and added to the amazing evening we had.

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  20. DougT

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening for a special moment ! Ask for Michelle to assist you; professional, empathetic and lovely. We had a marvellous time.

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  21. Dcpat

    Edmonton

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere but entirely too overpriced! $34 for a burger? $16 for a small piece of cake? Everything was very tasty but I could eat same thing elsewhere for half the price.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a lovely experience. We thoroughly enjoyed the full adventure. I would strongly recommend drinks/dinner at Confederation Lounge.

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  23. AmberJ

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed the ambience and the food was excellent! Erin our server was amazing! All in all a wonderful experience.

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  24. TheresaB

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambiance. Would have liked Xmas music playing. Service was okay. Prices a bit high. Frequent here in the summer on the patio. Menu could use an overhaul.

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  25. stephaniel

    Edmonton

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the ambiance and the service, but the noodles of my beef ragu were overcooked. Disappointed to have that at a Fairmont.

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  26. EllaC

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely great experience! Starting from valet parking, sitting, service and food quantity - everything was just perfect!

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  27. MikeT

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service from Michelle was outstanding. Food was great and the venue cannot be beat.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was incredibly burnt and lacklustre aside from the truffle fries.

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  29. teenee

    Edmonton

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent, beautiful lounge to spend the afternoon. Great cocktails and fantastic food. Will return for sure

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  30. gray

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was wonderful and welcoming! And the food was spectacular! The Bao Buns were flavourful and delicious!

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  31. Babs

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Not sure if we like the updates made… feels less cozy than before. Emily was fantastic!

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  32. IreneD

    Edmonton

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Is not my first or second time here. The ambience is always right.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. ChowHound

    Edmonton

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best patio in Edmonton! Great food, great service, great location!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    With Sunday being a beautiful fall day, we thought spending it on a patio overlooking the Edmonton river valley would be a great idea. Drinks were good but very expensive ($24 for a cocktail) food was good (for the most part- we had to send back an overdressed salad) and reasonably priced. Our service was terribly slow. Bringing one drink at a time as each keg seemed to slowly need to be changed. By the time our last person got their drink, the first person was done theirs. Water refills were slow. Food came out quickly. I’m not sure- I was expecting more especially at the price point and location. Patio was dead too- we were the only group out there for quite awhile, so not sure the reason for slow service. Anyway- probably won’t be back there!

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  35. MurrayS

    Las Vegas

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great way to celebrate our anniversary. The food was spectacular, the beverages were excellent, and even the weather was outstanding. Thanks Hanny, Gwen, Jonathon, Parker, Sushil, and everyone who made it so special.

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  36. GlenA

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was very good & helpful, drinks took awhile to come but it wasn't her fault as they seemed slow at the bar. This was first time dining & staying at Fairmont McDonald so decided on the lounge instead of restaurant because the menu had a few more items. Food was good but nothing exceptional. Most tables not set up for real dining more for casual snacking etc. as we had a small low table but our server accommodated with another one to put our meals on. After dinner went outside for a coffee and she brought us blankets as it was a tad chilly outside.

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  37. Marguerite

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cocktails and service were top notch. The tortilla chips were a bit stale with the hummus. Everything should be perfect at a place such as this as expectations are high.

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  38. MurrayS

    Las Vegas

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding afternoon. The food was scrumptious and the beverages were top notch. Thank you to Gwen, Erin, Johnathon, and everyone who helped make our visit such a memorable treat.

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  39. showboy

    Edmonton

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Taste of Alberta board, soft tacos, chipotle pineapple margaritas, old fashioned's, cream cheese crepe cheesecake... all amazing on a Tues night dinner w/phenomenal service and, as always, an atmosphere to die for 👍

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  40. MurrayS

    Las Vegas

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the Confederation Lounge and Patio does not disappoint. The service was excellent and the food and drinks completed a great day overlooking Edmonton’s magnificent river valley. A special thankyou to Gwen and Erin for help make this an enjoyable visit.

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FAQs

Confederation Lounge & Patio - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (780) 424-5181.

Confederation Lounge & Patio - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald is rated 4.5 stars by 390 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

9:00 pm


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Confederation Lounge & Patio - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

10065 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N6

Additional information

  • Area
    Edmonton
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:00 am–12:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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