Sawmill - Edmonton Capilano

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Steakhouse
We have all the Sawmill tradition in this new location, but we’ve added a real modern flair to it as well. It’s the same cozy and professional dining experience guests have come to expect from Sawmill over the years in a more modern setting.
Capilano Sawmill’s Executive Chef is well versed in the Sawmill menu. Your taste buds will be treated to traditional Sunday Brunch and of course the most famous, most succulent, most mouth watering prime cuts of AAA Alberta beef around.
The fine dining experience offered by Capilano Sawmill will be an exciting opportunity for Edmontonians to tantalize their taste buds. Capilano Sawmill also features a massive 2500 sq-ft. two-tier patio where you can enjoy your favourite beverages on a hot sunny day!
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4.0based on recent ratings
3.9
Food
4.1
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.8
Value
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BC
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

Server was overwhelmed and looks like she wasn't trained very well. She tried hard but to no avail.

LC
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The staff are always very pleasant. The restaurant is always very clean and so are the washrooms. The ambiance is nice. The food is good and the Sunday brunch selection is quite plentiful.

PK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful time. Service was excellent, food amazing and we felt respected. That doesn’t happen every where. Thanks.

U
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Enjoyable meal. Many of us ordered the Valentines special which included salad and dessert. Caesar salad was excellent. Good value especially with the loyalty program. Service could have been better but there was an engagement party close by us and this kept the waiters very busy. Will definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food & service was very good! We had the Prime Rib.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Nice to get out and enjoy a supper with my wife

MS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Wish I had a a choice from either the set menu or regular menu

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience5

Everything is usually good at this location. We’re close by a go there a lot.

It was a set menu for Valentines Day, so you would expect that it would take some strain off the staff.

The experience started great, but went terribly down hill at the end.

2 of us at a table for 4. Finished dishes put to the side so the waiter would have a clear indication we were done. He didn’t get it. A hostess had to grab them after 10 minutes of sitting there. She was nice enough to noticed our drinks were empty and asked if we would like another.

It seemed she was having trouble getting the waiter to understand that we wanted another drink. We could hear her repeatedly point out our table to the pint where she had to raise her voice.

Our idea was to have this last drink with our included dessert. Well that didn’t happen. After the older gentleman brought our drinks, that was the last time we had any interaction with him until we had to ask for our bill. ....20 minutes after we received our last drink.

Usually it’s a good experience, but after this experience, I don’t think it’ll be a choice for us for any special occasions anymore.

The ending pretty much wreaked what was suppose to be a nice evening out for my wife and a way for me to show how much I appreciate her.

T
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience1

Other than the appetizers the restaurant was a mess - the tables were dirty - the washrooms were filthy - we had to move tables 3 times - and the walls and table were still filthy
The appetizers were delish - the service was great but the meals were cold - the gravy was freezing - VERY DISAPPOINTED as it was for a 40th birthday celebration

OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

The food was good. No beef ribs or cheese Or more salad
No lobster

L
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Sanjay was exceptional
And I would highly recommend this location
We had 9 people at our table and everything was awesome
Thank you Sanjay

MP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

Our waitress was friendly and lovely, however the service time from the kitchen was unacceptable. Our appetizers took about 25 minutes, and our entrees took almost an hour and all we ordered were pasta and a beef dip sandwich. Overall not a great experience and we had to ask our waitress for our food to go, before we even got it. Will not be returning.

SO
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience3

We went for lunch. My 2 friends had the lunch buffet which was almost inedible..
Very poor
And l had a burger which was juicy but no flavour
Very disappointed
I had gone there when it first opened for dinner and was not impressed but l thought well it’s years later
Give it a try but l won’t go again
Not the sawmill from the early days
It was excellent at that time

R
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Went to the Sawmill for my wife's birthday. Have used the Capilano Mall location for lunch several times and had good experience. This time we went for dinner and were very disappointed. Meal arrived cold and the prime rib was tough and tasteless, Yorkshire pudding was overcooked. Server did get my wife a new meal but the second offering was not much better than the first and we left most of our meals on the plate. In fairness the server tried to make it right but with the quality of what came out of the kitchen there was no way to salvage the meal. Very disappointing, paid premium price for almost inedible food.

GP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and ambience combined with outstanding service

MM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience3

Service was exemplary but I have no desire to go again. The food was average to below with the protein being the most disappointing. Have had the tomahawk steak both here and elsewhere and enjoyed it thoroughly. This time it was a disaster. We were given some off & to make up for it, a small steak but it tasted and looked like a piece of well done liver. Unfortunately, I did not understand the waiter/manager and mistook his 'don't have to leave a tip' for the unhappiness with the food. As the service itself was great, I left $50 (we had 4 messy kids) and it was not until I got home that I realized a tip had been taken automatically. double

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great buffet selection and pricing, server was customer oriented - excellent service all the way!!!

S
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

need to put out more utensils for dessert, people were picking up desserts with their hands and then putting back, the pancakes were hard around the edges, must have been in the warmer a long time, coffee was cold. Not work $26

TP
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Excellent food, looove the Prime Rib.

Average service. I kept waiting for a waiter to get around to me so I could get some steak sauce.

PB
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have never not had an amazing time here!!! We always sit up top in a booth and we have the best server. An older European gentleman who is fantastic!

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

There was bag pipes being played as soon as we got there. Was very hard to hold a conversation. Our waitress was fantastic. I realize it was New Year’s Eve so the limited menu wasn’t a surprise. The cost of the meals was a bit of a surprise. Food was good. She asked for medium well but was quite bloody. Because we had theatre reservations I just switched my cordon bleu.

HK
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

The New Year Eve dinner was not worth the price. Food lacked taste.

Y
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We have been going to the Sawmill every New Years for over 10 Years. The food and the service are fantastic. I have nothing negative to say. Perfection.

DC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was amazing! Above and beyond on many points. The manager came by shortly after we sat down to advise that the bagpipes playing in the lounge would only go for about 15 minutes however they continued through most of our meal. Made it a little difficult to visit

RG
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

I have always enjoyed the Sunday Lunch Buffet for family and friends gatherings. Unfortunately, the variety and quality of food has changed drastically. I hope that the Management will realize that it is negatively affecting their business and work towards bringing it back to the level it was in the past.

BK
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great meal! I had pot roast with mashed potatoes and vegetables. Also really good and quiet atmosphere for conversation. We had table for 6 near the fireplace. Will definitely be back.

EH
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

First we made a reservation and were place in the very top back corner. The waiter was terrible and forgetful not just to us but to all the tables around us. Took 45 min to get our first drink when they remembered we were there. We arrived at 5:30 got our first drink at 6:15, placed our order at 6:30 waiter came back at 7 said he forgot to punch our order in. He said I bring you a beer on him he brought the wrong kinda warm beer. He came back 10 min later and said u didn’t touch it did you I brought u the wrong one.Took it away and brought the right beer it was cold. If your going to run a high end restaurant you need to have high end staff. The steak was good the side dishes were cold and under cooked. I get better service at Boston Pizza. If your gonna charge the prices you do you should have people leaving raving about the place. I definitely was not impressed left disappointed.

ST
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

I appreciate it’s a busy time of year but the service was poor . The waiter kept telling us he was coming back it seemed we where invisible. Got our appys about 10 mins after our main course came we were still eating appy and they left the main course as we rushed to finish the appy. Half way through the food the bread came

LE
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We quite enjoyed our experience. We did notice that our chairs were a little bit wobbly and should be fixed or replaced. The lighting was a little too dim for my liking. The food was quite good. Yorkshire pudding was a little dry but still tasty. Our server was pleasant but stretched thin. Our soda's were not refilled most likely because he had a big table but other support workers looked like they had time to help out but chose not to.
Overall it was a pleasant outing.

BS
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent buffet selection. Very good ambiance.

DM
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always great food and service at the Sawmill's no matter what location you go to.

RD
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The food has kinda blah, it's gone a tad downhill. We came on a Monday, which is Steak & Lobster night. I did order the steak and lobster, so did 3 others at our table. It was allright, but really nothing to write home about. I guess I've come to expect MORE at the Sawmill and it just wasn't. Perhaps it was just the Capilano location? I will go back. I don't think I'll order any specials, but I also don't think I'll go to that location either.

MM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The only reason I did not give it 5 Star (outstanding) as we had reservations for 12noon and we had to wait about 20 to 25 minutes for a table. Otherwise it was great.

WB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

Reserved a table for 6. Specifically asked for a table and they gave us a booth. When I asked for the table we reserved they said none were available but we could wait as one would be ready soon. After 20 minutes the manger came to tell us there was not a table available and offered us free appetizers. There seemed to be no communication between the wait staff and the front end staff. Promised drinks either didn't show up or were wrong. The buns showed up after the appetizers and there were 4 for a party of six. Two more showed up on a plate 10 minutes later. My medium rare steak was rare. I mean the food wasn't terrible but I have certainly had better. The Keg does a much better job and will be getting my money next time. No attention to detail or feeling of being served.

M
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The buffet was very enjoyable. Fast when you have a limited lunch time. thank you.

OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I always have a good experience at The Sawmill Capilano

DR
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was friendly and efficient. The was a shortage of plates for the buffet but that was quickly rectified.

H
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

It was good. Just for the size and the price it’s not really worth it.

DS
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sunday brunch is always a treat...something for everyone. Personable and prompt service by our favourite Server, Bruno.

KE
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience5

My steak was tough and full of grissel, they replaced it with a tough fatty piece of prime rib which I also could not eat. Very unacceptable. I invited friends there and was very disappointed.

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