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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Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance is great. We had some special dietary requests that were met with no issues at all. Quality of food was very good and the steak prepared just as requested. Service was very attentive. Noticed they have a new lunch buffet, will have to try that!

AB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated my parents 52nd anniversary dinner and had a lovely time. The service and food were exceptional!

L
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The Sunday Brunch was exceptional. Selection and quality were outstanding. Our server and other staff were customer focused and made us feel like royalty. Overall a great experience.

L
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Brunch was great, service was excellent!! I would definitely go again. In fact we usually go for Morhers Day but this time it was my mother in laws bday.
Prime rib was a little tougher then I would like, but the sticky toffee pudding was next level!!
Thanks

AW
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an awesome time...it was my daughter’s birthday and Sanjay bent over backwards for us...the nicest man...he could not do enough for us!!

MP
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such great service: discrete, personable and professional! I appreciate the ability to talk without interruption and the quality of the food.

DL
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good to be able to go somewhere and count on having a great meal

T
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

New menu item labelled gluten free had issues as the chef identified the box labelled may contain wheat. New item selected

OT
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the moment we arrived we were greeted at the door with happy friendly staff. This set the tone for the entire evening. The staff were very friendly and made us feel welcomed. The service was point on. The meal was cooked to perfection and the presentation was first class. An unforgettable experience. I would highly recommend the capilano sawmill to anyone who wants a first class dining experience. It was my anniversary and my wife’s experience was absolutely perfect. Thank you.

SH
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Very disappointing. Out of 8oz fillets. 2 of our group wanted the filets and ordered prime rib instead and got shoe leather . Rude server... will NEVER go back. Was the worst dining experience ever and was my 36th anniversary

w
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were greeted and seated right away. Service was quick for our drink orders, the wine we chose was very good and reasonably priced. The lunch menu is quite diverse, I had the fish and chips a great treat for me and my companions thoroughly enjoyed the beef dip. Service was great, accomodating and professional. We enjoyed the experience and will definitely be back.

BW
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

I have been to that location many times in the past and always enjoyed the food quality and great selection. Unfortunately the last visit on July 28th, 2019 (to celebrate my son's 15th Birthday) was not a good experience. The waiter was nice, but something was very wrong with the food. We arrived at 11:25 AM and my son was outside already at 11:45 AM, feeling very nauseated (after eating 3 pieces of bacon with hashbrown and a very small piece of chicken). I hoped that after getting some fresh air, he would feel better. Unfortunately that was not the case. Then I felt really sick after trying basa fish (I tried it before and it was always good). I paid the bill fast (yes, with tip, as always) and left quickly at 12:08 PM. My son and I ended up with stomach problems. My daughter was less affected, but she generally has "an iron stomach". I will also mention that the selection (not just the quality) was poor, comparing with all the other past visits (even the lettuce/salad was wilted - seriously). I don't think I will be risking another visit to the Sawmill in the future. This time it was an expensive and unpleasant lesson. If I ate that food blindfolded, I would never have guesses that it was Capilano Sawmill since the past visits were always positive (and delicious). Very disappointed.

MD
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We are return customers, usually for drinks and quick meal after work, but we decide4d to go for brunch this time. We are glad we did! The variety of food, the attentive service, and the semi private room we were able to reserve for us made for a delightful time.

MP
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Great service. From the hostess through the server we were well treated.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Everything was great except the loud people behind us were loudly talking and cussing. Definitely wrecked the mood.
Besides that, everything else was great.

GM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a perfect evening with family to celebrate our anniversary. The waiter (sorry I don’t have his name) was excellent. He took care of us all evening especially my two young grandsons. It is an excellent restaurant that we have visited many times as a family. Thank you!

GP
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sanjay is an amazing host and really makes you feel you are a valued patron!

MM
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

The buns were hard, and hard to eat. There were fruit flies.

The waiter was excellent. I wanted to see a desert menu, but he never brought me one.

I absolutely loved my french onion soup!
Question: Why would you charge 26$ for 5 shrimp?

l
Edmonton
19 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great
Service was great as usual

JW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding. Good acoustics. Great service. I was changing my baby’s diaper in the bathroom and when I came out my food had been delivered and was cold. I understood that wasn’t the restaurant’s fault and asked them if they wouldn’t mind warming up the food. Instead they insisted they make me a new meal from scratch. Great management. Great food too! ;)

E
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Exeelllent service and friendliness by Bruno. I ordered Caesar salad with Garlic toast. It was a generous serving but the croutons were very hard. The dressing had been poured in the middle. I didn't discover it until I was almost finished the salad. A Caesar salad should be tossed with the lettuce and croutons before serving.

CW
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was my wife's birthday and we had excellent service and enjoyed ourselves

GE
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always have a great time at this location. The service and meals are always good.

WJ
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Being Father's Day, restaurant was extremely busy but very refreshing to have awesome service and friendly staff, definitely will be back!

w
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thanks for a great brunch. Your eggs benny were delish.

D
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food for Father's day brunch was really good. Service really good.

KR
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was good, a few more options would have been awesome

FD
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Food was as expected. We were there to dine at leisure. Service was too rushed. It felt like I was in a fast food restaurant.

CS
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing brunch for an excellent price worth every penny

D
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Overall was good. Our server could have been more attentive to our table.

PT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

They were out of some sirloin and filet mignon and the prime rib and other steak ordered was poorly cooked. Med raw was ordered and got rare and tough. Very disappointed. The quality of the food has really declined over the years. We used to be regulars but doubt we will return.

OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always love the Sawmill!! Great food and service and a great price. Best steak in town.

SG
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great round table at the back. Lots of room and perfect for 5 adults and our two grandchildren. Food was great. Best part of our brunch was our server. I didn’t get his name. But he was attentive. Kind. Funny. And was great with everyone. A true master of his craft. We’ve already made plans to go back next month. Thank you.

MP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service from Sanjeet. Food was excellent.

NM
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

Was very disappointed that on Mother’s Day the salad bar was empty( not being replenished) and the hot food was empty majority of the time. I got a piece of prime rib and had to wait 8 min for potatoes! This is unacceptable! We had our reservations at 1:30 and then were told at 2:20 that the buffet was closing at 2:30! I was never told this when booking the buffet and to to be paying $40 for scraps was unacceptable .
Will not be returning.

MT
Edmonton
39 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Mother's Day Brunch -- food was good, service was excellent. Our server was absolutely terrific.

SM
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

For the price you pay, we found that it was very crowded to get around the buffet. Constantly bumping into or getting bumped while trying to get food. The food itself was not bad, but it was overall a pretty frustrating experience. We felt rushed with the hour and a half time limit considering trying to get food at the buffet was insane. The restaurant really isn’t able to provide room to host a buffet. I used to go every Sunday years back and this was nothing like it used to be. Sadly, we were disappointed.

M
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff was excellent. We were greeted at the door. Food was delicious, especially the ham. Would go back for sure.

RE
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Our server was very good and the food was great. A good time was had by all.

CD
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The buffet was full on... so. much. food. And everything I had was great!! My mom loved going there for mother's day.

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