Went to the Sawmill for our
Went to the Sawmill for our anniversary. We had the special of steak or teriyaki chicken breast with shrimp and bacon-wrapped scallops. It also came with starter salad and dessert. Also on the Thursday that we went, they had 50% off wine special. We found the ambiance was nice and quiet with a romantic feel to it. The special was excellent. With the wine being 50% off, we enjoyed a bottle of wine for $16.50. Definite special evening in a great restaurant. Very happy with this choice for our anniversary. We will definitely return.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant itself almost
The restaurant itself almost seemed like it could use a more modern facelift. But the service was great. The waiter was there when we needed him but was not in the way too often. I do have to say that that the meal took a little long to make, but the taste and perfection of the steak made up for it. All in all a great experience at the Sawmill. Will definitely come back for more.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Birthday Party SUCCESS!!
I arranged for a large group to be there for a birthday gathering. Considering that these situations can be chaotic at best the staff was very well prepared to receive us. Our food and beverages were attended to very quickly and we were not waiting for anything. This is especially difficult with a larger party yet the Sawmill pulled this off without a problem. The food was very good and anything I tried was quite excellent. I had a rib-eye which was cooked perfectly and was very tender and juicy. My only draw back might have been the pasta side option (Fettecuni Alfredo) which seemed to be drowning in sauce which still tasted okay. The stuffed potatos looked more appetizing and many of the other guests enjoyed them immensely.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was initially surprised
I was initially surprised at the number of children attending brunch but it was soon obvious that they liked the food and the atmosphere.
Great food, great selections. The dessert bar was the best I have ever seen.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Greatest Mothers Day brunch
I was introduced to the Mothers Day brinch at the saw Mill, about 3 years ago. A freind recommended it and I have been taking my wife there ever since. The food is fantastic and the atmosphere is fun and energenic.
WARNING - this event is their busiest day of the year! You MUST reserve your seating almost an month before and be warned that seating can be somewhat cramped.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was my son-in-laws birthday earlier in the month so he chose the location - he wanted to have lobster. I had the prime rib which I had been craving. All in all, the food was very good - except that my prime rib could have been heated more. The service was very good and the server came around several times to check on our table. I was impressed with the layout of the restauant - tables are far enough apart that you cannot hear other diner;s conversations. A pleasant dining experience
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely Brunch As Always
Wonderful brunch, we were seated quickly in a busy restaurant, the server was friendly; however did not linger.
The chocolate fountian was burnt.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always good food and service.
Always good food and service. A great place to take friends and family for special occasions as well as just because. Have often gone for lunch as a couple for"ourtime". Mothers/fathers day brunches are always good too. A great place all round. This last time we were seated in the upper level, but had a guest with mobility/stair issues. We asked to be moved to the lower part and the hostess was very accommodating. Thnx for continued great service and food.
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been going to the Sawmill fo over 30 years .Live in Kelowna now .Always try and have supper when back
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Father's Day brunch
We arrived just before 10am and was quickly seated. Jaz our server welcomed our group and informed us about the brunch. Food was good and the the omelette my daughter had was perfect. Food selection is what you expected at Sawmill. Overall a good experience and was never felt to be rushed out.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious, and the prime rib deal made it affordable.
The server was good, timely manner good as well.
I will be recommending this place for the delicious affordable meal.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall good experience
For starters, I was extremely pleased that the Sawmill was able to accommodate me with a last minute reservation for 18 people to celebrate my wife's 40th birthday! (A previous location, with whom I had made arrangements, left me hi and dry) Once the whole group had arrived, the service began and our server was extremely attentive...until the food was served, then we didn't see much of him at all until it was time for the bill. We were still being topped up with water by other servers...until we paid the bill, then nothing. Overall was a good experience, however, the food was very good and we had a good time. I would do it again if I had to start over.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Sawmill is always a good choice
Looking for a date-night dinner with ambiance, a touch of romance and great food? You can never go wrong with the Sawmill.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice time had by all
We had a group of 7, service was very good. Our server was very new and quite nervous, but he was attentive and tried his best.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great meal
Went back again to the Sawmill. Had their Thursday special (teriyaki chicken with bacon-wrapped scallops and shrimp). Again it was a great meal. Also enjoyed their 1/2 price wine. It was a really good meal and the waitress was one of the best. The restaurant was quiet and relaxed. Will be back again.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were both fantastic. Lots of deserts and something for everyone.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always enjoy the Sawmill and tend to go there for special occasions. It is quiet which we appreciate and the food is always good.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I had brunch here. Food was good, reasonable assortment of choices and service was enthusiastic.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing brunch, fantastic service!
I took a friend and my little girl for Sunday brunch at the sawmill. We enjoyed every minute of it, from the ease of reservation, to the welcoming staff, to the excellent service from the waitress and chefs, to the delicious, never ending brunch! Will definitely be back!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Historic Decor, Great Food
Always an interesting place to dine. Food has always been great and cooked as requested. Staff is friendly and courteous. WE have dined there many times over the years. The place is decorated with many pictures and artifacts from the days when loggers were cutting virgin timber in the Rockies. For history buffs, this place should not be missed. Alberta beef cooked to the finest!
This was a favorite restaurant of a special friend who is no longer with us, we were catching up with his surviving spouse and as a party of 3 we had a great time.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
HUGE portions and great for
HUGE portions and great for brunch, lunch and dinner.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Venerable Edmonton Brunch
We go for brunch here about once a month. Vince and his staff always treat us well and always with a smile. The brunch is a good one with a diverse selection of dishes for everyone, from the vegetarian, to the carnivore to others with other dietary restrictions.
It can get a bit full or noisy sometimes (especially when we are there) but I guess that is because it a venerable leader in Sunday Brunches. However, there is never a long line or big wait for anything other than made to order omelets. We are looking forward to going back next month.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well looked after
We were originally seated by a large table that had VERY young children that were not well supervised at all. We asked if we could change tables and keep the same waitress and there was no issue at all. We were seated in a very quiet area where children were not running their toys up and down our seats and our same waitress looked after us! Very impressive!!!! Thank you! We'll be back!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My fiance and his parents when to the Sawmill for the first time the other night. The ambiance is very cool. It is somewhat rustic and charming all at the same time. We had a fabulous server, funny and talkative which I like. You could tell she enjoyed what she did and she was very knowledgeable about the beer and wine selections. I had the 12 ounce prime rib that was absolutely the best prime rib I have ever had. I thought The Keg had the best but hands down, Sawmill does it better. And since that is what they are known for, I am glad they deliver on taste and it was cooked perfectly to my liking. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a romantic evening out or a great dinner with friends.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service, great food,
Excellent service, great food, relaxed and comfortable atmosphere and very helpful with food allergy issues!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night of food!
We came out for a birthday party and had a great time. Enjoyed the food and the server was great. Was hesitant to go since I have been to the Moose Factory and didnt really like it too much, but I will come back to the sawmill.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food, fantastic service!!
We took our family to the Sawmill South side for our 11th wedding anniversary. As we were from out of town, we didn't have a sitter for our 3 children, ages 7-1/2, 6, 1-1/2 yrs. The food was fantastic, and our server Bob was amazing, he was great with the kids. Even though my youngest (understandibly) lost patience within about 25 mins,, we had an amazing meal, and bob never made us feel rushed to leave...he even served us a complimentary piece of cheesecake when my daughter told him it was our anniversary :). My only complaint is I felt the prices on the kids menu were a little high...9.95 for a hotdog and fries? Overall though, we had a great meal and great service.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and Good Value
We came on a Tuesday evening to celebrate a birthday and was very pleased with the prime rib special. Our service was great and we felt we got good value. We will be back
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was there for a stag and the waiter was great. Lots of people to deal with but he made it work.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was impressed by prompt food service and an attentive server. Not so impressed.by an eyelash in my crab cake. Also a wobvly floorboard made my chair And table wobble every time somebody walked by. Staff made up for a tired facility. Will return because the food was so good. Cheers. B!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service and Food are excellent.
The gentleman who serves us is very polite but he could raise his voice a little bit because we barely could hear him. Other than that we enjoy the food and the environment very much.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Server and food
Our service was excellent, he was courteous, polite, quick and friendly, he had excellent working knowledge of the menu as well. Could not have been better if he tried.
Food was very good and arrived in good time, was nice and hot as well.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a group of 7 last Sunday for the brunch buffet, including 2 small children. The food selection was wonderful, everyone ate far too much! The service was also very good. The chef came out to review selections with me that would be safe for my daughter with food allergies. Everyone was friendly and helpful. I would go again.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful experience for Sunday brunch. Excellent in every respect. Will attend again.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vince and his staff always treat us right.
This is a venerable good brunch.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food & Great Service
Most of us had their 'specialty' which is prime rib. The waiter provided great service and seemed always close at hand to top of water & drinks and make sure we were taken care of.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last minute decision
A few hours before arriving we went online & made a reservation. Then all of a sudden we decided to go much earlier ...phoned & upon checking online it was no problem we were told. We were warmly welcomed at the door & the service was wonderful & friendly. The meal itself tasted very home-made & gourmet. Our waitress remembered no ice in the water each time. I have been recommending it to friends & relatives & will return soon. Thanks.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was an excellent dining experience. I was unfortunately dining alone, so I wish my wife had been there to enjoy it with me. This is a great place for a fine dining experience.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out
Celebrated a 75th and 72nd birthday on Friday. Great place to go.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Breakfast for 15
Had a great experience. Have always had issues with the large groups at other establishments. There appeared to be no problems with there service to large groups.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We attended the restaurant for the first time for our 25th Wedding Anniversay meal and had an ejoyable time with good atmosphere and excellent food. The waitress Myra was very polite and and made us fell at home.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every visit has been consistently
Every visit has been consistently excellent from the service to the food.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gift cards and computer system
The only thing I can suggest is to have your computer system updated, as we had to wait quite awhile for our server to come back with the loyality card, and also we had gift cards that he could not put through as your system wasnot working. The good aspect of this situation is that our server trusted us that all the cards were all ok. I did give him my name and phone number to make sure that everything was alright. We will be back again to your restaurant. Have a great day.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
My family and I came to Sawmill to celebrate my birthday, as well as my parents' 25th anniversary. The service was excellent; the servers are very educated on the menus. The meals came out promptly and the flavours were phenomenal! Meals are decently priced, and I even had a full plate of delicious leftovers to take home. There are great birthday deals offered through Sawmill, and my parents got a free dessert so that we could celebrate. We come here every year to enjoy a great supper.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful time for
We had a wonderful time for dinner. The buns were delicious & just kept coming. The lobster was devine & overall we had a great time. Will come again soon I hope.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lots of choices for drinks and food. Reasonably expensive but worth it. Great quality, giood service.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing Food & Service
The food was amazing and we couldn't have asked for better service.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another Great Service
Was hear twice with a group of 15 and the service was better than the previous outstanding service. We have always found it difficult in out familiy to find a restraunt that caters to our large outings without a percieved hassle. Would recoemend this place for the big or small groups great service and ambience.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
What an exceptional restaurant, the cuisine was delicious, well priced with alot of choices. the service was great. We had a group of ten people including 5 "starving" teenagers and a child. Everyone loved their meal choices including the soup, salads and appetizers. We will definetly be back and have even recommended the place to co-workers going to the city soon.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, OK service
8 of us booked a table for a birthday celebration.
We all enjoyed our meal and a few even commented that the food was better than at other Sawmill locations.
The service however was lacking. Since everyone was very hungry, the few that ordered appetizers simply requested that the whole order be put through and that it didn't matter when the appetizers arrived. We were advised by the waiter that this wasn't possible? At the end of the meal it took
almost half an hour to get our bill after we requested it. He advised me that he had forgotten to deduct $25.00 from
the bill for the birthday girl and wrote a new total on my receipt. I was advised that in fact the $25.00 was deducted from
my MasterCard. It wasn't.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM