Sawmill - Edmonton Capilano
Sawmill - Edmonton Capilano

Sawmill - Edmonton Capilano

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.sawmillrestaurant.com/restaurants_capilano.php
  • Phone: (780) 469-4090
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Ismael Duay
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our delicious meals and superb service are among the finest available and has given us a name synonymous with fine dining. Couple that with a beautiful banquet facility, and you have the makings for the perfect party for your next corporate or family event. We realize the confidence you have in your caterer is very important, so feel free to browse through our menu suggestions or drop in for a mid-week lunch and taste our delicious food. We'd be more than happy to meet you and discuss how we can help, and keep in mind we can work with your budget or culinary ideas.
  • Entertainment: The Sawmill Loyalty Program was designed to show you, the customer, our appreciation for your loyal patronage. Membership is free!
    The Sawmill Loyalty Card has two accounts; a Sawmill Point account and a Sawmill Dollar account. The Sawmill will issue 1 point for every dollar spent. When your account reaches 500 points, 500 points will be debited from the Sawmill Points account and $25 Sawmill Dollars will be credited to the Sawmill$ Earned Account. These Sawmill Dollars can be used to pay for food, beverage and merchandise on future bills at any Sawmill Location.

    THERE ARE PERKS BY GETTING SOCIAL WITH THE SAWMILL
    Want to earn extra Sawmill Loyalty Points? Link your Sawmill Loyalty account to Facebook, and when you visit a Sawmill and earn points, a message will post to your Facebook News Feed / Wall.
    25% of the value of your guest check (in bonus points) will be earned each time a message posts. Visit www.myicard.net to get connected.
  • Special Events: By joining us one week before or one week after the special guest’s birth date you will receive $25.00 off your guest cheque for dinner or $15.00 off during lunch. 4 or more regular priced entrees must be purchased.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 50 Street
  • Public Transit: Right near the Capilano transit centre.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Parking in front and around the restaurant.
A word from Sawmill - Edmonton Capilano
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Sawmill - Edmonton Capilano reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (42)good for groups (25)neighborhood gem (23)great for lunch (17)great for brunch (16)fit for foodies (15)romantic (15)great for outdoor dining (5)notable wine list (5)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great Place
    Terry
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    From the moment the hostess greeted us to when we were bi adieu, our experience was wonderful. The service was outstanding, and despite the restaurant being fairly busy, our server ensured that we wanted for nothing. The food was very good, both the prime rib and the chicken dishes we selected. Excellently prepared and presented, at a reasonable price. Readily recommend this restaurant for anyone who enjoys great food in a very nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal With poor service
    Trent
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food itself was very good but the service was disappointing. Our waitress was somewhat scattered and left our table halfway through taking our order to check on someone else's order leaving the kitchen. We also had wrong drink orders etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We brought our elderly mom there as she lives in a nursing home nearby. The waiter- Onan was wonderful, attentive to all of us. The food was delicious and even though the smoke alarm went off we all had a great time
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very efficient for business meeting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We were able to book the meeting on line in advance and send the reservation to all involved. The table was ready for us when we got there with water and table settings at each place. It's the little extras that are nice and make the rest of the meeting go smoothly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wineanddine
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I have been a Sawmill Customer for years! The service has always been friendly and prompt. Love the selections on the menu as well as the specials are fantastic! I would have no problems recommending this Restaurant to anyone for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Edsonbusher
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Good eats close to office. I have been there many times very consistent fast service great for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2drinkwineVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I have been going to the Sawmill for years and wish they would just get it right, not sure why I don't just give up. Save your money and don't order a steak always tough and no flavour.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classy Restaurant
    Brian
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I have been going to Sawmill for many years. This location is by far the best for food and service. The food is exceptional ! At times it can be busy but its worth the wait. The staff are always ready to help you with food and drink choices. I would highly recommend this location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best dinner we've had since weddin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We decided in a pinch to go to the sawmill when supper didn't work out at home, and we're defiantly glad we went. We got off to a rocky start with the baby being crazy and knocking over glasses but after that things went smooth. Dinner was good. We all left very very full. Our server was very nice and professional. . The lady that seated us down was a little annoyed with the children but the server we had after her was great :) We were quite pleased. I
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Matthew
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    here for an informal lunch/business meeting- service was prompt and friendly without being obstrusive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect experience
    FawnaRamone
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Went to Dinner with a party of 8 and the service was excellent as was the food. Price was amazingly good for such high quality of both. I would recommend this location to anyone. Also has a birthday special where you get $25 off with a party of 4 which is more than you need for a lot of the meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bad experience
    tbonesteak1
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    employee was focused on the other group of customers which was a large birthday party. The sever went and checked on all the other tables but ours. It took forever for the food to come and by the time it came its was very cold. The sever didn't seem to care when we mentioned the cold food. It was one of the crappiest experiences we have ever had at a restaurant
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining whine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Very disappointed. Lobster and crab legs were cold and had no flavour other than the melted butter.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slower than usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Its been birthday tradition 5 yrs at sawmill...had reservation but still had to wait 10 minutes for table, another 10 to order drinks, another 10 to get them. Nothing against our server but russel peters was in town and all efforts were directed to getting patrons out in time for show and seemed short stafffed. Ordered butchers cut as usual but seemed very small portion,,was informed it wasent. Will maybe try restaurant again as sometimes stuff happens but was by far worst birthday outing experience at your restaurant ever.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comfortable and Welcoming
    Checkthis
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This is a great location for those who enjoy their prime rib or steaks with all the trimmings. Service is effective even when there they are full. Highly recommend making reservations to avoid disappointment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappearing waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Made dinner reservation, ended up seated in a back corner - really?? Server was great to start, didn't miss a beat in what he brought - water, drinks, taking our order, etc. When our food came out, our waiter disappeared completely. Had to ask manager to bring tray to garnish the baked potato. Due to our waiter not returning, we didn't have time for dessert that was included in our meal special and it wasn't something we could take with us. Manager cleared our table & brought the bill. He deducted for missed dessert, but what a disappointing end to our meal. Our waiter finally appeared, flying by saying that he'd bring our dessert, not even asking if we wanted it. My husband told him we'd already paid and were on our way out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service Poor
    CPCP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Given that the restaruant is not low on the price scale, one would expect servers that know the menu and that actually know which types of wines are red or white. We were so dissappointed. Our main course was delivered immediately after our apps had arrived. The server had to check a few times on the type of wine and When he brought the wine, he clearly didn't know how to present it. Innappropriately reaching over patrons. Had no idea what the 'birthday' special was. Didn't know how to split the menu - made us late for the show. Not impressed. The server clearly had no experience and should not have been given the responsbility of serving a table on his own. For the money we paid, we were vey unhappy to recieve the service we got.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow Service
    largegroup
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The food was great, and the server was kind, but she was slow. We had a group of 10, so I can know that it can be hard to handle, but our server forgot drinks and was slow. We were there for almost one hour before we got our food. Again, she wasn't rude and the food was good, I just wished that we could have been served quicker.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food
    nizzle
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Food was not very good, for the price that we paid, it did not match the quality
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not to the usual high level
    LandS
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Very slow to take our drink orders. We were then passed off to another server who took our order again. Much later she comes back with drinks, but two out of the four were wrong. I ordered red wine and white was brought. Our son tried his "cranberry martini". Well, there was no cranberry in it, straight alcohol. Apparently the bar was out of cranberry juice. Why would you even serve the drink without all components?? Took a long time to order food and receive it. It was obvious to two of us that the food sat a while under the warmers, the sauces had time to develop a nice skin on them. The food was good and normally is, but this was one of the worst dining experiences I have had here. I hope this was a bad night, and not the new norm.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I eat there weekly
    NotwildonwednesdaysVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Food is good, but management is poor. The staff are trying hard to give good service with poor support from the two wednesday night managers who are incompetent, lazy and blind to what good service looks like. If I could I would dine elsewhere on Wednesday nights.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tempting Egg Benedict
    Mabel
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    So tempting that I can't resist to have the second plate
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loud mouth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everything would have been perfect except for the loud mouth at the next table. He did not stop talking at a 85 decibel level for the entire 2 hours that we were there. He not only annoyed the 4 other people at his table, but also every table within 25 ft. of him. I believe restaurant staff should have done something.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eater
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Perfectly cooked prime rib. Waitress was swamped but remained positive and made a good effort.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favourable
    alfred
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The table was free when I arrived. Service was very good. Considerate about large groups around the lunch rush period.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quality of Food
    love2eat
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was excellent. Was served hot. Presentation of food was nice. Portions were just right for the main course and the salad and dessert were both the right size for sharing. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent Good Food
    marcyo
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Sawmill Capilano is a good choice if you want good food, excellent service and a relaxing ambiance. They serve high quality Alberta beef but also serve choices for people who aren't big beef eaters.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fair service
    Quiet4two
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I booked the sawmill for my wife's birthday dinner. The food was very good, the waitress was slow to serve us though. But I would go back again for dinner or even brunch. It wasn't that busy that night, so they got us in a bit earlier then out reservation was for so that was a plus for us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very friendly atmosphere.
    steakmaniac44612
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We have been there approx. 4 times. The last time included a guest. We were all very satisfied with the servers and with the food. It is always top notch. Would recommend this place to anyone.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Vonn
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    For the prices the Sawmill charges VERY disappointed in the food. Out of 5 people, only one truly enjoyed there dish. The chef enjoys his salt way too much, French onion soup is a good example of that, so salty I couldn't finish it, the spaghetti not great, prices are too high to the point that two people had appetizers for their meal. Yes it's a steak house but there are some of us who are married to steak lovers who don't eat meat. The fish dish selections sucks. The drinks, first time I have ordered a drink and it came in a short glass. Beer, can't have a jug in the dinning area, told pint was 20 oz, menu says 16, WOW!!! Last time we dine at the Sawmill. I would pick Ricky's over this place, great food and YOU DO GET YOUR MONEYS WORTH.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food... attentive service
    RegularGuy
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Was here for a business lunch meeting, the service was fantastic and the meal was fabulous and quick to arrive. Haven't had a bad experience here yet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday
    Surfandturf2
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Came to experience the steak and lobster special. Glad we did. It was excellent. Kelli served us very well and we really enjoyed the experience. Will be back again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 565 reviews are from the Sawmill - Edmonton Capilano reviews archive.
  • Disappointing
    Ccarbol
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The quality of food has gone down since opening. The Caesar salad was overdressed. My husbands medium well steak came out medium rare, and my medium prime rib came out half medium and half blue. I sent the prime rib back. After dinner, both of us felt ill. We will not be back for a while.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh please
    MisterTea
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We went for the Sunday Brunch which is usually great, but this time I found the food not up to the usual standards. I had waffles which were a little chewy and the fruit topping was frozen and not fresh fruit which was mushy and the whip cream was way too thick. It was more like butter than cream. The roast beef and ham as usual were excellent. The bacon was too crispy. The Eggs Benedict were good ,but the hollandaise sauce was too strong, it needs to be lighter to compliment the eggs and English muffin. Desserts were excellent and the selection was very good along with the salad bar. Service is always good and never had to look for our waiter.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • waiting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    the food was super! However we had to wait 25 minutes before our order was taken. Our buns arrived after the starter salad. I requested a booth online with reservation but our table was not ready we were on time. What is the point of requests? We did not enjoy seated beside the service stand.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great before concert or event
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We were on our way to Cavalia, put in our reservation notes that we wanted to pre order wine and appetizers. Everything was on the table when we arrived. We were in and out within an hour with drinks, appys, and primerib dinner entrees! Thank-you Sawmill for a great evening. Look forward to spending more time on our next visit. Beautiful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor service
    Bad1service
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Had bad service from the moment we got there to making our reservation bigger with two more people they made such an issue about it and the place wasn't busy!!! when we finally got our table our waitress was rude and didn't seem happy to be serving us. The food was good but I don't think we will be going back.
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  • Great service!
    AMathew
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We were really impressed with our experience! The waiter was patient and saw to us with great courtesy. We appreciated his patience in relation to a couple of late arrivals. He did admirably!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    legaleagle
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I have been to this location before and they have always been great , i have a severe allergy and they have always been very careful and attentive to this. thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Darcy
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Our family visited the Capilano Sawmill for my mom's birthday and what a disappointment. We were a table of seven divided between two tables and had to ask if we could put our tables together. The steaks had absolutely no flavor and mine was on the cold side for medium rare. Caesar salad ordered as an appetizer was served with the meal and had too much dressing. Our whole party felt the experience was lacking and will not be returning.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet