Sawmill - Edmonton Capilano
Sawmill - Edmonton Capilano

Sawmill - Edmonton Capilano

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.sawmillrestaurant.com/restaurants_capilano.php
  • Phone: 7804694090x
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Sawmill - Edmonton Capilano reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (41)good for groups (26)great for lunch (22)neighborhood gem (21)great for brunch (16)romantic (11)fit for foodies (10)notable wine list (6)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (4)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
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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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    • 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
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
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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
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    • 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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
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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
  • Excellent Service & Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I am always satisfied with the food and service at the Sawmill.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Website fails to deliver
    DelishDelights
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Our party were disappointed in the outdated promises of the website. Steak dish did not provide mixed vegetables but only peppers. Salad bar no longer available at the Capilano location even though the website boasts about the renowned salad bar as you enter the restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tried for the last time
    NotComingBack
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Had the table d'hôte on Father's Day and will not be returning. On the plus side, the ceaser salad was huge (if not super tasty) and my lobster tail was very good but that's where the good ended. The shrimps were very over-cooked and lacked any real taste whatsoever. I ordered my steak medium, which it was - sort of. The top half was beautiful and pink, but the bottom half was well done and totally without juice or taste. I'm not sure if the cook forgot about it, but a half-and-half steak is not what I am looking for from an upscale restaurant. This was the second time we tried the table d'hôte and both times we were less than impressed. All in all, for $99.95 I am looking for a good, if not great, meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • no
    nononono
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I just want to submit this and its taken me 4 tries because I didn't have enough words. Lets ask people their opinions by spamming their inboxes but then dont let them actually submit it! That'll get business!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing birthday
    x646
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I came with my extended family for my birthday for a nice steak dinner, took over an hour for our food to arrive and all the steaks were not cooked correctly. Had to get them to redo it 5 times before I gave up and just ate it, after everyone else was done. It was very disappointing we ended up staying two hours and the manager and server were not very apologetic or anything. Will never return and urge you to try somewhere else if you want steak.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Our waitress Kelly was excellent.....the food was delicious and the mood was good.. Quiet setting....We were there from 5:30 til shortly after 8 pm. Would recommend to all.... Staff very polite and courteous.....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good.
    goodtoeat
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I enjoyed eating at the Sawmill. The service was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    lowkey13ac
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Went with my girlfriend. Great place. A little expensive for what you get but still I would recommend. Great service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was lacking
    Reviewbycass
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I was disappointed with the lack of service. Our server did not drop of our meal. As well as he did not come back to see if we were happy with our good ( one of us was not happy). We sat for about 30 min after me and the other guest had finished eating. I have been to this location before and had great service. There is no excise for this last time as it was weeknight and the restaurant was not busy .
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  • Sawmill Capilano
    Ott62Res
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Overall good - too much salt or tenderizer perhaps - prime rib not up to usual standard - would like to try their brunch or steak.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 547 reviews are from the Sawmill - Edmonton Capilano reviews archive.
  • Cathy
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We go to the Sawmill esp for birthdays or special lunches - the food is delicious / the surroundings are so comfortable and the service is always awesome
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasant experience
    marcyo
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I enjoy the Sawmill for brunch or dinner. Consistently good service. Ideal for a romantic evening or a group gathering.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No longer on our list.
    EatingOut
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Made reservations for mothers day. When we arrived and inquired the attendant said "Oh yeah here it is - they left you a message but you didn't call back to confirm. - I'll see if I can get you in!" Really? Since when? Waited 15 minutes for our table. Our food took well over an hour to arrive and was barely hot. The Escargot was full of sand, which we mentioned, but it was left on our bill. No second bread basket was offered while we waited and waited for our food to arrive. Also, make sure to have plenty of appetizers, as the meals are usually not enough to fill you up.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    Good2go
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This is a nice restaurant with a relaxing feel. It is quiet so you can actually have a conversation. We all enjoyed the delicious food. The portion sizes were very generous. It was extremely busy and service was very slow. Overall we enjoyed our experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.