Sawmill - Edmonton West
Sawmill - Edmonton West

Sawmill - Edmonton West

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://wwwsawmillrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7804865866
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Tung Dinh
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Various seating areas that can accommodate groups from 10 to 60 people. We also offer group menus.
  • Private Party Contact: Sherian 7804865866
  • Entertainment: The Lounge is equipped with numerous large screen plasma televisions. We also have a pool table.
  • 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, offer valid Sunday - Thursday only.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 95th Ave.
  • Public Transit: Public Transit Stops are available on 170 street and 95th Ave, within a short walking distance. The buses are the 150, 111 and 109.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Located in Terra Losa Shopping Centre with ample parking.
A word from Sawmill - Edmonton West
The Sawmill's Prime Rib and Steak House is Located in the Terra Losa Shopping Center. The Sawmill serves "AAA" Alberta Beef and has one of Edmonton's finest salad bar. Along with a regular lunch menu, it features a luncheon buffet Monday through Friday from 11am. to 2.00pm. Whether you choose a la carte or buffet, your lunch can be as quick or relaxed as you would like. This location offers a dining room and pub. Our dining room is divided into three different sections over two levels, for private and intimate dining. Sundays we offer a brunch from 10am until 2:00pm. and a evening buffet from 4:00pm until 10:00pm
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Sawmill - Edmonton West reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (38)good for groups (28)great for lunch (13)great for brunch (11)fit for foodies (10)neighborhood gem (8)romantic (8)kid-friendly (7)notable wine list (7)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Friends' Dinner Party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I had arranged a special gathering with a group of old friends reuniting after a year of not seeing each other. The Edmonton-West Sawmill offered the ambiance conducive to creating a great evening. The waiter (Johnny D) was very attentive and so willing to accommodate our requests. The food was Great! Historically, trying to split a bill amongst a larger group is often somewhat difficult but our waiter did it without question which made for a pleasant end to our gathering. Thank You Sawmill for helping to create an enjoyable evening which left a forever memory for our group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Birthday dinner
    BeeDiner
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Service was average, food a bit slow to arrive. Chicken was overcooked, the rest of the food was fine. House salad is quite good and the Brownie Sundae dessert was huge.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Food!
    ladylockwd
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My sister and I enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving supper buffet of fresh salads, moist and tasty turkey, ham, barbeque ribs, delicious veggies, creamy mashed potatoes and gravy (as good as the gravy my late mother made) at the Sawmill Restaurant in West End Edmonton. The desserts were various and plenty including chocolate cake, bars, eclairs, cookies, fruit with chocolate sauce and pumpkin pie. We both enjoyed this meal and would recommend it to everyone. It was good value for the price that we paid.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In the dark
    outing
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    It was a little dark but the food and service was very good. Not good for people with walking impediments as there are a lot of stairs.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    bonappetite
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My husband and I went to the Sawmill to celebrate our anniversary. Things were very hopeful when we first arrived as our server was very attentive and personable. He took our drink orders and when he returned took our meal orders. We didn't see him again until we were almost finished our meals. 2 different people brought our food and we were not asked whether we wanted new drinks or even a refill on our water. When we left we did mention that an offer for new drinks would have been appreciated and he apologized but said he thought the manager had come by to see if we needed anything. The manager did come by, but only to see how the meal was - he did not indicate he was assisting our waiter or ask if we needed anything.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • October 5th
    Amazing
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Food was great, as was our waiter. You will see us again for one of our many occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good basic food reasonably priced
    Seniordiners
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We chose this restaurant because we had several seniors in the group. The menu selection was very suitable for both seniors and others in the group. Yorkshire pudding was overcooked and dry.The stairs were a bit of a challenge for the 90 year olds. Our server was very accommodating to our need for lots of time to chat as the seniors had not seen each other for 48 years! The stairs were a bit of a challenge for the 90 year olds. Renovation to the exterior of the building made for a disappointing start to the evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Service was good, but extremely slow. our waiter was obviously too busy, he was sweating like crazy - to the point of dripping sweat - very gross to see in a food service industry.....he was polite, but not what you would expect at a high end restaurant....but after we got our food.....Compliments to the chef- VERY GOOD!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were long finished our drink when they took our order for food. Once ordered the food came in a timely manner. Had to ask for cutlery. We were limited to one drink- only when we were ready to leave we were asked if we wanted another drink. Too late we went somewhere else. The couple we took said this happened to them last year so it looks like nothings changed. We live in Sherwood Park- this rest. is much better for service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food
    Verito
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Haven't been to the sawmill in years and went during renovations. Booked it using Open Table ap otherwise I would not have gone as it looked clised. No visual sign as to how to get in.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and delicious food!
    MickeyP76
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We were a group of 7 and we were all impressed with our meal, even the 5 year old! The service was great as well, our server was Johnny and we never had to wait long for anything. Will definetly go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice atmosphere, ok food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    we went to the sawmill for our anniversary dinner, mostly for it's amazing steak! But we were a little disappointed by the meal in general. The steak was ok at best, we have certainly had better. The lobster was chewy, very over cooked. I would have asked for a new set of lobster tails, but the server took way too long to check on us, and it wasn't even that busy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • horrible
    hthisplace1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was horrible, server ditched third way through our stay so it took forever to get anything. Also the people there are brain dead! Not going back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steak & seafood excellence
    Blissgirl2
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The Sawmill (west end) is undergoing exterior renovations. From the outside it almost appears closed! The entrance is hard to find because of the construction but signage takes you safely to a door. Once in, we were directed upstairs to an open spacious dining room. It was a Tuesday night and in spite of the renos, there were other people dining. The room was not noisy, and we could carry on a conversation without yelling with good jazz music wafting lightly in the background. The service was excellent and attentive. The wine list was varied and complete. Our table had steak done to perfection, blackened cod-tender and succulent, and chicken cordon bleu-deliciously grilled. We will visit again when the renovations are complete. Good value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slightly disappointed
    mybabsyVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I really liked this restaurant. But think they need to become a little more celiac and allergy friendly especially with the buffet. I wanted to do the buffet but everything had garlic. Which is also an allergy of mine. With all the items on the hot portion you could have at least done one item without wheat and garlic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decline in Service
    DinerGal
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The first several times I went to the Sawmill, the service was absolutely impeccable. At brunch this past Sunday the initial coffee and refills were a bit slow to arrive. Silverware was whisked away right after completing the first helping and dropped at least three times right at our table. After going up going up for seconds we had to ask for replacements and later again for dessert forks. Some of the hot items had been in the chafing dishes a bit too long as the potatoes were a bit dry and the French toast had tough edges that I had to saw through with my knife. On a positive note, the desserts were fabulous.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent food and service but a screaming toddler spoiled ambiance of whole restaurant. Child carried on for almost the whole time we were there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dining experience
    slim
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I have been going to the Sawmill at this location for many years now and have usually enjoyed it very much. On Thursday, September 4, 2014 my husband and I went with another couple. My husband and I both ordered the prime rib (which we usually do). We both found the yorkshire pudding "tough" and you could hardly cut it with a knife and fork. I had the slim cut and there was quite a bit of fat on my order. Overall it was a disappointing experience. The couple we were with both enjoyed their meals but we didn't. The noise level was quite high and it was difficult to visit as well. I hope the renovations are to be completed soon as the parking was a nightmare. We did find the staff very friendly and their service to us was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We went for my husbands birthday, the waiter came to take our food orders before just as the last people had arrived, not giving them much time to decide on something to eat. Out of 7 meals, 3 of the steaks were not cooked as ordered, and we were missing additional food that was requested. We waited for our waiter to come back and take a drink order but he never came, we had to ask for drinks when he brought our food. Service was very poor, restaurant was not busy, there was no excuse for that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Notsuchafan
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Drinks were served quickly. Bread should have been served as well but was not so until the dinner was served. I had the lobster, and the butter did not come till almost five minutes after I was plated. We were a group of four adults and I wish that there would be an adult only section. I would think if you want to consider this as a "fine dinning" experience, that would be a definite priority for you. They mixed up the potatoes. They brought out the proper ones and placed them on the table. This would be appropriate for a kitchen table however not in this setting. Perhaps the sever should of taken back both plates and re delivered them properly! We had to do the switch out of the potatoes with a very limited amount of space.
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  • Not impressed at all..disappointing
    LovinLife
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    First we walk up a pretty scary looking construction ramp, then we are taken to a terrible table in what looked like 80's buffet restaurant...while we saw there were much nicer tables not occupied...MANY of them. The food was good but I will never be back. When someone takes the time to make a reservation, I am curious why they would be put in the worst tables in the entire restaurant? Our server was attentive and friendly. Such a shame that a decent meal was ruined by brutally bad ambiance.
    • Food
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  • Exceeded Expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This was our first time in a Sawmill Restaurant and celebrating our moms 94th birthday. What an amazing place to eat. The service from everyone was great Thank you so much Rita From Prince George
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it was very good date for a friend.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    seating was quick and service was good. they did not rush us as we were able to visit a long time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sawmill West
    Goodfood
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I have eaten at this restaurant for a long time, the food is always good, the staff are always excellent, service is excellent and you can get in and out in a timely fashion
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great lunch review
    diningdelight
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    we booked online and from that moment it was easy and painless...met with a smile and pleasant attitude by hostess and our waitstaff Johnny was terrific. We chose buffet and were not disappointed at all. All in all a great experience and we will definitely return. .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • would not recommend
    welltravelled
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This particular Sawmill is horrible, if you want a nice romantic or dinner with friends. Way to noisy we felt like was in a fast food joint, as it was my husband and my 39th anniversary and our friends 20 th we were all disappointed and if it had not been so late we would have walked out and gone somewhere else. I will not recommend or go there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall
    Special
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is a great restaurant for a special occasion, staff were awesome nd very friendly great with the kids. Initially we were put at a table in between two parties and could not hear ourselves but they were quick to move us at our request to a quieter place. Food was generally very good, found lamb a little fatty. Overall great place for special occasion not regular for us just due to price . We had a great evening and would recommend it to anyone .....
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner review
    PrimeR1
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    OUr meal was great, we started off in a nice quiet area but were soon joined by a table of 8 and they were obviously very happy to be together, they were loud. The restaturant itself is one I always choose for celebrations of any kind. Prime Rib remains # 1 choice at Sawmill..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Sawmill is a steady eddy kind of restaurant. Standard food choices, good variety, good quality, decent dessert list, ok service. Nothing overly spectacular or awesome. I will continue to go to the Sawmill but if I want to go somewhere special....this isn't it. It's a good restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    blsbls
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    It's been many years since I've been to the Sawmill west end. It was a huge disappointment. The busboy came to the table to pour our water, removed the napkins from our glasses and set them across the table from us. The restaurant was not terribly busy but we waited more than 30 minutes from the time we placed our order until the good arrived. The food was alright but not noteable. Overall it was a disappointing restaurant experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We found that the restaurant was very noisy. There were a few small children that seemd to cry & scream a fair bit. The waitress was lovely. The kids not so much.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    All we ordered was salad bar and anticipated it would be great like south side was a few years ago. But it was bad. Salads were either dried out, unseasoned or completely lacking and the shrimp stunk.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    checked with staff and they advised that they had put our points through to Open table the last two visits, however, Open table had not given us points for the June 26 2014 visit. So it is open table who is the guilty party in not giving us our points. Vince Colwell (vjcolwell@shaw.ca)
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Grad 2014
    Grad2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Had family up from the states they loved the amazing cuts of beef. Thank you for a wonderful family grad gathering! Even got family pics in front of fireplace.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful group birthday
    sunnyespresso
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Our server Mike and the rest of the Sawmill team was very attentive to our large group of 10 people. Food was served hot and flavorful, despite our large order. Will certainly be back again. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 564 reviews are from the Sawmill - Edmonton West reviews archive.
  • Lovely experience
    psvbs
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Myself, my spouse, and my two adult daughters went to the Sawmill to celebrate my birthday. I made a reservation because I thought it might get very busy on a Friday evening. It did get busier while we were there but it didn't get full. The staff were friendly and professional. We were given a nice table in the upstairs section. The food was delicious; we all enjoyed what we ordered (ribs, chicken neptune, sirloin steak, and spaghetti with stuffed meatballs). And because it was my birthday and we ordered 4 entrees, we received a $25 discount on our bill. I've never tried the buffet but it seemed to be a popular choice for the other diners.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jessica841
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Overall the Sawmill was good and I enjoyed the food. We had the Brunch and the service was very good. There's a large variety of different foods to choose from on their Brunch. I do reccommend trying it. Fresh food why not! :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day failure.
    Pigsofa
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We booked for 7 people for Father's Day brunch. Despite many choices in the city, we chose the sawmill due to its consistency in the past. We were seated in the lower level and greeted by out waitress. The waitress in the lower level was pretty slow getting the coffees out for the first round. The food selection was standard brunch buffet fare. Food offered was pretty uninspired, although the Benedict's were pretty fantastic. Servers mocked my wife in earshot when we asked if there was oatmeal on the menu for our 13 month old. Was there for 90 minutes and drinks were filled 3 times with us having to request and flag down each time. 3 girls covering about 10 tables and all of them hiding in drink area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • respectable average
    libraleo
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We went to the Sawmill for dinner on a Friday evening. The restaurant was conveniently located in Terra Losa Mall with ample easily accessed free parking. Our greeting upon entering the restaurant was friendly but sterile and commercial. We were seated in a lower level dining room the décor of which was some what dingy and dated. Our order of a Mediterranean entrée and rack of lamb was adequate but nothing exceptional. The service and presentation of our food was again adequate but not polished and personal.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good meal!
    Alero01VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    As always, I was very pleased with my dinner and will come back to this location in the future.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet