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The Confederation Lounge - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
Our commitment to sustainability lives within our philosophy, and the heart and soul of each of our unique culinary ventures. Our hand-crafted cocktails are a perfect complement to this vision. Our farm to glass approach brings forth a profusion of vibrant flavours that distinctively honour Alberta, incorporating seasonal herbs hand-picked from our garden, and fresh honey harvested annually from our on-site apiary, home to more than 200,000 honeybees
With floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning views overlooking the North Saskatchewan River Valley, The Confederation Lounge is the perfect setting for an intimate occasion or a casual evening drink. Sip on unique cocktails crafted by our expert bartenders, or settle in for a selection of comfort cravings with friends in this estate library-style lounge. Unwind and warm up after a long day by the grand fireplace, or take in a fresh, cool breeze on The Best Patio in Edmonton.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Waitstaff wear masks
Mother’s Day afternoon lunch on the patio. Heat lamps, fire table and blankets kept us comfortable. Exceptional service as always!
Food was delicious! The ambiance was exactly what I expected. I took my mother here for an early Mothers Day celebration and we were more than impressed. From the service to the food to the view, everything was just awesome! All the staff were so pleasant. Will defiantly be coming back again.
Wonderful service and gorgeous views! Will definitely go again, once able to!
The food was great, the view was even better. Wonderful service.
Beautiful ambiance on the patio l, food and service were amazing!!
The service was amazing and we especially liked the dessert to honour our anniversary.
Only good thing is the amazing view. Very expensive restaurant with cheap quality dishes. Had a t bone steak, truffle fries, crispy cauliflower and they all tasted terrible. Just go there to have a beer. Beer is alright and not many options.
Lovely meal on the best patio in Alberta. There is no comparison. Gwen was amazing, as always! Helpful, friendly, and so great!
Our dinner was amazing!!! Service was top notch, every bite of food was delicious and we had some wonderful cocktails. All of this while sitting on the heated patio of the Fairmont MacDonald with beautiful views of the river valley!! It just doesn’t get any better.
The atmosphere and waitress was amazing! The only issue I had was the food was not tasty at all .
Been going to the Mac for decades including large private room events.
This was our most disappointing experience ever!
- poor ambience
- poor or non existent service
-glove finger in the soup
- forgot to take the order for drinks
- literally no follow up
- a very poor experience for a milestone celebration
We will be back only because we love the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
Hostess put us bu the fire place, Carmen was our server. Great service and timely. Really enjoyed our time there.
delicious food + amazing service as always. A+
My wife and I enjoyed a Beautiful spring day and a delightful salmon dish.
Our server (Dew) was outstanding, he accommodated our dietary needs without hesitation, engaged in delightful conversations, and made sure we were well looked after. The food was excellent, we had a great time. We will be back.
Was a wonderful evening with an amazing server. She was lovely and patient with all our little requests and the night was so nice with the lights and the fire. We were warm enough outside-loved the view . Didn’t want to leave
We always enjoyed dining here. Great staff, great food and service.
Confederation Lounge is always a treat, we go when we can. No doubt things are a bit pricey at a Fairmont but the staff are very friendly and the food/drinks are top drawer.
Love this place, very relaxing with a view. Food is fresh and delicious. Service is always amazing
This is my favourite spot in the entire city! I love the patio at the Hotel Mac!
The ambiance was great and we enjoyed the food and drinks!! :)
I had a great experience at The Confederation Lounge in the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. We went there for the friend's birthday celebration and were treated to a lovely, quiet, spot by the window. The service was outstanding and the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. My only issue was the limited menu options (though this is due to the pandemic I presume, and is completely understandable). That being said, the food was still great.
The staff is kind & Friendly, they see to it that everything is good. We have a very nice experience during my Birthday celebration.
Excellent lounge - ask for David. Great server
Great service, accommodating staff who appreciated our patronage. I will definitely be back for those delicious drinks!
Our server who we quite like was once again amazing. His charm and wit along with the fact that he is Joe Pesci’s doppelgänger always makes for a fun time. This gentleman is fun yet sophisticated and he makes the place what it is. He been there for a few years and we love him.
Everything was good. However we were placed right by the front entrance and we were all dressed up . It was just just a little cold..
Lovely service from Michelle! Thank you!
We had a great time for our wedding anniversary. The cocktails here are great try the Baroness or the mint and ginger mojito. The food is also incredible and mostly locally sourced we started with the smoke and salt charcuterie and was not disappointed the cheese provided was a feta and Gouda and there was so much if it the portion sizes were extremely generous for all the things we are my partner has the time and I had the pasta with added blackened chicken at our servers recommendation. Will definitely come back soon.
Wonderful evening out
Thank you for having us
We will be back
A fantastic classic old lounge with over the top service and ambiance. Food and cocktails were fantastic.
Excellent food, service and ambiance. Truly and enjoyable experience. Great venue for a special night out
I like trying burgers everywhere and so far I really like the burgers in Fairmont restaurants.
The lounge was very comfortable. The cauliflower starter was AMAZING. Highly recommended. We had the steak with frites for our main meals. I upgraded to the truffle fries which was just a truffle mayo that was added. We both enjoyed our meals. They do not skimp out on portions. The service was on point.
Food was amazing and the service is so much better than most places in my opinion. The portion sizes of the food and the flavours definitely make the prices justifiable. 100% recommend to anyone and we will personally be going back for our next anniversary!
The food and atmosphere were delightful, but the slow and inconsistent service did make my experience a little bit frustrating at times. For example, when it was stated that there was a birthday in our party, the waiter only brought the birthday person a slice of chocolate cake with nuts, without inquiring about actual dessert preference, nut allergies, or even asking the rest of the table if they wanted dessert. And since it was so slow, we eventually all lost our appetite for dessert having not been asked and attended to.
Good food . Could have been hotter
Everything was lovely. As it always is at the Fairmont.
A great experience. We had the fixed downtown dining menu and the food was exceptionally good! I have already recommended it to friends.
This is a beautiful historic, warm and cozy place for a craft cocktail and snacks or dinner. Service is professional and friendly. Great view of river valley too. The nicest lounge Edmonton has to offer by far.
The Confederation Lounge - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (780) 424-5181.
The Confederation Lounge - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald is rated 4.5 stars by 110 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.