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The Confederation Lounge - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

4.5
110 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Cocktails Crafted Consciously
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 110 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.7
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LisaJ
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mother’s Day afternoon lunch on the patio. Heat lamps, fire table and blankets kept us comfortable. Exceptional service as always!

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Chels
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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AndreaM
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food!
Wonderful service and gorgeous views! Will definitely go again, once able to!

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RandyA
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great, the view was even better. Wonderful service.

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ParmB
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful ambiance on the patio l, food and service were amazing!!

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AnnN
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The service was amazing and we especially liked the dessert to honour our anniversary.

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Omar
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience5

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.

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vipChelle
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal on the best patio in Alberta. There is no comparison. Gwen was amazing, as always! Helpful, friendly, and so great!

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PamS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Zain
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere and waitress was amazing! The only issue I had was the food was not tasty at all .

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HAll
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

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

So disappointing

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780-238-4392

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BrianC
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Hostess put us bu the fire place, Carmen was our server. Great service and timely. Really enjoyed our time there.
Cheers

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

delicious food + amazing service as always. A+

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4theenjoyment
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed a Beautiful spring day and a delightful salmon dish.

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vipBard
Edmonton
29 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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SarahM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Lala
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always enjoyed dining here. Great staff, great food and service.

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vipBard
Edmonton
29 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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SSsg
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place, very relaxing with a view. Food is fresh and delicious. Service is always amazing

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DavidR
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my favourite spot in the entire city! I love the patio at the Hotel Mac!

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DeidreJ
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambiance was great and we enjoyed the food and drinks!! :)

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CiaraS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

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.

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KarenT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff is kind & Friendly, they see to it that everything is good. We have a very nice experience during my Birthday celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent lounge - ask for David. Great server

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SpiffD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, accommodating staff who appreciated our patronage. I will definitely be back for those delicious drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

JD
JeanD
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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..

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vipChelle
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Lovely service from Michelle! Thank you!

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vipNeoflex
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

TC
TerynC
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful evening out
Thank you for having us
We will be back

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vipdavidi
Las Vegas
77 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fantastic classic old lounge with over the top service and ambiance. Food and cocktails were fantastic.

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MichelleA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Truly and enjoyable experience. Great venue for a special night out

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FredM
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I like trying burgers everywhere and so far I really like the burgers in Fairmont restaurants.

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vipAnnaDowding
Edmonton
17 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

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TannerS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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Greg
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

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.

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vipKatelikesgoodfood
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food . Could have been hotter

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Chrespi
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was lovely. As it always is at the Fairmont.

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AnnieM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great experience. We had the fixed downtown dining menu and the food was exceptionally good! I have already recommended it to friends.

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vipFoodie
46 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

FAQs

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.