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The Confederation Lounge - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, Edmonton, AB
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The Confederation Lounge - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

4.7
4.7
269 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
TEMPORARILY CLOSED. Please join us on the Fairmont MAC Patio or The Harvest Room.

Cocktails Crafted Consciously: A commitment to sustainability lives within our philosophy and is at the heart and soul of our culinary ventures. Our hand-crafted cocktail program complements this vision. Our farm-to-glass approach brings forth a profusion of vibrant flavours that distinctively honour Alberta, incorporating seasonal herbs from our garden and fresh honey harvested from our on-site apiary, home to more than 200,000 honeybees.

With floor-to-ceiling windows and views overlooking the North Saskatchewan River Valley, The Confederation Lounge is an ideal setting for an intimate occasion or a casual evening drink. Sip on unique craft cocktails, or settle in for a selection of comfort cravings 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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary Canadian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (780) 424-5181

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Jiju Paul

  • Neighbourhood

    Edmonton

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 269 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Edmonton / Northern Alberta

    Best Ambience

  • Edmonton / Northern Alberta

    Pre/post-theatre

  • Edmonton / Northern Alberta

    Scenic View

  • Edmonton / Northern Alberta

    Canadian

  • Edmonton

    Best Ambience

  • Edmonton

    Pre/post-theatre

  • Edmonton

    Canadian

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  1. C

    Chris

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great pub food
  2. N

    None

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service, the ambiance was very nice but music was a bit loud. Food was delicious but a bit pricey.
  3. AM

    AnneM

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were there for a drink only. Can’t comment on the food this time.
  4. T

    Tlil

    Edmonton

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    Great patio for the view. Service was great and very knowledgeable staff. Food is lacking creativity. Very basic for something you would expect to be higher quality. Drinks are tasty but overpriced. I feel they are riding on the Fairmont name but are not striving to match Fairmont hotels in the resort towns.
  5. SW

    SuzanneW

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Beautiful
  6. B

    Bard

    Edmonton

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very welcoming and helpful, she’s always excellent! There was a little delay with our appetizer but she kept us updated and we were in no rush. The food was excellent, the room was quite full due in part to a wedding at the hotel. The energy in the room was quite nice actually. We will be back!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good size portions and drinks were divine! Nice ambiance.
  8. LH

    LarissaH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy treating myself once in awhile here. I had the risotto with braised beef and it was incredible. The champagne sangria was very good too!
  9. AW

    AWOV

    Toronto

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable !
  10. AW

    AWOV

    Toronto

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always.
  11. L

    Lady

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely afternoon but $over 25 dollars for a little sandwich was a pretty ridiculous.
  12. r

    racgrac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed celebrating our 55th wedding anniversary at a quiet romantic table. the food was perfect.
  13. LM

    LizM

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent lunch! Food and service were great
  14. AF

    AngelaF

    Edmonton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Our server was unfriendly and combative in her interactions with the five of us. We had a guest with us, and I felt embarrassed I chose the Confederation Lounge. It took 30 minutes for me to pay the bill. The food was delicious. Our cocktails were tasty.
  15. JS

    JacobS

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere. We went for cocktails after dinner and the mood was excellent.
  16. SP

    SomewhatPleased

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service and ambience were great, food was too. Price is quite high though and not really justifiable. $19.00 for a domestic highball is too high in any atmosphere.
  17. DM

    DebraM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Went to Confederation Lounge because it is always a cozy and inviting atmosphere especially on a cold winters day. It did not disappoint...we even got a table by the fireplace. Service was great but my arctic Char came with pappardelle and it stuck together so the texture was not what I would've expected here. My husband had a beef burger and their carrot coconut soup which he was very pleased with.
  18. GS

    GlennS

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A memorable evening celebrating each other and love. Great food and service with iconic ambience. And this was just the lounge.
  19. BD

    BDel

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Our server was horrible. She started serving us and midway through asking her a question she walked away to deal with an issue elsewhere without warning or explanation afterwards. Throughout the night she continued with a lack of attention towards our table. Unfortunately she made the experience less than satisfactory. The atmosphere was wonderful a good server would have made it an amazing experience.
  20. R

    Ratbones

    Edmonton

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Birthday. Consistent quality as always. Eaten here over a dozen times. Food was great, service was not quite up to usual standards. Drinks were empty, with no checking with our table for over 20 minutes, multiple times. Had placed another drink order that did not come. Server was great, it was more of an issue with only having a single server on for the entire lounge for the evening. I tipped well as it was not the fault of the server, more on the management responsible for staffing.
  21. SS

    SueS

    Edmonton

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our wedding anniversary. It was such a special evening. In a very special place. Keep doing what you are doing.
  22. SY

    SYA2021

    Edmonton

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Ambiance: Cozy seats; fireplace roaring; snow falling outside the beautiful windows - the perfect setting for a romantic evening of cocktails and meal. We've dined at the Hotel Macdonald several times and we were very much looking forward to the experience. Cocktails: The Mac Signature Old Fashioned and the Psithurism was a great way to start our evening - the flavor bubble (not sure if it actually added any flavor) was and entertaining build of the cocktail. Meals: The Braised Short Ribs and sides of mashed potatoes and carrots were rich and flavorful. The Crispy Artic Char, however, was the opposite: distinctly lacked salt - both on the fish and the pappardelle. The fish was a touch overdone; although the skin was nicely done, it was at the expense of the fish. The pappardelle was mushy and the sauce was very bland. Service: Our waiter - don't know his name as he did not introduce himself, was quite rushed and kept walking away as we were asking for recommendations and putting in our order. His rushing about really detracted from the calm and quiet atmosphere - very disappointing experience overall.
  23. JH

    JudyH

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    This is a beautiful, cozy, and festive space to celebrate special and everyday occasions alike. I love the Confederation lounge at the Hotel Mac. I think it’s the most beautiful spot for a drink in the city, and the service is friendly, attentive, and makes you feel cared for and at home. Unfortunately, the menu has changed and not for the better. Fewer meal type salads and fewer appetizer and main course choices in general. Also, the choice of music over their sound system is very incongruous with the ambience and in my opinion takes away from the gracious and cozy. atmosphere. So, I still love having a drink at the Confederation Lounge but I hope they can rethink their menu and their music choices.
  24. SU

    SandraU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for the great new year dinner; the most amazing cocktails.
  25. PD

    PatrickD

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    We have been coming to the Hotel MacDonald for decades and have always loved the lounge, it was actually on our favourites list for many years, until last night. First the positives. The Staff are great and really do their best. The room is pleasant - love the Christmas decor. Now the negatives. The music. What on earth is that music - it's nightclub music - thump thump thump! The menu is uninspiring and very overpriced. My Husband finally decided on the burger because everything else seemed unappealing. The burger was priced at $30.00!! It looked awful when it arrived, smothered in some kind of white cheese, not hot and just terrible for a Fairmont. It came with a small wimpy salad. I had the Kale Salad with prawns- the stems were far too long making it difficult to eat. We were hoping for a nice evening at the Mac to celebrate 2022 and were quite disappointed - in particular the food.
  26. LC

    LisaC

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fabulous food and great ambiance.
  27. KG

    KevinG

    Edmonton

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    the cold weather outside cam in through the revolving front door making the lounge very cold. the waiter tried to place us near the fireplace which was somewhat better but still cool.
  28. B

    Benjamin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It is a beautiful hotel with a wonderful atmosphere! We’re huge fans of the fairmont chain and this was no exception. :) The drinks were delicious and so were the truffle fries (despite being a little expensive, but we expect that at a fairmont location) We absolutely loved the noise level, we can even whisper to each other but we can still here the music in the background; perfect!! That being said, as far as improvements go, we have a few suggestions. - It was very cold and icy and the pathway to the front door wasn’t salted/gravelled (we didn’t trip though) - We we’re sat right beside the window and it was a little chilly! We would have appreciated if we were offered blankets or something; but we didn’t freeze. We will absolutely be back; it was a wonderful evening and our waitress was an utter delight.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening
  30. h

    hellowine1

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Ordered a charcuterie board which came with 4 pieces of bread for the entire board. The cheese and meat selection on the board was underwhelming for the price.
  31. BW

    BernardW

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful relaxing evening. Always enjoy visiting the Mac Donald hotel.
  32. I

    christinaI

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great place for a festive Cocktail with good friends that you can talk loud to
  33. P

    Philster

    Edmonton

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas lunch date was fantastic.
  34. SP

    SimoneP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is like a warm Cozy hug with great cocktails! From the atmosphere, service and over all experience, it filled my Christmas v
  35. SP

    SammyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely and cozy atmosphere .. perfect for a nice visit with my sister prior to a bit of Christmas shopping!
  36. EE

    ElizabethE

    Edmonton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was very tasty. The music was very poor and was just thumping noise rather than relaxing dinner music. Beverages were quite pricy.
  37. ML

    MarciaL

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Confederation Lounge overlooking the river valley is one of Edmonton's unique treasures . The service is friendly and efficient, the food tasty, the decor elegant and the ambience relaxing. Dining there is an uplifting experience.
  38. B

    Bard

    Edmonton

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was EXCELLENT! She’s very personable and attentive. We always feel welcome there. The food was very good, portions are generous (more food that we could eat actually). We I’ll be back.
  39. DV

    DVM80

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful and historic ambience, impeccable service from Tyler, and wonderful food and drinks.
  40. EL

    Eat2Live

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks,food and service. Such a lovely spot especially around the holidays.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

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 4.7 stars by 269 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Order delivery or takeout

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Accepting orders for today at 12:15 p.m.

Start takeout order
Google Map for The Confederation Lounge - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

10065 100 St NW Edmonton, AB T5J 0N6

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Edmonton

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary Canadian

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Jiju Paul

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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