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The Confederation Lounge - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

4.5
81 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 81 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.4
Service
4.6
Ambience
3.9
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
69 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
16 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.

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StacyS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as per usual, our server was especially wonderful.

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Jodi
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful service and delicious food.
Fantastic restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Expertly handcrafted cocktails and well made appetizers made for an incredibly enjoyable evening with our friends. We will definitely be coming back!

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vipFoodie
47 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding cocktail selection and food quality. First class, friendly service. Confederation lounge is a beautiful, well appointed room.

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MelanieG
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent experience at Hotel Macdonald. My Mom had wanted to experience High Tea for her birthday. We travelled from out of town, but I had made a mistake with the reservation and accidentally booked a luncheon instead. The staff were very gracious and were able to accommodate high tea in a different location within the hotel. We so appreciated this and had a marvelous experience. Highly recommend!

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vipBard
Edmonton
27 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing lunch with a fantastic view! I had the halibut fish tacos .. I’d go back just for those alone! But everything was delicious including the cocktails!

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KatherineW
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for helping to make our 7th wedding anniversary so special! The food was delightful and our server was a gem. We can’t stop talking about the Tomato Burratta Toast - it was delectable! Thanks again :)

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TomK
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite spots in Edmonton. Love the ambience, food and great service.

JB
JimB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely afternoon tea. Service was great and the view also.

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vipCeliacCathy4
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

What a gorgeous outdoor lounge! Beautiful and so warm with heaters and firebowl. The charcuterie board was 10/10! Such a refreshing change for Edmonton’s downtown scene. I will definitely be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was amazing! Highly recommended

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Malachy
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, Hotel Mac is excellent

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DrPatti
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Our Anniversary dinner on the Confederation Lounge Patio was delightful. The staff went above and beyond to ensure we had a great evening.

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SaraS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great view. Patio in the fall is the best! Friendly services and great food. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipMatBinYYC
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Gwen was lovely as always. The food was amazing and the outside patio views were beautiful. Definitely would recommend for a nice night out, patio drinks or a special occasion.

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Shea
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took my mother-in-law for tea for her birthday because she had never been. She loved the experience and we will definitely be coming back in the future.

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danad
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

It was ok but did not get to go on a tour because of covid...makes no sense to me, they will serve us food and rent out rooms but wont let us do the tour?
Some of the girls had never done the high tea so it took away from the experience...
I should have been informed on this when I made reservation we would have had brunch there instead of over priced finger food and tea.

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Saus
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for any special occasion. Exceptional customer service ! Make sure to take a walk through the garden before or after and take in the beautiful views.

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vipSprice
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Probably the best patio spot in Edmonton. Great view and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Doubt you can top the patio experience in Edmonton on a beautiful fall evening. Bravo!

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Shopper10
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Carmen our server was lovely..food was OK, pricey but I guess you pay for the venue somewhere...

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the spectacular historic setting, to the stellar service, to the phenomenal food, this was one of my favourite dining experiences. Our serving sizes were very generous- every single item on the plate was top quality. The service was beyond reproach and delightful. My only regret is not going sooner!

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vipChelle
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server, Michele, was lovely! Wonderful sense of humour and very knowledgeable about the menu!

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MelissaL
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I took my daughter and a friend out for breakfast before her first day of kindergarten. We were able to sit out on the patio which is absolutely beautiful. Our server Michelle was efficient and friendly and even brought the girls a special treat to celebrate their special day.

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vippatcon
Edmonton
92 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Such a beautiful spot for a special meal. Server was very attentive and responsive. Everything was lovely.

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Jenken
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

I’ve been here several times already. I love it but this time if found it a little underwhelming.

I’ll chock it to COVID limitations on the menu, but I wouldn’t go for the chicken dish again. (portions size was good but overall I was disappointed with the flavour. For the price, I would expect to be wowed with flavour but — let’s put it this way — I’m not a professional cook but I’ve made better risotto at home.)

Great ambiance, excellent drinks, beautiful patio view, I will return (but maybe get a different meal.)

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lekkie
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Our waiter Jacob was so sweet,he made our experience so wonderful.I wish there were a few more sandwiches and all the teas came to the table so we could try more,Thats how they do it London.Overall experience was wonderful.My daughter and I really enjoyed it!!!!

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Gurleenk
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really appreciate the chef who made us enjooy my birthday even more by doing lil changes of converting dishes from non veg to veg and our server i guess her name was Laila was awesoome too. Thanx for wonderful experience

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The Confederation Lounge - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald is rated 4.5 stars by 81 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.