About Us

Mr. Tom Goodchild established the Sawmill Restaurant Group in November of 1976, and over the years, the Sawmill has grown with the city. You will find Mr. Goodchild actively involved in our day to day operations.

We are an Edmonton based company operating fully licensed food and beverage operations in Edmonton.

The main ingredients to the Goodchild success formula are the dedication to and insistence on delivery of top quality products with exemplary service. This philosophy has become the cornerstone of the Sawmill Group’s tradition.  Famous for our 28-day aged Certified Angus Beef, the varied selections on our menu are sure to please everyone.


The opportunity to have our Culinary Team explore their potential beyond our standard menu is important as they grow within our organization. We are pleased to showcase their culinary talent and have won many competitions over the years.

Every year we participate in Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s “FEASTival of Fine Chefs”. As a fundraiser for their Chef’s Apprenticeship Program, participating dining establishments are given a “mystery food hamper” 24 hours in advance. With only these items (different for each participant) the objective is to create a four-course gourmet meal for approximately 60 guests. The Sawmill is always among the best in taste and presentation.

Affiliations & Memberships

The Sawmill Restaurant Group maintains membership in a number of industry related organizations, including Edmonton Tourism, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, Alberta Restaurant & Food Association, Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs, Canadian Food & Restaurant Association and Alberta Tourism Education Council. We strongly support culinary and apprenticeship programs in the province and are members of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) Program Advisor Committee. We encourage management from our stores to work with the business associations in their respective neighbourhoods.

Sawmill Prime Rib & Steak House Named one of the 75 Best Restaurants for Brunch in Canada by OpenTable Diners

Sawmill Prime Rib & Steak House is pleased to announce that we’ve been named one of the 75 Best Restaurants for Brunch in Canada based on OpenTable diner reviews! This award was determined by more than 275,000 reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners over the last year across Canada.

The team at Sawmill Restaurant is honoured to be listed as one of OpenTable’s Top 75 Restaurants for Brunch in Canada! Providing top quality food to our guests has always been our utmost priority and to receive this award is incredibly humbling. Thank you to everyone who helped us achieve this award!

– The Sawmill Restaurant Group

Thanks to all the diners who helped us earn this accolade in Canada. Be sure to reserve in advance, now that the word is out. Your table is waiting!

Reviews and Accolades

2016 Open TableThe 75 Best Brunch Restaurants in Canada
2009 Rotary International – Paul Harris Award
2006 Consumers Choice Award
2004 Food Service & Hospitality – Pinnacle Award
2000 enRoute – Top 100 restaurants in Canada
2000 Alberta Beef Producers – Restaurant of the Year
1994 Fraser Milner Casgrain