Ernest's at NAIT
Dinner: Tuesday-Friday: 6:00pm-7:15pm
Friday Student Showcase Buffet: 11:00am-12:30pm
Please Note no buffets:
2018: Nov 16, Dec 21
2019: Jan 11, Feb 15, Feb 22, Mar 29
Ernest's follows the same calendar as our students, therefore the dining room is closed on weekends, major holidays, and the summer months. Please call for if you need further details.
We have a surface lot available to our guests at Lot "C" directly across from the dining room entrance on 118th Avenue. Parking is at a premium during the day, so we do advise an early arrival. Please inform your guests regarding parking permits.
There is a Public Transit stop at the corner of 106th Street and 118th Avenue, as well as a Stop at Kingsway Garden Mall.
LRT -NAIT stop: Ernest's will be at the North end of the school
We also feature wine dinners with regional wines paired to perfection with our students culinary creations.
For all banquets, special function and buffet reservations, a service charge will be added automatically.
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Tue - Wed 6:00PM - 7:15PM
Incredible 5 Star food and service. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed every dish that came out.
We enjoyed our meal very much. The food was cooked to perfection and was delicious.
Waiter was very pleasant and attentenive.
We having been coming once a year from outside Calgary for The Alberta Golf Association buying show. The past four occasions have been a lovely treat for us. Each time has been a unique and wonderful experience. It’s wonderful for us to be able to enjoy a fabulous meal, team build for ourselves and participate in watching young minds and people grow. Thumbs up to each of the students, teachers, faculty over the last four seasons.
The Turner Valley Golf and Country Club Team
It was absolutely amazing one of the best dining experience I’ve had in Edmonton
One thing is the hostess seemed a little preoccupied with something which is very minor
the staff were very accommodating of a guleten allergy and very fresh and amazing selection of local foods
We found the meal pricy, entree should have included either a small soup or salad.
The food was amazing although I was disappointed with the dessert menu. I wish there would have been more options. We opted to skip dessert and go elsewhere for that. Our server was fantastic. She brought us a bread basket several times. We definitely did not leave hungry. She was very friendly and joked around with us. The value was amazing. I was expecting to spend twice what we did so I was happily surprised when the bill came.
Always fantastic. The chefs are amazing and service is the absolute best in the city.
Great experience, will definitely be back as the items change weekly. Good selection of food but some items such as the red snapper sat too long and dried out.
We often use Earnests for entertaining business clients. It is wonderful to share such a hidden gem with them. Our most recent visit we chose the "table de hote" student led menu. We made that choice and sat back to enjoy a wonderful evening. Menu details, wine pairings, service and GREAT Food.
Excellent service and atmosphere. Loved the food!
We are from Winnipeg and were very interested in trying Edmontons version of the culinary up and comers.
Our experience Red River College in Winnipeg have a similar programe where the dining is done in an beautifully updated historic building which used to be the Royal bank downtown now known as 'Janes' where students cook in an open kitchen for two week periods and then switch to serving the clientele for another two weeks as this gives then a good feel on how to deal with the public and we can say the presentation of the food is outstanding and extremelt tasty!
Our visit to Ernest's was very disappointing as my wife had the Duck Confeit Rossetto which was horribly salty and as a result she left 90% of her dinner something that should have been addressed by the serving staff which was not! My beef tenderloin was cool with a very few vegetables. Appetisers we alright but charging $17 for three shrimp which was supposed to be 'Prawns' was a joke cold again. It is very important that both serving staff and kitchen personal work together mind you that said the servers were polite.
Perhaps the next time we are in Edmonton we will probably give it another try and hopefully with better results ...hopefully!
Another exceptional evening at Ernest’s. Three of us had different mains. We were all very happy diners! We absolutely recommend everyone check out the amazing food and service. These students are clearly receiving top notch training.
Excellent food and customer service. I have been to this restaurant a few times in the past and the quality of the food is still as good as the last time that I was there!
Every time I eat at Ernest's I come away marveling that culinary arts students can produce such extraordinary fare. Thanks for the great food, attentive service, and terrific ambiance.
Everything about our meal was oustanding except the service . We found our server to be adequate and good but we are used to energetic , and very attentive service at your restaurant. The server we had is not in the culinary program and that is probably the reason.
Impromptu date night and the place was amazing. Great service and food.
A friend and I went to celebrate our birthdays. The menu was fabulous - we both had trouble deciding which of the dishes we wanted to try most We enjoyed the food and the service was exceptional. We felt quite spoiled by little extras that Ernest's offers.
Thank you for a wonderful, relaxed evening out.
Food and service was fantastic. Seating layout was tight. Many times my chair was bumped by other patrons as a result of the tables and chairs being too close together, resulting in walk aisles that were quite narrow. Dessert bar had a continuous crowd around the hot service end of it, again creating an issue on walk space and bumping the patrons chair in the immediate vicinity.
High-quality fare for a fair price. The service was most excellent, attentive and very friendly.
Great food, great service, decent and quiet ambiance. We tried duck, lamb and fish. Everything was so delicious. Will be back again soon.
As out-of-towners, we’d been trying (without success) to get to Ernest’s for a long time. Now we’ve been, we’ll make a point of going back. Cocktails were splendid. The food was creative and delicious. Service was impeccable, polished but warm. We highly recommend this place.
This was my second time dining at Ernest's, and my first time for dinner. I was very surprised with the added elements of an amuse bouche and a palate cleanser, which elevated the whole experience for me. The service was wonderful, and they handled my dietary needs with great care. The food was excellent, the wine was excellent, and overall we had a wonderful experience. This is such a great gem for Edmonton and for NAIT.
Excellent food and terrific service. Very professional. Portions are generous and plating was very good.
Shrimp appetizer out of this world. Very polite service. Only anomaly: fish (surprisingly) overcooked but not a big misstep. Still an excellent meal and -good lord- you can actually have a conversation without yelling at each other.
ernest is joyous a wonderful place first rate great place I cannot say too many good things Nait does a fine job of training people in the food industry and it show j
Went there for the first time and I love it. It is a hidden gem because no one knew they are open until mid June even after the school ended in April so it was a nice quiet spot.
Great meals and very friendly, efficient wait staff and other staff
I eat here as a treat to delicious food at reasonable prices. Always satisfied with the food and service.
We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The carpaccio , tomato soup, steak, halibut were all outstanding. One person didn't enjoy the pork belly. We have already highly recommended Ernest's to family and friends. Looking forward to going again and trying other menu items.
Had a lovely, quiet dinner with attentive but respectful service. Prawns were a memorable starter and the beef was perfectly done. Would like to see a more extensive dessert menu.
The whole evening was amazing!!
Everything my wife and I had was perfectly prepared and delicious. Vlad was excellent.
My table of 6 had a wonderful meal, masterfully prepared, and delicious.
25 th Anniversary , had a fantastic meal . I loved the blueberry basil margarita , very tasty. Everything was great.
Two of us attended at lunch, and ordered the Pickerel fish entrée. The fish was delicious and well prepared but could have been outstanding if served with some tart accompaniment or lemon. Service was excellent. Overall a lovely lunch.
Always wanted to go to Ernest's and was so pleased that we were able to do it for our anniversary. It was a memorable experience
Friendly and yummy as usual
Enjoyed the experience. My friend ordered the pork and found the portion was small. Disappointed that there was no Caesar Salad. Service was excellent. Very clean. Staff very accommodating.
Nice lunch setting for us four gals to visit & spend an afternoon together