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About Ernest's at NAIT
Ernest's Dining Room at NAIT has been aptly described as the "jewel in the crown" of Hokanson Centre for Culinary Arts in the School of Skilled Trades. Ernest's decor is described as "understated elegance". Tasteful compliments of cherry wood and brass highlights, a beautiful rock feature wall, muted lighting and attention to detail provide the room with a distinct corporate ambience. Critical acclaim and numerous accolades identify the "haute cuisine" prepared by second year Culinary Arts diploma students as "outstanding". OpenTable diners voted top 100 in Canada. Seasoned chef instructors emphasize the importance of using high quality local regional products. Mastery of traditional cookery combined with contemporary artistry has resulted in a truly electric cuisine. Elegant service is provided by eager Culinary and Hospitality students. An emphasis on etiquette and authenticity is encouraged through the guidance of professional mentors.
Edmonton, AB T5G 2R1
Global, International, Contemporary American, Contemporary European
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:00am-12:45pm
Friday Student Showcase Buffet:
Please Note no buffets Oct 13, Dec 15, Jan 12, Feb 16 & 23, Mar 30, Apr 27
Last buffet will be April 26
Dinner: Tuesday-Friday: 5:30pm-7:15pm
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.
118 Ave & 106 Street
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
During the school year Ernest's is a venue for a variety of "special events" allowing students to demonstrate creativity while interacting with the community. The Toque Demagny Scholarship Dinner, Young Culinarians Conquering Cancer, Team NAIT and Le club Culinaire fundraisers, etc... provide students with the opportunity to challenge their personal and professional bests.
We also feature wine dinners with regional wines paired to perfection with our students culinary creations.
Parking Passes must be requested immediately by emailing email@example.com for DAY parking. Parking is FREE after 5pm in Lot "C". Once all the DAY reserved parking permits stalls are reserved you will have to pay to park.
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.
#9, #8, #15 stops at NAIT
There is a Public Transit stop at the corner of 106th Street and 118th Avenue, as well as a Stop at Kingsway Garden Mall.
Chef Michael Hassall & our Culinary seasoned Chef instructors/Second year Culinary students
Banquet, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Ernest's follows the same calendar as our students, therefore the dining room is closed on weekends, major holidays, and the summer months. We feature our Student Showcase Buffet on Friday's for lunch. These buffets book fast, please call to reserve. We do serve ala carte lunches during the week. Please note: for groups of 8 guests and larger, Ernest's does add an automatic service charge.
For all banquets, special function and buffet reservations, a service charge will be added automatically.
Ernest's at NAIT Ratings and Reviews
Wonderfully prepared food. Came with friends for the four course special Christmas dinner and it did not disappoint. Each course was delicious and perfectly prepared. Service was good but our server was still learning the nuances of fine dining service.
Will definitely try to visit this gem more often.
Pleasant servers, good food choices, food allergies addressed. Server tended to place and remove from either side of the people so it was hard to predict and move/lean out of the way, or drinks poured across in front of someone rather than going around to the other side. Seemed awkward for us and the server. Food was tasty, excellent seafood chowder, salad was fine - sort of a deconstructed style. Meatballs appies were very good. Chicken dish was flavorful, beef was melt in your mouth although it was only room temperature. Desserts were very good. I found the cinnamon bun had an over baked top crust but I liked the add in if the pear within the bun and the ice cream was delicious. We will be back.
I took my husband to Ernest's for a special Christmas meal. He had never been there before and was impressed with the meal. He spoke about the the quality of products used, the size of the portions, the value for the meal, the friendly service and the overall experience. It was my second time and I enjoyed it just as much as the first time. We will be back to try their lunch meals as well as their brunch. I have already recommended this restaurant to others and will continue to do so.
Wonderful lunch ! No complaints at all. One of us had the lamb shank and was blown away with the flavors. Chicken and petit tenderloin dishes were similar experience too!
The service only lacked a bit due to the inexperience of the staff --let's face it they are students and it was their first day! Absolutely would return --- maybe dinner next time! :)
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