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Fri, 2/23
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The Highwood

4.6
1500 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Global, International
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An award-winning restaurant and live classroom for the next generation of culinary and hospitality leaders — The Highwood will give you a unique and delicious dining experience.

For an exceptional value, our students provide world-class cuisine and service under the expert guidance of renowned chefs and hospitality instructors. Whether you are looking for an outstanding lunch or an elegant five-course dinner, prepare to be delighted.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Global, International
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Hours of operation

Lunch
Monday to Friday - Prices Vary
Seating's at 11:30 am or 12 pm | Walk -ins welcome

Thursday lunch buffet - $30.00 + GST
Seating's at 11 am, 11:30 am or 12 pm


Dinner - $48.00 + GST (Includes Five Course Meal)
Monday to Thursday
Seating's at 6, 6:30 and 7 pm │Walk-ins welcome

The Highwood will be closed February 19 to 26. Reservations are available up to February 28. On Monday January 29 we will commence bookings for March and April. Our gourmet buffet will be offered on the following dates: March 1, 22, 29 and April 12, 19, 26.
Open During Renovations! Our building is undergoing renovations, but our students are still serving up great meals. We look forward to having you dine with us during this exciting transformation, visit www.sait.ca/highwood for more details. Elevator access is available apon request. Your continued support is essential to student success.
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Phone number
(403) 284-8615 ext. 2
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Allemeier, Michael Dekker & Steve Lepine
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Dr. Carpenter Circle NW
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Parking details
For information on parking or to view a campus map, please visit sait.ca/highwood.
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Public transit
The Highwood is conveniently located close to the SAIT /ACAD /Jubilee c-train station.
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Special events & promotions
We offer custom social events for all occasions at our downtown Culinary Campus. Visit the culinarycampus.ca for more information.
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1500 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarolynE (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Excellent value for this creative and satisfying lunch menu.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The food was delicious but they ran out of the lamb which we hoped to order. Our server was confused and did not know details of the meals. Fortunately we remembered to ask to about soup and specials or we would not have been told. Server tried her best to check things with chef and did get our order correct but we had to wait quite a while to order and then to get our food. There is construction around the restaurant at present which makes the entrance way unpleasant. Sometimes t is very obvious that the servers are chefs not servers...this was one of those times. Not the end of the world but just a new experience. Love this restaurant but one can never expect everything to be perfect. ..especially service.

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TryMySoySauce (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Had dinner at The Highwood before a show at the Jubliee and what a perfect way to start the evening. Ross and Patricia were friendly, personable, and were every bit as amazing as the food that evening. We had the theatre menu that night as we only had a hour before the show but we can't wait to come back for the full experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Everyone was pleased with their food selections. Great assortment of breads to try. However, the menus and bread were a bit slow at arriving as we sat around waiting for that and our drinks to arrive. It wasn't that busy so not sure if it was these students' first night.

Also, they need a sign at the top of the stairs to indicate where to get your free parking pass so you don't wander all the way in.

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Happydiner52 (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Overall the night was fabulous, great food, wonderful service. Cannot wait until construction is done then the ambiance will make it perfect!

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Went for a a birthday Lunch with 2 friends.
We tried two of the soups but both were way too salty.
Two of us had the Poke bowl which could have been more flavourful.
Service was good.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Awesome as usual. The students were wonderful. Service wad excellent.

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johnp (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Exceptional food and service. Price is creeping up and not often do I want to spend $30/person for lunch, but great for a special occasion.

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Thetraveller1 (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

I love the ambiance and have never had a bad meal. Really enjoy trying the different dishes especially the buffet. Most of the time the service is awesome but on occasion you can tell the server is a bit nervous but we try to give them positive feedback. Great job.

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KyraP (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Went to school here in the professional cooking program and it's nice to finally be a customer there! Food is high quality, friendly staff, and atmosphere was amazing. Can't wait to come back.

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DwaineA (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

The Highwood is a training ground for our future culinary stars. I have always enjoyed my experience there as I appreciate that the restaurant business is demanding and the students have chosen to learn the proper way. Our server Tom was very helpful and met my expectations. We were a table of 5 at a table of 8, and the SAIT team was able to find a alternate arrangement fort a more intimate setting. The 5 course was great, with lots of good flavours and excellent presentation. Well done!

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

We celebrated our daughters birthday dinner at SAIT and were all very happy with the service and food. Our daughter in law is severely dairy allergic and our waitress Tingting was fabulous in making sure that everything she ordered was ok! We’ve always had great experiences and plan on coming back!

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

The meal and presentation were awesome. The culinary students in SAIT's programs did a wonderful job all around. A five course meal with upscale ingredients and presentation - was a wonderful experience.

Will definitely be going back.

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S0502 (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Great experience!
A little trouble finding the building once we were on campus especially with the construction outside.

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SL2018 (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was excellent, especially crème brulle. I wanted to take one on the road. everything tasted delicious. Definitely coming back.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

The quality of the food, the flavours and selection was outstanding!

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Hanni (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

We were impressed and got great value for our entertainment dollar. Food presentation was very impressive and I only wish that some of the chefs in training would consider Red Deer as a place to be.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

The food was delicious, presentation perfect. The service is a little slow because the students are learning so you have to be patient. It took us 2.5 hours to eat our 5 course meal which was fine. Don't go there if you are in a hurry!
The appetizers where delicious, lamb was amazing and the butternut squash soup was very tasty.
I will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

An excellent repeat visit to the Highwood. Their supervised student prepared food is the best gourmet dining available in Calgary. We look forward to our next visit.
The only disappointment was the student servers whose English was not fluent enough for them to understand our questions. In the past we have enjoyed learning about the educational pursuits of the servers.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Our latest visit to the Highwood was outstanding. The service was top-notch and the food was superb. Lots of flavour and delightful presentation. The lamb was amazing. Keep up the good work!

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futureSAITstudent (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Went to the Highwood for my Dad’s birthday dinner. I wasn’t expecting much, but it was phenomenal! Food was delicious and creatively unique. My only critique would be, although our server was great, the students need to be confident in their abilities! And more smiles!!

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Great meal and visit with friends and family.

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ShaneC (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Our first time dining in your restaurant, we felt warmly welcomed by students. They have a very professional appearance and hold themselves to a high standard both in the kitchen l, behind the bar, and the entire service line.
Wonderful presentation and a delicious blending of flavours. Each dish was a delightful experience.
My family and I thank you for allowing us to join you on your journey.
Shane C

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corrsetundone (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

12 of us at the table. We were there for the food and conversation with friends, both of which were fantastic. 5 courses of the most delicious and adventurous food combinations were enjoyed by everyone. No one had exactly the same meal. It made for some interesting partner bartering and sharing. Also we could hear each other with out shouting which made the event even more enjoyable. The Highwood is so fantastic, I do not know a restaurant in Calgary I could get as good a meal and service at.

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Faye (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

The food and the service was outstanding. I would rate The Highwood as one of the top fine dining restaurants in the city. We highly recommend the Highwood to our friends to dine there.

You would never know that it was students opposed to professional chefs creating these Amazing dishes

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

It was awesome as always

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Menu was diversified and food we chose was delicious. Already referred to family & friends, and we're planning a return visit in the near future.

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vipMWandco (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Excellent value at $48 for a 5 course menu. Service is always interesting but they are learning and happy to take helpful suggestions on board. I loved the thinly sliced octopus that came with the scallop starter. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
3.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

This was our first visit to the your restaurant. We had an interesting experience.
The atmosphere was comfortable and fine.
We were aware that this is a learning experience for all. The male hostess and female server were a little nervous but did well.
The food was tasty over all and interesting, although we found the portions very small.
The endive and fennel salad did not have any fennel. I mentioned this to the waitress who only came back to tell me that she had mentioned it to the kitchen.
The romaine salad/ deconstructed Cesar salad came with fish which was not written on the menu.
The steak was ordered as" on the rarer side of medium rare" but was served blue.

Only wanting this review to be of help to you.
All the best.
Will probably return sometime but not sure about recommending it to others. They would have to come with an open mind.

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DMurf (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Food was delicious and service fantastic. Octapus was especially and surprisingly very tasty. The presentation amazing.

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