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The Highwood

1499 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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Global, International
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Hours of operation

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 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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Cross street
Dr. Carpenter Circle NW
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Parking details
For information on parking or to view a campus map, please visit
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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 for more information.
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine


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What 1499 People Are Saying
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5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Excellent value for this creative and satisfying lunch menu.

OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

Happydiner52 (Calgary)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

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.

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

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

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.

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.

5.0  Dined on February 8, 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.

5.0  Dined on February 7, 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!