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About The Highwood
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.
Calgary, AB T2M 0L4
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
Reservations are open up to December 15. On November 6 we will commence bookings for January 10 to February 28.
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. Your continued support is essential to student success.
Dr. Carpenter Circle NW
CAN$31 to CAN$50
(403) 284-8615 ext. 2
For information on parking or to view a campus map, please visit sait.ca/highwood.
The Highwood is conveniently located close to the SAIT /ACAD /Jubilee c-train station.
Michael Allemeier, Michael Dekker & Steve Lepine
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We offer custom social events for all occasions at our downtown Culinary Campus. Visit the culinarycampus.ca for more information.
The Highwood Ratings and Reviews
It was an Anniversary dinner for my wife and I and we were not to be disappointed.
We were so impressed with the students, the service and the food was amazingly good - Five Star standard! Beautiful and meticulously prepared and presented, each course was a delight.
From start to finish, it was faultless and we had a lovely evening.
Do not miss the opportunity of Fine Dining at such a reasonable price.
A huge "Thank You" to all the SAIT students and staff ... Job well done!
We shall return.
Patrick & Rose
I didn't like my meal. Steak sandwich was underseasoned, ice cold and so chewy. Had steak sandwich at Cash Casino was much better steak sandwich for simular price. My friend had same and didn't like it either. Out of 5 people only 1 liked her meal. I will not pay 8.00 for parking to eat there.
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Everyone is still raving about the dinner days later! Table loved the tomato salad & appetizers of cheese fritters. Had to ask for another basket of assorted bread as everyone sampled all the different types. One used the bread to soak up the rest of their duck consume. Main entrees of sirloin, pork, fish, & gnocchi were all appreciatively devoured. There was a delicious buffet of desserts to choose from. Service was professional & friendly.
Note: Building is being renovated so there is a temporary entrance with no elevator.
It was the first time we dined at the Highwood and wonder why we waited so long. The food was delicious from start to finish; the presentation exceptional. Our waiter, Andrew, was attentive, engaging, professional and friendly. The entire staff made us feel very welcome. It was an amazing experience! Kudos!!!
This is a cooking school. It was the server’s first day but he did very well. Cod was again fresh. Poke bowl was great as usual. Blackened shrimp was great value. Great value. The good price helps. Nice to see good food from a cooking school. Better than certain real restaurants. They must have great chefs as teachers.
My friend and I love the Highwood. It is our most favourite place to have a wonderful lunch.
We were a little disappointed in our waiter Alexander. He was kind and pleasant however could use a little more instruction with service. We did have to remind him 3 times to bring our bread. Having said that he seemed a little nervous but with time I am sure he will be fine.
We Will of course return.
This the fourth or fifth time we dined at the Highwood. It’s the first time we’ve had a meal that wasn’t exceptional. My husband’s steak was a little on the well done side, but still eatable. We’ve had Jarod(Jerry) as our waiter everytime we’ve been there and look forward to seeing him each year. He is a great example of a professional and knows how to look the customer. We look forward to returning next year to celebrate
This is our third time, I believe, having dinner here in the past 10+ years. Food was good and beautiful presentation as usual. Good service. Having full course fine dining here is always a good deal and it’s always a good opportunity for the students to learn and practice. Salad was fresh, pretty but portion is a bit too small. Pecorino Romano Parisienne Gnocchi was really so-so. Gnocchi wasn’t chewy, probably it’s my own personal preference. The first gnocchi I had (in a small Italian family restaurant at Notting Hill of London UK) gave me a lovely chewy texture and I still miss that (too bad the restaurant was closed down now). Roasted Lingcod was fresh and portion was quite huge. Albacore Tuna Dsuke was fresh, good seared tuna Tataki. Warm Ham Hock Rillette taste like Spam but wasn’t that salty. This is an interesting good item. Duck Breast & Duck Leg Dumpling – dumpling was a fusion made, not authentic Chinese one. Duck break was a quite tough (medium well), compared to the ones I had in Girona (Spain) or Paris. Not sure why, probably either the origin of the duck or the way it was cooked? I gave my feedback to the server and he was happy to feed that back to the chef. Dessert was available as buffet and I like they were all made in small portion so we could try out different stuff. Overall, the food was light, not over-salted or sweetened (we do like that). It’s always a good experience having dinner here and support the local students.
Three of our table chose the duck main dish and, whilst it was very nice, it was slightly over cooked and a little chewy. However this was the only criticism of what was an excellent meal overall and considering we were a table of 10, the service and delivery of dishes was excellent. Sadly there was a shortage of a particular desert that at least 5 of us would have chosen but thankfully there were some excellent alternatives to be had. The Highwood remains my ‘go to’ restaurant when I want a quality meal for a sensible price.
Food was great. For starters we mostly had soup of the day which was buttersquash soup. Was creamy and really tasty.
We ordered the roast of the day as mains. So tender and well prepared. Presentation was beautiful.
We had 3 kinds of desserts. Chocolate browny, blueberry cheesecake and strawberry rhubarb. All was really great and so tasty. Great desserts to end off our meal.
There was a special coffee prepared at our table side. Was very entertaining and great taste.
I really enjoy the salads and was disappointed that the salad plates used were smaller than the regular-size plates that we normally use. I used to enjoy the variety of pizzas but they have disappeared from the offerings and I would personally like to see them return to the menu. The food is always terrific and it's wonderful to try foods in different combinations, such as beets and spinach mixed together. Did I mention that I love the variety of salads?
Anniversary dinner here with my wife was marvelous, as usual. Each dish is a unique and often surprising work of art, bursting with flavour and colour. Cocktails are inventive and tasty. Servers very attentive. We love to chat a bit with the students who will be tomorrow's restaurant and hotel managers. Bravo, keep up the great work.
It was a wonderful evening. The menu was fun, food was fabulous, the staff very friendly and accommodating. Our server was a little bit nervous, very kind and sweet. He must have asked us 100 times if there was anything else we needed. This was cute as he was trying so hard to make it a special experience. I love being in the live classroom!
Look forward to our next visit. Thank you
My grandson and I found the staff friendly and competent, one glitch, which did not ruin our experience. The entire meal was tastefully presented on the serving dishes, and excellent mix of flavours for each course, cooked perfectly. We enjoyed our evening very much.
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