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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
The Highwood will be closed February 19 to 26. Reservations are available up to February 28. On January 26 we will commence bookings for March and April.
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.
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
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
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.
This was a wonderful experience for our family. We all enjoyed our drinks, food, and the hospitality ladies that were there for us. The one thing that I really was impressed with was that the staff took it very serious when I explained about my anaphylaxis to shell fish. Also, that my daughter-in-law had allergies to gluten, milk, and soy, and that they would have to check even the oils that the food was cooked in. Even Ross came over to assure us that all would be taken care of. Now, that’s the way all restaurants should deal with this type of situation. Thank you so much for making our time at the Highwood so awesome.
I have been going to the Highwood Dining room for many years, and especially friend's brithdays. This time I was disappointed in the main dishes. I appreciate the effort the students have placed in providing this Christmas luncheon. The majority of the dishes were cold. The soups were hot, and the special cranberry-apple pudding was delightful. I will return again, but if the main dishes are cold, I have other options. In summary, we have always enjoyed the quality of food served over 15 years and we especially enjoy talking to the students. I do hope they review the surveys. Happy Holidays to all and enjoy the break to be with friends and family
I book the Thursday Brunch almost monthly! I usually take people that have never been there before or for special occasions. It is very impressive to take someone to - truly amazing. The food is absolutely delicious! Very creative and appealing. I recommend The Highwood Restaurant to everyone - you will definitely want to go again!
The one disadvantage is the stairs going up to the dining room. Due to renovations the regular elevator is not available. I suggest that there is a buzzer to get someone to come down and take the elevator in the back way. Temporarily until renos are done. This method could be used for those in a walker or wheelchair too. If you have to go out to put your parking ticket ($7 a great deal) in your car, then that is 2 trips to go up again.
3 of us enjoyed lunch at the Highwood complete with a delicious bottle of red wine at a reasonable price. 2 of us ordered the special which was tenderloin with lovely vegetables, potato puree, gravy. We couldn't eat all ours - portion was generous. The other ordered steak sandwich with roasted potato wedges and she cleaned her plate. We shared and enjoyed the brownie dessert and each had a coffee. Our server was attentive and eager to please. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a meal anytime, always a treat!
The food presentation was great and the taste was amazing as well, combination of flavours was good and the students were enthusiastic in their service the drinks were fantastic and I think everything over all was an excellent experience I would love going back and the prices are good
It's a teaching venue for SAIT students who are keen and energetic. Allowance for inexperience of waitstaff is necessary. There was an opportunity for comment directly to teaching staff when one instructor stopped by to ask how we enjoyed the meal. The 5 course dinner was well presented and tasty.
Excellent choice for a business meeting or getting together with family and friends! We had the lunch buffet with so many choices it was difficult to choose. We all enjoyed our meal choices! The students did a great job informing us of all the ingredients in each dish and which sauces would go best with the selections we picked! I would recommend the Highwood for any occasion!
I was a little disappointed as I thought that there would be more of a traditional Christmas theme selection of main courses. Specifically, honey ham, turkey, sccallop potatoes, cranberry/orange fusion compote,etc.
Also feel that there is a slight urgency to bring the luncheon buffett to a quick end as items tend to be slowly pulled from the tables. Makes for a rushed instead of relaxing outing.
I'm all for trying different combinations of traditional foods but there seems to be a greater slant to fusion and/or vegan dishes which really don't appeal to my palette. Please think about bringing back some of the "comfort foods" of the past that still can be updated to today's low calorie diets.
Temporary entrance was well marked but no one there to check us in so we wandered thru restaurant with our coats/ hats and mittens. Confusion with lack of menus when we had reserved a table for four.
Butternut soup was unusually bland. Ham hock appy excellent.
Good food presentations and usually a good resto. This is a teaching facility so spotty service is to be expected from time to time.
We have a small company, and the Highwood is perfect for our annual Christmas dinner. The food is outstanding, and gets better every year. Every dish was a work of art, and absolutely delicious. We love the dessert buffet; there were lots of options for everyone, despite any allergies and food intolerances. The service could use some improvement. We had to ask several times to have water glasses refilled. When the food arrived, it was apparently placed in front of the wrong person, and dishes were moved several times. The wine was not very equitably distributed. However, overall it was a lovely experience that everyone enjoyed.
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.
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