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Excellent food and service
The food and services are bad compare to previous years.
First time experience and it was great. Fantastic presentation, fast and friendly servers, food was excellent and prices were great. I will do it again and recommend the Highwood to friends!
great service and accommodation of gluten-sensitive requirements
We had some trouble finding the restaurant as our attention was drawn to the obvious restaurant on the main floor, so we didn't see the signs to the side directing us around the building.
Our cocktail server was very green and made a very bad error by dumping a drink on my back. He needs to have intensive practise carrying a tray with tall slim glasses of water before putting him in service. Management looked after the problem nicely though and the service staff quickly helped me get comfortable.
The food was very nicely done, the plating superb and the taste excellent.
We thought it was odd that our three meals weren't brought out on one tray which would be placed on the tray stand. Instead two were brought out on a separate tray which was placed on the large round table adjacent. I couldn't help wondering how they would have managed had that table been occupied.
All in all we enjoyed our evening.
Excellent food, only thing that I could say I would prefer would be a salad that had more salad. I like a salad that isn't just nice to look at but also has some substance. With all the other dishes you will leave full but I do love a good salad and not just a deconstructed one.
As a former student and sitting out compared to serving and cooking.
The experience was beautiful and the food was delicious. Servers were very polite and knew what they were doing.
Can't wait to have dinner at The Highwood again.
It is always such a treat to go to this wonderful working classroom, where the eager young students are pursuing their culinary dreams. I just love it! The young people are so sincere, polite, caring not to mention wonderful at their chosen craft. I always enjoy time at the Highwood ☺️, and have been happy to introduce new fans over the years !
We met friends who were visiting from out of town for lunch at the Highwood. Everything was wonderful - the food the service and the opportunity to enjoy a nice meal with friends!
The student lunch buffet is well worth the price. The food is excellent and the selection is outstanding. As the dining room is run by students, the service can be a bit awkward but everyone is polite and helpful. It's a unique and worthwhile dining experience.
I was not really impressed with the food. My grits came out cold and the duck was really dry.
Excellent value for this creative and satisfying lunch menu.
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.
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.
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.
Overall the night was fabulous, great food, wonderful service. Cannot wait until construction is done then the ambiance will make it perfect!
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.
Awesome as usual. The students were wonderful. Service wad excellent.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
A little trouble finding the building once we were on campus especially with the construction outside.
The food was excellent, especially crème brulle. I wanted to take one on the road. everything tasted delicious. Definitely coming back.
The quality of the food, the flavours and selection was outstanding!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!
Great meal and visit with friends and family.
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.
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.
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
It was awesome as always
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.
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!
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.