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The Highwood

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1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T2M 0L4, Canada
+1 403-284-8615
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good36%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“duck breast” (2 reviews)
“seafood” (3 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
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6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Canadian, International
1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T2M 0L4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Highwood is probably Calgary's best dining secret. We went to celebrate our anniversary and can't stop raving about the food, presentation and value! They easily accommodated my gluten allergy with substitutions to the small but delicious menu. Make a reservation and enjoy an amazing...More

Thank Luynn k
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Food experience & service are consistently enjoyable. Extremely accommodating & fun to interact with students &a chefs. Lacks polish of fine dining restaurants however, genuine excitement.

Thank Savoury-Adventures
Reviewed 21 October 2017

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...More

Thank Nora L
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

It’s a fine dining served by SAIT culinary students under Chefs training. Food is really good especially the buffet. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Thank cshella
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is a training restaurant for students of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology [SAIT]. Every one from the front of the house to the back is there to learn and to serve. You'll never meet young people working as hard as these to get...More

1  Thank marriagecommissioner
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is just the best joint in town to have lunch on a value budget. It is the training restaurant for SAIT. The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. This big room in period white oak walls and the expansive dining room is at the top...More

1  Thank marriagecommissioner
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Everyone in the SAIT culinary program gets involved to ensure a unique and special fine dining experience. The set menu changes seasonally, and has options sure to please every palate. Great option for special occasions.

Thank Kelti G
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Love this place - young aspiring chefs learning how to serve - it has a few glitches, but afterall they are learning so a wee bit nervous, I don't know if they are actually graded, but they get real experience. An amazing menu selection -...More

Thank Vhalle
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I had heard good things about SAIT culinary school and was curious to try it but at the same time wasn't expecting to be as impressed as I was. In fact I was blown away. I had dinner with my husband - the whole thing...More

1  Thank Sandra2159
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The Highwood is run the SAIT students and supervise by faculty staff. Our children booked this event two months ago for my wife's birthday. The evening started with a warm welcome by the "manager" and the students. We had a larger round table for 10...More

Thank Peterwk99
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 37
Canadian, International
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T2M 0L4, Canada
    (12 St. NW)
  • Public Transportation: The SAIT campus is surrounded by bus stops on all sides and is on the LRT route. The LRT stop is called SAIT/ACAD Station. You can find bus stops, on 10ST.NW, at 16AVE and 12ST.NW and at 14AVE and 14ST.NW If you have any concerns we can answer your questions at the reservation number 403-284-8615.ext 2
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Hillurst
  • Neighbourhood: Hillurst
  • Phone Number: +1 403-284-8615
Dine differently at The Highwood, SAIT's live classroom restaurant. Culinary and hospitality students serve world-class cuisine with the guidance of distinguished chefs and award-winning hospitality professionals. Prepare to be delighted.
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