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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good34%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T2M 0L4, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is part of the culinary program and is a great place for food and service. Great placfor breakfast lunch or supper.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Randy O
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We were delighted to have the lunch buffet at the Highwood. The cold food station was particularly outstanding. A student was happy to describe about 20 different pates that were presented beautifully and artfully. The cauliflower salad and mesclun with candied squash? salad were wonderful....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank insatiabletraveller
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Our third experience for the Chef's Table! And once again amazing. The menu was spectacular, designed specifically for the eight of us - one guest with a garlic allergy. This 8 course dinner is second to none for quality and value. This restaurant is designed...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank VhalleT
AshleyH4067, Public Relations Manager at The Highwood, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Hi VTH58! We are so glad that you had such a wonderful meal in our living classroom! Our students are gaining valuable experience and thank you for being a part of their learning. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 12 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Luynn k
AshleyH4067, Public Relations Manager at The Highwood, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Hi Luynn K, Happy anniversary and thank you for picking The Highwood for your celebration. Our classroom space provides students with an engaging learning experience - thank you for helping our students grow. We hope to see you again soon!

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.More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Savoury-Adventures
AshleyH4067, General Manager at The Highwood, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello! We are so glad you had a fun experience in our living classroom. Our students have the unique opportunity of serving our guests in a genuine resaurant enviroment and we thank you for allowing our students to learn. We look forward to having you...More

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

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank sushi2008Calgary
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. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Date of visit: February 2017
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

Date of visit: October 2017
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

Date of visit: March 2017
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.

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Kelti G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 36
Canadian, International
Lunch, Dinner
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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