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The Highwood

1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T2M 0L4, Canada
+1 403-284-8615
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  • Very good35%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Canadian, International
1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T2M 0L4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank insatiabletraveller
Reviewed September 24, 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

Thank VhalleT
AshleyH4067, Public Relations Manager at The Highwood, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 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 September 12, 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

Thank Luynn k
AshleyH4067, Public Relations Manager at The Highwood, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 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 March 25, 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

Thank Savoury-Adventures
AshleyH4067, General Manager at The Highwood, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days 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 October 20, 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 sushi2008Calgary
Reviewed October 15, 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 October 5, 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

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Reviewed March 31, 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 December 20, 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 October 15, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $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
Business meetings, Large groups
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
  • Neighborhood: 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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