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Ernest's at NAIT, Edmonton, AB

Ernest's at NAIT

4.8
4.8
1350 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Global, International
Ernest's Dining Room at NAIT has been aptly described as the "jewel in the crown" of Hokanson Centre for Culinary Arts in the School of Skilled Trades. Ernest's decor is described as "understated elegance". Tasteful compliments of cherry wood and brass highlights, a beautiful rock feature wall, muted lighting and attention to detail provide the room with a distinct corporate ambience. Critically acclaimed and numerous accolades identify the "haute cuisine" prepared by second year Culinary Arts diploma students as "outstanding". OpenTable diners voted Ernest's top 100 in Canada for two consecutive years. Seasoned chef instructors emphasize the importance of using high quality local regional products. Mastery of traditional cookery combined with contemporary artistry has resulted in a truly electric cuisine. Elegant service is provided by eager Culinary and Hospitality students. An emphasis on etiquette and authenticity is encouraged through the guidance of professional mentors.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, Contemporary American, Contemporary European
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Thu 11:15 am–12:15 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:30 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:30 pm–7:15 pm
  • Phone number
    (780) 471-8676 ext. 1
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Culinary Instructors & 2nd yr students
  • Private party facilities
    Ernests at NAIT offers a unique opportunity to have our Culinary Arts students provide an outstanding service by booking one of our semi-private room (up to 25 guests), a private room (up to 40-60 guests), or the entire restaurant buyout (up to 50-100 guests).
  • Private party contact
    Tanya Wright: (780) 471-8676
  • Neighbourhood
    Edmonton
  • Cross Street
    118 Ave and 106 Street
  • Parking Details
    Our AM guests must pay for parking in Lot C or A/B Parkade (Across the street from Ernest's) by using the honk app. For our evening guests parking is free in parking Lot C but you must register your vehicle upon arrival at the host desk.
  • Public Transit
    There is a Public Transit stop at the corner of 106th Street and 118th Avenue, as well as a Stop at Kingsway Garden Mall and LRT -NAIT stop: Ernest's is located at the North end of the school
  • Entertainment
    During the school year Ernest's is a venue for a variety of "special events" allowing students to demonstrate creativity while interacting with the community. The Toque Demagny Scholarship Dinner, Young Culinarians Conquering Cancer, Team NAIT and Le club Culinaire fundraisers, etc... provide students with the opportunity to challenge their personal and professional bests. We also feature wine dinners with regional wines paired to perfection with our students culinary creations.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,350 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Edmonton / Northern Alberta

    Best Value

  • Edmonton

    Best Value

1,350 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu was quite limited this time. Normally, there are a few more options at Ernest's, perhaps that is because the students are done with their classes already. It was a wonderful experience, and the family that I brought for lunch also really enjoyed their meals. We will definitely be back soon!

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  2. Openlover

    Edmonton

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ernest’s is trying to remain open for lunch service by providing a rotating lunch menu. So over the off-season, while they are open, there won’t be buffet. We really enjoyed our lunch. My husband had duck appetizer and pork main course. I had flank steak main course. All 3 dishes were fancy and so tasty. Service was great. I feel the prices were very fair for the quality provided but one cheaper option might be nice. The atmosphere is OK but not as fancy as many other restaurants. Highly recommend and looking forward to next time.

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  3. DerekA

    Edmonton

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great lunch. Wonderful appetizers, delicious braised flank steak with au jus,cauliflower purée and cardamon carrots (steak very tender and cooked perfect medium rare). And mango mousse dessert was delicious. Wonderful presentation for each course. Will definitely be back again!

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  4. Ruby

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was out standing not only in flavour and presentations but also done to perfection. We throughly enjoyed our lunch as usual. Well done!

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  5. CalvinT

    Edmonton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Price is reasonable and food quality is excellent.

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  6. JEDTO

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great adventure. The culinary arts students who do all the food prep are proud, excited and enthusiastic about their efforts. And the results show. The servers are also great. It's so interesting to speak with them about their future plans after graduation, and to hear of their current passion for the program.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a fantastic time, the food was amazing and the student that came to our table to check in about the appetizers was lovely.

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  8. foodiechick

    Edmonton

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful anniversary lunch here because they were fully booked for dinner reservations. I actually forgot that I mentioned it was our anniversary so we were surprised to get to our table and find a complimentary card, bottle of prosecco, mini box of handmade chocolates (3) and a free Ernests Chef's Apron! Such a lovely touch and above and beyond what anyone else does these days for special occasions. Our lunch was delicious and we were treated like royalty. My only wish is that we could attend this restaurant year round! These culinary students are top notch! Bravo!

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  9. EstherT

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place to eat especially with the lunch special! Highly recommend.

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  10. rogerio

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All staff were very friendly and attentive to their tasks when providing service to the patrons. Daria, our server was well informed regarding items on the menu and was delightful while she was working. The food was artistically presented and all items ordered were delicious, as expressed by all four of us at our table. Well done! We will be back again soon.

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FAQs

Ernest's at NAIT offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (780) 471-8676 ext. 1.

Ernest's at NAIT is rated 4.8 stars by 1350 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ernest's at NAIT

10701 118 avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 2R1

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    118 Ave and 106 Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Edmonton
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Thu 11:15 am–12:15 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:30 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:30 pm–7:15 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, Contemporary American, Contemporary European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Our AM guests must pay for parking in Lot C or A/B Parkade (Across the street from Ernest's) by using the honk app. For our evening guests parking is free in parking Lot C but you must register your vehicle upon arrival at the host desk.
  • Public Transit
    There is a Public Transit stop at the corner of 106th Street and 118th Avenue, as well as a Stop at Kingsway Garden Mall and LRT -NAIT stop: Ernest's is located at the North end of the school
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Culinary Instructors & 2nd yr students
  • Entertainment
    During the school year Ernest's is a venue for a variety of "special events" allowing students to demonstrate creativity while interacting with the community. The Toque Demagny Scholarship Dinner, Young Culinarians Conquering Cancer, Team NAIT and Le club Culinaire fundraisers, etc... provide students with the opportunity to challenge their personal and professional bests. We also feature wine dinners with regional wines paired to perfection with our students culinary creations.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (780) 471-8676 ext. 1
  • Private party facilities
    Ernests at NAIT offers a unique opportunity to have our Culinary Arts students provide an outstanding service by booking one of our semi-private room (up to 25 guests), a private room (up to 40-60 guests), or the entire restaurant buyout (up to 50-100 guests).
  • Private party contact
    Tanya Wright: (780) 471-8676
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