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 27 guests), a private room (up to 60 guests), or the entire restaurant buyout (up to 100 guests).View Private Dining Details
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Tue - Wed 6:00PM - 7:15PM
Service was excellent and food was tasty as well. The only remark I'd make is the Veal I choose was a bit on the rare side for me. I couldn't eat it myself. I just changed plates with my husband.
Otherwise was a very nice place and friendly.
It is hard to believe the food was prepared by students on their second day in the program. It can challenge other fine restaurants in the city. It was nice to have a live performer on Friday night and to have an atmosphere where you can enjoy having a conversation without shouting.
Would return in a heartbeat.
Valentine's Day is a nice time to spend quiet moments with the person you've been married to for 36 years. Ernest"s was very classy plus the "chef experience" was special .... Would love to eat there more often! The blueberry Margarita was fabulous darling.
We had not been to the dining room at NAIT for years. I’m not sure why, it was fantastic! Went for Valentines dinner and fell in love with the food and wine pairings. Thanks for a great evening, so happy we came.
Worse knowing. Lovely. Awesome food for perfect value. We’ll be back
After being seated we waited a full ten minutes before our server came around. After that she was very attentive but still had empty water glasses and no offer of coffee or tea.
Great meal. Great service
The ambionse was nice the food was unreadable.
The service was fantastic
The wine list was awesome for those who like wine.
Gourmet cuisine that would cost fwice as much in another restaraunt
We normally visit this wonderful restaurant when we come to Edmonton.
Unfortunately, the food quality was below what we normally expected. The Arctic Char was over cooked and dry. The strip loin, although a thick piece, was very tough and we had to send it back. Dominique, our waiter was attentive and did not end up charging for our one meal. However, it was disappointing. Hopefully, our next visit will be better since we normally have a fantastic meal.
I really enjoyed the experience overall. Appetizer was delicious but unfortunately ordered the pasta as an entrée and it was stuck together and over cooked.
The server made the experience- he could not have been better!!
Would try this restaurant again!
Very friendly hospitable service. Brent and Melony went over and above to make our special occasion memorable. Food was very good and we enjoyed speaking with one of the chefs after dinner. I would have like to see different vegetable sides on each of our plates. And I wasn't keen on the mango tarte. Overall a lovely meal and experience for our first visit to Ernest's.
Two visits were exceptional, this one was terrible.
January 23rd, we looked at the menu & decided on the carpaccio & pheasant. Food that you can’t get just anywhere. When we arrived the carpaccio & pheasant were no longer on the menu.
The bread basket was fabulous with very tasty butters (3).
Our server brought a cherry tomato with mint & something else in it. She placed my friend’s spoon with the tomato on the table beside her bread plate & placed mine on my bread plate. Incorrect. And then, the spoons remained on the table until after the appetizer arrived & was eaten & the appetizer plate removed. When our main course arrived, I asked for the spoons to be removed.
Friend had the scallops for $16. When she received them, there were only 2 large scallops. No one asked how they were until the plate was removed.
We then asked, if our Sea bass wasn’t being made yet if we could order the Caesar Salad made table side for two. We were told yes but we could order just one or two salads. I was told they were “too busy” to do table side salads but would be same cost.
Sea bass came shortly after, it was tasty but in a very watery sauce. Half way through our main course, our server brought us our sorbet that should have been brought to us before the meal! We ate the melted sorbet after we finished our sea bass.
Our server explained that they were busier than usual and it was new kitchen staff. I can understand that; however, they knew how many people had reservations and should staff the servers accordingly or not accept as many reservations. I had no issue with the food or timing as we expected and asked for a slow meal; however, the service was the worst I have had & not even close to what I have previously experienced at Ernest’s. Another example, our server pour the initial glass of wine then the rest of the bottle we poured ourselves and then at one point our server lifted the empty bottle and set it back down, but didn’t remove it & just walked away.
We had been meaning to get to Ernest's for some time and I regret not getting here sooner. The service was impeccable from the moment we arrived to when we were finished eating and left. Our meals were well prepared, lovingly presented and served. Not quite 5 stars on the food but close, if I could give 4.5 I would.
We are already planning our next visit.
Appetizers were amazing! So much good food, I didn't need dinner that night.
Excellent! In every way nearly perfect.
From the linen tablecloth and napkins, complete place settings, attentive staff and visually appealing and deliciously prepared dishes, we were all in love!
Great place to take friends and carry on a conversation. Good selection of wines.
We will return.
Awesome! Great experience.
I found it a little expensive. The desserts made up for it, though.
Truly outstanding food and service! Great service, innovative food, and great wine!
Went to celebrate a family retirement. Service was excellent— highly personable, very attentive. Will definitely come back!