Ernest's is recognized as one of Edmonton's top fine dining experiences, providing outstanding contemporary cuisine and elegant service at reasonable prices. All dishes are prepared and served by Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management students.
Parties of 12 or more need to choose off of the Banquet or Reception menus. Reservations and menu choice need to be booked via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 780-471-8676.
A quality wine list, including a coast-to-coast selection of Canadian wines, complements the menu offerings. Monthly Saturday wine dinners feature regional wines paired to perfection with our students' culinary creations.
- Wine List (pdf)
Adventurous diners will enjoy the unique dishes served at the Sorrentino's Chef's Table. A special seasonal menu, complete with wine pairing, is created for each Chef's Table reservation. Because menus are specially designed, reservations should be made 3-4 weeks in advance. The Chef's Table seats up to 10 people.
Ernest's is well-known for its Friday Student Showcase Lunch Buffet. The buffet features a wide variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts, and always sells out well in advance. Reserve early to take advantage of this popular event.
Customers dine in understated elegance, surrounded by cherry wood with brass highlights. They are served by Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts students who are refining their customer service skills. Professional mentors work with students, emphasizing etiquette and authenticity.
Take a virtual tour of Ernest's
Ernest's hosts a number of special events each year, including Saturday wine dinners and various fundraisers. Come and interact with our students as they challenge their personal and professional bests.
NAIT's dining room has been an integral part of the School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts since 1963. It provides Culinary Arts students with critical real-world skills while providing Edmontonians with a first-rate dining experience.
In 2005, the dining room was renovated as part of the new Hokanson Centre for the Culinary Arts. Renamed Ernest's, in honour of the father of principal benefactor John Hokanson, the decor has changed, but the quality remains the same.