Ernest’s is Open

In keeping with public health regulations, we are currently practicing physical distancing and highly recommend reservations due to limited seating. If you do not have a reservation, please contact us, and we will try to accommodate you as best as possible. Additionally, we are no longer accepting parties larger than six people. Thank you for your cooperation.


Eat, learn, celebrate

World Class instruction in a top 100 restaurant in Canada with a multitude of unique culinary events meant to inspire the next generation of culinarians.   Learn more about Ernest's

Diners’ Choice 2020

OpenTable diners have voted Ernest's as one of the best.   Make a Reservation

Private Events at Ernest's

Ernest's is the perfect place to gather and connect. Featuring flexible venue options and gourmet menus to choose from, let us help you create a one-of-a-kind event.   Plan your event

Voted one of Canada's top 100 restaurants

Recognized as one of Edmonton's top dining experiences by OpenTable diners, with outstanding contemporary cuisine and elegant service at reasonable prices. Celebrate with family, savour with friends - a memorable experience awaits. We welcome walk-in's but also encourage guests to book in advance to ensure the best possible dining experience.

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Signature culinary events at Ernest's

Join us for our feature culinary events, from wine and food pairings to exclusive dining experiences.   See upcoming events

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Welcome back from a long winter break everyone! Ernest’s is back in business for lunch today. Tomorrow, evening dining will resume as well. To join the start of a new...

Who is already excited for Friday?!⁠ ⁠ Our last Student Showcase Buffet for the year is this Friday, as well as it is the last day for the @naitculinary students!⁠ ⁠ FYI...

- Alberta Lamb Shank -⁠ This semester is nearing the end with only two more Mondays left until the students are done classes!⁠ ⁠ The students may be gone after December...

Welcome to our classroom! The food at Ernest's Dining Room is thoughtfully prepared by second year @naitculinary students, and during the day time you are served by the...

Ran into this swell guy tonight, helpin out at a Ronald MacDonald House Charity Tonight! #Repost @serge_belair ・・・ Look who was there!!! @cheflevi57 #yegchef #cheflife...

Happy National Pecan Pie Day! We encourage you to grab a slice of pecan pie (or pecan tart, as pictured) and enjoy the sunshine we have in Edmonton today 🙌

Wooooowww!!! Hahahaha #lobster #chefstagram #cheflife #culinaryartstudent #nait

The coast was brought to @NAIT this afternoon with an fantastic Classic Fish Soup. It featured halibut, side stripe prawns, mussels, clams saffron in a tomato broth and...

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