Ernest's named one of the 100 best restaurants in Canada for 2017 by OpenTable

Published on December 06, 2017

Users of online reservation serviced voted NAIT restaurant among the best in the country.

EDMONTON – Ernest’s at NAIT has been named one of the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada for 2017 by Open Table diners. OpenTable is an online reservation tool used by more than 2,000 restaurants across the country.

The winners are based on more than 500,000 restaurant reviews submitted by diners using OpenTable between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017.

This is the second year Ernest’s has been recognized by OpenTable. In 2016, it was named one of the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in Canada.

Ernest’s dining room has been an essential part of NAIT’s Culinary Arts program since 1963, providing students with critical real-world skills while offering Edmontonians a first-rate dining experience. Contemporary local and regional dishes at Ernest’s are prepared by second-year Culinary Arts students under the supervision of the polytechnic’s seasoned chef instructors.


Mitch McCaskill, maître d’, Ernest’s
“This is fantastic news. It’s a tribute to the work we do at NAIT and at Ernest’s in trying to be leaders in the industry. At the end of the day, it’s the students who put us in the top 100, because it’s the food they create and the hospitality they provide that puts us among the best restaurants in the country.”


100 Best Restaurants in Canada for 2017

About NAIT

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and trades. With nearly 60,000 credit and non-credit students and a 95 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads are essential to Alberta’s prosperity. Known for hands-on, technology-based learning, NAIT engages with business and industry in applied research and innovation and provides corporate training around the world. Recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.

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