About Red Ox Inn
This tiny gem of a restaurant is nestled in one of Edmonton's oldest neighborhoods. The focus is on creative and eclectic cuisine, serving serious food in a casual atmosphere. The Red Ox Inn, a collaborative effort led by Andrea and Frank Olson, is proud of its relationship with loyal patrons, staff, and local producers. The wine list continues to grow in order to keep up with daily specials and a finely tuned menu. The Red Ox Inn is the perfect choice for a quiet dinner, a small gathering of friends, or even a private party.
Global, International, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - close
CAN$51 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
There is plenty of free parking on the street in front of the restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
Red Ox Inn offers a complete buyout for your next staff party, medical presentation or small intimate wedding. We are centrally located and offer interesting, fresh food and a carefully chosen wine list. Our friendly, professional staff will take care of all your needs.
Private Party Contact:
Frank Olson: 8445888732
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
Red Ox Inn Ratings and Reviews
The food was great the service was about ...
The food was great the service was about average . Did not expect it to be so small with tables so close. The table beside us had 4 seniors that must have had their hearing aids out or turned down (no offense) but they were absolutely yelling at one another just to be heard. It was a well lit room . A little too well lit. Kind of defeated the purpose of the candles on the tables.
Sad to report I was less than impressed ...
Sad to report I was less than impressed with our old favourite.
Just didn't seem like the same love was put into the food as it was a year or two ago.
Felt I could get better locally sourced options for around the same price elsewhere.
Quite sad as it has previously only been amazing.
Our party of 4 had trouble deciding what ...
Our party of 4 had trouble deciding what to order, only because all the menu items sounded so delicious. When the food arrived, the dishes were just as wonderful as their descriptions. Our server was patient, and handled us with just the right amount of humour.
Fantastic! My Manhattan was perfect. The ...
Fantastic! My Manhattan was perfect. The service was lovely, professional and unpretentious. The gnocchi made me thankful for all my life choices, as they led me to that plate. A bit pricey to be sure, but I regret nothing. Best meal I've had in Edmonton!
We enjoyed our evening very much, a spec ...
We enjoyed our evening very much, a special occasion for us, the staff were great as usual, food was great, good wine selection and fairly quiet atmosphere. The corner booth came available just as we were sitting down and we were asked if we would prefer it to our table (more room). They didn't have to suggest it but it is the little things like that that make a difference and keep us coming back. Cheers!
A neighborhood gem. Quality food that is ...
A neighborhood gem. Quality food that is expertly cooked. The wait staff are attentive and unpretentious, allowing you to enjoy the food and people you're with. I had the sablefish that melted in my mouth, so good. The chocolate torte reminded me of the Corso 32 version and was equally tasty. I've been to this restaurant every couple years for the past 10 years and each time it is great.
The wine selection of the Cordero Arneis ...
The wine selection of the Cordero Arneis was a good choice. It was a delicious dry Piedmont white wine. I paired it with the smoked fish and caviar. I ate this quickly because it tasted so good. Next I tried the chicken. I had chicken once before at Red Ox but it was a last minute meal idea of the chef's so it was a little dry and not perfected. This time it was perfectly cooked and not too dry. The banana dessert was not too sweet and just right. Another great meal.
We've visited once before and remember r ...
We've visited once before and remember really loving the food. The food was just as good as last time. Well seasoned, well presented, came timely after we ordered, and reasonable portions for price. What really killed the mood was the male server we had. The restaurant wasn't full and there was another female waitress serving other tables. She seemed knowledgeable about the food and made small conversations with the other diners she was serving. Our male server, spoke less than 5 words to us the whole 60 minutes we were there. He came off as really stand-offish, as though we were a nuisance to him. When we told him we had reservations, he sat us at a table and took over 5 minutes to bring us menus and drinks. He never came to check on how our dinner was (Food was good!) and after clearing the dinner plates, just plopped down the dessert menus and walked away. Needless to say, we decided against sticking around for desserts. We were there on a date and he totally ruined the vibe. We've been treated better than that dining in much more casual restaurants for less money. I don't mind paying good money for good food. I just mind paying to be treated like a underclass citizen.
The restaurant never fails to impress. T ...
The restaurant never fails to impress. The service is impecable, the servers and polite and knowledgeable. A great place for a romantic meal. we go every year for our wedding anniversary. tge foid is always delicious and prepared to perfection.
We went to the Red Ox Inn for our 15 yea ...
We went to the Red Ox Inn for our 15 year anniversary at the recommendation of some friends. The place is small, quiet, with great service. The wine list is expansive, although a bit pricey. We enjoyed the wine we chose enough to look for it at a local liquor store where it was half the price of the bottle at the restaurant. The food was delicious.
I have eaten at the Red Ox Inn on numero ...
I have eaten at the Red Ox Inn on numerous occasions and my recommendation is based on past experiences, which were excellent, rather than my most recent one. I had the tuna tartar which seemed to be made from canned tuna and I wouldn't recommend it. I had the duck as my main course and it was very well prepared and good. My wife had the pork belly that she said was good and the chicken that was perfectly cooked but was served on soggy, greasy vegetables and which she didn't finish. The service was relatively efficient but "disinterested" and quite disappointing - a far cry from the professionalism we have come to expect from the Red Ox. All in all, not a stellar night for the Red Ox Inn but I will give them another chance based on past experience.
They just get ALL the details right for ...
They just get ALL the details right for a genuine fine dining experience that you look forward to repeating in a way the chain, or its all about the profit restaurants cannot deliver on. You feel that everyone in the place gave serious thought to crafting excellent customer experiences! What the people there do is a part of them, rather then just a job they show up for.
We were amazed indeed.
The best dining experience I've had in E ...
The best dining experience I've had in Edmonton in a long time. The restaurant is in an old quiet neighbourhood and is small and intimate. Our server (and the rest of the staff really) we're very inviting and had a great sense of humour. The wine list has excellent variety And the food was INCREDIBLE! Will definitely be coming back!
Second time being to Red Ox Inn and it w ...
Second time being to Red Ox Inn and it was just as good the second time. Appetizers were excellent and entrees were delicious. Food portions look deceiving but trust me when I say it is very filling. I will be going again and again.
Always a wonderful meal and very attenti ...
Always a wonderful meal and very attentive service. The only drawback was the noise level. There was a table of 8 having a fun time but it made it difficult for us to have a conversation. I don't remember our server's name but she was very good. Pls pass on our comments to her
The service was amazing. The two waitres ...
The service was amazing. The two waitresses me and my girlfriend had were very hospitable, helpful and kind. The food was delicious and good portions. Nice small peaceful dining experience. Will definitely be going back.
Favourite restaurant in the city!
Worth booking in advance, the somewhat casual, comfortable atmosphere manages to feel right at home with the exquisite food and outstanding service! The staff are knowledgeable in every aspect of the menu and make you feel like family from the beginning.
The menu, which changes to incorporate delicious seasonal foods, has a small but surprisingly diverse variety of options, excellent for both those who want something familiar and who want to try something new! And don't worry: unless you're allergic to it, you WILL like what you get! They are also wonderfully accommodating when it comes to dietary restrictions, substituting rather than just removing, so you can still fully enjoy your dining experience.
The portion sizes are brilliantly set so that an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert will leave you with that perfect, pleasantly-full feeling. The price might be a little high for everyday dining, but you get more than your money's worth, so it's a great for for any and all occasions!
WE'LL BE BACK!
We've heard about the Red Ox Inn as one of the top 10 places in Edmonton to dine. We decided to check it out for ourselves and our family reserved for my husband's birthday! We were very happy to have the nook in the corner of the restaurant out of the mainstream. On our server's recommendation, we tried the Pork Belly appetizer. It was wonderful! The whole meal was very appealing to the tastebuds! You will have to try the Peanut Butter Chocolate Torte for dessert! So light and delicious, I didn't want to share! If you can believe, it was topped with Popcorn; novel idea!
The server was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. It was a perfect evening for celebration!
The food was amazing! Beautifully presen ...
The food was amazing! Beautifully presented, fresh ingredients, cooked just right and flavourful. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Although the place was not busy when we first arrived, there was one loud group celebrating a birthday so it was hard to hear our own conversation at times. Otherwise, an all around great experience.
Good food but slow service
We went for the first time this Saturday, before mother's day. The food itself was delicious and cooked very well, however it took over 1 hour before any food touched our lips and over 3 hours to complete the meal. we ordered 3 appetizers, 2 entrees and 2 deserts + 1 bottle of wine. I'm all for atmosphere but I think the food should have come out sooner.
One of Edmonton's best!
Another wonderful experience at the Red Ox Inn. Karen is an outstanding service professional who made our experience fantastic, and the food was particularly strong on this occasion. We found both the albacore tuna tartare as well as the featured tomato salad to be amazingly fresh in terms of the herbs used in the dish, and the duck and lamb entrees were out of this world.
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