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
Had an anniversary dinner at Red Ox the food and service were excellent, the location is quaint and interesting. The room can be extremely noisy however, but that's because people are having a good time and good meal in a small space.
Perfect meal. What can I say? __________ ...
Perfect meal. What can I say? __________________LOL!
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!
Always superb food and excellent service ...
Always superb food and excellent service! A small restaurant, victim of its own popularity - it is difficult to get a reservation :-)
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 lamb was perfectly cooked
The lamb was perfectly cooked
Red Ox Inn rocks
Loved everything! The food was exquisite, the service attentive but not overpowering. The atmosphere great!
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.
one of the best restaurants in the city, ...
one of the best restaurants in the city, food-wise! always excellent service
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.
My husband, friends, and friends' boyfriends went for dinner at the red ox inn, and we all enjoyed ourselves. Our one friend thought it was overpriced, but I feel it was on par with the quality. The salad was delicious and the pork belly was sinful. The duck was cooked perfectly and the accompanied sides were very tasty. The only negative is that the wait was a bit long, but it was friday so it was understandable. I highly recommend it.
Amazing food! We showed up a bit late, but they kept the kitchen open for us, very thankful they did as the food was outstanding. Service was good very attentive. Small restaurant but liked the intimacy of it. Would defiantly recommend
Coming from Chicago Illinois where some ...
Coming from Chicago Illinois where some of the best restaurants in the world hail from, the red ox inn is right up there with the best I've had in the city. Great atmosphere, small and quaint, with almost an exclusive vibe to it. Each course was beautifully plated, and cooked perfectly. Great job chef! The service was awesome, the wine list didn't disappoint, and it is a true neighbourhood gem. Will definitely be back on a more regular basis!
Excellent food and service will come back again and again. Appreciate the fact that food was not salty,just seasoned perfectly! Thankyou
Everything about our dinner was top notch. Recommended wine was great, appetizers were very tasty and the main was delish. Finished off with cappuccino's and shared the chocolate/peanut butter torte. Fantastic!
I was celebrating a career change and this was a great place to celebrate. The Piper Heidsieck Brut Champagne was a perfect choice (celebration or no). It was like lemon without being too tart. The salad was like a Caesar salad but the best Caesar salad. The croutons were delicious! I got a complementary pork belly which was decadent in a good way. Pork belly at Red Ox Inn was what got me to be a foodie in the first place. It's all full circle. :) The lamb had a nice herbal quality and perfectly cooked medium rare. The Indian spice and Creme Fraiche added a nice touch. Lots of detail. The peanut butter chocolate torte was luxurious and I was quite full by the end. Another great meal!
Food was delectable and the service was outstanding. Excellent and a lovely neighborhood gem.
Great restaurant over all except
Every thing is great about this restaurant, they were friendly, kind and the food was great Only thing I could say is the portions were a little small for the price
Great service and menu
What a great experience . Super service and staff with super
Top 10 Edmonton dinner ever!
we have been to Red Ox Inn several times over the year and it's always been good. but it's not a place we drive by so "out of sight, out of mind". Sunday night llast, we went there for my birthday dinner. Best meal we've ever had there and one of 10 best ever, anywhere in Edmonton. shared appetizer and both entrees and shared dessert were all excellent. Wine bu the glass was good and the service was better than good--personable, knowledgeable and professional. All in all, an outstanding evening. We intend to visit much more frequently, now. Thank you!
Worth the wait
We have been trying to get to the Red Ox Inn for a long time but were never able to reserve. It was definitely worth the wait. We enjoyed the atmosphere, the food and the service was excellent! We will definitely go back- very enjoyable dinner out
Great food! Great location! Great servic ...
Great food! Great location! Great service!
Excellent with one exception
Our reservation was a Sunday evening early. Restaurant only half full while we were there which helped the only waitress to wait tables in a timely manner (probably would have been otherwise if the dining room had more diners). The food was very good except for too much salt in the chicken entree.
Cozy restaurant, nice people
Nice restaurant with a French flavour. Servers are kind and respectful. Food is good and well elaborated though servings are a bit small for what you pay
I've come to the Red Ox a couple of times with my boyfriend and we both just love it. Service is perfect, food is great, atmosphere is comfortable, and they are very accommodating to allergies and dietary needs. We are never disappointed here.
There's a reason why this place is recommend
Highly recommended; friendly and attentive service, food was perfect, was reminiscing about it the following day.
Had a wonderful time at the Red Ox with ...
Had a wonderful time at the Red Ox with my wife. Service was excellent , thank you Alison Food was superb. Had the lamb appetizer and the steak for the main. My wife really enjoyed her salad but the big winner was her rack of lamb. Some of the best ever. We'll be returning for sure.
The restaurant is really small, so be sure to make a reservation. Food is excellent and among the best in Edmonton. Menu is limited, but every dish I've tried is delicious. It's a very nice and intimate setting. I enjoyed it so much I came here 2 times in a week. Would recommend this place for a special occasion or just a quiet dinner.
Wonderful time at the Red Ox Inn!
My husband and I had a really memorable evening recently at the Red Ox Inn. We hadn't been there in years but our experience in mid-March 2016 definitely puts this restaurant back on our radar. It really wasn't one particular thing, but rather the complete package. We were warmly greeted, seated well and served with genuine interest. The food (lamb & strip loin) was well-prepared, all sides and sauces nicely balanced and beautifully plated. The wine list is extensive and our knowledgeable server Karen, was helpful in narrowing our selection for a great choice. The music was soft, interesting and engaging. While this is a rather expensive outing, we came away feeling relaxed, happy and appreciative of the experience.
Food is always excellent and consistent. ...
Food is always excellent and consistent. If not, they will make sure it will be. Service is also excellent with experienced staff. Totally recommend to one of the best restaurants in the city!
Wonderful food, wonderful service, wonderful!
My husband and I went for our Anniversary and the atmosphere is perfect for a quiet, romantic evening out. The food was delicious and the service was superb.
Another excellent meal
The pork belly had perfect texture to the fat and was blissful. The duck had a smoky quality to it but very light as the server mentioned. I really found nothing wrong with this meal. The cheese and buttermilk crackers, cheese, jelly, and candied walnuts are incredible and underrated as a dessert. I used my dining cheque on the Spanish wine Opta which was dry and old enough so that much of the tannins burnt off.
Service was excellent right from when we ...
Service was excellent right from when we walked in. The restaurant is small and intimate. We had the soup and pork belly for appetizer both were delicious. For entries we both had the duck. The sides of risiotto and smoked beets made the dish. The duck itself was rubbery, might of been over cooked or perhaps not enough fat was on breast. Regardless overall the dinner was a great experience and we will go back again in the near future.
Quiet, amazing food and service tucked away
The Red Ox is a smaller quiet place tucked away off the main path. The food was original and incredibly tasty. There was a good wine list that complemented our meal well. Prices were appropriate for the quality of food. The best part was the smaller size giving it a quieter atmosphere where you weren't yelling across the table for conversation. The services was friendly, timely and educated on the menu. We will be back! I would suggest making reservations well in advance as there is very limited seating, but that is part of the appeal.
Red Ox Inn came highly recommended to us by my daughter and I can now see why. For a little place, it sure speaks volumes with the service and the food is something else. Starting from the appetizers right through to the main course, there wasn't to say but enjoy every bit of goodness. We will be back.
What a pleasant surprise. Will definitely be back
First time dining at this restaurant and we were so impressed! Great friendly service, food very well prepared and presented. Everyone ordered something else. The pork belly starter should be a main. Awesome!! So was the steak! We are going back!! A gem!
While the service on our most recent visit was poor, it has been much better in the past. the order was messed up and and instead of them getting us a drink and waiting for both dishes, they made a decision to give my wifes food first (to share) and then 15-20m later I got my food. I think she was a bit flustered and skipped explaining our foods so we resorted to asking the hostess. they compd the entrees but I wish they would have handed this differently, either offering me the beef that was made (when I ordered the lamb) or made us wait, bought us a drink so we could eat together. we will still give this place another shot b/c I think this was a one-off experience
Fine dining worth the price
A fine dining restaurant that actually deserves the title. So many overpriced restaurants in Edmonton that offer mediocre food & terrible service; Red Ox Inn isn't one of them. Excellent food, attentive but not intrusive service, diverse wine selection & nice ambience. Restaurant is small so it can get a little crowded wouldn't recommend for larger groups.
Still one of the best in Edmonton
The food at Red Ox is always exceptional. The overall atmosphere is very romantic, but I wish the server would be a little more welcoming and for it to really compete with all the new great restaurants it needs an original drink list. Still, I will keep going back for food.
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