About Red Ox Inn
Edmonton, AB T6C 3P4
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: (844) 588-8732
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Red Ox Inn Ratings and Reviews
There is just to much competition out th ...
There is just to much competition out there and for there to be no gluten free options ( taking something off the plate does not count) is not acceptable in my opinion. I also found the duck to be tasteless and very little sauce was given to help with that. It was my sisters bday so did not want to say anything and Denise was fabulous! I personally have too many options in edmonton to come back or recommend.
The pork belly was done more in a crispy ...
The pork belly was done more in a crispy style and was excellent. It paired well with the Oregon Pinot Noir. The lamb was tasty. It had a little too much bone but it was well prepared. The server quickly found out that there was a missing ingredient of nuts and went back to get them, so kudos. The lime posset was delicious. It was tart but it didn't burn your tongue.
Exceptional food, service and ambience. ...
Exceptional food, service and ambience. The food is always tasty, with the plates looking lovely and good portioning of veg and meat (veg options too). They are always very accommodating and are knowledgable about the food and wine they have available. When it is a full house it can get very loud. Love this place!
My wife and I have been frequenting this ...
My wife and I have been frequenting this cozy, intimate and off the beaten path gem for many years. The owners have managed to keep consistently fabulous staffing, menu items and wines to build a history of truly memorable experiences. Each visit brings something entirely fresh, whether a bold entrée introduction or a subtle plating accoutrement. My favourite place to explore new adventures in fine dining!
It is very small and too loud. there is ...
It is very small and too loud. there is not enough space between the tables. You feel like you have no privacy talking at all.
the appetizer was great. the main course was not that good though. We ordered 2 dishes. But none of them were really very tasty. I make much better than that at home. The waiter and waitress were great though. they were very friendly.
Anyway, I guess the main issue was that we were there for a special occasion, but we had no privacy. We could not even talk freely without others hearing what we say. Our table was literally 1 foot away from the next tables. It was very small.
We really enjoy going to The Red Ox Inn ...
We really enjoy going to The Red Ox Inn , the food is always very good . The service is second to none . They have a good selection of wine and drinks . We like to take another couple with us when we are out for special occasions. The only thing that is a little problem is when it's very cold out out and the way the entrance is you can get very cold if sitting near the front .
The food was excellent absolutely no com ...
The food was excellent absolutely no complaints at all. We bought our friends for a birthday celebration and really enjoyed ourselves.. they raved about the meal. The only things negative I would comment on was that it was very cold outside and that cold was carried into the restaurant every time the door opened. Our feet were very chilled by the time we left. Also and this was something that the staff couldn't control there was a group of ladies across the room and one of them laughed constantly though out their meal. In such a small room it was ear piercing really really unfortunate. The whole atmosphere shifted as soon as they left. We would come again but pick a warmer night and hopefully quieter group.
It was a very nice date for us. We live ...
It was a very nice date for us. We live within walking distance, so no worries to drive home after. It's a nice mix of upscale but not too upscale. Appetizers were better than the entrees. Entrees could have been served warmer (steak), but were very tasty. I have spent more for less, so I feel the value is pretty good. Decor is sparse, but somehow the vibe is nice. We will be back!
Four of us dined at Red Ox Inn December ...
Four of us dined at Red Ox Inn December 1st and we thoroughly enjoyed everything about our evening. It was quiet enough that we could converse without shouting. We enjoyed cocktails and wine, perfectly paired to the food. Giant ice cubes mean that you can linger over your drink without it getting watered down. The food was delicious and portion sizes were designed so you can enjoy a starter, entrée and dessert without being overly full. Would go back anytime!
We moved into the area a year ago, and l ...
We moved into the area a year ago, and live a block away from the restaurant. We were so thrilled to have this well established and well known restaurant so close by. This was our second time to the restaurant. I am so disappointed with both our experiences. The first was with friends who also live in Strathearn about six months ago. Two of our party who ordered the duck sent the meal back. This last experience with another couple was again, not great. We were treating them to a wonderful night as a thank you. My sister asked for a substitution on the pork chop menu item (it was to substitute the risotto with a vegetable they were serving that evening, and the chef refused). I was speechless and could not apologize enough to our guests. My husband and I will not be back. And, my husband and brother in law had the steak that night and were disappointed. My fish entree was very good.
Meat prepared very well, however sides w ...
Meat prepared very well, however sides were a disappointment, bordering on inedible. Dessert menu is very limited. We used to visit this restaurant a number of years ago when the food was excellent and it was difficult to get a table. That doesn't appear to be the case anymore.
A simply dressed decor but for me I like ...
A simply dressed decor but for me I like to dine somewhere that the flavours of the food outshine anything else . Service was nice and informative . Fresh, clean flavours and seasoned perfectly. It was nice to not have anything bad to say about dining out !
This place is super cozy (which makes fo ...
This place is super cozy (which makes for a high noise level) and welcoming. The waitress knew her stuff but it's not hard to know the menu when there's only 10 things on it with only one vegetarian entree option. For the price, there wasn't nearly enough food. There's lots of other high end restaurants that charge the same amount and provide more food. I suggest saving your money and going there.
This was my second time here. The menu ...
This was my second time here. The menu is limited but it is still difficult to make a decision because everything is so good.
What the ambience is lacking is made up in the food.
They have great wine and INCREDIBLE food and their peanut butter chocolate mousse is unbelievable.
This was our 3rd time to the Red Ox Inn ...
This was our 3rd time to the Red Ox Inn and it still manages to hit all the right spots every time. The food was hot and inventive. My pork loin was excellent as was my guests' duck. The tomato soup that started with a small dollop of goat cheese was incredibly tasty. I finished with the pumpkin cake with cafe latte ice cream - excellent; I wish had more room to eat more. The house red was excellent. This is a small intimate place with only 8-10 tables so reservations are a must. Our server was excellent: helpful but not intrusive.
Our experience at the Red Ox Inn was won ...
Our experience at the Red Ox Inn was wonderful. The food was delicious and the service was great. We had the lamb carpaccio to start, the ribeye for the main and the pumpkin coffee cake for dessert. All of the food was amazing and cooked perfectly. My only complaint is that we were at the seat by the door and we were both cold throughout dinner.
We went there for an anniversary dinner. ...
We went there for an anniversary dinner. The food and service was exceptional but the decor felt stark and sterile. We were hoping for an intimate dinner experience but felt we were nearly sitting with the tables on either side of us. A bit too crowded and noisy for us.
Another amazing meal. The tomato soup wa ...
Another amazing meal. The tomato soup was fragrant and paired well with the Sancerre that was pleasantly dry and grassy. The duck was the right texture without being too soft or stiff, and it was seasoned all the way through, I'm told. Best duck I've had so far. The dessert was the excellent cheese and condiments.
I haven't been to the Red Ox Inn for yea ...
I haven't been to the Red Ox Inn for years and was pleased to revisit it. The decor has changed but I thought it was a little cold feeling. Otherwise it was everything I had hoped. Nice wine list (as per my wife's liking) and great food!
The service was attentive and knowledgeable without being too friendly. I don't want to make a new friend I just want efficient, professional, but friendly service. We got all of that.
We will go back.
This was our first visit to the restaura ...
This was our first visit to the restaurant. The food , service and environment was excellent . The only negative was when the restaurant was full, the noise level increased a lot.
I have recommended the restaurant to friends and family since our visit.
It was our first Red Ox Inn visit and it ...
It was our first Red Ox Inn visit and it left very pleasant memories. The food was pretty good: we shared pork belly buns - very delicate dough, explosion of flavor feeling. I've tried duck breast and my husband - the lamb. We enjoyed both a lot, highly recommended. We choose Sottano Cabernet, and, again, - it worked well with what we ordered. The place was nice, not loud, service great - attentive and timely. Will definitely come back. Turned out they had six courses + wine pairing fundraiser for Edmonton Humane Society next evening.
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