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, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Red Ox Inn Ratings and Reviews
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.
Haven't been for years. We were not disa ...
Haven't been for years. We were not disappointed upon our return. We were greeted with a smile and pleasant conversation. The service was attentive but not intrusive.
The food was delicious and presented with a flair.
Overall a very satisfying evening. We will be back.
My overall experience was good.It was my ...
My overall experience was good.It was my first time there and I was there on a date.
I do want to mention the one negative for myself and I did not mention it when I was there. I had the lamb rack. I asked if it was a full rack. I was told that it was a half of a rack.
To my surprise when the meal came there were only 2 chops. I do know that lamb racks
are 7 bone so I felt I did not get what I expected.
We had a fantastic experience, our serve ...
We had a fantastic experience, our server Denise was amazing and the food was really good! The music selection was great and not too loud, the room was interesting and decorated in a very simple, comfortable yet trendy style.
The wine list was not huge, but offered a more than adequate variety at very fair prices.
For an appetizer we shared the smoked trout, the ingredients were very high quality, very well prepared and presented with a high level of sophistication, TRY THIS!
She tried the sablefish, which I may have also had a bite or two of... I loved it, the seared scallops were a fantastic touch!
My main was the pork chop, gotta support local and I'm a huge fan of natural free range items. The chef's techniques were top notch, the presentation creative and inviting.
For dessert, we shared the Torte and I believe the words "oh my good" were used multiple times! Definitely try this!
We were happy to see local natural products on the menu! :)
We decided to try the Red Ox Inn for our ...
We decided to try the Red Ox Inn for our third anniversary dinner and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent with very seasonal sides (fall root veggies like squash, etc.). The service was very personal as there were only 3 other parties dining at the restaurant. We did find the appetizers and drink prices quite high, but that is to be expected at a restaurant like this one.
My ONLY complaint is that it was very cold in the restaurant. This could have been because it was just starting to get cold outside and the heat hadn't kicked in fully or that it is just an older building, but we were both wearing our jackets inside by the end of the meal. We regret not mentioning this at the time, but we thought they might notice on their own without being told.
Overall I was very impressed and the restaurant has been added to our list of places to bring out of town guests when they visit us. I just hope the temperature will be a bit higher next time we stop in.
Red Ox has been on our list of places to ...
Red Ox has been on our list of places to eat in Edmonton for a long time. We finally made it there, and it lived up to the hype. The food was outstanding. I would have given the service 5 stars except we waited 20 - 30 minutes after finishing dessert before we received the bill. I'm not sure what happened, since the service was excellent up to that point. I would definitely recommend!
This is my wife's go to place in Edmonto ...
This is my wife's go to place in Edmonton. It's small and comfortable which provides a romantic atmosphere. With the constant menu rotation the food is always original with choices that are safe for non-ambitious people. The wine selection is not overwhelming but has a wide range of different types ranging in price from 40+. I am 90% sure you will enjoy what red ox inn has to offer. Also it's the only place I've had blue cheese cheese cake. (Which was amazing)
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