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
food was excellant, appetizers, entree a ...
food was excellant, appetizers, entree and dessert. We had the duck and the lamb for entree. Very good!
Too find a Chef that can prepare these two entrees well can be difficult to find but the Chef did an exceptional job.
Our waiter was good, we thought we had ordered a red wine but turned out white. We hesitated to refuse the wine and he noticed it was not what we thought. He reassured us not to feel obligated to drink the wine, he suggested a nice red and exchange the bottle for us.
We frequent the restaurant when it first opened, famous for their clam chowder, red gingham curtains and table clothes. Different owners now but lovely to know they have remained open for almost 40 years. Quite an accomplishment.
The only concern was that it was cold in the building, may suggest closing both doors.
We had a reservation for 5:30 as that wa ...
We had a reservation for 5:30 as that was the only time available, so we thought that the kitchen would not be behind. However, our soup came out cold, so that was sent back and then that must have put our ticket behind as we did not receive our entrée 's until well after 7 pm. So after it was all said and done we finished our meal at 8:30 pm, rather slow. Very noisy in the restaurant as well, and we were tucked into the corner just behind the front door. I will add that the sable fish and scallops was very good.
Haven't been for a couple years but it i ...
Haven't been for a couple years but it is just as good, if not better, than previous times! We will certainly come more often as it's quiet location makes it nearly forgotten - except for the beautiful memory of their delicious duck breast!
Unfortunately this is the third time (in ...
Unfortunately this is the third time (in a row) that we have dined at this establishment to find the food portions significantly smaller - and the taste quite dulled in the recipes.
Disappointing to say the least.
Sent my parents to enjoy their 52nd Anni ...
Sent my parents to enjoy their 52nd Anniversary dinner. Our family has visited multiple times for special occasions, and have always rated the restaurant very highly. This occasion was not as memorable. My Mom found the duck, although flavourful, quite chewy. My father chose the sable fish, and was disappointed with the portion size. They were there for an early seating and had hoped for a quiet night, unfortunately they were sat next to a family with 2 young children that had trouble staying still. We will certainly be back, but we hope a return visit will be met with the usual impeccable food and service.
The food and atmosphere was great howeve ...
The food and atmosphere was great however we were not impressed with the service. With a slogan of serious food in a casual room we dressed in our everyday wear. Not sure if that was the reason our waitress seemed to dislike the fact that she seated and served us but little information was given on menu items, and getting more of a breakdown even when asking was difficult, however the other waitress was forth coming and more welcoming than the one we had to her costumers. I believe our experience would have been better if the other waitress was serving us.
Unfortunately the kitchen was closed whe ...
Unfortunately the kitchen was closed when I got there at 9:00pm, so I couldn't get a main course. Fortunately the pork belly with fresh peas was absolutely perfect and the chocolate torte filled me out a bit along with the Chimay.
This dining spot has changed significant ...
This dining spot has changed significantly since our last experience. There are fewer diners and the place has lost its unique atmosphere. Although there were few people dining the noise level was significant and the atmosphere was very casual. One of the dishes that has been on the menu for a long time (duck) was not as good as we expected and our dessert items seemed rather commercial.
As always, the food was excellent but a ...
As always, the food was excellent but a potentially romantic evening to celebrate our 35th anniversary was marred by a noisy table that made conversation difficult and was certainly not expected on a Tuesday evening.
I normally have a great experience, but ...
I normally have a great experience, but was disappointed this time. The waitress/server seemed bored. She was just going through the motions. Not a lot of energy. The rib eye was fatty. The server never asked how we wanted it cooked. Overall, I had a very average meal which was sad because we chose your restaurant to spend our anniversary dinner experience.
Excellent food, reasonable price for the ...
Excellent food, reasonable price for the quality. I have been to the Red Ox several times before on Saturdays and found it a bit noisy (it's a small restaurant with very few dividing walls) , we went on Sunday and it was quiet and very nice.
We celebrated our wedding anniversary at ...
We celebrated our wedding anniversary at the Red Ox Inn. The appetizers and mains were awesome. The desert was not mind blowing but good. Desert isn't something that we are typically impressed by at any restaurant. There was no desert with a chocolate theme. That was odd. The service was friendly but slow. We will definitely return!
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.
The restaurant itself was nice however w ...
The restaurant itself was nice however we were sat a table right next to a baby when there were clearly other open tables. We were there without our kids to celebrate our Anniversary so it would have been nice to be away from that. The topper of the evening was when my husband got hit in the head with one of the trucks the baby was playing with. We assumed that it would not have kids there. We also had to wait for water and our drinks which was hard as we had something spicy.
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.
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