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
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)
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.
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