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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.
Edmonton, AB T6C 3P4
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
Obvious care and attention to detail in the kitchen. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal all of which were cooked to perfection and presentation was excellent. Service was very good as well, just enough attention to make it a memorable evening. We'll be back...
I came to celebrate my birthday, and was very impressed with my main course.
The appetizers were nice, however the portions were relatively small. I ordered the pork belly, and as tasty as it was I didn't think the portion was worth the pricing. I had recently ordered a pork belly appetizer from a restaurant in New York, and although the restaurant had a Michelin star and was twice the price, I had to compare and wasn't as impressed. The beet salad was also very tasty, but all in all next time I would order different appetizers or none at all.
The main courses on the other hand were amazing. At our table we ordered the beef, duck, halibut and gnocchi and were not disappointed. The portions excellent and flavour profiles amazing. I would definitely recommend all dishes again to anyone. I also would like to go back and try the lamb. I ordered the beef entre and every aspect was perfectly flavoured. The gnocchi was also very well prepared.
Lastly my mother was diabetic and ordered the halibut, and the chef and server were nice enough to modify the dish to include roasted cauliflower instead of polenta, which we greatly appreciated.
Overall the atmosphere is nice, however it is quite a small establishment, and a relatively intimate setting. Not recommended for groups larger than 4, but I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner.
Excellent. Booked in for a table of 4, suprised by the simple non pretentious decor of bench and booth diner style seating. The old hotel diner kind of mish mash look worked, in a refreshing way, after all, not all places that make great food at the 4+ $ symbol price level need to be white table cloth fancy.
Service was excellent. Our server was very knowledgeable about the dishes, the extensive wine list and the beers they served, including where the brewery was located.
Food was excellent, delicious, lovely presentation, perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned.
What we had off the menu I don't think matters, we had 4 of the 6 starters and 4 of the 6 mains and 3 of the 5 desserts between us, we all sampled and loved each others dishes...Im sure it's safe to say the ones we didn't have were marvelous.
Any negatives? If im being picky, the beer selection could improve by having more local product and the salted caramel popcorn took away from the flavours of the incredible torte dessert it was on top of.
As we left, 1 person in our party said, "I think that's my new favorite Edmonton restaurant", ....and one other agreed.
This restaurant remains my favorite in Edmonton for fine dining. Shawn's dishes and flavor profiles are nothing short of genius! Elegant. Earthy. Balanced. Amazing. Delicious. I could go on forever describing his dishes! Red Ox is consistent amazing and should be on Edmonton's Top 10 list for best restaurants!
Food was excellent and service very good but the 2 people serving were very busy.
Seating was all right but very close to surrounding tables.
Very nice evening - we will go back on special occasions. (Cost was $185.00 for appies, entre, a litre of wine and one port).
Food was excellent, wine list was extensive and well priced, value was reasonable but the ambiance was sterile, loud and extremely tight. Very small restaurant, had the waiters rear end in our face when serving the table beside us and could hear every word of the conversations around us. Glad we came to try the food but definitely wouldn't recommend to others due to the atmosphere.
I didn't have any wine this time, just coffee, but the meal was excellent as usual. The pork belly was very enjoyable with the watermelon. There was something about how the mild watermelon flavour mixed in well with the pork taste, which is probably the reason why sweet and savoury with pork works so well. The sockeye salmon with corn polenta and tangy cilantro sauce was outstanding. Very healthy meal. I finished it off with one of my favourite signature desserts in Edmonton dining, the gourmet cheese and crackers with jelly and walnuts.
3 out 5 of meals were great but the lamb was tough and although ordered more medium than medium rare in both cases it came rare anyway and tough. One was sent back for more grilling but came back browned but the same. Lamb should never be tough it's LAMB! Was still silver skin on the meat. Badly butchered. Really too bad as pretty expensive.
I have been meaning to get here for many years as I have heard great things about this restaurant. Red Ox Inn is amazing! Silly me for not trying this place out a long time ago. It instantly went to the top of my list of favourites in Edmonton.
The chef uses unique ingredients to create a wonderful menu with plates that so special, one wants to try everything on the menu. The freshness and varied menu will keep us coming back for years.
The service is warm, friendly, and very professional. The servers all made us feel special and important which one doesn't find much these days in Edmonton.
Definitely we will become regulars here! Plan ahead with your reservations as the wait is worth it
The service, as usual, was attentive without being intrusive.
The food was well made and well plated. I ordered the Icelandic cod which was not overdone, moist and flaking away beautifully. The lamb was perfectly medium rare.
This restaurant is a little gem of a place, quiet and a bit hidden away.
Parking is free.
We just celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary and Red Ox Inn has been our "go to place" for special occasions for years and has never disappointed. The food is consistently first-rate with interesting offerings and perfect portion sizes. Our latest visit was no exception. Keep up the great work!
Overall loved the place.. beef carpaccio is to die for. My bf got the duck and loved it. I got the cod -I wasn't too fond of the corn purée that they put under the fish, it over powered the fish and their was a taste I didn't like , I wish they set it to the side or something. Otherwise the main was alright for myself. The panna cotta was amazing!
We had a very good meal there. We aren't huge bread eaters but missed having a nice bread to sop up the great sauces on our meals. The service was good. It is the best meal I have had so far in terms of fine dining in Edmonton. I am moving here so hope to come again.
The food was excellent as usual. The only reason I didn't give top marks was the type of lettuce (looked like pea greens but not sure) was too large and tough to cut even with a steak knife. The strings on the greens were hard to swallow and caused some minor choking which made me a little leery in just freely eating. The rest of the cod dish was divine.
Just wondering - quite a few years ago I had a venison dish that was the best in Edmonton. Any chance of that coming back?
Lovely little gem in a quiet neighbourhood. Food was absolutely delicious and the service was unobtrusive, unrushed, and very professional. It was great to eat out without feeling like we had to rush through our courses. The staff made sure to pace the meal to our timing. Much appreciated.
The Red Ox Inn continues to be one of our favourite restaurants. It has outstanding food presented in a very appealing way. The sauces and desserts are wonderful.
Service is excellent and the wine list has great choices at a variety of price points.
The best place in the city for a special occasion dinner.
I had the smoked salmon and caviar. It was great as usual, but one should eat it slower than I did, to get the full effect. The Icelandic Cod was perfectly cooked as well as the scallops. The strawberry shortcake was also excellent. I particularly loved the Travaglini Gattinara Rieserva Nebbiolo 2011. It had very little tannin and was one of the most smooth dry wines I've ever had.
We were looking for someplace special to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed! This is a small restaurant which adds to the charm. Food was fabulous - so tasty! Service was great and overall we were very happy. I highly recommend it.
Photos are of the
Beef - Brant Lake Wagyu Strip Loin, Mushroom and Leek Bread Pudding, Smoked Beets ($42)
Duck - Duo of Roasted Breast and Confit of Le, Farro Risotto, Carrot, Stone Fruit ($36)
(we also had the asparagus appetizer which was really good)
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