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
It was our first time at the Red Ox Inn. ...
It was our first time at the Red Ox Inn. We booked a reservation for a valentine's dinner. Service was prompt and the waitress was nice. We ordered the Pork Belley as an appetizer. It had good flavor but was a little tough. I ordered the lamb which was cooked perfectly. It was falling off the bone. My wife had the duck. Again it was cooked great and had great flavor. I would recommend to anyone.
Though my steak was a little tough the m ...
Though my steak was a little tough the meal in it's entirety was exceptional. The Caesar salad and dessert provided delicious bookends. The waiter was curt but efficient. What is disappointing is the exorbitant mark-up of wines by restaurants like the Red Ox. In the States a mark-up of 50% is considered excessive whereas in Edmonton mark-ups of 100-200% are commonplace. What is especially egregious is that g.s.t. and a tip are added to the already ridiculous price of the wine.
The beef carpaccio was absolutely amazin ...
The beef carpaccio was absolutely amazing. Wines were affordable. The dishes are chef made (therefor you cannot substitute, if you don't know how nice places work) because they are clearly put together for the purpose of being together. I would recommend to anyone wanting to put on a nice outfit and go out for a classy date.
My husband and I wanted to try somewhere ...
My husband and I wanted to try somewhere new (for us) and settled on the Red Ox Inn for our pre-Valentine's Day celebration. This little gem has a reputation as being one of the best in Edmonton and we were not disappointed! We started with the Beef Carpaccio which was so delicious and light, with great flavors & textures- I can't wait to have it again! I chose the Arctic Char as my main and my husband chose the steak. My fish was lovely with scallops, seared fennel, and apple slaw on a sweet potato purée but I have to admit that my husband's steak was the winning dish. The steak was beautifully medium rare, accompanied by mushroom bread pudding with the most delicious horseradish sauce, smoked beets and broccolini. The steak was perfect! Best flavor profile that we can remember having in a very long time. My husband ate every bite- including the vegetables, and that is saying a lot!! We finished our meals on a sweet note with the Pear Galette and a chocolate peanut butter concoction (can't remember the name). Both were good but we should have gone with the Key Lime Posset- next time!! It was a lovely evening and we will be back to this little gem- hopefully in the cozy corner booth again- best seat in the house! While it is somewhat lacking in decor/ambience (worn exterior sign, worn seating) the menu and attentive servers more than made up for it!!
Food and service were excellent. We tri ...
Food and service were excellent. We tried the pork belly appetizer, duck breast and hanger steak. Delicious. The venue was smaller than expected but it had a cozy and casual feel which made our dinner more intimate.
We visited for the first time for our an ...
We visited for the first time for our anniversary, service was prompt and courteous. Food was incredible and the atmosphere was simple and comfortable. Worth every penny and we'll put this high on our list of the best Edmonton has to offer.
Dined here twice in the past two months. ...
Dined here twice in the past two months. Ordered the same thing both times. The consistency is lacking, however, both times the food was very good to excellent. The first time, the Niocci was spectacular and are prepared unique and untraditional. Prepared with kale, kale was slightly crispy. By far the best niocci dish I have ever tasted. The second time, there was a substitute of leaf of brussel sprout which just didn't make the cut. The first time tomato soup was simply remarkable. It was so good I wanted to lick the bowl. It was not available the second time. I had a squash soup instead which was very good. For my first time dining I would rate this restaurant five out of five. For the second time I would rate it four out of five. Service was good both times. Food delivered promptly both times. Would have liked a better Amarone on the wine menu. The Barolo was a good substitute. I am intrigued by this restaurant. It is definitely upscale. I encourage it to continue to live up to that standard. I have dined at many upscale restaurants. I get bored, disappointed, and move on. I plan to continue to experience the change in menus.
This was our third trip to Red Ox and ou ...
This was our third trip to Red Ox and our first in a few years (we would have been back sooner had home renovations and a new baby not intervened!). The food was fresh, delicious, beautifully presented and lived up to our best recollections. The service was the best I've ever had. My only disappointment was that for the second time in a row, I found the restaurant a bit cold and drafty. We have only been there in the winter and this time we were seated very close to the door, but they could stand to improve the entrance to make it more weather proof. We can't wait to go back for our next special occasion (and I will bring a warmer sweater next time!).
The Red Ox delivered a superior meal wit ...
The Red Ox delivered a superior meal with excellent service. The curried squash soup was silky perfection, the confit duck fantastic and the hanger steak delicious and well prepared. The wine list is thoughtful and well chosen. Service was good on very busy night.
Came for my birthday dinner with another ...
Came for my birthday dinner with another couple who had never been before. I always find red ox delightful and this visit was no different.
My only criticism is that the website needs an update. Their menu is seasonal so change was assumed but the menu posted is from 2015 I think. A better Web presence would help!
Enjoyed our meal at the Red Ox again. I ...
Enjoyed our meal at the Red Ox again. I had the salad to start - it was a Caesar salad, nice to see anchovies in it, bit salty but tasty. For my main I had the fish course - they substituted the sablefish for Arctic char. Nice crispy skin and delicious fish done right, with two scallops, and an apple slaw and pancetta. Very nice!!! My partner had the pork belly appetizer and also had the fish. For dessert we had the cheese plate - nice for sharing. All in all another awesome meal at the Red Ox Inn.
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.
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