Von's Steakhouse & Oyster Bar
Von's Steakhouse & Oyster Bar

Von's Steakhouse & Oyster Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vonssteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: (780) 439-0041
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00pm
    Happy Hour: " Buck a Shuck " in the lounge only (first come first served ) Monday - Friday 430 - 630. Friday after 10 p.m. and all night Sundays

    Group menus and lunch menu available. Oyster bar and lounge will be open. Main dining room opens at 430 P.M daily.

    Patio and Lounge/ No minors allowed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Wild Game
  • Executive Chef: Carlos Motta-Achoa
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Vons is the perfect venue for birthday celebrations, wedding receptions, engagement parties, corporate meetings, and social gatherings. In fact, your imagination is the limit when it comes to group bookings. Our team of hospitality specialists is dedicated to making your event memorable. At Von’s we can cater to groups of 10 to 250 people.



    - The Loft can accommodate up to thirty two people dining
    - The Boardroom can accommodate up to 20 people
    - In the Top of Vons sit down dinners for up to 60 people and reception cocktail parties for up to 100.



    ( Minimum guarantees may apply for private dining bookings )



    Please visit our website for current group set menus and more information on how to book a private dining experience at Vons.



    All of our private dining areas have flat screens and can be used for presentations, slide shows or power point.
  • Private Party Contact: Ron Kaufman 7804390041x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gateway Boulevard
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Vons also validates parking for guests who park in the public parking lot west of the restaurant. Please bring in your licence plate number for validation.

    There is additional paid parking in the Shoppers Drug Mart lot just west of us and there is paid parking underground across the street from us.
A word from Von's Steakhouse & Oyster Bar
Vons Steakhouse & Oyster Bar is locally owned and has been proudly serving Edmonton the highest quality of beef and seafood available since 1988.

Featuring a premium dining room, three private dining rooms and a premium casual lounge with exposed brick, New York style 30 foot bar and oyster bar this restaurant has something for everyone.

Happy Hour from Monday to Friday starts at 430 p.m.- 630 p.m. We serve our full menu in both the restaurant and oyster bar areas. Our Oyster bar generally features over 15 varieties of oysters are are shucked to order right in front of you by our bar chefs. We offer 30 wines by a glass with specific attention to Pacific Rim and Canadian Wines. At

Dining reservations are recommended but not required. We love spontaneous visits. The lounge, patio and oyster bar area is first come first served. ( some exceptions )
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Von's Steakhouse & Oyster Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
117 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (81)romantic (75)fit for foodies (44)notable wine list (40)good for groups (29)neighborhood gem (19)late-night find (13)hot spot (12)great for outdoor dining (7)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Not kid friendly, confused employees.
    Gale
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We went to Von's on Sunday evening for their buck a shuck oysters. We had our 16 year old son with us, they seated us in the lounge, gave us menus. The server came by and said we could not sit there because our son was not 18. They moved us to the dining room and we asked if we could have the buck a shuck special since we weren't allowed to sit in the lounge but they refused. We had to pay full price for the oysters which was not fair, not a good place to take people under 18.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to celebrate
    corren
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We came for a friends birthday it was great service and we got into the lounge for buck a shuck so we were very happy about that :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the experience
    satisfying
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The ceasar salad could have lit the candles. Loved it! My steak was very good and the vegetables could perfect I lost a long diamond earing and woud like to know if someone found it I was there on Saturday at 6:30 pm November 15/14 call 780-722-1455 if you find it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a romantic dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    First time dining at Von's. I ordered the ribeye with garlic mashed. Cut of steak grey quality and the potatoes were absolutely delicious. Added a side of perfectly cooked and seasoned asparagus.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a Disappointment
    Dano
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Third visit. Quickly has become the special occasion place that never disappoints. Commendations to our server. Top notch. He had the ability to develop a relationship with us almost instantly, but never made you feel crowded or interrupted. Perfect balance of professionalism mixed with the feel of a close friend or family member taking ownership and serving scrumptious plates of food with beaming pride making you feel like he was serving you his own work of art. Surrounding staff very notable as well as they were very busy, moving a high speed clearing tables and resetting, yet in total silence. No banging or crashing of plates being cleared, or any such thing. Even their footsteps were at near running speed, but silent. SO appreciated. Food and fresh oysters amazing as always. Highly recommend their seafood platter for 2. Seafood tasted like the ocean, well cooked, yet tender and flavourful. If I had to critique, I'd say the lobster tails were slightly overcooked, just on the edge of getting dry, and slightly chewy, but still a 7.5 out of 10. The mussels in tomato broth had good flavor, but the high level of parsley (or herb) and tomato combination reminded me more of a chimichurri, which pairs better with a grilled cross rib steak IMO. Not that it was bad , rather an unexpected flavor profile that I found slightly confusing, but overall - still very good. The kernels of corn that gave pops of texture and sweetness were a nice surprise, and helped carry the dish. We found the noise levels of the surrounding tables beyond energetic. Bordering on an annoyance, yet that was the crowd profile of that particular evening. Cant really critique the restaurant for that. Crème brulee a knockout as usual. I've heard many comments that crème brule is becoming passé or an "old dish". Not for me. I love it, and these guys know how to deliver! A bit pricey, but expected for a special occasion, and the experience was worth it. As usual, you get what you pay for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    Newlywed
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Our evening was wonderful. The meal was absolutely delicious and our waiter was very attentive yet never intrusive. We will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • oysters,oysters ,oysters ,oysters .
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I love oysters.....first oyster bar ever been to ... steak was great as well ...need to return to try all the different oysters
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special night with a baby??
    Sirtuc
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Upon arrival we were greeted by the hostess' and promptly noticed one of them was not dressed well for this level of dining (scantily clad) we got the table I was looking for but that also landed us beside a table with a baby. Child was quite well behaved but did scream often. Food was great as usual, bacon wrapped scallops, prime rib and yorkies!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food, Better Service
    MarkEdmonton
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    First time here, and I was not disappointed in the least. Our server was friendly, and knew when we needed him, and when we didn't.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will go back again and again
    happy4ever
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    It was our daughter 29th birthday and she was the one who really wanted to go there since she never been there before. The service and food were excellent. It was a very nice evening where we were able to enjoy a great meal without having to yell at each others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Place for Seafood_Oysters
    haylee487
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We were looking for a place where we could eat good quality seafoods/oyetsers at reasonable price. We found the place-Von's Sreakhouse. The oysters are fresh and sauces are varied and good match for the oysters The food is prepared well, tastes good, nice presentation and the right proportion. We enjoyed our dinner, We will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food great service
    corren
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    This place is amazing. We've been three times and it's wonderful everytime. Can't wait to go back :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • live2eat
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The service was poor. Server was training someone so I don't know if that had anything to do with it but that certainly isn't our fault . It wasn't even very busy. When our seafood platter arrived we had to ask twice to get cutlery that had been taken away after our delicious venison carpaccio appetizer. The lobster was so overcooked that you could barely cut through it with a steak knife but there was no quality check done so we really had no recourse but gnaw through it. Disappointing as we have been there before and everything was fantastic so I am not sure what is going on.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 4th time still a charm
    Duncan
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I can still say the salads are the best in the city. Every bite is a pleasant surprise. Mine had a dollop of tomato basil sherbert. My wife's had the creamiest cheese. The prime rib is always mouth watering. My oysters were succulent and sweet. The accompanying sauces for them were fantastic. We really enjoy the ambiance The free parking is a bonus The staff are top notch. I recommend you order more than you can eat and take the extra home in a to go box so you can have the same awesome meal at home the next day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This place was a last minute reservation. Turned out decent. Not sure about the appetizers that we tried but the best rack of lamb I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice meal.
    brandcVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Enjoyed our steaks which were prepared as requested. Loved the steakhouse fries. Nice selection of desserts which are brought out on a platter so you can see what you're getting. Ordered cheesecake and bread pudding which were both delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Special
    not4us
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    It was a nice way to remember our 57th Wedding Aniv. Love the fact that we could converse with nice quiet music in the background. Loud background music when dining anywhere is one of our pet peeves. Overall it was a very nice experience, and worth the price when compared to other dining establishments in Canada, where everything is overpriced.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coming Back.
    lovedthisplace
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great experience and excellent food. Our server, Cory, was just fantastic. He helped me pick out the best oysters from the menu, and he made sure my wife's wine was always topped up. He was also a pleasure to chat with whenever he stopped by our table. The oysters were very fresh, I recomend the Deep Bay oysters. The escargot and bacon wrapped scallops were to die for. My lamb, and my wifes steak oscar, both came out pefercetly done to our liking. And we had the cheesecake for desert :) If you don't mind spending a couple hundred dollars on some fine dining, Von's is a great place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Von's - still a classic
    Eagle
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Many, many years back, this had been THE streak house to go to. Went back and rediscovered why. Had a very good bottle of wine for a fair price, had a dozen oysters (3 people) as appetizers which were as fresh as what I have had say in Vancouver, and then a nice steak (oscar). All very good and prices were as expected. Will go back for sure. Only negative is I left a little hungry, as we did not stuff ourselves on the bread etc. and the three of us shared one dessert. So I guess I should have ordered a salad or something :) They have a weekend special on Saturday afternoons for oysters and beer which sounded like fun with the right group of people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always happy
    Whatisfordinner
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Every time I go to Von's it is always good food and service at good prices. Sweet potato mash was delicious! Everyone's steak or prime rib was cooked perfect. Dessert portions are large for a more up scale restraunt which is nice for sharing. They had pumpkin cheese cake when I was there and it was delicious!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pleasantmemories
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Service at this restaurant is professional and outstanding. Our server Diane was absolutely excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    aust
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    My girlfriend surprised me with dinner at Von's for my birthday. I generally love steak so of course that's what i had ordered. I can confidently say that my dinner was definitely one of the best steaks I had ever had. The waiter had also asked if we were out for any occasion and of course told him it was my birthday. When we had received the bill our dessert was free which was awesome. I really like the fact that the waiter took note to say something like that in order to provide the best experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Food
    Johnny
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had the seafood Platter, and it was delicious. The only problem is by the time you eat the entire meal, it is COLD. l am not sure if you have ever tried it, but l heat the plate before l put the food on it. And it keeps the food warmer for a longer period of time. There is quite a bit of food in a platter, and it sure tastes better still warm. We had to dunk it in the butter to warm it up.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday55Boy
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Told the waiter the food was fantastic and the service was even better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfecto!
    Mmmm
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    What a great place to enjoy an evening with friends. Incredible food, ambiance and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    Foodlove
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Visited with a couple of work colleagues from out of town, had a great time from the moment we entered to the moment we left. Great food, service and atmosphere, staff were fabulous, food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Spoiled.
    NLNLAR
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We booked our birthday there requested a drink to be at our table when we checked in. We all had to wait almost 10 minutes for our drink's. When we didn't have to wave down our waiter he finally came to our table. The food was over cooked. There was a steak that was BLACK and the crab was dry even with the butter on it. Overall, we are very disappointed with our visit here. I feel for how "fancy and elegant" this restaurant makes it self out to be, they need to do a bunch of changes.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Love Von's. He has been an icon in the city for decades and the food and service are still fantastic.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    Theboss
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Was looking for seafood and the seafood dinner for two was perfect and exactly what I wanted. Appetizer was great, only complaint was that the wine list didn't really have any budget wines. The wine was significantly pricier than comparable restaurants.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Enjoyed our dinner as we were with another couple. We didn't like where we were seated as it was beside the entrance to the kitchen and a lot of traffic of the servers...maybe a divider would of been nice to have there!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was perfect
    Rich
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Our group of seven enjoyed a great meal with top-notch service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Acearmenian
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Atmosphere was great. Great ambience. First time that we got there and it took over one hour and a half to get our main course and it was cold. Appetizers came out very fast and not sure if our order was lost or got screwed up because one of our party ordered french fries instead of the mashed potatoes. As a past Restaurant Owner it was inexcusable and a quick explanation from the Floor Manager that they got swamped with orders was unsatisfactory.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service + great food
    AteThereLastNight
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Fantastic server, very proffesional and knowledgeable. My prime rib was perfect. Server helped pair a great wine. Food was timed great, came out quickly but enough time to still socialize. Overall great experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service were great
    Dgerm1
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Everything was good except for us hitting baby hour. Two seperate tables with two seperate babies crying for most of our meal.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I had expected a more private/romatic and intimate setting, and found it more of an upscale group dinner with friends. Amazing food, but did not meet my expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food.
    Tummyalwaysfull
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I understand that you have to pay more for good food, but I'm not entirely sure it was "THAT" good. Oysters were good, steak was good. Nothing overly wowed me. We were at a centre table and it seemed extremely loud. Our server was excellent though, but I don't remember his name. And the wild cosmopolitan was delicious. Not sure if we would dine here again though, wasn't worth the cost.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Splendid
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The service was impeccable, the food delicious and the staff were stellar.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly recommended
    Nomnom
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We were there to celebrate our 2yr wedding anniversary and got the seafood platter for two and a 8oz prime rib each and also had tried 2 different raw oysters (which were great). It was a lot of food but we don't get to go out much so we treated ourselves. Romantic ambiance and was quiet so we could visit. We had allyn as our waiter and he was incredible. It's hard to find good seafood in edmonton anymore so it was a nice change.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic
    Fantastic
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This was a fantastic night out, my fiancée and I went for our 10 year anniversary of being together and Vons did not disappointed, I am not a seafood eater but she just loved the oyster bar. The staff where great and so accommodating. A great place to head for a nice romantic night out or just a night out up in the lounge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SUPERB!!
    1234
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Booked a table this past Saturday evening for my husband and I, as we were celebrating a birthday.We eat out quite often, but have to say this was probably the best meal we've had in a restaurant in a while.We shared the seafood platter which was very impressive, incredible selection and cooked perfectly. We did order a steak on the side as we wanted the turf to have with our surf. Often the beef is either under done or over cooked, not with this one,perfection! Nice cocktail selections to have before dinner, and nice wine choices. Shared a piece of the raspberry cheesecake which also was excellent. The only let down was the parking. Very limited in that area, the complimentary lot beside Von's was full,so had to pay $9.00 for the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.