Red Ox Inn

4.6
1894 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Global, International

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Global, International, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - close
Closed Mondays
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Phone number
(780) 465-5727
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Frank Olson
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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.
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Private party contact
Frank Olson: (844) 588-8732
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
95 Ave.
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Parking details
There is plenty of free parking on the street in front of the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food service ambience

From the first taste of our first course until the last bite of our desert course, we were hooked. The whole meal was outstanding. The Red Ox Inn did not disappoint. We will be back.

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DH
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for my wife’s birthday and had a great meal with a lovely bottle of wine. It was a wonderful night of food, wine and conversation.

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MB
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant with great food and even better service

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R
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Heard so many good things, was excited to try it out for my birthday and my food was underwhelming and burnt. My husbands was fine. The waitress never came over and asked how our food was, made us feel not welcome and almost rude. So we didn’t even have dessert, or wine since i didn’t want to spend any more money there. Will not ever go back or recommend.

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D
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food keeps us coming back. We would recommend this to friends for a special evening.

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AT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Edmonton. Amazing food every time.

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FX
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best beef tartare for a long time. Knife chopped not grounded, with délicate inclusion of porchicini, chives and seasonings. Duck breast with crispy skin, extra tender and prepared with great respect for the genuine taste of the ingredients. Friendly casual service and original wine list. Been there a couple of times, never been disappointed.

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JS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my husband for his birthday and we had an excellent time. The food was fantastic and our server was very nice. The only reason I gave the ambience section 4 stars is due to loud road work being done outside the restaurant. This was in no way the restaurants fault. We will definitely be back and have already recommended this place to many friends.

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TR
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food here. Room is very plain but you go here for the food excellent

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f
Edmonton
20 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Small dinning area, very peaceful setting. Service was great and they take the time to explain/ answer any questions about what each item on the menu is made with. Wine list but no drink menu was interesting. I would suggest to offer a drink menu for those who don't enjoy wine. Dessert was great and even had a candle for the birthday boy!

Will be back.

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DO
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great small restaurant with amazing food. Wonderful attention to detail and service.

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MQ
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great everything. However, be prepared to pay for it.

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v
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very good service, excellent wine and delicious food. Pricey, but worth a visit to honour a special occasion.

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GS
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always we really enjoyed our evening at the Red Ox Inn. We plan to go there more frequently in the future. The food is always very flavorful.

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DM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was simply amazing. I had the beef and my wife had the Cod. Both of us were very impressed with presentation and taste portion sizing was perfect, and the timing of the courses couldn't have been better.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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MD
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

Fantastic food, cozy atmosphere. Only two servers for the entire restaurant resulted in fair service at best. Waters often sat unfilled for 10+'minutes. Wine was the only drink option with dinner. Maybe not for everyone.

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C
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always . Service was well timed never feel rushed . Waitress very knowledgeable and friendly

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JF
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff and amazing food. Definitely recommend !

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KK
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I guess I expected to be blown away and I wasn't. Didnt see the server as much as I would like to have, it wasn't busy.

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f
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Went here for an anniversary dinner. Food was amazing, server seemed a little spaced out but otherwise everything was great.

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F
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect anniversary dinner

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PB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Family from Australia & we went to Red Ox Inn. The Menu was interesting but limited. We had a $100 Gift Cert & our server had the audacity to deduct 18% Gratuity from this, for a table of 4. We were embarrassed & had to explain this is has never happened before. Our Total Bill was in the $300s. Luckily, we will recommend, to all we know, to never eat at Red Ox Inn!

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s
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Once again exc food and service little on the loud side but that was determined by the people there that night will be back for sure

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KC
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a romantic date . The food & wine & service was on point . Thank you for everything, it was delicious. And it really impressed my man !

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KG
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Absolutely great dinning experience; a little pricy comparatively but worth it. Only element affecting the overall very positive experience is the sound level can be anoyingly high when its full. Conversations fill the room bouncing off the flat ceilings. Still, not a big issue.

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CD
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great and it was a very quiet night. Food was very good but found that the prices were very high for what you got.

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JF
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I've always enjoyed our Red Ox Inn experiences. The food is always unique and delicious. The only thing that I found this time was the beef price was out of line. I have no problem with great food at a certain price point but $45 for beef steak I felt was over priced.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible - as always!

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l
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had just a lovely meal at the Red Ox Inn. We have dined there before, and have always found the food to be extremely thoughtfully put together, so that every dish provides delicious and sometimes unexpected combinations of flavours. You always feel like you have had a special experience after eating there.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Anniversary celebration. Red Oxx delivered again. Great meal and dinning experience

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10 out of 10 for appetizers, main and dessert. An outstanding meal in all aspects

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RL
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Quaint place, great food and service, friendly helpful staff.

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G
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We haven’t been to the Red Ox in a while, the food is always outstanding but the menu had got a little samey. We went for our wedding Anniversary and wow, there has been a gear change for the better. The menu has had a major overhaul and the dishes were creative, new and absolutely delicious! My husband had the carrot salad which was beautifully done with a gentle curry flavour, but no heat. I had the fish to start which was outstanding with pickled cucumber and apple and a subtle dressing. My husband then had the beef with a homemade ‘hp’ sauce which lifted the dish to another level. I had the duck breast with beetroot, parsnip puree and cherry compot. This was 11 out of 10. The earthy, sweet and lushious flavour combinations were out of this world. My husband had the chocolate and peanut torte which he said was womderful, (i can’t say, I don’t like peanuts!). I had the Ice cream sandwich with lemon Ice cream, lemon and pooyseed biscuit and blueberry compote. Wow, just wow! This is the Red Ox back on top form, with new and exciting dishes and flavour combinations. I just love 5is place and we’ll be back very soon!

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SM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place never disappoints. Delicious food with fabulous service.

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RC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening out! Will be going again.
Thank you for making our 20th anniversary a great one.

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BB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was very good. Gave us guidance when needed. Food was spectacular!! Aumbiance was very nice as well! Thank you for this wonderful experience for our 25th wedding anniversary!!

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OT
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Love this place but the service was not up to par tonight.

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KK
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having only been to Red Oz Inn a handful of times, each time I go, I am impressed. The food has such familiar food items in it, but somehow the taste is like nothing I have ever eaten. Amazed by the lovely pairing of ingredients to make such a great dish each time! And the dessert this time was by far my favourite birthday dessert.

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CS
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Red Ox has been our birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions first choice for years (we've lost track of exactly how many) and never disappoints. When we have out of town guests we always make sure to get to Red Ox — it's that good!

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