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Red Ox Inn

4.7
1816 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Global, International
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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
What 1816 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Early evening retirement dinner. Cozy corner seating for 3. Very welcoming. Food and wine list very good! Outstanding evening with my wife and son

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Wonderful food. I had cod which was superbly prepared and just the right amount.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I found the food absolutely delicious. The servers lacked a bit of personality/friendliness but were professional and efficient.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

A fantastic little gem, in Edmonton's culinary world. Decor is a little dated but yet provides a cozy feeling. Service was terrific and the food was amazing. Price is on the high end but isn't all fine dining? You're paying for the experience. And for the experience I've received, I'd say it was well worth it. Definitely recommend. If you do try it for yourself, the scallop appetizer is to die for. One of culinary's finest.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Service was great! Food was upscale and nicely prepared. Selection of food is limited, but a diverse selection was offered. I had the duck which was nicely prepared and a larger serving than I expected. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent experience. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Red Ox Inn exceeded our expectations in every way. The setting was perfectly unpretentious and cozy, making for an intimate date night. The food was incredible, from presentation to portion to flavour. Everything was perfectly executed; we couldn't have asked for a better first impression and we will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

It was a wonderful meal. We were celebrating our 60th anniversary. We could easily hear each other even though the restaurant was full.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The food was fantastic, we had soup, carrot salad, halibut, duck and key lime desert. Everything was great. Its not a criticism but my suggestion for an opportunity for improvement would be some art on the walls by local artists.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

If you’ve ever said “I don’t like ____ or ____”, hold that thought and dine here first... I am always pleasantly surprised by the subtle nuances and flavours of the dishes that are presented to me. This is one of those restaurants that will help forever change your perception and appreciation towards food and the potential possibilities of incredible flavours.

This wasn’t my first visit, nor shall it be my last.

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1.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Server was slow. Drinks took forever to come to the table. Server brought wrong drinks at times and after leaving table she brought the drinks to a different table. Restaraunt had many tables yelling and screaming.
Would not recommend.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED THE RED OX INN. NICE ATMOSPHERE, GREAT FOOD, GOOD SERVICE

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Loved the tartare. COD was also very nice. Would have liked more variety.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Outstanding products used to prepare the dishes! The kitchen does not compromise on any detail on how the food is prepared, perfect feel for the balance between the ingredients and spices used. Outstanding and very friendly service.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

It was my wife’s birthday and we love the chefs tasting and pairing menu. And as usual we were not disappointed.
Thank you Red Ox for a great evening

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

music too loud to hear the server. Will bump my return down a notch

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Excellent as usual, always a reliable spot for that special someone

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Fabulous and consistent! We've introduced many friends and family to The Red Ox Inn, all who've been delighted. My 84 year old aunt was our latest inductee as we celebrated her birthday - She loved it! Flexible seating to accommodate small to moderate sized groups
and I have even booked a Staff Appreciation Dinner here. You feel comfortable while being suitable pampered by the knowledgeable table staff. An exceptional experience!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Have been going to this restaurant for years, always enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Great atmosphere, delicious food every single time. It does not disappoint.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Once again, a 10 out of 10! We will definitely go back !

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Everything was great. I would've enjoyed a little more aioli on the tartar, but the flavors were great!
I had the duck and my friend had the beef. I'm normally a duck man, and this duck was delicious, but I actually preferred my friends flat iron.
The beef was perfectly seasoned, it's accompaniments complimented the flavour and those potatoes set up the entire dish.
All in all, an absolute treat and I will for sure be back.
Dennise was our server as well, and she's phenomenal.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food and service as always was delicious. It was the perfect way to spend my Birthday. Thank You :).

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Had the New York strip steak was very tough, I realize this cut of meat can often be tough but would hope a restaurant of this calibre could do something a little more to make it less, better option is not to put it on menu there are many other cuts that are much more tender

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We were celebrating our six-year anniversary with an early dinner. Considering the restaurant opened at 5pm and our reservation was for the same time, we were the only table for a good while. This was nice, as it was our first time and we could gawk as much as we wanted. The interior is very small with maybe 11 tables or so (some were pushed together though), so it was quite intimate. Sevice was very professional yet friendly. Our food was delicious, we had two appetizers and two mains, two drinks and a dessert to share. Price for everything was reasonable for the quality of food and service we enjoyed.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Our server Allison was excellent! She was knowledgeable about the food and wine selections. Well-paced meal and top-quality food! Can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food was amazing! We enjoyed ourselves :) it was nice to be able to make a reservation (I highly suggest you do). Next time we will try to request a cute quiet corner table.

It’s a small place but they do it well!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We have been to the Red Ox Inn a few times now. It never disappoints. The food is delicious!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Everything was delicious. Cozy atmosphere. Personable service.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The service was excellent. Our waiter was well versed with the menu and was able to offer answers to any questions we had. He was also able to suggest a small ingredient change for one of our guests to still be able to enjoy the dish she wanted. The price point for the meals was good. The appetizers were on the small side (only good for a couple bites) but very tasty. The mains were hearty and very filling.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Went out for a special evening. Have been to Red Ox previously. Noticed the costs went up and portion of meals/deserts went down/less for what you pay for!! As well noticed the service was not as attentive as on previous occasions. Bit of a concern. Will go back again but will be a while. Wud be good as well if server(s) would ask how the meal/desert was??!! We ordered a cheese platter for desert. For 14.00 to get 2 cheeses (the hard cheese -cheddar was quite minimal) some apple jelly and crackers was high for what you get. Either add more on the platter or adjust the price downward!! Our water glasses were not topped up until end of entrees. Missing the personal touches that we’ve experienced on previous occasions. Note to all at Red Ox - you have to improve or risk losing patrons such as us.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great eats. I will eat here again. Such good eating.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food & service were amazing! The scallop and Arctic char appies were delightful and the gnocchi was creamy goodness. Our waitress was fantastic. Ambience got 3 stars because the owners need to cozy up the walls of the restaurant. I don't believe there was one piece of wall decor up. The 'atmosphere' seem a bit cold in there. And the music playlist they had on during the evening was a bit odd. However my overall experience was great. The food is on point.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Outstanding menu. Had the beef tartare, scallops, duck, beef and 2 desserts plus wine. Phenomenal flavours. Bill was almost 2 bills but if youre gonna splurge, this is the place in my opinion.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

The Red Ox Inn never disappoints!!
Fabulous food and outstanding service.
The perfect place for a romantic dinner with that special someone.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent meal, limited menu options but all are well prepared and presented Disappointing dessert.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was terrific, i love eating at the Red Ox and i have recommended it to everyone i know. The wine list is awesome, great Scotch options. Only downside is my wife and I always end up eating at Red Ox during the winter and the draft from the door can be chilly at times.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Some of the best dishes I've ever tasted. While the food is pricey you get what you pay for. Everything was cooked, seasoned and presented perfectly. They were able to accommodate my fiancée with her gluten allergy with the regular dishes however there were very few items when it came to dessert. Even if it's frozen, I would suggest having a stand in gluten free dessert available to people with Celiac Disease. Overall a great experience and I would suggest trying their duck which was easily the best duck I've ever eaten.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The Beef!!! Get it. Love it. Leave it, but go back for more at a later date. Just good food period!

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

I have an extremely hard to cater for diet due to my epilepsy to avoid all seizure triggers (no dairy, gluten, corn, soy, caffeine, alcohol, refined sugars, msg, aspartame) and this was the first restaurant in Edmonton willing to try and make me a meal which I appreciate a LOT.

I have dined here before I had this brain injury and the food was outstanding already! It just shows they will go the extra mile to accommodate anyone so people with allergies, this is the place to try! Even if you don't have any allergies or food restrictions you will still thank me later when you have one of the best cooked meals this city has to offer.

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