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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.

9420 91 Street
Edmonton, AB T6C 3P4
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Global, International, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - close
Closed Mondays

Cross Street:
95 Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(780) 465-5727

Website:
http://theredoxinn.com/

Parking Details:
There is plenty of free parking on the street in front of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Frank Olson

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

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Red Ox Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Special Occasion (30)
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Neighborhood Gem (28)
Romantic (23)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Cozy (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Worth the Drive (16)
Local Ingredients (13)
Authentic (8)
Comfort Food (5)
Casual (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Edmonton)·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined 6 days ago

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. It 'atmosphere' seems 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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 12, 2018

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

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 12, 2018

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 11, 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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·Dined on February 11, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 8, 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

We weren’t starving so only ordered a salad I share and each an entree. Salad was great.
I usually really LOVE the duck here but found it still good but not like before. It usually has a slight crisp to the exterior and a super tender and moist interior but it almost reminded me of ham this time....
I usually like the bread pudding too but found it seemed undercooked... the apples were raw and crisp and it was wet and doughy inside....and not warm at all.....couldn’t be bothered to send it back as we had babysitters and we’re on a time crunch.

Also, I felt slightly cold the whole time this visit. There was definitely a draft but I suppose it may have been the super cold weather overall...

This visit was not as good as my usually visits here. Was a bit disappointed. It’s usually a restaurant I rave about.....I’m a total foodie and this visit was not the usual 5 I would give it.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

I would highly recommend the Red Ox Inn to everyone. It has an extensive wine list and the quality of food and service is A+. On a personal note; the lamb was absolutely outstanding.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

A little disappointed compared to prior visits. Service inattentive. Several courses underwhelming. Maybe they were just having an off day.

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Fantastic meal with prompt and polite service. Would definitely recommend for a date!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

On a frigid Wednesday evening, my friend and I enjoyed having the restaurant almost entirely to ourselves. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. The highlight for me was the gnocchi in Gorgonzola sauce. I will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Had a great meal, my wife said the duck was some of the best ever.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great hidden gem.
The flavours and creative dishes make the food amazing
Friendly, knowledgeable service.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We went there for our anniversary in January after a friend told me about this restaurant. I don't know where to begin. Start to finish it was amazing. My husband referred to it as a 'spiritual culinary experience' (we are quite the foodies). Everything was incredibly flavorful and we really enjoyed the atmosphere; very quaint. I don't know how we have never been there before but will definitely go back there again and again! It's not cheap but it is well worth the $$ in my opinion as the food is made with so much care and attention. Our server, Allison, also added to the experience; she was wonderful. I could go on and on but I think I made my point!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful server was attentive, well-informed and alert to the conversation at our table. Then the food arrived! Well, what a combination!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Very calm and relaxing. The staff was helpful and courteous.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very tiny place but worth the trip. Food is good. FYI. the sharables/appetizers are only tastes for one person. Very tiny portion.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great atmosphere, friendly waiter, and the food was excellent!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I hadn't been to the Red Ox Inn for about 25 or 30 years. The decor is definitely updated and not as cozy as I remember. More like modern chic now than rustic as I remember. The food was absolutely delicious. The steak was perfect. Grilled broccollini and layered potatoe rectangle were rich and tasty. Shared a bread pudding for dessert. It too was delicious! No complaints at all. Pretty close quarters between the tables, but it is a small restaurant. Can't really do it any other way in a small space. Would definitely go back and try other menu items.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food has never let us down ! Our server was pleasant and efficient but devoid of personality . A little engagement would have been nice but that’s just a personal preference . I know some people like to be left alone

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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The starter tomato soup with Alaskan fish and fresh herbs was very good on a cold day. The lamb shank was the best I've had in a long time. In most cases you are eating lamb bone with an essence of meat. Here there was more meat. The apple bread pudding had really excellent cinnamon and really stood out. That's what's great about this restaurant. The desserts don't take 2nd fiddle. They are just as good as the main course.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Everything was great.
The ambiance, service and food
Exceed all my expectations.
A very extensive wine menu,
not a large menu but something for everybody.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always enjoy my visit to this place! But the wait to pay bill is a little longer then I would like.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Astounding food, amazing service, fantastic location

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Wine was a little more expensive than other fine restaurants. The food was awesome. Creative tastes and something new.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The Red Ox Inn is our go to place for special occasions. It was our first date, the Valentines day menu and wine pairing was fantastic, and most recently, we were just there for my partners birthday.
We are expecting our first little one in April, and I wanted to surprise the hubby with a gender reveal while we were our for his birthday supper. I called ahead to inquire if we could bring our own gender reveal cake into the restaurant and have them bring it out when we order dessert.
They were more that happy to accommodate our request and executed the surprise perfectly!
It is so nice when places aren't governed by a strict rule book and will go out of their way to help you with a special occasion.
We love this place!
Oh, and the food, wine, service is all fantastic!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 12, 2017

It's a very small restaurant, the menu is relatively small as well but the food is amazing. I can see the value of quality over quantity here. We had great service and our server was very knowledgeable about the dishes. We had the scallop for an appetizer. It was so good and had so many layers of flavour. My husband ordered the beef and I had the lamb for our main. The beef was cooked to perfection, super tender and full of flavor. The lamb was just as delicious and tender. To finish, I would definitely recommend the bread pudding for dessert.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fantastic meal and excellent service in an intimate setting. Red Ox Inn is a wonderful gem of Edmonton's dining scene.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We are new to Edmonton, and this small restaurant was recommended to us, so we headed off - across town. The food was marvelous and the service was personal. We were made to feel like regulars and very special.
This is a perfect restaurant to walk to and have an intimate meal - but we do not live nearby. So our only regret is that the Red Ox Inn is not in our neighborhood. We would be going there regularly if it was ...
Thanks for a wonderful meal!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was ok. Food was good, but not worth $35-40 a plate. We like excellent food, but felt that a large part of the price was driven by pretention rather than value or quality. Service felt pretentious and neglectful. Likely won’t be back in light of what else is available in Edmonton.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 30, 2017

My girlfriend has wanted to go here for 10 plus years. Her birthday gave us the perfect opportunity to make this wish come true. We were not disappointed. Highly recommended. Great food, knowledgeable staff, excellent service and great wine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We had a wonderful meal and the wine was excellent. Our server was extremely friendly and professional.
Quite frankly our only qualm was the noise level-
Other than that we loved the food and we will be back.

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Too bad everything on the menu sounds incredible. The pork belly was amazing for an appetizer and the duck....well let me say I never have had that many flavours on a duck breast. It was delicious. As for dessert again you can’t go wrong with any choice you make.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The food was excellent, although a little pricey. They have a great wine selection. The food has many local ingredients, they have a small menu with the idea being to do a small menu well, instead of having many options that are just average. Service was great, polite, friendly, not overly intrusive. I would definitely recommend it.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The Red Ox has been our go-to favourite for special occasions for years. It never disappoints — the food is always perfectly prepared & presented and the service is always well-paced — and our latest visit to celebrate my wife's birthday was no exception. The room is small so reservations are pretty much a must and therein lies the rub: do we tell others about Red Ox and risk not being able to get in ourselves? Unfortunately, we enjoy it so much we feel obliged to spread the word.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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