Von's Steakhouse & Oyster Bar
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.
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 )
Steak 'n' Shrimp
10 oz New York striploin, 2 garlic jumbo black tiger shrimps, rosemary compound butter, lyonnaise potato and market vegetables
Seafood Pasta Nest
linguini pasta tossed with garlic cream sauce, shrimp, scallop, mussels, king crab claw meat, mushrooms, fried capers, asiago cheese and garlic focaccia bread
Great place for oysters at a Buck
Our server suggested seafood platter
Which was amazing
They really need to improve the sound system in the lounge . I suggest they give Afterdark Sound a call....
Dear Anonymous , We are glad that you liked our food but are little disheartened that your overall experience was not 5 star due to Music. We do have Sonos system and will give them a shout , they were very professional and accommodating with approach.
The only issue with the food was the bernaisse sauce was served cold. It was served on the side in a cute little stoneware BOAT. The maître d' took it to heat it explaining that because it has eggs, it is cooled before service so as not to have the eggs seperate and "break" the sauce. That makes sense, but I assume he had it heated in the microwave and the hot sauce kept together just fine.. Just be aware that fridge-cold sauce poured on your rare steak ends in a cold steak. ASK FOR YOUR SAUCE TO BE HEATED. Unlike other restaurants, the bernaisse sauce is included, not an add on, so I like that.
The steaks and seafood were fantastic. The vegetable mix was fresh and tasty. The potato croquettes (served with some steaks) are delicious. I was really happy with the meal. The server was lovely.
Wonderful service. Great value and tasty food!
Dear Foodie Thanks for taking out the time to review our service food and team . Looking forward to serve you soon
Had a nice juicy rib eye and Rabbeca was funny yet professional.
Will be back soon on Wednesdays to try appetizers at half price .
Many thanks for the 5 star review ,We have passed the compliments to Rebecca and is very appreciative for taking out the time to review the service
One of our favourites in Edmonton always delivers a great evening !!!
Dear Doug many many thanks for 5 star review , we are delighted to be part of your lovely evenings ,
Two couples went to Von’s on a Saturday evening to celebrate my birthday. We were the only ones on the patio. The first thing our waiter asked was if we were celebrating something … I was a bit surprised to not get a complimentary dessert or some other acknowledgement after being asked. Our waiter was not as informed as I would expect at an expensive place … when they were out of the cab sauv I ordered, he suggested a Malbec, when asked about the doneness of a medium rare, he laughed and said it would be medium rare… since it’s a steak and seafood place, I expected a catch of the day offering. Having said that, the cauliflower appetizer was divine, crispy, thin batter and a nice dipping sauce. The rib eye steak special which included a nice salad was well received as were the steak Oscar and the surf and turf entrees. The food was good, the service was a bit disappointing at a place where I was expecting amazing in both areas. It wasn’t quite the level I experienced at this fine establishment in the past.
Good Day Happyface , We have investigated into it and we apologized that server totally forgot even after the reminder . We totally agree with you that his conduct was not Vons professional, thanks for sharing it with us .We are glad that you loved our food and your compliments has being passed on to the chef. Looking forward to serve you on your next visit,
We had a wonderful anniversary dinner.
Alan our waiter .very professional service.
Food was great and my husband loved the steak Oscar.
Manager was very polite and accommodated our request and took our feedback with care .
Many many thanks for the 5 star review.
Wednesday are best days
It's quite and you get all the attention.
Got appetizers at half price .
Had nice piece of prime rib with complimentary wine .
staff is more professional and proactive.
Wow, many thanks for 5 star rating
Had the steak Oscar and felt my plate was an old chopping board. Not nice. Timing was off with the food and wine, Due to them bring the wrong salad. They did comp the 2 glasses of wine. From a advertise high end steak the experience was very poor:
Dear Mr. Anonymous, Thanks for being Gracious with our server who did a mistake and was not sure if he served you correct Salad. You never made him felt even once that he did a mistake . The platters do look like boards and are part of theme, we will indeed look for a suitable replacements going well with menu design. We love to have connoisseurs of food as yourself and will stand up to your expectations on your next visit. Once again our sincerest apologies that experience was moderate.
I received a phone call after placing our reservation, from Von's, conforming the reservation and the person described the seating they prepared for me.
My Sweetheart and I were seated as requested.
Samjay was our server. He gave us time to make our decisions. He brought cold water, I asked for hot water. At the same time we ordered drinks.
When drinks came, no hot water..
When he came to take our order, still no hot water. My Honey, reminded Samjay of the water, he was apologetic and I had stated to forget about the water. He still brought the water.
We received complimentary individual bread loafs - hot with butter. Very tasty and chewy. We ordered more.
We received appetizers - Mussels. More in sauce than in shell.
Our food was served. Very delicious pasta with sea food and Rib eye steak.
We did not eat all as we wanted dessert.
Theyvwere out of what my Honey order. We then ordered Creme Brule, which was so delicious!!
The Manger, Taran, visited with us.
Very polite and accepting of the information we offered.
Thank you for all you have done. We shall return.
Dear CSTODAY, Your words have invigorate, not only the manager but entire team . Sanjay is dancing on a foot and entire team is starting a positive day with smiles just because of you. Many thanks to take out the time to write about our team . Your words are much appreciated and will strive to make it to 5 in service .
The oysters were excellent. The other food we ordered was poor. Disappointing.
Dear Hayley, We apologize that service left much to be desired, thanks for raking out the time . We will surely stand up to your expectations on your next visit.
Fantastic steaks! Great service too. I recommend Von's highly.
Hey Mark, Thanks for the encouragement , we will definitely share your comments with the Team .
The 2 dozen Oysters were excellent. Buck a shuck is a fabulous concept. We followed the oysters with a trio of appetizers, all were excellent.
A fine experience in all.
Hey Alex, It was pleasure serving you and your every one on that group. Thanks for sharing your experience with all.
Outstanding service, got the bone in ribeye meat quality was just ok. Filet was fairly overdone. Great presentation. Delightful dessert.
Many Thanks for 4 star review.
I had a reservation for a birthday dinner, and ordered a the ocsar plate, which included a steak, shrimp and crab. i asked the steak to be medium prepared and when it arrived rare and the crab looked like minced tuna. They sent the steak back and when it came back it was over cooked with no seasoning. The manger tried to force dessert on us and all we wanted was to leave but he took no for an answer. So we had to get out waiter and tell him what happened. This place has fallen down hill. I strongly do not recommend to go
Hey Kyle, We apologize that the experience was not as expected . We have always served aqua star crab claw meat atop with steak Oscar. We did all that we could to make up for the food but unfortunately it could not make up for expectations.
Made reservations for “hi back chairs”, although when we arrived manager led us to bar area. Brought us to area i booked after a brief discussion.
Not sure if business is under new management or new owners but have been here several times and have decided that it’s time to find a new “go to” restaurant for a nice dinner.
Dinner experience was just ok.
Thanks for taking out your valuable time for the comments & give us opportunity to share with all our clients that all high Tops are only in Lounge We are delighted that you choose Vons to celebrate your special day with us. Though some faces at front might have changed ,the management stay committed to core Canadian values and serve our patrons with respect, care and professionalism. We apologies that your Last visit was not up to expectation, we will strive to amaze you on your next visit .
Surpassed expectations, great food, wonderful server.
Thanks for taking out the time for such a encouraging words , will definitely share with the Team . We will love to see you in near future .
$15 for 3 scallops was a bit much but oysters were bang on!!
Hey Neeko, We are all pumped up that you loved the oysters , we will take on your concern and will execute if feasible. Looking forward to serve you in near future and be part of your pleasant memories
Nice place for family get together with a nice dining room experience. Service
Thanks for the 5 star rating , will surely share with staff and Team.
The service is a little slow. It took a while to get our meal but the steak is great. I would go back
Thanks for taking out time to sharing your experience, will surely pass it to our Team . We are |Glad you loved the food, Looking back to give impeccable service at your next visit.
Steak and meal was excellent. Surprised that dining room was extremely cold, but our group moved to the bar which was noisier but warmer. Service was satisfactory but not overly attentive. Disappointed there was no decaf coffee at all.
We had not been to Von's for many years. It was great to go back.
The service was the best part of our experience. The oysters were amazing we had a wonderful evening.
Food was delicious - from the oysters to the appetizers and steak, it was really tasty food. Service needs lots of improvement as we waited too long for dishes, dishes to be cleared, empty drinks.
The food is fantastic, the atmosphere is welcoming.
Hello Skinnysevenhundred700000, Thank you for leaving us a great review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with Vons. I will make sure to congratulate the rest of my team. I hope to welcome you again in the near future. Take care! Sincerely, Vons Management
Dinner was good. Yorkshire was over cook and dry. Enjoyed the meals other wise. Upset that when I booked I was told formal attire and when we got there felt over dressed as other groups were wearing jeans and what not.
Hello RyanD, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us your feedback. I apologize if there was a miscommunication when you made the reservation. We do encourage our guest to wear a more formal attire if they choose to dine at our dining room which has a more upscale and calm ambiance compare to our lounge and patio. I hope we can welcome you again in the near future, and perhaps we can provide a better experience for you. Take care! Sincerely, Vons Management
awesome server. great food. went for anniversary and they gave a free desert.
Service was slow and sporadic. Food and service was not up to par with previous experiences. The value this night did not match the cost of our dinner. Over priced!!
Hello Chad, Thank you for writing us a feedback. I apologize if we didn't meet your expectations. We will continue to work on improving all aspects of operations. I hope we will get the chance to welcome you again in the near future. Take care! Sincerely, Vons Management
I was very disappointed with our dining experience. The portions are much smaller than advertised (eg. The menu says a double breast of chicken when it’s a single) and the food is only meh. The biggest issue for me was the ambience. How can you charge $50 for an entree and expect your patrons to listen to rap music blasting, complete with full on expletives? Words I heard during my expensive dinner included the n-word, p^$$¥(more than once!), the f word, the list goes on. When I asked for the music to be changed, they didn’t change it!
I told my parents about Von’s based off of my experience for their birthday dinner. I really want to help support local during this time and based off this I recommended Von’s. They texted me mid dinner to tell me how amazing the food is and how happy they went there instead of their other choice. My dad was amazed at how much seafood was in his seafood pasta and they were both so happy with the experience and atmosphere provided. They said 10/10 they will be back and sooner than later.
Hardly anyone there and we ordered our appetizers and before we were even half done our main course came out. Confused, the waitress told us that the kitchen wasn’t that busy so they got it done fast. Food was lukewarm and mediocre at best. Steak Oscar had one little tiny piece of asparagus and the sauce was bland. We were in and out in an hour. For 200.00 you would expect a little more time and attention.
Was very nice. Excellent Food and appreciate the little dessert they gave us for our anniversary
great food cooked to perfection. A little pricey with the a-la-carte for additional dinner items.
This place used to be great but has since gone downhill. Not sure if it is new management but won’t be coming back. The chef came out to defend himself after we sent a steak back due to it being too well done.
An amazing restaurant set in a rustic building near Whyte Avenue.
Great food and great service.
It was a bit rushed. Only half way through the appetizer before the mains arrived. But Michelle our server was very pleasant
Louie was great!!!
Rebecca was a great server she went above and beyond to make our experience specail.
Von's Steakhouse & Oyster Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes.
Von's Steakhouse & Oyster Bar is rated 4 stars by 2107 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.