Von's Steakhouse & Oyster Bar

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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.

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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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

It was nice to take my boyfriend and best friend out for my boyfriend. The service was mediocre. But the experience and the food was fantastic as usual.

SU
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Von's is fantastic. The food was great, the service was excellent and the ambiance was perfect for a wedding anniversary dinner.

THE ONLY THING (and this really isn't a big deal. I would still 100% recommend this restaurant): The music playing was the same song over and over and over again, which we found kind of funny. Like I said, though, awesome experience. We would dine here again. :)

JM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was good. Food was great and it was very quiet.

J
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, went in for “Buck a Shuck” but was a little disappointed that the title is a bit misleading and that the oysters aren’t actually $1. The did have 1 1/2, 2 1/2, and 3 1/2 buck options which still is cheap all things considered. I also had a great steak which was perfect. Would definitely go again.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and awesome service

KO
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been dining at Von's for years, we have never been disappointed!

KD
Edmonton
25 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We went there after buying show with my family. Wife had steak Oscar and was very good. Daughter had burger and she loved it. Mom had the fish and loved it. Dad had prime rib and was good but a little tough. They had porter house special that’s what I had. It was not a porter house in my mind. Might been 1/2” thick at best. Regular sized tbone. No flavour. Had a dipping sauce which helped but not enough to help tasteless steak. We all had Mac cheese side. It was awesome. Our service was awesome.

OT
Edmonton
22 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I chose to sit in the lounge - had a dozen oysters - 6 Malpeque and 6 Kusshi - the Kusshi had three bad ones and I got sick later after my show. They need to check their oysters. I’m never ordering oysters here again. The wagyu rib steak was too fatty - not marbled but fatty, like ordinary rib eye steak. I’m never ordering Wagyu steak here again.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience as it was our dating anniversary and they had great service.the food was exceptional. Was an amazing place!!

MJ
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband & I had dinner at Von's on Saturday night~ everything was excellent! We will definitely return. It was a very nice touch that the Chef came out to ensure we enjoyed the food.

SH
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of the Best steaks I've had in a restaurant. Had the Ribeye and it was cooked and seasoned perfectly. Overall good service and no complaints. Would go back again for sure

OT
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Steak was so thin and tasted like propane. Oysters were full of shells and lucky 88 were rancid and could not be eaten- and did not provide any compensation. This restaurant has gone downhill.

AF
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Not a bad steakhouse. Service was genuine however, I think the night i was there, they were understaffed.

OT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, steaks were excellent! Chef came out to check on us, review the cuts. Highly recommend!

J
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and our meal was amazing. My husband had the Wagyu Ribeye and I had the Surf and Turf - both steaks were perfectly cooked and all sides were so delicious! Highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

best New York steak in Edmonton!!

NM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

We ordered the cauliflower for a starter, and it was delicious! The texture and taste was bang on. I could have eaten that all day.

I ordered an old fashion for a drink and my wife ordered a red wine, they both came out excellent

Main meal, i ordered prime rib medium well done, my wife also ordered prime rib well done, (she even told the waiter that she wanted little to no pink in the center).

My steak came out rare, it looked like it had barely touched the grill. My wife's steak came out medium well, the way i wanted mine cooked, darkened on the outside with some red still in the middle. The taste of the meat was there, just not properly cooked.

The bread that came with it could have been used as a baseball. Burnt, overcooked, not moist at all, did not peel, just flaked and fell apart.

The vegetables and house fries were extremely tasteful and very good

RY
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Came in for our 5th anniversary, recommended by a friend.

We parked in the west end parking lot. Saw an employee eating cheetos by the dumpster, placed his hand inside the dumpster for some reason. Really hope he washed his hands before he came back. This was also captured on the lot camera if anyone care's to check. (550 PM on Aug 17)

Appetizer plates came out filthy, asked for another set and they also came out filthy.

I ordered the 14 oz strip loin medium rare and received it blue rare. For the record, if it had come out just rare I would have been okay with that and just eaten it as is, but this was an inch thick steak with literally a credit card width of cooked meat on each side. It was ice cold.

Girlfriend ordered the Steak Oscar with the steak done medium. It came medium rare.

Place was virtually empty on a Saturday night and I now know why.

The waitress was very nice but unfortunately she couldn't make up for what is obviously gross incompetence in the kitchen.

When the check came ($150 with a tip I should have never given) I was very surprised to see that there was nothing comped, not even a free drink for the inconvenience while my girlfriend sat and waited with her food for my steak to be cooked beyond ice cold rare. We could have spoken to a manager but we wanted to get on with our anniversary night so I just paid and left.

Will never be back. Surprised it's still open.

OT
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The table next to us was very loud but they left not too long after we sat down so it did not ruin our experience. The food was excellent as expected. One of our favourite date night restaurants.

B
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Very disappointing. At the start of the evening we ordered a bottle of wine. After some time the waitress returned with a wine that was two years younger than the one on the menu stating they were out of the one I ordered, but this one should also be good. I said no thank you to that and ordered a different bottle. Again, after some time she returned with the year I ordered but an entirely different varietal! She said the year I ordered was not available but hoped I would like this one. I again said no, but if the year they had was at a lower price than what was on the menu, I’d purchase it. No, she said. It was a misprint and they were actually not selling what I ordered. I ordered iced tea. What came was a very sweet raspberry iced tea. They did not even have regular unsweetened iced tea! I drank water with my steak. It ruined our birthday dinner. I would never return and not recommend this restaurant.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, service and lastly the food.

F
Edmonton
29 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to be with friends or family

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Upon entering the restaurant there was a smell that can best be described as sewer like - the hostess said she was not sure what it was - we ate outside.
The service was very good but we all thought the food was quite overpriced for what we received. I have eaten here before but I was far from impressed this time around
and I had guests with me from out of town.

OT
Edmonton
20 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to Vons for a drink and to catch up with a friend, it was very quiet in the lounge for a Friday evening. Order the fried cauliflower and prime rib slides, both were delicious. Loved their strawberry cosmo as well. Will definitely come back for drinks and apps in the lounge again.

SG
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Would not recommend. The restaurant did not smell good when we walked into it. We had a terrible waiter. He did not bring our salad beforehand. Brought it with dinner, so we sent it back

CH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We enjoy the experience every time we eat here

GM
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a pleasure to dine at Vons. Awesome atmosphere, knowledgeable servers and fantastic food. Oysters are the best!

KC
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was fantastic. The prime rib was perfectly cooked. The only thing that was disappointing was the dessert. However, didn’t take away from the reason we went - meat!

The server was awesome. Friendly and attentive.

s
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Although the place was empty when we arrived, when new guests came in they were all seated around us?? not very private. The food was just ok. ,priced way too high. server was very helpful and knowledgeable.

SV
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went during buck a shuck! It was cheap for oysters. Then the food was absolutely delicious.

JG
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the best first experience and definitely be back 😊

EB
Edmonton
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Average food, prices too high. Beets in salad mushy. Asparagus tips bitter. Steak was cooked nice. Waiter a bit over the top. Made reservations early, yet sat us next to the busy in/out door to the patio. Not good value for your money. $360 for 4 people - with only 5 drinks and 2 glasses of wine.

S
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Vons steak was amazing the best steak I have had in years will come back again

A
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I stopped coming here two years ago because it went completely down hill. I decided to come back and try again. The food was good the service was good but it’s definitely getting old and needs some renovations . The patio is great but for a Friday night there wasn’t barley anyone in the restaurant or outside .

DF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Myself and my friend went there for dinner, this was the 3rd time she has been there and the second for myself. Both time i was there with her it was so close to perfect i really dont think i know of anything more they could have done.
We were sat at a table foe 2 in the dining area right next to the fireplace. On a evening that was rainy and cold the firplace was a very nice addition the food was exactly the way we orderd it and staff was awesome as well.
I took her back a week later and when i made the reservation i asked that we sit in the same area as we did the first time and we got just that. Both times were a geat experience.

CG
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a great place to go! Never been disappointed with dinner and Sunday nights oysters are a bonus !

NB
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good choice of oyster! 😍
Service and location are perfect.

TS
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

My steak was pretty much raw
No where close to medium rare
Same with my girlfriends
Service was terrible
Would not recommend
$155 meal should be a decent meal but it was far from that
Very unhappy
Steak Oscar was my dish
Steak and Shrimp was my girlfriends
The appetizer was decent it was a mushroom dip

CG
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was great and very attentive. We celebrated our anniversary and it was a wonderful time. Thanks

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

3rd visit that I’ve had to send my medium steak back to be cooked more and never any discount for the inconvenience.

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