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About Von's Steakhouse & Oyster Bar

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 )

10309 81 Ave
Edmonton, AB T6E 1X3
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00pm
Happy Hour: " Buck a Shuck " in the lounge only (first come first served ) Monday - Friday 430 - 630. Friday after 10 p.m. and all night Sundays

Group menus available.

Patio and Lounge/ No minors allowed

Cross Street:
Gateway Boulevard

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(780) 439-0041

Website:
http://www.vonssteakhouse.com/

Parking Details:
Vons also validates parking for guests who park in the public parking lot west of the restaurant. Please bring in your licence plate number for validation.

There is additional paid parking in the Shoppers Drug Mart lot just west of us and there is paid parking underground across the street from us.

Executive Chef:
Mike Doppler

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Vons pastry chef can prepare cakes for birthdays. Please contact the restaurant for details. Minimum 72 hours notice.

We do not allow outside cakes into the restaurant.

Von's Steakhouse & Oyster Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (33)
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Notable Wine List (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Business Meals (10)
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Late-night Find (6)
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Went last night - it was our third time. Our steaks (NYS) were tough. Mine was over cooked, husbands was cooked perfect. As I was cutting my last piece of steak I found a hair underneath it. My baked potato was huge but very dry as they were very cheap with the toppings. When ordering a second bacon Caesar I had to wait close to 15 minutes as “they” were changing the Clamato..... definitely not what we are used to quality or service wise. Very disappointed!!!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 10, 2018

This was a disappointing experience. We went specifically for the prime rib, which we had remembered as very good. But this evening it was not tasty at all.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Food was and service were both on point. Have a great time whenever we visit.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Very happy with the overall experience . Atmosphere was great well lit and not noisy

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great service
Food was excellent
Only negative was the beer we had
The ale that was on special, was foul tasting. My son could not drink his , I shure did not enjoy mine

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve dinner was amazing from the time we arrived to the time we left. The service was outstanding and the ambiance incredible. Seated beside the fireplace as requested was devine. Thanks to all the staff for making our New Years Eve a wonderful, memorable experience!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our service was fantastic. However the food was subpar, the steak burger was extremely salty and steaks were not seasoned. We ordered prime rib steaks, it was simply pan seared. I had to add the garlic butter from our bread, salt and pepper to season it. For the value, it was not worth it. We were celebrating a graduation meal with my family. The private room was nice. Overall our experience was good because the service made up for the meal. We dine at Vons at least a 4 times a year, the food had always been expectional however this time it was not. We left disappointed.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

It was extremely cold outside and we were greeted at the door and hustled to a cozy table. They had set up a couple of space heaters to keep the room warm which was a nice touch. The service was great, waiter was funny and accommodating but not hovering. The food was very tasty but my husband’s steak was slightly overdone. They offered to get him a new one but he declined and they offered us desert instead. The service was prompt and the food was very good. We will return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Well, in my opinion I loved the taste of everything. But, the oysters were too crunchy for some reason and the garlic bread was overcooked. The portion sizes were very small for dinner. The people were nice and it's a beautiful place, but the food quality needs to be stepped up.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Requested a private table for our wedding anniversary on a Wednesday night. 2 other tables in the entire restaurant and they sat us right next to a family of 8. Dining room was so cold I didn't have feeling in my fingers by the time we left. Steaks weren't cooked correctly. $150 wasted, we could have done better at home for much less.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Fantastic Service and the oystrs were to die for! We'll be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Awesome food and service. Will be back on Jan 13 for a birthday celebration.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Despite having informed Von's that it was my daughter's birthday, and them confirming it, no acknowledgement was made of it when we were there. A little disappointing!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I reserved a table well in advance and indicated that my wife and I were celebrating our very first date 45 years ago. Parking next door in a paid parking area; however just register your vehicle when you arrive for free parking. We arrived on time and were greeted by a tall girl who confirmed our reservation. She asked if we would like to check our coats and we said yes so she gave my wife the coat hanger to hang the coats. Hmmmmm normally the hostess will actually take the coats to hang them then place them in the cloak room. Anyway we were escorted to our table beside the fireplace. Very nice ambiance in the dining room and the tables were not too close together. Diane took good care of us from beginning to end. Drink orders were placed and served in good time. Placed our appetizer and food order. I had the jumbo prawn cocktail and my wife had the Mushrooms Neptune. Both aps arrived after only 7 minutes and were delicious. The mains arrived 10 minutes afterwards. I had the 14 oz. prime rib and my wife had the 6 oz. filet both medium rare and cooked to perfection. The 6 oz. filet looked very small and I'd question if it was in fact 6 oz. There was no seasoning at all on the filet which was rather unusual so my wife had to use salt. My PR was a hefty cut with nice fat throughout(which I cut off) Good size Yorkshire pudding came with it as did a side of horseradish and gravy, not Au Jus which disappointed me. The PR flavor was okay but the gravy was a packaged variety with zero au jus added which would have nicely added additional flavor to the meat. I just salted the PR and left out the gravy. Plates were promptly taken and we ordered dessert. Creme brule for my wife and double chocolate cake for me both of which were tasty. Disappointing with the very small portion size of the unseasoned filet and also no Au Jus for the prime rib. Also
disappointing was the fact that no one acknowledged our 45th anniversary of our first date!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food wonderful staff. My date and I had A wonderful evening. The waitress helped us by taking pictures of us.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Ambiance and energy is fantastic.
Service is great, waiting staff was there at appropriate times.
Free parking is a nice perk.

Was not offered a children's menu for our 8yr old. She still enjoyed the coconut shrimp though

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fresh oysters are fantastic!
Would be nice if bar table reservations was an option. Otherwise great place!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I got a table at Vons steakhouse in the lounge for a birthday party. The atmosphere was perfect and service was outstanding. Everyone was talking about how much fun they had. Owner is super friendly and makes sure everyone has an awesome experience!! Would hold another party here in a heartbeat. Thanks guys!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Vons was highly recommended to to take special friend. Vons lived up to what I had been told and better. Classy place, I’ll be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food took too long to arrive (1hr)

Service and atmosphere great.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great place for a date

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was average, service was friendly but only one server for the room so it lacked.
$27 dollars for advertised 1/2 lb of crab to go with meal and only got a single crab leg.
Called when the manager was in to ask about the charge for the crab and call was never returned. Definitely won't go back or recommend to anyone.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food was exceptional. I didn’t want to waste anything on my plate so I left very full.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Each of us chose a different Meal and we enjoyed it very much. The Service was quick and friendly and we appreciate the ambiance. We will be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food and service were very good , we were the first clients at 5pm .We were seated next to a brick wall and found it cold so kept my jacket on.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Enjoyed our first visit. Ambience and food was great! The service was ok and I'm sure it will be better next time. There will be a next time.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

We have dined here at least twice before, once for a family gathering and once for a family birthday. We chose Vons as we wanted a quieter restaurant in which to visit and because we enjoyed our previous experiences. We were so disappointed to see how the quality of food and attention to detail has diminished. The person who greeted us was wearing a red flannel shirt, perhaps because it was rodeo weekend. She was cursory, not welcoming, seeing if we had a reservation. Made us think that we certainly didn’t need to worry about dressing up to go to dinner.Even though the restaurant was not full on a Sunday night, (November 12) the waiter had a loud voice so every transaction with other tables could be heard. The prime rib was grisly, which seems pretty unheard of, considering the cut of beef. The tenderloins were tasty, but squished and tired looking, not a thick cut. The sweet potatoes on the side on both our plates were not hot. (There were 4 of us). All the hot foods presented could have been hotter on hot plates.
We are from out of province so the biggest insult was the pre-programmed 20% tip!!! Is this the norm in Edmonton?
Also, on the rating scale above, I rated everything on the lowest scale, but I have no way of knowing whether the lowest star is on the left or not. Your form needs more instructions.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 13, 2017

One of our favourite restaurants, but a bit pricey. There are definitely comparable restaurants for less. It's also disappointing that we can't take advantage of buck-a-shuck oysters in the restaurant (it's only available in the lounge). However, the oysters and the steak tartare make this one of our favourite restaurants notwithstanding the price.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

It's been a while since I wanted to visit Von's but I just didn't have the perfect excuse. Finally I got one! Birthday surprise dinner!
I booked our table trough open table and everything went as planned. I got a phone call the day before to confirm the reservation and to ultimate details.
We got a nice table for two, close to the fireplace, lighted by a niche alcohol candle and a perfect set up.
We started with 8oz of red wine, Catena from Mendoza, followed by three bacon wrapped scallops with a wasabi-spiked cocktail sauce, not too spicy not too mild.
We ordered a Prime Rib (17 hours to be ready as per the server) with red-skinned mashed potatoes and a New York Striploin with fries and we decide to share a side of asparagus.
Both plates were delicious, every bite was perfectly cooked.
As I requested on the reservation, the server came with an slice of cake and a nice sparkler birthday candles decorated by strawberry syrup.

Before leaving we walked through the launch just to check it and looks like its a nice as well.
Oysters specials are Mon - Fri 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm & all night on Sundays at the lounge.
Half price bottle of wine on Mondays; great way to start the week for sure!

We will come back to try the Oysters for sure and enjoy the lounge area and a good Caesar with them!

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The service and meal were amazing but i found the prices a little high. $25 corking fee is ridiculous.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had a great time with the family. Food and service was exceptional.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Sea food was good steak was amazing 150% mark up in a bottle of wine a bit much

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were a group of 7 and a few of the meals came either luke warm or cold. 2 pasta dishes were remade and were delicious!! Very appologetic. Celebrated a birthday and loved the complimentary dessert! Service was very good.

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was incredible and the drinks were delish. I will definitely be returning!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

We enjoyed our food immensely. Only draw back, my husband had problems with the Oysters giving him grief the next day.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We booked dinner at Von’s as our daughter was in town visiting and wanted to take her someplace special. It was a home run. Our server was more than knowledgeable explaining the extensive oyster selection and the meals themselves were perfect from appetizers through to desert.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Not good enough for the price. The steak was disappointing. The 14 ounce steaks orders varied by at least 100 grams. 3 oasters were off.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The waitor was amazing! Very nice and friendly! The food came pretty fast. The only thing we didn’t like was how flavourless the lobster was and the scallops were raw. Also definitely thought the restaurant is way over priced.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great food and excellent service. wonderful night

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The occasion was a birthday. His first impression was this was about to be the ultimate meal. Mine was this is going to be his ultimate meal. We sat by the fire. Had great conversation went down memory lane.... a really good experience overall. Great food and drinks. Great way to end the day. Was really good meal. Somewhat expensive for what it was. Very good nonetheless.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy, Great Beer
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