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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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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (36)
Romantic (33)
Special Occasion (31)
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Good for a Date (29)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Cozy (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Worth the Drive (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Business Meals (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Casual (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Fun (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Healthy (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Authentic (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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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·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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 (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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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great dinner at Von's. The service was great. And the rib steak was cooked to perfection.
Great suggestion on the wind from our server. Would eat there again next time I'm in Edmonton.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Service was excellent. Food was amazing. Our server was very knowledgeable on the food he was serving. A very pleasant overall experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We originally booked three tables to accommodate our group of almost 20. The hostess called to confirm the reservation and offered their large private space upstairs for only $35. Sold! Our group was served by a single waiter, whose name escapes me :( He was excellent. He kept the water full and the beverages coming. The appetizers were good as far as I know. Unfortunately we had consistent issues with the main dishes. Several people ordered the prime rib which was universally difficult to cut and chew; Normally the fat is flavor, but this time the fat was floss. Also, the Yorkshire pudding included with the prime rib was closer to a bagel in texture and density. Two ordered the steak Oscar. On both dishes the seafood was over-cooked and one steak was well-done instead of medium as ordered. On the upside, the vegetables were delicious on all our plates. I spoke to the manager who was receptive to our feedback. In the interest of customer service he provided a discount on the meals. Our group appreciated the manager's response and many indicated they would be willing to return. This is a great example of how customer service should be. My thanks to the manager for turning a potential loss into a future visit.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Best Prime Rib around! Horseradish is unbelievable 👍

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food and the atmosphere was great. I have been there several times and would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants great food for good value.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our waiter was always on top of serving us never had an empty glass and our food service was the perfect timing from appetizers to main course and everything was prepared absolutely perfectly. One of the best meals I've ever had. Worth every penny.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Fun, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We hadn't been to Von's in some time, but decided a good steak house was in order for a visit with old friends. It was a slow evening for them, but then Tuesday's aren't known as prime dining nights. The food was delicious, and varied in presentation, and the high quality deserts definitely did the job.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 9, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary on the weekend. We had a fantastic time! We had oysters, mussels, mushrooms, prime rib, and some champagne! We loved everything, it was so delicious. Everything was cooked perfectly! Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly! We will definitely be back again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

One person had the special which was alright however 3 patrons had prime rib, 2 were cold and had a tough outside skin (med rare) and one was not even close to med rare(extremely rare) The main entrees do not even come with complimentary salad or vegetables and I feel for the price, it was not worth to cost of the meals. the service was amazing though.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our waitress was excellent! We went from dining room to bar for oyster bar and then back to dining room ( we had underage kids with us). The staff was very accommodating. The bartenders were great and very friendly and made a mean martini! Thanks for a great dinner!

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, People Watching
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

We went for the buck a shuck and the oysters were ok. The disappointment was with our meals. Very very average and not worth the cost.

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was wonderful! I was very impressed, and I am picky.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 29, 2017

My girlfriend and I occasioanlly dine at Vons Steakhouse for special occasions and in the past we've always considered Vons to be one of our favourite restaurants for a Prime Rib. Our visit, however, was quite disappointing as it seemed that the overall quality of the food has slowly decreased with every visit.

Our disappointment lies in our overall experience with the food and quality. First of all, the bread we were given at the beginning was stale , hard, and not fresh. For this visit as with all our other visits, we ordered the, "17 Hour "AAA" Prime Rib 14 oz". When the dish arrived, right off the bat we noticed that the horseraddish was not spicy at all. This was one of our favourite parts of this dish and so we asked the waitress about it. She came back after asking the kitchen and said that they ran out and ordered an alternative. I feel as though this should have been mentioned to use before hand, rather than catching us off guard and leaving us disappointed. The pudding bread was also stale and not fresh, however, the most disappointing part of this dish was our beloved Prime Rib. It was not seasoned one bit. During our last visit, our complaint was that it was too salty (over seasoned). This time around, it seems they had forgotten to season it at all. The Prime Rib was definitely under cooked, and closer to rare than a medium rare. There were an incredible amount of chew to the meat and stringy fat which we did not experience last time. The overall quality of the meat did not reflect it's price of $39 that's for sure.

This experience earned a 4 star for service as the waitress was accommodating and even tried to bring over an alternative to our horseradish hoping it would provide a little more kick. The food however was not good, and sadly I don't think we will be coming back to this restaurant again. It's had it's time, but unless they improve on the quality of their food, we cannot recommend this place.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I have been to Von's on numerous occasions and have always had stellar service and fantastic food. Maybe it was an off day because the order in which we received our food was in reverse during our pre theater light dinner on a Sunday @ 6PM. The booth seating requested as per reservation was not available. All not terrible but a departure from the usual. The oyster selection for buck a shuck was less than usual. The best part of the shared meal was the steak tartar. Will be back again. Hopefully my disappointment from this visit will not be repeated.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We go all the time and have not been disappointed. The food is fresh and cooked perfectly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 24, 2017

meh...paid a fair bit for a meh exoerience...Keg would have been less pricey with better service and better food

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Been to Vons before for the oyster bar and a meal, it was great. The last time I went for prime rib was mediocre at best. Drink water and food order was incorrect as well. It wasn't terrible however I would have expected more for how much the bill was.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The service was incredible but the food was honestly rough. We had appetizers and steaks. The food seemed like moxies quality. Seafood was horribly over done. Definiatly not four star.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great Service!! Thank you to both waitresses that served us. The two ladies were probably the best service we have had in a long time. Very friendly and smiling.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

I went on a Saturday at 6PM, and got busy right after that, so lucky me. The atmosphere was good and the server was friendly. When the restaurant got busy you could tell that the server was acting more distracted but still nothing to be concerned about. The steaks were delicious, and so were the desserts. Lovely experience, will definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

As it had been a few years since we had visited your establishment, it was nice to see that the atmosphere and the people working their are still very friendly, professional, and above all the hospitality and the meal served were outstanding. Our visit here put the cap on a very special day, our 44th wedding anniversary. Thank-You.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

For our 30th anniversary dinner, we started with the aptly named "colosssal" shrimp cocktail, which was delicious. My wife had the filet oscar; the filet was fantastic, but there was a pinch extra salt in the seafood. My prime rib was perfect, accompanied by a large, tasty Yorkshire. The special cheese potato selection was offered at an extra $6 (should have been at no charge, considering the menu prices). We were treated to a complementary dessert. Service was impeccable. We will continue to frequent this great restaurant for our special occasions! Try it, and grab a table near the glorious fireplace!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We went for a nice sunday dinner with family. We enjoyed the cozy feeling of dining fireside and the service was exemplary. Our steaks were done perfectly and the vegetables were the best . Topped off with a decent wine list and dessert that was also top notch. I would definitely recommend dining here. It was not super cheap but a good value for your dollar.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Service was not up to par. It took ten minutes for our waitress to come to our table. When our drinks came, refills were rare (my wife ordered a pop). I had ordered a second drink which never came, she didn't realize until the end, so I obviously cancelled it. The waitress also spilled water on my mother-in-law's back and seat. My steak came out rare instead of medium rare, which isn't a big deal because I'm not too turned off by rare.

I have been to Von's a few times and the service always seems to be lacklustre, but the food is excellent.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Vons is our go to. We love it. Been here multiple times and nothing bad to say. Any issues arise and they are corrected instantly. My wifey even dropped a massive scallop on the floor and we were treated to 2 replacements. Go here and eat. Seriously. Hardware grill, Ruth's Chris and range road got nothing on Vons. number 1 in edmonton.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Great location due to proximity and meal as always was delicious.

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