Von's Steakhouse & Oyster Bar

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1872 reviews
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  • Good for a Date
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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 )

Private Dining

At Vons Steak House & Oyster Bar we know how important special occasions are to our guests. Vons is the perfect venue for birthday celebrations, wedding receptions, engagement parties, corporate meetings, breakfast meetings, business lunches and social gatherings.

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KB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service were wonderful! Diane was our server and she was fabulous and the food was above par. My filet mignon was cooked perfectly and my boyfriend loved the seafood platter. The restaurant was beautiful and overall was a fantastic experience. The only downfall was the patrons at the next table who were loudly swearing while telling stories to each other, but everything else from the restaurant was perfect for a date night!

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H
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

As always amazing food, and great service. One of our favorite destinations to visit in Edmonton!

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WB
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Von’s never disappoints in the food department. Thankfully, this restaurant has been consistent over the years. One weird thing.....I ordered 3 different bottles of champagne before I had to settle on Prosecco. And my son, who is a whiskey drinker, wanted double Crown Royal and they could not accommodate. No Canadian whiskey. They only had JD which is not even close to the same. It bothered and alarmed me...are you going out of business?
I’ll go back cause the food is exceptional.

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D
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

I have to say one of the more disappointing experiences we have had dining in a long time, so many things went sideways we just checked out. The manager did come to our table 3 times to explain mishaps so kudos to her.

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JU
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

We were out for a celebration dinner for my husband’s birthday. We typically go to The Keg for steak but had heard positive feedback about Von’s. My husband had the New York steak, our daughter had surf & turf, and both myself and our son in law had prime rib. The vegetables were delicious, especially the broccoli. The steaks were not as flavorful and were slightly over cooked. My prime rib appeared to have set under a heat lamp for too long and the other prime rib was medium well- we’d both requested medium rare so that was disappointing. I had been so excited to have Yorkshire pudding served with the prime rib but it tasted stale and unpleasant. All in all we were all disappointed with the food and will look forward to returning to the Keg for a good steak.

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AW
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Vons is an Edmonton classic that has lasted the test of time. Service is second to none. While the menu is hardly inventive, they have mastered their niche.

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We truly enjoyed our meal, our server Chris was amazing, just found the price on the high side but the meal and service made up for that. I would come again.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and our server was amazing and super accommodating. We will come back again soon.

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MN
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

For that extra special event or a quality romantic venue Von's delivers. The steak was superb, done as requested and not over seasoned. So nice to have a quality cut of meat done to perfection. Service harkens back to the old days of a well mannered and experienced waiter that pops up at the right times.

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GM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

I have been to Von's several times. The oysters are always great. This time we had a server that was new to the restaurant and she certainly was in no hurry to provide us with service. Steaks were awesome and sides were complimentary to the dish.

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f
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Brought the kids and had a delicious meal. Definitely recommend Von’s for steak and oysters.

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C
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Family of 8 ( 2 seniors, 4 adults and 2 children ). Mother’s Day Brunch... excellent service by Brad ( I think that was his name ) bravo for his sense of humor and rolling with the punches from the grumbly Grandpa. They were able to accommodate our needs of being in the lower part of the restaurant vs the loft at the very last minute. Our first time for brunch here and all walked away with full tummy’s and nothing but excellent feedback... will definitely recommend and be back next year... the salmon Benedict was by the far the tastiest we ever have had.. soft English muffin and the egg was cooked to perfection. We thoroughly enjoyed the marinated mussels and the lobster Mac n Cheese... everything was delicious and fresh and hot...

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C
London
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for mother’s day brunch buffet and it was fantastic! Great food selection and value!

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T
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience, we will be back. Service was great. The buffet had a wide selection.

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a
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

the food was amazing the service was great and very friendly. I actually can not wait to go back.

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SK
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Cost of appetizers has gone up dramatically, and in comparison to similar restaurants they are about 25% higher. Only offered import beer on tap/bottle and they were pricing as well

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CC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious food, affordable wine and friendly services. We seated by the fireplace, warm and very comfortable dinning room.

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OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food was missing ingredients from the menu.

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LH
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Service was a bit slow but when she came around she was wonderful. Oysters were great also but have had better in previous visits. I would still return for buck a shuck.

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TC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice place great food nice people good service good parking great pricing

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RV
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great time. Staff was very good and had a great sense of humour.

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KK
Edmonton
18 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Continue to recommend this great restaurant. Consistently good food, and service. Love the "old time" atmosphere. No Loud music or rowdy patrons. There was a large party there when we were on Saturday evening, but the management had screened off the area, and we were not disturbed at all.

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KW
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Nice restaurant. Food good. We for Dad’s 77 Birthday celebrations. Others around were given starlight and cake. Dad got nothing. It would have been nice for our sever to also bring starlight and cake to celebrate his special date.
Why ask for our reason for attending that restaurant, if our reason was not celebrated by the restaurant?

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LP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything exceeded our expectations! Great food and service. Will come back very soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best dining experience I’ve ever had! Great service and even better food.

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b
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Wonderful food as always 😊

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E
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I like the lounge ambiance here. Food was pretty salty and not enough seafood entrees for my liking. My husband liked his prime rib. Also a good place for fresh oysters!

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OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

I enjoy Vons. The oysters are superb! This time the service was odd. The waitstaff seemed very amateur. Fumbling, stumbling. I’ve never experienced this at Vons before. Inexperienced, uneducated in terms of the menu etc. A little pushy. But the food was good, the usual Vons experience in that regard.

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KK
Edmonton
18 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A step back in time to quiet dining. How nice to have the ambiance and no loud music to spoil the conversation. The food and service are always great. My only negative is that I believe their wine list is over priced.

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F
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

For the price, it was very disappointing. It was cold inside, kept my jacket on. The server was overworked serving both dining room and lounge so we felt bad for her as it wasn't her fault for the poor service. Food was okay nothing special for the price. I was pretty disappointed and I'm not the one to send food back but my steak was over cooked as well.

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RG
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It was a Saturday night and they only ya 1 bartender on so it took at least 15-20 minutes to get a drink every time we ordered one. Other than that we had a great experience

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F
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

The service was very very slow for not being busy

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SP
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

This was our second visit to Von's and we came for a dinner to catch oyster happy hour. From the beginning, our server was kind of rushed. She immediately asked us if we were getting oysters, to which we said yes. She just gave us the menu and wanted us to quickly order. There were many options to choose from, which is great, but at the same time overwhelming. She didn't really attempt to explain any of the options or asked what do we usually prefer, etc. Also, whoever was shucking those oysters, really needs to try a little harder to keep the shell out of them. There was SO MUCH shell in our oysters, worst ever. Our server, of course, didn't really ask anything about that. We were planning on getting dinner there too, however, our server seemed pretty motivated to get us out of there, so we settled with oysters and appies and moved on to a different place. In the end, I found it rather funny that their tipping options on credit card machine started with 18%. I gave it, but it was not deserved. Also, it was a bit disappointing to see a buck a shuck becoming 'almost' buck a shuck. Overall, the food was good, but service average at best. It is unlikely that we will be returning in the future.

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r
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Von's seems to have gone downhill. I haven't eaten there in a couple years but this week I took a business associate there for dinner. We ordered cocktails but were informed that the bar was out of whisky (really!)...so an alternate cocktail was offered but it was not very good. The New York steaks we ordered were thin and a bit tough, though they were correctly cooked at medium well and medium rare. The baked potato was poor quality, tasted old. Overall very disappointing evening. The waiter was friendly and attentive.

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BD
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Mussels were not fresh, dinner, steak and chicken, was served cold.
Service was still good, it wasn’t her fault.

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OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

A group of us dined here last weekend for a friends birthday.

First of all the service was less than desirable. We asked about the caviar, which the server said came with “cream frayze” and some sort of pancakes... First of all if you’re offering a $100 caviar appetizer at least educate your staff on the correct terms. When the caviar did arrive it was served with shredded carrot, sour cream and some pieces of toast. The worst part of all the caviar was served in a stainless steel ramekin and we were expected to use our stainless steel cutlery, which ruins the delicate taste of caviar. Surely the restaurant and the server should of been aware of this?

We were trying to order champagne and were told they only had “two of the nine selections available.” We later ordered a bottle of red which they were also out of. We also had to pour our own wine for the majority of the dinner as the server rarely checked in on us.

A couple at our table ordered a dozen oysters, six of them has broken bits of shell in them. We decided to skip mains as we were all fairly disappointed so far and didn’t want risk further disappointment with the entrees.

While the restaurant did not seem busy it was certainly very unkempt, dirty plates and napkins sat on tables the entire time we were dining. When we were leaving we passed a table in the middle of the restaurant that had multiple dirty plates dumped on it, with used crumpled napkins strewn on top. Certainly not a polished atmosphere, nor was the service or experience up to any sort of standard.

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MD
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Were catching up with friends and had a lot of talking to do. Waiter was exceptional and patient. Food was great and the ambiance in the room very nice and quiet so can hear ourselves talk

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

It was nice. The food was good. Nothing about my experience left me wanting to rush back for more. I found it expensive and I think there are better options in the city for the price.

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CJ
Edmonton
31 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent as always. The music was quite loud at first, but they turned it down.

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g
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very satisfying. Professional service by staff who knew the menu well. Food was delicious. Nice to see full table linens and cloth napkins.

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