Von's Steakhouse & Oyster Bar

3.9
1754 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasion
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  • Fit for Foodies
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(780) 439-0041
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Mike Doppler
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Gateway Boulevard
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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.
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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.
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

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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What 1754 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
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3.7
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.5
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Edmonton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

The service was not up to par. We never got bread to the table until after the meal arrived. Ordered the seafood dinner for 2 which was delivered cold. We asked for a steak to be added and had to pay for a full steak dinner. Would be nice to have an add on option for steak only not pay for a full second meal all you want is the steak. Water glasses were frequently empty. We did not order drinks so it was a bit frustrating.

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RF
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We (a party of five) met for my son's belated birthday meal. He wanted to eat steak and I gave him about four restaurant recommendations. Two of us had the halibut, two had the Steak Oscar and I oscar-ed a strip loin steak. All of the meals were delivered hot and just as we ordered. The meat was tender and delicious. The paired wine (Latour) was very good. The service was excellent.

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JM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great fresh raw oysters...very good sea food dishes!

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OT
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 5

Worst food and Very slow service ! Never recommend at all !

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QP
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

service can be faster. front desk no communicate with customer. no thank you no hello

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JB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed our evening here. It was fun, the food was good and the waiter was attentive. Being from the UK, I would have liked better Yorkshire puddings. They were OK but not as good as my Mum used to make. They need to be lighter. I also think they should serve better desserts, and not those made somewhere else and shipped in. Light custards over home made apple or blueberry pie or sticky toffee pudding with custard or meringue would have been great.or even just specialty sherbert as a palate cleanser

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s
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Phenomenal food and exceptional service. Will certainly be going back.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great cook on the steaks.

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My siblings and I took my parents to Vons for dinner last night and we had an amazing experience. Our server was friendly and very helpful. The food was absolutely incredible and we enjoyed every dish we ordered. We ordered a few appetizers, each of us ordered our own dishes for our main course which included the goat cheese filet, rib eye, the Oscar, halibut, and the creole chicken and each dish was impeccable! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to all!

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OT
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Waited long for my drinks Got my steak before my appetizer ,the steak was cooked to perfection but the quality of the steak is not worth the price ,their menu says AAA steak but it tastes like it was bought from a local grocery store !

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FM
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Had the filet mignon, which was cooked to a perfect medium rare. Delicious! My dining companion had the evening special steak, also very good.
We had an appetizer off the summer menu, tempura lobster and shrimp, which was not as described. Batter was not tempura like, but a heavier fried batter. Lobster pieces were ground and battered into balls. The chili aioli that was supposed to come with the dish was replaced with a sweet soy glaze. We would definitely not order this appetizer again. That said, our main courses and sides, as well as the service, were all excellent.

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OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The bread served before the meal was a few thin slices of hot dog buns. Very poor.

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Saskatoon
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent Food service was good loved the seafood platter it was amazing oysters where good

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1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Have been to Von’s before and the food and service this time was not up to par. Server was nice but came across unorganized considering it was a VERY quiet Sunday evening. We ordered the charcuterie board which looked like something that could have been made with a grocery store kit. Did not come with crackers, had to ask twice before a bowl of basically triscuits came out. Not what you’d expect for over $30.00.
Rest of the food was passable but nothing great. Will not be returning unless strictly for the buck a shuck deals which were still good. Not sure if it’s changed owners or management but there’s definitely something off...

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L
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome service, food and time! Everyone in our group of 6 was happy with their food!

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everyone loved their meal which is rare for our party!

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KW
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Von’s has always been my favourite restaurant to have special occasions at. However I was disappointed on Friday night when we celebrated my husbands 60th birthday.
I wasn’t overly fond that we were sat at the bar. I reserved seating earlier in the week for 6 people, however I did end up adding a 7th last minute. So I figured maybe that’s why we were seated there.
The service was ok, she was nice enough.......not sure if it was the server, or the kitchens issue, but my husband had ordered garlic toast when his steak arrived. This took forever when he ordered it. And then the waitress brought out cheese toast. He’s lactose intolerant, and was not happy. So he ate his steak, and about 10 mins later his garlic toast shows up. I know our area wasn’t overly busy, but maybe the kitchen was busy.
Another person had ordered steak medium, and it was very well done. I ordered the seafood platter for 1, which is the whole reason why I go to Vons. It wasn’t that great, I honestly left feeling like I had eaten at red lobster. Everything was way too salty.
I hope this is a one off, and not indicating the future of Vons...

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WV
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

It was okay but could’ve been better. The tried to push us into the lounge when we clearly booked the dining room. Service was okay but nothing special. Food overall was good but steak cooked rare instead of medium and advertised 10oz and was lucky to be half that.

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F
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

the Escargot was good but so small it wouldn’t feed a baby as taster. The sirloin sliders were nice. The onion soup was good.

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PL
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful service great food choices , amazing delicious appetizers. Service was spot on. Very courteous staff. Wait times were excellent! Ambiance!! Well let’s just say we will be going back and telling everyone about iur wonderful experience . Thankyou Von’s

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IL
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Food was good, although I believe the steak entrees should include vegetables and the potato side for the price. Service was somewhat lacking for a restaurant of this calibre. One of our guests had ordered a martini that was substituted by the bar because they did not have the one she requested, She was clearly not enjoying the drink and the server did not offer to replace or comp the drink. My wife also asked for a refill after her was was empty for some time, which didn't get refilled until much later.

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OT
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Worst food and very poor service ,most of the wines are not available!

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AR
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner and we LOVED it! The food was absolutely outstanding!! Our server was excellent. The only slight drawback was a loud, rude woman in the restaurant, but that is not the fault of Von's! I will definitely come back here

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

The waitress forgot drink order, they forgot potatoes with the first steak which was blue rare when ordered medium then returned with a medium rare steak the second round. Manager very friendly but too many mistakes

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HD
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Our waiter essentially ignored us the whole time we were there and it took over 25 minutes from the time we sat down until our APPETIZER order was taken, he didn’t take our whole order. And our appetizer was messed up, our main dish arrived before half of our appetizer. We used to frequent this restaurant but we likely won’t ever be back, HUGELY disappointed in the whole experience.

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Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

We used to love Vons and it was our go to special occasion spot. It was quite disappointing this time. Between the food, service and very expensive costs we won’t be back.

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VF
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was really good, as always. Got the charcuterie board and that was delicious! Only thing I’d say was the waitress seemed very overwhelmed. She was extremely polite and did her job well but needs to calm down a little lol.

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GC
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Starters: They didn't have my opentable reservation. They say they rarely check that, and you should phone for reservations. Food: The prime rib was tough - not juicy. The mini-potatoes were cold and dry. The yorkshire pudding was dry -- mostly because they hardly serve ANY auJus with the meal. A huge disappointment. Service: Friday Night: Server was totally over worked, and did not give us enough attention. She tried to make up for it by giving us an 'apology dessert'. My family's meals were all 'adequate' -- certainly not worth the HUGE BUCKS this place cost.

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OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

The server we had was so slow and inattentive. It was really disappointing because we love the restaurant.

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M
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Beautiful environment. Food was mediocre, fast service but wait staff was under exerpienced

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B
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We sat in the lounge area in a nice booth. Our server was excellent, attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Was a little dark in there. I have dined there a few times before, my feeling is it needs a good renovation. Very dark in there. However the food was tasty, my husband had the ribs they were a little dry, but good. My Pistachio crusted halibut wasn’t as tender as I have had there before but still good. Our companies had the steak he thought it was cook beautifully. His wife had the seafood pasta, highly recommended.. It was my husbands 65 th Birthday and they offered a nice dessert. All in very good. I would recommend it again.

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GA
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Excellent venue for business meal in the heart of town. The patio was available and it was pleasant. The steak at Von's is always to be counted on. I would suggest they look at better artisan breads, a high quality venue as this deserves a better selection.

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OT
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Servers need to be more attentive ,was sitting with menu for 20 minutes then someone brought water again waited another 20 minutes no one showed up ,walked out without eating !

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

We decided to try Von's for our 22nd anniversary. The hostess sat us in the dining room and was nice enough to give us water. That is where the service stopped. After 40 minutes, we got up and left since no one was interested in serving us. We won't be back.

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CR
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The food was great. However we did not like that most of the patrons were crammed into one seating area, while the rest of the dining area was empty except for one group of four. Plus we were beside a loud couple that did kind of spoil the ambiance a bit.
The service was okay- the servers were quite attentive at the b honking of the meal and then they seemed to disappear.
Also it would have been nice if we had been told when the reservation was made that there was parking next to the restaurant that we would have got credit for.

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BP
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

The meal was ok, but not worth the price. I had the rib eye steak and only get one potato side with it. No other vegetables are included in the price. You pay too much for steak and potatoes. My wife had the prime rib and again there were no other vegetables ( other than potato’s) included in the price. Used to like going to Vons for special occasions, but not sure if I will go back again. Very disappointing!

Also the table was not set up properly, as we had to get bread plates ourselves from the adjacent table. Waiter also did not refill our water glasses.

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NW
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

It was good just not great and very expensive,waitress was there but not enough

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OT
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

Used to be my favorite place not anymore Very poor ,Lost the touch !

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SM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a dinner for a friends stagette and the staff was fantastic. The buckoshuck was delicious and the location was perfect. I was so happy with the service and they made you feel so welcome! Loved it!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Vons is by far the best steakhouse I have been to. From the ambience of the dining room, the incredible customer service by the hostess and waiters, and the amazing food. We enjoyed our night so much all because Vons provided us with an amazing customer experience. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion! I will definitely be going back!

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