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“Slightly above average but not excellent.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Von's Steak & Fish House

Von's Steak & Fish House
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Ranked #94 of 2,376 Restaurants in Edmonton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $19
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Gateway Boulevard
Edmonton, Canada
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Slightly above average but not excellent.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

I was there for a small Christmas party.There was 6 of us and we had drinks, appetizers and main courses and some had desserts. The service was good and the food was decent but not worthy of the price. My $40.00 steak was small and under cooked but was still tasty. My wife and a couple other people loved the fish choice. I just found the portions to be small and the menu was very limited and we ordered off the regular dinner menu, not some pared-down party menu. They seem to focus more on the presentation than they do the value for your dollar. Even the appetizers seemed about $5 to $7 more than they should have been (for what you got).
The atmosphere was busy and that's to be expected before Christmas. The room is incredibly cozy and comfortable. Very mixed crowd, dinner party people, couples on a date, look-at-me noisey 20-somethings and scatters of Slick-Ricks pounding drinks before sliding over to the country bar next door. Parking is a nightmare due to it's Whyte Ave location so a cab is definately the way to go.
Like the place but there are better options if you want to pay that price (Ruth Chris) for a big night out and there are cheaper places (Keg, Sawmill) if you want more options and for what I think is a better steak and less pretentious presentations and portions.

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
Peachland, Canada
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

I really don't know what the fuss is all about with Von's. The atmosphere and the decor of the restaurant is nice, but the food won't make me come back. I had the escargots appetizer and the beef tenderloin (7 oz). The escargot was one of the worst one I've ever had; way too much other stuff on top (bacon, tomatoes, onions), I asked for the steak medium but it was well done. The fingerling potatoes were super dry, I had to ask for butter to put on them so that I could swallow them. The asparagus were good. My husband had the steak tartar for appetizer and the prime rib (Von size). The steak tartar was excellent and the prime rib was good - nothing special. We're not too picky on wine so found the wine list good. We didn't have dessert.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Edmonton, Canada
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Outstandingly the best steak & oysters in the Big E!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2013

All you need to know is the food, service & wines are excellent! We have enjoyed many fine dining experiences at Von's. My favourite steak is topped with goat cheese. Yummy!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Over Priced for the quality”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

The service was excellent! The food was mediocre, nothing special and certainly not worth their prices. If you want a good steak just hit up the keg. The ceasar salad was small, the homemade dressing was bland, and the lettuce was a bit brown. The steaks range from $35-45 and aren't anything special.
I do reccommend Vons for Oysters though.They are fresh and they have a daily or weekly special.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Edmonton, Canada
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125 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Von's is the Best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

I recently took a family member out to Von's for their birthday along with my Fiancé. As ALWAYS, the service and food was amazing. If you are looking for a great steak... Von's is the place to be. I get the Filet Mignon (topped with seafood) with mashed potatoes and veggies or the Prime Rib (regular cut) with mashed potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, and veggies. The Prime Rib at Von's is comparable to The House of Prime Rib in San Francisco (which is also amazing).

Von's puts the Keg and Chop to shame.

I highly recommend Von's for any occasion. It’s perfect for a girls or guys night out, family dinner, birthday celebration, or date night.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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