Von's Steakhouse & Oyster Bar
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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Pan Seared Scallops
Fresh mussels cooked with fire roasted tomato sauce and herb focaccia bread
Great time, well taken care of
Nice quiet surroundings with a fireplace, soft lighting. Perfect for a romantic evening. The staff were very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. The wife and I both ordered the Filet which were done to perfection. The only downside was the spice used on the vegetables not quite my cup of tea. The soup (Tomato basil) was pipping hot and very favourful. The salad was deemed very nice. Wine selection was good. The desert selection was very nice I had the Chocolate cake (very nice with wonderfully creamy icing) , the lava cake was also deemed very good as well. All in all a wonderful dining experience.
Music was a bit loud but everything else was fantastic
My husband and I chose Von's to celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary - and we were not disappointed! We were there on a Monday, which happened to be 50% off bottles of wine. Our server was wonderful at listening to the notes we like in wine and made a great suggestion that paired well with our meal.
The food was delish - and the portion size was generous! They were kind enough to also buy us a dessert for our special occasion as well.
the room as dimly lite with the fireplace going. Quiet and romantic.
We will definitely be back for year 9. xo
Very disappointing evening. The salad was excellent in taste and presentation, however, the main course was mundane in both. We requested dessert and waited - and waited - and waited. (The restaurant was never more than one third full.) What a difference a year makes! Last year, we felt we were pampered, this year, we were ignored. We shall not be returning.
It was my first time, and it was really good. I'm so glad we got to sit away from the hockey game and in the private dining area where the boardroom is. It felt intimate and cozy.
At the beginning of our meal however, there was something sort of banging/construction/tables moving going on which was annoying, but it ended shortly afterward.
We were recommended the Valentine's Day Four Course Menu that was leftover from the day before and it did NOT disappoint. Most of what we were looking at ordering anyway was on the menu. Everything came out properly, and we didnt feel rushed between courses, nor were we wondering where the food was.
Service was so great. She was attentive without being annoying, and very friendly. She helped us pick oysters and gave her recommendations for what to put on them.
Would dine again for sure!
Waiter was unattentive. Food was not particularly tasty and very overpriced.
I used to tell everyone that the best steak and seafood in the city was Vons. It definitely is not the quality it used to be (still good food but not in the top category) and is way over priced for what you get. The oyster special was good value, but everything else is overpriced.
We had great service and the food and value was great! We had a great experience!
Used to be our favorite restaurant but unfortunately it went down hill
Food Quality was decent but the service was very mediocre and the lounge was a bit rub a dub. The TVs weren't working the staff seemed distracted and hard to find. We used to consider Vons a high end steakhouse but we will be hard pressed to return anytime soon. The food was decent, but for the price you pay the entire experience should be top quality.
Saved up to come here instead of the Keg (our usual anniversary go to place) and wished we had just gone there instead. Ordered the seafood platter, mussels were cold so we sent them back. After this we realized that the whole platter was cold. No manager came out to address this OR the fact that it was our anniversary. The sauce for the bacon wrapped scallops is flavorless, it tastes like canned tomato sauce. As a server, I like to think I'm not too hard on other servers when I go out but the service was exceptionally bad, she would be walking away as we were still ordering. She either didnt have the time to talk to us (her section wasn't full) or didnt care to be personable with her tables. As someone who has been serving for years and worked in the industry for over 10 I was EXTREMELY dissatisfied with both the service and quality of food with a price tag that high. We left so disappointed
Food was too salty
Excellent restaurant will go again . The oysters and fillet were delicious. Although one member of my party only eats chicken so only one chicken dish which she didn’t want
It was ok. I had to send my steak back to be cooked more.
The food was great but the service was slow, especially the drinks. Apparently there was only one bartender. Wife ordered second drink when entrees were served but never got it until she was almost done dinner. Disappointing. Also, booked a table on the app and we were hustled off to the lounge instead of the restaurant. Romantic, quiet date night was no longer quiet as music was too loud for much of the dinner. Oh well. Would go back but certain aspects were underwhelming.
Fantastic food, great service. The space was empty and they shut down around 930. Bathrooms suffering from plumbing problems.
Went here for a ladies night out. The service was great, the food was good but not phenomenal. Tried an oyster for the first time and it was a cool experience. The Gin Fizz drink was nice and subtly sweet.
The bathroom needs some maintenance (stalls not in service and a hand written note saying sorry for the inconvenience), but was nice and clean.
The food is a little bit higher in price for what you get, the portion sizes are not bad, but I do feel like they wanted us to fill up on bread. I also think with all the new taxes and what not they had to increase their pricing so may be on par.
Would be interesting to try their buck a shuck nights as our waitress was very knowledgeable on the oysters and helped us pick which one and how to eat it (none of us if before).
The waitress was very attentive to our tables needs and let us hang back and chat for a while even after we paid.
We were placed close to another table when the restaurant wasn’t that busy.
There was also the occasional smell of gas/sewage that we think was from the fireplace, so I hope they work on that.
There’s a few tables that seat larger parties as well as a few intimate ones.
Overall it’s a good place to eat. Would be better if the gas thing was sorted out.
Food was kept warm under a heat lamp, one of the worst most expensive experiences I have ever had.
New Year’s Eve
The dinner was very good however my steak wasn’t cooked correctly, as it was supposed to be medium rare and came out medium or medium well. The waitress never even came by to ask how the main dish was. The music was too loud for a New Year’s Eve dinner. Was disappointed to see how much crab you get, for $28. Everything else was enjoyable, I like the four course dinner and I hope to try New Year’s Eve again next year.
Great supper, great place but the lobster was over cooked.
Nothing memorable about this experience other than that I’ll remember to never go back.
Food was bland and flavourless, everything was mediocre at best.
The ambiance was very hipster, so if you’re into that sort of thing, weird paintings, awkward encounters with hipsters, random beer offerings, drinks that try to hard to be creative, and food that leaves everything to be desired, this is the place for you. Basically, if you think it’s fun to eat crappy food, pay a lot for it, and pretend that you like it, and then drive home on your vegan leatherette seats, make a reservation today.
Service was very good until a large party came in. Food was very good however found it expensive when compared to quality. Don’t get me wrong the food was good, just over priced in my opinion.
The service and food was fantastic. Our waitress was spot on with her oyster recommendations. It was very crowded at first for our 7 PM reservation and we had to talk very loudly to be heard over the nearby groups of people. After a while it did get quiet and we had a fantastic evening.
Still a great place for a Steak and all the fixings.
Good food and service and not too loud. There was a smell in the building when we entered like sewer
Seated us at a very nice table by the fireplace in the dining room, service was A+++, Food was A+++, We will go back. extremely nice place to celebrate an anniversary :)
Food , experience and service were all great
I felt it was overpriced for the quality, compared to the quality that Von's had in year's past. Meal was good- just not exceptional.
Had to move to lounge as it was very chilly in dining room over all happy with everything found little pricey but it was a special occasion alcoholic beverages and desert were higher then usual
Good was ours standing and service was great. Loved the music as well. Set a happy mood.
If you're looking for an excellent place to enjoy delicious food regardless of the price, here's your place.
My party would have had a better experience if the staff were more attentive to a severe allergy we disclosed prior to ordering. Had we not questioned the food we were served, the mistake may have led to an emergency room visit, or worse.
Thankfully the staff responded well when questioned and ensured we were safe afterward.
It was a little disappointing to see what little was removed from our bill when concluding the evening.
If our party chooses to return, we certainly hope for a better outcome.
Wonderful food and service! Will be back!
The food and the venue are fantastic. Very clean with a lovely cozy vide. It made for a great birthday dinner! Everything was cooked perfectly! We didn’t leave a drop left on our plates.
As someone who works in the food & beverage industry, We did feel that for a mandatory 18% tip that the service could have been a bit better. Service was a little slow especially with beverages even though they had training staff on hand to help with this and the restaurant was not busy.
Celebrating my wife’s birthday. Experience was exceptional all around.
It was nice to take my boyfriend and best friend out for my boyfriend. The service was mediocre. But the experience and the food was fantastic as usual.
Von's is fantastic. The food was great, the service was excellent and the ambiance was perfect for a wedding anniversary dinner.
THE ONLY THING (and this really isn't a big deal. I would still 100% recommend this restaurant): The music playing was the same song over and over and over again, which we found kind of funny. Like I said, though, awesome experience. We would dine here again. :)
Von's Steakhouse & Oyster Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 1955 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.