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blink Restaurant & Bar

111 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4, Canada
+1 403-263-5330
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“halibut” (25 reviews)
“arctic char” (11 reviews)
“pork shoulder” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
111 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4, Canada
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1 - 10 of 308 reviews

Reviewed 19 April 2018

After looking for a place to have dinner with a group of eight, we found Blink. It was just our luck, as they had a private room available for us. The service was very good, from start to end. Very friendly staff that gave us...More

Thank Jake J
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

I was very disappointed with this restaurant. Two friends and I went here for dinner and ate from their new menu. We started with a shared charcuterie board ($28) and salad ($15). The charcuterie board was very stingy (ie not much on it) for $28...More

Thank SarahAdelaide
Reviewed 2 March 2018

This delightful French-inspired restaurant serves duck that those at my table loved! It was beautiful and looked delicious, as did the char and the hangar steak. I had a cheese plate (not very hungry) and some tasty syrah, along with excellent coffee. Wonderful service, comfortable...More

Thank Gina V
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Nice setting and very good service, but the food was only alright. The duck confit croquettes were especially disappointing, as the breading takes away from the taste of duck. The pork belly with clams was good, as was the beet risotto.

Thank Vladimir1968
Reviewed 2 February 2018

This is a small intimate restaurant in downtown area..not fussy or fancy. It was quiet enough to enjoy conversation but still had a buzz and vibe. Staff are attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Charcuterie plate was delicious and the lovely bread kept coming. Lots to choose...More

Thank rootsandwings55
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Our front desk associate at our hotel recommended some other nearby options that didn't sit well with me so I ventured out on my own to find a good spot. I am SO glad that I did. We arrived around 8:30p and were promptly seated....More

Thank Flafreckles
Reviewed 8 January 2018

A friend of mine was in town and found this restaurant from the reviews. I told him that the restaurant may be too serious for me. We dropped by for dessert. I wanted to order a cognac. My friend asked the really not very presentable...More

2  Thank Lori C
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

A small, narrow property in central Calgary houses Blink. One of several “ near-five-star “ options in the area. The neighbour Saltlik has a very clear lead over both Blink and Ten Foot Henry in my book for one key reason. They offer space and...More

6  Thank Peter R
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved our dinner. I had a beef cheeks which were the best in my life. Really good quality. Buuut the starter (spagety squad) was kinda cold, the soup was very hot. Drinks were nice, wine as well. But i did not like that i...More

Thank Anelehismean
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Four of us were looking for a nice place to celebrate pre-Christmas. Mid December is a tough time to book on Saturdays, since most places get pretty full for the holiday partying. Blink had space and is a highly rated TA restaurant, so we felt...More

Thank John Z
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4, Canada
    (Centre st. & 8 Ave)
  • Public Transportation: We are less than one block from major C-Trains routes and central to all City Centre Bus Stops.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 403-263-5330
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