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blink Restaurant & Bar

#27 of 2,937 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Downtown
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111 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4, Canada (Centre st. & 8 Ave)
+1 403-263-5330
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service, good flavorsome dishes. Had the Arctic char, which is salmon with skin-on, nice and crispy fried along with maple brown butter, spaetzel, acorn squash, Brussels sprouts. Delicious. Pricey. Quiet and decor simple and nice with brick feature.

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Thank DaFloDeL
Calgary, Canada
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177 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here several times and each time enjoyed it greatly. The location downtown is convenient for hotels and it is one of the best in the downtown area and if you are going to the Jack Singer. The space is very civilized, elegant, not snooty. It is relatively quiet, but not too quiet. The service is always excellent.... More 

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Rive sud de Montréal
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107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited that restaurant after asking to my hotel. A nice surprise. The meal are well presented. The taste is great. Deserts are good ! Service is amazing. Mercedes was very attentive to my needs. Enjoyed my experience.

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Thank pamiche
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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice Hanger steak! Nice wines. A good spot to go to in Calgary on a cold Monday evening. This was the best part of our Calgary visit.

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Thank Dick v
Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the meal was an adventure.Party of about 14,different ages,60 % left hungry.meal was just warm.Bread and coffee was awesome.Not very attentive to customers.Too expensive for really what you get..If you want to go way out of the box or to impress someone ,its the place .Wasnt that dark that you had to light a lighter to see the menu

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Thank trunkgilligan
London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here, staff were a little slow to take food order, and serve first drink. But it definitely got better I had the scallops to start they were beautifully presented, and the dish was perfectly executed and balanced. We had the strip steak next which again was beautifully presented, initially the portion looked small but it was packed with... More 

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Thank mansfial
Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was absolutely fine, the staff were nice, the food was nice, the furnishings were nice, the location could be be nice in the summer, not so much in winter during a cold snap. It is very small and easy to miss with no good parking choices. When I saw popcorn on the menu I was a little intrigued... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I enjoyed the quality of food at Blink. This is where I was introduced to English Sticky Toffee Pudding and have been in love ever since. Very nice, intimate setting. Service was great.

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Thank Mikesha C
Montreal, Canada
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is very nice and ambiance was good when I went, even if it was on a Monday. The waiter was professional and they had a good wine selection. I was slightly disappointed by the food though... I had octopus in appetizer, which was way overcooked and as a result hard and chewy. I do not recommend that dish.... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Attractive seating, but frequent cold drafts whenever the door opened. Very dark, which may be trending but the average age of the diners was over 50. Hard to read wine list, menus. Meals described on menu with interesting sides and treatments. My chicken dish was good, my husband's pork dish very ordinary. Service was fine. Not a bad evening, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Cuisine
Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 8th Avenue 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?