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Wink Restaurant

#104 of 3,010 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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1014 N Lamar Blvd Ste E, Austin, TX 78703-4964
+1 512-482-8868
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18:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 18:00 - 22:00
Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Woodland, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an enjoyable dinner here. I had the beef tartare which was delicious. This was followed by sweetbreads which melted in my mouth. I had the cheese plate which was a nice finish to the dinner. My husband had the duck breast which he rated 4 out of a possible 10. He said it was tough and had too... More 

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Summerland, CA
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant reaches for fine dining but falls short on food, location and space. The foie gras appetizer dish was delicious, beautiful, interesting and balanced. Yet, the skirt steak was burned rather than seared. The overall dish was boring and badly cooked. The lemon meringue pot desert was ok but didn't rise above chain restaurant quality (think Applebees). So, it... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

It's a little hard to find, but worth the effort. The menu range from lite and raw to gamey and slow cooked. The flavored are complex and clean, but the chef has a sweet tooth, all dishes had a sweet element. While it was interesting, i thought the sweet was out of balance on the sashimi.

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185 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Been here a couple of times over the past 4-5 yrs and every meal has always been excellent. Was it the best meal ever? Perhaps not the entire meal but the foie gras certainly counts in the top 3 best foie gras ever. In fact I have ordered the foie gras as an appetizer and back as a dessert during... More 

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Thank USABelgie
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Me and my girlfriend dined at Wink about three weeks ago and I must say that the experience was less than stellar considering the price. We opted for the chef's tasting menu plus an order of steamed mussels. We had a total of six items. The only ones that stood out were the sashimi, mussels and the medley of desserts.... More 

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Geneva
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124 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We had a wonderful dinner at Wink in late July. The menu is great and the food preparation is unique and competent. The seating is a little tight and it was a very hot night, and I must say, the AC was not working very well. I enjoy sultry weather, but many guests appeared to be sweating. Despite this, we... More 

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Texas
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We have eaten at Wink over the years and have always had good experiences. The staff is friendly, professional, knowledgeable and gracious. Food and wine were excellent. Loved the Cuatro dessert & especially good coffee. Highly recommend.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

First off, I selected this place based on TripAdvisor reviews as well as a few Austin journalist reviews. I could be biased, but so could many of the reviews here be as well, but in my experience the Wink was average at best. The concept is nice, using fresh locally procured ingredients from the area with a menu changing daily... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

We had an incredible meal at Wink this past week. All of our choices were excellent. The roasted lamb rack was one of the best meals we have ever eaten with the duck breast and scallops close seconds. Service was attentive despite the restaurant being very busy. All in all a wonderful splurge!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our night. Outstanding food! The wine pairings were just ok. Service was a little slow at the end. But all in all a great, great night. These people are truly passionate about what they do which is an incredible thing. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 45
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1014 N Lamar Blvd Ste E, Austin, TX 78703-4964
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-482-8868

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?