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blink Restaurant & Bar

111 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4, Canada
+1 403-263-5330
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“halibut” (25 reviews)
“arctic char” (11 reviews)
“pork shoulder” (4 reviews)
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
111 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

3  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
Reviewed 8 December 2017

A group of us met at Blink for a family birthday celebration. We had a reservation. Parking nearby is $15 for 2 hours. Blink is on the south side of Stephen Ave (8th Ave). Bathrooms are downstairs. The service was good even though it was...More

Thank Glenda B
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were here with a large group of her business associates and had a wonderful evening. The service was wonderful, the menu eclectic and the atmosphere was kind of noisy but still pleasant. We enjoyed, as appetizers an assortment of cheeses, popcorn...More

Thank cobilly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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