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blink Restaurant & Bar

111 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4, Canada
+1 403-263-5330
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“halibut” (25 reviews)
“peach salad” (3 reviews)
“arctic char” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
111 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Lori C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We tried to get into this restaurant last time in Calgary but it was packed. Great wine list, wonderful service, and incredible food. 4 of us loved our appetizers and the main courses. I tried the lamb tartare which is stepping out and really enjoyed...More

Thank Murray2805
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Restaurant ambience is quite nice and a convenient location to meet friends. The bread was good. The dinner menu wasn't consistent with what was online and selection was really limited with about 5 options. Had the gnocchi with pumpkin and it was ok but serving...More

Thank robertalr
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We went in April 2017 on a weekend and overall service was disappointing and food was even worse. The server was not attentive and slow. The appetizers were small, tasteless, and entrees were about the same. The food was edible but we could have cooked...More

1  Thank J1198
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We had an excellent evening at Blink with friends. We loved the Beef Cheek (highly recommended) and the Halibut was so creamy and smooth. However, the risotto was bland and not creamy or rich tasting. The drink and wine selection was extensive. We love the...More

Thank SherT
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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, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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