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blink Restaurant & Bar

111 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4, Canada
+1 403-263-5330
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“halibut” (24 reviews)
“peach salad” (3 reviews)
“arctic char” (11 reviews)
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
111 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Blink doesn't look much from the outside but inside is a great sometimes noisy space. The food is world class. Some great wines, particularly Italian and and the service is just below what it should be. But if you are In Calgary do yourself a...More

Thank Connolly47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On business trips it’s easy to indulge. The potions here were just right. Bowl of roasted cauliflower soup and Ahi Tuna Tartare. Quick fast and good food. Glad to have gone back after a few years.

Thank gotchatoday28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, and the duck was magic too but let's lead with the gnocchi. Being fall, the menu featured the gnocchi with sage and pumpkin...and it was pillowy and perfect in every way. Leading off the batting order was an epic cheese plater with PEI cheddar...More

Thank Erik R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An unscheduled dinner with a work colleague lead to a wonderful dinner. We 'walked-in' without a reservation (not recommended) and after a quick check Maitre d' Josh offers us seats at the bar. A relaxed read of the menu and extensive wine list and we...More

Thank Daniel T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant could easily be missed as its front is quite narrow. However once inside the ambiance is great. It's been stripped back to bare brickwork and an open view into the kitchens. The serving staff were delightful, eager to assist without being overbearing. The...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This place is more on the upscale side in the more traditional sense. So basically you won't feel comfortable if you wear jeans. I wouldn't say it's pretentious though. We've been there a number of times and to me pretention is usually in the attitude...More

Thank MarlenaTeresa
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

There were 4 of us for dinner, and in spite of the beautiful weather we chose an inside table since the street was quite noisy. Everyone enjoyed their choices, but I was disappointed in the beef tartare which was covered in a sauce that completely...More

Thank 2011ford
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Delicious food, lovely setting, central location on the Mall, helpful, courteous staff, up-to-date vibe. We loved it all and would go again in a heartbeat.

Thank linda_street
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We were in Calgary with another couple and enjoyed a wonderful evening at Blink. The service was excellent with just the right bit of attention. Our server was delightful, knowledgeable and attentive without being suffocating. Dishes were all delicious. Dinner here was a treat. Highly...More

Thank William D
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We sat outside on the patio along the pedestrian street during stampede week. Three of us had the halibut poached perfectly in olive oil accompanied by an assortment of root vegetables and peeled cherry tomatoes. The flavor combination was excellent and paired well with the...More

Thank Michelle P
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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
Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
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