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blink Restaurant & Bar

#24 of 2,978 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Downtown
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111 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4, Canada (Centre st. & 8 Ave)
+1 403-263-5330
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17:00 - 23:00
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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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a good dining experience overall but I thought that the size of the main meals did not match the price at all. My fiancé and I ordered the grilled octopus and butter leaf salad as appetizers to share. For mains, we got the tortellini and lamb tenderloin. The lamb tenderloin was probably less than half of an actual... More 

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Thank shanachka
alberta
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263 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

4 of us visited blink for the first time. Lovely cozy atmosphere . The most enjoyable part of our evening was not the main courses but the wine, appies and dessert. The warm olives, cheese board, and homemade ice cream were amazing. I was not a fan of the main course plating or the main courses did not blow us... More 

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Thank Monkeytoez
Alberta
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178 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fully enjoyed Blink last night with two other couples. Zach was very attentive to our needs and one in our party was very "needy". Starting with the cocktails ($13.50 each) that were certainly good enough to order seconds, the night was off to a solid start. For appetizers we had the steak tartare (brilliant with marinated asparagus), the grilled octopus... More 

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Thank Mahulu
Vancouver, Canada
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213 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed my meal and recommended wines but was disappointed in the portion sizes and how large the prices were. While lovely food I do not see the value. As a business meal it is fine but if it was my own money I'd look elsewhere for a dining option. Wish I could be more positive - but again food... More 

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Thank DMC90
Montreal, Canada
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Blink flirts with being a great restaurant, but needs a little extra polish. Most of the food was beautiful and delicious. I had some very nice pacific halibut, but was not blown away by the pretty bland salad or any of the desserts that I sampled (we were a large group). My recommendation to Blink would be to focus more... More 

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1 Thank Earlybird6
Calgary, Canada
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94 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for lunch with a party of nine. I didn't get to ask everyone as much as I normally like to because it wasn't business but it sounded like everyone enjoyed their meal. I started with the cauliflower soup the server recommended and it was a really great recommendation. For mains dish, I had the Arctic char with grits,... More 

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Thank Oceanbound80
Calgary, Canada
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139 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a casual lunch with a former business associate here at Blink and took the time to enjoy the menu - decided to try the Steelhead Trout which really looks like salmon but regardless, I found it to be very tasteful, and an excellent choice for lunch - not at all heavy or filling but it was a meal. Good... More 

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Thank Mike B
Region of Waterloo, Canada
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Not sure about you but I am getting real tired going to restaurants based on hype. Example... Blink in Calgary. Has excellent reviews from the majority of reviewers, decided to pay Blink a visit, and we remember "blah". The Blink restaurant in Calgary, AB Canada is all shiny and polished and black and white and looks as if it escaped... More 

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1 Thank electric_ant99
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

A beautiful place to visit with amazingly attentive staff and a sublime menu which changes regularly. This is the place if you love great food and fine wine....the selection is heavenly

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Thank CalumLykan
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017

a great combination of great ambience and good service makes this place unique and the variety of expensive ingredients and good technique create and outstanding product that is very appreciated by a foodie like me .expellant vine selection and the paring super ..and deserts divine as well

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
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 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?