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blink Restaurant & Bar

111 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4, Canada (Downtown)
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Ranked #74 of 2,896 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Centre st. & 8 Ave
Transit: We are less than one block from major C-Trains routes and central to all City Centre Bus Stops.
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English first
New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We ate here one night in Calgary. Decent atmosphere despite being really overpowered by air cond. the menu is one of those menus that's slightly overpowered by the chefs slight strong hand in favor of seafood. I had the lamb which was totally uninspired and poorly cooked. I don't mean it was undercooked. The lamb tasted more like a lump... More

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Queens Ny
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95 reviews 95 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

good place for great food and service. In addition to the menu there are specials............great dining experience

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Edmonton, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Delicious food; we had the scallop tartare, warm tomato tart, salmon, halibut, and cherry tart. The dessert was our least favourite part of our meal. It was ok, but would have been better with sour cherries; however, the ice cream was very good. Our appetizers and main dishes were excellent. It is worth noting as well that the cocktails here... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We just walked in after reading the reviews online, but the food was really not good, and the prices were quite high. The decor and the open kitchen looked inviting but nothing about the food suggests that it belongs in such a nice place!

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Red Deer, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A comfortable space with attentive and professional staff. It feels like the kitchen is too comfortable with what they are doing. Dishes were served with stereotypical finnesse but lacked passion. blink has a great foundation to provide a qualitty feed but should be careful about assumptions and competition.

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121 reviews 121 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

...but not outstanding. Will admit to eating here because our first restaurant choice was closed, yet no regrets. Solid, well prepared food. Lovely interior.

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Calgary, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We have enjoyed this restaurant before but our visit this time was mediocre at best. We had called in advance to discuss a food allergy with them and assured us they would call back to let us know if they could accommodate us. We received no call but once we were there we were told our selection was very limited... More

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San Francisco
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87 reviews 87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Taste of the Rockies but with a very urban style. Good menu and great execution/taste. Fine wine list (but too many expensive wines for the locale) inviting interior (front windows are inviting but hideously cold most of the year - staff provide blankets which is not how we like to dine!). Overall a very good meal and a pleasant experience!

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Camrose, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Had a great experience here for a work lunch. The staff were great and the food was amazing. You won't be let down. Have fun.

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Calgary, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I took a worldly colleague to Blink on his last night in Calgary in the hope that he would leave with a good impression. It was good but not excellent - but it was good enough that my colleague will come back again. The service was great - intelligent but not overly solicitous - the wine list extensive, the decor... More

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