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blink Restaurant & Bar

111 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4, Canada (Downtown)
403.263.5330
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Ranked #107 of 2,947 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Neighborhood: Downtown
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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
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
Swansea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Nice menu - lovely decoration - better inside than you think, I had soup and pasta which was delicious.

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calgary
Top Contributor
264 reviews 264 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

What a treat! A soufflé appetizer that was delicious! Not a dessert soufflé, but a great cheese and fennel combination with a salad treatment on top!---So in two words: Perfectly delicious! Risotto also very flavourful and prepared properly. Sablefish was light, moist, and full flavoured. Steak was overcooked according to the guest requirement---which in his opinion, shouldn't happen with this... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Hard to beat this consistently good restaurant. Always meets and exceeds expectations. The pork belly is out of this world!

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Wow! I went to Blink for lunch and was blown away by how flavourful and absolutely perfect every single morsel of food was. The restaurant itself boasts a cozy yet sophisticated atmosphere. The downtown suit crowd was bubbly and chatty but not overpowering. The cocktail menu was exciting and I would have loved to linger all afternoon and experiment. The... More 

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HIGH RIVER
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

The service was just ok, great veggie soup as a starter, pork entree was nothing special, so for a fairly high priced downtown restaurant "meh"

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

While the service was good and the food delicious I thought it was overpriced for what we received. The wine by the glass options are good, however, when I asked about one the of the wines they offer by the half bottle I was refused a taster of it. My suggestion is if you are going to offer half bottles... More 

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Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

A group of 7 colleagues and myself went to Blink for a delectable meal. The food was delicious (tenderloin was amazing!!) and the service was great. The atmosphere was perfect for our group - not too loud that you couldn't hear each other speak, but not awkwardly quiet either. It was a great night!

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calgary
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208 reviews 208 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We hadn't been to Blink for awhile so decided it was a fine place to celebrate a birthday. When I had called to reserve a table I asked for a "nice" table; initially we were shown to a small table for two along the wall at the back however they moved us to a larger table where the two of... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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200 reviews 200 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

It was a weekend and the place was full. That probably affected the quality of food as well as the service, as the hostess and our server both seem tired and had close to no interaction, the halibut was overcooked, the beef short rib bland. We were told by the owner ( who was very energetic and friendly ) that... More 

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Our daughter took us out for our anniversary this evening, and Blink was her choice of restaurant. When we arrived we were greeted warmly but that is where the warmth ended. Our server was cold and disengaged. The male's meals were good (mainly because they were beef and they are men) but my daughters and my meal were just okay.... More 

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Additional Information about blink Restaurant & Bar

Address: 111 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4, Canada
Phone Number: 403.263.5330
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

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