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blink Restaurant & Bar

#34 of 2,838 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Downtown
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111 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4, Canada (Centre st. & 8 Ave)
We are less than one block from major C-Trains routes and central to all City Centre Bus Stops.
403.263.5330
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
andor says: great atmosphere and service; good food and wines

very appealing place with great customer service. This is a restaurant were you will spend a couple of hours so don't come for the quick gratification. Great fish dishes, awesome wine and even better desserts.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
andorsworld
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Houston
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Houston
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174 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

very appealing place with great customer service. This is a restaurant were you will spend a couple of hours so don't come for the quick gratification. Great fish dishes, awesome wine and even better desserts.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The food is fantastic and the service staff is clearly knowledgeable and very experienced. The owner seems to have a true passion for what she does. She also has a great understanding of wine and food.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Had the warm tomato tart with goat cheese as a starter and the halibut and polenta as a main. Both dishes were fresh and tasted fantastic. Also loved being seated close to the kitchen to watch the action. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Blink is on a pedestrian shopping/restaurant street with parking nearby. Excellent food and service. Good GF advice.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is a great spot on Stephen Avenue! We sat outside on the patio and it was spectacular, quiet enough but we could still see passersby. I had the Sirloin and it was very tasty. This restaurant is a little pricey and may be a very special occasion kind of place, but it is absolutely worth it. The service was... More 

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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

this place had wonderful food, a charming venue and they catered to my every need. After a long day on a speaking tour to Calgary, I stopped in for a quiet meal. Couldn't have been better. They were willing to improvise for a salad that I'd been fixated on and had the most scrumptious rhubarb dessert ever! Thanks for a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Spectacular service and fresh fish. Very pricey. good for business dinners or a special occasion. found air temperature to be quite cold so dress warmly. they have outdoor seating but i've not seen anyone eat outside the handful of times I've walked by

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We first tried Blink three years ago when visiting Calgary, and based on that experience, went back with friends who were staying at our hotel. It was every bit as good this time, as last! The server was excellent; watchful but never hovering. We all tried different menu items, and found them to be equally satisfying! I had the Noble... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We dined here last night for my birthday on a whim... I had been looking g for a place we had never dined before (the list is short) and I was craving duck. Blink is literally this narrow space tucked away on Stephen Avenue that you could literally miss if you blinked as you walked past it. We were greeted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The food was very innovative and well prepared. Its preparation and presentation were outstanding and its taste was great. Lori was a good, professional server. I wish they had tap beer.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 8th Avenue 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
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 403.263.5330

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?