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blink Restaurant & Bar

#89 of 2,971 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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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 41
    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
Most recent review
Great dining

Want something a bit different try Blink. It has a menu that can cater to anyone. It is an upscale restaurant with service that you would expect at this level of dining. And it is dining. They do not rush you and there is a bit of time between your first course and main. Blink has a nice balance... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Sandy R
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Calgary, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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149 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Calgary, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Want something a bit different try Blink. It has a menu that can cater to anyone. It is an upscale restaurant with service that you would expect at this level of dining. And it is dining. They do not rush you and there is a bit of time between your first course and main. Blink has a nice balance between... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Best pesto I have ever had! Amazing food, service, ambiance etc. Exactly as a 5 Star restaurant should be form the moment you enter to the moment you leave. Great wine menu (connoisseur's won't be disappointed) and the food menu is a nice balance between fish and red meats etc. In summer, there is a small outdoor table area, but... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Situated downtown is this lovely brick interior restaurant. Warm and cosy atmosphere. The staff were friendly. I had a beef dish that was absolutely amazing. Best meal I've had in a long time. My cocktail was mighty delicious too. Highly recommend.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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

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calgary
Top Contributor
267 reviews 267 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 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
72 reviews 72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?