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blink Restaurant & Bar

111 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4, Canada (Downtown)
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Ranked #125 of 2,925 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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200 reviews 200 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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189 reviews 189 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 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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Menifee, CA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My husband and I decided to have our main meal for the day at lunchtime and chose Blink for that. It was a great choice! We loved the loft-like interior, and we received prompt and professional service. I had the chicken with corn and peas in a corn veloute sauce. The locally-sourced chicken was very flavorful, and the veggies were... More 

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Boynton Beach
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Very nice atmosphere, we sat outside for dinner in September. Four of us enjoyed a peach salad , we tried the scallop salad. The duck was super and the veal carpaccio was a very well presented appetizer. I ate it as my entree but the serving was plenty for me. I did ask for olive oil as a side though.

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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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