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blink Restaurant & Bar

#50 of 2,801 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 45
    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
Great food and service!

My husband and I stopped in for dinner before heading off to the theatre. Our server was very good at timing our meal so we could make the play on time. We both had excellent appetizers. I had the scallops and my husband had the buffalo mozzarella. We both had the salmon special it was also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Ruth G
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Calgary
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Edmonton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We read the reviews, and Blink fulfilled our expectations. We tried the salmon and the lamb. Both of the dishes were sophisticated and delicious. The chocolate dessert was equally memorable.

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My husband and I stopped in for dinner before heading off to the theatre. Our server was very good at timing our meal so we could make the play on time. We both had excellent appetizers. I had the scallops and my husband had the buffalo mozzarella. We both had the salmon special it was also excellent. We finished with... More 

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We had the Scallops to start and then went to our main meals. My main was the Seared Tuna and it was good. My wife tried the steak and she raved about the tasty sauce. The couple we were with tries the Trout dish and the Lamb dish. Both gave great reviews of their dishes. These portions will not leave... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Had a brief dinner meeting at Blink. Everyone enjoyed their meal, my lamb was perfectly cooked. Nice view into kitchen to see preparation. Atmosphere is a bit loud but we ended up having the place to ourselves later on in the evening.

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Ottawa, Canada
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Very pared down décor which let's you know the focus is on the food. I was not particularly hungry due to time change so I had the asparagus soup and the roasted red pepper salad. The soup was creamy, not overpowering and a larger size than normal for an appetizer. It had some sort of fennel floating on top which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I took my boyfriend for his bday dinner last night to Blink. The service was spot on, great selection of wine starting from $39, food was just delicious. Honestly, my boyfriend and I tried to find something to complain about and the only thing we could come out with was the fact that it was a bit dark in there.... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A long, slightly dark and soothing room. Not too noisy but sufficiently popular that there is an encouraging energy to the space. Knowledgeable, helpful, prompt but non-intrusive wait staff. Lots of interesting food and wine choices. The food was beautifully prepared and presented. My wife's halibut was one of the nicest fish dishes she's ever had the pleasure of enjoying... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

To be honest, I was drawn to this place because it advertised a dish with nettles, the stinging weed that is full of nutrients, and would be widely used as a spring green if we had our wits about us. I appreciate the audacity and integrity of a pro-local pro-eco restaurant that challenges eaters with dishes like this, and puts... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We chose this restaurant based on the rave accounts here; now we understand why so many reviewers declare this is the best restaurant in the city. The convenient location is stylish and relaxing and the menu was varied without offering an overwhelming number of choices. I ordered the angus ribeye, salsify-puree and beignet, wilted spinach leaves, sauce au poivre, with... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I didn't mind being seated close to the kitchen. It was entertaining to watch the chefs preparing dinners for the guests. Had I been seeking an intimate dinner with my wife I would have asked to be seated elsewhere. The food was delicious. The appies were delicious (scallops and octopus carpaccio) and the mains were delicious all round. My only... 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 to $50

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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 to $50

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Questions & Answers

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