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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 #66 of 2,891 restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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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
Neighborhood: Downtown
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
Edmonton, Canada
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Delicious food; we had the scallop tartare, warm tomato tart, salmon, halibut, and cherry tart. The dessert was our least favourite part of our meal. It was ok, but would have been better with sour cherries; however, the ice cream was very good. Our appetizers and main dishes were excellent. It is worth noting as well that the cocktails here... More

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taipei
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We just walked in after reading the reviews online, but the food was really not good, and the prices were quite high. The decor and the open kitchen looked inviting but nothing about the food suggests that it belongs in such a nice place!

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Red Deer, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A comfortable space with attentive and professional staff. It feels like the kitchen is too comfortable with what they are doing. Dishes were served with stereotypical finnesse but lacked passion. blink has a great foundation to provide a qualitty feed but should be careful about assumptions and competition.

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Calgary
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114 reviews 114 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

...but not outstanding. Will admit to eating here because our first restaurant choice was closed, yet no regrets. Solid, well prepared food. Lovely interior.

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We have enjoyed this restaurant before but our visit this time was mediocre at best. We had called in advance to discuss a food allergy with them and assured us they would call back to let us know if they could accommodate us. We received no call but once we were there we were told our selection was very limited... More

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San Francisco
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87 reviews 87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Taste of the Rockies but with a very urban style. Good menu and great execution/taste. Fine wine list (but too many expensive wines for the locale) inviting interior (front windows are inviting but hideously cold most of the year - staff provide blankets which is not how we like to dine!). Overall a very good meal and a pleasant experience!

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Camrose, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Had a great experience here for a work lunch. The staff were great and the food was amazing. You won't be let down. Have fun.

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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I took a worldly colleague to Blink on his last night in Calgary in the hope that he would leave with a good impression. It was good but not excellent - but it was good enough that my colleague will come back again. The service was great - intelligent but not overly solicitous - the wine list extensive, the decor... More

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Scotland UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Loved our last dinner. Came upon Blink just out looking for a half decent meal on our last night, great service, lovely meal, scallops, salmon and lamb. Loved the decor. All good.

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We went to Blink with high expectations... The ambiance was nice and the menu looked great. Our meat (tenderloin and Berkshire pork) was a little tough, but flavourful, and the sides were delicious. What was very disappointing was our server, who never once stopped to ask how we enjoyed our meal or to re-fill our wine or water glasses. He... More

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