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blink Restaurant & Bar

#43 of 2,818 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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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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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 49
    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
Fabulous meal even better service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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 113 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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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west palm beach, florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Located on Hip 8th Avenue, Blink provided us with food that was delicious and surprised us with the combinations of foods and sides that one would not automatically think of, but worked. All of our food was finger licking good. The service was fine but we were served by three or four different servers which was somewhat confusing.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A good broad spectrum menu, but it didn't feel like it excelled in any one area. Service was good, food was ok for the money.

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Edmonton, Canada
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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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: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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?