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Wink Restaurant

1014 N Lamar Blvd Ste E, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 482-8868
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Ranked #31 of 3,117 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $35 - $45
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Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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English first
Highland Park, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We too visited Wink based upon reviews. However, what many failed to mentioned was the lack of Ambience non pictures on walls and poor entrance image. The worse part of our experience, is the owners wife (aka waitress) attempted to educated in great detail despite our gracious request to leave us to own vices. Our waitress attempted to push more... More

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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

High quality, very well prepared food. A little on the pricy side but the food is excellent and so is the service.

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San Antonio, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This restaurant hits my top tier for restaurants with fresh food in sensible portions that are artfully presented. After a poor first impression with a mundane and flavorless dinner roll, Wink recovered quickly. My husband and I both noted the obvious attention to detail in the construction of the antelope dish we both ordered, and each of us detected flavors... More

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Lewisville, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I love the concept of this place! Small, quaint, dainty. About 17 tables in the entire restaurant and are by reservation only. I definitely reccommend making one. We were a larger party and were told that for every person who wouldn't show it was a $50 cancelation fee. We all showed and didn't have to worry, but they are serious.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We booked a work dinner at this restaurant one evening. It turned out we suddenly needed to switch nights to the very same evening at the last minute. They were very accommodating and tried to fit our large party in as much as was physically possible. When we first arrived, it was kind of strange seeing the restaurant in a... More

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Austin, Texas
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236 reviews 236 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Recently had dinner with my wife and daughter at Wink after hearing great things and reading the reviews. We were a bit disappointed. While the food was very good, it fell well short of our Austin favorites (Uchi, Uchiko, Lenoir, Odd Duck, Mulberry, etc.). We had a variety of dishes (red pepper soup, two types of salad, mussels, lamb, fish,... More

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Waco, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

First, the food: Amazing. We did the chef's tasting and everything was superb. Not one item was a let down and the food was as interesting as it was delicious. Now, the service: My husband took me here for my birthday and because the menu changes based on what's fresh, they printed a birthday message to me on my menu,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Just outside the center of the city. The menu changes regularly but everything looked great. Went with a friend who is local and we started with a soup, delicious, and then chose different entrees and both were outstanding. I had the Arctic Char and it was perfectly cooked. Recommend making reservations; we didn't, and the restaurant was full because it... More

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San Antonio, TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is probably one of the best meals I have had in a while for the $$$. Went to wink this past Saturday with another couple. Made reservations (highly recommended) and was glad we went at 6:30 because it filled up fast and there is not a whole lot of parking. Our waitress was so wonderful. Led us through the... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

well, i guess i can say for texas it is good, but not really. the scallops were over salted and fishy. the salad was good, but tiny and a basic small starter salad for $14? or was it more? my boyfriend took me for a romantic dinner. i felt bad, the food was just average, definitely below standards for anyone... More

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