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Wink Restaurant

#17 of 3,189 Restaurants in Austin
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1014 N Lamar Blvd Ste E, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 482-8868
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 138
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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We read the great reviews for the restaurant. For us the food was just OK. It's small inside and is noisy because of that. There were 4 of us for dinner....the hamachi was great, the soup was not terrific, cold, and uninteresting. The lamb was delivered raw...when immediately sent it back, I was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Sydney20000
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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213 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We read the great reviews for the restaurant. For us the food was just OK. It's small inside and is noisy because of that. There were 4 of us for dinner....the hamachi was great, the soup was not terrific, cold, and uninteresting. The lamb was delivered raw...when immediately sent it back, I was told that the glaze made it look... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Wink is an excellent restaurant with great food and service. They have a 5 course and 7 course tasting menu but we opted to order a la carte. The fois gras was innovative and delicious. The duck and the arctic char were perfectly prepared. Service was very professional, extremely helpful and nice. Their wine list is excellent as well.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

One of the best meals we've had for months. Lovely cosy, hidden away spot. A basic interior means everything is about the perfect service (from the lovely April) and the magical food. We had a 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings - the highlights of which were delicious scallops, perfectly cooked hanger steak and a delicious basque white wine.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Being in Austin on work, I checked tripadvisor for a restaurant recommendation. After picking my way through Japanese (don't like raw fish), barbeque, po'boys (??) and popdoddys (????) I picked Wink. Food was mixed (seared fois gras was barbeque, duck was great) but the wine list was great. I had a very happy night drinking chablis and dolcetto.

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Austin, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Wink is a restaurant tucked into a small space on Lamar where everything is done right: cozy, comfortable dining area, excellent welcome and service, along with delicious, locally-sourced food. We were greeted with an amouse-bouche when seated and, when we were deciding between two wines, tastings were made available to help us make up our minds. I enjoyed terrific guinea... More 

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Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We started going here because of the options of small plates, but we keep going back because of the knowledgeable service, and changing menu. We went again last night - we prefer to sit in the bar rather than the restaurant, it just feels more comfortable with the high tables and leather bar stools. The wine list is not overly... More 

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Houston
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Once again Wink proved to be one of my favorite places to eat in the world. The menu changes daily and offers only the very best in local and seasonal food. The service is impeccable from the moment you walk in the door. We have eaten here several times and always find it to be creative and perfectly satisfying. Try... More 

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Austin, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Small and tucked away with great atmosphere for conversation. Worth the price. Could add to the Merlot selection. Duck was a bit undercooked but very good. Good choice, try them.

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My husband and I chose based on the reviews and proximity to hotel. What an amazing dinner! We chose the 5 course tasting menu which was paired beautifully with wines I had never tasted. Each course was very different from the previous and I kept saying "this is my favorite one!" Chef knows how to excite your taste buds with... More 

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The Hague
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Extremely friendly service from owner and staff. Great food, good wine selection. Can't ask for more. We will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1014 N Lamar Blvd Ste E, Austin, TX 78703
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: (512) 482-8868

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 45
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?