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Wink Restaurant

#38 of 2,987 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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American, Wine Bar
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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

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  • 144
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 11
    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
Memorable Dinner

This place is outstanding. The tasting menu was one of the best dinners I've ever experienced. We had reservations for my love's birthday - they even personalized the menu for us! Service was top-notch. This place is definitely fit for foodies. We rank it up there as one of our favorite meals... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Lori C
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Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This place is outstanding. The tasting menu was one of the best dinners I've ever experienced. We had reservations for my love's birthday - they even personalized the menu for us! Service was top-notch. This place is definitely fit for foodies. We rank it up there as one of our favorite meals. A great place for a special occasion.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Amazing food and excellent local wine selection! The mac and truffles was to die for...and definitely best we ever had. We got great customer service even though they were busy. I was very impressed with the delicious $27/bottle local wine the waitress recommended. We had two bottles and it went great with our dinner. Great wine, amazing appetizers, and good... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Four of us had dinner at Wink. We started in the bar with a couple glasses of champagne. The bubbly selections was unusual, but found a rose we enjoyed. For dinner, we ordered a la carte. We had a selection of appetizers and salads that we shared. I thought that worked pretty well and they were all very good. For... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Austin's flooding provided one benefit when Wink's re-opening coincided with our availability & a colleague's recommendation. It is not often that one finds such a synergistic culinary experience and the teamwork that produces truly great dining! The "Five Course Tasting with Wine Pairings" is a unique menu daily that results from the entire staff's participation and input and do they... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

What an experience! Fantastic. We have had the chance to travel all over the world, and this is some of the best food we have ever tasted. We tried the 5 course tasting menu, without the matching wines. We tried 4 tasting wines in the wine bar beforehand and decided on the Brady Estate Petite Syrah to accompany our meal.... More 

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plano
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Our family of six celebrated a birthday at Wink on a recent weekend. The staff did a nice job of delivering excellent service as we enjoyed the tasting menus...three of us vegetarians and three meat eaters. The matching wines were perfectly paired and each dish was delicious with the freshest of ingredients. We will definitely return for future celebrations!

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San Rafael
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Wink was so noise-afflicted on our visit that it was impossible to enjoy the experience. My partner reported above the cacophony that her food was excellent, but like me could not enjoy the dining experience. My food was rather pedestrian - a somewhat unexciting salad and nicely cooked moist chicken served with rather bland vegetables. Staff made no effort to... More 

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Bay City, Tx
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had reservations for an 8:30 dinner, which is late and I'm sure the wait staff were tired. However, our table of 9 were treated so rudely by our waitress, it turned everyone off. Comments from her were, " hurry up and order, OK?" She wouldn't answer questions about the menu or the wine. The food was over salted or... More 

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San Angelo, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Wink is a small, cozy out of the way restaurant on Lamar. The service is really outstanding from the time you enter until you leave. They have a decent wine list and the food is above par. On this our first visit, I had the froi gras followed by the quail. The froi gras was outstanding but the stuffed quail... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I heard nice things about WINK and I am so happy I decided to visit. Darcy and Emily made me feel at home and I was able to do the tasting menu at the bar which was a nice twist! Great wines with great food and great company. I will certainly be back for more!

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Additional Information about Wink Restaurant

Address: 1014 N Lamar Blvd Ste E, Austin, TX 78703
Phone Number: (512) 482-8868
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
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
Average Prices: USD 35 - 45
Cuisine: American, Wine Bar

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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, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?