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Wink Restaurant

#45 of 2,942 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 140
    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
Unbelievably good

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Graham H
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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219 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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94 reviews 94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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137 reviews 137 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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, Entertaining clients, Romantic
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?