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Wink Restaurant

1014 N Lamar Blvd Ste E, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 482-8868
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Ranked #25 of 3,120 restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $45
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
Toronto, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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232 reviews 232 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Contributor
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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laurendavis
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We visited this restaurant for a couple's date night (us & another couple). It is a bit tricky to find (tucked away behind some other shops). I was surprised how tiny it was once we found it, but that is part of its charm. The host staff is so incredibly friendly and makes a point to remember your name. They... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

My wife and I went to this restaurant for our anniversary last week. It was delicious! The owner greeted us at the door, asked our names, and remembered them as we were leaving. The service is wonderful here. Be sure and make reservations, it is a very small location. Vegetarians, there is a decent amount of choices, but it is... More

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Austin, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I've lived in Austin for years and have always heard of Wink, but never got around to trying it. Well, I am so glad this past weekend I did. The restaurant is very small and intimate which I liked. The staff was extremely warm when we arrived and that continued until we left. They used our first names throughout our... More

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waldport, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

My husband and I went to austin to visit our son. While there, we dined at Wink. We ordered the seven course tasting. The service was excellent. The wait staff is beyond any I've ever encountered. They went out of their way to make our dining experience exceptional. Our waiter, Dickie, was very funny and kept us totally entertained. The... More

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