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Wink Restaurant

1014 N Lamar Blvd Ste E, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 482-8868
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Ranked #18 of 3,089 restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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245 reviews 245 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Now you wouldn't expect this when you walk into the strip mall that you find Wink in, which just adds to the magic. Hidden at the back is this gorgeous locavore restaurant (although the decor itself also sets your expectations down), with an amazing tasting menu & excellent wine pairings. I took an important client for a dinner and it... More

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Wellington
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

It all starts with the owner (Michael, I think) coming over to welcome you. Then the fun really begins. We had the 7 course degustation dinner. We substituted for some of the courses and shared the wine matches. The food was clever and the combinations of flavour mostly really good. some of the courses were a bit heavy handed with... More

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I absolutely love tasting menus. They give you the opportunity to try foods you wouldn't normally order and I always have a hard time settling on just one entree when there are so many great choices. Wink has outstanding tasting menus. We did the 5 course with wine pairings and the food was absolutely stellar. The wines were a bit... More

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Austin, TX
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I love this place and make my husband take me here at least a couple of times every year. The chef works with fresh, local, in-season stuff and does amazing things with it. I have never had a bad meal! The tasting menu is top notch - there are always things on there that surprise me and that I wouldn't... More

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Hurricane, West Virginia
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We visited Wink while in Austin and we were not disappointed in anyway. We had the chef tasting menu for the five and seven course meal. The service was great. Our waitress took time to tell us about each course served. The presentation was excellent and the taste kept us wanting more. We could taste each and every flavor. Portion... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Wink is located in a strip mall, so it's easily missed. However, after reading excellent reviews, we decided to try it on our recent trip to Austin. We were not dissapointed! The food was excellent, the service friendly, and their ability to cater to my vegetarian needs was impressive. Don't judge this place by its exterior - give it a... More

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Austin
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Based on the buzz about Wink we were expecting a top notch meal and service. Wink delivered, we had a very real axed (2.5 hour).dinner with friends. Service was well timed and attentive without being intrusive. Noise level was moderate even with a packed house on a Saturday night. The mussels and scallop appetizers were perfect., succulent, meaty and nicely... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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137 reviews 137 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I would say "Go there for the food". The atmosphere is rather casual or relaxed and not a "wow" experience. Service was less than ideal - our party at one point was trying very hard to find or flag down our waiter as we had been sitting about 15-20 minutes and we're interested in ordering beverages. Also, if interested in... More

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Austin, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The food was superb: fresh, interesting flavor and texture contrasts and just-right portions. The service perfect, friendly but very professional. This definitely is a special occasion restaurant given the prices. Extensive wine list a plus ! It was my first visit to to Wink but my husband had been several times for work-related dinners. I was surprised how small it... More

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

While definitely not an everyday eating place nor even a weekend kinda place for most, this is one of the places you take your partner out on a special occasion. I took my wife here on her birthday. We had some fantastic wines to taste. We are vegetarians, and they had a special menu for us. We asked the chef... More

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