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Wink Restaurant

#32 of 3,011 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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5:30 pm - 11:00 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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  • 148
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 11
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  • 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
Great meal in Austin

First visit to Wink. Was there for a business dinner. The host is a regular and we received excellent service. We had a variety of dishes that were all rated as excellent by the table. This is a BYOB, which is a plus. I look forward to going back soon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
jbray54
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Houston, Texas, United States
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

First visit to Wink. Was there for a business dinner. The host is a regular and we received excellent service. We had a variety of dishes that were all rated as excellent by the table. This is a BYOB, which is a plus. I look forward to going back soon.

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We love this restaurant. Small, intimate, attention to detail! Super wait staff - every time! host Mark has been greeting guests at the door for years, and he's always cheerful and friendly - a great start to a great evening. The menu varies every day, and each menu item has a story, it seems. Wink grows a lot of their... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Great and very creative French food paired with some amazing wines in a cozy and romantic atmosphere. My wife and I love this restaurant when we're out on date night. Each course is unique and delicious and the wine pairings are fantastic!

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The food here is very creative, but not over the top. The approach blends unusual flavors without becoming cute or precious like a number of Austin restaurants with their molecular style. We had grilled shrimp, romaine salad, scallops and steak. While the lineup sounds simple, it was anything but. The beef had a smoked tomato sauce. The romaine salad had... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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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, Doing business, Special occasions, 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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