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“A great place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of blink Restaurant & Bar

blink Restaurant & Bar
111 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4, Canada (Downtown)
403.263.5330
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Ranked #80 of 2,769 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Centre st. & 8 Ave
Transit: We are less than one block from major C-Trains routes and central to all City Centre Bus Stops.
Shropshire, UK
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“A great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We booked this online before travelling from the UK and had some idea of what to expect but we were even more impressed when we visited in person.

Service was excellent, our waiter was on his first shift in the restaurant but clearly had plenty of restaurant experience and this showed in the excellent service he provided, ably assisted by the owner, Leslie.

The food was excellent and the wine list was good. Leslie explained to us the effort that she puts into sourcing the produce, even shipping bread from Vancouver - an effort that was well worthwhile as it was the best bread that we tasted during our holiday.

We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening with high quality food and drink as well as excellent service and a good atmosphere. This is a restaurant to visit if you are in the centre of Calgary!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kentucky
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151 reviews 151 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“Most excellent--food is very good and the atmosphere is even better.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Everything on the menu is excellent and the specials are usually automatic orders. Easy place to do a business deal because it isn't super noisy. Highly recommend this place.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Wow! Wow! Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Yeah this is one you should not miss! I even gave a thumbs up to chef tonite...taber corn chowder was superb as was the beef carpaccio to die for! Oh and halibut for my main was a fine choice! Great ambience!

Visited September 2013
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calgary
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156 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 90 cities Reviews in 90 cities
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
“Excellent Always”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We had a lovely dinner here recently...it had been awhile since we were here last and Blink did not disappoint in any way. We started with the foie gras and the Pacific octopus - so tender and delicious - like nothing I have ever had before. We always order frites and they did not disappoint this time. Our server helped us choose a lovely bottle of pinot noir from Burgundy. Our mains were sablefish and the pork - both beautifully prepared and well presented and delicious...we finished off with desserts and coffee - a grand evening in every way. We will not wait so long to return the next time.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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85 reviews 85 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Sophisticated Palettes Unite..and Go Here!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

If you're searching for fusion, if you're looking for a place that is a non-chain, and if you're looking to be surprised by your food dishes then get up and start heading to Blink. The best part of dining at Blink was that i was looking at combinations on my plate that i wouldn't think of and haven't seen at other restaurants. Everything will leave a lasting impression on your tongue from a sip of soup, to a bite of salad, to devouring your entree. If you're looking to quench your thirst along with eating some food, then you won't be disappointed by the selections here for wine and cocktails. The restaurant is inviting and relaxing all at the same time, and the service will make you feel right at home when you arrive.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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