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blink Restaurant & Bar

#26 of 2,856 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Downtown
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111 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4, Canada (Centre st. & 8 Ave)
403.263.5330
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went with another couple and ordered the tomato salad and the peach salad to start. Both were delicious. For entree my husband ordered the steak. It was ok (outside could have been seared more). Dessert was amazing! We ordered the ice cream (basil, lime, chocolate chip) and the trio of sorbets. If you go, I highly recommend salads and... More 

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Thank Taren D
Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I dined at Blink two weeks ago when I was visiting Calgary. The food was exceptional. To start I had the tomato salad with goat cheese which was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious, perfectly seasoned, fresh and flavourful. As my main I had the ricotta ravioli which was also fantastic, the pasta was perfectly cooked and the sauce was excellent.... More 

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Thank SaraRaeHB
Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Blink based on some recent media reviews and was not disappointed. Had their chanterelles and peas to start, which was excellent. Followed it up with the roast ballotine of chicken, which was also very good. Waiter was knowledgeable and service was quick. I'd definitely go back!

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Thank Darcy H
Somerset, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for dinner and wanted to sit outside along this popular street with several bars and restaurants. The service was friendly and quick. The menu was very good with a local focus. I thought it was a little pricey. The food was well prepared and was enjoyable. Overall I would recommend and we would return.

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Thank Jimdocweems
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed this restaurant. Interesting selection of dishes. Nice service as well. Nice on the terrasse when the weather permits.

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Thank Ginette N
Halifax
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a groom of six and we all really enjoyed our special evening . We shared appetizers and loved them all . I especially loved the fois gras. I had the lamb and it was wonderful. Everyone enjoyed the steak as well . All the food was prepared in a very gourmet fashion . Loved it.

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Thank easterntreker
Los Gatos, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Calgary has always been great to get a steak. blink has brought a bright light into down town Calgary. Their seasonal menu hits the spot dead-on. Clean, interesting design and decor with a small patio for nice evenings. Service that is responsive without being over the top and too much. I understand that they have whole fish delivered every other... More 

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Thank SweetMichael95030
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Quite a small, intimate and modern restaurant on the Main Street with many eateries to choose from. Excellent service from an varied interesting menu. Not cheap but well worth the money!

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Palma De Mallorca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Great food .great staff.great place enough said the place to go if in calgary. The staff are very helpful not just advice on food and drink but also about the sights to see and places to visit.

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Thank James H
Avon, Connecticut
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113 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Excellent restaurant in downtown. A gem among other tourist traps around. Food was excellent, prepared and presented elegantly. Long list of wines available for selection. A definite revisiting place

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4, Canada
    (Centre st. & 8 Ave)
  • Public Transportation: We are less than one block from major C-Trains routes and central to all City Centre Bus Stops.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 403.263.5330

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?