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blink Restaurant & Bar

#18 of 2,889 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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111 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4, Canada (Centre st. & 8 Ave)
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Taylor was our hostess. She was attentive, friendly and had a sense of humor. She knew the menu and answered all our questions about any of our food choices. Each server explained what we were being served. The food was out of this world! We chose the pork shoulder and ravioli dishes as our main courses. The crepe cake was... More 

Thank jannypooh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it all - the service, the ambiance, the food, and the wine. The servers are friendly, helpful and seamless. The food was delicious and unique. Nothing bad to report, a solid choice!

Thank Minnetonkamom
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had supper here with a group of business colleagues one night. It had been many years since I had visited downtown Calgary and was very impressed with the redevelopment of the old downtown core. This trendy establishment has friendly service, good food and a nice buzz to the place. Will go back again.

Thank skibumal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am so impressed by the food and service, I would recommend this understated restaurant to anyone who is in downtown Calgary. The food is served like fine dining but prices seem reasonable. The chicken poutine was excellent and so was the beet salad. Wine was excellent and service bee personable. I would visit again if I am in Calgary.

Thank Shuen Sheng F
Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a attractive, modern bistro on Stephen Walk, a/k/a 8th Street (address is on 8th, which confused us initially). Food was creative and wonderful, service VERY pleasant and attentive. I liked the rose lemonade so much that I ordered some from Amazon on the spot! Very attractive presentation of food, though I at first mistook a piece of cheese... More 

Thank beckya57
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Blink on my first night in Calgary as was just conveniently in front of my hotel. The wine list was excellent so it was the food. I did have one of the specials but I wish I had the steak as it did look amazing. Service was extremely nice but a bit slow as I had to... More 

Thank Èric S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a bite to eat and a drink while walking back to our hotel in a beautiful Friday afternoon. We sat on the patio to people watch - great spot for that. We had a local white Pinot and it was very good. We shared the cheese plate appy and it was tasty - in hindsight I... More 

Thank nirt
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

4 people in our party. Everyone loved their meal. Halibut was cooked perfect. My steak was charred on the outside, pink on the inside. Perfect combination of doneness and deliciousness. We shared 2 creative desserts, and after everyone said they were too full. We ate every bit of it.

Thank HolmesPittsburgh
Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This was a very friendly restaurant. Good service in a comfortable downtown location. They try to use locally sourced ingredients. The food is well prepared and very tasty. The owner was friendly and engaging. Excellent, if a little pricy, wine list. Certainly would come again.

Thank blue95476
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We had a birthday celebration here and reserved their small private room (square table with place setting for 10). It was perfect as it was quieter than the main restaurant and there was a person with hearing issues so the reduction of background noise made this a better experience for our friend. Menu was varied, food superb and service impeccable.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 8 Ave 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?