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blink Restaurant & Bar

#24 of 2,861 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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111 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4, Canada (Centre st. & 8 Ave)
403.263.5330
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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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Buffalo
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Outstanding menu, service and wine list. A great experience on a rainy night. Corn soup was fantastic along with Halibut and Salmon entrees that were garnished with the right sauces that magnified the taste. The manager recommend a Vancouver Pinot Noir ...delicious in color nose and taste...John Tyler......great dinning experience.

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Thank Ed D
Houston
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131 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very empty, slow night. Good service. Upscale restaurant on the Stephen (8th Ave) pedestrian area. I had the Halibut and my wife had the salmon. She also started with the peach salad and I the tomato salad. For dessert the chocolate savirn which I had never had. Very good.

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Thank Houston_Eriol
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food! Chef is amazing. Wish they served the wine in 9 ounces and they need to wash the blankets. Love the blanket idea to keep customers warm, but they were not fresh smelling. Wait staff were friendly and attentive. A d food was great!!

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Thank Jenny D
Calgary, Canada
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126 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ironically enough, this wound up being my first vegetarian meal out in about 15 years because none of the meat courses on the menu appealed to us. And it was great! The tempura zucchini appetizer was the highlight - it was superb and beautifully presented. My better half had the ricotta ravioli, which we both found delightful. My vegetable risotto... More 

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Thank Vladimir1968
Houston, TX, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were in Calgary for just one night, and decided to try blink. We were a little bit nervous when at 730pm on a Friday the restaurant was empty, but we're glad that we decided to stay. The service was excellent and our food was absolutely delicious. We started with the ricotta stuff zucchini flowers, then my... More 

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Thank Katie C
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my boyfriend here for a surprise thank you meal and we were both blown away by the service and the food! The appetizers we had were the zucchini stuffed bison mozzarella tempura and the beef carpaccio, and it was delicious! He had the chicken and I had risotto and they were both outstanding. Wine and beer list were also... More 

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Leawood, Kansas
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a delightful experience tonight dining at Blink. We asked to sit outside despite the threat of rain and they were so nice to accommodate us. Within 15 minutes it started to rain and they moved us to a lovely cozy table by a big beautiful window. Every person with whom we came into contact was friendly, helpful and... More 

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Thank Debbie S
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 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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Singapore, Singapore
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

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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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 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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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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 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?