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Wink Restaurant

#74 of 3,045 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free
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1014 N Lamar Blvd Ste E, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 482-8868
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Wed 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First off, I selected this place based on TripAdvisor reviews as well as a few Austin journalist reviews. I could be biased, but so could many of the reviews here be as well, but in my experience the Wink was average at best. The concept is nice, using fresh locally procured ingredients from the area with a menu changing daily... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We had an incredible meal at Wink this past week. All of our choices were excellent. The roasted lamb rack was one of the best meals we have ever eaten with the duck breast and scallops close seconds. Service was attentive despite the restaurant being very busy. All in all a wonderful splurge!

1 Thank shrinkdocdeb
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our night. Outstanding food! The wine pairings were just ok. Service was a little slow at the end. But all in all a great, great night. These people are truly passionate about what they do which is an incredible thing. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

Thank ASonTHEroad
Houston, Texas
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

You will have a nice meal here but it will not consistently knock your socks off. I had the romaine salad with grapes and blue cheese. Pretty straight forward, no element of surprise (which I secretly had hoped would be there). Had the duck entrée which was cooked PERFECTLY to my specifications. It was the best duck I have ever... More 

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Shanghai, China
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109 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

My husband and I recently went to Wink to celebrate our anniversary, and we both agreed that the experience fell at the top of both our lists of dining delights. (I say top 3 because I'm trying not to oversell it, but I honestly can't remember having had a better meal in my life!) Wink's focus on the whole customer... More 

Thank Shanghyper
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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177 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

In Austin wink restaurant is truly I foodies restaurant. Each course has a perfect wine pairing if you're interested. Not only is the food delicious it is beautifully plated. I particularly like to dine there when James Bailey is in the kitchen. However anytime you go you will not be disappointed. I ordered the five course with pairings.

Thank GloriaMunday
Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We go here several times a year, never disappointed. Great tasting menu with wine pairings, but all menu items are always good. They also have an adjacent wine bar, so we usually arrive early. Great dining atmosphere, and the best service in Austin

Thank Dennis C
east williston, ny
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our early April dinner at Wink. The food and service were both excellent . And the presentation was lovely. I have some eating issues. The wait staff were concerned and helpful in assisting me in making my choices.

1 Thank marciaw147
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

We booked at Wink for our joint birthday (we are 10 days apart) and the experience was wonderful. It was a warm welcome and we were seated at a wonderful table off to the side of the restaurant. We both had the five course tasting menu. The first two courses were outstanding (hamachi and scallops). We left with a signed... More 

Thank NAL-NS
New York
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131 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

This farm to table restaurant is oh so good. Let me start with dessert. The lemon curd was tart and velvety. And the perfect finish to a well thought out menu. What makes this restaurant so special (besides the food), is how everyone who works at Wink makes you feel at home. From a maitre d who welcomes you when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$35 - $45
American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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