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Wink Restaurant

#142 of 3,054 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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1014 N Lamar Blvd Ste E, Austin, TX 78703-4964
+1 512-482-8868
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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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2012

Smaller portions encourage you to order the full course; never miss appetizers and deserts here. Best desert in town, hands down. Menu changes daily and always has surprises. Amuse bouche at the star of every meal dazzles. Freshest fish, game and vegetables prepared with exceptional skill. Wait on a table in adjacent wine bar, or just hit the bar for... More 

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Magnolia, Texas
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196 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2012

Every item on the tasting menu, both the food and the wine were fabulous, loved them all. Service was very good, well informed on the wine and the food courses. The only knock I would have is that the tasting courses were so small, I stopped for a burger on the way home. Next time will order from the menu.

Thank Ray2k
Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 16, 2012

You may think you don't have adventurous tastebuds, but Wink is sure to change your mind. Dee-lishus!

Thank Oleron3
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Why do we keep going back? For the daily new menus that always surprise the taste buds of my mouth. You've got to try, at least once, one of his 5-course priix fixe dinners. As always, I start with the red and gold toasted beet salad with local creamy goat cheese, organic greens and a beautiful creamy pesto drizzle. The... More 

Thank UTClassOf75
Austin, Texas
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2012

A very intimate restaurant with a unique menu and good food. They went the extra mile to make our anniversary a very special and personal experience.

Thank Tim087
Kanab, Utah
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2012

I have been going to Wink a few times a year for more than 5 years and I am always happy with the experience. Though I've occasionally ordered a la carte, we usually prefer to just take the tasting menu with the wine pairings and last night was no exception. Every course was well prepared and consisted of complex tastes.... More 

Thank CaptainChaos104
San Antonio, Texas
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183 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2012

Very innovative cuisine. We ate without a reservation and were treated very well.

Thank tgates5
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2012

We recently ate at Wink while on a Texas vacation. I had read so much about how great this place was, and we had made reservations months in advance. I was quite excited to try the restaurant, perhaps my expectations were too high because I was somewhat disappointed in the experience. We had an early reservation and were seated immediately... More 

Thank jaimeeg
Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 11, 2012

Love the manager and the wine bar. The dining room is cool, kind of like being in New York. Our service was not so good, our waitress acted like a robot. Never a smile. We constantly had to ask her about the food and if she had any suggestions. When dining in a restaurant such as Wink, one expects a... More 

Thank PattiP1957
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2012

It was so impossibly loud at our table that our group actually stopped to behold the din. Conversation was absolutely precluded. Was actually funny at first, then supremely aggravating. We waited an hour for this ear-punishing experience. Had reservations for 8:00; were seated at 9:05. But for our complaining, we might still be stuck in the bar. Sadly, the food... 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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $45
American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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 78703-4964
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-482-8868

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