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“Good meal”

blink Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #26 of 3,547 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Centre st. & 8 Ave
Transit: We are less than one block from major C-Trains routes and central to all City Centre Bus Stops.
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good meal”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

We had dinner at Blink last night and enjoyed it very much. The food was great and we had a very nice wine. We didn't have a reseration but they had 1 table left, lucky us ;)
The tartar, and grilled octopus are very good starters. I really enjoyed the trout. My husband had the veal cheeks and thought they were ok (he wouldn't order them again).
The waiter was soso, he was polite but not really friendly... We ordered a cheese platter and he didn't even tell us which cheeses we got... don't think he cared too much.

  • Visited October 2013
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great Meal in a Great Spot”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

We were staying only one night in Calgary and Lonely Planet recommended Blink (amongst others) and as it was close to our hotel, we looked out for it. We had not made a reservation and as it was Friday night in Downtown, we felt that we were lucky not only to get a seat but to to have a table outside.
Service was a bit slow but with all of the entertainment going on in the main street we did not notice too much. When it came, the food was superb and whilst it was not the size of other meals that we had eat in Canada, there was more than enough for us.
We would definitely go back.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank MelaleucaPhil
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Shropshire, UK
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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“A great place”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

We booked this online before travelling from the UK and had some idea of what to expect but we were even more impressed when we visited in person.

Service was excellent, our waiter was on his first shift in the restaurant but clearly had plenty of restaurant experience and this showed in the excellent service he provided, ably assisted by the owner, Leslie.

The food was excellent and the wine list was good. Leslie explained to us the effort that she puts into sourcing the produce, even shipping bread from Vancouver - an effort that was well worthwhile as it was the best bread that we tasted during our holiday.

We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening with high quality food and drink as well as excellent service and a good atmosphere. This is a restaurant to visit if you are in the centre of Calgary!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank ruralidle
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Kentucky
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300 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Most excellent--food is very good and the atmosphere is even better.”
Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Everything on the menu is excellent and the specials are usually automatic orders. Easy place to do a business deal because it isn't super noisy. Highly recommend this place.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank KentuckyGlobetrotter
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Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wow! Wow! Wow!”
Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Yeah this is one you should not miss! I even gave a thumbs up to chef tonite...taber corn chowder was superb as was the beef carpaccio to die for! Oh and halibut for my main was a fine choice! Great ambience!

Visited September 2013
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