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blink Restaurant & Bar

#21 of 2,912 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Downtown
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111 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4, Canada (Centre st. & 8 Ave)
+1 403-263-5330
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Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Montreal, Canada
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The restaurant is very nice and ambiance was good when I went, even if it was on a Monday. The waiter was professional and they had a good wine selection. I was slightly disappointed by the food though... I had octopus in appetizer, which was way overcooked and as a result hard and chewy. I do not recommend that dish.... More 

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Thank Marie-LaurenceL
Sherwood Park, Canada
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attractive seating, but frequent cold drafts whenever the door opened. Very dark, which may be trending but the average age of the diners was over 50. Hard to read wine list, menus. Meals described on menu with interesting sides and treatments. My chicken dish was good, my husband's pork dish very ordinary. Service was fine. Not a bad evening, but... More 

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Thank Cowgirl1960
Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Food was amazing, we have a picky eater in the family and even he really liked his meal. Service was above and beyond. Cozy setting.

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Thank Joaniej3
Calgary, Canada
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82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Went here for a business lunch, as I often do, and was not disappointed. Service was good and quick and the food was nice. The menu has recently changed and the (gourmet) mac and cheese is sadly no longer on, but there are still plenty of good options.

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Thank Adam S
Jersey City, New Jersey
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

On our first afternoon in Calgary, we were looking for a place to have lunch. We walked along Stephen Ave for a bit, and eventually decided on Blink. Good find! Good food and good service!

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Thank Grace V
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 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 

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Thank jannypooh
Minneapolis
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

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!

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Thank Minnetonkamom
Toronto, Canada
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147 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

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.

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Thank skibumal
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 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.

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Thank Shuen Sheng F
Tacoma, Washington
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 403-263-5330

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