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blink Restaurant & Bar

111 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4, Canada
+1 403-263-5330
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“halibut” (25 reviews)
“peach salad” (3 reviews)
“arctic char” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
111 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We tried to get into this restaurant last time in Calgary but it was packed. Great wine list, wonderful service, and incredible food. 4 of us loved our appetizers and the main courses. I tried the lamb tartare which is stepping out and really enjoyed...More

Thank Murray2805
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Restaurant ambience is quite nice and a convenient location to meet friends. The bread was good. The dinner menu wasn't consistent with what was online and selection was really limited with about 5 options. Had the gnocchi with pumpkin and it was ok but serving...More

Thank robertalr
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in April 2017 on a weekend and overall service was disappointing and food was even worse. The server was not attentive and slow. The appetizers were small, tasteless, and entrees were about the same. The food was edible but we could have cooked...More

Thank J1198
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent evening at Blink with friends. We loved the Beef Cheek (highly recommended) and the Halibut was so creamy and smooth. However, the risotto was bland and not creamy or rich tasting. The drink and wine selection was extensive. We love the...More

Thank SherT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came upon Blink while strolling on Stephen's Ave. Looked like our kinda place, nice casual atmosphere with a twist. The food is farm to table and it was all good. I had 2 starters and my husband a starter/ main. He commented his duck...More

Thank Triniruth
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Blink doesn't look much from the outside but inside is a great sometimes noisy space. The food is world class. Some great wines, particularly Italian and and the service is just below what it should be. But if you are In Calgary do yourself a...More

Thank Connolly47
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

On business trips it’s easy to indulge. The potions here were just right. Bowl of roasted cauliflower soup and Ahi Tuna Tartare. Quick fast and good food. Glad to have gone back after a few years.

Thank gotchatoday28
Reviewed 26 September 2017

OK, and the duck was magic too but let's lead with the gnocchi. Being fall, the menu featured the gnocchi with sage and pumpkin...and it was pillowy and perfect in every way. Leading off the batting order was an epic cheese plater with PEI cheddar...More

Thank Erik R
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

An unscheduled dinner with a work colleague lead to a wonderful dinner. We 'walked-in' without a reservation (not recommended) and after a quick check Maitre d' Josh offers us seats at the bar. A relaxed read of the menu and extensive wine list and we...More

Thank Daniel T
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The restaurant could easily be missed as its front is quite narrow. However once inside the ambiance is great. It's been stripped back to bare brickwork and an open view into the kitchens. The serving staff were delightful, eager to assist without being overbearing. The...More

Thank Kevin B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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