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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
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7:00 PM
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Blink Restaurant

4.4
1588 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Northwest
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Through a unique blend of texture and colour, Executive Chef Bryan Michaels combines slow food cooking techniques with local flavours, allowing each delicious menu selection to evolve with the changing seasons. Traditional and modernized cooking techniques combine with a wide range of carefully selected grape varietals and vintages to offer an unmatched European fine-dining restaurant experience sure to impress even the most sophisticated palate.

We are proud recipients Where Magazines Restaurant of The Year as well as Avenue Magazines 4th Best Restaurant, and Best Dessert in 2014.

As we endeavor to use only local and fresh ingredients, we do not allow any outside food in the restaurant. Should you require anything above and beyond what is on our menu, including cakes, please feel free to contact us directly.

Corkage Policy: Our corkage fee is $25 and we allow 1 bottle per group
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Northwest, Organic, French
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday: 11am - 11pm
Saturday: 5pm- 11pm
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Phone number
(403) 263-5330
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Bryan Michaels
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Catering
Blink caters private functions in and outside of the restaurant. Please call for further details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Centre st. & 8 Ave
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Parking details
Parking can be found underneath Le Germain Hotel and the Palliser Parkade which are both located on 9th Avenue and within close walking distance. Parking is also available on Stephen Avenue after 6:00pm.
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Public transit
We are less than one block from major C-Trains routes and central to all City Centre Bus Stops.
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Special events & promotions
Thank you for choosing Blink Restaurant & Bar.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1588 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.3
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnaM (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Blink has amazing food and wines, and is great for a special occasion. I recommend ordering dessert, especially the sticky toffee pudding.

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vipTvlDeb (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Duck and short ribs were both excellent! And the service was outstanding!

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Sophie (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was absolutely delicious and service great! I was happy to finally find a restaurant where the music is not too loud after 8pm, it was was possible to have a conversation at the table :-) The only thing that annoyed me a bit was the furniture. There was a hole in the bench seat where I sat. In such a restaurant I would never expect that to happen. Also the restaurant was half empty when we were there. The staff should have sat us somewhere else, where there is no hole! I personally do not rally care, it is just that I would expect higher standards from such a place.

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Outoftowner (Saskatoon)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Enjoyed the charcuterie and a very nice half bottle of wine

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LCK1 (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We had a reservation for 3 on a busy lunch hour but when we noticed a group of 4 friends standing in line we were able to accommodate them at our window-seat table for a delicious, cozy lunch on a cold winter’s day! Delicious short ribs - will definitely return😊😊

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vipDLBird (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Kitchen was incredibly slow with food service

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JeremiahR (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

I've been to Blink at least half a dozen times and never had a bad meal. I anyways love the food and leave feeling great. Keep up the great work. One of my favorite places to eat great quality food.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

The best service and food, great for celebration lunches!

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
2.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Went here for lunch and they served undercooked fish, I could not slice a piece off with my fork and had to cut it with my knife, ended up sending it back and had to return to work so asked for it to be packaged as it took too long. They ended up just reheating the undercooked fish (seems like they nuked it in the microwave as it had shrunk so much plus a part of it was missing). We saw another table asked for their food to go as their lunch took too long to be served.

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vipJess (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Delicious food & wonderful atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food, great service. Would go back again for a special night out

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Juandawn (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Our waiter was amazing, he was right on top of everything we needed. We had theater booked so he made sure we were on time.
Lovely evening.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
2.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

I took a couple of clients to Blink for a business meal as I wanted to treat them to something special. The place is nice: it has a lovely atmosphere and is in a prime location. The service is good too. Unfortunately, my praise ends here.
Given that Blink was nominated as one of the 10 best restaurants in Calgary, my expectations were high. Too high perhaps.
The food is nothing special - in fact I would go as far as saying that it is forgettable. The cottage pie I had as a main was one of the worse I've ever had in my life - and I've eaten quite a few during my years in England. The beetroot salad I chose as a starter had a few specs of beetroot and pecans and a tiny bit of goat cheese cream on a side. No dressing, no taste. The roasted pears I had for dessert were served cold, so cold that they were as hard as bricks and difficult to cut and most of all, chew. Overall, an unimpressive experience but nonetheless, very expensive. A truly overrated restaurant.

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MarkUs (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

The food was spectacular with a huge wine list to complement the food. I will definitely be back. Great service. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The service was great but the food left one of us feeling sick and the other hungry. Wouldn’t go back and wouldn’t recommend. Appeared to be a restaurant in transition.

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OpenTable Diner (Manitoba)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food cool atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

One of my favorite go to restaurants for special events, family event or just a great night out. The service is perfectly balanced between being there and staying in the background, the wine selection is fantastic and if you're unsure the staff are well versed in providing advice. The food is fantastic, perfectly portioned for a full service dinner and the menu is rotated just enough to make each dining experience a new one.

Great night as always.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Great service and fantastic food!

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

Great experience! Thank you for a wonderful meal and great service. I’d definitely come back and recommend. My friend said BEST lamb she has ever had!!

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

We went to Bar Annabelle next door for a glass of wine before dinner. Cute spot with a well chosen wine list.

Dinner at Blink is always excellent. The Spanish house wines are absolutely unique and great value.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
1.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Tables were packed way, way to closely here at this loud, trendy, indie food stampede.

Our dinner turned into a rodeo.

Food is indeed good, no question, but overall Ten Foot expectations were met by One Foot delivery.

Extremely cramped, excitable, noisy. Share verbiage, spit, and frenzy with your festive neighbors flanked on every side.

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GregC (London)
2.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Did not deliver.

Fine dinning is about creating new experiences and memories. That is the raison d'être for any "fine" restaurant. Unfortunately Blink failed by producing a negative experience and a so-so memory.
Like wine pairings, service and kitchen should work in harmony, an otherwise delicious plate or a good restaurant can be ruined by bad service.
This happened at Blink, the server was courteous and he seem experienced but unfortunately kept forgetting or mixing things up including the main dish. My wife and I were celebrating 12 years of marriage and rather than share a meal we end up eating at different times due to our server bringing pork rather than the ordered lamb. It can happen, we are all human and thanks for not having food taboos. But he also forgot to bring bread and ordering drinks required to "dial twice". Timing was almost to the point of beginning to wonder if they forgot about us.
Only a small "sorry" and here is the bill. In other times I would have called the manager but I did not want to ruin the occasion by righteously complaining. Hence, this our memory, not the monkfish or the lamb or the ambiance.
Here in Calgary, we have seen a rash of restaurant closings. Many issues including the "downturn", new taxes and higher wages have made the restauranteur business a lot more difficult. However, when a restaurant fails to accomplish their "raison d'être" then it has to withstand a lot more than the embattles of our ever changing economy.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

We met up for dinner with friends and really enjoyed Blink! The beef tenderloin was fantastic and the wine list had great selection. We had theatre tickets and our server made sure we were fed and billed in plenty of time for the show.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

Food was fantastic and the service was great. Went there on a company lunch for the holidays. Had the short rib (along with several others), simply delicious.

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DiDa (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

Our waiter, Kennet, was outstanding. He was friendly, upbeat and observant to our needs. Thanks Ken. : )

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vipTSMH (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

The new Ahi tuna plate was A major improvement from previous offer. Chunky instead of slices. The arctic char was fresh as usual. Nice accompaniments.

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JocelynD (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

It was a special evening out for my mum and I as I was taking her to see Diana Krall. The food was great, and the service was impeccable. My man and I come her and enjoy the local, fresh food. Well done!

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vipJackatehere (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

Always great - changing menu - welcoming - friendly - business and leisure -

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

Wonderful lamb, the best I have had out in a restaurant ever!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 29, 2017

Food and service was excellent! The wine suggestions and overall experience was everything we were hoping for
I would highly recommend Blink!
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