Blink Restaurant

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Northwest
Through a unique blend of texture and colour, Executive Chef Brian Diamond 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
What 1843 People Are Saying
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Randy
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was fantastic (tasty, unique dishes), and the service was great.

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vipTSMH
Calgary
42 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice sea bream filet. Good portion for lunch. Much better than salmon. Good service.

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merr
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was wonderful. We brought in a service dog in training and everyone was very respectful. The food was delicious and offered something for the vegetarians as well as the meat-eaters. Highly recommend

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JeffA
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was terrific! He had great wine suggestions and was able to get us out on time to enjoy a show. Overall had a great night out with good food and nice ambiance.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We must have hit an off night because our dinner was boring and tasteless.
The char tasted muddy, more like wet cardboard.
Our server was great and recommended a wonderful wine.

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ShelleyD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first experience at Blink, the atmosphere was great, service was great and the food was delicious. The only thing is that portions are quite small for the price that you paying.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Polish waiter was exceptional. Food was fabulous and lots of selection for us as we are vegetarian.

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IanW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The meal was terrific. When I ordered the wrong sized dish, they quickly recovered and changed the appetizer into a main course.

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Erik
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Solid business lunch choice. Great server, not hovery or needy, perfect balance. Been going here for years.

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PamS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting Menu with more than one items I'd like to try. Had the Shepherd's Pie which was awesome. My guest enjoyed his meal as well. Service was excellent. Wish I'd had time to stay for dessert !

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CindyD
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had taken a client to Blink and it was Nancy's first time. She absolutely loved the Quiche, and will be taking her husband ! I have been going to Blink for several years now, and I pray that it does close its doors due to the downslope of the economy we are experiencing in Calgary. It is so nice to have restaurants as such on Steven Avenue! I usually go there for lunches, but I definitely want to go for dinner soon !

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night! Woot woot!!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious but was disappointed by portion sizes. Had the ravioli and the duck. The Ravioli was just 3 bites, but the duck was fantastic.

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DaveyMacYYC
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went with a group of 5 and we shared three appetizers and three mains. All were VERY GOOD. Portions are small and priced higher than average. It was not very busy when we were there and service was awesome. This is date night or intimate corporate meal spot with many 'night cap' options near by. Blink had a good Wine and Whiskey selection! Top appy goes to the Octopus and best main to the Duck.

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VictoriaC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a good experience as always. The
Re were two things that kept it from being 5 stars. One was that our server left for the night before we did, and the remaining staff were not attentive at all. We also ordered a $16 ravioli starter, and it was 3 raviolis in the center of a huge plate. Unfortunately, this laughable moment is probably what stuck most in our minds (I can't even remember the other two starters were). Overall, it was still a good experience, but not as excellent as my other experiences at Blink have been.

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vipJgoodlad003
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience3

The server indicated the appetizer was 12$ and we order them and after they came to the table she informed us it was actually $28. One of the servers walked around in jeans in a t-shirt which is slightly underdressed for this restaurant. Ordered Sauterne with desert, it did not come and when we asked about it, they said “oh sorry I will get it after I clear tables”. The service is definitely less than expected for this price of restaurant. Food was delicious, the chefs are carrying this place.

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vipTSMH
Calgary
43 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crispy chicken was a nicely done leg. Not salty. Cultured mushroom risotto had very nice flavor but the cheese made it kind of salty.

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EvaB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a very great time at Blink. The food was amazing and the staff very welcoming. We highly recommend this place for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was delicious and the service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service

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vipPeter
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My meal was good, but other guests noted that theirs were less so. An example was the scallop appetizer which was a complete disappointment (basically one smaller scallop sliced thinly but costing $20). Others noted that their portions and with the experience for the related cost were also not appropriate. Of the 7 guests, 3 stated openly that they defiantly would not return to Blink.

The atmosphere was good, and the service was good. I had the braised lamb soup as an appetizer and quite enjoyed it. For the main I had the duck breast which was okay, but I would not place it at the level of presentation and flavour suited for the expectation. I would sum my experience up as the evening was good, but I won’t be going back with my wife as I think there are other places that provide a better experience and value for our own personal time.

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vipChristineP
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can not say enough about this place, my first time visit - will not be my last. Excellent service and divine food.

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ErinT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Disappointing for the price point. Everything we ordered was just very mediocre (two entrees, desert). Ambiance is very nice and the service is good, just felt like a very expensive yet underwhelming dining experience. Won’t be returning.

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SusanB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were very well looked after. The service was very good. Starter portions are a little small but entrees were satisfying. One of our members had cold food which was sent back to be reheated. The server was very apologetic and prompt at resolving the issue and did not charge us for that entree. All in all, we had a lovely evening at Blink.

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Kellogg
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here many times.Food is always very good.Very comfortable and not a stuffy atmosphere.

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vipJoanneS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and terrific wine listing for that special event.

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LynneD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'd never been to Blink before but I'll go again. The service was outstanding, as was the food. The restaurant itself is beautiful. I recommend Blink for a special event or an evening out with someone special.

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Jezza
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was busy to begin with and it took a while to get the initial drinks ordered and on the table. After that....all good. Food was excellent

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WinstonG
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous!!

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Chamonix1
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food tough just a bit noisy

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vipDevin
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

As always, delicious food and great menu selection. My only gripe is the house sparkling water always tastes dirty... this time was a little special because the waiter was pretending to be really sophisticated and it was coming across as, well, unfriendly. We will still be back though.

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MegHW
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The flavours of the food were great but our food came out like warm to cold. My husband just ate his because he was hungry and his was more lukewarm; mine was cold so they remade my veggies - but left me with my chicken to get cold and eat alone and then my veggies came out hot much later (seemed delayed) so I ate veggies on their own. It was just a very discombobulated meal and took away from our experience.

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vipCinYYC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service deteriorated as it got busy. Our coffee order was forgotten when dessert was served. I wasn't too happy with my entree although dessert was very good.

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vipTSMH
Calgary
43 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the same items. Their nice aromatic mushroom soup was back likely because their old chef has come back. I have been looking for it for 2 years. Plenty of fresh clams with good spaghetti. Sauce was good but could be a bit less salty. Americano was nicer than usual.

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vipKaren
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was absolutely fantastic. Our server was absolutely horrible. She was incredibly rude, thoughtless and unnecessarily slow. I noted in my reservation that I was entertaining important clients, so her attitude was especially disappointing. Perhaps this why it was easy to get a last-minute reservation on a Saturday evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great service at the table, but two hosts were indifferent and curt.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pre theatre dining. Very nice. A bit quiet on a Thursday night.

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vipMarissa
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, served in a timely manner - nice for quiet lunch meetings.

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ByronS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Perhaps a little pricey, but the steak and fish were wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food, highly recommend

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