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Blink Restaurant

4.5
1609 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Northwest
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  • Pre/post Theatre
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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
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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 1609 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food. And we had an amazing server. He was very knowledgeable and personable. We will be back.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

very good food in a quiet ambiance. Great for business meals.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Food was good - I had the halibut and my friend had the chicken. Service was attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

An overall outstanding dining experience beginning with the seating and ending with dessert. Staff were courteous, friendly and knowledgeable about both the menu and the wine. The food was superb. I would definitely recommend (and have done so already) this restaurant to friends.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Phenomenal food and incredible service. My boyfriend and I went for a romantic date, and as soon as we walked in the doors we were in aw. The art, the employees, the feng shui was spectacular. We will definitely be returning as well as recommending to friends and family. Outstanding restaurant. Could not be more pleased with overall food and service that we received the whole evening through.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

In town for the weekend and we made this a top spot to visit. Restaurant is very aesthetically pleasing, food and wine were amazing, service was even better. Definitely must try this place!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

From 7 diferentes dishes 3 were super and 4 were average. Service and personel was outstanding

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Dined on a Saturday night which was also St. Paddy’s. Restaurant was only half full. The food and service were quite good but didn’t justify the prices. At first blush the maths didn’t make sense but considering Calgary’s jump in property taxes as well as Alberta’s new minimum wage hike, perhaps this is the new reality?! We might just celebrate at home next time.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Awesome dining experience, it's good to see a great restaurant surviving in the downtown core.

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Lunch was excellent as always. Never disappointed.

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2.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Way too long to receive our meal
Had to move afternoon meetings

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We’ve been long time customers and fans of Blink. This outing didn’t disappoint and we were able to take advantage of the Dine Out week fixed menu. Amazing meal!

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3.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The food was really great, good location, and nice atmosphere. Its just too bad that the poor service left everyone with a bad taste in their mouth. It wasn't very busy, maybe 6 tables seated, so the servers did not look busy. Staff looked very blasé and service was very slow. We sat there for an excessive amount of time without drinks after we had ordered them. It was especially long before the server took our food order. I actually had to waive her over and ask if she could take our order because our entire group was actually starting to become somewhat anxious at the fact that we had been there for so long and she hadn't even come over and taken our order yet. It was about 35 minutes in before she took the food order. It was obviously a corporate lunch, and with that, service should be prompt to get groups in and out. Someone else in our group had to waive her over and ask for dessert menus/coffees too. And again I also had to waive over for a sugar for the coffee because no sugar was brought with it. Its too bad that the poor service dampened the experience and made everyone late getting back to work. Its unfortunate because we were there to celebrate, and people are still talking about the poor service at work the next day.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Awesome as always- great food, presentation and service.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

The Big Taste Menu was fabulous and what a great value! My only disappointment was with the dessert. It was really rich and heavy dark chocolate. It really needed something to cut the sweetness. The service was fabulous! Very attentive and efficient. The ambience was perfect for an intimate dinner, great for conversation.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

The menu is small but varied with local produce. The preparation and presentation was excellent. Butter lettuce salad with the Short Rib paired with an Argentina Cab Franc. The other diners started with the Mushroom soap and said it was great, both the Chicken and the Pork Belly were well presented and excellent taste. Overall a very good restaurant and we'll visit it again.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Came for The Big Taste menu and every course was fantastic! Would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Myself and a date are at Blink and ordered the Arctic Char as well as Pork dish from the big taste menu. Amazing food, attentive wait staff and good ambience. Will be back!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Reservation made for birthday celebration purposes. Meals were excellent, served hot and in a timely manner. Servers were attentive and courteous. Would recommend without hesitation.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Enjoyed the charcuterie and a very nice half bottle of wine

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Kitchen was incredibly slow with food service

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

The best service and food, great for celebration lunches!

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Delicious food & wonderful atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food cool atmosphere

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Great service and fantastic food!

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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1.0Dined 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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