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wink

4.6
4.6
2147 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
How many of the great moments of your life were experienced at a table over a meal with friends and family? Dinner at wink is like coming to big dinner party where great food, quality ingredients, and Austin hospitality set the stage for yet another memorable experience at table. Wink happily embraces omnivores, vegetarians, vegans, pescetarians, and special dietary issues based on what we have in our larder! "The way we eat represents our most profound engagement with the natural world." - Michael Pollan

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 482-8868

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Mark Paul & Stewart Scruggs

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    11th Street & Lamar Blvd

  • Parking details

    Ample parking! 75 spaces between 3 lots...

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 2,147 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Innovative

  • Austin

    Great for fine wines

  • Austin

    Innovative

  • Austin

    Great for fine wines

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was fantastic
  2. T

    Toniup22

    Central Texas

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    The food was ok. Small portions. Very slow to get food.
  3. AL

    AnnabelL

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a beautiful dinner for six. Two of our party were vegan and they had their own vegan 5 course tasting menu. The food was very good and well paced (you will not be hungry after). The only thing I regret is not having enough room for the 7 courses.
  4. RA

    RaraAvis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Husband and I were celebrating 10 year wedding anniversary. This was always our go to in the past for special occasions so didnt expect to be disappointed. We went for the 7 course with wine pairing for the first time. Out of the 7 only 2 were standouts (the duck breast and scallops). Some dishes I'd expected to be at least warm were room temp. The sweet bread cook was inconsistent, one was nicely seared the other was not. Our waiter was very nice. No issues with service although kitchen delays may have contributed to the underwhelming experience. For the cost was expecting nothing short of stellar. Very saddened by this last experience.
  5. JH

    JHobbs

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Our party of 4 had been sitting for 35 minutes without any waiter stopping by, while others who arrived after us and in our area were served right away, so we walked. I know even the best restaurants can have an off night, but usually somebody will snap to the fact that a table has no waiter assigned and will help with the situation. Nobody around us seemed remotely interested in doing that. The restaurant did send me a personal and apologetic email with a gift card, which was appreciated. But our dinner companions had noted that the service at wink is not what it once was, so we are unsure if we’ll return.
  6. M

    Madge

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting and delicious menu, waitress patient and explained all the courses, small and intimate.
  7. LK

    LaurenK

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We went there NY’s Eve for a romantic dinner for 2. We had an 8:30 reservation and got there by 8:35. We were told our table and was not ready and to sit in the wine bar. The wine bar experience was nice, with good music and a fun bartender. Unfortunately, we were not sat at our table until 9:15pm. We were not shown attention for several minutes after that. The time between ordering our food and the first course was a good 25 minutes. We ordered a 5 course fixed meal and had to rush the last two courses. We finished the meal at 11:26pm. There was no music on in the main dining room and could just hear people chatter, which was not enjoyable to me. The duck and steak dishes were perfect. The Foie Gras was a delight and melted in my mouth. The server felt bad about the situation and did give some wine away for the inconvenience. I would go back and eat at the wine bar next time instead. The trip dessert was also a highlight.
  8. MB

    MountainBoy

    Austin

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A first-class dining experience in every respect.
  9. OW

    OwenW

    Austin

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Always so so very delicious and his was no exception, just a little slow; we figured about 5-10 minutes more between each course. BUT, it is such a fabulous palate experience we will continue to come back. Wine pairings are perfect! Thank you.
  10. HH

    HeatherH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'll continue coming back. WINK is my favorite restaurant in the entire Austin area.
  11. NR

    NatashaR

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Delicious tasting menu with thoughtful wine pairings. Excellent service.
  12. KC

    KatieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal. Highly recommend the tasting menu. The duck was delicious and the crab cake was as good as what I have had in Maryland. Attentive but not intrusive service. Very intimate and cozy.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely hole in the place high end place. Very classy!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can't go wrong with anything on this menu! We love to try a little bit of everything! This is a wonderful place for a special meal!
  15. P

    Plainjane

    Houston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love not only the food and service but the ambiance which allows you to actually have conversations and hear each other! Wine selection excellent.
  16. SC

    SpeedCzech

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our waitress, Karen, was absolutely exceptional. Friendly, quick, and fun. The food was good but I think it was a little on the expensive side. The seating is a bit tight so anything you say is heard by the table next to you and vice versa. It’s rather bright in there and I think it would be nice if they dimmed the lights a little bit.
  17. SW

    SallyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Remains a favorite of ours. Have been dining at Wink since it opened.
  18. RZ

    RogerZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service from our waitress. Forgot name. Nice ambience and everybody very friendly.
  19. SB

    SBee

    Austin

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The staff was very accommodating and celebratory for our anniversary dinner. We had the 7 course tasting menu and wine pairing. Overall the meal was delicious…and the signed menu was a nice touch.
  20. B

    Browner56

    Austin

    103 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely interior. Hadn’t been there in years. The menu is creative but biased towards full multi course dinners - which look amazing but are a bit pricey. Loved our ala carte selections and looking forward to a course dinner next time for a special occasion.
  21. SR

    SarahR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience. We did the 5 course tasting menu and it was very good.
  22. BR

    BlythR

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Free parking. Rare in Austin. Great menu with gluten free options and large wine selection. Perfect place to have a birthday dinner with friends.
  23. LH

    LaurieH

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good service, menu wasn’t my favorite this trip.
  24. KT

    KayeT

    New Mexico

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We ordered salads and mine was fine, but my husband’s by contrast had very little lettuce. Had to send back my duck entree because I had ordered it medium and it arrived much more rare with cold flavorless risotto. Second go around was a bit less rare and the flavorless risotto was just watered down and heated up. Very disappointing. My husband’s flounder entree was delicious but a very tiny portion. It had been quite a while since we had eaten at Wink and sadly, probably will not return. However, the sliders we saw going to the bar looked great!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable. Servings were quite small for the price. Steak was chewy and had gristle. Trout was delicious.
  26. R

    Riri

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, wine list, desserts. Really excellent. Fast, friendly service. You’ll love it.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! They created a vegan tasting menu for us. Our waiter was amazing! Overall a fabulous experience
  28. MB

    MountainBoy

    Austin

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Finest food and service in the city.
  29. w

    wizdaddy

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  30. R

    Richh

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Ok but not special. Nice greeting, reasonable good service, very pedestrian crab cakes and tough steak. Not the anniversary dinner we planned on.
  31. M

    Mealsandmemories

    Central Texas

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, amazing service. Shout out to Samantha, who brings back the meaning of having a true dining experience.
  32. BD

    BeaD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was the worst dining experience my family and I have had. We came a little late but had called the restaurant. I had received a phone call earlier in the day for confirmation of our reservation which I had. During that time I had requested to be seated inside. The gentleman on the phone said that if we had seats when we came they would seat us. We arrived a few minutes late but I had called the restaurant in advance stating so. Once we arrived I noticed there were several tables empty inside so I requested again but at that time I was told we don't have enough servers, which didn't make sense because the same server was helping inside and outside. Then we had ordered 3 of their 5 course meals and one entree for my son. Luckily we requested my son's entree come as soon as it's ready because it was already late. He luckily ate and fell asleep on the table. However our meals including my daughter's was never completed. We received one course an hour. By the time it was 11pm my daughter and I were ready for bed. We had to tell the restaurant that we couldn't wait another 2 hours to get the main entree and dessert. It was really late. Instead of refunding some of the money they gave my husband and I more alcohol which we did not touch as it was so late and we were still hungry from not getting our complete meal. What a disappointment of an experience. I will never recommend this place to anyone. Our waitress was nice but the speed of everything and lack of even offering a refund was disgraceful.
  33. LC

    LaurenC

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Treated ourselves to a seven course meal with amazing wine. Everyone who worked there was phenomenal. Will definitely be going back!
  34. LA

    LAHK

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food. Great service. Very enjoyable evening.
  35. BM

    BrettMorris

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My visit to Wink was a warm and unique experience. The food and atmosphere was exquisite, but without a hint of pretension. I felt like a member of the Wink family instantly. I'll be going again ... with a lot of friends!
  36. JD

    JimD

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best set menus I ever had. every course was outstanding(all 7). I will definitely come back and bring Friends.
  37. KW

    KathyW

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was a delight! We were celebrating my husband's birthday and they made it truly special. Thanks for a great evening!
  38. R

    Rooster

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a classic “old Austin” restaurant with modern food. Very, very good.
  39. RO

    ROBERTR

    Austin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was exquisite, food, service, ambiance, wine pairings...highly recommend .
  40. RC

    RCYinAustin

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had not been to Wink in many years but they had a reservation available on the night I needed. Wow, was it good! The food was innovative and delicious, reasonably priced for the quality, and our waiter was knowledgeable and charming. It has an intimate atmosphere and feels like an authentic Austin spot - hard to find these days. Highly recommend.

FAQs

wink offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 482-8868.

wink is rated 4.6 stars by 2147 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for wink

1014 North Lamar Blvd. Ste. E, Austin, TX 78703

Additional information

  • Cross street

    11th Street & Lamar Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Ample parking! 75 spaces between 3 lots...

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mark Paul & Stewart Scruggs

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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