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wink

4.6
4.6
2128 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

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Notable Wine List

  • Austin

    Notable Wine List

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  1. B

    Browner56

    Austin

    101 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    101 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  2. SR

    SarahR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience. We did the 5 course tasting menu and it was very good.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. KT

    KayeT

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 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!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. MB

    MountainBoy

    Austin

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

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

    wizdaddy

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. LC

    LaurenC

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 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!
  15. LA

    LAHK

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food. Great service. Very enjoyable evening.
  16. 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!
  17. 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.
  18. 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!
  19. R

    Rooster

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a classic “old Austin” restaurant with modern food. Very, very good.
  20. 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 .
  21. 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.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinning experience! Food was exquisite…. Dining under the starry skies of Austin on a beautiful fall night. Our college kids were soooooo impressed … making lasting dinning impressions. Would definitely recommend.
  23. M

    Michelle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    The service was good but the food was mediocre for the price. Also, the outdoor dining ambience right next to the parking lot leaves a lot to be desired.
  24. FF

    FoodFan

    Austin

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply superb dining, we'll be back! This is not our first time at Wink. They maintain their high level of the quality of food and the personable service. Karen was knowledgeable and friendly.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Wonderful service. Reasonably priced.
  26. SL

    StevenL

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the 5 course tasting menu for my wife's birthday. It was exceptional. Service was outstanding. These folks made the night very special for my wife and I hope to revisit soon.
  27. BS

    BobS

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Birthday celebration for my wife and friends. Wink took extra care to ensure we had an unforgettable evening!
  28. SH

    SooH

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Had the 5 course tasting menu with wine paring. It was great. Excellent flavours and the wine really paired well with everything. Dessert was a great finish.
  29. A

    Amber

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Not sure I’d recommend this place for 3 reasons: 1. Food is good, but not outstanding- especially for the hefty price tag. However I did enjoy the sashimi. 2. Service was NOT good. Way too slow. It took 30 mins to get a straw after asking 3 times- but more importantly.. the waitress then questioned my request for said straw. 3. The “fine dining” atmosphere was not there. The experience was underwhelming. Would definitely go somewhere else downtown for the service to match the quality and price.
  30. IK

    IrinaK

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely loved Wink. At first, was slightly taken a back by location, but friendliness and expertise of the staff made up for whatever possible doubts I had. The food was fresh, perfectly seasoned... Not a single dish has disappointed. Wine pairing was on point. Would make a trip to Austin just to dine there again!
  31. s

    showmethefacts

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm greeting and excellent service. All dishes were delicious with unique flavors. The amuse bouche was vegetarian in a delightful peach brandy that fooled us into thinking it has an Asian sauce. Salads were generous with well-chosen ingredients. Cobia sashimi was a delight. Halibut was perfect and duck in a red curry pleased. But the desserts are the star: the lemon pot de crème was standout, as was the chocolate dessert. Wink has been with us a lot longer than some of the trendy spots where you have to pay an entrée amount just to park. Glad wee went back to this old favorite!”
  32. B

    Boog

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Wink for my wife's Birthday. From being greeted at the door as we arrived to the personalized birthday menu, the experience was fantastic. Its the perfect restaurant for us to order dishes we never order anywhere else (fois gras, sweet breads, duck breast). Afterwards we stopped off in the wine bar for a night cap. Perfect night ! We'll be back.
  33. EB

    ElleBee

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nothing not to like here. Great flavors, super-fresh ingredients used well, and compositions that are interesting without straying into a trying-too-hard thing. Fantastic wine list. Top-notch service.
  34. LF

    LauraF

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wink is a hidden gem! The service and food are fantastic.
  35. TG

    TraciG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious and personal attention to diners in an intimate environment. Wonderful food for all eating preferences - I mean who else has a Vegan Tasting Menu with fresh produce!
  36. MD

    MarkD

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a hidden gem. The food was amazing as well as the service, wonderful wine selection. Ever changing menus so you always get the freshest and in season meals. We will definitely be adding Wink to our normal date night rotation.
  37. TM

    TManATX

    Austin

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wink is one of the best dining experiences you'll have in Austin. The 5-course pairing menu was fabulous and very enjoyable. Service was great, the server experienced, but not familiar with the kitchen. All-in-all another great dining experience. We'll be back!
  38. I

    Isabelle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wink went over the top for my anniversary dinner celebration with personalized menus, excellent service, and fantastic food. Would highly recommend for any special occasion.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great .
  40. MB

    MountainBoy

    Austin

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional in every respect.

FAQs

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

wink is rated 4.6 stars by 2128 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 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 Wed–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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