Blink Restaurant

4.5
1714 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Regional American (Northwest)
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
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
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FP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is one of the best restaurants in town. Food, environment and hospitality deserve 100% points.

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R
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our dinner was perfection from start to finish. The service was great as well. There is nothing I would have different.

I had the squash veloute and mushroom agnolotti and my boyfriend had the octopus and perch. Dessert was sticky toffee pudding. Overall a wonderful meal!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great evening, service on par, food was decedent! Enjoyable place to spend a cold Saturday evening!

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GV
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 1

Great food and great service.
We were seated by the window, and a really cold draft was coming from there. It was -30 celsisus so, that explians it. They were aware of that and they had some blankets that my wife used during dinner. By the end of the dinner i was basically cold as i refused to use the blanket. Because of that our whole experience was not as expected.
I would go back there whenever it is not cold outside.

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GO
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service and delicious food, will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 2

Our server was amazing and that was the highlight of the experience. Food was mediocre. Won’t go back.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Food was outstanding, and great wine selection with good knowledge and recommendations. Service was slow at the start. Looked like a staffing issue that picked up after some more wait and service staff arrived later in the evening.

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GH
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant serving local produce, nice place good staff good wine list. I'd like to see more variety on the menu since it hasn't changed but then again all the choices are great. Good place to go for a nice quiet good meal pared with a decent wine.

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KN
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Blink is my new favourite restaurant in Calgary. The food, atmosphere and service are all exquisite. I'll definitely be back.

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KM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service with a large wine list that has something for everybody.

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j
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very knowledgeable server and enjoyed the food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Always amazing food. Great wine selection. Had 3 different wait staff and after initial slow service when there were very few people in the restaurant it got better.

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A
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent overall experience. Only comment would be that I left a voice mail asking to be quick at the end and while the waiter was excellent and efficient ( Kevin ), I do not believe they listened to my email. Not sure how you would connect an online booking with a voicemail message but there you go! Thank you for the wonderful food and wine.

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BA
Calgary
35 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Well prepared, well plated, well served food in a lovely room.

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JS
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We live north of St Albert, so don't get to Calgary very often. This restaurant tends to be a favourite stop for us anytime we are in Calgary. Our latest recent visit did not disappoint. We invited another couple to join us and it was an incredibly relaxed environment with amazing food. We had a great meal and the service was attentive and prompt, yet unintrusive. We enjoyed our evening very much and the meal was incredible at every stage from appetizers to dessert. We would highly recommend this restaurant and it remains one of our very favourite stops in Calgary. Have never been disappointed.

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RE
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The setting was very comfortable with a elegant atmosphere. The staff was helpful and on point. The portion was just about right with the level of richness. The Pork Belly was well presented and elegant. A wonderful balance with the suggested wine and the meal.
We will be going back.
Greg Martin

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f
Manitoba
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about our dining experience was exceptional. The service is attentive as each server picks up the others’ duties to keep things responsive & flowing. The food is excellent and the flavours on each dish intermingle well (olives, ham hicks terrine, duck breast & stuffed mushroom/lamb ravioli). The wine list has something for everyone...we had 2 classes of a good chianti. I highly recommend making this a dining stop while in downtown Calgary.

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DS
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A high degree of difficulty menu executed perfectly. Great attention to detail down to the wonderful fresh bread. Will be back.

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AT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good service and thorough knowledge of food and wine. Was an enjoyable dinner and will visit again

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BS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner with friends and plan to go back on a date night very soon!!

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Y
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A gem in downtown Calgary. Staff very friendly and attentive. Food was creative, well presented and very tasty. One concern is that the menu has rather limited choices. Sticky toffee pudding for desert...YUM! At least you can hear others you are dining with...did not have the TGIF yelling crowd....or was significantly muted compared to other nearby restaurants. Would definitely return.

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the same waiter as every other time - he was great and the food was too. Loved every part of the evening.

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JM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The food was ok. Nothing that rocked my world. Good service and atmosphere

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CW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Had a lovely Christmas lunch with some business clients. They were impressed by the whole experience. I would definitely book again at Blink.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Xmas lunch

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W
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Service was slow, inattentive, washrooms were unattended, chairs in hallway, overall I would not go back.

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C
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff at Blink were wonderful. My out of town guest is Vegan and they prepared a wonderful meal for her and had several vegan wine options as well. A fantastic evening.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have lunch at Blink from time to time and am always impressed with the varied menu- there is always a choice of interesting fish, chicken, beef, pasta, salads, and soups. So, you can go everyday and have something different.
I had the quiche with mushrooms and leeks, which had a perfect crust, and unlike a lot of places, the quiche was steaming hot. And, perfectly done.
Most importantly, the salad with the quiche was one of the best green salads I have had in a decade. If a resto can't make a green salad, you shouldn't eat there. This one was spectacular - with an interesting mix of greens, quick pickled or wilted onion, a grainy mustard vinaigrette and sweet little halved cherry tomato. Perfect.
Service was brisk and knowledgeable. It was not crowded, so service should have been this way, but the service has always been good at Blink for me.
Great Chardonnay by the glass.
All for about $50 per person. Win-Win situation.

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L
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Had a girls lunch date, food was great but our server seemed a little bummed out and sad. He didn’t add anything to our experience. Atmosphere was cozy and great place a quiet lunch

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DA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

When I emailed ahead to find out if the restaurant could accommodate celiac clients I was assured they could. However when we arrived they wouldn’t change the menu selections in the slightest. Our waiter made my wife and one over guest at our table feel comfortable when they asked about menu selections and substitutions. All of the other staff were warm and friendly the restaurant is beautiful. All four guests at our table were disappointed overall and would not return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious, a lovely experience from the moment you walk in.

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C
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved our dining experience. Whenever I am in Calgary this restaurant is my restaurant of choice. The food and service are always exemplary!

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B
Edmonton
20 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Incredible service. Food pretty good. One of the places to be in Calgary.

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OT
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good lunch. Great for a business meeting.

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D
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Danielle and her staff were very accommodating and extremely professional.
We'll be back!

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w
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

My friend got sick after the dinner there. The service was okay. Food mediocre at best. Over priced and would not go back.

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MH
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We had lunch reservations for a special occasion with Blink and we were not disappointed. The menu is creative and the food was spectacular.

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RT
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

A beautiful room and great ambiance and service. The main courses were delicious. 3 of us ordered the tuna appetizer and were disappointed with the minuscule pieces of tuna which you could hardly taste.

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BC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Consistently top shelf

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R
Calgary
37 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Can’t say I loved it. The food was good but not great. It was all well presented but I was left wanting more. It had been a reliable choice. Hope it isn’t getting stale.

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