Blink Restaurant

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1801 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Regional American (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 1801 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Best choices from our meal: the arctic Char, risotto & creme Brulé

C
Dallas
60 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Food remains superior, ambience is wonderful, server in a big hurry. Disappointed that wine list had no Canadian white wines by the glass and the sole half bottle offering of Canadian white was out of stock. But on balance, we will continue to patronize Blink on our trips thru Calgary.

OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The tuna appetizer was amazing!

h
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an excellent meal at Blink. Lovely ambiance at this location. Both spouse and I had the beef strip loin steak done perfectly Sous vide then seared. Highlight was our waiter, personable and professional. We are visiting Calgary and plan on returning to Blink for another meal before we leave.

PS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at the restaurant, food was excellent . Would definitely recommend this restaurant

PD
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and even better food and ambience. Highly recommended.

U
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

I've been to Blink numerous times in the past and have always had a good experience. This time however, it took over an hour for our meal to arrive, my colleague's meal was actually cold, and the server was very inattentive, reaching across the table the entire meal and never serving one side at a time.

SH
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food and service was absolutely amazing. My only note would be to have a lot of time on your hands as it takes a little longer for the food to come out. Once it does thou you know why you waited. Must try is the pickerel the Flavours are outstanding.

DM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

It seemed a little quiet and a little dark for lunch. The waitress (Kelly) was good, but not great.
The food was excellent. The temperature of the restaurant seem a little cold. But that is hard to get right in Calgary in September.

Don

P
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

OK experience - not bad, but not great either, especially when you consider the price for each of the entrées. Online menu was different than the menu at the restaurant.

KH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Portions were a bit small for my liking based on the price. Don't mind paying those prices but would have appreciated a. It more food as it was really good just not enough.

s
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic experience. Blink has a really cool vibe with exposed brick walls and cement pillars. The service was great, our meal was delicious, and everything came out quickly. We would highly recommend the duck it was some of the best we’ve ever had!

MJ
Calgary
75 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was in the middle of a menu change so a couple items were not available anymore. An alternative was suggested, though. Our server was wonderful and recommend a fantastic wine for us. Great dining experience overall. Highly recommended.

CM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An anniversary dinner for my wife and I, and we chose the perfect destination. Other patrons seemed to be small families with adult children, and a couple work dinner parties. Open atmosphere, lots of space between tables, and smooth jazz playing; this was the perfect supper.

We both had fish; halibut, and char, and weren’t disappointed in the least. Great wine pairing sealed the meal, and the evening. I recommend the Manhattan as a starter drink when you’re seated.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Superb food and drinks. Upscale dining experience that a tourist or local should not miss out on.

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Great place for a date!

c
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great meals tho halibut was pricey for the 2x3” cube you got.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was great. Was a quiet Eve so difficult to truly comment on the noise if it were busier.

Service was excellent as well.

OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Had the halibut and chips. Very over cooked. Tasteless tartar sauce as well. Not impressed.

r
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

I thought the service was from disgruntled employees .

DW
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, great food, great atmosphere.

CG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food great service and an excellent wine list! Went for dinner with a few old friends atmosphere is great you can have a conversation.

F
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

On the pricey end for what you get. Wine list is great, food was good but nothing mind blowing especially at these prices. I had the halibut main at 39$ a plate I expect it to be properly cooked but it was overdone. Not moist and flakey like halibut should be so a little dissapointing. And the ambiance was not great. Got in at 9pm to celebrate a nice romantic dinner for our 10th wedding anniversary and we were basically pushed out the restaurant at 11:00. If you value great ambiance try something else.

JR
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Didn't know what to expect when Halibut was prepared with a slight curry flavor.It was great! And the rest of our meal was delicious. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. We will be back , next time we are in Calgary.

JA
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Was looking for something interesting for a date and stumbled across Blink. We were both presently surprised. We started with the charcuterie which had fantastic flavours and then split the char and strip loin. Excellent meal all around.

PW
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant in downtown Calgary! Very creative dishes, warm and relaxing atmosphere.

w
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was some of the best food we have experienced anywhere. We had the halibut and duck and both were outstanding. The octopus appetizer was the most perfectly prepared octopus I have ever had. The staff was amazingly helpful and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Blink.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The food portions were super small for the price

s
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

I knew this was a highly recommended restaurant, but myself and 2 friends can't figure out why. The service was fantastic, but the food was definitely not our style.

RB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

Very underwhelmed. Way overpriced for food that was unremarkable in every way. Very disappointed.

G
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a very pleasant evening out for our anniversary dinner.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Food was beautifully presented but far too salty. Flavors were average and a little boring. Felt that we should have had a more interesting and delicious meal for the price. Service good but not superb. Blasé meal for above average price. Kept thinking we should have kept our original resos for Anju.

RV
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Very slow service
Cold main course after a very long pause and staff too busy to notice we had an issue.

JB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nailed it from beginning to end: delicious well-prepared food, knowledgable service that was neither over the top or nonexistent. As good as I have been to in this city in a while, they should be super proud of themselves.

AF
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I had the duck breast and my partner had the halibut. Both were beautifully presented and flavourful, however both were slightly overdone.
Also I did note in my reservation this was a birthday dinner, it would have been nice had birthday wishes been extended.
Overall a lovely restaurant with delicious food. I would recommend it and I’m sure we will be back.

CM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

great date night restaurant. good food and wine. quiet quaint atmosphere.

g
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Read great reviews but didn’t feel the restaurant lived up to the reviews. Wouldn’t go back.

m
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Restaurant seemed short staffed and everything took way too long despite being only half full. One of my guests left in frustration. The food and drink was exceptional though and I will be back.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pricelesss

OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food!

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