Blink Restaurant

4.4
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1822 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 1822 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.5
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CP
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can not say enough about this place, my first time visit - will not be my last. Excellent service and divine food.

ET
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Disappointing for the price point. Everything we ordered was just very mediocre (two entrees, desert). Ambiance is very nice and the service is good, just felt like a very expensive yet underwhelming dining experience. Won’t be returning.

SB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We were very well looked after. The service was very good. Starter portions are a little small but entrees were satisfying. One of our members had cold food which was sent back to be reheated. The server was very apologetic and prompt at resolving the issue and did not charge us for that entree. All in all, we had a lovely evening at Blink.

K
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been here many times.Food is always very good.Very comfortable and not a stuffy atmosphere.

JS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and terrific wine listing for that special event.

LD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I'd never been to Blink before but I'll go again. The service was outstanding, as was the food. The restaurant itself is beautiful. I recommend Blink for a special event or an evening out with someone special.

J
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

It was busy to begin with and it took a while to get the initial drinks ordered and on the table. After that....all good. Food was excellent

WG
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was fabulous!!

C
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food tough just a bit noisy

D
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

As always, delicious food and great menu selection. My only gripe is the house sparkling water always tastes dirty... this time was a little special because the waiter was pretending to be really sophisticated and it was coming across as, well, unfriendly. We will still be back though.

MH
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

The flavours of the food were great but our food came out like warm to cold. My husband just ate his because he was hungry and his was more lukewarm; mine was cold so they remade my veggies - but left me with my chicken to get cold and eat alone and then my veggies came out hot much later (seemed delayed) so I ate veggies on their own. It was just a very discombobulated meal and took away from our experience.

CY
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Service deteriorated as it got busy. Our coffee order was forgotten when dessert was served. I wasn't too happy with my entree although dessert was very good.

TS
Calgary
37 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the same items. Their nice aromatic mushroom soup was back likely because their old chef has come back. I have been looking for it for 2 years. Plenty of fresh clams with good spaghetti. Sauce was good but could be a bit less salty. Americano was nicer than usual.

K
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

Food was absolutely fantastic. Our server was absolutely horrible. She was incredibly rude, thoughtless and unnecessarily slow. I noted in my reservation that I was entertaining important clients, so her attitude was especially disappointing. Perhaps this why it was easy to get a last-minute reservation on a Saturday evening.

OT
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great service at the table, but two hosts were indifferent and curt.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Pre theatre dining. Very nice. A bit quiet on a Thursday night.

M
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food, served in a timely manner - nice for quiet lunch meetings.

BS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Perhaps a little pricey, but the steak and fish were wonderful!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and food, highly recommend

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. Good wine list with some decent value.

L
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our last night after 10 days traveling in Canada and my son and I agreed that this was the best meal that we had on the trip. My son had chicken, so moist and perfect. I had arctic char and it was delicious. The sauces and sides were perfect too. The server was charming and not too cloying. A+

C
Dallas
60 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

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
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The tuna appetizer was amazing!

h
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

PD
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

U
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

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
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

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
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

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
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

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
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

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

OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

Great place for a date!

c
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

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

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