Blink Restaurant

4.4
1690 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Regional American (Northwest)
Top tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Regional American (Northwest), Organic, French
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(403) 263-5330
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Brian Diamond
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Catering
Blink caters private functions in and outside of the restaurant. Please call for further details.
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Cross Street
Centre st. & 8 Ave
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Parking Details
Parking can be found underneath Le Germain Hotel and the Palliser Parkade which are both located on 9th Avenue and within close walking distance. Parking is also available on Stephen Avenue after 6:00pm.
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Public Transit
We are less than one block from major C-Trains routes and central to all City Centre Bus Stops.
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Special Events & Promotions
Thank you for choosing Blink Restaurant & Bar.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

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

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CW
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
19 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
11 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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RF
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were looking for a special dining experience to celebrate a birthday/ anniversary and we were not disappointed. Exceptional service and wonderful ambiance. Our meal was delicious. Will definitely recommend this restaurant.

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S
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding visit for an anniversary!

Everything was perfect 👌🏼 our only complaint and why the food wasn’t five stars was it wasn’t hot enough for us.

We will be back again, the staff were all amazing !

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LE
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for a business lunch and have to say the service, food and wine was exceptional.

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SP
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

It was busy and loved that local focus. We were sat by the door and it was cool....needed to wear jackets. Also, for the price it is expensive for the portions.

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MW
Calgary
34 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Came to Blink for my husband's birthday and had a lovely meal with friendly, professional service. Very much appreciated the suggestions for wine to match our meals. The charcuterie plate appetizer was wonderful and perfect for two to share. Mains were beautifully plated and very tasty, and we don't normally have dessert but each tried one of the unique desserts - have to try something I would not do at home. Thanks for the lovely service and delicious meal on a snowy Calgary night.

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DM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

So great for an intimate setting with delicious food and incredible service!!!

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MR
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful wine selection. Our dinners were all ok but no one raved about the tastes.... the mushroom tart appetizer was a hit, though.

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N
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

I enjoyed the Restaurant but did mention to the server that my meal and my husbands was luke warm not hot after we finished. I should have mentioned it before as she said they could have warmed it but I had fish. It was done so warming may have toughened it.

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KW
Fayetteville
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service, excellent meal, chicken and cod moist and cooked perfectly.

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L
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

We decided to share the charcuterie plate, cheese plate and olives and once they arrived and saw we regretted our decision. The charcuterie plate was ridiculous, especially for a province known for its beef. The two small 'drops' of grainy mustard on the plate looked to be more for decoration than taste. The cheese plate contained a few measly pieces of cheese. It was our opinion that the restaurant was more pretentious and less about dining experience and dollar value.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

One of my favorite spots!

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LG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 5Ambience 1

Ask for a table near the kitchen. Our table was at the entrance and very busy with guests arriving and leaving. The duck was underwellming. Cold plates, lukewarm meat, hot potatoes. Not a $39 dish!

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EK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

The food was delicious until I found a piece of wire from a scrub brush in my food. There were profuse apologies but no other compensation offered. I would not go back.

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G
London
64 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food, service and atmosphere. An upmarket Restaurant in Downtown Calgary.

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TS
Calgary
34 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Ling cod fresh as usual. Beef done the right way. Vegetarian dish nice enough to try. Duck very tender.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Ok but food portions were timy

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MM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Very enjoyable evening with excellent service, food was great, especially the charcuterie. Desserts weren't as impressive as previously, but maybe we just chose wrong.

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent dinner. Great service. Food outstanding.

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R
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Our biggest issue was our food was cold when we received it and the sever and manager just did not seem to care

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. Staff, food, selection. A must visit on Stephen Ave.

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MG
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food as wel as the service was amazing! Really had nothing to say... Our server; Kevin; was really nice, his wine pairing with our meals was outstanding!

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DB
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great for a special occasion, elegantly presented, excellent quality and an engaging ambiance

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