Blink Restaurant

4.4
1673 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Regional American (Northwest)
Top tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
Through a unique blend of texture and colour, Executive Chef Bryan Michaels 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
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday: 11am - 11pm
Saturday: 5pm- 11pm
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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
What 1673 People Are Saying
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R
Calgary
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
31 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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OT
Miami
9 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
63 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
30 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
2 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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DG
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

We really enjoyed the meal. It had a great restaurant vibe and was quite enough for good conversation for our business meeting. Tasty food, although quite small portions. We will likely go back however, as we really did enjoy ourselves.

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BY
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb food, excellent service and ambience. Music is perfect, both type and level of volume.

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OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favourite restaurant! Love that the food is extremely good and that the portion sizes are reasonable: I find I can enjoy an appetizer, main and dessert without feeling like I've over-eaten!

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KC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly, knowledgeable, attentive service. Excellent flavours and presentation. Extensive wine list.

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CB
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

not been for lunch before but service was friendly and prompt food was delicious as usual.

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MR
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The meal and atmosphere were excellent. Located in a great spot along Stephen Avenue and the service was exceptional. The food was presented very well and tasted great. We will definitely be going back to Blink!

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great dinner. Will definitely try again if i come back in Calgary. 👍

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

Anniversary

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V
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing, service impeccable. Cannot say enough good things about Blink!

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R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Overall good food except deserts.
Not the best value for money though.

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E
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was good. Prices acceptable. Greeter was good. Service was cold and did not make us feel like they were happy to have us there. Should have been as the place was pretty empty at 7:30pm.

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BS
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Value to money was not what I expected. Suggest you'd attract a larger lunch crowd if you price adjusted.

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always excellent good! Best place to eat in Calgary.

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BD
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were excellent . Noise level good- we could discuss. And hold our meeting no problem.

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OT
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We were only in Calgary for an evening and flying out the next morning. Glad we found Blink to celebrate our last day of vacation. We shared the charcuterie and halibut. Great flavours and artful presentation.

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L
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was friendly, informative and pleasant. The food was exceptionally and a great experience overall!!

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KK
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I feel like we ought to branch out on our special occasion dining, but we default to Blink because it’s different and incredible every time. Such fresh, beautiful, and delicious dishes, splendid presentation, and considerate, friendly service. Thank you for making every experience wonderful!

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