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“Excellent service and great food”

blink Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #28 of 3,643 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 31 - US$ 50
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Cross street: Centre st. & 8 Ave
Transit: We are less than one block from major C-Trains routes and central to all City Centre Bus Stops.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant could easily be missed as its front is quite narrow. However once inside the ambiance is great. It's been stripped back to bare brickwork and an open view into the kitchens.

The serving staff were delightful, eager to assist without being overbearing.

The selection of food is perhaps a little limited but when you get your food you realise this is quality ingredients, well cooked. Unlike a lot of north american restaurants the portion sizes are modest, which totally suited my appetite, but if you expecting a large plate you may be disappointed.

Overall I thought this restaurant was great value for money.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

This place is more on the upscale side in the more traditional sense. So basically you won't feel comfortable if you wear jeans. I wouldn't say it's pretentious though. We've been there a number of times and to me pretention is usually in the attitude of the staff and the staff at Blink is classy but laid back and "normal" per se.
The crowd is mixed. It ranges from young professionals to older couples.
The best part is the food though. It's definitely not overrated. Everything is very high quality with the soups being absolutely amazing. I'm not even really a soup lover but whatever they do at Blink with the soups is really incredible.

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Thank MarlenaTeresa
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

There were 4 of us for dinner, and in spite of the beautiful weather we chose an inside table since the street was quite noisy. Everyone enjoyed their choices, but I was disappointed in the beef tartare which was covered in a sauce that completely overpowered. Both that dish and my main course, the lamb loin, were definitely on the skimpy side. The chocolate dessert, however, was outstanding. At $430 including tip for three courses and a $65 bottle of wine, I also found it quite pricey.

Thank 2011ford
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Delicious food, lovely setting, central location on the Mall, helpful, courteous staff, up-to-date vibe. We loved it all and would go again in a heartbeat.

Thank linda_street
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

We were in Calgary with another couple and enjoyed a wonderful evening at Blink. The service was excellent with just the right bit of attention. Our server was delightful, knowledgeable and attentive without being suffocating. Dishes were all delicious. Dinner here was a treat. Highly recommend if you are in Calgary. Located on the pedestrian walkway, it was an easy walk from our hotel so no traffic or parking problems!

Thank William D
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