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Wink Restaurant

#146 of 3,066 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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1014 N Lamar Blvd Ste E, Austin, TX 78703-4964
+1 512-482-8868
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18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 18:00 - 22:00
Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Austin, Texas
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122 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The red snapper tonight was perfect. A thin crisp peppery crust over a generous serving of succulent mild tender fish. A sweet soy sauce and a sautéed of yellow squash completed the dish. A bowl of edemame with crunchy kosher salt added another veggie to the meal, and was half off because we were eating in the Wine Bar between... More 

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Glenside, PA
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I travel to Austin for work and dine solo. I favor going to the wine bar and happy hour is great! Half price bar menu and the wine selection by the glass is more extensive than most restaurants. Wait staff have always been friendly.

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Thank Chris J
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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We had steak tartar as an appetizer, a bottle of wine, the duck and the halibut. All great. I recommend the tartar on toasted sliced French bread. The tartar is course and a really nice texture. Great mild spices. The wine selections were good. The service was superb. Plates are smallish. I recommend a dinner here.

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Thank Petethekid
Kirkland, Washington
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243 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Had the seven course tasting menu and from start to finish with the pairings it was a progressive revelation. Subtle at first professing to the bold. Our culinary adventure was curated by what felt like friends whom had had you over for a special dinner.

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Thank mcclungp
Austin, Texas
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654 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This neighborhood favorite is tucked away in a corner behind the Whole Earth Provisions, but its well worth the search. A separate wine bar serves up hard to find bottles and glasses. The restaurant is small, but well worth the wait for a table (and the host/hostess will work hard to get you a table while you wait in the... More 

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1 Thank Tony H
1 review
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Briefly, extremely overpriced, poor service, very disappointing. Was hoping to enjoy a delicious romantic meal with my wife, unfortunately our experience was anything but. The restaurant was small , loud and crowded. The waiter constantly leaned over us onto the table, even spitting onto my wife at one point while talking. We ordered the 5 course vegetarian tasting menu. For... More 

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Thank Adam N
Detroit, Michigan
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I really enjoyed getting to taste all the freshest ingredients in each of the chef's creations. The wines paired superbly with each course! Can't wait to dine again!

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Thank Leon S
New York City, New York
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Very quaint and lively operation, the menu selection paired with wine was very well done. The standout was the exceptional friendliness of the staff. Every person there was just terrific. Great meal, good vibes and the ability to relax on business for a few hours.

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Grenoble, France
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200 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Went here with a group of friends to try a better dining experience while we were in the area. After a local recommendation we decided on wink and went for the 7 course tasting menu with wine. The first course was actually rather excellent with good sashimi and the missus of citrus and pepper going very well. However it was... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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134 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We made a reservation four our anniversary. It is an intimate place so be prepared for a rise in the noise level as the seats fill. Our waiter was engaging and attentive even with a large 10 top. We really enjoyed the 5 course tasting. It started off with a quail egg amuse bouche. This is a farm to table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$35 - US$45
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1014 N Lamar Blvd Ste E, Austin, TX 78703-4964
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-482-8868

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?