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Wink

1014 North Lamar Suite E
Austin, TX 78703
Phone: (512) 482-8868
Cuisine: American, Fusion/Eclectic
Price: $$$$
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  • Hours
    Monday: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Tuesday: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Wednesday: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Thursday: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Friday: 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    Saturday: 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    Sunday: Closed
    Wine Bar opens at 5:00 every day.
  • Atmosphere Romantic
  • Special Needs Organic Menu Items, Booster/High Chairs, Wheelchair Access
  • Bar Beer, Wines
  • Reservation Information Suggested
  • Attire Casual
  • Meal Times Served Dinner
  • Parking Availability Parking on Site
  • Payment Methods Amex Diners Club Discover Mastercard Visa

Highlights

Culinary Philosophy, Wink Restaurant stresses the innovative use of the freshest ingredients. Seafood is flown in daily from both the east and west coasts, local farmers supply produce, herbs, and cheeses, and small local purveyors are constantly on the lookout for fresh, new product. Respect for these ingredients is the cornerstone of the Wink culinary philosophy. The cook's mandate is to draw out, compliment, and enhance the natural flavors, not to over manipulate and disguise the natural beauty of the product. The goal is achieved by using sauces based on fresh vegetable purees and essences, infused oils, and light stock emulsification's. This philosophy carries through to the dessert menu. Each plate is designed to compliment specific ingredient choices, from fresh local chevre to unique Venezuelan chocolate with a heavy emphasis on the freshest seasonal produce. Wine Philosophy, Wink's staff believes that wines are an integral part of the dining experience. To keep the staff and guests enthusiastic about the wine program, the wine list under goes minor additions and deletions 2 to 3 times each week. The dynamic nature of the list makes it possible to bring in wines from small vintners where production is limited, putting them on the list when they are available and dropping them off when the supply is exhausted. The wine list itself is relatively compact with 60 to 70 selections by the bottle and roughly 50 selections by the glass. There is an emphasis on food friendly wines such as sauvignon blanc, Riesling, champagne, gigondas, syrah, Grenache, and pinot noir. The service staff is well versed in the nuances of the wine list and is happy to make suggestions for wine and food pairings to make your dining experience complete.

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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 617reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Both the host and our server made us feel at home immediately. Everything that we ordered was outstanding. May 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by good food May 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Custom service and ambiance were by far the best I had in awhile. Apr 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by We really enjoyed the cuisine. Our waitress was a bit rude when she came to our table to tell us about the menu. She was offended that one of our dining members was answering a text message (silently). I understand some restaurants are a bit firm on their phone rules; however, it would be nice to be told the rules. She just said, "I will come back when you are off the phone." It was a very bad way to start off the experience. Especially since she did not come back over to take our beverage order for another 25 minutes. Still the food was great so we will not tank them due to a worker that was obviously having a bad day. Apr 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Truly one of the best meals we have had in a long time! The food was spectacular in flavor and presentation, and our server was very knowledgeable when recommending wine. Don't miss the Trio of desserts- wow! Apr 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great service, interesting food selection and high quality. Apr 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Welcomed warmly by the matre de Service excellent. Constantly refilling our glasses and providing warm bread. Food was month watering with flavors complementing each other. Will return often Apr 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quite possibly the BEST restaurant I've ever eaten at. The owner asks your name and greets you when you come in AND when you leave. The food is above and beyond: my hubby and I had the foie gras appetizer (sooo good) and for my meal I had this white fish (I think it was sole) while he had the hanger steak. This place fills up quickly so come early! What I loved most was dessert-- a sampler with chocolate and lemon mousse and a creme brulee. So unbelieveably amazing! Mar 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Even though the restaurant was busy and there was only two of us in our party, our waiter was attentive and informative. It was appreciated. Mar 29, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by The food was overpriced and OK. Mar 19, 2015
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