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Dans le Noir ?

#209 of 14,177 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Les Halles
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51, rue Quincanmpoix, 75004 Paris, France
+33 142779804
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7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu - Sat 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene
Description: In the heart of Paris, Dans le Noir? Offers fresh and delicious food in...
In the heart of Paris, Dans le Noir? Offers fresh and delicious food in pitch blackness. Your unexpected guides will serve you from their famous surprise menus and an array of fine wines. Rediscover your senses through texture, scent and flavor on this daring journey of discovery. Your evening will be full of conviviality, as the exciting and unexpected make you question the things you hold for certain. Full immersion in this sensual dining adventure will impress on you that a unique experience is worth a thousand words!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pitch black experience in Paris

This was the best experience of our visit to Paris... Obviously all three dishes were enjoyed in pitch blackness with a lot af fun... Our blind waitress Sarah was kind, fast and so comfortable around the restaurant...A visit worth just for the experience itself... The staff, the food and the wine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
NicolaiFrisk
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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff were kind from the start and spoke many languages. The experience itself is unique, and although you would expect the food to not be up to scratch it was well worth it!! The waiter was great and we really enoyed. Perhaps we were sat too close to the people next to us, but that is all I can... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's hard to know what to expect. It sounds gimicky to sit in a dark room and have dinner BUT if you are prepared to have a laugh with strangers and let go of your fears, this is a sensational experience. The food was good and the service was good but our night was made great by the atmosphere and... More 

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Camille L, Responsable relations publiques at Dans le Noir ?, responded to this review

The team at Dans le Noir ? is thankfull for your comment. We are really happy that the experience pleased you! We hope to see you again in a near futur for new adventures! Best regards. More 

Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best experience of our visit to Paris... Obviously all three dishes were enjoyed in pitch blackness with a lot af fun... Our blind waitress Sarah was kind, fast and so comfortable around the restaurant...A visit worth just for the experience itself... The staff, the food and the wine is just a bonus... Book a table now...

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely staff and service. Amazing experience and definitely worth the money. Would recommend to everyone!😊

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Thank Gemma D
Camille L, Responsable relations publiques at Dans le Noir ?, responded to this review

The team at Dans le Noir ? is thankfull for your comment. We are really happy that the experience pleased you! We hope to see you again in a near futur for new adventures! Best regards. More 

Hobart
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an experience well worth having. At this restaurant you dine completely in the dark. This means you can't see at all. The waiters are all blind. You have choice of menus: from a short 2 course menu to a longer more up market degustation menu. The actual food served is a surprise and they show you pictures of... More 

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Thank France W
Camille L, Responsable relations publiques at Dans le Noir ?, responded to this review

The team at Dans le Noir ? is thankfull for your comment. We are really happy that the experience pleased you! We hope to see you again in a near futur for new adventures! Best regards. More 

Harker Heights, Texas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was such an amazing experience! My husband and I made reservations for the London location, but they were going to be closed during our time there. We then decided to make reservations for the Paris location, and we are so glad we did. We loved it!!! We where a little worried about the fact that we don't speak much... More 

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Thank klockem
Camille L, Responsable relations publiques at Dans le Noir ?, responded to this review

The team at Dans le Noir ? is thankfull for your comment. We are really happy that the experience pleased you! We hope to see you again in a near futur for new adventures! Best regards. More 

League City, TX
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35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

VERY FUN experience. Completely dark. I enjoyed discussing my plate with my partner and attempting to discuss/compare our impressions. Seating is very close to strangers. The environment is quite crowded and loud. Would be a great thing to do with a romantic partner or a group of friends. Food was decent. Not exquisite - but tasty and interesting. Definitely worth... More 

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Thank trishpa
Camille L, Responsable relations publiques at Dans le Noir ?, responded to this review

The team at Dans le Noir ? is thankfull for your comment. We are really happy that the experience pleased you! We hope to see you again in a near futur for new adventures! Best regards. More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

My friends and I were staying in paris for a few days over the summer and had heard of this place so we thought we would check it out. After eventually finding it - it's down some dodgy looking side street - we went in at about 11:30 am. We asked the waitress if we could make a reservation for... More 

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Thank Tess B
Camille L, Responsable relations publiques at Dans le Noir ?, responded to this review

Hello, First we would like to thank you for your comment. We care very much about all our client and we take into consideration your remarks. We are really glad that you enjoyed to eat in a dark. See you soon :) More 

Providence, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We were very excited to dine at Dans le Noir during our visit to Paris last year. The idea that absolute darkness would accentuate our other sensory facilities (like our taste) was intriguing. The notion that we would be served in the dark by blind wait staff sounded interesting. And it was interesting - for a little while. But eating... More 

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Thank John S
Camille L, Responsable relations publiques at Dans le Noir ?, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for your interesting feedback. I'm really sorry that you didn't enjoy the experience and the food in our restaurant. Let me explain you the concep of our surprise menu and the prices of this one. Firstable, our chef Julien Machet ( 1 star in the Michelin guide for his restaurant at La Tania near Courchevel) creat... More 

Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Our expectations before going: experience something new while being deprived of sight -> concentrate on smell, taste, our friend´s voices etc... We selected the "degustation" menu - 65 euros What we really experienced: - the room was filled with a rancid smell (felt it as soon as we were shown inside the dark room....) - the food and wines are... More 

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Thank Sanybelle7
Camille L, Responsable relations publiques at Dans le Noir ?, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for your interesting feedback. I'm really sorry that you didn't enjoy the experience and the food in our restaurant. Let me explain you the concep of our surprise menu and the prices of this one. Firstable, our chef Julien Machet ( 1 star in the Michelin guide for his restaurant at La Tania near Courchevel) creat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51, rue Quincanmpoix, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Les Halles
  • Neighborhood: Les Halles
  • Phone Number: +33 142779804

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 43 - 99
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene

Description

In the heart of Paris, Dans le Noir? Offers fresh and delicious food in pitch blackness. Your unexpected guides will serve you from their famous surprise menus and an array of fine wines. Rediscover your senses through texture, scent and flavor on this daring journey of discovery. Your evening will be full of conviviality, as the exciting and unexpected make you question the things you hold for certain. Full immersion in this sensual dining adventure will impress on you that a unique experience is worth a thousand words!
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Les Halles
Historically the central iron-clad market of Paris, Les Halles has evolved architecturally since then but the pulsating energy has stayed the same. Now it houses the main shopping mall, which nestles underground surrounded by fast-food take-aways and international restaurants coupled with beautiful churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to it are the high-street stores of Rue de Rivoli and just parallel to that the Seine. The area bustles with faces from all continents and all ages at all times of the day. If enjoying high-street shopping with easy access to fast eateries and lively bars is on your agenda, this is the place to go.
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