We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 13,236 Paris Restaurants

Dans le noir

51, rue Quincanmpoix, 75004 Paris, France (Hôtel-de-Ville)
+33 142779804
Improve this listing
Ranked #1,523 of 13,236 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $48 - $105
Sun - Wed 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu - Sat 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: Hôtel-de-Ville
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Please note that this restaurant only accepts group bookings of 15 and above. Dans Le Noir? Restaurant in Paris��� Beaubourg quarter offers an extraordinary, heightened experience of taste, touch and sound ��� but not of sight. At Dans Le Noir? Your meal is served by blind waiters and taken in total darkness. This restaurant, the inspiration of a blind charity, began as a way to encourage sighted people to experience blindness for a bit. But Parisians have adored the experience and pack out the place. You have a drink and place your order in the well-lit bar area before being led ��� by touch ��� into the totally darkened dining room. Some diners report fascinating shifts of perception as they eat and talk. After dinner, you adjourn to the lounge to unwind a bit. The d��cor of the lounge and bar is smart contemporary in style and very comfortable. The menu is modern French of a high order. The experience? You must decide for yourself.
Write a Review

397 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Definitely worth trying once. A unique and fun experience. Nice staff. Food was good but not great... A little too greasy and heavy for my taste. But again the experience was what we were looking for and what we got!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I visited this restaurant on a recent trip to Paris (October 2014); the concept of eating in the dark was very interesting and different, so a friend and I gave it a go. It is certainly a very unique experience - I have not experienced anything like this before! Meals are served in complete blackness, and the fun of it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I offered a dinner to a very close friend in this restaurant. The experience is unique. Everything's going on in an absolute darkness. You do not even know what you eat and what the food you are eating looks like. The staff is very nice and the menu is quite good. However this place will attract you not for the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Lund, Sweden
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I could write "beyond my wildest expectations" but I came having no idea what to expect! Truly an experience that went well beyond the taste sensations. We choose the degustation menu with multiple wines and definitely discovered how much sight usually determines our judgement. The food WAS good, but this place is probably not for purist foodies as the experience... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Noisiel, France
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I went here 08/10/2014 with my friend ,in the black I only knew who was in front of me .you have no idea what you eat and who sit next to you , we can talk , and the service is very fast.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I went to this restaurant for a dinner with my boyfriend for his birthday. It was a great experience, and a real discovery of the senses.The pitch black restaurant were disconcerting at the beginning. We took the degustation menu with 3 wines which was delicious. We had fun throughout the dinner trying to figure out what we were eating.There was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paris, France
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

An interesting experience. It's not everoday that one gets to eat completely in the dark - putting things into perspective particularly on how we can sometimes take our eyesight for granted. I would truly recommend it. The only thing was that it was very noisy. People were talking really loud - maybe to make up for their loss of eyesight?

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Very nice concept, good organization and service. Food level is very low, quite disappointing when you compare it to the price. You have to experience it once, but do not have to come back a second time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I visited recently with a friend who had been to a blind noir in Canada. The food there was a lot better which I can believe, because in Paris it was almost inedible. The experience is great and the waitress was charming, but I thought that they missed a trick here......without one sense then another is hightened and good food... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Myself and my wife visited Dans Le Noir last weekend and it was a unique experience. We had a 3 course meal and 3 glasses of wine that were all selected by our waiter and cost 64 euros each. There were other menus to chose from though. The food itself, as others have mentioned, was not the best but the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Dans le noir also viewed

Paris, Ile-de-France
Paris, Ile-de-France
Paris, Ile-de-France
Paris, Ile-de-France

Been to Dans le noir? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Dans le noir

Address: 51, rue Quincanmpoix, 75004 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 142779804
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Hôtel-de-Ville
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
Average Prices: USD 48 - 105
Cuisine: French

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing