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51, rue Quincanmpoix, 75004 Paris, France (Hôtel-de-Ville)
+33 142779804
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Ranked #1,470 of 13,611 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $44 - $96
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
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood:
Les Halles
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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!
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English first
Kissimmee, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

To say that I'm adventurous when I eat is a lie, I'm most often not. So it was certainly a risk on the part of my girlfriend to book a dining experience at Dans le noir during our trip to Paris. To go in, get fed food which you can't see take a bit of courage. During the few weeks... More 

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Sydney
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The meal isn't anything to write home about, but the experience certainly is. When they say dark they really mean dark; it's pitch black inside which is very confronting at first. I went with my girlfriend and I highly recommend going with somebody else otherwise you will feel very alone. The experience is both scary, hilarious and illuminating at the... More 

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Paris, France
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I really wanted to try out and am not disapointed of having done it. Food is good, service is nice, atmosphere is funny. We had quite a good laugh with the table mates. Yet I really did not feel at ease in pitch black, and I quickly feel like I wanted the experience to be over. I did not enjoy... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Dans le Noir is a restaurant where you dine incomplete darkness and are served by blind staff. We chose to dine here as my husband manages care facilities for adults with disabilities. He felt the experience would give him insight into the every day experience of people with visual impairment. The welcome was warm in the lit reception/ bar area.... More 

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Oxford
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Seriously over hyped. Do yourself a favour, cook yourself some nice food, invite some friends rounds, draw the curtains, turn off the lights, and it will be a better experience! Some say the food not great!, it was like the worst hospital food ever! Mush, no taste or flavour. The whole premises was seriously like a basement in some shop.... More 

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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!

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

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8 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 

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Lund, Sweden
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

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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.

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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 44 - 96
Cuisine: French

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