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Dans le noir

51, rue Quincanmpoix, 75004 Paris, France (Hôtel-de-Ville)
+33 142779804
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Ranked #1,692 of 12,975 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $50 - $109
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: Hôtel-de-Ville
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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.
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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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Paris, France
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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

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Paris, France
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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?

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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.

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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

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Halifax
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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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A once in a lifetime experience you should have! Having dinner in complet darkness makes you so much more aware of your other senses. It's not at all a scary experience, as the personal guides you through every step. I took this restaurant to meet up with a boyfriend I haven't see for long and I was excited to see... More

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The principle of the place is great: let your taste, your palate take over. As you get in, you will chose a formula, let them know of your food allergies and drop all your light emitting objects in a locker (phones, watches...) Then a blind waiter takes you into the pitch black eating room (beware, some find it challenging) You... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

You would say an eye opener restaurant, but only metaphorical. Unbelievable how the waiters can serve and entertain guests in what seems to be a crowded narrow restaurant in complete darkness. The food is okay, the experience is worth doing. Maybe not every weekend, but at least once in your life! Respect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We had a great experience to have dinner in the total dark. The service a absolute great. The people who work in the restaurant have a great feeling to give the guests a great time. It's a thing you HAVE to do once in your life:-)

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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 50 - 109
Cuisine: French

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