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Dans Le Noir New York - CLOSED

246 West 38th Street, New York City, NY
+1 212 575 1671
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Price range: $0 - $69
Cuisines: Continental
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Description: WELCOME TO A WORLD OF SENSES! Dinner in the total darkness, guided and served by blind people, is a unique experience that changes our perception of the world by reversing points of view. A visit to Dans le Noir ? is not just a dinner. It is more like dinner and a show: a sensorial, social, and human experience. First, your senses will be awakened, as you are allowed to completely re-evaluate your perception of taste, smell, and texture. It is a social experience, in which the darkness protects you from your inhibitions and frees you to experience relationships and interactions without prejudice or preconception. Finally, it is a richly human experience when the blind become your eyes, opening your mind to an intriguing new world of mystery and sensation. Enjoy the famous surprise menu at “Dans le Noir ?,” with a blind tasting from our selection of fine wines. Dive into your imagination and rediscover your senses. This place is totally devoid of vanity, and everyone must go!

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Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

It's my first time dining in complete darkness. The room was pitch dark! You will have to put your phone, your watch in the locker provided. Basically, anything that has light, you have to put that away. We tried the chef's recommendation, totally didn't know what we were having until we were done and they showed us the menu at... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We made a reservation for this restaurant months ago, and were really looking forward to eating here. We arrived an hour early, only to realise that the place was closed. We rang their number numerous times, with no answer. We waited until the time our reservation was for and when there was still nobody around, we left. When we got... More

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Arese, Italy
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

My experience started in the wrong way; I deserved a table at 6:30 pm thanks to a NYC Pass offer. In the Pass booklet it was suggested to show up 30 minutes earlier to better organize the "dinner experience". When I showed up at 6 they told me they forgot to inform me that night dinner is served later, asking... More

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new jersey
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

A unique experience, everyone should to try at least once. My son wanted to celebrate his birthday doing something unique and different, so he selected the restaurant Dans Le Noir, NYC. I made reservation weeks in advance for our family of 6. We were greeted in the lounge area when we arrived and our journey began. Since this experience is... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Myself and a group of girlfriends went to Dans Le Noir this past weekend during a short trip to NYC. What an experience. A rather unfamiliar and unerving experience to be in pitch black to begin with but our fabulous waiter Sam made us feel comfortable and assured us that we would be looked after! His infectious laugh also dispelled... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

If you want a unique experience, this is it! Sam was our waiter this past weekend, you were brilliant Sam! Being in the dark like was not entirely comfortable for me at first, he made it so easy to relax with his humor while he gave us great service. The whole restaurant sang to me in for my birthday, in... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I have had a really interesting experience at Dans le Noir,( in the Dark) I think everyone should try it. . You are guided by blind staff into a completely dark room. You form a real bond with your waiter as you are completely dependant on them. I really concentrated on the flavours which I thought excellent, the quality of... More

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Geneva, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Unbelievable! Such an unusual experience that I feel everyone should go. My girlfriend and I were seated with 6 other people whom we didn't know, whom we couldn't see (of course), but we feel their voices and conversations gave us a much better feel of who they really were than a simple judgment at their physical appearance. Unique. Our guide... More

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I believe everyone should experience this, you really do come out with a new appreciation of sight. I notice people are whinging about the food - sure, it's not a perfectly balanced plate of flavours, it's a plate of interesting flavours and textures to heighten the experience, I'll take a hit on the cuisine for that. My only negative was... More

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

You are guided and truly being taken care of by persons who can't "SEE"; to savour a delicious meal in pitch dark. You really taste the food, being visually undistracted, and enjoy the joyful presence of the other diners at your table, whom you talk to so naturally, and share your experience with. And like children, you play and have... More

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Additional Information about Dans Le Noir New York

Address: 246 West 38th Street, New York City, NY
Phone Number: +1 212 575 1671
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
Average Prices: USD 0 - 69
Cuisine: Continental

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