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Montreal resturant that is in total darkness

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London, Canada
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Montreal resturant that is in total darkness

I was told about a resturant in Montreal where you dine in total darkness.....is this still around or anyone familar with it. I tried doing a search but nothing came up.

Montreal, Canada
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1. Re: Montreal resturant that is in total darkness

O Noir, located just downtown on Sainte Catherine W Street.

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2. Re: Montreal resturant that is in total darkness

The address is:

ONoir Restaurant

1631 Ste-Catherine West

Montreal, Quebec Tel.: 514.937.9727

http://onoir.com/MTL/en/frames.htm

There is also one in Quebec City:

O 6ième Sens

1200, avenue Germain-des-prés

Québec, QC

(418) 704-SENS (7367)

http://o6sens.com/index.html

London, Canada
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3. Re: Montreal resturant that is in total darkness

awesome....thanks

NJ
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4. Re: Montreal resturant that is in total darkness

has anyone gone? what's it like? that's awesome. i've never heard of such a thing!

London, Canada
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5. Re: Montreal resturant that is in total darkness

I just read that there is one in Toronto as well.

Montreal, Canada
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6. Re: Montreal resturant that is in total darkness

I went about 2.5 years ago and it was a very pleasant experience, while the menu is a little overpriced IMO, you're paying for the total package, not just the meal...I can't remember the exact price, I'm sorry. Also, the fact that there are set times when they serve food makes reserving an absolute necessity no matter when you decide to go.

You start off by picking your meal ahead of time and put your things in a locker at the front. You then wait and eventually follow your blind waiter (like a conga line) to your table. There is ZERO light.

You get seated and the server orients you to your table and how things will proceed.

If you need to go to the bathroom, you have to ask the server who then brings you conga-line style to a very dimly lit bathroom to do your business and waits for you to come back before escorting you to your table once again.

The tables are very close together to ensure orientation of the waitstaff, so don't explore too far beyond your table's limits (I barely had my hand past the edge and I grazed someone's behind)

It can be a little loud, but that may be only due to the fact that your hearing is enhanced because of the darkness.

The food was excellent (my friend and I each had completely different dishes and shared) it is unique to eat in the dark - and makes it impossible to judge the presentation! - everything was good, and the portions were fair.

Don't worry if half-way through you give up on utensils and begin eating your food with your hands...nobody can see you!!! (I gave up shortly into the main course)

The staff is helpful and the experience is something you won't soon forget. Just be sure to notify the staff of any allergies (as you cannot see your food, it's easy for this to become a problem)

Enjoy!

Montreal, Canada
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7. Re: Montreal resturant that is in total darkness

My sister went, she loved it.

Montreal, Canada
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8. Re: Montreal resturant that is in total darkness

I loved it and I also ended eating with my finger some how I llost my knife

it is very near metro Guy concordia

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9. Re: Montreal resturant that is in total darkness

Sounds really horrible to me! I can't imagine doing that voluntarily.

OK -- to each their own. But I would be imagining all sorts of terrible things on the plates and wondering if it was a cleaver way to avoid ever cleaning the place.

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10. Re: Montreal resturant that is in total darkness

Sounds strange to me too... I am a visual person and part of what I enjoy about dining out is restaurant ambiance and food presentation. Also, I was wondering about safety measures - public places usually have to have lighted exit signs, and emergency lighting for power failures etc.