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Dans le Noir ?

#313 of 13,477 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Les Halles
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51, rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris, France
+33 142779804
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7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Wed 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu - Sat 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A really unique experience. I ended up poking my plate with fingers to work out where the food was before graduating to knife and fork. Had a lovely waitress. I'd probably recommend doing this with friends though a) you can't read your book and b)it's pretty awkward when the couple next to you start making out in the dark. But... More 

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Super cool experience! I went with my sister and it was fun to try to guess what we were eating, then compare it at the end. I would recommend trying this at least once.

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Camille L, Responsable relations publiques at Dans le Noir ?, responded to this review

The team at Dans le Noir ? is thankfull for your comment. We are really happy that the experience pleased you! We hope to see you again in a near futur for new adventures! Best regards. More 

Paris, France
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second time to this Resturant and both times I have had such an unforgettable mind blowing time, the waiters are friendly and caring and add to this whole experience and all the staff went above and beyond in customer service, I highly recommend trying this Resturant at least once, it will test your senses beyond your imagination,... More 

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Camille L, Responsable relations publiques at Dans le Noir ?, responded to this review

The team at Dans le Noir ? is thankfull for your comment. We are really happy that the experience pleased you! We hope to see you again in a near futur for new adventures! Best regards. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was definitely a weird experience. Not too comfortable with the darkness and strangers so close. Awkward to have conversations when you cannot see the month if the speaker but the silence and darkness made it more uneasy. The food was very bland and not interesting Along with the drinks. Wished the courses were served quicker to shorten the awkwardness.... More 

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Camille L, Responsable relations publiques at Dans le Noir ?, responded to this review

Hello, First we would like to thank you for your comment. We care very much about all our client and we take into consideration your remarks. About the food, the appreciation of a degustation in the complete dark can be confusing. We totally understand it. However our “surprise menus” which change every two months offer a unique sensorial experience. Our... More 

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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The price is pretty high, but the experience is remarkable. Let yourself realise how important (or, probably, not for you) is vision, opportunity to see your food. Enjoy communicating with friends with no feedback except their voices. And also you will be definitely captured by the server who is transforming into your guide to world of complete darkness! Strongly advise... More 

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Camille L, Responsable relations publiques at Dans le Noir ?, responded to this review

The team is thankfull for your comment. We are really happy that the experience pleased you! We hope to see you again in a near futur for new adventures! Best regards. More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make reservations, while we were waiting for table there were lots of people who didn´t have reservation that could not get a table (we just called earlier that day and got a table). We got the three course menu with wine. I had a vegetarian menu that wasn´t that special but my boyfriend was very happy with his lamp main... More 

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Camille L, Responsable relations publiques at Dans le Noir ?, responded to this review

The team at Dans le Noir ? is thankfull for your comment. We are really happy that the experience pleased you! We hope to see you again in a near futur for new adventures! Best regards. More 

St. Johns, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seemed like a great idea for my 50th birthday. Close your eyes and skip this place. Food is so subpar especially when you can get great food at almost every other cafe. Food served in plastic plates with plastic cups, no explanation once you are seated, just some vague person handing you your food. Yes, it was dark, but you... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

It's great social experiment, great experience. You should visit the restaurant with your friends and family, choose different menus to share. For sure you will have things to discuss. Trying to guess what is in your plate is quite interesting. But you will never be 100% right. It is delicious journey. Enjoy!

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Camille L, Responsable relations publiques at Dans le Noir ?, responded to this review

Hello, The team at Dans le Noir ? is thankfull for your comment. We are really happy that the experience pleased you! We hope to see you again in a near futur for new adventures! Best regards. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

An interesting restaurant where you are served by the visually impaired. A little on the expensive side but it provides jobs for the visually impaired. They show you pictures of what you eat after and I think they rotate their menu every so often. I had to share a table with another party and they spilled water so it was... More 

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Camille L, Responsable relations publiques at Dans le Noir ?, responded to this review

The team at Dans le Noir ? is thankfull for your comment. We are really happy that the experience pleased you! We hope to see you again in a near futur for new adventures! Best regards. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

I visited the restaurant for my Birthday with my mother and the experience was really unique. In the beginning, the dark room is quite daunting and I felt nervous however I quickly became acclimated and managed to really enjoy the experience. Once the food started to arrive my mother and I had fun trying to guess the wine colour and... More 

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Camille L, Responsable relations publiques at Dans le Noir ?, responded to this review

The team at Dans le Noir ? is thankfull for your comment. We are really happy that the experience pleased you! We hope to see you again in a near futur for new adventures! Best regards. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$43 - $99
Cuisine
French, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51, rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Les Halles
  • Neighborhood: Les Halles
  • Phone Number: +33 142779804
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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Staying in Les Halles

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Les Halles
Historically the central iron-clad market of Paris, Les Halles has evolved architecturally since then but the pulsating energy has stayed the same. Now it houses the main shopping mall, which nestles underground surrounded by fast-food take-aways and international restaurants coupled with beautiful churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to it are the high-street stores of Rue de Rivoli and just parallel to that the Seine. The area bustles with faces from all continents and all ages at all times of the day. If enjoying high-street shopping with easy access to fast eateries and lively bars is on your agenda, this is the place to go.
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