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PRICE RANGE
$46 - $47
CUISINES
European, International, Fusion
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The experience in Tenebris was literally an eye opener! I don't have a problem to adapt to absence of light and didn't have any of the difficulties of the other members of my table (even they were not so stresses and quickly overcame the new...feelings). Yet, during the tasting process (and after) I realized how much I miss my eyes to really appreciate the food. As a professional food technologist and sense analyst, I approached the task of defining what I eat quite seriously. The food was quite odorless (probably on purpose), and quite bland (I hope this was purposely done too), so my pleasure of the experience did not come from the food. At the end of the dinner when I was shown pictures of what was served, I came to realize how disappointing it was not to be able to see the beauty of colors and presentation. Even tasteless food can be appreciated if seen nicely plated. My presumption is that Tenebris first purpose is the black part, and not the gourmet. If so, they managed it really well - for one, the staff was impeccable and impressively skillful. The whole experience of Tenebris is worth it and one must try it for itself, not with expectation of fine dining. I'd gladly recommend it and even use it to surprise fellow professionals who rely on their eyes as first sense.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't begin to write how amazing everything was... You eat in complete darkness. A joyful and polite blind lady was serving us. It was a 5-course gourmet dinner, but you have no idea what you're being served. It's a wonderful time to spend quality...time with a person, eating exquisite food, while also experiencing a dinner from the perspective of the blind. After dinner, they show you pictures of the food you ate with detailed descriptions. Could not recommend it more...More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing experience I will hardly forget. We did not realized how time passed enjoying the delicious food and the service. Our hostess Milena made us feel comfortable despite the complete darkness. I would strongly recommend the blueberry wine :)

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been looking forward to visiting for a while and I am so happy we finally did. The service was lovely, we felt well taken care of and the food was very delicious. It was so interesting to try and guess what you are eating...and the darkness pushed you to be mindful of your food and drink, to note the texture, smell and feel of everything. I strongly recommend the experienceMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our hostess Reni was so kind. We got used to the darkness very quickly. The food was very nice!! The local berry wine was also excellent! recommend it!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The experience was very good. The food as well. Eating in complete darkness is frightening at first, but after half an hour you get used to it.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed January 2, 2023

My other half and I were gifted a dinner at the restaurant and what a fun (and delicious) gift it was! I was a little nervous at first since it is in complete darkness, but I really needn't have worried as it was so much...fun. The dark really helps focus on the food and conversation. We really enjoyed guessing what we were eating. The staff are really wonderful and attentive as well, really put us at ease. The food was delicious and excellent portions.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 31, 2022

I am so glad that we visited Tenebris! It was very exciting to guess what is inside the plate and to enjoy dinner in a completely dark room. The assistance from the staff was amazing, we were hosted by Milena, who make sure that we...are comfortable during the whole night. I suggest the raspberry wine ... it was out of this world!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 28, 2022 via mobile

Overall a really unique and interesting experience .Rallitsa our hostess was very professional and helpful,!!! Keep on the good work!!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 19, 2022 via mobile

We made a reservation in advance and arrived on a Friday evening to sample the experience of ‘dining in the dark’. We were warmly welcomed by the team and after a short briefing we were taken to our table. It is complete darkness for the...duration of the meal and the experience overall was wonderful and truly memorable. The food was very good, I chose the meat option. We also had a few glasses of wine to accompany the meal. The service we received from Sylvia was excellent and she truly went out of her way to make the experience a really positive and memorable one for us. I’d highly recommend taking the opportunity to visit this restaurant.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 18, 2022 via mobile

Incredible experience, tasty food and lovely service, a must do experience . Very interesting gift and it will be appreciated

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 13, 2022

I went to Tenebris with my husband for our anniversary. Initially i was a bit scared as i hate the dark, but I must say it was amazing experience. We completely enjoyed our time at the restaurant. The staff was very friendly and made sure...we feel comfortable at all times. The whole dinner was completely dark, you could only rely on your other senses- smell, touch, hearing, taste. The food was really good too with the exception of the main dish which i didn't quite like as the meat seemed to not be freshly cooked, but as everything else was great, it was not a big issue for me. Overall I will definitely recommend the place, even I would love to go back again.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 8, 2022 via mobile

Really interesting experience. It was my first time to dine in total darkness. We both enjoyed the experience. The staff is really kind.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 6, 2022

The overall experience is amazing and I would recommend it to anyone who knows how to appreciate delicious food and enjoy new sensations.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed December 5, 2022

There might be things you want to do in complete darkness, but none of them is food! I didn't find eating in complete darkness anything but messy and unenjoyable. Was hoping the food quality would compensate for this but it didn't. And given the price,...I wouldn't recommend it.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Tenebris is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5