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Dans Le Noir New York - CLOSED

246 W 38th St, New York City, NY 10018-5805
+1 212-575-1671
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
14 Aug 2013
“Wonderful experience”
2 Jul 2013
“Would be nice to inform customers with reservations about shutting down”
Restaurant Hours Closed
246 W 38th St, New York City, NY 10018-5805
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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...More

1  Thank kaka128
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...More

Thank Maria C
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...More

1  Thank malu62
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...More

Thank 4Funnsun
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...More

Thank Firefly659
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...More

Thank CuisineLover_13
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...More

Thank PaulBarry-Walsh
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...More

Thank RuderM
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...More

Thank Morphed
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...More

Thank Chris V
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  • Address: 246 W 38th St, New York City, NY 10018-5805
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-575-1671
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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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