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Dans le Noir ?

#489 of 14,103 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Les Halles
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51 rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 42 77 98 04
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18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Thu 19:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 12:30 - 14:30
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Greenville, Indiana
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last year, I met friends in Paris at Dans Le Noir ? and it ended up being the highlight of my trip. This year, I brought another friend to DLN for the experience, and he said that it was the highlight of his trip. He intends to "pay it forward" and bring his own family/friends....

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This is such a bizarre and incredible experience! We were welcomed in the lobby, where you can confirm allergies and things.. you're then introduced and lead into the dark room by your waiter/ress. You're submerged in darkness - you can't see anything - not even shadows. You're instructed on where your cutlery should be and what to do if you... 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 

Paris, France
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I had a great time at Dan le Noir in Paris for New Years Eve but because I was with great people and not due to the place itself. The experience is really fun but don't go there for the food, it really is nothing special. Also (and of course this is specific to the time that we went) but... More 

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Paris, France
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Eating a surprise meal in total darkness could have been an amazing experience enhanced by the fact that you are greeted and served by charming blind waiters. But the food is terrible! I had the same menu as MrBagagli and his description of the starter as "slime" is absolutely spot on. Also the chloride smell upon entering the dark area... 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 

Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Such a great experience. Must DO IT once. Gotta say from the very beginning when they tell you its your turn to get in, you see NOTHING at all, not even for a second. They lose you a bit inside the maze they got installed. Lovely decision to be guided by blind waiters, they mix you up a bit, ..... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

'You are bad people' not the thing you expect to he when going to a restaurant.  Unfortunately that is exactly what we heard this evening, Twice! And by whom, I hear you ask? The manager of all people,  the person you expect the most of in the restaurant. Well that's the end of the story,  let me take you back... More 

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

Thank you for your visit we read your comment with disappointment. We can’t forget your visit at Dans le noir? We were sad about your reaction against our staff and concept. For the first time in 12 years we have that kind of comment. Since 2004 our restaurant received more than 1 million visitors around the world. We try to... More 

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

It was na uncanny yet thrilling and amusing experience. We were introduced to our blind waitress Alicia and for one hour and a half could have a taste of how life is for those deprived of vision. The meal was tasty but overall the drinks were expensive and not surprising. I recommend not to demand any cocktail, alcoholic or not,... 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 

Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

An amazing experience at all levels. The food was very interesting, the deserts were absolutely gorgeous, the sounds, space and touch took a whole new meaning. I felt a very deep connection with my partner dans le noir.

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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 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Service was good, however it was a bit crowdy when we arrived, so we have to wait for about 15 minutes after our scheduled time. It was quite cold in the room where we were actually having dinner, be warned. My girlfriend and I have visited another Dans le noir in St. Petersburg, Russia, and overall impression was much better... 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 are sorry about the temperature fo the room. Sometime and I'm sure also in our restaurant in St. Petersburg you should wait a little bit, sorry for that. We hope to see you again in a near futur... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We ate at 1pm on a Sunday at Dans Le Noir ? The experience was like nothing I have ever had before. If your looking for something a little different to do, I would highly recommend. The food is good, not incredible, but definitely good. You sit with other people, but you can only tell because you can hear them,... More 

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Camille L, Responsable relations clients 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 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$47 - US$100
Cuisine
French, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 14:30
Monday
19:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
19:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
19:30 - 22:30
Thursday
19:30 - 22:30
Friday
18:30 - 00:00
Saturday
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Les Halles
  • Neighbourhood: Les Halles
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 77 98 04
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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