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Dans Le Noir?

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Vasilyevsky Island
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Birzhevoy per., 4 | Vasilievsky Ostrov, St. Petersburg 199004, Russia
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+7 921 566-00-59
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18:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
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norwich
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We had read about this restaurant while researching our trip to Russia. It was actually in the foyer of our hotel in St Petesburg. (Palace bridge Hotel) I do not want to say too much about it as it is an experience best enjoyed without too much prior knowledge, but it is absolutely pitch black! Staff have sight difficulties so... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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374 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We stayed in the Palace Bridge hotel for two nights and the Dans le Noir is open only from Wendesday till Sunday, so we missed the fun and were disappointed. But well.... our own fault. Next time. Sounded really good fun. You eat in the pich dark for a hour, grazy.

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Thank IrmaLiberty
Adelina A, service manager at Dans Le Noir?, responded to this review

Dear IrmaLiberty, thank you for your feedback! The dinner in Dans Le Noir its really amazing experience and its not just about the culinary part, but also to create this social awarness for visual impaired. It is a very much different experience, need to rely on all other senses than the eyesight. We're very sorry that you were not able... More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

A unique place in The City that every tourist and citizen is highly recommnded to visit. Wonderful cousine handled by top Hungarian chef, who cooks for Sokos Hotel as well. Very nice crew and gentle waiters & waitresses who help you to feel as much comfortable as you can imagine. Do not be afraid by 'secret' meals. Every meal is... More 

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Thank olriteal
Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Words would not justify the experience of dining at this unique place. It's a must go. Good food and great experience.

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1 Thank Deepa V
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

The entire experience is quite phenomenal and the staff is super friendly! I was amazed with my reaction in getting in the dark room, I started to panic but Tatiana who was taking care of us and also serving us made me feel very comfortable and guided my colleagues and myself to our table... The waiters are all visually impaired... More 

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Thank Sebastien B
Massachusetts
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

My wife and I had dinner here in July. It was definitely unusual and unique… and completely dark! The food was good, but far from the best I've ever had. The service was just ok…. perhaps a little slow…. and this may be due to the fact that it's much more difficult for the waitstaff to maneuver quickly in the... More 

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2 Thank gymrat375
Helmut A, Manager at Dans Le Noir?, responded to this review

Dear gymrat375 thank you very much for choosing the Dans Le Noir restaurant in St Petersburg during your visit of the city. I am sadden to read that we could not fully satisfy your needs, however as you had mentioned the concept of the restaurant is based on sharpen your senses while loosing your vision. Like the taste, the smell... More 

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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Everyone must to be there once! To feel not everyday atmosphere. Very friendly service. Tasty meals and drinks! Was a bit stuffy, but it's ok! Highly recommended for visiting with couples, friends. Believe me, you will get a lot of fun to eat your meal in full darkness! Enjoy!!! Not expensive!!! Only six same places in the world.

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1 Thank GBlack101
Helmut A, Manager at Dans Le Noir?, responded to this review

Dear GBlack101 I could not agree with you more, a very unique experience that can be enjoyed in a few cities around the world and we are the only one in St Petersburg. So for sure a place to visit when you are in the city and yes if you come with friends it even more fun, however if you... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

On May 22nd my boyfriend and I had a dinner in this particular place. A kind attendant welcame us and explained how we should have behaved in the restaurant. After that, a gentle, blind waiter kept us in the dark : he took us at the table, he showed us where to seat, he put all our dishes in our... More 

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1 Thank Novellino81
Helmut A, Manager at Dans Le Noir?, responded to this review

Dear Novellino81 thank you very much for your visit at the Dans le Noir restaurant and taking your time to share your experience at the Tripadvisor. Part of the Dans le Noir concept is not only the culinary part, but also to create this social awarness for visual impaired. It is a very much different experience, need to rely on... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

I highly recommend dining at one of the Dans les Noire restaurants to anyone who seeks to explore this life to the fullest.. It is a truly amazing experience! The food is delightful, but the way you get to focus on your other senses with the eyesight being blocked by the pitch-black darkness - is a magical sensual experience you... More 

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1 Thank Aliya M
Helmut A, Manager at Dans Le Noir?, responded to this review

Dear Nailya thank you very much for your visit, your time to share your positive impressions and emotions on Tripadvisor and your kind words. I could not agree more with your headline, the Dans Le Noir is truly unique experience. As you have been visiting in the summer in the meantime we have changed our menu i also would like... More 

St. Petersburg, Russia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2014

Dans Le Noir is definitely a restaurant everyone should go for. It's not only about the food, but also about experience, which is unique and unforgettable. I didn't feel any fear or uncomfortable, staying in a complete dark. And if I say a complete, it's really a complete dark. You shouldn't worry about getting hurt or injured, the place is... More 

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1 Thank Julia M
Helmut A, Manager at Dans Le Noir?, responded to this review

Dear Julia thank you very much for your kind words and the positive emotions you have shared here at the Tripadvisor. Indeed the experience is very much different from your regular restaurant visit and the social aspect is one to remember as well. Thank you for recognising our visual impaired "guide" waiters, which doing everything in the world to make... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$42 - US$84
Cuisine
Seafood, European, International, Delicatessen
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Birzhevoy per., 4 | Vasilievsky Ostrov, St. Petersburg 199004, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg>  > Vasilyevsky Island
  • Neighbourhood: Vasilyevsky Island
  • Phone Number: +7 921 566-00-59
Description
Dans Le Noir? is a unique experience of dinner in darkness, which will change your world image. In the restaurant, which has no analogues in the whole city, you will have a chance to test your senses with a help of blind waiters. Choose one of the four kinds of menu: white, red, blue or green, - and try to guess what the meals are.

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