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Dans le Noir ?

#501 of 14,216 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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19:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 19:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 12:30 - 14:30
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crazy thing to do! Food is tasty, but plates are not too big. It is true that you taste more when you don't see a thing. Place is loud, no music but a lot of people talking. Prices are high, you pay at least 51 euros per person (no drinks included).

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Thank Lablonditude
Paris, France
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542 reviews
415 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once in a lifetime experience.. Have a meal with strangers without knowing (and trying to figure out) what you are eating in pitch black..

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Thank Nick S
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 

Krakow, Poland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

It was suprise for me, interesting experience. The food was very nice. I was suprise how perfect all of this work. During eating you can't see absolutly nothing. I recommend to try at least once in life

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Thank LaMalgorzata
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 

Perth, Australia
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This was definitely an interesting experience. Well worth doing just for the experience The food was good, but really hard to judge without the sense of sight. It is amazing the difference to your tastes when you can't see your food

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Thank Kaylene B
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 

Greenville, Indiana
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

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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Thank AaronPf
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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Thank JadeC99
Paris, France
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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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Thank Mitty G
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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831 reviews
553 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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4 Thank MrBagagli
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 

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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$44 - US$102
Cuisine
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
19:30 - 22:30
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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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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