Opaque Dining In The Dark

(800) 710-1270 | View Website

2020 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA | Directions   90403

34.031743 -118.482509

Open Hours

Thurs-Sat 6:30pm-11pm

 
New American, Traditional American, Fine Dining  more

More Tags: Date Spot, Prix Fixe Menu, Hidden Find, Romantic Dining

Price: $$$$

Categories: Events, Bars & Pubs, Restaurants

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Visa, American Express

Neighborhoods: Wilshire Montana, West LA

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Opaque Dining In The Dark
Opaque Dining In The Dark
Opaque Dining In The Dark
Opaque Dining In The Dark

From The Owners of Opaque Dining In The Dark

Experience a world of sensitivity in a pitch-black dining room, guided by blind servers exploring your senses.

Menu
Roasted Herb Chicken Breast, Seared Atlantic Salmon, Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Rigatoni, Filet Mignon, Mango Panna Cotta, Warm Chocolate Lava Cake... more

Reviews for Opaque Dining In The Dark

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

The Worst Experience of my life! – We arrived to an empty old night club which they were still cleaning to very indifferent staff. We were very quickly ushered into a black out room and sat down with our guide which are apparently "Blind" which we found out later are not and are wearing night vision glasses so they can see. Overall "Terrible" experience. Not for the scared or claustrophobic.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Tasty food, but what brushed my cheek? – A unique experience to say the least, but during the second course, something kept brushing my cheek. At first, I thought it was just a fly buzzing around, but once I tried to slap it and it felt like I hit an exposed penis. Was I being crop-dusted? I will never know for sure. Otherwise, the experience was a positive one.

over a year ago

Hi There,

thanks for writing a review about us. If it helps to eliminate the concern about the genitals involved in your experience I wanted to point out that not only you but everyone else in the room could not see... but us. I can guarantee you that it would have been impossible for a guest to be precisely brushing your cheek like it seemed to you. Our waiters have better things to do to keep customers happy, should you still distrust them, while being precise with the plates getting your cheek like a fly even they cant do.

All that is if no one can see, which you know one couldn't. Our nightvision devices however can, hence I can guarantee you we do not allow that type of exposure at opaque.

Maybe this leaves your experience a all around positive one?

Benjamin Uphues

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Must try – Seriously.....one of the best dinner experiences i have ever had. I surprised my husband ...and by the way it was a first time for me. I never thought eating in the dark ( pitch black to be exact ) would be so much fun! I am always up for new experiences and so is my husband. He was amazed the entire time. It was interestingly relaxing. Having one of your senses tuned down completely was truly exhilirating.

Try it and see......have fun!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

You Got To Try This – This is an awesome experience. I wanted to take my girlfriend out for something different, she loves good food. This dining room is pitch black and you cannot see a thing. The purpose of this experience is to rely on your touch, smell and taste to guide you. You blindly select a meal and then you enjoy. The food was really awesome, the server was great and the experience was unforgettable. Really made for a great date.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

had I only an infrared eye between the other 2 – Nothing, plain nothing, is what you get. In terms of what you see. But they offer you the world of senses on a silver tray it is up to you to choose whether you want to take it and where you want to take it. Do you want to listen, smell, touch, or taste, or all at once. It was a concert of senses conducted by our lovely waiter Michael. Do yourself a favor and request him.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

This Friday is the day of night – I have been getting ready for this day a long time. I am putting my best gear on... gonna look real pretty, as there real beauty is proven when no one sees. This is so exiting and I will follow up when its on my 'seen' that done that list.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Awful... – don't waste your money. its awful. everything tasted like it came out of a can. they take advantage of the fact you can't see what you are eating.

don't do it.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Incredible food, great servce, Got to meet the chef! – What an amazing experience! To have your site taken away and rely on your other senses and trust everything will be OK. The food was incredible. 1. It started out with a prosciutto wrapped fig with a caponata relish. TANTALIZING! 2. then we got fresh bread and butter. 3. The salad was just popping in our mouth, so much going on, arugula, sweet tomatoes, amazing wine dressing, truffle cheese and topped with a bruchetta and toast, I must say the best I have ever had in the light or in the dark. 4. I had the Salmon and my partner had the Filet Mignon, OK, the Salmon was the most delightful i have ever consumed, not dry and it just melted in your mouth. It was made with a Caribbean spice topped with a sweet chili. Amazing! My partner had the Filet Mignon with goat cheese sun dried tomatoes and roasted red peppers with a sweet wine sauce that made me have an orgazm, I swear i did! 5. we both love Tiramisu and we are very critical when we have it. THE BEST IN LOS ANGELES! We got to meet the Chef for the evening, Chef Michael Parise, not sure if he is always on board, he said he would be there temporarily but he gave us his card, he owns Cannoli Kings Catering. Dining in the dark was a great experience and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who would like increase the other senses in their body. The service was wonderful and overall first class. I hope it stays that way!

Recommends
over a year ago

Citysearch Editorial Review – Following a cult-like dining trend in Europe and a celebrated stint on the Sunset Strip, this unorthodox experience of eating in absolute darkness remains unlike any other in Los Angeles. Arrive at its location at V Lounge, order from a three-course prix fixe New American menu ($99 with choice of chicken, fish, steak or vegetarian) and then proceed to be guided by blind servers into a completely dark room to spend the next two hours hearing, feeling and tasting in an extraordinarily heightened way. Abandoning vision renews appreciation for sight, while simultaneously enhancing other senses. People talk louder in the dark, so be careful what you say. It's an inspired place for a first date or illicit assignation plus nobody--and we mean nobody--will see you playing footsies.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Good place to go that is dark – Pros: Good place to go on the third date.

Cons: It's the opitome of LA Phoney. I gave it three stars because it is good for the third date.

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