Opaque Dining In The Dark

(800) 710-1270 | View Website

689 Mcallister Street, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94102

37.779713 -122.423378

Open Hours

Wednesday - Saturday 6:30pm-11:30pm

 
New American, Californian, Traditional American  more

Tags: Fine Dining, Casual Date Spot, Date Spot, Special Occasion Dining, Private Rooms, Private Parties, Online Reservations, Quiet, Prix Fixe Menu, Hidden Find, Romantic Dining

Price: $$$

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Cash, Visa, American Express

Neighborhoods: Northeast, Civic Center

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

From The Owners of Opaque Dining In The Dark

Eating with the lights out--popular since caveman days--gets a refined touch at this pitch-black Hayes Valley restaurant.

Menu
Baby Greens Salad, Candied Walnuts, Creamy Goat Cheese, and Balsamic Vinaigrette, Ahi Tuna Tartare, Green Onions, Diced Asian Pears, Sesame-Soy Vinaigrette, Taro crisps, and a  Wasabi Aioli, Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Mashed Red Potatoes, Sauteed Blue Lake Green Beans, Blue Cheese Butter and a Caramelized Red Onion Red Wine Sauce, Grilled Salmon with Soba Noodles, Shredded Zucchini and Carrots, Marinated Shiitake mushrooms, and a Roasted Red Pepper Coulis., Chicken Breast lightly breaded and sauteed with sautéed Dino Kale, White Bean Ragout, and a Mushroom Coulis., Cavatappi Pasta with Roasted Peppers, Roasted Mushrooms, Snap Peas, Creamy Tomato Sauce, Grated Parmesan Cheese, Espresso Panna Cotta, Chocolate Sauce, Blueberries and Pastry Sticks, Bittersweet Chocolate Cake, Minted Strawberries, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Feeling adventurous? Put your senses to the test with our mystery options. There is a mystery salad, entree and dessert that all differ from our normal menu courses. All mysteries can be mixed and matched with the normal menu to your preference. please inquire with your host on details. ( Or lack thereof...), Beers... more

Special Offers

  1. Print Offer

    We are now open in Wednesdays for a reduced price of $79 instead of $99.

    Provided by CityGrid

    Any of our 3 course prix-fixe meals are only $79 on Wednesday and Thursdays. Just make a reservation and we will honor the discount

Reviews for Opaque Dining In The Dark

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Not For Everyone – This is not a good experience for everyone. If you've ever been the victim of any kind of assault or sexual violence, this is not a good experience. This is a huge "trigger" experience for a lot of people.

I am not on board with the concept of everyone experiencing everyone else's problems. Would all those blind people want to experience first hand what it is to be a rape victim? Then don't expect us to want to experience first hand what it is to be a blind person.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Excellent Food and Service – I was invited here by our daughter and son-in-law and it is an experience I will not soon forget.

The menu has something for everyone. I had the filet, my wife the lamb and our daughter and son the salmon and they all melted in our mouths.

We could not believe that three hours had past when we were leaving, I would recommend to everyone. The food and visual experience is something you will not forget.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

This is such a nice place. I love the food. I would recommend this to anyone. I will visit this place again. Good job. :D

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Reviews rigged – I was considering going to this restaurant since the concept looks so cool. I saw too few reviews on the bay area page, so I googled it. There are more locations and more reviews in other cities.

Interestingly, I found glowing reviews by the same people in other locations. Very fishy! For example, the 5-start review "This Friday is the day of night" review by testa123 appears in the Santa Monica location verbatim.

Another 5-start review by joshuatree appears in both cities as well. I am steering clear of this place until I see some more honest local reviews. Also, if the restaurant is too lazy to properly rig the reviews, I am not sure how good the place itself is going to be...

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Yummy! – Soo good! It was absolutely delicious. I would recommend to anyone. I can't wait for the next time I get to go.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

where is the light switch – Man they really turned off my lights. I was seeing sparkles for about 30 minutes, before i could see nothing. What is better of both, I don't know, but both together added up to be the crescendo of 2008. The evening out of a decade, my night with the one I love in perfect memory whether we die together, or our ways part. This night will remain unforgotten.

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.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Interesting experience! So glad I went!! – Let me start off by saying I highly highly recommend Opaque. My friends and I visited the San Fran location and let me tell ya, it's a great place to visit with friends or sig other. We laughed from the minute we stepped foot into the darkness until we broke out into the light to pay our bill and leave!

The food was great and the dessert was even better! I can't recommend this experience enough. The staff was friendly and the seating was comfortable considering everything.

The only complaint was my friend ordered the chicken, being told there were no bones in it, she cut into it and found a bone! After the waitress took her plate and returned again with another boneless piece, my friend found yet another bone.

Strangely enough if you feel you might be prone to motion sickness I think there is a chance you could feel a little woozy in there. You are truly unable to see anything. It's total blackness and it is a little disorientating when you step in there. Once you get over the nervousness and being anxious and you let yourself relax, the experience is something that shouldn't be missed if you visit San Fran.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Johnny Depp was there!!!! or at least someone that damn sounds like him, I could have sworn I heard his voice. Staff wouldn't tell me as 'people' come and hide in the dark. Apparently more so in Hollywood where this originated. We were not the first ones to find out but apparently Thrillist subscribers had the first go on this as they were on to it before Opaque even opened getting them into the opening night, shame on you dailycandy!!!! I am subscribing.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Piiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitttch black! That is all all I have to say! It does not get darker. At no point can you see your own hand in front of your eyes. This place is wild. Just opened and I will tell my kids that I had the pleasure of beeing the first one to review.

Bottom line is: This place is not a restaurant, it is something different which does not even have a name yet.

Let me try. This is: Somethingcrazylicios ...mhm... That works.

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