Just as Barcelona FC's motto 'més que un club' informs you that this Catalan institution is more than a football team, so too does Dans le Noir?'s own motto 'mas que un restaurant' demonstrate a status above mere gastronomy. At Dans le Noir? guests are invited to step into a pitch black room and enjoy their meal entirely bereft of their sense of sight. Blind waiters guide you to your seat, deftly seeing to all your needs, whilst specially-prepared market cuisine is brought to your table to be savoured by all your senses - except your vision. Textures and smell take on a new importance, whilst superficial markers, like colour and presentation are lost (indeed without their sight 90% of people can no longer differentiate between red and white wine). The shared blackness also brings a new depth to the art of conversation and produces a strong sense of solidarity with your fellow diners. Sittings take place from Mon to Weds take place at 9pm, Thurs to Sat at both 8.30pm and 10.30pm, and Sun at 2.30pm. Arrive early or linger afterwards to enjoy Dans le Noir?'s elegant salon and discuss what you've just experienced.
Really disappointing. Quality of food was poor. Restaurant staff were lovely but the food was bland and two out of the four glasses of alcohol were undrinkable.
reviewed by Debra from United Kingdom on Jun.16.2013
Sensational!!! a unique thing to do and definately 'more than a restaurant' as they say. One of the most memorable meals I have ever eaten. You have to try it once.
reviewed by Dana from Czech Republic on Sep.21.2011
a fun experience, good food (which you end up eating with your hands), good service, our waiter was amazing. i hope he gets as well as he deserves as it was him who made it special.
reviewed by Karina from Germany on May.07.2011
Obviously I knew I before I came that I would be eating in the dark but I didn't realize that it would be literally jet black darkness. You couldn't see a thing and the waiters had to do everything for you - which was strange but great at the same time. I was quite nervous at first but after a while everyone on our table was talking and having fun. Really strange to not be able to see the food you were putting in your mouth! I would definitely say you must try this as a one of a kind experience. I went with my friend but next time I am in Barcelona I am planning on bringing my husband
reviewed by Janice from United States on Apr.12.2011