unique dining experience, incredible good food, awful food, great server, great evening, not dry salmon, most unique dining
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
great experience, bad food..
I read the reviews here and made the drive to Santa Monica to try the unique experience with my Wife. Our server and guide through the dark was super nice, but she was smacking gum for the first 5 minutes of our interactions. It is true that other senses come out in the dark and listening to someone smacking on gum is not a great appealing.
In addition, the food was awful. In fact, I did not even eat my salad. It was like they took a bag of unwashed bitter mix and threw it on the plate with some sesame dressing. It was awful. Main's were okay. In truth it was like wedding food at 50.00 a plate.
Further, the tables and chairs were a very low quality, again like cheap banquet tables and chairs.
Yep, I learned a lesson - you can see quality in the dark.
With all of that said, it was a cool experience and something to talk about with friends, although very expensive!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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