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Opaque - Dining in the Dark, LA

4.6
417 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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Opaque - Dining In The Dark

Imagine that you are recognizing friends by their voice, sounds tell a story, aromas come alive and elegance is felt. In this era of information overload, visual stimulation has reached an all time pinnacle. But imagine, just for an hour or two that you cannot see, that you are abandoning vision in exchange for a new, more stimulating dining experience – this is “Dining in the Dark." Opaque - Dining in the Dark – will seat you in a literally pitch-black dining room where you will be guided and served by blind or visually impaired individuals that have been specially trained to serve meals in the dark, casually and comfortably offering guidance and reassurance for sighted guests.

We offer a prix-fixe menu at $99 per person.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: Seating times between 6:00-8:30
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Phone number
(310) 546-7619
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What 417 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.1
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

As we entered we were greeted by a young female. We then were gathered with other people to go through an orientation. There we ordered our drinks and got to talk to other people. The orientation just explained the whole process and how the experience will be. As soon as our table was ready, we were called in by our waiter. Our waiter was Rafael. Rafael was guiding us into the darkness. He sat us down and explained what was on our table. He was a great host and very talented. He made our experience a great one. I would highly recommend him as a waiter. The whole night was pleasant and amazing.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

This place was amazing!! We loved the experience and the fact that it raises blindness awareness. We thought it was great that the staff was either legally blind or visually impaired. The food was delicious, although it's nothing exotic it truly feels like you're eating something new because your taste buds really kick in and your sense of taste just goes up the roof. You really learn what it's like to go out and eat as a visually impaired person. Definitely worth trying!!

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OpenTable Diner 
1.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

I was guided into a dark room and fed a bowl of arugula salad with nothing on it. After that I had chicken that was okay at best. Then u
I was surprised with a bill of $225 for 2 people. Don't go here when you can have quality food for less.

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MinM (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

this place is a very unique dining experience and well worth it!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

Great dining experience. Great customer food service.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on December 10, 2017

The most amazing experience!!!!! The staff couldn’t have been more helpful from management and staff, awesome service!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 3, 2017

A 3 month wait for this reservation for My other half’s birthday! Incredible fine dining in the dark. Literally pitch black, we had to use our sense of smell, taste and hearing to figure out what our 5 course meal was. It was a surreal experience and I highly recommend it. The only issue we had is that turns into a night club at 10 pm so make the reservation before 830 pm, if you don’t want to hear the bass. We had a few idiots try to use their phones during dinner but the servers quickly took it from them. Our server was Raffi , he was superb.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 3, 2017

I was disappointed in the mystery plate idea. My waiter Anthony was amazing about switching my plate from awful chicken to short spare ribs which was wonderful.

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SkyeN (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was absolutely amazing, perfect new dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 2, 2017

One word AMAZING!!! Our server Rafael was GREAT! We will definitely be going again soon.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: Seating times between 6:00-8:30
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Cross street
20th
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$50 and over
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(310) 546-7619
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Parking details
Parking is available for free behind the building. Disregard tow-away signs. Those apply to non-guests.
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Private party facilities
We offer the dining in the dark experience for group bookings on-site, or off site on any day per individual booking
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Private party contact
Sarah Luntz: (310) 546-1933
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room