I came here with my friend for the end of the term celebration and it was exciting. We compared it to a rollercoaster ride where it's exciting yet nerve racking at the same time.
The "scenic view" was a joke if you didn't catch it. Honestly one of the more memorable dining experiences I've ever had, and I've had quite a few. While you will find yourself making foot-in-mouth comments to your blind server, such as "wow this is so cool (not being able to see)", they seemed OK with it and very understanding.
The food was great, but the experience is what its all about. I'm a little picky so I couldn't do too many of the "guess what this is" options, but I did it for the cocktail and dessert and it was fun.
It would be very interesting to meet a blind date here.
This was absolutely a great experience. My partner and I were a bit nervous at first, but the staff were very reassuring and helpful. Food was great and the ambiance was ideal for a romantic dinner.
From the first step through the curtain, through every delectable bite, Opaque is a dining experience like no other. Exceptional food, outstanding service. Go for the challenge of full mystery, you won't be disappointed!
Amazing experience!!! Very surreal. Would recommend this to anyone.
It was a unique dining experience with sumptuous food, which included mystery items. Our waitress was great and made the whole experience fun.
This dining experience was definitely a wonderful adventure... We definitely enjoyed the food and everything else that came with it!
Great date restaurant! Great opportunity to share a new experience. Regardless of the food it is a really interesting challenge which makes you re-evaluate the way you move and act when at a restaurant. Servers were very friendly and helpful at all times and knew the menu well. Definitely would recommend attending on a quieter evening. I don't think this is something I would want to do with a big group and because you are so reliant on hearing and touch alone, being sat next to a loud party can definitely detract from the experience. The tuna tartar and the beef tenderloin were delicious! Definitely not a one time only experience for me, an evening well spent!
It was an amazing experience to have the opportunity to eat in the dark. You really do not see anything and you have to deal with the difficulties of eating without knowing where the things are just touching everything. I totally recommend it to people that like to try different things. I went with a friend for his birthday and we had a lot of fun. Our waitress Jennifer was incredible nice.
This experience was great and we plan on trying it again. I gave ambiance a 3 since I couldn't see. Lol
Dining in the dark was quite an experience! I would recommend that everyone try at least once. Our server (Courtney) was so attentive and helpful. I was surprised how smoothly the dinner ran considering that we couldn't see a thing. My boyfriend and I chose to try the "mystery" dinners instead of choosing from any of the items on the menu. My boyfriend was served pork and I had swordfish. Both were delicious.
This was an amazing experience for all four of us!
The restaurant was exceptionally accommodating to my friend that is a very picky eater.
The waiter was amazing and attentive. The food was outstanding, and not one of us had a complaint.
The price is high, but the experience was wonderful.
Even though the piece is high, I would recommend it to anyone to try it at least once.
We planned this event with a group of 7. Once there, it seemed the host was a bit confused her self. The bartender did not know how to make any drinks, just order a beer. Once we were showed to our table, the service is very slow. We had a a group and were told we were too loud, which I thought was very rude. You're a dining experience restaurant, with a group paying $99 pp or more what else did you expect? Double check your bill, they over charge, when we called the restaurant back, we were told it was our problem, they delivered the drinks, its up to us to make sure we find it at the table (hello, its in the dark!) definetly a 1 time place, not for repeat occassions.
Katy, our server saw to our every need. She was so nice the entire time and made sure we were comfortable. We had a wonderful meal, and an amazing experience eating in total darkness. After around 10 minutes, I felt totally adjusted and just enjoyed the evening. I had the "mystery" meal, and it was really fun.
I would recommend this to anyone that wants to have a fun and adventurous evening with the ability to really just relax and talk with your spouse or friend. AMAZING
Very cool idea for a dinning experience. The model is smart and it gives opportunity for the visually impaired. That being said, the food was subpar and near tasteless. The ahi tuna was the only tasty item. The main course of pork was editable but nothing to make the taste buds sing. The dessert was so so. Katie, our waitress, was great. Very helpful and pleasant, that was the upside of the evening. I would only return if they worked on their menu items and bolstered the favors! Honestly, not worth the $99 per person.
It was a one time expire mad, which we enjoyed. However , the food was bland , and the service sucked. They had 4 cocktails to choose from and they made the same one wrong 3 times. I am glad I went once, but in the end I regret how much I paid.
It was an unusual and fun adventure to dine at Opaque and the food was wonderful. We took our own wine as their corkage fee is very reasonable at $10. Food came out timely, our waitress was terrific and we had no "accidents". The hostess has zero personality, but don't let that deter you.
I will remember this dinner for a long time!
Pros: Unique experience, good food, good cause, catered well to my boyfriends gluten free diet
Cons: Expensive, nerve racking
I would recommend going in a small group and with someone you are comfortable with! I was a bit more nervous than I anticipated and being able to hold my boyfriends hand was very comforting! It is truly completely dark, don't expect to be able to see a thing! I would also recommend the "mystery" option for food. I think the experience of putting something in your mouth without being able to see it or knowing what it is was incredible!
Katie, our server was so amazing.......All of the servers there are blind. The food was sooo delicious. It's very hard to eat with a fork, when it's pitch black. Needless to say, we ate with our hands. It was an experience we will never forget. We had a group of 4 with us, celebrating a friends birthday. It couldn't have been more perfect. The only thing that was a shocker, is when we got the bill. Was not expecting to pay that much.
It takes some getting used to at first being in pitch blackness. I felt like the walls were closing in on me but after I tried to focus on the sounds I was able to relax a little bit. My bf on the other hand did not ever really relax and was not comfortable the entire time. PTSD also didn't help either. I think we had to wait a little too long after we were finished to get the check. Overall it was a different experience that I would recommend to others.
Our party of 4 went in blind (figuratively) and came out enlightened.
Dining in the dark with "mystery meals" made every bite an adventure, from hunting
every portion with your fork, mis-buttering the bread to smelling and tasting every mouthful to
A grand time was had by all with plans to try to re-create the adventure at home for friends and
I've a new appreciation for how to employ other senses to every bite of food but also a peek into the
world of those living without the help of visual stimuli.
I would like everyone I know to spend some time at Opaque, except my Mom, I'm not sure she
Many thanks to all of them at Opaque and especially George our waiter.
A must try for those that like adventure... Select the mystery menu for a pleasant surprise and guessing the food you are eating is fun too! Pretty interesting what happens when you only have taste and smell to rely on while eating. Definitely recommended.
Saw opaque on one of those 10 strangest restaurant shows and knew we had to try it. My boyfriend and I opted for the mystery dinner and except for the dessert and salad courses we were stumped as to what we were eating. Food was amazing and our server Jennifer was very attentive, amazing considering she's blind!! Definitely go with someone you are comfortable with and keep an open mind. Best and most unique dining experience ever.
Please, it's hype. Food was barely edible. Person taking orders was unprofessional. It was like a middle school spaghetti feed with blindfolds for $300/2 people. Please stay away and save your money.
My experience at Opaque was unique and memorable! The service is excellent and the staff makes you feel comfortable all the way from reservation to paying your bill. I recommend going with a small group (I went with one other person), as it's nice to have the more focused conversation.
The service outpaces the food, which was OK. Though the focus of the evening truly is around the experience, more so than the food itself!
Definitely worth checking out with someone special!
The food was delicious-although I couldn't see what it looked like or finish everything on my plate due to the pitch darkness inside the restaurant. I went with the boyfriend to experience dining in the dark because a lot of my friends have been talking about it. It's a bit pricey but you're paying for the experience, the great staff, and pretty good 3-course dinner.
Opaque offers a unique experience that you won't find anywhere else! The food is very delicious. We had an excellent waitress- Mocha. <3
Very unique experience, fun, intriguing. Our food was outstanding.
my wife and I had the pleasure to dine at OPAQUE last weekend and it was a great time!! eating dinner in the pitch black sounded like a cool and fun idea but let me tell you it was that and more.. I'm not gonna lie it was very different for the first 10 minutes or so getting used to the idea that you can see NOTHING but then after we got our bearings a little it was a night like no other.. the food at opaque was great and the service was spot on!! also the open table reservations worked exactly as they should, I loved the confirmation text a few hours before thank you!! do yourself a favor and try this, you will thank yourself after...
We had an exceptional experience. We dined here this week with our 14 year old son and 10 year old daughter. I was very nervous. The dining room is pitch black and it made me feel very vulnerable. Our blind waiter, George, was wonderful. He made us feel comfortable. He was very attentive, patient and explained everything well verbally so we could communicate in the dark. The food was tasty. The unique experience is worth the price tag and we would recommend this restaurant to families with older children looking to share a bonding experience and a memorable dinner.
It is truly ptich black and one gets an idea of what it's like to be blind. The food was very good, but the concept and execution made the evening. We were led to out table via touch by a very plesant and helpful waitress. The food was very good and we selected our meal prior to entering. Each meal was delivered to us via name, which we identified to the waitress when we were seated. All in all, good food and quite an experience.
Great for couples to help you to learn to listen to each other and work together! Ahi tuna was EXCELLENT. Beef tenderloin was cooked as requested and tasty. I had the mystery entree which turned out to be pork chops and it was super juicy and not dry at all. The chocolate cake was yum and you can tell the items were nicely plated even in the dark. Only thing is dinner is quite pricey per person despite the food being good. Would recommend people to try this at least once but likely too pricey for me to try again unless for another special occasion.
The $100/each price tag is worth the one of a kind experience, but would not bring me back for seconds.
Must try! A very fun place for couples who want to try dining together and enjoy a meal in pure darkness. You really do rely on other senses to make this work. Food was excellent. We both had the "mystery 3 course dinner". Was very fun trying to figure out what we were eating.
I seem to have experienced what many others have at this restaurant- you are paying for the experience, not the food. It was super cool and took some getting used to, and really made you use your senses...but the food was so-so. It was good, but for $300 in San Francisco my expectations are much higher in terms of quality...I'm a vegetarian and got the 'mystery' dishes- a good green bean and tomato salad, so-so couscous and vegetables, and chocolate cake with whipped cream (not that great honestly).
Our server was amazing, and overall it was a one of a kind experience, but I probably won't go back just because it's a car payment and the food is very overpriced.
Not worth the hype and money!$$
You would think that eating in the dark would be strange and uncomfortable. After two to three minutes of adjustment, everything was fine. Courtney was our server and she was amazing! She did everything possible to make our group of three people feel comfortable and enjoy our dinner. The food was spectacular, the drinks were amazing, and the lack of sight only made everything taste better.
If you are looking for something special for an occasion, wanting to hang out with a good friend, or just feeling adventerous...come to Opaque! You won't regret it
Its a different experience. If you never had been at a restaurant like this you should try it. The food was good but too limited. I think a little expensive.
Loved everything about dining at the Opaque. Only thing is, I wish it was cheaper so I could bring everyone I know to experience it! The food was excellent ! I think my taste buds were a little heightened because of the complete darkness and I feel like food has never tasted better!! :) I suggest getting the mystery dishes and just tell the waiter/ waitress what you don't like.. It a lot of fun this way ;) I hope I can experience this again some day!
This was such a fun and unique way to spend time with someone.