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Permanently Closed - Opaque - Dining In The Dark

749 reviews
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$50 and over
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This restaurant is permanently closed. We are currently living in an era of information overload, where visual stimulation is almost inescapable. Imagine, just for an hour or two, that you abandon the visual world in exchange for a new, more stimulating dining experience- this is “Dining in the Dark", where you recognize friends by their voices, sounds tell a story, aromas come alive and elegance is felt.

Opaque - Dining in the Dark – will seat you in a pitch-black dining room. You will be guided and served by blind or visually impaired individuals that have been specially trained to deliver excellent and personal service to our guests.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

The last reservation is at 9:00 pm
Table reserved for
1 hour 30 minutes
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Phone number
(800) 710-1270
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Opaque - Dining in the Dark offers a unique experience for private groups. We frequently host corporate team building events, family parties, and other large engagements. Don't hesitate to contact us with your party ideas.
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Private party contact
Management : (800) 710-1270 ext. 2
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Cross street
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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vipLivingLarge (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 30, 2016

OUTSTANDING service by Danni! This was a throughly memorable experience. Definitely something people should try!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on April 27, 2016

Average food, but good experience. A light was on for most of our meal giving a small light source too but I would expect that isn't the norm.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 20, 2016

The experience was one of a kind
I'm glad we were able to break the monotony of the typical weekday date options with this!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 13, 2016

We had a great time. It was an I to any that is not afraid of the dark.

Marty (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 6, 2016

Opaque serves dinners in total blackout darkness and the servers are legally blind. Elimination of all visual cues results in a heightened dining experience emotionally, psychologically and gastronomically. The food is essentially a delicious, sophisticated, multi-choice menu (roasted meats, grilled salmon, vegetarian options; interesting appetizers and rich desserts, and there is a full bar. What distinguished the evening and makes it unforgettable is the enhancement of not being able to see any of it, nor those with whom you are seated, or even your own hand in front of your mouth. This elevates the diners' attention, makes conversations more intimate and rewarding and deepens the adventure. (Note: taking the mystery meal" option means that you won't know in advance what is on your plate. A delightful addition to a rich experience.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

I have never dined in the dark before and I must say, it was a unique and memorable experience. I chose my items from the menu but, if I were to go again, I would choose the surprise menu instead. Our server was amazingly attentive and helped navigate our way through every "challenge." The food was good, not outstanding, they used a bit too much oil for me. However, there were many varieties to choose from. Try this restaurant if you are looking for a new dining adventure!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

We thought the experience was very cool and unique. The food was delicious! We had a blast!!

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2016

Besides drinking half of our bottle of pahlmeyer we brought, and blowing a pre arranged birthday dessert. Food mediocre, nothing more then you could make at home. Joking food and recipe quality and small portions. Stay home. Turn the lights out and make a frozen dinner. You'll eat more , get to enjoy your entire bottle of wine and not be rushed out

Brita (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2016

Our server, Cortney, made the whole experience. She was so helpful and fun. I was surprised how I was unable to identify many items by taste without the visual. Overall, a very interesting experience.

SSfood (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2016

Something everyone should try once. An experience unlike anything I've done before. The food was not anything I would brag about, but it didn't matter because the experience was really cool. Our served Mocha was AMAZING! We loved chatting with her and getting to know her experience.