Offering a unique "blind dining" experience, Dark Table is located in Vancouver, British Columbia and provides guests with a unique opportunity to taste food in the dark. Guests can be surprised with delicate and international tastes that will greet the taste buds in a new way. At Dark Table, you can enjoy classic items such as beef tenderloin, garlic prawns and veal schnitzel as if it's the first time tasting them.
Guests are offered desserts at Dark Table for a balanced meal. The desserts, as well as most menu items, rotate frequently and are absent from the menu as part of the surprise for guests.
I enjoyed dining in the dark. It made me think about a lot of things, e.g. how lucky I am to have sight, how awesomely well blind people overcome their lack of site, how your other senses are more powerful than you think, etc.
I hadn't considered that my wife, who I surprised with this experience, is claustrophobic. She came close to asking us to leave in the beginning. She worried that she couldn't see whether the restaurant was clean. She just didn't get into the experience like I did. Yet, later, she reflected more positively on the experience and wondered if she had not just let herself "take a walk on the wild side."
The food was good, and that was fine with me given the unusual experience that came along with it.
Overall I would say Dark table is a unique dining experiences that forces you out of your comfort zone and try something new. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to a friend. That being said. The food is not amazing and the portion sizes are small so you are definitely paying big bucks for the "experience" of the dark dining. Furthermore, the "starter" on the menu was misleading in the sense that it was just a salad rather than an actual appetizer. However the service was great and it was a lovely dining experience.
Two thumbs up! Great experience Service was awesome Will definitely go back!!!
Given that it is pitch black, I wouldn't recommend sandals, as the waiter stepped on my toe, and broke my nail, and my toe was throbbing in pain for the rest of the meal, which was a real downer.
Food was mediocre, it was passable, but by no means delicious. However, I'd still recommend going to Dark Table once, just for the experience. I wouldn't go back.
And the service was passable at best. We didn't even get a glass of water until our appetizers arrived, and we couldn't flag the waiter, as we had no idea where he was.
You can eat, drink, and be merry in the pitch darkness of this restaurant just like you would at any other ....it's just a little hard to clink glasses for cheers and to reach over into your dining partner's plate to try a sample of their food, but that's what it's all about. Have a laugh. Feel useless and maybe a bit helpless at times. It makes for some good laughs and stories later.
'Dark' doesn't begin to describe it. This place is utterly pitch black. Takes a long time to acclimatize (if at all). Food was good but not great. Service was pretty exceptional - but you will need a little help here. Suggestion is to go with a small group 4-6 people as it's slightly more chaotic and that much more entertaining than with two