Monday, August 13th, 2012
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Restaurant Not Enjoyed

"The food is more of a distraction from your fear, not something to nourish you."
Two editors at the Eater website had an experience that reminded them of being "on a bad drug trip" in the "terrifying darkness" of the midtown restaurant Dans Le Noir.

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BadUncle (#153)

I thought the whole extreme theme novelty dining experience was something we left in the 20th century.

Dave Bry (#422)

I wonder if Dans Le Noir uses the braille menus from the restaurant in "American Psycho."

@BadUncle, @Dave Bry : It should go all-out "theme restaurant". Maybe partner up with Jekyll and Hyde and rebrand as "Dans Le Basement From The Silence Of The Lambs".

hershmire (#233,671)

Gah, just reading that made me sweat with fear.

deepomega (#1,720)

"The food is more of a distraction from your fear, not something to nourish you." Put it on a billboard!

I got so anxious just READING that.

dj pomegranate (#201,598)

I was literally just talking about this with my friend yesterday. Another friend had gone to "some kind of blind restaurant?" in Paris, so we were trying to figure out if there was one in NYC, and found Dans le Noir via Google ("blind restaurant new york") We decided that it was probably not worth the price, and I am glad (?) to see that Eater has validated our decision.

dado (#102)

All this needs to make the experience a complete fail is the imprimatur of M Night Shyamalan.

SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

Damn. Such a better idea than my bistro Dans Le Drakkar Noir.

@SidAndFinancy this brought up a stinky 12 year old memory going to a place called "The Buddha Bar" right off the Place de la Concorde (yes I had to google map it to know that.) The entrance is at the roof level of the cavernous basement level restaurant so every single cigarette and spray of shitty perfume (it's all shitty to me) wafts in your face as you wait for a table. I still can't get that smell out of my hair.

wb (#2,214)

I love me some F/M/K and Yakkin' About Culture conversations, but this format strikes me as super, super lazy sometimes. This feels like notes on what could end up being an interesting story, but the structure makes it fall short.

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