C$54 for a Three-Course Dinner for Two Served Completely in the Dark at Dark Table (C$78 Value)

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Michael D. ·
· Reviewed June 7, 2017
Was a great experience.

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Bruce C. ·
· Reviewed March 21, 2017
Certainly gained some slight insight into what it is like to have no vision....and the trust needed...can't see what's in the food or if the wine is what was ordered...and they have surprises...we all got different desserts so were all confused when saying how delicious they were. A great experience.

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Monica S. ·
Reviewed March 22, 2016
Amazing food and service. The experience was something to remember. The only downside was that when you take sight away from seeing people, they yell to talk to each other!?! The noise was overwhelming

What You'll Get


The Deal

  • C$54 for a three-course dinner in the dark for two, with a starter, entree, and dessert for each person (C$78 value)
  • Click to view the menu, which offers “surprise dishes” in each category

A greeter welcomes patrons to the restaurant and invites them to peruse the menu in a lit area. Diners then meet their guide server, a blind person who takes them to the table, where meals and conversations unfold completely in the dark. Cell phones, tablets, and other light-producing electronics aren’t allowed, so diners in need of assistance must ask their guide for help.

Meals typically last around 90 minutes. Some dietary restrictions may be accommodated upon request.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Dec 1, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table per visit. May use two vouchers at one table for additional charge. Reservation required by phone or online through Darktable.ca and subject to availability. 24hr cancellation notice required. Not valid Saturday. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Dark Table


Dark Table's chefs create some delectable cuisine, but you're unlikely to hear anyone say it looks good. That's because not a single beam of light penetrates the restaurant's dining room. Not from interior lights, not from the streets, and not from electronic devices. In this darkness a new experience awaits, one that relies on the staff of blind or visually impaired servers. They lead customers to tables, help them to washrooms, and retrieve gourmet cuisine from the kitchen (which is lit, though diners never see this). Upon returning, the guide servers announce the arrival of preselected entrees such as veal schnitzel, peppered garlic prawns, or—for indecisive diners—surprise dishes left to the chef's discretion.

Dark Table's owner, restaurateur Moe Alameddine, drew inspiration for this culinary adventure from a Swiss gentleman named Jorge Spielmann. Blind, Mr. Spielmann wanted others to experience his world—if only for a brief moment. So, he blindfolded some friends and served them a meal. The results were captivating. Deprived of sight, his guests claimed that their remaining senses were heightened. Flavours seemed more complex, and conversations became more intimate and less focused on the colours of everyone's socks. But most importantly, social roles had been reversed. The diners had to put their complete trust in their host.

And aside from gourmet food, this role reversal is what Dark Table is all about. The non-sighted servers are empowered, and for 90 minutes, each diner lives life as a blind person. For Alameddine, this experience is a chance to raise awareness about the blind and abate the high unemployment rates within this community. To the latter point, he hires servers in a partnership with CNIB, an organization that helps blind or partially sighted Canadians achieve independence.

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