No New Notifications

620 Church Street, Toronto

C$70 for Three-Course "Dine-in-the-Dark" Dinner Experience for 2 on Monday–Thursday at O.Noir (C$90 Value)

10+ viewed today
Select Option
Store Front Store Front Icon with Heart for Saving Local

Help O.Noir

Support this business with a RISK-FREE purchase. If you're unable to use your local Groupon, you can trade it in for use toward any of our other great local businesses - until you either view the voucher or it expires.

Highlights

Diners can enjoy a three-course meal in the dark; this experience heightens the sense of taste, touch, and smell

Customer Reviews

100% Verified Reviews
All reviews are from people who have redeemed deals with this merchant.
experience
food
service
staff
waiter
meal
desserts
dinner
course
price
menu
table
dishes
dining experience
fun experience
steak
filet mignon
atmosphere
waitress
appetizer
Relevant Reviews

What You'll Get

  • Three-Course “Dine-in-the-Dark” Experience for Two; Valid for Dinner Monday–Thursday

See the menu.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid for Dinner services Monday-Thursday; no exceptions. Not valid 2/10-2/16 or 12/21-12/31. May repurchase every 360 days. 24-hr cancellation or re-scheduling notice applies. Please contact merchant ahead of time (preferably 10 days before expiry) to get a reservation. Guests will pay the difference between promotional value and full value if visiting on days other than Monday to Thursday or after expiration. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts. Limit 3 per person. Limit 3 per table. Entire voucher value must be used in one purchase. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.

About O.Noir

The Experience

You step into the windowless waiting area, a preserved classic lounge. You order your dishes, and find your server—who you soon discover is blind. He'll ask you to place your hand on his shoulder, and you follow him into the dimming light until everything goes black.

O.Noir is perhaps one of the only restaurants where you wouldn't notice a power failure. The dining space is kept in total darkness so that diners ignore the appearance of their food and instead grow attuned to its subtle tastes and textures. And yet this dining experience also serves another purpose—to help you get a taste of what it's like to live without sight.

The Highlights

  • Service staff, all of whom are blind, guide diners through the experience
  • Diners are encouraged to eat however they choose—whether with hands or utensils
  • To maintain total darkness, cellphones and lighters are prohibited in the dining room

Who They Are

When blind pastor Jorge Spielmann invited guests to dinner at his Zurich home, he would blindfold them—letting them share his dining experience and introducing them to his sightless world. In 1999, he turned this unique custom into a full-scale experiment with Blind Cow, a combination restaurant and social-justice project that provides jobs to the blind and teaches others about the world of the visually impaired. Over the next decade, his idea sparked a new culinary trend on an international scale.

Moe Alameddine brought the sightless dining concept to Canada when he opened the first O.Noir in 2006 in Montreal and then a second one in Toronto in 2009. In 2011, the restaurant was transferred to a new owner, chemical-engineer-turned-entrepreneur Dr. J. R. Feng, who further transformed the rooms of a dark basement and former retro bar into a sensory dining venue. O.Noir Toronto has since partnered with Canadian National Institute for the Blind and other community organizations to provide the visually impaired with mainstream job skills.

O.Noir

Nightlife, Ticket & Event, Art, Theater & Show, Dinner & Entertainment