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Dark Table Reviews
#134 in American

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    Recommended? You Betcha!
    September 29, 2013

    This is a very interesting experience. It is a restaurant located in Kitsilano area of Vancouver. You actually eat and experience the entire meal in the DARK. Not a candle or illuminating I-phones to be found. It is really pitch dark. You are served by people who are blind. Your server takes you and your guests to your table in the dark and right from there your experience starts. The chef has sight for those who wonder about that. You can even order a "surprise" meal (or portions of your meal can be a surprise like just ordering the dessert as a surpise or the entire thing. You have no idea what you are eating until it arrived. This is what I decided to order. I don't want to give away too many details and ruin the experience for someone else, but I will say the food portions were good, the chicken I had was done pretty well. The food if you are a foodie wasn't high-end, but more homey style food. This is really my only complaint is the cost of the meal was high for what the food was, but the experience was absolutely fun. I went with friends who made the experience so fun. We laughed at our ineptness to cut our meal (all of us when it came to the main course ate it with our hands). Our waiter was very good at helping us figure out where our wine glasses were and was great at getting us to feel adjusted to figuring out how to eat, etc). The waiter was always available, we only had to call his name and he was quick to come over. i give his service a 10 out of 10. When it came time to pay (we had two Groupons for four people), they charged us an extra $10 for using two Groupons and overcharged us on the entire meal. The manager had to come and sort the overcharge out and they did thank goodness but it took so much time for four people trying to pay for our meal it kind of dampened the end if it all somewhat. I still think it was a fun experience and I think it truly would be the ultimate "blind date" experience project for someone out there willing to brave that.
    The experience is in the experience not as a food experience so keep that in mind if the bill is a bit of a shocker.
    I give the owner applause for coming up with an idea to show the sighted public a bit of what a non-sighted person would have to face. The concept is very original and the idea fabulous. If they can either adjust their prices somewhat or bring up the quality of food then they would have this just right. I wanted to give the price three stars but it's not "average" so I had to choose the two star in the "not worth it", but really it would be 2 1/2 stars. When I selected the 2 1/2 stars still put it in the "average" category. Is worth it, but again not for the price of the food, but for the experience.

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