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Unique Dining Experiences (O.NOIR Review)

by Jesse H | Posted on Yelp

Booked this as a Groupon as it seemed like it would be a fun date night for my girlfriend and I, and we definitely weren’t disappointed, as it turned out to be pretty much everything we expected and more. It would be worth it even at the full price, and we’ll almost certainly go back again in the future.

As other reviewers have pointed out, there is no understating that you’re dining in the *dark*. Pitch, black, inky, darkness. They ask you to turn off cellphones and avoid any clothing or jewellery such as watches that may illuminate or glow, and in our experience, everybody was pretty good in that regard. It was dark to the point that your eyes actually play tricks on you for the first little while until you’ve sort of fully adjusted and your brain has accepted that you’re not going to be seeing anything for the next two hours.
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Restaurant Gives Patrons a Taste of Darkness

by Sophie Tolias | posted on Good News Toronto

In the culinary world, they say you eat first with your eyes; hence the emphasis fine dining establishments place on food arrangement and garnish decorating.

None of that matters at O. Noir, where visitors leave not knowing what the food looked like, and in some cases, even what they ate. Read more

Canada’s Most Creative Restaurants

by Jamie Sarner | Posted on Toronto Life

Following our exploration of the world’s most creative restaurant designs, we hone in on the rich and varied dining experiences available in Canada. The world’s second largest country (geographically), Canada is also a rich tapestry of cultural and historical traditions. Read more

Where beer is the New Black

by Peter Carter | Posted on Today’s Trucking

The restaurant that my wife Helena took me to for my birthday on the weekend was completely dark.

Dark like a photographer’s darkroom without the little light on.

I’m talking your-hand-may-or-may-not-be-in-front-of-face-you-can’t-see-it-anyway dark.

And even though we sat there for about 90 minutes, our eyes didn’t adjust.

We were out with two of our closest and longtime friends (you would not want to be there with enemies) and had a marvelous time. Read more

O.Noir: Dining in the Dark

by Hayley Seidel

Ever wondered what it’s like to experience culinary delights in the dark?

An odd concept perhaps, but O.Noir, which is already extremely popular in Australia, Europe, L.A, Montreal and New York, invites customers to eat in total darkness! Not only are visitors dining in the dark, but also all of the servers are visually impaired. The idea is that, since the body’s other senses are not being stimulated, the sense of taste is heightened and more intense. Read more

Top 10 Unique Restaurants in Toronto

by Selena Singh | Posted on

Toronto is known for its nightlife and great dining. Whether you’re feeling romantic or adventurous, there’s sure to be a restaurant that will fulfill your needs.

The top 10 unique restaurants in Toronto each offer an unforgettable experience and delicious food.
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Dining in the Dark (O.Noir Review)

by Lindsey Evanoff | Posted on Happy or Hungry

On Sunday evening, Evan and I had a double date with our good friends Emily and Corey.

It was Emily who suggested O.Noir aka dining in the dark (at Church and Wellesley) and I seemed to recall hearing of it before but not really paying attention, so if you are new to the concept like I was I will tell you, you dine in the DARK. Not just with the lights off, I mean totally, 100%, black out dark. Zero light whatsoever.
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