Opaque –
dining in the dark

A Journey for the Senses
689 McAllister St., San Francisco CA 94102

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Imagine a San Francisco dining experience like no other. In a pitch-black dining room, each flavor and texture greets enthusiastic senses hungry for an awareness once brought by sight. This is Opaque, San Francisco’s first dark dining restaurant.

A brilliant experimental dining concept that originated in Europe, dark dining allows food to stir the senses in the most unique way. Each burst of spice, each hint of sweetness, each touch of tang stands out, yielding an entirely new appreciation of fine cuisine. Under the expert guidance of Chef de Cuisine Mike Whang (of the popular Indigo Restaurant), the menu at Opaque in San Francisco cultivates a multi-sensory adventure with an array of options woven into a three-course prix fixe meal.

Dining in the Dark in San Francisco

Upon arrival at their allotted reservation time, guests will begin their journey into depravation by turning off all cell phones and checking any purses or bags with the hostess in the lounge, since they’ll not be needed in the dark dining room. Guests are welcomed to relax in the lighted lounge, order a round of specialty cocktails and select the three courses that will make up their prix fixe menu. Once they have ordered, they’ll be guided into the darkened dining room for a dining experience unlike any other. While not all patrons dine at the same time, great care is taken to make sure that the seating of other tables does not disrupt the experience for those who are already seated. Guests will be guided and served by visually impaired individuals that have been specially trained to serve in the dark and tend to the varying needs of each patron in a comfortable and reassuring way.

For San Francisco’s only dining journey, the seasonally changing menu maps out a unique course of both soft and potent flavors designed to complement each other while stimulating the taste buds. With flavor-melding options like Point Reyes blue cheese and Asian pears, hamachi tuna tartare with mango and ginger, seared sea bass with orange-shallot butter, and grilled filet mignon with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and a green peppercorn sauce, diners are the guides as they select from one of two appetizers, three entrees and two deserts to indulge their senses.

A highly sensual experience, dining at Opaque challenges the way patrons perceive their surroundings and cuisine. Feeling for a fork, running fingers along inviting tabletops, recognizing only the voices of companions, drawing in sweet and savory aromas, identifying each ingredient and spice as they eclipse the palate. Opaque is the venue to learn an entirely new way to interact with the world we live in and to appreciate the flavors that pervade culinary styles from around the globe.

Opaque –
dining in the dark

A Journey for the Senses
689 McAllister St., San Francisco CA 94102

For more information
Book a Table Online