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Opaque Dining in the Dark

687 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3111
+1 800-710-1270
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
24 May 2016
“A Dining Experience with Missing Senses”
8 Dec 2015
“The blind leading the blind, a unique experience.”
American, International, Contemporary, Fusion
687 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3111
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

Some people will fear this place because the idea of eating in a restaurant that it all dark and not seeing your food or surroundings can be intimidating and conjure up all kinds of images and problems. Not to fear I say to you. This...More

2  Thank JPHauck
Reviewed 8 December 2015

The food was average but the service and the experience amazing, and it's pricey for what it is, but I would do it again if it was a special occasion. The only gripe I had was a timer on the wall had illuminated a few...More

1  Thank travellingboffin
Reviewed 25 November 2015

They lost our bottle of wine. Food is moderate at best. Our server Sergio was eating while serving. Horrible

2  Thank Ksmallz-Yolo
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

I reluctantly agreed to take my daughter here for her 18th birthday... she was dying to experience dining in the dark. It was completely dark, you are guided to your table by your waitress conga line style, everyone holding the shoulders of the person in...More

3  Thank casperia
Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

A once in a life-time experience, not to be repeated. Not because it wasn't a great experience, but now that I know what to expect it takes away the most important element. In San Jose for a conference with a group of like-minded business people,...More

1  Thank Frankly2Honest
Reviewed 17 November 2014 via mobile

For those willing to have an open-mind even while you feel like your eyes are closed, Opaque is an incredible dining experience. Don't think this is simply about the food. It isn't. It is a total dining adventures where you get to experience life like...More

Thank Chip C
Reviewed 7 September 2014

I’m floored by the great reviews of this place. It’s my eyes that can’t see I can still taste! OMG for 100 PP we were expecting fine dining. This place is probably on par with your local diner where you can get all 3 courses...More

3  Thank Atalanta8
Reviewed 26 July 2014

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed dining at Opaque. We were only in San Francisco for one night and decided that we wanted to try something new. Mocha was an excellent server who was very helpful with guiding us in the dark. The food was...More

2  Thank Heatherly C
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We entered down a skinny stairwell and were immediately greeted by the hostess. She gave us menus and took our orders. She also asked if we have any food allergies, as we would not be able to see our food. Our server Senya guided us...More

1  Thank JD_Who6614
Reviewed 30 June 2014

My husband saw a travel show about this dining concept years ago, and he's always wanted to try it. This past weekend while the kids were off visiting the grandparents, we decided to give it a shot. We could only get the first dinner reservation,...More

Thank Julie M
Hayes Valley
Chock full of designer boutiques, art galleries, funky
shoe stores, and great restaurants, it’s hard to
imagine Hayes Valley once languished in the shadow of
a major freeway. Its removal allowed for the creation
of an attractive boulevard on Octavia Street with a
community park at its center and dozens of trendy
businesses to satisfy visitors looking for a stylish
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$75 - US$150
American, International, Contemporary, Fusion
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 687 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3111
    (Gough Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighbourhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 800-710-1270
  • E-mail
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