Dinners in the Dark
Listen. Smell. Touch. Taste.
Dinners in the Dark at CAMAJE are multi-course meals eaten while blindfolded. Without sight, diners’ other senses are heightened. Smells, textures and sounds all become more intense. Arrive at our door, don a blindfold and let us take you on an unforgettable ride. These special events take place just 4-6 times each month; reserve your seats now with EventBrite.
$95/person all-inclusive, unless otherwise noted.
Reserve below for Dinners in the Dark through the end of December.
Two seatings on New Year’s Eve!
Email Abby to find out more about hosting a Private Dinner (or lunch!) in the Dark!
Things to Know:
- Diners wear comfortable blindfolds throughout the event. The dining room is not dark.
- Menus are secret until the end of the meal so naturally guests have fun guessing which food and wine is on the plate and in the glass.
- Any dietary restrictions can be accommodated. When you purchase your tickets you will be prompted to tell us of any allergies or dislikes.
- Tickets must be purchased in advance here. Pricing is all-inclusive (food, wine, tax and gratuity).
- On arrival, you will be given an orientation outside before leading you into the dining room blindfolded.
Private Dinners in the Dark:
CAMAJE is also available for private Dinners in the Dark. Celebrate a birthday or bachelor/ette party, dazzle your team with a unique bonding experience, or get the creative juices flowing for product inspiration.
Press and Raves for Dinners in the Dark
NBC’s Ashley Bellman takes New York Live to Camaje, 2016 Video
“GREAT EXPERIENCE” – Trip Advisor (review August, 2014)
My girlfriend and I are foodies and wanted to try something different. We were seated with a fun group of strangers. I can’t say enough about this experience. Blindfolded from the first course to the fifth course, tasting, touching, spills, music, laughs, jokes, great food, the textures, smells, assumptions, your imagination running wild and weird conversations – all this comes into play. Ending the evening, we headed out blindfolded, never seeing our surroundings. This was worth the price! Did I say the food was fabulous?
9 Weirdest Restaurants in New York, UpOut blog, April 2016: click here
A recent guest wrote: “Once again, I would like to thank you for the lovely memories, you, Dana and the staff, had made for our party last night. It was truly a great experience, one that will stay with us for a life time. We couldn’t have asked for a better dining experience, the food was delicious (and for sure, kept us guessing)! Please extend a thank you to Dana for making the entertainment more personable, it was so much fun. We absolutely had a great time!! On the way home, we all could not stop talking about it and accoring to the birthday boy, he said he hadn’t had that much fun in a long time. A job well done!! Definitely looking forward to doing it again soon.”
A private engagement – Dark Dining Surprise: A guest’s recently posted video – “Wait Do You Have A Blindfold On?”
March 2009 NBC News – Check out the piece on Dark Dining at CAMAJE: “Dark Dining Projects bring a gastronomical experience to New York. You’ll have to see it to believe it.”
Check out the 2nd issue of “Edible Manahattan” for the cover story on Dark Dining at CAMAJE Bistro!
December 26, 2007: See Eyewitness News’ Story on Dark Dining at CAMAJE: ”One-by-one the masks go on and the journey into darkness begins. And they’ll stay this way for the next two hours as they eat dinner at Camaje Bistro in the Village. …The sensory deprivation certainly gets you thinking, and it seems to gets plenty of diners touching. To further enhance the mood there’s live entertainment. Diners seem to listen a little more closely with the blindfolds on.”
N.Y. Times: October 17,2007 “Dining and Wine” Section: Florence Fabricant lists Dark Dining at CAMAJE under “Haunt Cuisine” for Halloween and Holidays.
July 2007: USA Today: “Who Moved My… “: Dark Dining at CAMAJE: “…with the arrival of the lights-out concept here, entrepreneurs have given it a distinctive spin by adding performing artists to the mix.”
July 2007: NY Times: “Waiter, I’m at Your Mercy” :The Sunday New York Time’s Travel section explores origins and proliferation of Dark Dining worldwide, including CAMAJE.
July 2007: USA Today: “Getting a Feel for the Feast” : An article describing a reporter’s Dark Dining experience at CAMAJE.