I saw some negative reviews online before my boyfriend and I went to Dinner in the Dark (but after it was too late to cancel the reservation - 3 days notice required) so I was really nervous and braced myself for a doomed evening on August 24, 2007. In fact when my boyfriend ordered steak, I almost told him to order something else because of the bad steak reviews. Fortunately, my salmon was perfect and his medium rare steak was prepared exactly medium rare - and it was probably one of the top 5 BEST steaks I have ever tasted. The tiramisu was lightly sweet and scrumptous, while the cheesecake was quite flavorful, and also a bit heavy - but that's exactly what cheesecake is supposed to be afterall, right? Also, all the food was served at the proper temperature, nothing was frozen or lukewarm. And everything you've already read about the ""dark"" experience is probably true: Yes, it is pitch black, yes your senses are extremely heightened, yes our server was blind (not blindfolded, actually legally blind - she used a radio head set to communicate our order), yes it is pricey, and yes it is quite fun trying to sample your dining partner's food without getting stabbed in the eye. In my Palm Pilot list of things to do is ""Write brilliant review of Dinner in Dark"" - and I'm usually WAY too busy to write reviews, but I really feel that those bad reviews are unfounded, or else this establishment has definitely changed for the better.
Pros: Eating in the dark is an eye-opening experience!