The Reuters report comes a day after Groupon emailed Hurricane-stricken New Yorkers without lights (including the author of this post) a deal for Dans le Noir, a pitch-black dining experience. The Bad Deal responded that New Yorkers didn’t need any more darkness. Groupon is making the right move here by postponing the deals.
DEAR GROUPON: Listen, we’re all for supporting New York’s restaurant economy a day after Hurricane Sandy struck. But maybe this wasn’t the best morning to send out an email advertising Dans Le Noir, a Midtown eatery that serves dinner in complete darkness? With massive power outages throughout the region (including my apartment), suffice it to say we’ve had enough darkness in NYC.
Oh, and here’s a review of Dans le Noir from Eater. It ain’t pretty.
Amanda Kludt and Greg Morabito, the authors of this Eater review, appear to have experienced a panic attack amid all the awfulness at Dans Le Noir. They ate there so we don’t have to. It goes without saying that no one should ever have to sign a waiver before eating at a restaurant, EVER.