If you’ve done the fish taco thing and want a high-end meal, come to Animae for wagyu steaks alongside reimagined traditional Filipino dishes like short-rib kare kare served with bagoong peanut oil and long green beans. There are four kinds of Japanese and American wagyu, including one that’s even been aged in snow. The restaurant has a playlist that pumps out ‘90s hip-hop and R&B throwbacks and a velvet-heavy dining room with floor-to-ceiling curtains and a huge work of art depicting a robot floating in the ocean behind the bar. Make a reservation here for date night, or bring your entire friend group to go all out.

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photo credit: Deanna Sandoval

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