You know in the movies when a door opens and the super romantic partner glides their significant other into a dimly lit room with lights flickering and everything is perfect? That’s what happens when you step behind the curtain at Beloved BBQ, a vendor inside at Love, Makoto in the East End. Except the flickering lights at this Japanese restaurant are grill flashes from dripping wagyu grease. You’ll be surrounded by other couples (and a few families) on your interactive date night, where you get to show off your skills by cooking the delicate cuts of delicious beef on the golden-plated grills yourself. Make sure to order the $135 off-menu Japanese upgrade, which is all Japanese A5 wagyu that is so smooth you could swallow it without chewing.
photo credit: Mike Fuentes