If you want to make this date night stand out, make it fun and interactive!
It’s a great way to break the ice if you’re on a first date, and if you’ve been on a couple dates now, or have been in a relationship for a long time, why not make tonight’s date night more of an activity as well as a tasty treat.
Here is our top 5 list of fun and interactive restaurants for your next date night in Los Angeles.
AY-Do-NO is a Korean BBQ restaurant where you cook your food on a barbeque grill built into the middle of your table!! We suggest sitting next to each other making this experience a little more intimate. Did I mention this place is AYCE (All You Can Eat) so you can keep ordering until you’re satisfied!
Select your choices of meats and veggies and then you’re off to grilling, that’s where the fun comes in. We’ve noticed from personally being there that there are many different styles of grilling the meats, from emptying the entire plate of meats onto the grill at once, to delicately placing one piece of meat on the grill at a time. Don't worry, there’s no right or wrong way to grill so have fun with it!
Located right off of the Hollywood Blvd exit on the 101, it is very convenient to get to from any area. Enjoy the great vibe and be sure to read the hilarious signs at each table.
2. Saddle ranch
Saddle Ranch’s famous Universal City Walk location offers home style cooking that will be sure to make you happy. From nachos to black truffle mac and cheese to baby back ribs, they offer a little bit of everything.
The crowd is sure to be lively as in the center of the restaurant there’s a mechanic bull for your entertainment. They even have an outdoor patio with stone campfire pits so that you can roast marshmallows! If marshmallows and s’mores aren’t your thing, share the huge cotton candy tower!
This restaurant is sure to bring out the playfulness in you and your date!!
3. M Grill
The atmosphere is modern and upscale, but at the same time relaxed as the meats are served table-side by Gauchos, who’s job it is to cut the meat directly off the cooking skewer in front of you; take as much or as little of each cut as you want. There are over 15 varieties of meats here including chicken wrapped in bacon, smoked sausage, pork, and filet mignon just to name a few. The tastings give you and your date plenty of talking topics to keep the conversation going smoothly.
Another great part of dining at M Grill is that you’re in control of your whole dinning experience. Flip the table card to green when you want the meats to be brought to your table and then flip the table card to the red side when you need a little break.
4. The Melting Pot
You get to choose a cheese fondue, salad, entrée course (premium meats, fish, chicken, etc ) and of course a chocolate dessert fondue with loads of yummy dippers! “There’s something about fondue that encourages conversation, laughter, and growing together” states their website and we completely agree.
From choosing your cooking style, dipping your food in the same pot, all the way to the type of chocolate you both agree on, the Melting Pot becomes a really fun way to eat and breaks down awkwardness creating laughing and silliness as you get to play with your food.
If you’ve never tried fondue, we highly suggest you give it a try! Be sure to set aside plenty of time for your experience as dinners usually average 2+ hours.
The Melting Pot
3685 E Thousand Oaks Blvd,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Price Point: $$$
Tip: For that really special date night, look into adding on an upgrade such as roses, chocolate dipped strawberries, or champagne and don’t forget to reserve your spot in Lover’s Lane, exclusive 2 person booths hidden in the restaurant for some privacy.
Opaque’s twist is “dining in the dark.” For this dinner date, both of you must be willing to step out of your comfort zone, leaving behind your phones and even your sense of sight!
Once you have checked in, you and your guest will be escorted into a completely dark restaurant. The menu varies, but your taste-buds are sure to be heightened in this dark room as well as your sense of smell, touch and hearing.
Set aside all the pressures of a normal date and allow yourself to be free to completely enjoy this unique dining experience. Remember, your date can’t see you so if you spill something, nbd (no big deal), if you make a silly face, nbd, and if you want to lick the plate, GO FOR IT!
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