Why We Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Learn about Valentine’s Day From One of the Most Romantic Restaurants: Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Filled with romance, Valentine’s Day is that special day of the year reserved for celebrating love. Whether you are spending Valentine’s Day with a significant other, best friend, special loved one, or a big group, Ruth’s Chris Steak House can help you enjoy the day with a fine dining experience you won’t soon forget.

It’s important to remember, however, that there is more to this candy-coated holiday than just sweet treats and Hallmark cards. Valentine’s Day was named after Saint Valentine, a saint known for his soft heart and determined romantic ways.

Valentine’s Day: The Start of a Romantic Tradition

Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day, is always celebrated on the 14th of the most romantic month of the year: February. Valentine’s Day is known as the day of love, representing fertility and the great sacrifices people make for romance.

But there is a lot of mystery surrounding Saint Valentine and his origins.

For example, during ancient Roman times, Claudius II of Rome banned marriage for young men, believing single men made better warriors. It is believed that Saint Valentine, a priest at the time, would secretly wed young Roman men to the women they loved. He was ultimately sentenced to death for these acts.

Another story has Saint Valentine helping Christians escape from Roman prisons – until he was captured himself. Once imprisoned, he sent a note to his sweetheart, signing it, “From Your Valentine.”

In the 5th Century AD, Pope Gelasius made note of Saint Valentine’s romantic actions, and deemed mid-February a time to honor the fallen saint. It wasn’t until the 1300s, however, that this day was truly celebrated for love, and by the 1400s, people had started sending Valentine greetings in the form of letters, wishing loved ones a Happy Valentine’s Day.

By the 1600s, Great Britain started a formal tradition of exchanging Valentine’s Day cards, much like the ones you see today. Other countries like the United States quickly adopted the tradition. Mass produced cards were created in the 1840s, making it easier than ever to celebrate the holiday.

How We Celebrate Valentine’s Day Now

Today, Valentine’s Day is still known as the most romantic holiday of the year. With roses, jewelry, and heart-shaped chocolate boxes given to loved ones, it’s no wonder why so many people look forward February 14th.

Valentine’s Day is also the number one date night of the year, when millions of couples go out to eat at their favorite romantic restaurants and fine dining establishments — like Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

Eat Valentine’s Day Dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Ruth’s Chris Steak House is the ultimate date night destination for Valentine’s Day, offering an intimate and romantic backdrop to top-rated menu offerings.

To start, try one of our shareable appetizers, like our famous Seafood Tower for Two.

For the main course, Ruth’s Chris has a variety of steak and seafood options to satisfy your hunger, but we recommend the Porterhouse for Two, a perfect compliment to the romance of the day, as it’s made for two people to share. This steak also goes quite well with a glass of red wine (or two), following by dessert.

To capture the sweetness of the day, try one of our favorite desserts during your Valentine’s Day celebration:

  • Crème Brulee: A classic creole vanilla custard with fresh berries on top, this is a romantic dessert that is sure to please.
  • Cheesecake: Creamy and decadent, our classic take on cheesecake will make any romantic evening exquisite.
  • Chocolate Sin Cake: Chocolate is the number one treat that given on Valentine’s Day. Why not give your loved one some chocolate in the form of our deliciously decadent Chocolate Sin Cake?

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Here at Ruth’s Chris, we love the history behind Valentine’s Day and what the holiday represents. With our cozy ambiance, impeccable service and mouth-watering food, you are sure to enjoy your time at the best fine dining restaurant. Book your Valentine’s Day dinner at a Ruth’s Chris location near you today.