Ruth’s Chris, dinner for two

July 30, 2007 at 8:49 am Leave a comment

Our anniversary is this week. Unfortunately, it falls in the middle of the week. So, we decided to celebrate this past Saturday by enjoying a nice dinner in Clayton, MO’s Ruth’s Chris Steak House. My husband loves steak (I haven’t met many men that don’t) and had been looking forward to that day for a couple of weeks. We planned on hitting some outlet malls on the way there and finish off the day with a nice dinner.

Our day started off with some shopping. We hardly ever shop just for ourselves and had a blast. We got some great deals at The Gap, Van Huesen, Levi’s, Nike, The Kitchen Collection, and the bookstore. I think we spent more money at the kitchen store. After a few hours of shopping, it was time to head into the city (somewhat).

We arrived at Ruth’s Chris about 5 minutes early for our dinner reservation. The service was excellent and the folks were friendly. Everyone wished us a happy anniversary and treated us like royalty. Of course, the food wasn’t bad either. I had a petite filet cooked medium topped with blackend shrimp. My husband enjoyed a nice filet. We shared an order of potatoes au gratin, I had asparagus with hollandaise sauce and washed it down with a nice glass of bourdeaux. It was all excellent. For dessert, my husband was dying for some creme brulee and I had the most exquisite piece of chocolate mousse cheesecake.

The best part of the whole night was that we only paid $52.00 for the entire meal, including tip (my dessert was on the house). That’s right. My husband had ordered a $100 gift card just for this night through the rewards program at work. Since he’s the manager of his department, he has a work credit card that he uses to make purchases as needed. He had more than enough points for our gift card.

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