Not representative of actual restaurant experience.
Are you planning on going out to eat for Valentine's Day this year? You may want to reconsider. Even though a restaurant seems to be the easy, romantic option, that couldn't be further from reality. Valentine's Day is, in fact, a nightmare for everyone involved in the restaurant business.
I've worked front of house at three high-end restaurants in New York, including one three-Michelin-star restaurant where I was head maître d'hotel. I can safely say Valentine's Day is not only the worst night to work at a restaurant, but it's also probably the worst night you can go out to eat. Let me explain why you should probably cancel your reservation and cook at home instead.